November 25, 2019 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Into every life, a little rain must fall. Rain is ushering in our fall weather and with the exception of a few quirky days, our high in the 70’s F are a thing of the past until around March.

The new Best Of Las Vegas is out, and in selected issues, we’ll be hitting on some of the winners. We’re not just going to list them. I’ll be filling you in on what is worth your time, keeping in mind you are a visitor. For example, if “Best Cupcake” is a $25 Uber ride from the tourism areas, that won’t do most of you any good. But, if it is on The Strip or Fremont, or a very cheap/quick Uber ride, then it may be for you.

Also, with any of these polls, there is some ballot stuffing. This doesn’t mean the winners are undeserving. But, we take that into account. And, some winners are simply due to the fact they are a bigger brand name, or have tons of locations (and thus tons of customers voting for them). Over the next few months, we’ll be sorting it all out for you, and giving you some exclusive tips and insights so you can truly enjoy some of the better things Las Vegas offers.

Caesars Will Continue To Lure You To Las Vegas – Eldorado/Caesars (the merging companies will be called Caesars, but owned and run by Eldorado) have indicated that they will maintain or increase their focus on enticing their regional casino players to Las Vegas. Many of you already get offers for trips to Vegas, or even Reno and Laughlin which include chartered airfare.

They have given no indication that this will be changing. And, if they are smart (and I believe they are), they will take advantage of some dissatisfaction among MGM Resorts gamblers and try to lure them over. This link Eldorado Gaming Properties is one you should look over if you are already a Total (Caesars) Rewards player, as within the next few months, your action at these properties will be Caesars rewarded action. You may end up finding out that while previously you didn’t have a Caesars property within patronage distance from your city, you may now.

Show Me The Money – With sports betting becoming more allowed and talked about nationwide, many of you who barely (or never) dabbled in it might think about taking the plunge. It was just a few short years ago that open talk of betting lines was frowned upon during sports broadcasts, and the NFL wouldn’t even allow Las Vegas (even if we showed no casino gaming) to advertise during the Super Bowl! (I’m not kidding).

If some of you are looking for a bigger jackpot with some fun ups and downs along the way, and thought that progressive slots were your only answer, I’d consider you looking into sports bet parlay cards. Parlay cards allow you to pick a number of games (IE, pick who will “beat the spread”), put a modest amount of money down, and cash a pretty big winning ticket if your picks all do well!

How well? As a general ballpark, $100 can win you $10,000 or more. (Odds and payouts vary, but the people at the sports book window will be happy to show you the parlay cards, and also tell you how you can actually pick a number of games of your own choice and package them together in a high-paying, low risk bet).

Think about it: You run a pile of cash through a progressive slot machine in hopes to win a fairly big amount. BUT… for about the same losses you’ll take, you can bet a decent chunk of change on a parlay card and not only get to win some big cash, but also include your skill. They are YOUR picks. Not some random luck-of-the-draw.

Plus, the games probably won’t all be on at exactly the same time. This adds some serious entertainment over hours and hours (and possibly days) if you don’t suffer an early loss.

No random number generator here. It is all on YOU!

More Best Of Las Vegas – We’re continuing going through some of the Review-Journal’s Best Of Las Vegas picks (as voted by readers) and doing some critiquing as to better either help you decide if something is for you, or simply fill you in on something you may not be aware of!

I won’t be running through the Top 3 in each category. Instead, I’ll take the liberty of highlighting and commenting on the picks which most pertain to our visitors.

Brewpub – Triple 7 at Main Street Station was the Gold winner. (Categories also have Silver and Bronze). No argument for us. The beer is good. The menu is extensive, yummy, and priced right. The Fremont Street area location makes it easy for you to go.

Silver was Gordon Biersch, which is in the restaurant complex across the street from Tuscany Hotel Casino. (Tuscany also did quite well in many categories, and deservedly so). While a chain you’ll find in many areas, it is worth the visit if you are adjacent.

Buffet – Station Casinos won by the sheer force of how many locations they have, and their ability to get locals to vote. Interestingly enough, they actually have two styles of buffets: The A.Y.C.E. style of Palms, and Feasts. Oh, and the Feast buffets at Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock are more upscale in atmosphere and food choices than at their other casinos.

For sheer value for the quality, you can’t go wrong with Palace Station. And, if your only memory of Palace is a dirty, smoke-filled, sad local’s joint from years past… that is no longer the case. Station Casinos dumped piles of cash into a total rehab and remodel. The word “dive” no longer applies.

Having said that, The Palms is literally a stone’s throw off of The Strip. (If the weather is nice and you are in decent shape, you can walk it). An Uber won’t cost much at all. When you add in the quality and value of their A.Y.C.E.(All You Can Eat) buffet plus their looser slots, lower limits, better rules, better food and drink prices (they can’t drive the locals away), you’d almost be silly not to head for dinner and drinks and some gaming!

Burger – No shortage of amazing burgers here in Las Vegas. And, my preference for a fast food burger is the infamous In-N-Out. (Hold your fire: Five Guys and Smashburger and similar are NOT fast food. They are “fast casual”, which is more expensive, and more upscale than the likes of Burger King and those in that rank).

Tuscany won this with their burger at Pub 365, which is so named for their rotation of 365 different beers, with over 100 of them available at any give time. Like Palms, this is a “one mile off The Strip” journey where you can pair up your food, beer, and then enjoy their (often) award winning and (usually free) lounge entertainment. Check out Tuscany Entertainment Listings and see if any of their lounge act could have you tapping your toes for a couple of hours.

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

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Las Vegas Shows

Kelly Clarkson fans just got lucky – she’s announced a new residency in Las Vegas! for 2020. The original American Idol made the big announcement after performing a medley of her hits during the “Kelly-oke” portion of her daytime talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday.

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Las Vegas beer brewers are flocking to the Arts District, drawn to the area for its walkability, its central location in the Las Vegas Valley and its creative, local vibe. Three new breweries are expected to open within the next six months, joining Arts District staple Hop Nuts Brewing, a recently opened taproom from CraftHaus Brewery and the new, Atomic Age-themed Able Baker Brewing.

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The $12.8 million penthouse sale atop Palms Place is the highest priced high-rise property sale in Las Vegas history. The property has changed ownership from Phil Maloof, who was represented by the Ivan Sher Group, and is now owned by TurnKey Pads, who was represented by Hali’s Angels – The Hali Gillin Group.

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The answer: The best person to unveil a new “Jeopardy!” slot machine in Las Vegas. In the form of a question: Who is: “Jeopardy” James Holzhauer? On Tuesday the Las Vegas resident turned game show superstar helped unveil the new “Jeopardy!” slot at the Global Gaming Expo.

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Members Mania

I will be visiting soon from the UK and would like any information in regards to casinos withholding tax on handpays. I have read that some casinos pay out in full and others take 30% in tax. If I am lucky (lol) and win big, how do I reclaim any tax that is withheld. Also, is there a list of casinos that pay out in full and those that withhold tax?

Many thanks,

Alexander Green

 

Ted Responds:

Excellent question (and happy you plan to win big)!

Our understanding is that the US has a treaty agreement with a number of countries worldwide — including the United Kingdom — which allow you to reclaim your withheld tax.

Many casinos will help you file the paperwork. Working through every casino in town to see what their current policy on this is beyond our scope. (We offer to answer every question we can, within reason).

If they do not provide assistance, or you have any concerns, here is the scoop:

You need to file for an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) from our IRS.

Details on what an ITIN is and if you need one:

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/individual-taxpayer-identification-number;

Instructions for obtaining one are here:

https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/how-do-i-apply-for-an-itin;

Hope this helps, and hope you win big!

 


 

These were in reader response to our posting of this story:

Try 108 Drinks, Eats at The STRAT’s newly remodeled observation deck

And my observation:

The revamped Strat is worth the time if you use it as a jumping off point (no pun intended) on your way downtown for the evening. They have changed and upgraded so much!

Stopped in there in April for a few hrs. Played some blackjack and walked out ahead. So no complaints. Was very quiet there.

Donna Lee

I got a cab from downtown to watch the sunset from the observation desk. I then walked to Westgate to get the monorail to MGM. I saved some money but I wouldn’t recommend doing this on your own as it was a very quiet area, with no other tourists around.

Andrew Fry

You could have gotten the monorail at SLS. Much shorter walk, but agreed, a little scary at night if no one else around.

Sandy Voruda

 

Ted Responds:

It is only two blocks from SLS and monorail to Strat. However, although that area is gentrifying, I’d still suggest that ladies think twice about walking it after dark. The neighborhood behind Strat is still really iffy and that can spill over.

City bus is quick and cheap from downtown to Strat. However, the bus is absolutely NOT for everyone and an Uber or cab won’t be a big fare at all. Plus, much quicker.

Strat is still going to be on the dead side depending on time of week and year. They are still ramping up promotions. The company that owns it has a 60 bar presence locally (PT’s Pubs) and will surely be working to make Strat more of a locals hang. Their new players card will work at Strat, plus all of their bars and lounges both here and in Reno.

Which is good for the visitor: Locals casinos MUST have looser slots, lower limits, better rules, and cheaper food!

Also, remember that as I’m typing this (November 2019), sunset is around 4:45 PM, and getting earlier. I’d be up there right at 4 PM to take advantage of the Level 107 happy hour (remember to ask for your FREE ride to the top which you are entitled to as a lounge visitor) and to enjoy our spectacular mountain-against-desert sunsets.


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You’ll soon be able to watch a movie while ice skating high above the Las Vegas Strip. Marking its eighth holiday season, the Cosmopolitan will again transform its rooftop Boulevard Pool into a winter wonderland overlooking the Strip. The Ice Rink, which is open from Nov. 20-Jan. 5, allows visitors a chance to enjoy skating on more than 4,200 square feet of real ice.

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Here is a list of New Year’s Eve events and celebrations happening in Las Vegas as the calendar turns from 2019 to 2020: New Year’s Eve with Rhythm Nation Formed in San Francisco, Calif.

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November 5, 2019 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – We’re running a bit late, but with good reason. Earthshaking news has just kept coming and coming and coming. News that will affect the future of Las Vegas, and your future visits. (Spoiler: I’m happy to report that the outlook is promising, and believe that Las Vegas will be heading back in the direction of the Las Vegas we all knew and loved until MGM Resorts decided to start picking your pocket bone dry, and a bankrupt — at the time — Caesars Entertainment followed suit).

And, if you are a newer Las Vegas visitor and really enjoy it already, I’m telling you that an even better Las Vegas (for you the visitor, in terms of options, cost, better gambling, and even less nickel-and-diming) is on the horizon!

Note: This issue, we were going to take a deep dive into the brand new Best Of Las Vegas winners. Going beyond just who won and getting into which choices are vital to know for you, the visitor. (IE, does it really do you any good to know the best cupcake is a 25 minute drive from The Strip? On the other hand, if it is ON The Strip or Fremont Street, might be worth checking out). That will be NEXT issue.

Bellagio Pawned – No, not to Rick Harrison of Pawn Starts (Gold and Silver Pawn). MGM Resorts sold Bellagio to the same investment group which owns the (next door) Cosmo. MGM (the company) retains 5% ownership and has a long-term lease. I think that this is a horrible idea, and shows that MGM Resorts, running out of ways to nickel-and-dime you, and (evidently) needing to shore up their cash reserves, sold a prime asset. One which would only continue to appreciate over the years.

Think about it: Unless you owed major debts, medical bills, IRS problems and the like, how quickly would you be in a hurry to sell your house, simply to lease it back from the buyer? Especially if home prices in your area generally appreciate over time. Oh, and they are looking to unload the MGM Grand in the same manner.

Contrast this to Caesars (now owned by Eldorado Gaming) Entertainment. They are also looking to shed a couple of properties on The Strip, and just sold The Rio. However, they are looking to simply sell properties outright to pare things down to a place which works for their “family owned, family run” strategy. Sometimes, bigger isn’t always better.

I’ve been very open in my prediction that MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren will be GONE in the second half of 2020. Which would be AWESOME news for you, our loyal visitor. Pretty much all of the things that bug you about Las Vegas ($45 resort fees instead of $9 resort fees, or no resort fees), paid parking, $21 cocktails, tight slots, lousy table game rules, and more… were pioneered by Murren.

Circus Circus To Be Owned/Run By Ruffin – MGM Resorts was not done with their fire sales. They unloaded Circus Circus completely, including all of the land (except for the Hilton timeshare and Sky Tower condos, which were not theirs) from Circus Circus up to Sahara Ave. Despite the fact that Circus Circus constantly grinds out a solid regular profit, and one could argue that just the value of all that Strip-front (and adjacent) property alone was worth what Ruffin paid for the acquisition.

Las Vegas resident and billionaire Ruffin made his billion running or buying businesses which cater to middle-class and middle-America. Last time MGM Resorts needed cash, he bought Treasure Island off of them. We’re not fans of the fact he killed the pirate show (even the newer Sirens of TI was fun), and turned the corner of the resort into a CVS that looks like the Sedona (Arizona) airport.

However, he’s been the king of package deals that are old school (room deals which toss in free buffets, 1/2 price Mystere tickets, a free beer at Gilley’s and similar). He said NO to paid parking. They make it pretty easy to waive your resort fees. (It is part of some promotions, but we understand that if you ask upon check-in, and obviously do NOT use any of those amenities, you can get them waived).

So, let’s consider him one of the good guys. He has no stockholders or board to answer to. And, he’s in these casino ownerships for the long run. Happy return customers create a “long run”.

I personally was shocked to see this deal happen. While MGM Resorts considered Circus Circus the “red-headed step-child”, the bottom line was that they had been huge proponents of the convention center expansion. Which theoretically will bring more convention visitors. Which means the Circus land — with it’s awesome proximity to the convention center — should have been a significant long-term benefit to hold on to.

As the great Ron Popeil used to say, “But Wait, There’s More!

The Drew Arises – That hulking big blue (and formerly going to be called Fontainebleau) somewhat finished resort across the street from Circus Circus is finally getting serious about getting that project finished up. They took a major shot across-the-bow by hiring a guy named Bobby Baldwin as their CEO. Baldwin was a CFO under Steve Wynn (back before Steve got robbed of his company at gunpoint by MGM) and was with MGM Resorts up until a couple of years ago.

We’re not sure whether he left MGM because he was retirement age and certainly isn’t lacking in his bank account, or that he wasn’t seeing eye-to-eye with their direction, or that he just wanted some time off after falling down a couple flights of stairs and busting up nearly as many bones as Evel Knievel in the process. (Not quite as many, but it was a significant list of injuries).

The bottom line is that he’s old school Las Vegas. And, he’s a noted gambler. (He’s considered one of the top tier poker players in the world). He’s been around long enough to “get it”. You, the Las Vegas visitor. The thought that the burgeoning North Strip may have to work just a little harder for your business.

Drew won’t be a discount place. Not even close. However, it will be much needed “independent” competition. As will Resorts World (former Stardust), which is topped out, and they are working on the inside. Stratosphere is now owned by the largest pub operator in the state of Nevada. They understand locals pricing and value. SLS(ahara), now officially The Sahara (yeah!) is owned by a guy who 1. Has nobody to answer to except his customers, and 2. Runs a middle-class casino hotel in Reno.

These guys are all going to be fighting for your dollar, and the big winner in Las Vegas is going to be YOU come 2020 and beyond!

19.99% – No, that isn’t the interest rate you paid on your car note during the Jimmy Carter administration. (I’m 54 and barely remember that, so if you are younger than me, look up the word stagflation). That was the rise in downtown Las Vegas’ gaming wins comparing September 2018 to September 2019. Downtown is continuing to offer looser slots, lower limits, (generally) better table game rules, (one can argue) more free-flowing drinks, less expensive food and beverage, and yet they are making it all back — and then some — in casino winnings!

Trust me, this is a shocker to some of The Strip operators. Who were under the impression that sucking every penny from your wallet or purse as quickly as possible was the way to big profits.

Look… I’m a gambler. We know the house has the edge. We know that most trips won’t be winning trips (or for myself, that I’ll probably have paid for my gambling entertainment via some losses over the year). We get that. However, is it any crime to let us play looser, low limit games? Let our money last for a while? Experience a few win streaks which actually elate us and make us feel like we’re beating the house (at least for a while)?

Downtown has it figured out. And, as more people march their gambling dollar downtown, they are happy to keep their take modest and let increasing volume create the increasing profits.

Unless something crazy happens, we’ll be back next issue with our Best Of Las Vegas “For Our Members” thoughts, so you can truly be better informed than all of the other visitors.

PS I will refrain from telling those of you in the colder states that this week is pushing 80F and sunny.

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

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The Vegas Golden Knights kick off their third season Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena. And if you arrive at a game hungry this season, you’re in luck. Arena food has come a long way since dinner at a sporting event meant plain old hot dogs and soft pretzels, and the offerings at a Knights game are better, and more varied, than ever. Take, for example, the first food concessions most Knights fans encounter as they arrive on T-Mobile Arena’s Main Concourse.

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The glass bar inside the Empathy Suite is actually a case stuffed with more than 100 pounds of medical debris. It’s an art piece Damien Hirst, who designed the suite, calls “Medical Waste.”

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Members Mania

What is the best time to hit Fremont Street Experience, and is it better getting a cab or bus?

Susan Phillips

 

Ted Responds:

– We’re big fans of using ride-sharings (Uber or Lyft) instead of cabs. Both because of the cost-savings, and the fact that there is some accountability. The services track every ride, you can rate and leave a comment on your driver, and similar.

If saving a buck is more important than saving time, both the SDX (Strip and Downtown Express) and Deuce run every 15 minutes or less along The Strip and all the way to downtown (Fremont Street Area) all day and well into the night.

As for the live entertainment, what we suggest doing is visiting the Fremont Street Entertainment Calendar to find out which acts are performing (and on which stages), during the nights of your visit! Pro Tip: You’ll find videos of many of the bands who play on YouTube. We’re partial to Zowie Bowie (NO relation to David Bowie, high energy, totally Vegas type of show featuring pop music from today and yesterday) and Spandex Nation (80’s hair metal).

For entertainment, drinking, and general revelry, evenings are your ticket. Pretty much any evening except on unusually cold nights when most people stay indoor in the casinos.

If you want to make more of a “day” out of it, and especially if you are a gambler, spending an afternoon hitting the slots and tables downtown will generally make your dollars go farther. Both because of the lower limits and (state certified) looser slots. And, Fremont East — a restaurant, bar, and entertainment district east of the Fremont Street canopy stretching a number of blocks — will provide plenty of dining options at non-Strip prices!

Note: If you wander Fremont East, heading east, make sure to turn around once you get to Atomic Liquors (the area’s oldest bar). Nothing to see beyond that, and the area starts to get sketchy.

 


 

As many of us are considering moving to Las Vegas at some point (perhaps sooner than later), what are the best and worst zip codes?

Abbey Alejo

 Ted Responds:

There isn’t a best or worst. Everyone will tell you their zip code is the best!

For example, I live in the upper half of 89102. Same zip code as Mayor(s) Goodman and (until he died), Jerry Lewis. Michael Jackson also lived his last 5 years 5 minutes from my house.

BUT… you get into the lower half of 89102 (except for a couple of small exceptions), and it can get really “interesting”.

Some will immediately blurt out Summerlin. Or Henderson. Those are the two that get the buzz, so let’s briefly go over them.

Henderson is a HUGE city. It takes 30 minutes just to drive from one side to the other, and you’ll find everything from million dollar homes to inexpensive apartments within the city limits. With plenty of freeway access, a reasonable proximity to McCarran, the new Raiders practice facility (next to the executive airport many tours fly out of), plenty of people find something to like.

Summerlin is arguably the most “upper-middle-class” area. You have no shortage of upscale dining and shopping options, the brand new (and highly lauded) AAA Las Vegas Aviators baseball stadium, and the Vegas Golden Knights practice facility next to it. Both in the shadow of Red Rock casino and literally less than 10 minutes from hiking (or driving through) the stunning red rock formations which the area is named for.

However, you pay for it. The area is known for high (and restrictive) HOA fees. $500,000 will get you 2200 sq. ft. on a postage-stamp sized lot. Just for comparison, recently $500,000 could get you a similar size home on a normal size lot up on Sunrise Mountain. Oh… and the Sunrise Mountain home has panoramic views of the ENTIRE Las Vegas valley. Turn your head one way, and you are looking down on Henderson. Turn your head again, and there is The Strip, Turn your head again and there is downtown (and Summerlin past that in the distance).

The right answer it to get in your car and drive around and figure out what part of Las Vegas suits you. Or if from out of town, use Zillow or Realtor or one of the real estate sites, then use Google Street View to “cruise” around the area.

The WRONG answer it to rely on your real estate agent to tell you where to live. Many specialize in only a certain area, and it is often the area they live in. (Healthy home sales don’t hurt their property value).

Do your homework first. THEN, pick a realtor that is knowledgeable about your general preferred area.

Me? After two decades of living here, I knew that I wanted to be pretty close to downtown (without the noise and commotion), and I adore Mid Century Modern homes. (Think Palm Springs, or some Frank Lloyd Wright). I narrowed my search down to a handful of 1960’s neighborhoods which are downtown adjacent, and then worked with “Uncle” Jack LaVine to find mine.

Jack lives in a vintage Vegas neighborhood home, is active in preservation, and gives occasional group tours to people who want to see this side of historic Las Vegas.

Remember, part of your membership is our “Your Guy In Vegas” ability to ask us questions. (That’s where we get most Members Mania!). While I can’t hold your hand through the entire process, myself and knowledgeable staff members — who live in various parts of town — can answer a couple of questions while you narrow down your search.


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Las Vegas Sports

Wynn Las Vegas will debut its newly re-imagined golf course, which will be one of the most expensive places to play in America, on Oct. 11. The $550-a-round luxury experience will include lithium battery-powered golf carts, caddies and even Rolls-Royce cars that can fetch its high-rolling, off-property guests.

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A women turned a stop at the Main Street Station hotel-casino into a $931,640 pay out when she hit the jackpot on Aristocrat’s Madonna slot machine on Oct. 7.

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