Some tourism boards truly can see the silver marketing lining in every royal naked photo storm cloud: The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ran this ad in USA Today late last week as a scandal broke out over leaked naked Prince Harry vacation photos. The text reads:
For shame! To those who traded in their pledge to their Las Vegas brethren, we deplore you. We are calling on you, the defenders of what happens in Vegas staying in its rightful place — in Vegas. We are asking for a shun on those exploiters of Prince Harry. We shall boycott partying of any kind with them. No bottle service. No bikini clad girls. No Bucatini from Batali. In other words, we will not play with them any more. Who's with us?
And yes, Batali's OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria in the Venetian serves Bucatini all'Amatriciana (tomato, cured pork, onion, $19). Anyway, the ad is part of the whole "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" campaign. Oh, and lest you think they mean every single thing needs to stay in Vegas, they're not saying that. You can totally tweet about your tricked out hotel suite at ARIA or that one time you saw Blue Man Group at the Venetian or your Belagio massage. You know, anything branded is totally cool. Just don't sell naked photos of princes to TMZ. Got it? Here's a video that explains:
Video: What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas
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