New Frontier to New Plaza?

The long-rumored sale of the New Frontier to the Elad group has apparently gone through. Translation: the Frontier’s days are numbered, so if you want to ride the bull at Gilley’s, start making plans now. From the press release: New York-based Elad Group, owner of the iconic Plaza Hotel, has purchased the last available prime … Read more

Happy New Year!

In Las Vegas, it’s New Years all right…Chinese New Year. I’ve often said that casinos are in the forefront of commerce-driven multi-culturalism, and this is yet another example: Strip resorts are proclaiming, at considerably expense, their jubilation at the advent of the Year of the Dog. From the LV Sun: Marketing to Asian — particularly … Read more

Showgirl showdown

It seems that the Tropicana in Las Vegas has something called the “Showgirl Showdown,” which from its name suggests showgirls staffing casino games. Either that, or The Price is Right has a new segment. There’s a picture from the Sun that shows the showdown in progress. I just thought that this was a great opportunity … Read more