May 24, 2017 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Las Vegas Shows

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.

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Las Vegas Dining

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.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

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.

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Newkirk’s Notes

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


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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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May 17, 2017 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Las Vegas Shows

Equal billing doesn’t always mean equal on stage. Dana Carvey seems as relaxed doing stand-up as Garth in Wayne’s basement, with his great character voices from the Church Lady to Donald Trump. Jon Lovitz has only one: an amplified “wise guy” persona we know him for, but not the authentic stand-up voice he is trying to create.

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Las Vegas Dining

Quality drunk munchies are now just a few staggering steps away from Atomic Liquors’ back patio. The Kitchen at Atomic, the long-awaited restaurant companion to the bar next door, opened on April 6, offering inventive entrées and a casual atmosphere.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Technically, artist Ugo Rondinone’s “Seven Magic Mountains” doesn’t celebrate its first anniversary until May 7. But “it’s always a celebration” at the towering, neon-hued land art project south of Las Vegas, according to Casey Fremont, executive director of the Art Production Fund, which produced “Seven Magic Mountains” with Reno’s Nevada Museum of Art. “From day one, it has exceeded our expectations.”

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Las Vegas Gambling

It has been a lucky start of May at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts, with three $100,000 or more jackpots hit within two days. The lucky streak started at Paris Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 3 with a $500,000 jackpot hit after only five minutes of play at a machine. Thursday, May 4 resulted in two more big slot machine wins with a $200,000 Harrah’s Las Vegas jackpot and a Caesars Palace jackpot of $100,000.

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Las Vegas Hotels

I had been wanting to stay at Mirage since my Vegas obsession started. Mirage was the catalyst and now, to me, representation of the Vegas I fell in love with. My wife and I had three nights booked. I was fortunate enough to snag a two-night comp reward through MyVegas and we purchased a third night later. Checking in was a breeze and they had no problem connecting our room resets actions to ensure we didn’t have to check out and back in on our separate reservations.

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Las Vegas Pools

Maybe it just comes with having to live in a desert, but we Southern Nevadans know how to summer in style. Let the rest of the country whine about high temps and humidity. We celebrate incredible sunsets, sweeping vistas and swimming pools everywhere we can see, and we survive just fine, thank you

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Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – It has continued to be our typical windy spring, as evidenced by what used to be a very nice shade tree in my front yard!

May definitely turns into MAY next week when the temps get into the mid-90’s and anything resembling cold or chilly overnight weather drifts away. If you are coming soon, it is going to be nice!

Stadium Location – The new stadium is indeed going to be located across the I-15 from Luxor and Mandalay Bay. This was the preferred location all along. However, downtown and Fremont Street Experience lobbied hard, offering a $1 a year lease on the Cashman Center site. I ended up being pretty agnostic. However, as things stand now, a city bus route which stops just a few blocks from my house goes all the way directly to the stadium location. So, that might be the way to go. For the rest of you (my transportation concerns are not your problem), here’s the winners in this location:

– The monorail. The push to connect it through to Mandalay Bay, (which would mean it eventually would connect all of our major convention centers), just took a giant leap forward. Running it through the Mandalay property, and over the freeway to the stadium, is turning into an extremely attractive idea.

– You, the visitor. Since the majority of visitors stay on The Strip, and the monorail serves much of The Strip, reaching the site quickly and easily is a done deal. For all of its issues, the monorail really shines on New Years Eve when The Strip is shut down. Getting 65k people to an event with taxis and ride-sharing would be a nightmare, and grind traffic to a halt.

Some of you may be saying “I have no interest in the NFL”. What about me? No sweat. The stadium is slated to hold upwards of 50 events a year. Stadium concerts will abound. Do you (for example) want to see U2 at some stadium a couple hours from your house, or do you want to see them in Las Vegas!

– MGM Resorts. They were not too thrilled initially. They just spent their own money building the Las Vegas Arena behind New York, New York, and brought the NHL to town. However, the were placated in two big ways:

1. They are working vigorously to turn us into a convention town, and will benefit heavily from the $1.4 billion convention center expansion. The tax bill funding the stadium was essentially tied to the convention center funding. Plus, MGM owns a ton of land on the North Strip, where the convention center expansion is happening.

2. Now that the stadium is being plopped next to a number of MGM Resort hotels, occupancy and room prices during event periods will be extremely profitable. Add to that (what is expected to be) vastly inflated parking fees at those resorts on event days, and MGM Resorts will be laughing all the way to the bank.

– SLS Resort. As the northern outpost of the monorail, and one of the few remaining Strip resorts which offer free parking, event days will be a bonanza. Both with locals parking there to catch the monorail to the event, and downtown visitors who will Uber/bus/cab to SLS, and trek through the property to hop on the monorail.

We’ll keep you updated.

Taxi Ridership Way Down – April cab rides are down 17% in Las Vegas, despite the fact that we continue to see record or near-record visitor numbers. Uber and Lyft aren’t just denting the market, they are on their way to dominating the market. I personally love these services. When you login to their app on your phone, you can literally see how many cars they have, and how close they are to you. I’ve rarely waited more than 5 minutes for a ride.

Newbie suggestions for Uber and Lyft:

1. Actually sign up on your computer or tablet browser. It just makes things a lot easier. Keep track of your user name and password. Enter a couple of credit or debit cards that have a longer expiration date and aren’t near maxed out or (for your bank account) sometimes close to empty. These services do not take cash. If you have two cards on file and both are declined, you won’t be riding.

2. Go to the app store for your particular phone and download both apps. Once you login to each, they will sync up with what you’ve previously entered and you are in business.

3. Open the app. You can look around without ordering a ride. If you live in a city where these services are active, you can see what cars are close to you. While I had zero issues on my first ride, you may want to just have it take you to a destination around the block, then home again if you are someone a little leary of using things the first time.

The ability to get a ride within minutes, get a “fare quote” on the ride before committing to it, and seriously save over what a taxi would cost is unparalleled. For example, let’s say you’ve always wanted to check out Sam’s Town or M Resort. You don’t want to wait an hour for their shuttles (and hope there is a seat). So, you’ll pull the ride up and see that it costs (for example) $15 each way. Well, you’ll most likely save that in the first 10 minutes of your play, when you compare the high limits and bad rules on The Strip. Plus, both M and Sam’s have really good buffets* at a fraction of what The Strip will cost.

* Really good for the money. I’m not suggesting either are Caesars or Cosmo level.

Ooops! – I biffed the directions last issue on how to get to the best-kept secret view of Las Vegas. Corrected as follows:

Directions are simple. Go EAST from The Strip on Flamingo until you get to Nellis. Make a left for about 1.5 miles, then a right on Vegas Valley. Drive EAST on Vegas Valley through the neighborhoods until you get a couple blocks past where the houses end. Just make a U-turn. BOOM. Spectacular. I’ve never had anyone take this short detour whom didn’t rave about it. Grab a little take-out on your way if you time your visit with sunset (and not in the heat of the summer) You’ll want to relax and enjoy the show.

Also, for those of you who are 100% GPS centeric or use your phone: GPS is 36.136901, -115.014667 and the street address is 7800 Vegas Valley Drive, Las Vegas, NV, 89142

Hope that you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk

Ted Newkirk, Publisher

Editor: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler

Associate Editor, News Researcher, Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley


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Gambling On Fremont Street

We visited the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas, instead of enjoying the buskers entertainment we focused on video poker and old school slots. Hope you enjoy!

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Las Vegas 1976

Take a ride around The Strip and see what Las Vegas looked like when Elvis was still the #1 draw and Rat Pack members still headlined The Strip!

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Seven Magic Mountains

Just outside Las Vegas, near the California border, sits the Seven Magic Mountains rock display. This is a large-scale, site-specific public artwork by Rondinone. Seven individual towering sculptures is situated on the far southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard along Interstate 15, approximately a half hour from downtown Las Vegas. This display will be on view for two years beginning May 11, 2016. It’s free to view and wander around the rocks during daylight hours.


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    Keep in mind that specials are always subject to change. That is why we list the phone number for each restaurant or bar. Please DO call ahead to confirm the offer continues to be valid. Players Card May Be Required For Some Specials. If you find an offer that has ended, alert us at [email protected] and we’ll give you 50% off your membership dues next year for the help if you are the first to report it!

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Gambling Legends:
True Stories and Amazing Facts

Our Gaming Editor – Vegas Vic – Victor H. Royer, has written a new book: “Gambling Legends: True Stories and Amazing Facts.”

Gambling Legends: True Stories and Amazing Facts book cover

We asked him what it’s about, and here’s what he had to say:

“The crazy gynecologist was running through the casino, yelling and screaming and waving a Samurai sword. He was naked to the waist, and chased by security guards.

Meanwhile at the Frontier, an East Indian Fakir – it sounds like a dirty word but it’s not – was trying to teach his Cobra snake to pull the handle of the slot machine.

Just another day in my town – Las Vegas.

In this book, I tell you a lot of these stories. Also profiles of many of the world’s greatest gamblers, and their true stories.

I’ll tell you about the $100 Man, about Mr. Briefcase, and about the Birthday Bets – among many others.

Plus truly Amazing Facts!

Did you know that it’s illegal in Las Vegas to Pawn your dentures? Well, I sure hope the guys from Pawn Stars know that! Who knows – someone may want to come in and pawn their teeth!

Now that’s different from just losing your shirt!”

This book is available as both an eBook, and as a printed Paperback.

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May 3, 2017 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Gambling Legends:
True Stories and Amazing Facts

Our Gaming Editor – Vegas Vic – Victor H. Royer, has written a new book: “Gambling Legends: True Stories and Amazing Facts.”

Gambling Legends: True Stories and Amazing Facts book cover

We asked him what it’s about, and here’s what he had to say:

“The crazy gynecologist was running through the casino, yelling and screaming and waving a Samurai sword. He was naked to the waist, and chased by security guards.

Meanwhile at the Frontier, an East Indian Fakir – it sounds like a dirty word but it’s not – was trying to teach his Cobra snake to pull the handle of the slot machine.

Just another day in my town – Las Vegas.

In this book, I tell you a lot of these stories. Also profiles of many of the world’s greatest gamblers, and their true stories.

I’ll tell you about the $100 Man, about Mr. Briefcase, and about the Birthday Bets – among many others.

Plus truly Amazing Facts!

Did you know that it’s illegal in Las Vegas to Pawn your dentures? Well, I sure hope the guys from Pawn Stars know that! Who knows – someone may want to come in and pawn their teeth!

Now that’s different from just losing your shirt!”

This book is available as both an eBook, and as a printed Paperback.

Click Here To Get The eBook Version

or…

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Las Vegas Shows

Emmy-winner Eric Martsolf of “Days of Our Lives” has teamed up with Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas, to guest-host the new summer production at Flamingo Las Vegas June 27 through July 15.

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Las Vegas Dining

The Vegas steakhouse is, for me, a quintessential part of the Vegas experience. Judging by the fact that almost every resort has at least one high-end entry in the category, some of you out there likely agree.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

MGM Resorts International on Tuesday announced plans for the arena that will feature a competition stage, LED video wall, daily gaming stations, food and drink and a streaming and television-quality production studio. Work on the venue will begin in early June with the goal of opening in early 2018.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Back in December, my wife and I stayed in a Stratosphere Strip View room for a couple of days of our December trip. For our stay, I decided on a Strip View room, just so I wouldn’t be too far from the action. We had just spent two days in a Luxor Pyramid room, so when we entered our Stratosphere Room, it felt, well, like the same room we just left but without the angled wall.

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Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – My apologies for running behind this week. Tragedy hit our AccessVegas.com family as Gina, the mother of our gambling author Victor H. Royer passed away from medical neglect after surgery. She was two days into staying at a rehab facility after a serious abdominal surgery and was recovering nicely. She called and left Victor a message in the morning that she was sitting on the edge of her bed and the nurse bell went unanswered for two hours. After hearing that message, the next message was one that his mother had died.

Just like that. Imagine the horror.

Victor’s mother Gina had health issues the past number of years, and Victor spent everything he had, from his gambling bankroll to his assets and savings, getting her the help she needed. While  we rarely tout a cause here (outside of suggesting you give to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission instead of the “homeless” on Strip bridges), I have set up a Go Fund Me account to help Victor bury his mother.

We’re tossing in a gift of thanks as well. As many of you know, Victor has written nearly 100 Las Vegas books. For a modest donation, Victor will send you an eBook copy of his latest book Gambling Legends and Amazing Facts. For a more helpful donation, he will personally thank you by sending you a personally autographed hard copy of the book.

You can read the entire heart-wrenching story and more about helping and getting your copy of the book for thanks at GoFundMe.com/JusticeForGina

Gina, Victor Royer's mother, holds her son's book 'Great Casino Slots'


Members Area Tips – As promised, we’re just finishing archiving YEARS worth of members-only tips in our (soon to open) members area. Amy has been very hard at work: Here are three classics, still very relevant today, which will help you on your next visit:

How to Stay Hydrated In The Las Vegas Summer Heat On The Cheap – You are certainly allowed to ask the bartender for an ice-water back with your beer or cocktail. (I often ask for them to use a pint glass and fill it halfway with ice and then full of water, then tip and extra dollar, which beats paying $4 for a bottle of water with three gulps worth in it).

Also, that tap water in your hotel room is very, very safe to drink. Otherwise we’d have 2 million sick people in town (we locals). It does come out of the mineral-rich Colorado River, so it may not taste as good as the tap water some of you enjoy in other places.

However if you don’t have (or are unwilling to buy) bottled water, it will do the trick! Get a couple glasses in you whenever you return to your room, and ESPECIALLY after a night on the town. Dehydration can mean the difference between a mild hangover and a really bad one.

What Is The Best (Kept Secret) View Of Las Vegas? (Must Have Car or Uber) – When is the last time you saw a spectacular sunset? Because it sits in a valley, Las Vegas has some spectacular views 15 minutes from the Strip. A personal fave of locals is the view from the far east end of Vegas Valley Drive in the eastern foothills. Imagine seeing the entire panorama of the Las Vegas Valley at sunset, watching both the Strip and downtown simultaneously go from daylight to neon glow.

It is also just as good completely after dark. I’ve taken friends and family up there, not being specific about what we are to see. They wonder why we’re driving past the end of houses and stores until we get up to the end of the road (look for the building on the right with all the radio equipment on it), and turn the car around. The view is panoramic and stunning.

Directions are simple. Go west from The Strip on Flamingo until you get to Nellis. Make a left for about 1.5 miles, then a right on Vegas Valley. Drive west on Vegas Valley through the neighborhoods until you get a couple blocks past where the houses end. Just make a U-turn. BOOM. Spectacular. I’ve never had anyone take this short detour whom didn’t rave about it. Grab a little take-out on your way if you time your visit with sunset (and not in the heat of the summer) You’ll want to relax and enjoy the show.

How To Get Around The Smaller Alcohol Pours On The Strip – 1. Drink downtown where hand-pours are still in use in quite a few places. 2. Ever heard of a thing called a flask? Once the territory of cowboys and drunks, one of these will save you a fortune here. Keep a bottle in your room, keep your flask filled, and nip on it between hotels. (I have yet to hear about anyone getting in trouble for using one in a casino, but I’d get off the beaten path and duck into a row of slots to take your sip).

Even if you are gambling, Strip casinos are cutting down on drink comps. Unless you are playing big money, you are getting a well drink no matter what you ask for (another Vital Vegas find). More and more bars are putting in “traffic lights” on the back of video poker machines to let the bartender know when you’ve played enough for another free drink. With your handy flask, you can duck away from your game (I prefer the men’s room, no cameras) and take a couple of sips of hooch to sustain you between the modern day lousy drink service.

Hope that you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk

Ted Newkirk, Publisher

Editor: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler

Associate Editor, News Researcher, Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley


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5 Tips To Do Vegas On A Budget

I am so excited to share with you guys, my money saving tips for Las Vegas. A trip to Vegas can get pretty expensive if you don’t really know what you’re doing. Luckily, with a little of my own research and a lot of personal experience, I have for sharing some insightful tips so that you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg for food, beverages, entertainment, accommodation, and transportation. So, go book that trip to Vegas, I assure you, it won’t break the bank!

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Chef Alvin Cailan – The Fairfax Sandwich At Eggslut In The Cosmopolitan

Salt, chives, siracha mayo & the best scrambled eggs you’ve had … discover how Chef Alvin Cailan of Eggslut makes magic with the Fairfax Sandwich.

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The World Beneath The Rims Of The Grand Canyon

There are few places in the world like the Grand Canyon, a place that is so magical, so immense, and so recognizable by literally billions of people around the planet. The Grand Canyon inspires so many, whether by standing on its rims and gazing into the abyss, by the neck-craning views at the bottom of the gorge, or being enveloped by the fragile life clinging in its small seeps, springs and waterfalls that sustain small, intimate spaces within this giant landscape. Precious water in this arid environment not only created the place, t sustains its life and allure to so many, and provides inspiration for artists who come to the Canyon to discover and expose their inner creativity.


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