The Stats Show – Las Vegas Numbers S2E69

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Join Jamey and John as they discuss the vital statistics of Las Vegas.  Also discussed is the Las Vegas 51’s naming transition and their new stadium controversy…and the fate of “Cosmo”!  Also included is a guest question dealing with the failed attempt to unionize concierge.

 

Vegas Gossip 

Even with the Fourth falling on a Wednesday this year, a projected 300,000 visitors will come to town to celebrate, many for an extended trip through the weekend. For a full listing of events and fireworks displays, see our complete round-up at VegasWithAnEdge.com. In addition to the events on that list, several casinos are running gambling promos today. Tuscany is awarding 12X points on reel slots and 6X on video poker. Station and Fiesta casinos have 3.3X points on slots and 2X on video poker. The D and Golden Gate have 5X points on slots. El Cortez has 10X on video reels, 5X on regular reels and keno, and 2X on video poker, along with White Castle hamburgers handed out to players from noon to midnight. South Point is giving away $32,000 today with $100 awards given to players chosen randomly until midnight.

According to John Katsilometes of the LV Review-Journal Britney Spears has signed on for a two-year residency at Park MGM. The starting date wasn’t announced, but she will reportedly be paid a guarantee of $500,000 per show, the highest of any performer in Las Vegas.

The presence of construction cranes in Las Vegas has always been a sign of prosperous times. Now, after several lean years, the cranes  are becoming visible again. While there hasn’t been a lot in the news about the state of the Raiders Stadium, there’s plenty of evidence of progress on the construction site. Several cranes can be easily viewed from I-15 and surrounding areas. Work is in full gear and the bottom parts of the stadium structure are visible. Meanwhile on the Strip, several cranes are also in action at the building site of Resorts World Las Vegas, across the street from Encore.

Thirty-two-year-old competitive eater Miki Sudo from Las Vegas took first place in the Nathan’s hot-dog-eating contest held on the boardwalk at Coney Island every year on July 4th. This was the fifth year in a row that the fan favorite won the women’s contest, by downing 37 franks and buns in 10 minutes. It was four short of her total last year, but nine higher than the second-place finisher. On the men’s side, San Jose resident Joey “Jaws” Chestnut consumed a record 74 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes (one every eight seconds or so), two more than last year, to take home his 11th coveted Mustard Belt.

 

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