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Kirk Kerkorian Passes Away at 98

Discussion in 'Casino Industry & Development' started by arblackb, Jun 16, 2015.

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  1. arblackb

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/06/16/kirk-kerkorian-dead-las-vegas-chrysler/28804065/

    "MGM Resorts and our family of 62,000 employees are honoring the memory of a great man, a great business leader, a great community leader, an innovator, and one of our country's greatest generation, MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said in a statement. "Mr. Kerkorian combined brilliant business insight with steadfast integrity to become one of the most reputable and influential financiers of our time."
     
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    one of the original Vegas power brokers
     
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    Now if only Carl Ican kicks the bucket, we can see something done with FB Las Vegas.
     
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    A giant among giants. RIP K.K.
     
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    Stay classy! :thumbsup:
     
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    I wonder how many people will feel the same way about Jim Murren, given that he accomplished just as much as the head of MGM than Kirk.
    Jim built City Center after all.
     
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    From a Vegas historical perspective, Kerkorian was more impactful than Murren. He owned the land that Caesars Palace was built on, and, as the tribute articles said, built the biggest Vegas hotel three separate times with the International (now Westgate), original MGM (now Bally's), and current MGM. And while Murren was the company's CFO when MGM acquired Mirage, it was Kirk who was hammering out the deal in Steve Wynn's office at the Bellagio.
     
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    KK is definitely a Vegas icon. This town would not be what it is without him. If Vegas had Mount Rushmore, KK is a charter member, along with Steve Wynn, Jay Sarno, and Bugsy Siegel.
     
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    Did you get to read David Schwartz's "Grandissimo" about Sarno? Very entertaining book!
     
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    Not yet. It is next on my list after Schwartz's other book "Roll Them Bones". With Wynn getting up there in age, it would be cool if he did a documentary like Fog of War to reflect on his accomplishments.
     
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