Daily Archives: February 5, 2009

Wynn Resorts Slashes Worker Pay

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.

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Go to Disneyland for FREE

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.disneyland

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.

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Clark County Turns 100-Years-Young

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

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Like Father, like Son: Motley Crue’s Vince Neil & Son Neil Wharton Perform in Las Vegas

neilwhartonA special free treat is in store this weekend for Motley Crue music lovers: Neil Wharton, 30, the son of Motley Crue’s vinceneilVince Neil, will make a rare stage appearance and sing as his dad in the Motley Crue tribute band Generation Swine.  The group will perform next to Vince Neil’s Ink tattoo parlor at O’Sheas casino in Las Vegas this Friday and Saturday, in free 7 p.m. warm-up parties for the weekend Motley Crue concerts at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.   The Joint performance will close the historic venue until a new one is built there and opens with the same name in April. 

Wharton, who now lives in Los Angeles and works as a full-time warehouse manager, sees his dad about 10 times a year.   Normally preferring punk rock versus his dad’s pop metal style, Neil Wharton began filling his dad’s shoes when Swine frontman Rob Gebhard suffered a heart attack last summer and the band needed a replacement. 

Wharton’s main purpose in performing is to raise money for the Skylar Neil Foundation that honors his sister, who died of cancer in 1995.

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Pinball Wizards Unite

If you like playing pinball, then get ready for some entertaining action.  The Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club has pinballrecently 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.

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