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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   

New Feature Posted: LINQ Hotel and Casino - The VT Review 2015

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Jul 2015
Just a note to our friends tuned into the RSS, Facebook and Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article. The Imperial Palace was the place where I fell madly in love with Las Vegas....

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The Selfie Machine

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jul 2015
Please, make it stop....

Tagged: linq   technology   

Vegas Gang #111: Downtown Grand, AC, Caesars, Linq, Quad and IGT

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jul 2014
On the latest episode of The Vegas Gang podcast discuss Downtown Grand's slow demise, epic contraction in Atlantic City casino market, Caesars LTD Inc. financial house of cards collapsing to the LINQ concept backfiring to...

Tagged: vegas gang podcast   downtown grand   atlantic city   linq   quad   high roller   slot machines   igt   admiral   

Caesars Linq's The Quad

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Jul 2014
I knew something was afoot this weekend when I saw this sign on the elevator banks. And the next day, this... paint color tests and glass balcony installs on the exterior of Quad hotel towers. And then...

Tagged: the quad   linq   namegame   quantum teledildonics   loveman   

Rooftop News Dept: It's A Picture Frame!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 May 2014
Speaking of rooftop party areas, Singer Lance Bass posted these photos to his Instawhatever showing that Drai's atop The Cromwell is nearing completion. Check this shit out. The pool is full and shimmering, trees...

Tagged: drais   cromwell   the quad   bellagio   cosmopolitan   ballys   flamingo   paris   linq   

Rooftop News Dept: Is The Vortex Hosed?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 May 2014
Remember The Vortex? Y'know that 'cantilevered' light thingy slash nightclub slash dance floor on the roof of The Quad? Judging from this recent photo uncovered by VT VP of Research mac78130, the idea may have...

Tagged: rooftop   linq   vortex   drai   

New Feature Posted: The High Roller, The VT Review

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Apr 2014
Just a note to those tuned in to the Twitter and RSS feeds that we've posted a new feature article, MikeE's review of Linq anchor tenant The High Roller. Afraid of heights? Afraid of motion...

Tagged: features   high roller   reviews   linq   attractions   air poop   

Peep The Vortex at The Quad

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Mar 2014
Ever since the Linq project was announced, we've been fascinated with The Vortex - the cantilevered neon tornado thingy atop the building that used to be O'Sheas. But - beyond a cantilevered neon tornado thingy -...

Tagged: the vortex   the quad   caesars   linq   cromwell   nightlife   chateau   paris   

Thoughts On The Linq Marquee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Nov 2013
This is probably old news, but might still be worth discussion... the Linq Marquee is testing. One thing that is immediately apparent is that the display quality doesn't hold a candle to some of the other...

Tagged: linq   marquee   signage   the quad   

View From Inside the Bellagio Cupola

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Aug 2013
I've often wondered how the hell one gets oneself into the cupola at Bellagio. Yknow, this thing. And not just physically - which secret doors lead to which stairways etc. - but morally. As in...

Tagged: bellagio   linq   high roller   

The Linq Resort Casino and Marquee Is Sorta Large

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Jul 2013
Remember this? Well... the full sized external marquee for the Linq shopservation promenade is actually pretty darn tall. It looks like big black caulk. Can't wait to see it working... as it very well could...

Tagged: linq   marquee   signage   bitchin   john mcenroe   

Vegas Gang #90: Quad, D, Cults, Linq and Nazarian

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 May 2013
New Vegas Gang Episode #90 has been posted and features discussion about The Quad, The D, cults of personality in the casino industry and some highlights from the RD&E including Dr. Dave's panel with Linq...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   the quad   the d   linq   sam nazarian   sbe   sls   

A Walk Through The Quad

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 May 2013
The Quad (formerly the Imperial Palace) has opened the portion of the property which connects the forthcoming Linq to Harrah's Carnival Court as well as a small hallway that extends towards points east - the...

Tagged: the quad   linq   imperial palace   construction   imperial palace   catalyst bar   

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   

The Linq Resort, Casino and Marquee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Apr 2013
Caruso Federated Incorporated Limited Company has posted a short video of the pylon marquee they and Caesars Entertainment are planning to build at the mouth The Linq. The pylon follows the lead of the ARIA's freshly...

Tagged: linq   caesars   osheas   marquee   

The Park Details and Renderings

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Apr 2013
Tomorrow morning, the press will trumpet something VT readers have known for weeks - the pending renovation of Monte Carlo and New York New York's Strip-facing facades, the construction of a 20,000 seat arena (in...

Tagged: the park   new york new york   monte carlo   linq   renovations   murren   

THEpoll: The Park vs The LINQ

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Apr 2013
The Park vs The LINQ You Decide MGM Resorts is on the verge of announcing "The Park" a dedicated outdoor chillout space with nearby beer garden, a burger hut, food trucks and urban pop art set...

Tagged: thepoll   the park   linq   

MGM Gets In The Linq Business With Stadium Behind NYNY

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Mar 2013
MGM Resorts International announced plans today to build a 20,000 seat indoor stadium in the parking lots behind New York New York with partner AEG. The land previously housed the CityCenter design center annex,...

Tagged: new york new york   monte carlo   linq   nylinq   

Now Open: The Quad's New Porte Cochere

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Dec 2012
Two days ago, the Imperial Palace "officially" became The Quad. Along with the name change came the opening of their brand new porte cochere which is only accessible via Koval Road. VT super tweeter @minton...

Tagged: the quad   linq   harrahs   carnival court   

Linq Inks Tilted Kilt

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Nov 2012
Chain pub Tilted Kilt has signed on as retail tenant in Linq. Tilted Kilt is sort of a Celtic themed sports bar with a little bit of Hooters sex appeal tossed into the mix. They...

Tagged: dining   tilted kilt   linq   

It's Really Official: Imperial Palace is The Quad

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Sep 2012
No surprise here, as telegraphed by their trademark registrations and the tens of thousands of surveys they invited guests to participate in, the Imperial Palace will be renamed The Quad. Caesars Inc. pushed out a press...

Tagged: the quad   linq   imperial palace   

Linq Construction Update: Bring on the Chaos!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Sep 2012
As you may have gathered, we just returned from a trip to Vegas which included two "fabulous" nights at the low-priced Flamingo. The good news is that we were smack dab in the middle...

Tagged: linq   imperial palace   osheas   flamingo   high roller   the quad   

New Imperial Palace Name The Quad Wins

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Aug 2012
For those not following The Board, it appears that "The Quad" is going to be the new name for the Imperial Palace. A check of the whois for QuadLV.com reveals that the domain...

Tagged: imperial palace   the quad   linq   borgian teledildonics   

THEpoll: The Quad, Yea, Nay or Meh?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jul 2012
The Quad, Yea, Nay or Meh? Caesars Entertainment is floating the name "The Quad" as a potential replacement for The Imperial Palace. What do you think of "The Quad" as a casino name? ...

Tagged: thepoll   imperial palace   the quad   linq   

Linq Construction Update: Imperial Palace Repurposed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Jun 2012
This is part 2 of our little Linq construction status recap. The previous post covered the demolition of O'Sheas down to the studs. This one will eyeball the interior and exterior of the Imperial...

Tagged: linq   construction   osheas   flamingo   imperial palace   carnival court   harrahs   

Linq Construction Update: O'Sheas Stripped

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jun 2012
Rejoice Vegas construction junkies, work on Caesars Entertainment's Linq has hit full vector. This major renovation of the area between Harrah's and Flamingo (Imperial Palace) hit its stride with the closure of O'Sheas and...

Tagged: linq   osheas   construction   imperial palace   

Imperial Palace: The End Of An Empire

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jun 2012
This is the final edition of the Imperial Palace casino chip. Just as funky and weird as the day it opened. This chip was plucked from a recent shipment which was designed to...

Tagged: imperial palace   linq   casino chips   

Rent-A-Thrill: HollywoodEMX Electric Motocross

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jun 2012
First came the "rent-a-race-car" thingy out behind the Sahara, then the rent-an-exotic-car thing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, then the rent-a-bulldozer thingy out on Rancho west of The Strip. Now comes the first rent-a-motocross located...

Tagged: hollywoodemx   thrill seeking   linq   

O'Sheas Implosion Video

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 May 2012
And here it is, video of O'Sheas parking garage implosion. No fanfare, just gigantic clouds of dirt covering The Strip. Eventually, O'Sheas will look something like this. Exciting! Thanks to FiveHundy for the tweet tip....

Tagged: osheas   linq   implosions   

Sayonara O'Sheas!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Apr 2012
Earlier today, O'Sheas closed its doors forever an indeterminate time period as construction for Linq ramps up into high gear. To commemorate the occasion, O'Sheas gave guests the opportunity to sign a portion of the wall...

Tagged: osheas   linq   implosions   

Last Call At O'Sheas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Apr 2012
Calling all leprechauns and louses, last call at O'Shea's will take place on Monday April 30th shortly before the doors close at noon o'clock. Tons of drink specials and whatnot are planned for the...

Tagged: osheas   linq   closing   implosions   

O'Shea's Parking Garage To Be Imploded May 1st

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Apr 2012
According to internal memos, Caesars Entertainment is planning on imploding the O'Shea's parking garage shortly after O'Shea's closes on April 30th. The implosion is scheduled to take place between 1 and 2am on...

Tagged: osheas   linq   implosions   

Sayonara O'Shea's April 30ish

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Mar 2012
O'Shea's employes have been given 60 notice for termination. Employees originally promised to be assimilated elsewhere in the Borg have been told to meet at Human Resources where they will be availed the opportunity...

Tagged: osheas   loveman   linq   

Imperial Palace Not Taking Reservations After July 1 2012

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Oct 2011
According to Caesars Entertainment's fabulous Total Rewards booking engine, we have discovered that Imperial Palace is not accepting hotel reservations after July 1, 2012, ending the Imperial Palace's 32 year lifespan on the Las Vegas...

Tagged: imperial palace   osheas   linq   

Now: Live Chat With Caesars Exec About Linq

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Sep 2011
Caesars Entertainment Senior Vice President for Resort Development Greg Miller, is slated to answer the publics questions about Linq project on the Flamingo Facebook joint starting at 1:30pm Vegas time (20 minutes from the time...

Tagged: linq   flamingo   

Peeping The Building Formerly Known As O'Shea's and the Indeterminate Palace

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Aug 2011
I'm enthralled by Linq. Not only the shiny newness of watching another Vegas toy sprout from the ground, but to experience the dazzling transformation planned for The Building Formerly Known As O'Shea's (moving...

Tagged: linq   osheas   imperial palace   architecture   

Linq, The 2008 Version

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Aug 2011
Our ever industrious internet ferret Mac77744 has uncovered some very early site plans and renderings for the Linq project from architectural firm Klai Juba, which give us a grander idea of what the Linq is...

Tagged: linq   harrahs   osheas   imperial palace   ballys   bills   caesars   

Linq: High Roller is iPod Ready!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Aug 2011
Here's an interesting factoid, High Roller - the sky wheel thingy that anchors Linq - will be iPod ready, giving you and your homeslizzles the ability to listen to Slayer's Reign In Blood album in...

Tagged: linq   high roller   

Linq-o-mania: More Photos And Details

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Aug 2011
The Linq press conference is in full swing and the information is starting to trickle out. First, here's one, two, three renderings of the project, all of which make the thing look...

Tagged: linq   

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   

Why There May Yet Be Hope For the Linq

Posted by JohnH on 3 Aug 2011
No, you didn't read that headline incorrectly. I say this tentatively, but there may be hope that Caesar's Project Linq could be a something worth seeing. No, it's not because of the Ferris...

Tagged: project linq   flamingo   o'shea's   caruso   shopping   

Awesome: Ovi Maps Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Apr 2011
Nokia recently launched a competitor to Google maps, entitled Ovi, that features some truly stunning 3D imaging of a handful of iconic cities. You guessed it, they've got Vegas and it looks amazing. ...

Tagged: echelon   fontainebleau   project linq   

Ding Dong The Linq Is Dead!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Nov 2010
Harrah's Entertainment has officially shit canned their planned IPO after investors... well... there weren't any. Three cheers for voting with your pocket book! Anyways, this means that we can scratch ...

Tagged: linq   harrahs   caesars   loveman   

Harrah's IPO Confirmed, Here Comes The LINQ

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Oct 2010
Not but four hours after my supposin' about the Harrah's IPO, Harrah's came out and filed, announcing that the proceeds for the stock sale (~$575M) would be used to build two new JV casinos in...

Tagged: harrahs   gaming stocks   caesars palace   octavius tower   osheas   linq   

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