Steve Wynn doesn’t wrap his hotels in bronze glass just because he likes the color. No, he has determined that the light passing through it makes his guests look more attractive “in rooms that have warmer light … One of the things that happens with glass is that the wavelength of the light affects the color palette on the inside of the room,” he told the Boston Globe, sounding anything like your standard-issue casino owner.
It’s not any old bronze glass, either, but a custom-made blend, to be found only at Wynn Resorts properties. Likewise, when all types of artificial turf were inspected and found lacking, “Wynn lawn” was invented to Continued >>
It’s time to revive the S&G tradition of a Friday film festival. Thanks to Bellagio Director of Productions Frank Coccaro for pointing the way to these nostalgia-inducing clips.
Sam Nazarian won’t be able to have an operational role in the casino at SLS Las Vegas but he’ll be able to participate in its revenue stream now that he is finally the holder of a Nevada gaming license — albeit a heavily conditional one. Howard Stutz‘s Twitter feed contains such a vivid tweet-by-tweet account that any further synopsis feels almost superfluous. The hearing had a Kabuki-theatre quality to it: testimonials to Nazarian, statements of contrition from the man himself, pro forma scolding from the Nevada Gaming Commission and then a unanimous vote in his favor. However, the Commission imposed a couple of additional terms on Nazarian’s highly provisional license, including making the mandatory drug testing more … intimate. A bit of unplanned drama was added when Nazarian hanger-on Derrick “Smokey” Armstrong showed up, attempting to testify, only to be arrested on outstanding warrants. (Why couldn’t he have said his peace, then been cuffed?)
Among yesterday’s revelations was that Nazarian had fathered a child out of wedlock, which might explain help explain why Continued >>