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Ed Komenda

Technology reporter

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  • Las Vegas

    Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

    The announcement arrived today in the form of a banner across the forthcoming resort’s website, where SBE Entertainment CEO Sam Nazarian posted a blog item about the opening.

  • Las Vegas

    Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

    Executives of AEG and MGM Resorts International have released renderings of their $350 million, 20,000-seat arena.

  • General

    Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

    A Las Vegas Strip nightclub patron was shot dead early this morning after he tackled and wrestled with an armed, disgruntled patron who had just shot two security officials at Drai’s nightclub. Metro Sheriff Doug Gillespie identified the suspect as Benjamin Frazier, 41, of Las Vegas.

  • Breaking News

    Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

    The High Roller’s towering wheel is complete. Under overcast skies, construction crews today installed the last section of the observation wheel on the Las Vegas Strip. Resembling a giant bicycle rim, the 550-foot wheel is one step closer to becoming the largest in the world — bigger than the London Eye and Singapore Flyer.

  • Breaking News

    Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

    Caesars Entertainment has revealed a list new tenants slated to open within its $550-million Linq development.

  • Business

    Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

    An outsider might conclude there's a lot of partying going on in an employees-only floor at the Bellagio. There's no bar in sight but still the place smells like booze. Inch closer to a pair of double doors across the hall from the resort’s carpentry office, and the alcoholic aroma grows stronger. Peek through a pair of windows and you find the source.

  • Breaking News

    Monday, Aug. 5, 2013

    Treasure Island wants build a three-story shopping center on the Las Vegas Strip. If approved by Clark County commissioners Wednesday, TI would have to eliminate a third of its Sirens of TI lagoon to make room for the 46,000-square-foot center. Spread over 19.5 acres, it would include a pharmacy, retail shops, restaurants and an automobile salesroom.

  • Business

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013

    For months, there has been the steady buzz of saws, the hammering of nails and the grumbling of bulldozers. Now, at the end of a 1,200-foot pedestrian walkway, a 550-foot-tall observation wheel is taking shape. Developers of Caesars Entertainment's Linq offered a sneak peek today of the development, a $550-million dining, retail and entertainment promenade expected to open in December.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    Imagine wakeboarding in the shadow of the Las Vegas Strip or snowboarding before heading to the tables. Sounds crazy, but if a 34-year-old Australian businessman has his way, that will be a reality come 2014. Entrepreneur Josh Kearney hopes to open a $50 million amusement park in the heart of Las Vegas by the end of next year.

  • Gaming

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    It’s 8 p.m. July 11, 2033. Hot and getting hotter. There’s a high of 117 outside McCarran International Airport, and you’re fighting the odd desire to crack an egg over the asphalt, Tweetagram it. You can see the Strip through the glass window at arrivals. It looks roughly the same as you remember—the iconic shapes of the Luxor, Paris and Wynn still cutting through the sky—but you’ve heard a lot has changed since your last visit. “You want in?” your girlfriend asks, sitting in a semicircle of friends. She’s put together a Texas hold ’em table on her tablet, connected to a pack of players in a hotel room at Caesars Palace.