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Las Vegas casinos to accept bitcoin virtual currency

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

Vegas beats tough odds

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

OJ Simpson testifies in bid for new Vegas trial

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 tech firms pump up volume at CES show in Las Vegas

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 forms subsidiary to develop hotels outside Las Vegas

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

Promoter apologises for Guns N' Roses poster

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

Poker king Greg Merson wins US$8.5m prize in Las Vegas

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

Asians spinning the wheel

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

Tourists' Grand Canyon trip ends in bus crash

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

HK film boss Charles Heung may face casino probe

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