What goes with Nascar racing better than blue collar comedy?Bill Engvall, a normal at Treasure Island Las Vegas for the past five years, returns to headline right before the 2015 Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race the 1st weekend in March. Just as the cars getting ready to battle it out on the 1.5-mile tri-oval at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Engvall sashays on stage to deliver his signature, … Read the rest

The Notes: Jan. 25-31

January 25, 2015

Las Vegas Motor Speedway was named Speedway Motorsports’ Speedway of the Year for the third consecutive year. Boyd Gaming received a Green Gala Leadership Award from the Nevada chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The awards recognize people and organizations in that promote “green” buildings and sustainability in Nevada. Boyd Gaming was honored for its local LEED-certified facilities: the Orleans Arena and Boyd Gaming Linen and Uniform Services. AT&T … Read the rest

The swizzle stick — it is functional and can be decorative, yet it does not get a lot of attention, much less love. Except if you’re a member of the International Swizzle Stick Collectors Association. Yes, it exists, and when its members get together for a convention, they select Las Vegas. Twenty people are expected this year. In 1987, the inaugural swizzle stick convention drew 69 enthusiasts to the Frontier. … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Randall Cunningham is set for one more turnover he doesn’t mind committing. The former All-Pro quarterback is auctioning off memorabilia from a fantastic NFL career to raise funds for the church he serves in Las Vegas.Cunningham is ridding himself of just about each one game-used jersey, helmet and trophy accumulated over a 16-year career spent mostly with the Philadelphia Eagles. Cunningham is now a … Read the rest

Clarion Hotel and Casino slated for implosion in February

The Clarion Hotel and Casino appears in this image from Tuesday, Jan. 20. (Source: FOX5 Report It) LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – It’s been a long time since a Las Vegas property was blown to smithereens, yet an implosion is planned for February. According to Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin, the Clarion Hotel and Casino, located at 305 Convention Center Dr. in Las Vegas, is slated to come tumbling down Feb. … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> Homebuilders and their suppliers put their best face forward this week at a mega convention in Las Vegas — bigger than last year and awash in optimism about better times ahead.<!– –>Though the major draw was the NAHB International Builders’ Show, or IBS, together it and four related shows drew an estimated 125,000 attendees, nearly rivaling the huge Consumer Electronics Show in town earlier in the month.IBS … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> HANGZHOU, China, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — LifeSmart, a Chinese high-tech Internet of Things company specializing in smart home development, attracted strong attention at the just-closed International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) in Las Vegas.<!– –>At this year’s event, smart home, along with 3D printing, intelligent wearables and automotive electronics, were on spotlight, while one fourth of the exhibitors at the consumer electronics expo came from China, … Read the rest

A novel yet simple idea combining a Guitar Hero-like video game with a water park slide transforms what was once a virtual reality in to a real-world experience.Built by Canada-based WhiteWater West, the first-of-its-kind Slideboard water slide coming in May to Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas will turn riders in to gamers as they navigate a serpentine 300-foot-long enclosed flume.Designed to be both effortless to understand for novices and challenging … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> <!– –><!– –>SOUTH JORDAN, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Onset Financial is providing $3MM in capital for the growth of an iconic Las Vegas Resort. The project expands an outdoor banquet and conference area facility. This investment will increase the resort’s appeal for convention and business meeting needs. The transaction is structured as a Synthetic Lease to accommodate the customer’s objectives. “Onset is excited to assist our client meet their … Read the rest

More Foreign Exhibitors Show Up For Builders Show in Las Vegas

Chinese suppliers on the floor of the International Builders Show in Las Vegas Kris Hudson/WSJ LAS VEGAS — The International Builders Show here is taking on a more international flavor as a growing number of suppliers from abroad hope to get their products in American homes. From saunas and cabinet doors made in Canada to ornate, ceramic eaves from China, this year’s trade show floor includes 330 foreign exhibitors muscling … Read the rest