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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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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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Mothers Day Multipliers At Boyds

The smaller and locals casinos often have certain days of the week as well as often on holidays where their players club members can earn bonus points for their play on slot and video poker machines; One such bonus day is tomorrow on Mothers Day at Boyd’s three casinos Downtown 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 Alliante. The special Mothers Day point multipliers are 11X points on reels and 6X points on video poker after you activate your points multiplier …

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EDC Standard Shuttle Passes

The countdown is on to the Electric Daisy Carnival which happens later this month May 18th to 20th at the Las Vegas Speedway. If you plan on attending the event on question is always how to get back and forth between your hotel and the event with the big crowds;  A very popular option is the shuttles which the EDC provides from various points on and near the Strip as well as Downtown. There are two categories of shuttles but for this story we will discuss the Standard shuttles which run for $90 plus fees for round trip transportation for …

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Cinco de Mayo Party

The Plaza in Downtown Las Vegas is holding a free Cinco de Mayo party which starts at 7pm today under the properties iconic dome at the top of Fremont Street. The event includes free entertainment including 8 Lucha Libre wrestling matches, a Mariachi band and Folklorico dancers as well as a DJ spinning top radio hits as well as Latin music. As part of the event will be a huge piñata with prizes including match play coupons, free drink coupons, food vouchers and a prize that is always good, cash. To get your authentic food fix at the event Zaba’s …

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St Patrick’s Day Party At Plaza

In Las Vegas you don’t really need an excuse to party but in honor of St Patrick’s Day the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas is having a free party. The free party is Saturday March 17th night under the famed domed entrance of the Plaza and runs between 7 pm and ends at 10 pm with a 3-minute firework show. During the event will be Irish inspired entertainment as well as a DJ on hand to spin some Irish music while you drink your green beer. At the event you will also see the debut of the …

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Mardi Gras At The Linq

Today the Linq Promenade turns in to the Big Easy as its redecorated in the Mardi Gras colors of purple, gold and green with various entertainers to get you in the partying mood. Some of the entertainment includes a LED brass ban, stilt walkers as well as a performance from a jazz band, The Matt Seward band which will perform sets on the fountain stage between 6 pm to 10 pm.

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Manchu Wok Opens Today

Today is the grand opening of Manchu Wok a Chinese cuisine restaurant at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas, with all the popular Chinese food as well as their signature dishes such as General Tso’s Chicken or Orange Chicken. Manchu Wok is a chain of about 130 restaurants worldwide and its menu includes dishes from many regions of China including Cantonese, Szechwan, Hunan and Mandarin. Grand Opening Special: As part of the grand opening today through Sunday February 4th you can buy a 2 item plate for $5 instead of the normal price of $8.99 with options …

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Last Chance For Baking Dish

Today at the near Strip Silverton Casino is the last day can get a free baking dish after earning 1,500 points on your players card, to claim the baking dish just swipe your card at a kiosk to receive a coupon to claim it. The Silverton is a smaller nice property near the Strip and while you are their check out the free aquarium for the free dish limit one dish per week and see the Silverton Rewards Club for complete rules and information. Tip: The Silverton is not the best place to get a taxi so getting a Uber …

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NFR Practice Arena

The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas is hosting a practice arena and stalls for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo which are going on at the present time over at the Thomas & Mack Center for $10 million in prize money. Everyday between now and  December 16th from 9 am to 4 pm they have team roping practice with grade A and B steers. The Plaza is also having live NFR viewing parties as well as food and drink specials especially for the rodeo as well as offering a free shuttle service.

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Xmas In LV: Magical Forest

Their is still time to check out the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village which runs through December 31st. The attraction has millions of sparkling lights and nightly entertainment plus food and of course Santa for your kids to take photos with. Tickets can be purchased for $12 and it opens at 5:30 pm each night until 9 pm except Friday and Saturday night when the attraction is open to 10 pm.

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Rodeo Finals Start Today

You might notice a lot of cowboy hats around Las Vegas today as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo returns to the Thomas & Mack and runs through December 16th. The event features the top 15 contestants in rodeo events such bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping and tie down roping. The rodeo finals should have an attendance of approximately 170,000 over its ten day run. Because of the huge crowds in town for the rodeo finals the entertainment often is changed during the duration so expect a lot of big name country stars performing around town.

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Hotel Sold Out Now What?

Yes amazing as the title suggests with an approximately 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas on New Years Eve many of the towns big resorts can be sold out. Because of the huge crowds coming to Las Vegas for New Years you will very high rooms rates and things such as two day minimums; So what do you do if your main picks where to stay are sold out, well you do have a few options one choice is to check all the travel websites such as Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline because sometimes one will have allocations of rooms left over …

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Get A Baking Dish Today

At Las Vegas Inside Out we are a fan of getting free stuff when we gamble, well technically its not free as we are gambling but we enjoy things like Klondike ice cream bars or apple pie at El Cortez or things like shirts, jackets, beer coolers etc at locals casino’s. One such deal is today at the near Strip Silverton Casino where today as well as December 14th and 21st you can get a free baking dish after earning 1,500 points on your players card, to claim the baking dish just swipe your card at a kiosk to receive …

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America’s Got Talent Auditions

Last month was the start of the auditions for America’s Got Talent thirteenth season with auditions for new acts taking place in nine cities across the country including Las Vegas with auditions to be held next Wednesday December 13th at the Rio. The producers are looking for the best amateur acts and its a open call to anyone interested eighteen and older just click on the link to the website below to sign up. If you are not able to make it to the Rio next week you can also submit an online video through the website link. Website Link

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Xmas In LV: Sam’s Town

At Sam’s Town it’s “Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland” has returned in the Sam’s Town atrium with its seasonal version of “Mystic Falls” with a light show and real snow. The attraction is free and while visiting the property if you want to visit Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas, then you might want to stop by and visit “Cowboy Santa” who will be visiting the resort. I don’t know if “Cowboy Santa” will wear red or green chaps but he will be there Thursdays and Fridays from 4pm to 8:30pm and on the weekends from noon …

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Xmas in LV: Cactus Garden Lights

The holiday season is here already and a Las Vegas Christmas tradition returns with the 24th annual Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden Light Display. This is a popular event for Las Vegas local as well as visitors alike and draws big crowds especially on the weekends so i would suggest arriving before dark. The attraction goes on nightly through the holidays at the Ethel M Chocolate factory and is free although they have added an ice rink with rentals in the $10 to $20 range. 

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Vegas Cares Benefit

Their have been many benefits to raise funds for the Strip shooting victims but one of note is “Vegas Cares” mainly because of the line up of Las Vegas headliners involved. The benefit happens on Sunday November 5th at 1pm at the Venetian with a base ticket price of $30, the line up includes Las Vegas performers, Terry Fator, Penn & Teller, Lance Burton, Carrot Top, Rich Little as well as the Tenors Of Rock.

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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 rent air conditioned tents.

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Fremont Street Experience

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 Experience and events are always scheduled to change.

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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.

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Still Time For Basketball

If you haven’t yet checked out the NBA Summer League games at the Cox Pavilion at the Thomas & Mack Center you still have time as the games run through July 17th. The Summer League showcases many of the young talent of the NBA such as Lonzo Ball of the Lakers with all day tickets for the games starting at $30 plus the usual taxes and fees.

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First Friday Returns Today

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: 107 East Charleston Blvd

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NBA Summer League 2017

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 check it out.

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Restaurant Week Time In LV

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.

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Las Vegas Club And Mermaids

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 next day June 28th. Usually the owner will have a slot company drop off a …

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July 4th Fireworks At Station

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 resorts respective websites and we will update information on the July 4th celebrations and fireworks …

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Movie Mondays At Boulevard Pool

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 pm and movie themed food as well as drinks are available. Next Mondays Movie- The …

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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 the taxi lot at the speedway only; The Las Vegas Metro Police will not allow …

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Planet Hollywood

Mike Tyson Appearance Today

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 will be at the store today between 1:30 and 3:00 pm. The next two Fridays …

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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 fees and taxes. If you purchase VIP tickets you get to enter the event at …

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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 back and forth from the event but even so they could be busy and seats …

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Elton John To Return To LV

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.  Tickets go on sale this Saturday June 10th starting at $55 plus the usual taxes …

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Disco Contest Tonight At 10pm

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 89101 Phone: (702) 476-1082

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Diana Ross Coming To Wynn

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 from every ticket sold will go to the Diana Ross Charitable Foundation. For more information …

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San Gennaro Feast Returns Today

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, North Las Vegas, 89032 Tickets Available At: www.sangennarofeast.com

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Planet Hollywood

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.

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Pool Season Around The Corner

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 the MGM Grand as well as the Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria. One note about …

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Riviera Implosion Announced

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.

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Life Is Beautiful Lineup Announced

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 at $285 for general admission or $655 for a vip admission which includes things such …

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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 lot of beer money.

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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 & Martinis with a ticket price of $125 which may sound expensive but are getting …

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Oktoberfest On Center Strip

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.

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More Rita Rudner At Red Rock

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 and $35 plus the usual fees and taxes so a good deal if you are …

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