Sunday, September 25, 2011

E-16: Loki Risien

Random Vegas - Elmer Sherwin won 4.6 million on a megabucks slot jackpot at the Mirage on Nov 1989.  Sept 2005, he won another megabucks slot jackpot of 21.1million at The Cannery Casino in N Las Vegas.  He is the only person known to win the big prize twice.  (Casino Player Magazine)

Vegas Mate Review of the Week - Carmen's Sept 20th review of Paris - 4/5 chips

Twitpic of the Week

This weeks winner goes to @CircusVegas for its Flashback Friday picture of Circus Circus in 1975.  The picture shows the original Circus Circus carousel marquee as well as the strip front fountains.  In 1975, just 7 years old, Circus Circus was under new management, just opened an expansion to the hotel and was on its way to become in the most profitable property in Vegas by catering to the low roller.  This picture just took me right to 1975 Las Vegas.  It was fascinating to see a building I’m so familiar with in a setting I wasn’t alive to experience.
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

E-15: One Coffee 2 Straws

Congratulations to our friend @dribbleglass, his Pulse of Vegas Blog was voted both the People’s Choice and the Editor’s choice in the Most Valuable Blogger Awards of 2011

Random Vegas - Despite the worst economy for gambling on record, casinos attracted a record 62 million visitors in 2009, 28% of the US adult population (Casino Player Magazine)

Vegas Mate Review of the Week - JohnR’s Sept 14th review of Viva Elvis @Aria – 5/5 chips

Twitpic of the Week

This week’s winner comes to us from a listener in Australia and a new member to the twitter community, @miffo34It’s a picture of the Vegas strip taken from the south crosswalk in between MGM and NYNY.  How he got this picture without including the dirty, smuggled and nicked up Plexiglas all of my pictures have from the same place, I’m dying to know.  The picture gives you a great look at a cloudless Vegas sky while grabbing a little bit of several Vegas properties.  He did a good job of capturing what you actually see from this vantage point and not what your camera captures.  It’s a great picture and we are thrilled to add it to our collection of “Twitpics of the week”.


Prop Bets

Sahara Liquidated
Plaza has new website
Mirage has another baby dolphin
Mob Experience at Tropicana is getting sued
Palms is still Hiring
Barry Manilow is moving to Harrah's

Now Playing Vegas

Cosmopolitan's "Dive-in Movie" at the Boulevard Pool is showing Empire Records this Monday

Vegas Deals

- Circus Circus has 3 bars with different 2 for 1 drink specials every day as well as $1 Hot Dogs during pro football games.  Rock & Rita's, Sports Bar & Bus Bar.
- Free Rooms on Wednesday's at Fremont
- Ellis Island has $1 Ei 20oz beers, Tacos, Hot Dogs and 5 Wings for a $1 each during Monday Night Football

Coming Attractions

Stevie Nicks - 10/15   Sinbad - 11/5-6th   Blackstar reschedule - 10/29   Janet Jackson - 11/26-27
Led Zeppelin 2 Tribute - 11/8   311 - 3/10-11 2012  
Andre Agassi's Grand Slam for Children Benefit - 10/29 Invitation
Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitation - 3/29/2012 - 4/1/2012

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

E-14: Sexy Time

Random Vegas - The original volcano at the Mirage cost $30 million to build in 1989 which is how much it cost to build all of Caesars Palace in 1966 (Casino Player Magazine)

Vegas Mate Review of the Week - Dan's Sept 7th review of Bite @The Stratosphere - 2/5 chips
Twitpic of the Week

This week's winning picture goes to @crashrick for his picture of Caesars Palace.  The photo appears to have been taken at dusk which provided just the right amount of background light to help the foreground exterior lighting really pop instead of glow into a blur.  Anyone who has tried to take pics at night in Vegas knows what I’m talking about.  It’s a great picture showcasing the fountains as well as the various Caesars towers.

Monte Carlo Social Media Deals

Coming Attractions
Jerry Springer to host Price is Right at Bally's Nov 9th - Dec 11th (except Thanksgiving)

Monday, September 5, 2011

360 Vegas Reviews: Trip Report Food Reviews

Vegas Mate Reviews of the Trip

Mon Ami Gabi - Bryan & Angela 4/5
Wicked Spoon Buffet - Everyone 5/5  
STK - Mark & Keren 5/5
Holsteins - Mark 5/5, Keren 4/5  
Cabo Wabo - Mark & Keren 1/5, Bryan & Angela 2/5
Planet Dailies - Mark 5/5, Keren 4/5  
I Heart Burger - Mark 3/5, Bryan & Angela 3/5
Sage - Keren 5/5
The Henry - Mark 4/5, Keren 4/5  
Ellis Island - Bryan & Angela 5/5

Sunday, September 4, 2011

E-12: Stamos Jackpot

Random Vegas - In 1991, the Mirage was the first resort in Vegas to pump a scent into the casino via the properties HVAC. 5 scents of las Vegas (Dr. Dave Schwartz twitter)

Vegas Mate Review of the Week - Tim's Aug 28th review of Ellis Island - 5/5 chips

Twitpic of the Week

This week’s winner is also the shows first repeat winner. @Lisamp22 submitted several pictures that were nominated for “pic of the week” during her recent impromptu Vegas trip.  So many in fact that I called her out on clearly having an unfair advantage because she seems to really understand what types of pictures catch our eye.  The winning shot was taken from her cab of the NYNY skyline.  It’s a unique view we haven’t seen before in Twitpic candidate and a nice shot that captures the essence and spirit of the properties marquee display.


Luckiest Casino in Vegas August 2011
1.    Riviera – 15/$161,824.68
2.    Stratosphere - $50,018.25
3.    Palms 11/$229.000

Vegas Deals
Drink all day for $39 @the Pub at Monte Carlo
2 for 1 tickets to Name That Tune @Imperial Palace
$1 Buds & $1 Dogs @El Cortez

Coming Attractions

Bonus Round

Vegas Mate Reviews of the Trip

NYNY - Bryan & Angela 3/5
MGM - Bryan & Angela 3/5
Viva Elvis - Mark 3/5, Keren 2/5 
Jabbawockeez - Mark & Keren 4/5  
 Cosmopolitan - 5/5