Feature Article Archive


2013

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April
24

South Point - The VegasTripping Review 2013

Apparently, Personality Comes at a Price

April
04

Four Seasons Las Vegas Photo Review 2013

Step Inside DavidF's Room at FSLV



2012

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December
05

LVH: The VegasTripping Review 2012

The No Resort Fee Premium Room

September
13

The Flamingo Fab Rooms: The VegasTripping Review 2012

Peeping the New Rooms at the Dirty Bird

August
07

Inside The Golden Nugget Spa Tower Suites

Peeping The New Suites With Joekollar

July
30

Caesars Palace: The VegasTripping Review 2012

Finding Faith In The Deluxe Palace Tower Room

July
10

VegasEats: Gordon Ramsay Steak At Paris

The VegasTripping Review

May
23

The Vsuite Vlife (Part II)

Vdara Penthouse Suite Review By LAVegasphile

May
16

The Vsuite Vlife (Part I)

Vdara Hospitality Suite Review By LAVegasphile

March
15

The Encore Salon Suite: The VT Review 2012

When The Beautiful Age Beautifully

February
09

Mandalay Bay The RockChickX51 Way

Spend a Night In The Shark Tank



2011

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December
15

New York New York Park Avenue : The VT Review 2011

Peeping New Rooms At The Small Apple

October
10

PH Towers Photo Review By Head58

Kiss And Condotelling at the P-Tow

August
24

The Plaza Mini Suite: The VegasTripping Soft Review 2011

Peeping the Brand New Rooms At The Plaza

August
03
July
27

Imperial Palace : The VegasTripping Review 2011

High Rolling At The Bargain Basement

April
28

Obama Slept Here: Bellagio Presidential Suite Photo Tour

A Pictorial of President Obama's Digs at Bellagio

February
04
January
24

Stratosphere Select : The VegasTripping Review 2011

Wonders Await You Beyond The Tower



2010

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December
23
December
13
December
10
December
07

The Tropicana: The VegasTripping Review 2010

They're Changing Everything, But Is It Enough?

December
01

The Artisan Hotel

Review By VT Superfriend MiddleClassBuzz

November
30

Sahara : The VegasTripping Review 2010

The New(ish) Superior Rooms At Sahara

November
16

The Tropicana Takes Off

Photo Review By VT Reader TwoFours

November
12
November
05

VegasEats: Union at Aria

Where you can be Bobby and Billy for a night!

November
02
November
01

VegasEats: Cafe Vettro at ARIA

That Which Makes The Plate Look Pretty

October
21

The Satin Casino Jacket

The Coolest Threads Casino Comps Can Buy

August
31

Monte Carlo Monaco Suite Review By Antman73

This Is The Gateway To CityCenter

August
14

Deluxe Panoramic View Rooms At Wynn Las Vegas : The VT Review

Exclusive First Photos of the New Rooms At Wynn Las Vegas

July
04

Surrender to XS

The VegasTripping Review 2010

May
28

Encore Beach Club Photo Tour

Surrender to the New Encore

May
07
April
09
March
22
February
25

Golden Nugget Rush Tower : Photos & Review by Vespajet

Temple of Syrinx' New Subdivision In The Camera Eye

February
18

Vdara : The VegasTripping Review 2010

Photo Review of Aria and Bellagio's Next Door Neighbor

January
12
January
06
January
05


2009

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December
29

The Artistry Of ARIA

Like a Rhino, Baby

November
16

Casino Royale : Everything You've Always Wanted To Know

Room Renovations, Casino Construction and More...

October
29
October
25

The Ultimate Spa: Encore vs. Qua Baths

Gentlemen, Start Your Steam Rooms

October
23

Grand Canyon Tour via Maverick Helicopters

From Maverick With Love...

October
22

Viva Clay Vegas!

The Las Vegas Strip Preserved, Circa The Year 2000

October
20

VegasEats: Terzetto At M Resort

They Grow Their Own Beef!

October
15

THEdonnymac At THEhotel

Donnymac Does THEhotel at Mandalay Bay and Brings Back The Goods

October
05

Neighborhoods : The Present Future Of Casino Design

Keeping Up With Bellagio, Wynncore and ARIA

September
23
September
11
September
09
August
12

The Professional Yacker

Based on a True Story

July
24

Baccarat Superstitions Revealed

Mindless Antics Or Magic Misunderstood?

July
16

This Is Not A Sponsored Conversation

Seeking Trust and Transparency In A Comps For Tweets Stripscape

July
09

VegasEats: Wazuzu at Encore Las Vegas

Pan Asian Samurai With A Side Order Of Kung Fu Girl

June
08

Confessions of a Total Rewards Convert

Harrah's Casino Marketing Technology Works

June
04

California Hotel & Casino : The VT Review 2009

In Search Of The Spirit of Aloha

May
31

JeffinOKC Gets Trim At El Cortez

By A Guy Named Ernesto

May
28

The Rooms at ARIA Las Vegas

Taking a second, deeper look at the pending future of Las Vegas

April
08

Mirage Las Vegas : The VegasTripping Review 2009

Two visits 15 months apart, in the same - yet completely different - room

March
28

Paris Las Vegas LeMans Suite : VT Photo Review

Photos and Video Walkthrough Of Paris Las Vegas LeMans / Giverny Suite

March
24

DeathWatch V : VegasTripping Interview With Nick Christenson 2009

Turn Your Head and Cough Las Vegas, The Doctor Is In (again)

March
19

VegasEats : Botero at Encore Las Vegas

Steve Wynn's Latest Restaurant + Museum Go Round

February
18

VegasEats : Sinatra at Encore Las Vegas

Custom Tasting Menu By Chef Theo Schoenegger

February
09

The Plaza In A Pinch For A Pinch

RoachClipCharly's Review of the Downtown Plaza

January
26

CanadianCrapShooter's Random Drunken Thoughts #3

The Four Drunk Canadians Edition

January
11

Encore Las Vegas Resort Suite : The VegasTripping Review 2009

Review of the Resort Suite at Encore Las Vegas

January
06

Excalibur Widescreen Rooms : Photo Review By TIavEN

Photo Review of the New Widescreen Rooms at Excalibur

January
05

Circus Circus Las Vegas : The VegasTripping Review 2009

How Many Clowns Can You Fit Into The New Rooms at Circus Circus?

January
01

VegasEats : Viva McDonalds

A Conspiracy of Clowns



2008

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December
30

CanadianCrapsShooter's Random Drunken (Vegas) Thoughts : 2

Very nice but I wouldn't have spent $25 million on it

December
27

VegasEats: Society Cafe at Encore Las Vegas

The Importance of Being Tasty

December
23

This. Is Encore.

A Concerto For Butterfly and The Possibilities Of Now

November
01

The New Rooms : The M Suites at Harrah's Las Vegas

Harrah's Goes Modern... Oh Yeah?

September
19

Introducing ARIA...

Preview of ARIA Resort & Casino Deluxe King Room, Coming 2009

August
21

CanadianCrapShooter's Random Drunken (Vegas) Thoughts

The Urinals at Mirage Have Marble Drink Holders!

August
18

MGM Grand Las Vegas - The VegasTripping Review 2008

Photos and Video of MGM Grand Las Vegas' Standard Rooms

July
08

TI Treasure Island : The VegasTripping Review 2008

Review, Photos and Video Walkthrough of the New Rooms at TI Treasure Island

July
07

Vegas Eats: Hooters

Michael Mina? Delmonicos? Cut? Nah, We'll Go To Hooters

June
27

Well Seasoned : Joseph Hay's Four Seasons Las Vegas Review

Photos and Video Walkthrough of Five Diamond Award Winning Four Seasons Las Vegas

June
17

The New Rooms : Mandalay Bay 550 DR Rooms

Photos and Video Walkthrough of Mandalay Bay's Renovated Rooms

June
10

The New Rooms : Hard Rock Celebrity Suite

Welcome To The Neo-Gothic Quasi-Tribal Jungle

June
03

100% Guaranteed Slot Machine Voodoo Maneuvers

Eight Sure Fire Ways To Get Your Photo Taken With A Giant Cardboard Check

May
28

Peelin' Off The Hot Pants : RockChickX51 Does Hooters Las Vegas

Photo Review of Hooters Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

May
27
May
22

Golden Gate Hotel & Casino Las Vegas : The VegasTripping Review 2008

Photo & Video Review of the Oldest Joint In Las Vegas

May
21

The New Rooms : Mirage

The first in a series of previews about the newly redesigned rooms in Las Vegas

May
13

Luxor : Lost In Transition

The Blue Zone Is For Unloading Only

April
24

Golden Nugget Las Vegas : The VegasTripping Review 2008

Four Stars For Ten Lincolns, Come On Down!

April
10

Trip Report : I Met DonnyMac and Spyder and Lived

This Ain't Sunnyvale, Bubbles, This Is Vegas

April
09

RockVegas Does MGM Grand Las Vegas

Photos and review of Rocky's Deluxe Room at the MGM Grand Las Vegas

April
05

VegasEats : Red8 at Wynn Las Vegas Revisited

The Lucky $18.88 Kung Pao Special?

April
05

M Resort Construction Photos And Preview

Way Way Out, On The Southern Tip of Las Vegas Boulevard, Another Casino Sprouts Forth

March
19

I Scored a $45 P-Ho (On Priceline) : JustJoey's Planet Hollywood Experience

Tag Along With JustJoey as He Does The Planet Hollywood and Teaches Us The Ins and Outs of Booking By Priceline

February
24
February
20

Cuba : The New Macau?

¡Viva La Casino Revolucion!

February
12

VegasEats : 99 Cent Shrimp Cocktail at the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino

72 Shrimp + 99 cents = The Best Deal in Las Vegas



2007

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December
29

How the House Bets: Presidential Campaign Contributions by Casino Executives

If You Show Me The Money, I'll Show You The Winner

December
03

Hard Rock Hotel Casino Las Vegas - The VegasTripping Review 2007

Partying By Hostage Between a Rock and a Hard Place

November
28

Editorial: The People vs Planet Hollywood's Robert Earl

How one man ruined the Planet Hollywood grand opening (in fifty words or less)

November
26

Vegas Eats: Pink Taco at Hard Rock Vegas

With a name like this, it better be good...

November
25

The Ultimate Sinner: Ozzy Osbourne at the Joint at Hard Rock

The Prince of Darkness Rocks Sin City - November 24, 2007

October
29
October
23

VegasTripping Interview With Mark Adams from Vegas Today and Tomorrow

Talkin' Shop With Future Vegas' Amerigo Vespucci

October
10

One Wedding, Please. Supersized: A Woman's Account of Her Las Vegas Drive-Thru Nuptials

Starting The Rest of Your Life With The One You Love - To Go

August
26

Vegas Eats: Kokomo's at Mirage Las Vegas Restaurant Review

Kokomo's is reminiscent of your average hotel buffet restaurant, but three times the price!

August
19

Vegas Eats: Craftsteak at MGM Grand, Las Vegas Review

"Top Chef's" top chef, Tom Colicchio delivers an exquisitely delicious yet simple menu

August
13

The Mirage : The VegasTripping Review 2007

Hotel Rooms Bypassed During Mirage's Recent Revamp

August
11

Pitch a Tent and Pass The Dice : Casino Camping South Lake Tahoe

The Grinders Visit South Lake Tahoe Casinos and Campgrounds

July
20

The Future of Atlantic City

Not to be outdone by Las Vegas, Atlantic City is having it's very own construction boom

June
02

Planet Hollywood - The VegasTripping Review 2007

The Grinders take the "new" P-Ho for a Test Drive

May
15

Tony Soprano : Vegas Tripper

Tony Rides The Peyote Snake Through The Desert and Gets It

May
10
May
04

Editorial: Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas (v 2.0)

We are the world and the world is Las Vegas

April
19

Book Review : Roll The Bones - The History of Gambling

The Best Book On Gambling In The Last Five Thousand Years, BAR BAR BAR None

April
16

Venezia Luxury Suite at The Venetian - The VegasTripping Review 2007

Over the desert and down the strip to Grandmother's House We Go

April
09
March
29

The Grinders Report: Harrah's New Orleans

New Orleans With Less Money and Less Meat

March
25

Is The Magic Gone In Las Vegas?

Siegfried and Roy meet the new Hocus Pocus: Hans Klok and Carmen Electra

March
19

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas : Preview & Construction Photos

Wynn Las Vegas Phase II Rises On The Las Vegas Strip

March
14

Vegas Eats: Thomas Keller's Bouchon at the Venetian

French food ain't high on my list of favorite cuisines, but this joint is something else.

March
05

Vegas Eats: SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas - A Klassy Joint

The Wynn Las Vegas Food Tour continues with a foray into Steve Wynn's interpretation of the classic steakhouse

February
27

Editorial: Message to the NBA: Stay out of Vegas, Please

Does the string of NBA All-Star Weekend violence foreshadow Vegas' future?

January
26

Dr. Deathwatch Returns : Nick's Picks 2007

Las Vegas Casino Death Watch's Nick Christenson Gives His Annual Post Mortem for the Las Vegas Casino Industry



2006

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December
28

Flamingo GO Room : The VegasTripping Review

The dirty bird gets a new set of feathers

November
15

The Grinders Report: The Mirage

Vegas with less money and less meat - August 2006

November
13
August
21

The Cooler

People who manipulate the non-scientific, yet perfectly true tenets of gambling

August
21

Vegas Eats: Red 8 at Wynn Las Vegas

Tasty Pan-Asian Delights at Wynn Las Vegas

August
18
July
30

Vegas Eats: The Buffet at Bellagio

They got a pretty nice honeycomb

June
12

Flamingo Las Vegas - The VegasTripping Review 2006

We visit another joint on the Vegas endangered species list

May
30
May
21

Photo Feature : Love-ing The Mirage

The Mirage Gets Gussied Up in Advance of The Beatles Arrival

April
29

Tropicana Las Vegas - The VegasTripping Review 2006

The Way Vegas Used To Be and Won't Be Shortly

April
27

You Can't See All of Vegas In One Trip... Or Can You?

Potpourri Trip Report - Vegas Building Updates and Photos - April 2006

April
25

Burglar Tools: Casino Cheating Devices

Marked Cards, Hot Dice and Shoe Computers

April
08

Gambling Down Under

A Sky City Casino, Auckland New Zealand Trip Report

March
20

How Mandalay Bay lost it's way with THEhotel

The customer is not the star at THEhotel.

March
14

Aladdin Planet Hollywood : Stuffing the Genie Back In the Lamp

Can you polish a turd if you have a big enough budget?

February
28

Happy 100th Birthday Benjamin Bugsy Siegel

Centennial Celebration of the Original Vegas Gangster

February
26

Christmas Dinner in a Mall: The Palm at Caesars Forum Shops

Who would have thunk you could get Lobster and service in a mall?

January
08

Review: Las Vegas Little Black Book by David de Montmollin

A Guide to A Guy's Guide To The Perfect Vegas Weekend

January
04

Boom, Bust and BA-BOOM - Nick's Picks 2006

Dr. Death Watch Returns For Las Vegas' Annual Physical



2005

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December
30

THEreview: THEhotel at Mandalay Bay

THEdeal with THEhotel: Don't believe THEhype

December
29

Hooters Casino Las Vegas: San Remo Gets A Boob Job

Exclusive Construction Photos of Hooters Las Vegas

December
26

Featurette: First Photos from South Coast

Another Coast casino opens on South Las Vegas Boulevard

November
29

Killer Poker : Interview with John Vorhaus

Bloodthirst at the Poker Table : How to Dominate and Defeat Your Opponents

November
13

Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER

Sometimes, calling the gambling help line yields unexpected results

October
28
October
17

Here Comes The Sun : Cirque du Soleil Meets The Beatles

Conjecture and Prestidigitation About The Beatles/Cirque Show Coming to Mirage in 2006

October
05

Homeless In Vegas: Wayne Fucking Newton

Danke Schoen, Auf Wiedersehn, Danke Schoen

September
11

Trip Report: Vegas Kidnapping

I was abducted to Las Vegas

August
29

New Old Vegas Joint: George Clooney's Las Ramblas Las Vegas

Architectural Renderings of the George Clooney Randy Gerber Project

August
27

Photos: Wynn Las Vegas Strip Facing Panoramic View Room

What to expect from the top floor Panoramic View Suites

August
06
August
05
August
02

Wynning Isn't Everything, It's the Only Thing

The VT Review of Wynn Las Vegas : The Latest and Greatest Resort in Las Vegas

August
01

Almost Only Counts In Binion's Horseshoe and Handgrenades

A Short Photo Essay on the Removal of Binions Historic Neon Signage

July
18

The VT Interview With David G. Schwartz, UNLV Gaming Historian

Cutting the Wire and Rolling Bones in Suburban Xanadu

July
12

Walk the Walk of Game, Not of Shame

How to keep your dignity when you lose everything else

June
19

Poker Mania : Do You Have The Nuts?

Poker, and the ever growing army of poker dorks, are everywhere

June
12

Over The Boardwalk : Project CityCenter

Analyzing architectural renderings of the mixed-use sci-fi super city

June
05

Rehab Is For Quitters : Casino Morongo Review

If a quick tribal fix is all that is available, I'll take it.

June
05
May
29

Elvis Presley In Las Vegas

Confessions of a Jumpsuit Junkie

May
28

The Hand on the Hand In The Cookie Jar : The Math of Casino Comps

Wanna know what you're worth? Plug your info into VT's Casino Comp Calculator

May
15

A Wynn-Win Situation

Our first photos inside Wynn Las Vegas

April
21

The VT Interview with Tim Dressen, host of Five Hundy By Midnight

The Original Las Vegas Podcast (No it's not an article on Fishing)

March
17

Ace Does Vegas, Blue Moon Style

Who will Ace get to meet? Will Ace win? Will Ace get some?

March
08

The Neon Dream: The Moulin Rouge

The First Integrated Casino in Las Vegas, Fifty Years Later

March
08

We All Have One Of These Stories

Vegas + Acid = Another Hunter S. Thompson Moment

March
07

HST

(Thanks.)

March
06

Trip Report: Every Little European Boy's Dream

Dutch Boy Paints Vegas for the Very First Time

February
24

Reflections of Vegas

Enough to choke the whole goddamn town, I'd wager.

February
20

Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas

A Savage Journey Into the Heart of the American Dream

February
04

There Goes The Neighborhood

Wynn Las Vegas and the Boom (2005-2015)

February
03

And Everything Looks So Complete

Nuthin' left to do but Circus-Circus-Smirkus

January
26

No Vacancy: The Impact Las Vegas Casino Closures Will Have On You

What's gonna happen to us Vegas Trippers when all these joints are closed?

January
22

Grand Theft Auto: Las Venturas

Guest columnist Carl Johnson takes us on a tour of Las Venturas

January
19

American Roulette: Interview with International Casino Cheat Richard Marcus

The true story of a 25-year run ripping-off the world's casinos

January
03

VegasEats: Bally's Steakhouse

Surf and Turf To Cure The Turkey Blues



2004

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December
19

Nick's Picks 2005: Interview with Nick Christenson from the Las Vegas Casino Deathwatch

Boom, Bust or Ba-Boom! - what's up in Vegas for 2005 and beyond

December
17

VegasEats: Mermaid's Deep Fried Twinkies/Oreos

We Ate 'Em So You Don't Have To

December
06

Inside JC2K With David DeMontMollin

The man behind Green Valley Ranch's New Years Eve UltraLounge Las Vegas Throwdown

November
29

21 Questions with Hollywood Dave Stann

The one and only Bad Boy of Black Jack

November
25

Photo Essay: In With The Wynn, Out With The Inn

Beauty shots of the Wynn as well as the rubble of the Desert Inn

November
22

The Fabulous Flamingo : The VT Review 2004

Who's afraid of a the big bird's flu?

November
07

Cheating Vegas

The art of casino cheating comes in many disguises...

September
23

Love and Marriage, Vegas-Style

The Joys and Advantages of Marrying in Vegas

September
11

The Best Pools In Vegas ('n Shit Like That)

The VegasTripping Guide to Outdoor Watersports

September
10

Interview: Green Valley Ranch & American Casino's Wayne Shadd

Watch out Newton... there's another Wayne in town!

September
09

Murder In Vegas: Death of Casino Boss Ted Binion

Sex, drugs, gambling and murder in the glow of Glitter Gulch

September
07

24/7: Living It Up and Doubling Down in the New Las Vegas

How to blow $50,000 of someone elses money in Vegas

August
22

VegasEats: The Rio Buffet

We Ate So Much They Had To Roll Us Out Of The Joint

August
20

Mr. Siegel, are you there?

In Search of the Bugsy Siegel's Permanent Suite

August
19

Fear and Bombing In Las Vegas

Recent news events prove once again that Vegas is 'tha bomb'

August
01
July
12

Vegas Flicks: A True Vegas Lovers Guide to Motion Pictures

A True Vegas-Lovers Guide to Motion Pictures

July
07

Lingo - How to Speak Vegas

There's More To The Lingo Than 'Vegas Baby, Vegas'

July
07

Out in Vegas

Viva Lez Elvis - A Queer Eye Look At Las Vegas

June
25
June
19

Tribal Tripping: Trump 29 Casino - Coachella, CA

Are you up to the Chicken Challenge?

June
15

When The Rat Pack Ruled Sin City

Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter and Joey

June
11

The Neon Boneyard Museum

Where The Glitz Goes To Rest

June
05

This Ain't Vegas But It'll Do : Argosy Cincinnati

An accidental run-in with a riverboat casino somewhere near Cincinnati, Ohio.

May
17

Pechanga: Cha-ching!!

Higher minimums, tight slots but still a good time

April
24
April
23
April
22

Palm Springs Tribal Casino Poker Run Pt. 1 - Agua Caliente Casino

This ain't no mirage buddy... the weather isn't the only thing thats hot out in Palm Springs.