The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas announced Wednesday that it had entered into a long-term deal with Cantor Gaming to operate a poker room within the Palms’ new sportsbook. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, although apparently the poker room will feature eight live tables. Cantor has already signed on to operate the new sportsbook, which is still under construction, but is scheduled to open in early May in time for the Kentucky Derby.
The Palms’ new amenities are likely to attract a crowd once they’re finished, but Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil won’t be among them. On March 28, the Crüe-ton was reportedly ejected from the Palms’ Little Buddha restaurant due to what the Palms obliquely referred to as “inappropriate behavior.” The Las Vegas Sun reports that Neil took to Twitter following his ejection, proclaiming his love for all things Vegas, but warning spring breakers visiting his fair city “DO NOT GO TO LITTLE BUDDHA @PALMS IN VEGAS.” Neil cited “distrust and dishonesty at the executive level” for his decision to “never again step foot @palms property.”
The Palms responded with a statement saying that it hoped Neil would put as much effort into apologizing for his unspecified shenanigans as he did rubbishing their good name. The Palms suggested it would not allow its patrons “to mistreat our team members” and added that Neil was “no longer welcome at Palms.” Asked by the Sun to comment on the Palms’ statement, Neil said simply: “Yea, liars.”
Perhaps Neil should stick to his own Vegas hangout, the appropriately named Girls, Girls, Girls strip club, which held its soft opening last month. Neil, who already has experience with his own tequila brand, told Robin Leach that getting into the flesh trade was “something that eventually was going to happen … I’ve been going to strip clubs my whole life, so I might as well own one.” Can’t argue with that logic. And Neil wants potential staff hires to know that his place is an equal opportunity employer. “Most clubs make you cover up your tattoos, but I encourage it.” The club’s unique selling point will be the music. “No house music, no rap … pure rock and roll.” Neil’s place will be “the only place in town where you can listen to rock music, have a cocktail and look at boobs.” Home, sweet home…