Britney Spears is leaving Las Vegas. The pop superstar has set the final dates for her “Britney: Piece of Me” show, closing the curtain on her four-year residency as her contract with Caesars Entertainment has come to an end.
Just in time for summer, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House unveils a new cocktail menu featuring 16 handcrafted cocktails. The menu features classics like the original Sazerac and French 75 complemented by additions that feature notes of citrus, berries, cucumber, peach and vanilla, including two innovative Old-Fashioned infusions created with the bar’s new in-house slow-drip infusion tower.
- Impossible Burger At Andrea’s Is A Good Burger, But A Spectacular Veggie Burger
- Las Vegas’ Latest, Greatest Dining Destinations
- Drink, Drank, Drunk. Here’s How To Drink And Stay Healthy In Vegas
- Pizza Is A Vegetable Too. Tips On How To Eat Healthy In Vegas
- Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant To Open At Caesars Palace
- Do You Like Beer? Las Vegas Has Plenty Of Craft Beer Options To Satisfy Any Taste
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay has teamed up with National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore to host the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition in an effort to enlighten guests to the importance of protecting the world’s wildlife and their habitats. The photo exhibition runs through September 6.
- Golfing World Destination: Topgolf Las Vegas
- Kelso Dune Complex Near Las Vegas Is Among North America’s Largest
- Las Vegas Wetlands Park Viewed As Top Bird-Watching Spot
- Forum Shops Opened In Las Vegas 25 Years Ago – PHOTOS
- Heli-Yoga Takes Yoga To New Heights In Las Vegas
- Vegas & Death Valley: Get Away For A Couple Of Days
- In New Book, Architect Explores The Las Vegas Strip’s Multiple Transformations
- Those Pesky Airline Fees And How To Avoid Them
- How Quickly Could Trump Build Casino In Las Vegas?
- Attractive Nevada Tax Climate Lures NFL’s Raiders, Other Enterprises
- 20 Weird, Wonderful, Useless Facts About The Movie “Casino”
- Professor: Las Vegas Strip A Thing Of All-American Beauty
- Tourists Contributed $2.1B to Southern Nevada Coffers In 2016
- Taxicab Ridership In Southern Nevada Continues Free Fall
- The History Of The Las Vegas Strip Is The History Of How We Vacation
Hello From Las Vegas! – We’re dancing with 100F, which will be the norm for the month of June. July and August average 104F, although this is the desert and temps can vary widely year-by-year.
We continue to get reader feedback about the paid parking, and nickel-and-diming. Particularly on the Las Vegas Strip. I’m pleased to report that I had a 40 minute interview with the Review-Journal about various issues ranging from the Visitors Authority (LVCVA) waste to the dissatisfaction of repeat visitors. The LVCVA spends $101 million a year advertising Las Vegas. Perhaps they wouldn’t have to spend so much if we worked harder on keeping our existing clientele.
We’re going to continue hunting down the food and dining deals, and giving you tips and savings to counteract the added costs from resort fees and similar. There are ways to beat the system and continue to enjoy visiting!
We’re also going to start focusing just a little bit more on locals casinos, especially the ones which are just a few minutes from The Strip. Speaking of…
Free Beer And Shot – Ellis Island has a Vegas Fanboy promotion running through June 18, 2017 for a no-obligation free beer and shot. Simply go to the promotion booth (players card booth) and tell them you would like the Vegas Fanboy free beer and shot.
You do have to be a member of, or sign up for their players card. Which you should. And, give them some of your play. Why? The “barely off Strip” location 5 minutes from the rear entrance of Bally’s includes a remodeled hotel, loose slots, good rules, and low limits. (Oh, and a number of solid dining options). Imagine getting room offers to stay 5 minutes from The Strip for a fraction of the play you’d need to do on The Strip. Heck, it takes 10 minutes to get from your room to The Strip in the big resorts!
Free Uber Trip – What is better than free booze? A free ride to go enjoy it! We’ve teamed up with Uber to give you your first ride for FREE (up to $20, which will cover most Uber rides tourists would take). We love Uber. We use Uber. People are flocking to Uber and shunning the cabs because of the price and ease. If you haven’t at least given them a try, we’re making it easy and free! Click Here to sign up for your free ride.
Less Tipping – Casino workers are worried about the continued push for international visitors, especially from countries and regions where tipping isn’t the custom. (China, South Korea, Australia, and Malaysia stand out). But that also begs a further question: Now that visitors are getting nicked-and-dimed for everything, is the goodwill that generates bigger tips diminishing?
It used to be that with everything so free or cheap, customers thought nothing about laying down healthy tips. Whether it be to a bartender, dealer, or valet. You used to be able to walk up to a bar, put $5 in the tip jar, $20 in the video poker machine, and the drinks would come faster than you could just about consume them. (Which in turn, kept you playing longer and giving the casino more chances at your money). Now, in more and more properties, the machine tells the bartender if and when you qualify for another drink.
I you are playing poor-rules blackjack, you lose your money more quickly. This gives less good wins which you are more likely to tip the dealer on. And valet? Forget about it. $2-5 was the norm for tipping the valet. Even $1 on the way in, and $1 on the way out was appreciated. Now that valet is costing you $13-17, you’ve lost your incentive to be generous with the employee.
While I feel for the employees, I don’t blame the customer. Perhaps the employees should take it up with their bosses. Casino jobs are generally still the best in town. The benefits for even the maids and janitors (let alone bartenders and cocktail waitresses) are of the level usually reserved for management in most companies.
Wynn Paradise Park On The Way – Steve Wynn has announced that he should be ripping out his golf course (behind his resorts) and starting construction on a 38 acre late before the end of this year. It will be flanked by a beach and convention space. If you are wondering where all of the water is going to come from, I’m guessing that the lake will use less water than the golf course does.
Hope you are enjoying this issue!
Ted Newkirk, Publisher
Editor: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler
Associate Editor, News Researcher, Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley
Missing Las Vegas? Walking on the Las Vegas Strip at night. Many people, lights, casinos, street artists and of course Fountains of Bellagio.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas seeks to appeal to “the curious class,” from a “restaurant neighborhood” with a secret pizza joint to its unprecedented number of rooms with outdoor terraces.
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