Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson changed his story. Appearing more subdued Monday than he did last week, Adelson admitted that he altered his testimony from what he told jurors five years ago, when they sided with Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen.
Mark Brenneman traces his history as manager of Shadow Creek, the swank, exclusive golf club owned by MGM Resorts International, to a day 12 years ago when he was caddying. His client that day was golfing great Nick Faldo.
Las Vegas’ $1.3 billion Trump International Hotel opened in March 2008 and got off to a rocky start. The high-end condos failed to sell. Owner Donald Trump had to shift strategy. The Great Recession dashed his hope for a second tower, and hundreds of investors sued him. Five years later, things have improved at the gold-plated tower. The investor lawsuits were dismissed, the condos once again are selling, and the hotel rooms are full.
A Nevada corrections officer faces criminal charges, after prison inmates accused him of having sexual relations with a woman convicted of killing a child. Eugenio Dimas, 51, is charged with official misconduct and having voluntary sex with Monique Maestas.
Congresswoman Dina Titus is renewing her fight to help feed needy schoolchildren on weekends. Backed by nearly three dozen Las Vegas chefs, the Nevada Democrat on Thursday morning began her latest push for her Weekends Without Hunger bill, an updated version of a failed proposal she originally introduced 2 1/2 years ago. The bill aims to provide funds to make nutritional meals available on weekends to poor students.
Structural experts for CityCenter are scheduled as early as Thursday to begin chipping away at sections of concrete in the 26-story unfinished tower on the Las Vegas Strip. They'll be searching for evidence of construction defects they hope to present to a jury this summer. MGM Resorts International, which owns half of CityCenter, seeks to prove flaws that halted construction on the $275 million Harmon four years ago were the fault of its former general contractor.
First, the sign came down. Then, the Moroccan-styled dome was dismantled. By the end of the week, it will be gone. The shuttered Sahara is slowly disappearing after almost 60 years in business, making way for a new Strip resort, the SLS Las Vegas. "SLS" stands for "style, luxury and service." Inside, the only remaining hint of the Sahara are ornate columns. The casino has been stripped to its concrete walls. The reception desk has been cleared. The Conga Room, buffet and coffee shops are gone.