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The World Series of Poker kicked off a couple a weeks ago which means Las Vegas is full of even more poker players than usual. The excitement for the WSOP seems even greater this year with the amount of poker players that came to town to take part in the record-breaking Colossus tournament.
Poker rooms all around town have been slammed and have had huge waiting lists. While this is great for players, this also gives dealers and hotel employees an excuse to chatter and spread some rumors.
We’re could care less about rumors regarding the personal lives of poker players, but when a rumor about one of our favorite casinos is spreading, we have to pay attention. Last week, word started to trickle out that The Cosmopolitan would be opening a poker room this year.
The Cosmo has only vaguely teased plans for the property since Blackstone purchased the casino last year but we’re beginning to see some things trickle out. Which means this rumor may have some legs to stand on.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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: