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The Lamest Shoe Boutique In Las Vegas

I never buy anything in Vegas. Well, booze of course. And chili dogs. Antacids, maybe. But I had never once availed myself of the myriad... » continue


Victor Drai On The Death of The DJ

So a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend had dinner with Victor Drai recently and passed on this incredibly compelling tidbit... » continue


Bourdain Does Vegas (Again)

It is hard to think of a better way to spend 4/20 than booze, bong hits, Bourdain and Vegas. Yes kids, Bourdain... » continue


Cromwell: Peep The Drai's Party Pool

The Cromwell is racing towards opening, to the point of boasting "the only rooftop pool deck on the Strip" in a recent email blast. ... » continue


Cosmo Sale Rumor Dept: More Rumors!

Cosmopolitan sale rumors are like the purple panther's hipster clientele... variously moustachioed and fleeting. Monthly, a new scenario with different characters enters the public... » continue


Why I Love Kraftwerk And You Should Too

German music pioneers Kraftwerk have announced they will bring their 3D concert to The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on June 28th, 2014.... » continue


Peep The VIMFP 2013 Photo Bonanaza!

VT superfriend @petefinlay sent us a motherlode of incredible photos from The Main Event at last years' VIMFP at The D. Now, through the magic of... » continue


New Feature Posted: The High Roller, The VT Review

Just a note to those tuned in to the Twitter and RSS feeds that we've posted a new feature article, MikeE's review of Linq anchor... » continue


Ghost BC's Mandalay Bay Vacation

Satanic pop band Ghost BC, teamed up with Noisey to produce a faux "behind the scenes" video of lead singer Papa Emeritus II Vegas experience. In... » continue


New Feature Posted: The Golden Gate Suite at The Golden Gate

Just a quick note to folks tuned in to the @vegastripping on the Twitter or the RSS feeds that we've posted a new feature article,... » continue


Vegas Gang #107: He's Gaughan, SLS Tour, Caesars' Shell Game and The Feds

On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang podcast, the gang discusses the legacy of the late great Jackie Gaughan. Dave tells us about... » continue


sbe Launches Alternate SLS Website

sbe entertainment has launched a different version of the SLS Las Vegas website, under the corporate domain name. More renderings, hype and more praise... » continue


The Great Jackie Gaughan

The great Jackie Gaughan has passed. Hero, idol, one of a kind, a king, a prince and an undeniable legend, Jackie Gaughan created the mold of... » continue


How To Fix Harmon In Four Easy Steps

ConExpo, the massive construction trade show, rolled in to Las Vegas this week, bringing with it some of the world's largest construction companies, and millions... » continue


Downtown Grand Sued For Letting Drunk Guy Gamble

Mark Johnson claims he lost a ton of money gambling at Downtown Grand over Super Bowl weekend. He also claims he was drunk... and... » continue


Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas

When the calendar turns to March, two things begin happening... college hoops fans begin frothing at the mouth and large trucks filled with chlorine start... » continue


Peep The Vortex at The Quad

Ever since the Linq project was announced, we've been fascinated with The Vortex - the cantilevered neon tornado thingy atop the building that used to... » continue


Re: VT10: We're Having A Party

As some of you know, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of VegasTripping.com and what better way to celebrate than to have a blow out... IN... » continue


Editorial: Fortunes Not Made

The thread of gambling may end with a slot machine, but it begins with investors - bulls and bears, longs and shorts, pass and don't... » continue


North Is The New South Dept: Enter The Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino

The fight for north strip Asian gamblers is about to heat up. The Lucky Dragon, a $135 million dollar project backed by Las Vegas real estate... » continue


Caesars Sells The Quad, Ballys and Cromwell...

Speaking of House of Cards... Caesars Entertainment has sold The Quad, Ballys, The Cromwell and Harrah's New Orleans casinos for a whopping $2.2 billion dollars,...... » continue


The Great Harold Ramis

Today, we've lost one of the true greats - writer, director, actor Harold Ramis. Perhaps you've seen one of his movies, Ghostbusters, Back To... » continue


THEpoll: Will You Book The Cromwell?

Will You Book The Cromwell? This week, we posted tons of groovy stuff about The Cromwell. The question is.... are you ready to pull the... » continue


Celine Dion: Watching Hockey or Eating Bad Poutine?

You make the call... ... » continue


MGM Adding EV Chargers, Tesla Supercharger Opens

Great news for fellow electric vehicle owners, MGM Resorts International announced last week that they will be building 27 Level 2 electric vehicle chargers in... » continue


Peep The Cromwell Rooms and Suites

We're only day(s) away from the official opening of reservations for The Cromwell (previously known as Gansevoort, Bill's Gamblin Hall & Saloon and Barbary Coast).... » continue


The Abbey at The Cromwell To Bring Back Cabana-Style Private Gaming

The Cromwell will feature a branded Private Gaming salon called The Abbey. The Abbey will feature three gaming tables surrounded by plush seating for... » continue


El Cortez Adds Amenities Fee And More Bizarro Overcharges

El Cortez has jumped into the resort fee game, adding an "Amenities Fee" of $8.95 per night to all reservations starting Feb 1. The... » continue


For Sale: Mirage Villas

Here's something interesting, VT staffer Blackjacker1979 called our attention to an email blast he received straight from Mirage wherein they are directly marketing the... » continue


Guns N Roses Returns!

AEG Entertainment announced this morning that Guns N Roses will be returning to The Joint at the Hard Rock for a three week long, nine... » continue


Vegas Gang #106: For Those About To Brock!

On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang Podcast, the gang welcomes Las Vegas Weekly dining expert Brock Radke to the table. We chewed the fat... » continue


Will You Be Our Vegas Valentine?

Will you be our Vegas Valentine? ... » continue


Hakkasan Hotel Coming To MGM Grand

Sources are telling us that MGM Resorts International, owners of almost everything on the west side of The Strip, have reportedly inked a deal with... » continue


Caesars Greatest Hits Anthology Suites Vol. 2

Today Caesars Entertainment released a remixed and remastered compendium of their Greatest Hits, entitled Caesars Anthology Vol 2. (1998-2013). Seriously, they've gathered all... » continue


The Cromwell, Giada's Pencil In Soft Opening Dates

Whispers from inside Caesars Entertainment are telling us that The Cromwell, the long awaited replacement for Gansevoort, Bill's Gamblin Hall and Saloon, has set some... » continue


Big In Vegas

My will was strong, I had to make it big... in Vegas.... » continue


Last Call: THEhotel HE Penthouse

Question: How do you know your hotel needs a design refresh? Answer: When your top of the line Penthouse Suites still have a VCR.... » continue


SLS Sets Labor Day Weekend Opening

VT reader Sam Nazarian (or more appropriately an sbe PR person) announced today in a blog post entitled Save The Date that SLS Las Vegas... » continue


VT10: We're Having A Party

Dear friends, I would like to cordially invite you to VT10, a one night celebration of the 10th birthday of VegasTripping.com. We will be gathering for a... » continue


Flamingo Announces Olivia Newton-John Residency

Late 70's, early 80's sweetie pie Olivia Newton-John has signed on for a 45 show residency inside the Donny and Marie Showroom at the Flamingo. The... » continue


Mirage Goes 6:5

Last week, we told you the good news... Mirage's casino redesign is strikingly gorgeous. And now, the bad news... they've decimated blackjack odds. At the... » continue


SLS Gets A Marquee

SLS Las Vegas unleashed a new rendering of their property, primarily showing off their proposed marquee. Interesting. Kinetic sculpture on the north side with a... » continue


Review: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan

I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life. Welcome to Rose. Rabbit. Lie, sir. Do you have a... » continue


Vegas Winter Olympics

In honor of the upcoming Winter Olympics, we present this look at the Vegas events that make champions out of this country's athletes, and close... » continue


The Cromwell

After a month of rumors and speculation, Caesars Entertainment officially announced The Cromwell as replacement name for short-lived Gansevoort, which replaced Bill's Gamblin' Hall and... » continue


SLS: Lenny Kravitz, Designer... and A Pool On The Casino Roof!

Above: the Foxtail pool under construction at SLS Las Vegas SLS has spilled a bunch of information to Engineering News Record about the nuts and bolts... » continue


North Is The New South Dept.: We're Getting A Walgreens!

Proving SLS Las Vegas' marketing slogan 'North Is The New South' might hold a bit more water previously thought, VT has learned that a group... » continue


Wynn Gets Back In The Customer Service Game

On April 28th, 2014, Wynn Las Vegas will celebrate its 9th birthday. It is impossible to calculate the importance of Wynn Las Vegas had... » continue


The Mirage Casino Is All Shiny And New

Calling all casino design nerds, let us rejoice and behold the new casino floor at Mirage! Wow! Like rivers of chocolate with pink veins carrying the energy... » continue


Mailbag: Resort Fee At Main Street Station?

VT reader D.H emailed us yesterday about a mystery charge that appeared on his credit card after staying at Main Street Station. He says: Main... » continue


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