The preciseness of the process leaves little room for error." - Las Vegas Review-Journal, Don Webb, COO Mortenson Construction - McCarthy Builders in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV - The Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium is $200 million over budget.
August 30th, 2019: Rick Velotta from the Las Vegas Review-Journal interviewed Don Webb and wrote that the roof raising was to begin in September and completed by the end of October . It was a very nice article, you should check it out. Great job, Rick.
September 1st : No Roof Raising.
September 15th : No Roof Raising
October 1st: No Roof Raising
October 2nd: The Jedi notified Rick that the crew had not begun lifting the roof. Rick said the raising of the roof was delayed because Don Webb "may have been a little over-confident" when scheduling the roof lifting in September.
October 7th: No visible roof raising but we were assured that the roof was raising.
There is a construction schedule. There are other contractors that need to do work on the field. Like a domino effect, the other contractors won't be able to do their work if the roof is not completed by the end of October, causing further delays. Don Webb stated in the Las Vegas Review-Journal that raising the roof is extremely complicated, comparing the process to a 17-acre Swiss watch.
Lifting the Roof will take 6 Weeks, Raising 4 Feet Each Day
The crew will raise the roof 4 feet each day for 6 weeks. If the crew began raising the roof on October 7th, then on October 12th, the roof would be about 20 to 25 feet in the air. These screen caps were taken from the Mortenson / McCarthy website on October 12th, 2019 :
If there is a construction schedule, then there are other contractors who will need access to the field starting in November.
This brings up another issue: Why would a verified journalist, responsible to the public for reporting on the status of the taxpayer funded stadium, quickly rush to smear the reputation of a reputable blogger? Vital Vegas won the "Best Blogger of the Year" in 2014.
Journalism, like sales or bartending, requires a set a principles. Bartenders have a huge a huge responsibly serving their guests honestly and responsibly. Sales people use their charm to help people get what they want. However, A salesperson who uses their charm to knowingly sell a person a bad product or service, is just as bad as bartender who over-serves because he/she doesn't want to lose their tips. There is an unwritten code of ethics in certain professions. Journalism is one of them.
View social media as a huge Great Gatsby party where everyone is invited. Imagine a group of people discussing the stadium. Scott Roeben is holding center court. He says, "I heard that the roof is delayed 80-100 days". Another person adds, "Yea, some aluminum tools were stolen that have a 90 day turn around". Wow. Pretty engaging conversation. There are a lot of people listening. Then, Mick Akers over hears the people talking. He rushes over the see what the fuss is about.
"Oh, not Scott Roeben from Vital Vegas", he thinks to himself. "Whats that wanna-be journalist saying now..."
He listens in for a moment and then immediately blurts out "THAT'S 100 PERCENT FALSE!" and points his finger at Scott. The crowd is silent for a second. Everyone turns to Mick. They realize that it's the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Scott appears stunned. Now, he's not sure if his information is correct or not. "But Mick is verified and I quote his articles", he thinks to himself. A conundrum.
The crowed starts to take sides. Several of them side behind Mick and start attack Scoyt. They call him all sorts of names. Mick just stands by and watches. He doesn't provide any further information.
Anyways, who knows why Mick attacked VitalVegas' reputation. The fact is that the public needs to know what is happening with a publicly funded stadium.
Commentary: God invented newspapers and Satan invented the Internet. We are working together now
The reporters at the review journal appear to only write what Don Webb wants them to write about the Las Vegas Stadium
Mick Akers Accuses Social Media Giant VitalVegas.com of Spreading "False" News
LAS VEGAS, NV: Vital Vegas tweeted that the roof raising was delayed 80-100 days at the Raiders Stadium Mick Akers, a verified journalist from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, immediately responded by accusing Vital Vegas of spreading false news.
Mick's response to Vital Vegas resulted in battle between Vital and a number of online sports fanatics creating an online Twitter storm.
A few days later, Rick Velotta assured us that the roof raising had begun on October 7, 2019. This information came directly from Don Webb, the COO at Mortenson Construction and McCarthy Builders.
We have been to the site everyday since October 7th and we have not seen any evidence of any roof being raised.
This brings to question why was Mick Akers attempting to smear Vital Vegas' journalistic reputation?
The reason Vital Vegas gave for the delay was there were some parts or equipment stolen that required a 90 day lead time to replace. As a result, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police department now have patrol cars at each exit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Mick Akers from the Las Vegas review Journal told Las Vegas Locally that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department were being paid for by the Las Vegas Raiders not the taxpayers.
This project is already $200 million over budget and no one can seem to get a straight answer from Don Webb. The journalists at the Las Vegas Review-Journal who are responsible for covering the stadium, appear to write only what Don Webb tells them to write.
The taxpayers of Clark County, Nevada need 4 issues addressed immediately:
Any reporters or journalists in Las Vegas who aren’t writing any interesting stories; you might want to jump on this one.
LAS VEGAS, NV: It’s a sign of the times. Charlie Frias Cab Co. was once the booming business in Las Vegas. With 350,000 tourists centrally located every weekend, the taxi scam game was huge in Las Vegas.
Parking? We Don't Need no Stinking Parking
Along came Uber and Lyft in 2016. By 2018, Charlie Adria’s was out of business.
Don’t feel bad. It’s just a sign of the times. Every business has a life cycle. Taxi companies did not adapt new technologies. Instead, they spent their money thwarting new competition and new ideas. That was the industrial revolution’s business strategy. That strategy was successful until the internet and the iPhone.
*our old MacBook is upgrading to os13. Photos coming soon.
MGM Resorts International (NASDAQ;MGM) sells Bellagio to Blackstone Group (NASDAQ;BX) with a Lease-to-Buy Back Option
SOLD! BlackStone Acquires the Quintessential Iconic Las Vegas Casino - The Bellagio
LAS VEGAS, NV - It’s unannounced, but sources say it’s a done deal. MGM Resorts Intl sold the Bellagio. But they only sold the real estate, not the gaming. The buyer is a corporate mega fund from New York: Blackstone Group (NASDAQ; BX). MGM Resorts Intl will continue to operate the gaming and will lease-back the gaming portion of their business with an option to buy-back the casino when MGM settles their cash flow issues. That will probably be in about 50 to 100 years or so. (NASDAQ; MGM)
Now that gaming is becoming less of the draw to Vegas, there is the question of what will happen to the fountains.”
This is the opposite of the El Dorado acquisition of Caesars Gaming (NASDAQ:CZR). Caesars sold their gaming portion of the business portfolio to El Dorado Resorts (NASDAQ: ERI) while maintaining the investment of the real-estate. Two weeks ago, Caesars sold the Rio All Suites Hotel to Imperial Group - a real estate company from New York. This may be an indicator that Caesars Gaming will begin liquidating other assets, such as Planet Hollywood and The Cromwell.
Let’s hope El Dorado Resorts enjoys their new landlords; a bunch a real estate brokers from New York with limited or no experience in gaming.
As more casinos dissolve into this new “leaseback” arrangement with large financiers, I would expect room rates to soar in the upcoming years.
Now that gaming is becoming less of the draw to Vegas, there is the question of what will happen to the fountains. The fountains were to attract gamblers. Apparently, gambling in Las Vegas is on the decline as New Jersey and California legalize sports action. The fountains are a massive peice of the most expensive real estate in Nevada. The fact is that prime real estate on the Las Vegas Strip could make more money as a mall than as a free attraction. It's a simple equation of economics that an accountant in New York could calculate.
Therefore, if the Bellagio proves to be more profitable without the fountains, then away they will go.
You Can’t Believe They Will Turn The Fountains Into A Mall?
When you are a publicly traded mega fund, like Blackstone, your primary customers are your stockholders. Stockholders have one objective: to make more money. Usually, stockholders want 10% or more return on their investment; each year. So if Blackstone acquires a hotel, the hotel guests are the means by which Blackstone serves their primary customer.
The hotel guests are not Blackstone’s primary customers; the hotel guests are Blackstone's secondary and tertiary customers. So if you lease a nightclub from MGM today, there’s a good chance that you will have a new landlord within the next year or two. The word on the street is that The MGM Grand and The Mirage are next. (Source: Vital Vegas)
Just so you know; the primary investor doesn’t care how you make 10% return on their investment. If the Bellagio can make more money without the fountains, then it would be a disservice to their stockholders to keep them.
Here are some of the core beliefs that Blackstone promotes on their website to attract investors:
Are you beginning to see the New Vegas business methodology? Scam the investors, the employees, and the artists.. oh yea... and don’t forget to scam the tourists, too. Then it’s back to New York for Peach Bellinis.
You can read about the new owner of The Bellagio on the Blackstone Group website here.
MGM Resorts International (NASDAQ: MGM) Ordered to Pay $800 Million to the Victims of the October 1st Shooting
MGM Must Pay $800 Million to the Victim's Survivors of the October 1st Tragedy in Las Vegas
Ok, my analysis led me to believe that the survivors should get $1 billion. That led to my theory that MGM will need to sell off assets to cover their losses as a result of #Oct1.
I still stand by my theory. - Alien Nic
Jedi Joy Lightowler Makes the Top 5 in the 2019 MAXIM Covergirl Contest
Jedi Joy was a 100 to 1 long shot in the 2019 Maxim Covergirl Contest. But through donations from her fans and continued encouragement, Jedi Joy Ligjtowler has stepped up the modeling game.
Congrats Jedi Joy and everyone to keep voting for Jedi Joy Lightowler here: https://maximcovergirl.com/2019/joy-lightowler
MGM Resorts International Will Pay Between $800 to 1 Billion but only has $750 Million of Insurance
Properties rumored to be sold and the open market include: Bellagio, MGM Grand and the Mirage.
Wynn / Encore Has More Secrets Than The Catholic Church
More trouble for Wynn / Encore as new lawsuit a alleges their was a conspiracy at Wynn to keep any sexual allegations covered up. Maurice Wooden, the former President of Wynn Resorts, and Troy Mitchum, former Vice President of Human Resources, conspired to systematically intimidate any further sexual allegation “whistle-blowers” that occurred at Wynn or the Salon where the girls worked.
When Troy and Maurice found out about the sexual crimes, they did not report the violations. Instead, they conspired to systematically intimidate any further sexual harassment claims.
At one point, they held a meeting with 40 women and asked them to raise their hands if they had been sexually harassed. They were forcing the employees to out themselves in front of everyone. How humiliating that the men at Wynn view women employees as nothing more than sexual objects. The suit claims that working at Wynn was “living in fear of retaliation”.
This comes to light as Alex Cordova, vice president from Wynn Nightlife, continues to duck reporters regarding his abrupt departure from the Palms. Alex is accused botching a $60 million DJ contract with Marshmello and DJ Skrillex.
Aluminum Parts stolen at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas Cause the Roof Raising to be Delayed 80-100 Days
Raiders: Welcome to Las Vegas
More as this develops.
2019 Maxim Covergirl Contest: Jedi Joy Lightowler is in the Running to make the TOP 5 - Keep Voting for JOY!
OPINION: Should Clark County, NV Reverse the "No Pigeon Feedin'" Law?
In 2017, Clark County passed a law making it a crime to feed pigeons. You will send $1000 or 6 month in county jail if you are seen feeding a pigeon. As a result, food is scarce for these Cooper Hawks who now must fly into the suburbs to find a meal.
In 2016, Las Vegas was setting records for growth and revenue. Some say this law is bad karma. Because since passing this law in 2017, Las Vegas has seen a daily slew of scandals, corruption and even a mass shooting.
Perhaps reconsider this law and see if Las Vegas' Karma improves.
General Manager of Palms Fired! More Fallouts as the Cordova-KAOS Caper of Las Vegas Unfolds
Las Vegas, NV: The Palms Casino Resort's Vice President and General Manager, Jon Gray, quit today in the latest in the Cordova-Kaos Caper . The Palms Casino Resort was purchased by Stations Casino. Stations Casinos was trading under the symbol STN. Their new symbol is RRR - Red Rock Resorts. Red Rock Resorts is holding company that owns a portion of Stations Casino. Sound confusing? It was probably by design. As Vegas moves from a gamblers town to an NFL town, expect to see more light shed on scum bags in this city.
What we know so far: Alex Cordova was abruptly fired last week in connection with the world's largest DJ contract in history worth $60,000,000 for 2 years. Sources say he and other managers were skimming off the top.
It gets bigger. There would be no way for the KAOS Nightclub to ever turn a profit while paying out $60 million for 2 years ($30 million per year) to the DJs.
So How did Alex Cordova and Jon Gray (an experienced hotelier) miscalculate so badly that it cost them their jobs?
The problem with numbers reporting in Vegas is that Las Vegas Sands Corp (The Venetian & Palazzo), own the only local newspaper in town, the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The Review-Journal will always spin Vegas numbers positively. Even in July 2019 with the sale of Caesars, the Rio and the Bellagio, Rick Velotta from the Review-Journal wrote: "Las Vegas Sands Corp experienced their best second quarter in Las Vegas history".
The problem with numbers reporting in Vegas is that Las Vegas Sands Corp (The Venetian & Palazzo), own the only local newspaper in town, the Las Vegas Review-Journal."
Sounds like Vegas is booming. That is what you would think if you read Rick Velotta's reports on gaming in the RJ. Everything he writes will tell you that it's time to invest in Vegas. And he writes on everything from earnings calls and gaming reports to swaying public opinion on the tax-payer funded stadium and Sheldon Adelson appointing his son-in-law CFO of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
So Why are Casinos Going Out-of-Business While Rick Velotta Says Vegas 2019 is booming?
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Back to the story. Jon Gray was heading up the $690 million renovation at the Palms which included renovations to the casino, the restaurants and to KAOS Nightclub.
This is not just a "skim some off the top" scandal. This is a calculated scam that involved signing deals worth millions to DJs but paying the artists only hundreds of thousands.
Jon's resignation indicates that he is involved with the Cordova-Kaos Scandal. Last week, Alex Cordova was abruptly escorted out of the casino in connection to some contracts he made with several high-profile DJs; a breached record-breaking DJ deal worth $60 million for 2-years. The last we heard, Alex Cordova was eying Ibiza to avoid U.S. extradition.
The high-profile acts include Marshmellow, DJ Skrillex, Kaskade, Armin Van Buuren and others. We have reach out to Alex Cordova and Jon Gray but they declined to be interviewed at this time citing potential criminal charges.
Jon Gray met with the Ferritta, Lorenzo and Frank III over drinks on Wednesday. Jon says the Feritta's discussed what would happen down the road for Jon. He claims to be "friends" with the Ferittas. Jon says they invited him to see Billy Idol this weekend and they said he can still work out in the corporate gym (awkward).
This brings up the point about men in power in Las Vegas. How many women hold a decision making position at any of the major casinos in Las Vegas? I can think of only one: Elaine Wynn. And that's because she learned how to be more ruthless than her husband from her ex-husband, Steve Wynn (another Vegas scandal).
Do You Ever Get Tired of "Double-Speak?"
Double-speak, reading between the lines, passiveness.... whatever you call it when someone says something with a grin instead of telling you exactly what they are feeling.
For all intensive purposes, Jon Gray was fired. But when you work for your "friends", they don't fire you. That would look bad on your resume; if you even need a resume. Also, the company would have to pay you severance. Let's not get greedy - you are getting fired. So instead you resign.
Last checked, Jon Gray is still married to Miss Nevada 2013. Jon and Ruth have just adopted their third child. He has an expensive wardrobe (see Ruth's instagram photo from back in May). So why would a young executive with a "Family-of-Five", who works a high-paying job for his friends, suddenly quit with no options in sight?
That is called double-speak. We don't know why Jon was fired, but you can count on The Jedi to report the truth as more information becomes available.
This is just another scandal in a slew of scandals that are hitting the streets. Stay tuned to JediRich.com as there is always something going down in Vegas.
The Aria at City Center is Losing Water and They Don’t Have The Funds to Repair the Rotting Pipes
The Aria in Las Vegas is leaking 3,000 gallons of water a day. They have failed at multiple attempts to repair the rotting pipes that also feed city center. Now, their repair funds are exhausted until next fiscal year.
They have exhausted all repair funds so the Aria in Las Vegas will continue to pay excessive LVVWD water fees. However, Las Vegas does not have an endless supply of water. Last checked; Lake Mead only has enough water until 2070. That was before this leak.
Make October 1st a Vegas Holiday
Jose Canseco Purchases Showtime Auto Spa in Las Vegas
SOLD! Bellagio Las Vegas Luxury Resort and Casino Sold To Blackstone Group From New York
Unconfirmed and unannounced but Bellagio (NASDAQ:MGM) has been SOLD to Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) out of New York (Source: Scott Roeben @VitalVegas).
Call it the “Curse of Steve Wynn”, but ever since Steve Wynn sold all $2 Billion shares in May 2018, Las Vegas has seen a slew of unfinished projects, casino foreclosures and mega-resorts for sold. The Drew, The Fountain Bleu, The Resort World, Boyd's, The Eschelon (NASDAQ:BOYD) were all started over a decade ago with no completion date in sight for this decade. Rio sold last week and Caesar's sold their gaming portion of their business to El Dorado (NASDAQ: ERI) in cash stock swap.
The next properties to sell in Las Vegas, in no particular order, are The MGM Grand, The Mirage (another Steve Wynn properties bought by MGM), Planet Hollywood, The Cromwell, The Cosmopolitan and there are even rumors of Aria being up for sale. (Source: Scott Roeben @VitalVegas)
Beginning to hear the first talks of being over extended due to the purchase and renovations at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
You’re FIRED! Alex Cordova CAIGHT Embezzling Millions from Top Vegas DJs
Skrillex, Marshmellow just to name a few. The Palms picked Alex Cordova from Wynn Nigjtlife to run their new club, Kaos. Apparently, that was a $60 million scam. (Source: Scott Roeben at Vital Vegas).
Alex Cordova was fired and escorted off property early last week. More details as they arrive.
Does Las Vegas, Nevada Have Any Art or Culture?
JediJoy and I took a walk downtown Las Vegas on a Friday afternoon. Pictures speak louder than words; however, security informed us that taking photos may result in us getting sued by The D or the Golden Gate Hotel for "copyright infringement". The security guard couldn't remember the phrase.
Why Would The D Hotel in Las Vegas Sue Tourists for Taking Photos?
Unfortunately. the casino moguls in Las Vegas have become too greedy. They will actually sue a paying guest for taking a photo with their building in the photo.
I asked a senior executive a a major hotel and casino in Las Vegas why not use social media for marketing purposes. For example, "Hey, here's me on Fremont Street!" captioned with a photo of The D Hotel or The Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in the background. You could only hope the person gets a million subscribers, views or followers based on that photo or video.
Because when thousand people see a photo with your hotel, one person will think "That's where I want to stay next". Human psyche. Marketing 101. It's the power of tens. One one percent of one percent will always buy whatever you are selling. Further example: Send one thousand people a tweet. 100 will click on it; 10 will "heart" it or engage with it and at least one person will subscribe or buy or whatever. Try it.
But when an invdual tweets a photo saying "look what I bought", the buying percentages are substation ally higher. Even in Biblical times, they knew the best salesperson is an actual customer through word of mouth testimonials.
But, if you are afraid that your "salespeople" will say soming bad about your business, perhaps consider changing is bad about your business rather than attempting to silence their voice. Its like pressure cooker; the more you suppress, when it explodes its gonna be huge.
Anyway's, the executive vice-president said the reason we don't allow photos of our b building is "because we don't want some local yo-yo or outside photographer gaining followers or subscribers using our architecture. They have to pay us if they want to use a photo of our building."
Because we don't want some local yo-yo or outside photographer gaining followers or subscribers using our architecture. They have to pay us if they want to use a photo of our building."
Derek & Greg Stevens own The D, The Golden Gate and the new Circa. Perhaps they should consider using social media to promote their brand rather than making every guest who walks through Dowtown Fremont feel like they are in 1930s Germany, complete with illiterate security guards.
Knowing the Position of the Sun and the Moon Can Alleviate Mood Swings
Are you feeling down? I found by living (and loving) in the desert, that when you watch the sun rise, the sun set, the moon rise or the moon set; I feel better.
The position of the Moon and Sun affects how we feel. It’s important to notice when subtle changes occur. Such as today. The Moon rose at 6:17am and the Sun rose shortly there-after at 6:33am. It was impossible to see for two reasons; 1) the Moon was in its Waning Crescent phase and only 2% visible and 2) it was daylight.
2019 MAXIM Covergirl Contest: Jedi Joy Advances to the TOP 10, Currently in 4th - KEEP VOTING!
On a whim, Jedi Joy Lightowler entered the 2019 MAXIM Covergirl Contest. That was three weeks ago and now she’s in the Top 10.
The Sheldon Adelson Counter-Sues The Las Vegas Sun for Contract Breach
The Las Vegas Sun filed a federal lawsuit against Sheldon Adelson and the ownership group of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, alleging Adelson is trying to stop the Sun from publishing in an effort to silence an alternative voice in Las Vegas.
The Review-Journal is owned by a limited liability corporation controlled by the family of Sheldon Adelson, CEO and president of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. The company, News+Media Group, took ownership of the Review-Journal and associated niche publications and weeklies in December 2015.
In 2016, Rick Velotta (from the Review-Journal) wrote that Sheldon’s son-in-law was announced the CFO of Sands Corp.
Sheldon has not been seen or heard since 2018. We believe Sheldon is dead and day to day operations at the Review-Journal are being run by his son-in-law, Patrick Dumont.
July 24th 2019, Rick Velotta (from the Review-Journal) wrote that Las Vegas Sands experienced their best (“BEST” was capitalized and italicized) 2nd Quarter 2019 in Las Vegas Sands history. He also wrote that Sheldon is doing fine, even though he’s missed the last three earnings call. A link to Rick’s is located here: https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/las-vegas-sands-exec-boasts-strong-second-quarter-1810256/
Let me re-repeat that; Rick wrote that Las Vegas Sand Corp. has seen it’s BEST 2nd Quarter in Sands history. That's great news for Las Vegas Sands. That would indicate that it would be a good time to invest in Las Vegas stocks.
However, Wynn, Caesars, MGM Grand, The Cromwell, The Cosmopolitan, Bellagio, The Mirage, and Planet Hollywood are all for sale. Yes, Wynn is going to be purchased by the Genting Group from Asia. The Genting Group bought the Eschelon from Boyd and now it is going to be Resort World.
If Las Vegas Sands Corp. experienced their BEST 2nd Quarter in Vegas history, then why did
Patrick Dumont is Sheldon's son-in-law. He is also the Chief Financial Officer at the Las Vegas Sands Corp. Since Sheldon has missed all the earnings calls for 2019, Patrick Dumont may be stepping in his place. Sheldon was diagnosed with cancer and went into the hospital in December of 2018.
Can we expect an honest opinion from the Review-Journal?
Rick Velotta is responsible to report the truth to the investors. However, Rick is in a conflict. His paycheck comes from the Las Vegas Sands Corp, but he works for the Review-Journal.
"Spinning" reporting of numbers by the Review-Journal may be a reason why there are several mega-casino projects that are stunted around Las Vegas; the Drew (was Fountain Blue started in 2006 sold), The Resort World (started by Boyd Gaming 2008, sold to Genting Group) and several others.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal is Owned by Sheldon Adelson's Family and Controlled by his Son-in-Law, Patrick Dumont
More to come...
Is Gaming Done in Las Vegas? Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino SOLD!
Rio All-Suites Hotel in Las Vegas SOLD to a New York Real Estate Group, not a gaming company.
Las Vegas, NV - Purchase price was $516 million. The purchaser was Imperial Companies, a New York real estate group.
This is a significant event for many reasons. Earlier this year, Caesars Entertainment sold their gaming business to El Dorado while maintaining their real estate. This sale signifies that Caesars Ent is going to begin liquidating their other casinos. And in 2018, Steve Wynn sold all of his shares - $2 Billion - 6 months before the bottom of the gaming market fell out. He "saved" or "made" $500 million by cashing our of Vegas. So why are investors still buying? Who knows. Its real estate but gaming is drying up.
The sale of the Rio was not a surprise if you live in Las Vegas. In 2015, Caesars Entertainment filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. I would expect their other properties to sell next, Planet Hollywood and Cromwell.
Let's recap what has happened in Las Vegas:
2015 Caesars Files for Bankruptcy
2016 Hockey Team Announced, new Arena and Parking Fees Added
2017 Oct 1
2018 NFL moves to Vegas , but they put the Stadium by Mandalay Bay, far away from Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn's properties. Sheldon backs out.
2018 Steve Wynn sells all of his shares in Wynn. Sheldon is in the hospital and no one has seen him since.
2019 Caesars sells gaming business to El Dorado.
2019 Caesars sells Rio All-Suite Hotel to a New York real estate Group
According to Scott Roeben at www.VitalVegas.com, the Mirage, the Cosmo, Bellagio and MGM, PH and Cromwell are next.
So whats next for gaming in Vegas? It's an era change. We will probably become a Space Port, like Mos Eisley.
Lil Wayne a “No-Show” - Again - This Time in Las Vegas
Are you familiar with the phrase, “You will never work in this town AGAIN!”
No? Then just ask Ariana Grande or anyone else who’s even cancelled last minute or even “no-showed” their concert in Sin City.
The problem with this generation of performers is that they are only doing it for money. In the past, Rock Stars were motivated by Sex and Drugs ( and the Rock & Roll). When the PMRC ( Google it) started making black artists censor their words, Ice-T responded with his infamous band Body Count where his hit song was “ Cop Killer” and this anti-PMRC song explaining that the Unites States Constitution is not to be overstepped by morality laws.
When you let Disney or AT&T manage your rock stars, then you are letting religious zealots force their anti-sex and anti-party morals on entertainers.
Today, the stars at the top are not entertaining because they are motivated doing it for the money. Who wants to see that? We see that everyday. We wanted someone to inspire us.
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