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GAYC/DC At Beauty Bar Tonight

As part of the celebration of the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival the Beauty Bar has a performance by GAYC/DC the Gay AC/DC tribute band. The band was formed in Los Angeles in the early 2000’s and create gay oriented puns and revamps of classic AC/DC songs. The revamped song names include titles such as Gay Boy Boggie, Whole Lotta Rosie and many more with lots of costume changes as well as props in the name of outrageous entertainment.

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The Park Trees, Las Vegas

Fall Brew Celebration Continues Today

The Fall Brew Celebration returns today and tomorrow to the Park next to Park MGM and the T Mobile Arena. The event which is a celebration of beer runs both days between noon and 5 pm with this weeks event focuses on local Las Vegas breweries. Tomorrows event leads up to the 7 pm start of the Vegas Golden Knights versus the Anaheim Mighty Ducks so if you were at the Park for the Fall Brew Celebration it would be just a short walk to the T Mobile Arena for the game. Tickets can also be purchased for this weekend …

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Circus Circus, Las Vegas

Circus Circus 50th Birthday Today

Circus Circus today celebrates its 50th birthday the North Strip big topped themed resort was opened on this day in 1968 by Jay Sarno who conceived Caesars Palace and became president of the new Circus Circus. The original cost of Circus Circus in 1968 was $15 million which doesn’t sound like much in today’s dollars but that was a lot of money in 1968. Circus Circus is the third oldest property on the Strip after both the Tropicana and Caesars Palace and maybe even fourth if you count the SLS which dates back to December 1952 and was most of …

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Cosmopolitan Pool Deck

Cosmo Rink To Return

In what has become a yearly tradition the Ice Rink at the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan resort  returns for a seventh year in a row.  The opening date is scheduled for November 21 st with it open through the holidays through January 6th 2019 with many of the same events returning including simulated snow every 30 minutes after dark on weekends. As usual their will be special events at the Ice Rink which we we will cover such as special event skate nights, the always popular holiday movies and New Years fireworks.  

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Bally's, Las Vegas

Sterling Brunch Raises Price

The amazing Sterling Brunch Buffet at Bally’s has increased its price by $5 to a new price of $105 and even at that price it’s still likely to be as popular as ever. The weekend fine dining brunch at Bally’s is over 30 years old and draws the faithful to its current home at BLT steak. The reason why the Sterling Buffet has its fans even at this price is because of the amazing food and service; As soon as you sit down you receive a large portion of Gruyere cheese while you get served champagne. The guests then can …

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Park MGM Las Vegas

NoMad Bar To Open Today

The transformation from the former Monte Carlo to the Park MGM and boutique NoMad hotel is nearly over but one thing many are waiting for is today’s opening of the NoMad Bar. The original NoMad bar in New York is considered by many to be the best bar in the United States. The Las Vegas edition of the NoMad bar is a bright airy space that also has patio seating for all day dining as well as a small stage with a piano at night for live music. In the morning the bar will serve coffee, pastries and egg dishes, …

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The Park Sculpture Las Vegas

The Fall Brew Celebration At The Park

The Park the outdoor area between the new Park MGM and the New York New York resorts often has events to draw you to the area and check it out Right now on weekends they are having the “The Fall Brew Celebration” an event that celebrates the art of beer. This weekends event celebrates Irish beer as well as international beers from around the world that will be available throughout the Park, if you are interested in attending the event runs from noon to 5 pm tomorrow and Saturday.  

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SLS $100 Million Renovation

The north strip SLS has begun a $100 million renovation which will see all 1,615 rooms upgraded as replacement of slot machines and a redesign of the current pool area over the next years. Currently the SLS is pretty much on its own on that section of the north strip but with The Drew and Resorts World Las Vegas planned openings over the next could of years its seems the SLS is getting the property ready for the new competition; The new resorts will increase traffic to the north strip and the SLS is looking to get some of that …

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Fremont Hotel & Casino

Fremont Major Expansion

The Fremont in Downtown Las Vegas is often a hotel i stay in when i visit Las Vegas and now comes the announcement from Boyd Gaming of a possible expansion to the property. Boyd Gaming has submitted permits to build a 32 story hotel tower with 509 rooms at the back of the property on Ogden Avenue. The plans submitted also include a remodel of the existing 447 rooms which are in a 15 story tower that was build in 1956 which at the time was the tallest in Las Vegas. The casino size will also increase by 22,000 square …

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Treasure Island, Las Vegas

TI Buffet Now Open

The former Dishes Buffet at TI has finally reopened after the long $4 million remodel with a new name as the Corner Market Buffet. The remodel was scheduled to be over in June which was then delayed until August but for fans of TI  the buffet is finally open again. The Corner Market Buffet is also larger than the previous buffet at 13,000 square feet which means also they have added a larger selection of food. As i have mentioned in the past i don’t spend a lot of time at the TI and not really for any bad reason …

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Linq Las Vegas

Jimmy Kimmel Comedy Club

Jimmy Kimmel the late night talk show host has announced he is opening a Las Vegas comedy club with a planned opening of next spring. The 300 seat club is planned for the Linq Promenade with nightly shows as well as appearances by Jimmy Kimmel when he has time away from his ABC show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Jimmy Kimmel grew up in Las Vegas and went to school at Clark High and attended UNLV so its great to see a local do well.

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Fremont East, Las Vegas

PIG At Beauty Bar

Fremont East is known for its many bars as well as several good restaurants but many of the bars also have live entertainment. One such venue is Beauty Bar which has a stage inside and a larger stage outdoors for larger performances.. Tomorrow night PIG takes the stage with British musician front man Raymond Watts who is known for electronic rock music that is great to dance to. PIG’s new single “That’s The Way (I Like It)” which is a cover of the 1970’s hit by the great KC & The Sunshine Band. The new single is a collaboration with …

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3rd White Castle Open

A 3rd White Castle has opened in Southern Nevada with this location on Interstate 15 in Jean, Nevada the route many Southern Californian’s take as they head to Las Vegas. Unlike the two previous location in Las Vegas on the Strip and Downtown this location has a drive through. The White Castle is part of the new huge Terrible’s Road House travel stop which has been billing itself as having the world’s largest gas station. Some people love the bags of the steamed mini burgers at White Castle so now on you drive to Las Vegas you can grab some …

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Park MGM Las Vegas

NoMad Reservations Open

The luxury boutique hotel on the top floors of the Park MGM called NoMad is now taking room reservations for its planned soft opening of October 12th. The NoMad name is a reference to its New York location which is North of Madison Square. In my case my i don’t know if i would book a hotel during a soft opening which is a time they work on getting their staff up to speed and working out the problems: Some people however like to the the first guests in a hotel just like being on the maiden voyage of a …

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Caesars Palace Entrance

Celine Dion Ending Long Residency

Las Vegas performing legend Celine Dion has announced that her show which has run an amazing 16 years at Caesars Palace will end on June 8th of next year. Tickets for her final shows will go on sale this Friday and should be in high demand. Celine Dion has been performing at Caesars Palace since 2003 in the Colosseum which is a 4,300 seat arena made especially for Celine Dion. The French Canadian singer returns October 30th with her final 52 shows being marketed as of course “Celine Dion: The Final Shows’ with the final concert dates as June 1st, …

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EDC Las Vegas 2019 Trailer

(Video Courtesy Insomiac Events) To get you in the mood for purchasing tickets to the 2019 Electric Daisy Carnival Insomiac Events has released a trailer for event which draws huge crowds.Tickets for the 2019 Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Speedway go on sale this Friday at 10 am for the event due to run March 17th to 19th of next year. Ticket prices run from $319 for general admission to  $779 for VIP tickets as well as something called general admission plus for $499; General admission plus reminds me of economy plus on airlines and i guess that’s …

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The Final Straw

Early this year we reported how MGM Resorts was phasing out plastic drinking straws at all its properties, now comes the news that Caesars Entertainment is now doing the same. At Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas you can still ask for plastic straws or stirrers but they wont be provided automatically and some properties are already providing paper alternatives. The elimination of plastic drink straws in Las Vegas  is part of ongoing national trend to eliminate the straws to be more environmentally friendly with companies such as Starbucks and Mc Donald’s also looking to replace plastic one time use …

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Gordon Ramsey Fish & Chips

Gordon Ramsey Fish & Chips

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey has numerous restaurants in Las Vegas including his latest venture Hell’s Kitchen in front of Caesar’s Palace on the Strip. I have tried out his various restaurants but one i had not tried out but had wanted to for a while was Gordon Ramsey Fish & Chips. Being born and growing up in England one thing i have missed since moving to the United States is a good fish and chips which is not an easy thing to find although it is possible at places such as Ivar’s in Seattle for example. Gordon Ramsey Fish & …

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Palace Station

Graveyard Buffet At Palace

An overnight buffet in Las Vegas is not a common thing but they do come and go from time to time the last one i remember was one that was briefly offered at the Palms last year. The Palace Station Feast Buffet runs from midnight to 8 am with a price of $10.99 although its only $6.99 with a players club which is a bargain. The players club is called the Boarding Pass and is free to join so well worth getting to get your discount. The station casino buffets are always a good deal value wise and the Palace …

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Linq Sign Las Vegas

Zip Lines Coming To Strip

The first permanent zip lines are coming to the Strip and we now have an opening date of November 9th. The location is at the Linq promenade and riders will launch from the 114 foot tower and then zip down the length of the promenade and ending up at the base of the High Roller Ferris Observation Wheel. The length of the zip line is approximately 1,000 feet and during the ride you will get speeds up to 35 miles per hour, this really isn’t my thing but i’m sure it will be really popular especially because of its location …

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Golden Nugget, Las Vegas

Shark Tank Tours

The pool at the Golden Nugget always draws a big crowd and one of the pools unique features is the 200,000 gallon shark tank through which you can take a water slide  to the pool.  The Golden Nugget does offer behind the scenes tours of the shark tank aquarium hosted by one of the staff marine biologists. As part of the tour you will learn about the workings of the tank and its various marine life; You will also witness feeding time for the sharks and learn about all the different species on show.  Before the tour is over you …

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Steven’s Casino’s Change Sportsbooks

It looks like William Hill is out as the management company of all Derek Stevens sports books in downtown Las Vegas. The former Las Vegas Club when it reopens with its new name will be run by an in house operation headed by bookmaker Mathew Metcalf ; The other two Derek Stevens properties the Golden Gate and the D will make the change sometime before the end of 2019. For a time it looked like William Hill was going to take over a big percentage of the sports books in town but as changes that allow sports betting across the …

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$1 Beer Still Available

If you miss the $1 Michelob beer special at the Casino Royale on the Strip which is still a good deal at the price now of $2 a bottle, but you can still get the old deal just off the Strip; To get the deal head over to the Stage Door Bar which is located behind the Cromwell and across the street from Bally’s. The bar is just your basic small bar with slots but if you need a break from the expensive Strip drink prices their is an option not too far away. When you enter the bar they …

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No Fright Dome

A Las Vegas Halloween tradition for 15 years has come to an end as Egan Productions the company behind the popular Fright Dome has announced that there will not be a Fright Dome this year.  The haunted attraction has been held at Circus Circus in their Adventure Dome Theme Park since 2003 and will be missed by locals and tourists alike. There are plenty of other things to do around Halloween in Las Vegas but its a shame Fright Dome wont return hopefully it will return next year. 

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Palace Station Sign

Palace Station Sports Book Opens

The Palace Station has been undergoing a major remodel in recent times with the former railroad theme being removed and the whole property in general receiving an upgrade.  As the $192 million remodel draws to a close on of the final elements is now finished and open which is the 8,000 square foot sports book. The sports book features new televisions around the sports book as well as a new center bar with a six table poker room added nearby. If you haven’t been to the Palace Station before its a short drive from the Strip and worth checking out …

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Planet Hollywood

Criss Angel At Planet Hollywood

Criss Angel’s revamped show Mindfreak is due to open December 19th at Planet Hollywood with a different show than the one that previously had a long run at the Luxor. The new show is billing itself as having twenty new never seen before effects and although i wasn’t a fan of his previous show Criss Angel does have his fans. If you want to check out the new show tickets start at $69 plus the usual taxes and fees.

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Las Vegas Sign

The Treehouse Coming 2019

A new $7 million entertainment and dining venue is headed to Downtown Las Vegas in March of next year when the 22,000 square foot entertainment and dining center opens called The Treehouse.  The Treehouse location will be on Main Street in the Arts District in the building that had the former vintage clothing store The Attic. The Treehouse concept sounds interesting and includes a 300 seat Asian seafood restaurant, four bars a dayclub with pool as well as a nightclub in a themed space with various trees and exotic wood finishes. Themed restaurants were big for a while although most …

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El Cortez

El Cortez Restaurant Comps

In an interesting move the El Cortez in Downtown Las Vegas has announced deals with local restaurants in the area so now players can redeem their club points towards their meals. While its not unusual for players cards to offer the ability to use comps points at in house restaurants such as the buffets, redeeming points at an external restaurant is a new option.  The local restaurants you can use your El Cortez players card points at include Rachel’s Kitchen, Taqueria El Buen Paster and Eurekat for more information talk to the El Cortez players club. 

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Bellagio

MGM Adds Another Fee

It looks like our friends at MGM Resorts International have figured a way to add another fee to the seemly endless add on fees such as resort fees and parking charges with a new fee at the spa and salons. The new fee is a 20 percent service charge which now applies in all its Las Vegas spas and salons. I don’t think a 20 percent service fee in the spa’s will stop people going to Las Vegas but all the combination of fees might make some consider going to less expensive destinations in the future which could hurt Las …

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Mandalay Bay

Santana Adds More Dates

Multi Grammy winner Carlos Santana a long time Las Vegas fixture has announced an extension to his residency at the House Of Blues located inside the Mandalay Bay; The show called Santana: Greatest Hits Live at the House Of Blues has announced new dates for early next year with shows January 23rd, 25th to 27th, 30th to 31st as well as performances on February 1st and 2nd. Tickets to the ten time Grammy winners show start at $99.50 plus all the usual taxes and fees.  House Of Blues Carlos Santana Page For Tickets

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Park MGM Las Vegas

New Nightclub At Park MGM

A new nightclub called On the Record by newcomers to Las Vegas from a Los Angeles based company called Houston Hospitality. The 11,000 square foot speakeasy style club is set to open on New Years Eve at the former Monte Carlo now renamed as the Park MGM, a much larger club is also planned for the newly renamed resort.  

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California Hotel, Las Vegas

2nd Floor Casino No More

In Las Vegas a casino on a second floor is unusual and now we have one less as the second floor casino at the California has been walled off and closed as part of the ongoing remodel of the property. The  California has removed all the video poker and slot machines as well as closing the rarely open bar from the top of the escalators although all the retail in the hallway is still open. I played a little in the nearly deserted 2nd floor casino recently and machines themselves  were mainly older ones, its not really a surprise that …

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Treasure Island, Las Vegas

The Buffet At TI Closed

If you were planning to eat at the Buffet at TI in the near future you might want to make different plans as it closed June 4th for a remodel and is not scheduled to reopen until August 7th. I must admit i don’t often spend a lot of time at Treasure Island or TI as its marketed as, but that being said but the property does have its fans. As part of the remodel some of the current buffet space is going to be converted to a sports bar which will be interesting to check out once it opens.

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Father’s Day Dinner At Oscar’s

Oscar’s  steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas is having a Porterhouse steak special just for Father’s Day; The special includes the Porterhouse steak with crispy onion rings as well as bacon mac & cheese and, roasted rainbow cauliflower. The special is just for Father’s Day Sunday June 17th and is $69 per person for reservations are important and can be made at oscarslv.com or by calling (702) 386-7227.  

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Eastside Cannery

Eastside Cannery Remodel?

It looks like changes are happening at the Eastside Cannery the Boulder Strip property that Boyd Gaming purchased in 2016 . Boyd Gaming recently closed the Carve Steakhouse and The Deli leaving the 24 hour Snaps Cafe as the only restaurant open at the Eastside Cannery at the moment. Boyd Gaming has said they are not closing the property although with the recent closing of the bingo room at the property and the downsizing of the sports book change is happening at the Eastside Cannery. At this point its not know if these moves are just cost saving choices or …

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Wynn Las Vegas Sign

Wynn Breaks Rank On Parking

In a climate in Las Vegas where it seems the two major Strip operators MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment are constantly raising parking charges comes news that the Wynn Las Vegas is making a customer positive change to its parking; Starting July 1st customers who spend $50 in the casino will have their parking fee comped which is similar to Downtown properties where if you spend money at the property you get your parking comped.  It would be nice if this was the start of a bigger trend to lessen parking and other fees but unless there is a big …

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Derek Stevens Buys Office Building

It looks like the owner of D Las Vegas is continuing his Downtown buying spree as he has purchased an 11 story office building at 302 Carson Ave which is across from the D Las Vegas as well as the Downtown Event Center which he also owns. The building and its adjacent parking garage where purchased for nearly 40 million dollars. Derek Stevens recently announced plans to build a 777 room hotel and casino on the now empty site of the Las Vegas Club, Mermaids and the Girls Of Glitter Gulch; because of this project likely nothing will happen to …

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Citywide Strike Threat Over?

It looks like the threat of a citywide strike from members of the culinary and bartenders unions may have lessened as MGM Resorts have followed Caesars Entertainment in reaching a tentative deal with the unions. This deal if it holds will stop a strike which was authorized by its members and could have happened as soon as June 1st but was delayed because of the ongoing talks. If the deal is finalized with the two largest operators on the Strip it would mean that 18 of 34 Las Vegas resorts would avoid a possible strike and deals would still have …

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Caesars Palace Fountain

Buffet Skip The Line Fee

When you thought it wasn’t possible to add another fee in Las Vegas comes a new one although this one at least is optional; Two of he highest rated buffets have now added an option to skip the line and get seated right away for an additional fee on top of the meal charge. The Cosmopolitan’s Wicked Spoon Buffet charges $10 to skip the line and Caesars Palace top rated Bacchanal Buffet has a $25 skip the line fee. You will have to decide yourself if the skip the line fee is worth it to you but these two buffets …

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flixbus

Flixbus To Las Vegas

There are a lot of options on inexpensive bus service from Southern California to Las Vegas including Greyhound, Bolt Bus, Mega Bus and now the newest competitor Flixbus from Germany. Unlike the other competitors Flixbus doesn’t actually own their own buses and is a app an website where they take care of the booking of tickets as well as back end technology as well as the routes and marketing for the company; Each of the green Flixbus logo buses are run by independent bus companies that Flixbus has partnered with who provide the drivers and buses. The first day of …

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Bellagio Fountains

The Bank Nightclub To Close

Longtime nightclub “The Bank” at the Bellagio is closing Monday after a nearly eleven-year run at the property. At one time the beautiful 11,170 square foot Bank with its glass encased dance floor was one of the hottest clubs although in recent times may have been overshadowed by other clubs. The Bank often would have the hottest celebrities of the time either guest hosting or as dj’s including stars such as Iggy Azalea, Jaime Foxx or Bruno Mars. No word yet from MGM Resorts on what will replace the The Bank although if you need other options at the Bellagio …

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Mandalay Bay

What No Straw In My Drink

MGM Resorts have announced that they are going to be phasing out the use of plastic straws at its various properties. The program has started at the Aria and Mandalay Bay and will soon happen at all MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas. As the program starts you will still be able to request your server or bar tender for a straw but one won’t be automatically added to your drink; The eventually goal of the program is to eliminate all straws from MGM operated clubs, bars and restaurants. The purpose of this program according to MGM Resorts is to …

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Venetian Bridge Las Vegas

Mario Batali LV Restaurants To Close

Las Vegas Sands has ended its business relationship with the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group which will mean the closure of the three restaurants at its Las Vegas properties. The three restaurants are Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B  Ristorante and Otto Enotoca e Pizzeria at the Venetian and Palazzo resorts with the loss of nearly 300 jobs. The announcement follows the reports of sexual misconduct surrounding celebrity chef Mario Batali and follows a report on CBS’s “60 Minutes” concerning one alleged victim. Mario Batali is well known to Food Network viewers and was a co host of ABC’s “The Chew” until …

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Orleans, Las Vegas Sign

Memorial Day Point Multipliers At Boyds

The Boyd’s hotels and casinos in Las Vegas are running a point multiplier event for Memorial Day Monday May 28th where their players club members can earn slot points for their play on slot as well as video poker machines; One such bonus day is Monday on Memorial day at Boyd’s three casinos Downtown which are  the Fremont, California and Main Street Station as well as their other casinos in the Las Vegas area, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Sams Town, Suncoast and Aliante. The special Memorial Day point multipliers are 11X points on reels and 6X points on video poker …

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Park MGM Las Vegas

Park MGM Still A Work In Progress

  As you can see from the casino entrance  picture above the Monte Carlo may have recently been renamed the Park MGM but construction at the property is far from over. If you plan on staying at the property soon you might want to take that in to account, that being said the noisy construction seems to be mainly around the front of the property Strip side. The main casino entrance from the Strip is closed but the casino itself is open as is the buffet and, it will be interesting to see after construction is done how the revamped …

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Linq Sign Las Vegas

Sidewalk Stars New Home

On my last trip to Las Vegas a tourist by the SLS asked me where the stars of celebrities were in the pavement and, i didn’t really have a great answer for her but i remember some in various places on center Strip but no one location. First of all if you are not familiar with what is officially called “The Las Vegas Walk Of Stars” it is similar to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and, in this case the cement stars in the sidewalk honor Las Vegas entertainment people. The cement stars were removed in several places on the …

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Southpoint Steak & Eggs

$4.95 Steak & Eggs At Southpoint

Finding inexpensive food options on the Strip isn’t always the easiest thing to do although there are a few options. One such option is the Coronado Cafe at the Southpoint Hotel & Casino on the South Strip which is known for its inexpensive food deals. the best of which run from midnight to 6 am. I arrived in Las Vegas early in the morning so stopped at the South Point before i headed further down the Strip for some breakfast after the long drive from Southern California. The Coronado Cafe is just off the main casino floor and is a …

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Park Theater Las Vegas

Stevie Wonder At Park Theater

Music legend Stevie Wonder has announced that he will perform for four nights at the new Park Theater in August with the dates being 3rd, 4th, 8th. 10th and 11th. Tickets for the event called “The Stevie Wonder Song Party” are available now presale to American Express cardholders or M Life players card members starting at $69.30 per ticket plus the usual fees and taxes. Tickets for the general public go on sale on Monday 21st May at 10am at Ticketmaster or for more information contact Ticketmaster or the Park Theater box office at 1 (844) 600 PARK  

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Mandalay Bay

CraftHaus Beer & BBQ Dinner

A tasty sounding event is happening Friday night at the Mandalay Bay with the CraftHaus Beer & BBQ Dinner taking place at the Border Grill. The event features Excutive Chef Mike Minor’s pairing of  CraftHaus beer with great BBQ as well as all the sides such as mac & cheese, baked beans, corn bread and potato salad. The meat will be slow cooked, grilled or smoked and include things such as burnt ends burritos, spare ribs, brisket tacos and my favorite pulled pork.  The event costs $72 but includes an unlimited feast, paired with the CraftHaus beers served on long …

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