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Delen Goldberg

The Sunday editor

Delen is a California native with degrees from UC Berkeley and Syracuse University. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has covered crime, courts, the environment and politics for newspapers in New York and Nevada. She joined the Sun in 2010 as a political reporter and now covers business and entertainment, while also serving as the digital editor for the Sun's business-to-business publication, Vegas Inc.

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Fertitta Interactive buys online poker site developer
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
Fertitta Interactive, the online gambling company established last year by the family that owns Station Casinos, announced Wednesday that it has bought California online gaming company CyberArts Licensing LLC.
New details about Oscar Goodman's Las Vegas speak-easy-style restaurant
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
Though it isn’t slated to open for more than a month, details are emerging about former Mayor Oscar Goodman’s steak house at the Plaza downtown. Oscar’s, which is set now to open in mid-December, will be two restaurants in one: On one side, a traditional steak house; on the other, a more casual Italian eatery designed to resemble a Prohibition-era speak-easy.
Sam's Town launches new water and laser light show
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
The technological artists behind laser shows at Walt Disney World, Six Flags and Cirque du Soleil have brought their talents to Sam’s Town.
Web traffic to online gambling sites skyrockets
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
Online gambling was the fastest growing category of web activity during the month of September. Analysts at comScore Media Metrix, an Internet audience measurement service, attributed the spike to the kickoff of the NFL season and sports fans placing football bets.
Series following bachelorette antics
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
Bachelorette parties are a regular sight in Las Vegas, but a new cable reality show portrays them in a whole new light.
Some Las Vegas stores refusing to handle Schweddy Balls
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
Las Vegas is a city known for naughtiness, where showgirls walk around in lingerie and the company of women is advertised on handbills.
Main Street Station's bathroom stalls out in top 10
Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
Functionality beat out flash in a contest to identify America’s best bathroom.
Men are nerds, too, and SpikeTV has their backs
Male-oriented cable network adds CES to its roster of coverage
Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
Spike TV, the cable network best known for airing “The Ultimate Fighter,” “MANswers” and other male-oriented television shows, is adding another attraction to its lineup: technology.
6-foot chocolate witch takes flight at the Bellagio for Halloween
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
What do you get when you mix 60 pounds of chocolate and 30 pounds of a sugar-icing mix with a little Halloween spirit? In the hands of French pastry chef Jean-Philippe Maury, a 6-foot chocolate witch.
300 rooms at Boulder Station renovated
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011
Just shy of its 20th birthday, Boulder Station has undergone a makeover. Station Casinos recently completed a floor-to-ceiling renovation of the hotel’s 300 guest rooms and suites.
Sands Expo boasts eclectic mix of shows before, after big debate
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011
One day it houses thousands of slot machines. The next, hundreds of nurses. A week later, it’s filled with rows of guns, bullets and camouflage gear. Today, it’s a debate among Republican presidential candidates.
New restaurants popping up on South Strip
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011
The South Strip is getting a culinary makeover.
Hungry on the Strip? Expect to pay a premium
Friday, Oct. 14, 2011
Not all chain restaurants are created equally, especially when it comes to pricing. Fast-food joints on the Strip charge customers significantly more than their counterparts in the suburbs.
Heart Attack Grill: Health intervention or obesity inducer?
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011
The sign outside says it all: “Over 350 lbs eats free.” The Heart Attack Grill, which offers free meals to customers of a certain girth, opened Wednesday at Neonopolis in downtown Las Vegas. The restaurant can be seen in very different ways: a clever marketing ploy to lure diners with stomachs of steel (or slightly twisted senses of humor), or the latest salvo in a war against healthy living.
Ice skating in the desert: No freezing temperatures required
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011
The Las Vegas Strip is getting a new attraction this winter: an ice rink. Or rather, an “ice” rink.
MGM Grand begins $160 million hotel renovation
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011
Company officials announced Tuesday that every hotel room in the main tower of MGM Grand will receive a makeover. The resort operator also plans to overhaul the property’s casino floor, restaurants, clubs and showrooms in the coming months.
Las Vegas restaurants offering interactive menus via iPad
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011
The venerable leather-bound wine list is undergoing a digital transformation at some Las Vegas restaurants. Walk into a number of high-end eateries on the Strip, and a waiter will hand you an iPad. Patrons using the devices can sort through different screens to list wines by region, grape, type or price. They can read in detail about a particular varietal or vineyard, or click to see a sommelier’s food pairings.
'Pawn Stars' ink deal to show up on plastic
Monday, Oct. 10, 2011
The men of Gold & Silver Pawn have become staples on TV. Now, they want to move into people’s wallets.
The Light Group to open a new lounge next year at the Bellagio
Monday, Oct. 10, 2011
The Bellagio is getting a new club next year. Lily Bar and Lounge will open on the casino floor in February, replacing Caramel Bar and Lounge, which closes in November. Both are operated by the Light Group.
Henderson area to get its first Nike Outlet store
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
A Nike Outlet is coming to the Henderson area. The store is scheduled to open Nov. 18 at Silverado Ranch Plaza, 9851 S. Eastern Ave., near St. Rose Parkway. The store is taking over a 15,000-square foot space previously occupied by Nordstrom Rack.
Women gaming executives say casino amenities are key
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011
Shows, restaurants and even resort rooms were once just bait to lure gamblers into Las Vegas casinos. But with the economy flat-lining and competition for gamblers growing in other markets, top casino executives now consider gaming to be just one tool in their arsenal to attract tourists and their dollars to the Strip.
If there's a way to cheat, it will be discovered
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
For casino cheats, 2011 has been a banner year. Criminals have pulled off more successful scams this year than in the past.
'Raising Hope' episode taped at Rio airs tonight
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
“Raising Hope” is coming to Las Vegas. The fourth episode of the second season airs tonight on Fox.
High-tech slots meet old-school themes at G2E
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Slot machines unveiled Tuesday at the Global Gaming Expo combine 21st-century technologies with themes from eras long ago. Simply put, innovation is powering nostalgia on the casino floor.
Ink flows as tattoo show gets under way
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011
Mario Barth may be the only tattoo artist who admits that getting inked hurts. While many artists and even some customers insist the process is pain-free — some even say it feels good — Barth has become famous to the extent that he can call it like he sees it without risk of turning away customers or rankling others in the business.
Cheers! Margaritaville casino at Flamingo opens Saturday
Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
A year ago, the space between the Donnie and Marie Showroom and the Margaritaville restaurant in the Flamingo was dark and empty. “It was pretty much a dreary hallway,” Caesars Regional President Rick Mazur said. Today, it’s bright, airy and bustling with activity.
Take a backstage tour of Cirque du Soleil
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011
Ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Now’s your chance. Cirque du Soleil is offering fans a behind-the-scene look at its productions.
Fremont Street zip line may expand, become permanent
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011
The zip-line ride that soars over the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas has been so successful in its first year of operation that officials are looking to expand it. The ride currently launches from a 67-foot-tall metal scaffolding tower connected to four zip lines that run halfway down the Fremont Street Experience, about 800 feet.
New dice game rolls into town
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011
There’s a new dice game rolling out in Las Vegas that’s a mix between craps and roulette.
Fans petition White House for Liberace postage stamp
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011
A group of dedicated Liberace fans are on a mission to take the pianist’s image around the world. They launched a petition this week nominating Liberace to be immortalized on a U.S. postage stamp. “I’m competing against the Justin Biebers of the world."
Bally hopes Michael Jackson slot machine will thrill players
Monday, Sept. 26, 2011
The King of Pop is making a comeback in Las Vegas. Expect to soon hear his classic tunes in casinos all over town.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville casino opens Oct. 1 at the Flamingo
Friday, Sept. 23, 2011
The slots are installed, the palm trees pruned and the margaritas ready for mixing. Good news, Parrotheads: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville casino at the Flamingo is scheduled to open Oct. 1.
Car collectors cruise to Vegas for high-end auction
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011
The first sign of a good car show is when the Jaguars and Bentleys start to look humdrum. Such was the case Wednesday at Mandalay Bay as a parade of show vehicles, in town and on the road for the Barrett-Jackson car auction, made their way onto the property.
Downtown resurgence inspires Golden Gate to expand
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011
Las Vegas’ oldest hotel is getting a makeover. The Golden Gate, at 1 Fremont St., is about to embark on a $12 million renovation.
What's new at the Plaza?
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011
No walls were knocked down, no towers went up, but the Plaza has an entirely new look. The resort’s yearlong, $35 million overhaul is complete. “They’ve had mini-makeovers, but nothing this extensive," spokeswoman Amy Maier said.
Lynyrd Skynyrd-themed restaurant to open at Excalibur in December
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011
Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Southern rock band behind hits such as “Freebird” and “Sweet Home Alabama,” is taking a gamble on a Las Vegas restaurant.
Big crowds expected for fight, football, Mexican holiday
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011
Fall weekends draw big crowds to Las Vegas, but this weekend’s three big events — the UNLV football opener against Hawaii, the Mayweather-Ortiz boxing match and Mexican Independence Day — are driving even better numbers.
Wanted: 200 new taxicab drivers
Friday, Sept. 16, 2011
A Las Vegas cab company wants to hire up to 200 new employees, a move some industry leaders see as a sign that tourism is on the upswing.
Picked clean, Sahara liquidation sale ends
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011
Four months after the Sahara’s final day of operation, the last remnants of the Rat Pack-era casino are gone. A liquidation sale to empty the 59-year-old resort has ended.
AVN porn expo is moving to the Hard Rock Hotel
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011
The country’s largest porn industry trade show is leaving the Sands Expo for a new home.
Cirque auditions draw aspiring artists with lofty dreams
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
A year ago, Hilary Sweeney was a scientist for Pepsi — and performed aerial acts at nights and on weekends. On Monday, she swapped her business suit for a tan leotard.
Las Vegas' 'What happens here, stays here' slogan nominated for advertising Walk of Fame
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
Las Vegas' iconic "What happens here, stays here" slogan has been nominated as one of the best advertising catchphrases of all time.
New restaurants bring unique treats to Las Vegas
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
More restaurants have closed than opened in Las Vegas during the recession, but openings in recent weeks are giving foodies hope of a rebound.
Octavius Tower scheduled to open next year at Caesars Palace
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Caesars Palace is quietly putting out the word to its rewards club members that after a two-year delay, its Octavius Tower will be completed by Jan. 2 and that room reservations are being accepted.
Calling all chefs: 'Chopped' is auditioning
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011
What would you cook with the following ingredients: flounder, broccoli, Swiss cheese and cotton candy?
Live from Las Vegas: 10 albums from Strip showrooms
Monday, Aug. 29, 2011
Sinatra's Las Vegas career is among the most storied. But dozens of artists have had their Las Vegas shows turned into live albums.
Circus Circus adds 'Halloween' theme to Fright Dome
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011
Hold your children tight. Michael Myers is coming to the Strip.
Las Vegas again beats out Big Apple for best taxi experience
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011
The image of a person standing on a street corner hailing a taxi usually conjures up thoughts of New York City. But Las Vegas for a second time outpaced its eastern rival to earn the honor of best U.S. destination to snag a cab.
Motley Fool: Investors Bailing on MGM Resorts
Monday, Aug. 22, 2011
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Weekend happenings: Adele, Vince Neil, Seinfeld and chile fest
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011
Las Vegas is rocking this weekend, with major musical acts for all tastes.

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