It’s time to look at some of the highlights of Park MGM. We’ve been covering the transformation of Monte Carlo to Park MGM since 2017(!). In early 2018 MGM Resorts said the property was officially Park MGM even though construction wasn’t complete. The majority of the renovations to Park MGM were complete by the end of the year. However, there were still a few restaurants opening throughout 2019. Well, the reinvention of the property is complete and it’s a good time to look at some of the highlights at Park MGM.
In 2017, it became legal to use recreational marijuana in Las Vegas. You can call it by its technical name “cannabis” or its most popular slang “weed.” You can call it whatever name floats your boat. However, you can’t buy or use it anywhere you want. We’ll dive into where you can buy and use legal marijuana in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the laws are more restrictive than buying from any retail outlet and using anywhere you’d like.
Caesars is one of the most popular casino companies in America. They have casinos in 14 different states. After the merger with Eldorado Resorts is completed, Caesars will have upwards of 60 casinos around the country. Even with casinos shut down, analysts still expect the deal to happen. All of these casinos are a way for Caesars customers to earn rewards to use in Las Vegas. You can sign up for Caesars Rewards here. There are currently nine Caesars casinos in Las Vegas and there’s always something new happening.
An important part of the fun of visiting Las Vegas is still gambling. Between the complimentary drinks and action on the table or machine, there are plenty of good times. I’ve gone through the ringer trying to find my favorite casino game(s). When I first started visiting casinos I played blackjack because it’s a simple game that all of my friends played. My preference in games has changed over the years but I still have one love in the casino.
This blog usually focuses on fun things to see and do in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, there’s currently a worldwide pandemic with the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is affecting everyone around the world. Stay in touch with local news and authorities to see how your community is dealing with this.
We try to keep you up to date on the hotel partnerships with Las Vegas casinos. These alliances are a great tool to use when looking for a discount or complimentary room. These loyalty partnerships are an excellent supplement for traditional casino players clubs. Unlike some of the Las Vegas casino loyalty programs, you can earn rewards from travel anywhere in the world with most hotel loyalty programs.
Forbes Travel Guide recently released its 2020 Star Awards. This is usually a good reference for some of the best restaurants, hotels, and spas around the world. This year there are a record 107 new Five-Star awards on the list. In total there are 1,898 Star-Rated properties in 73 countries. You can see the full list here.
The Cosmopolitan is bringing back one of their most popular family activities for 2020. The resort will once again transform its 65-foot digital marquee into a movie screen. This will be the tenth season year the Cosmopolitan will offer Dive In Movies during the late Spring and throughout the summer.
There are new attractions opening in Las Vegas regularly. We try to keep up with everything new but sometimes it’s useful to look at the timeless attractions in Las Vegas. Thankfully, there are still plenty of popular attractions that have stood the test of time.
Las Vegas continues to build on the moniker of being the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” There’s some kind of new show, residency or concert announced almost daily. It’s difficult to keep track but we’re doing our best to offer both entertainment updates along with other Las Vegas news and tips.
We live in a society of convenience. Whether it’s ordering food or visiting the Department of Motor Vehicles, we simply want to access everything quickly and easily. Casinos are a little behind most businesses when it comes to efficiency but they’ve been slowly catching up.
The transformation from the Stratosphere to The Strat is finally complete. The multi-year overhaul of the casino and resort started in 2018. Much of the work to the property was visible throughout the year. The culmination of the renovation was marked by a star-studded celebration in mid-January 2020.
Most visitors visit Las Vegas and never leave the Vegas Strip. That makes sense because there’s so much to see and do. After a few visits to Las Vegas, some guests begin venturing off the Vegas Strip to see what else Sin City has to offer. While I love the off-strip casinos, they’re not for everyone.
MGM Resorts is making moves…most of which won’t affect your next visit. In early 2019, MGM Resorts formed a committee to evaluate its real estate portfolio. After reviewing its assets, the committee decided to take an asset-light approach for most of its US casino operations. This year, the CEO of the company decided to step away from his post. Coincidence?
The D Las Vegas opened on Fremont Street in 2012. It took less than a decade for the casino-hotel to become a favorite for revelers in downtown Las Vegas. The good gaming rules, clean and modern hotel rooms at affordable prices, and party atmosphere draw all kinds of visitors to the property.
Wynn Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood both announced Las Vegas residencies for rock performers made famous in the 1980s. Bryan Adams will be performing a limited engagement at Wynn while the Scorpions will perform at Plant Hollywood. These two residency announcements came as a surprise to some.
In 2018, the NFL announced that the 2020 Draft would be held in Las Vegas. The initial announcement didn’t have too many details beyond the dates – April 23-25, 2020. The draft coming to Las Vegas makes sense for 2020 as the Oakland Raiders will begin playing in Sin City for the first time next season at the still under construction Allegiant Stadium.
I found Las Vegas and the casino business because of gambling. My first time gambling was in grade school when I learned how to play poker. We played for pennies and had a great time. My poker playing days stayed on the east coast since I only gamble in casinos nowadays. I don’t enjoy casino poker. The appeal of the game was beating my friends and taking all of their money! Muahahaha.