Las Vegas Advisor: Unfinished Las Vegas Strip Resort Suffers Setback
That’s another bad news for the Fontainebleau, which has been partially completed and empty at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip for over a decade.
Marriott International has pulled out of a deal it announced this summer to take over the unfinished resort. Marriott had planned to finish the building and open it with a name change to JW Marriott Las Vegas Boulevard, but the deal was apparently scuttled by complications from the latest change in ownership.
After multiple ownership and name changes, the Fontainebleau is back in the hands of original owner Jeffrey Soffer, who says he intends to complete it, but no details or timeline have been released. .
Poker participation in decline: The World Series of Poker have released attendance figures which show that attendance at this year’s tournament is down by about a third from the last live series in 2019. The reasons for this are a vaccination mandate and international travel restrictions limiting courts to domestic players. These restrictions were recently lifted, creating confidence that the numbers will be better for the main event, which has just started.
Free parking: In an effort to support local businesses as they recover from the pandemic, the city of Las Vegas is conducting a trial program that offers free on-street metered parking and in 12 downtown parking lots, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. Look for the “Lunch Spot Parking” signs to claim the free spaces until the end of the year.
Question: Who has won the most World Series of Poker gold bracelets?
Reply: The gold bracelet is awarded to the winners of the WSOP tournaments. Phil Hellmuth Jr. won his 16th bracelet last month, placing him impressively ahead of Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Phil Ivey, who each have 10.
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