March Is Madness In Las Vegas

Thursday, 05 December 2019 by

Las Vegas is home to only one college basketball team. The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels plays its home games just off the Vegas Strip at the Thomas & Mack Center. This might be the only game in town for most of the regular college basketball season. However, Las Vegas explodes with college hoops after the regular

Enjoying Pai Gow Poker On The Vegas Strip

Wednesday, 04 December 2019 by

Pai Gow Poker is now my favorite casino game to play on the Vegas Strip. The game is always fun but it’s specifically great on the Vegas Strip. It’s been a long trip for Pai Gow Poker to become one of my favorite casino games.  

New Skill-Based Games In Vegas

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 by

The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) was in Las Vegas recently and featured the latest and greatest in casino games. We rushed to get pictures of the new slot machines that you should see in casinos in the next year. Branded slot machines aren’t the only gaming trend that will continue.  

It’s not every day that casinos in Las Vegas change hands. MGM Resorts International recently announced two deals. On the same day in October, MGM Resorts announced the sale of Bellagio and Circus Circus. One of the casinos will see a new operator while the other remains part of the MGM Resorts family.  

New Wynn Spa

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 by

Not everyone who visits Las Vegas enjoys their visit in the same way. My friend groups are a great example. I have some friends that always set aside time to relax in a spa for an afternoon. I have other friends that would never use their time in Las Vegas that way. To each their

Sometimes it takes a long time to create a tradition. Well, it only took a few years for the Cosmopolitan to create a holiday tradition in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will welcome the return of The Ice Rink for the upcoming holiday season.  

Video Poker can be an important part of a Las Vegas vacation. There’s especially a good chance that you’ll play video poker if you enjoy hanging out at a casino bar and receiving complimentary drinks. It used to be that you could play video poker at any denomination at any speed and receive a “free”

Vegas Dining On A Budget

Friday, 08 November 2019 by

We recently looked at a variety of hotels on the Vegas Strip for different sized budgets. It’s fairly simple to divide hotels into different budget ranges on the Vegas Strip. The hotels are easily grouped into just a few price ranges.  

Binion’s Upgrades Downtown Vegas

Thursday, 07 November 2019 by

One of the most famous casino brands in Las Vegas has added a new bar and entertainment space as well as hotel rooms. Binion’s Gambling Hall and Hotel on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas has quietly been upgrading the property. They recently opened Whiskey Licker Up Saloon. Earlier this year, they opened the 81

Bally’s is quickly becoming Las Vegas’ home for magic. They recently renamed the Windows Theater as The Magic Attic. If you haven’t been to Bally’s in a while, this is the venue where Wayne Newton performed on the mezzanine level of the property. His show is now at Caesars Palace.  

Oyo Las Vegas is now open for business. The new hotel brand replaces the Hooters Hotel and Casino. For years, this property has been a relative bargain for its location next to the Tropicana and across the street from MGM Grand.  

Choosing Vegas hotels on a budget

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 by

One of the great things about Las Vegas is the variety. There’s a place for anyone no matter their vacation budget. One group visiting Las Vegas might have a budget that affords them to eat, drink, and stay at a luxury resort. A family might have a smaller budget for their annual vacation. They might

New Slot Machines For 2020

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 by

The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) just ended and my feet are killing me! I walked the expo floor more than usual and I can still feel it. The gaming conference and expo bring the casino and gaming industry together. Panels discuss casino operations while the expo hall is where casinos go shopping.  

We’ve discussed how Las Vegas residencies have changed over time so we won’t get into it again. The new short term residencies seem to be as popular, if not more popular, than their long-term predecessors.  

Manilow Residency To Continue In 2020

Thursday, 17 October 2019 by

Westgate Las Vegas announced that due to continued overwhelmingly popular demand Barry Manilow’s residency will return in 2020. The Grammy, Tony, and Emmy award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician is fresh off a successful Broadway run. Manilow: Las Vegas – The Hits Come Home will return to Sin City following an upcoming sold-out performance in

So, you’ve been to Las Vegas a lot over the years and you’re looking for something different. Well, it looks like you’ll find that at the Flamingo next year.   “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” opens in late January inside the theater that used to be home to Donny & Marie at the Flamingo. This won’t

New Bartop Games In Vegas

Friday, 04 October 2019 by

Many visitors in Las Vegas enjoy gambling at a casino bar. One of the many reasons to gamble at a bar is that drink service is usually quicker than on the casino floor. Even with new(ish) added drink monitoring systems the complimentary drinks can still flow quickly as long as you’re playing video poker, keno,

There are always big plans for Las Vegas. Majestic Las Vegas is the latest project announced for Sin City. We have a while before it is scheduled to open. The new non-gaming luxury hotel is set to see its first guests in 2023.  

3 Great Cigar Bars On The Vegas Strip

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 by

Visiting Las Vegas is sometimes about enjoying a life that you don’t normally live. Before moving to Las Vegas I often used my trips Las Vegas to explore living above my means for a day or two. My friends and I would often take one night to live above our means.  

Happy Place at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 by

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, Happy Place opens at Mandalay Bay. This self-described “interactive, immersive pop-up experience” has been called “the most Instagrammable pop-up in America” by Urban Daddy. It’s entirely possible this is a fitting tagline for Happy Place.