Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is Dropping Charges Against NHL Player

Back in November of 2019, the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas announced that it was suing San Jose Sharks player Evander Kane for failing to pay back $500,000 in gambling markers. It now appears this lawsuit is ending. The Cosmopolitan has confirmed that it’s dropping charges against Kane this week.

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

This isn’t the first time a casino has asked for its money back. Today, we’re going to look at the details of this case. We’ll also talk about some of the other measures that the Cosmopolitan is taking right now.

Let’s get into it!

Las Vegas Remains Shut Down Due to Covid-19

Over the past month, we’ve covered the progression of the new coronavirus. It’s now spread to hundreds of thousands of individuals around the country and many have lost their lives. Some cities are being impacted more than others.

New York is the worst hit in terms of overall cases. This state now has more cases than any country in the world. Extreme social distancing measures set in place here seem to be having a positive effect, yet death rates are continuing to rise here.

Other states including New Jersey and Michigan are seeing their infection rates surge, as well. Lawmakers in these areas are working to change this trend. It’s unclear when the stay-at-home orders set in place here will be lifted.

Las Vegas is still seeing relatively low rates of infection, yet the city is taking a major toll economically. The entire gambling industry here is completely shut down. Governor Sisolak recently extended this casino shutdown. Not even the top officials here can accurately say when the city will get back to normal.

Casino companies here are doing everything they can right now. Many of them are losing millions of dollars every single day. The mayor of Las Vegas has told the Governor that things cannot remain the way they are. This week, one of the biggest casinos here decided to drop an ongoing lawsuit.

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is No Longer Suing NHL Player

As most are well-aware, many casinos in Las Vegas will offer casino credit to certain players. Occasionally, these players fail to pay back the money they lose. According to officials at the Cosmopolitan, this is what happened with NHL player Evander Kane.

This casino claims to have offered the San Jose Sharks player $500,000 in casino markers. He is said to have taken out eight credits of varying amounts in mid-April of 2019. It’s being alleged he never attempted to pay back the losses.

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas then decided to press charges. They asked for the money back as well as legal fees. Since November, there has been little coverage of this lawsuit and some feel it was already settled.

It’s now being reported that the casino has dropped this lawsuit. Whether or not the case was settled out of court is still unknown. Some believe the effect of the coronavirus has pushed the Cosmopolitan to take this route.

Lawrence Semenza, an attorney at the Cosmopolitan, claims the lawsuit may still be brought up again in the future. We have not received a statement from Kane. We’ll need to see whether or not this is brought up again over the next few weeks.

More Workers Are Furloughed at Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is one of the biggest and most lucrative casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. This property cost billions of dollars to construct and, unsurprisingly, costs a huge amount of money to operate. Unfortunately, the coronavirus is taking a serious toll on this property.

It’s clear that this casino-resort is bleeding money right now. As a result, the owners are doing everything they can to cut costs. According to new reports, Cosmopolitan has decided to furlough a huge number of its employees.

“As a result of the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Sisolak’s extension of the resort closure mandate through April 30, 2020, we have had to make the very difficult decision to reduce staffing and furlough employees,” the casino said in a statement. 

As we’ve already mentioned, it’s unclear when Las Vegas will get back to normal. State officials continue to set new regulations. Some analysts feel it may be more than a year before the Strip is back to the way it was earlier this year.

How this will affect casino companies here is still unknown. Much of it depends on the ability of health officials to form a vaccine.

Stay tuned for more Las Vegas casino news over the next few weeks!

OJ Simpson is Filing a Defamation Lawsuit Against LV Hotel-Casino

Not long ago, OJ Simpson stepped back into the public spotlight by creating his own Twitter account. He’s making headlines once again this week by going after one of Las Vegas’ most popular hotel-casinos. Today, we’re going to look at exactly why Simpson is filing a defamation lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan Casino-Resort.

OJ Simpson In Court

Simpson is no stranger to high-profile lawsuits. It’s interesting to now see the controversial former athlete seeking damages for defamation. Here’s what we know about this situation.

The Cosmopolitan’s Allegations Against Simpson

Back in July of 2017, OJ Simpson was granted parole after spending nine years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping. In October of that year, he was officially released. Just one month later, he was kicked out of the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Officials within the Cosmopolitan claim that Simpson was “drunk and unruly” at a hotel bar. TMZ quickly posted a picture of him being escorted out of the hotel surrounded by security.

Not long after this news broke, Simpson and his lawyers quickly denied the allegations. Malcolm Lavergne, OJ’s lawyer, commented on the hotel’s claims to the media.

“The casino itself, they won’t comment on why they banned Mr. Simpson which I projected that they would do, but they were just saying these were wild reports. So everything other than Mr. Simpson being trespassed from property are just false. They just exercised their right to ban him,” Lavergne said.

Eventually, this story was forgotten about. Simpson seemed to have disappeared from the public spotlight. This week, OJ Simpson decided to officially file a lawsuit over this whole situation.

OJ Simpson is Now Filing a Lawsuit Against the Cosmopolitan

As we mentioned earlier, the Cosmopolitan is one of the most popular and lucrative hotel-casinos in Las Vegas. It’s home to many incredible bars that Simpson was known to frequent. Claims that OJ was drunk and unruly are completely untrue, according to a new lawsuit.

OJ Simpson has now filed a defamation lawsuit against Nevada Property 1 LLC, which owns the Cosmopolitan. He’s claiming that he was never given a reason for being kicked out of the venue. He’s denying the allegations that any hotel property was destroyed.

“To date, the Cosmopolitan has never issued any public rationale or reasoning for trespassing Simpson from the property, other than claiming it was ‘private’ property the night of the issuance of the trespass notice,” Simpson’s complains says. 

The former athlete is now asking for $30,000 in compensation. He’s also requested unspecified punitive damages and attorney’s fees.

We’ll need to wait and see how this lawsuit plays out over the next few months.

Cosmopolitan Owners Continue to Purchase LV Property

The Cosmopolitan is the most expensive hotel-casino ever constructed in Las Vegas. It first opened in 2010 and has gained a reputation as one of the hippest, most popular venues in the city. Over the years, ownership of this property has switched hands.

In 2014, The Cosmopolitan was officially sold to the Blackstone Group for $1.73 billion. Recently, this company has acquired several major Las Vegas Strip properties.

Just last month, MGM Resorts International sold the Bellagio Hotel & Casino to the Blackstone Group for $4.2 billion. It was the largest property sale in Las Vegas history.

Soon, this company could also purchase the world-famous MGM Grand. Reports indicate that MGM Resorts is planning to sell this venue in order to invest more money overseas.

It’s a fascinating time in Las Vegas. Never before have so many major hotel-casinos gone for sale.

Stay tuned for more Las Vegas casino news over the next few months!

The Cosmopolitan to Host Interpol in October

One of the most popular rock bands from New Your, Interpol, will perform in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at The Chelsea Stage on October 4. Everyone interested to see this event is able to buy tickets which have been available for sale since April 26, 10 am PT. The tickets are available online, as well as at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. You can also order tickets via Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. The basic price of tickets is $39 per ticket in addition to all applicable taxes and fees. Furthermore, if you want to reserve a seat, you will have to pay a starting ticket price at $59 plus all taxes and fees that are applicable.

If you like modern rock music, you probably know about Interpol, as they are currently one of the biggest live acts not only in New York but also all over the globe. Let’s take a closer look at who Interpol really are and how they become one of the most significant bands in the American rock scene.

Who Are Interpol?

If you type ‘Interpol’ into Google, you will get results related to the International Criminal Police Organization. While this international police shares the same name with the band, it seems that it is the only thing that these two entities have in common.

The band Interpol was created by Greg Drudy and Daniel Kessler after Kessler looked for a perfect band mate for a very long time. The two band members were joined by Paul Banks and started performing together in New York City. After managing to gain initial fans, the band had to come up with a name, with Interpol being the most captivating option.

The band released their first EP in 2000 when Drudy left the group and was replaced by Sam Fogarino on drums. Soon, the band signed a contract with Matador Records, which was a Beggars Group member. Their next EP was also named Interpol, and eventually their released their first studio album in 2002 named Turn On the Bright Lights which was recorded in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in a studio called Tarquin Studios. Their debut album started as an incognito release, but the band eventually managed to sell over 300,000 copies in less than two years. By 2004, they were already big among rock music lovers, especially those who enjoyed post-punk bands, Joy Division being one of them.

Soon after that, the band got together once again to record their second album called Antics, which was released in 2004 and was even more popular than the first one, being sold in more than 350,000 copies. Needless to say, the band became extremely popular in the UK as their music was heavily influenced by genres such as Britpop and post-punk. In fact, their second album reached the golden status in the UK way before it did in the US.

The rest of the band’s history has been filled with a lot of great music and tours all over the world. They managed to record four more studio albums: Our Love to Admire (2007), Interpol (2010), El Pintor (2014), and Marauder (2018). Marauder was their latest album, which they are currently promoting.

Interpol’s importance for the American rock culture is huge, as they are perhaps one of the most popular Indie rock bands of all time. Therefore, if you enjoy listening to alternative rock and enjoy exploring new music, make sure to give Interpol a try. Furthermore, if you happen to be in Las Vegas in October, make sure not to miss out on their live performance as they are currently one of the best live acts in New York.