And it doesn't matter if he has a stage show at the hotel casinos. He's a relatively big star and their hotel casinos are being featured on his show which is heavy publicity meaning it's a lot of exposure that they don't have to pay for. So, they'll hook him up with a penthouse suite and make sure he's as comfortable as possible so he airs the episode and possibly tells his other celebrity friends how well he was treated at the hotel.
True but his celebrity friends aren't the ones dropping hundreds of millions of dollars at the casinos, it's the little people. I can understand the publicity on the tv show but still don't get not having a show for all this time. A successful las vegas show could easily bring in 10 or more million dollars a year just in ticket sales. If the publicity from the tv show was enough why did the Aladdin just close down and reopen as Planet Hollywood? I think Criss Angel did 3 seasons of his show at the Aladdin and it doesn't appear to have helped.
My friend, shows aren't given because of time and results. A Big Name Show is not a reward, its a type of show. Criss has chosen not to do a big show just to himself, although the contract with Cirque is pretty big, in fact I don't see how thats not a big show, I digress... Guess what about the Alladin, it was changing before Criss Angel came along. That was a deal that had been in the works for a long time. Crissy had nothing to do with it.
In fact as a side note, a lot of these new hotels and resorts in vegas, they've been in the works for as much as 50 years. So just because somethign is new to us, doesn't mean it's new to the people changing things. Just something to think about.