Chuckmonster

I'm staying at Cromwell!
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Cut my gambling teeth flipping baseball cards, playing Contract Rummy and Poker with my parents then to the big league gambling at Ballys, Resorts and the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Yonkers Raceway (trottahs!). Headed out west in the early 1990s and hit Vegas for the first time on the drive through. Hit the 4.99$ twin lobster tails at the Sands, blackjack at Desert Inn, Dunes, Mirage and a shit load of craps at Casino Royale. LV Hilton, IP, Flamingo, Binions, Golden Nugget, Mandalay Bay... still haven't hit them all, but will... because I LOVE LAS VEGAS. Give the Chuckmonster a shout out!



The Deets

Location: Los Angeles, California, Saturn
Website: http://twitter.com/chuckmonster
Casino Game: I'll Bet on Anything That Moves




Vegas Fave 10 (The Hard Way)

1: Craps table takeovers.
2: Partying in Vegas with 300 of my closest friends #VIMFP
3: A proud member of the Vegas Gang Podcast.
4: The Macau Trip diary I wrote at MacauTripping.com
5: Walking through a dizzy neon swirl.
6: The time I cried in the gift shop at the Star Trek Experience
7: Packing sandwiches for a broke on arrival Vegas trip
8: Music sweet music.
9: Dry humping porn slappers on the strip. Scares the shit outta them.
10: Taking photos of stuff I shouldn't take photos of.


ShoutOuts

Chuckmonster is even better in person! Woot!

Shouted on Thursday, 23rd October 2014 by oupiglet

Ha! Evil! Need to give SLS a five too.. Please add. Smooches.

Shouted on Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 by mac78130

Is that a Cromwell in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

Shouted on Thursday, 6th February 2014 by mac78130

My butt smells like chicken.

Shouted on Wednesday, 5th February 2014 by mac78130

I like you too. Thanks for helping create VT to help feed my addiction!

Shouted on Wednesday, 5th February 2014 by Hillybean29

Hate you!

Shouted on Tuesday, 29th October 2013 by mac78130

Do you ever ask anyone a quantitative question, to whichever respond, "None, Chuck." ???

Shouted on Thursday, 10th October 2013 by BigHoss

It's @FakeJaron on the twitter machine. Tried to DM you, but couldn't since you don't follow me. Don't be so stuck up!

Shouted on Tuesday, 28th May 2013 by Okie21

That was me that sent you the tweet tip about Mirage. Sorry for not going by Okie21 on there. I'm sure the awesome handle was already taken.

Shouted on Monday, 27th May 2013 by Okie21

Hi Brad.

Shouted on Thursday, 9th May 2013 by fivehundy

"I can`t stand an actor or actress who tells me acting is hard work. It`s easy work. Anyone who says it isn`t never had to stand on his feet all day dealing blackjack." ~Dean Martin

Shouted on Thursday, 9th May 2013 by bubafettt

I am a lunatic.

Shouted on Thursday, 9th May 2013 by BigHoss

LOL.. must of rated Cosmo right after opening ;)

Shouted on Wednesday, 8th May 2013 by mac78130

Looking forward to making awkward memories of beer filled plastic footballs and Bret Michaels with you.

Shouted on Friday, 14th September 2012 by Misnomer

Williamsburg!

Shouted on Thursday, 13th September 2012 by MeltYrselfDown

Party hat, packed and ready to go! Are you ready?!?

Shouted on Tuesday, 11th September 2012 by jinx73

Damn, I love this website. As others have said, this site gets me through those periods between Vegas trips. After lurking here for the last year or so, I finally joined.

Shouted on Friday, 31st August 2012 by Boeing1

Best website host ever!

Shouted on Thursday, 24th May 2012 by JakeZ

ah, vassar-ville. hallowed.

Shouted on Friday, 11th May 2012 by MeltYrselfDown

Chuck! I just stayed in the two nicest rooms at Vdara and wanna do some guest reviews! I took tons of pics...Do you just want a word document and pics to plug in to captions or what kind of format? I'm not super computer savvy...

Shouted on Monday, 23rd April 2012 by LAvegasphile

Great site! Slayer got a Grammy nod! D. Grohl was wearing a Slayer shirt if you missed it.

Shouted on Tuesday, 14th February 2012 by GregK

chuckmonster, I thought your last TR to MB was classic. So how was the return trip?

Shouted on Tuesday, 7th February 2012 by BigHoss

VIMFP was great, thanks for all your hard work in pulling it together. It was great to meet everyone in person. Great Show.

Shouted on Wednesday, 26th October 2011 by manimal

Dudester, is it true that your vibrato is more captivating then Yngwie's and that you once TA'd Theory D while on Acid?

Shouted on Tuesday, 11th October 2011 by Smelvis

Yes Chuckmonster, my band toured the US and Canada with Lee Scratch Perry back in 2005-6 or so. One of the most extraterrestrial experiences in my entire life, as I'm sure you can imagine. :) In any case, this site kills it. I was trying to plan a trip to Vegas and kept saying "where's the site that will give me the no BS take on all things Vegas"...and voila, here it is! Much respect!

Shouted on Thursday, 29th September 2011 by dubisaweapon

Love the site, love the news... This is the only thing (and crappy free online dice and 21 games) that get me through my breaks in vegas trips!

Shouted on Wednesday, 28th September 2011 by MikieTaps

Hey chuck I just discovered this site as well as the podcast of the Vegas gang and I love it .thanks and incidentally I just discovered a thing called Facebook and Twitter. No I wasn't in a coma....just drunk.

Shouted on Thursday, 8th September 2011 by stepkatie

Octavius Tower launch party! Where do I sign up?

Shouted on Wednesday, 7th September 2011 by Halton

Hey yo Chuckmonster- Loving the look, feel, and content around here lately. Thanks for doing the heavy lifting and keeping this little corner of the web fun and exciting. Additionally, The Vegas Gang is a pretty spiffy listen. Well Played all around! Have Fun~ Stosh

Shouted on Saturday, 18th June 2011 by Stosh

Chuckmonster, thank you for the breaking news about the explosion and fire NEAR the I-15 and the Monte Carlo. You might want to add other tags, like I-15, electrical fire, Nevada Power, etc. When you get the chance, please change the title so people don't freak out for the wrong reason. This event is NOT a repeat of the fire on the top floor of MC three years ago, correct? I hope there's no casualties and/or injuries from all this.

Shouted on Sunday, 15th May 2011 by thefoodandi

Chuckmonster! Thank you so much for your restaurant review of Lotus of Siam. I'm from Chicago and love Thai food, and going off the Strip is always a fun adventure for me when I come to Vegas. I'm definitely going to try this place on my trip next month! Also, what Trip Reports are you reading, because I've never seen this place mentioned in any of the Trip Reports I've read! I love vegastripping.com - keep up the great work! RPJJR

Shouted on Friday, 15th April 2011 by rpjjr

How about that Total Rewards #?

Shouted on Wednesday, 6th April 2011 by DyceKid

I hate to admit, this is the first time I've visited this board, other then to vote for myself in the yearly Trippies event... but this is a fine site you've put together! I'm the same Brian who used to run www.WhatBrianThinksAboutLasVegas.com. After over 5 years as a forum-based site, and at least another 5 before that as a simple review site, I've decided to shut the doors as of 4/30/2011. The truth is, with the current environment brought on by "The Law Firm That Will Not Be Spoken.", and the work it takes to keep a review site relevant, my heart just wasn't in it anymore. Better to close then to fall apart. Thank you for the yearly props in the Trippies, and I hope you won't mind if I hang out around here a bit...

Shouted on Saturday, 26th March 2011 by brian

Great review on the Cabana Suites. Good to see the ElCo getting some love. Would love to VT change the Cortez page on the site. Keep up the great work!

Shouted on Friday, 4th February 2011 by Falstaf1

Chuck! I am going to the Trop again Superbowl weekend and staying in the Corner Suite once again. I would really love to do a guest review for you if you are interested! Please get back to me :)

Shouted on Friday, 14th January 2011 by LAvegasphile

Thanks for the ShoutOut and I'm delighted you enjoyed the music on my Myspace! I've got a new song in the pipeline but I haven't had time to work on it for ages... I'll get it finished eventually though. Thanks again!

Shouted on Thursday, 30th December 2010 by StudiodeKadent

YooHoo, they hoo, we all hoo for the terrace room.

Shouted on Wednesday, 22nd December 2010 by MinVegas

Thanks for all the great material on the site. Maine is pretty damn for from Vegas and it is great to check in and see whats going on. Hope be at Podcast -a-palooza next year and meet everyone. Pete

Shouted on Friday, 10th December 2010 by manimal

Hello Chuckmonster, I work on behalf of the Sahara. I got the chance to see your article on it and I sincerely apologize for your unpleasant visit. We always welcome our guests' opinions, it's points out our flaws and helps us improve as a resort. We would like to know more about your experience so if you could email me at ramon@braintrustlv.com I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. - Ramon

Shouted on Monday, 22nd November 2010 by montezr

thanks c-dog! i still want the hater blockers!

Shouted on Monday, 22nd November 2010 by jMollys

Just got the package! Awesome!! I love it x10!

Shouted on Monday, 22nd November 2010 by RockChickX51

i love the avatar! is that the new apple abacus?

Shouted on Friday, 19th November 2010 by jMollys

Thanks Chuck!

Shouted on Thursday, 4th November 2010 by mac78130

Just spent the last 20 minutes of my life in the VT photos room. So good. The photography is awesome, but the titles and captions are genius. Big ups.

Shouted on Wednesday, 13th October 2010 by Misnomer

I have been lurking out here for quite a while and decided to jump in. Love the site. It's nice to keep up on Vegas between yearly trips.

Shouted on Friday, 8th October 2010 by KellyVegas

I'm baaaack! It's been over 2 years since my broke ass has been to Vegas. I traded my obsession with the bright lights for an obsession with low stakes online poker. I received the news today that the love of my life is takin me to Vegas for my 50th birthday (Nov 7-9). So, where is the first place I came to get the latest on wassup in Vegas-VT baby! Looks like a lot has changed-lookin good CM.

Shouted on Tuesday, 28th September 2010 by RockVegas

Seriously, Cornelius!!!?? Have you heard the 5.1 mixes of his last two cds? AMAZING!

Shouted on Thursday, 9th September 2010 by saharalv

Thanks for the love, I just noticed it. Right back at you Chucky. Perhaps I should pay attention to my profile page since I am now staff.

Shouted on Monday, 6th September 2010 by Dramman

Been been lurking outside for a while and decided to jump in.Cool site.My Vegas away from Vegas.Thanks!

Shouted on Sunday, 29th August 2010 by twofours

Enjoyed your interview with Hunter. Congratulations for creating such a useful website. Best of luck on your future trip to Macau!

Shouted on Thursday, 26th August 2010 by TabberNak

just listened to Hunter's interview with you.Great life story. You are obviously a very intelligent and resourceful guy. You have created a great site and enterptise. Best wishes for continued success.

Shouted on Monday, 23rd August 2010 by baboran

Great site, Chuckmonster! Thanks for putting this together. Let's get together and play poker sometime. Bring lots of money lol!

Shouted on Saturday, 14th August 2010 by jucifers

Chuckmonster rocks my world like a ride at circus circus after 3 Slots of fun dogs.

Shouted on Sunday, 8th August 2010 by sinecure

Is this how you get Posse? I'm still trying to figure out the Posse. The Posse is mysterious.

Shouted on Sunday, 18th July 2010 by Misnomer

Dental care: I refuse to use the abreviation but that photo made me laugh out loud.

Shouted on Friday, 9th July 2010 by BigHoss

Narf.

Shouted on Monday, 5th July 2010 by JohnD

Yo Chuck, I finally pimped my profile a little bit so I figured I might as well shout someone out, too.

Shouted on Friday, 2nd July 2010 by BigHoss

You're my HERO !!

Shouted on Tuesday, 15th June 2010 by mac78130

chuck- would love to hang out sometime at any mgm property. i;ve only been to vegas on 5 bachelor parties and don't know how to do it any other way. if you want to booze it up hit me up:)

Shouted on Saturday, 24th April 2010 by stmoss

were you at the Mandarin Bar on March 31st around sunset time??!

Shouted on Thursday, 15th April 2010 by saharalv

I hear they're gonna redo the Trop. Got a press pass I can borrow?

Shouted on Wednesday, 31st March 2010 by blackjacker1979

does your countdown mean a review of the remodeled rooms is afoot?

Shouted on Friday, 26th March 2010 by MeltYrselfDown

I'm pretty new here, but thanks for this website. I didn't know there was a group of people as pathologically interested in Vegas as I am.

Shouted on Tuesday, 2nd March 2010 by Andrewr11

Feb 18-21, make it happen!

Shouted on Sunday, 7th February 2010 by chairmanofthebar

Love Vegas Tripping. Thanks for a great site! Looking forward to the Trippies!!!!

Shouted on Wednesday, 20th January 2010 by LasVegas4evercom

Thanks for the site and the good suggestions. Vegas has gotten a lot more enjoyable since I started listening to you!

Shouted on Monday, 4th January 2010 by sinatrabean

Hi, Iím Kirk Kerkorian and this is my new hotel; the only one that'll revolutionize Las Vegas.

Shouted on Wednesday, 9th December 2009 by KirkKerkorian

Thanks for running a great site! You are the man.

Shouted on Sunday, 25th October 2009 by Dave702

The crew is going to Fremont for Spyder's stag on Sept 24th if ya wanna join. Dinner at Triple George and private poker tourney at Binions

Shouted on Tuesday, 1st September 2009 by donnymac66

No kidding--Coby '89. I know the Stone Pony bouncer/dining hall lady you speak of. I was "Captain Jack" on WCOB. Small freaking universe!

Shouted on Sunday, 12th July 2009 by DrSteggy

I think it may be the hangover, but I got confused trying to log into the site. I really like the VIP Check in, but you confused me again, you web guru........

Shouted on Sunday, 14th June 2009 by Spyder

Funny that you asked that...it acually was Jerky stuff. 2 cans, 5 guys and 1 rented mini van with a cooler of empty bud lights.

Shouted on Saturday, 9th May 2009 by rowezone54

Big shout out to CHUCKMONSTER!!! thx

Shouted on Saturday, 18th April 2009 by bigpopajd3

They blocked VegasTripping at work! How am I supposed to get my Tripping fix when they block the site??? Well, Boozehouse and I had to go and buy mini netbooks so we can hook into the public wireless and get our Vegas on... :)

Shouted on Friday, 13th February 2009 by KungFuApril

I'd love to, Charles. Why don't you join Andre Agassi and me this weekend at the Wilshire Country Club?

Shouted on Monday, 5th January 2009 by KirkKerkorian

Thanks Chuckmonster, not real familiar with the whole site yet, and with working in a casino for 10 years (not in Vegas tho, dammit-lol) I've never even thought about looking at the games section. I hope you don't mind me giving my input from that side of table

Shouted on Tuesday, 4th November 2008 by Indycarfreak

Reading your faves, we might be twins! Good Luck on your trip, but leave a couple bucks for me (headed there 11-14).

Shouted on Tuesday, 4th November 2008 by dm49323

Thanks for the shout-out! Pssst.....how many people know about the Super Secretive Scorpio Club? Shhhhh.... ;)

Shouted on Wednesday, 1st October 2008 by Vegasgrl1067

RE your Fave 10: #1 - the Wynn is on our list to check out 12/08. #2 I'm betting BHBH that I can finish a fried Twinkie on our next trip. #3 If I'm invited, I'll throw beads from the Rio. #4 Lucky SOB. #5 I love it online, but haven't had the guts in person. #6 We've got the recipe at home, along with the fish bowls and dry ice. *Warning* - consumption of an entire fish bowl of a Warp Core Breach can render one in the prone position on the bathroom floor, unaware that their unsympathetic husband is squirting them in the ass with a phaser pistol watergun. #7 The smell of Quark's - I loved it! #8 I bet you thank God for dental care during those times. #9 I'd love to a) see that in person and b) have pictures of it to savor the memories. #10 I've yet to drive into town, but I always strain my neck trying to see the strip from end to end as my plane lands. :)

Shouted on Thursday, 11th September 2008 by KungFuApril

Or as the Klingons say, "Nanu nanu."

Shouted on Tuesday, 9th September 2008 by BlackHillsBoozehound

I believe that is the day that Chuckmonster celebrates the anniversary of his birth. Is that correct??

Shouted on Tuesday, 19th August 2008 by donnymac66

Yo! Cheers!

Shouted on Thursday, 17th July 2008 by MartiniMike

Yeah you're right. John McCain IS old. www.thingsyoungerthanmccain.com

Shouted on Wednesday, 16th July 2008 by RockChickX51

Chuck, I like where you're head's at. Hitting town 8/8/8, would love to grab a drink and a few hands of 3 card if you're going to be around. War old Vegas!

Shouted on Wednesday, 9th July 2008 by caesar1st

Yo chuck, donnymac and I are in Vegas late July (23-31 for me, 26-30 for donny). You and the miss should see if you can swing a trip.

Shouted on Wednesday, 25th June 2008 by canadiancrapshooter

Alright so, last Saturday (May 3rd), sitting at my table at the BITE show and who comes to sit at the table with us? Vinnie Paul. I thought it was a damn impersonator at first until I saw the rest of the entourage sit down with him and wouldn't luck know it, I left my camera in the room to charge becuase I didn't think I'd need it for the first night in Vegas (especially since we were only going to see BITE). He was very quiet but after the show he said I was cute because I made him laugh. (I was making fun of the show the whole time but I caught him laughing a couple times.)

Shouted on Monday, 12th May 2008 by RockChickX51

Lamb of God is the absolute shit. They're one of those bands you can see live over and over and never get tired of them. 5 days till Vegas...being drunk for a week is the absolute best thing ever.

Shouted on Sunday, 27th April 2008 by RockChickX51

Love your reviews. I definitely owe you a Warp Core Breach if we ever cross paths!

Shouted on Saturday, 12th April 2008 by bobtiki

Just got back from the voting booths and casted my vote for Pornslapper. God Bless America!

Shouted on Tuesday, 5th February 2008 by RobbieNomi

i think i leave the day you get to vegas. anyways, been reading your guys site for at least three years now. maybe longer (i can't remember) i have major vegas withdrawl right now.... I recall voting for the trippies the last 3 years. I also seem to run into the rodeo folk everytime I go to vegas in October.

Shouted on Saturday, 2nd February 2008 by krazyk

Hey chuck, do you use twitter? It's a pretty cool tool to keep up with folks and let people know what you're up to. I follow Tim & Michelle, Hunter and some other folks. It's like a mini blog inside a blog

Shouted on Wednesday, 30th January 2008 by justJoey

Back in the States and on the east coast this time. Going to head to Atlantic City soon. Charles, you never cease to amaze with your work on these sites.

Shouted on Friday, 25th January 2008 by kennethco

I hope someday to rule Vegas. As for right now I will settle for the title of Prince of O'Sheas or the Duke of Casino Royale. Chuck if you are headed to Vegas at the end of March let me or Spyder know and we can hook up for a midget (or is it little person) shot at O'Sheas. PS Thanks to your emcee job of the Trippies I got a shout out from Michele and Tim at Five Hundy. On second thought maybe I do rule Vegas.

Shouted on Thursday, 17th January 2008 by donnymac66

I think that it is actually my heart stopping..... SSSSPPPPPYYYYYDDDDDEEEERRRR THUD-TH-THUD.......THUD..... (note to self: I always thot it would be my liver), but I'm goin back to the land of milk and honey the end of March, I will find a sandwich to rival that one if it kills me, and it very well could!

Shouted on Thursday, 17th January 2008 by Spyder

I see that The Emerald City is now on the home page. Looking forward to being there next month. Thanks for the birthday greeting. Welcome to your forties! It's all downhill from here!

Shouted on Friday, 9th November 2007 by RockVegas

Got your shout. Looking forward to checking out the MGM and I will get some pics. 41-1/2 days and counting-time is dragging on. By the way Happy B-Day! Mine is tomorrow my fellow Scorpio.

Shouted on Wednesday, 7th November 2007 by RockVegas

New website is great! Almost as great as uh-The Wynn and .....Encore?

Shouted on Monday, 5th November 2007 by suzib

What up Chuckmonster. Almost done with that Jesus interview

Shouted on Thursday, 25th October 2007 by armyofbobs

I felt really good about going to Vegas again, when I realized that you were going to Macau about 6 hours before me... have fun!!

Shouted on Sunday, 9th September 2007 by Spyder

Hey Chuck Found a link to "the jungle" pages, really like the layout and navigation. Can't wait to see the finished product on Saturday.

Shouted on Thursday, 5th July 2007 by donnymac66

too add to donnymac66, it's been a over a week and I think I'm still drunk. The Pain won't go away, even with more JD

Shouted on Wednesday, 4th April 2007 by Spyder

I am more of a bathe in Miller Lite or black russians kinda dude and last Monday night i fell into the tub and drank my way out as did my boy Spyder except his tub was full of Jack Daniels. Awesome strip crawl from IP to Mesa Grill to Mirage to TI to Venetian to Casino Royale to Flamingo to O'sheas till 7am. Note to self, I'm not 21 anymore!

Shouted on Friday, 30th March 2007 by donnymac66

One of the good guys. Thanks for running such a great site!

Shouted on Thursday, 29th March 2007 by MinVegas

Thanks man! Oh, and your #6 rocks!

Shouted on Monday, 26th March 2007 by RobbieNomi

Yo CHUCKMONSTER Love the site. I am a vegas junkie like you. I have been going sincw 84, I really miss all the neon, it used to be daylight at nighttime. One of these new/re-born casinos need to bring back the night sun!!

Shouted on Saturday, 3rd March 2007 by donnymac66

Hey chuck, I have got to admit love your passion for our town. Quick question, I am gonna be at MB march 22nd. The weather is supposed to be great any idea if the pool is open

Shouted on Friday, 2nd March 2007 by piercapo

mmmmm Warp Core Breach, but I still like the Romulan Ale (it turns yer poo blue!) Thanks for the advice I've picked up readin what you wrote!

Shouted on Thursday, 1st March 2007 by Spyder

Chuckmonster, this site is fabulous. Love it. It's Vegas baby!

Shouted on Tuesday, 20th February 2007 by MrsRoyHorn

Monsterous shoutouts to you Chuck Chillout. First time offender here. Chivas and Shabu? Perhaps my friend, perhaps.

Shouted on Friday, 20th October 2006 by tdinka

There's a new cheese in town and her name is Toni Fucking Braxton.

Shouted on Sunday, 20th August 2006 by MikeE

Hot damn Chuck, you score big again with MyVegas! I sure miss that sweet poker table and wicked poker grin of yours!

Shouted on Saturday, 29th April 2006 by AceCopland

Hi, I'm Steve Wynn, and this is my new hotel - it's the only one i've ever put my name on.

Shouted on Sunday, 23rd April 2006 by stevewynn

Hot DAMN baby!

Shouted on Sunday, 23rd April 2006 by missmonkay

Good work Chuck... Next trip in 3 days? For how long? I'll be there this coming weekend. Wanna get a pint?

Shouted on Sunday, 23rd April 2006 by RateVegas

this myvegas thing is pretty sweet chuck. nice job VT folks!

Shouted on Sunday, 23rd April 2006 by booze


My Posse

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Fave Joints

Bellagio

New rooms, new energy, new outlook on life. Bellagio is back!

Golden Gate

I love love love the new Golden Gate. The energy on the casino floor gets your blood going and the new room designs (particularly the suites) are spectacularly sexy. My new favorite joint.

Mandarin Oriental

I've been in the rooms but have yet to test drive the bed... a truly gorgeous hotel.

Caesars Palace

My newest fave... who know the house of Caesars was still a contender for the heavyweight belt?

Hard Rock

Love the new additions to the Hard Rock. Great rooms, fun dining, fun casino particularly on nights when a big rock show takes over the joint.

Wynn Las Vegas

Even at five years old, you still look so cute. Unfortunately, you've become self aware and slightly annoying. At least you still have Roger Thomas.

The D

We came, we saw, we conquered.

El Cortez

The spirit of Las Vegas is alive and thriving at the El Cortez. New(ish) suites, refurbished less smoky casino and the incredible Cabana Suites building out back. Classy, intimate, El Cortez never goes out of style. RIP Jackie.

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Lovely casino, excellent dining, great views from rooms, inconsistent hotel operations. I feel priced out of the casino by the high minimums. Does anybody gamble here?

ARIA

A gorgeous modern interpretation of the casino resort. With renewed focus and better management Aria has gotten better with age.

Encore

Pros: the best Roger Thomas design work ever, plus great rooms and omg spa. The cons: slot action sucks, the club has made the joint louder and klassy, dining is a mixed bag. Love those rooms though.

M Resort

Beautiful building, fantastic service, friendly staff, great rooms, excellent food. Now if only it weren't a 37 minute drive from the Strip. Love M.

Cromwell

Caesars Corporation gets in to the modern hotel game by boutiqueifying the old Barbary Coast. Drai's rooftop pool club might offer the best view in all of Vegas. Great rooms too. This skeptic is bullish on Cromwell.

Westgate Las Vegas

Still clean. Still shiny. Still a good joint even if they botched the name change. I've never liked gambling here... if they solved this problem, they'd be onto something. Lots of squandered potential within these walls.

Mandalay Bay

Recently renovated! Clean, nice spacious design... perhaps a little too spacious. It lacks, but the rooms are nice and the quality/price balance is tilted in the visitors favor.

Mirage

I loved this place back in the 1990's. Now, it just feels kinda dark and too modern. I don't like gambling here, but like the hotel and dining experiences.

THEhotel

Loved the vibe here even if the service wasn't so great. Isn't it about time for some room renovations?

Stratosphere

The Stratosphere is all brand new for 2011. New rooms, new casino, new signage, new paint, new decor and completely refreshed dining. I spend one night here and had a lovely stay. Definitely recommended.

Tropicana

What's not to love? Maybe when they're done it will work its way up to a five!

Golden Nugget

I love what they've done with the place, I think.

Downtown Grand

Nice casino... the higher end rooms are pretty spiffy, standard rooms are achingly small. Limited in house dining leaves me wanting, fortunately Pizza Rock, Triple George and Fremont Street's myriad options are a half a block away. Won money at the casino.

Plaza

The spiffy renovation might have spoiled the previously disgusting Plaza. This place was great as a grind joint... the glitter and bright lights might show stuff you don't really want to see. Also houses some of the best grinder craps games in town.

Vdara

Pretty nice for a hotel with no casino. Love the bar in the lobby.

Circus Circus

The only affordable joint on the Strip still offering a decent gamble that wears clown shoes.

LuXor

Still mysterious after all these years. But then you go inside and find a half-assed, half finished modern airport style renovation. The hotel rooms are the same as when the joint opened in 1993.

New York-New York

Cramped rooms, confusing layout, but what the fuck do you expect it is New Yawk New Yawk muthafucka.

Flamingo

The Flamingo used to be one of my go-to joints in town, but after experiencing the disaster that is their housekeeping, I'm too grossed out to stay here again. Did I mention roaches or a mold covered bathroom? I used to love this place. Rating this one a 2.

The Quad

The former Imperial Palace is under construction as it becomes The Quad. More later.

Harrah's

Cramped rooms, cramped casino, cramped everything. I feel like i'm at the bottom of an ant hill here, fighting for food amidst a sea of cigarette butts.



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