Articles tagged “las vegas”

Vegas Workers Threaten Over Wages, Safety and Robots, But Owners Don’t See Strike

Vegas Workers Threaten Over Wages, Safety and Robots, But Owners Don’t See Strike

Christopher Palmeri , Bloomberg

The issues at the center of labor unrest in Las Vegas translate across the entire U.S. economy: a decent wage, workplace safety and losing your job to a robot. The culinary workers and bartenders' contract is up June 1. Let's see what owners can guarantee.

1 day ago

Supreme Court Decision on Sports Betting Will Hurt Vegas, Right? You’ll Be Surprised

Supreme Court Decision on Sports Betting Will Hurt Vegas, Right? You’ll Be Surprised

Dan Peltier, Skift

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas — except now sports betting, as other states look to swoop in and take their share of the multibillion market. But guess what? Vegas will survive.

2 weeks ago

The Park MGM Hopes to Be Part of the Transformation of Las Vegas

The Park MGM Hopes to Be Part of the Transformation of Las Vegas

Nikki Ekstein and Kate Krader, Bloomberg

Reinvention is the perennial name of the game when it comes to Las Vegas casino resorts, and it sounds like MGM made a smart bet on working with Sydell Group to transform the aging Monte Carlo hotel.

3 weeks ago

Steve Wynn Eyes a $400 Nightly Rate for His 4th Vegas Hotel

Steve Wynn Eyes a $400 Nightly Rate for His 4th Vegas Hotel

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

For a hotel this size, the price point for Vegas seems ambitious, to say the least.

4 months ago

Development of Fontainebleau Resort in Las Vegas Gets Kickstarted by New Tax Law

Development of Fontainebleau Resort in Las Vegas Gets Kickstarted by New Tax Law

Oshrat Carmiel, Bloomberg

There's no question that the new U.S. tax law will benefit business, including developers such as Steven Witkoff. The issue is whether the law will negatively impact the working and middle classes, and trigger a runaway deficit.

5 months ago

Las Vegas Tourism Saw Visitor Decline After Mass Shooting

Las Vegas Tourism Saw Visitor Decline After Mass Shooting

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

It'll most likely take months for Las Vegas to see the record tourism numbers the city is used to having, but it's a resilient travel destination and likely always will be.

6 months ago

Las Vegas Gambles It Can Attract Millennials With Instagram-Worthy Moments

Las Vegas Gambles It Can Attract Millennials With Instagram-Worthy Moments

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Can the Vegas casinos attract millennials with zip lines and bunk beds? Some of them, sure. But the casinos may have to open their marketing toolboxes anew if they think retooling slot machines will attract this sought-after target market in droves.

6 months ago

Las Vegas Massacre May Cost Insurers More Than $1 Billion

Las Vegas Massacre May Cost Insurers More Than $1 Billion

Hannah Levitt and Sonali Basak, Bloomberg

Hoteliers and casinos, sadly, could continue to face more lawsuits over security and negligence due to the balance they are forced to weigh between local laws that keep doors open to firearms and the public safety problem these weapons present.

7 months ago

New Owner of the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas Is on a Hot Streak

New Owner of the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas Is on a Hot Streak

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Placing bets on the sleepier side of the Strip could prove to be a winning formula not only for the Stratosphere's new owners but for other nearby hoteliers, too.

7 months ago

Next Issue for Las Vegas Is Getting the Marketing Message Right After the Shooting

Next Issue for Las Vegas Is Getting the Marketing Message Right After the Shooting

Anita Snow, Associated Press

Like other destinations have before, Las Vegas is grappling with how to get visitors to return to the city after a tragedy. Softer messaging to the most-likely visitors instead of national campaigns might be a fruitful place to begin.

7 months ago

Forging Ahead in Puerto Rico and Las Vegas — Meetings Innovation Report

Forging Ahead in Puerto Rico and Las Vegas — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

With so much weighing on the minds of meeting and event planners today, we wanted to take a closer look at what lies ahead.

7 months ago

Las Vegas Tourism Braces for Changes After Shooting

Las Vegas Tourism Braces for Changes After Shooting

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Las Vegas will impose new security measures after the massacre, and other destinations would be prudent to do likewise until there is a change in the country's insanely permissive gun laws.

7 months ago