The casino floor and most venues at Circa Resort & Casino will open for the first time on October 28. The hotel will open a couple of months later in December. Just about everything will be available for visitors except the hotel rooms when the first casino-resort built from the ground up in downtown Las

Caesars Entertainment Merger Complete

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 by

The merger of Caesars Entertainment and Eldorado Resorts is finally done! It took more than a year to complete after the deal was announced in June 2019. The companies had to get approval from the gaming commission of every state where it has a casino as well as the Federal Trade Commission before finalizing the

The spread of coronavirus across the US might be slowing in some areas but not everywhere. Las Vegas is being affected by the virus in a variety of ways. It’s definitely not good but Las Vegas is still Las Vegas. It’s just toned down a little.  

It’s been a while since we looked in-depth at the development of Resorts World Las Vegas. Construction is continuing on the casino-resort being built across the street from Wynn Las Vegas. Resorts World Las Vegas still appears to be on target to open in the summer of 2021.  

The spread of COVID-19 around the world has slowed down a lot of industries. Casino and gaming outfits are no different than most businesses. As you know by now, casinos were closed for a while to help slow the spread of the virus. Excitement to return to casinos was high for a limited audience. Las

Stadium swim at Circa Las Vegas

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 by

Circa Resort & Casino is very slowly revealing itself to the public. Derek Stevens, owner of The D and Golden Gate casinos in downtown Las Vegas first announced plans for Circa in the beginning of 2019. In December, construction on Circa was halfway complete and the target opening date in December was looking good.  

We recently looked at outdoor dining options around Las Vegas. The article Al Fresco Dining Las Vegas had a brief overview of the restaurants at Red Rock Casino. I want to further hone in on a few casinos off the beaten path. As you may or may not know, I live near Summerlin. The community

According to the latest Visitor Profile from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) people visiting Sin City are spending more on sightseeing (page 42) than the past few years. While the average visitor spends almost $40 on sightseeing, many of the activities can be enjoyed for free if you stay on the Vegas

Al Fresco Dining Las Vegas

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 by

Dining al fresco seems to be a big deal around the country. States reopening after being closed to help slow the spread of coronavirus are more likely to allow outdoor dining than indoor dining. This seems like a big deal for much of the country. However, this isn’t new in Las Vegas. Eating outdoors has

Vegas Vacation Memories

Friday, 10 July 2020 by

This is normally the time of year I take a summer vacation in Las Vegas. This is the one week every year where I try not to open my laptop and just spend time decompressing in a casino on the Vegas Strip. Well, that’s not happening right now for a variety of reasons. I have

CEO and developer Derek Stevens recently announced that his newest Downtown Las Vegas property, Circa Resort & Casino, will open on October 28, 2020. Well, most of the new property will open in October. The initial opening in October will include the first five floors of amenities and state-of-the-art parking hub – Garage Mahal.  

When I visited Bellagio for the first time after reopening the first place I visited was the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. This should come as no surprise as I’ve written about this great free attraction pretty often over the years. Most recently I listed this as a free thing to do while social distancing in

We say this pretty often, but there’s a Las Vegas casino for everyone. There are properties for just about every budget, mood, and preference. There will be a lot of changes at the casino-resorts by the next time you visit Las Vegas. This might be a good time to re-evaluate your casino choices when visiting

Hopefully, everyone who gambles when visiting Las Vegas was productive with their time staying at home. Practicing to be a better gambler should help improve gaming skills when visiting casinos again. While it’s easy to practice some casino games to improve your skills and potential returns, it’s also helpful to avoid some of the games

July 4th Fireworks Las Vegas 2020

Wednesday, 24 June 2020 by

Las Vegas continues to return to the city so many locals and tourists love. The latest return to normalcy is the announcements for July 4 fireworks at various casinos around the Las Vegas valley. No less than 3 casinos will offer fireworks this Independence Day.  

Las Vegas casinos and attractions are opening for business after closing to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The Las Vegas experience is somewhat muted with casinos offering fewer amenities and less entertainment. This is changing how guests enjoy Las Vegas today. Anecdotally, guests are spending more time eating dinner since there are no shows

New Technology In Vegas Casinos

Thursday, 18 June 2020 by

The world is changing and so is how we interact with businesses. Las Vegas casinos have a dilemma when it comes to new technology. Casino operators have to toe the line on being cutting edge for younger guests while not alienating older customers who may be technologically challenged.  

Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts have both paused on charging guests for parking as they reopen their respective Las Vegas casinos. When both companies resumed doing business in Las Vegas on June 4, they only had free parking at two properties each. That’s changed and the phased openings will continue into July as both companies

The Vegas Strip March

Friday, 12 June 2020 by

The Vegas Strip March is a tradition that seems to have been around for my entire life. The first Vegas Strip March I first heard about was simply walking from one end of the Vegas Strip to the other while making pit stops at every casino to have a drink. Sometimes the march was one

I hit the road and visited five casinos on the day when Las Vegas casinos reopened on June 4. The first three Rampart, Suncoast, and Red Rock Casino are close to where I live and I was able to check them all out in about an hour. The casinos seemed to be operating pretty much