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Las Vegas and the Global Casino We Call Wall Street

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Maybe death, pleasure, security, and risk are the products of this region. The risk: One day driving down the Strip about a decade ago, I realized that every hotel tower, every fountain, and every chandelier was largely paid for by losing bets. I understood for the first time what gambling really means.

Las Vegas Casino Holiday Exhibits Draw Tourists During Off-Season

AP | By HANNAH DREIER | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas has mostly shelved its attempt to rebrand itself as a family-friendly wonderland. But there's one exception: the dreaded ...

PHOTOS: Vegas' First Hotel & Casino Gets A Facelift

Posted 10.11.2012 | Travel

2012 was touted as the "Year of Downtown Las Vegas" by Mayor Carolyn Goodman last spring. Much attention has always been paid to The Strip, but downto...

Baccarat Is The New Blackjack

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

LAS VEGAS — In the days before the Chinese New Year celebration began this week, six high rollers sat down at the private baccarat tables one da...

All Out: Nevada's Biggest Casinos' Saw A Boost In Losses In 2011

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Nevada's largest casinos suffered a combined $4 billion loss in 2011. A report released Friday by the state Gaming Control Board...

MGM Mirage Cuts 440 Jobs

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Las Vegas casino operator MGM Mirage has said it is cutting 440 jobs, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, signaling the effect of a slowing e...