Top News & Analysis Las Vegas

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials say Affinity Gaming, the Las Vegas- based owner of 11 casinos in Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Iowa, has been sold for $580 million to a New York private equity firm. Affinity owns the Silver Sevens hotel-casino in Las Vegas, three hotel-casinos in the Nevada- California state line town of Primm, and the Rail City Casino in Sparks.

  • The $622- million purchase by the Qatar Investment Authority comes as the Doha fund increases its investments in the U.S. as the small country on the Arabian Peninsula tries to cope with low global oil and gas prices. The trust owns a total of 14 office properties and six retail properties around the New York area. Tiny Qatar, an OPEC member, is a strong regional ally...

  • NEW YORK— With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation. Travel experts say families worried about Zika are now looking to Arizona and Southern California to get some sun, along with cooler weather locales such as New England and Canada.

  • Mobileye, a key supplier of vision-based sensing systems, and Delphi, a provider of automotive safety systems, said they plan to begin testing a jointly developed turn-key system for self-driving cars early next year. The Mobileye/ Delphi alliance is the latest in a series of partnerships aimed at speeding deployment of automated driving systems.

  • Automakers and technology firms are striking new alliances to commercialize self-driving cars after being caught off guard by Silicon Valley companies such as Alphabet Inc, Tesla Motors Inc and Apple Inc, which have invested millions of dollars in the technology. Delphi and Mobileye said they will demonstrate their autonomous driving system in urban and...

  • SOMERVILLE, Mass.— No more legal hurdles stand in the way of Wynn's long-delayed Boston- area casino after Somerville announced Monday it was withdrawing the last of its challenges. Mayor Joseph Curtatone announced the city north of Boston won't appeal a decision last month by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection that granted Wynn a...

  • Conor McGregor arrives at a UFC 202 mixed martial arts news conference, Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in Las Vegas.

    Conor McGregor is still the favorite in Saturday's rematch versus Nate Diaz at UFC 202. For all his new-found calm, tempers flared again this week.

  • Olympic betting in full swing

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin takes a look at beating the odds in Vegas on the Olympics games.

  • Wynn Casinos PKG

    Wynn Resorts' Chairman Steve Wynn says the non-gaming entertainment will differentiate his resorts and attract visitors.

  • Macau Gaming

    After China's anti-corruption drive, we can expect regulations to favor the mass market gaming segment, says Union Gaming Group MD Grant Govertsen.

  • MACAU— From a pair of giant golden dragons encircling a vast man-made lagoon to phoenix and cloud motifs inside, Steve Wynn's Macau resort brims with auspicious Chinese symbolism. Macau, a former Portuguese colony near Hong Kong, is the world's biggest casino market, with revenues four times those of the Las Vegas Strip. But China's slowing economy and President...

  • *Wynn Palace most expensive Macau resort yet. *Wynn says Macau becoming "normalized". MACAU, Aug 17- U.S. casino tycoon Steve Wynn's newest pleasure palace in Macau boasts massive dancing fountains but the Chinese territory is anything but bubbly as it prepares to welcome the $4 billion resort to its struggling glitter strip next week.

  • *Wynn Palace most expensive Macau resort yet. MACAU, Aug 17- U.S. casino tycoon Steve Wynn's newest pleasure palace in Macau boasts massive dancing fountains but the Chinese territory is anything but bubbly as it prepares to welcome the $4 billion resort to its struggling glitter strip next week. Casino bosses are upbeat, saying the new resorts on the Cotai strip...

  • Top Cities to start businesses

    CNBC ranks the emerging hot spots for small businesses based on their tax and regulatory climate, low cost of living and skilled workforce.

  • Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

    After spending $350 million to revitalize downtown Las Vegas, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh reveals what he wishes he'd done differently.

  • Refurbished neon signs brighten up the once blighted Fremont St. in downtown Las Vegas where Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh has contributed $350 million for redevelopment.

    The best metric of success is the number of serendipitous encounters between people of different backgrounds, says Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, reflecting on his $350 million investment in the revitalization of recession-hit downtown Las Vegas, nearly five years into the project.

  • Store attendants help customers at an Apple store

    Apple said it plans to offer rewards of up to $200,000 to researchers who find critical security bugs in its products.

  • The contest was sponsored by DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the U.S. military laboratory credited with creating the Internet. DARPA spent $55 million on the effort, which it dubbed the first "capture the flag" hacking contest played solely by computers. DARPA program director Mike Walker said the seven machines succeeded in...

  • The event, known as the Cyber Grand Challenge, concluded Thursday evening in a Las Vegas convention center ballroom after a digital battle among software programs running on seven supercomputers on a stage in a Las Vegas ballroom. The hacking competition was sponsored by DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the U.S. military laboratory...

  • The event, known as the Cyber Grand Challenge, concluded Thursday evening in a Las Vegas convention center ballroom after a digital battle among software programs running on seven supercomputers on a stage in a Las Vegas ballroom. The hacking competition was sponsored by DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the U.S. military laboratory...