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Head's Up Chip Collectors: Better Grab These Chips Before They're Gone

May 19, 2015 at 4:29 PM | by | Comments (2)

We’re issuing an alert for casino chip collectors. There is one limited edition chip that will be out of circulation any day now and one that you have time before the casino switches out all of their chips. Let’s start with the chip that’s available now but only for a limited time.

The Plaza recently printed some limited edition chips featuring former Mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman. The chips are available now in all denominations from $1 to $100 and will only be available for a limited time. There's no end date to their availability so the limited edition chips can disappear at any moment. Oscar Goodman has had close ties with the Plaza over the years often appearing at the hotel. Oscar's name is firmly entrenched with the in the hotel's steakhouse.

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Craps And The Persistent Question Of Fair And Square

March 12, 2015 at 8:28 PM | by | Comments (3)

We recently looked at dice control, a controversial craps technique that, if successfully implemented, could skew odds in favor of the player. While most of the evidence offered by the method’s subscribers is anecdotal, and the skill necessary to execute controlled rolls significant, dice setting remains a popular topic among gamblers.

Like card counting, dice control is seen as a rare opportunity to beat the house. Conversely, casinos could theoretically increase the house edge by shaving dice at the craps table. Rumors of dice shaving have been circulating among craps players seemingly since the very first time a shooter sevened out. Suspicions persist today even despite cameras, gaming regulations, and the fact that a solution for the potential exploit was introduced more than 100 years ago.

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The Quad To Become A Four Star Resort?

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
February 17, 2014 at 7:34 PM | by | Comments (21)

The Quad hasn't made a rumored remodel official just yet, but employees continue to dish on its impeding arrival.

VegasChatter reader Jeff C. spoke to a Quad security guard recently who's seen the model rooms located inside the aging hotel. The guard told Jeff that he thought the new "single" accommodations could "easily" bill at $300 a night while a renovated suite could "easily" go for $500.

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'We Hope You Will Give The Quad Another Try On A Future Visit'

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
January 6, 2014 at 1:13 PM | by | Comments (10)

The Quad should be on the verge of closing one of its towers down for a long-needed remodel, but it can't come sooner for the employees tasked with responding to stay complaints on online review sites like TripAdvisor.

This writer popped on a few of those review sites over the weekend to see if she could uncover more details on the coming renovation. I couldn't, but I did see apology after apology by hotel reps. Most were stock, copy and paste responses, but I did raise an eyebrow over one very specific, and refreshingly honest, mea cupla:

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When Border Grill Will Come To Rome

Where: 89109
January 2, 2014 at 5:08 PM | by | Comments (2)

Ahhh, the things you discover while sipping all-day $7 margaritas at Border Grill in Mandalay Bay.

A VegasChatter fan dropped us a line earlier today to let us know those rumors about a new Border Grill location in Vegas are true. More specifically, those rumors about Border Grill coming to Caesars Palace. Our tipster discovered, while enjoying a cool marg, that the Caesars location should open...

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Jon Secada Wants A Vegas Showroom For 2014

Where: 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89109
December 20, 2013 at 7:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

Planet Hollywood’s newly renamed Axis Theater wants to redefine live entertainment for the younger generation (while leaving Caesars Palace and the Celine/Shania/Rod gang to the oldsters). But, what about those gradually graying showgoers who might fall between the cracks? Worry not, because early 90s sensation Jon Secada is determined to entertain you. If he finds a theater, that is.

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The Rumor As To Bill's New Name

Where: 89109
December 16, 2013 at 1:26 PM | by | Comments (11)

Take it or leave it, but the rumor mill fired up over the weekend and spat out a new name for Bill's --

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Guy Fieri's Coming Vegas Restaurant Still Coming, Nameless

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
December 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM | by | Comments (4)

The Quad's website still heralds it as coming soon in late 2013, but we don't need a trip to Flavor Town The Strip to tell you that Guy Fieri's forthcoming restaurant is another Vegas delay in the works.

Also still in the works? Its name. There have been reports that say it's Guy's American Kitchen like his NYC outpost, but a Caesars rep confirmed to us there is no official name yet. They hope, however, to announce one next month.

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'Jaw-Dropping' Changes At Treasure Island

Where: 3300 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
November 22, 2013 at 4:03 PM | by | Comments (11)

Our favorite Las Vegas skull loses his lower jaw as TI’s rock facade is scrapped.

As we begin to learn more about the new shopping venue on the way at TI, the demolition out front continues to change the resort’s appearance. When the lagoon went dry last month, the pirate-inspired rock façade began to come down. While it seems that a decision has been made to leave the upper portions intact, we were surprised to walk by recently and see the lower jaw of the facade's craggy skull was missing. Even worse, we found a solid wall behind it. Where’s that cavern full of looted gold? Here's a before and after:

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Even More Changes At TI, Plus Will Kahunaville Say Goodbye?

Where: 3300 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
November 5, 2013 at 4:18 PM | by | Comments (2)

This week, work continues outside Treasure Island as part of the exterior is scrapped to make room for a CVS-anchored shopping structure. Based on the comments from our coverage last week, many of you were appalled with the idea of adding generic retail shops at the expense of TI’s thematic elements. We hope, then, that the changes underway inside TI won’t be so upsetting.

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Rumors Swirl About The Quad

Where: 89109
October 30, 2013 at 5:06 PM | by | Comments (18)

For being one of the most derided hotel-casinos on The Strip, The Quad sure has lots of folks buzzin'. But, per usual, not in any way executives would appreciate.

As Vital Vegas puts it, it's the Vegas rumor that won't die -- a name change, again, for Imperial Palace. IP became The Quad almost a year ago, but execs were likely surprised by how quickly and how hard people began to hate on the name. A VegasChatter reader reached out to us earlier today and said that employees are now being told about the possibility of a name change:

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The Quad Quietly Qlosing More Venues

Where: 89109
October 25, 2013 at 2:31 PM | by | Comments (5)

As much as we love to scoff about The Quad's remodel (we kid because we love.. or something like that), it's been pretty fairly serious about bringing the new. (Although, we'd all love to see that happen with its rooms more than anything else right now.)

Once known as the Imperial Palace, a renovation has brought many changes to the aging hotel-casino including a new name, a (mostly) new facade (seen above), a remodeled and expanded casino floor, a new valet entrance, and a coming soon(ish) restaurant by Guy Fieri. More recently, a new wave of unannounced change brought the closure of the Quad's buffet earlier this month. But, we've now found that it's not the only closure to report.

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