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New Feature Posted: Circus Circus Executive Suite #1410

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jun 2016
Just a note to folks tuned in to the Twitter, Facebook, RSS or Instagram feeds that we've posted a new feature article. VT reader Waffle managed to get inside Circus Circus Executive Suite #1410... Vegas history...

Tagged: features   circus circus   suites   apartment   duplex   jay sarno   grandissimo   

New Feature Posted: Inside Wynn Paradise Park

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Apr 2016
Just a quick note to folks tuned into RSS, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds that I just posted a new feature article some thoughts/analysis about the brand new Wynn Paradise Park concept floated by Steve...

Tagged: wynn paradise park   feature article   wynn   steve wynn   

Caption Contest: The Encore Players Club

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Dec 2015
The forthcoming Encore Player's Club unveiled their logo/marketing last evening (see above.) Naturally, we're going to make fun of it... and you should too. How's about a caption contest!?!! We'll go first through fourteenth,...

Tagged: encore players club   party pit   steve wynn   millennials   caption contest   quantum teledildonics   

Dean Martin Hologram Live At The __Blank___

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Dec 2015
Las Vegas and The Rat Pack are truly one thing. For whatever reason - the voice, the eyes, the vulnerable machismo inherent in getting, losing and drinking your way to the other side of...

Tagged: dean martin   frank sinatra   sammy davis jr   hologram   entertainment   

Peekaboo: The Encore Party Pit

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Nov 2015
Mr. Giggles just sent us a photo of the construction walls at the forthcoming "Party Pit" at Encore. Take a look: To help orient yourself in this photo, we are standing directly in front of...

Tagged: encore   party pit   wynn   construction   

Make Your Own Steve Wynn Guitar Sweater

Posted by Misnomer on 23 Oct 2015
Just before Garth Brooks played his final show at the Encore Theater, Steve Wynn appeared in a photo with the singer wearing a ridiculous Rock n' Roll guitar sweater by A & G Cashmere. We...

Tagged: misnomer   steve wynn   sweater   arts and crafts   

Bartolotta To Be Renamed Costa Di Mare at Wynn

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Sep 2015
Wynn Resorts has filed a trademark application for "Costa Di Mare" for "restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge services" presumably to rename "Bartolotta Restaurante Di Mare" in the wake of Chef Paul Bartolotta's departure. Those chandeliers are...

Tagged: wynn   bartolotta   dining   costa du mare   mark lorusso   roger thomas   oink   

Kickstart Boardwalk Playground, Dr. David Schwartz' New Atlantic City Book

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Aug 2015
My dear friend, Vegas Gangster, VIMFPian and our community's leading light of historical brilliance and insight Dr. David G. Schwartz (you know him here as Dave702) launched a Kickstarter yesterday to fund production of Boardwalk...

Tagged: dave   kickstarter   books   atlantic city   

Wynn Mural Artists Release Sexy Pictorial

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Aug 2015
While Steve Wynn may get all the accolades, but it is interior designer Roger Thomas whose vision turns these raw architectural ideas into luxurious, comfortable and emotionally evocative spaces that are truly - in the...

Tagged: wynn   encore   roger thomas   evans and brown   design   art   

The SLS Gift Shop, An Appreciation?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jul 2015
So where were we? SLS, right. As mentioned, this was my first visit to SLS since it opened. I won't bore you with the back story, here's the Story Tower review and some other...

Tagged: sls   philipe starck   gift shops   jose andres   interior design   art   dada   conceptual art   

The Steve Wynn Show: Steve Hints At New Vegas Property

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 May 2015
In today's episode of The Steve Wynn Show, Steve - bedecked in the lovely blue blazer he wore in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 - joins local flasher Jon Ralston for a wide ranging discussion....

Tagged: steve wynn   ralston   blart   resorts world   elan   alon   james packer   kt lim   

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

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Apr 2015
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...

Tagged: vimfp   paul blart wynn cop   meet ups   wynn   

Thomas McCartney Out At Cosmopolitan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Mar 2015
Legendary Las Vegas executive Mr. Thomas McCartney has parted ways with the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas according to a relatively recent SEC filing. Here's the short, but sweet statement. Thomas McCartney, the Chief Operating Officer of Nevada...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   thomas mccartney   

Trade Your Guitar For A Las Vegas Time Share

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Feb 2015
If you're like me, you've probably got at least a half-dozen, rusty-stringed, case-less plywood starter guitars gathering dents and dust in a darkened corner of your gear vault. Why not put them to good...

Tagged: craigslist   guitars   jockey club   barter economy   

The New Lobby At Wynn Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Jan 2015
As part of their 10th anniversary refresh, Wynn Las Vegas has given their reception lobby a sleek, playful and gorgeous little makeover. Big, bright room with happy new carpeting. I've always felt that the second version of...

Tagged: wynn   renovations   roger thomas   lari pittman   picasso   art   

The Verona Sky Villa at Westgate Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Nov 2014
In the mid-1980's, Las Vegas' epicenter of high roller activity was the Las Vegas Hilton, now Westgate Las Vegas. Packed to the rafters with high end play, the Hilton offered whales off-Strip privacy and the...

Tagged: westgate   villas   high roller   suites of the start   

New Feature Posted: MikeE Does The SLS Grand Opening

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Aug 2014
Hi folks, Just a note to those tuned in to @vegastripping Twitter and/or RSS feeds that we've posted a brand spanking new feature article. Join the dashing and debonair king of all Vegas luxury Mr. MikeE as...

Tagged: sls las vegas   mikee   grand opening   feature article   

Elaine Wynn Brings Home The Bacon

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jan 2014
It appears that the lust for high priced art runs in the Wynn family. The New York Times is reporting that the unidentified buyer who paid $142.4 million bucks for Francis Bacon triptych Three...

Tagged: elaine wynn   art   bacon   

You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jul 2013
Today, my copy of Dr. Dave's Roll The Bones - the one and only casino edition of the greatest book ever written this side of "Peanuts Anthology 2" and forthcoming "Shit My Sharknado Says" -...

Tagged: roll the bones   art   stuff   vegas gang   

Updated Again: Health Department Shuts Down Flamingo Food Court

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Jul 2013
Hot off the presses, the health department has fully shut down the entire Flamingo Food Court. This comes as no surprise to someone who barely survived a meal full of rancid meat at neighboring...

Tagged: Flamingo   dining   health department   deferred maintenance   

Happy Birthday Dean Martin

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Jun 2013
Today would've been Dean Martin's 96th birthday. Dean Martin was truly the wit of the Rat Pack... if you haven't listened to (and memorized) Rat Pack: Live at the Sands and Dean Martin Live...

Tagged: dean martin   rat pack   

Kickstart Something Gonzo

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 May 2013
Photographer Al Satterwhite, known for taking some of the most iconic photos of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, has a Kickstarter to help him publish a new book of photos taken during a Gonzo barnstorming trip...

Tagged: forever gonzo   kickstarter   

The Steve Sells Le Reve

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Mar 2013
Stephen A. Wynn has sold Picasso's Le Reve to art collector Stephen A. Cohen for $155 million dollars. Rubin was the original bidder on the painting which inspired Wynn Las Vegas when Steve Wynn...

Tagged: steve wynn   art   le reve   quantum teledildonics   

ARIA'S New Disco Sprouts

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Mar 2013
ARIA has renovated the 2nd floor dining vestibule. Gone are the pointy mirrored mountain cactus freak out thingamahoojis and in their place is new carpet, comfy couches and a pair of spermtastic "disco sprouts."...

Tagged: aria   art   

Wynn's Erection: More Balls

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Jan 2013
In the second of a seemingly endless series, Wynn Las Vegas today unveiled a sculpture entitled The Balls that Took Up Space. Doesn't look like Britney Spears or Billy Joel, unless they've both turned into seven...

Tagged: wynn   steve wynn   balls   art   

VT on Japanese TV

Posted by MikeE on 6 Sep 2012
Yeah, I know. I promised I'd shut up about it, but this whole Prince Harry thing has grown a life of its own. Yes, after my nearly-two-year-old video tour of the now infamous Encore Duplex...

Tagged: wynn   duplex apartment   royal teledildonics   hookers   blow   tmz   

Cosmopolitan Gets Their Shoes Fixed And More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Apr 2012
The Cosmopolitan has shipped the shoes out for rejuv. Must be a slow news day at the Pulitzer Prize-winning Las Vegas Sun. Or, they find it appealing by acting like doofuses us...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   art   

Tom McCartney Joins Cosmopolitan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Dec 2011
Former Tropicana and Planet Hollywood top dog Tom McCartney has found himself a new gig - Chief Operating Officer - at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. As many of you know, Tom is the guy responsible...

Tagged: tom mccartney   cosmopolitan   

Trop Watch: Oh Shit

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Oct 2011
Three weeks ago, Tropicana abruptly cut short Gladys Knights froshly announced residency at the Tropicana, weeks after giving her an extension. Two weeks ago, Tropicana terminated their agreement with Nikki Beach brand to operate their lux...

Tagged: tropicana   mgm grand   tom mccartney   brad garrett   

Super Bowl XLV Parties In Las Vegas : The List

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jan 2011
It's that time of year again, when boys turn into men, men turn into gorillas and hearts are broken on the gridiron and in living rooms and sports books all across the land. Yes...

Tagged: superbowl parties   

The Big Game At Wynn & Encore

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jan 2011
We have learned that Wynn Las Vegas and Encore will be hosting two Big Game parties for invited guests only. One party will take place in the Lafite Ballroom, and the second inside of...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   encore   super bowl parties   

In Memoriam Captain Beefheart

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Dec 2010
Experimental artist/rock n roll pioneer Captain Beefheart, born Don Van Vliet, has died of complications from Multiple Sclerosis. When asked for his thoughts about the passing of his childhood friend Frank Zappa, Van Vliet...

Tagged: beefheart   

From The Mailbag: How Much Does Cosmo and Trop Pay VT To Cover Their Properties

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Dec 2010
From the mailbag comes this piece of creative writing. From: Andy S Comments: I thought this was Vegas Tripping. Lately it seems more like MyCosmoBlog or Trop and Cosmo are the only hotels in town. When did you...

Tagged: complaint department   

New Feature Posted: The Artisan Hotel

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Dec 2010
Just a note to those tuned into the RSS and/or Twizzler feeds that we have posted a groovy new feature article to the site - a review of strip adjacent boutique hotel The Artisan Hotel...

Tagged: artisan   hotel reviews   

I've Got Friends In Higher Tax Brackets

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Nov 2010
Wynn Las Vegas has announced a fresh round of Garth Brooks gigs and at the same time raised ticket prices by about a hundred bucks to $225 + service charge. I've heard a ton of reports...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   garth brooks   sahara   

Aria Sends Schnabel's Walken Packing

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Nov 2010
The gallery of spooj covered Christopher Walken photographs - ARIA's ode to Julian Schnabel's tastelessness (ever seen the hack directing job he did on the Basquiat biopic?) - has been removed from the hallway...

Tagged: aria   art   murren   

Trop Prez Tom McCartney To Join VegasGang At Podcast-A-Palooza!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Oct 2010
How awesome is this... Tropicana President, Mr. Tom McCartney, will be joining the Vegas Gang roundtable at the Vegas Podcast-A-Palooza! Tom is known throughout the industry for being a total crack up as well as being...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcastapalooza   tropicana   tom mccartney   

Cosmo: When Life Hands You A Lemon, Spray Paint It

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Oct 2010
When casino design fetishist Steve Wynn tells you that your hotel's parking garage is going to be a clusterfudge, you'd be mindful to make jokes about it on Twitter at least hear the guy out. Last...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   art   steve wynn   

Cosmopolitan To Put Art In Your Pocket

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Aug 2010
Whereas City Center's public art program aims to fill nooks, vaults and pocket parks with gigantic thought provoking artwork like Henry Moore's Reclining Connected Forms, new neighbors Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas are taking an entirely...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   art   aria   city center   

Circus Circus + Flair Bartending = Rock N Rita's

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jun 2010
To help build excitement for the global celebration of the 25 year anniversary of Tom Cruise vehicle Cocktail, The Circus Circus is opening a brand new flair bartending venue called Rock & Rita's. As the name...

Tagged: circus circus   rock and ritas   flair bartending   

A Precedent For Wynncore

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Apr 2010
By now, most of you are aware of that little argey bargey we had with Wynn Resorts' lawyer goons over the Wynncore.com domain name last year, if not, here's a general overview. What some...

Tagged: wynn resorts   bellagio gallery of fine art   wynncore   mirage resorts   

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