Las Vegas is rapidly returning to the place so many people remember from 2019 and before. There are multiple concerts, residency, and show announcements every day. It’s almost overwhelming until we remember that this is Vegas…baby! This is the action we’ve been craving for the better part of a year.
The NFL recently released the schedule for the 2021-2022 season. Much of the scheduling information was already available but there were no dates attached. As you’d imagine, there were fans of teams all over the country looking forward to when their favorite team would be playing the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. While this is the Raiders’ second season playing in Las Vegas, it will be the first time fans can watch the games in person at the stadium.
We recently shared some entertainment returning to Las Vegas. As previously mentioned live shows and events are being announced almost every day. Even though we shared the reopening of a few comedy clubs, there was no mention of one of the most popular comedy series in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts recently announced that Aces of Comedy will be returning to The Mirage this summer.
I was recently getting ready for my first visit to the all-new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (Virgin) and Mohegan Sun Casino. We’ve shared just about everything being built at the property so I pretty much knew what to expect. However, I was doing extra research to see if anything on the casino floor stood out as being special. After reading and rereading all of our updates, I came up with a list of a few things I wanted to see. Unfortunately, nothing really jumped out at me.
Now that Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is open all eyes are on to the next casino opening in Sin City. Resorts World Las Vegas remains on schedule to open this summer. Resorts World recently announced it will open its doors to the public June 24. Even though summer doesn’t technically start until June 20, this weekend is the unofficial kick-off to the summer season in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas has changed a lot over the years. There are many eras featuring different hotel designs. Luxor opened in 1993 and remains a reminder of the era of specifically themed casino-hotels on the Vegas Strip.
Resorts World Las Vegas continues to come together. The casino-resort on the north end of the Vegas Strip is still on schedule to open this summer. In the meantime, the company keeps releasing new information about the property. This batch of news about Resorts World is two bars and lounges. Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge is a brand new concept. Wally’s Wine may be a brand familiar to some visitors familiar with locations in California. As you’d imagine the Las Vegas location will be a bit different.
Las Vegas continues to reopen and live events are back. The whole shebang of entertainment from nightclubs reopening to national tours, residencies, and stage shows like Cirque Du Soliel are once again available. This is great for anyone visiting Las Vegas but there is a downside. Hotel room prices are beginning to increase as large events return. The amazing hotel deals from 2020 are slowly going away.
Buffets are back! Well, two buffets are back! The Cosmopolitan opened the Wicked Spoon buffet in April. Caesars Palace is opening its Bacchanal Buffet on May 20. These are the only two buffets open on the Vegas Strip as of the writing of this blog post.
The reopening of Las Vegas continues with sports, concerts, residencies, and stage shows that Sin City is famous for getting ready for the summer. Shows in Las Vegas are being announced almost every day and people are ready to have some fun. Tickets for UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena in July sold out in minutes. Garth Brooks‘ sold-out show at Allegiant Stadium will finally take place in July as well. Usher is even adding six more dates to his Caesars Palace residency. Unlike most extensions, these shows will happen sooner than later with six performances this summer.
The best way to get food offers and deals at Las Vegas casinos is to focus on spending money with a single casino company. The loyalty benefits jump as you spend money and climb tiers inside every loyalty program. Typically, the offers aren’t as good when you spread your money around with different casinos and operators.
Las Vegas gets busier every day. The warmer weather is giving regional visitors another excuse to drive into town for a few days of fun. COVID-19 vaccinations encourage guests from around the country to fly once again. It’s almost as if the global pandemic is coming to an end.
Las Vegas is noticeably busier than any time in more than a year. The streets are full of tourists and the casinos are packed with gamblers. So many restaurants have lines of people waiting. Restaurants and bars are still operating under 50% capacity limits. This should be changing soon.
Harmon Corner is becoming a very busy destination on the Vegas Strip. The property next to Planet Hollywood and across from the Cosmopolitan continues to bring new tenants that are attracting more visitors. This isn’t a casino or a venue with an abundance of unique attractions. Rather Harmon Corner is next to the Miracle Mile Shops and made up of mostly fair-priced restaurants that appeal to a broad audience.
Last year Penn National Gaming (PNG) sold the land underneath the Tropicana to Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI). The company had been contemplating a sale of the entire property since buying Barstool Sports earlier in the year. The company has been spending much of its time transitioning from being just a casino operator to an online sports betting company with land-based casinos around the country.
Resorts World Las Vegas continues to come together. The casino-resort on the north end of the Vegas Strip is still on schedule to open this summer. In the meantime, the company keeps releasing new information about the property. The last batch of news about Resorts World is two bars and lounges. Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge is a brand new concept. Wally’s Wine may be a brand familiar to some visitors familiar with locations in California. As you’d imagine the Las Vegas location will be a bit different.
One of the signs that Las Vegas is returning to the city it was in 2019 is the return of large gatherings. Las Vegas is traditionally home to many conferences, conventions, and a variety of events. While a car auction isn’t huge like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Barrett-Jackson auction is a mainstay for auto enthusiasts from around the country. After skipping a year at Mandalay Bay, Barrett-Jackson is returning to Las Vegas. This year, the auction is on the move just off the Vegas Strip.
The annual Forbes Travel Guide gives props to a total of 44 businesses in Las Vegas. As usual, the vast majority of the hotels, restaurants, and spas receiving recommendations and stars are located on the Vegas Strip.
Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is open for business! The 60,000-square-foot casino and hotel are mostly open to the public. The newest casino in Las Vegas was built using the foundation of the former Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The pool and entertainment venue formerly known as The Joint will open soon. The sportsbook is open for watching games but won’t be taking wagers until early summer.
Harrah’s is the first casino in Las Vegas (and the entire state of Nevada) to install Roll To Win Craps from Aruze. This is the ninth Caesars casino in the US to install Roll To Win craps. This hybrid craps table game allows players to shoot live dice across a large LED playing field and place all their bets electronically.
Las Vegas is rapidly returning
The NFL recently released the
We recently shared some entertainment
I was recently getting ready
Now that Virgin Hotels Las