Ed Komenda

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Online gaming hasn’t lived up to its hype
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Initial projections were optimistic, but the reality has been that the revenue produced by Internet poker sites has been basically negligible, though some remain bullish on the prospects ...
Ruvo Center: We are not meeting the challenge of curing Alzheimer’s disease
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The center set out this year to analyze all clinical trials of drugs tested on Alzheimer’s patients in the United States. The researchers' findings: only 244 drugs have been ...
Ride the High Roller wheel for under $20; prices dropped for summer
Monday, June 23, 2014
Tickets to ride the world’s tallest observation wheel now carry a cheaper, summertime price tag. When the High Roller at the Linq opened in late March, tickets ranged from $24.99 to $59.99. Here’s a look at the new summertime rates, which run through Sept. 1 ...
Is gambling being spread too far?
Sunday, June 22, 2014
New opportunities to gamble create new gamblers — and, in turn, new problem gamblers. So is it wise to unleash gambling on every state in the nation rather than contain it to just a few places where it can be controlled?
Humble hot dog still has some magic left on the Strip
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Cheap eats are increasingly difficult to find in Las Vegas, but there are still inexpensive frankfurters to be found, especially for sports fans.
Food fight: Why we have so many markets
Sunday, June 1, 2014
There are more than 150 grocery stores in Southern Nevada vying for shoppers’ dollars. It’s a competitive market, but it may not have reached its saturation point. As with any transient city, new residents bring with them preferences from home. There’s something for everyone, so most markets serve a particular slice of ...
Bitcoin isn’t worth the headache
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Given that you can use bitcoins at a Las Vegas It seems the quirky trend is here to stay no matter how many skeptics hem and haw. The fortunes of this magical currency can rise and fall on a whim, and because it’s not backed by a central bank, prudent economists advise against gambling real, hard-earned dollars on it.
Your brain in 10 years
Sunday, May 18, 2014
If the dreams of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health come true, the brain will be at the top of people’s mind in 10 years. We’ll wake up at dawn to hit the gym for an hour before packing up a healthy lunch and heading to work. We’ll make sure to get brain scans, even if we show no symptoms of disease, to check for toxic proteins that can fuel debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s. We’ll teach our kids about the brain and how important it is to maintain. For the past five years, the minds at the Ruvo Center have been...
Why China loves Las Vegas
Sunday, May 11, 2014
They’re buying into Las Vegas like never before.



They’re pumping cash into major resort projects and big stage productions on the Strip and they’re purchasing single-family homes in quiet neighborhoods. Who are they? Chinese investors. And they’re propelling Las Vegas’ recovery from the recession. They are quietly helping to bankroll the $415-million SLS Las Vegas, a nightclub-themed resort set to replace the Rat Pack stomping grounds of the Sahara and...

You won’t believe what Sheldon Adelson said this time
Friday, May 9, 2014
Less than a week after spouting off about online gambling to a crowd at UNLV, Las Vegas Sands Corp. boss Sheldon Adelson stepped out from behind the curtain to speak again. This time, the GOP super-donor …