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August 22, 2014

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NLV delays Boyd casino decision

It will be another month before the North Las Vegas City Council decides whether to allow Boyd Gaming to build a casino near Interstate 215 and Losee Road.

The company is asking to move its already approved plans from an area near downtown to the new site in the planned Park Highlands development.

The decision was delayed last night until Aug. 6 after about a dozen residents showed up at a council meeting to discuss the proposed project.

Some fear the casino would lead to apartment complexes and other high density housing being built in the newest section of the growing city.

Lisa Mayo De Riso of Northwest Residents for Responsible Growth showed up at the meeting to protest the casino, even though she does not live in Las

Vegas. She said her group represents homeowners on the western side of North Las Vegas.

“I’d be happy if we never built another neighborhood casino,” she said following the meeting.

Another casino project planned for near the Las Vegas Speedway was also on the agenda. It too was delayed. That project will be on the agenda again on July 16.

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