July 30, 2020 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – If it seems like you just heard from me, you did. However, we have important news, which we’ll break down in the effort to continue to help you decide whether you want to visit Las Vegas in 2-3 weeks, 2-3 months, or 2-3 years.

Governor Grumpy Whistles A Different Tune – I’m not sure whether the governor’s staff are readers or not. However, somebody got through to him with exactly the concerns I stated last issue. During the Q&A with the press, he even admitted that closing down all the bars when only 20% were out of compliance might have not been the best idea. So… He HAS let bars open in a few smaller counties. (Bartops specifically, if a bar or restaurant serves food, you can waltz on in, get a table, and drink to your hearts content). More importantly, we have reason to believe that he’ll be allowing bars in Reno and Las Vegas to open sooner than later. (I’d peg it at 7-10 days).

He’s ditching “phases” that apply to the whole state, or entire industries in favor of heavy enforcement, fines, and even closing specific non-compliant businesses. Including casinos.

What’s That Going To Mean To You? – On the negative side (for many), mask enforcement will continue to be tight. If you pull it down to sip your cocktail while in a hotel/casino, and don’t put it back up again, you’ll be asked/reminded to do so. Nobody is trying to be the Gestapo and harass you to death. Obviously, you can leave it off while enjoying a meal. Outdoor enforcement isn’t strong (on the streets, off casino property).

How well that all sits with you will vary from person-to-person. If you live in an area where you have to mask up in public, or your regular errands or place of business requires masks, wearing one here will just be another day to you. If your personal comfort or politics dictates that this is not acceptable to you, then you don’t want to visit right now.

We’re hearing that the CDC is suggesting that if we all mask up for a couple more months, this thing will run its course. Granted, plenty of experts have called this thing wrong all along the way, but I’d like to hope that has some truth to it. The bottom line is that to keep Las Vegas open to visitors, a mask mandate and staunch enforcement seems to be the only path.

Strip or Downtown? – In the past, the answer to that question had a lot to do with what interests you. To an extent, it still does. The Strip has the nicer hotels and casinos, the high-end restaurants (many/most of which are open), and similar. Downtown has no Chandelier Bar (the famous three-tier “center bar” at Cosmopolitan).

However, in all honestly, Fremont Street has more of the “Vegas” feel right now. The vibe, the partying, the feeling like you aren’t so much in a ghost town, and (don’t tell the governor), they are a little more creative with following the “bartops closed” rules while still keeping everyone liquored up to their hearts content. It is Fremont Street, after all!

By the way, don’t take my word for it. This is from the Fremont Street Earthcam taken at random on Tuesday night at about 8:45 PM.

Not too shabby for a weeknight when the temp (at that time taken) was 101F, meaning most everyone was inside.

Vegas Only Looks Dead – Just a reminder, as we see the unwashed and uninformed going around saying that Las Vegas is dead. Las Vegas can handle upwards of 350,000 visitors at once. And, closes in on that capacity on New Years Eve, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

When you put 30-40% of that number into something designed for much larger groups, it is going to look dead/empty. Many visitor spots would delight in having our current numbers!

Granted, these same geniuses were all over the internet three weeks ago saying that Las Vegas (IE, the hotels and casinos) would be closing by the end of that week. That brought me to a guffaw momentarily. Then, I realized that people were canceling their trips based on what these yahoos were saying in Facebook groups. Hey, there are lots of places to get Las Vegas information. But, like they old saying goes, you get what you pay for. So… I dearly thank you for your support, which lets us dig into providing you the most accurate, best-sourced info we can!

No Conventions, Bad For Us, Good For You – The convention business in Las Vegas is dead for the rest of the year, and even starting into next year (as things stand right now). Keep in mind that convention planning lead time is often upwards of a year, so decisions are getting made more based on uncertainty and erring on the side of caution. Not because the convention planners have gone cold on Las Vegas, or the industry dying.

This is unfortunately horrible news for all of the hard-working people in that industry. Conventions directly or indirectly employ tens of thousands of people here.

However, for you? All of you who look at your vacation available dates, then look at Las Vegas, and see that all of the rooms that week are super-expensive because 7 conventions are in town? That won’t be an issue. Mid-weeks (especially) could be dirt cheap even through the fall when our October weather is stunningly perfect and prices often reflect that.

Plus, you are doing a good deed. Somebody may have a spouse or partner in another part of the tourism industry and you are helping to keep them from going under. (Since when did visiting Las Vegas become a good deed? Who would have thought?)

Eldorado Owns Caesars – The merger is done. While the company is taking on the Caesars name, the bottom line is that they are owned and ran by Eldorado Resorts. Out of Reno, Nevada. We feel this is a GOOD thing, and should have plenty more to say about that next issue.

Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


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Las Vegas Dining

Earlier this year, the $100 million, 25,000-square-foot, 600-seat Bacchanal Buffet filed paperwork for a remodel that included updates to the food line with an estimated construction budget of $2.4 million for the makeover. The renovation at the buffet at Caesars Palace focuses on a 2,120-square-foot area, and the changes will affect the existing food counters, service equipment, and the ceiling and floor finishes.

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Las Vegas Hotels

The parent company of the Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana announced Tuesday that the hotel would be reopening on September 1st.

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Vegas visitors are flocking to the Strip on the weekends for some semblance of a summer vacation. Everyone knows not to expect concerts, sporting events, production shows and wild nights at the club. A trip to Vegas right now is built around gambling, eating, drinking, shopping and spending lots of time at the pool.

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Members Mania

We’re thinking of taking a trip from Las Vegas to Laughlin? What’s the best way to get there?

Kelly Geromette

 

Ted Responds:

First of all, let’s note that Laughlin isn’t for everyone. It is a little bit of an older crowd, the pace is a bit slower, things are generally much less expensive (especially than The Strip), and it isn’t the place to look for celeb chefs, high-end shopping, thumping nightclubs and the like. Which suits many folks just fine.

Second, Laughlin is upwards of 10 degrees hotter than Las Vegas. I’d suggest not visiting May – September.

Laughlin is a collection of 10 high-rise (think downtown Las Vegas, not The Strip) hotel casinos. All but one back the Colorado River, and some of them are connected via a river-walk. An actual river taxi service will also get you from property to property.

The drive isn’t overly difficult. Laughlin is 100 miles from Center Strip, and freeway or four-lane highway for (basically) the entire drive. A couple of HUGE words of caution:

1. The only real town along the way is Searchlight (roughly 1/2 way there). If that name rings a bell, it is the hometown of former U.S. Senate leader Harry Reid. It is also home to one of the most notorious speed traps in the State of Nevada.

As you get into town, the speed limit goes from “rural Nevada, just keep it under 80” (IE, a limit of 70 or 75, I don’t recall the exact number) down to 35 and then literally about a block later, down to 25. When you’ve been doing 75, 25 feels like you could walk faster. And, many don’t pay sharp attention to their speedometer and think they are doing 25 when they are 35 or higher. Which will get you a 10+ mph over ticket. Don’t be that guy.

2. One minute, you are whizzing down the freeway in Henderson, Nevada surrounded by housing suburbs and strip malls and such. 5 minutes later, you are in the middle of nothing and the next stop for food, water, restrooms, and (most importantly) GAS is Searchlight. After that, there is only one gas station between Searchlight and Laughlin.

Running out of gas, or not having plenty of water in case you break down, is not recommended. Even if it isn’t summer, you are dealing with pounding sunshine during the day, and COLD desert nights during the winter. Just because it is a well-traveled road doesn’t mean you won’t be waiting for help if needed.

Over the years, various tour companies have done one-day tours. You pay a modest sum, often get a free buffet or coupon book, and they do all of the driving. Because these tours tend to come-and-go (based on time of year, demand, what particular tour companies are doing with their resources), we do not recommend one in particular. Our advice is to poke around on your favoriate search engine.

Depends on how much time you have, I highly recommend a couple of side trips. (Don’t try to do them both on a day-trip). The historic Route 66 western mining town of Oatman, Arizona is about 45 minutes one way, and well worth going up and enjoying. This is by no means a ghost town. They have a general store, restaurants, saloons, a number of quirky gift shops, and an old (operating) hotel.

This is not a Disneyland recreation. This is the real deal. A few hundred people actually still live up there. It is a great place for eccentrics and those who just want some elbow room and not to be bothered by “the man”. (Don’t get me wrong. There is law and order, and it is safe).

The other is the town of Nelson, NV. Nelson is only 15 minutes off of the main road from Las Vegas to Searchlight, Nelson bills itself as a ghost town, although there is electricity and a store. They have mine tours, and plenty of history in buildings, mine works, and old cars and trucks. It is a true spot of Nevada’s western history. It is also only 45 minutes from Las Vegas if you wish to make a day trip out of it.

My suggestion? Make a two-day trek out of it for maximum enjoyment, history, and limited stress. I’d leave Las Vegas in the morning, and have breakfast at the Southwest Diner in the historic part of Boulder City. They open at 6 AM and have all of your typical diner breakfast faves. As always, check your gas tank!

From there, head south to the Route 66 railroad town of Kingman. As I’ve only used Kingman as a pit stop, I’ll leave it up to you and your favorite search engine to see if there is anything you want to stop and check out.

So, why are we taking this route to Laughlin? The old path of Route 66 from Kingman to Oatman — over Sitgraves Pass — is one of the most famous on the old “Mother Road”. From the time you leave Cool Springs Station (now a tourist stop, once the last service station for a long, long ways on the route), you’ll spend the next 10 miles on some of he most windy, curving, scenic road you are going to see. No worries as it is two lanes the entire way and paved.

That should put you in Oatman around time for lunch. Enjoy Oatman until you’ve had your fill, and then it is down the hill towards Laughlin. This will allow you a number of hours at hour hotel to see Laughlin, drink, gamble, enjoy dinner, and a good nights sleep along the river. Hit Nelson on your way back to Las Vegas the next day, and you’ve seen and done history that many only dream and read about. All getting back to Las Vegas in plenty of time to catch a nap and beback in Vegas mode for the evening!


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Las Vegas Nightlife

The world-famous, blue ribbon team of sleuths from the Five Hundy Investigative Center have been at it again. After holing up in a suburban Twin Cities underground lair for the past two weeks, our crew got their grubby little hands on yet another treasure trove of as-yet-unannounced Circa Resort & Casino details and renderings. This time around, let’s look at what’s in store for bars.

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Las Vegas Gambling

When Las Vegas sportsbooks reopened Thursday, Mark DeRosa had no problem keeping his distance from others. The professional sports bettor joked on Twitter that the oversized 6-foot check presented to him by Circa sportsbook director Matthew Metcalf was “perfect for social distancing.”

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Las Vegas Real Estate

Casino mogul Steve Wynn’s mansion is on the market for $25 million. On the fairways of the private TPC Summerlin golf club, the double-gated 13,500-square-foot house at 1717 Enclave Court sits on a manor-line stretch known as “Billionaire’s Row.”

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July 19, 2020 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – So… As The Vegas Turns. Masks, bars closed, COVID-19 rates going through the roof. If you simply read the headlines (or what we in this business call “fear porn”), or buy into all of the “don’t know anything about Vegas, reporting from 2000 miles away national media, and/or crazy/incorrect online group rumors, you probably really have no clue what is going on.

So, let’s drill down to some hard data and boots-on-the-ground info and get you up to speed. This way, you can decide whether you want to visit in a couple of weeks, a couple of months, or “I’m still going to wait and see”.

That’s why we’re member-supported: While we run various hotel room specials which you may (or may not) wish to take advantage of, our main source of support is membership dues. Not the few pennies-on-the-dollar we make if you book a room through one of the offers we highlight! (Not that doing so isn’t appreciated).

So, let’s dive in:

Nevada COVID-19 Deaths – Every time I bring this up, I have people say “You know, those are real lives you are talking about”. Yes, they are. Unfortunately, I don’t know any other way to measure deaths from anything (cancer, suicide, car accidents, you name it) without measuring deaths. If someone knows a way around that, please let me know!

2, 3 and 4 weeks ago, when Nevada was wide open and hardly anyone was masking up, the doomsayers predicted that horrible things were around the corner. However, as of this writing, the daily death rate from COVID-19 has been falling dramatically for a week. 2 deaths on July 16. Less than 640 in the entire state since this entire mess started. After a small/brief spike that wasn’t near the peak numbers we were seeing during quarantine.

But what about…

Nevada COVID-19 Cases Going Through The Roof – Yes, they are. Over 1000 per day for the past few days. Isn’t that major cause for alarm?

I realize that in the other 49 states, political debates are happening over whether more testing is causing positives to rise, or whether everybody is getting sick and we’re all going to die soon if we don’t quarantine until 2022. I’m not going to speak to other states. What I KNOW is that here in Nevada, a huge push for testing has kicked in. Some of the major casino companies are testing all of their employees, and to the best of my knowledge, most (if not all) of the rest are offering it to them at no charge. Plus, the unions made a huge push for this.

I’m all for it. If someone is sick but symptom free, let’s get them home for a couple of weeks. Away from both guests and co-workers. Able to stay away from family and friends and anyone else they may infect. Excellent idea!

However, when the biggest (hands down) industry in your state decides to go on a massive testing spree, a significant spike in cases is almost assured. (To put things in perspective, MGM Resorts is the biggest employer in the state, and that is aside from all of the other major gaming companies and the massive number of people they employ). 

While the jury is still out, we’re hopeful that with MORE people knowing they are infected, they can 1. Seek quicker medical help if they need it and 2. Isolate, which will help drive the death rate DOWN!

Hospitalizations – Despite national news to the contrary, our top hospital (University Medical Center, where you’ll end up if you manage to mangle yourself like I seem to make a habit of) has noted that while their ICU capacity is getting pretty full, they are well prepared and able to double the number of ICU beds as needed. They are sounding no alarm whatsoever.

“All Of That Is A Moot Point!” – At this stage, we usually get someone suggesting that none of that matters. Because everybody is coming here, getting sick, taking it back home where they came from, and simply driving up numbers elsewhere.

The number of people who tested positive outside of their area, and who had been on a trip somewhere, actually has been tracked. A couple of days ago, the number came out regarding how many people who have visited Las Vegas have come home and tested positive for COVID-19. (Whether they caught it here or not).

Take a guess? 14,000? 3000? 9000? 27,000? (Bueller? Anyone?)

Try 123. That is not a typo. We’re simply not exporting COVID-19.

So… let’s talk about the “here and now”. Especially in light of the recent closure of bars by the governor. Including casino bars:

80% Compliance Was Not Good Enough – When masks became mandatory, it appears they pulled every state employee (qualified to do so) to go out and check compliance. Which was so-so to begin with, so the state made it very clear that there would be hell to pay. Starting with casinos who would be facing a possible $130k fine for not keeping their guests in compliance. (Don’t assume that is chump-change to them. It isn’t exactly a seriously profitable sector right now).

After a week or so, casino compliance was very solid, with only Aria and Park MGM out-of-compliance. (MGM Resorts has since been on a “mask up” blitz, including videos featuring prominent statues like the MGM Lion and Lady Liberty wearing masks).

The bars? After a slow start, they had hit 80% compliance. So… the governor said that fines and closures would start to be swift to those 20% not in compliance, right? We’re almost there. Let’s just fix the small portion of issues which still exist. Minor corrections can equal perfection. Smart, right?

Not Governor Grumpy! From Day 1 of this whole ordeal, his verbiage when talking to the state has been that of a kindergarten teacher. And, if little Jimmy is a bad boy, the entire class will pay for it.

This was no exception. He ordered every single bartop in the state’s most populated counties to be shut down. Casinos, bar and grills, restaurants, dive bars… if you have a bartop, nobody will be sitting at it. If the bar is in a place that serves food, people can only sit at tables (you CAN order booze), with the appropriate social distancing and limits on group size.

What does this mean for YOU, attending a casino here in Las Vegas? It depends on your habits. You can play all day on the casino floor. And, for those of you die-hard bartop video poker players like myself, casinos do offer VP on the floor. And, you WILL get your comped cocktails delivered by the waitress. While policy differs from casino to casino, and walk-up bars (think Fremont Street frozen boozy slushy bars) are basically closed, they are providing a way for you to order drinks and get them brought to you.

Also, an astute Facebook Membership Group regular pointed out that there is no shortage of beer, wine, and liquor at the CVS, Walgreens, and the like! Those of us who live here are jaded to the fact that we can get a bottle of whiskey at any hour of the day, any day of the week, at any 24/7 grocery, pharmacy, or package store. Those rules have NOT changed.

Also, many of the great restaurants are open. With social distancing. So, if you have a yearning for some Wolfgang Puck (or others), knock yourself out. Speaking of…

Buffets – Many predicted that COVID-19 would be the death of the Las Vegas buffet. And, while a small number of them — ones you never really give thought to in most cases — may be bowing out, the well-known and liked buffets at both Wynn and Cosmopolitan are up and running. Each with a slightly different operation.

Wynn is basically almost operating like a restaurant. You order what you want, and they bring it to you. Order some more, and they bring it to you. However, without the wait you’d normally experience at an actual restaurant. After all, you are ordering from what they usually have on their buffet line.

Cosmopolitan is more operating like a cafeteria. (Granted, a one-price, all-inclusive cafeteria). Cosmo essentially pioneered the small-plates concept where you pick up a plate or bowl (or similar) that constitutes one serving of an item. Hence, they have staff on hand who actually take and give you the item you’d like. Very simple.

So, Is The Current Vegas Worth It? – That’s your call. Not mine. We can let you know how things are going, get down to the true numbers that aren’t making the headlines, and similar. However, only you know how your health is. How your age is. Whether you like the fact that masking up is being so strongly enforced, or you’ll never travel anywhere unless/until you can go mask-free. And, any other number of factors.

Back when this whole thing started, I did suggest a pending side-benefit of the current situation which many visitors are now sounding off on:

It is a somewhat different Vegas, but it is also a more-relaxed, less crowded Vegas. Very few of you will ever have the opportunity to visit a week before Christmas on a weekday, when things are the slowest of the year. And, in reality, it isn’t much unlike now. Shows are often shut down, things are closed for maintenance, not all dining options may be at full force and full hours.

But, you get elbow room! Less people. Shorter lines. Less stress. Some of you may wish to take that into consideration as well.

Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


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Just a few weeks into the COVID-caused shutdown of Las Vegas Strip production shows, musical residencies and all live entertainment, it became tragically clear that some of those shows would not return to their showrooms. Today the entertainment scene got its first dose of this kind of bad news.

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Las Vegas Dining

A brunch for a friend’s birthday brought me out of the shutdown. I’d been stringently following social distancing guidelines, but a Saturday meal for a special occasion seemed like a good first step in venturing out again. We met at Craft Kitchen in Henderson, which, pre-pandemic, did a brisk brunch business. There was often a wait for a table.

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Derek Stevens was standing in the parking lot of a Las Vegas office building a few years ago, waiting for the foreclosure auction of a faltering resort: the Lucky Dragon.

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Members Mania

This is in response to a Members Facebook story post we made about this article (which was also posted in a previous newsletter issue): Elon Musk’s Boring Company finishes digging Las Vegas tunnels 32 – The city’s Convention and Visitors Authority is still planning to open the Loop in January

I’m not too knowledgeable about this. I, also, wasn’t even aware of this underground system. So.. its not a subway.. so what is it.. people mover? Do people utilize it now and will they in the future? 

Elon Musk has grand ideas.. but some of them are impractical or expensive to implement. Is this another “extend the monorail” idea (from MGM to Mandalay to McCarran) or the “High Speed Train” from LA to LV?!?

Patrick Magee

 

Ted Responds:

We decided not to talk about it until it was a thing. One thing we steer away from is “reporting” on every crazy scheme that people come up with related to Las Vegas. My policy — in most cases — is to give you info and data that is actionable for a pending or future (yet to be planned) visit to see us. Or, ideas which are really, really plausible and have had significant and ongoing work or study on them.

– It is a tunnel system where cars come by every couple of minutes to transport a handful of people to the next stop. Yes… The Jetsons has come to life!

-The first part of it was finished just a bit prior to Covid. It is operational.

– Extension or expansion will most likely be based on how it does. It is also based on the ability to dig where needed. The soil under Las Vegas is actually “cement” (caliche) in much of the area.

– The Monorail extension to Mandalay Bay, while a solid idea because of the stadium and number of events it will hold, is not yet funded.

However, of interest is that the Convention and Visitors Authority is looking into buying it. Ostensibly to make sure it is around to serve the Convention Center expansion.

The thought of running it to the airport is still riddled with issues. Primarily, it would have to come down to ground level along Tropicana as the runways butt right up against the road, and putting anything elevated at the end of an major airport runway is a really lousy idea!

Nobody is developing ANYTHING around a high-speed rail line until it becomes reality. As it is right now, the CA high speed rail line that was supposed to connect with California’s “might be finished the 5th of never” high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

To be fair, permission to build the high speed rail line along the right-of-way of I-15 (the freeway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles) has been secured. So, I’m not trying to completely be a “Debbie Downer”.

In fact, I love trains! And, the concept of running a regular train on the existing regular freight lines between Las Vegas and Los Angeles still gets kicked around here and there.

Unlike the high-speed line, which would currently end a 90 minute drive from Los Angeles, this would go all the way in. Which means it would also connect to existing rail service to the Central California wine country, the beautiful seaside town of Santa Barbara, Orange County, and San Diego. Much of that line running directly along the ocean with stunning views.

And frankly, a regular rail connection from here to Los Angeles could simply survive on our international visitors.

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Why? 1. They are used to rail travel. 2. The 8 hour trip to Los Angeles (via rail), while longer than a car trip, is a whole lot more restful and fun, and 3. Many Europeans are respectful of and have high interest in American’s “Route 66”. The freight lines parallel Route 66 for a significant part of the route. Through otherwise untouched rugged desert and mountains.


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Las Vegas Gambling

Since reopening on June 4, Boyd Gaming has welcomed back its southern Nevada customers in style, awarding nine jackpots of $10,000 or more throughout the Las Vegas Valley so far this month.

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As main-eventer Jessie Magdaleno started his walk late Thursday night, he turned a corner and saw the ring. This is usually the moment when he hears the crowd, when the energy pumps through his body. Instead, he heard nothing.

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Elon Musk’s Loop transportation project is gaining a little bit more momentum in Las Vegas. Less than a month ago, Musk’s tunnel company Boring Co. said it had finished digging a pair of tunnels that will link the Las Vegas Convention Center buildings. Now, two Las Vegas Strip hotels are making a bid to be part of the planned transit network.

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Seeing Las Vegas from the Sky (the Vlog) | The Vegas Tourist

Book your Helicopter Tour of the Las Vegas Strip NOW, and don’t pay until a week before the flight. Starting at $75 per person for this once-in-a-lifetime memory: Maverick Helicopter Las Vegas Strip Tours

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See How EASY It Is To Travel During The ‘Rona

(Producers Notes) This is a step-by-step guide on how to safely travel this summer and for the rest of 2020 through this crisis. It is possible, depending on your risk tolerance, to navigate this waters and have a wonderful vacation with your family.

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Wynn Las Vegas BUFFET Is Now A Restaurant

Let’s see what’s on the menu at the Wynn Las Vegas gourmet dinner buffet. Now served at your table.

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Circa Construction Update July 2020

Set to open October 28, 2020, Circa Las Vegas will be the tallest building in downtown Las Vegas. On Fremont Street at the site of the old Las Vegas Club, Circa is the sister property to The D and Golden Gate.


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