Jim Murren, Superhero: Book II
Do you remember the photo of MGM CEO Jim Murren, arms at waist, staring into the future, bedecked in shiny suit and failed mixed use project like Superman?!? Y'know the one that spawned the "murrening" craze?
It starts with a half dozen pages of photos of casinos laid to wreckage post-hurricane Katrina, discusses how MGM saved the world by rebuilding Beau Rivage, leads through 10 slides of unintentionally hysterical motivational posters, touts MGM's LEED certs for sustainability, dedication to diversity and....
You guessed it. Jim's Plate. We knew it was only a matter of time before they publicly patted themselves on the back for this.
Another interesting slide is "Gaming Convergence" in which MGM appears to believe that leisure gaming (video games etc) will eventually merge with casino gaming (gambling.) Forget internet gambling and the potential to expand that to desktop and mobile platforms. And also forget that Ballys Technologies, IGT and Aristocrat already occupy this middle ground. And forget about Boyd Gaming in the list of gaming companies too while you're at it.
Finally, MGM leaves us with the idea that we all need to "Think Casino Mogul." Kinda like Oh God! Book II. Does this mean Murren isn't a superhero after all, but instead God?
Big thanks to VT super reader DuLac55 for the tip!
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