January 24, 2018 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – The big conventions are out of town, the cold snap is over, we’re going to be nudging at 70F going into this coming week, our Golden Knights are the second best team in the NHL (as I type), and Steve Wynn just announced yet another hotel project. Between that and the Resorts World site now sporting 5 construction cranes, the North Strip is set to boom! (More on that next week).

Las Vegas Taxi Trips Down – Visitors are abandoning using cabs in droves here, instead using Uber and Lyft to get around. Locals are flocking to the ride-sharing services as well. After decades of long-hauling visitors (taking them the long way to run up the fare), and ridiculous charges like $3 for using a credit card (when they finally got around to taking credit cards), the cab companies are getting bitten in the rear.

If you are using Uber or Lyft, you already know how awesome, convenient, and cost-effective they are. (Fares are cheaper than taxis). After you download their free app, you enter where you are at, where you want to go, and it quotes you a price. When you click to request a ride, the app actually shows you where your driver is, and how soon they should arrive. (Usually within minutes).

You actually ride with someone in their own car. However both companies have strict standards about car inspections, and drivers work to make the experience a great one as you rate them when you are done with your trip.

First Uber Ride Free (Up To $20) – We are continuing to offer your first Uber ride for free (here in Las Vegas, or wherever Uber exists) by using our promo code UberAV

This week, we present yet another special report:

So You Wanna Move To Vegas…
Here’s What Your Real Estate Agent Won’t Tell You

As the real estate market continues to heat up here, many who are pondering the move are wondering if they should get in now. We have the third-fastest rising home values in the nation with no let-up in sight. (We have recovered from the recession, and homes are now above pre-recession prices).

– Do not contact a Realtor until you know which part of town you want to live in. The Las Vegas Valley is 20 miles wide and 25 miles long. Realtors are not going to run you all over to find the best area for you. They are going to sell you a home in their area.

The “new urban” (walkable neighborhoods, lots of parks) of Inspirada may be your cup of tea. If you like nature and bird watching and such, you may want to live near the wetlands park in zip code 89122 (yes, we have a huge, thriving wetlands park, lots of birds and nature). Want a neighborhood with a panoramic view of both The Strip and Downtown? Then Sunrise Mountain (far east end of Steward/Charleston/Bonanza) is for you.

Just to name a few.

Video Preview of Inspirada Homes In Las Vegas.
This is not an edorsement of this particular agent. However, as noted, we always suggest finding a real estate agent who specializes in, and is familiar with the part of town you wish to move to.

– Don’t ask a local WHERE the best place to live is. They will tell you that it is where they live. Instead, ask them WHY they like where they live. Their needs or interests may not be yours.

For example, I live just west of downtown in the 89102. Near where the mayor lives. Near where Michael Jackson spent the last 5 years of his life living. Near where Holly Madison and her Electric Daisy Carnival owning husband live (and, until recently, Brandon Flowers of The Killers was their neighbor until he moved to Cedar City).

Love it. Picked it very intentionally (and I know the entire town). For reasons that may be of absolutely no interest to you whatsoever.

– Don’t get stuck in the Summerlin/Henderson mantra. Are both great areas to live and raise a family? Absolutely. However, Las Vegas is huge. Right now, a 3000 sq. ft. home with a 1/2 acre lot and very few neighbors near the South Outlet Mall and 7 minutes from The Strip is on the market for $600k. You won’t find that in Summerlin or Henderson.

So, how to start doing your homework? Fire up Realtor or Zillow sites, enter Las Vegas (which includes Summerlin), Henderson, or North Las Vegas, and enter your price range. (Don’t forget to use Map View, and don’t forget to zoom in on various parts of town). You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that in the $200k-$750k range, you can find great homes in your price range, in many parts of town.

Then, start using Google Maps street views to explore the areas that start to catch your eye. Just about every street in Las Vegas has street view. This will allow you to do a TON of homework before you even get here, helping to narrow down the areas you want to cruise around once you arrive.

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk, Publisher

Editor: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler

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


Members Mania

I have not been to The Palms or The Rio in years. I used to really enjoy the Carnival In The Sky show, and the seafood buffet at The Rio. Plus, the Vegas Strip view from Voodoo Lounge was really really good.

I remember reading in your column how Red Rock Station bought The Palms, and were going to do a bunch of updates on it. Are they still worth seeing?

Donene P.

 

Ted Responds:

As I write this in January of 2018, the two properties could not be headed in more opposite directions. First will get to the good (there still is some) and the bad of The Rio, then we’ll get to The Palms update.

Under the ownership of Caesars Entertainment, The Rio has suffered. It seems to be an open secret that Caesars would like to sell the property if a willing buyer came along. The show in the sky is long gone, the free shuttle to The Strip got shut down, and the seafood buffet has been dovetailed into the Carnival World buffet (for an extra $20, which actually is worth it if you can chow down expensive seafood like I can).

The Voodoo Lounge continues to be a bright spot. As in, still one of the best places in town to see all of the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip in a close-up, panoramic display:

Oh, and since it is an off-Strip property (just barely, sitting less than mile from Bellagio), Rio still offers free parking.

The Palms was purchased by Station Casinos for $312 million, and they are dropping another $485 million into renovations. We understand that no part of the property will remain untouched.

An interesting side note is that they own a whole bunch of the neighborhood sitting to the southwest of Palace Station, and before the great recession, were eying building their own “Palms” type resort on that land. Fast forward 10 years, and they were able to get their hands on the original!

Palms is still very much a work in progress. Consider it to be a construction zone through the end of this year, and perhaps into 2019. The only real reason to visit right now is their new AYCE (All You Can Eat) buffet. It has only been open for a couple of weeks, and is getting raves.

Also, not to be dismissed is the expanded and re-opened Ping Pang Pong Asian restaurant across the street at Gold Coast. Because the Gold Coast caters extensively to the significant Asian population in that area of town (Asians tend to really enjoy gambling), this is the real deal.

Bottom Line? Taking a cheap Uber from The Strip over to dine at AYCE, Ping Pang Pong, or Carnival World then a ride up to Voodoo for drinks with a view (open 8 PM nightly) will be a great evening. However, at this time, I wouldn’t head over that way just to check everything out for an afternoon.

We have answers to your Vegas questions!

But, you have to ask the questions.

Email us at [email protected], and let us know, what YOU want to know!


Las Vegas Shows

Having already spent more than five decades in the entertainment spotlight, the unwavering talent and lasting showmanship of Donny & Marie remains so popular that the multi-talented duo have announced the extension of their critically-acclaimed residency in the Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas through the end of 2018.

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Book Now! and Get 25% Off Main Floor Seats: Donny & Marie!



Las Vegas Dining

1-Quinoa Fritters at Border Grill: Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger serve these appetizers at every party.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Filled with world-class restaurants, Las Vegas has become a leading destination for gastronauts. Now, its regional roster includes Sa’ Nyu Wa, an eatery that features Native American food traditions. Sa’ Nyu Wa is perched on the breathtaking edge of Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Reservation, some 75 miles east of the Strip.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video

Book Now! Best Vegas Tour Packages!



Las Vegas Gambling

A Florida man won more than $1 million on a slot machine at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Tuesday evening. Lyle of Orlando was vacationing with his girlfriend when he won $1,033,339 while playing “The Simpsons” slot machine.

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Las Vegas Hotels

It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call.

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Las Vegas Sports

It was 4:30 p.m., and the puck wouldn’t be dropped for another two hours. But the Jersey People already had gathered for the latest installment of Hockey Night in Las Vegas.

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Book Now! Golden Knights Tickets!



Las Vegas Tragedy


Other Las Vegas News



What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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Zowie Bowie With Very Special Guest Christina Shaw

For those of you who miss the days of every hotel having a great, energetic free lounge show, you must check out Zowie Bowie (aka Chris Phillips, no relation to David). They tear it up on the 3’rd Street Stage (next to Four Queens) every Thursday night from 10PM to 1AM.

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Walking Thru Excalibur 2017

(Producer’s Notes) Walk with us, as we explore the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, located in Las Vegas! Thanks for watching our videos of walking the strip. We hope to hit up each casino over the next year. Including the far out ones too!

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Bazaar Meat At SLS Las Vegas Review

(Producers Notes) When the fabled Sahara casino closed its doors on May 16th 2011, many were skeptical as to whether new life would be breathed into this grande dame of the strip. Fast forward to August 23rd 2014 and SLS, a shiny white concept of ‘LA in the desert’, was born kicking and screaming into the world. Replete with Olympic mascot lookalike Sam, the shiny silver cyclops welcomed the non-existent foot traffic to the property. Would SLS succeed? Or would it be buzzed off stage faster than Tony Snyder at an America’s got talent audition.


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January 17, 2018 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – After a cold, windy weekend, we’ll be bouncing back to seasonal temperatures (around 60F for a high) this coming week. Bummer for the weekend visitors, who are getting subjected to the low 50’s and tons of wind (gusts up to 30 mph). We live in the desert, and weather can bounce all over the place. Also, what is balmy to some of you from cold climates is going to feel chilly to someone from Southern California.

I follow a number of Las Vegas forums online, and always get a chuckle when people ask if a certain month will be pool weather. Not everyone considers the same temps “pool weather”. I’ve seen people swimming when it is in the 60’s, and around here, locals consider that long sleeves weather! For the record, Las Vegas hotel pools open in early March. If you need to know the specific date, contact the property you are staying at. They aren’t all the same.

The Hottest Ticket In Town? – No, it isn’t Celine. The red-hot Vegas Golden Knights hockey team are proving to be a huge hit. While their great record isn’t hurting attendance, the big news is the popularity of the games with visitors. MGM’s “The Park” (the area leading from The Strip to T-Mobile arena) is filled with visitors from the opposing team’s city, sporting their gear. On top of that, we’re hearing from people who are simply hockey fans, and going to see games even if their team isn’t involved if the game is happening during their stay!

If you have ever given any thought to a road trip to watch your team play ours, here’s some advice: Don’t delay on buying your tickets. AXS.com is the place where official tickets are sold. (Don’t try Ticketmaster). If they are sold out, or you don’t like the price or selection, come by our Tickets.AccessVegas.com and see what we have. This is a resale market, which means we may have better seats than what are left through the official site, or we may even have cheaper seats based on demand. If a number of season ticket holders aren’t attending, those tickets end up on sites like ours.

RIP “Chip Monk” – Arthur Nelson has passed away. What was his claim to fame here in Las Vegas? Visitors worshiping at the Guardian Angel Cathedral on The Strip (just north of Encore) aren’t shy about donating casino chips into the collection plate. For ever 30 years, he was tasked with redeeming those chips at the various casinos on behalf of the church!

Lucky Casino – Twice in the past month or so, million dollar jackpots have hit at The Cosmopolitan. There is no such thing as a “lucky” casino, but I know some of you like to play the trends. Ironically, the first number of years that Cosmo was open, they really didn’t cater to gamblers.

Did You Know? – Our version of the Eiffel Tower was supposed to be as tall as the original in Paris, France. Unfortunately, the FAA had other ideas because of the relative proximity to the airport. During the construction of The Stratosphere, Vegas World owner Bob Stupak decided that he wanted to go even taller than the current plan. That was also scuttled by the FAA.

Vegas World was renamed The Stratosphere upon the opening of the tower and remodel and expansion of the hotel. If the name Vegas World rings a bell to those of you who have been around a while, it may be because the back page of Parade Magazine (a magazine inserted in many Sunday papers around the U.S.) frequently contained a package offer that included a stay at the property, free-play chips, and similar.

Although Stupak advertised Vegas World as being on the Las Vegas Strip (a distinction that continues to be debated today about The Stratosphere), the location created somewhat of a captive audience as few would venture out of the hotel because it wasn’t in the best part of town.

October 1 Conspiracy Theories – I’m getting quite the chuckle following many of the conspiracy theories regarding the tragedy. Obviously, I’m not chuckling at the tragedy. I’m still having a difficult time processing it, and watching any video from that night is very sobering. However, some of this stuff is getting out-of-hand. Someone recently posted a reply to a video on our Access Vegas YouTube area that the shooter was actually in one of the eyes of the sphinx in front of the Luxor!

Look… the FBI said that the investigation could take a year. Since they are probably looking into who may have been an accomplice, or merely knew that something was in the works, they probably don’t want to scream things from the mountaintops. You want to lull your prey into a sense of security, not have them running to hide in Zimbabwe.

If there turns out to be 19 people involved, it turns out to be religious terrorism, and there was a big cover-up, I’ll stand corrected. For now, I’m taking a “wait and see” attitude.

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk, Publisher

Editor: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler

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


Las Vegas Shows

In a city where lounge acts are nearly extinct, a new pre-dinner show is reviving vintage Vegas in an ideal setting. “The Cocktail Cabaret” takes guests back in time at 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, thanks not only to the music but also to the kitschy venue: Cleopatra’s Barge, a floating lounge at Caesars Palace.

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Book Now! Cleopatras Barge Tickets!



Las Vegas Dining

The extensive Palazzo renovations are finally starting to bear fruit, this week in the form of new cocktail lounge Rosina. It’s the creation of Sam Ross and David Rabin, the team behind The Venetian’s award-winning Dorsey bar. The pair has created a more personal experience this time around.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Las Vegas-known for its bright lights, lush colors and vibrant nightlife-serves as an adult playground for people from all over the world. To showcase the city’s past glitz and charm, a newly released book features life in Sin City from 1950 to 1980.

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Las Vegas New Years

Heavy doses of anxiety, security and elation greeted the imminent arrival of 2018 in Las Vegas. A crowd of 330,000 visitors was expected to fill the Strip and Fremont Street downtown, as a record contingent of law enforcement officers kept the peace.

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Las Vegas Gambling


Legalized Marijuana in Las Vegas


Las Vegas Shooting


Other Las Vegas News


What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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CES 2018 Intel Drone Light Show

On January 8, 2018, Intel launched 250 Shooting Star drones over the Bellagio and synced up a dazzling display in the sky with the ever popular Fountains of Bellagio show.

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We Survived Heart Attack Grill Las Vegas! So Much Fun!

(Producers Notes) We ate at the Heart Attack Grill at the Fremont Street Experience. The restaurant is located in the Neonopolis building. People over 350lbs eat for free. Fun place to eat in Las Vegas. We will be back!

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Aria Las Vegas – The Food at the Julian Serrano Restaurant

Julian Serrano stretches the boundaries of small plates and introduces guests to delectable interpretations of his native Spanish fare. Gather for lunch or dinner in an environment that rivals the energy of the innovative cuisine served. From the detailed d?cor to the hot tapas, flavor is abundant.


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Latest Concerts Added
This Week!

There is no better place to see your favorite acts then in Las Vegas! You’re relaxed, can enjoy a fine meal, have some cocktails without the worry of driving, and no alarm is going to jar you awake all too early the next morning.

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January 10, 2018 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – As always, New Years Eve was a blast (literally) with 8 minutes of fireworks shot off from various hotels along the Las Vegas Strip. Weather was mild (in the 40’s), although crowds were down and law enforcement presence was thick in response to the Oct. 1 shooting. Fortunately, outside of a few arrests (nothing new), all was fine and a good time was had.

We also celebrated the arrival of 2018 with our first rain in 116 days! (The previous record of 101 days was set way back in 1944). The weather made up for lost time, dumping over 1.3 inches in one day! This was not only a new record for January (any January), but a new record for any time outside of our summer monsoon season. Between the fact that the rain fell over the course of many hours, and continued flood control work, flooding was at a minimum.

We start the new year with a new report exclusively for our subscribers! This is a must-read, even if you’ve never hit a taxable jackpot, you are likely to at some point. The casino is required to report your winnings on slot machines (this includes video poker and bingo machines) starting at $1200. Whether you simply hit a royal on a quarter video poker game that has a progressive which has gone over $1199, or you stick $20 in a slot and have some decent luck, you now owe the government. UNLESS you follow the advice in our special report. Enjoy!

How To Avoid Paying Taxes On Many Taxable Gambling Wins

If you’ve been fortunate enough to hit it big at the casino, you’ve found out that the first thing they want from you is ID and your tax/social security information. They report your win to the IRS, and you get a piece of paper to include with your taxes when you declre the win on your taxes. (If you don’t disclose the win, the IRS will amend your return and tax you for it anyway, so honesty is the best policy).

Tip: You can ask the casino to actually deduct the estimated tax burden from your win, and send it into the IRS when they report it. That way, you aren’t stuck coming up with the cash at the end of the year, after you’ve possibly spent all of the winnings.

However, at the end of the day, getting taxed on your winnings doesn’t seem right. If you are a regular gambler, whether it only be on your trips to Las Vegas, or if you like to hit the casinos closer to your house, the odds are that you lose more than you win. Which means that unless you hit some kind of mega-jackpot, you may be paying taxes on a “win” even though your gambling was in the negative for that given year. We agree, no fair!

So, how do you avoid paying the tax man? Simple. Take just a few seconds along your gambling journeys to keep a diary of your play. If they IRS claims you owe taxes on that $4,000 dollar royal jackpot, but you can show them that you broke even on the year for all wins and losses, what you owe them magically vanishes!

Even if that win pushed you into the black for the year, you only owe taxes on your year-end winnings after deducting losses. So, even though the casino submitted a slip showing your $4000 win, if you ended up only $2000 in the black for the year, you only pay taxes on the $2000.

However, the IRS is pretty pick about the records they will and won’t accept. If you come home and it looks like you lost $800 on your trip, and you just right down -$800 and the trip date, that isn’t going to fly.

What does work is keeping a gambling diary that contains the following information for each gambling session:

– The date and kind of gambling you did. For example, did you play on the slot floor, blackjack, craps, or sports betting (although with sports better, you have losing tickets as proof)*.

– The name and city of the casino you wagered in. (Or in the case of living in Las Vegas, the address of the grocery store, bar, or 7-11 you may have played video poker in).

Name(s) of who you were with (if you were playing with others you know, ostensibly in case they want to check with your witness).

The amount won or lost. Preferably with the table number of the table game you played at (you can ask the dealer), or by the slot machine number that you’ll usually find in pretty plain sight on the machine. The more details, the better.

Obviously, nothing is going to stop you from fudging the numbers. And, I’ve known of people who comb the sports books looking for discarded losing wagers to use as proof of “losses”. However, this is the IRS we’re talking about. As in the “we can send you to jail, give you heavy fines, take your stuff, and lien your house” IRS. They probably have warning signs or triggers that help them catch false reporting. Honestly is truly the best policy.

We are not tax advisers! If you do your own taxes, we suggest you hit your favorite search engine and find out how one should report these wins and losses on their tax form. If you use a tax software, I’d look for info in the help section. If a service or CPA files your taxes, get them up to speed on your diary so they can properly enter the data as needed.

You don’t need anything fancy to keep a diary. If you look under “gambling diary” in your phone’s app store, you’ll find a few choices. However, pen and paper are perfectly acceptable.

Happy Winning At The Casinos!

This article was inspired by a gambling segment on the Vice Lounge Online podcast. It is information we have not shared with readers in many years, and their segment on it reminded me that this is stuff you need to know.

Note: This report along with all of out other content and special reports will continue to be readily available in our membership section. And, we’re working on more as we move into 2018.

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk, Publisher

Editor: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler

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


Members Mania

I am wondering what your thoughts are on BAZ at the Palazzo. I was reading some disheartening reviews about sales but apparently there are cheap tickets. If so, where can they be purchased etc.

As always, I appreciate your knowledge and the news letter!

Thank you,

Gary Pisani

 

Ted Responds:

I have not seen the show. I’ve heard mixed reviews, depending on how much somebody likes a quirky, cocktail culture, full-scale musical show.

If what you have read/seen about it intrigues you and the ticket price is right, give it a go. Generally speaking, no Las Vegas shows completely suck or they wouldn’t last.

We don’t currenty have BAZ discount tickets, so your best bet is to fire up your fave search engine, type in BAZ las vegas discount tickets, and then start clicking around to find the best deal.

The dirty little secret is that — outside of the big name shows– very few shows sell well. As the average age of the Las Vegas visitor gets younger (millenials don’t tend to do shows), and yet as the number of shows remain the same, shows are discounting to fill seats.

Here’s the other rule of thumb: If you want good seats to a show, and/or specifically know what show you want to see, buy before your trip. You can scan the internet for discounts. Unless a show is really, really selling poorly, you aren’t going to get great seats at
the discount ticket booths on The Strip. And, their discount often isn’t much (if any) more than you’ll find online.

Hope this helps!

We have answers to your Vegas questions!

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Email us at [email protected], and let us know, what YOU want to know!



Las Vegas Shows

Brad Hunt, a Vegas Golden Knights defenseman, was spotted attending Mat Franco-Magic Reinvented Nightly at The Linq on Friday, December 22. Enjoying a night off, the NHL standout took in mind-bending and awe inspiring tricks at the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2016 & 2017 Best Magic Show during the 7 p.m. performance.

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Book Now! Vegas Golden Knights Tickets!



Las Vegas Dining

New York burger institution Shake Shack continues to infiltrate Southern Nevada. Already holding down four locations in Las Vegas, the foodie favorite will make its DTLV debut on December 20 at the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

You will never be short of things to do in California, whatever your interests are. The enormous state is home to beaches, mountains and some fantastic cities. Route 66 – Chicago, Illinois: Where to eat, what to see and what to do It also happens to be the end of the line for Route 66, which finishes at Santa Monica pier.

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Book Now! Best Vegas Tour Packages!



Las Vegas Gambling

What a way to turn 21! Aidan Gilbert of Arizona celebrated his birthday by winning $426,840 while playing Wheel of Fortune at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas Hotels

It’s time to check in on the long-awaited Resorts World project. Watching the construction activity at Resorts World is akin to watching paint dry, but lately, there’s quite a bit more paint. Or something.


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Las Vegas New Years


Las Vegas Sports

MGM Resorts International today announced that its WNBA franchise will be called the Las Vegas Aces. Las Vegas’ first major professional basketball team – formerly the San Antonio Stars – will begin play in its new home in the 2018 season.

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2018 New Years Eve At MGM Grand

Join us for the 2018 New Years Eve party at the MGM. Enjoy the fireworks from a suite on the 25th floor! Walk The Strip with us when it is closed to traffic!

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My Favorite Secrets Of Las Vegas

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Suncoast Las Vegas Beach Party 2001

This goes back to a time when the newly opened SunCoast was perhaps considered “hip.” A full on “Rager” of a Pool Party, with babes, beer , and rocking music. Now, it seems to be a staple of the Senior Citizen crowd. But, hey, that is certainly my speed when it comes to fun & games.


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