Las Vegas businesses have successfully managed to avoid potential strikes by negotiating with disgruntled hospitality workers and bus drivers, ensuring that preparations for the Super Bowl can continue without any disruptions. The Culinary Union had been in negotiations with several casinos and had threatened to strike, but agreements with Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino and Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino prevented the walkout. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is now the only property where Culinary Union workers have yet to secure contracts, but the union has decided to give them more time to reach an agreement.
In related news, Las Vegas bus drivers and mechanics also reached a last-minute agreement and decided not to go on strike. Transdev, the firm behind the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada’s public bus service, and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1637 had been at odds for months but managed to reach a deal, providing much-needed relief for the city ahead of the Super Bowl.
With the highly-anticipated event just around the corner, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reminded all 32 teams about the league’s strict gambling policies. Goodell emphasized the importance of maintaining the event’s integrity and ensuring a fraud-free game. Meanwhile, sportsbooks are hesitant to offer non-game bets, such as whether Taylor Swift will appear at the event to support her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, and the Kansas City Chiefs. The 58th edition of the Super Bowl will see the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada on February 11. This agreement between the businesses and workers has provided some much-needed peace of mind for the city as it prepares for the big game.