Vegas refuses to fold as economy craps out

Vegas refuses to fold as economy craps out

LAS VEGAS —This capital of glitz, glamour, gambling and gourmet dining winks at consumers with a suggestive marketing tag noting that what happens here stays here. But what happens if nothing happens?

That’s the multibillion-dollar question some restaurateurs and casino and resort owners are asking as a weak national economy, aggravated by soaring food and gasoline prices, the credit squeeze, and layoffs of blue- and white

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