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The Lucky Dragon Photo Safari

VT reader Waffle was at Lucky Dragon's soft-opening and was super nice enough to take us on a little photo safari of the brand new property. Very cool! Take it away Waffle! -Chuck Ever since moving to Vegas a little over 5 years ago I always had two big bucket list items. 1. See a property get blown up (check - Riviera) 2. See a property built from the ground up get opened. The last to do this was Cosmopolitan back in December of 2010, in a less than stellar economy....

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The Trippies 2017 Final Nominees Are...

Howdy ladies and germs, just a quick note to tell y'all that the nominations have been tabulated and I'm super happy to present your nominees for the 2017 Trippies Awards. You need to be a registered member of VegasTripping to vote in the Trippies. If you are already logged in, go vote, if not log in here. If you do not have an account this is where you get one. Congratulations to all nominees! Have fun....


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The Trippies 2017 Nomination Phase Is Now Open

Each and every November for the last eleven years, VegasTripping has asked its readers (you) to tell us what their favorite and least favorite Vegas stuff is. Unlike every other Las Vegas poll, The Trippies are awarded based on nominations and final votes that are entirely submitted by the readers. In each category, the top 5 responses that receive the most nominations are then formally nomination to compete for the final round of voting, which determines who will take home the Trippies trophy. I'm pretty...


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The Crown Of Macau... And Eventually Vegas

Just wanted to give folks who are interested ālon watchers a heads up... I just posted my review of the Crown Towers at City of Dreams Macau on our sexy little sister site MacauTripping.com. As some of you know, there will be a Crown branded component to the forthcoming ālon development and reading this review may be somewhat informative as to how Crown operates their hotels, particularly regarding service. You can take a gander at it here: Crown Towers at City of Dreams Macau - The...


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LA Times Talks Lucky Dragon

The L.A. Times' David Pierson has a profile of the forthcoming China-themed Lucky Dragon hotel and casino. Read it here. Lucky Dragon, though tiny compared with those properties, addresses what they see as a gap in the market: middle-class Chinese gamblers, Chinese Americans as well as the broader Asian American community. In addition to showing off some interior construction interior (love the casino mezzanine photo, hate the pink light caused by the red windows in the room) the piece features a good argument as to...


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MGM Resorts Increases Resort Fees YET AGAIN

The lovely, thoughtful and caring executives in charge of MGM Resorts International are yet again raising their resort fees. All rooms booked starting November 8th will have to pay the new fees. The last resort fee increase was just under three months ago. Aria, Bellagio and Vdara will raise their fees $3, from $32 to $35/night plus tax. Luxor and Excalbur will raise their fees $3, from $26 to $29/night plus tax. Circus Circus will raise their fees $3, from $21 to $24/night. For those keeping score...


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Vegas Gang #133 : Live at #VIMFP With Norm! Clarke

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the marquee moment of The Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic, The Vegas Gang Podcast with special guest Norm Clarke. Stream, download, discuss, subscribe right here....


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VegasTripping Ep. 27 - Match Game - Live From VIMFP

Ep. 27 - Match Game - Live from VIMFP Live from the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic Main Event in The Showroom at The D Las Vegas. Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe via RSS, iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher or download....


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Peekaboo: The Steve Lays Big Pipe at Wynn Plaza

Construction on Wynn Plaza, a Strip-facing shopping esplanade which will connect the former Ferrari dealership with the forthcoming ālon resort at the stairway entrance at the front of Encore is underway. When we last checked in, Wynn had removed all of the landscaping between the self-park garage and The Strip plus blocked off access to the construction site. They've since erected construction walls on all sides, tore up asphalt, graded the work area and have begun trenching for sewer access. Yes folks, The Steve is laying...


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VegasTripping Ep. 26 - Celebrity

Just posted a brand new episode of the VegasTripping podcast... talking all about celebrity. Enjoy! Ep. 26 - Celebrity Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe via RSS, iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher or download. ...


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Vegas Gang! at #VIMFP! With! Norm! Clarke!

The Vegas Gang is truly excited to announce that our interview guest at the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic's Main Event will be the one and only Norm Clarke!!! Of his 40+ years as a professional journalist, Norm! spent the last 17 covering Las Vegas - breaking international stories, chasing celebrities, and giving Las Vegas fans their daily dose of news, entertainment and intrigue via his incredible man-about-town "Vegas Confidential" column for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Norm! has received many accolades and awards throughout his career including...


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#VIMFP: The Main Event - Saturday Night

Ladies and gents, We're super excited to announce that The Main Event at the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic - three plus hours of live interviews, podcasting, casino nerdery capped by the outrageous VegasTripping Match Game spectacle - is moving to prime time! After seven years as an afternoon event, The Main Event will take over The Showroom at The D, starting promptly at 9pm. Live on one stage: Vegas Gang Podcast Dr. David G. Schwartz Five Hundy By Midnight Match Game VT This event is free and will be seated on a...


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Confirmed: Alon Isn't Dead

Every two weeks, someone from the Internet's peanut gallery sends me a thinly researched story that contains some kind of variation on the theme that "Alon is dead." This week, one such story churned through the rumor mill at alarming rate. I first heard it last Wednesday, the day after I had talked to an Alon representative about visiting their offices in October. The next day I watched the rumor careen from wall to wall to wall inside the Vegas media echo chamber like...


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