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Places Some Celebs Aren't Allowed to Go

Lil Wayne can't party at the Wynn Hotel

(Newser) - Lil Wayne may no longer be behind bars, but he found himself barred all the same while in Vegas. The rapper had planned to party (sober, we're assuming, since he's prohibited from drinking for three years) at the Wynn after a performance with Drake, only to find out he wasn't... More »

Brooks' Vegas Gigs Sell Out in 5 Hours

30K tickets sell briskly as country star ends retirement

(Newser) - Country music superstar Garth Brooks can still pack 'em in, selling out 30,000 tickets in five hours yesterday for a series of 20 small-scale Vegas shows that will end his retirement for the time being. The Oklahoma cowboy will put on four shows a weekend for five weekends in... More »

Under Pressure, Wells Fargo Cancels Vegas Junket

(Newser) - Wells Fargo, which received $25 billion in TARP funds, has canceled a swanky corporate retreat in Las Vegas after criticism began to mount, the AP reports. The bank had booked 12 nights at two pricey hotels to recognize top employees. Wells Fargo initially defended the retreat when news of it... More »

What Downturn? Vegas Gets New $2.3B Resort

Mogul riding high while rivals, Vegas struggle

(Newser) - Recession has dimmed the glittering lights of Las Vegas, but it hasn’t stopped hotel and casino mogul Steve Wynn, AFP reports. Wynn is preparing to open the lavish $2.3 billion resort Encore on Monday as Sin City weathers its worst economic meltdown in decades. “I don't owe... More »

Barkley Pays Up, But It's Not Over Yet

Ex-NBA star must shell out more for DA's fee

(Newser) - Former NBA great Charles Barkley has paid off his $400,000 gambling debt to a Las Vegas casino, but he's still got a charge left to settle: the district attorney's office is levying a $40,000 processing fee. Barkley says he hadn't known about the extra charge, but plans to... More »

Spas Get the Vegas Treatment

Relaxation is another of Sin City's pricey pastimes

(Newser) - Las Vegas' go-big-or-go-home attitude runs from its slots to its spas, which now rival the Dead Sea as the world's favored soaking grounds, W reports. But what separates Sin City from Baden-Baden is the de-emphasis on escaping it all: At these luxury bathhouses, seeing and being seen is equally important... More »

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