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VIMFP: The Golden Gate and The D Promo Codes!

VIMFPIANS! Our fabulous hosts at The D and The Golden Gate have sent us some delicious hotel discount promo codes for booking VIMFP weekend. These codes will get you a 20% discount on the prevailing hotel room rates. Book The D using DVIMFP or call (800)274-5825 Book The Golden Gate using the code GGVIMFP or call (800)426-1906. We're told that October is shaping up to be a very busy month, and demand usually means that hotel rates will most likely rise between now and then. Lock your plans and use the code before it is too late. VegasInternetMafia.com...

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Sayonara Elaine Wynn

At its annual meeting of stockholders, Wynn Resorts announced that preliminary results show that Elaine Wynn's bid to retain her long standing seat on the Board of Directors will be defeated. For those keeping score at home, Steve has eliminated both of Wynn Resorts' co-founders, Elaine Wynn and Kazuo Okada. Full results of the proxy vote will be announced next week. ...


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EXCLUSIVE: The Rock in Rio Damage Control Memo

Judging by our inbox, which is stuffed with offers to purchase Rock in Rio tickets at prices that seemingly fall by the day, the upcoming music festival is struggling to reach its attendance goal. We can only imagine some poor PR lackey is already toiling in a nondescript MGM Resorts office, carefully crafting the "resounding success" talking points memo that will be circulated should the event fall short of its attendance projections. Here, in a VegasTripping EXCLUSIVE, we offer a glimpse at that farcical, yet...


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#VIMFP 2015 Host Hotel Announcement

VIMFPIANS! We're proud to announce the host hotel of the 2015 edition of the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic (VIMFP). We say it every year, but this year we REALLY REALLY MEAN IT.... we've got some really incredible stuff planned for this weekend and you absolutely do not want to miss it. Go forth VegasInternetMafia.com....


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Betty Whitehead Willis, Designer of Iconic Las Vegas Sign, Dies

The Neon Museum has announced via their Facebook joint that Betty Whitehead Willis, designer of the iconic 'Welcome to Las Vegas Nevada" sign has passed away at the age 92. Betty also designed the truly gorgeous Moulin Rouge script, one of my absolute favorite pieces of lettering and logo design. Dim the lights for Betty! Big thanks to Misnomer for the tip!...


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Vegas Gang #120: Wynn vs Wynn, Derek, MGM, Resorts World and More

On the latest episode of The Vegas Gang, the guys go deep on Wynn vs Wynn, discuss Derek's double-reverse windmill dunk of an NCAA bet, kick the can on the MGM proxy fight with LandAndBuildings.com, ponder the future of Resorts World, Revel, Sam Nazarian, Harry Reid, Bally's Grand bizarre and the cray cray Mandalay Bay room renovations. All that plus sure bets and a recap of everything you need to know about VIMFP so far. Download, stream, subscribe and discuss at VegasGangPodcast.com. Enjoy!...


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Packer/Pascal's Stealth Casino Project Gets A New Name

The forthcoming property from Andrew Pascal and James Packer, which will imminently rise from the dirt whereupon the New Frontier once stood, has gotten a new name. The Élan Resort trademark is dead. According to multiple corporate, trademark and domain name filings, the former Élan appears to have changed its operational name to Alon. Good to know that Andrew & Co are not homophonophobes. Pascal and Crown Resorts have set up Alon Holdco IP, LLC (holder of Alon's intellectual property) and Alon Leisure Management LLC (Pascal's corporate...


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You Can Bet On... #VIMFP

Gamblin? I love gamblin! For this very special VIMFP announcement, we ask you to tune in to our friends Mark and Dr. Mike's You Can Bet On That - A Podcast for the Recreational Gambler, Episode #70. The Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic will take place October 16, 17 & 18 2015. We will be announcing the location for the big shindig next Wednesday (April 22 2015) at precisely 10:16am right here. ...


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It's Like Bellagio On Acid

I have seen a cache of photos documenting the room renovations coming to Mandalay Bay later this year. These renovations will replace the number room renovations from the mid/late-aughts that replaced Mandalay Bay's original room product. I'm pretty sure that these new designs will generate a very wide array of strongly held opinions. Fisticuffs, even. Of the sampling of people whom I've privately shared few of these images with, opinions ranged from "I kind of really like it" to "awful" to "bold" to "is that our new...


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The Vegas Internet Mafia Presents: Paul Blart : Wynn Cop Global Local Meet-Up

The Vegas Internet Mafia is excited invite you to a global local meet up of VIMFPians on Saturday April 18th, 2015. Of course, we can't do this without your help and organization. We need volunteer Capos in every city to pick a showing in classy theater. Added bonus if the theatre contains or is near a bar. Theatre times for showings of Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 are to be announced in the coming days so check your local listings to see. This...


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Peekaboo: Julian Serrano's Lago at Bellagio

The construction walls just came off of the forthcoming Julian Serrano restaurant Lago at Bellagio and VT's debonair MikeE was on the scene and ready to snapchat. Check it out: There is nothing subtle about this giant wall of cubist inspired stained glass made out of plastic. Looks like Mix with a light show. Or is it Fix? Shit they all look the same anyway. Whaddya think? Thanks MikeE!...


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Peekaboo: The Preview Center at Resorts World Las Vegas

Two weeks after we told you construction on preview pavilions at Resorts World Las Vegas was imminent, Genting America spokespeeps announced that there will be a groundbreaking ceremony May 5. Thanks to architect of record Steelman and Associates, we can see exactly what the preview will look like - inside and out. The exterior of the preview pavilion is festooned with design details that are astounding. No that isn't the Tropicana off in the distance, it is a whitewashed Treasure Island, I love the...


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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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