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Friday, March 20, 2009

Yo Ho Yo Ho A Pirates Life for Me

Yesterday MGM Mirage finalized the sale of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.

It is hoped this sale will help MGM avoid bankruptcy and give them the needed cash to finish their City Center project.

This on the heels of the impending bankruptcy of Palace Station Hotels and Casinos. This on the heels of the news of impending bankruptcy at Herbst Gaming. This on the heels of severe financial problems at Sand's Casinos and Harrah's.

The list goes on and on.

I'll be in Mexico this week. Serving a group of people who could live pretty comfortably for a couple of years on the weekly take of an average dollar slot machine.

Sometimes living in Las Vegas is just a struggle for my mind, my heart, and my soul.

See you soon.

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Blogger Shaw Kenawe said ... (12:56 PM) : 

I visited LV a few years ago, and was astonished at all the fakery.

I returned from my trip and told my friends it was the best fake place I've ever visited in my life.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (2:27 PM) : 

That it is Shaw, that it is. Next time you're here, let me know. We'll meet up.


Blogger TAO said ... (6:51 AM) : 

I was in Las Vegas for a couple of days at the end of last month.

While I was there to attend a trade show at the convention center (MAGIC) I always make it a point to tour around a town...

Once you get off the strip Las Vegas is a pretty sad place.

I couldn't believe how long people can sit at a slot machine....

All and all, I have no real desire to go back....the buffets were real disappointing! :)

Its a little hard to get excited about a place where once off the stip you see nothing but row after row of foreclosed homes and destitution.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (8:01 AM) : 

TAO, it is not all destitution, but it is a tough place to be right now.

Imagine that little old lady at the slot machine all day in a grocery store. Even worse.

Next time contact me. I'll get you a good meal.


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