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What I Did On My Summer Vacation - Part 2

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jan 2017
As some of you know, I've spent the last half of 2016 writing about Macau. Previously, I posted here pointing folks to the 15 chapter, 40,000 words and 200 photos story documenting the...

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The Crown Of Macau... And Eventually Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Nov 2016
Just wanted to give folks who are interested ālon watchers a heads up... I just posted my review of the Crown Towers at City of Dreams Macau on our sexy little sister site MacauTripping.com. As some...

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New Feature Posted: Wynn Palace Cotai - Palace Rooms First Look

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Aug 2016
Just a note to folks tuned into RSS, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds that a new feature review has been posted a phototour of the brand new Palace Rooms at Wynn Palace, which just started...

Tagged: wynn palace cotai   macau   new features   roger thomas   steve wynn   


VegasTripping Ep. 23 - Ledge

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Aug 2016
Ep. 23 - Ledge We're back! Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe via RSS, iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher or download....

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jul 2016
I just wanted to take a minute to share with y'all the long-form diary of the recent trip to Macau that I shared with Hunter and JohnH. I started typing this story out on my...

Tagged: macautripping   macau   cotai   wynn palace   linolens   trip reports   china   quantum teledildonics   creative writing   


88 Days To Macau: Episode 8 - Wow

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jun 2016
88 Days To Macau: Episode 8 - Wow We're here and we've got beer. In this episode we discuss our flights and arrivals, first impressions of Macau, casino design, the inevitable comparisons to Las Vegas,...

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88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.3 - Gambling

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Jun 2016
88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.3 - Gambling The suitcases are out, supplies being procured, batteries charged and clothes folded... we're three days away from the start of our 10 day trip to Macau. In...

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88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.2 - Translation

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jun 2016
88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.2 - Translation Ten days from today, we'll be hopping on a plane and going MacauTripping. In this episode we talk about a some turbulence we've encountered regarding our flight...

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88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.1 - Dramman

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jun 2016
88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.1 - Dramman 18 days until Macau! In this episode we're joined by MacauTripping and Two Way Hard Three contributor Dramman, who shares his extensive Macau travel experiences with us....

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88 Days To Macau: Episode 7 - Security

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 May 2016
88 Days To Macau: Episode 7 - Security Three weeks until departure. In this episode we talk password security, SIM cards at Macau International Airport, U.S. presidential politics, TSA, Homeland Security, Global Crossing, gadgets, packing,...

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Macau Mania: Vegas Gang #131 and 88 Days To Macau #6

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 May 2016
We've got TWO MORE podcasts this week... Vegas Gang Podcast Episode #131 and 88 Days To Macau #6. The hot topic of conversation? Macau! Macau! Macau! We're 30 days out from our gonzo 10...

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88 Days To Macau Podcast - Episode 5

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 May 2016
88 Days To Macau: Episode 5 - Chicken We talk about food, hotels, tips, two guys named Steve, international data plans, snack food, finalizing bookings and travel plans. Thirty-eight days to Macau! Your browser does...

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88 Days To Macau: Episode 4 - Quandary

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Apr 2016
88 Days To Macau: Episode 4 - Quandary We've got a problem. Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe or download. ...

Tagged: macau   cotai   steve wynn   wynn palace cotai   roger thomas   88 days to macau   


Wynn Palace Cotai Postponed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Apr 2016
Steve Wynn just told investors that Wynn Palace Cotai opening will be delayed until August 8, 2016. We hope to open in July or August. We're thinking 8/8. Boo. ...

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Handicapping What The Wednesday Wynn News Will Be

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Apr 2016
Wynn Resorts sent out a press release today giving 48 hours notice of a special two-hour investor conference scheduled for April 6, 2016, eight days in advance of the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders on...

Tagged: wynn resorts   elaine wynn   wynn palace cotai   steve wynn   divorce court   macau   cotai   


88 Days To Macau: Ep 3 - Leaks

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Mar 2016
88 Days To Macau: Episode 3 - Leaks In this episode, Hunter, JohnH, and Chuck discuss recently unearthed renderings of forthcoming Red 8 at Wynn Palace Cotai and interiors of MGM Cotai plus the current status...

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88 Days To Macau : Episode 2 - Itinerary

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Feb 2016
88 Days To Macau: Episode 2 - Itinerary JohnH joins me and Hunter discussing our Macau trip itinerary plans, booking, pricing, Wynn Palace questions, MGM Macau and an extended detour through Steve Wynn's Las Vegas backyard. ...

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Check Out Our New Podcast : 88 Days To Macau

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Feb 2016
88 Days To Macau: Episode 1 - Hotels My dear friend Hunter had the great idea that we should podcast all the discussions we're having leading up to our trip to Macau for the grand opening...

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Sayonara Encore Chambered Casino

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Jan 2016
The opening of Wynn Macau in 2007 ushered in a new era in intimate casino design - the chambered casino. The Steve touted the chambered casino as an achievement in casino design that could turn...

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Will Wynn 2.0 Come To Encore?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Sep 2015
Roger Thomas Collection's Twitter feed has posted before and after photos of Wynn Macau's Wing Lei designs, elucidating in two photos the 2.0 design transformation. These design shifts, from bold reds and browns to...

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Wynn Palace Architectural Plans Published By Subcontractor

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jun 2015
Chinese interior decoration subcontractor Sundart has posted three images (casino floor, junket level 0, junket level 1 to their website which appear to contain the architectural layout and gaming plans for Wynn Palace's multi-level...

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Peep These Insane Macau Construction Photos

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 May 2015
Aerial photographer @linolens (Instagram | Twitter | Web) has been posting some truly phenomenal photos of the current crop of construction projects rising in Cotai, Macau. Wynn Palace, MGM Cotai, Macao Studio City, SJM Lisboa Palace,...

Tagged: macau   cotai   construction   wynn palace   mgm cotai   macao studio city   sjm lisboa palace   galaxy macau   the parisian   


Exclusive: The Wynn Macau VIP Junket Room

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Mar 2015
Here's a special treat - photos of the brand new VIP junket rooms at Wynn Macau, sent over to us by the man responsible for the design - Wynn Vice President of Design and Development...

Tagged: wynn macau   vip   roger thomas   design   baccarat   high roller   holy crap   


Steve Wynn Talks Elan, Resorts World and Wynn Palace

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Feb 2015
Wynn Resorts reported Q4 and 2014 earnings today. Amidst the rehashing of the expected Macau earnings decrease during the conference call, Wynn mentioned that construction contractor Leighton has notified the company that there is a possibility...

Tagged: wynn   wynn palace   elan resort   resorts world   steve wynn   macau   cotai   


Peep The Casino Commercial Directed By Scorcese

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Jan 2015
Speaking of Macau, famed Oscar-winning director Martin Scorcese joined forces with two of his most famous leading men Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DiNiro to shoot "The Audition" a promotional commercial for the forthcoming Macao Studio...

Tagged: scorcese   casino   macau   studio city   diniro   dicaprio   donuts   


The Steve Wynn Show: Steve Does Macau!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Jan 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, it's time for The Steve Wynn Show!!! In these episodes, The Steve walks us through Wynn and Encore Macau with typical panache. Grab your Wynn branded pillow cases, break out...

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Wynn Breaks Ground On Succession Plan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Aug 2014
Wynn Resorts Ltd. has granted CNN the opportunity to interview Steve Wynn's #2 Chief Operating Officer Linda Chen. Ms. Chen delightfully pledges her respect and admiration of Steve Wynn and mentions his long career ahead when...

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Wynn Palace Gets A Logo And Much More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jun 2014
Wynn Palace, Steve Wynn's first megaresort in Macau's Cotai Strip has a logo. Bringing together the classic Wynn crest with two bird shaped creatures - possibly referencing the magical peacocks? or a phoenix? or a...

Tagged: macau   wynn palace   logos   steve wynn   deruyter butler   roger thomas   


Is This A Wynn Palace VIP Lobby?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2014
Design firm Bukhari Design Studio, collaborators with Wynn Resorts on multiple projects in the U.S. and Macau, have posted a curious rendering in their portfolio gallery that contains a clue that this may very well...

Tagged: wynn palace   bukhari design studio   macau   cotai   interiors   roger thomas   


One Of The World's Most Beautiful Things

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Dec 2013
In late July, Wynn Resorts CEO and namesake Steve Wynn described the forthcoming Wynn Palace property in Macau with fanciful words... dropping his tired, curmudgeony political diatribe routine for the carnival barking impresario, evoking the...

Tagged: wynn   wynn everett   steve wynn   macau   cotai   bellagio conservatory   preston bailey   


Murren Talks MGM Cotai

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Aug 2013
In a counter swat to Steve Wynn's boastful earnings call speech about Wynn Palace, MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren laid out an argument for the forthcoming MGM Cotai property to investors. Murren stated that development...

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The Steve Announces Cotai's Wynn Palace

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jul 2013
On this morning's Wynn earnings call, Steve Wynn purposefully pulled back the curtains on their forthcoming project in Cotai, called Wynn Palace. The company has signed a 'guaranteed maximum' agreement with construction firm Leighton...

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Mark Fisher, Designer of Cirque, Pink Floyd and Wynn Show Pieces Dies

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Jun 2013
Mark Fisher, British designer and architect known primarily for designing iconic stage sets for rock & rolls hugest acts - Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Metallica, Madonna, Pink, Van Halen, Lady Gaga...

Tagged: mark fisher   cirque du soleil   wynn macau   pink floyd   roger waters   roger thomas   


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