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Linq Construction Closes Alleyway

Linq Construction Closes Alleyway

The alleyway behind the Flamingo, Imperial Palace, Harrah’s and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon that many locals use as an easy way to get to those properties is now closed.

The alleyway runs north and south. It is closed while Caesars Entertainment works on the $500 million Linq project. Linq is a new entertainment district being built where the O’Sheas Casino once stood.

To get into Harrah’s and Imperial Palace, drivers can use the road behind the Venetian and Harrah’s with access off Spring Mountain Road. Drivers can access Bill’s and the Flamingo from Flamingo Road or Koval Lane. 

Linq is expected to be finished in a year and half. 

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Biden Faults Romney for Not Releasing Tax Returns

LAS VEGAS -- Vice president Joe Biden gave this warning to the national council of La Raza at Mandalay Bay Tuesday afternoon.

"I have a bad habit of saying exactly what I believe, and I'm going to say it today," he said.

He wasted no time attacking presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. "Imagine what the Supreme Court will look like after four years of a Romney presidency," he said.

Vice President Joe Biden denounced Romney on Tuesday as a candidate with something to hide.

Biden, campaigning for President Barack Obama in the battleground of Nevada, told Hispanic leaders that Romney doesn't live up to the openness that the Republican's father represented when he ran for president 44 years ago. The vice president said Romney's father, George Romney, released 12 years of tax returns when he unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in 1968.

Sportsbooks Weather Year's Slowest Day

Sportsbooks Weather Year's Slowest Day

LAS VEGAS - The day before the MLB All-Star Game is traditionally the slowest day of the year for Las Vegas sportsbooks, but sportsbook operators say better days are on the horizon.

"This is the slowest day in sports for the entire year," said LVH Sportsbook Director Jay Kornegay.

With the baseball all-star break, the lights on the boards are almost completely dark. There are no baseball games, no WNBA games, and no golf to bet on.

"We only have a couple of betting events that are taking place today, and they're not really marquee events when you're talking about the home run derby and the NBA Summer League," Kornegay said.

Some of the empty seats in the LVH Sportsbook will fill up Tuesday when the actual MLB All-Star Game is played. The sportsbook, however, isn't totally dead. A few people are betting futures.

Star-Studded Lineup for iHeartRadio Music Festival Announced


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Usher, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Green Day, Miranda Lambert, Mary J. Blige, Shakira and others are set to take the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012 this fall in Las Vegas. 

The stellar lineup suggests the two-day marketing blitz to promote Clear Channel's iHeartRadio digital music service is on its way to repeating the success of last year's debut concert.

Clear Channel, which also owns 850 terrestrial radio stations in the U.S., says Brad Paisley, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, No Doubt, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, P!nk and Calvin Harris are also among the performers set for the festival on Sept. 21 and 22 at the MGM Grand.

The company plans to make the concert an annual event. Tickets for the 2012 festival go on sale July 14.

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Nevada AG Not Reviewing Pacquiao-Bradley Match

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto told the Top Rank CEO that her officer will not be pursuing a review of the controversial decision of the June 9 welterweight boxing match between Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

Cortez Masto was responding to a June 11 letter from Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, in which he asked for a review of the match.

Read the Attorney General's Letter

The attorney general's office said that unless evidence of criminal activity becomes available, the matter is considered closed.


Beretta to Open Store, Shooting Range Inside the Palazzo


A decision by the Clark County Planning Commission opens the door for a shooting range on the Las Vegas Strip.

High-end Italian gun maker Beretta got the OK late Tuesday from the Clark County Planning Commission to build a shooting range.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

True Genius on Display at Venetian

True Genius on Display at Venetian

People can get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the greatest works in western art right now at the Venetian.

The "Mona Lisa" has a few secrets. Twenty-five, to be exact.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.