By now everyone on the planet may have heard about artisanal cheese at $19 a head, the sushi at $7 a roll, and the "luxurious" M Resort. It's the General Services Administration scandal where the manager in charge of the Western United States pleaded the Fifth Amendment. But what is the long-term damage to Las Vegas? Will this lead all government agencies to cancel any meeting in Las Vegas? Will it damage our brand? And slow business?
Another big resort has been sold in bankruptcy but things might be looking up for the gaming industry. New figures show visitation is up and gamblers left more money on the table in the last two months than they have for nearly three years - and that's not even counting what the high-rollers left on the baccarat tables. We talk with Las Vegas Review-Journal Reporter Howard Stutz on the big changes up and down the Strip.