The gaming and casino industry recently held their annual conference and expo in Las Vegas. The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is where the casino industry meets to learn about hot topics in their industry. Most of the casino employees also visit the expo hall to look for new games and other goods for the casinos.
Sometimes The best-laid plans of mice and men can go awry. That’s a trip to Las Vegas in a nutshell. We can make all the plans we want but Sin City can get the best of you. No matter your vice, it’s easy to skip plans. Can’t pull yourself away from the blackjack table? Oh well, that’s Vegas.
Las Vegas is home to eight of the 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in America according to OpenTable users. New York City is the most recognized on their list with 12 restaurants on the list. Las Vegas is second with eight restaurants on the list. The state of California is tied with Las Vegas for number two on this list.
Pizza in Las Vegas is better than ever. When I first moved to Las Vegas the pizza was almost inedible. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. There was almost no difference between ordering pizza from a chain restaurant, casino restaurant, or mom and pop shop. Today, you can find a good slice of pizza all over Las Vegas.
The Palazzo is often considered the more modern younger brother to The Venetian. The two casino-resorts are connected by the Grand Canal Shoppes and restaurant row. The Palazzo recently unveiled a newly remodeled casino floor and renovations to all of its suites.
Dining is no longer just eating a meal. All around the world restaurants are looking to separate themselves from the pack. Some restaurants simply offer great food to be the best restaurant. Other restaurants have good food and unique design inside of the restaurant to create an instantly instagrammable meal. Then there are restaurants all around the country that can chalk their popularity up to one simple word – location.
Watching and gambling on football in Las Vegas has changed a lot in the past five years. There are more ways to enjoy both than ever before. Make no mistake, watching and wagering on football inside of a casino sportsbook is still a great experience. However, thanks to the popularity of football you can watch the games all over town. Thanks to mobile apps you can place bets from anywhere in the state of Nevada.
There are Las Vegas collectibles and there are Must Have Las Vegas Collectibles. The highly anticipated Las Vegas Architecture Lego set falls into the latter category. After almost a year of waiting for the set, it’s finally available for purchase.
Earlier this year Caesars Entertainment announced that they would be giving the popular “I Love The ‘90s” tour a permanent home in Las Vegas. The initial announcement for “I Love The ‘90s – The Vegas Show” took place at Paris Las Vegas. The ‘90s doesn’t particularly have anything to do with Paris but they do have a venue to be home to the rotating cast of ‘90s stars.
Topgolf is more than just a golf driving range. Their locations around the country are beloved for fun games, great food, and easy access to adult beverages. Topgolf Las Vegas opened at MGM Grand as the flagship location for the company in 2016. As you might imagine, this location is unlike any other Topgolf around the country.
The Park Theater at Park MGM is shaping up as the place to be in 2019. MGM Resorts continues to announce new residency shows for the venue attached to Park MGM. Lady Gaga has already announced her residency and there are new details about the show(s). In fact, the Lady Gaga Las Vegas residency includes two different show. Also, tickets for her shows are finally on sale.
Downtown Las Vegas continues to evolve. The reimagination of downtown Las Vegas isn’t new. The Arts District and Fremont East areas have already changed how many people look at downtown Las Vegas. The massive music, entertainment, and arts festival Life Is Beautiful is bringing people to the area that might have never even considered visiting “old Vegas.”
Slot machine players have stepped into the future. Remember the days when you could drop a quarter into a slot machine and pull the arm and you were a winner if the symbols lined up you would win actual money? Ahhhh…one-armed bandits…those were the days. It’s a new day for slot players.
Sometimes, there’s nothing more soothing than a delicious cup of coffee. Sure it’s a good way to jump start the day, but a cup of coffee can be midday pickup or just a warm beverage that warms the soul. A cup of coffee falls into each of those categories for me on a daily basis. Thankfully, there are plenty of places to find a delicious cup of coffee in Las Vegas.
The Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival is in its sixth year. The three-day arts and entertainment experience returns to Downtown Las Vegas on September 21–23. Earlier this year the festival revealed the music lineup that includes The Weeknd, N.E.R.D., Florence + the Machine, Arcade Fire, Death Cab For Cutie, Santigold, Cold War Kids, Foster The People, and a lot more. You can see the full lineup here.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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