Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Las Vegas visitation up, but still not to prepandemic levels

Increases were shown in May in visitor volume, convention attendance, airport passenger traffic, room rates and gaming win for the month, according to the LVCVA report. → Read More

State gaming win has best May ever; $1.3B collected by casinos

Special events continued to propel visitors to Las Vegas gambling at record paces in May. A boxing title fight, Electric Daisy Carnival and two big concerts drew players. → Read More

High gas prices not stopping Las Vegas visitors for July 4th

Reid International is bracing for an influx of passengers, and Fourth of July room rates have held steady from earlier this month. So expect lots of weekend visitors. → Read More

Las Vegas airport’s Terminal 3 celebrating 10th anniversary

The 14-gate, $2.4 billion expansion that opened at McCarran International Airport on June 27, 2012, is credited with boosting international tourism and airport capacity. → Read More

Commission approves licensing for state’s newest casino project

The Legends Bay Casino in Sparks was licensed Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Commission in a unanimous vote. → Read More

Gaming regulators not requiring facial coverings at state’s casinos

While Nellis Air Force Base, Red Rock National Conservation Area and the local Bureau of Land Management office are requiring masks, the state’s casinos won’t for now. → Read More

Frontier Airlines adding 4 Las Vegas routes this summer

With four new Frontier routes to Baltimore, Buffalo, Hartford and Kansas City, the Denver-based carrier will offer flights to 57 destinations from Harry Reid International. → Read More

Reid International ranks 3rd among least expensive airfares

A FinanceBuzz analysis found that Reid International Airport in Las Vegas had the third-lowest fares among 45 of the nation’s busiest airports — but that’s down from No. 1. → Read More

Texas Station, Fiesta to remain closed for at least one more year

The North Las Vegas City Council has approved Station Casinos’ plan to keep Texas Station and Fiesta Rancho closed for at least another year, through June 2023. → Read More

Engineers union holds rally for contract at Resorts World

Hundreds rallied outside Resorts World Las Vegas Friday to call attention to alleged unfair labor practices. → Read More

Historic April gaming win passes $1B threshold again

For the Strip, Clark County and the state, April gaming win was the highest ever for that month, thanks to a robust calendar of special events in the city. → Read More

Construction crews top off MSG Sphere entertainment venue

The last steel beam of the exosphere of the MSG Sphere at The Venetian was being put into place with the massive construction crane sometime Tuesday. → Read More

Pandemic helped drive record red-hot numbers for Nevada slot machines

Slot machine manufacturers have made their products flashier and combined with pent-up demand resulting from the pandemic, revenue records have been falling since 2021. → Read More

New Southwest ticket-pricing tier adds benefits to travelers

Southwest, the busiest airline serving Las Vegas, has a new pricing tier that costs about $30 more a flight, but adds new benefits for passengers. → Read More

Hotel rates rise as EDC returns to Las Vegas Valley this weekend

Motel and hotel rates more than three times the average give the local economy an Electric Daisy Carnival boost that will help the rebound from the COVID-19 days. → Read More

MSG Sphere project to be topped off this month

In addition, Madison Square Garden Entertainment executives also announced they are negotiating a partnership with Formula One. → Read More

Delayed Convention Center renovation project to begin next year

A $597.6 million project that was delayed by COVID-19 will start up next year after the massive ConExpo-Con/Ag construction trade show in March. → Read More

Despite Macao slumps, Wynn Resorts reports record 1Q cash flow

Results at Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s two Las Vegas properties and Encore Boston Harbor overshadowed the downturn the company is experiencing in Macao in the first quarter. → Read More

LVCVA to spend $19.5M to sponsor Formula One auto races

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors agreed to pay $6.5 million a year over three years to bring the Grand Prix to the resort corridor. → Read More

IGT capitalizes on strong consumer demand in world’s casinos

With more casino customers spending more worldwide, IGT is benefiting from a competitive environment in which operators want the best upgraded slot machines. → Read More