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Sayonara Wynn Nightlife Social Media History

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jan 2017
On January 1st the social media accounts of all of Wynn Las Vegas' nightlife venues deleted all of their previous posts. For xsample: XS Instagram, XS Facebook. I'd link to their Snapchat but other...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   nightlife   internets   social media   marketing   quantum teledildonics on ice   

Sayonara Bellagio Table Game Canopies

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jan 2017
We've recently received a tip that MGM Resorts International have begun removing the cloth canopies above the table games inside of Bellagio's casino. Not only have the canopy drapes been removed, they've removed the drape supports...

Tagged: las vegas   interior design   mgm resorts international   roger thomas   bellagio   tassels   

Vegas Gang #133 : Live at #VIMFP With Norm! Clarke

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Oct 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the marquee moment of The Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic, The Vegas Gang Podcast with special guest Norm Clarke. Stream, download, discuss, subscribe right here....

Tagged: vegas gang podcast   norm clarke   interview   vimfp   

Peekaboo: The Steve Lays Big Pipe at Wynn Plaza

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Oct 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 is underway. When we last checked in,...

Tagged: wynn plaza   construction   wynn las vegas   encore   alon   

Vegas Gang! at #VIMFP! With! Norm! Clarke!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Sep 2016
The Vegas Gang is truly excited to announce that our interview guest at the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic's Main Event will be the one and only Norm Clarke!!! Of his 40+ years as a professional...

Tagged: norm clarke   vegas gang   podcast   vimfp   

Rip Van Resorts World Wakes Up

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Aug 2016
Good news guys... Resorts World Las Vegas has FINALLY finished paving their parking garage - 69.71 weeks later since the last time they posted any updates on the Twitter. At this rate, the property should be...

Tagged: resorts world las vegas   stardust   construction   parking   alon   

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....

Tagged: podcast   las vegas   macau   

#VIMFP: Bingo! Plus Vegas Fanboy to Present!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jul 2016
VegasMate for iOS and VegasTripping.com in conjunction with The D Las Vegas are proud to present #VIMFP - The Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic on October 14-16, 2016 at The D Las Vegas and...

Tagged: vimfp   bingo   vegas fanboy   the d   golden gate   fremont street   vegas internet mafia family picnic   

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...

Tagged: wynn plaza   wynn las vegas   alon   steve wynn   andrew pascal   construction   retail   las vegas strip   

Vegas Gang #130: Beat The Clock

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 May 2016
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang, we play Beat the Clock... putting a ten minute timer on each of the three topics, individually wrapped by me, Hunter and Dave. If the topic...

Tagged: podcast   vegasgang   

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...

Tagged: wynn plaza   retail   steve wynn   wynn las vegas   alon   

Vegas Gang #125 : Andrew Pascal, CEO Alon Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Apr 2016
Live from #VZZZT, the Vegas Gang Podcast with super duper special guest Andrew Pascal, CEO of ālon leisure and Playstudios recorded live on stage from from The Showroom at The D, Saturday April 2, 2016. Listen...

Tagged: alon   andrew pascal   vegas gang   podcast   playstudios   

Vegas Gang #127: Wynn Palace, Plaza, Resort Fees, PGP and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Mar 2016
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang Podcast the guys talk VZZZT, Andrew Pascal, ālon, Wynn Plaza, Wynn Palace, resort fees, Profit Growth Plan and a helluva lot more. Stream via web, subscribe via iTunes...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   alon   andrew pascal   wynn plaza   esplanade   resort fees   profit growth plan   

One Month 'Til VZZZT

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Mar 2016
Hi gang. I'm here with a reminder that VZZZT is only a month away. For those who don't know, VZZZT will be a one event get together where VegasTripping joins up with our...

Tagged: vzzzt   vegas gang   five hundy   dr. dave   the d   vimfp   andrew pascal   alon   my vegas   

New Feature Posted: Interview with Spiegelworld Mastermind Ross Mollison

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Feb 2016
Just a note to folks tuned into the RSS, Facebook, Twitter and.... (drum roll plz) brand new Instagram feed that we've posted a new feature article. VegasTripping is proud to present, Misnomer's interview with Ross Mollison...

Tagged: absinthe   speigelworld   vegas nocturne   entertainment   ross mollison   interview   misnomer   

Update: $30 To Park at Westgate

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Feb 2016
We heard rumblings yesterday, but now we've got pictorial evidence - Westgate Las Vegas is charging $30 to park in their lots and parking garages. HOLY SHIRT! The @LVSportsbook Twitter account is saying that the...

Tagged: westgate las vegas   paid parking   

Vegas Gang #126: Encore Players Club, Star Wars, Sheldon buys RJ

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Jan 2016
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang Podcast, the guys go long and large on Encore Players Club, Aria dumps Cirque for a convention center, the new version of Vegas Mate, Plaza CEO Jonathan...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   encore players club   

Billboard: Guns N Roses To Play Las Vegas Arena In Spring 2016

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Dec 2015
The Guns N Roses reunion rumors are starting to reach boiling point, with multiple sources saying that the news could drop next week with the announcement of the lineup for the Coachella festival in Palm...

Tagged: rock n roll   las vegas arena   concerts   guns n roses   

Vegas Gang #125: Nov 12th, 2015

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Nov 2015
124 episodes later, the Vegas Gang's fearless leader Admiral Hillegas has charted the podcast on a new course pointing at an old destination - fun. I don't want to ruin it for you with any more...

Tagged: podcast   vegas gang   

Vegas Eats: Carbone at Aria

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Nov 2015
Long time VT reader Dorian dined at Carbone restaurant at Aria on opening night and brought back this once in a lifetime report. Thank you Dorian! Take it away... -Chuck One of my earliest...

Tagged: vegas eats   carbone   aria   italian food   

Vegas Eats: Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Nov 2015
I've had my eyes on Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay since it opened, but one thing kept me away. No, it wasn't Chef Rick Moonen, tv's Top Chef Master and heavyweight champion of...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   rick moonen   rx boiler room   mandalay bay   dining   celebrity chef   soul food   

Introducing The SLS Las Vegas, A Tribute Portfolio Resort

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Nov 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Stockbridge Real Estate (dba Las Vegas Resort Holdings LLC) announced earlier today that SLS Las Vegas will be rebranded as part of Tribute Portfolio, the newest Starwood hotel...

Tagged: sls las vegas   starwood   w hotel   spg rewards   tribute portfolio   stockbridge real estate   

Vegas Eats: Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand

Posted by Misnomer on 29 Oct 2015
Emeril Lagasse is something of a paradox. On one hand, he's a classically trained chef with an unassailable pedigree, and an originator of fine dining in Las Vegas. On the other hand, he's a TV...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   emerils   mgm grand   celebrity chefs   misnomer   e-fork   

More Intrigue at Wynn

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2015
Wynn Resorts has trademarked the term "Intrigue" under the category "Restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge services." They've also registered @intrigueLV on Twitter... zero tweets, zero followers, zero following. I'll wager that Intrigue is the replacement for the...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   intrigue   botero   restaurants   

The Wynn Strip Esplanade

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2015
Last week, Towbin Motorcars issued an official press release announcing their purchase of the Wynn Pense Ferrari Dealership, as well as the onboarding of Wynn Penske employees. Wynn PR confirmed the Ferrari dealership closure...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   encore   alon   resorts world   construction   ferrari   retail   dining   coming soon   

The VIMFP Marquee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2015
It is no accident that we dedicated the first episode of the VT podcast to talking about neon signs and marquees. There is neon in our logo, our icons, our navigation, our brand and...

Tagged: vimfp   the d las vegas   marquees   

Coming Soon: No More Free Parking At MGM Resorts

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Oct 2015
Get out your pitchforks and fasten your seat belts folks, Las Vegas as you know it is about grind to a screeching halt. Sources have told VegasTripping that MGM Resorts International is on the verge of...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   profit growth plan   las vegas   fees   resort fees   parking   

Vegas Gang #124: Live from VIMFP with Derek Stevens

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Oct 2015
Live from The Showroom at The D Las Vegas during The Main Event at the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic, The Vegas Gang with special guest Derek Stevens! Topics include Las Vegas Club, The D,...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   derek stevens   the d   golden gate   las vegas club   grandissimo   

Help The Vegas Gang #DesignDereksCasino

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Oct 2015
The Vegas Gang podcast is proud to announce that our guest for the live #VIMFP show will be the one and only Derek Stevens owner of The Golden Gate, The D and a forthcoming property...

Tagged: vimfp   vegas gang   

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...

Tagged: sls las vegas   sbe entertainment   sam nazarian   stockbridge   sayonara   

Vegas Sneaks: Two Shoe Review

Posted by Misnomer on 28 Sep 2015
Nearly as much as I love Las Vegas, I love sneakers. In fact, my passion for kicks has gotten so out of hand, if you were to ask me how many pairs of shoes I...

Tagged: misnomer   vegas sneaks   air jordan   feature   saucony   sneakers   

Vegas Eats: 3940 Coffee and Tea at Delano, Baby Cakes at M Resort

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Sep 2015
This is more an addendum than a full fledged Vegas Eats review. You may remember a recent review of Della's Kitchen at Delano, where a I mentioned their "doughssant" - a cronut without copyright...

Tagged: vegas eats   delano   babycakes   coffee   m resort   donuts   

The #VIMFP Hangover Casino Challenge Cup

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Sep 2015
We're only 17 days away from the Vegas internet's biggest weekend of the year, the annual gathering of the tribes that we call the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic. We've got three full days...

Tagged: vimfp   casino gambling   the d las vegas   

Vegas Eats: Yusho at Monte Carlo

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Sep 2015
Before I moved to the 'burbs and relinquished my awesomosity to a guy who puts product in his beard, my lovely wife and I had one last fling with urbanity. We moved to an artist...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   yusho   japanese food   ramen   sushi   monte carlo   reviews   

Circus Circus Westside Deli Closed or Fumigating

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Sep 2015
A little over a month ago, I wrote a glowing review of the Westside Deli at Circus Circus. Today, VT reader @laurict brings us this perfectly worded news: After a stellar @vegastripping review, the Circus Circus deli...

Tagged: vegas eats   circus circus   westside deli   circus sub   jay sarno   

Vegas Eats: Citizens at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Sep 2015
Walking up and down The Strip works up a healthy appetite, particularly when you're staying at the far end of the Mandalay Mile. Dining options at nearest neighbors Excalibur, Luxor and Tropicana create a food-less...

Tagged: dining   vegas eats   burgers   citizens   mandalay bay   oontz   

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...

Tagged: steve wynn   nips   golf course. wynn las vegas   

Wynn Puts Blackjack Tables In The Host Office

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Sep 2015
As part of their casino reorganization plan, Wynn Las Vegas has dropped a coupla blackjack tables in the promenade facing portion of the Casino Host's office. This just looks weird, and I'll guess feels weird. I...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   casino   

Vegas Eats: Shake Shack at New York New York

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Sep 2015
Immediately after a giant breakfast at Tom's Urban, I looked at my phone to see what time it was... oh snap Shake Shack opens in 20 minutes! I deliberated for point two seconds and...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   new york new york   burgers   johnny rockets   

Meet The Cosmopolitan's New Casino Carpeting!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Sep 2015
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is replacing their original (and great) casino carpeting. Here's the new stuff: Left: old, Right: new. The previous carpet was pure class and made the casino feel like a casino. This stuff...

Tagged: casino carpet   cosmopolitan   sls las vegas   

Vegas Eats: Tom's Urban at New York New York

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Sep 2015
Today, my stomach leads me to New York New York, specifically the new alfresco dining at slowly growing boutique eatery Tom's Urban. There are two other locations of Tom's Urban, Denver CO, Los Angeles...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   toms urban   casino cafe   breakfast   the park   

Vegas Eats: Bardot Brasserie at Aria

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Aug 2015
When I heard that Aria was tossing Chef Michael Mina's American Fish into the compost bin and replacing it with French bistro Bardot by... uh... Chef Michael Mina... I was uhm... sort of excited. MGM...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   bardot   aria   french food   michael mina   bouchon   comme ca   cosmopolitan   

Vegas Eats: Cheeseburger Cupcake at Harrah's Fulton Street Food Hall

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Aug 2015
I waddled from Casino Royale over to Harrah's in the hopes that I might find a cup of coffee or something equally toxic that might aid in boiling down the sea chicken & waffles, cheeseburgers,...

Tagged: vegas eats   harrahs   fulton street food hall   dining   reviews   donuts   pastries   cupcakes   dessert   mike e for president   

Vegas Eats : White Castle Hamburgers at Casino Royale

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Aug 2015
Shortly after checking in to a really well designed room at the Linq Hotel I headed out in search of penny slots food. Casinos may as well just throw the slot machines into Lake...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   reviews   hamburgers   casino royale   white castle   fast food   

Photo: Las Vegas Club Goes Out WIth A Bang

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Aug 2015
Throngs of fans of the Las Vegas Club have filled the historic property's casino floor on its final night of operation. The outpouring of love is simply unbelievable! Big thanks to @turtlelv for sharing his photo...

Tagged: las vegas club   closed   

Meet The New Owners of Vegas.com

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Aug 2015
Greenspun Corporation (publishers of the Las Vegas Sun, Vegas Inc. and other glossy magazines) have sold Vegas.com, their online ticketing and hotel reservation system to Remark Media. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Remark...

Tagged: vegas.com    snake people   interweb   

Vegas Eats : Della's Kitchen at Delano Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Aug 2015
Waking up at SLS with a donut hangover, I had a hankering to smother my face in some food that wasn't the Northside Cafe. Pre-requisites for consideration: 1) I wanted something yummy 2) at a location...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   reviews   dellas kitchen   donuts   delano   mandalay bay   chicken   waffles   

Second Time Is A Charm : Derek Buys Las Vegas Club

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Aug 2015
After years of rumors, Derek and Greg Stevens d/b/a Desert Rock Enterprises have succeeded in their second attempt to purchase the Las Vegas Club. Tim Hundy pegged the price at $40m, confirmed by the...

Tagged: las vegas club   derek stevens   grandissimo   the d   

Vegas Gang #123: Mirage Not Sold, Monte Carlo, Wynn Boston & Treasure Island

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Aug 2015
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang podcast we discuss the Mirage sale rumors, Monte Carlo rebrand, Wynn's Boston-sized headache, the evolution of Treasure Island and Las Vegas' building boom and business bust of...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   snapple   

XTrain Rail Service From L.A. to Las Vegas Starting In Sept

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Aug 2015
The Xtrain, a long planned and longer rumored rail service aimed to connect Los Angeles and Las Vegas has announced via a Facebook that they will begin releasing details about schedules and ticketing in September...

Tagged: xtrain   ztrain   hyperloop   trains   plaza las vegas   transportation   

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