Posted: 11/26/2010 3:20:05 PM
Originally Posted by scalabrine
Luxury, Luxury, Luxury
You can't stop saying it in your post.
Vegas has always been the cheap vacation destination of choice for middle-class Americans. I can get a room at the Rio for $39 as I type.
Your post reeks pomposity and a changing of the guard in terms of who Vegas wants to cater to. (well they've always wanted whales an only whales but what's a whale without an ocean of plankton?)
The middle and lower class Americans were once Vegas' bread and butter. Now you go in the shops in Ceasar's and the stores are so high end, I'm hesitant to even ask the price of a Starbucks coffee.
So let the chefs, high-end stores and the casino pit bosses cater to all the whales they want. When the Vegas scene dissipates because the average joe stops showing up, the rich will get bored because their Lamborghinis and Versace suits won't get attention.
In a sense, Vegas' business plan (which you seem to be a part of) includes the fine print: "Fu** ourselves"
The little guy will never stop "showing up". Where in the world can you stay at a hotel/casino as good as the Rio for $39.
The little guy can afford those prices and the cheap air fare to get to LV. The little guy goes for the fantasy of pretending to be rich. You can only do that in LV.
Sorry, LV will never go away. No matter what AC does or if internet gambling becomes legal.