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.
We have shared the virtues of playing Bingo in Las Vegas a few times over the years. Yes, most of the people playing bingo in a casino are who you think they are. Some Bingo players are a little younger and there’s sometimes even a few players who very much younger but are still legal casino in the Bingo rooms.
The $20 Trick isn’t a myth. It’s real and sometimes spectacular. Other times the $20 trick is a waste of time and money. The trick still works for plenty of people visiting Las Vegas despite the hotel operators attempts to minimize the effects.
First things first – the $20 trick isn’t really a trick. It’s essentially a gratuity given to the front desk agent at a hotel in exchange for a “complimentary” room upgrade. The exchange of money means that you’re getting an entirely free upgrade.
The summer in Las Vegas is a tale of two toasty pleasures. An afternoon at the pool or drinking an ice cold frosty beverage outdoors in the Vegas heat can be wonderful. The heat can also be so overbearing that you just want to stay inside and enjoy the air conditioning.
The summer in Las Vegas might best be enjoyed with a little time outside and more time inside. You might want to limit the pool time and frosty beverages for health reasons. However, you never have to limit how much time you spend inside the climate-controlled casinos in Las Vegas. There are plenty of activities you can enjoy indoors to take advantage of the cooler temperatures.
Las Vegas is a destination for a lot of conventions, trade shows, and expos. Many of the public conventions stop in Las Vegas as part of a rotation of cities. That’s not the case with one of the most popular annual conventions in Las Vegas.
Star Trek fans from around the world will be beamed to Las Vegas on August 1 – 5 for the world’s largest annual Official Star Trek Convention. The convention will occupy the same grounds that the World Series of Poker most recently called home. Organizers anticipate that over 15,000 attendees will convene at this decade-long Las Vegas tradition at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
Blackjack is the most popular game in Las Vegas casinos. There are more blackjack tables in Las Vegas casinos than any other game. Unfortunately, the game isn’t what it used to be. There was a time when all casinos offered blackjack with the same or similar rules. That changed as corporations started to take over operations of Las Vegas casinos.
Wynn Las Vegas is one of the most beautiful and popular luxury casino-resorts in Las Vegas. As you’d imagine, it takes a lot of work keeping up a luxury property in Las Vegas. Staying on top of customer preferences and trends allow luxury properties to justify their high prices. To be fair the amenities and service at the luxury casinos in Las Vegas often deserve the higher price points.
We might be a little too excited by new technology in Las Vegas. After all, mobile check-in and mobile concierge services are efficient and offer a way to enjoy more of Las Vegas without spending time in line or in the room making calls. Controlling all in-room tech from a tablet is great too. These are useful but not flashy.
Do you know what’s flashy? Robots!
Las Vegas is always changing. That’s part of why so many people return year after year. There’s always something new to see! There are two somewhat major changes coming to the Vegas Strip later this year. Each of the should be worth exploring when they open this fall.
One of the many reasons people visit Las Vegas is the gorgeous year-round weather. The winter gets slightly chilly at night but we’re in peak Vegas weather right now. It can be hot out but it’s not overbearing like the dog days of summer when temps are consistently above 110. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy some extra time in Las Vegas outdoors.
New bars open on the Vegas Strip all the time. However, these two new themed bars aren’t just new places to grab a drink. Each should attract visitors because they’re both “Only in Vegas” kind of experiences. Let’s take a look.
Downtown Las Vegas can sometimes seem like an exotic destination away from the Vegas Strip. Truth be told, it’s only about a 15-minute car ride north into historic old Vegas. There is a mall of casinos, museums, coffee shops, art galleries and even an outdoor mall for the family. Downtown Las Vegas isn’t the Vegas Strip but it’s definitely Las Vegas.
Casino loyalty clubs (commonly known as players clubs) are a great way to receive discounts and comps in Las Vegas. Earning rewards in Las Vegas that can only be used in Las Vegas isn’t convenient for most people who travel to Las Vegas. Thankfully, there are multiple casino operators that have casinos in Las Vegas and around the country. Not only can you earn and redeem points close to home but you can keep your account active by visiting local casinos in between visits to Las Vegas.
Independence Day around the United States is July 4th. Depending on where you live Independence Day may or may not be celebrated on that day. Las Vegas doesn’t have time to wait around to celebrate most holidays. This year the Independence Day celebrations in Las Vegas take place before July!
Independence Day celebrations in Las Vegas start as early as June 30th. Hears a look at casinos around Las Vegas where that you can find 4th of July fireworks celebrations in Las Vegas this year.
There are plenty of foodie events in Las Vegas throughout the year. However, none quite match the convenience of Las Vegas Restaurant Week. Now in its 12th installment, Las Vegas Restaurant Week gives restaurants in Las Vegas and their customers the opportunity to give back through the culinary arts.
Almost three out of every four visitors to Las Vegas spend some time and money gambling. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s Visitor Profile, 74% of people visiting Las Vegas gambled in 2017. That’s the highest percentage of visitors to Las Vegas that have gambled in the past five years.
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