This Week in Vegas News 1-12-2014

Sunday, 12 January 2014 by

The Vegas Strip continues to transform. This week the neon entrance at New York New York was taken down as part of the major construction that’s been happening over the past few months. The sign isn’t going very far. You’ll be able to see the sign at the Neon Boneyard in Downtown Vegas. Vegas Inc.

The NFL playoffs got off to a great start with some great games over the weekend. The winners from the AFC and NFC will meet Sunday, February 2 for Super Bowl XLVIII. That’s right around the corner! Unless you’re a high roller who always receives complimentary rooms you’re probably looking at minimal discounts for hotel

This Week in Vegas News 1-3-2014

Friday, 03 January 2014 by

The big news in Las Vegas this week is actually the same as it was everywhere in the world. HAPPY NEW YEAR! New York may have 1 million people freezing their butts off at Times Square but Las Vegas parties harder than anywhere else in the world. There are amazing parties at clubs, restaurants, concert

AAA Discounts Available in Las Vegas

Thursday, 02 January 2014 by

Travelers all across America swear by their AAA membership. It’s useful for auto travel and also for discounts at various businesses at home or when taking vacation. There are many websites and blogs dedicated to helping you vacation in Las Vegas on a small budget but they rarely discuss AAA discounts. I’ve had a AAA

CES Tips for New Visitors

Monday, 30 December 2013 by

2013 comes to an end this week but we’ve been planning for 2014 for months. Las Vegas is home to many conventions but the largest of them all begins January 7. The Consumer Electronics Show (better known as CES) show takes place from January 7 through 10 mostly at the Las Vegas Convention Center. CES

This Week in Vegas News 12-27-2013

Friday, 27 December 2013 by

The biggest news coming out of Las Vegas this week was the nice taxi driver that returned $300,000 to a poker player who forget it in his cab. While this is one good deed from a kind taxi driver shouldn’t go unnoticed, it doesn’t really make up for the 25%+ people that get ripped off

Casino Players Card Savings

Thursday, 26 December 2013 by

One of the most overlooked ways to save in Las Vegas is by having a casino players club card. Despite popular belief, casino players clubs offer discounts to everyone who signs up and it doesn’t matter whether or not you gamble. In fact you don’t even have to spend a penny to get savings from

The Linq retail area partially opens on the Vegas Strip Friday, December 27 with a few bars, restaurants and casino. When 100% complete next year The Linq will be a huge open air retail complex anchored by the largest observation wheel in America. Brendon wrote a complete guide to The Linq. For the time being

The latest trend in Las Vegas dining is possibly its most budget friendly. PIZZA! It’s pizza everywhere for everyone. A few bucks and you have a slice of pizza for lunch, dinner or a late night snack. One of the best ways to save money in Las Vegas is to make a slice of pizza

Vegas Happy Hours Bring Cheap Dinners

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 by

Managing your budget in Las Vegas isn’t as difficult as you might think. Earlier this year named Las Vegas as one of the least expensive vacation destinations in America. If you pay the listed price for everything you’ll surely end up with an expensive vacation in Las Vegas. With a little work and time

4 Places for Ice Skating in Las Vegas

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 by

Winter brings a chill to the air – even in Las Vegas. The 120 degree temperatures of the summer are long gone. While people that are born and raised in Las Vegas are bundled up for their 50 degree winter days you’ll see tourists treating the same weather almost like its spring break. Spring Break

This Week in Vegas News 12-6-2013

Friday, 06 December 2013 by

We took a break from news updates to enjoy Thanksgiving and Black Friday and it was awesome. Hopefully you were able to enjoy the time as well. With that brief break we’re stocked full of new in Las Vegas. Hold on to your seat because by the time you get halfway through this update the

It seems as if saving money in Las Vegas is an industry unto its own. Websites like Travel Vegas offer discounts for just about anything you’d want to do when you’re in Las Vegas. Apps like Groupon offer discounts from businesses looking for customers. Technology has brought a lot of discounting in Las Vegas online

The 5 Diamond Restaurants of Las Vegas

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 by

Las Vegas is one of the best places for vacation in America because of its diversity. You can do Vegas on a budget (almost $20 a day) or you can flip the script and go big with a variety of luxury spas, restaurants and so forth. If you’re feeling really fancy you can go bigger

Drug stores are popping up all over the Vegas Strip and they’re a great opportunity to save money. Just a couple years ago there were only a couple drug stores on the Vegas strip – one at The Venetian and one near Monte Carlo and Aria. Now you’ll find a two floor Walgreens just outside

Now that Treasure Island has cancelled the Sirens of TI show Viva Vision becomes one of the best free shows you can see outside anywhere in Vegas. If you’re not familiar with Viva Vision by name you may be familiar with it from previous visits to Downtown Vegas. Viva Vision is the name of the

This Week in Vegas News 11-22-2013

Friday, 22 November 2013 by

It’s a fact that there’s always big news in Las Vegas. This weeks major announcement is the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) announcing its dates for 2014. The festival will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over the weekend of June 20-22. EDC even created a trippy 6 minute teaser announcement. According to DailyFiasco tickets go

Vegas Taxi Tips That Will Save You Money

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 by

Getting charged the correct fare in a Las Vegas taxi is hit and miss. There are some cab drivers that a pleasant and take you to your destination as you’d expect. Unfortunate about 25% to 50% of all taxi drivers take you out of the way forcing you to pay more than you should. There

The casino industry’s largest conventions, Global Gaming Expo (aka G2E), happens every year in late September (early October next year). The convention gives people that work in the industry a chance to discuss the state of business and share tips. Unless you’re a casino dork like me the convention is fairly mundane and probably like any

This Week in Vegas News 11-15-2013

Friday, 15 November 2013 by

You may have heard that there was a small fire at the Stratosphere this week. You also may not have heard about this fire because it was small enough not to hurt anyone and it was manageable enough to be put out with a fire extinguisher. The fire was electrical and small but it had