VICE’s Shane Smith Casually Dropped $300,000 At A Vegas Steakhouse

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Whether or not you’re a fan of Vice Media and the offbeat, in-depth news stories they cover, you can’t help but respect the power move CEO Shane Smith pulled at a Vegas steakhouse. During last month’s Consumer Electronics Show, Smith went on a hot streak at the blackjack tables of the Bellagio that would make Raymond Babbitt envious.

Did he just go back to his hotel room, look in the mirror, and pat himself on the back for a job well done before going to bed at a reasonable hour? Fuck no. He did what any red-blooded American (in this case, Canadian) man would do after a successful night at the casino and blew it in an excessive manner.

Smith marched those winnings into the casino’s Prime Steakhouse and dropped a cool 300 large on his party of 12. That’s $25,000 per head, or the salary of a writer for Gawker with five years tenure.

I’m guessing the majority of the tab was probably booze. We’re talking bottles of wine Jesus himself converted from water 2,000 years ago. Also is there any doubt the steak dinners were anything but endangered species? Florida panthers, all around.

Meanwhile, at Grandex HQ, Dorno won’t cover a Jimmy John’s sub. The Hair won’t even take “I’ll get you tomorrow”s, either. Just as cold-blooded as they come.

[via Bloomberg]

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Dan Regester

Dan Regester @Dan_Regester is a Senior Writer and Video Guy for Grandex Media. Delco trash. UCF alum. Famous FIJI on Wikipedia. Bit of a gambling problem. Advocate of shipping the homeless to Mars. Email tips to

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