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Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained

Posted by JohnH on 24 Jul 2014
A little over three years ago, I had an experience that made me lose my faith in the promise of Wynn and Encore. Marilyn Winn Speigel had embarked on a recession-fueled crusade of cost...

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Top 1 Places To Buy A Dr. Evil Suit In Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jul 2014
How many times have you been walking down The Strip and thought to yourself, "Hrm, that fake mountain obscuring the hotel tower podium would make a perfect underground lair!" Nearly daily, for me....

Tagged: wynn   brioni   dr. evil   order the veal   


Pencil: Wynn Red Card Offer

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jun 2014
We've been tracking offers from the chocolate curve lately, always finding friendly presentation of fuzzy numbers. Late last week VT mastermind MissMonkay received yet another offer from Wynn | Encore, which contained yet another promise of...

Tagged: pencil   wynn   


Wynn Palace Gets A Logo And Much More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jun 2014
Wynn Palace, Steve Wynn's first megaresort in Macau's Cotai Strip has a logo. Bringing together the classic Wynn crest with two bird shaped creatures - possibly referencing the magical peacocks? or a phoenix? or a...

Tagged: macau   wynn palace   logos   steve wynn   deruyter butler   roger thomas   


Inside The Encore Sky Casino

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Jun 2014
The Encore Sky Casino is one of the most top secret high-limit gaming parlors in all of Las Vegas, uber private gaming parlors reserved for the highest of the high rollers at the top of...

Tagged: encore   sky casino   high limit   high rollers   big money   wynn   roger thomas   


Pencil: The Math of The Wynn June Offer

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Jun 2014
It has been about four years since me and MissMonkay and I have stayed at Wynn and even longer for Encore. Between the club element and The Marilyn we've scattered to greener pastures. For reasons...

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Wynn Poker Wishes You Bad Luck Or Short Change

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Jun 2014
Earlier this week, Wynn Poker sent out a promo to one of their poker tournaments which violates one of the basic tenets of gambling advertising. But first, lets review: Tenet #1: if you are using dice, use...

Tagged: wynn   bad luck   jeff   craps   advertising   


Is This A Wynn Palace VIP Lobby?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2014
Design firm Bukhari Design Studio, collaborators with Wynn Resorts on multiple projects in the U.S. and Macau, have posted a curious rendering in their portfolio gallery that contains a clue that this may very well...

Tagged: wynn palace   bukhari design studio   macau   cotai   interiors   roger thomas   


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   


Congratulations, Nick Hissom!

Posted by Misnomer on 19 May 2014
Add Ivy League graduate to the already impressive list of accomplishments attained by Nicholas Robert Danenza Hissom. Mr. Hissom, a fashion model and pop star, who as recently as last summer had the No. 1...

Tagged: nick hissom   steve wynn   wynn resorts   misnomer   


THEpoll: Which Would You Buy - The Cosmopolitan or a Popeye Sculpture?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 May 2014
Which Would You Buy - The Cosmopolitan or a Popeye sculpture? Two well-heeled investors made two ginormous purchases this week, both of them hoping that time and market conditions would make their incredibly shiny investments turn...

Tagged: thepoll   cosmopolitan   blackstone   popeye   steve wynn   jeff koons   


Pencil: The Wynn Getaway Package Summer 2014 Edition

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 May 2014
Yesterday afternoon the mailman delivered one of those all too rare envelopes from Wynn Las Vegas. I know it wasn't a nastygram... those come via FedEx.... oh my gawd - an offer? And...

Tagged: pencil   wynn   comps   deals   


What The Hell Golden Nugget Spa?

Posted by MissMonkay on 29 Apr 2014
Vegas trips are synonymous with many things. One such thing, at least for this girl, are trips to the spa. Not an incredibly unique pastime, granted, but one that brings me much joy. For equivalent...

Tagged: golden nugget   wynn   spa   massage   services   fees   what the hell   rampage   


Bellagio: Falling Back In Love

Posted by MikeE on 21 Apr 2014
Wynn opened, and with an exception to a public attraction, did everything better. Bellagio's rooms suddenly felt cramped, failed on a two-sink expectation, and featured exposed toilets not tucked away in a water closet. How quickly...

Tagged: bellagio   wynn   encore   cosmopolitan   petrossian   


The War at The Shore: Wynn / Trump Feud Coming To Spike TV

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Feb 2014
Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street Productions, the folks responsible for the incredible adaptation of BBC series House of Cards currently hogging internet bandwidth via Netflix, is bringing the story of Steve Wynn and...

Tagged: steve wynn   donald trump   vegas tv   atlantic city   


Architectural Digest Profiles Steve Wynn's New NYC Apartment

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Feb 2014
The March 2014 issue of Architectural Digest features a stunning eight page pictorial of Steve Wynn's new apartment in New York City. The apartment, designed by Wynn Resorts VP of Design Roger Thomas, is festooned with...

Tagged: wynn   roger thomas   interior design   architectural digest   


Wynn Gets Back In The Customer Service Game

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Jan 2014
On April 28th, 2014, Wynn Las Vegas will celebrate its 9th birthday. It is impossible to calculate the importance of Wynn Las Vegas had to the DNA of the greater VT community in those...

Tagged: wynn   encore   steve wynn   service   


Sexy Photo Time: The New Wing Lei and High Limit Lotus

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Jan 2014
Just in time for Chinese New Year, the lotus has returned to the fountain outside of Wynn's High Limit slots parlor, but not after going to the lacquer factory for a fresh coat of fire. I...

Tagged: wynn   wing lei   high limit   roger thomas   design   gorgeous   


Sayonara: Wynn $8 Chinese New Year Chips

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Jan 2014
Sadly, the slightly oversized and gloriously collectible Wynn $8 Chinese New Year Chips have been discontinued. Every year since 2006, Wynn has created a new custom pink chip honoring the animal for which...

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Vegas Gang #105: Trippies, Nevada, AC, Wynn MA and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jan 2014
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang podcast a very rare occurrence - The Admiral showed up drunk! The Gang thrashed through a number of topics including some discussion of trends and addressing complaints about...

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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   


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   


One Of The World's Most Beautiful Things

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Dec 2013
In late July, Wynn Resorts CEO and namesake Steve Wynn described the forthcoming Wynn Palace property in Macau with fanciful words... dropping his tired, curmudgeony political diatribe routine for the carnival barking impresario, evoking the...

Tagged: wynn   wynn everett   steve wynn   macau   cotai   bellagio conservatory   preston bailey   


Wynn Walks Away From Philadelphia Urban Wynn

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Nov 2013
Wynn Resorts announced minutes ago that they are stepping away from their proposed "urban Wynn" project in Philadelphia, citing the desire to "pursue business opportunities elsewhere." The board took a host of factors into consideration,...

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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   


Steve Wynn Discusses How Hakkasan Ate His Lunch, While Eating Lunch

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Oct 2013
On the recent Wynn Resorts earnings call, an analyst asked Steve Wynn to explain why the Las Vegas properties saw their food & beverage earnings decrease for the first time ever, specifically inquiring if the...

Tagged: steve wynn show   nightlife   hakkasan   light group   earnings   


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   


Dan Lee Is The Man With The Plams

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Oct 2013
Late last week, The Palms abruptly changed management, sending post-Maloof property president Joe Magliarditi to the cleaners and appointing deposed Pinnacle Entertainment CEO Dan Lee in his spot. Magliarditi was the man responsible...

Tagged: palms   dan lee   rio   gold coast   steve wynn   pinnacle entertainment   mirage   loveman   


Wynn Social Posts, Then Pulls Killing The Buffet Video

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Aug 2013
Yesterday afternoon, Wynn Social, the much maligned marketing arm of Wynn Nightlife Group, posted a video tour of their buffet entitled Killing The Buffet starring XS DJ Wolfgang Gartner. In the video, which has since been...

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Wynn: The Dayglo Dice

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Aug 2013
Wynn has introduced some white dayglo orange pipped dice to their line up of usually groovy stuff in their gift shop, obviously targeted at the beach club The dice look and feel just like regulation casino...

Tagged: wynn   dice   craps   collectables   dayglo   quantum teledildonics   


Vegas Gang #94: Resort Fees, Cotai, Wynn, MGM, Hyperloop and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Aug 2013
Episode #94 of the Vegas Gang Podcast has been posted. After a small wrap up of the resort fee discussion, we hit the ground hard covering earnings season reports from Wynn & MGM, did...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   mgm   wynn   wynn palace   cotai   hyperloop   mergers and acquisitions   murren   vimfp   


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   


Murren Talks MGM Cotai

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Aug 2013
In a counter swat to Steve Wynn's boastful earnings call speech about Wynn Palace, MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren laid out an argument for the forthcoming MGM Cotai property to investors. Murren stated that development...

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The Steve Announces Cotai's Wynn Palace

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jul 2013
On this morning's Wynn earnings call, Steve Wynn purposefully pulled back the curtains on their forthcoming project in Cotai, called Wynn Palace. The company has signed a 'guaranteed maximum' agreement with construction firm Leighton...

Tagged: wynn   wynn palace   cotai   macau   


Gary Loveman Gets Renovated, Elaine is Haute

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Jul 2013
There is a little bit less to Loveman. Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman appears in the latest issue of Haute Living magazine, debuting his new post-Dutch Boy look - lean and mean and coiffed...

Tagged: gary loveman   elaine wynn   roger thomas   


Mark Fisher, Designer of Cirque, Pink Floyd and Wynn Show Pieces Dies

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Jun 2013
Mark Fisher, British designer and architect known primarily for designing iconic stage sets for rock & rolls hugest acts - Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Metallica, Madonna, Pink, Van Halen, Lady Gaga...

Tagged: mark fisher   cirque du soleil   wynn macau   pink floyd   roger waters   roger thomas   


Steve Wynn Taps 49-Year-Old Real Housewife With Natural Breasts For 1920's Rap Music Burlesque Spectacular

Posted by Misnomer on 24 Jun 2013
The New York Post's Page Six is reporting that someone named Sonja Morgan, described as a 49-year-old Real Housewife, is bringing a burlesque show to Las Vegas with the help of Steve Wynn and 50-year-old...

Tagged: wynn   steve wynn   andrea hissom   sonja morgan   real housewives   entertainment   


The Steve Wynn Stepson Show Part III

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Jun 2013
After trying and failing last year, Steve Wynn is making a second attempt to launch the music career of his step son Nick Hissom at Tryst. This might very well be the show of...

Tagged: steve wynn   nick hissom   edm   tryst   nightlife   


Don't Miss Our National Network Debut

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jun 2013
Better plan to get up early or stay up all night, because VegasTripping will be a tiny but incredibly important sliver of the festivities on Good Morning America tomorrow. GMA will be telling the...

Tagged: wynn   encore   mikee   good morning america   


$12,134,977 Jackpot Hits At Wynn

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Jun 2013
A $12,134,977 jackpot has hit at Wynn Las Vegas. The winner inserted $839 into the NASDAQ slots and hit the $139 x 83,000 progressive. The winner? Wynn Resorts' retired as of today Chief Operating...

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Steve Wynn's Gulfstream G650

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 May 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, here is Steve Wynn's Gulfstream G650... landing and taxi. There are no overhead compartments inside, so as to accommodate Steve's gigantic head. Where's Steve now? Just plug N711SW into your favorite flight tracker to...

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Hell Hath No Fury Dept: Elaine Cogitates Steve Dickpunch

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Apr 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that the once and current ex-Mrs. Steve Wynn, the luscious and glowing Ms. Elaine Wynn is has moved in Federal court to void an agreement she had with Steve, precluding her...

Tagged: steve wynn   elaine wynn   wynn resorts   royal wedding   


Wynn's Not So Funhouse

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Apr 2013
Rumors from inside Funhouse - the Steve Wynn designed show deep in rehearsal inside the Wynn Theatre - is that the show may never see the light of day. According to an insider, the notoriously hard...

Tagged: wynn   funhouse   rumor mill   


Exclusive: Wynn To Open Wholesale Bottle Service Nightclub

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Apr 2013
Here's a juicy tidbit leaked from within the chocolate curve, Wynn Nightlife has convinced The Steve to repurpose a section of their back of house basement warehouse to create KRKLND - Las Vegas' first ever...

Tagged: wynn   nightlife   bottle service   


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   


Wynn Unveils Everett Renderings

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Mar 2013
After a six long hard years of economic crisis casting cannonballs at the bows of the highest and mightiest of casino corporations, it appears that the storm is indeed over, blue skies have returned and...

Tagged: wynn   architecture   design   everett   felt jungle   


Executive Shuffle: Revel's DeSanctis Out, Wynn's Poster Quits

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Mar 2013
Here's a bit of a shocker.... barely two weeks into his post-Marilyn promotion to COO at Wynn, Tim Poster has abruptly left the company. When asked by local journalists, Wynn PR decided not...

Tagged: wynn   tim poster   atlantic city   revel   desanctis   executive shuffle   


Venetian Unveils New Sands High-Limit Slot Salon

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Mar 2013
As foreshadowed in secret documents we unearthed in early 2012, The Venetian has been slowly renovating their public areas. The renovations have swept through the restaurant lineup (!) and the casino floor, now...

Tagged: venetian   sands   high limit   high rollers   gambling   psychology   wynn   


Marilyn Winn Spiegel, Third President of Wynn Las Vegas, Leaves

Posted by JohnH on 21 Feb 2013
Nearly two years to the day since she ascended to the mohair decked halls of Steve Wynn's eponymous resort, Marilyn Winn Spiegel, in a surprise move, has been removed and/or stepped away from her duties...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   marilyn winn spiegel   steve wynn   


MGM's Cirque Du Diversity

Posted by JohnH on 21 Feb 2013
The story of Steve Wynn's Miss Spectacular is most certainly a well known one. It supposedly had everything one could want out of a Las Vegas-based, Broadway-style musical: Steve Wynn, music by Jerry Herman, showgirls,...

Tagged: mgm   murren   youtube   steve wynn   


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