Tuesday, June 30, 2015

E-172: 360 Vegas Vacation 2

Random Vegas
Binion’s was the first casino to offer free booze

Vegas Mate Review of the Trip
360 Vegas Mark’s 6/25/15 Review of Broadway Burger @NYNY – 5/5 chips

Twitpic of the Trip

We’ve been around for more than 4 years so I think its safe to accurately throw around the word “History”.  As you all know, whenever we go to Vegas, the intro of the show is related to that trip.  Random Vegas is related to what we did, the review is one of ours and Twitpic of the week becomes Twitpic of the Trip.  For the first time in the shows history, the Twitpic of the trip, while it was taking while we were in Vegas, it wasn’t taken by one of us.  This trips’s winner was taken by @agcorrington.  It’s panorama of the strip looking across the fountains of Bellagio.  This view is stunning and tends to frequently have a pic in the running every few weeks.  However this is, hands down, the best at capturing what it actually looks like to be there enjoying the view.  The only thing I can compare it to is when my smoking hot wife allows me to do some deep see exploration below the equator…I’m talking about going down on her incase that was too clever for any of you.  The picture is fantastic and well worth making show history.

Limo Playlist

Monday, June 22, 2015

360 Vegas Review: Flamingo Hotel & Casino Spring 2014

The Flamingo. The property that changed everything.  The 3rd hotel/casino built on highway 91 introduced luxury to it.  It created one of the cities most famous, all be it the most inaccurate, story of
a mobsters involvement in a casino and made Bugsy Segal the cities unofficial father of the strip.  

The Flamingo has grown and expanded to the point that its original exterior design is unrecognizable in its current incarnation. It's said that virtually nothing remains from the original construction however stories of found hidden underground tunnels and bullet proof rooms live on in order to keep the legend of Bugsy alive.  While it is true that the Flamingo has fallen all the way to the low end of the market, it has outlived many properties that came after it including icons like the Sands, the Dunes & the Desert Inn. 

Standing as proof that location, along with a well run property that adapts to its environment and evolves to cater to it, is truly how you survive in the implosion era. When you consider the table limits, the low room rates and having one of the best pools in Vegas, the Flamingo is the best option in the market for the thrifty visitor. 

Vegas Mate Rating – 3/5 chips

Mark, Keren & Alastair – 3/5 chips

Sunday, June 14, 2015

E-171: Super Asian MimeFreak

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Random Vegas
The statue of Caesar in Caesars Palace' Reception area is pointing to the place where the old front desk used to be.  Today, it’s the bell desk.  (@_Lucky45)

Vegas Mate Review of the Week
Timm’s June 6th review of Blue Man Group @Monte Carlo – 5/5chips

Twitpic of the week

It’s a view we all hope for when we are checking into our hotel.  It doesn’t have to be of the fountains of Bellagio or the entire strip, just some part of it to remind you what is waiting for you just outside.  There is something insanely pimp about ordering room service and enjoying it while taking in the view.  Personally I think the only thing better is enjoying the view while having sex on the balcony of a room at the Cosmopolitan…or so I’ve heard.  Actually, doing pretty much anything on those balconies is awesome.  Regardless of however you choose to enjoy it, enjoy it.  Thanks @MO_LASVEGAS for sharing a picture that reminded us how much we love a room with a view.


Coming Attractions

Steven Wright - 7/10-11   Incubus - 9/5-6   Wayne Brady - 7/11
Alice in Chains - 7/18   LIT - 7/4   311 - 7/3-4
Charli XCX & Bleachers - 10/9   Garbage - 10/10