Anthony Marnell III opened his new $1 billion M Resort property in Henderson, Nevada on March 1 and Las Vegas Backstage Access was there and wrote on it. The resort was swamped with 4,000 guests on opening night, forcing many guest to park their cars on the dirt just to get in.
Attendance continues to surge. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that 20,000 people, lured by the promise of $10 in free slot play, signed up for their slot club in the first two day. Other guests swamp the two eateries, the Red Cup Café and the Vig Deli. Table games, at least the $10 ones, are generally packed with clients, even during the week.
Encouraged by the results, Marnell has expanded his 1,800-member work force by 250 people. That’s a 14 percent increase in a down economy.