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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 Vegas Seven/Vegas Rated. Melinda just returned from a trip...

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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

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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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88 Days To Macau Podcast - Episode 5

88 Days To Macau: Episode 5 - Chicken We talk about food, hotels, tips, two guys named Steve, international data plans, snack food, finalizing bookings and travel plans. Thirty-eight days to Macau! Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe or download....

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MGM Paid Parking: The Rules And The Prices

As VT noted yesterday, the institution that is free parking on the Las Vegas Strip is imminently (and permanently) being dismantled by MGM Resorts International. There has been a lot of conjecture about who pays what, how much and where. We've got answers. MGM Paid Parking Rules For everybody, the first hour of self-parking is complimentary. Feel free to pop in, blow chunks and bone out. If you are a hotel guest you must to pay to self or valet park your car. Parking fees are an...

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#VZZZT in 30 Seconds

For those who missed it or those who want to live it again. Enjoy! The Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic will take place October 14,15,16 2016 at The D and Golden Gate. visit for details including event announcements and discounted hotel room rates. ...

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Red Rock Resorts Buys Palms for $312.5M

Red Rock Resorts (fresh off an IPO that changed their name from Stations Casinos) confirmed rumors today that they have purchased The Plams for $312M bucks. Here's the form 8K they filed immediately after markets closed today. Bloomberg reported in March that co-owners Leonard Green & Associates and Texas Pacific Group had contracted with Macquarie Group to sell the property. Sending champagne dreams to Mr. Richard Munchkin of Gambling With an Edge podcast, he tweeted about rumors of a pending sale on Sunday....

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Boyd Gaming Sticks A Knife In The Strip

This is interesting. Boyd Gaming, owners of Fremont, Orleans, Gold Coast, Sam's Town, The Cal, Main Street Station and Suncoast, have unfurled an advertising campaign that calls out price gouging properties on The Strip, offering their properties as an alternative. Don't Get Stripped I'll take a shot at translating the narrative. Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada, where staying on The Strip is a humiliating exercise, wherein your clothes will be literally be removed from your body you by resorts charging exorbitant prices with hidden fees. The kicker is...

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MGM Paid Parking: Tourists Pay, Employees and M Life Noir Free

Paid parking is imminent. Sources told us previously that the deadline for implementing paid parking at MGM properties was May 31, 2016. Based on the quick work MGM is making to install lighting, pay station kiosk and ticket machine lanes, it appears that this date is probably going to stick. We've received tons of reports of equipment being installed, here's a few: Concrete lanes berms have been installed at Luxor. Parking available lighting has been installed on floors 3 and up of the MGM Grand parking garage. Ticket...

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We're Twelve Years Old!

12 years ago this week, after taking a drunken beating at one of The Stinky-Ass Plaza's blackjack tables, me and my beautiful, brilliant wife Miss Monkay sought respite at the now-defunct Carson Street Cafe at the Golden Nugget. Over turkey burgers and club sandwiches, we plotted the course for a no-bullshit Las Vegas website run by tourists, for tourists. Sketched sudoku style with Keno crayon and card, Miss Monkay came up with the name - VegasTripping... a verbification of Vegas and The Strip...

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VegasTripping Ep. 22 - Yard Sale

Ep. 22 - Yard Sale Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe via RSS, iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher or download. ...

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