Month: January 2018

Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 72: The One About Wynn, Mostly

Find Search for: We’re under the weather, but that won’t stop us from bringing you the 11th best podcast in Las Vegas! In this week’s episode, we break down the Steve Wynn sexual harassment scandal, chat about our first Vegas Golden Knights puckball game and ramble incoherently about adopting a child in India. We also share a new Lego product featuring the Las Vegas skyline. Mandalay Bay and Encore? It would be hard to make this more awkward. We’re getting one, anyway. There’s also some talk of the bleak outlook for Lucky Dragon, plus the new attraction coming to Las Vegas, Wreck Room. Join us for a podcast like the ones back when the mob ran Las Vegas. Or something. [Read More...

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Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Slammed With Sexual Misconduct Allegations

It’s the story that’s rocked Las Vegas to its core. Dozens of women have accused visionary casino mogul Steve Wynn of sexual misconduct. An explosive story in the Wall Street Journal has confirmed what Las Vegas insiders have known for decades, and now the fortunes of Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts are uncertain. According to the Wall Street Journal, 150 people were contacted and dozens have come forward to share experiences ranging from awkward to outrageous to downright shocking involving Steve Wynn. The article sheds light on an alleged pattern of predatory interactions with women, many of whom were Wynn’s subordinates. Or as Las Vegas keno runners refer to it: Tuesday. His day of reckoning has arrived, and Steve Wynn is in for a bumpy ride. The Wall Street Journal story also answers a question many Vegas observers have wondered about: How much did Steve Wynn pay to settle an allegation by a manicurist who claimed he coerced into having sex? The answer: $7.5 million. Steve Wynn has dismissed the allegations of sexual impropriety, deeming the dozens and dozens of stories by dozens and dozens of women as “preposterous.” As if you needed further proof we are not an actual journalist. We can’t really do justice when it comes to the quantity or creepiness of the allegations, so check them out if you haven’t already. The Wall Street Journal...

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Closed Lucky Dragon Casino is Giving Away All Its Jackpots

Lucky Dragon Las Vegas, which recently closed its casino and restaurants, is set to give away more than $46,000 to a few lucky guests. When casinos close, gaming regulations require them to give away any outstanding progressive jackpots. Gaming regulators allow for some flexibility in how the jackpots are given away, but Lucky Dragon has decided to host prize drawings to distribute its 46,404.12. Good news for guests, awful news for Lucky Dragon’s investors. The money will be distributed to eight winners on Jan. 27, 2018 starting at 5:00 p.m. Registration starts at 4:40 p.m. in the hotel lobby. One winner will take home $11,404.12 and seven others will receive $5,000. There are a few caveats. Guests must be present to win and the drawing is restricted to Lucky Dragon club card holders. The struggling Lucky Dragon closed its casino on Jan. 4, 2018. While casino owners said the closure was temporary, it was later announced the resort is being hit with foreclosure. Lucky Dragon is scheduled to be auctioned on Feb. 6, 2018. [Read More...

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