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What Happens If You Get Banned From a Las Vegas Property

Where: 3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89109
June 4, 2015 at 7:44 PM | by | ()

So, let's say you come to Vegas and you get into a little bit of trouble. Maybe you partied too hard or broke a rule… and then got banned from a casino (yolo). Is that ban permanent? We had a reader, who obviously will remain nameless, tell us about this terrible, horrible, very bad, no good day in Vegas.

“I am a frequenter of the Vegas pool club and nightlife scene, particularly those on the Wynn/Encore properties. Unfortunately, about a year back, I was caught with a single illicit substance in my wallet (I had forgotten it was there from the night before, was holding it for someone) and was told I was banned from the entire property. They had me face a security camera (which apparently took my pic) and my license. I haven't been back since.”

My question: is there a process to get un-banned from Wynn/Encore of any Vegas casino? Or is this a permanent thing?

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Is Las Vegas About to Become the Next Hot Spot for Cannabis Tourism?

May 8, 2015 at 12:19 PM | by | ()

Long known as the world’s greatest destination for vice, grown-up entertainment, discreet and not-so-discreet indiscretions (and whatever else happens after you drink a 200-ounce booze slushy), Las Vegas is primed to become a key destination for another adult industry.

Until recently the phrase "Cannabis Tourism" would raise an eyebrow. I mean, it isn’t the smartest idea to bring drugs on an airplane, and those pesky K-9 units sure make it risky to cross state lines while holding. People have been traveling to beer and wine festivals for decades. With Marijuana’s legal status changing in new markets across the country, it is only natural that cannabis aficionados would want to join the party.

Medical marijuana is legal in Las Vegas. Twenty-six dispensaries have been granted licenses and are expected to open shortly. Licenses were granted to such notable Las Vegans as Poker Player Phil Ivey, Downtown Cocktail Room owner Michael Cornthwaite, N9ne group founder Michael Morton, and former state senator Mark James. Such websites as weedmaps.com show just how easily and quickly it is to get cannabis delivered.

Not to harsh your mellow, but there is a catch.

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Palms In Trouble For Hookers And Blow

January 11, 2013 at 9:28 PM | by | ()

Palms is getting tsked for being a little too eager please.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the casino has agreed to pay a $1 million dollar fine (read this way) for "failure to prevent illegal activity, including drug sales and prostitution, from occurring at club venues on the property."

You can read all the sordid details here but, basically, it's that whole 'hey, that's illegal in Las Vegas... wink' thing. The naughty business went down in both Rain and Moon nightclubs.

(PHOTO: Palms on Foursquare)

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VegasChatter Flashback: Up In Smoke

June 30, 2011 at 1:47 PM | by | ()

So, not like we were thinking about this or anything, but one of you were.

Being a bit newish still to the VegasChatter family, we're still learning our way around the wealth of knowledge that is the VegasChatter archives. And, apparently, so are many of you. @Canadian Pot Smoker -- no, we are not making that up -- left a desperate plea inquiring comment yesterday on a VC feature from 2009 on -- surprise, surprise -- marijuana.

That got us thinking, tho, wouldn't it be nice to go on a trip (non grass induced, obvs) through time to see all the best VegasChatter stories we may have all missed out on? The ones that still have timeless news we can use? So, that's what we're going to do. Look for a VegasChatter Flashback each week and what better way to kick things off than with a little bud?

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Yes, We Checked Out Early From Our Beloved Rumor Resort

Where: 455 East Harmon Ave [map], 89169
February 22, 2011 at 7:21 PM | by | ()

The Rumor from bedroom number 2, minus the druggies

We’re fair folks here at VegasChatter. We try not to make snap judgments and we try to give places and people second chances (yes, even Criss Angel). Which is why, despite a dodgy start to our first stay at the Rumor, we ploughed on, kept going back, learned to love it and ended 2010 naming it the best opening in Vegas.

Which is why we’re gutted to bring you news of what happened when we tried to stay there the week before last.

It was this member of VegasChatter’s birthday. We had booked one of the slick megasuites at the insanely bargain price of $250 (plus tax and resort fee). We were ready to party in the one place in Vegas where everyone knows our name (ok, only a couple of them, but the others are so friendly that it feels like they do).

To cut a loooooong story short (if you need help getting to sleep tonight, we actually wrote about the whole saga in three epic posts on our personal blog), at the last minute, we baulked at the suite and asked to downgrade to a normal room. Awesomely, they let us. But once we arrived, everything went downhill.

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Bruno Mars Was Obviously Not Reading the Signs in the Hard Rock's Bathrooms

Where: 4455 Paradise Rd [map], 89169
September 20, 2010 at 7:09 PM | by | ()

"Hmm...I did not see that."

Bruno Mars sings about wanting to be a "billionaire so f*cking bad" on his hit song with Travie McCoy but instead of being on the "cover of Forbes magazine smiling next to Oprah and the Queen" he's gonna be on a mugshot list above the LVMPD's coffee machine, right next to coke fiend Paris Hilton and drunk driving Cy Waits.

The singer was caught in the bathroom at the Hard Rock in possession of narcotics. Seriously, is he that stupid? The bathrooms at the Hard Rock specifically tell you what's gonna happen if you get busted with illegal substances.

As for what narcotics he had on him, you guessed right--cocaine, everyone's favorite bathroom stall party favor.

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Tweet of the Weekend: Bring Us Your Famewhores

September 20, 2010 at 11:56 AM | by | ()

Many people got trashed in Vegas this weekend, lots of them told the world about it, and some of them even got arrested. So, every Monday we’re bringing you our favourite tweet of the weekend. And don’t forget to follow us at @vegaschatter.

We’re slightly loathe to pick a repeat person for the Tweet of the Weekend, but nobody slates Paris Hilton quite like Richard Abowitz, and he did us proud with this one:

OJ, Paris Floyd. The Statue of Liberty on the Strip needs an inscription: "Nevada: Send us your narcissistic celebrities and we'll jail 'em"

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Confirmed: Cy Waits is Out of the Wynn Fold, Paris Hilton May Be Banned

Where: 3131 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
September 1, 2010 at 1:17 PM | by | ()

Practicing her wave goodbye

So it’s finally confirmed: Wynn released a statement at 10am this morning saying that Cy Waits is out:

Cy Waits has been separated from the company and is free to pursue other interests. Wynn has no further comment on this matter.

Short and sweet. Wow!

Meanwhile the great Norm Clarke in the sky reckons that Paris Hilton could be banned from Wynn and Encore and that Jesse Waits will continue as a general partner in charge of nightclub ops (we too would ditch sibling loyalty in the face of Paris Hilton).

We’re thinking that if Wynn has taken this action so soon, the case against them must be pretty open and shut. Unless, of course, the company is worried about Paris getting chewing gum stuck all over the nice carpet.

Next stop – banning her from Vegas? It doesn’t sound that unlikely, according to People, which reckons she’s unbookable as a club host right now. See, children? Dreams do come true. Bye girlfriend!

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Top 5 Celebrity Arrests In Las Vegas

August 30, 2010 at 3:53 PM | by | ()

While waiting for the real pics of the Paris arrest to filter out over the weekend we got to thinking about other celebs that have gotten themselves into Vegas trouble. Surprisingly there haven’t been as many monumental meltdowns as we’d hoped expected.

There are still plenty enough to come up with our top five Vegas celeb arrests:

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Tweet of the Weekend: Richard Abowitz Speaks To Paris Hilton For All of Us

August 30, 2010 at 10:09 AM | by | ()

Many people got trashed in Vegas this weekend, lots of them told the world about it, and some of them even got arrested. So, every Monday we’re bringing you our favourite tweet of the weekend. And don’t forget to follow us at @vegaschatter.

It would be remiss of us, we feel, to not choose a Paris Hilton-related tweet this weekend. And much as we’ve loved all the OMG PARIS LOLLLL tweets been doing the rounds, we’ve picked two, both of which come from one of our favorite Vegas writers, Richard Abowitz, who’s been on fine form during the whole affair.

First, replying to the mystery “I’m in bed” tweet:

Must be hard to stay awake without your Coke! Poor Paris. RT @ParisHilton Going to bed. Sweet dreams everyone. Xoxo Paris :)

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Is This The End of Paris Hilton for Las Vegas (We Hope So!)

Where: 3131 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
August 28, 2010 at 10:51 AM | by | ()

UPDATE: Looks like Cy Waits has been fired from XS and Tryst thanks to this arrest. No word on whether his twin bro Jesse will remain. Anyone with inside scoop? Be kind and drop us a line.

Remember yesterday when we fervently wished that Paris Hilton would keep her visits to Las Vegas to a minimum? It looks like someone was listening to our prayers because the party girl was arrested last night for cocaine.

Police say Paris was in a car driven by a "friend" that was pulled over when officers noticed marijuana smoke coming from the car. During the stop the officers found cocaine on Paris and promptly booked her into the Clark County Detention Center around 2am. TMZ reported that her boyfriend Cy Waits was arrested as well for a DUI and that the arrest happened outside Wynn. Not good at all for one of the men who run Wynn's hottest nightclubs, XS and Tryst.

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Tweet of the Weekend: Lighten Up But Don't Light Up

Where: 3700 West Flamingo Road [map], 89103
June 14, 2010 at 11:32 AM | by | ()

Many people got trashed in Vegas this weekend, and lots of them told the world about it. So, every Monday (or Tuesday, in today’s case) we’re bringing you our favourite tweet of the weekend. And don’t forget to follow us at @vegaschatter.

Having been out with some World Series of Poker players this weekend, we were aware they were dark horses when it comes to letting their hair down at the end of their $180k wins.

But it seems like some of them have been relaxing a little too much for the Rio’s liking, by the looks of this tweet from @derricklaw last night:

I'm not a pothead, but Harrah's instituting lifetime bans to the WSOP for anyone found to be smoking a joing in the RIO parking lot? fascist

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