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Moulin Rouge Is Gone

The last parts of the long closed Moulin Rouge have been demolished after a recent fire which is one of the many fires at the site over the years. Numerous attempts have been made over the years to rebuild and reopen, the resort which was famous for being the first desegregated hotel casino; because of that it’s where black entertainers would often stay at while performing at the other resorts around town. It’s a shame that with all the attempts to rebuild the Moulin Rouge that […]

White Castle Downtown Now

The new White Castle is now open on Fremont Street at Fremont and Fourth in the former Harley Davidson shop space. For the fans of White Castle so now there is a second Las Vegas location to enjoy their mini burgers. The first location at Casino Royale on the Strip had to be closed down briefly several times at the opening to restock food although as this is the 2nd Las Vegas location I don’t foresee the same issues at this location. If you are […]

Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar

In Las Vegas there our many places to get a good steak dinner although a Chicago heavyweight Steakhouse Bavette’s is about to open a Las Vegas location. The new 10,035 is due to open this month at the Monte Carlo as the property is revamped in to the MGM Park resort in the former Brand space. The restaurant will have a 1920’s speakeasy vibe which plays off its Chicago roots and hopefully for the owners be as busy as the Chicago restaurant where it’s hard […]

Last Pastrami Is Sold

The last pastrami sandwich at the Stage Deli located inside the MGM Grand has been sold as the longtime fixture of the property as closed for good. The east coast inspired deli has been at the property in a location next to the MGM sports book for twenty three years and apart from its formentioned huge pastrami sandwiches was also known for its matzo ball soup as well as bagels and lox. MGM Resorts hasn’t announced a replacement for Stage Deli yet although it such […]

Monte Carlo Buffet Is Gone 

As the Monte Carlo is remodeled as part its $450 million transformation in to the Park MGM, the buffet can now be added to the list of eating establishments that have recently closed at the property. The buffet at Monte Carlo was simply called The Buffet and was fine although as one of the smaller buffets on the Strip it wasn’t most people’s first choice but if you were staying at the property it was an okay choice. Previous restaurant closures at Monte Carlo include […]

The ongoing revamp of the Monte Carlo continues with two restaurants now closed as the property makes the transition from the Monte Carlo to the Park MGM. The two restaurants are Dragon Noodle Company and d.vino and, no word yet on when the newly named Park MGM will make its debut. Some people love the Monte Carlo for its reasonably priced rooms compared to its Strip neighbors but for me the casino and property seemed a little bland. The revamp should give it more character […]

EDC Moves Up A Month

There has been talk about moving the date of the yearly Electic Daisy Carnival to different time to avoid the often oppressive Summer heat in Las Vegas in mid June. A decision has been made and now the Electric Daisy Carnival has been moved from mid June to the weekend of May 18th to 20th when the temperatures are generally about 30 degrees lower. The change will be safer for visitors and also a camping program has been added so vistors to the vent can […]

Stones Exhibit Coming To LV

A new exhibit is coming to Las Vegas this month when “Exhibitionism- The Rolling Stones” rolls in to town and, opens at the Palazzo on September 23rd. The new exhibit includes more than 500 personal items of Rolling Stones band members that will be on display. The exhibit is described as immersive and interactive so I presume you will be able to watch or listen to audio or video clips as part of the exhibit. The highlight of the exhibit is not trying to understand […]

Bruno Adds Dates

Today tickets go on sale for six additional dates which have been added to the Bruno Mars residency at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo. The six additional dates are for December 30th and 31st as well as January 14th, 16th to 17th and 18th with tickets starting at $99.50 plus taxes and fees. The New Year’s Eve show prices will most likely start at a much higher price point, check out the Ticketmaster website for more information or to purchase tickets. Share.

What To Do With Bags?

Sometimes you arrive at you Las Vegas resort hotel several hours before check in with you bags or the day of leaving you have several hours between check out and your flight; You don’t want to carry your bags around with you so what do you do with them? One good option is to go to your hotels bell hop desk and drop off your bags so they can store your bags until needed. If you are a hotel guest they don’t charge you for […]

Today at the Boyd’s local properties and the three properties in Downtown Las Vegas are special point multipliers for members of the B Connected players card (free to join) but only for Labor Day. The multiplier is 15X on penny reels, 11X on other reels and 6X on video poker your card must be in the machine to work. The Downtown properties are California, Fremont and Main Street Station the local properties are The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast and Sam’s Town. Check with your preferred […]

Paul Shaffer At Caesars

David Letterman’s longtime sidekick and musical director Paul Shaffer is coming to Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesar’s Palace for a residency starting in December. The three-week engagement starts December 21st and runs through January 6th with nine dates. Tickets start at $49 plus the usual fees and taxes, all shows start at 8 pm for more information visit the Caesars website. Share.

Viva Vision Adds New Show

A new show has been added to the Fremont Street Experience canopy the new Viva Vision show features several musical tracks from the band Linkin Park. The show is a tribute to the band who’s lead singer Chester Bennington just recently past away and, features the hits Burn it down, Numb and In the end. The new show is part of the rotating selection of shows with the shows running each night generally from 8pm to 1am.  Share.

Lionel Richie Adds Shows

Lionel Richies residentcy at Planet Hollywood has been getting good reviews and it seems to be doing well as more dates have been added with tickets on sale now. The new dates are November 30th as well as December 6th, 8th to 9th, 13th and 15th to 16th as well as seven more dates in March of 2018. Ticket prices start at $59 plus the usual taxes and fees, if you are a fan getting tickets will make you think you are dancing on the […]

No 50 Shades At Bally’s

It looks likes it the end of the road for the show 50 Shades! A Parody at Bally’s which has announced its last show will be on September 11th. The show has been running at Bally’s for over a year and generally gets pretty good reviews for a lower budget show. The replacement for the show has been announced as Evil Dead The Musical which sounds interesting to say the least. Share.

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 […]

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