Famous Las Vegas Magicians Get Millions in Federal Shuttered Venue Grants

Sin City has no shortage of stages that suffered mightily amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and according to payouts of a federal grant program meant to help them and their employees, a significant portion went to a handful of wealthy magicians. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant has distributed more than $16 billion nationally. In Nevada, 206 entities have been promised more than $193 million in two waves of grants. The list of businesses is reflective of Nevada’s flashy entertainment industry. Included in the grant-winners are a high-flying trapeze act, exclusive nightclubs, dance troupes, festivals, and others. Four organizations were awarded the maximum $10 million allotted; Vegas mainstay David Copperfield’s Disappearing Inc. being one. Magician duo Penn and Teller’s business entity received more than $7.5 million. Illusionist Criss Angel’s Magic Revolution not only received $6,964,936, but his production house, Angel Productions Worldwide, received $6,502,920 in a separate grant. …

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By Kelly Sanchez

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