The Help Desk
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 (midnight)
Obama announces on recent visit, “I love Las Vegas. Always have.” Las Vegas says it forgives Obama this time, but that he’d better start telling the city it’s pretty every once in a while.
Harrah’s acquires Planet Hollywood. Against Barack Obama’s strict orders, mind you.
Nevada Gaming Control Board report says Las Vegas casinos lost $6.5 billion in 2009. Harrah’s asks, “Uh, did that check for Planet Hollywood clear yet?”
Casino MonteLago at Lake Las Vegas to close. Geez! Between this and the Ritz-Carlton, all those people living in mansions on the lake will have nowhere nice to stay on the weekends.
47-year-old Evander Holyfield says he wants to return to boxing in Las Vegas. We’ve got a better idea: Wheel in his Madame Tussauds statue—it’ll stand a better chance.
Tiger Woods apologizes to nation, says, “What I did is not acceptable.” City already hard at work on new campaign: “What happens in Vegas is not acceptable.”
Tea Party Nation to hold convention in Las Vegas, apparently spurred by Obama’s comments. Just one more in a long list of reasons why we’re not really happy with Obama right now.
Las Vegas moves forward on installing nation’s first airport liquor store. With a special discount for pilots.