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Newest Topics

5

Encore Room Renovations
Started by stevecovington 2 August 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by stevecovington 3rd August 7:37am

5

Wynnsocial.com ????
Started by DoubleD 30 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by andybflo 31st July 1:12pm

2

Dealtainers
Started by Vegasjeff 28 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by gradytripp 30th July 7:41am

2

Riviera implosion updates?
Started by maddog22 28 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by maddog22 28th July 4:49pm

13

Report: Mirage to be sold to Starwood (former Riviera owners)
Started by hail2skins 27 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by cschoony 2nd August 7:14pm

5

Room Rate Less than Resort Fee at Excali
Started by fudgewapner 26 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by Vegasjeff 27th July 3:58pm

16

trip report - Downtown Grand 7/5-7/9
Started by joekollar 26 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by joekollar 27th July 6:49pm

1

Fire at Cosmo rooftop pool
Started by anawas 25 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by Chuckmonster 25th July 3:21pm

14

Monte Carlo Theater
Started by hail2skins 15 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by okvegas 29th July 2:17pm

12

Mirage Volcano Cut Back
Started by coybotjr 13 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by Blakjackkid 18th July 6:23am

20

Alon snags another one from Wynn.....
Started by vespajet 12 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by Chuckmonster 17th July 1:52pm

7

Best suite on Strip for one day/night?
Started by CavChad08 12 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by motoman 14th July 3:45pm

5

Wynncore 2x odds in craps?
Started by hail2skins 12 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by okvegas 29th July 2:25pm

7

Post Harmon Removal Plans
Started by Jplevel 9 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by erzeszut 25th July 6:38am

5

MGM Sells off in Reno
Started by wpsteel66 8 July 2015 (in Reno/Lake Tahoe)
Last response by anawas 9th July 10:02pm

11

Thoughts on MGM Grand
Started by Lucky13 7 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by motoman 12th July 12:39am

2

Vegas sheriff Ralph Lamb died
Started by anawas 7 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by Michaelheywhereismybeer 12th July 5:49pm

12

Anyone else miss the Dumps and old-school Joints?
Started by Romaman 3 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by motoman 12th July 1:12am

9

MGM Grand Atlanta?
Started by vespajet 2 July 2015 (in FeltJungle)
Last response by vespajet 3rd July 5:49pm

17

your pick for the worst pedestrian casino access on the Strip
Started by Devastazione 1 July 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by jinx73 6th July 7:52am

10

Vegas in the summer
Started by Spyder 25 June 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by wpsteel66 2nd July 11:06am

3

Las Vegas (hockey?) arena
Started by Toro66 25 June 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by vespajet 30th June 8:08am

8

What are those Wynndows???
Started by MacallieA1 24 June 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by MacallieA1 1st July 6:11pm

1

Reno Comments
Started by wpsteel66 19 June 2015 (in Reno/Lake Tahoe)
Last response by Drake 26th June 6:35am

3

South Lake Tahoe Trip Report
Started by wpsteel66 15 June 2015 (in Reno/Lake Tahoe)
Last response by Drake 26th June 5:41am

7

Murren doesn't see MGM building any more Strip resorts
Started by hail2skins 14 June 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by Blakjackkid 24th June 7:16pm

3

Behind the scenes at Caesars
Started by 416er 7 June 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by Drake 13th June 9:47am

3

Villa de Flores
Started by BillDonovan 7 June 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by vespajet 10th June 12:14pm

13

MGM-Wynn merger (speculation) ?
Started by hail2skins 4 June 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by vespajet 12th June 1:57pm

7

Seth Schorr out at Downtown Grand
Started by TwisterII 31 May 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by Chuckmonster 3rd June 1:30pm

6

Lucky Dragon Casino
Started by andybflo 19 May 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by hail2skins 1st June 12:15pm

9

I need advice...
Started by Drake 18 May 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by Drake 21st May 2:19am

2

Scratched Wynn recording studio makes its way to Cosmo?
Started by TwisterII 16 May 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by TwisterII 16th May 4:01pm

4

Today in the Wall St. Journal: Optimism (guarded)
Started by motoman 11 May 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by motoman 28th May 12:07am

5

Encore or Wynn?
Started by ben92 6 May 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by 1957Teddy 9th May 8:32am

3

Casino Collection
Started by level42 2 May 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by lewintn 5th May 4:44am

3

Notes on Fight Weekend
Started by MattK 30 April 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by jinx73 11th May 9:22am

13

Penn National to buy the Tropicana.
Started by vespajet 28 April 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by vespajet 5th May 3:21pm

6

Vegas in the Fall
Started by LastTraintoMemphis 26 April 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by LastTraintoMemphis 29th April 8:35am

5

Has Steve Wynn jumped the shark?
Started by jucifers 23 April 2015 (in Las Vegas)
Last response by Devastazione 27th April 5:42am




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Recent Responses

 stevecovington Nazarianed:


That actually looks good. Looks new again. ...
[ on Encore Room Renovations ]

 senatorkevin PMPd:


Hopefully they replace the mattresses. God those beds are the worst part of the rooms at Encore....
[ on Encore Room Renovations ]

 cschoony parleyed:


Perhaps this attempt at free publicity has struck gold. Lots of buzz. Would be interesting to see if the...
[ on Report: Mirage to be sold to Starwood (former Riviera owners) ]

 Chuckmonster hopes you'll get the gist of:


JohnH found one on TripAdvisor the other day, was going to write about it tomorrow. The long and the...
[ on Encore Room Renovations ]

 ben92 Misnomerered:


I've seen some on instagram. Rooms look the same, they refreshed the rooms with new countertops, TV, and carpet....
[ on Encore Room Renovations ]

 hail2skins Nazarianed:


I spent one night at Encore at the very end of June and although I didn't stay in a renovated...
[ on Encore Room Renovations ]

 Chuckmonster slow played:


They denied it and did the "we don't comment on rumors and speculation" bizness....
[ on Report: Mirage to be sold to Starwood (former Riviera owners) ]

 Ricogreen nacholy retorted:


As a public company, has MGM made any comments about this rumour? ...
[ on Report: Mirage to be sold to Starwood (former Riviera owners) ]

 andybflo Nazarianed:


I'm going to start with the answer to the question at the end... No. It won't drive revenue to the...
[ on Wynnsocial.com ???? ]

 Chuckmonster returned with:


This is the difference between a journalist and a marketer. A journalists' goal is to get the story right,...
[ on Report: Mirage to be sold to Starwood (former Riviera owners) ]

 Chuckmonster Nazarianed:


A career as a host, like any occupation, is a ladder. You start as a gofer, gain skills and...
[ on Report: Mirage to be sold to Starwood (former Riviera owners) ]

 MattK double downed:


I genuinely don't know the truth of this. But with each passing day I'm leaning more towards BS (Chuck's points...
[ on Report: Mirage to be sold to Starwood (former Riviera owners) ]

 motoman farfed:


That is an awesome, and on-target, observation from someone who is clearly in the target audience. Wow. Sounds like the...
[ on Wynnsocial.com ???? ]

 alfromSD Nazarianed:


Thank you, Chuck. Perhaps this is a bait and switch move, a leak designed to make the conversation interesting, and...
[ on Report: Mirage to be sold to Starwood (former Riviera owners) ]

 okvegas Nazarianed:


Great topic! I'm admittedly in the minority: I love Vegas nightlife (please direct all hate mail to okvegas@vegastripping.com). ...
[ on Wynnsocial.com ???? ]

 DoubleD wet blanketed:


I agree with a lot of what you posit. Essentially, this boils down to a massive missed opportunity. I think...
[ on Wynnsocial.com ???? ]

 Chuckmonster unzipped:


Wow. This is a really fascinating topic. Thank you! The short answer is "no". It looks good, but the...
[ on Wynnsocial.com ???? ]

 gradytripp Poncherello'd:


Yes, they are at Ellis Island on weekend nights....
[ on Dealtainers ]

 Chuckmonster motioned to comittee:


I'd file this in the "false" category. MGM CEO Jim Murren said on an earnings call a quarter or three ago...
[ on Report: Mirage to be sold to Starwood (former Riviera owners) ]

 okvegas motioned to comittee:


If it was just the tables nearest XS and Surrender I could rationalize it: Trade odds for better (or worse...
[ on Wynncore 2x odds in craps? ]

 Vegasjeff microwaved:


I agree fantastic sports book. I'm my eyes I view the mirage as a tier 2 property behind the likes...
[ on Report: Mirage to be sold to Starwood (former Riviera owners) ]

 okvegas got up on the soapbox to say:


I take a different view on the Monte Carlo in MGM's hierarchy: 1. It's the only other property connected by tram...
[ on Monte Carlo Theater ]

 okvegas Nazarianed:


I hate to see the MGM cut lose the Mirage, but I was always somewhat confused of their target market. I've...
[ on Report: Mirage to be sold to Starwood (former Riviera owners) ]

 donnymac66 nacholy retorted:


I thought I read somewhere that they were at Ellis Island but I can not confirm that...
[ on Dealtainers ]

 maddog22 had this rejoinder:


Thanks!...
[ on Riviera implosion updates? ]