Tim O'Reilly / Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas beat reporter

Tim O'Reilly is a reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His stories appear on Pokerati via syndication with Stephens Media GamingWire.

Posts by Tim O'Reilly / Las Vegas Review-Journal:

  • Big Thrills to Redraw the Vegas Skyline?

    Florida developer envisions world's tallest roller coaster on the Strip
    21 Jun 2013

    As Las Vegas turns to high-adrenaline rides to freshen its appeal to visitors, one developer has quietly started to move ahead with a roller coaster that would look down on all but one building on the Strip. U.S. Thrill Rides LLC has submitted plans to the Federal Aviation Administration in April to build the 650-foot-tall […]

  • Massive Ferris Wheel Millions

    Dueling projects mark next transformation of Vegas Strip
    12 Sep 2012

    SkyVue, the 500-foot Ferris wheel rising across the Strip from Mandalay Bay, has quietly found an ally in its rivalry with Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s Project Linq. Shotgun Creek Investments, headed by Wayne Perry, a prominent Seattle businessman and part-owner of baseball’s Seattle Mariners, has “invested tens of millions” in the project and may put in […]

  • Nevada Cracking down on Long-haul Vegas Cabbies

    Authorities seek end to classic tourist rip-off
    09 Sep 2012

    While bargaining for lesser fines for traffic tickets is an everyday event for the general public, that option has disappeared for taxi drivers caught long hauling, or running up the tab on unsuspecting tourists. As part of the tougher enforcement stance in recent weeks, Nevada Taxicab Authority officials have stopped settling citations for less than […]

  • Las Vegas Continues Civic Reinvention with Neon Museum, Gift Shop

    Boneyard visitor center opening in October (finally!)
    03 Sep 2012

    After talking, planning and collecting since 1996, the Neon Museum finally has an opening date. Although the site is still in construction disarray, the collection is expected to be open to the public on Oct. 27, after its keepers finish converting the lobby of the old La Concha motel into a visitor center and shop […]

  • Harry Reid Supports Name Change at Vegas Airport

    Sen. McCarran was racist SOB, says non-racist SOB successor without civic buildings bearing his name
    30 Aug 2012

    U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Friday cast his lot with those who would like to remove the name of former U.S. Sen. Pat McCarran from Las Vegas’ main airport. Reid acknowledged that he has no say in the decision – that rests with the Clark County Commission because the county owns and operates the […]