Temperatures are above 100 and that can only mean one thing; it's summer in Vegas. And that makes it a perfect time to thank our tipsters. You are our lifeblood. You keep us afloat with all of your intel, rumormongering, rants, photos and gossip spilling. Thank you. For all you newcomers, a quick reminder on how you can get involved in all the fun:
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