Access Vegas Insider Vibe January 19, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Wow, wow, wow, lots to talk about. Unfortunately, not a lot of good news. Every time we were ready to send this out, something else happened. This issue was going to be an upbeat New Years Eve recap along with an extended article on the best day (or 2-3 day) trips from Las Vegas now that our 4 weeks of winter is done!

If you are willing to rent a car, you can see “bucket list” sights during the day, a great round of golf (if that’s your thing), and spend your evenings enjoying some decent casino gambling. Without getting seared in the desert sun. So, that is next issue!

The Governor — once again lying about the facts and stats – has extended our “pause” until Mid-February. Which actually means that this will continue to be the best time (possibly EVER) to visit Las Vegas. We’ll go into it! (One must make lemonade out of lemons).

Venetian/Palazzo owner Sheldon Adelson has passed away after a lengthy cancer fight at the age of 87. He was already in the process of working to sell the hotel/casino/convention complex. What will that mean to you? And, to add insult to injury, Siegfried passed away.

With the current news about social media permeating just about every news outlet (including local news), I’ll be making a statement about our social use, both current and planned as the landscape and audiences are seeing a seismic shift.

If you don’t do social, you can skip that part. The core of what we do is right here. What you are reading. However, if you do, you’ll want to stay tuned.

Pause Through Mid-February – The 25% capacity limits will continue through mid-February. Which essentially means virtually no shows at least until then. While he made this announcement based on hospital capacity, I was online looking at the hospitalization stats. Which have continued to drop since the peak of the second spike. A brief recent news splash here highlighted that five local hospital ICU’s were at or just above capacity. Evidently briefly. 

However, University Medical Center continued to emphasize that they have no capacity issues, nor project to have any. More interesting is that two days later, the Governor — when asked — noted that he had not received a hospital briefing since mid-December.

So, off to the website of the Southern Nevada Health Authority to see the latest on hospital capacity. Here’s their data:

Notes: Hospitals were not built to run at low capacity. Capacity is the current range is normal, not abnormal.

Here’s the bottom line: The main problem continues to be private gatherings, where fewer precautions are taken. All you have to do is look at the liquor aisle at my local CVS to see that their stock has been running much lower than usual lately. With some more modest-priced brands either low or sold out, as bar capacity is not only limited, but reservations are required to attend your local bar and grill.

What the problem isn’t? Our tourist areas, where cleanliness, masking, and distancing is mandated as much as is legal and practical. I’ve repeatedly noted that the Department of Health and Human Services records show we’re sending an extremely microscopic number of visitors home sick. And, that is assuming that they caught it here.

If you’d like to visit and really experience a lack of crowds (which makes social distancing often the norm), come mid-week over the next few weeks. Without the usual winter conventions packing the town and driving up room rates, mid-weeks are almost like having Las Vegas all to yourself!

As always, don’t travel, visit, or even leave your home if you feel that you have any risk factors, need to care for those with risk factors, and the like. However, Las Vegas continues to be demonstrably safer than your local grocery store.

As noted, this is also an excellent time to do a different kind of trip, and knock off the bucket list State/National Park and other scenic wonders. We truly have a concentration of them within a very reasonable drive of Las Vegas. A collection not only unique to the topography and scenery most of you are used to, but “one stop shopping” that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. More on that next issue!

R.I.P Uncle Sheldon – We lost Sheldon Adelson to cancer. He had unfortunately been in declining health, putting Venetian/Palazzo up for sale a few weeks ago, and stepping down from control of his company for medical leave very recently.

While I still lament the loss of many Las Vegas Strip hotels, his replacement of The Sands with Venetian was a dramatic step up for Las Vegas.

The Sands was a small property, and had been relegated to $1 blackjack and 2 for a Dollar Budweisers during slow times. Which was great for me back then as a low roller, but not so good for a property attached to a giant convention center. Adelson was part of a group which started the massive and long-running computer trade show COMDEX (Computer Dealers’ Exhibition) which had quite the run until shows like the Consumer Electronics Show and the marriage of tech and daily living overshadowed it.

I was arguably the last civilian to ever set foot in the famed Copa Room. Best known for hosting the infamous Rat Pack, the list of entertainers it hosted is a “who’s who” of the most prominent performers in the second half of the 1900’s. I was the only one in there, perhaps 20 minutes before the property closed. What did they care? They were getting ready to blow up the joint (literally)!

I don’t claim that I felt any ghosts. However, the room had its own aura. You could almost feel the stories it held. To walk down and touch the stage which so many legends had set foot on was an experience which will stay with me forever. And, unlike modern day hotel closings, they didn’t kick the few remaining patrons out at closing! Two bars were open (cash… not free), and as employees clocked off work, they got drinks and reminisced for the last time. Quite the experience!

Here’s an overview of Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas run:

So Long Siegfried – What can be said about Siegfried Fischbacher, which hasn’t been. He and Roy, his onstage and life partner, absolutely ruled the Las Vegas show scene from the opening of The Mirage until the tragic tiger incident which left Roy unable to continue performing. Enjoy some highlights of their spectacular show, followed by an interview with them and their tigers, Circa 1995:

Social Media Statement – It is hard to ignore the social media upheaval of the past week. And, normally, I wouldn’t make any kind of statements. However, we live in a world where the smallest decisions, even when not politically motivated, are scrutinized.

For those not up to speed, “Big Tech” and Trump supporters have been involved in quite the game of chess. A product of a long-standing feud. (Go look at news regarding Section 230 from the past few months if you wish to explore that more). This has created an unprecedented shift regarding what various social media platforms people are using. It took years for Facebook to usurp Myspace as the prominent social platform. This latest abrupt shift has taken just days.

In short, Trump supporters bolted en masse to a toward platforms like Gab (similar to Twitter), MeWe.com (similar to Facebook),  Rumble (similar to YouTube) and Parler until they lost their web hosting. (They claim to be back soon). All platforms who have suggested that they have strong commitments to free speech regardless of someone’s political party or political ideology.

Where does that leave us?

– We have no intention of changing our current social use or postings. We have a Twitter account and Facebook account that are open to the public. With rare exception, we simply post the news links that we post here in the newsletter. Giving people a small taste of what we do.

For our Facebook AccessVegas.com Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Group, we go the extra mile. This is an added Membership benefit for those who enjoy Facebook. We post thoughts, answer questions, and interact with our Supporting (Paid) Members. Those not using Facebook are always welcome to use the Your Guy In Vegas question form in our Members Area, and we’re there to help. That is a Member Benefit.

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I’m always exploring and staying on top of the social media landscape. During this past year, I have been going through old hard drives and such, and organizing tens of thousands of Las Vegas photos — mostly taken by myself — from the past two-plus decades. (I won’t win any awards, but I’ve been a student of photography and do a pretty good job, if I say so myself).

This has me looking at the best way to get some of the better ones out there, thus also helping raise awareness of what we do. Hence, Pinterest and Instagram are under consideration.

I was already aware of Parler, MeWe, and Rumble, and had already been looking at whether those are platforms we’ll be expanding to. Much goes into play. Do they have active users? (It seems like they are certainly starting to). How easy is it to post to, and more importantly, can we plan our posts? A little secret that many are not aware of, is that many companies (including ours) who post regularly to social, schedule the posts.

I sit down for a few hours 3-4 times a week and comb the internet for Las Vegas news. If we posted a large number of links in a short time, it would swamp our feeds, and reduce the amount of people seeing each story in their feeds. So, we use the services of a company which lets us schedule them in advance. A company that currently does not support these new platforms. Note: companies which sell access to this kind of software have made it clear they are exploring servicing the upstart social companies.

Bottom Line: What we decide to do on social media, and which platforms we do (or don’t) participate on are not remotely political decisions. We’ll go where it makes sense, where there is an audience, and where we can interact in a manner which is consistent with the work flow needs of my small but loyal staff. For example, local Las Vegas Channel 13 is by no means right-leaning, but they have been on Rumble for a while now. In addition to maintaining their YouTube account.

I’m going to wait for the dust to settle. However, this really hits home why I’ve chosen to keep our email list at the heart of how we reach people. As opposed to building a large following via an app or on Facebook, only to see it be taken away if I say “booger“. I’ve been an outspoken critic of our governors poor handling and poor communication regarding restrictions and shut-down. And, I have a pile of evidence (stats and graphs) to back it up.

Which would not stop a social company from banning what I do if they felt that they, as judge and jury, decided that what I was saying was “dangerous” and somehow interpreted as helping to spread COVID! Donald Trump can take care of himself. If he is banned into oblivion, he simply goes back to a billionaire’s lifestyle. Me? I’m not quite in those shoes (to say the least), and I don’t want my passion for helping people be the most informed about Las Vegas as possible, taken away from me.

Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com



Las Vegas Shows

Residency Rebound: Donny Osmond And Usher Look To Lead Las Vegas Entertainment Into 2021

I don’t know about you, but I’ve become too familiar with those muddy, complicated feelings associated with working during this pandemic. There’s preposterous juxtaposition at play. I’m super grateful to remain employed and be able to work safely, but also, I don’t want to do it. It seems uninteresting and insignificant. And when I buckle down and muster the motivation, doing the actual work feels dismal and dreary.

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Las Vegas Dining

Sadelle’s Brings Famous Bagels To Las Vegas

Although it’s a New York City import, Sadelle’s has become a very Vegas brunch spot. Plus, the inside is Tiffany blue, so it might be the closest you’ll ever get to actually eating breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Downtown’s Circa Reveals Stunning Views of Las Vegas at Legacy Club

Downtown’s new Circa continues to reveal its new outlets with Legacy Club, the swanky lounge at the top of its 458-foot tower opening on December 28. The lounge features stunning views of Las Vegas along with fire pits to keep customers warm on the outdoor terrace.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Red Rock Canyon Day: Scenic Serenity West of Sin City

The Las Vegas area is known for its human-built environment — the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip and other building behemoths like the World Market Center closer to its revitalized downtown area. Many visitors don’t think about visiting natural scenery during a trip to Las Vegas. The mountains east of Las Vegas look like giant dirt clods. They’re not very aesthetically pleasing. To the west, however, is a different story. Mount Charleston rises on the northwest horizon and southeast of it is a gem that many think is National Park-worthy: Red Rock Canyon.

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Las Vegas Sports

Las Vegas Gambling

Other Las Vegas News


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

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Come to the Las Vegas Lion Habitat Ranch

(Producers Notes) The Lion Habitat Ranch is the number one Henderson tourist attraction on Trip Advisor and a don’t miss stop; educational and fun for residents and visitors.

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Circa Resort and Casino Walk Through – Full Tour

(Producers Notes) We were in Vegas to shoot a couple of episodes at the all new Circa Resort and Casino; the first Casino Resort to to be built in Downtown Fremont Street in over 40 years! We were very impressed and think that you will be too!

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Downtown Fremont Street? Day or Night

(Producers Notes) Downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street, Old Vegas… Whatever you choose to call it, most every one will tell you to only go at night, but the truth is, there is so much you can do in Downtown Las Vegas at any hour of the day. Fremont Street itself is always entertaining and just walking through all the hotels in the Fremont Street Experience is fun enough.

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Las Vegas Poker Palace Prime Rib

(Producers Notes) I decided to try the Poker Palace Prime Rib for the princely price of $7.98.

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Vegas Resorts World – First Tour

(Producers Notes) This $4.3 BILLION build has changed the Las Vegas Skyline forever and I got one of the first tours of this incredible new build that will be opening it’s doors just in time for the much needed SUMMER 2021!!! Come take a tour with me as I’m granted access to exclusive spaces that no one has seen!

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Trying the Most EXPENSIVE Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Watch me try the most expensive burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, the Truffle Burger. I also try the Forest Burger and Kettle Chip Nachos.





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe December 26, 2020

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Remember, all times Pacific!

KNTV (ABC) Channel 13 Las Vegas:

Special coverage at starting at 11 p.m. with crews live on the Strip and at The Plaza downtown Fremont Street.

At 11:35 p.m. they will play their "Betting on '21" special looking back at past New Year's Eve celebrations in Las Vegas. They will also be taking a quick look back at 2020 and counting down to the 2021 fireworks live at the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas.

Their countdown is extra special this year. Featuring the heroes of 2020 including frontline medical workers, military, first responders, teachers, etc.

Viewers can watch live on KTNV.com and our 13 Action News Streaming App, available on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV or your favorite streaming device.

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Nexstar Television, owners of major TV stations in a zillion U.S. cities, are still doing their New Years Eve special live from Las Vegas.

Shown here locally on KLAS (our CBS affiliate), you can also turn on your very own TV and enjoy it if you live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Sacramento, Portland, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Fresno, Honolulu, Colorado Springs, Bakersfield, and Grand Junction.

You can find the channel number in your city here, and keep in mind that the show starts at 9 PM.

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe December 15, 2020

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – The current restrictions dictating occupancy at no more than 25% (of just about anything), no gatherings of more than 50 people, and the dictate that you make reservations before you eat at a restaurant, will continue through January 15, 2020.

Hint: If you’ve read through our 12 Exclusive Special Reports in the members area, you’ll remember that one of them (how to bust the restaurant lines) talks about what you need to know to get the edge on others and get that reservation you want. Without spending an extra dime.

Restaurants are reporting that most reservations are being made within an hour of arrival. However, if your heart is set on a certain place, earlier is better.

Having said that, Las Vegas is so slow that the restriction otherwise isn’t changing much. Oh, except shows. Don’t expect to see any shows.

Might Be A Great Time To… – I suggested this back when this entire mess started, and it still has merit. Especially since it is winter here and while usually mild and sunny, outdoor activities won’t make you melt.

This is a great time to rent that car for a day and go see all the stuff you’ve only heard about. Red Rock Canyon (make a reservation), Valley Of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam, and similar.

For those of you who don’t want to spend more than a few hours away from your drinking and gambling, we always suggest taking a Maverick Helicopter Tour to see the Grand Canyon. Here’s the deal:

– Many Maverick tours will have you door-to-door, from the time you leave your hotel until the time you return, with complimentary transportation, in under 5 hours. This includes seeing Hoover Dam, landing in the bottom of the Grand Canyon (selected tours), West Rim Skywalk (selected tours), and a complete arial tour of Fremont Street downtown and The Strip upon your return.

Pro Tip: Book the tour that guarantees you arrive back in Las Vegas at Sunset.

– You do NOT have to go back to McCarran nor go through TSA! Many tours depart out of Maverick’s upscale, comfortable private terminal just a couple blocks south of the Las Vegas sign. Right on The Strip; Others depart from their private terminal at Henderson Executive Airport, just down by The M.

– Maverick is the only air tour company that I’d fly or put my family on. Their safety and maintenance protocols are over-the-top (and well beyond requirements). Their flight record of over more than two decades is the proof in the pudding.

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Las Vegas Dining

Guy Fieri Helps Raise More Than $21M For Unemployed Restaurant Workers

Guy Fieri has raised more than $21 million for unemployed restaurant workers through the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. The UNLV alum has also produced a documentary called the “Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line,” which spotlights challenges the industry faces.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Plaza Hotel Announces Greyhound Station Redevelopment

The Plaza Hotel & Casino has announced plans to continue to transform its corridor of Main Street by redeveloping the building that currently houses the Greyhound bus terminal into a new destination that enhances the offerings and ambiance of Main Street. According to Plaza Hotel & Casino CEO Jonathan Jossel, the Plaza will also partner with the City of Las Vegas to build a pedestrian-friendly pathway that leads to a new elevated bridge connecting the hotel-casino on Main Street to Symphony Park.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Headed to Red Rock’s Scenic Drive? Don’t Forget a Reservation

A visit to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area now requires a timed entry reservation for the park’s popular Scenic Drive. The new program, which started Nov. 3, addresses capacity issues and long wait times from fall to spring, the Bureau of Land Management announced in September. The new system requires entry reservations for people visiting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through May 31, according to a news release. Reservations are available online at Recreation.gov, along with entry passes, and visitors with annual passes can enter the pass number at checkout.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Kentucky Man Hits Mega Jackpot at Paris Las Vegas

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, a lucky visitor hit the mega jackpot on Blazing 7’s for $137,505 at Paris Las Vegas.
Rafael Valentin paid for his vacation and then some when he scored the big win. Grinning from ear to ear under his protective face mask, the man from Louisville, Kentucky, said he plans to pay off some bills and put the rest of his winnings toward a down payment on a new home.

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Las Vegas News

‘Las Vegas New Year’s Countdown to 2021’ Show Will Bring All the Excitement Directly to You

This year, maybe more than ever, viewers will be saying so long to 2020 from the comfort and safety of their homes and they will be able to do it with some Las Vegas style entertainment while helping the local community. KLAS-TV, Channel 8 and 8NewsNow.com will host a 3.5 hour special, “Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Countdown to 2021,” which will be broadcast across 13 West Coast TV markets, showcasing Las Vegas entertainment acts, celebrity greetings, celebrations as the clock strikes midnight on the East Coast, Midwest, Rocky Mountains and West Coast. The show will start at 8:58 p.m. and go until 12:35 a.m.

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

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Las Vegas Reopening – Maverick Helicopters Back in Action

(Producers Notes) Las Vegas is back and so is Maverick Helicopters! Check out one of the most fun and thrilling things to do in Las Vegas. Per our most recent safety video regarding the newest additions to our standard procedures, we would like to invite you in taking a look at a Vegas Nights flight experience.

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A Video Tour of CIRCA

(Producers Notes) Despite coronavirus, a new “adults only” casino, Circa, opened in Las Vegas. Circa features the largest sports book in town and the longest bar. It may also be the loudest which may or may not be to your liking. In this video, we turned the blaring music way down…..and looked around.

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Las Vegas McCarran Airport Tour Nov 2020 – What It’s Like Flying in Vegas Right Now!

(Producers Notes) #Vegas #McCarran International #Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country during normal times. It serves its purpose bringing people to/from the largest tourist destination in the United States and in my opinion is one of the easiest and nicest domestic airports.

McCarran is also my home airport and one I spend A LOT of time in. During normal times I am in an airplane very very often and thus I have grown to love my home airport including its lounges, quirks and ease of getting in and out of. In this Las Vegas airport tour you’ll not only see what it is like right now plus what it is like to fly, but I’ll also show you around to some of the cooler areas including the brand new Resorts World model, smoking areas and the international flex gates which recently opened. There was a ton going on at McCarran International Airport for my Sunday morning flight so I think you’ll enjoy it.

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Exploring the Luxurious Caesars Palace Las Vegas (Pre-COVID)

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore The Luxury Caesars Hotel and Casino located in Las Vegas.

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I Ordered a TOWER of Churros at the Venetian Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Chica at the Venetian Las Vegas is a must-try restaurant for unique South American flavors on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Winter in Vegas – Best Things to do in Las Vegas for Winter

(Producers Notes) Here’s some of the Best Things to Do in Las Vegas for Winter. The Holidays are here and it gets pretty lit out here. Get it?…. Lit!





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe November 30, 2020

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – We’re maybe halfway though the “pause” which has increased restrictions and reduced occupancy allowances. Honestly, it is affecting locals the most. COVID-19 uncertainly sent the National Finals Rodeo to Dallas this year. For the uninitiated, that is the huge rodeo event which fills up Las Vegas during the slowest couple of weeks prior to Christmas.

No rodeo = very light visitation. Which means the current restrictions are having minimal impact. Except for shows. However, traditionally, shows went dark or on significantly reduced schedules during that time.

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Las Vegas Shows

Magician Mat Franco Will Reopen Show at The LINQ in December

After a nine-month hiatus, Las Vegas Strip entertainer, Mat Franco announced his show will reopen at The LINQ on Dec. 17. According to a news release, Franco says he has spent the last eight months working on his craft and developing new production elements, some of which will appear in his Las Vegas show upon reopening.

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Las Vegas Dining

Guy Savoy’s Brioche Now Open at Paris Las Vegas

Brioche by Guy Savoy, the third Las Vegas establishment of world-renowned Michelin-starred French chef Guy Savoy, is now open at Paris Las Vegas.

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Resorts World Drops New Renderings of Pool, Nightclub and Restaurants

Resorts World continues to titillate with sweet renderings of the Las Vegas casino resort opening in summer 2021. This time, we get a glimpse of the $4.3 billion resort’s dayclub, Ayu.

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Aria Resort & Casino on the Strip Debuts Life-Size ‘Sugar Palace’ for the Holidays

Aria Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip is once again celebrating the holidays with a life-size candy house. Last year it was a gingerbread house, this year it is made of sugar. The “Winter Wonderland” display will be available for viewing through January 5.

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Underground People Mover Ready to Expand to Downtown Las Vegas

Tesla owner Elon Musk wants to expand his futurist underground people mover project from the Las Vegas Convention Center to downtown.

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Hello Mayor With Special Guest Circa/The D/Golden Gate Owner Derek Stevens

(Producers Notes) Mayor Goodman is joined by downtown Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens to chat his vision to transform downtown. Plus a look inside Circa and talks with architect Paul Steelman about the hotel and future projects coming to Las Vegas.

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Sunday Brunch At Wicked Spoon – Only Buffet Left In Las Vegas?

(Producers Notes) We had the Sunday brunch a few weeks ago at the Cosmpolitan Wicked Spoon Buffet. This is the last known buffet on the Vegas strip. You can also watch more about our experience here on our livestream replay (check out our previous videos).

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The M Resort & Casino 2020

(Producers Notes) It finally opened! The M Resort & Casino has reopened it seems a bit slow for a Monday night. Come watch and check it out.

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Best Places To Watch Sports In Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) I’m taking you to 5 of my favorite places to watch sports, and you know it’s going to have so many TV’s. Most of them will have great game day specials, except maybe for one, but what can I say, it’s the strip. I’ll also be mentioning their happy hours just in case if your game happens to fall during those hours. These places have fantastic food and drinks, and what’s game viewing without some crazy atmosphere.

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Four Queens Hotel and Casino Room Tour and Experience – Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) We stayed one night at the Four Queens and share our experience. Enjoy!

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Venetian Las Vegas $50 Pizza Lunch!

(Producers Notes) Let’s try the pizza and pasta at Sixth+Mill at the Venetian Las Vegas.




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Access Vegas Insider Vibe November 17, 2020

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Well, lots of news, tidbits, the Governor recently spoke, will Las Vegas stay open? Plus, the free Downtown Loop is back. Everything you need to know, and why you should be interested.

Do the hotel closures you may have heard about mean Las Vegas is back on its way out of business? And, we get into why Laughlin might not be a bad alternative to Vegas this winter.

What The Future Holds – Our Governor’s most recent press conference was one spent chiding the public, literally in a tone of voice you’d use with a five year old who is not doing what you want. He noted a voluntary 2 week lock down. Working from home, only ordering take-out food, only venturing out when necessary. This full column is available right now in our Members Area.

If you are reading this, you are NOT a Member. You are only a free subscriber.

Our entire rundown of what you need to know about Las Vegas staying open, any restrictions, and similar are for Members only this week.

As is our rundown of everything you need to know about the new and improved Downtown Loop. Not just that it is running again. Everybody can look that up. But, we have the tips, hints, stop location advice, and much more that you won’t find elsewhere.

Plus, the typical “must know” exclusive info you’ll need to know whether your trip is in two weeks, two months, or as soon as the COVID-19 treatments kick in and we can all go back to normal. (Which looks to be much sooner than anticipated).

For less than the price of a higher-end cup of coffee each month, you can join the elite visitors who are far in the know. Who don’t end up wasting time and money because they got bad “sources from out-of-town” Vegas info. Plus, the Membership benefit that allows you to ask us specific questions regarding aspects of your next trip. So, you can do Vegas BETTER than ANYONE ELSE!

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Las Vegas Shows

‘Absinthe’ Is Back And It’s All The Vegas You Need Right Now

It didn’t take long for the Gazillionaire to make it ruthlessly, hilariously clear that Absinthe was back and just as wildly entertaining as ever. Just minutes into the reopening performance at the Spiegeltent at Caesars Palace-the first presentation of Absinthe in more than seven months-the rowdy host with the dirty mouth slipped right back into his penchant for comedic crowd work, taking aim at a woman in the audience who wasn’t following all the carefully installed safety protocols.

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Las Vegas Dining

Gordon Ransay Pub & Grill In Las Vegas Changes Things Up – In A Great Way

Gordon Ramsay restaurants like Gordon Ramsay Steak and Hell’s Kitchen might seem posh, but Ramsay also knows how to appeal to the working-class heroes who’d rather spend their time in pubs. At Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, the celebrity chef offers an experience that’s down-to-earth and simple.

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These Are The Top 10 Las Vegas Casinos, According to USA Today Readers

With more than 100 casinos to choose from, it’s no wonder Las Vegas has become synonymous with gambling. Sin City is home to some of the country’s top gaming establishments, each offering variety, atmosphere and big payouts. 10Best asked a panel of industry experts to nominate their favorite Las Vegas casinos, then readers voted for the best.

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Be A Kid Again At Adventuredome In Las Vegas

A prime locale for a high-energy good time, Adventuredome-the super-charged playground at Circus Circus-is home to noted El Loco roller coaster, which tops its lineup of gravity-challenging rides, plus a rock-climbing wall, clown shows, miniature golf, mini-bowling, interactive theater shows, carnival/arcade games and so much more.

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Lucky Gambler Hits $738K Jackpot at Flamingo Las Vegas

One lucky gambler, Mr. Patrick L., a Diamond Plus member with Caesars Entertainment turned Monday into a payday at the Flamingo Las Vegas. On Twitter, the casino said he hit the Mega Progressive jackpot of $738,104 playing Mississippi Stud at the property.

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Cheapest Breakfast In Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Where can you find the Cheapest Breakfast in Las Vegas? I am here to help!

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Jokers Wild – Dinner and Gaming – Henderson, NV

Trying out the Prime Rib and Pork Chop special and gaming after. The Boulder Highway “Strip” is known for small, friendly casinos and really great food deals.

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Downtown Stroll – Discovering Old & New Las Vegas on Fremont

(Producers Notes) Join us for a stroll on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, as we go in search of some cool remnants of the city’s history, and discover new and exciting attractions along the way. We’ll start at the beginning: the Golden Gate, in business since 1906 – and across the street, the first new casino hotel to be built downtown in 40 years, the much anticipated Circa!

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I Ate XLB Soup Dumplings at Aria Las Vegas! Las Vegas Opening of Din Tai Fung

(Producers Notes) I ate xiao long bao soup dumplings at the Las Vegas opening of Din Tai Fung at Aria Las Vegas. Din Tai Fung is a popular Taiwanese dumpling restaurant famous worldwide for its soup dumplings, or XLB (xiao long bao). The restaurant at the Aria Las Vegas is the first location of Din Tai Fung in Las Vegas.

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City Beat – CIRCA OPENS

(Producers Notes) The skyline has changed in downtown Las Vegas as the first property to be built there from the ground up in some 40 years is open. We’ll take you inside Circa so you can check out the “world’s largest sportsbook,” Stadium Swim which is a year round pool and amphiteather and much more.

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Vegas Vic – Interview – Revised – Slots, Wins, & More





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe October 31, 2020

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – This is technically our second issue for October, but with Circa (former Las Vegas Club site) opening so close to the end of the month, and with us wanting to let a little bit of the dust settle, here you go. This issue will be Circa, Circa, and more Circa!

Our rundown of Circa, including insights you won’t find elsewhere, is available only to Supporting (Paid) Members.

We’ve curated only the best article links (our Members don’t waste hours online tryin to ferret out info). With executive summaries that include our “from Las Vegas” insight.

We’ve provided thoughts and tips regarding this unique, two-floor casino and major “stadium swim” pool/sports area. Plus, the largest and best sportsbook probably in the world.

Our Members know what specific date should be a “must book” in the Stadium Swim complex. And no, we’re not talking Superbowl. (That would be too easy and obvious. Myself and our experts noticed that a pending specific Las Vegas event will be best experienced at Circa’s Stadium Swim).

The famous original 99 cent shrimp cocktail (from little sister property Golden Gate) is back, right? No, it’s really not. Our Members won’t show up and be disappointed.

Regardless of how soon (or not) your next visit here is, for the simple price of decent cup-of-coffee each month, you get access to info and insight that you simply won’t find elsewhere.

We’re right here in Las Vegas. We’ve been doing this for over two decades. We know all the right “guys” (and girls) in this industry, and in some cases we are “the guy”.

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Las Vegas Shows

Some Live Entertainment Options Returning to the Strip – Shows Have Been Closed Since Mid-March

Hotels were allowed to reopen in Nevada back on June 4th, but hotels have had to keep shows shut down due to the state’s COVID-19 directives limiting groups to no more than 50. With the recent expansion of crowds to a 250 person limit, three hotels have announced the return of a handful of shows.

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Las Vegas Dining

You’ll Feel Like A Star At Vanderpump Cocktail Garden In Las Vegas

One look at the foliage billowing out of Vanderpump Cocktail Garden and you might wonder if it’s a hipster version of Rainforest Cafe. It might seem intimidating, but don’t worry, you’re cool enough to go inside. You can tell them Las Vegas Magazine sent you.

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Circa To Show Off Vegas Art Decor

As its opening date gets closer the new Circa Resort and Casino has started giving hints of what to expect when the doors open. In addition to the 143 square foot screen in the state of the art Stadium Swim, among other things, the resort looks to incorporate iconic Vegas art into the decor.

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Local Balloon Pilot Soars Over Moapa Valley

It was a surprise to the neighbors when hot air balloon landed on Cooper Street in Overton, just behind Maverik. On Saturday, Sept. 26 at around 10:07 am, the blue balloon with a large rainbow stripe came down as a few spectators gathered around to watch.

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Man Hits Pai Gow Jackpot for $133K at Planet Hollywood

A man celebrating his birthday in Las Vegas hit a jackpot for $133,037 on Tuesday at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

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Circa Stadium Swim

Overview of this huge, incredible pool complex downtown at the new Circa Las Vegas.

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CIRCA Las Vegas GRAND OPENING Full Guided Tour + Our Circa STADIUM SWIM

(Producers Notes) The Circa Las Vegas grand opening was amazing and we take you on a full guided tour of the Circa grand opening in 4K

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Circa Las Vegas Opens, Downtown – Oct 27, 2020

(Producers Notes) Circa Resort & Casino, Downtown Las Vegas’ first resort-casino built from the ground up in four decades, is now open. The 1.25 million square-foot, adults-only property pays homage to Vegas’ Golden Era through vintage design, old-school hospitality and nods to the city’s history while introducing high-tech advancements and cutting-edge amenities.

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“We are all in this together” – Speeches Circa Las Vegas VIP Black Tie Opening

(Producers Notes) Exclusive VIP OPENING NIGHT – Speeches at Stadium Swim. Lots of insights from Derek Stevens, CEO

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Circa Resort’s ‘Garage Mahal’ Unveiled 1 Week Before Opening

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GRAND OPENING – Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas Downtown – FIRST LOOK in 4K




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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
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 Hotels

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

Las Vegas Real Estate

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.

This issue only:

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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
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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.

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Email us at [email protected], and let us know, what YOU want to know!



Las Vegas Nightlife


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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Las Vegas Real Estate

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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Access Vegas Insider Vibe August 31, 2020

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 Sports


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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