In this Nov. 21, 2013, file photo, comic hypnotist Marc Savard, center, mocks volunteer guests who unknowingly river dance on-stage at V Theater in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort. Members of the crowd are hypnotized throughout the show and instructed to perform silly and ridiculous acts. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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An Arizona tourist claims he was injured while under hypnosis at the Marc Savard Comedy Hypnosis Show in 2019.
Kevin Casselbury, of Scottsdale, Arizona, has filed a lawsuit against Savard, his company, the V Theater Group and Miracle Mile Shops, where he performs, saying they should be held accountable for the injury.
The complaint claims that Savard “failed to warn Mr. Casselbury that an unreasonably dangerous condition existed” inside the theater.
By Bailey Schulz Las Vegas Review-Journal
Several fights over the weekend along Las Vegas’ tourist corridor have caused at least one casino operator to increase both security measures and room rates in an effort to quell the violence.
Capt. Patricia Spencer, head of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s downtown area command, addressed the media Tuesday afternoon to discuss the multiple events along the city’s tourist corridor over Labor Day weekend.
On Friday alone, downtown area command arrested 28 people and issued 27 citations. Spencer declined to offer details on where the incidents took place and did not offer figures for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Cameron Sperance, Skift June 8, 2020, 11:30 AM CDT
Initial visitors to Sin City following coronavirus shutdowns may feel like they hit a jackpot before they even board a plane.
Some Las Vegas casino resorts reopened last week after Nevada lifted coronavirus restrictions that had been in place since late March. Travelers looking to book a room were greeted by an array of deals at normally expensive Las Vegas Strip resorts.
The five-star Bellagio had mid-week rooms for $125 per night later in the summer. Wynn Las Vegas offered a $150 per night weekend package at the end of June that included a $100 dining credit. The Cosmopolitan is waiving all self-parking fees, and other resorts like the Sahara Las Vegas said they would waive resort fees, sometimes known as “the most-hated fee in travel.”
It wasn’t too long ago when travel analysts said offering steep discounts right out of a downturn would bake in further financial duress for struggling operators. But analysts argue Las Vegas is a different kind of travel animal and has enough revenue streams to make it pencil out.
Ed Komenda, Reno Gazette JournalUSA TODAYMay 18, 2020, 5:07 PM CDT
LAS VEGAS – As resorts prepare to reopen in the era of the coronavirus pandemic, tourism authorities here are pitching a “new Vegas for the new reality.”
On Monday, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and R&R Partners – the advertising company behind the famous “What happens here” campaign – launched a new 30-second television spot, reports the Reno Gazette Journal, which is part of the USA TODAY Network.
“The world has changed,” a narrator says, “and Vegas is changing with it.”
The ad is a response to the post-pandemic Las Vegas landscape – one that shut down in March to stem the spread of COVID-19, leaving thousands out of work and resorts scrambling to develop reopening plans.
What the research shows
Here’s a look at what Macquarie’s analysis found:
- Monarch Casino and Resort (Reno): 14.3 months, burning $300,000 a day.
- Red Rock Resorts: 13.8 months, burning $1.7 million a day.
- Golden Entertainment: 10.4 months, burning $1 million a day.
- Boyd Gaming: 9.4 months, burning $3.2 million a day.
- MGM Resorts International: 9 months, burning $14.4 million a day.
- Penn National: 5.2 months, burning $6.4 million a day.
Five-time Grammy winner Christina Aguilera, appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday to announce her Las Vegas residency titled “Christina Aguilera: The Xperience.”
The show is set to open at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino May 31.
May 2019: 31
June 2019: 1, 5, 7, 8, 13, 15, 16
Sept. 2019: 20, 21, 24, 27, 28
Oct. 2019: 2, 4, 5
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Security guards shot and killed an armed man in Green Valley Ranch resort Sunday in suburban Las Vegas during a confrontation, police said.
Henderson Police Department Lt. Kirk Moore said he does not know if the man shot his weapon or how many shots were fired.
He received medical care at the casino but later died.
Police say no one else was injured.
The woman, who was a guest at the Cosmopolitan, had been playing the Wheel of Fortune slot machine for 90 minutes when she hit the motherload. A mighty jackpot worth $1,023,743 on her 960th spin, the property said. Congrats to the lucky winner!
Santa came early. Congrats to one lucky guest who won $1,023,743 on her 960th spin while playing Wheel of Fortune. pic.twitter.com/t04agAy3EA
— The Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan_LV) December 24, 2018
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Frontier Flight 260 was bound for Tampa, Florida was diverted back to Las Vegas to make an emergency landing following an “engine malfunction.”
Frontier Airlines released the following statement:
“During takeoff on Frontier flight 260 from Las Vegas to Tampa this morning, a section of an engine cover called a cowling came loose and separated from the aircraft. Our pilots followed procedure and immediately returned to the airport. The engine continued to operate normally and the aircraft, an Airbus 320, landed safely. Safety is our top priority at Frontier Airlines and we would like to acknowledge the professionalism of our pilots and flight attendants. We are working to get our passengers to their destinations as quickly as possible.”
— Flight Alerts (@FlightAlerts_) November 30, 2018
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