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Kids Ride Free Deal

If you plan to ride the High Roller the worlds tallest observation wheel at the Linq, here is a deal that might save you some money if you are plan on taking the kids with you for a ride. Right now for the month of August kids twelve and under ride free with each paying adult, the offer runs through the month of August for daytime rides before 7pm if you want to take advantage of the deal.  Share.

Zombies At Fremont Street

A new interactive Zombie themed interactive attraction has opened at the Fremont Street Experience; The new attraction is called Fear The Walking Dead Survival and is part escape room, part maze and haunted house and part interactive video game. The attraction is of course inspired by AMC’s television show The Walking Dead and if you want to check it out tickets run about $30. Video Courtesy of AMC & Triotech Share.

Flock & Fowl Downtown 

We A second Flock & Fowl location is heading to Downtown Las Vegas in the Ogden condo complex in a space formally occupied by Itsy Bitsey Ramen & Whiskey. The original Flock & Fowl is located on Sahara just off the Strip and is from the same owners of the Fat Choy a well liked restaurant in the Eureka casino. There are reports that the restaurant is also planning to go cashless and only accept credit cards and, debit cards which would  be interesting to […]

Bally’s have announced they are adding mini golf with bowling and an arcade to their resort but no date has been announced yet for the planned opening. The planned 10,000 square area will be built by Monster Mini Golf who built the similar Kiss Mini Golf at the Rio although this place won’t have a Kiss theme. Hopefully more details about the attraction will be forthcoming soon. Share.

The remodeled sports book at the Wynn Las Vegas is now open with of course the latest technology with the betting desks equipped with usb outlets as well as power outlets. The betting wall has also been updated with a huge 137” x 11’ LED video screen with 21 million pixels as well as an additional 35 monitors. Zoozcrakers Deli has also been renamed to Charlies Bar & Grill after legendary casino host Charlie Meyerson. The remodeled Encore sports book is due to open today […]

The buffet at the Stratosphere has been revamped and renamed with the new a brand new which is ‘Crafted’ and with the revamp comes a slight price increase; the prices have gone up $1 with brunch now $16.99 and dinner $20.69 with the free players card. The former all day eating pass also has been discontinued, the Stratosphere was never one of the top buffets on the Strip but it’s a good value if you are visiting or staying at the property. Share.

Food Network celebrity chef Robert Irvine’s restaurant at the Tropicana has finally opened after months of extensive promotional advertising for the restaurant. The name of the restaurant is Robert Irvine’s Public House and as the name suggests is a pub style restaurant so expect English pub style food kicked up a notch. Robert Irvine has hosted many shows on cables Food Network but rose to fame as the host of the show Restaurant Impossible. Share.

Downtown’s Golden Gate Casino will close for a few days in August for an expansion which will nearly double the current casino space. The casino is due to be closed from August 20th to 25th well apart from more casino space the outdoor One Bar will also be extended as well as the addition of a new entry way off the Fremont Street Experience is to be built. The current casino at the Golden Gate is a fun place to play although the smaller space […]

The approval has been given for the eight-story hotel tower addition to the Downtown Grand where the current valet area on the East side is located. This addition the third tower at the property will add another 495 rooms to the current room total bringing the overall resort to 1,124 rooms. The Downtown Grand is a nice property with a nice pool deck area, the problem for the property since it opened has been its location, a block off the Fremont Street Experience. The Downtown […]

Dirt Dog On The Strip

Los Angeles based hot dog resaturant Dirt Dogs has opened a small kiosk at the Grand Bazaar Shops which located in front of Ballys on the Strip. The company is know for selling a bacon wrapped hot dog, which the compnay has called “The Official Hot Dog of Los Angeles.” Im from Southern California and i would say one of Pink’s hot dogs is the official hot dog of Los Angeles or even the Dodger Dog but to each there own. The new Dirt Dog […]

Esports Arena In 2018

The former space of the long running LAX nightclub at the Luxor will soon start its make over in to the Esports Arena with a scheduled opening date in the first quarter of 2018. Esports if you not familar is where the video game teams and players compete for prize money in competitions while big crowds watch on and cheer. The new Esports Arena is a joint enterprise with MGM Resorts International and eSports Arena with the demolition of the two floor 30,000 square foot […]

Frontier Airlines has become a big presence at McCarren International Airport over the last few years and back in May it announced that the airline was opening by the end of 2018 a new crew base in Las Vegas to improve reliability. The airline has now announced that it will add a three day a week non stop service between Las Vegas and Indianapolis with the planes scheduled to leave Las Vegas in early morning and depart Indianapolis at 2:20 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and […]

Summer Concert Series

The free Summer Downtown Las Vegas concerts return to Fremont Street again with this year’s event called “Downtown Rocks.” As you can guess from the name a lot of rock acts are performing with Good Charlotte scheduled tomorrow on the 3rd Street Stage at 9 pm. Next up is Rick Springfield on August 22nd on the 1st Street Stage at 9 pm followed by Seether at the end of the month on August 26th. The free concerts happen under the canopy of the Fremont Street […]

EDC Date Change?

The yearly Electric Daisy Carnival brings huge crowds every June to Las Vegas Speedway and as every local knows as well as many visitors to Las Vegas know 100 plus degree days in the Summer are not unusual. There is talk now to maybe move the event to a time when its less likely to be so hot to help with the heat related medical problems, no decision has been made yet but if possible, it would be a good idea. Share.

The Samba Brazilan Steakhouse at The Mirage has announced they will close on August 31st and be replaced by another restaurant to take over that space by the end of the year. The Samba Brazilian Steakhouse opened at the Mirage in 1998 as the Samba Grill and became known as a meat eaters heaven with amazing meats carved tableside such as roast pork loin, lamb and Portuguese sausage served with options such as black beans, rice and vegatables that come to you table family style. […]

Mob Museum Happy Hour

Yes you read the title right the Mob Museum in Downtown Las Vegas has special pricing between 5pm and 9pm on Monday’s to Thursday’s which will save you $5 off the regular admission price of $23.95. If you read all the information on the exhibits you could easily spend a couple of hours so if you want to take advantage of the happy hour deal you might want to go closer to 5pm instead of 9 pm. Tours of the new distillery and tasting packages […]

Wynn Resorts has announced its new parking fees for Wynn Las Vegas and Encore with the fees due to start August 7th. The new parking will start at $7 for two hours of self-parking and then $12 for between 2 and 4 hours and a $15 maximum for 24 hours. If you park for a shorter length the first hour is free and valet parking already charges $15 for the first four hours and $20 for up to 24 hours. Share.

The Sahara To Return?

With the recent sale of the SLS Las Vegas rumors started soon after that a name change for the property was on the horizon, maybe even back to its original name the Sahara; This rumor now seems a good possibility especially after the properties players club was renamed from the CODE to Club 52 which is the year the Sahara opened. A rebranding from the SLS name to the former Sahara would be a plus but the new owners still have a lot of work […]

The Cromwell is one of the smaller properties on the Strip and up until now other than the popular Giada restaurant didn’t really have a good food options other than bar or club food; The new food option is a quick service counter called Eatwell which is located just off the north side of the casino floor. Eatwell serves beautiful deserts as well as grab and go food items as sandwiches which are each priced around $11 each. Eatwell also has a menu of Starbucks […]

The monthly Downtown arts festival ‘First Friday’ returns today to the Las Vegas Arts District and the surrounding areas. The event centers around the Arts Center and features the work of 100 artists with their artworks in painting, photography, jewelry, textiles, arts, sculpture, multimedia and ceramics. The neighborhood shops as well as food and drink venues will open their doors for the event and during the event there will be approximately 50 outdoor artists and entertainers Event Hours: 6 pm to 11 pm Arts Factory: […]

The SLS Hotel & Casino on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip has updated its players club which was formally called The CODE. The new name for the players club is Club 52 and there are four levels which are Preferred, VIP, Elite with the highest level being Legend. To achieve the highest-level status, you must earn 150,000 points in a six month period and be invited to that level. Share.

Professional basketball returns to Las Vegas again as the NBA Summer League heads in to town for another ten days at the Thomas & Mack Center. The event runs from July 7th to the 17th and features the young new talent of the NBA as well as some of the NBA’s current stars. The teams compete in a tournament format and a champion will be crowned at the end, so if you are looking for something a little different this summer you might want to […]

Between today and Wednesday an estimated 323,00 people are expected to visit Las Vegas for Independence Day with about 200,000 of them expected to drive in to Las Vegas. If you plan to drive to Las Vegas for the holiday add extra time as the traffic on Interstates will be heavy and, the police will be out in large numbers especially looking for drunk drivers. Traffic at Mc Carran International Airport is going to be heavy as 765,000 travelers fly in or out of the […]

The Orleans weekly Thursday night pool parties called “Taboo Summer Nights” is tonight again starting at 6 pm by The Orleans swimming pool. The event is free for hotel guests or $10 for non-guests but it does include your first drink. There will be live DJ’s of course and the music is R&B as well as Old School and Neo Soul with both heated pools and jacuzzi available if you want to take a dip. Cabanas are also available for rental and you must be […]

Benny Binion is famous in the history of Downtown Las Vegas after he opened the Horseshoe casino in 1951 a mainstay of Downtown which in more recent times was renamed Binion’s Horseshoe and is now just called Binion’s. The Horseshoe was famous for excepting any size bet in the casino and, Benny Binion was a key figure in the development of the World Series of Poker tournament; If that wasn’t enough Benny Binion also helped the popular National Finals Rodeo secure its home in Las […]

What Is The $20 Trick?

Many regular visitors to Las Vegas see the $20 trick as their first real gamble when they arrive in Las Vegas. The $20 trick works at your hotel as you are checking in, when the hotel desk employee for you credit/debit card and identification slip the $20 bill between the two items; As you are handing the items over ask if there is any free upgrades, most likely the employee will start typing away looking for an upgrade for you. If there boss is nearby […]

More convention and meeting space is coming to the Strip and we don’t meet just the expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center; The MGM Grand has broken ground on an expansion to its Convention Center which will add 250,000 square feet of space to give it more than 850,000 square feet at the resort in total. The expansion will give MGM Resorts more than 4 million square feet of convention and meeting space at its Las Vegas resorts. Included in this total is 2 […]

The low-cost airline that has gained a big presence in Las Vegas in recent years Allegiant Air has announced the addition of two new routes to Las Vegas. The two new cities are Ogden, Utah and Omaha, Nebraska with service to Las Vegas beginning November 17th. The two new routes if they meet expectations could bring an additional 33,000 more visitors each year in these two new year-round routes. Share.

Max Casino Is Closing

The leased casino at the Westin is closing finally after an announcement was made about it a year ago. The Max Casino as its been called is a nod to the Maxim resort which was formally on the site for many years. The current casino occupies a large space in the lobby of the hotel and, some machines have already been removed with closure expected by June 30th. The main bar at the Westin is also due to close for a remodel so it looks […]

Running now through June 30th is the 11th Annual Restaurant Week in Las Vegas with many of the resort and local restaurants participating; A portion of the money from each meal will be donated to the Three-Square Food Bank in Las Vegas. Restaurant Week in Las Vegas is a popular event for tourists and, locals alike with restaurants offering special menus as well as special prices for the duration of the event. Share.

New Café At The Palms

The restaurant make over continues at The Palms the latest being the resorts coffee shop which will reopen July 1st as the Lucky Penny an updated version of the classic twenty-four-hour coffee shop.  The Lucky Penny will feature an updated menu with the usual soups, salads, burgers, pizza, sandwiches as well as wok dishes, boozy shakes and cold pressed juices. If you want to check out the Lucky Penny when it opens its right off the east parking resort at The Palms. Share.

To retain a gambling license at a closed property, gambling is required on the site for a few hours every two years. This brings us to the closed Las Vegas Club and Mermaids in Downtown Las Vegas that Derek Stevens majority owner of the D Las Vegas has bought for future development. To retain a gambling license at both sites the Las Vegas Club will open for eight hours of slot play on June 27th with that same thing happening at the nearby Mermaids the […]

As Independence Day in the United States draws near Las Vegas resorts will start to be announcing if they plan to have public firework displays on July 4th. Station Casino’s have announced that they will have free firework displays at two of their properties Red Rock and Green Valley Ranch. The event is being called “We Love Locals July 4th Fireworks Blast” and both shows will start at 9 pm with show length of about 9 minutes long each.  For more information check out the […]

Monday night is Hollywood movie night at the Boulevard Pool on the scenic rooftop of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; As part of the Summer movie series they screen a different movie every Monday night on the big screen next to the pool. Tonight’s movie is the 1986 comedy classic Ferris Bueller’s Day off with Mathew Broderick playing the lead. The movie is free for hotel guests and children younger than 5 but is a $5 admission for everyone else. The doors open at 7 […]

EDC Getting There

The organizers of this weekend’s Electric Daisy Carnival as well as local police and officials do a good job trying to keep things moving but with 140,000 people going to EDC there will be some delays. If you are not visiting EDC I would avoid Interstate 15 north of downtown completely until Monday afternoon. If you are visiting EDC and not taking one of the many paid for or the one free shuttle route abut are taking a taxi have it drop you off at […]

Tristar Sports & Celebrity Memorabilia in the Miracle Mile Shops is known for its huge collection of autographed sports and celebrity memorabilia as the name suggests that is available for purchase. The store often has celebrity appearances where the celebrities will sign their autograph for customers for a fee between certain hours scheduled times. One sports figure who often makes appearances at the store is controversial boxing great Mike Tyson. If you want to meet him or have him sign an autograph for money he […]

Robert Irvine Cookout

The 11th Annual Las Vegas Restaurant Week kicks off tonight with The Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine at the Tropicana. The event will be hosted by celebrity chef Robert Irvine who is best known for his shows on the Food Network such as the popular Restaurant Impossible. The summer camp inspired event is being held poolside at the Sky Beach Club and starts at 7 pm tonight through 10 pm with tickets at $99 for general admission or $125 for VIP tickets plus the usual […]

John Fogerty At Wynn

The Wynn Las Vegas has announced that John Fogerty Is returning to the Encore Theater for a residency of shows starting in September of this year. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Fogerty will perform songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival the classics as well as his solo hits. The tickets will go on sale today at 10 am for pre sales online for members of the Wynn Red players card and tomorrow at 10 am for the public. The residency starts September 20th through […]

The El Cortez in Downtown Las Vegas has a promotion for today’s Flag Day for members of its players club which is free to join. For today if you have your El Cortez players card in while playing you get 3x points on video poker, 5x points on reels and keno and 7x points on video reels. You of course must be 21 and older for more information contact the visit the players club booth at El Cortez. Share.

Free Shuttle To EDC

If you are attending the Electric Daisy Carnival this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway you could pay for one of the many shuttles provided by EDC with various pick up points around town. There is also a free EDC shuttle option from the external lots at Craig Ranch Park & Ride which is near Interstate 15. The service will run nightly during the event nights from 6 pm until the end of the event each night. There will be about 100 buses running […]

Earlier this year music legend Elton John canceled shows of his “The Million Dollar Piano” in Las Vegas after the singer got a bacterial infection. But there is good news for Elton John fans as he has announced he will return to Las Vegas for a series of shows starting in October running through May of 2018. The singer has sold over 250 million records in his five-decade long career and, will return to his residency on the Strip at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. […]

The 70’s live on tonight at the Gold Spike in Downtown Las Vegas as they hold a Down & Derby: Disco Costume Contest. The party starts at 10pm and features a disco inspired costume party, roller skating and two Dj’s to spin the 70’s music Crykit and SHR3D. If you are interested break out your booty shorts, headbands, neon tank tops and tube socks and skate on to the Gold Spike. For more information contact the Gold Spike. Address: 217 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas […]

Music legend Diana Ross is coming to the Wynn Las Vegas this October for a limited series of nine shows beginning October 11th with additional shows on October 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25,27 and 28th. The tickets for the Hall Of Fame Inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner start at $60.50 and go to $296 plus the usual taxes and fees. The tickets for the shows at the Encore Theater go on sale starting at 10am on this Friday June 9th and $1 […]

As a kid of the 1980’s i’m a big Pacman fan as i spent hours and too many quarters at the arcade trying to get Pacman away from the video game ghosts. On my next Las Vegas trip i’m going to have to check out the new Pac Man Wild slots that Boyd’s has added to their seven Las Vegas properties although i think it could cost me more quarters that the 1980’s arcade game but oh well. (Video is courtesy of Boyd Gaming Corporation) […]

The space formally occupied by Brand at Monte Carlo is going to become a location of Bavette’s Bar & Bouef a critically acclaimed steakhouse from Chicago. The Chicago location of Bavette’s Bar & Bouef has dark panel walls and leather seats in a darker speak easy look and its possible some of that look could make it to its new Las Vegas location. The Chicago restaurant is known for of course amazing steaks but also food with a French flair but less formal than most […]

The new Boulevard Food Court has now opened on the South Strip north of the MGM Grand and, just north of the Coke Cola store where the giant Coke bottle is. The new food court is 13,000 square feet and includes nine food tenants. The food is getting good reviews and includes El Dorado Express yes, a offshoot of El Dorado Cantina which is located next to the Sapphire strip club; Other restaurants in the food court to name just a couple include Red Dog […]

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