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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 […]

For several years there was a huge surge in interest in playing poker as more people began playing poker online which translated to more interest in playing poker in Las Vegas casinos; Many Las Vegas resorts in turn added or expanded their poker rooms but as interest has waned several resorts have closed or down scaled their poker rooms. The latest announced poker room closure on the Strip is of the 9-table poker room at the Luxor which is due to close on June 18th. Although […]

The Orleans Thursday night pool parties continue again tonight with the event called “Taboo Summer Nights” which as usual starts 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 […]

The Flamingo resort have released a video promoting their GO Pool which in our opinion is worth a visit if you are looking for a pool to spend the day even at the $20 charge for non hotel guests or the $10 charge for hotel guests. The pool season is under way in Las Vegas and if you plan on visiting this or any pool in Las Vegas don’t forget to apply the sunscreen as its the desert with non a lot of shade and […]

Many Las Vegas resorts offer discounts throughout the year for active as well as retired military personnel. The month of May is Military Appreciation Month with many resorts adding discounts for military personnel but one of the best deals is at the SLS; The SLS deal is 50 percent off all its restaurants except for Bazaar Meats and the discount is also good at the Center and Monkey Bars. If you are interested in staying at the property the discount also includes 20 percent off rooms. […]

As previously announced the Cosmopolitan is the latest Strip resort to add parking charges with daily parking charges of $7 to $10 a day for daily self-parking with valet charges of $13 to $18 which varies depending on the length of stay. When you arrive at the parking the first hour is free for everyone and if you are a member of the upper levels of the Cosmopolitans players club at present time you will not be charged for addition time. As soon as its […]

Today is the scheduled opening of Chica a new Latin restaurant at the Restaurant Row located inside the Venetian near the casino floor. The restaurant is from John Kunkel the founder of 50 Eggs Inc with the menu crafted by partner chef Lorena Garcia who you might have seen on television shows such as Top Chef Masters among other shows. The new restaurants menu will draw from the chefs Venezuelan roots as well as other countries such as Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Argentina which sounds […]

MGM have announced that the first restaurant from Hong Kong based hospitality company Lai Sun Dining called China Tang is coming to the former Pearl space at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This is Lai Sun Dining’s first restaurant in the United States although the restaurant group has numerous restaurants across China and has received ten Michelin stars. China Tang will be in a good location at the MGM Grand across from Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak one of our favorite steakhouses and near the always […]

The Orleans starts their weekly Thursday night pool parties called “Taboo Summer Nights” 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 21 […]

The use of personal drones has increased as more companies are making the aerial remote control camera platforms in numerous sizes but they are still an expensive item. A Las Vegas company AviSight has been given permission to commercially operate drones over the Strip which could be potentially lucrative for them even though no plans have been announced. I don’t know how I feel about drones flying over an area crowded with people but I can see commercial uses for the drones such as tourist […]

The 38th Annual San Gennaro Feast returns to Las Vegas today on the grass inside Craig Ranch Park located in North Las Vegas.  The popular Italian themed annual event starts today at 4 pm through 11 pm tonight and runs through the Mother’s Day weekend until Mother’s Day Sunday May 14th. The event has live entertainment Italian dishes as well as from local restaurants, 30 amusement rides and games as well as a firework show at 9pm on Sunday night. Location: 628 W Craig Rd, […]

Station Casinos over the years has often run the free car giveaway promotion and going on right now for the month of May they have the “100 Cars in May Giveaway.” As well as the car giveaway if you have your free players card inserted when they give a car away everyone who does will receive $25 in slot dollars. If you want to try your luck at winning a car, Station Casinos are locals casino’s so mainly off Strip and away from the tourist […]

Just a reminder tonight’s performance of The Million Dollar Piano by Elton John has been canceled because of the performer’s illness upcoming shows including tomorrow night’s show as well as shows on May 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th have also been canceled and tickets are being refunded. Elton John’s shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace have been popular and if you want to see the show he is due to return in October for more shows. Share.

The Eastside Cannery has closed their buffet which isn’t that much of a surprise as buffets at smaller properties are becoming less common. If you are looking for food at this property there is other food options available at this Boulder Highway local’s casino. First up is their twenty-four-hour café with a 1960’s theme called Snaps which isn’t a bad option for a quick meal. The other two options are Carve Steakhouse which is your standard Las Vegas steakhouse open evenings as well as a […]

Jazz as well as other influenced genres of music, rock band Steely Dan has started it mini residency at the Opaline Theatre at the Venetian. The show continues tonight with additional shows on April 21st, 22nd, 26th as well as the 28th and 29th with ticket prices from $64 to $207 plus the usual taxes and fees. For tickets call (702) 414-9000 or visit ticketmaster.com Share.

Meet Emmitt Smith Today

Tristar Sports & Celebrity Memorabilia in the Miracle Mile Shops located next to Planet Hollywood often has sports celebrities show up for appearances and signing autographs for customers for a fee. Today between 2 and 3pm you have a chance to meet Dallas Cowboys great Emmitt Smith. Later this month 49ers great Joe Montana will also appear on Friday April 21st between 3:30 and 4:30pm. The store is located at suite 236 in the mall and if you need more information call (702) 534-1650. Share.

It looks like one of the last holdouts of the major hotels in Las Vegas that didn’t charge an extra resort fee has added one; The resort in question is the M Resort which has instituted a $19.99 daily resort fee to its daily room rate. The new charge doesn’t include anything you didn’t get before except now the gym is free where previously there was a charge for the hotel guests that wanted to use it. Share.

Technology is eliminating jobs in many industries but will your next bartender be a robot. Well most likely it would be a long time before all bartenders get replaced if ever. But in a few months robot bartenders will be coming to the Strip at a new bar currently under construction in the Miracle Mile Shops located at Planet Hollywood. The bar has a tentative name of Tipsy Robots and is expect to have an opening date sometime in June. This will be the first […]

Legendary rock group The Who have announced they are coming to Las Vegas for a mini residency at the Colosseum next to Caesar’s Palace. The first six dates of the mini residency have been announced with concerts on July 28th and August 1st, 4th, 7th, 9th and the 11th. The Who are in an amazing 53rd year as a band and, if you want to catch what should be a great show the ticket cost range from $76 with several levels up to $501 plus […]

Lounge Shows

The cost of everything for a Las Vegas visitor has increased over recent years which makes options for saving money that much more important. On a trip to Las Vegas you definitely see one of the amazing shows such as Penn & Teller, Blue Man Group, Legends In Concert or one of the numerous Cirque Du Soleil shows but seeing these shows can be expensive. One option to save money on a trip is to take in one of the many lounge shows in the […]

No More Olivia In 2017

It seems Olivia Newton John’s three year run at the Flamingo in Las Vegas may be over as her available dates this Summer don’t line up with the available dates of the Flamingo showroom. The Australian star who became known worldwide because of her lead role in the movie Grease with John Travolta, is currently on a tour through May. The busy performer recently wrapped up a tour of the UK and has other projects including recording a new album as well as a movie […]

There maybe soon a reason to visit the Hawaiian Marketplace which is a kind of outdoor market on the strip which lots of people pass through as they head down the Strip; Coming to the Hawaiian Marketplace soon in a space formerly occupied by the Heart Attack Grill is an Irish Rock Pub called Rock & Reilly’s from Los Angeles based LORE Group. The company already has locations in New York, Park City, Downtown Los Angeles, the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles and a soon […]

A new steakhouse is due to open in May at the Hard Rock resort and, the new name for the steakhouse has been announced it’s to be called MB Steak. The new steakhouse is from Michael and David Morton and is named MB Steak with the MB part of the name standing for Morton Brothers. The location of MB Steak is in the new lower section in the Southwest corner of the resort in a 7,000-square foot space. Share.

New Sportsbook Food Outlet

In September 2014, we reported the opening of the Red Rock location of Wieners Circle the Chicago chain known for its char grilled hot dogs and burgers. The location was in the sports book at Red Rock but it is no more as it recently closed. The newly opened replacement is the Gridiron Grill which still has the hot dogs and burgers as well as a basic breakfast menu. Share.

When plans were announced for a residency for Britney Spears with her show Piece of Me, fans were excited to see the popstar up close and personal; Many others wondered how she would do in a nightly show and if she could sustain long term audiences; The answer is in and yes, she can as the popular performer has added more dates several times over the shows run. Now comes news that dates have been added in August and September of this year the new dates […]

It seems strange to talk about the pool season in Las Vegas as California is being battered by Winter storms and many parts of the country are freezing cold with snow or big storms. But in Las Vegas the Spring pool season is just around the corner with The Hakkasan Group announcing March 10th as the opening date for its numerous pools and day clubs in Las Vegas. The Hakkasan Group pools to open then are Bare Pool Lounge at the Mirage, Wet Republic and […]

Repeat visitors to Las Vegas often have certain traditions or places they visit on every trip that could be having a drink at a certain bar or food at a certain restaurant or something else they generally do. One thing I do on most trips to Las Vegas be it at three in the afternoon or three am is a trip to Du Pars restaurant in the Golden Gate Downtown for their huge fluffy pancakes or a corned beef hash breakfast. It looks like I […]

Zuma Opens At Cosmopolitan

The restaurant make over at the Cosmopolitan continues with the opening Saturday of Zuma a high end sushi place from London. The restaurants at Cosmopolitan were always really good but recently the property has added a whole host of new restaurants such as Eggslut, Beauty & Essex as well as Momofuku and, there is still the opening of Blue Ribbon Brasserie out of New York that is also due to open in the next few months. If you are a foodie visiting Las Vegas it […]

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