April 25, 2018 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – We’re getting some slightly unseasonal highs in the low 90’s, and after a dip early next week, that looks like where we’re headed as we welcome May. It won’t be long before we enter three months where we simply never experience cool (let alone cold) weather. Pool weather has been in full force since mid-March!

After 25 years here, the only thing I dislike about summer is my electric bill. As long as we stay around the July/August average of 104F, piece of cake. After watching the eight months of winter that many of you just went through, with snow well into April, I think I’ll keep what we have here!

Important: Membership Changes Are Pending – We’re making some pretty significant changes to better serve our members. Instead of being one-size-fits-all, we realize that various members enjoy different aspects of what we offer.

Some members appreciate the fact that for tossing us a couple of bucks a month, we research and curate the news stories we link to, so that you can stay in touch with what a Las Vegas visitor needs to know. We realize that when you are not here, your life doesn’t revolve around Las Vegas.

We sift through the stories about car wrecks and apartment fires so you don’t have to, and just feed you the news which will keep you an informed visitor for your next visit. No muss, no fuss. A little bit of time with us each issue, and you are in the know.

We also realize that many of you do consider Las Vegas as somewhat of a hobby. You’d like to keep up on a more regular basis, and maybe have the chance to comment and question on various news. And, interact with myself about some of this stuff. I’m humbled and flattered that members ask to meet up with me when they are in town and want more contact.

Unfortunately, as much as I’d like to, I don’t live a life of leisure with plenty of spare time. Writing for the newsletter, sifting through loads of Las Vegas news everyday, managing my team as we keep up multiple websites and social media feeds, and managing the business is very much a full-time situation.

So, we’re going to experiment with the following changes in order to meet more needs and interests:

1. We’re going to publish the newsletter twice per month, instead of three times per month. Have no worries, there will be no content reduction. We’ll be putting out the same amount of information each month. However, across two issues instead of three. This will allow those who enjoy keeping up on Las Vegas, but are not fanatical between trips, a nice schedule of publication that does not overwhelm them.

2. For those who want more Las Vegas, more often, want more of my tips and takes on things, want some interaction, and to be able to post comments and questions for us or about the stories we post, we’re prepping a new secret members-only Facebook group. This will NOT be open to the public. Only to paying subscribers!

We looked at many options and chose Facebook (for now) because many people are on it, everything works, and it makes it easy to get started. Over time, we will keep our eyes on other or better options. And remember, this is an experiment. If very few people care to participate, we won’t continue it.

I personally will be posting the stories, and will be including my thoughts, tips, and takes on some of them. This will allow you to add yours, and in some cases, we can have a running conversation about the topic.

In the next week, we will be adding our email list (the one you joined under) to our secret Facebook group. If you are on Facebook, you will (or at least should) get a notification to confirm. You can always opt out and not be part of the group. It certainly isn’t mandatory!

If your Facebook email isn’t the same as the email you are a member under with us, we’ll also be providing you with a way to get into the group. The group will be open to all paid members whose subscription is current. While I’m sure this is highly unlikely, the only people we will remove from the group are either people who are disruptive, or people who let their subscription run out.

3. Every once in a great while, I’ve reminded people that I participate in the Vegas Video Network’s “Living In Las Vegas” program as a chat room member. Don’t let the name fool you. Most of their shows are about things which would interest visitors. I’m kind of a resident expert when there is something they aren’t sure about.

I’ll be regularly reminding our members about my appearances, and encouraging you to jump in and watch the show and join me (and other Vegas lovers) live in the chat. I may not be able to meet members in person, but this will be a great way to converse about Las Vegas!

By the way, we have not ruled out doing members meet-ups once our membership base gets larger. Right now, at issue is that if we schedule one, 99% of you (if not 100% of you) are unlikely to be in town on that day. And even if someone is, that doesn’t mean they will attend. Some people are more social than others.

Just letting you know it is under consideration.

Please keep in mind that this is all a new experiment. If we find out that it does not better meet the various needs of our members, we’ll either revert back to the way things were, or look for other improvements to make.

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk, Publisher

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

Distributor, Member Services: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler



Las Vegas Shows

Gwen Stefani is the latest superstar to ink a deal for a series of regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas. Caesars Entertainment on Tuesday announced Stefani will kick off a residency at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort in June.

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Las Vegas Dining

Springtime in the desert is almost mocking in its brevity – a brief respite between chilly and blistering. As a result, the temptation to ditch life’s responsibilities and simply enjoy the great outdoors, even for a few hours, can be irresistible. And while sunbathing poolside may be the preferred lethargic indulgence for triple-digit temperatures.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

It’s the first day of vacation, so where in the world should we go? Perhaps stroll over to the Eiffel Tower? Float down a scenic canal with a singing gondolier? Or maybe get a closer look at that impressive sphinx and obelisk?

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Las Vegas Gambling

The first time I visited Las Vegas was in 1991. I remember exactly what I said to myself: “This is where I want to retire.” Little did I know, seven years later I would be hired by the Las Vegas Review-Journal to be their horse racing columnist and handicapper. I left that position last year after two decades, but the odds of me retiring in Las Vegas remain pretty good.

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Las Vegas Hotels


Legalized Marijuana in Las Vegas


Las Vegas Tragedy


Las Vegas Sports


Other Las Vegas News

Famed entertainer Jerry Lewis would often wear a red sweater or shirt during performances. His Las Vegas home in the historic Scotch 80s neighborhood also has plenty of red – everything from the carpets to the appliances. The 7,325-square-foot house near Interstate 15 and Charleston Boulevard was listed this week for $1.4 million.

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

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Red Rock Casino…a Billion dollar casino for locals

Producers Notes) Hope you enjoy our walk through of the Red Rock Casino, one of the premier casinos in Summerlin. This casino is beautiful inside and out with an outdoor shopping mall next door. Downtown Summerlin is a fun place to shop, have drinks and be entertained.

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Las Vegas Buffets: Brunch Buffet at The Wynn Hotel Review

Popular Las Vegas Vlogger Jacob Orth shows you Wynn’s upscale lunch buffet. – Click Here For Latest Las Vegas Deals!

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Video Tour of TI, Treasure Island Las Vegas, 2018

(Producers Notes) TI, Treasure Island Las Vegas is one of the most affordable casinos on the Strip (opened in 1993) and its location is great for folks wanting to walk the Strip. This video visits TI as a visitor would — just walking through.( Sadly, I missed an exhibit on the second floor called Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N “an extensive range of authentic props and costumes from the Marvel Avengers movies”. Visitors pay to see this exhibit.)


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  • Vegas Super Secret Specials Spreadsheet is available here:

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    Either click to view or right-click to download. It is growing each week, so always check out the latest edition!

    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!

  • Our “Your Guy In Vegas” Feature – Got a Vegas question? Instead of spending too much time looking up information you might not be certain about, fire it to us! We live here, we know Las Vegas, and we’ll give you a professional answer! (Some restrictions apply). Email [email protected] and put Paid Subscriber in the subject line. That is also where to send us trip reports, Vegas feedback (good and bad) and more.
  • Members Mania! – We share the answers to great Vegas questions with all of our Premium Members, helping everyone who pitches in with a premium membership. Plus great visitor feedback that you can learn from. This will be right here in almost every issue.
  • The True Inside ScoopAccessVegas.com CEO Ted Newkirk has been writing “Newkirk’s Notes” for upwards of two decades, giving members the true inside guide to everything that is going on in Las Vegas. Valuable information from someone in the know to save you time and money!  This will be right here in almost every issue.



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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April 11, 2018 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – Amy here. Ted has a scheduled week off from his columns to attend to the expansion of our members area. Just as a reminder to current members still under the old system (getting an email that directs you to the current issue): As you renew your membership, we move you over to our expanded and enhanced, password-protected online members area.

This move will give you easy access to back issues, special reports from the past, 150 exclusive Las Vegas tips and tricks, our Super Secret Spreadsheet of “no coupon needed” drinking and dining deals for The Strip and Fremont Street, and more!

Also, remember that members can always use your “Your Man In Vegas” feature to get your Las Vegas travel planning questions personally and professionally answered.

You simply need to drop a line to [email protected] and put “members question” in the subject. ALSO, please either send it from the email your membership is linked to (the one you get the notifications in), or tell us your membership email so we can cross-reference it to know you are a paid subscriber.

Viva Las Vegas!

Amy Rayner-Cooley
Newsletter and Calendar Editor


Las Vegas Shows

Donny Osmond, singer, entertainer and Las Vegas Headliner, was spotted attending INFERNO – The Fire Spectacular at Paris Las Vegas on Thursday, March 22. Osmond was seen taking in the death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping illusions and more fire than you can imagine during the 8:30 p.m. performance.

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Book Now! Save 25% on Inferno – The Fire Spectacular Tickets



Las Vegas Dining

Walking into any casino on the Las Vegas Strip, you’re almost immediately greeted by a bar. But though finding a place to grab a beer in Vegas is easy, finding a good beer in a casino can be trickier. At first blush, The Venetian would seem to be no exception. The nondescript bar by the entrance has an equally unassuming beer list featuring a “craft and microbrew” section that isn’t very micro at all – Sam Adams Seasonal, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Sierra Nevada.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Ah Las Vegas. How I love thee. I remember (and don’t remember) many good times in this desert oasis of fun. But, Sin City is not just known for stealing hearts and robbing bank accounts. Every so often, visitors break themselves away from the bars, restaurants and Blackjack tables to explore all that southern Nevada has to offer.

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Book Now! Best Vegas Tour Packages



Las Vegas Gambling

One Las Vegas valley resident won $1.4 million at Green Valley Ranch Resort this weekend. According to a Station Casinos representative, the woman was playing a Buffalo slot machine when she hit the jackpot.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Changes are coming to the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino thanks to an investment of $140 million, which will renovate and upgrade rooms, add new restaurants, and modernize the resort. Golden Entertainment, which purchased the Stratosphere last year, said renovations will touch all areas of the Strat. Upgrades will happen in three phases over three years.

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Las Vegas Sports

It is late Sunday morning when the doors at T-Mobile Arena open before a recent Golden Knights game against Calgary, and a stampede ensues at The Armory, the official team store. This must have been what the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 was like.

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Book Now! Vegas Golden Knights Tickets!



Other Las Vegas News



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

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Walking thru Tropicana Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) The Tropicana is a hidden gem that is the 2nd oldest hotel & casino on the strip. The casino has plans to expand near Las Vegas Blvd and create more shopping.

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Awkward Memorial Plaque at Hoover Dam

Thousands of tourists visit Hoover Dam every year, but only a few know the REAL story behind an innocuous little memorial plaque in a plaza on the Nevada side, which marks the grave of a black Labrador who died at the site when workers were completing the Dam.

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Silverton Las Vegas Buffet $9.99 All You Can Eat Lunch

For under $10, you can eat as much as you want for lunch at the Seasons Buffet at the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas just a few minutes south of The Strip. Try the pie!


Premium Insider Advantage Benefits Menu:

Thank you so much for being a AccessVegas.com Premium Insiders Advantage member. We really appreciate the support and we’re here for you!

How To Access What:

  • Vegas Super Secret Specials Spreadsheet is available here:

    Spreadsheet Version
    or
    HTML / Webpage Version

    Either click to view or right-click to download. It is growing each week, so always check out the latest edition!

    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!

  • Our “Your Guy In Vegas” Feature – Got a Vegas question? Instead of spending too much time looking up information you might not be certain about, fire it to us! We live here, we know Las Vegas, and we’ll give you a professional answer! (Some restrictions apply). Email [email protected] and put Paid Subscriber in the subject line. That is also where to send us trip reports, Vegas feedback (good and bad) and more.
  • Members Mania! – We share the answers to great Vegas questions with all of our Premium Members, helping everyone who pitches in with a premium membership. Plus great visitor feedback that you can learn from. This will be right here in almost every issue.
  • The True Inside ScoopAccessVegas.com CEO Ted Newkirk has been writing “Newkirk’s Notes” for upwards of two decades, giving members the true inside guide to everything that is going on in Las Vegas. Valuable information from someone in the know to save you time and money!  This will be right here in almost every issue.


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.

Click For Tickets To All Las Vegas Shows & Concerts




We love to hear from you!
Here’s how to participate:

Drop us an email at [email protected] – We read them all!

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!

For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].

April 11, 2018 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us   Privacy Policy
Physical Address: 3565 Las Vegas Blvd. South #411, Las Vegas, NV 89109

April 4, 2018 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – What I call Summer Part I (what most of you call springtime) is upon us. The next two weeks call for highs in the high 70’s and 80’s, although (as it typical of April), you can expect some wind here and there. Although, remember my recent members column on which months were the most (and least) volatile regarding weather noted that April is often very unpredictable, and often windy. Rain is not completely uncommon (although it seems like we had our share of rain last month).

Goodbye Hard Rock Hotel Casino – Sir Richard Branson (of the Virgin everything empire) has purchased the Hard Rock, and will be rebranding it as a Virgin hotel chain at the end of 2019. He’s in the process of doing similar in a number of other big cities around the country. Virgin hotels are known to appeal to females, and come with perks like free room service. What will become of the gambling, we don’t know.

I was at the Hard Rock opening night and ended up at a craps table with Dizzy Reed and Matt Sorum (then of Gun’s and Roses) and remember spotting stars such as Lara Flynn Boyle (very hot movie star of that time) milling about. Bottom Line: If you have any soft spot in your heart for the property, or just want to hit it one more time, you may want to do so on your next visit.

This is actually a great rule of thumb for anything in Las Vegas. Make a list of stuff you really want to see, and make it a point to do it next visit. The only constant here is change. I speak from experience: I always said that I’d get round to seeing Siegfried and Roy. Never did.

Smoke ‘Em If You’ve Got ‘Em – Don’t expect the casinos to be banning smoking anytime soon. In 2016, Orleans Parish (New Orleans) banned smoking in (among other places) the Harrah’s Casino. According to parent company Caesars Entertainment (aka Total Rewards), the revenue loss has been $70 million. Which presumably also means less taxes to the city and state, and fewer employees.

I don’t smoke cigarettes, but I’m agnostic after living in smoker-friendly Nevada for 25 years. I just don’t give it a second thought (as long as someone isn’t being rude and blowing it at me or similar). If second-hand smoke killed, I figure that dealers and cocktail waitresses would be dropping like flies. Having said that, I’m very aware of the fact that many of you hail from states with super-tight smoking regulations, and Las Vegas is a shock to your system in that respect!

Beware Of Triple Zero Roulette –  First we had 6-5 blackjack (where you get paid $6 in instead of $7.50 when you hit a blackjack with a $5 bet), which is pretty much the norm on The Strip. Now, we have roulette games with three zeros infecting various casinos on The Strip. For the uninitiated, the more zeros, the more chance for you to lose. To put it in most simple terms, if you bet red or black, there is now an additional chance that a O comes up, and both colors lose. That can be extrapolated to all other bets as well.

Single zero roulette gives you by far the best odds, with the house only taking 2.7%. That is right around the edge that a decent (but not perfect) blackjack player will give up. Double zero roulette ups that take to 5.26%. Which is about the same take slots used to be (before The Strip got really, really greedy). Triple Zero roulette? The house is snatching 7.7 cents out of every dollar you bet. To put that in perspective, that is nearly $2 if you spread $25 around the table!

As far as bad gambling goes, that is right up there with MGM Resorts (Mlife) slots, which according to their fourth quarter report ate 8.9% of very dollar you put in them. Roulette players: Just like blackjack and video poker, not all versions are of the game are created equal. The only reason to be playing triple zero roulette is if you really have a hankering for the kind of action roulette provides, and the only table limit within your budget that you are finding at the casinos in the area you are in is a triple zero table.

25th Anniversary – April 3, 2018 marked 25 years since I left Portland, Oregon and made my way to Las Vegas. I haven’t regretted it for even one second! Even on the 4 dates we’ve tied the record high of 117F. (I’ll take 117F over 25F anytime, and we do get down that low overnight once-in-a-while).

I actually moved for health reasons. Mold and fungus and the like affects me much more than most people. For example, when I’m done taking a shower, I actually hang the washcloth outside in the fresh air. Just letting it dry in the bathroom causes enough mold to grow on it that I can smell it the next time I get it wet. And, anyone familiar with Portland knows that the climate is so damp, mold and fungus is very common. Even the sidewalk outside of one of my homes had a green tint to it!  So, I was truly one of those people who moved to the desert for my health.

The most sunny cities in the US are Yuma, (AZ), Phoenix, and Las Vegas (both tied for second). Yuma was out of the question. I like living in bigger cities. Las Vegas won out because I was already pretty familiar with the city. KDWN AM 720 radio from Las Vegas can be heard nearly crystal-clear after dark in Portland. And back then, KDWN was truly homegrown radio. The shows were local. The talk hosts (including the early days of Art Bell) were local. Heaving about all of the entertainment and excitement on the commercials was tantalizing.

If you are thinking about making the big move, one of our special reports in the members section talks about some of the things you need to know that your real estate agent won’t tell you!

Hope you are enjoying this issue!


Ted Newkirk, Publisher

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

Distributor, Member Services: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler


Las Vegas Shows

Cher has announced additional 2018 dates of her extended engagement, “Classic Cher,” at Park Theater at Monte Carlo hotel-casino in Las Vegas. She also announced new shows at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in the Washington, D.C., area.

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Book Now! Cher Tickets!



Las Vegas Dining

There’s no shortage of tacos Downtown. You can cruise down Charleston for a late night swerve to Tacos El Gordo, pop into Pinches while your runts run around Container Park or round up your squad for a Tuesday special (and scorpion shots) at Nacho Daddy.

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Las Vegas Sports

With four NCAA Division 1 conference tournaments calling Las Vegas their home this week, its fair to say that the city has become one of, if not, the premier city for men’s basketball conference tournaments.

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Las Vegas Gambling

My work brought me to Las Vegas recently, and like any self-respecting degenerate, the first thing I did when I got off the plane was run straight to a sportsbook. The Masters is on the horizon, after all.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Though Mother Nature hasn’t received the memo, it’s pool season in Las Vegas. Three new pools, surfing and action-packed movies are among the options for water-loving partyers. If you plan to be among the early visitors, know that daytime highs this weekend are forecast to range from the mid-60s to the low 70s.

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Members Mania

Hi Ted, It’s been a long time since I’ve written you and a few years since my last Vegas trip, but now I’m thinking about coming back again. And I have a couple of questions:

1. I usually stayed at the Mirage because of the great pool and the close proximity to Casino Royale. I like craps but hate to see minimums higher than five bucks. I enjoy playing the game and understand gambling well enough that I expect to eventually lose a bit or maybe break even. If I come out ahead of course, that’s ideal and a fine surprise. Are there any other casinos that have reasonable craps minimums maybe downtown? I probably will stay at the Mirage again, but with Uber, I can expect to get out and about, more than I used to do when I rented a car or taxi.

2. Resort fees, yuck! Are there any other hotels that can come near the beauty and fun of the Mirage pools, waterfalls, etc., that DON’T charge ridiculously high resort fees? I haven’t tried any off-strip hotels, but might, if they can come near to the atmosphere of the Mirage pools.

Thanks for your continuing Vegas news, I’ve read for many years.

David Durbin

 

Ted Responds:

Very happy to hear you are considering a visit, and happy that we have been able to help you out and keep you in the loop with our membership newsletter!

– I still love The Mirage (and Bellagio). Love the Mirage atmosphere and location. The only bummer is that although built by Steve Wynn, it is owned by the nickel-and-diming, fee imposing MGM Resorts corporation. But, you’ve discovered the joys of Casino Royale across the street. Where the limits are still low and the drinks are still cheap!

Generally speaking, you’ll find the limits you want there. However, with the advent of Uber, you are correct: There is no excuse NOT to go downtown. You’ll find plenty of $5 craps and blackjack tables. If it is a super-busy weekend night, you won’t find them everywhere. But, you’ll find them pretty much somewhere.

El Cortez is a super-fun place to shoot dice, and because of their location and “regular guy” clientele, they have to keep the limits down. Main Street Station is highly suggested as well. And, don’t overlook the completely renovated Cal, where you can gamble with always-fun Hawaiians.

I’ve always enjoyed the atmosphere and dealers at Golden Gate as well, but it is a pretty noisy party (as compared to some of the other properties).

The bottom line is that while there are no absolutes for minimums (they change at the whim of the pit boss, depending on demand), but poking around downtown will generally find you $5 games in a number of properties.

– You are really not going to find that Mirage atmosphere off The Strip. Maybe the Golden Nugget downtown comes close, so make sure to take the property in when you are downtown, and especially check out the pool (and sharks!) area. M and Red Rock Resort are super-nice, and Strip-quality but both have resort fees as well. Granted, M’s is $20 a night and includes the shuttle to The Strip, airport shuttle, in-room bottled water and the paper (among other things). So, it isn’t one of the worst offenders. And, it is a true resort.

But for your interest and purposes, I’m going to have to hold my nose and suggest that you just eat the fees and count it as the cost of enjoying The Mirage. There is no magical work around.

Even most comped players (except at the higher levels) are stuck paying them. Which is why I have been calling those comps “fake comps”. The resort fee actually makes a profit on the room for the casino, so they aren’t out anything.

Speaking of comps, when you get a feel for where you want to play downtown, get that players card and use it at the tables (as long as you are planning to settle in for a session). Even if you aren’t playing big limits. You’ll be amazed at what a little bit of play at places like Main Street Station will do to get the offers rolling in.

It isn’t The Mirage, but with a free room on a future visit, you can always Uber your way to center Strip a couple of times during your visit. AND… Main Street Station has no resort fees. So, a comped room is actually a COMPED room! As old-school Vegas FREE.

Hope this helps, and would love to hear how your trip went when you return.

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 Tours And Attractions

Ohio winters can be bleak. The endless, gray, dreary days tend to take a toll on one’s psyche. By February, central Ohioans are counting down the days – or weeks – until spring. Thankfully, there is a way to beat those winter blues: traveling to a warmer climate. Las Vegas is a great winter getaway.

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Las Vegas Tragedy


Other Las Vegas News


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

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Las Vegas Venezuelan Restaurant: Viva Las Arepas

In our last members issues, we highlighted a number of great local’s restaurants (with locals pricing) located between The Strip and Downtown. A variety for every taste sure to save you lots of money over tourist prices. Viva Las Arepas was one of them, which we enjoy ourselves.

For the entire list, please visit Members.AccessVegas.com and join. You will have immediate access to our full list of members benefits, including the March 28, 2018 which contained this great, insider tip, money saving info on where to eat good for for cheap without getting off the beaten path.

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Flying Over Fremont Street

See what a room at Four Queens Las Vegas is like, fly over the Fremont Street Experience on the Slotzilla zip line, and check out the Binion’s pool (which is available to Four Queens guests). PS Four queens is one of the few hotels in Las Vegas without a resort fee!

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Cirque du Soleil KA

KA from Cirque du Soleil is an awe-inspiring theatrical masterpiece at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Players Network brings you an up close and personal view of this amazing show. You need to see it to believe it.


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Thank you so much for being a AccessVegas.com Premium Insiders Advantage member. We really appreciate the support and we’re here for you!

How To Access What:

  • Vegas Super Secret Specials Spreadsheet is available here:

    Spreadsheet Version
    or
    HTML / Webpage Version

    Either click to view or right-click to download. It is growing each week, so always check out the latest edition!

    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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