Criss Angel Show To Close

Cirque Du Soleil have announced that Criss Angels’s Show at the Luxor called ‘Mindfreak Live is to close October 28th 2018 after a ten year run. The show originally opened in 2008 with the name ‘Believe’ as a more typical Cirque Du Soleil show but the show was changed to make less of the Cirque elements and, showcase more of the goth style magicians performance. In 2016 the show was retooled in to the current ‘Mindfreak Live,’ myself personally I not a fan of Criss Angel or the show which is a little on the dark side for me but …

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Monorail Extension Plans

A monorail extension to Mc Carran International Airport or to Downtown Las Vegas has often been discussed but it doesn’t look like it will happen anytime soon but another extension may happen; Approval has been given for a extension from the MGM Grand to the Mandalay Bay although the details such as design, stations, permissions especially from MGM Resorts as well as financing need to be worked out. At present a smaller monorail runs between the Excalibur and Mandalay resorts with a stop in between at the Luxor in one direction it’s not known if that monorail would be incorporated …

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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 space former LAX spaced due to get under way soon. The new space should be …

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Another Poker Room Bites The Dust

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

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Fantasy Party At LAX Tonight

Starting tonight and every Wednesday the cast of the long running adult revue Fantasy at Luxor will be hosting parties after their 10:30 pm show at the huge LAX nightclub also located inside the pyramid. The weekly parties will be hosted by female members of the cast and show comedian Sean E Cooper as well as the chance that show singers Lorena Peril and Jamie Lynch could also show off their vocal talents and belt out a song.

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Friday Show Pick: Penn & Teller

There was a time in Las Vegas where every major resort would have would have a magician act usually with exotic animals but over recent years the number of magic acts in Las Vegas has declined especially as more and more Cirque type shows were added. Yes there are still magic acts around town notably David Copperfield with his long residency at the MGM Grand and Criss Angel with his long running de themed Cirque magic show at the Luxor. One magic show that has lasted an amazing 21 years and is always near the top of our recommended shows …

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Cowboy Spring Break

The cowboys head in to Las Vegas this week for the Cowboy Spring Break an event starting tomorrow and running through the weekend at the MGM Resorts Village on the Strip. If you are not familiar with the MGM Resorts Village it’s a 15 acre outdoor arena and festival space across the Luxor near the Mandalay Bay that have been used in the past for events such as iHeart Radio Music Festival Village. In fact the official hotel of the Cowboy Spring Break is the still kind of Egyptian themed big pyramid Luxor because cowboys like pyramids I guess or …

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Luxor Hotel After Opening In 1993

The above video courtesy of the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas shows how the property looked not long after the opening in 1993. Back when the property opened it had a full Egyptian theme which over recent years they have tried to tone down which is tough when your property is a pyramid. Its cool to see the attractions that were their at the time of opening soon of which we don’t even remember.

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MGM Sells Gold Strike

MGM Resorts International has announced they have sold Gold Strike their Jean, Nevada property to Jett Gaming a slot route operator. If you are not familiar with Gold Strike its the resort off to the right of the Interstate from California between State Line and Las Vegas. The property was part of the purchase when MGM bought the resorts at State Line which they sold but Gold Strike wasn’t sold as part of that deal. As MGM Resorts has opened more upscale properties the Gold Strike kind of operated on its own with its own players club that wasn’t part …

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