Top News & Analysis Las Vegas


  • Korea holds winning hand as Japan gambling bill dies Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 6:14 PM ET
    Hanging above the "Center Bar," a Pepsi-branded LED display with 2.1 million pixels.

    South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades.

  • Obama: Immigration system broken, everybody knows Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:31 PM ET
    A group of legal and undocumented immigrants watch U.S. President Barack Obama speaking about the country's immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, on a screen in New Brunswick, New Jersey, November 20, 2014.

    Obama's executive actions will "hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable" by offering them protection from deportation.

  • Wynn investigated for possible laundering: DJ Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:41 PM ET
    Wynn Macau casino resort, operated by Wynn Resorts, in Macau, China.

    Wynn Resorts is under investigation for potential money-laundering law violations, according to a new report from Dow Jones.

  • Obama to address immigration Thursday night Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The president will make his immigration announcement Thursday night, followed by a rally at a Las Vegas high school with Harry Reid on Friday.

  • $10 Million winning poker moment Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 12:22 PM ET
    $10 Million winning poker moment

    The 45th Annual World Series of Poker finished this week in Las Vegas. 26-Year old Swedish professional and 2014 WSOP Champion Martin Jacobson, speaks to Scott Wapner, about the moment he won.

  • Vegas bets on Massachusetts Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Vegas bets on Massachusetts

    Voters in Massachusetts decide Tuesday whether to repeal a law allowing casinos there, after companies like Wynn and MGM have already invested millions. Jane Wells takes a look at potential winners and losers.

  • Dallas Love Field reopens to an airfare war Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    A federal amendment expired, paving the way for Dallas Love Field to offer flights again and setting the stage for an airfare war.

  • Steve Wynn: I'm 'more scared' about US than China Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:50 PM ET
    Steve Wynn

    Casino tycoon Steve Wynn says government crackdowns in Macau and protests in Hong Kong don't worry him so much.

  • US scares Steve Wynn more than China Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    Steve Wynn, speaking in Boston, Jan. 22, 2014.

    CNBC's Jane Wells sits down with billionaire gaming king Steve Wynn to discuss the investing environment in China and why he is more concerned about polarization in America.

  • Jackpot! Gambling's impact on the US economy Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:05 PM ET
    Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The American Gaming Association's first report on the industry's impact on the economy found that, despite big money, gaming firms have had to adapt.

  • Meet creative mind behind slot machine games Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:58 PM ET
    Meet creative mind behind slot machine games

    Brad Rose designs slot machine games for WMS, part of Scientific Games. He's debuting new products at the Global Gaming Expo, and explains how he recruits college grads more used to videogames than slots.

  • Vegas doubles down on different future Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:51 PM ET
    Vegas doubles down on different future

    A new park and arena is being built as casino alternatives in Las Vegas, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Gaming's big bet on social Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    Gaming's big bet on social

    CNBC's Jane Wells provides a sneak peek on how the gaming industry is changing its strategy to attract new customers into the casinos.

  • Sin City's tech rehab Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    Sin City's tech rehab

    Could downtown Las Vegas be the next Silicon Valley? Nellie Bowles of Re/Code, discusses how Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is turning Sin City into landing spot for tech startups.

  • What to expect from CTIA's big wireless show Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Various mobile devices sit on display at the Qualcomm Inc. booth at the International CTIA Wireless conference.

    Between Apple's big product unveiling, carrier pricing battles, and potential M&A in the works, the stakes are high for the wireless industry.

  • Charge! Guests recoil as hotels pile on fees Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:19 AM ET
    hotel fees

    The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

  • A new way to join the 'Mile High Club' (for a fee) Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:50 PM ET
    The Love Cloud plane

    Love Cloud Vegas is an airline where people pay to go airborne so they can join the Mile High Club.

  • Owning Las Vegas Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:40 PM ET
    Owning Las Vegas

    Sam Nazarian, founder, chairman & CEO of SBE, discusses his recipe for success and how to stay relevant in the nightlife world. Nazarian explains the benefits of not outsourcing anything in his hotel.

  • Cocktail for Vegas success Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:37 PM ET
    Hanging above the "Center Bar," a Pepsi-branded LED display with 2.1 million pixels.

    CNBC's Jane Wells speaks to Sam Nazarian, founder, chairman & CEO of SBE, about the creation of his new SLS Las Vegas hotel and the wave of development hitting the strip in Las Vegas.

  • Inside the SLS Las Vegas: An LA club guru bets big Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Hanging above the "Center Bar," a Pepsi-branded LED display with 2.1 million pixels.

    As Sin City faces a shifting economic landscape, SLS Las Vegas is opening as the Strip's first major new casino hotel in five years.