The owners of the hotel that inspired The Killers’ album “Sam’s Town” has dropped its entertainment division.
Boyd Gaming, which owns 10 locals-friendly casinos, has swept out its entertainment employees as part of company-wide layoffs this month.
Effective July 14, the Boyd entertainment division has been terminated. Company spokesman David Strow declined to specify how many staffers were let go in the company’s widespread layoffs. But sources familiar with the terminations indicate some 40 employees on the Boyd entertainment team were let go.
The company re-opened all of its Las Vegas properties on June 4, with no live entertainment on the books.
Boyd operates Sam’s Town & Gambling Hall on Boulder Highway, which enjoyed a shot of newfound fame as the title of the Killers’ 2006 release. The band also performed a 10th-anniversary concert at the hotel in September 2016.
Along with Sam’s Town, operates such off-Strip casinos as the Cannery on Boulder Highway; the…