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U.S. Govt Moves Against Resort Fees, Caesars Raises Theirs

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Mar 2016
In related news U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo), former chair of the Consumer Protection Subcommittee, has introduced a bill - the Truth in Hotel Advertising Act of 2016 - to the Senate that will require...

Tagged: resort fees   caesars entertainment   

New Feature Posted: Interview with Spiegelworld Mastermind Ross Mollison

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Feb 2016
Just a note to folks tuned into the RSS, Facebook, Twitter and.... (drum roll plz) brand new Instagram feed that we've posted a new feature article. VegasTripping is proud to present, Misnomer's interview with Ross Mollison...

Tagged: absinthe   speigelworld   vegas nocturne   entertainment   ross mollison   interview   misnomer   

Caesars Properties Probing Self Parkers With Survey

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Feb 2016
We've been hearing reports over the last week that the Linq Hotel, Flamingo and Harrah's self parking garages have been manned by security personnel armed with surveys since late last week. The security folks are asking...

Tagged: parking   caesars entertainment   linq   flamingo   harrahs   

Caesars Unveils Great New Rooms at Paris and Harrah's

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Dec 2015
Hot on the heels of the unveiling of new Ultra Hip rooms at Planet Hollywood and the Julius Tower at Caesars Palace, a Caesars Entertainment advertisement running on the YouTube is showing off brand new...

Tagged: new rooms   paris   caesars entertainment   harrahs   

Dean Martin Hologram Live At The __Blank___

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Dec 2015
Las Vegas and The Rat Pack are truly one thing. For whatever reason - the voice, the eyes, the vulnerable machismo inherent in getting, losing and drinking your way to the other side of...

Tagged: dean martin   frank sinatra   sammy davis jr   hologram   entertainment   

Sam Sells SBE's SLS Stake

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Oct 2015
When SBE Entertainment honcho Sam Nazarian announced his company was buying the Sahara, touting plans to transform the aging landmark hotel into a destination that would generate upwards of $250/night room rates, The Vegas Gang...

Tagged: sls las vegas   sbe entertainment   sam nazarian   stockbridge   sayonara   

New Feature Posted: SLS Las Vegas Story Superior King - The VT Review 2015

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Jul 2015
Just a note to folks tuned in to Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds that we've posted a new feature article - my review of the Story Superior King at SLS Las Vegas. Another very detailed review of...

Tagged: reviews   sls las vegas   hotel review   story tower   prison chic   sam nazarian   sbe entertainment   

New Feature Posted: Cromwell Deluxe The VT Review

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jul 2015
Just a quick note to those tuned into the RSS, Facebook and Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article - a massive 15 page review of The Cromwell. Tons of photos, tons of analysis,...

Tagged: cromwell   bills   barbary coast   hotel reviews   luxury   drais   caesars entertainment   

Sayonara Gary Loveman

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jun 2015
Right about now, Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman has returned from his goodbye lunch with fellow C-levelers to find a slice of cake sitting on top of a stack of storage boxes filled to the...

Tagged: loveman   caesars entertainment   lurveman   

Project Jackpot: The E Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Jun 2015
The M, The D, The MGM, The SLS, The FLRG... amidst this sea of casino consonants almost came The E Las Vegas. Designed by architectural firm Klai Juba, The E Las Vegas was the Elvis Presley...

Tagged: project jackpot   the elvis casino   sfx entertainment   klai juba   the e las vegas   

SLS Owner SBE Pays Up In Kobe Beef Lawsuit

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 May 2015
SBE Entertainment, 10% owner and resident restaurant operator at the SLS Las Vegas has been mailing out vouchers this week as part of the settlement terms for Lima vs SBEEG Holdings LLC class action lawsuit. During...

Tagged: sbe entertainment   kobe beef   lawsuit   

The Loveman Legacy

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Feb 2015
Gary Loveman revolutionized the Las Vegas gaming industry by harnessing the power of every single byte of information casinos gather about their customers to create a marketing machine never before seen in world of business...

Tagged: gary loveman   executives   caesars entertainment   bankruptcy   obey the lurveman   

Caesars Entertainment Declares Bankruptcy or See Loveman's New Haircut

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jan 2015
Well, we all knew it would come to this, Caesars Entertainment has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. But there is more to the story than just that. Caesars has been in a...

Tagged: caesars entertainment   bankruptcy   loveman   ovaltine   

The Executives: The Lurve Boat

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Nov 2014
Caesars Entertainment (CEC) announced Monday that one of their corporate shell companies (CEOC - holders of 44 casinos with Caesars, Horseshoe and Harrah's brands plus Total Rewards) has begun formal discussions with creditors about a...

Tagged: executives   caesars entertainment   loveman   

SLS Approved For Gaming License, Nazarian Firewalled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Aug 2014
In a page directly from Martin Scorcese's adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi's Casino, SLS Las Vegas was granted an unrestricted gaming license by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The hearings, wonderfully live tweeted by LVRJ's Howard Stutz,...

Tagged: sls las vegas   sam nazarian   stockbridge   rob oseland   sbe entertainment   

The Executives: It's Nobody's Default But Mine

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jun 2014
Investors in Caesars Entertainment's House of Cards have begun circling in the water, filing a notice of default against the company, part of a larger protest about Caesars' shell game of holding corporations and hiding...

Tagged: the executives   caesars entertainment   debt   

Caesars Sells The Quad, Ballys and Cromwell...

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Mar 2014
Speaking of House of Cards... Caesars Entertainment has sold The Quad, Ballys, The Cromwell and Harrah's New Orleans casinos for a whopping $2.2 billion dollars,... the buyer of these casinos is Caesars Entertainment sub-corporation Caesars...

Tagged: caesars entertainment   the quad   ballys   cromwell   

Review: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan

Posted by JohnH on 6 Feb 2014
I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life. Welcome to Rose. Rabbit. Lie, sir. Do you have a reservation with us tonight? Enter through an unmarked purple door next...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   rose rabbit lie   nightlife   entertainment   

The Executives: Find The Debt

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Dec 2013
Earlier today, Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman delivered a powerpoint to the Bank of America 2013 Leveraged Finance Conference... if you have a hankering to blow your skull into a thousand pieces, check out slide...

Tagged: the executives   gary loveman   caesars entertainment   

Caesars Holds A Garage Sale

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Oct 2013
Caesars Entertainment is holding a massive multi-property garage sale this weekend, selling items spanning from classic sculptures and signage to heaps of scrap metal to a 55 gallon drum of food grade lubricant. ...

Tagged: caesars entertainment   auction   loveman   

Dan Lee Is The Man With The Plams

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Oct 2013
Late last week, The Palms abruptly changed management, sending post-Maloof property president Joe Magliarditi to the cleaners and appointing deposed Pinnacle Entertainment CEO Dan Lee in his spot. Magliarditi was the man responsible...

Tagged: palms   dan lee   rio   gold coast   steve wynn   pinnacle entertainment   mirage   loveman   

Cosmopolitan To Open Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Social Club

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Sep 2013
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announced that it will be opening a new social club called Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in December 2013. Rose. Rabbit. Lie., perhaps one of the most esoteric names of anything in Las...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   social clubs   rose rabbit lie   coming soon   nightlife   entertainment   dining   

Resort Fees and The Death Of The Casino

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jul 2013
Caesars Entertainment announced their quarterly earnings report today. This is the first full quarter since they began charging resort fees earlier this year. The result, unsurprisingly, was an increase in hotel revenues. From the...

Tagged: caesars entertainment   resort fees   gambling   gary loveman   

Where We Profile SLS's Profile Of Our Profile Of SLS

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Jun 2013
The SLS Hotel has a blog, upon which they've shared Blackjacker1979's fabulous post from yesterday. This is our post acknowledging their post about our post. Isn't that how the internet echo box works? We write something...

Tagged: sls   sbe entertainment   sam nazarian   echobox   marketing   

Caesars Gives Paula Deen The Deep Fried Boot

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Jun 2013
Caesars Entertainment announced that they are separating from celebrity chef PaulaDeen. 'While we appreciate Paula's sincere apologies for statements she made in her past that she recently disclosed during a deposition given in response to a...

Tagged: Caesars entertainment   paula deen   dining   butter   

Why The SLS Might Become Something...

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 24 Jun 2013
It's a very open secret that Sahara honcho Sam Nazarian's projects live in a cloud of media hype. From bit pieces about his growing nightclub empire to full on fluff (seemingly annual) LA Times featurette,...

Tagged: sls   sahara   renovations   sam nazarian   sbe entertainment   north strip   

Steve Wynn Taps 49-Year-Old Real Housewife With Natural Breasts For 1920's Rap Music Burlesque Spectacular

Posted by Misnomer on 24 Jun 2013
The New York Post's Page Six is reporting that someone named Sonja Morgan, described as a 49-year-old Real Housewife, is bringing a burlesque show to Las Vegas with the help of Steve Wynn and 50-year-old...

Tagged: wynn   steve wynn   andrea hissom   sonja morgan   real housewives   entertainment   

The SLS Las Vegas Construction Cam

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2013
Sahara demolition is in full swing. To help sbe keep their eyes on the balls, they've mounted a SLS construction cam on the side of the hotel tower. Check it out here SLS Construction Camera....

Tagged: sls   sahara   sbe entertainment   sam nazarian   sahara   construction   

This Week In Caesars: Resort Fees, PH, The Quad

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Apr 2013
We're reminded today by VT reader @dunebug that Total Rewards members who are Platinum or better don't have to pay Caesars Entertainment's asinine resort fees. The rest of you losers (who haven't had the...

Tagged: caesars entertainment   the quad   linq   planet hollywood   resort fees   

Caesars Statement Re: Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Feb 2013
Caesars Entertainment has released a statement (via Las Vegas Advisor) regarding resort fees. Resort fees at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts will begin March 1st and vary based on resort ranging from $10-25 and offer a...

Tagged: caesars entertainment   quantum teledildonics   resort fees   

Thickening Plot Dept: Vegas.com Deletes Caesars Resort Fee Post

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Feb 2013
Ooooh boy, this is interesting. Vegas.com has deleted their blog post which announced that Caesars Entertainment was instituting resort fees at their Las Vegas properties. One can only wonder what has transpired behind the scenes....

Tagged: caesars entertainment   no resort fees   vegasdotcom   

Caesars Entertainment Adding Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Feb 2013
According to Vegas.com, Caesars Entertainment has turned their back on their promise to never charge resort fees. The article claims that Caesars will begin charging fees on rooms booked after March 1st. A cursory check...

Tagged: resort fees   caesars entertainment   broken promises   

When The Fun Stops - Episode 642

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Feb 2013
Gambling addiction is no laughing matter. Ok, it is... just this once. Not just the indigent hopeless idiots trolling for any life line from the depths of despair are gambling addicts, they're preachers, billionaires, captains of industry...

Tagged: gambling   ooops   loveman   caesars entertainment   

We Report You Decide

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Jan 2013
Fox News is discussing ways in which "how Washington DC can cut spending." To this end, they have brought in a very special guest to help them sort through the thorny issues of fiscal...

Tagged: loveman   caesars entertainment   

Total Rewards To Change Tier Levels Jan 1

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Nov 2012
Not to be outdone in the algorithmic adjustment olympics, our fine feathered Caesars Entertainment have decided to up the level requirements for Total Rewards comp club. Tier level requirements are jumping between 20 and 36% depending...

Tagged: total rewards   caesars entertainment   diamond in a day   comp clubs   

SBE Can't Raise SLS Cash, Extends Escrow

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Nov 2012
One could say that the story of SLS Las Vegas is a good indicator on how Vegas fans should rate their media. One one side, there are those who trumpet the hype, ask no...

Tagged: sbe entertainment   sam nazarian   sahara   

SBE Shows Off Hyde Lounge To Everyone But Us cc: Sam Nazarian

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Oct 2011
Last week, SBE Entertainment and MGM Resorts International sent invitations to preview the Hyde Lounge at Bellagio to a handful of folks, but not us. The invitations consisted of three computer renderings posted below. For...

Tagged: bellagio   hyde lounge   sbe entertainment   sam nazarian   

Linq: Sayonara O'Shea's, Imperial Palace

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Aug 2011
By now, we've all heard about Caesars Entertainment Corporation's plans to turn the alleyway between Flamingo and O'Shea's into an outdoor entertainment district capped off by a giant ferris wheel just beyond the monorail tracks....

Tagged: linq   harrahs   caesars entertainment   flamingo   osheas   imperial palace   bills   construction   

Peekaboo: Hyde Lounge at Bellagio Floor Plan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Aug 2011
An anonymous tipster pointed us to a hand drawn floorplan of the forthcoming Hyde Lounge at Bellagio. For the sake of neatness and my inability to remember anything unless I write it down, I've...

Tagged: bellagio   hyde lounge   sbe entertainment   

Sahara's Final Days : Shareef Don't Like It

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Apr 2011
The king told the boogie men they had to make that raga drop. The Sahara is closing on May 16th. We stopped by recently to say sayonara as well as document what the place looked...

Tagged: sahara   closing   sbe entertainment   

Gladys Knight And A Pip At The Trop

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Mar 2011
Soul legend Gladys Knight (and one Pip) is back in Vegas in a new show at the Tropicana which starts March 31st or April 5th depending on who you ask. Some may remember Gladys...

Tagged: tropicana   entertainment   gladys knight   

The Sahara Is Closing

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Mar 2011
We've been hearing rumblings through Las Vegas public relations channels that an announcement about the future of the Sahara will be released to the press tomorrow morning, Friday March 11, 2011. The announcement, as we deduced...

Tagged: sahara   closing   sbe entertainment   

Harrah's Launches Pay One Price Weekend Show Pass

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Oct 2010
Hot on the heels of their hugely successful "Buffet of Buffets" promotions, the propellerheads at Harrah's Entertainment Global Resorts Incorporation Limited United Planet Loveman have unleashed a new "pay one price" promotion - unlimited "shows"...

Tagged: harrahs   all stage pass   entertainment   nightlife   

Harrah's Beta Testing New Reservation System

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Aug 2010
We've just discovered that Harrah's Entertainment - owners of everything on the right side of the Strip between Planet Hollywood and Harrah's plus Caesars Palace and The Rio - have begun bucket testing a BETA...

Tagged: harrah's entertainment   internets   flamingo   podcastapalooza   

Rumor: Boyd Buying Rio

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Aug 2010
We're hearing some chatter on the airwaves that Harrah's has sold the Rio to Boyd Gaming. Boyd announced earlier this week that they were suspending their attempt to buyout the assets of Station Casinos. More on this...

Tagged: boyd   harrah's entertainment   rio   

Terry Bradshaw, Live In Vegas?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Apr 2010
USA Today's Michael Hiestand is reporting (scroll down) that NFL Hall of Fame QB / TV broadcaster / co-star of The Cannonball Run is in rehearsal for a one-man Las Vegas show. [the show] will be...

Tagged: terry bradshaw   entertainment   treasure island   strange   

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