Former governors Bob List and Richard Bryan led Nevada during an era of unprecedented growth and economic prosperity. They look back with us on how the state has changed during the last 30 years, and where we are going next.
The Gaming Control Board has opened an investigation into the links between organized crime and the junket operators that bring the gamblers from the Chinese mainland to Macau. Those ferry companies also control the VIP rooms where many gamblers play cards and they extend credit and collect debts because casinos cannot legally collect gambling debts under Chinese law. The reports of mob involvement were published by a union local on a special Web site it has created to publicize the problems. So what will happen if the allegations are proven true? Is this a storm in a teacup or could it lead to a big shakeup in the world's biggest casino companies?
Las Vegas has recently been added to the top 10 cities for organized retail crime, according to a recent survey from the National Retail Federation. The report outlined that of the 129 local retailers surveyed, nearly 95% said they’ve been a victim of organized retail crime in the past 12 months.