Nevada July gambling revenue breaks all-time record

Nevada's gambling business saw its best month ever in July 2021 as Silver State casinos hauled in $1.36 billion without the benefit of convention traffic. July's smoking hot numbers shattered the previous monthly record of $1.23 billion, which was set in May, 2021. The question now is whether or not Nevada's good time can survive…

Mask mandate returns for Nevada casinos

With cases of the dreaded Delta variant surging across the state, Nevada hotels and casinos are once again asking guests to wear masks in public places. The return of the mask mandate was ordered by Governor Steve Sisolak in an attempt to temper skyrocketing COVID-19 infections in Clark County and the rest of the Nevada.…

Multiple Las Vegas casinos return to 100 percent capacity

Nevada gaming regulators have approved most of the state's big casinos to reopen at 100 percent capacity as of this week. It's a huge milestone that will hopefully put Nevada's beleaguered gambling business back on the path to security and prosperity after 14 months of pandemic-driven instability and chaos. Under the terms set by the…

Nevada gaming regulators consider online casino expansion

The Nevada Gaming Control Board is opening up public comment on the idea of expanding the state's online gambling options to include online casino games. It's a move that's supported by the state's powerful gambling industry, but it's not something that the big casino operators have always been in favor of. It's also a move…

Wynn and Cosmopolitan Las Vegas return to 100 percent capacity

One of the most stark and jarring images of the early pandemic lockdown were those of the abandoned, lifeless Las Vegas Strip. The always bustling Strip looked like a scene from a zombie apocalypse movie as casinos shuttered their doors and tourists were nowhere to be found. But that awful chapter of the pandemic is…

Nevada gambling clocks big drop for February 2021

While some elements of the gambling industry have been shielded from the devastating impact of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Nevada's iconic casino business has been uniquely prone. After all, Nevada has a tiny local population and relies heavily on out-of-town guests to gamble, drink, and generate cash. That vulnerability was on glaring display as Nevada's…

Free parking and no resort fees at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

How will the hotels and casinos of Las Vegas fight for customers in the waning days of the pandemic? And how will they set themselves apart from their competition when a vaccinated populace emerges from a year or two on lockdown? The answers to some of these questions may be found in the opening of…

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson dies at 87

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson died at his home in Malibu, California yesterday after a prolonged battle with non-Hodgkin's cancer. Adelson, who was the Chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation was 87 at the time of his passing, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Adelson's success in the casino business…

Optimistic McCarran Airport adds lots of new 2021 Las Vegas flights

Few American cities have been harder hit by the ravages of the pandemic than Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2019, the combined casinos of the glittering Las Vegas Strip brought in more than $12 billion worth of economic activity to the city, along with more than 42 million tourists from all over the world. Of course…

At least one more month of closure misery for Nevada casinos

When will Nevada's glittering casino archipelago reopen in its entirety? That is to say, when can you waltz into Caesar's Palace without a mask and expect the place to be packed to the rafters? We don't know exactly when that glorious day will arrive but, according to Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, corona virus inspired capacity…