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December 11, 2008

Vegas Gang #23 - December 11th, 2008

Posted by Hunter

Vegas Gang #23 is online:

This time around we cover:

* Mirage Volcano Reborn (Photos: here
* Encore Suites at Wynn Las Vegas Opens December 22nd -
* Nevada Gaming Numbers from October 2008
* Las Vegas Marathon

Feel free to leave any comments below.


Read archived comments (5 so far)
December 12, 2008 12:56 PM Posted by John

The "orange stuff" that Dave was talking about in the podcast is the spa and salon at Aria.

December 13, 2008 8:42 PM Posted by Amar

Hi All,
I'm going to Vegas next week for the opening of Encore. Will be arriving on December 20th and leaving on the 26th. Would love to meet up with some fellow Vegas aficionados for drinks and great like minded conversation. All hail Encore!

Action Amar

P.S. I can be reached via email at

December 15, 2008 7:46 AM Posted by Anthony

MGM/MIRAGE SOLD Treaure Island to Phil Ruffin... I wonder if they will sell anymore?

December 15, 2008 8:43 AM Posted by Mike_F

MGM to sell Treasure Island

According to Reuters, MGM announced today that they are selling Treasure Island to Phil Ruffin for $775M. ($500M cash and @275M secured notes)

December 15, 2008 9:19 AM Posted by Mike_F

ELAD Seeks to Delay Loan Payments

Elad is seeking to delay payments on a loan taken for the purchase of the New Frontier property.

Since Elad purchased The New Frontier at teh height of the property boom for $1.25B, and this will be their 2nd postponement if granted.

I guess we now know what Phil Ruffin is doing with his windfall from the sale of The New Frontier.