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 Cromwell opened a few years ago in the building that used to be Bill’s Gambling Hall and Barbary Coast with new technology. Guests had, and still have, the option to use an app for their room key. Over the years many have stuck with the conventional credit card sized keys. Perhaps the introduction of the keyless room locks was too early despite its convenience. However, they might be catching on. More on that shortly.
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 open nearly 50 years. The property features a 24-hour restaurant with some of the most famous steak and BBQ specials, a micro-brewery and karaoke lounge. Visit their promotions page to see current deals which always includes a steak dinner for less than $10. In fact, you can always find a full meal for under $10 at Ellis Island. You’ll also find their house-made beer and root beer for under $5 a glass.
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. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Nobody tells Las Vegas when to party! July 4th fireworks in Las Vegas will take place on at least three nights from July 1 through July 4th.
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 but the Grand Bazaar Shops seem to be coming into their own.
Since first opening, the shops have undergone many changes and additions. In fact, the changes are continuing. Eater Vegas recently reported that Vegas Exp will be taking over space previously used by numerous stores. They say to “expect a similar inventory of souvenirs, apparel, beer, wine, liquor and snacks found at the original Grand Canyon Experience.”
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 X slot machine renaissance of sorts. This generation is comprised of people born in between 1965 to 1976. This is the generation between Millennials and Baby Boomers. We grew up in the 1980’s and hit our prime in the 1990’s before settling into adulthood in the 2000’s.
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 actually bake cookies inside of a car. Thankfully most casinos have covered parking in Las Vegas.
The hot temperatures can be enjoyable but there’s one thing to always remember. The temperature is hotter when you’re in direct sunlight. Temperatures in direct sunlight can be 20 degrees hotter or more than they are in the shade. The 115-degree afternoon could feel more like 135 degrees when you’re standing in the sun. The dry heat makes most high temperatures tolerable but 135 degree is hot regardless of humidity.
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 rumor that MGM Resorts was considering filling in the fountains at Bellagio. Well, that was quickly shot down by MGM Resorts reps. Unfortunately, this could happen eventually.
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 D.
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 people. Restaurant Week in Las Vegas not only helps Three Square fight hunger in Southern Nevada but it also offers some of the best dining deals of the year.
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