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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....

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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...

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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...

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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   


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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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100 Days Until #VIMFP

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Jul 2015
We are 100 days out from our annual gathering of the tribes - the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic. This years event will take place Friday through Sunday October 16, 17 & 18 2015....

Tagged: vegas internet mafia family picnic   vimfp   the d   satin casino jackets   vimfptucky   vegas gang   vegastripping   podcast   five hundy   


VegasGang #122 : Kirk, Loveman, SLS Poop, Apple, Alon, Booze, Trump, Macau

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Jul 2015
On the latest (and greatest) episode of the Vegas Gang Podcast we talk about the legend that was Kirk Kerkorian, Gary Loveman's legacy, SLS's crappy situation, Bellagio vs Technology, the ālon renderings, why booze is...

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Vegas Gang #121: Wynn v Wynn, Riviera, Tropicana and Resorts World

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 May 2015
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang Podcast we go deep on Wynn v Wynn plus pile conjecture on top of Steve's possible Las Vegas dreams. Also on the docket is the Riviera closure, Yemenidjian's...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   riviera   wynn   tropicana   penn national   resorts world   sbe   


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   


Vegas Gang #119: Riviera, Hard Rock, Steve vs Elaine

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Mar 2015
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang, topics include the closing of the Riviera, Dr. Dave's great article about the history of the Hard Rock the continuing saga of Steve and Elaine. Sign up, subscribe...

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Vegas Gang #118 : Loveman, Unwin, McBeath, Riviera and Elan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Feb 2015
On the latest episode Vegas Gang Podcast the Gang assesses the forthcoming departure of Caesars CEO Gary Loveman, the recent departure of Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin and the arrival of Bill McBeath, Riviera rumors...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   gary loveman   elan   bill mcbeath   riviera   jennifer dunne   


Vegas Gang #116 & #117: Uber, CZR, Sahara Sam and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Dec 2014
In case you missed it, the Vegas Gang has convened twice in the last few weeks producing nearly three hours of compelling discussion for your year end pleasure. Episode #116 - a ginormous discussion about ride...

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Vegas Gang #115: Wish You Were Here

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Nov 2014
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang, the guys scoop the cream of Massachusetts, plumb the whey of Atlantic City, tag the flotsam and the jetsam upon Caesars' roiling sea and examine Andrew...

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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   


Vegas Gang #110 : SLS, Cosmo, Dan Lee, Downtown Grand and more...

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jun 2014
On episode #110 of the Vegas Gang Podcast the gang goes long hard and deep on a ton of casino business including a horse beating discussion about everything SLS and Rob Oseland, the small news...

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VegasGang #109 : Live from VT10

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 May 2014
On Episode #109 of the Vegas Gang Podcast live from VT10 at the Golden Gate Casino, Hunter ambushes Chuck with questions about VegasTripping's 10th birthday in an attempt to make him (me) cry in public...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   vt10   mirage   cromwell   sls   rob oseland   hunter   pigs   


Vegas Gang #108: Cromwell, Cosmopolileach, Social Gaming and Mike E

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Apr 2014
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang podcast, the gang tackles LVS earnings in the wake of hackage, Cromwell's soft opening, MGMakkasan, Cosmopolitan rumors, Downtown Grand's lack of customers, new height-based attractions, Steve vs....

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Peep The VIMFP 2013 Photo Bonanaza!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Apr 2014
VT superfriend @petefinlay sent us a motherlode of incredible photos from The Main Event at last years' VIMFP at The D. Now, through the magic of photography, you can live... or relive the magic of last...

Tagged: vimfp   photos   vegas gang   dr dave   five hundy   match game   


Vegas Gang #107: He's Gaughan, SLS Tour, Caesars' Shell Game and The Feds

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Mar 2014
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang podcast, the gang discusses the legacy of the late great Jackie Gaughan. Dave tells us about his hard hat tour of SLS Las Vegas and the...

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Vegas Gang #106: For Those About To Brock!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Feb 2014
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang Podcast, the gang welcomes Las Vegas Weekly dining expert Brock Radke to the table. We chewed the fat on all manner of Las Vegas dining topics including pizza,...

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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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Vegas Gang #102, #103, #104 : Seth Schorr, Andrew Pascal Interviews and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Dec 2013
Xmas has come early for Vegas Gang with THREE shows in the last two weeks. Stuff that in your stocking, gaming geeks. To start things off, Vegas Gang #102 features discussion about The Trippies, ...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   downtown grand   wynn   seth schorr   andrew pascal   playstudios   


Vegas Gang #101: Downtown Grand, Caesars, SLS and Earnings Season

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Nov 2013
On the latest episode of The Vegas Gang... a mini VIMFP recap then headfirst dive into the gang's thoughts about the tour of Downtown Grand, discussion about Caesars' myriad problems, and a progress report on...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   downtown grand   caesars   sls   earnings season   wynn   


Vegas Gang #100 : LIVE from VIMFP with Downtown Grand's Zach Conine

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Oct 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, this is The Main Event - The Vegas Gang live at the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic from The Showroom at The D. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Seth Schorr, CEO of...

Tagged: vimfp   podcast   vegas gang   downtown grand   the d   courthouse   nut butter   


Vegas Gang #99.99: Dan Lee, G2E, Atlantic City and VIMFP

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Oct 2013
On episode #99.99 of the Vegas Gang Podcast we tackle a wide range of subjects including the whopper news that Dan Lee has been hired as CEO of the Plams, Dr. Dave's surprising finds during...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   dan lee   palms   atlantic city   grandissimo   vegasmate   vimfp   


Vegas Gang #99.0: Monte Carlo, LINQ, Mirage and Gaping

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Sep 2013
On Episode #99.0 of the Vegas Gang Podcast we reveal some more VIMFP stuff, talk Grandissimo, unveil Vegas Mate 4, discuss Dave's visit to THE Monte Carlo, assess Britastrophe at Planet Hollywood, oogle Mirage Villas...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   vimfp   vegas mate   monte carlo   grandissimo   


Vegas Gang #95: Our #VIMFP Guest Is...

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Aug 2013
On the latest, newest episode of the Vegas Gang Podcast (#95 for those counting at home) we announce who will be our live-in-person guest at the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic at The D. ...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   downtown grand   vimfp   grandissimo   


Help Publish Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Aug 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, I am so undeniably happy to share with you the immensely great news that Grandissimo : The First Emperor of Las Vegas is entering the final phases of production. I've been lucky enough...

Tagged: grandissimo   jay sarno   caesars palace   dr dave   vegas gang   


THEpoll: Who Will Be The Vegas Gang's Guest At VIMFP This Year?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Aug 2013
Who Will Be The Vegas Gang's Guest At VIMFP This Year? On the Episode #94 of the Vegas Gang we teased that we had secured a guest for the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic. We...

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Vegas Gang #94: Resort Fees, Cotai, Wynn, MGM, Hyperloop and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Aug 2013
Episode #94 of the Vegas Gang Podcast has been posted. After a small wrap up of the resort fee discussion, we hit the ground hard covering earnings season reports from Wynn & MGM, did...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   mgm   wynn   wynn palace   cotai   hyperloop   mergers and acquisitions   murren   vimfp   


Vegas Gang #93 : Derek Talks Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Aug 2013
Earlier today, Derek Stevens, CEO of the D and Golden Gate, joined the Vegas Gang to discuss their announcement earlier this week that they would be implementing resort fees at both properties. No announcements, no topics,...

Tagged: vegas gang   derek stevens   the d   golden gate   resort fees   vimfp   


Vegas Gang #92: Cosmo Ads, Grandissimo, Sheldon, Seafood and Smoking

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Jul 2013
Episode #92 of the Vegas Gang Podcast has been posted last night. Topics this time include Cosmopolitan's new marketing campaign, mergers & acquisitions in gaming technology, fallout from the Pinnacle/Ameristar merger, LVS, Macau, casino smoking, the...

Tagged: vegas gang podcast   podcasts   vimfp   cosmopolitan   nobu   caesars   loveman   grandissimo   apps   


You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jul 2013
Today, my copy of Dr. Dave's Roll The Bones - the one and only casino edition of the greatest book ever written this side of "Peanuts Anthology 2" and forthcoming "Shit My Sharknado Says" -...

Tagged: roll the bones   art   stuff   vegas gang   


Vegas Gang #91 : Eurasia, Polercoaster, Bally's and More...

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Jun 2013
Greetings freakypeoples... Episode #91 of the Vegas Gang podcast is now available for your dining and dancing pleasure. Within you will find another follow up on the never ending SLS discussion, Dr. Dave reveals the details...

Tagged: vegas gang podcast   polercoaster   eurasia   cosmopolitan   ballys   grand bazaar   revel   


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   


THEpoll: Who Will Be The Vegas Gang's Guest At #VIMFP?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Jul 2012
One of these people have agreed to be the Vegas Gang guest at VIMFP. Which one? Andrew Pascal Gary Loveman Taylor Hicks Marilyn Winn Spiegel Sam Nazarian Jim Murren Bobby Baldwin Roger Thomas John Unwin ...

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Vegas Gang #78: With 100% More Roger Gros

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 May 2012
Late last week, the Vegas Gang Podcast welcomed notable gaming biz commentator Roger Gros to talk a little about his background and more importantly tackle some of the issues in the news lately. I've met Roger...

Tagged: vegas gang   roger gros   sls   wynn cotai   echelon   


Golden Gate Opens New High Limit Lounge

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Apr 2012
The Golden Gate is opening its new high limit lounge TODAY at 6pm. This is the one of the first pieces of the gigantic renovations coming to the new Golden Gate. I dig the color...

Tagged: golden gate   high rollers   renovations   vegas gang   


Vegas Gang: Meet The Admiral!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Mar 2012
In the final installment of the Vegas Gang's "Meet The Gangsters" interview series, the Admiral invites Five Hundy's resident macho man Timothy "Big Ted" Dressen to do the interview honors - two great podcasting...

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Vegas Gang #67: Interview With Roger Thomas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Sep 2011
God's designer, Mr. Roger Thomas, one of the major creative forces behind the entire portfolio of Steve Wynn resorts - Wynn, Encore, Bellagio, Le Jardin*, Beau Rivage, Treasure Island, Mirage, and various Golden Nuggets -...

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Vegas Gang #66 : Plaza, Bellagio, Riviera, Wynn and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Sep 2011
Yesterday, the Vegas Gang recorded an epic length podcast that covered a wide range of topics including a lengthy discussion of recent stays at The Plaza by Me and The Admiral, analysis of the new...

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Vegas Gang #63: Interview with M Resort's Anthony Marnell III

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Jul 2011
Earlier today the Vegas Gang was fortunate enough to virtually sit down with the man behind M Resort - and as you will learn a whole lot more - Mr. Anthony Marnell III. As readers...

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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   


VegasGang #58 : Interview With Wynn Resorts Architect DeRuyter Butler

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Feb 2011
Beware of Vegas Gangsters bearing hugs. On the latest episode of VegasGang, we are joined by the man responsible for turning Steve Wynn's visions into architectural perfection... Mr. DeRuyter Butler. Mr. Butler is responsible for all of...

Tagged: vegas gang podcast   wynn las vegas   deruyter butler   


Vegas Gang #54 : Harrah's IPO, Cosmopolitan and more

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Nov 2010
In the latest installment of the Vegas Gang podcast, the guys take on the cancelled Harrah's IPO, the leaked Cosmopolitan photos, Fontainebleau's Pot Odds, Diamonds and Stars, Winn Replaces Andrew Pascal at Wynn, Bellagio MLife...

Tagged: vegas gang podcast   booze   


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