AIR DATE: November 17, 2010
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Mayor Oscar Goodman wants to build a sports Arena in Las Vegas and lure either an NBA and/or NHL team to the area. The city is talking with a group about the possibility of building the arena in Symphony Park. But, the city is being very hush about their plans.
Meanwhile Harrah's Entertainment just gathered the signatures (which is being challenged by MGM) to get the state legislature to pass a bill that will allow a tourist tax that will allow Harrah's to build an arena next to the strip.
Should the state give a casino tax rebates to build an arena? Or if the city builds one, do taxpayers want to see a $500,000,000 facility built in this economy?
Howard Stutz, gaming reporter, LVRJ
Andrew Zimbalist,Robert A. Woods Prof of Econ, Smith College
Alan Feldman, Sr VP of Public Affairs, MGM Resorts International
Marybell Batjer, Sr VP of Public Policy and Communications, Harrah's Entertainment