steve wynn

LVBP article

After what seems like months, I see that I’ve got another Business Press article available online: Once, casinos threw huge parties to remind the community that they were a year older. Large cakes in the shape of the hotel were common, with showgirls gamely framing the desert in well-circulated publicity photographs. Casinos bought advertisements that …

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Wynn hates bloggers

Steve Wynn doesn’t think much of the blogosphere. And I agree with him on this point. In many cases, would-be pundits’ reach exceeds their comprehension. From the LVRJ: Wynn, who controls 24 million shares of the company’s 111.8 million outstanding shares, is bullish on the future, not only for Wynn Resorts but the gaming industry …

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Tribute or taunt?

Under no circumstances am I encouraging anyone to see what seems, from the reviews, to be an abysmal attempt at a movie. But I’m perplexed by the throwaway reference to a Las Vegas Strip icon. From the LA Times: BEHOLD Mike Myers. As Guru Pitka, a self-styled Deepak Chopra wannabe whose every utterance has been …

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Night on Wynn Mountain

Technically, this story isn’t set ON the mountain at Wynn Las Vegas, but inside it. But it’s an allusion to a popular piece of classical music and just sounds better than “INSIDE THE ARTIFICIAL MOUNTAIN AT WYNN LAS VEGAS.” Ace KLAS-TV reporter Edward Lawrence somehow got inside the Mt. Wynn and, with the help of …

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And an opening

Closings were in the news yesterday, but there was a big opening in Macau as well. From the AP: Thousands of gamblers crowded into American billionaire Stephen Wynn’s new $1.2 billion casino resort on Wednesday in Macau — the Chinese territory that may soon unseat the Las Vegas Strip as the world’s most profitable gambling …

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