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Missing In Action: David McKee

By Chuckmonster on Sunday, 27th May 2007 3:37am
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Most folks who regularly follow the gaming industry sector read David McKee's Stiffs and Georges blog over at the Las Vegas Business Press.

David is an excellent writer with strong convictions and a delicious command of rhetoric as he takes his numerous targets to task for - what he believes - are their shortcomings, errors and boo-boos. He's notable for valiantly supporting Wynn Las Vegas' dealers during the ongoing flap about tip sharing and has eviscerated Mr. Wynn thusly. You may recall McKee's altercation with VegasTripping shortly after April first, wherein he dedicated a full article to giving us the finger. While VT was a little miffed at the time, we've forgiven and forgotten the whole flap and only mention it to illustrate that McKee - while sometimes a salty curmudgeon - isn't afraid to express his opinion on matters which he cares about.

Which leads us to the real matter at hand... what happened to David McKee? His blog has been silent for two weeks, and the final post wasn't even made by him. One would figure David would have a lot to say about Steve Wynn's apology speech [mp3] to Wynn's dealers, and the resulting vote in favor of unionizing. But alas... silence... not a peep, parry or post.

This is obviously curious and somewhat of a white elephant to me. Did David get the heave ho? Has his overt criticism of large figures in the gaming biz won him a custom tailored literary gag? Has the 'big Vegas' media pulled the plug on one of the few guys in town who has the dice to actually play for real? Could this be another 'case in point' made for the burgeoning Independent Vegas Blogosphere posse as illustrated in Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas (v 2.0) Editorial?

David... should we send out a search party?



Comments & Discussion:

Looks like McKee's blog link was removed from the LV Business Press site.

The mouth that roared choked on its own vomit.

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