Palms Casino Resort was sold to Station Casinos in May last year for $312.5 million. The deal became official in late 2016. Many Station Casinos properties have a similar vibe so onlookers have been curious to see how the property would change.  

Las Vegas is constantly evolving. Restaurants, bars, shows, hotel rooms and other amenities inside casino-resorts are constantly changing. The main objective is for the properties to keep up with current customer demand. Sometimes the casino operators are looking to offer products and services for the future that we might not be ready for.   The

When we look for bargains in Las Vegas one of the first places referenced is Ellis Island. The casino, hotel, and brewery are technically located one block east of the Vegas Strip on Koval Lane behind Bally’s. However, if you exit Bally’s on Flamingo, it’s more like half a block.   Ellis Island has been

July 4th fireworks in Las Vegas have become an annual tradition. However, since Las Vegas is an unconventional city it’s not quite as simple as looking up at the sky when the sun goes down on the 4th of July.   Las Vegas is a bit of a different city. That’s part of the appeal.

In 2015, the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s replaced the beautiful greenery and an iconic moving walkway that lead visitors from the Vegas Strip into the casino. Those trees and bushes weren’t generating any revenue and had to go! The new shops may have taken awhile for some Las Vegas visitors to get used to

New Vegas Slot Machines

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 by

Casinos and slot machine manufacturers are gearing up for a busy summer. The next time you walk into a casino you should expect to see a lot of new slot machines. The games feature new and unique themes and the most advanced technology we’ve ever seen in slot machines.   We are in a Generation

How to Beat the Heat in Vegas

Thursday, 22 June 2017 by

Part of the appeal of visiting Las Vegas is the heat. The dry heat is real and it’s fantastic. Well, it’s great most of the year. It can be a bit too much for some people during the summer months. Sure, hot is hot but it becomes so hot in direct sunlight that you can

The saying is that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” In Las Vegas, this is half true. The underlying experience may remain the same for many. However, there’s certainly a lot of physical change that you can actually see happening every day in Las Vegas.   You probably already heard the

The D and Vegas Golden Knights recently announced a partnership that will make The D the official downtown Las Vegas casino for the new NHL team. The six-year sponsorship is an exclusive deal. There will a slew of events taking place in downtown Las Vegas with Las Vegas’ first major professional sports franchise and The

Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 by

Las Vegas has become one of the most popular culinary destinations in America. There are award winning chefs and restaurants everywhere you look. Beyond the awards there are simply a lot of great restaurants to all over Las Vegas.   Unfortunately, some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas can beyond the budget of some

Las Vegas Strip Parking Fees

Thursday, 08 June 2017 by

Parking fees at Vegas Strip casinos are relatively new. MGM Resorts was the first casino operator to change for parking on the Vegas Strip. In 2016, they began charging for both self-parking and valet at Aria, Bellagio, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, and New York-New York. Self-parking was and is

Random Las Vegas on Amazon

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 by

Las Vegas is a special place for many people. There are so many great memories made in Vegas that it’s almost like a gift that keeps on giving. There are so many things that trigger these great Vegas memories. Music is my trigger. I can hear certain songs and remember exactly where I heard it

Flamingo Room Renovations 2017

Thursday, 01 June 2017 by

We’re not partial to one casino operator in Las Vegas. However, sometimes certain casino companies have a lot going on. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a lot happening at the Flamingo. Shows are coming and going while the casino continues to evolve to meet current customer needs.   The bones of the Flamingo may

Cosmopolitan Parking Fees

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 by

Parking fees continue to spread across the Vegas Strip. MGM Resorts was the first casino operator on the Vegas Strip to charge for parking. Wynn Resorts started changing for valet and Caesars Entertainment has been rolling out the fees slowly at their Vegas Strip casinos.   Despite the negative reaction, the fees seem like they’re

There are many ways to experience Las Vegas. Thankfully the city offers something for every budget. There may be a time when a low rolling trip is fine. Another visit to Las Vegas might need the special touches only the high rollers see.   Personally, I like a trip to Las Vegas that includes a

Las Vegas Film Festival 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 by

Las Vegas isn’t just a place to visit just to gamble (even though there are plenty of unique places to gamble). Over the years Las Vegas has become a destination for just about every walk of life. Visitors come to Las Vegas for nightlife, shows, concerts, world-class dining, and so much more. There are plenty

The Flamingo first opened on December 26, 1946, and is currently the oldest casino on the Las Vegas Strip. This legendary casino-resort is 70 years young! The Flamingo has changed a lot over the years and currently has a 77,000 square foot casino and 3,626 hotel rooms spread out over in two towers. This is

Not everyone who visits Las Vegas today comes for gambling. The lavish shows, massive nightclubs, five-star restaurants, different sights, golf courses, fantastic bars, shopping, spas and so much more can keep anyone occupied for a day and night.   Many still enjoy gambling in Las Vegas but it’s not the main reason why people visit

There’s always something new around the corner in Las Vegas. The Metropolitan Gallery Art Museum was founded in 2002 and moved to Neonopolis in downtown Las Vegas in 2008. I’d like to think I know everything, everywhere in Las Vegas but I had no idea about this gallery.   Neonopolis is located at 450 Fremont

It took less than a year for a Las Vegas casino to offer an all-inclusive(*) package after I recommended someone try it last year. On September 30, 2016, Travel Vegas posted a blog titled “Here’s An Idea: All Inclusive Packages To Las Vegas.” Low and behold, less than six months later the Rio is offering

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