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Top 10 things Las Vegas is in a recession

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Top 10 things Las Vegas is in a recession

I just came back from LV early Jan (the CES show). The largest convention of the year in LV, and things looked pretty bad in LV.

10. Slower cocktail service, literally nonexistence.

9. Gold Cost offering 2 free nights, plus $50 room credit as well (Dec 21 – 24) This was open to all club members, not a comp.

8. Wynn comp my MIL for not only 3 free nights, but also $150 room credit. The funny thing is that I played with her Red card to earn enough points for the free buffets back in March 08. I played the penny slot, and ended up winning $180, and got the 2 free buffet that day.

7. Fremount Experience, not many people outside watching this show (seems like a slow weeknight, on the one of the busiest weekend of the year)

6. Easy to find self parking within a good walking distance to the entrance of the hotel/casino.

5. Premium Outlet stores not crowded at all.

4. The photographer at Binion had a hard time getting people to have their picture taken for free with the million dollar.

3. Casino floor most of the time was slow. Lot of tables not opened, saw a few Pai Gow Poker at $5 min; with seats still available

2 While driving up and down the strip, it wasn’t gridlock like it’s normally is.

1. Mirage buffet, no line up on a Saturday between 6-7 PM, and was only half full inside.

Feel free to add to the list.

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1. Re: Top 10 things Las Vegas is in a recession

to add:

15,000 workers on strip/strip area laid off/lost jobs.

Highest forclosure rate in USA.

School district to cut another $140 million from school budget.

my #1 indicator: you can get a room at Wynn for under $400 on a weekend.

Vegas does not exhist in a bubble. It has been hit hard by the economic crisis like most other cities.

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2. Re: Top 10 things Las Vegas is in a recession

Thanks Vegas for your most recent observations, I love current events. :)

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3. Re: Top 10 things Las Vegas is in a recession

They closed a runway at the airport and no one noticed.

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-Big Elvis is now down to 143 pounds

-Special at Ellis Island is now the SpamBurger

-Dueling piano bar at NY NY had been converted to dueling harmonica bar

-Most sports books have been downsized to sports pamphlets

-Pool at Venetian has been filled in and is now a Bocce ball court

-Light show on Fremont Street consists of 4 hookers with flashlights and sequined mini-skirts

-G W Bush assumes new job as casino host at the Orleans

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5. Re: Top 10 things Las Vegas is in a recession

Thats right HH! I remember that post back in November? I avoided reading it til the last moment before we went in December, as I didnt want it to spoil my trip thinking we would be sitting on the runway for hours! We had no delays in arrival or departure because of the runway construction.. (our only delay was due to snow, lol)

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6. Re: Top 10 things Las Vegas is in a recession

Steve Wynn was seen driving a Smart car.

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Porn Slapper cards are now in black and white

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8. Re: Top 10 things Las Vegas is in a recession

The Bellagio Fountains only go off for half of the song.

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9. Re: Top 10 things Las Vegas is in a recession

At the buffets, you have to use the same paper plate over and over again (dishwasher was laid off).

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