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Access Vegas Insider Vibe October 20, 2020

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Wow, so much is changing (in the right direction)! Shows are returning, we have directives on crowd allowances at sporting and other events, $1 has returned (hint: in a visitor-friendly area, not at some casino that is on the outskirts of town), The Vegas Loop is the real deal and why you’ll be using it, and plenty more. Let’s dive in!

Why The Escalators Don’t Work – An ongoing pet peeve, both for visitors and those who spend a fair of time in the resort corridor, is the “constantly not working” escalators. Which has never been discussed nor addressed. Not by the county, not by the media.

I’m pleased to report that I lobbied Las Vegas Review-Journal tourism writer Bailey Schulz into looking into this. And, indeed she did! (Yours Truly was quoted in the article): Strip escalators and elevators never seem to work. Here’s why.

This isn’t going to help ease that hike up the stairs when one is out of service, but at least you know why.

This is one of the many reasons we’re asking our Free Subscribers (that would be you), for your support (via becoming a Paid Member to the simple tune of about the price of a cup of coffee each month, for a full year of access).

If myself and our team — which gets absolutely NO funding from the casinos, the convention authority, or anything similar — can “move and shake” on issues like this, imagine the depth of “must know” visitor information which our Supporting (Paid) Members are privy to. Twice per month, every single month.

Not to mention our Your Guy In Vegas feature which insures that any Las Vegas related questions are answered personally and directly. We’ve helped people pick wedding spots, dining spots, other special occasion or trip questions, and much more. With SPECIFIC help tailored to them. As opposed to general internet information which may not remotely be specific to exactly what you desire.

Don’t wait until two weeks before your trip. Every issue you miss is an issue LOADED with vital information you need to know NOW. The real scoop you need so that you can plan your next trip with confidence, KNOWING what is actually happening, what to see, what to miss, and (especially right now), how to navigate during these COVID-19 times. Click on over and SEE what you are MISSING:

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Big Events: Don’t Get Too Excited Yet – Current rules allow events and larger gatherings, but the restrictions are still fierce. Our Supporting (Paid) Members get the scoop on how this affects you, and how you can be one of the first to attend an event at Allegiant Stadium even though the Raiders (at this time) have no plans to allow attendance at their game. (And, we tell you why).

More Shows And Restaurants Opening! – MGM Resorts brings back shows Nov. 9. A handful of shows are already open. Next issue, we’ll get you up-to-speed as things won’t quite be normal yet. We continue to strongly urge you to make reservations at any restaurant you really wish to enjoy.

Last minute? You might not be totally out-of-luck. Check out our exclusive report

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$1 Blackjack Is Back – And, our Supporting (Paid) Members know where. You don’t want to walk right by this hotel and not even know!

The Vegas Loop – With the purchase of the monorail by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, there is no more “non-compete” clause with the monorail. Which had exclusive rights to transport visitors in anything that was of a similar fashion.

Thus, Elon Musk’s people mover, which is finishing up tunnels in the area of the Convention Center, is slated to be expanded all the way from Allegiant Stadium to Downtown Las Vegas. This project consists of a “tube” which Telsa electric cars, seating multiple riders, can transverse to get people from one destination to another one. Unlike most crazy ideas and rumors, this has a high probability of completion based on what they have done so far.

However… the elusive airport connection is not part of these plans at this time. Keep that Uber app handy.

Yes, The Governor Is Either Truly Evil, Or Incredibly Incompetent – So… just when I thought we were able to move on from this issue, the following bombshell gets dropped:

The health districts overseeing the state’s two largest counties complained in a letter to Gov. Steve Sisolak that they’ve been shut out of his decision-making process about coronavirus restrictions.

In a scathing joint letter from the Southern Nevada Health District and Washoe County Health District sent to Sisolak’s office Friday, health officials said that not including them in the state’s policy discussions or development of COVID-19 directives has complicated the local response to the virus by forcing them to shift their plans and resources in order to respond to the governor’s changes with little to no notice.

“Since we are not consulted and engaged, we receive little or no advance notice of what these policy changes may be, and we are forced to react after decisions have been made and announcements are occurring,” the letter said.

The letter was signed by SNHD Chief Health Officer Fermin Leguen, Washoe County Health Officer Kevin Dick, Southern Nevada District Board of Health Chairman Scott Black and Washoe County District Board of Health Chairman John Novak.

Source: Clark, Washoe health authorities complain about Sisolak’s directives

Interesting. Lack of communication from the Governor’s office, and lack of clarity on guidelines? That is exactly what those of us in the hotel, gaming, bars, and tourism industry have been complaining about from day one!

For those who have been paying attention the last few month, the Southern Nevada Health District has been my go-to for the stats regarding COVID-19 deaths, cases, and hospitalizations. This long-standing agency wasn’t set up for COVID-19. It has been monitoring all health-related issues for Southern Nevada (the Las Vegas area of Nevada) for longer than I can remember. Handling or tracking everything from Food Safety to Birth/Death Certificates, Restaurant Inspections, illness tracking (whether it be cancer or whatever the current flu is), and more.

We’re not 9 days into this plague. We’re 9 months into it! I have been able to go online and feed you concise, accurate data from the SNHD so that you can make a better-informed decision on whether to visit now, visit soon, or simply hold off. I guess our Governor, who can raise these experts with a single phone call, didn’t even bother?

A couple of days later, Governor Sisolak’s office issued a “mea culpa” press release. Are you kidding me? In the words of Pat Benatar, “It’s a little too little a little too late“.

Icing on the cake? His minion Caleb Cage, the COVID-19 task force leader who kept your casino bars unnecessarily shut down for an extended time based on the complete lie that our hospitals were about to be over-run (which we detailed last issue)? He caught COVID-19. Because, of course he was following all of his own guidelines, right?

We have been seeing a minor COVID-19 surge the past couple of weeks. Minor is the operative word here. Hospitalizations and deaths are NOT spiking. Hence, the Governor came out and said that if we were all good little boys and girls, he would not start shutting things down again. Which has been his tone since day one.

And, I truly hope this is the last we have to talk about this. But, it is affecting your pending visits, so we can’t just let it go. Plus, this is why previous visits have had restrictions which probably were not necessary. (Closing the bars which serve booze and gambling, but not closing breakfast bars at restaurants, for example).

Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com



Las Vegas Shows


Las Vegas Dining

Maverick Helicopters and Lip Smacking Foodie Tours Partner For New Experience

Maverick Helicopters, in partnership with Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, are offering the ultimate fine-dining and helicopter experience with Savory Bites & Neon Lights. Foodies who book the Savory Bites & Neon Lights package will be taken on a culinary journey inside some of the most renowned restaurants in Las Vegas, including The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ innovative supper club experience, Rose. Rabbit. Lie., elevated American fare at Blue Ribbon, inventive Asian cuisine at Momofuku, and romantic Italian ambiance at Scarpetta, as well as Mastro’s Ocean Club inside The Shops at Crystals.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Circa Resort & Casino To Make A Big Splash In Vegas

Expect big things when Circa Resort & Casino opens in downtown Las Vegas October 28. The 1.25-million-square-foot property will house the world’s largest sportsbook. It will debut Nevada’s longest indoor bar and Fremont Street’s longest outdoor bar. Circa also will have Stadium Swim, a multi-level, amphitheater-like complex with six pools and two spas.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Go Clubbing In Style At Topgolf Las Vegas

Sure, golf is the name of the game at Topgolf Las Vegas, but the true sport is socializing. It’s the perfect place to bring your family, enjoy some fresh air, snack on delicious small bites and work on your golf swing. It’s also one of the better spots for socially distanced entertainment, as the hitting bays are spread 11 feet apart, allowing enough space for groups to play safely and comfortably.

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Members Mania

I was wondering… do you post these Foodies – “Got to try it” posts because YOU have been there and think its good/great place to eat or are they just randomized info links you think would be of interest to Access Vegas members?

From our Membership Facebook Page

 

Ted Responds:

We once did the math, and if we dined at every restaurant just on the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street Experience/East Fremont, we’d be eating out every day for a little over one year straight!

On top of that, everyone has their faves, and my faves might not be your faves. Food is specific to the individual.

Fortunately:

– Between myself, team members, colleagues and similar, plenty of places DO get checked out.

– We get significant feedback from members about how their trips went, what they did, what they enjoyed, and similar.

– We spend countless hours a week bathed in various internet groups, boards, and similar (so you don’t have to). Getting mounds of further opinions and thoughts from real visitors.

– Fortunately, very little in Las Vegas is truly lousy. Honestly, even the local restaurants — and I mean the mom-and-pop strip mall and corner block and along those lines — are well above the quality you’ll find in most cities. 

Why? When your clients are from the hospitality industry, or locals who know the standards of the casino restaurants, you must step it up to survive.

So, to even be thought of for a spot in a hotel casino, chefs and restaurateurs are bringing their A-game. In fact, much fanfare went into how the new Circa decided on their dining choices. There is a history and loads of experience and a unique angle to pretty much every choice they made. Hence, very little is lousy.

When someone uses our Your Guy In Vegas Membership Feature to ask us a dining question, we don’t just toss a couple of thoughts out there. We first find out exactly the occasion. What they are looking for. Price range. For example: Big difference in the price of Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at The Palazzo, and the Redwood Steakhouse at The Cal, no question. However, both are highly unlikely to disappoint.

When we see an online story or review of a restaurant that has a location accessible to visitors, and we feel it lines up with our experience or feedback, and the odds are highly likely someone will have a pleasant dining experience, we’ll go ahead and link to it. If we have any qualms about it, we won’t.

Simple as that!


 

I know Hoover Dam is closed to tourists. But is there a place to stop and see it from a distance on the way to West Rim Grand Canyon?

Thanks,

Vaughn Sutton

 

Ted Responds:

We asked our tour expert Mark Anthony on this one, who has given countless tours of everything from Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon to everything in our region ranging from San Francisco to Utah’s Zion National Park. His answer:

Sorry, Dam closed, bridge walkway closed. No plans or dates of when it will open.

Coming back to Las Vegas…. get in right lane before the bridge. Slow down along the wall on bridge and depending on height of vehicle you can see top of the dam.

No other spot on highway to see the dam.

Mark is available for personal and group tours. Whether it be you and a traveling companion, or a group of people, whether you just want to spend 1/2 day seeing certain sites (of your choice) while getting the true inside knowledge and history, or spend a week visiting every spectacular national and state park in our region, Mark is the man:

Your other option is to do a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour which flies over the Grand Canyon as part of the flight. I realize many may think “I’ve seen it from the airplane flying in”, but you are truly talking two different things. Slowly flying in an arch around Hoover Dam at low levels, and with the helicopter tours actually flying INTO the canyon — engulfing you in its magnificence — has no comparison.

Plus, you get to see absolutely everything while only taking a very few hours of your vacation time. And, prices include hotel transfer.

We only recommend and fly Maverick Helicopter Tours. Period. I’ve been in their maintenance facility. You could literally eat off the gleaming white floor. Unlike companies who change out parts when it is mandated by regulations, Maverick mechanics are instructed “when in doubt, throw it out”. IE, replace parts if any concern whatsoever.

You can go to their Maverick Tours Comparison Page and get a quick overview of which tours cover what. Hint: Don’t overlook clicking on the tours which leave from Henderson Executive Airport. Hotel transfer is free for those as well, and the airport is only 12 freeway miles from Center Strip.

Plus, regardless of departure point, Maverick has their OWN private terminal. No lines, no TSA, no hassles!

Late Breaking: We’re pleased to report that Hoover Dam has indeed JUST reopened to the public! Kind of:
The visitors center, dam tours (insert your own joke), indoor exhibits, cafe, and gift stores are still CLOSED. This may include restrooms! You can walk/drive across the dam, park at the Memorial Bridge parking lot and walk up to (and across) the bridge, and the paid parking lots are happy to take your money.
Hint: If you are thrifty and in good shape, which means you don’t mind a fair amount of stairs and a 10+ minute walk, you can continue driving on the Arizona Side until you come to the three free parking areas. (Two more exist up by the Arizona Lookout gift shop and road turnaround, but… you are talking about one mile back to the Dam, and the return hike is ALL UPHILL).


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Las Vegas Gambling


Man on Business Trip Wins $437K Jackpot at Las Vegas Strip Casino

A man visiting Las Vegas on a business trip walked away with big money Wednesday. The man, only identified as Christopher, won $437,540.50 while playing a quarter Wheel of Fortune game at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Wednesday, the casino announced.

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Las Vegas Sports

Las Vegas Raiders Reveal World’s Tallest 3D Printed Structure At Allegiant Stadium

Las Vegas is home to many things like sports, gambling and casinos but it’s now home to the world’s tallest 3D printed structure! The 3D printed structure is a torch standing high at 95-feet tall and it’s the first of its kind, according to 3DPrint.com.

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Other Las Vegas News

Downtown Las Vegas Partnership Launches Playcation Campaign (Visitors can participate in savings)

The Downtown Vegas Alliance (DVA), a member-driven nonprofit business organization, and DTP Companies, formerly known as Downtown Project, a $350 million investment dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas, are partnering on an initiative designed to support small businesses in our community while giving locals multiple options to enjoy Downtown Las Vegas in fun and safe ways.

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What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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Bellagio Conservatory Autumn Display September 24 2020

The Conservatory is located next to the hotel’s lobby and is open to the public. However, lines during peak times are currently long due to COVID-19 spacing.

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Cheapest Steaks In Las Vegas 2020

(Producers Notes) Watch this to find the Cheapest Steak in Las Vegas without breaking the bank.

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Wicked Spoon Buffet Is Open NOW at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas!

(Producers Notes) Let’s see what’s for brunch at the Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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Wynn Hotel & Casino Walkthrough – Reopening Tour Las Vegas 2020

(Producers Notes) Walking through the Wynn I can’t help but feel it is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever been in! The elegance is evident in every detail and I hope you enjoy exploring it with me. Definite stop while in Las Vegas.

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New Raider Image Store in Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood

(Producers Notes) Ron Futrell tours the place and shows you the new Vegas related products.

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Skyline Casino & Restaurant – Henderson, NV

(Producers Notes) A first time fun trip to local casino off Boulder Hwy. We end up staying for dinner too!





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe September 30, 2020

Newkirk’s Notes

This was written literally a couple of hours before we found out that President Trump is COVID-19 positive. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and Melania. This does not change my opinion that Las Vegas can safely continue to open up. Nor does it change the facts regarding the lies from the Governors minions which we document.

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Lots of good news this issue! You can’t continue to fake a pandemic with vital numbers as low as they are, the Governor finally had to cry “uncle”.

Note: I’m not suggesting that COVID-19 isn’t real, nor devastating. I myself turn 55 this month (most deaths were people 55+), and have immune issues. I quarantine most of the time, mask up outside my home, don’t touch my eyes or nose when out and about, and do a LONG surgeons scrub hand wash when I return home.

I get it. But, I don’t believe that we need to keep selected activities, inconvenience everyone, and make your visit have tons of limits just to keep me safe.

For our Supporting (Paid) Members, we go over everything that has opened, current restrictions, whether you may (or may not) be able to see a ballgame at Allegiant Stadium this fall, how and when shows are looking to open, and much, much, more.

Note: If you are reading this, you are a Free Subscriber, not a Supporting (Paid) Member. To keep us free of obligations which come with casino advertising, our Supporting Members basically buy us a “cup of coffee” each month (about the same amount of money, paid yearly), which allows us to keep them up on the inside scoop needed. Especially as travel opens up, and Las Vegas makes significant strides in returning to normal.

You don’t want to visit too soon, especially if things that interest you are not at full blast. On the other hand, you don’t want to be sitting home based on bad info or rumors when a Vegas visit (under the current conditions) might be a perfect respite, and a good chance to blow off some steam that has built up during this crazy year of 2020!

Think about the thousands of dollars you spend to get here, hotels, food, entertainment (yes, I said entertainment, it’s coming back), gambling and more.

Just a couple of nice specialty cocktails at one of the better hotels on The Strip is going to run you upwards of $40 (not including tip). And yet, to think you won’t “hedge your bet on your next Vegas visit” by tossing us less than $35 for an entire year of (by far) the best Las Vegas visitor information and personal resource out there.

Using our “Your Guy In Vegas” feature to help answer specific questions you need to know (especially NOW) is often worth the price alone for many of our Members!

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Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com



Las Vegas Dining

Ellis Island Casino’s The Front Yard Bringing Back Brunch

The Front Yard, located at Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, is thrilled to announce that residents and visitors can once again take part in their favorite weekend activity, brunch. Built to share, The Front Yard’s new brunch menu offers sweet eats like the French Toast Waffle and the Stuffed Crunch Toast, savory bites like the Brisket Benedict, and brunch staples with a twist like the Avocado Toast with a beet glaze.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Bingo Player Wins $135K Jackpot At Las Vegas Casino

Perhaps the scream of “Bingo!” was understandably a tad louder for one player. The player at Santa Fe Station won $135,649 Tuesday after hitting the Jumbo Bingo Progressive jackpot.

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Las Vegas Sports

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Other Las Vegas News

What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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Las Vegas – Omelet House, Red Rock Canyon, Wynn Buffet

(Producers Notes) Last day in Las Vegas! Thought we’d give an updated review on the Wynn Dinner Buffet now that they’ve been open for a month now. Food quality and service go up? Or, did they take a turn for the worse?

First time checking out Red Rock Canyon! Drove the 13 mile Scenic Loop around Red Rock Canyon, simply beautiful! If you want an amazing getaway that’s less than an hour drive from the Strip, this is your spot.

Omelet House, 2160 W Charleston Blvd, Ste A, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Red Rock Canyon, 1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161
The Buffet at Wynn, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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How Much Money Should You Budget When Traveling to Las Vegas?

(Producers Notes) A few of my friends have asked me this same question. How much spending money do I need to bring for my vacation to Las Vegas? I have calculated the average costs of food, drinks and more to determine how much should you plan to budget for your trip!

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Resorts World Las Vegas

Check out this sneak preview of Las Vegas’ next MegaResort!

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Secret Garden at The Mirage – Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Hope you enjoy our vlog as we meet up with some YouTubers and visit Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

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Cheap Eats Las Vegas Downtown Fremont – $9 Prime Rib, $12 Lobster, $2 Margarita, $1 shrimp cocktails!

(Producers Notes) In this video we take a look at the best food and drink bargains on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. Bob Dingo also lets you know the only place to find free parking in this car park desert!

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Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel & Casino 2020

(Producers Notes) Welcome to the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino has reopened. Walk with us and explore.





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe September 15, 2020

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – The “Don’t Visit Las Vegas” dam is finally starting to break. The State of New York could no longer ignore the kinds of data, graphs, and information I’ve been noting here for weeks now.

I’m not posting any new graphs this week. Why? Because they look identical to the graphs from previous weeks! Oh, except to say we have not seen new cases/hospitalizations/deaths this low since (drum roll please)…

Around the end of MARCH. And in some cases lower. You remember March, don’t you? Way back when there was only starting to be talk of drastic measures, flattening the curve, etc.

Bars To Reopen – We have it on good authority that our Governor will be opening the bartops soon. The ones where you can drink booze, and play video poker. Currently, countertops where you dine at are allowed. But if that countertop is for liquor service and gambling, it must be sure to be something that spreads COVID-19, and no dice.

No, it doesn’t make any sense to us either. Nor to the entire bar and gaming industry. Interestingly enough, Governor Sisolak was caught on video dining at an Italian restaurant that had live music playing. However, live show and music events are not currently allowed. So, Governor Sisolak’s damage control consisted of noting that ambient background music is OK, but concerts and such are NOT.

Remember, the Fremont Street Experience still does not have their nightly three stages of live music. Because, it isn’t allowed. Important to note that as an outdoor venue, they attempted to restart this music a couple of months ago. With social distancing. Including markings noting how far apart people should stand. Governor Grumpy was like “Hell No”, and that was the end of that.

I suppose a band could book a banquet hall, do a “dinner show” as the “house band”, and all would be fine? Maybe not. Because no more than 50 people are allowed at a church gathering, Evangelicals For Trump booked a banquet hall. Circular table seating, not a concert or speech set-up. After all, hotel and banquet gatherings are allowed at 50% of capacity. Oops. The hotel owner got fined.

This isn’t about whether you love God or Trump. This is just a small sample of the ever-changing goal line, ever changing rules, and general poor communication. You know… the biggest industry in the State of Nevada. This is not whether the Governor has a D or an R behind his name. The gaming industry cares about the gaming business over political party. He should have an I behind his name. No, not for Independent. For Incompetent.

Members Benefits Housekeeping – With so many new to the classroom (thanks for your support), this is a good time to do some housekeeping regarding ALL of the Members Benefits. Also, to clear up the occasional misconception that we’re simply a Facebook Group or that being part of Facebook is required to get all benefits.

Members Benefits Include:

Access Vegas Insider Vibe MEMBERS EDITION – That is our twice-monthly newsletter you are reading now. Those on our email list, but who are not Supporting (Paid) Members receive a version that has most of the real scoop, accurate “need to know” stuff, key commentary, and Members Mania (answers to Members questions) redacted.

I can say without a doubt that non-members miss out on far more value than the “price of a cup of coffee” each month we ask you to support our work and our team with.

Members Only Special Reports – We have 12 Exclusive Special Reports in the Members area. This is information that you will NOT find in general internet searches. Not every report will apply to every Member. However, virtually all of our Members have found that a number of them are of great interest and help! Many noting that just the vital help gained in those reports is worth the yearly cost of membership alone.

“Your Guy In Vegas” Special Access – Spending hours searching Las Vegas information on the internet may (or may not) be fun. The problems are…

1. Is the advice you are finding accurate? Much/Most information on the internet comes from sources outside Las Vegas! Ya… good luck with that.

2. That doesn’t mean the info you are looking for is suitable for YOUR interests and tastes. Just because a group of March Madness guys really enjoyed a certain steakhouse and wrote favorably about it, does NOT mean it will be the right choice for you and that special person in your life to have a romantic meal.

Our Supporting (Paid) Members don’t waste their time on endless searches and questionable information. Our “Your Guy In Vegas” form in the membership area allows Members to submit specific questions to our knowledgeable staff. In the rare case we don’t know the answer, we usually know who does. 25 years in the business, right here in Las Vegas, gives you lots of contacts!

And, our answers are not canned, “off the cuff” remarks. We’ll often ask for more details or specifics to help our Members make the best decisions possible. If they are asking about a steakhouse, we’re not going to send the same people to CUT as we’d send to Golden Steer.

150+ Indexed Vegas Tips – If you run through these, and spend some downtime before your next visit, you are assured to find some great Vegas tips that you simply didn’t know about! Knowledge is power. You spend a LOT of money visiting. Saving time or doing things a slightly better way saves you hard-earned cash, and increases the joy and excitement of your visit.

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However, IF you enjoy Facebook, we post the info and news stories over there as well, so you can add your two cents, and interact with other Members. We read all comments and interact here and there as well. This is for Facebook users who want an added dose of Vegas. If getting our twice-monthly Members newsletter is enough for you, and the perfect frequency for you to keep up on Vegas, no need to join whatsoever.

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Travel restrictions are falling, COVID numbers in Las Vegas are beyond microscopic, the bars will be opening shortly (by the time you are likely to get here, that’s for sure), and you need to be on top of what to expect, and how things really are!

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Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com



Las Vegas Shows

Usher Announces Headlining Las Vegas Residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Global megastar and eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Usher will headline a Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, opening July 16, 2021. The multi-talented showman will give his fans an extraordinary immersive experience that only Usher can deliver. The exclusive, only-in-Vegas spectacular will be performed in The Colosseum, an intimate 4,300-seat world-class performance venue, allowing Usher’s fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see him up close and personal.

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Las Vegas Dining

Dining, Food & Drink – $17.95 Prime Rib & Champagne Brunch At The South Point

The Prime Rib and Champagne Brunch at the South Point’s Garden Buffet is now staff served for your safety. Enjoy bottomless Mimosas throughout your meal. You can choose from fresh made to order Omelets, Waffles, Fluffy Pancakes and French Toast, a Carving Station for Prime Rib, Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, Smoked Pork Ribs and Rotisserie Chicken.

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Las Vegas Hotels

The Mirage Has Returned, Minus Its Famous Entertainment Array

When the Mirage reopens this week after more than five months of COVID-caused closure, it will do so without the feature that has set the iconic resort apart from other Strip casinos in recent years—a truly eclectic portfolio of live entertainment options.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

A Visual Tour Of Southern Nevada’s Natural Beauty

They say nature can heal, and we could all use some of that right now. Perhaps more than ever in our lifetime, it’s important to get outside, breathe fresh air and let Earth’s natural beauty calm our minds. Here in Southern Nevada, those opportunities are endless, whatever direction you head.

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Las Vegas Gambling

7 Biggest Vegas Payouts of All Time

Pulling a slot machine is more luck than skill, but many people can’t resist the allure of getting rich fast. Las Vegas is home to over 165,000 slot machines, according to UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research.

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Members Mania

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkNote From Ted:

Members Mania is a regular feature for our Supporting (Paid) Members. Membership includes our “Your Guy In Vegas” feature, where you can reach out to myself and our paid staff of experts with your specific Vegas questions. We don’t have “canned” answers. We’ll ask you for some details pertaining you your wants and needs. Then, answer accordingly.

 

So.. Terry Fator is no longer a headliner at the Mirage? He had a good run.. GREAT show! Saw him 4 times over the past years.

From our Membership Facebook Page

 

Ted Responds:

He was getting booted pre-COVID. His ticket sales had dropped
below the level his contract required. So, he already had his 6 months
notice from the property. He’s not exactly walking away a pauper. His
original deal with The Mirage was 5 years at $20 million per year! He
celebrated 10 years as of April, 2019.

For our Supporting (Paid) Members, we go into if and when Fator will return, Fator’s future plans, and when they can look for him.

Whether it has been accurate information on exactly what is happening in Las Vegas, accurately letting our Members know what to expect as Las Vegas reopened, specific information they NEED to know for their next visit which we answer via our Your Guy In Vegas Membership benefit, or more…

Investing less than $3 per month (paid yearly) with our Access Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Program is the ultimate way to hedge the thousands you spend on your Las Vegas vacation. Especially as you are needing the best information now (more than ever) as you decide exactly when you can or should start to think about your return visit after the COVID upheaval.

The casinos don’t fund us. No cause or political party funds us. We are nearly 100% Member-Supported. Invest in a One-Year Membership TODAY!


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Las Vegas Sports

See The New Espn Studio At The Linq

A new ESPN studio debuted August 24 at the Linq with produced segments for SportsCenter and digital platforms, the network and Caesars Entertainment said.

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Other Las Vegas News

Road To The Mirage Hotel-casino In Las Vegas Renamed Siegfried And Roy Drive

Their names lit up The Mirage marquee for nearly 14 years. Now their names will lead guests into the resort forever. As The Mirage reopens its doors to the public today, guests will turn off the Las Vegas Strip onto Siegfried & Roy Drive when they arrive at the property. The street was officially renamed for the Masters of Illusion, who were known the world over for their record-setting performance run at the resort from 1990-2003.

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What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Las Vegas 2020

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore Harrah’s Casino. We also went into Casino Royale.

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Battistas Hole in the Wall Italian Restaurant – Las Vegas

If you’ve kept hearing about Battiostas but weren’t sure about going, this is worth a watch.

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How Does Cashless Gaming Actually Work?

(Producers Notes) The COVID-19 pandemic is ushering in some new ways to enjoy your favorite casino. Developers say cashless gaming has been in the works for years, but with all the new health protocols, it’s quickly growing in popularity on casino floors.





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Las Vegas Shows

Las Vegas Strip Show ‘ABSINTHE’ Details New Steps in Preparation for Reopening

Work is underway to prepare the show “ABSINTHE” for reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, a move that could make it the first show to bring performances back to the Las Vegas Strip.

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Las Vegas Dining

Wynn Las Vegas Partners with Brewery to Launch New Beer

Wynn Las Vegas, in partnership with Tenaya Creek Brewery, is launching “The Singing Frog,” a premium lager sold exclusively at Wynn Las Vegas and Tenaya Creek taproom in Downtown Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Hotel Cloe Planned for Downtown Las Vegas Arts District

This one has flown under the radar, but a new boutique hotel planned for downtown’s Arts District has been dubbed Hotel Cloe. Details are few at this point, but Hotel Cloe’s Web site describes the hotel as “following a new worldwide trend towards lean-luxury, service-focused, 4-star resorts.”

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Leaving Las Vegas For A Delightful Drive – Lake Meade, Valley Of Fire Provide A Great Day Behind The Wheel Get Chilly In Vegas With Icebar

The Strip and its many enticements may be the favorite destination for visitors to Las Vegas, but the vast majority of them likely have no idea what they’re missing, because just 25 miles to the east awaits a fantastic day of driving.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Player Hits $99K Jackpot on Las Vegas Strip

Another bet big-win big player scored a sizable jackpot on the Las Vegas Strip. A Caesars Rewards Seven Star guest, who chose not be identified, hit a slots jackpot of $99,241 at Harrah’s.

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Las Vegas Real Estate

Ultra-contemporary Las Vegas Home with Immersive Art-and-Sensory Experience on Sale

Skyspace, an ultra-contemporary home with an immersive art-and-sensory experience, is for sale in Las Vegas at $10.5 million. Located on the Bear’s Best Las Vegas golf course, an 18-hole collection chosen from the best of Jack Nicklaus’s 270 worldwide course designs, Skyspace was created by the owners in coordination with the architecture firm Marmol Radziner, builder Jack Raftery and artist James Turrell. Composed almost entirely of glass, steel and concrete on 1.5 acres inside a guard-gated community at the base of Red Rock Canyon, Skyscape has unobstructed panoramic views of the Nicklaus golf course, city lights and surrounding mountains.

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Other Las Vegas News

The Odds of Catching Covid on a Flight Are Slim – Planes have not been the sites of superspreading events, at least so far.

If you decide to fly, the odds that you will pick up Covid-19 are low, according to one expert analysis. Despite the known dangers of crowded, enclosed spaces, planes have not been the sites of so-called superspreading events, at least so far. That’s not to say flying is perfectly safe — safety is relative and subjective. But as restrictions continue to change, the only way to move forward through this long pandemic is to start thinking in terms of risk-benefit ratios. Very little is without risk, but perhaps some risks — such as flying — are small enough to warrant taking.

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What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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Every Day Feels Like Saturday in Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Take advantage of sweet deals on lavish suites and delicious meals. Book an #OnlyVegas midweek trip and you’ll feel like it’s Saturday, every day.

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The Best Pizza On the Las Vegas Strip

(Producers Notes) We asked you your favorite Pizza joints in Vegas. We stuck to the locations on the strip. Tell us if you have ever had any of these pizza places.Thanks for watching!

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I Ate at the Most EXPENSIVE Chinese Restaurant in Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) The Chinese food is priceless at Mott 32 at the Venetian Palazzo in Las Vegas.

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Late Night Eats In Las Vegas – 2020

(Producers Notes) Here are my Top 4 Favorite Late Night Eats. In a late night town such as Las Vegas, you’re definitely going to need some Late Night Eats.





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