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Golden Nugget May Take Over Binions and other Nuggets

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 13th February 2006 11:29am
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Among many interesting tidbits about the current goings on at the Golden Nugget, we found this little blurb at in the Vegas BusinessPress quite interesting.

Ferttita also indirectly confirmed a report that Nugget maintenance personnel had been assessing Binion's Gambling Hall, directly across Fremont Street, for a possible buyout. "I've looked at everything downtown," he shrugged, "except the Boyd properties.

Evidently some employees aren't so hot on Tilman Fertita (CEO a.k.a T-Fer) and the Landry's management crew, which is somewhat to be expected whenever there are "changes".

As dilettantish as the Poster-Breitling era may have appeared on TV, some employees now chafe under Ferttita's rule. "He wants to put water slides and shark tanks in the pool, and turn it into a kid's place," complained one. "You're going to cater to nobody that comes to the Nugget now. They (Landry's) could act like they care, but they keep taking, not giving ... He (Fertitta) is tightening the screws so tight."

"Tim and Tom were fair bosses," said another employee, explaining that the dot-com duo knew staffers' names and made people feel comfortable whereas Ferttita makes them nervous. "It's not a fun place to work," the worker lamented.

Frankly, we're terrified as to whats going to happen to the glorious Golden Nugget, the old Steve Wynn joint. How bad will Landry's blow it? Will they buy Binions and blow that too? Yikes.



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