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Hey Siri, What's The Best Hotel In Las Vegas?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Nov 2015
Hey Siri, What's The Best Hotel In Las Vegas? There is so much wrong here, I don't know where to start. Time to call in the experts. Explain, John Gruber....

Tagged: apple   siri   technology   trump international   bad advice   


Vegas Gang #123: Mirage Not Sold, Monte Carlo, Wynn Boston & Treasure Island

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Aug 2015
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang podcast we discuss the Mirage sale rumors, Monte Carlo rebrand, Wynn's Boston-sized headache, the evolution of Treasure Island and Las Vegas' building boom and business bust of...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   snapple   


Aria Joins Bellagio In Banning Apple Watch From Blackjack Tables

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jul 2015
Aria Las Vegas is the second major Las Vegas resort to ban players from wearing an Apple Watch at their tables. Upon exchanging cash for chips at a blackjack one of Aria's blackjack tables, the...

Tagged: aria   apple watch   blackjack   technology   bellagio   game protection   


Bellagio Bans Apple Watch From Casino Tables

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jun 2015
Earlier this afternoon, while playing blackjack at Bellagio, VegasTripping staffer JohnH was asked by casino personnel to remove his Apple Watch, saying: Sir, we have to ask you to remove your watch while at the table. This...

Tagged: Bellagio   technology   Apple   Apple Watch   


Cosmopolitan Wants You To Give Them The Finger

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 May 2015
Attention lazy technodorques who can't be bothered to rustle up cash or credit cards to pay for stuff, The Cosmodopopopopolitan of Las Vegas has rolled out the welcome mat for iPhone and Apple Watch enabled...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   apple pay   technodorques   


Travel To Vegas Via Google Maps!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Jan 2015
Thankfully for us, the scientists at the Google have finally figured out and perfected the very elusive, data crunching algorithm that enables them to dynamically describe every Las Vegas landmark, effortlessly with complete perfection. Here...

Tagged: google   technology   vegastech   zapppos   


WWDC: The Cosmopolitan App

Posted by RateVegas on 2 Jun 2014
The Cosmopolitan recently released an iPhone app to highlight the resort (actually, the version history shows this release as an update but I'm not sure the original version was ever public - I believe this...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   app   


Apps: Vegas Lists For iOS

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jul 2013
Attention Vegas fans with iPhones/iPads the folks responsible for multiple Trippies award winning app Vegas Mate have released their latest piece of wizardry Vegas Lists for iOS. If you're like me, you're a forgetful Vegas nerd...

Tagged: vegas lists   apps   vegastech   


Vegas Gang #92: Cosmo Ads, Grandissimo, Sheldon, Seafood and Smoking

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Jul 2013
Episode #92 of the Vegas Gang Podcast has been posted last night. Topics this time include Cosmopolitan's new marketing campaign, mergers & acquisitions in gaming technology, fallout from the Pinnacle/Ameristar merger, LVS, Macau, casino smoking, the...

Tagged: vegas gang podcast   podcasts   vimfp   cosmopolitan   nobu   caesars   loveman   grandissimo   apps   


The Cosmopolitan Of Mobile Check In

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Apr 2013
Some time ago, Cosmopolitan added a 'mobile check-in' option to their mobile website located at m.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. It seems simple... check in to your hotel room via phone, skip the lines. You still don't have keys...

Tagged: mobile   hotel operations   cosmopolitan   apps   


Happy Birthday Mac78130!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jan 2013
James Bond. Flint. The Shadow. The Invisible Man. Like these icons of fictional history, Mac78130 likes to keep a low, low, low profile. We know little to nothing about the man,...

Tagged: ferrets   happy birthday   


VENETIAN PALAZZO POCKET CONCIERGE TM

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jan 2013
THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO®, OR VP® AKA MEGACENTER™ HAVE RELEASED A NEW APP FOR YOUR MOBILE DEVICE ENTITLED POCKET CONCIERGE™. THE APP BASICALLY DOES THE SAME SHIT™ THAT ALL THE OTHER CASINO APPS DO -...

Tagged: VENETIAN   PALAZZO   APPS   TRADEMARK   


Jim's Plate: A Half Baked Puree Of iOS

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Oct 2012
Yesterday, the MGM Resorts International employee blog Momentum trumpeted the release of a new iOS app - Healthy Eating, Healthy You - a digital "greatest hits" of Jim's Plate from around the Employee Dining Rooms...

Tagged: apps   mgm resorts   murren   ipso facto jimbo   


Cosmopolitan Giving Away $150,000 In Apple Gear

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Dec 2011
The Cosmopolitan is giving away $150,000 in Apple gear as part of a new casino promotion running January 5 until February 25th, 2012. Fine print: Must be 21 years of age or older. Subject to...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   apple   promos   


Awesome: Project Neon

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Sep 2011
Project Neon, a blog dedicated to cataloging and mapping New York City's neon signs, has unleashed a free iPhone app containing the fruits of their labor. It isn't Vegas, but for lovers of...

Tagged: neon   apps   


Caesars Palace Renovates Mobile App

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 May 2011
Caesars Palace has unleashed an upgraded mobile app for iPhone and Android that features a whole bunch of groovy new features. Let's take a looksi at the iPhone version... The app features a streamlined navigation...

Tagged: caesars palace   mobile apps   


Wynn Launches Poker Room App

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Nov 2010
Here's some neato. About a week or so ago, Wynn Las Vegas released an iPhone app all about their poker room. The premise is simple... the app lists what games are currently in progress at...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   poker   iphone apps   


Cheapskating: Vegas Mate On Sale Till Monday!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Oct 2010
Here's the deal of the century folks... in honor of Vegas Podcast-A-Palooza, this weekend the folks over at RateVegas will slash the price of Vegas Mate to 99 cents. Yeah folks... for a limited time, the...

Tagged: vegas mate   iphone apps   awesome   


Las Vegas Advisor Sets Its Sights on Vegas Mate

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Oct 2010
It is no secret that the powers that be over at Las Vegas Advisor have a big boner for VT. In fact, I might even go so far to say that they've got hard...

Tagged: iphone apps   vegas mate   lva   


Harrah's: What Exactly Is Total Connect?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Oct 2010
What exactly is Harrah's Total Connect? Initially, the logo above was used in conjunction with a Harrah's Resort Atlantic City iPhone App which has since been yanked from the store: Although it still appears in...

Tagged: harrahs   total rewards   total connect   iphone apps   


Deal of The Week: Vegas Mate for iPad Free Till Fri

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Oct 2010
Got an iPad? Looooooove Las Vegas? Blown your paper route money on an ...

Tagged: vegas mate   iphone apps   


Mini Tycoon Casino : Farmville For Casino Dorques

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Oct 2010
No doubt all of you have been barraged by "please water my crops" and "Mary Jo just found a brown fox on her farm" messages by your Farmville addicted friends on Facebook. It...

Tagged: minitycoon casino   iphone apps   facebook   


RateVegas Launches VegasQuiz for iPhone

Posted by JohnH on 27 Sep 2010
Yeah, yeah we know. "But this has been in the App Store for the last X days." Well, not everyone is tuned into the Twittersphere, @mtc @BrianFey @Mike_E's_taint valued reader. So for all of...

Tagged: vegas quiz   iphone apps   


Coming Soon: MLife iPhone App

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Sep 2010
Inside of a recent presentation to prospective investors, MGM Resorts International has dedicated a full powerpoint slide to the mobile apps they've built for many of their hotel offerings (Aria, Bellagio, Mirage, MGM Grand, Mandalay...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   mlife   players club   iphone apps   


Hugo's Cellar Adds iPhone App To Menu

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Sep 2010
Four Queens' legendary Hugo's Cellar steakhouse has added added a bold new dish to their already exquisite menu - an iPhone app. Much like the restaurant, Hugo's Cellar iPhone app bypasses the flash and serves up...

Tagged: iphone apps   hugos cellar   four queens   dining   


New Feature Posted: Where Are All The Great Hotel Apps?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Aug 2010
Just a quick note to those tuned into the RSS and Twitter feeds that we just posted a brand new feature article to VT, a guest post from Hunter Hillegas, aka "The Admiral," a man...

Tagged: new feature posted   iphone apps   hunter   


Exclusive: Wynn iPhone App Released!

Posted by MikeE on 28 Jul 2010
The fine folks at Wynncore gave us an early taste of their new app for iPhone and Android, which is (was) planned for release later this week (but is now available in the iTunes app...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   iphone apps   


Forgot To Breathe? Aria Has An App For That

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Jul 2010
MGM Resorts International's three prong attack to solving the early woes of ARIA's befuddling first six months has inserted its second prick into their flagship $10B miasma, the release of an ARIA iPhone app. ...

Tagged: aria   city center   iphone   apps   


Mandalay Bay: There's An App For That

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Apr 2010
Mandalay Bay? There's an app for that. Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand have joined Caesars Palace in the app store fracas with their very own iPhone native applications. Both were built by MacroView Labs...

Tagged: mandalay bay   mgm grand   caesars palace   apps   


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