Last night the CBS show “Undercover Boss” took a trip to MGM Grand in Las Vegas. I’ve never seen the show before, but it seems as if it’s about the bosses trying to blend with their employees to see what’s good and bad about the operation of the business. Here’s how CBS described Scott Sibella (President & COO of MGM Grand) stint on the show:
Scott Sibella, President and COO of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, goes undercover within the walls of the second-largest hotel in the world and faces a group of rowdy gamblers who are quick to point out his shortcomings as a dealer.
I watch a lot of bad TV and this was pretty high on the list of what’s bad about TV. Not only did nobody look fooled the entire show looked fake and this ended up looking like an hour long commercial for MGM Grand, which also came with additional plugs throughout the week. All of that in exchange for Sibella gifting a few employees with some gifts that the company can use as tax write offs.
I’m not sure what the dollar value on all of this is, but it has to be very high. That should prove to be nice for MGM Resorts Internationals quarterly earnings report, but what effect will it have on bookings at MGM Grand and their actual business? I’m curious to learn this.
I can’t embed the show, so if you’d like to watch it head over to CBS.com. Also, I’ll never watch this show again.