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Frontier Hotel 1942-2007

Frontier Hotel 1942-2007

"This is the end result of all the bright lights... and the comp trips, of all the champagne... and free hotel suites,
and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.
That's the truth about Las Vegas. We're the only winners. The players don't stand a chance. "

-- Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino, 1995






Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Guess the LV Strip Hotel...

Another disgusting Las Vegas Strip hotel parking garage.  Deferred maintenance in full effect as usual at this "resort."  Imagine you pull into this place for a three day trip to Las Vegas and this is what first greets you?  Shameful!

I would note that I observed this mess at 11am and it was still there at 5pm when I left the property -- 6 hours!

Hint -- this is an MGM property on the Strip.  Not Circus Circus or Luxor.






Las Vegas Smoker of the Week

Late afternoon car cig break -- Eastern and Sunset.  Outside temp only 115f.  Enjoy that hot smoke filling up those sickened lungs...



Las Vegas Car of the Week

1980's Caddy -- parked at ghetto Marble Manor.  Marble Manor is Las Vegas' first housing project, built in 1953.  This is a no-go zone for all tourists visiting Las Vegas!



Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Visit Las Vegas -- Act like an idiot...

After I read this story, it affirmed my belief that Las Vegas draws its share of complete idiots who visit the city.  Let's go through the bad choices this fool made during his visit to the city:

  1. Stay at the new Virgin Hotel (big mistake) which is located in a bad area.
  2. Leave the hotel property and wander over to ghetto Harbor Island apartments (very big mistake).
  3. Meet up with Asha Harrison-Graddy (a huge mistake) a local resident and possibly involved in the prostitution or drug trade.
  4. Give Ms. Harrison-Graddy your room key at Virgin Hotels (are you fucking insane?) and ask her to go your room and get your wallet which contains $2000 in cash.


Asha Harrison-Grady (middle) and associates..

What could possibly go wrong with this plan?

For all the details of this ridiculous incident, please read the following:

https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/woman-charged-with-burglary-grand-larceny-after-items-taken-from-virgin-hotels-room/

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Las Vegas Casino / Hotel / Restaurant / Shows -- Death Watch



COVID 19 has devastated the Las Vegas economy.  Thousands of casino and service industry employees have been furloughed and are facing potential layoffs.  The long term impact on the economy of southern Nevada is unknown but it could be catastrophic.  Let's take a look why Las Vegas is so vulnerable due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

1. From September through around May, Las Vegas depends on conventions and trade shows to fill hotel rooms during the weekdays.  Some of the largest trade shows in the world -- CES, SEMA, NACS, etc., have cancelled their Las Vegas trade shows.  Not having these trade show attendees leaves thousands of hotel rooms empty.  This will result in thousands of hotel employee layoffs.

2.  Locals casinos like Boyd and Stations depend heavily on casino employees for their business model.  If you are on furlough or are laid off, are locals really going to patronize locals casinos?  Locals casinos will have no choice but to furlough and then lay off employees.

3.  From June through August the convention and trade shows take a break and most of the hotel rooms are occupied by visitors from all over the USA and the world.  Casinos give steep breaks on room rates which entices visitors to visit Las Vegas.  Will people come to Vegas next summer?  This remains to be seen but based on current hotel occupancy rates, the outlook is bleak.

Here is the current death watch for Las Vegas casino, hotels, restaurants, and shows:


MGM Resorts:
  • Layoffs at LV Strip Properties: https://www.fox5vegas.com/coronavirus/mgm-resorts-ceo-says-some-of-its-las-vegas-properties-could-see-mid-week-closures/article_43a93400-1ac8-11eb-8123-f7ba7267c055.html
  • Closing during the week due to lack of business: https://www.casino.org/news/park-mgms-hotel-joins-other-las-vegas-resorts-in-closing-midweek-due-to-low-demand/
  • Zumanity is done: https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2020/11/16/cirque-du-soleil-permanently-closes-zumanity-after-17-years-las-vegas-strip/6319249002/
Caesars:
  • Rio may open in 2021?  https://vegas.eater.com/2020/11/6/21552154/rio-reopen-end-of-the-year-caesars-entertainment-ceo-coronavirus-pandemic
LV Sands:
  • Sell and get out of Vegas?  https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/oct/26/las-vegas-sands-exploring-sale-of-venetian-palazzo/
  • No weekday rooms available?  https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/las-vegas-sands-palazzo-hotel-tower-to-halt-weekday-reservations-2072303/
Wynn:
  • Weekdays are slow at Wynn: https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/encore-at-wynn-las-vegas-changes-operating-hours-due-to-low-demand/

Red Rock Resorts -- AKA Stations Casinos
  • May not ever reopen these properties?  https://www.casino.org/news/station-casinos-will-keep-palms-three-others-closed-for-a-year/