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Sayonara: Nazarian Out At SLS

It appears that sbe CEO and VT reader Sam Nazarian isn't a gambling man after all. Weeks after being denied a gaming license in favor of a one year temporary license by Gaming Control Board - a grilling which revealed extortion plots and a failed drug test - Nazarian and co owner Stockbridge have elected to not roll the dice on the second part of licensure process, a hearing with the Nevada Gaming Commission. Being denied, found unsuitable or having a license revoked by the Nevada Gaming Commission is essentially the kiss of death for having anything...

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Harmon Hotel Lawsuit Settled

Ending what would've been years of litigation, lawyers representing Harmon Hotel owners MGM Resorts International and building contractor Perini have settled their lawsuit over the botched construction of CityCenter boutique hotel as it is slowly being dismantled. The lawsuit stems from construction defects discovered in 2008, which led to the cessation of construction and eventual condemnation in 2010, a story VT broke. Terms of the settlement are confidential, but we can guess that Perini paid out the yin yang. For historical context, might I link to...


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The New Gold Tower Rooms At Golden Nugget

The Golden Nugget announced today that they have completed a full renovation of the Gold Tower Rooms. The upgrades include new mattresses, new furniture, new TV sets, new bathrooms, new AC units, new towels.... they spent $15 million smackers. King size bed with lounger couch, arm chair AND a desk! They fit a lot of stuff in these rooms! The wallpaper pattern evokes fishnet stockings (nonononon don't take it off, don't take it off) but I do feel that the contrast trends a bit towards...


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The Brand New Roger Thomas Collection

From his early post-modernist trio of themed resorts - Mirage, Treasure Island and Bellagio - to mature works of stunningly beautiful, globally inspired yet wholly-owned language - Wynn and Encore, in Las Vegas and Macau - designer Roger Thomas has perpetually defined and redefined the essence of grand resort luxury. Roger's vision of spaces, concepts and furnished begins with inspiration from classic design, set in a wander and wonder filled world of whimsy shockingly served with subtle volleys from the avant-garde. For the tens of millions...


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Peep The New Toilets at Wynn Las Vegas

We've been telling you that resort wide renovations were coming to Wynn Las Vegas, and here is the first piece of the puzzle - extensive renovations of the resort level throne rooms. Step inside the Wynn's little boys room. Built like a brick shit house, it is. Same floor tile.... what was dark is now light. Gorgeous. The sink fixtures and basin to ceiling mirrors add modern feel to Art Deco inspired furnishings. The sconces echo American luxury of the early 1900's, imported by way of France. Bathrooms...


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Trippies 2015 Voting Ends TONIGHT!

Hello Friends, Just a quick reminder that the FINAL voting for the 2015 edition of The Trippies : Best and Worst of Las Vegas Readers Poll Awards ends TONIGHT - Tuesday December 9 2014 - at 11:11pm (ish). Is there any better way to waste the last hour of a lousy Tuesday afternoon at work than voting on your favorite and least favorite stuff in Vegas? I think not. As previously mentioned, you must be a registered VT reader to vote. If you are not registered...


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John Unwin Out At Cosmopolitan

The other shoe has finally dropped at Cosmopolitan, John Unwin is no longer the CEO of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a property he shepherded from bankrupt concrete shell to crown jewel of the curious class. With the ink on Blackstone's purchase of the Cosmopolitan finally dry, Mr. Unwin has fulfilled his contract with Deutsche Bank, leading the property through to acquisition. Unwin was one of the rare ones in the casino biz... an intelligent, creative, witty, personable and playful artist-in-residence CEO, who was as curious as...


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Monsieur Loveman,

M. Loveman, Réparer le ballon. Maintenant... ou subir les conséquences. Merci Jean-Adreaux pour le pix....


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VegasTripping: Ep. 2 - Tourists

Ep. 2 - Tourists Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above or download. Subscription details forthcoming....


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Video: The Chairman's Suite at The Golden Nugget

In a world where The Hangover takes place at Golden Nugget: hot tubs are on the ceiling, a booday is what girls use (I guess) to wipe their, (you know), Al Green makes you a baller, showers are 'steam things' and someday - if you work hard enough and make enough money - you might live in a place like this (and hang out with The Klokers). Color commentary on the color commentary aside, this is vintage Wynn design with minor dabs of Roger Thomas-ian updates...


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Ladies and Gentlemen, Please Welcome The New Director of Entertainment At SLS...

Ladies and gentlemen the SLS Hotel and Casino proudly presents the all-new Sam Nazarian show, Seven Deuce. Tonight, taped live from the all-new Gaming Control Board we present the premiere showing of Seven Deuce with the Robert Oseland Orchestra and the Sam Nazarian dancers! Mr. Nazarian is a professional gambler and the best PR guy in Los Angeles. He's a man who will take you inside the real nightlife impresario as no one has ever done before... you'll avoid Gaming Control Board licensing for seven...


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Cirque Finally Learns What We've Known For Ages

Cirque du Soleil - purveyors of effervescing acrobatics, psychedelic plumage and hardly pronounceable Can-Franc freakophonic show titles - has finally learned what the rest of the universe has known for at least a half-decade. There are too many Cirque shows. Mystere, O, Ka (returning soon from hiatus), Zumanity, Criss Angel Believe, LOVE, Michael Jackson One, the failed Viva Elvis and its replacement Zarkana occupy the showrooms of every MGM Resorts International property on the Las Vegas except two - Excalibur and, strangely enough, Circus Circus. Even...


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Wynn To Renovate SW Steakhouse

VegasTripping has learned that Wynn Las Vegas has added a full renovation of multiple Trippies award winner SW Steakhouse. The new designs, still unfinished, allegedly take cues from the Country Club renovation and aim for maximizing the Lake of Dreams view from every possible table seating. SW Steakhouse is the last of the original grand opening Wynn restaurant designs remaining. We can only guess the reason why it has yet to be redone is that the smell of sizzling steaks, juicy chops and delicious lobster makes Steve...


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