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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BK Whopper Bar At Rio Has Closed

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 recent times and have looked for Las Vegas outposts such as long time West Coast …

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World Series Of Poker Starts Today

The 46th World Series of Poker gets underway today at the Rio with events running through July 14th and then of course the final main event table in November. This year’s event will have 68 different events with buy in’s ranging in different amounts from $565 for the May 29th debut of Colossus to $111,111. Even though the popularity of poker may have dropped from its peak as the television shows have mostly gone away the WSOP is always extremely popular and, I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a huge amount of entrant’s maybe the most ever. If you …

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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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Pure Aloha Festival At Rio

The above video shows the Pure Aloha Festival which returns to the Rio parking lot today and runs through the weekend showcases the best in Hawaiian food, shopping and music as well as carnival rides. If you are looking for something different and maybe a break from the casinos this might be an inexpensive option for you as general admission tickets are only $8 or $6 for children ages 5-10 or $5 for military with id. The event runs from 5 pm to midnight today and tomorrow and then noon to midnight Saturday and from noon to 10 pm on …

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Aloha Fall Festival Returns To LV

The ‘9th Annual Pure Aloha Fall Festival’ is returning to the Rio and will take over the Rio parking lot between October 3rd through the 5th in a celebration of island culture. The event will include traditional live entertainment as well as concerts every evening and an expected 100 specialty food and retail vendors. General admission to the festival is $8 or $50 if you want the all access pass wrist band which includes midway rides in their carnival area. If you are in town and want to check out the festival the Rio is off Strip but still close …

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Hash House A Go Go At Rio

Today i took a visit to Hash House A Go Go’s new location at the off Strip Rio. The new location replaces the former coffee shop which is down a hallway towards the Penn & Teller Theater, Rio Spa and their convention rooms. The hours are from 6am to 3pm daily which is similar to the former coffee shop that it replaced. Hash House A Go Go if you are not familiar with, has become famous for huge portions as you can see from the picture above. The service at this location like the other locations at the Quad on …

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BK Whopper Bar At Rio

The BK  Whopper Bar is located upstairs in the shopping area at the Rio near the Chippendales Showroom entrance and is a little fancier than most Burger Kings and also sells beer which you most likely won’t find at your neighborhood Burger King. The restaurant is known for more exotic combinations of toppings than you would usually find at a Burger King which you can mix and match or go with some of their set combinations. The service in this restaurant has been spotty at times i have visited over the last few years sometimes good and sometimes. This time …

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