Las Vegas News

From Backstreet Boys To Cher, Las Vegas Residencies Are Flourishing

In about 30 minutes, the Backstreet Boys will descend from the ceiling inside The Axis theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, tucked into individual lighted squares as the crisp sounds of “Larger Than Life” boom through the room. Read More

Ellis Island Las Vegas Casino Starts Work On $10M Dining, Entertainment Venue

Ellis Island, the 49-year-old establishment just off the Strip, has begun construction of a $10 million two-story dining and entertainment venue. Read More

Las Vegas Airport Will Not Get A Name Change

Despite a call to replace the late Sen. Pat McCarran’s name and likeness at the Las Vegas airport and in the Statuary Hall in Congress, the Nevada Legislature took a pass on the issue this session. Read More

First Days Of Recreational Marijuana Sales Generate About $500,000 In Taxes

The first four days of legal recreational marijuana sales generated $3 million in sales revenue and about $500,000 in tax revenue, putting Nevada on pace to achieve an estimated $30 million in sales revenue over the next six months of recreational sales, according to the Nevada Dispensary Association. Read More

Palace Station’s Train And Sign Unveiled At Neon Museum

Palace Station’s train theme has been disappearing as renovations have been underway at the casino since last fall. Read More

Talking 10 Years In Las Vegas And Building Eataly On The Strip With Mario Batali

Mario Batali is coming to town. It may not seem like it, but it’s already been 10 years since the orange-haired, orange Croc-wearing celeb chef opened his first restaurants in Las Vegas, now B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca & Pizzeria at the Venetian. Read More

Construction Underway At Resorts World Las Vegas — PHOTOS

Construction activity on the site of Resorts World Las Vegas was evident on Friday. Resorts World Las Vegas is on the site where the Stardust once stood. That hotel was imploded in 2007. In an interview with the Review-Journal earlier this year, Edward Farrell, president of Resorts World Las Vegas, said that 1,000 construction workers would be onsite by 2018. Once the $4 billion, 3,000-room resort opens in 2020, it will hire 3,000 union employees to operate the modern Chinese-themed resort. Read More

When Death Takes A Vegas Vacation

Las Vegas tourists always seem to smile through the slogan: “What happens here, stays here.” But when what happens here means dying, the grins fade to black. Read More

Viva Las Vegas: Legal Weed In Nevada

On July 1, Nevada joined the “cool cannabis kids” club when it became the fifth state to offer legalized adult-use cannabis—or, in less wonky terminology, recreational cannabis. (Mandatory cannabis columnist disclaimer: Kids, you can be cool without cannabis too! It’s rare, but still possible.) Read More

The North Rim Of The Grand Canyon

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon offers a quieter, more relaxed way to appreciate this natural treasure than the more often visited South Rim. This side of the Grand Canyon is higher (1,000 feet) and receives more rain and snow than the South Rim. Meadows, pine trees, and aspen dot the rocky terrain, softening the perspective, and the experience. The North Rim is located over 8,000 feet above sea level, on the Kaibab Plateau. It also contains the park’s highest elevation, Point Imperial, at 8,803 feet. Read More