Gaming regulations and state law require that gaming licensees — it’s a privilege license — comply with all state and federal laws. And until the federal government takes a different view of recreational marijuana, there is no way to reconcile marijuana use and gaming licenses.
It’s not like I set out to provoke. It’s accidental, it’s almost a joke at this point. I don’t know what’s going to make people upset. I just try to tell a story I think is funny, and sometimes it doesn’t really go that way ...
I think before The Killers, Las Vegas was widely seen as a place for older “entertainers” with antiquated charm to semi-gracefully watch their curtains close. Nobody thought of it as any kind of creative breeding ground. It’s nice to be a part of the change.
It’s funny, I don’t particularly see us as tackling social issues outright. I choose plays that sort of create a dialogue. I don’t — and this runs counter to what I think a lot of people think I would say — particularly like activism in the work itself.
Giada De Laurentiis’ self-named restaurant in the Cromwell will be joined by her second operation, Pronto, at Caesars Palace in late January, right around the time she’ll receive her Woman of the Year award from Nevada Ballet Theatre.
People sometimes forget that Culinary workers on the Strip are part of a whole ecosystem that’s plugged into the middle class of the entire city. If you have good wages, people spend their money. If you have a good job, and your job is secure, you say, “I’m gonna buy a house..."
Our local history is so powerful when it comes to a sense of how you attach yourself to the city. If you just take your time to learn about the culture and history here — to learn about the Jewish influence on the community, the African-American influence, the mob influence, all of this that makes up Las Vegas...