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Top 8 Gaming Winners in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS -- Anyone who gambles by the rules should know that the house always has the advantage, but the monthly reports produced by the Nevada Gaming Control Board show that the casinos have a much bigger edge in some games and slot machines than others.

For the 12-month period from April 1, 2011, through March 31 this year, these were the eight biggest winners for Clark County establishments with non-restricted gaming licenses:

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Electric Daisy Carnival Means Money for Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- One year ago, nobody knew how popular the Electric Daisy Carnival would be for Las Vegas. The weekend-long party ended up drawing thousands of visitors. This year's event which starts Friday is already sold out.

The electronic dance music festival, also known as EDC, is expected to draw 115,000 people each night over the three-day event. It's a dusk-to-dawn festival of techno-music and people in costumes.

Las Vegas properties are planning to cash in on the opportunity. Several are offering deals this week for those attending the event. The Riviera Hotel is already sold out. The company partnered with the EDC and offered discounted hotel rates.

Station Casinos reports the event is as popular as July 4 and Memorial Day weekend.  

Locals and Visitors Struggle Around Interstate Closure

Locals and Visitors Struggle Around Interstate Closure

LAS VEGAS -- Locals and visitors fought to get around a major interstate closure this weekend. 

Construction crews are working around the clock on a railroad bridge over Interstate 15 near the Las Vegas Strip.

Drivers found the closure to be frustrating.

"I tried to drive home last night and the freeway closures had already caused three accidents," said Coleman Johnson.

He is a part-time Las Vegas resident who was caught in the traffic near the famous ‘Welcome to Las Vegas' sign Saturday night. The detour had slowed traffic to a crawl on Las Vegas Boulevard.

"On a weekend when everyone is trying to get to Las Vegas, this is when Las Vegas makes its money, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and they closed the freeway from Friday night to Sunday night, really?" questioned Johnson.

The Nevada Department of Transportation says crews are working as fast as they can to replace the railroad bridge.

Step Up for Charity Event to Raise Money for Soles4Souls

Step Up for Charity Event to Raise Money for Soles4Souls

Flamingo Las Vegas wants people to jump on a treadmill to raise money for people in need.

The resort along with Miller64 is hosting a Step Up for Charity event at its Southwest Corner Bar on Monday. People will be encouraged to walk, jog or run on the treadmill. As long as someone is on the treadmill the ticker will keep moving towards a contribution of $16,000 to the Nashville-based nonprofit Soles4Souls. The group donates footwear to people in need. There are similar treadmills also going in Austin, Chicago and Miami. If people at all four cities participate, as much as $64,000 could go to the charity.

There will also be an appearance by former San Antonio Spur Bruce Bowen. The Step Up for Charity will be from 4 to 8 p.m. 

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Rollover Crash on Las Vegas Boulevard

LAS VEGAS -- A rollover crash Thursday morning involving two cars brought traffic to a standstill on Las Vegas Boulevard near Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Two people were transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Railroad Work to Cause Major Interstate Closure

Railroad Work to Cause Major Interstate Closure

Another major closure of Interstate 15 will snarl traffic near the south end of the Strip through the weekend.

As part of the Design-Build South project, southbound I-15 will be closed from Russell Road to the 215 interchange for installation of the new railroad bridge over the freeway. 

All southbound I-15 traffic will be routed off at Russell Road from 10 p.m. Friday through approximately 5 p.m. Sunday. The ramps from Flamingo Road, Tropicana Boulevard and Russell Road to southbound I-15, the southbound access roads and Dean Martin Dr. at the railroad will also be closed. Dean Martin Dr. is scheduled to remain closed until Monday.

Alabama Couple Killed in Strip Accident Identified


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a man and woman from Mobile, Ala., who were killed over the weekend after being struck by a vehicle on busy Las Vegas Boulevard.

The Clark County coroner reported Tuesday that the deaths of 51-year-old Dana Lynn Goudie and 52-year-old Scott Theodore Burchard were accidents.

Both were pronounced dead at a hospital after the crash about 9:15 p.m. Saturday near the Las Vegas Premium Outlets mall, south of the Strip.