Las Vegas casinos continue to reopen. Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas recently reopened as the only smoke-free casino-resort on the Vegas Strip. Planet Hollywood once rumored to reopen without smoking will open its doors once again on Oct. 8. The doors to Planet Hollywood will be open every day but guests will only be able to book hotel rooms from Thursday to Sunday.

Work From Vegas

Thursday, 24 September 2020 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

We recently took a look at the Work From Vegas packages available at Aria and Bellagio. Since that time, I’ve been thinking about this concept. I used to take days to work from a casino-resort prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though I live in Las Vegas the change in scenery shakes up the mind and helps increase my productivity. Of course, increased productivity is negated by gambling sessions when leaving the room to grab a meal or snack. Having said that, the different environment lets the creative juices flow. It doesn’t hurt that I write about Las Vegas casinos for a living.

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden is one of the best and most beautiful free attractions in Las Vegas. The casino recently installed its Autumn display. This is an experience that frequent visitors to Las Vegas should recognize. This installation brings guests “Into The Woods” for an adventure highlighted by a magical forest and its cast of floral creatures. Yes – the tree with eyes that follows guests is back!

Usher residency coming to Vegas July 2021

Thursday, 17 September 2020 by Blog Category: Entertainment and Everything Vegas.

It’s been a strange year around the world with COVID-19 impacting just about everyone everywhere. One of the more abnormal events in Las Vegas – besides casinos closing – is the lack of big events. Vegas is an event-driven town and that’s what draws so many visitors. Whether the event is a convention, trade show, sporting event, or a concert there hasn’t been a single major event for people to attend in Las Vegas since March. In a perfect world, things will be different next year. One casino operator is planning as though major entertainment events will be able to take place by next summer.

The Bellagio fountain show is one of the best free attractions in Las Vegas. If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that this isn’t a new opinion. The shows are just beautiful to watch. Even more amazing is that this is what people see walking by a casino. This is truly stunning and never gets old thanks to the frequency of shows and number of songs in rotation.

Restaurants at the Virgin Hotel Las Vegas

Friday, 11 September 2020 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas and Food.

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas was first introduced in 2018. This year the property being built where the Hard Rock once stood shared some construction updates along with confirmation that renovations are moving forward despite the global pandemic slowing down much of the world.

Designer Flamingo Las Vegas Merchandise For Sale

Tuesday, 08 September 2020 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

In 2017, Caesars announced it was going to explore licensing its brand names to products and hotel companies. Caesars even hired some big-name licensing people to take on the task. Slow forward to 2019 when the company announced Caesars Republic Scottsdale. When construction is done it will be Caesars’ first US non-gaming hotel.

Downtown Container Park

Thursday, 03 September 2020 by Blog Category: Downtown - Old Vegas and Everything Vegas.

When we think of Las Vegas our attention is usually focused on the casinos and activities available inside the properties. Sometimes there’s a need to go outside and get some fresh air. These relaxing moments with a drink, bite, a cup of coffee, or whatever can set up the day and night in Las Vegas.

Eating and Drinking Outdoors At The Linq

Tuesday, 01 September 2020 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas and Food.

This is one of the best times to eat and drink outdoors when visiting Las Vegas. During the summer we shared some places to dine al fresco on the Vegas Strip. The middle of July and into early August is probably my least favorite time to be outside in Las Vegas. It’s just too hot for me but that’s a personal thing. With COVID-19 spreading, the information was helpful for many looking for a place to grab a bite in Las Vegas in the fresh air.

Help Save Sigma Derby

Friday, 28 August 2020 by Blog Category: Downtown - Old Vegas and Everything Vegas.

Sigma Derby has a small but incredibly passionate fanbase. The coin-operated horse racing game that was introduced in 1985, only exists in only one casino in the US. The D Las Vegas is the only casino that still has a Sigma Derby game in the country.

Resorts World Gets Boring

Thursday, 27 August 2020 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

Resorts World Las Vegas continues to take shape. The casino-resort recently revealed plans for “The Theater.” The still under construction Integrated Casino on the north end of the Vegas Strip recently received approval by the Clark County Commission necessary to move forward with constructing a passenger station and tunnel that will connect to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) campus.

Viva Las Office at MGM Resorts Las Vegas

Friday, 21 August 2020 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

MGM Resorts recently introduced a Work-From-Vegas package. The “Viva Las Office” deal features luxury accommodations at Aria or Bellagio, comfortable workspace, resort perks, and air travel partnership with JSX. This package comes on the heels of Wynn and JSX announcing a similar deal that’s geared towards regional leisure travelers looking for an escape.

The Gallery Tower at Downtown Grand is now accepting room reservations for guests visiting beginning Tuesday, Sept. 22. It’s entirely possible you forgot about the expansion at Downtown Grand. The announcement came around the same time as Circa Resort & Casino announced it would start construction in January of 2019.

Non-Gaming Hotels In Las Vegas

Thursday, 13 August 2020 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

Returning to Las Vegas will be different for just everyone. There will be some looking to enjoy Sin City the way they used to. Others will approach Las Vegas without jumping back in head first. That’s okay, there are so many ways to enjoy Las Vegas.

Circa Las Vegas Bars & Lounges Announced

Friday, 07 August 2020 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

The casino floor and most venues at Circa Resort & Casino will open for the first time on October 28. The hotel will open a couple of months later in December. Just about everything will be available for visitors except the hotel rooms when the first casino-resort built from the ground up in downtown Las Vegas since 1980 is ready for the public.

Caesars Entertainment Merger Complete

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

The merger of Caesars Entertainment and Eldorado Resorts is finally done! It took more than a year to complete after the deal was announced in June 2019. The companies had to get approval from the gaming commission of every state where it has a casino as well as the Federal Trade Commission before finalizing the deal.

Vegas hotel rates dropping from Coronavirus

Thursday, 30 July 2020 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

The spread of coronavirus across the US might be slowing in some areas but not everywhere. Las Vegas is being affected by the virus in a variety of ways. It’s definitely not good but Las Vegas is still Las Vegas. It’s just toned down a little.

It’s been a while since we looked in-depth at the development of Resorts World Las Vegas. Construction is continuing on the casino-resort being built across the street from Wynn Las Vegas. Resorts World Las Vegas still appears to be on target to open in the summer of 2021.

The spread of COVID-19 around the world has slowed down a lot of industries. Casino and gaming outfits are no different than most businesses. As you know by now, casinos were closed for a while to help slow the spread of the virus. Excitement to return to casinos was high for a limited audience. Las Vegas casinos were only able to operate at 50% capacity. There wasn’t a need for new casino games as people were just happy to get out of the house and enjoy one of their favorite forms of entertainment.

Stadium swim at Circa Las Vegas

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

Circa Resort & Casino is very slowly revealing itself to the public. Derek Stevens, owner of The D and Golden Gate casinos in downtown Las Vegas first announced plans for Circa in the beginning of 2019. In December, construction on Circa was halfway complete and the target opening date in December was looking good.