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Nevada Casino 2014 Win Down from 2013

Updated: 2:31 PM - State analysts say Nevada's casinos - particularly those on the Las Vegas Strip - won less in December and the 12 months of 2014 than they did a year prior.

Bourbon Square Being Sold, Will Close Soon

Updated: 4:37 PM - The owner of the Bourbon Square Casino in downtown Sparks is selling the property to a local developer, who says it will close by the end of next week, but first there must be approval by gaming regulators.

Hackers Access Accounts of Local Business

Posted: 8:04 AM - Hackers accessed the online banking accounts of local business Consign Furniture on Monday. The bank caught the breach in time but the owner of that business is advising other businesses to keep a close eye on their accounts.

Year-to-Year Taxable Sales Up in Nevada

Posted: 01/29/2015 - Nevada officials are reporting that taxable sales statewide were up nearly 7 percent in November, compared with the same month a year earlier.

International Flights Boost Vegas Traffic

Posted: 01/29/2015 - A 12.5 percent increase in the number of international travelers last year helped push passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport to its highest level in six years.

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