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levans posted:
"Bally's will have to give out complimentary ear plugs to each guest and Bellagio will have to upgrade their sound system to dorwn out the club noise...."
» Cromwell: Peep The Drai's Party Pool ...
Drake posted:
"It's the only top-of-the-hotel rooftop pool, but so what. It's only six stories high (or whatever). Anyone staying at Bally's better bring the ear plugs too. Hell, anywhere midstrip these days is OONTZ-city. ..."
» Cromwell: Peep The Drai's Party Pool ...
jimmybond posted:
"if they are storing steel and other construction pieces out front, maybe they technically can say that they have the only rooftop deck ON the strip? (just disassembled!)..."
» Cromwell: Peep The Drai's Party Pool ...
socalduck posted:
"I'm guessing the late-April soft opening is history. Will they have this place done by Memorial Day? Looks like they will be cutting it close if that is the goal......"
» Cromwell: Peep The Drai's Party Pool ...
Stosh posted:
"The rooms at Flamingo MOST effected will be their absolute BEST rooms. The OONTZ will certainly drown out the charming sound of Bellagio's fountains...."
» Cromwell: Peep The Drai's Party Pool ...
socalduck posted:
"Prognosticating hat is on. I have zero inside knowledge or hard facts to base this on, but my money is on Melco Crown to pick this up. And I will make one more prediction: the sale is announced by DB before the end of the year. Prognosticating hat is now off...."
» Cosmo Sale Rumor Dept: More Rumors!...
fudgewapner posted:
"Now is ze time on Sprockets vhen ve dance!..."
» Why I Love Kraftwerk And You Should Too...
levans posted:
"I would doubt that Ruffin had a chance in hell of putting in a bid but Caesar's could. Most do think that Cosmo is part of City Center but MGM isn't going to want to sell something to get the property if it is even really up for sale. ..."
» Cosmo Sale Rumor Dept: More Rumors!...
michstatemark posted:
"Anybody who ponies up $2BN for the place should be subject to a psychiatric evaluation. So. My money is on Caesar's...."
» Cosmo Sale Rumor Dept: More Rumors!...
jimmybond posted:
"Also, in a related link from Bloomberg, check out this article: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-03/casinos-close-as-revenue-falls-in-gambling-saturated-u-dot-s see page 2 - I didn't realize that the Genting 'Resorts World Aqueduct' slots casino outside New York City was so successful, $793mm grossed in the last 12 months vs Vegas $6.5B revenue quoted in the article = Genting is doing the equivalent of 12% of Strip revenue from just that one facility. Not Macau levels but still..."
» Cosmo Sale Rumor Dept: More Rumors!...
jimmybond posted:
"the easiest way to justify 20x EBITDA would be to assume it is bought by Caesars, which then vends it into a separate company, which then leases it to a subsidiary that pays a management fee back to the original parentCo. Look how easy that was! Financial wizardry...."
» Cosmo Sale Rumor Dept: More Rumors!...
Blakjackkid posted:
"Makes the most sense for MGM to buy it since folks think it's part of City Center anyway because of its location smack dab between Aria and the Bellagio. What Cosmo needs to make it profitable are gamblers and that's something MGM can easily provide with its large database of players. It would also make some sense for Caesar's to buy it too because of their known players as well..."
» Cosmo Sale Rumor Dept: More Rumors!...
Dave702 posted:
"Here's what I said on FB: "$2 billion is unrealistic. Multiplying EBITDA by 7, I get a back-of-the-napkin value of $721 million. $2 billion is 20X EBITDA, which is unjustifiable. This isn't like the El-Ad purchase of the Frontier, which was essentially a real estate deal--there isn't any developable land here, so you're basically paying for the building as it is, and it's a building that generates $100 million a year..."
» Cosmo Sale Rumor Dept: More Rumors!...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"If I win the Powerball and make a series of large investments with an excellent, and speedy return, the Cosmo will be mine! Hope they do sell though. A bank should not be running a hotel, especially one in Vegas. ..."
» Cosmo Sale Rumor Dept: More Rumors!...
vespajet posted:
"Dr. Dave posted some interesting numbers in regards to Cosmo and the rumored asking price over on the FHBM FB page, which I'm sure he'll share over here as well. The only way I see Caesars or MGM buying Cosmo is if they sell off a property in Vegas (While Caesars has done some asset shuffling and "sold" Planet Hollywood to another company, said company is controlled by Caesars.)...."
» Cosmo Sale Rumor Dept: More Rumors!...
Chuckmonster posted:
"Jinx - i agree with you. i heard the records before seeing the act. the in concert act is great... the viral video creation act is sorta stupid and degrades the band. the first record is great...."
» Ghost BC's Mandalay Bay Vacation...
jinx73 posted:
"Thanks for sharing Chuck, after watching some of the video, I had to listen to some of the tracks and look up more on the band, I'm trying to decide whether I really dig the music, or if the 'act' is having an influence on me. I have mixed feelings on the act, not so much for the content of the act, but just the act itself, I've never been able..."
» Ghost BC's Mandalay Bay Vacation...
middleclassbuzz posted:
"Pillow fight starts at around 3:30. You're welcome...."
» Ghost BC's Mandalay Bay Vacation...
vespajet posted:
"In the VT Match Game photos you can track the progress of the amount of booze in the bottle of Knob Creek...... ..."
» Peep The VIMFP 2013 Photo Bonanaza!...
adztheman posted:
"So if I get a room like this, is it OK if I move the bed in case I want to watch TV? Otherwise, I have to turn my head to see it..unless I'm in the shower behind the bed, then I can see fine..are there no chairs or other furniture in this room? Can't tell....."
» sbe Launches Alternate SLS Website...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"Anybody know where the toilet is or did they paint the shower yellow on purpose to cover up its "other" function? ..."
» sbe Launches Alternate SLS Website...
Drake posted:
"@anawas... nope. Left of the yellow shower is a floor-to-ceiling mirror which shows reflection of bed base/headboard and the window on opposite wall, at foot of bed. All kidding aside, this is one messed-up rendering. ..."
» sbe Launches Alternate SLS Website...
NeverJustJ posted:
"@anawas...I was wondering the same thing about the mirrored wall. I think you're right, that bed is up against a full wall of mirror. Also, I hope someone remembered to leave a good size block of rooms in a more traditional layout (two beds, bathroom behind a door) for conventions. They've got a lot of convention space to sell and will need blocks of standard rooms they can sell..."
» sbe Launches Alternate SLS Website...
anawas posted:
"In the yellow rooms, is that a giant mirror behind the bed that reflects the entire bathroom - which would then be located at the foot of the bed? Otherwise, it looks like it might be hard to get to the sink. Also, it looks like there are still mirrors above the beds in these rooms, too. http://sbe.com/galleries/sls-las-vegas/#slide6 In fact, there are mirrors in every room category -- I guess to..."
» sbe Launches Alternate SLS Website...
Drake posted:
"You can pee into the shower without even leaving the bed. They've thought of everything! ..."
» sbe Launches Alternate SLS Website...
levans posted:
"wouldn't the shower being so close to the bed increase the chances of mildew after the first day there?..."
» sbe Launches Alternate SLS Website...
vespajet posted:
"They've done a similar thing with their new restaurant at Monte Carlo, Double Barrel. ..."
» sbe Launches Alternate SLS Website...
dzodda posted:
"20 drinks over 17 hours really isn't that much, huh? "Veteran gambler" should have known better. It's not like he's a 21-year-old DB on his first Vegas trip. ..."
» Downtown Grand Sued For Letting Drunk Guy Gamble...
crapshappy posted:
"1st time posting - been following this site for a while, slightly deranged. This May 5 event sounds like it could be a spiritual experience, I believe that I'm being led to the Light..."
» Re: VT10: We're Having A Party...
drvonx posted:
"The pool at the D needs to be on this list. For sure. Downtown is fair game....I mean, the pool at Golden Nugget gets pretty good reviews (haven't been there yet) and I'm pretty excited about Picnic opening at DTG. I was hoping it'd be open when I stayed there last week, but should be soon. I don't stay downtown very often, but the DTG pool (alone) will get me..."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
NeverJustJ posted:
"I first heard his name when I would listen to KDWN on the "skip-signal" late at night on vacation in the mountains of northern California..."Live, from Jackie Gaughan's Plaza hotel..." Hope he's already got a lunch date with Bill Harrah at the afterlife's finest 24 hour coffee shop...."
» The Great Jackie Gaughan...
anawas posted:
"I wish I had met him. I spent a few nights at the El Cortez a couple years ago (secretly hoping I'd bump into him) and the whole place oozed old-time charm. Now I know why. RIP...."
» The Great Jackie Gaughan...
vespajet posted:
"Even the Fremont Street Experience honored him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80xR_1dCLIc#t=17..."
» The Great Jackie Gaughan...
detroit1051 posted:
"What nice tributes by Chuck and Dr. Dave...."
» The Great Jackie Gaughan...
wpsteel66 posted:
"I would include NYNY pool in this list. Nothing better than looking at a parking garage. Harrah's pool is not that great either...."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
ffeJinOKC posted:
"I thought he was the coolest dude in Las Vegas. I will reread his bio in The Players every couple years, just to get reminded. One of the few people I have never read a negative word about. Ever. I have about 15 El Cortez shirts and jackets that I wear at work. They are a good value for a durable product. We were in Las Vegas a couple weeks..."
» The Great Jackie Gaughan...
BigHoss posted:
"Sad news. He left a indelible mark on the city he loved...."
» The Great Jackie Gaughan...
donnymac66 posted:
"@Pebbles it's a dice thing 7 and 11 win on the come out roll..."
» Re: VT10: We're Having A Party...
RockChickX51 posted:
"Duct tape them to the sides. Duct tape friggin fixes anything,..."
» How To Fix Harmon In Four Easy Steps...
Drake posted:
"This guy would be better off spending some money on rehab or saving some for the new liver he's gonna need. My liver's having sympathy aches just reading this. ..."
» Downtown Grand Sued For Letting Drunk Guy Gamble...
motoman posted:
"@vespa, I'm sure those fund managers have pretty specific rules/formulas for when to sell in order to maintain balance. (I kept getting calls from my planner about NKE being overweight in my portfolio, even as it went on to double in value….). But I simply cannot fathom what @deedubs said about short interest in LVS after it hit such a bottom! Goes to show that when we as individuals have a..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
vespajet posted:
"http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/06/us/california-drunken-gambler-las-vegas-casino/index.html? "I am not a sore loser. I've lost half a million. I've lost 800,000. I've lost a lot of money. This has nothing to do with that," the veteran gambler said. "Obviously I can afford what I lost." Then why are you suing, you jackass? "Johnston, 52, a former owner of a Los Angeles car dealership, was standing beside his $250,000 Mercedes-Benz as he insisted his lawsuit was about a bigger..."
» Downtown Grand Sued For Letting Drunk Guy Gamble...
pebbles posted:
"I'll be there. Looking forward to it. What's with the 7:11 start time?..."
» Re: VT10: We're Having A Party...
vespajet posted:
"That kind of return on investment is epic. Some of the funds I'm invested in through my Simple IRA previously had stock in the gaming industry and sold it all off several years ago (I'm sure some of these fund managers are kicking themselves for selling off shares of Las Vegas Sands, but considering the walloping funds were taking at the time, they needed to get money into stocks..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
JeffinOKC posted:
"I bought a few shares of casino stock back then. Before I decided drugs were more fun. I recall opining on Two Way Hard Three that LVS was gonna make a huge turnaround and was a great buy, and that I wouldn't touch it as a matter of principle, due to my dislike of Sheldon Adelson's treatment of contractors. His use of the practice of "I'm not gonna pay..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
toastcmu posted:
"You forgot that Spud always comes by and messes up anything that Bob completes successfully. Or maybe it just needs to be moved to the tri-state area......."
» How To Fix Harmon In Four Easy Steps...
vespajet posted:
"There's a Walgreen's across the street and there's a CVS at the south end of CityCenter between Mandarin Oriental and Monte Carlo. MGM has been using the Harmon as a giant billboard for years as it is. ..."
» How To Fix Harmon In Four Easy Steps...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"Just do what the Landlord of One Time Square did, use it as a giant electronic billboard. Only Tenants are on the ground floor and the rest is gutted. Still manages to bring in $25,000,000 a year in ad revenue alone. It's not like MGM is going to do anything better with that land anyway, and I doubt a CVS or Walgreens no matter how big could make..."
» How To Fix Harmon In Four Easy Steps...
jinx73 posted:
"Someones been playing a bit too much with Legos with the children..."
» How To Fix Harmon In Four Easy Steps...
motoman posted:
"Wynn was hurt least of the major players, by far (therefore less upside potential). LVS was/should've been a no-brainer after that hit, what with their Asian cash machine unaffected by Wall Street shenanigans. :-( And those are "good" taxes! I already assume readers plowing this deep into the comments are in a tax bracket that would leave them *thrilled* to have to pay (as mike_ch noted above) only 15% on..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
vespajet posted:
"Or they could use the SkyVue pylons as a giant slingshot and hurl giant flaming fireballs at the Harmon........"
» How To Fix Harmon In Four Easy Steps...
anawas posted:
"Did the Google Map for the Binions pool catch fire? Like on both sides of the image? I assume you stuck with the major casino hotels, but lots of small properties have REALLY small and miserable pools. (I'm looking at you Travelodge Ambassador Strip, with your parking-lot views and near-airport ambiance.) http://www.travelodge.com/common/images/branded/TL/images/13700_g2.jpg Anyway, the current Circus Circus pool is at least big and has live plants. It doesn't belong on..."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
anawas posted:
"Wonder how much time it took to gamble $500,000. He might have been sober(ish) when signing for the marker, but not at the end of his play. I think the money would go pretty quickly at a roulette or craps table if he was making exotic bets. But 500 hands of $1000 blackjack would take a few hours to play, and that's assuming a loss on EVERY hand...."
» Downtown Grand Sued For Letting Drunk Guy Gamble...
Dave702 posted:
"I need to do a second edition of GRANDISSIMO with that clown pool. Epic, and straight out of the mind of Jay Sarno...."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
insider2 posted:
"I heard this very article discussed on 99.7 morning show on the way to work today while flipping through the stations. They were already on number 6 when I got to it so i'm not sure if they gave you as the source or not...."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"Sounds like the guy figured win big and walk away happy or lose big and sue right from the get go. If the guy was so inebriated he should not have been able to go from dinner/drinks to the Downtown Grand, spend the time and have to answer detailed questions to get said marker, and not fall on his face ala George Lopez. Fair thing to do would be..."
» Downtown Grand Sued For Letting Drunk Guy Gamble...
socalduck posted:
"If he was able to sign markers for half a mil, my guess is that there is a ton of history on this guy, either at DTG or other casinos in town, all of which will come out in any investigation or trial. I agree, this sounds like a lame attempt to welch out on his debts, but if he pushes it, he better be ready to face the..."
» Downtown Grand Sued For Letting Drunk Guy Gamble...
Malibugolfer posted:
"Vespajet's pic of the CC pool is so creepy. It looks like something John Wayne Gacy would like. ..."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
jinx73 posted:
":( I won't even remind you that Wynn got to $20 around that time too, trust me my tears are shedding for myself as well, I just try and reason with it when I realize how much in taxes I would have paid ..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
Malibugolfer posted:
"There is something very out of sorts with this story. $500K at several places on the strip maybe. But, like has been mentioned, to the DTG that is significant action. I would love to know how he got his marker, previous play history and where, how many markers he took out that night and what games did he play at what bet levels. His every bet would have been closely..."
» Downtown Grand Sued For Letting Drunk Guy Gamble...
parchedearth posted:
"They don't just give out $500K markers to noobs. You need a track record as a hi-roller and to set up the credit line in advance of your visit. They also don't usually give you the entire amount in a single marker, unless your credit line is much higher. Each marker requires a separate signature. I would guess they have a stack of markers signed over an extended..."
» Downtown Grand Sued For Letting Drunk Guy Gamble...
Dave702 posted:
"I guess that's one response to the "What are you Drinking-downtown" thread...."
» Downtown Grand Sued For Letting Drunk Guy Gamble...
jerrydice posted:
"Actually, motoman...when I hear it in my head, "CouldaWouldaShoulda" sounds good. No crow for you on #3! Regardless of whether you're looking over stock performances and lamenting missing a bottom, or if you watched back-to-back Yos on the craps table all while hesitantly holding a nickel in your hand - trying to time these things perfectly will only grind your nerves down. ..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
motoman posted:
"Corrections. (I wonder how a Vegas celebri-chef would prepare my plate of crow…?) 1) I must've flunked math. Jimmybond calling LVS a "sixty-bagger" is correct. ($1.42 x 60 = $85.20) I *did* look up the historical day-to-day for the Dow and LVS when writing this. For percentage gain, I merely used the touchscreen graph on a smartphone -- which I noticed later, only showed the low at $1.77 and high $83..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
levans posted:
"If this works could it be the thing that makes Circus Circus go away since it will look even worse with new hotels next to it?..."
» North Is The New South Dept: Enter The Lucky Dragon...
levans posted:
"In order to get the marker wouldn't he have to be sober? Sober enough to sign his name and make it to the tables without passing out? His story sounds like bs he cam up with after losing his money...."
» Downtown Grand Sued For Letting Drunk Guy Gamble...
MinVegas posted:
"@Donny: The Quad pool is one of the few in town that is deeper than four feet, so it gets a pass. The same is also true of Bally's and the non-rooftop Riv pool...."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
mrdowntown posted:
"I would have thought the pool at D Las Vegas would be on the list. After seeing the list, I will not say another bad thing about it...."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
donnymac66 posted:
"Also the Quadperial Palace pool should be on the list...."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
dm49323 posted:
"Derby & VT 10 same day, nice. Appreciate the foresight of Mr. Monster to plan so well 10 years in advance. ..."
» Re: VT10: We're Having A Party...
vespajet posted:
"@chrisrobbins1980 I see that pool and think "Can't sleep, clown will eat me....." ;) One thing to remember is that these pools were built during an era in which the pool was a bit of an afterthought and was usually no different than the pool you'd find at a Holiday Inn in Flint, Michigan circa 1967..... You were lucky if the pool still had a diving..."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
jinx73 posted:
"On track to attend, yay, and it appears my offers from the D have caught up with my initial play, so looking like potentialy a new home during my vacations...."
» Re: VT10: We're Having A Party...
jinx73 posted:
"Since I believe the night club element is close or at it's saturation point, I wonder what the effect of these new venues does to the current scene, and that's not even counting places that are already dead but not buried (Pure). I'm just not sure that the club crowd is terribly excited with Senior Loveman's properties, they may bunk there, but I'm guessing they'll take the dollars to..."
» Peep The Vortex at The Quad...
Chuckmonster posted:
"^ drop everything... all of yous!..."
» Re: VT10: We're Having A Party...
Steve0512 posted:
"The pool at Harrahs should not be left off this list...."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
MinVegas posted:
"I feel like picking on downtown is kind of pointless, since nobody goes there for the pools. The REAL sad pools are ones like TI's rinky dink pool, and Monte Carlo's reduced beach area where people lounge about just one concrete barrier away from a CityCenter service road. One of the most beautiful strangers I have ever seen was running nearly naked through Circus Circus halls toward the pool, so I..."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
chrisrobbins1980 posted:
"Oh and vespajet, that clown pool is awesome, not at all creepy. They need to bring it back...."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
chrisrobbins1980 posted:
"Lets not give the D's pool a pass here. It's gotta be #8. ..."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
vespajet posted:
"Circus Circus used to have a pool that was a bit creepy looking: http://twitter.com/classiclasvegas/status/392468185263271936/photo/1..."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
NeverJustJ posted:
"Man, that California pool is really, really sad...give someone a thousand bucks and send them to Home Depot for some potted palms or something! I've always loved that abandoned roof-top pool at The Riv. With the new financial dynamics of the casino business, once that chunk of The Strip comes back to life, I bet you could make the numbers work to abandon whatever casino square footage gets leaked on..."
» Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"Looks groovy. So buying a pair of platform shoes with a fish tank in the soles for this. ..."
» Peep The Vortex at The Quad...
detroit1051 posted:
"Hmmm. Kentucky Derby and VT10 on May 3. Cinco de Mayo on Monday which also happens to be the day I finally get as old as Steve Wynn. I'm considering it. ..."
» Re: VT10: We're Having A Party...
detroit1051 posted:
"I've found the older I get, the more risk averse I am. I keep thinking, if it doesn't work, how will I live? Sometimes, it's expensive to be cautious...."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
jerrydice posted:
"WouldaCouldaShoulda will definitely linger on something like that, but hell, it gets me here and there with $WYNN too. I missed the rock bottom prices for that position, but I look at it now and think "Damn, I should have scooped up a ton more at 97.50!" Regardless, it is amazing to find and score on crazy market inefficiencies at times. ..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
jerrydice posted:
"Congrats on the Big 1-0. I can't begin to imagine how ridiculous a craps table takeover would be with this crew. My loss for sure on missing this event. Enjoy!..."
» Re: VT10: We're Having A Party...
saharalv posted:
"I'd prefer Tropical Hot Dog Night...."
» Peep The Vortex at The Quad...
anawas posted:
"I'd prefer rooftop solar panels, but rooftop parties seem like a good way to leverage a company's existing real estate. Noise be damned (it's Vegas, after all). I spent some time at Pure's outdoor Strip overlook one very drunk night and loved it. ..."
» Peep The Vortex at The Quad...
Hillybean29 posted:
"I wish I could be there to find out what all the inside jokes are about and maybe be included in some new ones but I'm taking 3 trips to Vegas this year and unfortunately May 3rd is not included in any of them. Have a great time...maybe 2015?..."
» Re: VT10: We're Having A Party...
DuLac55 posted:
"Bought more at $5, still own it. That, however, was a small slug compared to what I had already owned. When I bought it at five and it fell below $2, I was crapping my pants. phew......."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
jinx73 posted:
"I'm curious if anyone else has seen Caesars standard if you gamble some, we'll comp the room availability tighten up, or if it's just a matter of I've been slowly pulling back my play there and things have started to catch up. Currently for me, it seems that if I book 6+ months out, I can still find the comps I'm looking for but for the near term, I'm barely..."
» Caesars Sells The Quad, Ballys and Cromwell......
jinx73 posted:
"I put 3k in after the crash, not quite at $4 a share, but close, unfortunatley got pinched in the time that passed and was only able to slightly double it, also took a hard look at Wynn then in the $20's for a bit, ah if only I had some free cash on hand at that time...."
» North Is The New South Dept: Enter The Lucky Dragon...
Drake posted:
"If this works, I'm going to sell my house to me. I really need the money. ..."
» Caesars Sells The Quad, Ballys and Cromwell......
deedubbs posted:
"@motoman You are correct, the move from $1.42 to $3 was very quick, maybe two weeks tops. I want to say that the short interest was over 40% around that time. I will likely spend the rest of my life believing in efficient markets, but spring of 2009 was crazy. I almost bought a basket of WYNN, MGM, and LVS, but my belief was if LVS could hang..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
motoman posted:
"@deedubbs WooHoo! Now that is what I'm talking about! To my point about the impossibility of catching the low: though you bought at over 200% off the bottom (which if memory serves was only a matter of days later), and sold some at triple your purchase price, you have still done gangbusters. Good job! And yes, I do remember Sheldy's self-reinvestment. (Should have been a kick in the pants for me as..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
mnvegasguy posted:
"2.2B -- really? Amazing price for those properties. I would love to see their P&Ls...."
» Caesars Sells The Quad, Ballys and Cromwell......
jimmybond posted:
"kudos deedubs...good way to play it. ..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
deedubbs posted:
"It's also worth nothing the Shelly bought $150M (some in his wife's name) at $3.27-ish in March of 2009...."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
deedubbs posted:
"I bought 750 LVS at $3.01 in my Roth IRA. Sold 250 at $9. Then covered calls got called away at 200 at $40 and 200 $65. I have 100 left. All in all, I made almost $30k in my IRA with a $2,267 investment and I'm not a baller, by any means... now back to index funds! http://imgur.com/FPnte4l..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
jimmybond posted:
"sort of wishing I'd put 10k into LVS back in the crash (see other article), and parlayed that into a green-card today. That would be a Vegas win of a different colour. Plus I'd be Premier in the Lucky program...."
» North Is The New South Dept: Enter The Lucky Dragon...
theANT posted:
"Unfortunately, I bought BYD instead. I try not to beat myself up – I still hit a triple. For what it is worth…the scenario has provided some intangible value. I use it as a self deprecating anecdote when I am drinking with traders and need to contribute to the conversation...."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
MinVegas posted:
"The long term leadership plan for LVS goes something like, "Sheldon discovers the method of immortality." I've kind of considered it a risky investment, because he has driven off the closest executives years ago; and I simply don't trust a revved-up, hard chargin' octogenerian to be healthy in the 2020s. (PS: Remember to set aside 15% of your metaphorical windfall for Uncle Sam.)..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
HedgedBettor posted:
"Don't ever let yourself think about the trades you could have done and missed. It will drive you insane within 3 years, less if you're a professional and miss trades every day. There's always another rocket ship to the moon, as one of my mentors in the business is fond of saying...."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
SuperVegas posted:
"No one needs to worry about EB5 applicants running out as the allure of cash-for-green card will never lose its appeal. It's so crazy that this program is legal and encouraged by the feds. Logistically this would take one of the worst intersections traffic-wise and turn it into an absolute cluster of MGM-ian proportions. ..."
» North Is The New South Dept: Enter The Lucky Dragon...
jimmybond posted:
"Wish I had. Bought MGM in wife's acct at $11 and was happy enough with that, have made more on the stock than we have taken home in all our Vegas trips (doesn't that say something about where one should be 'gambling' with disposable income!) Friend of mine swears by Wynn as the way to go because they pay out the 'Special Dividends' so often. Personally I..."
» Editorial: Fortunes Not Made...
jimmybond posted:
"Between this and SLS, they should nickname Sahara Ave the "EB5" Maybe that program would be a compelling way for MGM to fund that North block across the street too. Take a cue from this Lucky structure and throw in an Mlife Pearl membership with it too so the wealthy investors can get priority buffet access...."
» North Is The New South Dept: Enter The Lucky Dragon...
vespajet posted:
"The costs also have to include exterior work, as the Impotent Palace faux-Asian stucco look doesn't scream upscale. ..."
» Caesars Sells The Quad, Ballys and Cromwell......
dustinwashere posted:
"I wish MGM would build the Atlantis Las Vegas with Kerzner International instead of City Center North like they once had planned. Or was that closer to Circus Circus? Either way more things to do for the North end of the Strip is always great. ..."
» North Is The New South Dept: Enter The Lucky Dragon...
vespajet posted:
"I seem to recall a number of years ago someone planned a resort in the Chinatown area called Dragon City Hotel & Resort that never went anywhere. This one likely has the legs to actually happen, assuming that SLS didn't pluck all of the potential EB5 folks. ..."
» North Is The New South Dept: Enter The Lucky Dragon...
gmunole posted:
"Is there a date for groundbreaking?..."
» North Is The New South Dept: Enter The Lucky Dragon...
Chuckmonster posted:
"They're gonna have to take those towers down to the steel a la Cromwell. HVAC, plumbing, elevators. The whole thing is sort of a mess up there... seems to be a bit beyond a paint and new carpet job...."
» Caesars Sells The Quad, Ballys and Cromwell......
jimmybond posted:
"If that figure is true, the renos would be substantial. The last room makeover at Bellagio was only $70mm and that was for 2600 rooms (mind you, they needed less of an overhaul given that they weren't trying to leap-frog star ratings like this Quad overhaul from Imperial Palace rooms will no doubt try to accomplish) Look out Wynn/Encore! http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/jan/04/70-million-renovation-completed-bellagio/..."
» Caesars Sells The Quad, Ballys and Cromwell......
anawas posted:
"(Apologies for the triple post.) That $223M renovation at the Quad *is* for room renovations. According to the link I put in my previous post CET/CGP is moving the property upscale. The "boutique" word was used...."
» Caesars Sells The Quad, Ballys and Cromwell......
anawas posted:
"Diving deeper, it seems part of the deal also calls for a $223M renovation at the Quad. (No word on whether that's for the changes already made, or future upgrades to the room and property.) SOURCE: In addition, Growth Partners will retain a 50% interest in the management fee revenues to be received by certain subsidiaries of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, in connection with the..."
» Caesars Sells The Quad, Ballys and Cromwell......
anawas posted:
"This is the same company that "owns" the P.Ho and the soon-to-exist Harrah's Baltimore, right? I wonder what other magic tricks are next...."
» Caesars Sells The Quad, Ballys and Cromwell......
levans posted:
"I remenber SCTV where Ramis debuted as Moe Green (yes, from the Godfather) who would call people at 3 am so they could answer a question and win a whole $1.45. That was where I first saw him. ..."
» The Great Harold Ramis...
mrdowntown posted:
"Does no one remember SCTV?..."
» The Great Harold Ramis...
levans posted:
"Ramis lived here in Chicago and was always seen around downtown doing something. I ran into him one day but left him alone since he was walking with friends. He will be missed greatly. ..."
» The Great Harold Ramis...
Chuckmonster posted:
"I truly thank George W. Bush for signing the Energy Policy Act of 2005 which provided funding, loan guarantees and incentives for electric vehicles. Smart R&D investment...."
» MGM Adding EV Chargers, Tesla Supercharger Opens...
Malibugolfer posted:
""In addition to the heat, there are three mountain ranges to traverse... even with regenerative braking (coasting recharges the battery - great for downhill) you won't have enough juice to make it from stop to stop and if you did... you'd be stuck there charging for about six hours each way." But all EV buyers knew that going in Chuck. Like Porsches being souped up VW's, especially all the ones..."
» MGM Adding EV Chargers, Tesla Supercharger Opens...
westTexasroller posted:
"Recruiter : Now, are either of you homosexuals? Bill Murray { looks at Ramis } : You mean, like, flaming, or... Recruiter : Well, it's a standard question we have to ask. Harold Ramis : No, we're not homosexual, but we are *willing to learn*. R.I.P. and thanks for a million adolescent laughs...."
» The Great Harold Ramis...
yuelulu posted:
"I actually like the rooms. However, at those rates and with the noise from the street and roof AND with so many other options out there, I see no reason to stay there. It also makes me hesitant about the Flamingo. The new Cromwell addition is CLOSE. Is the noise going to negatively affect those rooms also...."
» THEpoll: Will You Book The Cromwell?...
socalduck posted:
"It is great to see that my children enjoy his work as much as I do. Every one of these films still make me laugh out loud. Rest in peace Harold Ramis. You will not be forgotten. ..."
» The Great Harold Ramis...
jinx73 posted:
"I'd consider them on a comp offer, or for a drastic reduction in price, I just can't see going to Las Vegas and spending 200+ on a room and the 'high' dining experience I have in house is Giada, and 2 of the 3 surrounding casinos have even less (Ballys and Flamingo). Add in there isn't a spa, and I'm not seeing the purpose of sleeping 5 floors away..."
» THEpoll: Will You Book The Cromwell?...
rsauve posted:
"Ramis didn't speak my all-time favorite movie line but I hope he wrote it. Captain Stillman: Have that removed...."
» The Great Harold Ramis...
Spyder posted:
"she doesn't eat poutine (she's prolly a organic, vegas with guleten issues or something like that) and I bet she doesn't get hockey..... she's not a real Canadian, you guys can have her with Bieber!..."
» Celine Dion: Watching Hockey or Eating Bad Poutine?...
8splitter posted:
"Very sad indeed. All of those movies provided tons of laughs to me and my friends. That's just as true today as it was growing up. ..."
» The Great Harold Ramis...
vespajet posted:
"They took the bar! The whole fucking bar! ..."
» The Great Harold Ramis...
jinx73 posted:
"Very sad day, I was a big fan...."
» The Great Harold Ramis...
fudgewapner posted:
"Rooms are silly expensive. Asking for 90$ more a night compared to Wynn during my early June trip. $249 lowest rate seen, even in dead of summer. How fast and far will they drop?..."
» THEpoll: Will You Book The Cromwell?...
Drake posted:
"Ummmm...they've posted prices and it's laughably expensive. I guess this one's for the rich under-30 Drai's crowd. ..."
» THEpoll: Will You Book The Cromwell?...
RockChickX51 posted:
"Yes. All damn day. Perfect location. Snazztastic rooms with peekaboo showers. Bring it. Love it. ..."
» THEpoll: Will You Book The Cromwell?...
dshapiro posted:
"really Tesla website. tell me downtown container park is nearby for the third time...."
» MGM Adding EV Chargers, Tesla Supercharger Opens...
HedgedBettor posted:
"Its such a pity cause I'd stay in a 3 Bay with a Bellagio Fountain view in a heartbeat, sounds like one of the coolest rooms out there. ..."
» Peep The Cromwell Rooms and Suites...
Skywise posted:
"Gag... and it's gonna rebound off the Bellagio... You get a lake view and you can already get the oontz, oontz, oontz off of the Paris nightclub late into the night...."
» Peep The Cromwell Rooms and Suites...
anawas posted:
"I loved my stay in an El Cortez Cabana Suites room a couple years ago. But now I have to decide whether maintaining my personal boycott on paying resort fees is worth me staying only at Main Street Station or Casino Royale on my next Vegas trip. At this rate, I'm just going to rent a car and sleep in that...."
» El Cortez Adds Amenities Fee And More Bizarro Overcharges...
MinVegas posted:
"I have the same feeling I had about Encore: "No, but I'd love to see somebody else's room." But the answer is sort of unfair since I don't really book rooms in Vegas, so......"
» THEpoll: Will You Book The Cromwell?...
lunchboxcity posted:
"jimmybond nailed it. The system is just double taxing the room. Nice job. I believe tax is 13% downtown and 12% on the strip (for both room rate and resort fee)...."
» El Cortez Adds Amenities Fee And More Bizarro Overcharges...
Chuckmonster posted:
"Right now it isn't really plausible to drive a non-Tesla EV through the desert, particularly during the worst of the heat. In addition to the heat, there are three mountain ranges to traverse... even with regenerative braking (coasting recharges the battery - great for downhill) you won't have enough juice to make it from stop to stop and if you did... you'd be stuck there charging for about..."
» MGM Adding EV Chargers, Tesla Supercharger Opens...
Chuckmonster posted:
"Definitely agree with both of these guys. The Cromwell is going to vibrate...."
» Peep The Cromwell Rooms and Suites...
vespajet posted:
"Looking at ChargePoint's maps, that is a pretty huge gap between Barstow and Primm and only the Tesla Model S has the range to make it and on top of that it will still have enough range to make Vegas. There's several spots along I-15 that would make sense to built a charging station, but who will be willing to make the investment in such facilities. Considering it..."
» MGM Adding EV Chargers, Tesla Supercharger Opens...
MattK posted:
"Agree with HedgedBettor. You've got a nightclub above you, the casino below, and the busiest intersection in the city right outside your window. It's going to be noisy. Not even Giada's soft opening could make up for a bad night's sleep...."
» Peep The Cromwell Rooms and Suites...
anawas posted:
"Weird that the "Bay 3" is the only room type that would allow for views of the Bellagio, and not the "Bay 4" or "Bay 5." I'm a little surprised that CET didn't expand the room sizes by making everything at least a "Bay 2" or bigger ... and then charging three times the price of a standard Bill's room. They'd still have about 90 rooms, which would be plenty for..."
» Peep The Cromwell Rooms and Suites...
levans posted:
"The rooms look lovely but I want to see the room rates first. ..."
» Peep The Cromwell Rooms and Suites...
levans posted:
"The perfect place to take your hooker before she goes to your room...."
» The Abbey at The Cromwell To Bring Back Cabana-Style Private...
levans posted:
"The subtitle should be 'The War to Settle the Shore" Trump's hair will have to be a CGI effect..."
» The War at The Shore: Wynn / Trump Feud Coming...
levans posted:
"The resort fee is a tax on us isn't it? I do not like this at all. ..."
» El Cortez Adds Amenities Fee And More Bizarro Overcharges...
jerrydice posted:
"Very intriguing. Talk about serious personalities and egos squaring off. Definitely looking forward to this...."
» The War at The Shore: Wynn / Trump Feud Coming...
HedgedBettor posted:
"As much as I want to stay at the Cromwell, and I really do, I'm not doing it till I read the reviews on VT where people say that the nightclub on the roof isn't keeping them awake. Cause I can tell you that XS kept me awake at Wynn, and that was like 60 stories away and not above me!..."
» Peep The Cromwell Rooms and Suites...
RockChickX51 posted:
"Reservations open in 4 days and I'm eager to check out their pricing. We've got until May to decide where we're going to stay. Right now it's at the Hard Rock, but I'm thinking that we'll split off 2 nights and stay here if the price isn't ungodly. I LOVE the styles of the rooms, the colors, the furnishings, etc and like that the bathroom is open with the peekaboo..."
» Peep The Cromwell Rooms and Suites...
ndfanwabashman posted:
"I like it! The decor definitely reminds me of the Cosmopolitan with the deep purple and bold wallpaper. I'm hoping the pricing will remain on the lower scale with the small rooms and obstructed views. If that's the case I will definitely be booking for 2015. Nothing beats that location...."
» Peep The Cromwell Rooms and Suites...
CWatts26 posted:
"Dizzy, Tommy Stinson, Richard Fortus, Chris Pitman, have all been in the band longer than Slash, Duff, Izzy, Adler. I have no problem calling this band Guns N' Roses. I went to the last show of the residency last time and had a blast ! Played for almost 3 hrs. Thinking about going this time too, as I'm heading back to Vegas in March. ..."
» Guns N Roses Returns!...
Malibugolfer posted:
"It is my understanding that some of the larger villas have been refurbished. Regardless, with the now pathetic pervasive domination of 6/5 blackjack in the once great casino for bj, and the loss of the poker action to Aria along with virtually all the high limit players going elsewhere, this may be too little too late...."
» For Sale: Mirage Villas...
fudgewapner posted:
"A search for July 13th to 15th shows rates of $2299 for the 2 bed villa and only $2549 for the three bedroom. Not sure how strict they are on the clientele, but the three bedroom for an eight to ten person bachelor party would look pretty attractive. And only a $300 premium over the two bedroom. Skyloft pricing rockets for the three bedroom. Own pool, club access. Stripper pole..."
» For Sale: Mirage Villas...
jinx73 posted:
"My guess is that these have been fairly low occupancy for a while now, and this is just MGM's corporate machine catching up on what to do with them in the short term. After all, it's been no secret that MGM has made a concentrated effort to get Aria to profitability by driving their higher end clientele there from Bellagio and MGM Grand, which likely means that trickle down..."
» For Sale: Mirage Villas...
jinx73 posted:
"Also if you are on HR's email list, you likely got a presale notice yesterday for the shows. Now whether that 'presale' is more like sale open to everyone or not, could be an issue, but wanted to give everyone a heads up...."
» Guns N Roses Returns!...
jinx73 posted:
"Me too DM, was really hoping for it to align with VT10, as Misnomer's point, I also agree that I wouldn't quite call it GnR, but then again if it was, tix wouldn't be $49. I'd pay that for Axl to sing along with a cover band. ..."
» Guns N Roses Returns!...
mnvegasguy posted:
"I no longer see the Mirage as a high roller type of place. Too many other stronger options. I can see why the villas are going empty. ..."
» For Sale: Mirage Villas...
vespajet posted:
"Something stinks about this, especially since at other properties that charge a resort fee, the tax on said fee is less than this. For example, a $25/day resort fee is $28 with tax (This is what I paid last May per day at Vdara.). Plaza charges $10/day for their resort fee and the tax on the resort fee is $1.30. I think the hotels are collecting the..."
» El Cortez Adds Amenities Fee And More Bizarro Overcharges...
jimmybond posted:
"Backed out the math on this. I believe it to be an error. Basically the website is pulling a room rate and charging the tax on the room alone, then pulling room rate PLUS amenities fee and charging tax on that combo (rather than tax on the amenity fee alone as is commonly done) So the quote in this case includes the base room rate being taxed..."
» El Cortez Adds Amenities Fee And More Bizarro Overcharges...
gmunole posted:
"I never understood why they can charge a tax on a fee. I suppose that no one has challenge the legality of the fee tax?..."
» El Cortez Adds Amenities Fee And More Bizarro Overcharges...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"I would love to stay in a lanai or especially one of the Roger Thomas original villas. Problem for the Mirage is that most people, that are not Vegas junkies, do not know these exist and even if they did still could not afford them. For the remaining people that can plunk down $1,000 for the smallest Lanai, they would rather be in a known "baller" room, a see and..."
» For Sale: Mirage Villas...
MikeE posted:
"My last trip, I was told that the villas didn't have *a single* occupant over New Year's Eve. These accommodations are in limbo. I don't think the prices can drop much further without a serious detriment to cleanliness and service standards and yet, their still isn't much of a demand for expansion to have to tear them down (and what a shame that would be). No wonder the delay in getting..."
» For Sale: Mirage Villas...
PaleRider posted:
"Between this and CET opening up their VIP suites and villas to the public, I wonder if there is a lack of big spenders hitting places like Mirage and PH? I have always enjoyed visiting Mirage, but prefer to stay at places like Aria for the more modern rooms. Maybe some of the big spenders are making the same choices?..."
» For Sale: Mirage Villas...
Heresiarch posted:
"Comic Sans is the perfect fit for VP, but I'm not sure why...."
» Will You Be Our Vegas Valentine?...
Misnomer posted:
"You guys always assume the worst from me. I'm just a big fan of whippets. ..."
» The Cromwell, Giada's Pencil In Soft Opening Dates...
Misnomer posted:
"I have mixed feelings about this incarnation of Gn'R, but I can't help but notice it takes them 3 guitarists and 4 guitar necks to cover Slash's lead on 'Nightrain'. Seems...inefficient. ..."
» Guns N Roses Returns!...
donnymac66 posted:
"Crap! I was really hoping the dates would be the same as VT10..."
» Guns N Roses Returns!...
Drake posted:
"C'mon, I'm sure misnomer only means to remind us how can-to-mouth whipped cream is one of life's true pleasures. I detect not a whiff of licentiousness, certainly not from this stalwart pillar of society. ..."
» The Cromwell, Giada's Pencil In Soft Opening Dates...
motoman posted:
"I've been a Queen off... ...of a Royal Flush. Heh. Then another player pulled a low straight flush FTW. (OT!)..."
» Will You Be Our Vegas Valentine?...
mnvegasguy posted:
"Gave this to my wife instead of a card. She wasn't impressed. Next year it's a Wayne F Newton card...."
» Will You Be Our Vegas Valentine?...
Skywise posted:
"Heading out to Vegas at the end of March and was thinking of trying Hakkasan's out - You guys saying don't bother?..."
» Hakkasan Hotel Coming To MGM Grand...
levans posted:
"the best valentine's gift ever..."
» Will You Be Our Vegas Valentine?...
levans posted:
"i don't think the club is doing well either ..."
» Hakkasan Hotel Coming To MGM Grand...
parchedearth posted:
"Quick way for MGM to get the West Wing rooms refurbed before Hakkasan goes belly up. Not sure how the club is doing, but the Hakkasan restaurant is an epic failure...."
» Hakkasan Hotel Coming To MGM Grand...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"I'd take a room at The Quad or Hooters before I stayed in the West Wing ever again. Roaches and cigarette burns to me is better than low ceilings and practically no window...."
» Hakkasan Hotel Coming To MGM Grand...
Geoff posted:
"those west wing rooms are pretty horrible... i got an "upgrade" to one a few years ago. I still can't believe that for a while they were charging more for those than the regular rooms...."
» Hakkasan Hotel Coming To MGM Grand...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"It would make almost no sense to convert the Grand/North/South Towers as they just underwent a major remodel. The West Wing sucks period, but considering it is closest to the clubstaurant, and hasn't seen any upgrades in 10 years, it is due for something. Besides the club goers will appreciate a slightly shorter drunken stumble up to their room, and since the West Wing rooms get as much sun..."
» Hakkasan Hotel Coming To MGM Grand...
8splitter posted:
"Excellent! I needed that laugh to end this work week. The last one is my favorite - the card I mean. I should stop typing now...."
» Will You Be Our Vegas Valentine?...
Steve0512 posted:
"Yep, that would be where the old Marina is inside the building...."
» Hakkasan Hotel Coming To MGM Grand...
Chuckmonster posted:
"Caesars forked over their smallest rooms to Nobu. I don't see any reason why MGM wouldn't do the same. High rollers will stay at SkyLofts etc, five to a bottle rank and file club goers don't give a crap about the room size... they'll be at the pool during the day and club at night...."
» Hakkasan Hotel Coming To MGM Grand...
detroit1051 posted:
"West Wing rooms are pretty small (350 sq ft); the old Marina rooms. I'd bet on South Tower...."
» Hakkasan Hotel Coming To MGM Grand...
NeverJustJ posted:
"Man there's quite a wide range of designs, aren't there? I expected the Flamingo and Harrah's suites to be kind of out of date, but I'm a little surprised by Bally's...those rooms are not good! The Palazzo suites surprise me, too, I had heard there were some massive suites there, but what surprises me is how disconnected the design is from the public spaces. I'm also a little surprised..."
» Caesars Greatest Hits Anthology Suites Vol. 2...
donnymac66 posted:
"Misnomer wins the internet today with that link..."
» The Cromwell, Giada's Pencil In Soft Opening Dates...
bkoester posted:
"The Bay suites at Planet Hollywood look like they are still the old Aladdin rooms...."
» Caesars Greatest Hits Anthology Suites Vol. 2...
Hillybean29 posted:
"I'm so excited to experience RRL. We have reservations for dinner in March but want to experience the whole she-bang in July during our couples weekend. Vespajet, let me know what you think. I too love Absinthe...it's actually listed as one of my faves. And money doesn't matter in Vegas...it's worth it...."
» Review: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan...
jinx73 posted:
"That's a fairly impressive turnaround (and opening), really hope that schedule holds as I'd like to see the casino floor in May...."
» The Cromwell, Giada's Pencil In Soft Opening Dates...
vespajet posted:
"The Quad is represented with their King Suite. I have to say that the Palazzo Suites at Rio were a complete surprise to me. ..."
» Caesars Greatest Hits Anthology Suites Vol. 2...
motoman posted:
"*groan!* Leave it to Misnomer to kick it up (or down ;) a notch...!..."
» The Cromwell, Giada's Pencil In Soft Opening Dates...
Misnomer posted:
"Creamy. http://cdn.gifbay.com/2013/09/giada_de_laurentiis-85442.gif..."
» The Cromwell, Giada's Pencil In Soft Opening Dates...
chrisrobbins1980 posted:
"Can't wait to try her clams casino..."
» The Cromwell, Giada's Pencil In Soft Opening Dates...
levans posted:
"soft opening is the wrong word to use on many levels ..."
» The Cromwell, Giada's Pencil In Soft Opening Dates...
haroof posted:
"I'm all about Giada's soft opening too, BigHoss...."
» The Cromwell, Giada's Pencil In Soft Opening Dates...
RockChickX51 posted:
"Well be out there on May 18th and staying a week. As soon as they open up reservations Im going to try and score a 1 nighter there...."
» The Cromwell, Giada's Pencil In Soft Opening Dates...
apollo28 posted:
"I just read the article....apparently its because the Wynns are happiest on the Yacht and the blue reminds them of the sea. ..."
» Architectural Digest Profiles Steve Wynn's New NYC Apartment...
apollo28 posted:
"I wonder why Roger put so much blue in the design. I dont think Ive seen anything at Wynn Las Vegas that was blue. ..."
» Architectural Digest Profiles Steve Wynn's New NYC Apartment...
BigHoss posted:
"You could have had an MBA by now...."
» Review: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan...
BigHoss posted:
"Yay, Buck!..."
» Big In Vegas...
powerwiz posted:
"Waaaay back when this thing opened Mandalay was comping the hell out of this thing or at worst you could stay there for really cheap prices. Ten years ago I thought this was a hidden gem of a place in terms of value. Staying there was always odd from the perspective it was all Black and White. The whole thing was devoid of color. I am glad to see there..."
» Last Call: THEhotel HE Penthouse...
vespajet posted:
"The Big Gulp ban got overturned as unconstitutional. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/30/us-sodaban-lawsuit-idUSBRE96T0UT20130730..."
» Architectural Digest Profiles Steve Wynn's New NYC Apartment...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"Nice, as is all Roger Thomas' work, but to me looks like a step down from his Villa digs at Wynn. Besides NYC is all taxes and Big Gulp bans. ..."
» Architectural Digest Profiles Steve Wynn's New NYC Apartment...
MinVegas posted:
"Either Wynn or Thomas is a mothafuckin' damask stripe lovin' mothafucka, but I think he's taken it too far this time. That looks less like stripes and more like shadows...."
» Architectural Digest Profiles Steve Wynn's New NYC Apartment...
westTexasroller posted:
"Thank you Misnomer, for two things: 1. Splitting my gut, as always. 2. Informing me I need to obtain the Silver Olympic Medal ( booze luge - 2003 ) I never knew I earned. It will be a real conversation starter hanging in my bar...."
» Vegas Winter Olympics...
Misnomer posted:
"@spyder I strongly encourage you to be there, but I'm bringing a flask, just in case...."
» VT10: We're Having A Party...
motoman posted:
"ditto to socalduck's comments. In fact, my handle elsewhere on the interwebs is Motoman2WH3. Congrats on a decade of feeding our Vegas addiction. (How'd that happen? I can't possibly be that old....)..."
» VT10: We're Having A Party...
jinx73 posted:
"I'm definintely hoping to make it, airfare and room are booked, just need to hold onto budget :)..."
» VT10: We're Having A Party...
socalduck posted:
"Damn, I'm in town the previous weekend. It is hard to believe it has been ten years! Between VT and TWHT, I spent a lot of non-productive time back then hitting the "refresh" key in expectation for the next Wynn construction update/pre-opening prognostication...."
» VT10: We're Having A Party...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"When my girlfriend saw the VCR she said she wished she brought her old "Dancing With Barbie" tape from when she was a kid. ..."
» Last Call: THEhotel HE Penthouse...
Drake posted:
"Derby Day, too. Damn. There's a convergence at work here, drawing me in, drawing me in. Damn again. ..."
» VT10: We're Having A Party...
Malibugolfer posted:
"Be advised those Russian tapes self destruct Mission Impossible style....^..."
» Last Call: THEhotel HE Penthouse...
NeverJustJ posted:
"While not "up-to-the-minute" the design is not all that out of date. If that furniture was going to be sold off in a yard sale, there are pieces I'd consider bringing into my home. Speaking of VCRs...I got a fantastic spam email yesterday from a Russian guy who was hired to assassinate me, but instead he investigated me and determined I was a good guy and he'd rather turn on..."
» Last Call: THEhotel HE Penthouse...
Heresiarch posted:
"The standard THEhotel suite is called THEsuite, but they also have a V suite (which is in the building corners) and an H suite. I remember reading that the remaining suites were O, T, E, and L, and went looking for info on them. I asked my host if I could stay in one, but he laughed. Until he realized I was serious, at which point he cleared his throat..."
» Last Call: THEhotel HE Penthouse...
MinVegas posted:
""usually reserved for Noir card holders and celebrities staying in house" "FiveHundy booked it" High celebrity, indeed...."
» Last Call: THEhotel HE Penthouse...
Blakjackkid posted:
"Makes sense, just in time for the convention season...."
» SLS Sets Labor Day Weekend Opening...
socalduck posted:
"Craps is my game of choice, but I do enjoy the occasional game of BJ. Sadly, there are now so few decent BJ tables at reasonable minimums that it has been close to two years since I've actually sat down at a Vegas blackjack table. When I see people lining up to pay $15 or even $25 a hand for a 6:5 game, I just shake my..."
» Mirage Goes 6:5...
levans posted:
"If it happens a pilgrimage to the place will be part of my VIMP week of fun ..."
» SLS Sets Labor Day Weekend Opening...
anawas posted:
"Labor Day would be less than a year after starting major construction, right? Tight schedule!..."
» SLS Sets Labor Day Weekend Opening...
Spyder posted:
"Hrmmmm, how do I make 2 trips this year happen... I guess I will just have to make it happen. Or Misnomer won't have his check in cocktails until October...."
» VT10: We're Having A Party...
chrisrobbins1980 posted:
"I'd be willing to bet they don't open by then. Construction always is delayed. ..."
» SLS Sets Labor Day Weekend Opening...
jimmybond posted:
"VT should try to get media accreditation for the pre-opening ..."
» SLS Sets Labor Day Weekend Opening...
Chuckmonster posted:
"No. This is in addition to D&M...."
» Flamingo Announces Olivia Newton-John Residency...
Skywise posted:
"Donny and Marie on hiatus in the meantime?..."
» Flamingo Announces Olivia Newton-John Residency...
Skywise posted:
"Dibs on which cube emits the death ray!..."
» SLS Gets A Marquee...
NeverJustJ posted:
"...or Tickets4Tonight customers......"
» Flamingo Announces Olivia Newton-John Residency...
sroeben posted:
"Nice, and congrats on an amazing run so far...."
» VT10: We're Having A Party...
StudiodeKadent posted:
"The solution is simply not to play at any 6:5 gaming table. I think that in general, higher-bet blackjack players know what a ripoff 6:5 is and as such Mirage, if they wish to retain higher bettors, will have to retain at least some 3:2 S17 tables. I don't see them destroying the just-outside-the-high-limit-room pit (where Mirage's three non-HL S17 tables are situation). If they destroy that pit then you can guarantee..."
» Mirage Goes 6:5...
levans posted:
"I wonder what her audience will comprise of-older fans or curious walkers by...."
» Flamingo Announces Olivia Newton-John Residency...
vegaspilgrim posted:
"Just like shaving the VP tables, the odds are diminished again. And again, we are pushed more and more off the Strip for a good gambling value. A very distressing development...."
» Mirage Goes 6:5...
vegaspilgrim posted:
"A mini VIMFP for those of us who couldn't make it in the fall...not a bad idea!!..."
» VT10: We're Having A Party...
vespajet posted:
"Hopefully followed up with a takeover of a craps table...."
» VT10: We're Having A Party...
HedgedBettor posted:
"I find bad gaming conditions infuriating, and I find this news both depressing and terrifying. MGM was the last of the major Strip landowners who seemed committed to providing a quality game of blackjack to players. Caesars properties are abysmal and Wynn had a grand total of 1 $100 minimum, shoe dealt, quality strip rules blackjack table open when I stayed there. And of course Venetian comps everybody like crap...."
» Mirage Goes 6:5...
blackjacker1979 posted:
"The Golden Gate. Perfection...."
» VT10: We're Having A Party...
jinx73 posted:
"I like the logo, I'll hold off on my thoughts on the place until the remodel is done. I was never a fan of Barbary or Bills, so I'm not attached as others might have been to the old building...."
» The Cromwell...
jinx73 posted:
"I'll have to agree with the initial comments, rotating cubes with LCDs would have been sweet. Unfortuntaely without that, it's sort of a bland version of Wynn's, maybe they can put the high heel shoe under it...."
» SLS Gets A Marquee...
jinx73 posted:
"Nice review, you've definitely piqued my interest...."
» Review: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan...
levans posted:
"I agree with vespa it looks like part of a watch band...."
» SLS Gets A Marquee...
levans posted:
"I do know what Hans Zimmer looks like and if he liked the place I would to...."
» Review: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan...
motoman posted:
""...it's how I was able to enjoy Wynncore exclusivity for six years." That came out wrong: I did not mean raised pinkie, nose in the air exclusivity. I meant that we stayed nowhere else but Wynn|Encore for the first six years the properties were open. No monocle required! ;)..."
» Wynn Gets Back In The Customer Service Game...
vespajet posted:
"It reminds me of a watch band. ..."
» SLS Gets A Marquee...
8splitter posted:
"Two times over two years my trip included grabbing a BLT burger and then seeing Beatles LOVE. As I exited the showroom both times, I checked out the Mirage's blackjack pits hoping for a place to sit and play for a couples hours ... and I kept on walking right out the door. All I found was 6:5. I'm sure I'm not alone...."
» Mirage Goes 6:5...
sroeben posted:
"Resistance is futile...."
» SLS Gets A Marquee...
8splitter posted:
"Looks like a giant cheese grater..."
» SLS Gets A Marquee...
RockChickX51 posted:
"Awww weak! I thought the cubes rotated too!! Gigantic rotating cubes...car accidents in 3...2...1. ..."
» SLS Gets A Marquee...
8splitter posted:
"Sweeet! I cannot wait to check it out. Sounds like my speed...."
» Review: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan...
jimmybond posted:
"I have to add that for all the crap people give CES, their casinos even at the low end seem to still offer decent rules (I have never had trouble finding 3:2 at Paris, PH, Flamingo, etc, at low minimums $10-15). It is MGM properties that always seem to be tightening like this, though certainly the management locally has something to do with it and I think we read..."
» Mirage Goes 6:5...
jimmybond posted:
"a part of me wishes all those protruding cubes were actually rotating physical cubes with LED screens on each side, wouldn't that be spectacular if garish...one-upping the rising-falling Wynn marquee...."
» SLS Gets A Marquee...
jimmybond posted:
"Sorry to see this change, though on recent visits anectodally I would say over half the tables were already 6:5, especially at lower limits $10 etc. That 3:2 row mentioned (across from HL // Revolution lounge) has been one of the last bastions of the elusive 'Stand on Soft 17' rule favoring players; wonder if those rules still exist. I have to think that they will keep at..."
» Mirage Goes 6:5...
f4denz posted:
"All the properties will go to this as long as people play, if people stop playing at these tables and only play at 3:2 tables it will continue to spread...."
» Mirage Goes 6:5...
blackjacker1979 posted:
"Actually to clarify there are still occasionally 3:2 games in the rear pit along the side of the Baccarat/HL rooms on the main floor. I think a total of two shoe games and two double deck games. But they are always $25 and up. Less than $25 and you might as well walk next door and find the $10 DD 3:2 games at TI...."
» Mirage Goes 6:5...
RockChickX51 posted:
"Ive heard nothing but insanely good things about RRL. Hope to hit it this next trip instead of Beachers Madhouse..."
» Review: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan...
vespajet posted:
"Considering I've sprung for the VVIP seats for Absinthe on multiple occasions, the ticket prices for Vegas Nocturne at Rose.Rabbit.Lie. don't bother me at all. It's at the top of the list for my trip in May. There's is a third canto late at night that is shorter and is more budget-friendly. ..."
» Review: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan...
salkken posted:
"Can't complain about the lower rates--who would? That's how I will be making my first stay at Encore next month...."
» Wynn Gets Back In The Customer Service Game...
salkken posted:
"Glad you enjoyed esp considering the cost. My sense was I would not like it, so it's not on my list for next trip. Happy with typical Las Vegas nightclub scene, which to me is surreal. =)..."
» Review: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan...
motoman posted:
"Agree with socalduck (Wynncore now being "an" option rather than "the" option) and Malibugolfer (charter Wynncore fan, recently spoiled by Aria SS). Also would tend to agree that the management change must have had an effect -- whether MWS was indeed removed due to complaints, or had simply accomplished what was always intended to be a short-term mission of cost control. Perhaps in the same way that Wynn's management realized..."
» Wynn Gets Back In The Customer Service Game...
anawas posted:
"That was impressive. Might I also add Grand Slalom: Walk the length of the Strip (red route: Mandalay to TI; blue route: Tropicana to Encore) without entering into any stores from your hometown. Bonus points awarded for avoiding all temporary sidewalks surrounding retail construction. Points deducted for getting trapped in a Walgreens or CVS...."
» Vegas Winter Olympics...
jinx73 posted:
"Like!..."
» Vegas Winter Olympics...
Deezer posted:
"Outstanding!..."
» Vegas Winter Olympics...
Chuck2009x posted:
"Interesting. It's hard to tell whether the switch from black/brown to the lighter color scheme makes the rooms feel bigger, or reveals their smallish footprint. I don't think the TVs are smalller. The one in the top photo looks small, but I think that's just the angle and lens. The one in the bedroom looks like it's just as big as the old ones, if not bigger. ..."
» Meet The Gorgeous New Suites At The Delano Las Vegas...
detroit1051 posted:
"Only Chuckmonster could tie in SLS Las Vegas with Pee Wee Herman. Hah!..."
» SLS: Lenny Kravitz, Designer... and A Pool On The Casino...
Drake posted:
"Yeah, it seems like just a lame form letter to me, with sentence #2 ("We apologize for the ...) being personalized to the specific complaint. A Wynn marketing asst. spent all of 30 seconds firing this off. What the email SHOULD have said is this: "Please let us buy the first drinks for you and a guest on your next visit at our popular ___ bar. Here's a credit/voucher/whatever." ..."
» Wynn Gets Back In The Customer Service Game...
mastacaplasta posted:
"^ dont have a host because i paid for the fairway villa full price multiple times(i cant afford to gamble my way into a fairway villa for "free")..."
» Wynn Gets Back In The Customer Service Game...
jimmybond posted:
"Looking closer, I am surprised at the choice of black cloth awnings over every window. Might look fine on the Flamingo side, but on those south and west facing angles I wonder how long that material will last as true black under the Vegas sun, do they really think they can fare better than the Paris balloon?..."
» The Cromwell...
vespajet posted:
"@Blakjackkid That was a land deal, as Harrah's had acquired land next to the Stardust and swapped it with Boyd Gaming. ..."
» The Cromwell...
Blakjackkid posted:
"I hate the name but because of the location even if they had named it The Turd, it will still bring in boatloads of money. It's a shame that Boyd never understood how valuable that location is and sold the Barbary Coast to Loveman...."
» The Cromwell...
Skywise posted:
"Pool on the casino roof? Man, that's a vegas comedy movie scene that writes itself - "Player has 12." "Hit me!" ]SPLOOSH[ I like the beach scenes on the windows in the penthouse... will those be holographic displays?..."
» SLS: Lenny Kravitz, Designer... and A Pool On The Casino...
Skywise posted:
"Darn... I was kinda hoping they'd have put a connector on the 2nd floor through the building to connect the Bally's/Caesers bridges. (Though that was probably A> structurally impossible and B> would've been a nightmare with the panhandlers.) I like the name better than GanesVoort..Ganjavoot? GonnaVhurl? Whatever... but not by much... Mostly I'm gonna miss the old style vegas lighting......"
» The Cromwell...
8splitter posted:
"Well done sir!..."
» Vegas Winter Olympics...
8splitter posted:
"Perhaps there's some subliminal messaging going on in the logo? Look at it long enough and you notice two things. First is a double X "XX" and one will also see check mark on the right side where where the W swoops out of the a C. Coinkidink?..."
» The Cromwell...
levans posted:
"The small balconies outside rooms will likely be a place where some drunk clod tosses stuff ove rto hit pedestrians walking by or on the escalators. Also just because I am sharing a room with someone doesn't mean I wsnt them seeing me by accident on the throne...."
» The Cromwell...
IrvingRosenfeld2 posted:
"Way to go, Harrah's! Nothing says "let's party", like naming a hotel after Oliver Cromwell. ..."
» The Cromwell...
RockChickX51 posted:
"The bathroom set up looks like the rooms we've had in Germany. The sink and shower are IN the room and the only thing separate is the toilet. It doesn't bother me personally, but I can see where people don't like it. ..."
» The Cromwell...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"@anawas, I saw the ledge, however if you notice there is a rain showerhead directly on top of the passage between the sink/turlet room and the bedroom. There is bound to be significant splashing if you are standing under it and there is no door or curtain. ..."
» The Cromwell...
anawas posted:
"I'd guess the ledge under the one-way mirrors / windows wraps around to the front of the shower stall to prevent water leakage. I like the rooms, assuming there's a pocket door or a real door is hinged on the section of door frame we can't see. I hate the name, but I guess it beats "Loveman's" or something else equally horrible...."
» The Cromwell...
Malibugolfer posted:
"^ Anybody who stays in the Villas should complain directly to their host no?..."
» Wynn Gets Back In The Customer Service Game...
Malibugolfer posted:
""The Cromwell" sounds like a name fashioned by the minds of the famous Kramerica enterprise...."
» The Cromwell...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"I love how they call Giada "award winning". I didn't know that Emmy Awards were the equivalent of Michelin Stars, Forbes Travel Guide Stars, or AAA diamonds. Is there going to be a door on that shower? If not their floors are going to be warped within a few months. ..."
» The Cromwell...
dadice posted:
"Soon to be Prince Williams Palace..."
» The Cromwell...
Drake posted:
"There's gotta be a door on the W/C. Unless they're targeting the coprophiliac market. Then it makes sense. ..."
» The Cromwell...
blackjacker1979 posted:
"Owning a design firm doesn't make him a designer. Produce a document saying you went to school and showing your work before buying the firm...then maybe. If I had a zillion music dollars I could buy Frank Gehry's firm, but I still wouldn't be an architect for it. That said, the penthouses border on bland for me. There's nothing giving them oomph. Overcluttered on some walls, bare on others, a reckless..."
» SLS: Lenny Kravitz, Designer... and A Pool On The Casino...
levans posted:
"I am still not a fan of the name but this does have a good look about it. ..."
» The Cromwell...
mastacaplasta posted:
"I think that this is a pathetic attempt at them pretending to give a shit. I have stayed in the wynn fairway villas(multiple fuckin times), regular room, encore room,and salon suite in the past and this just seems like a pathetic attempt. I called a wynn las vegas guest relations recently with a problem of an employee being very rude on the phone while i was trying to book a..."
» Wynn Gets Back In The Customer Service Game...
mnvegasguy posted:
"..and the Johns need a place to buy products to kill the "gifts" left on them by the hookers. Perfect business model!..."
» North Is The New South Dept.: We're Getting A Walgreens!...
Marty711 posted:
"I wouldn't knock Kravitz as a designer. He's owned a design firm for many years and one of its specialties are hotels. I believe they've designed some of the Delano rooms. They've also partnered with Fred Segal for a clothing and accessories line so it makes even more sense since Segal will dominate the retail side of SLS. ..."
» SLS: Lenny Kravitz, Designer... and A Pool On The Casino...
donnymac66 posted:
"I heard that Dave Matthews is designing the food court..."
» SLS: Lenny Kravitz, Designer... and A Pool On The Casino...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"Remove the artwork, change the tile and it would look nice. Or leave it and get drunk on cheap Walgreens booze and forget about how ugly the room looks. ..."
» SLS: Lenny Kravitz, Designer... and A Pool On The Casino...
Malibugolfer posted:
"Really insightful and well described analysis by Chuck. I am likewise a charter member of the Wynn fan club. I have stayed several times at Aria SS and Bellagio Penthouses and Cypresses with their attendant attentions to guest needs. I do still prefer Wynn TS, especially during summer and have noticed an uptick in service levels the last 2 or 3 visits. Maybe it's purely anecdotal but..."
» Wynn Gets Back In The Customer Service Game...
RockChickX51 posted:
"It looks alright. Something different that will bring a breath of fresh air to the north strip. ..."
» SLS: Lenny Kravitz, Designer... and A Pool On The Casino...
RockChickX51 posted:
"Love it! All of it!..."
» The Mirage Casino Is All Shiny And New...
levans posted:
"Since when did Lenny Kravitz become a designer?..."
» SLS: Lenny Kravitz, Designer... and A Pool On The Casino...
levans posted:
"You know why there are so many Walgreens in Vegas? The hookers need somewhere to buy their condoms and they don't like to walk far. ..."
» North Is The New South Dept.: We're Getting A Walgreens!...
levans posted:
"i like the look ..."
» The Mirage Casino Is All Shiny And New...
anawas posted:
"Walgreens and CVS just want to be as popular as Starbucks. I counted 'em up. You know, for science. According to each company's store locators there are: 4 Walgreens on the Strip and another 5 near the Strip. 2 CVS stores on the Strip and another 7 near the Strip. 29 Starbucks on the Strip and another 26 near the Strip...."
» North Is The New South Dept.: We're Getting A Walgreens!...
Skywise posted:
"Actually thinking of staying at the Wynn for the first time in May - (I was surprised to find rates of ~$200/night for panoramic view rooms, but maybe that's more of an indication of how bad it's gotten...) Is it worthwhile staying at least one time or should I just push my travelling party to try Aria?..."
» Wynn Gets Back In The Customer Service Game...
Skywise posted:
"Oh I am making the walk/buying the monorail ticket to get THERE!..."
» North Is The New South Dept.: We're Getting A Walgreens!...
Skywise posted:
"I dunno... looks kinda Cosmopolitan-ish to me......"
» The Mirage Casino Is All Shiny And New...