Company behind Mob Experience files for bankruptcy

Murder Inc., the company that put the Mob Experience attraction into the Tropicana Las Vegas, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday.

Many of the largest creditors listed in the inital court papers were described as holding a note and security, but it was not spelled out if they were investors in the attraction, which opened last year to typical Las Vegas fanfare. The amounts ranged from $250,000 to several million .

The largest creditor was the MJ Dean Construction Co., which is owed $4.6 million and has already placed a mechanic's lien on the project.

The Mob Experience has also requested court permission to continue to meet what it describes as a skeleton payroll, now down to 16 full- and part-time people, as well as certain other payments like taxes.

The current attendance now runs close to 150 people a day, which court papers say barely generates enough revenue to keep the doors open.

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