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Sam Nazarian Withdraws Gaming License Application

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Nov 2015
VT reader Sam Nazarian has withdrawn his application to gain a gaming license as key employee of SLS Las Vegas. The SBE CEO was fire walled from operations of SLS Las Vegas in January 2015 after...

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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...

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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   

Vegas Gang #120: Wynn vs Wynn, Derek, MGM, Resorts World and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Apr 2015
On the latest episode of The Vegas Gang, the guys go deep on Wynn vs Wynn, discuss Derek's double-reverse windmill dunk of an NCAA bet, kick the can on the MGM proxy fight with LandAndBuildings.com,...

Tagged: vegas gang   wynn   podcast   mgm   derek stevens   sam nazarian   mandalay bay   ballys   

SLS, EB-5 Program Under Fire

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Feb 2015
The U.S. Government EB-5 program, designed to spur investment in domestic businesses by giving a temporary visa to investors in exchange for $500,000 is under fire for failing to thoroughly vet applicants. Homeland Security whistleblowers are...

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Sayonara: Nazarian Out At SLS

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Dec 2014
It appears that sbe CEO and VT reader Sam Nazarian isn't a gambling man after all. Weeks after being denied a gaming license in favor of a one year temporary license by Gaming Control Board -...

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Please Welcome The New Director of Entertainment At SLS...

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Dec 2014
Ladies and gentlemen the SLS Hotel and Casino proudly presents the all-new Sam Nazarian show, Seven Deuce. Tonight, taped live from the all-new Gaming Control Board we present the premiere showing of Seven Deuce with...

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Caption Sam Nazarian

Posted by JohnH on 21 Aug 2014
Ready? GO!...

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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   

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Jan 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, here is our latest, highly educated guess as to what the SLS Las Vegas property map will look like... right down to the placement of casino tables. Click here for the...

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SLS Las Vegas Names Chinese Restaurant 'EB5-Noodles'

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jan 2014
SLS has added EB5-Noodles to their list of forthcoming restaurants. EB5-Noodles is described as "authentic Chinese cuisine" so you can cancel your hopes for another China Poblano-style mash up from SBE Culinary Director Jose...

Tagged: sls las vegas   dining   eb5-noodles   shelter   katsuya   sam nazarian   casino design   renderings   shelter   nightlife   sam nazarian   

SLS Las Vegas: Sayers Club Unveiled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Nov 2013
SLS Las Vegas has been pushing their multi-slogan narrative lately, ("North is the New South", "Style Less Substance") calling in the big media guns to walk the property with CEO Sam Nazarian while offering up...

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Will The Real Sam Nazarian, Please Fess Up

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jul 2013
I've been putting off cleaning the attic over the garage since we bought our home a little over a year ago. I sent MissMonkay up there once, hoping that her natural tendency to...

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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...

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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   

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....

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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   

SLS: SBE Gets The Cash

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Feb 2013
And, like clockwork, sbe has unfurled their PR cannons to blast the news that they have secured the last $115 million in funds via the EB-5 program. With much relish, Sam Nazarian stated that they got...

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SBE Misrepresenting Facts To SLS Investors, Again

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Feb 2013
Can you spot the errors in this SLS Las Vegas rendering put forth by sbe entertianment? From the "Buyer Beware" department comes this rendering of the SLS Las Vegas shown off to potential SLS EB-5 'visas...

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SLS Has A Fancy Chinese Website And No Funding

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Feb 2013
FiveHundy reminds us via Twitter that the deadline for SLS to complete its funding is night (if not passed.) A little internet digging revealed that SLS has built a fancy Chinese website in...

Tagged: sls funding   sam nazarian   sbe   quantum teledildonics   

SLS Las Vegas Dining, Nightclubs, Funding Plan Revealed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Dec 2012
The SLS Las Vegas, the proposed renovation of the shuttered Sahara, can't raise the last $115m required to get the job started. Despite having $300m of J.P. Morgan's cash in escrow, more smoke machines than Iron...

Tagged: sls las vegas   sam nazarian   sbe   quantum teledildonics   

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   

THEpoll: Will SLS Las Vegas Open?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 May 2012
So whaddya think... will SLS Las Vegas get its financing, get its construction in order and open to the public by their planned 2014 date? SLS Las Vegas: Will It Open? Yes, effortlessly in 2014 Yes,...

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SLS Las Vegas: First Interior Renderings

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 May 2012
An anonymous tipster has sent us a rendering of the porte cochere entrance to the proposed SLS Las Vegas. Not only are they going after the Cosmopolitan's market segment, they're stealing their design sensibility too. We assume...

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SLS Las Vegas: Anatomy Of A Press Release

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 May 2012
Yesterday, sbe sent out a press release touting their partial funding of the SLS Las Vegas project to the big media. As expected, most gulped down the whole steaming load without asking any questions...

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Seeing SLS Las Vegas Through The Raindrops

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Apr 2012
I'll spare the preamble and cut right to the chase: I don't believe a thing SBE Entertainment says. From the moment SBE announced the purchase of Sahara and their plans to turn it...

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Sahara: SLS Las Vegas To Be Just Below Luxury

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Apr 2012
This must be an April Fools joke. VegasInc reporter Steve Green, known for kick ass coverage of the legal beat, turned in this incredibly strange story outlining bits and pieces of non-news surrounding the post-Sahara development...

Tagged: sahara   sls   cosmopolitan   sam nazarian   

NOS Sahara Souvenirs

Posted by Misnomer on 17 Feb 2012
If you're anything like me, you've kicked yourself a number of times for having missed the big post-closure garage sale at Sahara. Sometimes I lay awake at night, filled with regret, wondering if I'd...

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Exclusive: Hyde Bellagio Is

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Oct 2011
Dateline: Dagobah. Here's an exclusive. And by exclusive I mean excluding everyone. And by here I mean Hyde Bellagio. Huh whuh? You remember that post earlier this week wherein we all looked at...

Tagged: bellagio   sbe   hyde lounge bellagio   sam nazarian   

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   

For Sam Came Down From The Mountain, And All Became Well With The World

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Sep 2011
Earlier today, a commenter with the handle "SamNazarian" posted a response to How Sam Nazarian Spent The Sahara Liquidation Money. Well i have to say that i have finnaly submitted to responding to your hilariuos blogs...

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How Sam Nazarian Spent The Sahara Liquidation Money

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Sep 2011
I'm confident that VT's griping about Sahara's skanky parking garage and hell hole of a hotel embarrassed SBE honchos so much that they brought in a cleaning crew and tried to make some other minor...

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Sahara Liquidation: SOLD OUT!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Sep 2011
The Sahara, which stated on its mostly darkened marquee that the final weeks of their interior liquidation sale were here, is now officially and completely closed. The NCL Liquidation team ended their sale of...

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SBE Plans Umami Burger For Vegas... But Where?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Aug 2011
A few months ago, in the wake of the Sahara closure, SBE Entertainment's head toolsmith Sam Nazarian announced an investment into local Los Angeles burger joint Umami Burger. In the last three years or...

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Revenge of the Attack of the Return of the Sahara Liquidation Sale Photos

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jun 2011
If you haven't yet had the chance to eyeball the bajillion photos of the Sahara Liquidation sale posted everywhere, we've got a slew of our own, courtesy of VT super reader TwoFours who stopped by...

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Fontana Lounge At Bellagio Closes Forever July 5

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Jun 2011
Bellagio has updated their online fact sheet with the closing date of Fontana Lounge, which has been pushed back to July 5th, 2011. The original closing date was rumored to be late April, which...

Tagged: bellagio   fontana lounge   hyde lounge   sbe   nightlife   sam nazarian   

Sahara Garage Sale / Liquidation Starts June 16th

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Jun 2011
Thanks to VT reader NeverJustJ's posting on The Board, we now know all we need to know about the coming liquidation of all of Sahara's assets. Everything must go... gigantic Hobart mixers, to stainless steel kitchen...

Tagged: sahara closing   sam nazarian   sbe   

Vegas Gang #61: Sahara Post-Mortem and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 May 2011
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang podcast, the gang takes on the Sahara's closing from all angles... bringing the same insight to the game that predicted Nazarian/SBE would be a failure from the...

Tagged: vegas gang podcast   vegas internet mafia family picnic   sahara   wynn   sbe   sam nazarian   

SBE Sells Club Sahara Assets To MGM

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Apr 2011
Let the liquidation begin! SBE Entertainment has sold the contents of the Club Sahara players club (a gigantic database filled with the contact information of anyone who has stayed or played at Sahara and...

Tagged: sahara   sbe   mlife   murren   sam nazarian   sls las vegas   circus circus   

Sahara To Be Demolished*, SLS Hotel Opening 2014

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Apr 2011
SBE honcho Sam Nazarian has definitely learned the Steve Wynn Style of how to use newspaper column inches to his advantage. This time, he gets the Los Angeles Times to trumpet him as...

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Introducing 'The Executives'

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Mar 2011
Hospitality Leaders MGM Resorts and sbe Join Forces to Launch Global Platform...

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