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88 Days To Macau: Episode 8 - Wow

88 Days To Macau: Episode 8 - Wow We're here and we've got beer. In this episode we discuss our flights and arrivals, first impressions of Macau, casino design, the inevitable comparisons to Las Vegas, Wynn Macau, Grand Lisboa, Hotel Lisboa, MGM Macau, Sofitel Ponte 16 and the incredible people of Macau. Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe or download. ...

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New Feature Posted: Circus Circus Executive Suite #1410

Just a note to folks tuned in to the Twitter, Facebook, RSS or Instagram feeds that we've posted a new feature article. VT reader Waffle managed to get inside Circus Circus Executive Suite #1410... Vegas history buffs may note that this very suite was the apartment that Circus Circus and Caesars Palace creator Jay Sarno lived in for the last 10 or so years of his life. Big huge thanks to Waffle for snagging this very rare piece of Las Vegas history for us. Great stuff here...Circus Circus...


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88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.3 - Gambling

88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.3 - Gambling The suitcases are out, supplies being procured, batteries charged and clothes folded... we're three days away from the start of our 10 day trip to Macau. In this episode we're joined by MikeE to talk about the mystery, drama and voodoo in the deceptively simple game of baccarat, plus other diversions into Asian casino games. Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe or download....


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88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.2 - Translation

88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.2 - Translation Ten days from today, we'll be hopping on a plane and going MacauTripping. In this episode we talk about a some turbulence we've encountered regarding our flight plans, the response to our Wynn Palace Cotai tour request, Hong Kong travel tips from Pete, sea sickness and food. Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe or download. ...


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New Feature Posted: Caesars Palace Julius Tower : The VT Review

Just a note to folks tuned into RSS, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds that a new feature review has been posted - my review of the brand new Julius Tower at Caesars Palace. Check it out here: Julius Tower at Caesars Palace : The VegasTripping Review 2016. Reminder... if you have any questions or comments about the room and whatnot, post them on the review page not here....


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88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.1 - Dramman

88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.1 - Dramman 18 days until Macau! In this episode we're joined by MacauTripping and Two Way Hard Three contributor Dramman, who shares his extensive Macau travel experiences with us. We talk casino gaming, non-casino activities, pork jerky, Hong Kong side trips, Taipa town, pork jerky and Macau! Macau! Macau!. Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe or download. ...


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Monte Carlo To Be Renamed Park MGM

MGM Resorts International just announced that they are going to partner with Sydell Group to transform Monte Carlo into a new resort called Park MGM. MGM/Sydell Group team plans to "redefine Vegas Hospitality" and "elevate city's culinary scene" with the "luxury hotel" Park MGM. The new Park MGM transformation will include the rebranding and renovation of Hotel 32 into boutique brand NoMad Las Vegas. The MGM/Sydell team plans to replicate the Park MGM concept all over the world. Park MGM will cost $450m to complete and...


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88 Days To Macau: Episode 7 - Security

88 Days To Macau: Episode 7 - Security Three weeks until departure. In this episode we talk password security, SIM cards at Macau International Airport, U.S. presidential politics, TSA, Homeland Security, Global Crossing, gadgets, packing, non-casino activities and Macau Macau Macau. So excited! Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe or download. ...


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Macau Mania: Vegas Gang #131 and 88 Days To Macau #6

We've got TWO MORE podcasts this week... Vegas Gang Podcast Episode #131 and 88 Days To Macau #6. The hot topic of conversation? Macau! Macau! Macau! We're 30 days out from our gonzo 10 day trip to Asia's Las Vegas, tasting the food, playing baccarat with a language barrier, staying in a dozen different hotels and giving real time updates from the other side of the planet. FUN. But first... Vegas Gang Episode #131 with special guest Melinda Sheckells, one of the editors of...


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Cosmopolitan Unveils Updated Lanai Suites

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, steadily on the march with a new sports book, new dining options, new high limit areas and a new Starbucks, has released photos of freshly renovated Lanai Suites. Gone is the dark, dungeony vibe... ...replaced with simple and elegant, shiny, bright decor. Fantastic upgrade. A quick check of prices for the Lanai Suite in June 2016 range from $500/nt mid-week to $1500/nt on weekends. Luxury multi-level pool suite with outdoor jacuzzi/quasi-cabanas mid-week for only $500/night? This is no brainer. More info and reservations:...


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Vegas Gang #130: Beat The Clock

On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang, we play Beat the Clock... putting a ten minute timer on each of the three topics, individually wrapped by me, Hunter and Dave. If the topic does not fill 10 minutes, Hunter makes us do something embarrassing for the remainder of the time. It is a jam packed and short episode - 30 minutes! Stream, discuss, subscribe and nerd out with the Gang at VegasGangPodcast.com....


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More MGM Parking Rules!

We've uncovered a few more fine print details regarding MGM's paid parking program. The Dates This is when paid parking will be turned on at various properties: June 6 - Aria (and Vdara), Bellagio, Monte Carlo, New York-New York June 7 - Excalibur, Luxor, Circus Circus (valet, self parking is free) June 8 - MGM Grand, The Mirage June 13 - Mandalay Bay (and Delano valet) Pre-existing condition Reservation If you already have or do make a reservation prior to May 19th, 2016 for a June 6, 2016 (or later) arrival, self-parking will...


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Peekaboo: The New Wynn Poker Room (Updated)

Yesterday, construction walls surrounding the future Wynn Poker Room came down so workers could patch the marble tiles connecting the thoroughfare to the new barriers and host stand. Thankfully for us poker/design/Wynn nerds, long time VT reader NavinR happened to be there with his camera as the poker room construction was put on display. Thank you NavinR! The new poker room - part of a larger project to refresh, rearrange and batten down the hatches in advance of the onslaught of Alon and Resorts World...


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