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Hamburger Restaurant Hiring More Than 100 People

LAS VEGAS -- A burger restaurant at The Shoppes at the Palazzo is looking to hire more than 100 workers.

I Love Burgers is opening in its new location in mid-December and wants to hire servers, hosts, bartenders, line cooks, prep-cooks and milkshake makers.

Interested applicants can apply on Sunday, Nov. 21 from noon to 5 p.m. and on Monday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following location:

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino - Casanova Ballroom
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Applicants must have a government issued ID and be 21 or older.

For more information on the restaurant, click here.

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Spirit Airlines Offers New Route from Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Spirit Airlines is now offering non-stop service between Las Vegas and O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

The airline also announced it will add a new one-stop flight between Las Vegas and Atlantic City in May 2011. Also at that time, the airline will offer a non-stop route between Dallas/Ft. Worth and Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Sees 2 Percent More Visitors in September

LAS VEGAS -- Tourism officials in Las Vegas say the destination welcomed 3.1 million visitors in September, 2 percent more than the same month last year.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Wednesday that visitation is up 2.4 percent for the first nine months of the year compared with January through September 2009.

The increase is lower than the more than 5 percent increase in the number of available hotel rooms compared with last year. Occupancy in September was down just over 1 percent for more than 148,000 rooms.

The agency that promotes Sin City says average daily room rates were up 6.7 percent for the month and nearly 3 percent for the first nine months of 2010.

Gambling revenues in Clark County are up 1.5 percent to nearly $786 million.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Pure Host Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return

LAS VEGAS -- Federal officials say a former VIP host at Pure Nightclub on the Las Vegas Strip has pleaded guilty to filing a false income tax return for 2006.

The Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service say Richard Chu is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 9. Prosecutors say that while working for the nightclub from 2005 to 2007, Chu concealed much of his income from the IRS.

Authorities say the majority of his income came from a pool of money distributed weekly to managers, doormen and VIP hosts including Chu.

The pool came from cash payments made by patrons to get better seating and avoid lines at the club. 

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Nevada Casinos win $917M in September

CARSON CITY, Nev.  -- Casinos in Nevada had revenue of nearly $918 million in September, an increase of less than one percent compared with the same month last year.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that the state collected $56.5 million in taxes based on that revenue. The collections are up nearly 4 percent compared with the fees collected one year ago, when the state collected $54.3 million.

The board says gambling revenues are up 2.3 percent for the first quarter of the fiscal year, which started in July. A statewide breakdown shows September gambling revenues up 2.8 percent to $520.6 million on the Las Vegas Strip compared with September 2009.

Casinos on the Strip accounted for nearly 57 percent of gambling revenues statewide during the month. 

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Major Renovations Occur at the Tropicana

LAS VEGAS -- Some big changes are happening at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Tuesday morning, part of the hotel was imploded as the legendary property continues work on some major renovations.

You can already see some of the changes -- a new logo, new marquees and a new feel inside. It is something the president of the Tropicana said was needed to keep up with its neighbors like MGM and New York, New York.

A new bright entrance is the first thing guests will see when visiting the Tropicana. President Tom McCartney says the Tropicana is slowly getting a new look, compared to what it's looked like since it opened its doors back in 1947.

"It's completely changed. There wasn't a lot of attention paid to the property over the last 20 years," he said.

23-Year-Old is First Canadian to Win WS of Poker

LAS VEGAS -- Quebec poker professional Jonathan Duhamel said he worked a series of bad jobs before getting into cards and making his living online at tables with $5 and $10 minimums.

Now -- if he wants -- he might never have to work again. Duhamel won the World Series of Poker title and $8.94 million on Monday night, becoming the first Canadian to take down the no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event in Las Vegas. "It is surreal. I could never dream of that. It's so huge -- so big -- it's a dream come true for me," Duhamel said after winning the gold bracelet. "I don't know what to think right now, I don't even know what I feel. It's just -- it's amazing."