One Officer Deceased Another Officer in Custody in Rolls Royce Crash
We're on the scene where last night a tragic accident occurred involving a rented Rolls Race cullinan and six Connecticut police officers. I've attempted to go to the bar.
To get the footage of the accident.
But it has been seized by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for investigation. One of the police officers unfortunately lost his life.
Now, we assume that drugs or alcohol.
Were involved, but we don't know. So in about 30 minutes, we're meeting with the local news station to talk about rental car safety. This is something really important to me. This vehicle was not rented from my company. It was rented from another company who is not doing the right thing.
Still a lot of questions tonight surrounding a deadly crash involving an out of state, off duty police officers.
That $400,000 SUV was being rented by All Star Cars of Las Vegas. Get that get the out of here.
My name is Houston crosstalk. H-O-U-S-T-O-N-C-R-O-S-T-A You have to have three years of experience in the industry to even qualify, to even apply for the insurance policies.
So when a new company comes up.
I know for a fact they're not insured, right? And there's there's different layers of insurance, so don't take my words the wrong way. They probably have basic, you know, insurance for the cars for fire or theft or something along those lines. But what they don't have is insurance for people that rent those cars and.
Drive them like maniacs and get into accidents and kill people. I'm hoping that once we regulate this.
Industry, we're going to be able to get those rates lower and be more efficient with what we have. There's only two carriers left that will do commercial auto insurance for rentals. After those two are done with it, what's next? Difficult to talk about it without being really candid. And the news isn't going to want to use the footage of me talking bluntly about other people that do this business, right? Because they're going to be very neutral in the situation. So I'm not neutral. I'm trying to be, but it's difficult, right? Like, how do you go and you consistently have these issues, right? I mean, the first death was a huge problem. The guys going from Texas Rent to the lamborghini Hurricane, he's driving 150 miles an hour down to 30 or 40 miles an hour zone. You know, your cars are out there doing that. And this is the problem that I have with this industry, is with the data that we have. And any basic GPS gives you this. You rent the car with somebody at 230 in the afternoon and they're speeding all over the city. People don't just start to speed in the middle of the night.
It's a consistent thing that happens. We have the ability to shut our cars down, and everybody should have that same ability. Right now, when I say shut the cars down. What it does is it prevents them from turning back on. So once they're turned off, it prevents them from turning back on. So unless the person is driving just hours and hours an hour straight, it's a pretty good safety measure. That's a big problem for us when we have people leaving the state.
We get a lot of people that.
Try to take our cars to California and they're not allowed to cross state lines. So once they hit the first gas stop in Baker, boom. The car shuts off, doesn't turn back on. Then they have to, you know, we agree, and they call us and say this and that, so they end up coming back. But the same thing goes for reckless driving.
I mean, you have to understand, there's been, in the past year, like, three crazy accidents that have killed two and injured multiple people. And they're both doing well over 100 and 3140 miles an hour on standard Streets. Don't forget about the flipped uris and the slingshot, too. Yeah, I mean, the slingshot was wild. The flipped uras was on a 30. No, it was a 45. And they rolled that car four times.
I just don't understand how you could be so wild with these cars. I mean, I get enjoying them, but that's why we send you out to Mount charleston, hoover Dam, Red Rock, the places that are a little more desolate that you can enjoy the car, where you're not so involved in the density of the city. All of the crazy injury accidents are happening inside the city. Like the really dense part, las Vegas Strip, right, by the raider Stadium. And this one happened in chinatown, right? These are huge areas where there's many people on the road. So any small mistake turns into just this large fiasco and it costs people their lives. And that's what I don't like about this stuff right now. It's like, I don't understand how I was able to go 27,000 rentals and have no injury accidents. I just don't get it. Why is that not seen as maybe I'm doing this the right way and people need to swallow the way I'm doing it so we can all survive? I don't want anybody to go out of business. That's not my intention. Competitors are fine, right? We all strive to be better, and we all strive to rent the best cars, right?
Like, we just picked up an sv aventador and that's a cool car that no one has. So I have a little edge over the guy regular renting, the regular aventador. So we kind of fight in that sense, you know, like I was telling the Channel Eight guy, I go to lunch with the owner of diplomat and the owner of lv Cars once or twice a month.
We talk all the time.
We go over pricing and we work on this business together because there's 4.
Million people a month. Come here, right?
Let's say I have 100 cars.
There's a lot of cars to go around.
There's a lot of people. So we can all survive. But what we can't do is we can't survive if everybody keeps destroying this industry. People are going to stop renting these cars if they think it's dangerous, right? If someone is fearful to drive a car like this, they're not going to come and rent it. And that's going to demolish the business itself. It's going to take us back five, six years when there was only 500 customers a year instead of 50,000.
So to the point we just need to fight for the state to put their two cent in and regulate it a little bit more, whether it's taxes or in person oversight. I mean, the Gaming Control Board has agents that go around and I'm not comparing us to a casino, but there's people out there that can help us, right? Like, they should come in here and look at all the registrations for my cars and make sure I don't have joe's car on the back and fob's car up front and everybody else's car out here that are personally leased and they're just trying to make their payments. You know, it's kind of a fine line there with liability, right? Because no commercial insurance company will insure a vehicle that's not registered to the with that's not registered to the actual rental company itself. So these indemnification clauses and all this stuff doesn't apply. So why can't they just come in once a month and check everything, go through everything, just pop up and say, let me have all your registrations, let me have all your insurance cards and go through it? I mean, that would help a lot.
There's a company that rents on all these dealership planes. They don't even register the cars. There's a lot of small issues that can be solved to weed out some of the people who are causing these large problems.
All right, we are here with Samarjovsky. He's a local attorney in Vegas and someone that's been really active in the local community. He's a podcast. Him and his partner are becoming community leaders with the new kind of mantra you've got going in on what's right. It's all over behind us. They've become a very clean, more modern approach to law here, which is a fresh it's really fresh. Honestly, I'm super proud of you guys.
Because I've been here my whole life and I used to get coffee with Glenn learner, and I like Glenn. Nothing wrong with Glenn, but he's the opposite of you guys. And that works for him, which is super cool. But I feel more comfortable talking freely and openly about all the issues in Vegas with someone that has more of your branding and your approach to kind of solving these issues that no one really wants to talk about.
And so we're here to discuss this liability and crazy things that keep happening with the exotic car rental world. And you guys know, I mean, you watch these videos and I film accidents on accidents. On accidents. Everybody brings up insurance, right? And I really wanted to talk about insurance because it's such a difficult conversation to have. I mean, when you think of a hurricane crashing, you think it's a catastrophe, right? Like, whose insurance is going to pay for this? And that's why I wanted to kind of shed the light on what's really happening behind closed doors at all these competitors places that are not doing this properly. And Sam and I were on a podcast, on his podcast yesterday at a radio station, which was also live radio. So that's super cool. It's like a dual thing. And we talked about it a little bit more open. We were more frank with the situation, and I think it's time that we start talking about that so, you know, you can recap what has happened and I'll let you say some stuff about it.
Well, the the accident that we're all talking about is the one that happened on Friday here. And it was my understanding it was six police officers from the East Coast that came out. They rented a Rolls royce Cullinan, beautiful car, but there were six of them in a five seater. They were, from what I understand, all six grown men. Grown men, right.
I mean, think about that. You know, they didn't have their seatbelts on because it's not possible. You couldn't wrap those seatbelts around four people in the back, and it's assuming four were in the back.
There'S a lot we don't know, but absolutely, they were not safe. And on top of it, they were very drunk, and there was a single car accident, and one of the guys was ejected and died. So it's all around a tragedy now. We've started to peel back the layers of what happened, and this is what always happens. Whenever there's any kind of an accident, there's always some complexity to it, but especially in this case, the next thing that comes up, I'm reading this and I'm saying, well, four cops, they probably didn't own the Cullinan, right? So my next thought is, and I know you and I know this town, I think, all right, so they rented the car, and that's why we wanted to talk to you, because now I'm curious. I want to get your inside perspective on what do you think you probably knew, you know, what agency rented it. And then the other part of the story that fascinates me as well is you have local politicians start to beat.
The wardrobe, of course, because they're required to, right?
I mean, how many accidents are going to happen and they're just sitting on the sidelines saying, okay, well, how are we going to fix this and what's the real problem? I don't think a lot of people really understand the problem. And when we talked yesterday, I was talking to your partner Ashley, and she didn't really understand the problem because everybody's like, oh, how can you prevent dui? You can't control that. And so my argument was, I think you can.
I mean, within reason, right. So at royalty, we have all these safeguards set up that we didn't even get to discuss, but we have monitoring systems on the car that are beyond a GPS, like a standard GPS just tells you a location and stuff. We got all these alerts and all these systems in place that if the cars are speeding, it'll text the driver, it'll tell them, hey, you guys are doing the wrong thing. We're going to shut the car off. See, royalty, I have the ability to turn the cars off and I can't turn them off while they're driving or anything unsafe, but when that car comes to a complete stop, it's going to shut off and it's not going to turn back on.
And those are layers of safety that we put in place at royalty to prevent these things.
And it's life saving because at three.
In the morning, right, no one should be in a car at 140 miles an hour. Plus, so there's a footage now, and I'm trying to get it right. I don't have it yet, but there's a local bar that has the accident completely on camera happen right in front of him. And I saw it from a cell phone trying to get the owner to release the footage to me so he could put it on this video. So hopefully that works out. This car went over the hill on durango or on decatur, right towards decatur Spring Mountain. It jumped like 7ft in the air and it came down like this and it rolled. I mean, do you understand how fast you have to be going to do that?
So those things would have been alerts and the car would have been shut down if it was under my control.
And plus, at three in the morning, like, I don't really care who you are, I don't think the car should be driving.
And I almost think that we should put into place like somewhat of a time thing. I mean, this is a little more technologically related, but maybe we should prevent people from driving cars that are rented between the hours of 12:00 A.m. And 06:00 A.m.. You know, I don't know if that's something that we can do legally, but that's when all these accidents happened, right? So I'm here to ask you more questions and not get involved in too much of what we do and what they do, but trying to figure out why and how this is going to affect the person who owns the car, the person who rented the car, the driver of the car, and all the people involved in this. There's a lot of layers to this. So first start out with the driver. What is he facing?
Well, the driver is first facing criminal charges. Let's start with that. And that can be a complication of the civil case. But the big picture immediately after an accident is you. When you have a car that is owned by Person X, leased by entity Y, and driven by a Driver Z, you have multiple insurance companies, and they all have one thing in common. They don't want to pay, of course. So what it turns into almost immediately, those are three it's triangle, but it turns into a circular firing squad. And you have these all these insurance companies are trying to figure out how they're not liable. And the most important thing so starting with the driver. The driver is the primary cause. Generally speaking, if he's at fault, it's primary cause for an accident. Now, when you're a guy, when you're a cop visiting a no knock on law enforcement, my point is he probably has maybe $100,000 limit back home. Okay? Maybe the question, too will be, does that insurance cover him in a rented vehicle? Now, is this actually a rented vehicle? Because you told me something fascinating yesterday. I learned that these guys, based on your investigation, don't even have written contracts.
They doodle something out on a piece of paper, and there's cash exchanging hands.
So a little bit of context here. A week prior to this accident, we did a small investigation, and we actually, ironically, rented this car, right? And it was it was it wasn't even by it was just kind of by dumb luck that it was the same car. We went over there because this new company, All Star Cars, came out, and we wanted to kind of figure out what they were doing, if they were doing it right, because it's it's very expensive for us to do this business, and we want to make sure that we're not being undercut illegally.
Undercut responsibly is fine. If they have insurance, they have all the stuff. They own the cars, and they want to rent it for less, that's their business. It's capitalism, right? But if they're doing it for less and they're not doing it right, that's when I get involved. So the person that rented the car was instructed that they could only pay in cash at that moment for a short term rental, and they were given a vehicle service loaner agreement, which is the same piece of paper you get when your car goes into service at Mercedes or BMW, whatever it is. They give you this little thing saying you're responsible for the car, and it's a single paragraph. It's not a rental contract. My rental car contract is five pages.
There's a lot of information in there. Talks about loss of use. It talks about a lot of stuff liability and transfer and all these laws and things you're not supposed to break as well. But this is a single paper. It's a paragraph. It's designed for you to drive a car for two or 3 hours while your car is going to oil change. And that's the paper that they gave them. So they gave them a handwritten receipt, which is ridiculous because let alone the tax implications of that.
The intention of the handwritten receipt is to see you later.
And then they sold this person that I had go rented, an excess liability policy. This is where it gets really tricky, right? This is where federal implications come in or state like really high Attorney General implications when I'm selling you fake insurance. Now that's the big question I have that I obviously wasn't the driver in this case. And I want to know if they sold that driver excess liability insurance. And they don't actually have a product that does that because they're not a licensed insurance company.
It takes a couple of years to go get this.
I have one. So I went through the process. I know. So we sell a counter product, or like Enterprise does, there's paperwork that goes with it and there's a contract.
I sign it. Right.
And then you issue that policy. Just like when you're at Enterprise, you rent, there's like ten signatures. One of those is for that counter product. So if that driver got that excess liability policy, where does that leave the liability for him and puts the company at risk as well? Because that's like fraudulent, right?
Correct. And the fraud has resulted in there being a lack of coverage where it was intended. And by the way, the intended beneficiary wasn't just the driver. The intended beneficiary of that coverage are also the passengers.
And so now the passengers all have co equal claims based on their injuries and such. But they have claims against this primary car broker because they're maybe not even a true rental agency broker. Who provided the car? Who? Gave them the assumption that there was insurance, which in turn I've heard, because I've seen people testify this way, that they get the insurance and they kind of think they can go hog wild.
That's the intention.
And that's why a lot of these problems happen. If I say, here's the keys, no matter what happens, you're not going to pay me, just bringing back the keys. Well, you're going to be like, oh, I curb that wheel. All that sucks. Oh, I did this. All that sucks. That bumper, all that sucks. Figure it out. Right. But if I give you the keys and say anything that happens to this car is on you, you're going to be really safe.
That's just human nature. And it doesn't matter what industry you're in, it's human nature.
But any good lawyer will argue that because of everything you just said, the understanding or the belief that the driver had that he had this extra coverage led to riskier behavior. And so some of the subsequent results of that risky behavior are as a burden shared also by the by the renter or the leaser of that vehicle.
And it's it's not a bridge too far in these cases. You're going to see more and more of them because, by the way, I'm a huge fan of this industry existing in Vegas. I don't want to see it go away. I just want to see it evenly regulated because I think everyone has to play by the same rules. And it also is very important that there always be insurance because no matter what safeguards you take, always something can go wrong. The importance of insurance and personal responsibility is to make sure that if something does go wrong, that there's enough compensation to make things right. Obviously, nothing is going to no amount of money is going to bring back this this poor guy that lost his life. But what especially worries me in these cases is by doing it, this backdoor renting actually creates it potentially gives reasons for legitimate insurance companies that have legitimate insurance company policies bonding these vehicles to have a way out. And I don't like that because it's not right.
But one of the things that I fear that's going to happen and I hate to even bring this up, but you as a fellow supercar owner, you know what your insurance cost. And I believe that in a few years, because this isn't just happening here in Las Vegas. It's happening in Miami, it's happening in Los Angeles, where this backdoor rental thing and what I mean by back door rental is being very specific. You've got a guy that either has or doesn't have a rental car licensed company and takes a personal vehicle that's owned by somebody that could be leased or financed under a bank and gives that to another person for money.
That's not a legal transaction. That's not covered. In order to commercially insure any vehicle for rental, it's got to be owned by the entity that it's being rented by. And that is a very expensive process. I pay almost a million dollars a year for rental car coverage insurance, and it's going up and up and up, right, every year. I mean, we got a 7% increase from 19 or sorry, from 20 to 21 due to the pandemic.
I mean, a lot of bad stuff happened during the pandemic. And what I fear is there's going to be exclusions. Someone like allstate let's say they had 500 crazy, wild, all rental car related claims. They're going to say, look, your rental car coverage is capped at a $100,000 car.
Because the General or some of the lower tiered insurance companies have that. They don't have that because they've been burned. They have it because, well, they're they're financially not able to go up to that level. You don't want to give the guy that has a 1530 policy of the body.
But if a guy has a Ferrari or something and he wants to come in and rent a, like, car, that makes sense. But these guys are coming in, and right now actual cash value is the term on rental car coverages. So they're going to cover the bugatti or the Hyundai, it doesn't matter. The car is the car.
The property damage. But I see because of this issue consistently, those are going to have limits.
How does that affect you?
Well, it affects everyone. Right. And it doesn't affect just people renting cars really important. It affects people who are on the road sure. And who are pedestrians and who are anywhere in the vicinity of someone in one of these exotic cars who may not be adequately insured and who's being reckless. So there's two parts to it, right. There's the vetting of the driver, and you can speak to that better than I think, anyone. And then the other part of it is making sure that these drivers, vetted or not, are on the road and properly covered.
I mean, a lot of that's training.
So when you get a person in, you know what's going to happen. If you've been in this industry for more than one week, you know what's going to happen. You can tell when a 21 year old kid comes in who's never sat in a Ferrari, can have it for 1 hour, and then they go out and they just go hog wild. Of course not. You can't take that type of risk, but these brokers don't care.
You can't take it.
It's not their car.
And so I'm not really profiling anybody specifically, but when you get that feeling, just go anywhere to any business, any store, you can get that feeling of what that customer is going to be like and how they're going to treat that stuff. I mean, during the pandemic or previous sorry. Directly after the shutdown, vegas went through a six month period of some really challenging times. We're on the news every day for a shooting for some kind of burglary or robbery or the hotel rooms were destroyed. I mean, the Win was in multiple lawsuits because of theft and excessive destroyed hotel rooms by multiple people. I mean, that was because they were renting them for $50 a night.
Well, that's exactly right. It was right after the reopening. So it was June, right? June of 2020. We had our big opening, but these rooms on the Strip, the median room price was $40 or $45. And people were coming in with their coolers and they were shooting each other in lobbies of hotels. There was a shooting at the aria in the North Valley Drive.
Absolutely, yeah. Look, to the point is that basically the goal here is to understand that if you're doing this the wrong way, it's an immense amount of risk.
And you as an attorney know that you have a lot of opportunity with a case like this, right? I mean, you can see 10, 20, 30 different avenues to go down and say, we're going to go through these levels of lawsuit to tackle this issue.
Well, and that's back to those individual entities and individuals that are responsible. We go to each and every one, and we go to those insurance companies, and we we ask almost as soon as we get any kind of hint of a denial, we ask for the language of the policy. Because what you want to do very early on is read the language in the policy. And most people, to them, it's gibberish, right? But these policies can be tens of pages long, and that's the policies that are over 50 pages long. But you get these long policies, you got to read through them. The exclusions you mentioned earlier are critical and the and they're very fact specific. So what happened? Who rented the car? What did they believe? What were they told? How long was the rental for? How much money was involved? All of this because those are details that can then either allow for coverage or disallow coverage. And we as attorneys, if we've got a client that's involved in this mess and has been injured, we want to find my job is to collect as many coverages as I possibly can and stack them all together like you can here in Nevada, and bring all that coverage together to allow for the maximum available recovery.
Again, nothing brings back someone who's been lost. But I tell you, countless people who are grievously injured and money helps them get the medical care they need, the surgeries they need, helps them get a better quality of money. Most of them can't work, and most of them can't work. You have wage loss. All of this money has to come from somewhere. And so my final point on that is just because a guy has a lease payment on a colony doesn't mean that he is a liquid individual. And this is an important point, especially not if the guy is leasing his car out for quickie rentals. It tells me that he can't really or doesn't want to be carrying that payment, looking to offset that payment. My cars I own, and I own them, and I wouldn't dream of turning them over to a rental agency because.
I'm because you want to make $1,000 a month.
Because I know that if I make $1,000 on a rental, what am I going to get back? I'm going to get back a car that's trashed. And I'm a particular guy. I'm a car guy, like you, and I'm very particular. So the kind of person that's doing this needs the money or has got a screw loose, and if he needs the money, to me, that is a red flag. High income individuals, even people who you think might be famous, you know, on the. News athletes and whatnot. You would not believe how uncollectible these people are now, not all of them. Some of them have money and we pursue it assets all the time.
What you're saying is basically like, once you go past the insurance, you hold that person accountable as well.
And you're that person is fully liable. Like that that insurance policy doesn't just give them a free pass.
So you go and you attempt to collect or you attempt to lean or judge some sort of asset that that person may have.
That's the person who owns the car. That's the person who owns the rental car company. That's the people that work at the rental car company. I mean, there's really no level of stopping this, right? I mean, it goes all the way through to everybody involved in this transaction.
Correct. The company, again, it depends on the facts.
The company, if it's an organized entity and whatever, even if they're not operating exactly according to how they should, the entity is responsible. The owner may be individually responsible if he's acting illegally or unlawfully or if.
He'S selling a product that doesn't exist.
That's a really big cut and dry red flag.
Correct. That's on him. That's not a company crime, so to speak. That's him individually and whoever's doing it. Right. If you're selling fake insurance and you know it, you can't say, well, my boss told me to do it, doesn't work. Does it work that way? Yes, to all that. But I always want to caution people. If they hear a case and they see a guy and they look rich and got the big house and everything, they can be difficult to collect against. So how that typically works is you have to file a lawsuit, take them to court, get a judgment, perfect that judgment, and then collect on that judgment. And my favorite example is always OJ, right. Because at the time going into his trial, right, OJ was flushing cash. Now, he spent a lot of it getting through his court case. Remember, he was in jail, he was literally in county lock up signing autographs just to like pay his legal team. So he comes out of jail and the Goldman soon. And the funnier story is that one of my good friends, best friends, represented OJ in that case. One of the bigger cases he's ever lost, but went to a good cause nonetheless.
goldmans, Browns, they won the case and and they they've seen very little from them. oj's got that judgment following him around, right?
The judgment, I don't remember.
Oh, it was, wasn't it 30 something large, $30 million.
Basically, any money that OJ makes for the rest of his life, a part of that money has to go to them.
Correct. But here's what I'm getting with my point, is that he's very clever, or his financial advisor is very clever to make sure that he doesn't make that money. So it goes into an LLC that his family controls or a family trust. Here in Nevada, we can keep our houses. You can have a homestead protection for your house, and it's a great thing. So if you've got some guy with a big house, you can own that house in cash, potentially untouchable. So there are asset protection tools. The wealthier people get, the better. The more widely they get, the more creative they get, and the more sophisticated advice that they get. So for me, always the most important thing is to begin collecting and putting together those policies. And sometimes in some of the cases we handle, the biggest fight is just getting coverage, because you have one of these situations come up, and it's all about getting coverage on the table, getting the insurance company say, okay, we admit there's coverage. Now let's talk about what damages. And then that's the whole next part of the case, right?
I guess the moral of the story is that for everybody involved to do any small sort of illegal or illicit business transactions is never worth it because may it be very difficult to collect if you don't even have if you have or have not money, everybody has to pay to fight their side of the case. And I've hired attorneys before. Not been my business practice, but other times, and it's been an immense amount of money. I mean, you probably make like five to $800 an hour, maybe more.
Well, we're an all contingency practice, meaning people don't pay us any money up front, sure, but that is for plaintiffs. Now, when you're defending yourself, right? That's the case in a case. And all of a sudden, somebody's coming after you and they're they want to take your house, your car, your cat, everything. You're going to need to hire a lawyer, especially if your insurance isn't kicking in, because your insurance company will say, we're not defending you in this. Now you're paying somebody. And to your point, $500 an hour is not an unheard of amount that adds up so quick. You're probably looking at a monthly bill of about $25,000, at least a monthly.
Bill, and it could take years.
So for most people, they don't have 25 grand is sitting around a month to pay extra income, so they have to fold. And you end up you end up in a in a bad spot with the judgment against you, and you got to file bk. And, I mean, your whole life, it's over.
Yeah, you might as well go work at McDonald's. So it's just look, I've never been one to take risk like that because it's just never worth it. The amount of stress, the hair loss and everything. It's just to me, it doesn't seem no amount of money is worth losing your freedom or your mind, right? I mean, your health is obviously very important, but absolutely mental health is so important, and I could not imagine the stress to defending myself against a case where someone lost their life or was greatly injured, that just seems so out of control. It doesn't make it I just couldn't even imagine.
And let me just step away from the technicality of all this. Who wants that on their conscience?
So the big thing I want to say here, too, is, as lame as it sounds, driving drunk is a choice, okay? And I never like to absolve anyone of that. You made a choice to drink. You knew you were going to drive. You brought your keys. Don't do it. Take the exotic car out, go for a day drive, go for an evening drive, return it or park it at the hotel and then go hit the bar.
That's actually a really good thing to end on, because drinking I don't drink at all, so I don't have to worry about that. But I make that choice because I don't take any risk, and I think I'm in a better place for not taking that risk. So thank you, Sam, for being here. And everybody, I really want to stress the importance of this, and I'd like for you to follow Sam because I started following Sam because it's really interesting to get into the integrated parts of all these issues, and there isn't a lot of information on the internet and on the news that you can kind of trust anymore.
So to hear it from the source, it's really refreshing. So thank you for what you guys do.
No, I'm happy to do it. I appreciate it, too, and thank you for investing here in our beautiful arts district. I love this is we talked a little bit about this as well. I think this is the most beautiful neighborhood in all of Vegas, and it's got so much potential.
It's amazing. And what sam's referencing, too, is just right behind this wall is where the downtown location of houston's hot chicken is opening. And I'm born and raised in Vegas, so this is a very important part of my history and my heritage. So the arch district in Las Vegas is something that we've been revitalizing with the late Tony shea and this whole team for the downtown project. So this is a part of Vegas that needs a lot of love and tender care. And we're all here. You are here, right. I'll be right around right behind here. And the more effort we put into this place, the more beautiful it's going to get and the more it's going to feel like this is our home.
Absolutely. I couldn't agree more. And it's so centrally located, right? It's so easy to get here from all over. Well, thank you for having me. Appreciate it. Houston.
Best of luck.