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Peekaboo: The New Wynn Poker Room (Updated)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 May 2016
Yesterday, construction walls surrounding the future Wynn Poker Room came down so workers could patch the marble tiles connecting the thoroughfare to the new barriers and host stand. Thankfully for us poker/design/Wynn nerds, long...

Tagged: wynn   encore   construction   poker   interior design   roger thomas   wynn design and development   

Construction Walls Go Up In Encore Casino

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Nov 2015
VT reader YoEleven just got from Encore and shared with us a photo of construction walls going up on the "something special" being built on the casino floor adjacent to VDKA and the current Society...

Tagged: encore   high limit   poker   wynn   vibe dining   society cafe   

Wynn Poker Room To Move In December

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Nov 2015
Sources are confirming to us that The Wynn Poker room will be closing and moving to the former Society Cafe Encore space in December 2015. The big Encore/Wynn switcheroo is happening folks. Additionally, we've learned...

Tagged: poker   wynn   encore   society cafe   

BSOD Dept: Bellagio Slots Go Down!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Oct 2015
We love nothing more than seeing the blue screen of death on casino equipment! VT reader @RolandTomsons sent us a tweet tip that a massive outage of slots and video poker machines has poured through Bellagio...

Tagged: bsod   glitch   bellagio   slots   casino   video poker   

Throwing The Black Book at The Greatest Gambler Ever

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Sep 2015
Archie Karas is The Greatest Gambler of All Time. "The Run" - Archie's three-year streak of gambling that parlayed $50 into over $40 million dollars - is one of the rare Las Vegas legends...

Tagged: archie karas   nevada gaming commission   black book   gambling   cheating   poker   

Thickening Plot Dept: Wynn Selling Ferrari/Maserati Dealership

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Sep 2015
VT reader Phil has tipped us off that a number of Ferrari owners who purchased their cars at Wynn-Penske Ferrari/Maserati dealership at Wynn Las Vegas have been told by reps that the dealership is being...

Tagged: wynn   encore   ferrari   poker   alon   

Society Cafe To Become New Encore Poker Room

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Sep 2015
As you may have heard, Society Cafe and Botero at Encore are closing in domino succession this fall. The two restaurants will combine services into a single, all-day dining destination. Insiders are telling us...

Tagged: society cafe   botero   encore   poker room   casino   

Strained Metaphor Department: Video Poker is Bird Watching

Posted by Misnomer on 16 May 2014
Recently, whilst touring Flamingo's pool gardens with fellow VT staffer and noted ornithologist JohnH, it occurred to me that my video poker play is not dissimilar from bird watching, a point I will attempt to...

Tagged: misnomer   video poker   

He's Bluffing

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Sep 2013
While debating whether or not the United States government should engage in military action in Syria, former presidential candidate and known gambler Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) was spotted playing VIP Poker on his iPhone by...

Tagged: politics   john mccain   poker   warfare   important topics   

WSOP Bracelet Winner Dutch Boyd Reviews The Quad

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Jul 2013
Ever wondered what happens when two time World Series of Poker Bracelet winner Dutch Boyd, his girlfriend and dog get kicked out of his rental home and is forced to move into a Pet Stay...

Tagged: wsop   poker   the quad   imperial palace   reviews   

WSOP Guide For Investors

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Jun 2013
VT superfriend PokerVixen has put together a bitchin' guide to folks thinking about making investments in players making a run at the bracelets in the 2013 World Series of Poker. Skin In The Game...

Tagged: poker   world series of poker   investing   pokervixen   

Jackpot: Decemberist's $10k Royal at ARIA

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Jun 2012
VT's new resident jackpot inducer Decemberist sent in yet another one of his recent scores.... this one a $10k winner on a $5 video poker machine at ARIA. Nice one! Check out our entire gallery of reader-submitted...

Tagged: gambling   video poker   jackpots   aria   

Jackpot: Decemberist's Double Double Bonus Progressive Video Poker Monster!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 May 2012
I love it when VT readers take a pile of money from The Steve... but HOLY CRAP. VT reader Decemberist hit this incredible monster of a jackpot on a Double Double Bonus Progressive at...

Tagged: jackpots   wynn   video poker   

The Big Game At Bellagio

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Apr 2011
Here's something interesting, according to poker pro Daniel Negreanu, poker's historic 'big game' - the highest of the high limit games in Vegas - has split from Bobby's Room at Bellagio and gone to The...

Tagged: bellagio   aria   poker   ivey room   bobbys room   

FiveThirtyEight on Poker's Black Friday

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Apr 2011
The great Nate Silver from the New York Times blog FiveThirtyEight, known for using statistical analysis to predict baseball and political outcomes, has turned his keen eye for everything onto a subject obviously near and...

Tagged: online poker   black friday   fivethirtyeight   

ESPN Folds Poker Programming

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Apr 2011
Last Friday, the U.S. Attorney Generals in New York unleashed sweeping indictments of the top three internet poker websites - PokerStars.com, FullTiltPoker.com and AbsolutePoker/Ultimate Bet - charging top executives with circumventing U.S. online gambling statutes...

Tagged: poker   aria   world series of poker   rio   

There's Gold In Them Thar Internet Poker Rooms!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Mar 2011
Let us mark today - March 24, 2011 - as the day that the brick and mortar casino companies got serious about gaming on the internet. In a landmark decision by the Nevada Gaming Commission, Caesars...

Tagged: internet   poker   casino biz   wynn   caesars   mgm   pokerstars   888 holdings   fulltilt   

More Cosmopolitan Video Poker Paytables

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Dec 2010
I posted these to The Twitter on opening day, but am only now getting them to the site, sorry about that. These are a set of five Video Poker paytables found in the bartop...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   video poker   gambling   

Cosmopolitan Jacks Or Better Paytable

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Dec 2010
Because you asked... I quickly snagged a Jacks or Better pay table. Not being a video poker expert, I will let you guys do the analysis. Let the discussion begin... ...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   video poker   paytables   

Poker After Dark Leaving The Golden Nugget

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Nov 2010
After two seasons of tapings at Golden Nugget, NBC's late night poker show Poker After Dark will be making its Las Vegas Strip debut at ARIA for its seventh season (unless you count the South...

Tagged: aria   golden nugget   poker   

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   

The VT Poker Classic Round 2 Results

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Oct 2010
Seeing the leaves turn color and start to fall off the trees means only one thing... you don't live in California it is time for the Caol Ila Islay Scotch VT Classic! In...

Tagged: vt classic   poker   

Luxor Names Its Poker Room For Bruce Buffer

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Jul 2010
Hot on the heels of ARIA's announcement that its poker room will now be called the "Ivey Room," Luxor has announced that its poker room is forevermore named after Bruce Buffer. Huh? Bruce Buffer? The...

Tagged: luxor   poker   bruce buffer   ufc   

The VT Poker Classic Round 1 Results - Updated

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jul 2010
This weekend we held the first round of the VT Classic, an ongoing high stakes poker match between VT staff and friends. In addition to Mike E, John H, Blackjacker1979, Miss Monkay...

Tagged: vt classic   poker   

World Series of Fuck Cancer!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Jul 2010
No, not all gamblers are degenerates... poker pros Phil Gordon and Rafe Furst have put together a great challenge to all participants in this years WSOP main event - donate 1% of your winnings to...

Tagged: wsop   charity events   poker   

2010 WSOP Main Event By The Numbers

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jul 2010
Thursday marked the final day for players to enter the Main Event - $10,000 No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Championship Event - at the 2010 World Series of Poker which has been in progress for...

Tagged: world series of poker   harrahs   wsop   

Brunson Pwns Tech Dorque

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jun 2010
This is what happens when the CEO of a technology company butts heads with one of the greatest poker players of all time. It is worth mentioning that Doyle Brunson has gotten creamed nearly every time...

Tagged: poker   gambling   youtube   

Phil 'Unabomber' Laak's World Record Poker Game - 114 Hours and Counting!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Jun 2010
Poker player Phil "Unabomer" Laak's run at playing the longest consecutive game of poker is STILL going on - 114 hours and counting! Here he is at hour 100, 20 hours past breaking the previous mark. As...

Tagged: phil laak   poker   bellagio   

The Ivey League

Posted by JohnH on 26 May 2010
We know the news is a few days old, but we just wanted to bring everyone's attention to the fact that Aria's high limit poker area has officially been christened the "The Ivey Room." To commemorate...

Tagged: the ivey room   aria   poker   

New Game In Town: Dealer Bluff Six Card Poker

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 May 2010
Dealer Bluff Six Card Poker, a brand new game from the folks responsible for Three Card Poker, Rapid Craps, Rapid Roulette and those continuous shuffle machines, is on the verge of making its debut at...

Tagged: dealer bluff six card poker   shufflemaster   casino games   carnival games   

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