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Sam Sells SBE's SLS Stake

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Oct 2015
When SBE Entertainment honcho Sam Nazarian announced his company was buying the Sahara, touting plans to transform the aging landmark hotel into a destination that would generate upwards of $250/night room rates, The Vegas Gang...

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Sayonara Vegas Chatter!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Jul 2015
The largest publishing company in the world Advance Publications (owners of Conde Nast) have pulled the plug on their travel blog aggregation network, sending Jaunted, Hotel Chatter and Vegas Chatter to the internet scrap heap. We...

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Penn National Buys The New Tropicana of Las Vegas A DoubleTree By HIlton for $360m

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Apr 2015
Penn National, owners of M Resort have entered into an agreement to purchase The New Tropicana Las Vegas A DoubleTree By Hilton from the partnership of Alex Yemenidjian and Onex Partners for $360m. ...

Tagged: sayonara   tropicana   alex yemenidjian   onex   penn national   

Sayonara: Riviera To Be Sold, Demolished

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Feb 2015
I guess the Jetsons lied. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has agreed to purchase the 60 year old Riviera Hotel & Casino from Starwood subsidiary Riviera Holdings for $182.5 million dollars. The property will close...

Tagged: riviera   sayonara   lvcva   

Breaking: Gary Loveman Out As Caesars CEO

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Feb 2015
Gary Loveman is stepping down as Caesars CEO company effective June 30. The company has named former Hertz executive as CEO-designate. After 12 years as CEO, Caesars has accomplished more than what we could have imagined...

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Sayonara: Nazarian Out At SLS

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Dec 2014
It appears that sbe CEO and VT reader Sam Nazarian isn't a gambling man after all. Weeks after being denied a gaming license in favor of a one year temporary license by Gaming Control Board -...

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Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jun 2014
Revolutionary, confusing, brilliant. In a city of hotels, it wasn't just a hotel, and it wasn't the hotel... it was THEhotel. Sayonara THE. Let's us hope Lion Incorporated has the viral marketing brains enough to take...

Tagged: thehotel   sayonara   mandalay bay   delano   

Sayonara: Sirens of TI Closing

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Nov 2013
The long, slow bootyectomy of Treasure Island continues tonight with the great Norm! reporting that Sirens of TI has been jettisoned from buccaneer bay. Actors were notified today that the show will not be returning from...

Tagged: treasure island   sirens of ti   phil ruffin   sayonara   bootyectomy   

SLS Sends Camels Out To Pasture

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Mar 2013
The check cleared. We know this because the cranes have arrived at the old Sahara as it is transformed into the SLS hotel. Barely a week after covering their busted electronic marquee with a tarp...

Tagged: sls   sahara   marquee   neon   sayonara   

Palms: Playboy Club Closed, Hef Suite Snuffed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Jun 2012
Goodbye Blue Sky. The Palms Fantasy Tower and Playboy Club in happier, more optimistic times The end of an era. A very short era. An era with a fuzzy tail. The Playboy Club at...

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Sayonara Palms Playboy Club

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Mar 2012
Palms announced today that the Playboy Club at The Palms is closing in early June. Late last year, the Palms abruptly fired all of their Playboy Bunnies, replacing them with newer, cheaper models. Recently, we...

Tagged: palms   borg   playboy   sayonara   

Sayonahara: What Happens To Sahara Progressive Leftovers?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 May 2011
The amount of air spilled into the universe over the unwon Lion's Share progressive machine at MGM Grand could power a reunion flight of the once mighty Led Zeppelin including a full flowering of Robert's...

Tagged: sahara closing   sayonara   progressive   slot machines   chicken dinner   

Sayonahara: Speed : The Ride, Closed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 May 2011
Let the closures begin.... The Las Vegas Inc Sun is reporting that Sahara has closed down Speed: The Ride in advance of Sahara's probably permanent closure slated for May 16th, 2011. When reached for comment, actor...

Tagged: sahara closing   sayonara   whoa   thrill rides   

Sayonara: Cher

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Sep 2010
After 200 shows spread out over three years, Cher "The Dog Warbler" Bono-Allman-Simmons-Dugay-Beatty-Bono-Geffen-Kilmer-Stoltz-Cruise-Camiletti-Donen-Sambora-Clapton-Hudson-Presley-Martin(?)-Liotta-Dillon-1978 Jets Offensive Line-Stones 81,88 & 91 road crew-Bono has decided to not renew her three year contract at The Caesars when it...

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