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Meet The 2012 Trippies Nominees!

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 13th December 2011 2:04am
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Trippies 2012

VegasTripping.com is proud to announce the 2012 final nominees for The Trippies, our annual Best and Worst of Las Vegas Readers Poll Awards. This years finalists were culled from nominations submitted by YOU the readers of VegasTripping.

Competition was incredibly tough this year, on behalf of VT's readership we send out heartiest of congratulations to all who were nominated! Voting is open until December 24th, with the winners announced in a live webcast in January 2012.

For those of you who want to print this out and make your picks while sitting on the can/in the tub/in your cubicle/on your lunch break and or send it to your coworkers we've put together a handy dandy printable version, downloadable here.

Cast your vote at http://www.vegastripping.com/trippies2012.

1. Overall

Best Downtown

[ ] El Cortez
[ ] Four Queens
[ ] Golden Gate
[ ] Golden Nugget
[ ] Main Street Station
[ ] The Plaza

Worst Downtown

[ ] Binions
[ ] El Cortez
[ ] Fitzgeralds
[ ] Gold Spike
[ ] Las Vegas Club

Best On The Strip

[ ] ARIA
[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Encore
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

Worst On The Strip

[ ] Excalibur
[ ] Imperial Palace
[ ] Hooters
[ ] O'Sheas
[ ] Riviera

Best Off The Strip

[ ] M Resort
[ ] Orleans
[ ] Palms
[ ] Red Rock
[ ] Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino

Worst Off The Strip

[ ] Gold Coast
[ ] Hard Rock
[ ] Palace Station
[ ] Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino
[ ] Tuscany

2. Hotel

Best Hotel Overall

[ ] ARIA
[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Encore
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

Worst Hotel Overall

[ ] Excalibur
[ ] Gold Spike
[ ] Hooters
[ ] Imperial Palace
[ ] Las Vegas Club

Best Rooms

[ ] ARIA
[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Encore
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

Worst Rooms

[ ] Flamingo
[ ] Imperial Palace
[ ] Harrah's
[ ] Hooters
[ ] Las Vegas Club

Best Service

[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Encore
[ ] Mandarin Oriental
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

Worst Service

[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Flamingo
[ ] Harrah's
[ ] Imperial Palace

Best Pool

[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Encore
[ ] Flamingo
[ ] Mandalay Bay
[ ] Mirage

Worst Pool

[ ] California
[ ] Harrah's
[ ] Imperial Palace
[ ] New York-New York
[ ] Planet Hollywood

Best Value

[ ] ARIA
[ ] Ballys Las Vegas
[ ] Flamingo
[ ] Harrah's
[ ] Mirage
[ ] Monte Carlo

Worst Value

[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Venetian
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

3. Dining

Best Dining Overall

[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] MGM Grand
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

Worst Dining Overall

[ ] Casino Royale
[ ] Excalibur
[ ] Flamingo
[ ] Harrah's
[ ] Imperial Palace

Best Buffet

[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] M Resort
[ ] Planet Hollywood
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

Worst Buffet

[ ] Excalibur
[ ] Flamingo
[ ] Harrah's
[ ] Imperial Palace
[ ] Monte Carlo

Best Restaurant

[ ] Bouchon - Venetian
[ ] China Poblano - Cosmopolitan
[ ] Craftsteak - MGM Grand
[ ] Delmonico - Venetian
[ ] Holsteins - Cosmopolitan
[ ] Jaleo - Cosmopolitan
[ ] Japonais - Mirage
[ ] Joel Robuchon - MGM Grand
[ ] Julian Serrano - ARIA
[ ] Mix - Mandalay Bay
[ ] Peppermill
[ ] Picasso - Bellagio
[ ] RM Seafood - Mandalay Bay
[ ] Sinatra - Encore
[ ] Stripsteak - Mandalay Bay
[ ] Switch - Encore

Worst Restaurant

Palace - Imperial Palace
[ ] BLT Burger - Mirage
[ ] Cafe Vettro - ARIA
[ ] Cheesecake Factory - Caesars Palace
[ ] Denny's - Casino Royale
[ ] Hash House A Go Go - Multiple Locations
[ ] Hooters - Hooters
[ ] Lobster ME - Planet Hollywood
[ ] Toby Keith's ILTBnG - Harrah's
[ ] Todd English PUB - ARIA

Best Meat

[ ] Carnevino - Palazzo
[ ] Craftsteak - MGM Grand
[ ] Delmonico - Venetian
[ ] Holsteins - Cosmopolitan
[ ] Prime - Bellagio
[ ] The Steakhouse at Circus Circus
[ ] Stripsteak - Mandalay Bay
[ ] STK - Cosmopolitan
[ ] SW Steakhouse - Wynn Las Vegas

Worst Meat

[ ] Hash House A Go Go - Multiple Locations
[ ] Lakeside Grill - Wynn Las Vegas
[ ] Nero's - Caesars Palace
[ ] Outback Steakhouse - Casino Royale
[ ] The Palm - Caesars Palace
[ ] Victorian Cafe - Bill's

4. Entertainment

Best Entertainment Overall

[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] MGM Grand
[ ] Mirage
[ ] Venetian

Worst Entertainment Overall

[ ] ARIA
[ ] Bill's Gamblin Hall and Saloon
[ ] Excalibur
[ ] Hooters
[ ] Imperial Palace
[ ] Las Vegas Club
[ ] LuXor
[ ] Tropicana

Best Dayclub

[ ] Bare - Mirage
[ ] Encore Beach Club
[ ] Liquid - ARIA
[ ] Marquee - Cosmopolitan
[ ] Rehab - Hard Rock
[ ] Wet Republic - MGM Grand

Worst Dayclub

[ ] Encore Beach Club
[ ] Liquid - ARIA
[ ] Nikki Beach - Tropicana
[ ] Pleasure Pool - Planet Hollywood
[ ] Rehab - Hard Rock
[ ] Wet Republic - MGM Grand

Best Nightclub

[ ] The Bank - Bellagio
[ ] Haze - ARIA
[ ] Marquee - Cosmopolitan
[ ] Pure - Caesars Palace
[ ] Tryst - Wynn Las Vegas
[ ] Surrender - Encore
[ ] XS - Encore

Worst Nightclub

[ ] Haze - ARIA
[ ] Jet - Mirage
[ ] PURE - Caesars Palace
[ ] Surrender - Encore
[ ] Studio 54 - MGM Grand
[ ] Tao - Venetian
[ ] XS - Encore

Best Bar

[ ] Bond - Cosmopolitan
[ ] Book and Stage - Cosmopolitan
[ ] Chandelier Bar - Cosmopolitan
[ ] Fireside Lounge - Peppermill
[ ] Fontana Bar - Bellagio
[ ] Mandarin Bar - Mandarin Oriental
[ ] Petrossian - Bellagio
[ ] Parasol Up / Parasol Down - Wynn Las Vegas
[ ] Vesper - Cosmopolitan

Worst Bar

[ ] Toby Keith's ILTBnG - Harrah's
[ ] Rockhouse - Imperial Palace
[ ] Dick's Last Resort - Excalibur
[ ] Gilley's - Treasure Island
[ ] Margaritaville - Flamingo

Best Act

[ ] Absinthe - Caesars Palace
[ ] Love - Mirage
[ ] O - Bellagio
[ ] Penn & Teller - Rio
[ ] Terry Fator - Mirage

Worst Act

[ ] Anthony Cools - Paris Las Vegas
[ ] BeLIEve - Criss Angel / Cirque Du Soleil
[ ] Blue Man Group - Venetian
[ ] Carrot Top - Luxor
[ ] Jay Leno - Mirage
[ ] Superhero Impersonators - The Strip
[ ] Terry Fator - Mirage
[ ] Viva Elvis - Cirque Du Soleil

5. Casino

Best Casino Overall

[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Encore
[ ] Mirage
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

Worst Casino Overall

[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Harrah's
[ ] Hooters
[ ] Imperial Palace
[ ] Las Vegas Club
[ ] O'Sheas

Best Slots

[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Harrah's
[ ] MGM Grand
[ ] Palms

Worst Slots

[ ] ARIA
[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Harrah's
[ ] Venetian

Best Video Poker

[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] El Cortez
[ ] Four Queens
[ ] Main Street Station
[ ] Palms
[ ] South Point
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

Worst Video Poker

[ ] ARIA
[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Harrah's
[ ] Imperial Palace
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

Best Blackjack

[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Binions
[ ] El Cortez
[ ] Golden Gate
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

Worst Blackjack

[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Flamingo
[ ] Harrah's
[ ] Imperial Palace

Best Dice

[ ] ARIA
[ ] Binions
[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Casino Royale
[ ] Main Street Station

Worst Dice

[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Binions
[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Harrah's

Best Poker

[ ] ARIA
[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Binions
[ ] MGM Grand
[ ] Venetian

Worst Poker

[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Bill's Gamblin Hall and Saloon
[ ] Binions
[ ] Excalibur
[ ] Harrah's
[ ] O'Sheas

Best Comp Club

[ ] B Connected - Boyd
[ ] Club Imagine - M Resort
[ ] Total Rewards - Caesars
[ ] M Life - MGM
[ ] Red Card - Wynn

Worst Comp Club

[ ] Club Grazie - Venetian/Palazzo
[ ] M Life - MGM
[ ] Red Card - Wynn
[ ] Total Rewards - Caesars
[ ] Trop Plus - Tropicana

Best Casino Carpet

[ ] ARIA
[ ] Bellagio
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Encore
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

Worst Casino Carpet

[ ] ARIA
[ ] Hooters
[ ] Imperial Palace
[ ] MGM Grand
[ ] O'Sheas

6. The Internets

Best Casino Website

[ ] Bellagio.com
[ ] CosmopolitanLasVegas.com
[ ] MandalayBay.com
[ ] MGMGrand.com
[ ] WynnLasVegas.com

Worst Casino Website

[ ] Binions.com
[ ] CasinoRoyaleHotel.com
[ ] CaesarsPalace.com
[ ] HardRockHotel.com
[ ] HootersHotelCasino.com
[ ] Mlife.com
[ ] WynnLasVegas.com

Best Casino Social Media

[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Monte Carlo
[ ] M Resort
[ ] Tropicana

Worst Casino Social Media

[ ] ARIA
[ ] Caesars Palace
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Paris
[ ] Venetian
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

Best Website

[ ] everythinglasvegas.com
[ ] cheapovegas.com
[ ] lasvegas4ever.com
[ ] lasvegasadvisor.com
[ ] ratevegas.com

Best Podcast

[ ] 360 Vegas Podcast
[ ] Pub Crawl
[ ] The Strip Podcast
[ ] This Ain't Iowa
[ ] The Vegas Gang

Best Blog

[ ] Eating Las Vegas - EatingLV.com
[ ] M Point of View - themresort.com/blog
[ ] Pulse of Vegas - lasvegasblog.harrahs.com
[ ] Stiffs & Georges - dmckee.lvablog.com
[ ] Two Way Hard Three - TwoWayHardThree.com

Best Community

[ ] EverythingLasVegas.com
[ ] Five Hundy Facebook Group
[ ] LasVegas4ever.com
[ ] Trip Advisor Vegas Forums
[ ] VegasMessageBoard.com

Best Tweeter

[ ] @bmo_tai
[ ] @dribbleglass
[ ] @fivehundy
[ ] @Hunter
[ ] @jayfenster
[ ] @johnunwin
[ ] @LVCabChronicles
[ ] @misnoper
[ ] @simpsonlasvegas
[ ] @unlvgaming

Best App

[ ] All Vegas Poker
[ ] B Connected
[ ] City Center Fine Art Collection
[ ] Luxor
[ ] MGM Grand
[ ] Mirage
[ ] Total Rewards
[ ] Vegas Mate
[ ] Vegas Way
[ ] Viva Las Vegas
[ ] Wynn Las Vegas

7. Jackpot

Biggest Improvement

[ ] ARIA
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] El Cortez
[ ] The Plaza
[ ] Stratosphere
[ ] Tropicana

Biggest Pet Peeve

[ ] Beggars In Superhero Costumes
[ ] Nightlife Daylife Riff Raff
[ ] Douchebags
[ ] Kids
[ ] Marilyn Winn-Spiegel
[ ] Sam Nazarian
[ ] Resort fees
[ ] Porn slappers

Biggest News Of The Year

[ ] Bellagio Room Redesign
[ ] Cosmopolitan Opens
[ ] Sahara Closing
[ ] Project Linq
[ ] Wynn Renovations
[ ] Downtown Resurgence
[ ] The Harmon Situation
[ ] Watching Steve Wynn Lose His Mind

Person of The Year

[ ] Beat Up Batman
[ ] Celine Dion
[ ] Holly Madison
[ ] John Unwin
[ ] Kirk Kerkorian
[ ] Marilyn Winn-Spiegel
[ ] Oscar Goodman
[ ] Sam Nazarian
[ ] Steve Wynn
[ ] Thomas McCartney

Now go vote!



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Comments & Discussion:

Wait a sec - Biggest News Of The Year, Cosmopolitan Opens? Didn't you pull an executive decision to count it as opening last year? Or am I misremembering?

Cannot fucking wait to Monday morning quarterback this shit. 2012/11 Trippies gonna be cray cray.

Amazing how many times Cosmopolitan is in both the best and worst categories. Goes to show how inconsistent the place can be. I lucked out and had a fantastic time when I stayed there.

Amazing after all these years, the Bellagio is still qualifing for best of in a lot of catagories still. even the Palazzo didn't make it in a lot of the expected categories. Hmmmm.......

For every vote for M in best casino social media and best blog, I'll do a shot of tequila!

No Electioneering!

I find it a bit odd that El Cortez was nominated both for best and worst downtown.

I don't find it odd one bit that El Cortez was nominated both for best and worst downtown.

I find it of some note that El Cortez is nominated for best and worst downtown.

Love you to death, but you screwed the pooch again in a couple of key areas:

None of the Worst Off-Strip Hotels are bad places. I won't be a typical local and talk about Poker Palace or Jokers Wild or similar. But AZ Charlies West being omitted from the list was a serious error. Gold Coast or Palace is going to take the award for being worst, and you're going to have a ton of people here in town going "WTF?" just like last year. Neither place is the dump that AZ West is.

As for worst bar, we get it: You don't like country or Jimmy Buffet (who has country roots). Co'mon... two of the bars on that list are absolute faves of David and Alicia from Pub Crawl. And... there pretty much isn't a bar on the tourist areas that they have yet to step foot in. (And, they aren't even country fans).

Best VP is Vue Bar at Fitz where they have 8/5 bonus with progressives on pretty much everything over a full house. And they aren't scared to pour serious drinks while you play. The second floor view is cool (we toss beeds off it on Fat Tuesday, and yes... women flash for them). Only downside is the place is in bad need of the pending make-over. And the new owners are sure to kill those pay tables and put the lousy Golden Gate ones in place.

As much as I'm no fan of Robin Leach, I have to think he should have been in the running for best blog (even though he wouldn't have won). He does get the scoop on things like the Motley Crue residency a number of times per year.

Overall, great work. Will be fun to watch the unveiling of the awards this year.

Great work? Love "you" to death? "You" screwed the pooch?

Perhaps you misunderstand? I don't pick the nominees, nor does VT's staff. All of these picks are from reader nominees.... we just count em and put the form together. I don't even nominate or vote in the finals.

Voted!

I'm surprised no one mentioned that the El Cortez is nominated in bothe the best and worst of Downtown!!

@Chuck Thanks for the clarification. I'll make sure to toss in some nominations next year! Given that Hard Rock (relatively new tower and remodel), Rio (dated but does not suck), and Tuscany (boring casino, great rooms and grounds for the money) also made the "worst" off-strip, I should have taken it with a grain of salt.

#BrainOverload (sometimes I think too much).

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