Double0Kevin wrote:Yeah, seeing how most the strip hotels don't care for the kind of people that come for EDC, the last thing they would want is to bring right to their doorstep.
Years ago I used to go to COMDEX which at the time was one of the biggest conventions in Las Vegas. The casinos hated it because even though the rooms were all sold out a year in advance, no one really gambled. The computer people were a bunch of tight wades and bad tippers.
^ Ironically the convention business is a big money maker for Vegas now and has helped a lot of hotels survive the recession. The kids that come from EDC are more disliked because they all get drunk, high and out of control. They cause a lot of headaches.
^Drunk, high, and out of control in Vegas? I am going to guess that is not limited to just EDC weekend.
The difference is those drunk, high, and out of control idiots are not spending money at the clubs like they usually would be on a typical weekend in Vegas, so the casinos are losing out on the parties they usually promote. You think it is an accident the clubs are snatching up every EDM D.J. around to do residencies?
Couple photos of Monte Carlo's facade update. They've torn up a lot and began to lay foundation. The photo's aren't great, just iPhone pics from spots where the banners on the fence had gaps, but you can get the idea of what's going on.
Also a picture of MGM's marquee that is currently undergoing a major renovation. Maybe once it's done they can take off those awful wraps on the building.
The right side where the giant fountain once was.
The middle of the facade. You can still see the glass doors in place.
^It's scheduled for 2016, but they were supposed to restart construction in June and it's just sitting there. I've yet to see a single person out on the site and I drive past everyday/ work next door. Hell, I even saw a work crew on Fountainbleu the other day and that's deader than dead right now.
Right now, I'm most excited to see what they do with Sahara turning it into SLS. They are moving fast with the demolition of it right now.
^The press release said June...of 2014. They'll be building a preview center before that.
Regarding SLS...we'll see if it can last. Mid/High end market and party goers will be tough to get to that location. Could get good convention business. Sam Nazarian doesn't even have a gaming license yet either (Sahara's casino was operated by another company).
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