Two Las Vegas casino hotels will become the first known US commercial gambling houses to allow the use of the unregulated digital payment system bitcoin, casino officials said on Tuesday.Thursday, 23 January, 2014, 12:37am
Buying real estate can be a gamble, but punters right now are betting on Las Vegas. The resort city posted the highest gains of all United States markets in the latest S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values, climbing another 2 per cent in February.22 May 2013 - 4:22am
O.J. Simpson, an articulate ex-star athlete who once lived for the spotlight, was back on stage telling the grim story of a single Las Vegas afternoon in 2007 that sent him to prison. No longer the glamorous celebrity in an expensive suit, Simpson wore a drab prison uniform during Wednesday’s court appearance.17 May 2013 - 2:49am
Chinese high-tech companies have showcased some of the most eye-popping gear at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, bidding to reverse their lack of global brand recognition.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Wynn Resorts Ltd will form a new subsidiary to develop hotels and casinos outside Las Vegas, to be headed by Gamal Aziz, the former president and chief executive of MGM Hospitality, chairman Steve Wynn said.8 Jan 2013 - 3:13pm
A Las Vegas resort criticised for a suggestive ad promoting Guns N' Roses is apologising for the flap and changing the artwork.
Ads for the band's four-week run at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino depicted a dishevelled woman who appeared to have been raped beneath a "Welcome to Sin City" sign.7 Nov 2012 - 4:10am
US poker professional Greg Merson emerged victorious from a 12-hour final session to claim the World Series of Poker's biggest title and a US$8.5 million first prize.1 Nov 2012 - 3:26am
Astute Asian investors are taking a big gamble, putting their money and faith in one of the most dire real estate markets in America, one billed as the entertainment capital of the world which has not been at all enjoyable for investors since 2008.31 Oct 2012 - 12:16pm
A charter bus carrying foreign tourists back to Las Vegas from the Grand Canyon has crashed on an Arizona highway, killing the driver and injuring more than 20 passengers, six seriously.
Arizona highway patrol spokesman Carrick Cook said most of the passengers appeared to be from Asia or Europe, but he didn't have details.22 Oct 2012 - 3:28am
A gambling credit transfer of US$100,000 for a Hong Kong film company executive could be investigated by casino regulators in America because of his alleged triad links.
The transfer was on behalf of Charles Heung Wah-keung, chairman of Hong Kong-listed China Star Entertainment, from Sands' Venetian Las Vegas to the Sands Macau in January 2009.26 Aug 2012 - 4:59am
Pictures of a naked Prince Harry cavorting with a nude young woman in a Las Vegas hotel room were published on a US website yesterday
The photos are a potential embarrassment to Harry, the grandson of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and third in line to the throne, and the royal family.23 Aug 2012 - 4:17am
To Hong Kong's partygoers, Wan Chai is the place to get wasted while Central is the place for clubs and lounges - the usual higher-end stuff. With the opening of The Tonno, a 35,000 square feet, three-floor entertainment complex, could things be changing?14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Gilded mirrors line the walls of the reception area, a complete lion skin, with head attached, acts as a carpet, a grand wrought-iron staircase sweeps up towards the fitting room. People who head to Guo Pei's studio expecting the decor to be as outrageously flamboyant as her gowns are never disappointed.5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Brandon Flowers, the lead frontman for The Killers, recently released his debut solo album, Flamingo, which went straight to No 1 on Britain's album charts. Flowers originally wrote Flamingo for The Killers, but recorded it himself after they went on hiatus. The result is reminiscent of the band's sound, although with a much more personal touch.8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
Brandon Flowers, the leadman for The Killers, just released his debut solo album Flamingo, which went straight to No1 on Britain's album charts. Flowers originally wrote Flamingo for The Killers, but recorded it himself after they went on hiatus. The result is reminiscent of the band's sound, although with a much more personal touch.26 Sep 2010 - 12:00am