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Official: Downtown Grand Is Not For Sale

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Oct 2015
City manager (and guitar shredder) Betsy Fretwell told the local Las Vegas NPR show "State of Nevada" that Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is not the father for sale. I had a long conversation with...

Tagged: downtown grand   fremont street   misinformation   cim group   npr   


Downtown Grand Reshuffles Executive Deck

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Jul 2014
Having most of its blood spilled into a sea of desperation, Downtown Grand has brought in a Chex mix of seasoned executives to help right the listing ship. In: Marie Ramsey CFO, formerly VP/CFO at Tropicana,...

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Vegas Gang #111: Downtown Grand, AC, Caesars, Linq, Quad and IGT

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jul 2014
On the latest episode of The Vegas Gang podcast discuss Downtown Grand's slow demise, epic contraction in Atlantic City casino market, Caesars LTD Inc. financial house of cards collapsing to the LINQ concept backfiring to...

Tagged: vegas gang podcast   downtown grand   atlantic city   linq   quad   high roller   slot machines   igt   admiral   


The Best Western Premier Downtown Grand

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Jul 2014
VT reader @dicerunner21 noticed something about the rooms at Downtown Grand. In room Best Western cups at @downtowngrandlv pic.twitter.com/zzyTGEIpEV— DiceRunner (@DiceRunner21) July 10, 2014 I've been in Downtown Grand rooms twice, a tour of every room model...

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Downtown Grand Calls The Book-A-Bottle Play

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 May 2014
In addition to their new casino smell - biiiiig breaaaaath, hold it.... and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH -the Downtown Grand has begun piping in a whiff of desperation with this sad sounding offer straight from Caesars Entertainment's deep...

Tagged: downtown grand   book-a-bottle   picnic   rooftops   dayclub   


Downtown Grand Giving Away A Tesla Model S

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 May 2014
The Downtown Grand hotel and casino is trying to jump start their casino marketing program by giving away a brand new Tesla Model S this summer. During the Summer Spectacular Giveaway, players will earn 1...

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Postscript: Downtown Grand

Posted by RateVegas on 21 May 2014
I stayed at Downtown Grand recently with my wife. We were attending a family event nearby and I wanted to give it a try. This isn't a review of DTG but I have some thoughts...

Tagged: downtown grand   sls   seth schorr   fifth street gaming   cim group   zach conine   wynn   fremont street   


VegasEats : Pizza Rock at Downtown Grand(ish)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 May 2014
Historians tell us that riches and religion are the root cause of warfare. What historians won't tell you is that pizza runs a close third. Heresy - in pizza or otherwise - is defined by...

Tagged: vegas eats   pizza   pizza rock   downtown grand   fremont street   dining   reviews   


Downtown Grand Sued For Letting Drunk Guy Gamble

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Mar 2014
Mark Johnson claims he lost a ton of money gambling at Downtown Grand over Super Bowl weekend. He also claims he was drunk... and doesn't remember any of it other than hitting the bar...

Tagged: downtown grand   bender   gambling   lawsuit   lol   


Vegas Gang #102, #103, #104 : Seth Schorr, Andrew Pascal Interviews and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Dec 2013
Xmas has come early for Vegas Gang with THREE shows in the last two weeks. Stuff that in your stocking, gaming geeks. To start things off, Vegas Gang #102 features discussion about The Trippies, ...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   downtown grand   wynn   seth schorr   andrew pascal   playstudios   


Vegas Gang #101: Downtown Grand, Caesars, SLS and Earnings Season

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Nov 2013
On the latest episode of The Vegas Gang... a mini VIMFP recap then headfirst dive into the gang's thoughts about the tour of Downtown Grand, discussion about Caesars' myriad problems, and a progress report on...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   downtown grand   caesars   sls   earnings season   wynn   


Update: Downtown Grand Opens With First Roll Debacle

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2013
The Downtown Grand's quiet soft opening started this evening with Steve and Andrea Wynn tossing out the ceremonial first toss of the dice alongside long time lieutenant Marc Schorr, father of Downtown Grand CEO Seth...

Tagged: downtown grand   steve wynn   andrea wynn   


Downtown Grand: The Casino Carpet

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2013
This is the casino carpet inside the Downtown Grand. It looks like a paint truck crashed into a chili cook-off. Curious what you guys think about it....

Tagged: downtown grand   casino carpet   


Analyze This Downtown Grand Blackjack Photo

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2013
As previously mentioned, the Downtown Grand soft opened yesterday, sending a wide range of Vegas cognoscenti heading to the tables to help push the property out of dry dock. Of those spotted was The D's owner...

Tagged: downtown grand   blackjack   derek stevens   


Vegas Gang #100 : LIVE from VIMFP with Downtown Grand's Zach Conine

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Oct 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, this is The Main Event - The Vegas Gang live at the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic from The Showroom at The D. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Seth Schorr, CEO of...

Tagged: vimfp   podcast   vegas gang   downtown grand   the d   courthouse   nut butter   


Downtown Grand Accepting Reservations, Opening October 26

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Sep 2013
The Downtown Grand has just begun to accept reservations for guests, confirming our earlier report that the freshly renovated Lady Luck replacement will open on October 26. The first date available for reservation is...

Tagged: downtown grand   grand opening   


Vegas Gang #95: Our #VIMFP Guest Is...

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Aug 2013
On the latest, newest episode of the Vegas Gang Podcast (#95 for those counting at home) we announce who will be our live-in-person guest at the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic at The D. ...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   downtown grand   vimfp   grandissimo   


Downtown Grand Posts Teaser Trailer

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Aug 2013
Downtown Grand just posted a minute long teaser trailer to the YouTube. Lots of quick shots of mid-renovation hotel interiors. Check it out. The Soundtrack is Swing Set by Jurrasic 5...

Tagged: downtown grand   fremont street   coming soon   


The Downtown Grand

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Aug 2013
Downtown Grand, the forthcoming anchor tenant of dt3 sub-district in downtown Las Vegas, from is slated to open this fall. Owners Fifth Street Gaming has been casually inviting local media members to come check...

Tagged: downtown grand   fremont street   seth schorr   roger thomas   wynn   downtown   suites   


Downtown Grand Previews Renovations

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Feb 2013
Remember the old Lady Luck? Well, construction on its long planned replacement Downtown Grand is blasting forth full steam ahead. Yesterday, the property invited select local media types to come check the joint out -...

Tagged: lady luck   downtown grand   renovations   


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