LAS VEGAS (AP) — The real winner of the much-hyped boxing matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao may have been Nevada casinos who saw their slot machine and table game fortunes rise by more than $1 billion in a busy May.
Talk about a photographic memory. In his 26 years taking photos for the Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush has witnessed the evolution of the modern Strip. If there was an implosion, he shot it. New casinos growing from the rubble? He chronicled it. Grand opening fireworks? He was there.
The year 2011 is setting up to be a big year in entertainment in Las Vegas. Celine comes back, downtown continues to be redeveloped and acts like Jabbawockeez are changing the way some casinos think about entertainment.