Denise Truscello / WireImage / DeniseTruscello.net Steve Wynn attends the press conference for “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” in Encore Theater on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Wynn Las Vegas. By John Katsilometes (contact) Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 | 12:55 p.m. ‘Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers’ Press Conference Launch slideshow » Courtesy “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas. Courtesy “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas. The … Read the rest

Christie, Ray Rice made headlines in 2014

December 22, 2014, 3:47 PM    Last updated: Monday, December 22, 2014, 3:51 PM AP file photo Gov. Chris Christie NEWARK — Gov. Chris Christie made headlines inside and outside of New Jersey in 2014, an occurrence inside of an elevator in Atlantic City led to the year’s biggest sports scandal, and the gambling industry in the resort town saw its epic struggles get worse. Here are the highlights from the … Read the rest

Las Vegas Experienced Increased Visitor Volume

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Casino Indicators And Recent Trends That Investors Should Watch (Part 9 of 18)(Continued from Part 8) Strengthened occupancy The occupancy rate shows the relationship between the number of occupied rooms and the total number of rooms. In Las Vegas, the lodging market occupancy levels remained well above the US historical norm. The average occupancy in Las Vegas was ~89.2% in October 2014—compared to ~87.8% in October 2013. … Read the rest

Miss. casino revenue falls on river casino weakness

Mississippi casino revenue fell in November, as continued weakness at casinos along the Mississippi River outweighed gains on the Gulf Coast. State Department of Revenue figures show casinos statewide won $156 million from gamblers in November, down 5 % from $164 million in November 2013. The 12 coastal casinos won $82.8 million, up less than 1 % from November 2013. The 17 river casinos won $73.1 million, down 10 % … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –>By Kimberly Piercecall, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Caesars Entertainment Corporation says it will buy an affiliate as it tries to smooth the reorganization of a struggling division and balance its debt load. The Las Vegas casino giant says the merger with Caesars Acquisition Company will give it $1.7 billion in cash it needs to assure loans in a proposed bankruptcy deal it’s pitched to creditors … Read the rest

If you have never gotten the chance to see Donny & Marie live, you have plenty of time to do so. The very popular Las Vegas Strip act signed an extension to entertain sold-out audiences through the end of 2015. Additionally, a new building wrap of America’s most-loved brother-sister duo has-been installed on the front of the property.  Donny & Marie opened at Flamingo Las Vegas on Sept. 9, 2008 … Read the rest

By Taylor Bern (contact) Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 | 11:30 a.m. Related Coverage Here’s the newest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course. Boise State minus-11 vs. Houston at the Orleans Arena: $440 to win $400 The Las Vegas Classic tips off today at the Orleans Arena with games throughout … Read the rest

What began as just a dream for Saul Dreier, of Coconut Creek, is now a full-fledged reality and perhaps shortly will be a major international phenomenon. Here is the tale about the birth of the Holocaust Survivor Band — which plays Jewish, contemporary, international, Israeli and Holocaust commemoration music. Dreier, 89, a drummer and a Holocaust survivor, had a dream in April to put together a band made up of … Read the rest

Recognizing the astonishing work of the Las Vegas Marine Riders Club, Tommy Middaugh of Travel To Go awards the group with a custom Shaylen Gould painting. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Travel To Go’s Tommy Middaugh knows in that giving back is a huge part of being an active member of a community and it is a responsibility for all respected companies. In his own philanthropic work, and … Read the rest

Caesars Units to Merge; CEOC Eyes REIT Status

The combined Caesars Entertainment will own or operate 12 Vegas properties, in addition to Caesars Palace. LAS VEGAS—Caesars Entertainment Corp. and Caesars Acquisition Co. asserted Monday they had agreed to blend in to a gaming resort company with a market capitalization of $3.2 billion. The all-stock merger plan bolsters the restructuring of Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., a Caesars Entertainment subsidiary, and CEOC’s planned conversion in to a REIT. Both moves … Read the rest

22 December 2014LAS VEGAS, Nevada — (PRESS RELEASE) — Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) today formally announced in that the company’s majority-owned subsidiary, Sands China Ltd., has received the Macao government approvals needed to complete the construction of its US$2.7 billion Paris-themed integrated resort.The completion of The Parisian Macao will bring Las Vegas Sands’ total investment in Macao to more than $10 billion with the vast majority of in … Read the rest