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Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada is the casino gambling capital of the world. Best known as Sin City, the streets are lined with casino-gambling resorts, nightlife, shopping, and world-class tourism. Las Vegas has the most glamorous image of any city.

Las Vegas started off as a small railroad town back in 1905. Then in 1931, casino gambling was legalized, followed by the completion of the Hoover Dam five years later.

Since then, there has been some really interesting news including the fires that destroyed several casinos such the 'El Rancho' in 1960 and the MGM Grand in 1980. The opening of the Mirage back in 1989 started the era of the 'mega-resort', inspiring other major casinos such as the Bellagio in 1993. In May 2005, the city celebrated it's 100th birthday and coming up in 2007, Las Vegas will play home to the NBA All-Star Game.

There is always plenty of news and upcoming events in Las Vegas. will try to report the most interesting and relevant stories right here on this page.

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LVS Owner Adelson Pulling the Strings of Politicians in the US
May 8, 2014
Las Vegas Sands is playing the political system, and its owner, Sheldon Adelson, is the puppet master behind the curtain pulling the strings, according to new reports...
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Las Vegas Gets New Look After Decades Of Continuity
November 15, 2013
Las Vegas has received a makeover in recent years in an effort to shed the old Wild West reputation and usher in a new era of luxury casino and resorts...
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Online Poker Industry Heats Up With WSOP Going Live
September 21, 2013
The online poker industry is set to get its biggest boost in the US yet after Caesars Interactive announced that they were ready to launch their long-anticipated
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Nevada Governor Sins Online Gambling Bill, New Jersey Next
February 25, 2013
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed online gambling legislation late last week, and expectations are that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will do the same in the coming days...
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Sandoval Steps Up Time Frame On Nevada Internet Gambling Bets
February 9, 2013
Governor Brian Sandoval has stepped up pressure on Nevada lawmakers, urging legislators to pass a bill that would allow Nevada online casinos to take bets from gamblers in other states...
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Nevada has Setback With November Gambling Revenue Drop
January 11, 2013
After a couple of months of increased revenue, Nevada casinos fell back in November when revenue dropped for the first time since August...
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Las Vegas Gaming Companies Stock Rises To Start 2013
January 2, 2013
The new year has begun on a good note for Las Vegas-based gaming companies. Stock prices were up for some of the major companies on the strength of a strong December in Macau...
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Wynn Wins Lawsuit Against Girls Gone Wild Founder Francis
September 11, 2012
Steve Wynn won the long, drawn out legal battle between himself and Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis on Monday when a jury awarded Wynn $20 million in the slander case...
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Nevada Awards Online Gambling Licenses To Bally And IGT
June 23, 2012
The state of Nevada has taken one of the last steps in the process of regulating online gambling this week when regulators licensed two gaming companies to host online casinos...
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Nevada Casinos Continue Gambling Revenue Climb In April
June 12, 2012
Nevada casinos have experienced the worst of the economic recession, and now they are on the rebound. In April, gaming revenue at the casinos was up six percent...
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Nevada Gaming Revenue Declines In March, Leading To Concern
May 11, 2012
Nevada gaming revenue dropped by over 10 percent in March, leaving casino executives concerned over the direction the industry will be going in the next few months...
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Nevada Continues Gambling Revival In February
April 11, 2012
Nevada casinos are breathing a sigh of relief these days as revenue figures for February are up, continuing the trend of a resurgence for the top gaming destination in the US...
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Jimmy Buffett Survives Intense Vetting To Win Nevada Gaming License
March 24, 2012
Jimmy Buffett has made his mark in the music industry, and now the singer-songwriter will try to make his mark in the casino world as the Nevada Gaming Commission has granted Buffett a gaming license...
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Las Vegas Gambling Revenue Has Major Increase In January
March 8, 2012
Las Vegas casinos may look back years from now and say that January of 2012 was the turning point for their fortunes. January revenue was up nearly 30% from the same period in 2011...
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Las Vegas Casinos Continue Climb Out Of Economic Recession
February 22, 2012
For the second straight year in 2011, Las Vegas casinos saw an increase in revenue over the previous year, and that has helped companies such as MGM Resorts improve their economic standing...
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MGM Resorts Offers Loyalty Points Outside Of Casinos
February 16, 2012
MGM Resorts International is a leader in offering top gaming services throughout the world, and this week the company came up with an innovative way to reward not only gamblers at MGM branded casinos, but also other patrons...
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Nevada Casino Taxes Will Rise If Proposed Initiative Passes
February 8, 2012
The political battle in the state of Nevada is about to become even more competitive after a group filed an initiative Tuesday that would raise taxes on existing casinos...
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Nevada Casino Revenue Rises In November, Gaming Stocks Rise
January 12, 2012
Revenue At Nevada casinos rose in November by over seven percent, leading to an increase in confidence from investors that the gaming industry is rebounding from the recession...
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No Longer The Hilton, Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Starts New Era
January 3, 2012
For years, travelers have recognized the casino as the Hilton, but after licensing rights ran out at the end of 2011, the Las Vegas Hilton officially changed its name to The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to begin the new year...
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Online Poker Could Start In The US With South Point Casino
December 27, 2011
Now that the Department of Justice has cleared the path to regulated online poker, it appears as though the South Point Hotel & Casino in Nevada may become the first online casino open to US residents...
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