More Gold For Vegas

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The best odds in Vegas can't be found on a blackjack table. They're in real estate, and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nev., is a prime example. The airport is planning to build 34 new gates and a new terminal and add nifty state-of-the-art baggage-screening equipment to handle the estimated 55.6 million (up from the current 35.2 million) fortune-seekers expected to swarm to the air-conditioned desert by 2015. "The hotels have created the demand," Randy Walker, director of the Clark County Department of Aviation, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "And we never want anyone to say the reason they couldnít grow, hotel rooms couldnít be built or the (businesses) already here canít be successful was because the airport was a constraining factor."