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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   

VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jul 2014
Guy Fieri is the Ed Hardy of TV food personalities. Much like the immensely popular - yet supremely hated - fashion brand, Fieri has gained a dedicated following of fans (and detractors) via his virtual ownership...

Tagged: vegaseats   dining   guy fieri   the quad   reviews   

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   

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   

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   

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   

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   

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   

Quad Cladding Progress

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 May 2013
The Quad is making progress on the cladding of the poopoo palace, at least as fast as Kinkos can deliver the panels. But what the hell is the design? Something? Nothing? One can...

Tagged: quad   turd polishing   loveman   

The Quad: The Name

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 May 2013
The terms of Boyd Gaming's purchase of the IP Biloxi, the Imperial Palace name and funky ass IP branding dictated that Caesars Entertainment would be required to cease using the name Imperial Palace by a...

Tagged: the quad   marketing   imperial palace   

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 Quad: The Sign

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Feb 2013
The Quad's new signage is now up on the building and lit at night. My observations: 1) They stole Cosmopolitan's font 2) It is a damn shame they didn't paint that dingy ass building 3)...

Tagged: the quad   signage   neon   

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   

The Vaporware Deck at The Quad

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Dec 2012
We've long been wondering what the deal was with the fifth floor deck in The Quad renderings. A restaurant? A nightclub? A beergarden? A connector to the rooftop thingamahoojis being build on the...

Tagged: the quad   vaporware deck   

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   

First Renderings Of The New Imperial Palace aka The Quad

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jul 2012
Much like they did when deciding whether or not it was a good idea to convert Bill's into a boutique Drai's hotel, Caesars Entertainment has been asking a select group of their customers questions about...

Tagged: imperial palace   the quad   

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