April 7, 1985 |
Women in flowing gowns and clutching wilting bouquets and men in white suits stand in line with couples in jeans and T-shirts eating ice cream. An attendant moves quietly from couple to couple assuring everybody that they will be served as quickly as possible. The wedding business is booming in Nevada, the "quickie marriage" mecca of the United States. The gambling casinos of Reno and Las Vegas may be having a hard time, but wedding bells are ringing strong.
May 27, 2006 |
Las Vegas Sands Corp. won a hotly contested license to build Singapore's first casino, which could be the world's costliest casino-resort project by the time it opens in 2009. Singapore last year reversed its decades-old ban on casino gambling. Las Vegas Sands was selected for a license to build at Marina Bay over three other bidding groups -- MGM Mirage and CapitaLand Ltd.; Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and Keppel Land Ltd.; and Genting International and Star Cruises Ltd. The project, on a 50.
October 3, 1987
Two months ago I purchased two tickets for the Sept. 27 Rams game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals. The game was canceled due to the players' strike and I hear I'm due a full refund. I bought my tickets through a Ticketmaster outlet, so when I returned there for a refund I was not given a refund for the "ticket processing charge" ($2.25 a ticket), only the face value of the ticket itself. So I lose $4.50 in the deal. What a sham! I prefer to do my gambling in Las Vegas. RICHARD S. BORDEN Moorpark
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2003 |
Tribal casino betting grew 13% last year, four times faster than gambling in Las Vegas or on Mississippi riverboats. Tribal casinos took in $14.5 billion last year, compared with $12.8 billion in 2001, according to National Indian Gaming Commission data reported Tuesday by the Desert Sun. The study said nearly all the growth came from expansion of existing casinos.
July 29, 1999 |
MGM Grand Inc., the casino company controlled by billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, said it plans to open the first legal casino in Detroit today, after receiving approvals from the mayor and Michigan state gaming regulators on Wednesday. The $235-million temporary casino will be replaced in about four years with an $800-million permanent gambling resort. Las Vegas-based MGM Grand is developing MGM Grand Detroit in a partnership with a group of local investors. The Detroit market could generate $1.
September 2, 1987
A man suspected of being one of the "Marx Brothers Bandits" surrendered to federal authorities, four months after he was mistakenly set free in Nevada. Lawrence Edward Lockridge, 57, who was accidently released from the Clark County Detention Center on April 9, was arrested on the steps of the federal courthouse in Los Angeles a few days after he telephoned an attorney and announced that he wanted to turn himself in.