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How Las Vegas' Opulent CityCenter Survived Dubai

Jim Murren waited five years to welcome the world to CityCenter, the 18 million–sq.-ft., $8.5 billion resort complex that opened this week in the heart of the...

The Depression Hits Las Vegas

Casino gambling is part of the American Dream. "The World Series of Poker" gets better ratings than the Super Bowl. But, even the gaming industry is in trouble...

Dark Days Ahead for Macau, Asia's Las Vegas?

If they built the casinos, the gamblers would come. That was the idea, anyway. Since a 40-year gambling monopoly ended in 2002 and the Sands Macau, the first...

All Bets Off for Las Vegas Sands' in Singapore?

As afternoon storm clouds gather, an almost daily occurrence in wet and steamy Singapore, work goes on as usual at the Marina Bay site of Las Vegas Sands' $4...

Las Vegas on the Gulf Coast?

All along the Gulf Coast, construction is driving the post-Katrina economic recovery, but the biggest and boldest bets in Mississippi are on gambling. Eight...

Las Vegas Power Players

MGM MIRAGE Kirk Kerkorian If other casino impresarios have brought sophistication to the new Las Vegas, MGM Mirage majority shareholder Kirk Kerkorian, 87, has...

Television: Viva Las Vegas

When conservative pundit and moral scold William Bennett was found, in 2003, to have lost millions of dollars gambling in Las Vegas and elsewhere, the reaction...

Spotlight On...: Las Vegas

MAIN EVENT Notre Dame de Paris, a splashy, messy spectacle for a town that's desperate to outgrow its tacky past SIDESHOW Josh and his chimp Tarzan, street...

Las Vegas: Tonight! Miracles, Live!

With Siegfried and Roy pulling down eight figures a year, David Copperfield levitating on the cover of Forbes (I'm guessing camera trick), and Vegas competing...

Tycoons: Action in Las Vegas

By his own account, Frank Sinatra has "admired and respected Howard Hughes for many years." But last week his feelings became less felicitous. While Recluse...