The casino floor is always changing in Las Vegas. If you don’t visit Las Vegas often the changes are noticeable with new games, machines, and other amenities. There’s a new advancement hitting Las Vegas casinos that you may not notice right away. However, this new tech it will offer more convenience to your visit.

Where should you eat at the Venetian?

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas and Food.

The Venetian and The Palazzo are marketed as separate properties but treated as one by operator, Las Vegas Sands. Together the hotel has more than 7,000 suites and approximately 35 restaurants. Restaurants change often at The Venetian, so there may be a more or less open when you read this.
Don’t forget that the two casinos are connected by the Grand Canal Shoppes (SP), one of the largest malls in Las Vegas. Sands Expo is home to many conventions throughout the years and it’s helpful to keep abreast of the dining lineup that changes fairly often.
I’m actually writing this from the media room at one of the largest convention and expos of the year. The Global Gaming Expo is nearly a week long with seminars and a show all day long. It’s difficult to find time to leave the conference area during the day so it’s imperative to find a place to eat and meet.
This week I was able to escape for an hour for a quick lunch meeting at Chica. I had one of the best Cuban sandwiches for a late lunch. The Venetian has some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. Between the two properties, they also have a lot of options. Let’s take a look at where you can grab a quick bite or wine and dine friends, loved ones or clients.
Quick Serve
Many of these quick-serve restaurants are in food courts in both casinos and the Grand Canal Shoppes. They are great options for a quick and relatively inexpensive meal in between sessions.
Cafe Pan
Caffe Presse (Convention Center location now Starbucks)
Chicken Now
Curry Pot
Johnny Rockets
Lobster Me
Panda Express
Prime Burger
Social Life Pizza
Wasabi Jane
Casual Dining
These are moderately priced full-service restaurants. They’re good for a low key meal without a long wait. I’ll make note of the restaurants in the Grand Canal Shoppes and away from Saint Mark’s Square with an *. Restaurants in the mall and away from the square often have a shorter wait than restaurants located in the casinos. This is useful if you’re in a semi-rush or don’t have reservations.
*Buddy V’s
Canyon Ranch Cafe
Canyon Ranch Grill
*Carlo’s Bakery
Grand Lux Cafe (The Venetian & The Palazzo)
Hong Kong Cafe
Lagasse’s Stadium
Mercato della Pescheria
Noodle Asia
Otto Enoteca
Paris Baguette
Public House
Sushi Samba
*Table 10
*Trattoria Reggiano
Yardbird Southern
Fine Dining
There are a lot of really good restaurants at The Venetian, The Palazzo, and the Grand Canal Shoppes. One of the main reasons I visit this casino so often is because of the great dining options. These are the best of the best in the hotels. Note: You will need a reservation during busy conventions.
B & B Ristorante
Carne Vino
Morels Steakhouse

What could the casino of the future look like?

Thursday, 12 October 2017 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas and Gaming.

You may not have noticed this but Las Vegas casinos have been changing over the past couple of years. After spending a week with gaming manufacturers and casino operators I can say that changes will continue with a similar but new vision for the casino floor. The future is always changing but I heard some interesting thoughts on casino floors may look like in the future.

18 NEW themed slot machines you’ll want to play

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas and Gaming.

The Global Gaming Expo (AKA G2E) was just in Las Vegas. This is an annual gathering for the casino business. There’s a lot happening throughout the week but the most interesting part of the conference takes place on the expo floor. This is where casino game manufacturers show off their newest products.

What is BINGO like in Las Vegas?

Thursday, 05 October 2017 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas and Gaming.

When I first started gambling I never thought that I’d play Bingo. It’s always been a game for the old people. I’m older but not quite as old as the avid Bingo player. Shortly after moving to Las Vegas I was invited to play Bingo on a random midweek night at Red Rock Casino. I was promised a couple of drinks and fun time hanging out. Ya know what? That first time playing Bingo was weird and delivered on the promise of fun.

Getting to know Vegas Casino Loyalty Clubs

Friday, 29 September 2017 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas and Gaming.

Casino players clubs and slot clubs have changed a lot over the years. These clubs were originally designed to only reward gamblers. Spending has changed a lot for visitors in Las Vegas. The casino clubs have had to update their system to appropriately reward customers.

Las Vegas Rated Most Fun City in America

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

Wallet Hub recently did some research to prove that Las Vegas is the most fun city in America. Like me, you were probably thinking ”duh” when you read that. Of course, Las Vegas is the most fun city in America! You can eat, drink, and gamble 24 hours a day. You can also enjoy the shows, nightclubs, and so much more. This is all just another night in Las Vegas.

Barrett-Jackson’s 10th Annual Las Vegas Auction

Friday, 22 September 2017 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

My dad has always been a car guy. He could name the year, make, and model of just about any car in sight when I was growing up. It was certainly impressive but it wasn’t something that I took to. I’ve always known that there are many car enthusiasts around the country.

Vegas Show Residencies Extended for 2018

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 by Blog Category: Entertainment and Everything Vegas.

I don’t see many shows and Absinthe at Caesars Palace remains my favorite. The show still feels new but it has been in the tent outside of Caesars Palace since April 1, 2011. A show staying open this long in Las Vegas is rare.

MGM Resorts International recently started a new customer loyalty program in appreciation of active and veteran military personnel and their spouses. The new program is called Military & Veterans Program (MVP for short).