>LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The gaming industry is entering uncharted waters in 2011.
For the first time since 1989, the Strip will not witness a new hotel-casino opening nor are any new resort developments on the horizon.
The unprecedented building boom that covered parts of three decades and remade the look and image of the 4-mile-long boulevard is over.
It ended Dec. 15 with the unveiling of the $3.9 billion Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Barring an unforeseen miracle — and a multibillion-dollar cash infusion — neither the shell of what was to have been Echelon nor the 70 percent-complete Fontainebleau will be finished anytime soon.