Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez continue grand Las Vegas wedding tradition

Bennifer do their part for the Nevada economy

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Bugsy Siegel murder 75 years ago changed Las Vegas forever

His death at age 41 opened up gambling mecca to other mobsters and their financiers

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What’s Buried Here, Stays Here: the few famous graves of Las Vegas (Part 5)

A look at the life and death of Robin Leach and Richard (Old Man) Harrison

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Despite big talk, Las Vegas economy remains a one-trick pony

Notwithstanding recession and pandemic, diversification away from gambling remains an elusive goal

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What’s buried here, stays here: the few famous graves of Las Vegas (Part 4)

Benny Binion and Nick the Greek join the list

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Overlooking Las Vegas, the mystique–and myths–of Mount Charleston

Sitting as it does in the Mojave Desert of southern Nevada, less than 300 miles from Mexico, the immediate Las Vegas area has pretty mild winters, with no snow most years. Except for this: A scan of the mountainous horizon … Continue reading

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Las Vegas hospital co-founded by casino skim mobster loses appeal of big Medicare overbilling claim

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is on the hook to the feds for nearly $20 million.

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What the second victim of Robert Durst says about Las Vegas

Susan Berman was the only child of a casino mobster, and loved it

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Las Vegas predictions for 2022

Trump, Covid, the mob–they’re all here

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Forbes 400 roster in Las Vegas falls to two

And despite desert living they use a lot of water,too

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COVID-19 pandemic still hits Las Vegas worse that U.S.–just like 1918 Spanish flu

Per-capita death rate is 13% worse than the national rate

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A warning to would-be Las Vegas visitors

COVID-19 death rate is four times the national average

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Las Vegas hospital accused of big Medicare overbilling was co-founded by mobster linked to casino skim

Moe Dalitz was an original partner in Sunrise Hospital

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Pandemic has killed more Las Vegas folks per capita than rest of U.S.

Death rate is 7% worse than the country’s

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Las Vegas locals are told to stay home and let tourists face coronavirus

To Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, jobs are the thing

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In Las Vegas, Trump tries to rig Nevada election outcome–like Abe Lincoln did

Nevada gained statehood in 1864 just in time to vote for the Republican incumbent

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Post-pandemic, what will be left of the Las Vegas Strip?

Social distancing will retard recovery of the Sin City economy

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Carolyn Goodman isn’t the mayor of the Las Vegas Strip, or me

She draws national scorn for CNN interview calling for economic reopenings but disclaiming the coronavirus consequences

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Social distancing Las Vegas-style

Tourists still crowd for photo at famous Strip icon

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Coronavirus crisis suggests Las Vegas economy remains a one-trick pony

Since the Great Recession, there hasn’t been much diversification away from “sin stuff”

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