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Las Vegas Strip getting e-sports arena with nightclub overhaul

The Las Vegas Strip is getting its first space dedicated for competitive gaming when the Luxor hotel-casino transforms its only nightclub space into a multi-level e-sports arena.

MGM Resorts International on Wednesday said work on the venue will begin in early June with the goal of opening in early 2018.

This will be the second e-sports arena in Sin City. The first one began hosting gamers in March in downtown Las Vegas.

The arenas are part of a trend that the casino industry hopes will attract the millennial crowd.

The arena at Luxor will occupy the space of the now-closed LAX nightclub. It will feature a competition stage, LED video wall, daily gaming stations, food and beverage options and a streaming and television-quality production studio... Read More

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Caesars debuts interactive game to attract millennials

Keeping up with the evolving world of gambling, Caesars Entertainment debuted an interactive game in hopes of attracting more of the millennial audience.

Orlando Machuca tried out the new skill-based table game. There isn't a dealer, and there's always a winner. Sounds like a pretty cool game right?

I keep winning," said Machuca. "I generally don't win."

Caesars Entertainment is showing off three new tables with two interactive video games. The machines have a new home inside Planet Hollywood's main casino.

"We're the very first in all of the world to introduce these games, and we think about the way our company has tried to push the boundaries on being innovative on the casino floor," said Ryan Hammer, General Manager, Caesars Entertainment.

Both games can be played by two to four players, and each bet is $2. One of the games is poker, but with a twist... Read More

Report: Accused Strip shooter claims to have heard voices before shooting

The man accused of shooting and killing a man on the Las Vegas Strip Saturday morning thought one of the victim's said something to him before the shooting, according to an arrest report released Monday afternoon.

Roland Cardenas, 55, was arrested in the incident that left one man dead, and another one injured. The victims in the shooting, Gary Breitling and Jason Ellis didn't even know Cardenas, Metro said.

The shooting on a double decker bus in front of the Cosmopolitan also shut down shut down Las Vegas Boulevard from Flamingo Road to Harmon Avenue for several hours Saturday because after the shooting Cardenas barricaded himself on the bus.

Metro Police called in SWAT to assist them with the negotiations. SWAT deployed a robot onto the bus, and it found Cardenas on the second level of the double-decker bus, but when he saw it, Cardenas picked it up and threw it off the bus, the report said... Read More

County commissioners speed up Resorts Worlds' permit review process to add construction jobs

A mega-resort planned to take up 87 acres on the Las Vegas Strip is slowly inching forward. Initially scheduled to open in 2016, the owners of Resorts World have promised to ramp up activity several times, but it hasn't happened.

The Resorts World is located on Las Vegas Boulevard and Convention Center Drive where the old Stardust once stood.

The owners have promised more than 5,000 construction jobs, but it simply hasn't materialized. Most of the steel and concrete seen on the lot was erected before 2008 when Boyd Gaming suspended work on their Echelon project.

On Wednesday, the Clark County Commission took steps to speed up construction on the Resorts World project. Representatives of Resorts World owner Genting asked Commissioners to waive certain approval processes so they can move forward faster, and the commissioners agreed.

"This is a request to build on our site entirely but not be limited to undergrounds and foundations."... Read More

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Body found near the Strip

Metro Police investigated a body found near the Strip in the 3500 block of S. Las Vegas Boulevard.

According to officers, the body was found on property in the landscaping by casino security guards.

Metro Police said the death did not appear to be suspicious.

There wasn't any other information released... Read More

Work begins on All Net Arena site

After a long delay, work is finally underway at the All Net Arena site where there are plans to build a 22,000-seat arena and retail complex in between the SLS and the mothballed Fountainbleau.

It's encouraging news for the north Strip, but this doesn't necessarily mean construction is now full speed ahead.

The idea of a multi-purpose sports arena, hotel, and restaurant on vacant land where the Wet n' Wild water park used to be goes back to 2010.

In 2013, former UNLV and NBA player Jackie Robinson got the go ahead from the county to move forward with the project. Robinson had hoped it would be finished and open by Dec. 2016.

But while the All Net project was tied up in lawsuits, the MGM Resorts beat them to the punch and opened the the T-Mobile arena a couple miles down the Strip.

Until now, the All Net site has sat dormant... Read More

The Who announces residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Guess what or should we say guess who because the legendary rock band The Who is coming to Las Vegas! The Who will begin its exclusive Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace during the 2017 summer season.

Tickets for the first six performances, July 29 through Aug. 11 go on sale Friday, March 17 at noon. All shows begin at 8 p.m

The Who is one of rock's most legendary and defining bands. As the first rock band to ever have a residency at The Colosseum, The Who joins the home of the greatest entertainers in the world.

The residency is presented jointly by Caesars Entertainment and AEG Presents.

Tickets for the first six shows can be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office or by calling 866-320-9763. You can also order tickets online at www.thecolosseum.com or www.axs.com. Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees.

Ticket prices are in the following range:... Read More