Burton To Leave Monte Carlo

Illusionist Lance Burton, citing “irreconcilable differences,” will end his 14-year run at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas this September. Burton had just signed a six-year extension but will exit one year into the contract.

“People get married and get divorced every day, and a lot of times when people get divorced they’ll say it’s ‘irreconcilable differences,’” Burton said. “That’s kind of what we have here. I think we’ve just grown apart, we have different philosophies, and we’re going in different directions.”

Burton declined to elaborate but said he and casino officials had different philosophies about how to put on a show. “In the long term, I have some big plans, and that involves a fishing pole and a catfish and a frying pan,” he said. “In an undisclosed location.”

Burton, 50, has performed at the Monte Carlo since the day it opened in 1996.