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Regulators could decide soon on casinos' exit from Nevada Power

26 November 2015
CARSON CITY -- Draft orders posted Wednesday by state regulators would allow three major gaming companies to leave as customers of Nevada Power Co. and secure their own electricity supplies on the open market, but only upon payment collectively of $126.6 million in exit fees. All three exit applications by MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands Corp. ... (read more)
 

Casino operators want options to $965M power plant

8 October 2015
CARSON CITY — Southern Nevada hotel-casino operators are asking state regulators to mandate that Nevada Power provide detailed information on other competitive options to contrast with the utility company's preliminary proposal to build a new $965 million gas plant to meet Southern Nevada's future energy needs. ... (read more)
 

Strip gaming companies opt to delay utilities exit applications

24 June 2015
Just days after the Nevada Public Utilities Commission denied an application by the data storage company Switch to leave Nevada Power Co. and seek its own energy supply on the wholesale market, three major Strip gaming companies opted Tuesday to delay their exit applications by two months. Exit applications from Wynn Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International and the Las Vegas Sands Corp. ... (read more)
 

Nevada small limo companies push back against anti-competitive regulation

22 May 2015
Uber versus the taxi industry isn’t the only transportation fight underway in the Nevada Legislature this session. Several small limousine companies are pushing a bill that they say would allow them to increase their fleets without unfair interference by the big taxi and limo company operators, such as Bell Trans and other members of the Livery Operators Association of Las Vegas. ... (read more)
 

MGM Resorts files application to leave Nevada Power Co.

20 May 2015
CARSON CITY — MGM Resorts International has followed through with an application with state regulators to leave Nevada Power Co. and purchase its own electricity on the wholesale market, joining Wynn Las Vegas and Las Vegas Sands Corp. The application dated May 12 was filed with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission. ... (read more)
 

Gaming companies seek to leave Nevada Power, utility considers adding capacity

11 May 2015
CARSON CITY — The timing seemed a bit ironic. On Earth Day last month, just as a hearing was getting underway on data-storage company Switch’s application to leave Nevada Power Co. and buy 34 megawatts of power on the wholesale market, the utility’s parent company issued a little-noticed press release. ... (read more)
 

Add Caesars to list of big companies seeking to drop Nevada Power

24 April 2015
CARSON CITY — The list of large companies seeking to leave Nevada Power to secure their own cheaper energy is growing. At a hearing that got underway Wednesday to determine if the data storage company Switch should be able to leave as a customer of Nevada Power and purchase its own electricity on the ... (read more)
 

Major casinos, Switch want to leave NV Energy

10 April 2015
CARSON CITY — Three major Southern Nevada hotel-casino companies want to follow the lead of Switch and leave NV Energy to secure their own power supplies. In letters sent to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission and obtained by political blogger Jon Ralston, Wynn Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas Sands Corp. ... (read more)
 

Assemblyman pushes for lottery at Nevada Legislature

20 March 2015
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- It is said that a person has a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery. But the dismal odds of winning the lottery are nothing compared to Assembly­man Harvey Munford’s quest to get a proposal through the Legislature to allow a lottery to operate in Nevada. ... (read more)
 

Nevada Supreme Court upholds 'markers law'

27 February 2015
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of the state’s “markers law” in a case involving a high roller who failed to pay off a combined $384,000 in markers he took from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Caesars Palace, The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino and The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino in the fall of 2008. ... (read more)

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