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While some are working towards bringing MLS or NHL teams here, Vegas is a basketball city.

No professional sport makes as much sense for Vegas as basketball

December 3rd, 2014

While some are working towards bringing MLS or NHL teams here, Vegas is a basketball city.

  • Annual checkup: The Downtown hotel and casino celebrated its one-year anniversary late last month.

  • Veteran chef Tsutomo Molde's just-off-Strip Japanese steakhouse draws a diverse, very Vegas crowd.

  • Why the property works, just the way it is.

  • “We’re not here to build a hotel and move on,” Sam Nazarian said at the pre-opening press conference. “This is who we are. And we’re ...

  • Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

  • The hotel-within-a-hotel concept hasn’t exactly changed the game on the Strip. Could Delano change that?

  • "It’s all very pretty, embellished and ornate, but I can’t shake how Barbary Coast it still feels."

  • MGM Grand just finished refurbishing its 254-foot-tall, 94-foot-wide sign on Las Vegas Boulevard, retrofitting the big “MGM” letters with more than 13,000 custom-made LED pucks ...

  • In lieu of the tourist attractions of yesteryear (think: Sirens of Ti, the Bellagio Fountains), several properties are building shopping centers close to the Boulevard.

  • With its spiffy new look, the property's renovation is on par with those at the Tropicana and Downtown's Plaza and the D.

  • Much more than a renovation of the Sahara, SLS could have a larger impact on the Strip.

  • Robbed by the recession, we didn’t get to see what Las Vegas was supposed to be in 2013. The Incidental Tourist explores what the Strip ...

  • Breaking News

    Sam Nazarian has been the driving force behind SLS Las Vegas, but he encountered serious difficulty two weeks ago when ...

  • A&E

    Hakkasan Group initiated a major shakeup of the Strip’s nightlife business today with plans to acquire another prominent nightlife company, The Light Group, for $36 ...

  • A&E

    Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit returns to the Strip from April 23-26. Star chefs including Michael Mina, Masa Takayama, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Guy Savoy will ...

  • A&E

    Star chefs Emeril Lagasse and Daniel Boulud created the ultimate in fabulous food with five courses before “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro wheeled in one ...

  • Dining

    Also, Hash House A Go Go is coming to Henderson in February.

  • A&E

    Extreme Thing attracted the high school and early-20s sets, who have taken to Facebook demanding answers.

  • A&E

    Also: Bass Drum of Death at Beauty Bar, Zola Jesus and The Growlers at Bunkhouse.

  • Dining

    We all love Lotus of Siam, and we've all discovered Chada. What great Thai restaurants are we missing?

  • Dining

    After a pre-opening tasting, it seems like Summerlin has another great Asian dining option.

  • Nightlife

    Because your favorite store's wait list is probably long gone.

  • Features

    Space food, cute overload (for your feet), great brews and music and so much more in our annual guide to giving.

  • Site Feature

    Up close, personal and behind the scenes at Fitness America Weekend—these men and women have pushed their bodies to the max.

  • Nightlife

    And the eccentric-millionaire-kitsch vibe is still intact.

  • Dining

    SLS is still new but it’s already clear that dining is the main reason to visit, and Cleo is a great place to begin.

  • Music

    For an artist who often seems to delight in denying audiences what they want, Billy Corgan was remarkably accommodating.

  • Unions

    Audio, images and artifacts chronicle its nearly 80-year relationship with the hotel industry at the UNLV Lied Library.

  • Food

    The newest Coca-Cola product is a low-calorie soda sweeted with Stevia extract and cane sugar. But how does it taste?

  • Entertainment

    It could have been the next Game of Thrones. Oh well.

  • A&E

    Everyone knows about 2014's Zeppelin, Dylan and Springsteen sets. Here are three others you might have missed.