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We All Live in Vegas
by Francois Paolini
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Here is Las Vegas from the French photographer's camera, which sees the city from a totally different point of view. The coffee-table-sized book is packed with photos of colorful spirit and no text except for captions.
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Sharks in the Desert
by John Smith
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One of Nevada's finest newspaper columnists and authors here has penned one of the best biography-history combination books ever with tis work which focuses on those folks who made big money in the casino business. How HAS Las Vegas changed since the early days? Who were the visionaries, the entrepreneurs, those who anticipated what it has become today? Also, what changed the perception of Las Vegas as an 'outlaw city,' to 'a community that prospered because it remained intriguing and was able to constantly reinvent itself'? From Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel, the Flamingo and El Rancho to the earliest days of the Frontier and Stardust, Smith takes us on a historic trip, focusing on the people, their dreams, what went right, what went wrong and how it all led to the Las Vegas we know today.
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New Las Vegas Casino Developments

And the hits just keep on coming, Las Vegas-style. If there wasn't dust in the air, it would be time to worry.  But that's not going to happen anytime soon.  Just when you thought what else can they do, there's another plan, another theme to grab your curiousity and send you across the desert to see what's new. 

Las Vegas has at least ten major developments on the horizon.  Look for news on Planet Hollywood, Wynn's Encore, MGM Mirage's Project City Center, the Cosmopolitan, Trump's Vegas plans, Boyd Gaming's Echelon Resort,  Starwood's 'W Hotel' brand, the Ultimate Sports Resort, and more.

More Las Vegas Casino Developments

Tropicana casino Las Vegas getting $100 million renovation
The Tropicana Las Vegas will be going under a $100 million renovation
Monday, August 17, 2009

New Tropicana co-owner and chief executive Alex Yemenidjian is still getting himself and his team acclimated to their new surroundings. Without the luxury of being able to tear the property down in the current economic environment, Yemenidjian and his partners, Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp., are launching a nearly $100 million plan to renovate the 52-year-old property.
CitiCenter's Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas set for December debut
The Mandarin Oriental will open in early December at the base of CitiCenter
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Opening in early December 2009, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas will be a sophisticated sanctuary of modern elegance in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
Dubai World Pressing CityCenter Partner for Commitment
Dubai World Pressing CityCenter Partner for Commitment
Monday, April 13, 2009

Dubai World, which owns half of the financially troubled CityCenter project on the Strip, is pressing CityCenter partner MGM Mirage and CityCenter's bank lenders for a commitment that would allow the project to be completed without fear that the project would be thrown into bankruptcy, according to a source familiar with the plan.
MGM Mirage stock jumps at CityCenter news
Friday, April 03, 2009

A day after reports that Los Angeles-based Colony Capital might be the financial savior of the $8.7 billion CityCenter development, the project's partners remained relatively quiet. Investors and Wall Street, however, answered loudly.
CityCenter Partner Wants Out
CityCenter Partner Wants Out
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Survival of the $9.1 billion CityCenter development was questioned Monday when the investment arm of the Persian Gulf state of Dubai sued its partner, MGM Mirage, over concerns with the project's viability.
M Resort Las Vegas Hiring Additional 250 Employees
M Resort Las Vegas Hiring Additional 250 Employees
Friday, March 06, 2009

In an announcement made today by M Resort Spa Casino officials, the newest Las Vegas resort located on South Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway, the property will immediately hire an additional 250 team members. The resort has received a tremendous reaction to its new state-of-the-art architecture, friendly service philosophy and overall value.
MGM Mirage Taps Into Credit Line for CityCenter
Thursday, March 05, 2009

Just months ago MGM Mirage, with billions of dollars in cash at its disposal, was thought to be well braced for the recession. But last week's news that MGM Mirage has tapped the remaining money from a $4.5 billion credit line is adding anxiety among investors for the company's future.
Vdara at MGM Mirage CityCityCenter Now Accepting Reservations
Artist's rendering of the Vdara hotel at MGM Mirage's CityCenter
Thursday, February 26, 2009

This October, MGM MIRAGE will introduce its newest luxury boutique hotel on the world-famous Strip: Vdara Hotel. Vdara is now accepting reservations for Oct. 1, 2009 and beyond.
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