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The Crazy Horse Too strip club on Industrial Road is shown in September 2007.
Former Crazy Horse Too owner Rick Rizzolo indicted on federal tax charges
July 9, 2014
A federal grand jury today indicted former Las Vegas strip club owner Rick Rizzolo on charges he attempted to evade more than $2.5 million in taxes. The two-count indictment charges Rizzolo with …
The Crazy Horse Too strip club on Industrial Road is shown in September 2007.
Former Crazy Horse Too owner Rick Rizzolo facing new federal tax charges
July 9, 2014
A federal grand jury today indicted former Las Vegas strip club owner Rick Rizzolo on charges he attempted to evade more than $2.5 million in taxes. The two-count indictment charges Rizzolo, former owner of the Crazy Horse Too strip club, with …
"The Hangover" actors, from left, Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha, appear in a scene at Caesars Palace's reception area.
Las Vegas is placing its bets on Hollywood
July 9, 2014
http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80752235/
David Siegel, founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, talks with media before being hoisted more than 200 feet to remove the LVH letters off his newly purchased property Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Westgate Las Vegas owner David Siegel: ‘I like the odds here — we know what we can do out here’
July 9, 2014
Timeshare titan David Siegel says, “We’ve been out here in Las Vegas with our properties about 10 years now, and I haven’t put a quarter in a slot machine. I don’t think this is a gamble. Everything in life is a gamble. It’s a very good calculated business risk.”
Gas prices spike in Las Vegas but expected to stabilize
July 8, 2014
With the onset of summer, Nevada is subject to rising numbers on the thermometer and at the gas pump. Nevadans are paying 9 cents more for gas compared to...
Pierre Gagnaire and Rino Armeni.
Rino Armeni: Las Vegas Business Academy is building a foundation for future leaders
July 8, 2014
Three years ago, I founded Las Vegas Business Academy with the purpose of creating a foundation of exceptional business leaders who will continue carrying this torch of innovation and drive Las Vegas to new heights when they are called upon to do so.
Fafie Moore, left, a Realty Executives owner/broker, and realtor Helen Riley look over a home being offered for sale in Henderson April 8, 2013.
Investor impact wanes as Las Vegas home prices climb again
July 8, 2014
Las Vegas home prices continue to rise as investors, lured here by the recession’s bargains, keep backing out. The median sales price of previously owned single-family homes ...
The neon sign at Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino is ceremonially lit in Las Vegas on Monday, July 1, 2013. Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino was formerly known as Terrible's Hotel and Casino.
Casino operator Affinity Gaming warns of default on part of debt
July 7, 2014
A casino operator with 11 properties in Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Iowa is warning investors that it expects to default on a portion of nearly $383 million in long-term debt but …
A photo of the River Palms Resort & Casino in Laughlin.
Dotty’s company buys River Palms casino in Laughlin for $6.75M
July 7, 2014
The owners of the Dotty's tavern chain are buying the River Palms casino in Laughlin for $6.75 million in cash. Tropicana Entertainment announced last week that it plans to...
Sliders at Distill.
Michael Mina swaps fish fare for Parisian theme; Cheffini’s opens shop downtown
July 7, 2014
American Fish closes as the owner promises a new concept to replace it. Cheffini's opens a downtown shop and Grass Roots Juice Bar debuts within the John E. Carson building ...
People on the Move: July 6-12
July 6, 2014
In the People: Julie Bauman, Maurica Brown, Diann Ward, Keiba Crear, Michael Saunders, Kylie Richter, George Bailey, Dan Giraldo, Andrea Small-Howard, J. Brin Gibson, Michael LaBar, Michael Shaffner, Dr. Amy Darukhanavala, Lynne Adams, Michael Nunez, Christina Leavitt and more ...
Michael Kagan is co-director of the Immigration Clinic at UNLV. The portraits behind him are of refugees he has encountered.
Many lawyers for many laws
July 6, 2014
More than 250 sub-areas of practice are covered among 70 core areas of law, so picking the right legal specialty can come down to an attorney’s personal interests ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace, June 6, 2013.
Caesars, already swimming in debt, headed toward the deep end
July 6, 2014
Despite owing $24 billion, the company has its sights set on big projects domestically and in the Far East.
Managing partners of the Geary Company, John Dalrymple and Jim McKusick, are celebrating the company's 45th anniversary. The local advertising firm's first client was Elvis Presley and they have memorabilia of him about the office.
‘It all started with Elvis,’ and now it’s local advertising royalty
July 6, 2014
It started out as a "mom and pop" business with one client — albeit it an exceptionally well-known client. These days, its client list runs from A to Z (Paul Anka to Pia Zadora) and stretches its wings across the country.
The Data: July 6-12
July 6, 2014
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