Wynn Resorts Ltd. said it plans to save up to $100 million annually by cutting pay of all salaried workers in Las Vegas, eliminating retirement account contributions and bonuses for 2009, and reducing hours for hourly employees
Chief executive officer Steve Wynn said on Tuesday that the changes would affect employees of the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. Wynn says the goal of the cost reductions is to run the casinos more efficiently and protect the jobs of its employees.
The Las Vegas-based company opened the 2,034-room, $2.3 billion Encore in December. Wynn says the cuts in Las Vegas do not affect the company’s Macau casino in China.
Representatives from Disney theme parks will be in Las Vegas this Friday, February 6, at Town Square, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. to encourage people to visit their attractions.
As part of Disney’s “What Will You Celebrate?” promotion, they will give away grand prizes of all-expense-paid vacations for four to a Disney park of the winner’s choice.
Each person who registers for the promotion will receive a free admission to a Disney park on his or her birthday and an opportunity to win a variety of electronic prizes. Valid birth documentation is required.
Clark County today officially kicks off a yearlong celebration of its 100th birthday with the opening of centennial exhibit at the Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway, at 5:30 p.m.
Throughout the rest of 2009, a series of workshops, exhibits, and other celebratory events are planned.
On the first Friday of each month, a free roundtable discussion at the Clark County government center will explore such issues as racial segregation, women in Las Vegas, the country’s mining history, architecture and neon in the county, the mob, entertainers, Hispanics, and the military.
For more information: 702-455-7955; http://www.accessclarkcounty.com/100
If you like playing pinball, then get ready for some entertaining action. The Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club has recently purchased the retail building at 1610 E. Tropicana Ave. in Las Vegas, from a private seller for $1.24 million.
The 7,416-square-foot freestanding building was built in 1995. The new owner says he plans to operate a museum consisting of pinball machines that have been refurbished. The Las Vegas Pinball Collectors club donates all profits to the Salvation Army.