March 01, 2008

Tribes contemplate Vegas casino

Is this the ultimate marriage of Indian-style and old-school gaming? Check out the video and see.

Controversy Over Possible Casino in Vegas[I]f the deal goes through, the yet-to-be named casino would be the first indian owned casino on the Las Vegas strip. But it doesn't come without some controversy.

The future casino's plans can be found on 'You Tube' showing the public a glimpse of what could increase the Las Vegas strip by 75 acres. The plan is being fronted by a Washington tribe, the Muckleshoots who are well known for their business dealings around the Seattle area.

This promotional video on-line was produced by Ellis:Las Vegas, a management company that would run the casino if plans are finalized. It shows a state-of-the-art casino complete with a 9000 room hotel, world class indoor stadium, rodeo drive shopping mall, recording studio, and a large native american museum that would rival the Smithsonian.

According to Rolland Satland, the spokesman for the Muckleshoot tribe, the Fort Hall Business Council has already signed on to take part in the deal.

But according to Patricia Patterson, not every enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe endorses the business venture. Patterson told NBC Newschannel 6 that quote "Tribal members should get the facts about the deal before they endorse the Las Vegas casino." She went on to say quote "We need to solve the problems in our own backyard before we get involved with deals outside of Idaho."
Comment:  This video supposedly presents a "soon to be tribal casino in Las Vegas with a Beverly hills theme." It's an excellent example of style over substance.

For more on the subject, see The Facts About Indian Gaming.


writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Native casino in Las Vegas or no, writerfella STILL would attend the Star Trek Experience and stay only at the Las Vegas Hilton. 1., he rarely gambles and either plays Bingo or buys lottery scratch-off cards. On the lottery, writerfella has spent about $8 - $10 a month in two years ($180 - $200 total) and won $1495. 2., 'Muckleshoot' sounds like a real gaming tribe, kinda-sorta, but wouldn't be coming into their own on such a project for several years even if a Las Vegas Muckleshoot CrapHouse Casino even got built. 3., Your comment, "style over substance," perfectly and really neatly describes this blog. Didn't know ya had it in ya...
All Best
Russ Bates

Rob said...

You haven't heard of the Muckleshoot tribe? Well, live and learn:

I didn't apply the phrase "style over substance" to my own blog. Your stupid mistake if you thought otherwise.

Yeah, Newspaper Rock offers only style, not substance. That's why you spend several hours a week commenting on it, right?