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Guns n' Roses Slot Machine to Debut in January

Blabbermouth is reporting that Guns n' Roses, the hard rock band occasionally seen in residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, will be the subject of a slot machine produced by Swedish game developer NetEnt. The machine will release January 21, 2016. Looks like pretty standard video reel slot treatment, backed by a "setlist" of Guns tracks including Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City, November Rain, and outlier Chinese Democracy. What, no Cornshucker? What's interesting is the machine appears to feature only Duff McKagan, W. Axl Rose, and Slash - and...

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Hey Siri, What's The Best Hotel In Las Vegas?

Hey Siri, What's The Best Hotel In Las Vegas? There is so much wrong here, I don't know where to start. Time to call in the experts. Explain, John Gruber....

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Cosmopolitan Puts Up Construction Season Decorations

Everywhere in Las Vegas, casino operators take advantage of the slow season by building, rebuilding and reorganizing shit. Wide swaths of casino floors are taken out of commission and re-arranged. Construction walls go up and upon them are posted signs that beg pardons for dust and promote what will be new. Come New Years, these new spaces shed their temporary garments and show off their butterfly wings for five to seven years, or until the rebirthing process begins again. This is the Vegas futurist's...

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PGP: MGM Hates Your Travel Agent, Too

MGM Resorts International, owners of Aria, Bellagio, Circus Circus, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, New York New York and Vdara, have made a lot of waves lately via their Profit Growth Plan, a company program designed to increase corporate profits by cutting costs, optimizing services, adding fees, instituting variable pricing models and limiting offerings. One could say that the Profit Growth Plan started with the institution of resort fees roughly five years ago. Resort fees were explained as a way to make...

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Resorts World Gets A Crane

I spotted scaffolding rising from the spine of forthcoming the Resorts World reboot of the former Echelon property during VIMFP weekend. Now, VT Editor JohnH peeps further work on the parking garage including more scaffolding, some paint and a crane! Tah-dah! Resorts World is on! This squares with recent media reports about bulldozers hauling away the chopped down husks of trees that Steve bought to beautify the New Frontier parcel two weeks before Encore opened. I spotted the freshly shorn trees, the dumpster and...

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Make Your Voice Heard - Trippies Noms Close Wednesday!

Hi kids. Just a note to remind you that the nomination phase in the 2016 Trippies awards closes THIS WEDNESDAY. Doing Trippies is a great way to waste a half hour or so at work during the few dark quiet days before Thanksgiving holiday. Make the most of it! Nominate nowTrippies 2016....

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PGP: Aria Limits Comp Booze Offerings To Well Brands

Aria is a nice property. Joint owners MGM Resorts International and Infinity World spent close to $10 billion dollars building it and probably another billion bucks bandaging birthing boo-boos. Lots of folks who initially hated the place now like it. Despite numerous flaws - biffed parcel layout, the fucked up mall, bad apartment building idea and dumb marketing - I gave Aria high marks at opening. With stunning architecture, modern, casual elegance, good gamble, and some of the best restaurants in town,...

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Peekaboo: The Encore Party Pit

Mr. Giggles just sent us a photo of the construction walls at the forthcoming "Party Pit" at Encore. Take a look: To help orient yourself in this photo, we are standing directly in front of the Eastside Lounge, looking towards Surrender/Encore Beach Club down the center aisle in Encore's casino. The cube to the left and the entire wall to the far side (beyond which is Surrender) are part of this whole project. Looking south towards Andrea's. I already love the intimate feel that...

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New Feature Posted: Wayne's World - Inside Casa De Shenandoah

Just a note to those tuned into the Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds that we've posted a new feature article, Misnomer's recap of a tour of Wayne Fucking Newton's home Casa De Shenandoah. Wayne's World - Inside Casa De Shenandoah. Enjoy!...

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WOW: Bellagio Institutes Surge Pricing At Bars

MGM Resorts International has another new front in their Profit Growth Plan war on customers... the bar. Just like tightening slots and table games, MGM is now turning their cost control and variable pricing focus to squeezing more money out of booze sales. I'll turn the mic over to VT superfriend Donnymac66 for this amazing story about what he found at Bellagio recently. Take it away Donny! - - - - Monday morning waking up with another post #VIMFP hangover I had 8 hours to kill before...

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Vegas Gang #125: Nov 12th, 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 words.... just go listen to it. Stream via web, subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or RSS. ...

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The Trippies 2016 Nomination Phase Is NOW OPEN!

The nomination phase for the 2016 edition of The Trippies - The Best (and Worst) of Las Vegas Readers Poll Awards is NOW open! It is hard to believe that 2016 will mark the 11th year of The Trippies. Over the last decade (plus) we've seen fortunes rise and fall, trends come and go, the new kids challenge the classics, and the old guard render into dust. The mini-sites for the 10 previous years of Trippies are an amazing scrap book of Las Vegas...

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Paid Parking: The Profit Growth Plan Mailbag

Did you know that MGM Resorts International has a blog? It is called "Momentum" and its primary focus is employee communications. Since most MGM staffers don't have or require network access to do their jobs, MGM puts this stuff on the internet, instead of the intranet. The good news is that the rest of us get to read the rah!rah!rah! goooooooOOO TEAM!! PR fluff they are blasting at their employees. I've seen my fair share of stick-up-the-ass employee communication snow jobs come roaring...

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