In The News: Office of Economic Development
Las Vegas is a world reference in gaming exploration, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. Of the 193 UN member countries, about 75% have legalized gambling. Brazil is among the 25% that have not yet legalized. Las Vegas annually receives 40 million visitors. Of this total, more than 130 thousand are Brazilian.
Georgia lawmakers are once again looking at gambling to bring in more money to help fund the HOPE scholarship.
Earlier this month, 60 Australian and international game regulators attended the first casino and game regulation program held in Australia.
A diverse economy is stronger than one based on only one or two industries. Traditionally, Nevada’s economic foundations have depended on mining and travel, tourism and hospitality. When the last recession hit even the hospitality industry, a serious move to diversify the economy began.
Earlier this month, 60 Australian and international gaming regulators attended the first ever casino and gaming regulation program held in Australia.
Liquor & Gaming New South Wales (L&GNSW) and UNLV’s International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) conducted the inaugural regulatory program in Sydney earlier this month. The program was informed by feedback from regulators across Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore and focused on international best practice in gaming regulation. The course also provided opportunities for participants to share knowledge and learnings from their respective jurisdictions to help improve gaming regulation and collaboration across the Asia-Pacific.
Since the enactment of a law in July 2018 allowing legalized casinos to open in Japan, large-scale resort operators from the United States have been boosting their promotional activities to enter the fray of Japan's budding casino market.
Legal sports wagering is spreading; online and mobile betting is increasing, and the NFL's RedZone channel is almost addictive. But there's nothing quite like wagering and watching games in Las Vegas. Its sports books lead the way in technology, comfort, and camaraderie. With multiple games broadcast on multiple screens, with bets riding on nearly every play, there can be anticipatory hushes, lusty cheers and despairing boos simultaneously.
As Macao’s leading developer of integrated resorts, Sands China Ltd. maintains a continuous focus on contributing to the local community and making it a better place to live through initiatives like Sands Cares and Project Protect, which promote a strong quality of life and foster a positive environment.
Sands China has continued its Responsible Gaming Ambassador advanced training programme, aimed at educating team members on how to create a positive environment at all the company’s properties.
When Anthony Rufo began preparations to launch his digital companion company HAPPIE Home — a device for caregivers that’s similar to voice assistants like Google Home — he decided Las Vegas would be the perfect location.
It’s the perfect startup Cinderella story. After launching inside Jeff Bezos’ garage in 1994 as strictly an online bookstore, Amazon has since become a household name, earning more than $230 billion in net sales last year. Today, Amazon echo smart speakers and packages with the famous Amazon smile can be found in millions of homes across the country.