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TICK, TOCK, HARD ROCK: Recalling the resort’s heyday and highlights as demolition and transformation begin

When the Hard Rock Cafe opened with an Aerosmith concert in September 1990, thousands crowded the intersection of Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue to herald a new brand of entertainment to Las Vegas.

Hostess Kathryn Bohannon and bartender Cindy Faraci remember the night vividly. When the sound system went down and the band’s performance was delayed, a near-riot broke out, they recalled.

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PROBLEM-GAMING TAMING:  Caesars Entertainment properties mark three decades of initiatives to curb gambling addiction  

When the alluring machines and enticing tables on the casino floor become an unhealthy addiction, when money for a mortgage or car or tuition payment is part of the action, gambling stops being fun.

That’s why it’s important that casino employees keep alert, and why Caesars Entertainment Corp. has led the industry with its Responsible Gaming program.

In 2019, Caesars marks 30 years since it began creating employee-training initiatives and investing in cutting-edge technology and research to advance techniques and tools to prevent underage gaming and stem problem gaming.

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LVCVA chief outlines major tourism projects at governor’s summit  

When a McCarran International Airport official told the Governor’s Global Tourism Summit on Nov. 13 that El Al’s launch of direct service between Tel Aviv and Las Vegas earlier this year was a Christmas gift for the region, Steve Hill couldn’t resist: “[It] was probably a Hanukkah present, not a Christmas present.”

Hill, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (which produces Las Vegas Newswire), elaborated on the close relationship LVCVA has forged with McCarran to draw more air traffic, which benefits the whole state. Hill addressed the issue during the summit at the Plaza Hotel.

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