Hate to bring this up, but it looks like Marc Badain is leaving Las Vegas and looking forward to "new ventures". We think he's leaving Las Vegas for the following reasons:
3.) Not enough tourists
The Allegiant Stadium is being paid for by tourists who visit Las Vegas. Nevadans have made it clear they are fine with a football team as long as they do not have to pay for it. What's happened is the casinos are giving away or discounting rooms to entice tourists to gamble or spend money at the shops, restaurants and nightlife. We heard a New Yorker say that he visited over July 4th weekend and all he could say was "Vegas is depressing." Anyone who has been to Las Vegas recently will tell you that Vegas is depressing. The crowd can best be described as a "cruise-line crowd". The average age is over 40 years old, married with young kids and looking for vacation deals.
Marc Badain is quitting the Las Vegas Raiders after less than a year in Las Vegas. No one knows the real reason Marc left the Raiders but I would suspect it has something to do Marc realizing that he is not happy living in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is a full of racists. It’s hateful town full of the greediest, uneducated people despite what the local media says. It’s no wonder there is a severe worker shortage. The people who have moved to Las Vegas have pushed them out.
People move to Las Vegas because they are greedy. They might not like gambling or sex workers, but they love having a brand new modern house in Rhodes Ranch. They do not care that the weather is miserable six months out of the year. They do not care that Las Vegas is running out of water. They do not care their kids will be going to one of the worst education systems in the Nation. They only care about their beautiful, perfectly cut green grass filled communities. Californians sell their expensive homes there and buy bigger, cheaper houses in Nevada.
Vegas' worker shortage
Service industry workers are leaving because Las Vegas has gone down market. Las Vegas used to be a place where Uber drivers would brag about the enormous tips they would receive. That was in 2016. Today., the draw to Vegas is different. The Allegiant stadium attracts a certain demographic to Las Vegas. To be blunt, these customers do not tip. They pride themselves in not tipping. They hunt for bargains. These are the coupon shoppers. In the old days, you’d comp a guy a $200 room and he’d spend $500 in restaurants and bars. The new Vegas traveller is about discounts and buffets. Give them a discount on a room and they will be looking for the closets 2-for-1 all-you-can-eat buffet. That's why the servers left Las Vegas followed by the kitchen staff and management.
Las Vegas is desperate to fill rooms. Clark County has had to dip into their reserves twice to cover the payments for Allegiant Stadium. Allegiant Stadium is being paid for by tourists who stay in hotel in Clark County. The tax is to cover the expenses to build the stadium. The County will have to pay from their reserves and then the general fund of not enough tourists visit Las Vegas. What the casinos are doing is discounting the rooms but charging the stadium tax and resort fees. This fills the rooms with bodies but the clients are not the high end clients from 2015-2016.
Imagine living in a city where the locals are mostly white, greedy, transplants and the main business is serving tourists who do not tip. You might quit the Raiders and move back to the Bay Area too.