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VIMFP... and Beyond!

For this very special VIMFP announcement, we ask you to tune in to our friends Roux, Sparkles and Edwin's Denton Dallas & Beyond podcast, Episode 128 (which I might mention adds up to YO11.) The Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic will take place October 16, 17 & 18 2015. Location will be announced in early April. ..........and BEYOND!...

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Is Steve v. Elaine All About Elan?

All Wynn, all the time this week. Yesterday, Wynn Resorts announced that they had submitted a competing bid for the New Frontier property, and believe that Elaine had knowledge that her nephew Andrew Pascal was angling to purchase the property at the same time. From SEC filing: Over the course of several years, Ms. Wynn participated in Board meetings in which Wynn Resorts' plans to acquire property in Las Vegas were discussed at length. At no time did Ms. Wynn recuse herself from the...


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Exclusive: The Wynn Macau VIP Junket Room

Here's a special treat - photos of the brand new VIP junket rooms at Wynn Macau, sent over to us by the man responsible for the design - Wynn Vice President of Design and Development Roger Thomas. This thing right here is where the highest of the highest rollers on planet Earth come to gamble. No shit, when I say that these rooms are the state-of-the-state-of-the-art of VIP gaming experience design - they opened about a month ago. Entry Foyer Players arrive through these doors with their junket...


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Wynn: The Year of the Ram, Indeed

Speaking of collections, the coming and going of Chinese New Year means one thing - the collectable Chinese New Year chips at Wynn have been released! According to VT's Director of Dining and Design JohnH, this year's chips are 'sold out' at Wynn & Encore's casino cages. Welcome to The Year of The Ram. The Fearsome Foursome. Random access memory. RAM Tough. Or perhaps the divorce, proxy, divorce battle between Steve and Elaine Wynn. When an irresistible force such as you Meets an old immovable object like me You...


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Wynn Palace Gets A Website

The forthcoming Wynn Palace Cotai now has a website including a flashy motion graphic of the new Wynn Cotai crest accompanied by a huge orchestral flourish. CAUTION: turn down your speakers. The magnificent US$4.1 billion, floral-themed Wynn Palace is scheduled to unveil in Cotai in early 2016. Guests are transported into a world of beauty, excitement and entertainment via a breathtaking ride in uniquely themed, air-conditioned SkyCabs that traverse a stunning 8-acre Performance Lake and into the heart of the resort. The second luxurious integrated resort in Macau...


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How Many Times Has This Happened To You? Dept. Vol. 729

How many times has tis happened to you? You and your goon squad head out to Vegas for that weekend long bender. You leave every single ounce of partying energy on the playing field for 48 solid hours with barely a break for nap. You arrive back at the room barely enough time to pack and pinch a loaf before hurrying to get through security at McCarran Airport. A Starbucks red eye and a Cinnabon later it happens, lights out......


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#VIMFP: The World Series of Satin Casino Jackets Returns!

We're proud to announce that The World Series of Satin Casino Jackets will once again return to the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic in 2015. Inspired by an old VegasTripping feature article honoring the lowly embroidered casino jacket sold in gift shops and given out to slot tournament runner ups, the World Series of Satin Casino Jackets is equal parts Vegas history lesson, bizarre fashion show, casino exhibitionism and hard-fought competition. It is also one of the most anticipated, talked about, and memorable WTFJH vegas experiences...


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New Feature Posted: Roger Thomas Talks Encore Room Renovations

Just a note to those tuned into the RSS, Twitter and Facebook feeds that a new feature article has been posted. I spent some time this morning chatting with Wynn Las Vegas uber designer Roger Thomas about the room renovations that are coming soon to Encore... he spilled the beans. Here it is... Roger Thomas Talks Encore Room Renovations. Enjoy!...


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Construction Begins On New Fashion Boutiques at Wynn

Wynn Las Vegas has divided up Mojitos clothing shop erected privacy walls around the new retail space which will become a Tom Ford boutique as we exclusively reported last year. This is the second time Wynn has reconfigured large spaces in this hallway. One third of Terrace Point Cafe was transformed to become La Cave wine hideaway four years ago. In related Wynn news the new Prada boutique is also under wrapped construction. The forthcoming Prada is located in the Wynn Esplanade across from Rolex. Big thanks to...


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Thomas McCartney Out At Cosmopolitan

Legendary Las Vegas executive Mr. Thomas McCartney has parted ways with the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas according to a relatively recent SEC filing. Here's the short, but sweet statement. Thomas McCartney, the Chief Operating Officer of Nevada Property 1 LLC (the 'Company'), stepped down from his role by mutual agreement with the Company effective February 13, 2015. Mr. McCartney did not step down as a result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices. Tom is known throughout the...


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Encore Sucks Dante's Balls

My friend and fellow VT staffer JohnH is fond of saying that Hell is a series of minor hotel inconveniences. My recent stay at Encore put that theory to the test. To wit: Partway through check-in, the desk clerk's computer crashed, causing my wife and I to get out of line, navigate through a cluster-fudge of people, and fight our way back up to a desk position with a working computer. Then, for some reason, the clerk insisted I was "ineligible" to upgrade my room. At...


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Resorts World Las Vegas Construction Is Imminent

Resorts World Las Vegas filed for permits with the Clark County Zoning Commission to make "Temporary Aesthetic Improvements" to the property under Title 30 of Commission code. Resorts World is planning on building two showroom/preview centers on property which will include retail sales and live entertainment in the form of performers in traditional Chinese dragon costumes. A sound system will play music and announcements. The 21k sq2 North Center will be surrounded by a small parking lot at the north eastern corner of the property (near...


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VegasTripping: Ep. 7 - Collections

Ep. 7 - Collections Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above or download. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS or VT/podcast. ...


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