Laid-off Drew Las Vegas staffers sue owner, claim money owed Eli Segall, Las Vegas Review-Journal · June 26, 2020 at 3:13 am Several casino executives have banded together to sue Drew Las Vegas owner Steve Witkoff, alleging they were laid off from the megaresort project amid the coronavirus pandemic and weren’t paid what their contracts called for. The five ex-employees, who say they have close ties to Drew CEO Bobby Baldwin, a longtime Las Vegas casino executive, claimed they were “aggressively recruited” to join the 67-story hotel-casino project on the north Strip. Two were working at the neighboring Resorts World Las Vegas development before they joined the Drew. They were given job offers that included six-figure salaries, guaranteed annual bonuses and a clause stating that, unless they were fired for cause, they would be paid the full balance of their salaries and bonuses for the remainder of their four-year contracts, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in Clark County District Court. The fifth plaintiff received a one-year pay guarantee.