ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

June 10, 2013

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J U N E 1 0 , 2 0 1 3 / Y O U R b u s i n e s s - t o - b u s i n e s s w e e k ly SPECIAL FOCUS WOMEN and MINORITY BUSINESS This month, VEGAS INC highlights workplace diversity in the Las Vegas Valley. citycenter: the journey from red to black SAM MORRIS BUMP AND GRIND: LouLou D'vil, of Helsinki, Finland, performs during the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend's Tournament of Tease June 1 at the Orleans. Sex is rampant in the Las Vegas Valley, and experts say the sexually charged atmosphere can affect behavior in the workplace. SEX AND POWER Are sexual harassment lawsuits more common in Las Vegas' adult-fueled environment? By Richard N. Velotta senior staff writer S By Ed Komenda staff writer CityCenter never had it easy. MGM Resorts International announced plans to build the $4 billion development in 2004 during the height of Las Vegas' boom. By the time the project wrapped up four years later, its construction budget had ballooned to almost $10 billion and the city was sinking into a historic recession that almost forced the project into bankruptcy. Though MGM officials felt pressure to mothball the complex, they trudged ahead and opened CityCenter in 2009. In the years since, the complex has been called a failure, a Tower of Babel, a sign of Las Vegas' hubris and a symbol of what can go wrong. But CityCenter appears to have turned a corner. It posted an all-time earnings record during the first quarter of this year and helped boost MGM into the black. MGM reported its best results since see CITYCENTER, page 17 ex is everywhere in Las Vegas. ¶ Many of the city's resorts have topless entertainment. Casino cocktail servers wear revealing costumes. Posters for sexy shows plaster INSIDE TODAY MODERN MACHINES | P. 7 billboards, taxis and walls. ¶ A visit to one of Las Vegas' numerous gentlemen's clubs or Today's slot machines play more like video games than one-armed bandits male revues is a rite of passage for conventioneers, Wolfpack wannabes and other "Hang- WINNING WORKPLACES | INSIDE over" fans who want to let their hair down after a long day. ¶ So it stands to reason that the city For the 12th year, VEGAS INC highlights Southern Nevada's best places to work must be the sexual harassment capital of the world. THE LIST | P. 22 see HARASSMENT, page 14 Trusted for over 30 years by business owners and their families...the law firm to call for estate planning, probate and asset protection. Accounting firms, by number of staff 702.433.4455 ◆ jeffreyburr.com Estate Planning ◆ Probate ◆ Wills ◆ Limited Liability Companies ◆ Asset Protection ◆ Family Limited Partnerships ◆ Succession Planning ◆ Guardianship ◆ Trust Administration ◆ Elder Law TRUST BANNER VEGAS INC.indd 1 20130610_VI01_F.indd 1 3/7/13 10:07 AM 6/6/13 2:26:20 PM

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