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VegasTripping Ep. 22 - Yard Sale

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New Feature Posted: Inside Wynn Paradise Park

Just a quick note to folks tuned into RSS, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds that I just posted a new feature article some thoughts/analysis about the brand new Wynn Paradise Park concept floated by Steve Wynn earlier this week. Check it out here: Inside Wynn Paradise Park - A Model Analysis. If you have any questions or comments, post them over on the article page, not here. Enjoy!...


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88 Days To Macau: Episode 4 - Quandary

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The Steve Releases Wynn Plaza Renderings

Steve Wynn unveiled tons of details about the forthcoming Wynn Plaza shopping esplanade that will add additional dining and retail space to the front of Wynn Las Vegas. Wynn Plaza will connect the former Ferrari dealership to a bridge that will connect to the stealthy ālon resort across the street. If we put two floors there, we could put 70,000 square feet of retail space, at $300/foot, we'd make $20m. It took De [Wynn architect DeRuyter Butler] about a month to design it....


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Updated: Wynn Unveils Paradise Park (With Model)

Today's Wynn investor presentation wasn't about defending earnings or lancing Elaine Wynn's legal complaint but instead a boffo unveiling of every project Wynn Resorts has on their plate. Wynn Paradise Park hotel will feature 1000 Encore-style rooms with retractible doors and terraces, new dining venues, meeting rooms, and a casino overlooking a massive white sand crystal lagoon. The lagoon will feature fireworks shows designed by moonlighting Disney employees and the Grucci family every night. During the day, the lagoon will be open for swimming, paddle...


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Wynn Palace Cotai Postponed

Steve Wynn just told investors that Wynn Palace Cotai opening will be delayed until August 8, 2016. We hope to open in July or August. We're thinking 8/8. Boo. ...


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VegasTripping Ep. 21 - Delusional (Live from #VZZZT)

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Wynn: This Is What Happens When You Squeeze A Gambler's Nuts

Wynn Resorts just released preliminary results for Q1 business in Las Vegas and Macau. Normally, I wouldn't spend a lot of time on earnings results, but these numbers are worth studying and discussing, particularly related to the Steve's boastful slicing and dicing of casino odds last year. So how did they do? Table Games This quarter (Q1) is one of the last that will contain a year-over-year comparison of casino results from before Wynn "raised the price" on casino games by cutting craps odds and moving...


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Handicapping What The Wednesday Wynn News Will Be

Wynn Resorts sent out a press release today giving 48 hours notice of a special two-hour investor conference scheduled for April 6, 2016, eight days in advance of the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders on April 14, 2016 Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) will host an Investor Conference on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) and concluding at approximately 4:00 p.m. PT (7:00 p.m. ET). As far as I can remember, calling an investor conference at such short notice is...


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Vegas Gang #125 : Andrew Pascal, CEO Alon Las Vegas

Live from #VZZZT, the Vegas Gang Podcast with super duper special guest Andrew Pascal, CEO of ālon leisure and Playstudios recorded live on stage from from The Showroom at The D, Saturday April 2, 2016. Listen here. Wow. Big thanks to Andrew, Rob and Jenn from ālon for participating and to our always incredible host Derek Stevens and his phenomenal team at The D and Golden Gate making us feel so welcome....


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VZZZT: It's On

Hi. We're doing a thing. This Saturday afternoon at 2pm, we're going to take over The Showroom at The D for a coupla hours of hijinks... a throwback to the early days of the Vegas Podcast-a-Palooza. The VegasTripping guys will take the stage and spin the philosophical yarn, podcast, style. Then, the legendary Dr. David G. Schwartz will take the stage and flex his historical muscle. After Dave, the Vegas Gang will turn up the heat with a guest Andrew Pascal. Andrew...


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Update: Neil Moffitt Is Not Out At Hakkasan

Update: Hakkasan Group has gotten in touch with VT (via their law firm Greenberg Traurig) to tell us that our previous report regarding Neil Moffitt leaving his post as Hakkasan CEO to pursue other opportunities was incorrect. Neil Moffitt has not left Hakkasan Group as CEO. Sometimes, even with our network of proven sources, we occasionally get stories wrong. Our apologies. ...


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PGP: MGM's M Life Charm Offensive

With the paid parking doomsday clock steadily tick-tock-ticking away, MGM Resorts International has launched a charm offensive. In the last few weeks, MGM has been sending out offers containing steeply discounted hotel rates in front of M Life card holders. Maybe you've gotten one. And now, the fine print: Both of these offers must be booked before April 8th. April 8th is date MGM had planned to turn on the first wave of paid self parking garages. Sources have told VT in the last few days, ...


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