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The login screen of the CG Technology's sports-betting app is displayed on an iPad.
CG Technology’s sports-betting app gets an upgrade
Aug. 12, 2014
CG Technology already gets most of its wagers from a mobile sports betting application, and it hopes a new version will bring in ...
An exterior view of the Red Rock Resort in Summerlin Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Station Casinos earnings rise dramatically
Aug. 12, 2014
Station Casinos, a Las Vegas locals-oriented gaming company whose properties include Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort, announced its second-quarter earnings today.
This Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, photo shows the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center in Sparks.
Governor: No special session planned to consider Tesla plant incentives
Aug. 12, 2014
Gov. Brian Sandoval said today he has no plans call a special session of the Legislature to consider millions of dollars worth of incentives to help lure a Tesla battery plant to Northern Nevada. Sandoval said no one has...
Jen McCabe, McCabe sees 3-D printing as a wide-open frontier and wants to bring the new technology to everyday Las Vegans.
Downtown tech manufacturing startup ceases operations
Aug. 12, 2014
A Downtown Project-backed company aimed at creating a mini consumer electronics manufacturing hub in downtown Las Vegas has been shuttered before ...
The Revel casino is seen Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City.
Atlantic City’s Revel Casino to close in September
Aug. 12, 2014
Atlantic City’s newest casino is shutting its doors just over two years after opening amid high hopes of turning around the the crumbling seaside resort’s ...
An Allegiant Air jet makes its approach to McCarran International Airport Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant taking on debt to bolster plane fleet
Aug. 12, 2014
Allegiant Air, the discount carrier fliers love to hate, is on a borrowing binge. Las Vegas’ hometown airline, which historically hasn’t carried a lot of debt, in recent months sold ...
Sen. Dean Heller laughs with reporters Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, after meeting with a transportation roundtable sponsored by the Association of General Contractors at Granite Construction in Sparks. Among other things, he discussed efforts to lure Tesla Motors' $5 billion lithium batter plant to Nevada.
Heller: Margins tax would undermine Tesla bid
Aug. 11, 2014
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller warned Monday that a proposal to fund education by taxing corporations would undermine efforts to persuade Tesla Motors to build a $5 billion battery plant in ...
A man plays an "Avatar"-themed video slot machine by International Game Technology (IGT) during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
Gtech-IGT buyout passes initial regulatory hurdle
Aug. 11, 2014
Italian lottery operator Gtech and Nevada-based International Game Technology say they've cleared one regulatory hurdle in a multi-billion-dollar buyout that ...
An undated aerial view of the Foxwoods Resort Casino on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation in Ledyard, Conn.
Las Vegas gambler, 2 others suing Foxwoods casino for $3 million
Aug. 11, 2014
Three gamblers have filed a lawsuit against Foxwoods Resort Casino alleging the eastern Connecticut casino failed to pay them more than $1.1 million that they won in a table game in 2011 and didn't ...
The Farmer's Burger from Farmer Boys.
Farmer Boys grows chain of restaurants; dim sum dining spot shutters at Palms
Aug. 11, 2014
A national brand promising farm-to-table quality opens a new location and searches for opportunities to expand while the Palms makes way for a new Chinese restaurant. Meanwhile, a luxury British brand arrives in Las Vegas and ...
The Notes: Aug. 10-16
Aug. 10, 2014
In the Notes: Station Casinos, Princess Cruises, Dragon Talent Group, Spectral Gallery, Urizen Gallery, Dignity Health Medical Group Nevada, Cox Las Vegas, Smart City Networks, McCarthy Building Companies, and more ...
Owners Cheryl and Richard Sheffield pose at Sheffield Spice & Tea Co., 9875 S. Eastern Ave., Monday Aug. 4, 2014.
Las Vegas’ diverse market spices up the tea business
Aug. 10, 2014
Cheryl and Rick Sheffield turned their love of tea and gourmet cooking into a small business ...
People on the Move: Aug. 10-16
Aug. 10, 2014
In the People: Matthew Holland, Quincy Leigh Jaeger, Katie Williams, Melissa Bobe, Rick Beavin, W. West Allen, Michael McCue, Brian Davie, Patrick Gubbins, Michael Durant, Nathan Smith, Catherine Francisco, and more ...
Cupcake Girls volunteers head out to deliver cupcakes to strippers Friday, July 18, 2014.
On a mission, and bringing cupcakes: Nonprofit group is changing lives of adult entertainment workers
Aug. 10, 2014
Adriana wasn’t impressed when Joy Hoover started showing up with cupcakes at the strip club where she danced. Adriana was suspicious. In her world, those kind of gestures usually had strings attached. Each month, Hoover would arrive with a couple of friends, bringing perfectly iced cupcakes in hot pink boxes to the smoky backroom where the girls prepared to perform. The visitors, toting mini bottles of hairspray, eye shadow kits and false eyelashes, would offer ...
Book yourself some time to read Binion biography
Aug. 10, 2014
Don't judge this book by its cover, or its title, for that matter. Doug Swanson's "Blood Aces" is an engaging look at the life and times of one of Las Vegas' infamous pioneers.

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