New plaza at Wynn opening in October

Friday, 17 August 2018 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

If you’ve visited Las Vegas this year you may have noticed construction at Wynn. Well, the exterior construction is complete and we’ll soon see a new shopping destination on the Vegas Strip. The new 70,000-square-foot Wynn Plaza should opening to the public in October.
“Wynn Plaza is a dynamic new addition to Las Vegas’ vibrant retail scene, offering many brands that haven’t been available in Las Vegas until now,” said Maurice Wooden, President of Wynn Las Vegas. “With dozens of fashion, dining, and lifestyle options that are exclusively found at Wynn Plaza, we’re giving visitors experiences that are truly one-of-a-kind.”

A look at Rampart Casino and J.W. Marriott Hotel

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

Las Vegas is so many things to many people. About 75% of the visitors stay on the Vegas Strip. However, there’s still 25% of the 42 million visitors that stay elsewhere. That’s more than 10 million people visiting Las Vegas who stay elsewhere.

Palace Station Renovations Update

Friday, 10 August 2018 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

We’re not seeing a lot of new casinos popping up around Las Vegas. What we are seeing are casino operators keeping the bones of existing casinos and remodeling and upgrading the entire property. Palace Station, just west of the Vegas Strip, is one such casino being reinvented without closing.
The Palace Station upgrades and renovations shouldn’t be news if you frequently read this blog. We confirmed these renovations in 2016 and reported them here in early 2017. Well, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of Station Casinos efforts to update their oldest casino.

Nitro Circus residency coming to Bally’s in 2019

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

Caesars Entertainment was a little early with their 4th of July Fireworks show. They decided to shoot fireworks at Caesars Palace on the last Saturday of June. They saved a different kind of fireworks shows for after Independence Day.

More Bingo in Las Vegas

Thursday, 02 August 2018 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas and Gaming.

We have shared the virtues of playing Bingo in Las Vegas a few times over the years. Yes, most of the people playing bingo in a casino are who you think they are. Some Bingo players are a little younger and there’s sometimes even a few players who very much younger but are still legal casino in the Bingo rooms.

The $20 Trick isn’t a myth. It’s real and sometimes spectacular. Other times the $20 trick is a waste of time and money. The trick still works for plenty of people visiting Las Vegas despite the hotel operators attempts to minimize the effects.
First things first – the $20 trick isn’t really a trick. It’s essentially a gratuity given to the front desk agent at a hotel in exchange for a “complimentary” room upgrade. The exchange of money means that you’re getting an entirely free upgrade.

How to beat the heat indoors in Vegas

Friday, 27 July 2018 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

The summer in Las Vegas is a tale of two toasty pleasures. An afternoon at the pool or drinking an ice cold frosty beverage outdoors in the Vegas heat can be wonderful. The heat can also be so overbearing that you just want to stay inside and enjoy the air conditioning.
The summer in Las Vegas might best be enjoyed with a little time outside and more time inside. You might want to limit the pool time and frosty beverages for health reasons. However, you never have to limit how much time you spend inside the climate-controlled casinos in Las Vegas. There are plenty of activities you can enjoy indoors to take advantage of the cooler temperatures.

The Official Star Trek Convention 2018

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

Las Vegas is a destination for a lot of conventions, trade shows, and expos. Many of the public conventions stop in Las Vegas as part of a rotation of cities. That’s not the case with one of the most popular annual conventions in Las Vegas.
Star Trek fans from around the world will be beamed to Las Vegas on August 1 – 5 for the world’s largest annual Official Star Trek Convention. The convention will occupy the same grounds that the World Series of Poker most recently called home. Organizers anticipate that over 15,000 attendees will convene at this decade-long Las Vegas tradition at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

Affordable blackjack on the Vegas Strip

Friday, 20 July 2018 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas and Gaming.

Blackjack is the most popular game in Las Vegas casinos. There are more blackjack tables in Las Vegas casinos than any other game. Unfortunately, the game isn’t what it used to be. There was a time when all casinos offered blackjack with the same or similar rules. That changed as corporations started to take over operations of Las Vegas casinos.

Catching up with Wynn Las Vegas

Monday, 16 July 2018 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

Wynn Las Vegas is one of the most beautiful and popular luxury casino-resorts in Las Vegas. As you’d imagine, it takes a lot of work keeping up a luxury property in Las Vegas. Staying on top of customer preferences and trends allow luxury properties to justify their high prices. To be fair the amenities and service at the luxury casinos in Las Vegas often deserve the higher price points.