Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Show is UP: Bill Boyd

Here's this week's show. At the end of it, Miles shouts out for your Vietnamese and Thai favorites (no Lotus of Siam, please), so go ahead and share if you wish in the comments here. Otherwise, the banter this week is especially amusing and we hope you enjoy it all. Click on the date below to make it play or right-click to save it and listen at your leisure. You can subscribe, too, (it's free!) in iTunes or in Zune.

Nov.16: Good Ol' Boyd
[Update 11/17: New link and show audio fixed -sf]

At 77, William S. Boyd could just sit back, count his money and let his children carry on his family’s casino and philanthropic legacies in Nevada. But for Boyd, retirement from running the company means being active in it in other ways, and he remains very much involved in the important decisions of Boyd Gaming. Mr. Boyd speaks to Steve this hour about halting construction of Echelon, making a play for the properties of bankrupt rival Station Casinos and old versus new Vegas.

In banter: Frank Caliendo opens, Steve bets on Cotto for a friend, WSOP ratings are flat, the Rio is NOT all suites, three popular attractions are now neighbors, crazy Bette fans attack and Jim Murren claims he listens to this show.

Links to stuff discussed:

Steve’s blog post and column on the Main Street Station walkabout
Frank Caliendo’s home page
The VegasHappensHere.Com explanation of how the MJ money was spent
Steve’s Bette Midler failure column and WSOP’s ratings drop
The new locations for the Gambler’s Book Shop and Pinball Hall of Fame
See the weird Aubrey O’Day YouTube rant after the first Peepshow performance

The VegasHappensHere.Com rant against the wrap on The Harmon
The first CityCenter pictorial on the blog
The latest from the R-J’s Howard Stutz on the Boyd-Station tussle
The Dave Berns chat on KNPR with Bob Arum about maybe-gay UFC


aunt stephy said...

archie's on Rainbow. great thai.

Hiker said...

I go to Archi's on West Sahara for Thai.

I like Pho So 1 on Spring Mountain near Decatur.

robertw4771 said...

Bill Boyd is so funny. Sounds like he is a couselor for employees from the sound of the interview. People call him and stuff, they have lunch and chat off property. At no point did he mention whether employees were reporting thefts or what that was all about. I can only imagine.

It was the banks who shut down that Echelon disater. Boyd makes it sound like it was their corporate decision to shut it down. Forget 3-5 yrs. Eventually they will bulldoze the metal framework. I aid 2 yrs ago they were way over their heads with that project. They run locals casinos. That is a far cry from a strip property compteting with the big boys...Rob