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One Month 'Til VZZZT

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Mar 2016
Hi gang. I'm here with a reminder that VZZZT is only a month away. For those who don't know, VZZZT will be a one event get together where VegasTripping joins up with our...

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Kickstart Boardwalk Playground, Dr. David Schwartz' New Atlantic City Book

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Aug 2015
My dear friend, Vegas Gangster, VIMFPian and our community's leading light of historical brilliance and insight Dr. David G. Schwartz (you know him here as Dave702) launched a Kickstarter yesterday to fund production of Boardwalk...

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Penn National Gives Anthony Marnell The Red Stapler

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jun 2015
Earlier this month Penn National Gaming named former Golden Nugget, Foxwoods and Sugarhouse executive Bob Sheldon to head their newly created Las Vegas business unit, which include existing holding M Resort as well as the...

Tagged: penn national   tropicana   m resort   anthony marnell   bob sheldon   dave kingman   


Peep The VIMFP 2013 Photo Bonanaza!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Apr 2014
VT superfriend @petefinlay sent us a motherlode of incredible photos from The Main Event at last years' VIMFP at The D. Now, through the magic of photography, you can live... or relive the magic of last...

Tagged: vimfp   photos   vegas gang   dr dave   five hundy   match game   


Help Publish Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Aug 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, I am so undeniably happy to share with you the immensely great news that Grandissimo : The First Emperor of Las Vegas is entering the final phases of production. I've been lucky enough...

Tagged: grandissimo   jay sarno   caesars palace   dr dave   vegas gang   


Dr. Dave Solves Bugsy Siegel Murder Mystery

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Jun 2012
Leave it to Dr. Dave to finally solve the mystery that has long hung over Las Vegas' head even though it was committed in Los Angeles - the murder of Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel. I won't dare...

Tagged: bugsy siegel   vegas history   dr dave   


Awesome: Dr. Dave Interviews Architect Paul Steelman

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Nov 2011
Here's a special treat. Fellow Vegas Gangster Dr. Dave has posted the first part of an amazing interview with legendary casino architect Paul Steelman. As some of you may know, Steelman is one...

Tagged: dr. dave   paul steelman   architecture   design   


Update : Palazzo Signage

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Jul 2011
Way back a month or so ago, we pointed out changes in Palazzo's signage, the Venetian's paint job and threw it all at the wall in the hopes that something somewhere might stick. And stick it...

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How To Hack Yourself Into Federal Prison 356 : Slot Machine Edition

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jul 2011
There is a great article in this month's Wired magazine... alternatively titled "The Great Slot Machine Swindle", "The One-Armed-Bandit Bandit", and "How One Man Hacked His Way Into The Slot Machine Industry." This is the story...

Tagged: slot machines   gangsters   dave702   


VegasTV Alert: Dr. Dave on CSPAN3 8pm ET / 5pm PT

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 May 2011
Alert alert alert... our dear friend Dr. Dave Schwartz will be giving a lecture on "the birth of the Las Vegas Strip" on CSPAN 3 starting at 8pm ET / 5pm PT tonight (approximately 10...

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