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Tales From Vegas Starring Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett

How many times has this happened to you? Stop reading watch the video. Let this meeting of the Casino Pants Poopers Anonymous come to order. Hi, name is Chuck and it has been 8 years since I last pooped my pants in a casino. It's only happened to me once, but not in Vegas - in Macau. The horror and trauma lives with me every time I leave my hotel room to go anywhere. Moments after publishing this post and seconds after closing the door on this room at Wynn Macau, my rear end released what I...

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Help Stratosphere Take Vegas Back!

The Stratosphere has launched a new marketing campaign whose slogan is Take Vegas Back! Two minute and thirty second rant about everything that has turned Vegas from being fun to being an expensive annoyance. This is incredibly brave, smart and brilliant marketing plan to claim Stratosphere as home to the "everyman." ...


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Five Hundy Talks Trippies 2015

On Episode #488 of Five Hundy By Midnight engages in their annual roto-rooting-root-canal of the Trippies. They refer to the VT editors as "nut jobs." Follow along, listen and win! ...


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SLS: sbe Registers Northside Cafe Trademark

Some more evidence has come to the surface regarding the imminent announcement of restaurant closures at SLS Las Vegas, a source tipped us about last week. In the comments to that post, eagle eyed VT reader TwisterII found a brand new trademark registration filed by sbe entertainment, for a dining venue called Northside Cafe. The trademark application was filed on January 16th, 2015. The name could mean anything, but for a company like sbe their brand portfolio is one of the assets they love to tout...


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Source: SLS Restaurant Closures Imminent

A well-placed source is telling us that SLS Las Vegas may be on the verge of closing a number of restaurants, as early as January 31st. It is not known which of SLS' eight restaurants will be cut. SLS closed their buffet late last year, barely three months into the opening of the brand new property from sbe entertianment. Shortly thereafter, former Revel executive Scott Kreeger took over from recently resigned 2015 Trippies Person of the Year Award winner CEO Rob Oseland and promised . SLS'...


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The Steve Takes A Huge Pay Cut

In addition to filed a flurry of Form 4's with the SEC today, outlining a gonzo stock compensation for the four top executives of the company (Kim Sinatra, Linda Chen, Matt Maddox and The Steve), Wynn Resorts announced a new employment employment package for The Steve, extending his contract until October 2022, three months and 5 days before his 81st birthday. The Amendment provides for: (a) an extension of the term of the Employment Agreement for two years through October 24, 2022, (b) a decrease in base salary...


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Deadmau5: The Bubbles About To Burst

The forthcoming Hakkasan-owned Pure at Caesars Palace replacement, Omnia announced their DJ lineup for their spring 2015 season. Omnia's righteously horrible website tells us that DJ's include Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Chuckie, Krewella, Martin Garrix, Nervo, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens and Showtek. DJ kingpin Deadmau5 made an interesting comment on the new club announcing their line up. .@dancingastro @OmniaLasVegas another mega club in vegas? if i was, i'd be a cautious investor on this one, bubbles about to burst.— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) January 20, 2015 bubbles about...


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Cardboard Check Watch: Mirage Gives Away $30k

Long time readers of VT will tell you that I LOOOOOVE giant cardboard checks. One of my life's dreams is to one day hold one of these things and have it appear in the "winners" section of a crusty old casino or Facebook page. Should I never be fortunate enough to partake is this joy, I've instructed my wife to have my ashes turned into a cardboard check made out to me for whatever is left in my bank account at the time...


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VegasTripping: Ep. 4, Ep. 5 - Trippies 2015

Thank you to everybody who joined us for the Trippies webcast Saturday evening. It was a great night full of gut busting conversations spilled over from the show to the chatroom to Twitter and back for nearly six hours! Listen and subscribe via iTunes feed, the Raw RSS feed or stream/download below. Ep. 4 - Trippies 2015: Readers Choice Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above or download. . . . Ep. 5 - Trippies 2015: Editors Choice Your browser does...


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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Trippies Class of 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen, Congratulations to the The Trippies class of 2015! Thanks to everybody who nominated and voted! MikeE, JohnH, Misnomer & Chuckmonster ...


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Trippies 2015 Webcast TONIGHT at 7:11pm Vegas Time

Ladies and Gentlemen, The winners! The losers! The chat room! The #trippies2015 hashtag! The drunk shenanigans! and VEGAS VEGAS VEGAS. Starting at 7:11pm tonight we announce the winners of the The Trippies 2015 and LIVE webcast! See you soon! ...


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Read The Totally Rewarding Bankruptcy Letter From Caesars Entertainment

Today Caesars sent out notice of their impending bankruptcy to Total Rewards members. VT Senior Vice President of Luxury MikeE and Executive Director of Dining and Design JohnH contributed to this explosive report....


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Caesars Entertainment Declares Bankruptcy or See Loveman's New Haircut

Well, we all knew it would come to this, Caesars Entertainment has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. But there is more to the story than just that. Caesars has been in a battle with investors for roughly six months over terms contained in the pre-packaged agreement. At loggerheads, it became a giant game of financial chicken - would investors push Caesars to bankruptcy or would Caesars jump off the ledge, themselves. Caesars jumped. At stake here are the assets. Caesars...


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