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Aug 10, 2017

Burgers aren’t exactly known as nutritional powerhouses, considering the saturated fat the average one contains. And then there’s the hefty environmental impact of beef cattle, which is higher than dairy cattle, pigs or poultry. But we sure do love our burgers, which have become a staple of the American diet on levels ranging from fast food to haute cuisine.

Jul 11, 2017

Most marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas reported similar results during the first week of legal recreation sales: Long lines of eager customers and strong revenue.

Jun 29, 2017

Learning about the operational side of the casino industry today goes beyond how to deal cards or having an understanding of how slot game math works. Gaming—and the hospitality infrastructure that frames it—is big business, and more institutions of higher learning are recognizing this.

Jun 27, 2017

It was Station Casinos’ flagship property when it opened in 1997, a resort that easily could have been built on the Strip instead of in suburban Henderson.

Jun 7, 2017

There's an illustration on the MGM Resorts International corporate website that depicts a marvelous fantasyland consisting of the company's resorts and attractions. Set on what looks like a jungle archipelago, the iconic shapes of the Aria, Excalibur and Circus Circus rise above the canopy while a curtain of waterfalls splashes into the sea.

May 31, 2017

The Trump Organization’s methodology for measuring the revenue and profit it earns from foreign governments’ patronage is in line with hospitality industry accounting practices, despite coming under fire for a lack of transparency.

May 25, 2017

Many hotels today are like older cars, in that technology has enabled them to really push their performance, but it also becomes a limiting factor if the existing structure cannot keep bolting on new solutions to old systems.

May 24, 2017

Just before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate all profits earned from foreign governments back to the U.S. Treasury.

May 18, 2017

Many hotels today are like older cars, in that technology has enabled them to really push their performance, but it also becomes a limiting factor if the existing structure cannot keep bolting on new solutions to old systems.

Apr 26, 2017

Las Vegas is a gambling mecca that attracts millions of tourists from around the world with its great climate and entertainment-packed resorts. Those millions of visitors, hotel marketing experts say, can be categorized into four buckets: wholesale customers, group customers, FIT (free independent travelers) and casino discount customers.

Apr 20, 2017

Independent coffee shop and eatery Makers & Finders Urban Coffee Bar has scrapped its Henderson expansion plan for now, but a second location in Summerlin is brewing.

Apr 12, 2017

The good old days of widespread free parking at casinos ended in 2016. Now, with some properties raising those initial fees beginning Wednesday, it’s enough to make you yearn for the halcyon days of last year when parking was just cheaper.

Apr 11, 2017

The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration received $24.4 million from the Nevada government in 2015 to construct a new home for its nation-leading hospitality program. But without several of Vegas’ most well-known gaming companies and entrepreneurs, the project wouldn’t have been possible.

Apr 10, 2017

You can’t say the new $59 million, 93,500-square-foot building under construction at UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration signals a coming of age for the program if only because the program has already grown up.

Mar 30, 2017

It’s a tradition unlike other and the unofficial start of spring for golf fans nationwide. But the beauty of April flowers at Augusta National Golf Club, once a plant nursery, belies the danger lurking for the 94 participants in the 81st Masters Tournament. Plenty of prayers will be made around Amen Corner, to be sure. And we may even see some showers from the eyes of those who overcome and succumb to the pressure alike.

Mar 22, 2017

UNLV’s William F. Harrah Hotel College was recently ranked the world’s best for hospitality and leisure. The annual QS World University Rankings highlight top-performing programs in 46 disciplines and this year added Hospitality & Leisure Management as one of four new “by subject” categories. The Harrah Hotel College took the top spot in the inaugural subject ranking and was followed by Switzerland’s Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Mar 22, 2017

When Bill Murray struggled with the line “For relaxing times, make it Suntory time” in the 2010 film “Lost in Translation,” the very idea his director was so intense over a Japanese whisky was part of the joke. The nation was not, at the time, known for its whisky.

Mar 16, 2017

Curation has become a potent force in corporate training and university education. The internet and the resources it brings to the learning process have put hard-copy handouts and textbooks in the rearview mirror for many instructors. While an author a “curated interactive text” still prepares written content as in the past, he or she now collects digital assets such as videos and galleries, and integrates them into the document. Written content is now turbocharged with the ability to immediately read linked documents, review company websites, and listen to podcasts.