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High Roller Financial Disclosure May Be Coming To Casinos

April 16, 2014 at 1:43 PM | by | Comments (3)

Casinos make the majority of their money from high rollers. We're talking gamblers in the casino, not the people that like to pop $60,000 bottles of champagne in the club. That’s a different segment of the business. We're talking about the men and women that play baccarat for $50,000 per hand.

Casinos go through great lengths to assure the privacy of these players. Some high rollers don't want others to know that they travel halfway across the world to gamble. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Well, the US government is considering a new law to change the privacy laws and casinos are scrambling.

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The Private Gaming Villa You Will Probably Never See At Bellagio

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 11, 2013 at 1:19 PM | by | Comments (9)

Villa Privé at Bellagio opened to little acclaim during Super Bowl weekend. That's because most people will never see it.

Entry to the new high roller villa at Bellagio isn't open to the public and is only available to invited guests. If you're walking around Bellagio, you'll still see the high limits room, Club Prive, but Villa Privé is located away from the casino floor on the Villa level. Bellagio has just nine VIP villas and all are on a private level so most will never even know that this 2,600-square-foot high roller villa exists.

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What's Inside That $288 Bento Box from Nobu Hotel's Room Service

January 28, 2013 at 7:29 PM | by | Comments (2)

Both the Nobu Hotel and the Nobu Restaurant and Lounge are just days away from opening (see our Sneak Peek HERE) yet the hotel and restaurant's very own iPhone app is very much open. And, it's one of our favorite hotel apps yet.

Under the Nobu Perks tab, guests can order up a Range Rover to transport them to and from the airport to the Nobu Hotel ($77 each way); fill out a pre-arrival questionnaire; select a type of pillow to adorn the bed; and even arrange a same-day shoe shine ($15).

Guests can also peruse the other hotel services and amenities available to them through Caesars Palace such as services at the Qua spa as well as details on shows, bars, lounges and gaming.

But, it is the Dining section of the Nobu Hotel app that had us salivating. Here we found the complete menu for the Nobu Room Service including the Nobu Bento Boxes which are being hailed as "game-changers for the hotel industry."

They are:

· Katsu, $28: Panko fried chicken, beef, or pork cutlet with Tonkatsu.
· Unagi Don, $30: Grilled BBQ eel over rice.
· Shojin, $45: Spinach dry miso salad, vegetable nigiri, vegetable roll, nasu miso, vegetable spicy garlic, tofu teriyaki.
· Vegas, $55: Maki rolls: spicy tuna, california, soft shell crabs.
· Matsuhisa, $65: Sashimi salad, nigiri and maki selection, black cod, vegetable spicy garlic, chicken anticucho
· High Roller, $288: Lobster wasabi, wagyu steak, shrimp, spicy garlic, spinach dry miso with crab, premium rolls and nigiri. Repeat, this is $288.

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What We Noticed After Drinking Around The Strip's Diamond Lounges

July 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM | by | Comments (6)

As you may know, this writer took a little vacation last week. I went to vacation in Las Vegas. Go figure. Since it seems as if this will be the last year I have Total Rewards Diamond status (I just don't gamble as much at Caesars Entertainment properties as I used to), I decided to use comps for a few nights of free* hotel rooms, dining vouchers and drinks.

As usual when staying at a Caesars Entertainment property there was a lot of time spent imbibing at the various Diamond Lounges. Between three properties over three nights, I didn't notice anyone else under 40 years old in any of the Diamond Lounges. Not a problem, just an observation.

My friend and I met many nice people. Most of them were retired and taking anywhere from a week to a month using their comps at various Total Rewards casinos as part of their annual vacations. Most of us can only hope our retirement is spent traveling to various casinos.

However, the lack of younger high rollers in the Diamond Lounges made us understand why it seems as if many casino marketing departments seem to have been neglecting the gamblers or, at least, lessened the offers. There just aren't many young high rolling gamblers left to market to. If there are many, they weren't partaking in free drinks or snacks like their older counterparts or this gambler.

This isn't just a Caesars observation, I've seen similar people in the high roller lounges across The Strip. The scene is similar anywhere from the Cosmo to Wynn.

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$25K Gets You Special Seats At The Venetian's Sportsbook

November 29, 2011 at 2:24 PM | by | Comments (4)

We took our first trip to watch pro football at the brand new Venetian sportsbook last weekend. Even though we got to the games at 8:30, seats were already hard to find because almost one third of the sportsbook was empty.

Confused? Well, seats were scarce because many of the available ones were reserved for VIPs. They were not reserved for Venetian high rollers, but for Cantor Gaming high rollers.

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How Does The Owner of the Indianapolis Colts Get to Vegas? On This Private Jet

July 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

Early in June, we were driving by the McCarran Executive Airport on Las Vegas Boulevard just past Mandalay Bay when we spotted this private jet parked in the "yard" featuring the logo for the Indianapolis Colts.

Turns out it's the Gulfstream II owned by the team's owner, the eccentric, crazy tweeter Jim Irsay. And judging from his tweets during the same time, he was in town for the UFC fight.

In Vegas 4 Octagon fight,the shit is hot..I'm n disguise,stirrin' the pot

Allllriiiggghty then.

Considering that the NFL team owner is worth a staggering $1.1 billion, (now you know why that NFL lockout thing was such a big deal!) it's no big surprise that he chooses to fly private to Vegas. But um, maybe it's time to upgrade to a G6?

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Where are The Best (and Worst) Places to Work for Tips in Vegas?

May 13, 2011 at 6:46 PM | by | Comments (3)

How come we never get to party in Vegas with these kind of people? You know, the kind that spends $190,000 at Tryst at the Wynn? Yes, there are people out there who spend that much at the club and Deadspin has the detailed bar tab analysis here.

But aside from wanting to party with folks who spend money as fast as the liquor flows, we kinda want to work at Tryst for a night. After all, whoever served this raucous party crew EARNED $29,581 in TIPS! (That's because the 20 percent gratuity was included.)

This might be the perk of working at any club in Vegas, the chance that a drunk high roller will come in and spend all of his money of which some you will get to stuff in your pockets and go home with. Legally.

But we've heard it's not just the club hosts and bartenders that pocket more pocket money than the rest of us.

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Las Vegas Hilton Opens Its 46 Classic Suites to the Public

Where: 3000 Paradise Road [map], 89109
June 22, 2010 at 7:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Conrad Sky Villa, which has three bedrooms and two floors!

There's a new reason to give the Las Vegas Hilton a try on your next trip to Vegas--the hotel's classic suites, which have typically been used only by celebrities and VIPs, are now open to the public.

The forty-six (46) distinctive suites within the Las Vegas Hilton offer a variety of design options and features to meet the needs of the most discerning guest. For the ultimate VIP experience, our premier accommodations include the three palatial Sky Villas, spacious and elegant residences ranging from 12,000 to 15,400 square feet.

The Sky Villas look the dopest, even the overly Italianate Verona Sky Villa which features three bedrooms, a private outdoor pool and garden and a sculpted observation deck. This suite, along with the Tuscany SKy Villa make up what was once Elvis' famed suite at the hotel. However, this room/mini-mansion has been touched by Robin Leach, whose old show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" once featured the suite.

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