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Red Rock Resort Wins Casino of the Year

Red Rock Resort Wins Casino of the Year


Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa has been named Casino of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.

The resort received the award because it played host to so many country music artists in 2012. It will be honored during the ACM award show, which is set to air on CBS on Sunday, April 7.

The award will be officially presented to the casino during an off-camera industry celebration in Nashville in the fall.

This is the fifth time Station Casinos has won this award. Boulder Station and Green Valley Ranch have both won the award in the past.

Red Rock Resort is home to a weekly performance of Nashville Unplugged, which is a showcase for singer-songwriters Brian McComas and Aaron Benward, along with up-and-coming country talent.



Red Rock Resort Nominated for ACM Award

Red Rock Resort Nominated for ACM Award


While most awards will be given to country music artists at the Academy of County Music Awards in April, one of the nominees is actually a Las Vegas resort.

The Red Rock Resort has been nominated for Casino of the Year. It is the only Las Vegas resort nominated this year. It is competing against Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California; Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights, Washington and WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

Boulder Station won the award in 1999, 2001, and 2003. Green Valley Ranch Resort won in 2009.

The academy also gives out awards for Nightclub of the Year, Venue of the Year and Promoter of the Year.

WATCH: The Arts Take Center Stage

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas is transforming into a cultural mecca, and this weekend, 8 News NOW takea you inside as the arts take center stage.

From the new Smith Center for Performing Arts, to the Neon Boneyard and Arts District, Las Vegas is doing more with arts and theater than ever before.

8 News NOW and our Community Pride sponsors will be the first to take you through the new buildings and give you a sneak peak at what's to come in the next year in our special.

Boyd Gaming’s ‘March Hoopla Pick the Winners’ begins March 14

Boyd Gaming’s ‘March Hoopla Pick the Winners’ begins March 14

Celebrate March Madness with the March Hoopla Pick the Winners college basketball contest! The contest is free and open to all B Connected Cardholders. People just need to pick their teams at any Boyd Gaming Kiosk. There are 10 total picks throughout March Madness, and the grand prize winner will receive $10,000, seconf place recieving $5,000, and third getting $1,000. March Hoopla Pick the Winners at The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Gold Coast, California and Fremont.

Weezer Headlines New Concert Series at Red Rock Resort

Weezer Headlines New Concert Series at Red Rock Resort

A new concert series will begin at Red Rock in May, and all tickets go on sale tomorrow!

Red Rock Resort is launching a new Friday night concert series, "Red, Rock N' Roll." Tickets for all of the following shows are $30 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Red Rock Boarding Pass Rewards Center, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

BREAKING NEWS: Wind Advisory and Freeze Watch Issued

LAS VEGAS -- A wind advisory has been issued starting at 3 p.m. and lasting until midnight for Clark County and southern Nye County and a freeze watch will be in effect Wednesday night.

Winds are expected to be gusting between 20 to 30 mph and with gusts possible to 50 mph. There is also a slight chance of rain. The temperature will drop Wednesday and is expected to be in the 40's on Thanksgiving Day making it one of the coldest in recent years.

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A freeze watch is in effect from Wednesday night to Friday morning. Some neighborhoods could see temperatures in the 20's.


Cox to Offer Video-on-Demand Content Through TiVo

SAN FRANCISCO -- Digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. and cable television provider Cox Communications Inc. are making it easier for Cox subscribers who use TiVo's DVR boxes to watch Cox's on-demand video content.

The companies said Thursday that Cox's video-on-demand library will become accessible on TiVo's latest DVR, the TiVo Premiere, in Cox's major markets, which include San Diego and Las Vegas. The integration is expected early next year.

In the past, cable providers haven't integrated their on-demand content with consumer DVR products such as those from TiVo, so watching on-demand movies or television shows from Cox and other companies has been a cumbersome process for TiVo users.

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