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May 31, 2010

Vegas Gang #47 - May 27th, 2010

Posted by Hunter

First off, a note - very excited to announce that Jeff Simpson will be writing a bi-weekly column for Two Way Hard Three. I'm very excited to have him on board!

* Encore Beach Club Opens
* MGM Mirage vs. Perini
* Atlantic City Numbers Down
* Tropicana Reborn?

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May 31, 2010 2:11 PM Posted by atdleft

Today's my day to catch up on Vegas podcasts, so I'll give yours a listen today. So how was The Trop? Really?

May 31, 2010 2:19 PM Posted by Hunter

I had a nice stay but the panel overall seemed unconvinced they'll pull it off.

May 31, 2010 5:47 PM Posted by Jeff in OKC

Great show, as usual. Art, in my opinion. Regarding the name of the brilliant final segment. I'm picturing you all at a BlackJack table and Hunter is the dealer; the panel then has a position for discussion and Hunter then can ask each panelist if they want to hit (talk about their subject), or stand.
Regarding the Trop; I think those rooms by the pool are the neatest thing on the Strip (Pimped up, of course). I would pay a premium to be in a low rise, balcony room overlooking the pool. How they can't see the value is beyond me!

June 4, 2010 5:40 PM Posted by steve_c

Haven't had a chance to listen to the podcast yet, but we just checked into the "new" Tropicana.. Staying in a new Paradise Tower room on the 20th floor.. To sum it all up thus far, check-in was honestly a f-ing a nightmare. Somehow our check-in was at nearly 4pm, when we were told to come back at noon.. Sucks when you just want to check in. on the plus side, the room is great compared to what was here. Could use some blackout shades to complement the shutters, maybe another chair, but overall pretty good. The bamboo bench/chase isn't bad, but could have been better as an actual sofa.

June 4, 2010 6:12 PM Posted by steve_c

...I think if they work out the situatuon downstairs and redo the rest of the public spaces, they'll meet their target of being align with the TI Luxor group. But that was just the worst check in at any Vegas hotel ever.. On the upside, we kept getting drink comps everytime we tried to check in. Lol. On the downside, they were out of wine and only had beer for those offers. Oh well. Time to hit the strip.

June 7, 2010 5:49 AM Posted by DVR

I loved the new final segment of the podcast! As a longtime listener to all Slate podcasts, their final "cocktail chatter" segment is always interesting. I hope you continue this in the future.