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Vehicle rollover ties up traffic on Las Vegas Strip

Metro Police are investigating a vehicle crash on the Las Vegas Strip. According to officers, the vehicle rolled over on 3667 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, which is right in front Planet Hollywood.

One person was taken to the hospital. There's no word on their injuries.

Drivers should choose an alternate route... Read More

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Contract expires at midnight for culinary union workers

Negotiations are still underway between the culinary union and 34 casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and in downtown Las Vegas.

If a deal isn't reached before midnight Thursday, contracts will expire for tens of thousands of workers.

When the clock strikes midnight, contracts are set to expire for nearly 50,000 servers, kitchen workers and employees on the Strip and in downtown Las Vegas.

"It would be a little crazy but we have to do to what we have to do to support our families," said Jennifer Marshall, food server.

As a food server for the Paris Hotel, she says she helped with the opening of the property 18 years ago.

"We have to stand up for what we need in this contract."

Marshall, along with her fellow members of Culinary Union Local 226, are fighting for their new contracts to have better wages, workplace training, job security, among several other issues... Read More

Contract for Vegas casino employees expires at midnight

The contracts of 50,000 workers employed at 34 casino-hotels in Las Vegas expire at midnight Thursday. They could walk off the job any time starting Friday.

The union representing thousands of Las Vegas casino workers says the city's two largest resort operators would lose more than $10 million a day combined if housekeepers, cooks and others go on strike.

The union said it is asking for training on new skills and job opportunities as the companies adopt technology that can displace workers.

MGM said it met with union negotiators Monday and has more talks scheduled this week.

Caesars said it expects to agree to a new contract on or about June 1... Read More

World Series of Poker tournament kicks off in Las Vegas

The 2018 edition of the World Series of Poker is kicking off in Las Vegas.

The 50-day series opened Tuesday and is expected to again draw tens of thousands of players from around the world to compete for millions of dollars in prize money and gold bracelets.

The 78-event tournament runs through July 17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Buy-ins range from $365 to $1 million.

The annual poker extravaganza shattered its attendance record last year with almost 121,000 entrants. They played for more than $231 million in prize money.

The tournament's famed no-limit Texas Hold'em Main Event will kick off July 2. Unlike last year, the final nine players will not get a two-day break between when the table is set and when play begins. ... Read More

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Thousands of Culinary Union members vote whether to strike

Casino workers arrived by droves at the Thomas and Mack center Tuesday to cast their vote on whether to strike.

Contracts for 50,000 workers represented by the Culinary and Bartenders Union expire in just over a week and an agreement with 34 casinos hasn't been reached.

The union is holding two votes on Tuesday and should have results by 10 p.m.

Among their many demands are better pay, protection against sexual harassment and job security.

The morning voting session was crowded as union members were welcomed with chants as they arrived to cast their vote.

"Everybody gets nervous when they start calling for a strike vote. so, it's a serious time," said Steve Motley, food server at Excalibur.

It's a last ditch effort to put pressure on 34 Las Vegas Strip and downtown casinos. Contracts for the workers will expire June 1.

Negotionations for a new deal started in February but have not resulted in an agreement... Read More

Las Vegas casino workers to vote on strike that could cost city

Tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino workers whose contracts expire next week are planning to vote on whether to go on strike.

The Culinary Union expects between 20,000 and 25,000 of its members to vote Tuesday. Bartenders, housekeepers, cocktail and food servers and other workers employed at 34 properties are eligible to vote.

A majority of yes votes wouldn't immediately affect the casinos but would give the union's negotiators a big bargaining chip by allowing them to call for a strike any time starting June 1.

The strike would affect casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment. The companies have said they are confident they will be able to reach mutually beneficial agreements with the union. ... Read More

Las Vegas Strip hotel to become Waldorf Astoria this summer

The Mandarin Oriental hotel on the Las Vegas Strip will become a Waldorf Astoria this summer.

Hilton's luxury hotel brand on Wednesday announced it will operate the 392-room property in the complex that includes the Aria casino-resort, Vdara Hotel and Veer Towers.

A subsidiary of MGM Resorts International last month announced the sale of the 47-story property for about $214 million but did not reveal the buyer.

The Mandarin Oriental's management agreement was cancelled as a result of the sale.

The hotel will be known as the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas. The property does not have a casino.

Hilton says the hotel will participate in its loyalty rewards program... Read More