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Some Thoughts About Alon

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Dec 2016
Alon management released a statement and the above rendering in response to the news that Crown Limited was withdrawing from further investment in the project. The founders and developers of Alon Las Vegas will continue to...

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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   


Wynn Commences Construction On Wynn Plaza Project

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jul 2016
Construction on Wynn Plaza, a Strip-facing shopping esplanade which will connect the former Ferrari dealership with the forthcoming ālon resort at the stairway entrance at the front of Encore has begun. The front lines of the...

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New Feature Posted: Inside Wynn Paradise Park

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Apr 2016
Just a quick note to folks tuned into RSS, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds that I just posted a new feature article some thoughts/analysis about the brand new Wynn Paradise Park concept floated by Steve...

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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   


Updated: Wynn Unveils Paradise Park (With Model)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Apr 2016
Today's Wynn investor presentation wasn't about defending earnings or lancing Elaine Wynn's legal complaint but instead a boffo unveiling of every project Wynn Resorts has on their plate. Wynn Paradise Park hotel will feature 1000 Encore-style...

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The Steve Releases Wynn Plaza Renderings

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Apr 2016
Steve Wynn unveiled tons of details about the forthcoming Wynn Plaza shopping esplanade that will add additional dining and retail space to the front of Wynn Las Vegas. Wynn Plaza will connect the former...

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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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Wynn: This Is What Happens When You Squeeze A Gambler's Nuts

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Apr 2016
Wynn Resorts just released preliminary results for Q1 business in Las Vegas and Macau. Normally, I wouldn't spend a lot of time on earnings results, but these numbers are worth studying and discussing,...

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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...

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Wynn Resorts Statement Regarding Elaine Wynn's Lawsuit

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Mar 2016
Wynn Resorts Public Relations has issued a statement in response to Elaine Wynn's lawsuit. Elaine Wynn's latest claims are consistent with the falsehoods and distortions she previously made against the Company and its CEO Steve Wynn. In...

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Elaine Wynn Files Suit To Regain Control of Wynn Shares

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Mar 2016
Elaine Wynn, co-founder of Wynn Resorts along with then husband Steve Wynn, has filed a lawsuit to regain control of her percentage of the ex-Wynn's community held shares. Her holdings are currently being voted...

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Steve Wynn : The Website

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Feb 2016
Hey kids, did you know that Steve Wynn, THE Steve Wynn, THE STEVE... has his own website? The website, url http://www.stevewynn.com, is registered to Wynn Resorts email address and appears to be a PR campaign, probably...

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Caption Contest: The Encore Players Club

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Dec 2015
The forthcoming Encore Player's Club unveiled their logo/marketing last evening (see above.) Naturally, we're going to make fun of it... and you should too. How's about a caption contest!?!! We'll go first through fourteenth,...

Tagged: encore players club   party pit   steve wynn   millennials   caption contest   quantum teledildonics   


Make Your Own Steve Wynn Guitar Sweater

Posted by Misnomer on 23 Oct 2015
Just before Garth Brooks played his final show at the Encore Theater, Steve Wynn appeared in a photo with the singer wearing a ridiculous Rock n' Roll guitar sweater by A & G Cashmere. We...

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Why Is Wynn Begging Customers For Trip Advisor Reviews?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Oct 2015
Shouldn't Las Vegas' self-proclaimed pinnacle property, one that treats all guests as if they were a Michelin inspector, be above concern for the random poop the charming Mary from Canoga Park shovels into the textarea...

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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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The Steve Takes A Shirtless Stroll

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Sep 2015
The Steve got up early this morning, slipped into his finest tennis whites and took a stroll around the grounds at Wynn Las Vegas. There is something empowering about walking your property lines checking the...

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In Search Of Sarno Blocks

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Aug 2015
[He] figured out a way to make this Roman orgy, bacchanalian kind of motel look expensive by using a concrete block that you could see through. And that would allow you to do the cheapest...

Tagged: in search of   jay sarno   sarno blocks   steve wynn   caesars palace   circus circus   


The Steve Brags About Tightening Wynn's Casino

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jul 2015
On the most recent episode of The Steve Wynn Show, The Steve took 5 minutes out of the Wynn Resorts Q2 Conference Call (which doubles as his lunch) to give a history lesson on the...

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News Brief's for May 29, 2015

Posted by Misnomer on 29 May 2015
Longbar Ups the Bloody Mary Ante Longbar, Nevada's longest bar, located at The D Casino in Downtown Las Vegas, has established a reputation for upping the ante on its competition. Now the venerable watering hole believes...

Tagged: misnomer   the d las vegas   bloody marys   steve wynn show stoppers   spaceballs   


Guest Editorial: La La La La , I Can't Hear You by Steve Wynn

Posted by Misnomer on 22 May 2015
pic.twitter.com/leAVdgK6va— Jeff scheid (@Jlscheid) May 6, 2015 La la la la, I can't hear you! I can't hear a word you're saying. What? Oh, I'm sorry, did you say something? I can't hear you! Ha!...

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VegasTripping: Ep. 8 - Steve

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 May 2015
Ep. 8 - Steve Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above or download. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS or VT/podcast. ...

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The Steve Wynn Show: Steve Hints At New Vegas Property

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 May 2015
In today's episode of The Steve Wynn Show, Steve - bedecked in the lovely blue blazer he wore in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 - joins local flasher Jon Ralston for a wide ranging discussion....

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Sayonara Elaine Wynn

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Apr 2015
At its annual meeting of stockholders, Wynn Resorts announced that preliminary results show that Elaine Wynn's bid to retain her long standing seat on the Board of Directors will be defeated. For those keeping score at...

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Is Steve v. Elaine All About Elan?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Mar 2015
All Wynn, all the time this week. Yesterday, Wynn Resorts announced that they had submitted a competing bid for the New Frontier property, and believe that Elaine had knowledge that her nephew Andrew Pascal was...

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Encore Sucks Dante's Balls

Posted by Misnomer on 13 Mar 2015
My friend and fellow VT staffer JohnH is fond of saying that Hell is a series of minor hotel inconveniences. My recent stay at Encore put that theory to the test. To wit: Partway through check-in,...

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The Elaine Fights Back!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Mar 2015
Elaine Wynn submitted this letter to shareholders in her proxy fight with Wynn Resort this afternoon. Elaine P. Wynn c/o Wynn Resorts, Limited 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109 To My Fellow Wynn Resorts, Limited Stockholders: I am...

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THEpoll: Team Steve or Team Elaine?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Mar 2015
Pick a side, any side. Are you on Team Steve or Team Elaine? Team Steve Team Elaine | See Results ...

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Steve and Elaine Play Family Feud

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Mar 2015
Wynn Resorts' has decided to eliminate Elaine Wynn from their Board of Directors. SEC filings outline four reasons why the board decided to withhold recommendation for Ms. Wynn's continuance. Following an extensive process which included...

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Steve Wynn's Google Problem

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Mar 2015
You can't fire the algorithm....

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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...

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Happy 73rd Birthday Steve!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Jan 2015
Few people have impacted the life of casino lovers all over the world as much as the one and only Stephen Alan Weinberg Wynn. From the Golden Nugget to the forthcoming Wynn Palace, Mr. Wynn...

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The Steve Takes A Huge Pay Cut

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jan 2015
In addition to filed a flurry of Form 4's with the SEC today, outlining a gonzo stock compensation for the four top executives of the company (Kim Sinatra, Linda Chen, Matt Maddox and The Steve),...

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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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The Brand New Roger Thomas Collection

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Dec 2014
From his early post-modernist trio of themed resorts - Mirage, Treasure Island and Bellagio - to mature works of stunningly beautiful, globally inspired yet wholly-owned language - Wynn and Encore, in Las Vegas and Macau...

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The Steve Wynn Show: Treasure Island The Adventure Begins

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Nov 2014
Come see Treasure Island in full display of booty in Treasure Island The Adventure Begins, a 1994 NBC special/advertisement starring Stephen A. Wynn as.... casino owner Steve Wynn. Ahoy mateys, can you point...

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Packer and Pascal Purchase New Frontier Parcel

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Aug 2014
Melbourne based Crown Resorts LTD announced on Monday August 4, 2014 that they have entered into an agreement with former Wynn Resorts President and COO Andrew Pascal and Oaktree Capital Management L.P. (holders of defaulted...

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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 and Encore: Paradise Regained

Posted by JohnH on 24 Jul 2014
A little over three years ago, I had an experience that made me lose my faith in the promise of Wynn and Encore. Marilyn Winn Speigel had embarked on a recession-fueled crusade of cost...

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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...

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Congratulations, Nick Hissom!

Posted by Misnomer on 19 May 2014
Add Ivy League graduate to the already impressive list of accomplishments attained by Nicholas Robert Danenza Hissom. Mr. Hissom, a fashion model and pop star, who as recently as last summer had the No. 1...

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THEpoll: Which Would You Buy - The Cosmopolitan or a Popeye Sculpture?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 May 2014
Which Would You Buy - The Cosmopolitan or a Popeye sculpture? Two well-heeled investors made two ginormous purchases this week, both of them hoping that time and market conditions would make their incredibly shiny investments turn...

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The War at The Shore: Wynn / Trump Feud Coming To Spike TV

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Feb 2014
Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street Productions, the folks responsible for the incredible adaptation of BBC series House of Cards currently hogging internet bandwidth via Netflix, is bringing the story of Steve Wynn and...

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Wynn Gets Back In The Customer Service Game

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Jan 2014
On April 28th, 2014, Wynn Las Vegas will celebrate its 9th birthday. It is impossible to calculate the importance of Wynn Las Vegas had to the DNA of the greater VT community in those...

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Vegas Gang #105: Trippies, Nevada, AC, Wynn MA and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jan 2014
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang podcast a very rare occurrence - The Admiral showed up drunk! The Gang thrashed through a number of topics including some discussion of trends and addressing complaints about...

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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...

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Steve Wynn Discusses How Hakkasan Ate His Lunch, While Eating Lunch

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Oct 2013
On the recent Wynn Resorts earnings call, an analyst asked Steve Wynn to explain why the Las Vegas properties saw their food & beverage earnings decrease for the first time ever, specifically inquiring if the...

Tagged: steve wynn show   nightlife   hakkasan   light group   earnings   


Update: Downtown Grand Opens With First Roll Debacle

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2013
The Downtown Grand's quiet soft opening started this evening with Steve and Andrea Wynn tossing out the ceremonial first toss of the dice alongside long time lieutenant Marc Schorr, father of Downtown Grand CEO Seth...

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Dan Lee Is The Man With The Plams

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Oct 2013
Late last week, The Palms abruptly changed management, sending post-Maloof property president Joe Magliarditi to the cleaners and appointing deposed Pinnacle Entertainment CEO Dan Lee in his spot. Magliarditi was the man responsible...

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