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#VIMFP: The Afterparty Headliner is...

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Aug 2016
Ladies and gentlemonsters, VegasTripping and VegasMate for iOS in conjunction with The D Las Vegas and Downtown Las Vegas Event Center is proud to announce that the headlining act for the 2016 Vegas Internet Mafia Family...

Tagged: vimfp   concerts   the d   dlvec   spliffs   


#VIMFP: Bingo! Plus Vegas Fanboy to Present!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jul 2016
VegasMate for iOS and VegasTripping.com in conjunction with The D Las Vegas are proud to present #VIMFP - The Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic on October 14-16, 2016 at The D Las Vegas and...

Tagged: vimfp   bingo   vegas fanboy   the d   golden gate   fremont street   vegas internet mafia family picnic   


One Month 'Til VZZZT

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Mar 2016
Hi gang. I'm here with a reminder that VZZZT is only a month away. For those who don't know, VZZZT will be a one event get together where VegasTripping joins up with our...

Tagged: vzzzt   vegas gang   five hundy   dr. dave   the d   vimfp   andrew pascal   alon   my vegas   


The New Resort Room Bathrooms At The D

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Nov 2015
A few months ago, Jinx73 started a discussion on The Board about The D upgrading bathrooms in their standard rooms. As anyone who has stayed at The D during its transition away from the Fitzgeralds...

Tagged: the d   renovations   bathrooms   shatphone   interior design   fremont street   


The VIMFP Marquee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2015
It is no accident that we dedicated the first episode of the VT podcast to talking about neon signs and marquees. There is neon in our logo, our icons, our navigation, our brand and...

Tagged: vimfp   the d las vegas   marquees   


VegasTripping: Ep. 14 - Freestyle (Live from The Undercard at #VIMFP)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Oct 2015
Ep. 14 - Freestyle (Live from The Undercard at #VIMFP) Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe or download. ...

Tagged: podcast   undercard   vimfp   the d   


Vegas Gang #124: Live from VIMFP with Derek Stevens

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Oct 2015
Live from The Showroom at The D Las Vegas during The Main Event at the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic, The Vegas Gang with special guest Derek Stevens! Topics include Las Vegas Club, The D,...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   derek stevens   the d   golden gate   las vegas club   grandissimo   


The #VIMFP Hangover Casino Challenge Cup

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Sep 2015
We're only 17 days away from the Vegas internet's biggest weekend of the year, the annual gathering of the tribes that we call the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic. We've got three full days...

Tagged: vimfp   casino gambling   the d las vegas   


The 777th Running of The VIMFPTUCKY DERBY: Registration Coming Soon

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Sep 2015
We're only 41 days from VIMFP. By now you've arranged for transportation to the event, reserved your hotel at one of our host properties - The D or The Golden Gate - and started...

Tagged: vimfp   vimfptucky derby   the d   sigma derby   


Manneken Pis LV at The D

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Sep 2015
Moments ago, Derek and Greg Stevens unveiled Mannekin Pis LV a super sized 500 lb. bronze recreation of the famed Belgian sculptural icon that has been installed at The D. The statue is located...

Tagged: the d   manneken pis lv   


Second Time Is A Charm : Derek Buys Las Vegas Club

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Aug 2015
After years of rumors, Derek and Greg Stevens d/b/a Desert Rock Enterprises have succeeded in their second attempt to purchase the Las Vegas Club. Tim Hundy pegged the price at $40m, confirmed by the...

Tagged: las vegas club   derek stevens   grandissimo   the d   


VIMFP: The Afterparty - Live! With Multi-Platinum Artist...

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Aug 2015
The Vegas Internet Mafia in conjunction with The D Las Vegas, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and Downtown Las Vegas Event Center is proud to announce that the featured entertainment for this year's Vegas...

Tagged: vimfp   daughtry   dlvec   the d   rock n roll   concerts   


The D Hot Legs Contest

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Jul 2015
The D held a "Miss D Hot Legs" contest last night - y'know the legs and red shoes on hotel tower's building wrap, the armored car and the adverts. An array of contestants came down...

Tagged: the d   press release   


100 Days Until #VIMFP

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Jul 2015
We are 100 days out from our annual gathering of the tribes - the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic. This years event will take place Friday through Sunday October 16, 17 & 18 2015....

Tagged: vegas internet mafia family picnic   vimfp   the d   satin casino jackets   vimfptucky   vegas gang   vegastripping   podcast   five hundy   


News Brief's for May 29, 2015

Posted by Misnomer on 29 May 2015
Longbar Ups the Bloody Mary Ante Longbar, Nevada's longest bar, located at The D Casino in Downtown Las Vegas, has established a reputation for upping the ante on its competition. Now the venerable watering hole believes...

Tagged: misnomer   the d las vegas   bloody marys   steve wynn show stoppers   spaceballs   


VIMFP: The Golden Gate and The D Promo Codes!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Apr 2015
VIMFPIANS! Our fabulous hosts at The D and The Golden Gate have sent us some delicious hotel discount promo codes for booking VIMFP weekend. These codes will get you a 20% discount on the prevailing...

Tagged: vimfp   promo codes   the d   golden gate   


THE VIMFP Headliner is...

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Sep 2014
Ladies and gentleants, Vegas Mate for iOS - the best and only Vegas app you'll ever need, VegasTripping.com - the one and only Sinners Guide to Las Vegas in conjunction with The D Las Vegas...

Tagged: vimfp   the d   


See This Amazing Vegas Video Shot By A Drone

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jun 2014
Check out this incredible video shot from a drone flying over the center strip Las Vegas, being controlled from a terrace suite at Cosmopolitan. Peekaboo: the staff of the drones: Amazing! Thanks Mac78130 for the tweet tip!...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   vegas   video   the drone wars   


The D and Golden Gate To Accept Bitcoin

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jan 2014
After a few days of teasing, The D and Golden Gate announced today that it will begin accepting the virtual currency bitcoin for payment at both hotel front desks and American Coney, Joe Vicari's Andiamo...

Tagged: the d   golden gate   las vegas   bitcoin   


This Is Where The Bodies Are Buried In The Desert

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Nov 2013
In a page out of Breaking Bad and/or Casino, a lone motorcyclist tearing it up in the desert north of Victorville stumbled across two grave sites containing human remains that authorities state "have been there...

Tagged: vegas   gangsters   the desert   mythbuster   


New Feature Posted: The D Suite at The D

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Nov 2013
Just a quick note to those tuned in to the RSS and Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article to VT, Misnomer's review of The D Suites at The D. Yes folks,...

Tagged: hotel reviews   suites   photos   the d   misnomer   


Video: Our Lady Peace At #VIMFP

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Oct 2013
Our Lady Peace has released a short video document of their show the night of VIMFP on Fremont Street. There is a damn good chance some of you who were there might be able to see...

Tagged: our lady peace   fremont street   vimfp   the d   


VegasEats: VIMFPTUCKY Fried Chicken and Waffles at The D Grill

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Oct 2013
As stated in the VegasEats review of the Fivehundog, we pitched to our hosts at the D the idea of having a secret menu item at two of their restaurants, American Coney and the D...

Tagged: vegas eats   vimfp   vimfptucky   the d   d grill   


VegasEats: The Fivehundog at American Coney Island at The D

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Oct 2013
As part of VIMFP, we pitched to our hosts at the D the idea of having a secret menu item at two of their restaurants, American Coney Island and the D Grill. The idea...

Tagged: vegas eats   the d   american coney   hot dogs   hot mess   vimfp   five hundy   


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   


The D's Expansion Plan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Oct 2013
Last week The D's owner Derek Stevens purchased the now vacant Clark County Courthouse. The seven story building, constructed in the early 1960's and vacated in 2005, sits catty corner across from The D...

Tagged: the d   courthouse   four queens   golden nugget   fremont street   derek stevens      


Ten Days Til #VIMFP

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Oct 2013
Time to start picking out your goofy VIMFPTUCKY hats, double checking travel itineraries, brushing up on your Deuces Wild strategy and sending your satin jackets to the dry cleaner. In less than TEN days time, people...

Tagged: vimfp   the d   


The 777th Running of The VIMFPTUCKY DERBY: Registration Is Officially Closed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Aug 2013
(VIMFPTUCKY, NV) The VIMFPTUCKY RACING COMMISSION today announced that registration for the historic 777th Running of The VIMFPTUCKY Derby has closed. All thirty slots as well as five standby entries have been filled with the greatest...

Tagged: vimfp   vimfptucky derby   sigma derby   the d   gambling   


Vegas Gang #93 : Derek Talks Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Aug 2013
Earlier today, Derek Stevens, CEO of the D and Golden Gate, joined the Vegas Gang to discuss their announcement earlier this week that they would be implementing resort fees at both properties. No announcements, no topics,...

Tagged: vegas gang   derek stevens   the d   golden gate   resort fees   vimfp   


Pencil: The Golden Gate and The D Add Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Aug 2013
Yesterday morning, Derek Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas notified us preemptively that The D and Golden Gate would be instituting a $20 per night resort fee at The D and Golden Gate. ...

Tagged: golden gate   the d   resort fee   fremont street   derek stevens   


The D's Rock and Roll Birthday Weekend

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jul 2013
The D announced today that they will be hosting a weekend of fist pumping rock n roll concerts to celebrate their 1st birthday from Thursday September 26-Saturday September 28. Billed as "2nd Annual Grand Opening Celebration"...

Tagged: the d   concerts   fremont street experience   rock n roll   


Registration Open For The 777th Running of the VIMFPTUCKY Derby

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Jul 2013
In case you aren't following us on Facebook or Twitter, registration for The 777th Running of the VIMFPTUCKY Derby is in full swing. As of last check (12:21am) 19 of the 30 available slots have been...

Tagged: vimfp   vimfptucky derby   the d   


THEpoll: Who Wore It Best?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jun 2013
Who Wore It Best? Derek Stevens has taken wardrobe cues from the great Ace Rothstein recently with this stunning salmon sport coat, straight from the opening scene of Casino. He's coupled Rothstein's jacket with an...

Tagged: thepoll   the d   ace rothstein   casino   derek stevens   


Another VIMFP Announcement Coming Tomorrow!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Jun 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, We're very excited to announce that The D will be making a huge announcement about the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic TOMORROW - Tuesday June 10, 2013. The D's CEO Derek J. Stevens...

Tagged: vimfp   the d   


Vegas Gang #90: Quad, D, Cults, Linq and Nazarian

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 May 2013
New Vegas Gang Episode #90 has been posted and features discussion about The Quad, The D, cults of personality in the casino industry and some highlights from the RD&E including Dr. Dave's panel with Linq...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   the quad   the d   linq   sam nazarian   sbe   sls   


The D: The Dice

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 May 2013
Speaking of dice, I spent a little time at The D recently - thoughts of which I'm gathering into a larger post - and wanted to share something I found in the gift shop (no,...

Tagged: the d   dice   craps   collectables   


VIMFP: The D Promo Code

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Apr 2013
A quick announcement to those making plans to come to Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic, The D has generously provided us with a special discount code for VIMFP attendees which will give you a 20%...

Tagged: vimfp   the d   


The D Announces Ted Nugent Residency

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Apr 2013
As part of their commitment to bring every cultural icon of measurable size from Detroit to Las Vegas, The D has announced a temporary residency of the one and only Motor City Madman - Ted...

Tagged: the d   detroit   the nuge   


The D Touts Trippies

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Jan 2013
The D, winner of a slew of Readers and Editors picks in the Trippies 2013 have taken out a full page advertisement in some of the local papers touting the awards, and thanking YOU the...

Tagged: trippies   the d   


Talk #VIMFP-y To Me

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Oct 2012
Last night, The D kicked off a week long celebration of the completion of its transition from the skanky Fitzgeralds to the Detroit themed "D". To further mark the grand opening of The D...

Tagged: vimfp   the d   golden gate   booze   


The Replacement Cheerleaders

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Sep 2012
The D is offering refunds to sports bettors holding a Packers win ticket, bunked by the greedy NFL owners and their decision to lock out their refs in a labor dispute. What do...

Tagged: the d   nfl   public relations   rant   


Peekaboo: The New Rooms at The D

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 May 2012
VT reader Minton toured the new rooms at The D over the weekend as part of the "YelpLV" club. He was smart enough to send us some loverly video of the rooms which...

Tagged: the d   renovations   fremont street   downtown   hotel rooms   plaza   fitzgeralds   


The Longbar at the D

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Mar 2012
VT reader @mitzula sent us a video of the new(ish) bar at The D - "Longbar." The D is the new name of the old Fitz(geralds.) I dunno about you, but it looks like...

Tagged: the d   longbar   downtown   


Did The D Do Due Diligence?

Posted by Misnomer on 23 Mar 2012
As you may have heard, the Downtown Las Vegas casino formerly known as Fitzgeralds has become The D. Various reports indicate that the "D" in The D stands alternately for "Derek" or "Detroit" -...

Tagged: misnomer   the d   


The New Drink Tax At Bellagio

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Oct 2010
In a move to cut costs and/or boost the bottom line, a number of Bellagio's bars have upped the price of drinks... no, not by actually changing the prices, but by tacking on sales tax...

Tagged: bellagio   the drink tax   murren   


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