The Nevada Gaming Commission has approved the ownership transfer of SLS Las Vegas to The Meruelo Group. The casino-hotel built on the bones of the Saraha was previously owned by Stockbridge Capital Group. The Meruelo Group adds the 1,616-room, three-tower resort-casino, including the W Las Vegas to its casino holdings which include the Grand Sierra
This summer the free concert series at the Fremont Street Experience returns once again. The mall of casinos has free entertainment all year ‘round but the summer series takes the entertainment to another level. The summer concert series brings nationally touring bands that you’d typically pay to see. Instead, you can see the bands for
Last year, Golden Entertainment purchased the Stratosphere and three other casinos for $850 million. If Golden Entertainment doesn’t ring a bell, then maybe PT’s Pub does. They’re the parent company of taverns all over the state of Nevada.
Multi-platinum recording artist Gwen Stefani is heading to the Las Vegas Strip for her first exclusive headlining residency show. The show, “Gwen Stefani – Just a Girl,” will take place at the Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood beginning Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
Hotel resort fees have been in the news a lot this year. Just about every hotel operator in Las Vegas is raising this mandatory nightly fee. The advertised price of a hotel room isn’t the actual price you’ll pay for the room. There’s now a little math involved with putting together the actual nightly cost
When The Linq promenade first opened in 2014 there was a unique Asian Market concept called F.A.M.E. The complex included the fantastic Fuku Burger among other Asian dining options. The idea never took off and F.A.M.E. closed in 2015.
It may still be snowing on the east coast, but pool season is already underway in Las Vegas! Truthfully, pool season never really ends in Las Vegas. Some casinos actually keep their pools open throughout the year. However, there are probably more casinos that close their pools when you look beyond the big Vegas Strip
The popularity of esports around the world has been growing rapidly. It’s currently close to a nearly billion dollar business around the world. In brief, esports is competitive video game competitions. Yes, people compete individually or as teams in video games and other people watch them participate in events.
We’ve been highlighting hotel room renovations taking place off the Vegas Strip. However, these aren’t the only new hotel rooms available in Las Vegas. A wide variety of casino-resorts on the Vegas Strip are upgrading their hotel rooms. Caesars Entertainment might have the most lofty renovation plans. They’re n the middle of a major hotel
Great news for comedy lovers visiting Las Vegas. After 36 years of selling out every show, the Comedy Cellar will be opening their first west location this April at the Rio. This is a welcome addition to a city that is rich in almost all forms of entertainment. A mid-sized venue for national touring comedians
Westgate Las Vegas recently upgraded their players club. The new WOW Rewards is more of a traditional loyalty program than the slot club it used to be. The new tiered customer loyalty program will reward guests for playing their favorite slots, table games, and sports bets. The new loyalty club will also reward for retail
There was a burger boom in Las Vegas about five years ago. It seemed as if burger joints were the only kind of restaurants opening. It’s probably not a coincidence that the burger explosion came around the same time as high-end steakhouses were also booming in Las Vegas. The burger restaurants offer a less
The Vegas Strip is still the destination for most people visiting Las Vegas. However, there are more people looking at casino-hotels elsewhere to save a few bucks. The great news about is that the off-strip properties hear you and are upgrading their casinos and their hotels. Recently a few off-strip Las Vegas casinos announced
The transformation of Monte Carlo to Park MGM is the major construction that we’ll continue to see on the Vegas Strip throughout the year. On their most recent earnings call MGM Resorts International CEO, Jim Murren, said the entire renovation wouldn’t be completed until the fourth quarter of 2018. That means the property will be
Last summer I spent a week at Planet Hollywood on the Vegas Strip. This trip was the first time I noticed Lightning Link slot machines. There was a small bank of four machines near Earl of Sandwich. Almost every seat was occupied whenever I walked by the game. I finally found an open game and
You may be familiar with Fontainebleau as the massive unfinished blue glass casino near SLS Las Vegas. Construction on Fontainebleau started in February of 2007 and stopped in 2009 when the project ran out of money and went into bankruptcy. The building was purchased last year by developers and construction will resume this year.
Every year the U.S. News & World Report puts together a list of the best hotels in the United States and around the world. They evaluated more than 24,000 luxury hotels across the USA, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda. This year, Las Vegas has 46 hotels on the list including 11 Gold badge winners.
The Neon Museum and Neon Boneyard offer special tours throughout the year. The latest tour, Brilliant,” is more than just a tour – it’s an experience. The museum describes Brilliant! as “Intelligent. Immersive. Illuminating.”
More people are visiting Las Vegas for conventions. A lot more people are visiting for a convention. In fact, while overall visitation to Las Vegas decreased in 2017, there were 5.2% more people in Las Vegas for a convention. Expect to see more business travelers in Las Vegas in 2018 and beyond.