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How ‘mad’ can Las Vegas go to sell hoops tourneys?

“The Madness Begins Here.” That’s the catchy new slogan aimed at creating more buzz for basketball in Las Vegas during the frenzied month of March, when Sin City will host an unprecedented four college conference tournaments in three arenas,

Many taxi passengers indifferent to long-hauling checkpoints

Despite years of agonizing about taxi drivers who long haul unsuspecting tourists, the Nevada Taxicab Authority came across a contingent that didn’t care during its most recent two-day crackdown.

Courts upholds $28.5 million award in Skywalk case

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A federal court has dealt a blow to the business arm of a northern Arizona tribe that owns the Grand Canyon Skywalk by upholding a $28.5 million judgment in favor of a Las Vegas developer who invested the money to build the horseshoe-shaped glass bridge on tribal land.

UNLV stadium project faces stiff opposition, loses key backer

The UNLV effort to build a 60,000-seat domed stadium has a $360 million commitment from Majestic Realty but is facing stiff opposition from MGM Resorts International, which owns 10 hotel-casinos on the Strip. The company had pledged a $20 million donation to the project but on Wednesday issued a statement opposing the $900 million venue.

SBE Entertainment secures last of $415 million in financing for Sahara

Nearly two years after closing, the Sahara is getting its face-lift. SBE Entertainment has secured the last piece of the $415 million in financing to transform the Strip resort into the SLS Las Vegas. Work begins today on the 1,620-room hotel-casino, with a planned opening in fall 2014.

Downtown Grand marks latest step in its redevelopment

Zachary Conine stood among employees, reporters and curious onlookers Tuesday wearing a blue pinstripe suit and bow tie as he cheered the latest step in the two-year redevelopment of the Downtown Grand, formerly the Lady Luck.

High-speed train project at least months away from start

At best, it could be another 18 months before any ground is broken on the XpressWest project – the same time frame backers gave the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2009.

Architectural, engineering firm drawn into Harmon Hotel case

CityCenter’s new legal team recast the massive construction defects litigation surrounding the unfinished Harmon Hotel by pulling an architectural and an engineering firm into the case for the first time.

B&Bs are rare in Las Vegas Valley

So you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas, but resorts on the Strip, their poorer cousins downtown or one of the scores of name-brand, cookie-cutter places in scattered commercial zones around the valley are not your cup of tea.

Number of visitors to Las Vegas in 2012 sets record

Las Vegas, we didn’t quite make it to 40 million visitors in 2012, but we came close.
When all was said and done, 39.7 million people came to the city in 2012, up 2.1 percent from 2011’s final total of
38.9 million visitors, according to the monthly Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority count released Friday. And even though it’s not quite 40 million, 2012 still was a record year for Las Vegas — the previous high was 39.2 million visitors in 2007.

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