Articles tagged “las vegas”

Las Vegas Tourism Industry Moves Forward One Year After Shooting

Las Vegas Tourism Industry Moves Forward One Year After Shooting

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press

Las Vegas' reputation as a party and entertainment capital doesn't allow for long periods of mourning. But this week the city is remembering the victims of last year's shooting in ways small and large.

3 weeks ago

Las Vegas Opens a Marijuana Museum Built for the Social Media Era

Las Vegas Opens a Marijuana Museum Built for the Social Media Era

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

What happens in Vegas, at least at this particular museum devoted to pot, will likely be splashed all over social media. And that's by design.

4 weeks ago

Hotels Missing Out on Federal Security Protections

Hotels Missing Out on Federal Security Protections

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Many hotels, including some in Las Vegas, already have systems to monitor guests for security threats, especially after the MGM Resorts massacre in Sin City. They could probably do more to get certified for federal protections.

2 months ago

Lawyers for Vegas Shooting Victims Criticize MGM Resorts

Lawyers for Vegas Shooting Victims Criticize MGM Resorts

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

The far-reaching toll of gun violence knows no bounds.

2 months ago

MGM Sues Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims to Avoid Being Sued By Them

MGM Sues Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims to Avoid Being Sued By Them

Associated Press

Last October's mass shooting in Las Vegas has had a negative impact on MGM Resorts' profits and will likely continue to do so for some time. But let's not forget that it also took the lives of 58 people and seriously injured hundreds more. This legal maneuvering by MGM is rightfully earning the company outrage in the public sphere.

3 months ago

Tourism Boards Offer Funding to City Police Departments to Boost Security

Tourism Boards Offer Funding to City Police Departments to Boost Security

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tourism boards are usually behind the scenes of events, but Las Vegas and Nashville's organizations are often front and center in the form of security personnel hired by tourism officials through local police departments. Even if travelers don't realize this, parts of both cities' tourism budgets are very much on the front lines.

3 months ago

Caesars Employees Avoid Strike With Approval of New Labor Contract

Caesars Employees Avoid Strike With Approval of New Labor Contract

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

The last thing Vegas — or any tourism destination for that matter — needs is a labor strike.

4 months ago

Labor Unions Threaten a Las Vegas Strike That Might Cost Casinos Millions

Labor Unions Threaten a Las Vegas Strike That Might Cost Casinos Millions

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Take the union numbers quoted in this article with a grain of salt, as their remarks may be inflated as a negotiating tactic. But there's no doubt a labor strike could hurt Las Vegas resort groups.

5 months ago

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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

6 months 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.

9 months ago