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When Marc Abelman spotted a Jaguar and Rolls-Royce parked outside an Arts District coffee shop recently, he shuddered a bit on the inside. “There goes the neighborhood,” he told his wife. He was mostly kidding, but the sight was more proof of change sweeping across the downtown blocks dedicated to the community’s arts scene. These...
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On Feb. 19, an international athletic showdown took over the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It was the culmination of a five-day tournament that had teams from Denmark, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Australia, Brazil and the U.S. competing for $450,000 and priceless bragging rights. As the last two squads battled under the lights...
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Several of downtown Las Vegas’ most powerful authors of development and the glitz and glam spoke at a panel about their visions for what’s to come and what they’d like to see in the region in the coming years. At the Molasky Corporate Center at 101 N. City Parkway on Feb. 2, five well-known names...
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Las Vegas is officially making a play for esports with the launch of the Nevada Esports Alliance.  “As Nevada continues to reinvent itself to maintain its position as the entertainment capital of the world, resort operators are looking for ways to remain relevant and speak to the up and coming generation,” said Seth Schorr, a...
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High Horse, one of the newest hospitality collectives in Las Vegas, recently opened a new pizzeria paying tribute to iconic motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel. Located on East Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas, Evel Pie features craft beers, cheap cocktails, and a wide variety of pizza options. High Horse’s Branden Powers and Knievel’s son, Kelly...
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If you like New York-style pizza, quality sausage, great cocktails, memorabilia, oddities and antiques, there are two new places in Downtown Las Vegas to put on your must-visit list. ReBar on Main Street celebrated its opening with a unique sausage-cutting ceremony on Wednesday. The event was attended by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Congresswoman Dina...
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Move aside one-armed bandits. The casino floor is making room for game zones with oversized popping dice, digital spinning Big Six wheels and virtual roulette, with an eye on adding arcade-style video games in the not-so-distant future. As gamblers appear to be shunning stingier slot machines that don’t offer as many...
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Downtown Grand shuffled management at the 634-room hotel-casino Monday with CEO Seth Schorr giving up day-to-day operational duties and taking on the new title as chairman. Schorr will be replaced by Jim Simms, who joins Fifth Street Gaming after managing regional casinos in the U.S. for several gaming companies. The Downtown Grand was created out...
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The Downtown Grand announced some executive management changes today. Seth Schorr, the property’s former CEO, has transitioned to the new position of chairman, while Jim Simms is the new chief executive. The changes are effective today. The Downtown Grand said in a statement that Schorr’s new post will let him shift his attention to long-term...
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A North Las Vegas casino is trying to broaden its appeal by billing itself as “Las Vegas’ first and only” with bingo in Spanish. Bingo Lotería debuted about a month ago at Lucky Club, 3227 Civic Center Drive. It takes place at 7 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. “The Latin community is a very...
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