It was bound to happen: Not one, not two, but four douchebags trying to get tables at The Mirage’s Carnegie Deli wearing nothing more than swimming trunks and flip-flops. That’s taking “casual” just a mite far. What’s the over/under on how much longer it will be until someone wanders onto a casino floor completely naked. And where is it likeliest to occur? My money’s on The Palms, probably on a Sunday.
Trouble in Paris-dise. Word via the grapevine is that Jersey Boys presenters BASE Entertainment are not feeling l’amour for their new digs at Paris-Las Vegas. Or at least not for its management. Why? A chronically understaffed box office (only one person working the phones, for instance) is the reason I’ve heard. Leave it to pinchpenny Caesars Entertainment to screw up a good thing. Of course, some defects in the new arrangements are beyond Caesars’ control, like the boneheaded design of the Paris-LV showroom, a legacy of the late Arthur Goldberg. Seriously, who builds an auditorium in which dozens and dozens of seats directly face blank walls?
Cirque du Soleil has been busting out various, new Viva Elvis graphics, mostly in a silver-on-black motif, as the calendar moves inexorably toward the show’s Aug. 31 demise. The good news is that the show’s logo no longer looks like a Ronco LP jacket. The bad news is that Cirque didn’t display any of this newfound creativity until MGM Resorts International had given Viva Elvis the death sentence. Yeah, there’s nothing like launching a PR counterattack well after the battle’s been lost.