You know a recession is pretty bad when it’s felt even in Las Vegas. Terry Lanni, the CEO of MGM Mirage, spoke to Steve about these challenging economic times, about which of the young moguls of Vegas he admires and about the seemingly epic struggle to name the Cesar Pelli-designed hotel at CityCenter. Cesar's Palace, anyone? Plus, strong listener reaction to the letter about Vegas going to hell.
In Banter: MGM layoffs, Harrah's dumps the R-J, Christina Binkley ducks the trivia showdown, mobile billboards under the microscope, Steve goes to Scores and the potential for a Criss Angel nightmare for Cirque grows.
The R-J on the MGM Mirage employment cuts is here
Steve’s NYT piece and blog post on the Harrah’s-RJ issue is here
RateVegas.Com’s challenge to me and Christina Binkley is here
Read about the Las Vegas Monorail’s good news is here
Read about the Harrah’s name change is here
The Sun’s piece on the mobile-billboard issue is here
Steve’s Newsweek piece on salt-water pools is here
See Kool-Aid on Family Guy on YouTube here