Las Vegas Inside Out

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 […]

The popular Strip side Serendipity 3 has closed at Caesar’s Palace with a new in house restaurant called Stripside Cafe & Bar to take over the space and reopen almost right away. Serendipity 3 opened in 2009 and was known for its elaborate desert menu with items such as the Frrrozen Hot Chocolate and will be missed by sweet toothed diners such as myself. Serendipity 3 was a Las Vegas off shoot of 62 year old New York restaurant when it opened in 2009. For […]

Taxi Use Down In Las Vegas

This isn’t really a surprise in the age of Uber and Lyft but taxi usage in Las Vegas like many cities is way down, in fact down 19.2 percent for this November over the same time last year. Taxi ridership for November was 1.6 million fares and we wouldn’t be surprised if the numbers continue to drop as the ride call apps like Uber take an ever bigger chunk of the market. There has been some discussion about lowering the fees taxi’s are charged to […]

Deep Dish Pizza At Bally’s

The swap meet, I mean Grand Bazaar Shops out front of Bally’s on the Strip now has a new food option with the addition of Pizzeria Giordano. Now you can get your fix of Chicago style deep dish pizza with the same menu as its locations in Chicago and the restaurant is open until 2am for those late night pizza cravings. Share.

Last Chance For Cher

The singer Cher has sold over 100 million records over her amazing six decades career and is not a stranger to Las Vegas as she had a residency in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace between 2008 and 2011. I’m not a fan of Cher i will say that up front although i did enjoy where she swore at David Letterman but her Las Vegas show got really good reviews from fans who saw her performance. Cher is returning for one last time and possibly the […]

Chandelier Lounge Reopens

One of our favorites the Chandelier Lounge at the Cosmopolitan has reopened after a remodel with a new purple theme and, the good news is all three levels are now open (during daytime or slower times not all three levels are open at once). If you are a smoker you can smoke on levels one and three which also includes cigar smokers. The Chandelier Lounge is easy to find in the center the casino and, is covered with two million beaded crystals. If you haven’t […]

British crooner Matt Goss is ending his long residency at Caesars Palace with his final performance scheduled for September 14th. The singer has performed at what is called the Gossy Room in Caesars Palace for six years which is a good run for a performer in Las Vegas. The Gossy Room for long time readers of this website is the former Cleopatra’s Barge where many people put their hands up to touch the statues chest for good luck or to pose for pictures. No announcement […]

The Cosmopolitan for many years was interested in pushing hip vibe in its commercials and its cool hotel rooms as well as restaurants with the casino part of the business more of an afterthought. In more recent times there has been more of a push to get gamblers to spend at the property and starting today for Identity players club members is a daily slot tournament called “100 Days of Summer’ with each days winner getting $500 slot points. To enter the daily slot tournament […]

MGM Resorts had announced that with the opening of the T Mobile Arena that they would start charging for parking at its nearby properties. The properties charging the fees are Bellagio, Aria, Vdara, New York New York and the soon to be rebranded Monte Carlo. The only way to avoid the charge is if you are have a Nevada driving license and are willing to have it scanned. I would expect this soon to become the norm on the Strip as i’m sure other companies […]

The free Summer concerts have returned to the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas with this Summers shows under the ‘Rock Of Vegas 2016’ banner. Upcoming free concerts include 3 Doors Down on June 11th, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies on July 2nd and Rob Krieger of The Doors on July 23rd. If you are interested in attending the free concerts under the Fremont Street Experience canopy visit their website for more information at vegasexperience.com Share.

Memorial Day may not be the official start of Summer but in Las Vegas its when many of the pool parties and day clubs in town go from opening just on weekends and holidays to being open nearly every day. The Electric Daisy Carnival is also just around the corner as huge crowds will flock to the Las Vegas Speedway to party while listening to the best in electronic music on several stages. EDC will also mean the big names of electronic dj’s will be […]

When former Las Vegas Strip resorts are imploded they always draw big crowds even though most are in the middle of the night. People have been wondering when the implosion of the Riviera would be announced well on June 14th at 2am the implosion of the long time Strip property will begin with the implosion of the Monaco Tower. An implosion date for the Monte Carlo tower has not been announced yet but will be forthcoming. Share.

The off Strip Silverton resort is offering a free buffet today for all active and retired Military, Nevada Police and Fire as well as NHP members, you just have to be a member of their players club Silverton Rewards and present your service ID to the cashier. If you are a Silverton Rewards member you also get 6X points on slots and reels today as well as 16X points from 8am to 9am and from 3pm to 4pm, before you start playing activate your point […]

Arena Wars Begins

MGM Resorts is just sweeping up the confetti from the grand opening celebration on opening events at its new T Mobile Arena when news comes that another new arena will be built this time by Las Vegas Sands. The new 17,500 seat arena if it goes ahead will be a total of 400,00 square foot in a space behind Las Vegas Sands,Venetian and Palazzo resorts. Arenas have been announced often over the years by different groups with often nothing happening but as this is by […]

The SLS on the north end of the Strip has just started a promotion for guests of its loft inspired Story Tower who are 21 and older who book a two night stay for the promotion on slslasvegas.com for a stay between June 1st and September 5th 2016. The package includes VIP access to events on the property as well as a complementary mini bar with a bottle of vodka as well as Fireball, Bud Light, Pepsi and a range of mini bar snacks. SLS […]

Las Vegas has always been a popular destination for people from Great Britain to visit and now with Norwegian Air adding flights to Las Vegas in October they have a new option to get Sin City. Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin service October 31st from London’s Gatwick Airport to Las Vegas with introductory rates at the price of $199 each way. The airline already has service to Las Vegas from Copenhagen and Stockholm with service to Oslo coming soon but the new London service should […]

Resorts World Las Vegas the $4 billion Chinese themed casino and hotel resort thats being developed on the north end of the Strip just got some good news; The Nevada Gaming Commission has signed off unanimously signed off on a series of applications put forward by the Genting Group of Malaysia including on the different executives that will run the resort. After an elaborate ground breaking ceremony about a year ago not much happened at the property, but in recent months some work has been […]

The Tropicana a few years back had a well received make over of its rooms as well as public areas which breathed new life in to the former declining Strip property. One area the property has still lacked in is the restaurant and food options which have needed a revamp. When Penn National took over the property they said a major dining overhaul at the Tropicana was at the top of their list and it looks like they are making good on that promise with […]

The line up for Downtowns annual ‘Life is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival’ has been announced with the headliners to include Mumford & Sons, Jane’s Addiction, J Cole, The Lumineers, Platinum, Major Lazer and of course dozens of other acts performing. The three day festival running from September 23rd to 25th always brings large crowds to Downtown Las Vegas so you might want to get your hotel as soon as possible as rooms go quickly. Advance 3 day passes for the show on sale now […]

Recently the locals market has heated up as Boyd’s Gaming bought the locals Aliante Casino in North Las Vegas for $380 million as well as two Cannery casinos for $230 million. Now comes news that the recently put on the market Palms Casino has been bought up by the other big locals operator Station Casinos. The Palms has been bought for $312.5 million with the deal expected to be completed in the 3rd quarter of this year. The Palms is located near the Strip across […]

WSOBP Gets New Home

The annual World Series of Beer Pong tournament is nearly here with it scheduled for July 6th to July 10th at a new home at the Westgate. We have reported on the World Series of Beer Pong before at the Flamingo but with its most recent home at the Riviera now closed its good to see the event has found a new home at the Westgate. The event is in its 11th year and the players are competing for $65,000 in prize money and thats a […]

The more upscale version of a Burger King the BK Whopper Bar at Rio has closed to make room for Smashburger which is due to open in the properties Masquerade Tower as Caesars Entertainment broadens its relationship with Smashburger. The former BK Whooper Bar which we reviewed in the past was known for traditional Burger King fare but with things such as more exotic toppings on a build it itself burger. Smashburger is one of the numerous higher quality burger chains that have exploded in […]

The Cosmopolitan since it opened has been more known for its beautiful rooms with balconies and good buffet as well as its restaurants than as a property with a large casino. In recent times that has changed as the ownership has stepped up promotions and offers in a bid to get more people to gamble at the property. The latest promotion is the $50,000 Bloom giveaway promotion which runs from April 6th to April 9th with prizes of slot play from $250 to $20,000. To […]

Recently we have seen several Las Vegas sports books get upgrades with new televisions and updated technology such as at the Westgate’s large sports book. The latest sports book to be updated is the one at the off strip Boulder Station were the old hand written signage is being replaced with the more modern video screens. Station Casinos has announced that Green Valley Ranch will also get made over and modernized after Boulder Station with their properties Palace, Sunset and Santa Fe after that. As […]

Magnolia’s Veranda

The Magnolia’s Veranda at the Four Queens is a little bit of a throwback to the slowly vanishing traditional Las Vegas coffee shops. In recent times the traditional coffee shop has been replaced with local chains such as Hash House A Go Go or national ones such as TGIF. The fact they are replaced by these chains isn’t a bad one and they serve their purpose but like the traditional American diner the Las Vegas coffee shop is different from the chains. The Magnolia’s Veranda […]

Christmas In The Air

Even though it’s not even Thanksgiving yet an annual Christmas tradition has begun and we don’t mean Holly Madison posing in a sexy Christmas outfit while ice skating in Las Vegas which is entertaining but not what we are talking about; We mean the very Las Vegas tradition of driving slowly around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and looking at the holiday light show. Every year carloads of people take part in this and drive around the two and a half mile course, if you […]

Bunkhouse Saloon Returns

When the popular Downtown bar and music venue the Bunkhouse Saloon suddenly closed back at the end of July local music fans felt the loss, but the good news for the fans of the venue is that it returns tonight. For the first show tonight is Evan Johnson and Paige Overton with the return of Zach Ryan which really should be a really good start for the return of the venue. To go with the great music and beers the kitchen has reopened with Natalie […]

Multi award winning R&B male vocal group Boyz II Men have been getting good reviews for their show at the Terry Fator Theater at the Mirage and it looks like they will be there for a while after signing a new deal. A previous extension of their original contract had the band playing shows until the end of this year but the new contract means they will be there for three more years. Select dates from 2016 go on sale today with more dates to […]

Town Scary Event

If you are in Las Vegas with your kids for Halloween one event you might want to check out is the ‘Town Scary’ event at the Town Square outdoor mall on the Strip south of Mandalay Bay. The event runs from 4 to 7 pm tomorrow night and includes trick or treating, ghostly games as well as costume contests. Town Square also has a 9,000 square foot children park and maybe this and the event is a better option for the children than watching drunk […]

Dinner And Wine Event

We don’t often write about the Green Valley Ranch resort on this site mainly because we visit their sister property the Red Rock Resort more often, which is a shame because Green Valley Ranch is a beautiful property. If you want an excuse to check it out and are in town at the end of the month you might want to attend a five course dinner with wine paring at a special event on October 29th. The event is being held in Hank’s Fine Steaks […]

This Saturday starting at 6pm is an Oktoberfest event sponsored by Sam Adams at the Carnaval Court near the Strip. Carnaval Court is the covered outdoor space between Harrah’s and The Linq Hotel where you can usually see live bands or dj’s as well as flair bartenders. The Sam Adams event is unusual because it has no cover charge like lots of events although buying drinks as you party the night away will add up. Share.

Ellie Goulding has just released a new video for the song ‘On My Mind’ from her new album Deurium and the main reason why we are talking about it on this site is the video was shot at the El Cortez in Downtown Las Vegas with lots of views of the casino and property. (Video Courtesy of VEVO, Ellie Goulding and Polydor Records). Share.

The Revolution Is Over

A longtime fixture at the Mirage the REVOLUTION Lounge has announced that it will close its doors today to be replaced with a new concept set to debut in 2016. The REVOLUTION lounge was designed to be a tie in with the Beatles themed Cirque Du Soleil show Love nearby at the Mirage. The REVOLUTION lounge has had a really long run, but change is just a part of Las Vegas which is always inventing itself so don’t get too attached to your favorite places […]

Giada Adds Brunch

The popular and often busy Giada at the Cromwell starting today has added weekend brunch service with brunch being served from 8am until 2:30pm every weekend. The restaurant is the first restaurant of Food Network alum Glada De Laurentiis and, often gets good reviews for its food although I would recommend getting a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment especially on the weekends. The new brunch menu includes signature items such the Italian Chicken & Waffle as well as the Lobster Hash with available a […]

Comedian Rita Rudner has long been a Las Vegas Strip favorite including a long run at New York New York and a residency more recently at Harrah’s. After a stop in the Phoenix area Rita Rudner returns to Las Vegas with a date on October 16th for a show that’s part of the Comedy Rock series at the Red Rock resort. A second date on October 17th has also been added with prices half the cost of her Strip appearances with tickets priced at $25 […]

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