Access Vegas Insider Vibe July 19, 2021


Las Vegas Shows

Cirque Du Soleil’s Beloved ‘O’ Returns To The Las Vegas Strip

Ask anyone who’s seen “O” to describe it, and they’ll most likely open their mouth to speak, take a pause, think a bit, and come up with something like, “It’s just so beautiful!” It really is almost impossible to put the experience of “O” into words, and that’s kind of the point. After all, the show does not follow a linear storyline—there’s no hero, no heroine, no climactic scene that wraps everything together. It’s more a series of elegant, highly athletic moments, peppered with bits that seem like they were pulled from another dimension. Oh, and there are clowns, too!

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Las Vegas Dining

We Went to the New ‘Secret’ Speakeasy Bar in Las Vegas – Here’s How To Find It

Vegas is all about the glitz, glamour and special access. It’s a place where there are VIPs and real VIPs and it’s socially acceptable to flash a player’s club status card to cut everything from the nightclub queue to the regular taxi line. Stretch limos pick up high rollers and whisk them from the airport to private driveways at casinos. Hidden elevators lead to suites that can’t be booked, regardless of how much you want to pay. There are regular pools and then there are the VIP pools. And there are special blackjack tables that simply say “reserved.”

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Las Vegas Hotels

Enter To Win The Ultimate Vegas Package At Golden Nugget

Winner, winner! The Ultimate Vegas Package could be yours! This all-inclusive 3-night vacation lets you experience fine dining, entertainment, bottle service, Spa & Salon pampering, and poolside cabana at our award-winning “Tank.” Take in Las Vegas – Golden Nugget style!

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Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas Celebrates New Location Grand Opening

The Pinball Hall of Fame is now open at its new location on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip near the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.

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Las Vegas Gambling

California woman wins $481K jackpot at Venetian Las Vegas

A lucky guest at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas had another reason to celebrate on the Fourth of July. Lisa Q. from El Cajon, California, turned a $5.60 bet into more than $481,000 when five jackpot symbols scattered on the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation slot to trigger the big win.

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Las Vegas Sports


Other Las Vegas News

The Las Vegas Business Trip Is Back (Mostly)

The networkers are back in Vegas. Some of them, anyway. At 2 p.m. on a recent Tuesday, club music blasted inside the cavernous, windowless convention floor of the Nightclub and Bar Show. Servers offered orange Jell-O shots, attendees sampled giant bacon-stuffed Tater Tots and entrepreneurs flagged passersby to test-drive their karaoke machines, portable bowling alleys and other potential next big things in nightlife innovation.

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

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Resorts World Las Vegas Is Amazing – First Look Inside

(Producers Notes) Resorts world is the first ever integrated Resort in over ten years! Resorts world caters to those that are looking for a 5 star resort getaway as well as those that are looking for an upscale urban vacation like New York City.

With more than 40 food and beverage experiences to explore, Resorts World Las Vegas offers more globally inspired dishes than any other destination on the Strip. From casual market fare to fine dining, they’ve got your cravings covered.

With a curated collection of boutiques spanning 70,000 square feet, The District at Resorts World Las Vegas is where current and future trends meet. Browse through designer couture, discover one-of-a-kind treasures, and indulge in some retail therapy. From must-have cravings to last-minute gifts, there’s something here for every occasion.

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Caesars Buffet ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOOD Bacchanal Buffet Las Vegas

The best buffet in Las Vegas the newly renovated Caesars buffet the Bacchanal Buffet reopens with new menu items like grilled baby octopus, chipotle bourbon barbecue oysters, duck carnitas quesadillas and coconut-carrot gazpacho, dim sum carts serving Japanese hot dogs and lobster bisque, and Asian choices including Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian, Laotian, Thai, Korean and Vietnamese.

The best seafood buffet items at Caesars Palace Las Vegas include lobster claws, scallops on the half shell and snow crab legs, and rare meats like American wagyu steamship, grilled quail and even a suckling pig. In this Bacchanal Buffet tour, we try as much seafood as we can in the 90-minute time limit. This is the Caesars Palace Bacchanal Buffet 2021, and it may just be the best buffet in Vegas.

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Excalibur Staycation – One Magical Day in the Castle

(Producers Notes) Today’s adventure finds us in Camelot, Las Vegas style! We spent one awesome day and an overnight stay at the fabulous Excalibur Hotel & Casino, and we had more fun than King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table!

Come along for a room tour, a lovely relaxing interlude at Excalibur’s pool deck, and a tour of all the entertainment and restaurants and attractions to be found inside the castle. This place is a colorful and vivid escape from reality – join us!

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The Ogden – High-Rise The Heart of Downtown Fremont Street Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Realtor: Chakits Krulsawat

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1780 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy #100 Henderson, NV. 89012

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The Palazzo Hotel & Casino + Room Review!

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore The Palazzo Hotel & Casino.

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Resorts World Famous Foods Street Eats – Trying ALL 16 Eateries

(Producers Notes) Famous Foods Street Eats just opened! And I tried each place just for you.

Resorts World recently just opened and they’ve made bank ever since. And that doesn’t exclude Famous Foods Street Eats, they’ve also been making a killing. Some may call it a food court, but it’s certainly not that. Most of the eateries are Asian, but you’ll also find Italian, American, BBQ, and a hidden bar as well. Hope you can find it!





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe June 30, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Vegas is in full swing, and I hope and trust that normal is here to stay. My job has plenty of behind-the-scenes drudgery. Comes with the territory. But usually, one of the fun parts is keeping you up on all the great Las Vegas info you need to know. Much of it which you simply won’t find elsewhere, or won’t find our “below the headlines” take which keeps you super-informed.

What To Know About Resorts World – Resorts World opened with a bang. A pretty impressive fireworks show from the rooftops was visible for miles! Dignitaries and celebs and billionaires mingled.

As someone who lived through the casino boom of the 90’s, and through the past decade of no new mega-resort on the Las Vegas Strip, I had almost forgotten what this feeling was like!

The Las Vegas skyline used to change so often, you didn’t notice. When Resorts World turned on their exterior lighting and started testing their video screens, I noticed. Driving home from a grocery run one night, I turned into my neighborhood and literally just about came to a standstill as something was different. The skyline was different. There was the top of Resorts World!

I will highlight some interesting things to know, but we’re not going to get into the nitty-gritty. Not everything is open yet, all new resorts have kinks to work out, and the first few days of a new resort are not representative of it in day-to-day operations.

Does the resort have something that will appeal to most? Yes. Just the amount of different feels from various color schemes gives various areas of the property different vibes. 40 food and beverage outlets will assure you can find something you like. At Strip prices, of course.

Side Note: We’re always looking out for our frugal members. Cross the street and you’ll find (starting from Resorts World Avenue, where you can cross at the light). Mentions do not constitute an endorsement:

This column, breaking down

– Must-know about Resorts World cashless gaming. Even if you prefer to play with cash, there is one situation where using their system will save you money.

– Why you should (or should not) make it a point to visit Resorts World, and what to expect.

– The best North Strip food spots (and we list a variety of cuisines) that have locals pricing if you want to avoid Resorts World “resort” food prices.

– How to get locals pricing on amazing food regardless of what hotel you are staying at (and, without taking an Uber)

– The $5 show, which includes a free cocktail, that you probably don’t know about.

…and Much More, continues for our Members HERE.

Not a member? Find out more at Members.AccessVegas.com


Newkirk’s Notes has been published by AccessVegas.com Founder Ted Newkirk continuously (in one form or another) since 1995.

Ted is a noted and quoted Las Vegas analyst, having been quoted and sourced multiple times in 2020 alone in publications ranging from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada’s largest newspaper) to U.S. News and World Report.

Newkirk’s Notes go well beyond the basic news, rumors, and (often questionable) thoughts and proclamations floating around on the internet. Our Supporting (Paid) Members know not only what is happening, but why, and how they can benefit (or know what to avoid).

For example, countless Members have had incredibly enjoyable and successful visits to Las Vegas during COVID simply because they were truly in the know, and not only knew what was happening, but what was on the horizon.

Saving them money, time and inconvenience.

At $34.80 for an entire year (only $2.90 per month), we distill down what you really need to know, so that your trip this spring, summer, or even later in the year turns out to be your best ever. And, we GUARANTEE it.

Especially in these unprecedented times, find out what it is like to ACTUALLY be in the KNOW this time around:

Members.AccessVegas.com


Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


Las Vegas Shows

Country Star Garth Brooks says Vegas Concert Audience Can Expect ‘a lot of fun’

It’s the show fans have been waiting for and it’s happening in three weeks. Garth Brooks talked about the upcoming July 10 concert at the Allegiant Stadium with Good Day Las Vegas Friday morning. “You can expect a lot of chaos and high volume,” he said.

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Las Vegas Dining

Bacchanal Buffet Is Back In Las Vegas, And It’s Beautiful

While many of us let ourselves go to pot over the pandemic, some came out refreshed and revitalized—sort of like Bacchanal Buffet. It recently reopened with a beautiful makeover of the carving station and American and Latin sections and introduced 100 new dishes!

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Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

 

* Barrel Cocktails and a Highball Cart Highlight the New Stadia Bar, Now Open at Caesars Palace

* Dinner and a Show With Live Entertainment Is Making a Comeback in Las Vegas

* Wynn Las Vegas buffet reopens on July 1

* Rhumbar at The Mirage to close permanently for new lounge concept

* Joël Robuchon’s Two Outstanding French Restaurants Reopen in July on the Las Vegas Strip

* Decadent Supper Club Delilah Reveals Its Over-the-Top Menu – The cocktails are just as divine on the Las Vegas Strip

* Excalibur Las Vegas to reopen buffet on July 1

* The Wynn’s Delilah Is A Glamorous Dining Experience Inspired By Vegas’ Past

* I dined at Bobby Flay’s new Italian restaurant in Las Vegas and it’s worth the hype

* Resorts World Brings Fresh Entertainment, Dining and Nightlife To The Las Vegas Strip


Las Vegas Hotels

5 New Las Vegas Hotels to Book For an Indulgent Post-Pandemic Vacay

If you’re planning a Las Vegas vacation, the question of “where to stay” will likely come up before you book flights, pool party cabanas, and restaurant reservations. Fortunately, the past year has been a boom period for hotels, with all-new builds and dramatic renovations that even a pandemic couldn’t slow down. Vegas has taken a sharp turn away from the one-dimensional exteriors of the Excalibur, Luxor, and other themed hotels; now preferring bold, contemporary spaces where guests are less likely to get lost in a casino and encouraged to explore a wider variety of attractions.

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Members Mania

Note 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 to you, your wants and needs. Then, answer accordingly.

This is regarding the article Boaters still enjoying Lake Mead waters despite record low levels

How do you feel about all these water issues? Are you concerned? Is there a plan B in action? Curious because it seems the water levels are dangerously low.

Holly Haskins via the AccessVegas.com Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Facebook Group

Paid (Supporting) Members, please login to your Membership Area to read the answer!

For our Members, we went into:

– What the future of water holds for Las Vegas.

– Should you be worried that visiting is harming the environment?

– How using water in Las Vegas is so much different than other parts of the desert southwest.

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.

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Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

8 Best Day Trips From Las Vegas, Nevada

It’s impossible to get bored in Las Vegas, so it’s understandable that many people visit Sin City and never get beyond its borders. However, there are some fascinating and beautiful sights just a short drive away. And if you need a break from all the lights and noise, then a day trip might just be the right idea.

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Las Vegas Gambling


Las Vegas Sports


Other Las Vegas News

Here’s What’s New In Las Vegas For Summer 2021

Summer is upon us and Las Vegas is back in full swing. Following a lift on the mask mandate, casinos returning to 100 percent capacity, and just about everything with the exception of some shows back to regular operations, Sin City is ready to welcome visitors. Whether you’re coming into town for a bachelor or bachelorette party, to try your luck at the tables, or to get some pent-up energy out of your system, this is the perfect place to do it. Most of your favorite spots are still around, but in a city where everything is constantly evolving or changing, there are also several new places to hit up if you’re visiting soon. Read on to discover some of the latest restaurants, bars, attractions, and hotels worth visiting this summer in Las Vegas.

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Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

 

* McCarran Airport unveils new security technology – LAS the only airport in the country using the “Innovation Checkpoint”

* Elon Musk’s Boring Loop is finally transporting passengers in Las Vegas

* Cannabis Consumption Lounges Are Coming To Las Vegas

* American Airlines partners with CareNow for pre-flight rapid COVID-19 testing

* Rules are about to change for consuming marijuana in Vegas

* Resorts World restaurants have wide range of cuisines, prices

* Resorts World’s first full day open – locals react ‘big and swank’

* Resorts World Las Vegas opens to excited fanfare

* Resorts World Las Vegas opens to the public

* Your Ultimate Las Vegas Luxury Shopping And Hotel Guide

* Casino tech – Even chips have chips at Resorts World, Las Vegas’ newest resort

* Resorts World opens on Las Vegas Strip – Video


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

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Arizona – Virgin River Gorge I-1

This spectacular drive starts about 90 miles north of Las Vegas, and just a few miles north of the casino resort and golf city of Mesquite Nevada.

(Producers Notes) This video follows I-15 in both directions (North then South) through the Virgin River Gorge in Arizona and into Utah. This was originally released in 2013 (Video #13-52) and has been remade with a new soundtrack. FAQs and Directors Commentary are at the end of the video.

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Public House Review 2020 Luxor Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Luxor Public House, at Luxor Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, is a simple Vegas Sports Pub. The Public House at Luxor Menu is pretty varied, though mildly overpriced. We got a great Pubic House Dining Credit for Public House at the Luxor through our MyVegas Slots App. It’s a Public House Coupon for $20 as long as you spend at least forty, which is easy to do.

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MGM Signature Room Review – A 5 Star Condo on the Las Vegas Strip?

(Producers Notes) When it was built years ago the MGM signature towers replaced an amusement park and brought I’m home away from home for travelers looking for a full condo in Las Vegas. This is a full resort in a room review of the MGM Signature in Las Vegas.

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Engelbert Humperdinck: Live In Las Vegas at The Hilton (Full Concert) 1982

(Producers Notes) Engelbert Humperdinck: Live In Las Vegas Track Listing
1. Begin The Beguine
2. Release Me
3. Love The World Away
4. Baby Me Baby
5. Maybe This Time
6. Endless Love
7. You Make My Pants Want To Get Up And Dance
8. Welcome To My World
9. After The Lovin’
10. Medley: The Last Waltz / Another Time, Another Place / There Goes My Everything / Quando Quando Quando / This Moment In Time
11. American Trilogy

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Cheapest Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Here’s some more Cheap Eats! But this time, I’m showing you a Breakfast, Lunch, and a Dinner!

Would you think it’s possible to not spend a fortune visiting Las Vegas? I think it is possible, more like I know it’s possible. Since I have lived here for more than half my life and I love the strip, but you have to be careful because you will spend a pretty penny if you are not cautious. Over the years I have been collecting cheap eats spots, not knowing they would be as useful as now. I’m going to show you a full day of eating, so that means one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner.

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Resorts World Las Vegas Food Court and Restaurants Full Tour

(Producers Notes) Resorts World Las Vegas food court is inspired by the street food hawker stalls of Southeast Asia. Resorts World restaurants include Genting Palace, Carversteak, Brezza, Kusa Nori, Viva, Fuhu, and Wally’s. In this video, we take a full tour of the restaurants and food hall at Resorts World Las Vegas.




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Access Vegas Insider Vibe June 10, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Hello From Las Vegas! – Vegas is in full swing, and I hope and trust that normal is here to stay. My job has plenty of behind-the-scenes drudgery. Comes with the territory. But usually, one of the fun parts is keeping you up on all the great Las Vegas info you need to know. Much of it which you simply won’t find elsewhere, or won’t find our “below the headlines” take which keeps you super-informed.

No New Years Eve Fireworks Last Time? We’re Making It Up On July 4 – It is indeed official that we’re essentially going to do the canceled New Years Eve fireworks on July 4th at 11 PM. It will be a party! And, we’ll make sure we get you the proper links so you can watch it on live stream if you can’t be here.

This column, breaking down

– Where the fireworks will be shot from (different from years past). And thus… how and exactly where to enjoy them on The Strip without being mushed in the crowds while still not being out-of-the-action.

– The absolute BEST place to watch them from, with a cocktail in hand, and how/where/when to go there. (Hint: We’re talking a well-known hotel casino. Not some crazy place you need a long Uber ride to get to).

– What near-Strip spot the locals watch the fireworks from. (Usually only 20-30 people know this spot, which is close-in, North Strip).

– $5 Golden Margaritas (featuring Sauza Gold Tequila) all summer long. At which downtown hotel casino? Our Members know!

…and Much More,continues for our Members HERE.

Not a member? Find out more at Members.AccessVegas.com


Newkirk’s Notes has been published by AccessVegas.com Founder Ted Newkirk continuously (in one form or another) since 1995 .

Ted is a noted and quoted Las Vegas analyst, having been quoted and sourced multiple times in 2020 along in publications ranging from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada’s largest newspaper) to U.S. News and World Report.

Newkirk’s Notes go well beyond the basic news, rumors, and (often questionable) thoughts and proclamations floating around on the internet. Our Supporting (Paid) Members know not only what is happening, but why, and how they can benefit (or know what to avoid).

For example countless Members have had incredibly enjoyable and successful visits to Las Vegas during COVID simply because they were truly in the know, and not only knew what was happening, but what was on the horizon.

Saving them money, time and inconvenience.

At $34.80 for an entire year (only $2.90 per month), we distill down what you really need to know, so that your trip this spring, summer, or even later in the year turns out to be your best ever. And, we GUARANTEE it.

Especially in these unprecedented times, find out what it is like to ACTUALLY be in the KNOW this time around:

Members.AccessVegas.com


Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


Las Vegas Shows

David Copperfield Brings Past To Present In A Dramatic, Powerful Way In Las Vegas

It seems hard to imagine, but David Copperfield is entering his fifth decade of amazing audiences with his larger-than-life illusions. And he’s entering his third decade as one of the Las Vegas Strip’s most iconic entertainers. When the staff of Las Vegas Magazine met to launch its own Hall of Fame in 2020, the choices for the inaugural class were much-debated … except for one name. When it comes to magic, Copperfield has redefined what’s possible—and what’s seemingly impossible!

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Las Vegas Dining

The 7 Best Patios To Eat And Drink Outside In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is magical in spring and summer, and there’s nothing better than enjoying a meal or drink outside. Here are the 7 best spots for a picnic or a patio lunch to enjoy the warm weather.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Fourth of July Fireworks coming to the Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced an epic Fourth of July fireworks celebration to declare the “Entertainment Capital of the World” is back! This marks the first time the LVCVA will present a firework show on Independence Day. The show, featuring Fireworks by Grucci, will happen at 11 p.m. on July 4, launching from the rooftops of ARIA Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Resorts World Las Vegas, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod, Treasure Island Las Vegas and The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

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Members Mania

Note 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.

My wife and I just returned from a 20 night stay in Las Vegas. Hadn’t stayed on the strip for a few years and after 2 nights at Harrah’s, I can say I won’t stay on the strip again. They charge a $37 per day resort fee for comped rooms.

Tried to check in at noon and was told a room was available but there would be a $15 charge for early check in. I declined that offer. Had a few dollars free slot play with my offer, but had to arm wrestle people to get it. Seems they couldn’t locate the offer in their system even though I showed them my paper copy.

The cocktail service was horrible with the waitress coming by every hour to hour and a half. The video poker machines offered 7/5 and 6/5 odds on double double bonus. Food prices on the strip were astronomical. A whole pizza was price at $49 and a hamburger at $15.

By contrast, I was pleased to see downtown is still a great place to stay. Spent 18 nights there alternating between California, Fremont, and Four Queens. We have been a downtown fan for many many years. Hoping to see Main Street Casino open again as we have always been a fan of their offers. Of all the downtown casinos, we think Four Queens is the best for taking care of their customers.

Donald Marburger via the AccessVegas.com Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Facebook Group

 

Paid (Supporting) Members, please login to your Membership Area to read the answer!

For our Members, we went into::

– What’s up with Eldorado buying Caesars, and the issues which Caesars Total Rewards members should be watching out for.

– Why some video poker machines are highway robbery, and how to avoid them.

– The pros and cons of The Cal, Fremont, and Four Queens casinos (plus an incredible but overlooked dining option at one of those properties, and no… it isn’t the one you are thinking of).

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.

The casinos don’t fund us. We are Member-Supported. Invest in a One-Year Membership TODAY!

 


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Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden Summer 2021 Display – PHOTOS

The Bellagio Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip opened the summer 2021 display in the Conservatory & Botanical Garden on Saturday May 29th titled Eco: A Season of Earthly Awareness. Day and night photos are posted below. The Bellagio Conservatory measures 14,000 square feet and they change the displays five times a year. Winter, Chinese New Year, spring, summer and fall. The summer display will remain open until August 28th. The Bellagio Resort has a horticulture staff of 120 that maintain the Botanical Gardens and the entire grounds of Bellagio.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Idaho tourist hits $1.2M jackpot a night after arriving in Vegas

A tourist from Idaho found the slots at Westgate Las Vegas were no … small potatoes. The woman, identified as Jennifer Hall of Chubbuck, Idaho, hit for $1,253,701 on a Wheel of Fortune slots machine at the hotel at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. She spent less than four minutes at the machine, according to hotel officials. Hall and her husband arrived in Las Vegas on Monday. The couple had planned to visit the Texas panhandle. Instead, they made an abrupt decision to visit Vegas. Jackpot, as we say.

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Las Vegas Real Estate

Gene Simmons Kissing CA Goodbye for $8.2 Million – Scoops Up New Vegas Pad

Gene Simmons appears to be making good on his plan to leave California for Nevada … he just dropped over $8 million for a rockin’ mansion near Las Vegas. The KISS star nabbed a 6-bed, 8-bath palace in Henderson with 11,000 square feet of living space and distinctively modern features … like a floating pathway entrance over a koi pond and floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

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Las Vegas Sports


Other Las Vegas News

Resorts World Las Vegas announces opening details

Las Vegas isn’t quite back to its pre-pandemic level of activity, but in recent months, there have been signs of life and many visible changes in the city’s casino landscape. Resorts are bringing back more of their popular shows and announcing new entertainment options, casinos have continued to increase their capacity limits on gaming floors and long-closed amenities are reopening as coronavirus vaccinations increase.

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

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Circus Circus Steak House LAS VEGAS $68 Good or Bad?

(Producers Notes) Is the Steak house at Circus Circus is it worth it? The award winning Steak House has been a Las Vegas tradition for over three decades. The prime cut steaks are aged and prepared exhibition-style over a mesquite charcoal broiler.

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Downtown Las Vegas, $11.99 Steak & Lobster, Main Street Buffet, Atomic Liquors, Aloha Specialties

(Producers Notes) Let’s find some good eats on a budget in Downtown Vegas! Starting with an $11.99 Steak & Lobster dinner! We also hit up one of the best deal buffets in Downtown, and much more!

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Las Vegas Strip – Hoover Dam

(Producers Notes) There is always something going on in Las Vegas. Show girls and street performers work for tips standing in high traffic areas. Other people try to hand you cards for girls to come to your room. Walking the strip can be quite a fun experience, plenty of places to grab a refreshing beverage and walk from hotel casino and strip easily. You’ll see amazing water fountains people dressed up as different characters as you walk. We took the time to drive out to the Hoover Dam on the border of Arizona and Nevada. what an amazing place. We also Zip lined the Linq. Lots of different entertainment options including the cirque du soleil, Burlesque, and country music shows.

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What’s Inside the World’s Largest Chevron Gas Station? Just South Of Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Let’s go inside Terrible’s Road House at the World’s Largest Chevron.

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Happy Birthday Las Vegas (opening and excerpt)

(Producers Notes) The following cut is from a 1977 ABC TV special called ‘Happy Las Vegas’. This 2-hour special celebrates the city’s anniversary and, speaking as a Old Vegas fanboy, it is a blast! As you can tell by the list of guests, it is a dozy. Almost each star performs at the front of resorts like the Sahara, MGM Grand, etc. There are some local historical figures like Benny Binion (seen at the end of this clip) featured briefly. All I got to say again that this show is a hoot and you can get your own copy at Modcinema. This not a commercial, but a recommendation! Be prepared to get punch in the face with 70’s Vegas….oh, this also contains original commercials, too. Can you dig it? Can you handle it!?!?!

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Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Buffet – Wicked Spoon Buffet Now Self Serve

(Producers Notes) The best buffet in Las Vegas, the Cosmopolitan Wicked Spoon Buffet, reopens with self service. In this Cosmopolitan Las Vegas buffet tour, we try our favorite all you can eat buffet foods, from Wicked Fried Chicken to Salt & Pepper Head-on Shrimp. And the desserts on the Cosmopolitan buffet are some of the best of Las Vegas. This is the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Wicked Spoon Buffet 2021, and it’s one of our favorite Vegas buffets open right now.




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Access Vegas Insider Vibe May 28, 2021

Las Vegas Shows

Celine Dion Returns To Las Vegas’ Newest Resort Along With Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan And Katy Perry

Las Vegas has become such a hotbed of live music travel and destination concerts that it is hard to believe the phenomenon is fairly recent. Celine Dion was almost single-handedly responsible for the transformation and elevation of Sin City’s entertainment scene beyond reprises of Broadway plays, acrobatic, comedy, magic and stage production shows. Dion pioneered the idea of the musical superstar “residency,” essentially moving to Las Vegas and performing so regularly for so many years that Caesars Palace, an iconic Strip hotel, built her a 4,300-seat arena, the Colosseum.

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Las Vegas Dining

No Matter Your Favorite Cuisine, Las Vegas Does It Very Well

Everyone knows Las Vegas offers practically every type of cuisine imaginable, but there are some styles that the city really does well. And some of the destination’s strengths are a little more under-the-radar. Japanese food is a terrific example. Over the last decade, Las Vegas has arguably become one of the best places in the world beyond Japan to experience the different dishes and time-honored techniques that make up this refined genre of food and dining, and this exciting evolution has produced just as many entries in local neighborhoods as it has on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Museum of Selfies to open at The LINQ Promenade June 1

The LINQ Promenade on the Las Vegas Strip will welcome the new, permanent location of Museum of Selfies on June 1. The interactive exhibition provides guests premium selfie opportunities featuring works by artists from around the world. Museum of Selfies will be located on the Promenade next to the Welcome to Las Vegas gift store.

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Las Vegas Gambling


Other Las Vegas News


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

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Rodney Dangerfield Does Stand-Up in a Las Vegas Hot Tub (1977)

(Producers Notes) “What a job. This is the only place, you work here, your act shrinks.” Originally aired as part of the 1977 TV special, “Happy Birthday, Las Vegas”.

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The Final Frontier Of Star Trek: The Experience – Las Vegas – Expedition Extinct

(Producers Notes) Join us on Expedition Extinct as we look at the closed Star Trek The Experience in the Hilton Las Vegas, this immersive attraction was ahead of it’s time immersing you in the world of Star Trek way before Galaxy Edge and Rise of the Resistance ever did. Full of aliens, special effects and draw dropping moments before it was closed 10 years after it opened and destroyed.

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Mandalay Bay Hotel Casino Walkthrough

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino located in Las Vegas.

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What’s Inside the World’s Largest Chevron Gas Station? Just South Of Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Let’s go inside Terrible’s Road House at the World’s Largest Chevron.

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Best Speakeasies in Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) I can’t imagine a world where we would be going through a Prohibition Era, let alone in Las Vegas itself. So let’s try to see what it was like to experience the Roaring 20s, which was exactly 100 years ago. Some of these speakeasies are really hidden, and some are very out in the open, the choice is yours. Let me show you a few of my favorite speakeasies and also some of my favorite cocktails from each bar. I’ll be showing you some speakeasies in casinos, one in a museum, one down an alley, and one that it’s so secret that no camera is allowed in. Please make sure you watch the video but we’re going to 1923, The Barbershop, The Underground, Downtown Cocktail Room, and Laundry Room… kinda. Enjoy!

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Breakfast at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas – and a Resort

(Producers Notes) We are off for yet another early morning mid-week breakfast adventure, and this one is Las Vegas Inside & Out’s first visit to the newly opened Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (or, what used to be the Hard Rock Hotel for you oldsters). We are going to do a walkthrough of the whole casino floor, show you everything that’s open so far…and then sit down at The Kitchen at Commons Club, for a Full English Breakfast! Yum!




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Access Vegas Insider Vibe May 14, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – The Strat, Cosmo, and Wynn/Encore casinos are open at 100% capacity. With more soon to follow quickly. While I’ll certainly keep our Members abreast of anything they need to know about visiting Las Vegas and current COVID conditions or restrictions, it is looking like we’ll soon be saying “stick a fork in it… it is over”.

This is not to make light of the deaths and what the world has gone through the past 14 months. However, my J-O-B is to help you experience Las Vegas in a better way, and be more knowledgeable, than all of the other visitors out there. And, I’m thrilled to be getting back to that task!

This column, breaking down:

– What the sale of The Palms means to the visitor, gambler, and the future of Las Vegas. And, what to watch out for!

– Getting a true handle on when Main Street Station will open.

– Trains, trams, and transit: What you need to know has changed in order for you to get around Las Vegas easier, making the most of your valuable vacation time.

– Now that the crowds have returned, what are the “best kept secrets” for super-fun stuff to do and check out (food, drink, sights, more) which are NOT necessarily over-run!

…and more, continues for our Members HERE.


Newkirk’s Notes has been published by AccessVegas.com Founder Ted Newkirk continuously (in one form or another) since 1995 .

Ted is a noted and quoted Las Vegas analyst, having been quoted and sourced multiple times in 2020 along in publications ranging from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada’s largest newspaper) to U.S. News and World Report.

Newkirk’s Notes go well beyond the basic news, rumors, and (often questionable) thoughts and proclamations floating around on the internet. Our Supporting (Paid) Members know not only what is happening, but why, and how they can benefit (or know what to avoid).

For example countless Members have had incredibly enjoyable and successful visits to Las Vegas during COVID simply because they were truly in the know, and not only knew what was happening, but what was on the horizon.

Saving them money, time and inconvenience.

At $34.80 for an entire year (only $2.90 per month), we distill down what you really need to know, so that your trip this spring, summer, or even later in the year turns out to be your best ever. And, we GUARANTEE it.

Especially in these unprecedented times, find out what it is like to ACTUALLY be in the KNOW this time around:

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Las Vegas Shows

Barry Manilow Returning to Westgate Las Vegas in September

Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow will return to perform at Westgate Las Vegas this September, the resort announced Thursday. “Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home!” will return to the International Theater for shows beginning Thursday, Sept. 16. “I can’t wait to get back on stage at my Las Vegas home, the International Theater, and get back together with our amazing fans,” Manilow said in a statement.

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Las Vegas Dining

The 9 Best Brunch Spots in Las Vegas

Here’s our list of nine of the best brunch places in Las Vegas for your Sunday Funday.

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* Have A Fine Frenche Fete At Bardot Brasserie In Las Vegas

* BrewDog opening rooftop bar in Las Vegas – here’s where

* East Meets West At Morimoto In Las Vegas

* Bobby Flay taps familiar faces to open new restaurant at Caesars Palace

* New ‘Bar Rescue’ season to focus on Las Vegas

* Dirt Dog welcomes third Las Vegas location at Neonopolis

* Red Rock Resort teams up with Vegas Golden Knights for a new bar and experience

* Legendary Ferraro’s extends hours, offering hiring bonuses for select kitchen positions

* Ellis Island Hotel to debut new secret tiki bar pop-up in June

* Sensory Delights Are Just The Beginning At Bazaar Meat ByJose Andres In Las Vegas

* Las Vegas Restaurants Get Ready for a Summer Frenzy

* Eat It All At Wicked Spoon In Las Vegas

* Gilley’s In Las Vegas Is A Honky-Tonk Hot Spot

* Cafe Americano at Paris Sticks It to Guests With “RRF” Fee


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Members Mania

Note 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.

Regarding this article All Net Arena submits documents and bond before county deadline, which is a proposed NBA arena on the vacant land south of The Sahara, which has been a “proposal” for over a decade:

Things may be finally getting in gear for this section of the North Strip. I’ve always said.. if you start with one successful business on a block… others will follow (and estate prices will go up!) ??

Patrick Magee via the AccessVegas.com Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Facebook Group

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The Pinball Hall of Fame Makes A Bold Move To The Las Vegas Strip

“Is there really pinball in there?” A woman, still in her car, asks me that question as I walk through the parking lot of the new Pinball Hall of Fame location, on Las Vegas Boulevard near Mandalay Bay. She gestures to the building, painted with massive red letters shouting “PINBALL.” “There are literally hundreds of pinball machines in there,” I tell her. “Some of them are 60, 70 years old, and you can play all of them.” Satisfied, the woman parks, gets out of her car and hustles inside.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Arizona man wins $2.9 million at Venetian on Las Vegas Strip

Big money is rolling at multiple Las Vegas resorts recently. The Venetian announced that a man won $2.9 million on a Wheel of Fortune game. The big winner was named Roger L. from Arizona. Officials with Venetian said Roger bet $5 before he won millions.

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Other Las Vegas News

Las Vegas Reopens with New Casino Resorts, Restaurants, Bars

Las Vegas, the city that famously trades on luck, was dramatically out of it last year. The coronavirus pandemic dealt Las Vegas a losing hand, taking nearly all the sin (and most of its spending) out of the city. In 2020, the city recorded about 19 million visitors, a steep decline from the 42 million visitors in 2019. Unemployment, just 3.9 percent at the start of 2020, increased to 34 percent — the highest jobless rate in the country — after Nevada’s governor ordered casinos closed last year to help contain the pandemic’s spread. Vegas and its famous casinos, entertainment and dining venues lost billions.

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* Airport report shows more people are flying to Las Vegas

* Caesars Entertainment – Paid parking helps fund $3.1M charity donation

* Bar Rescue’s season 8 will have different tone as it centers around pandemic in Las Vegas

* Vegas tourism, airport, casinos show rebound from virus

* Tourism and convention industry gains momentum in Las Vegas

* The Venetian Resort launches new luxurious pool design

* TSA extends federal face mask requirements into September

* Las Vegas hitting jackpot as pandemic-weary visitors crowd back

* There’s a new sense of optimism among the visitors to Las Vegas Strip

* FlixBus to test premium Vegas-to-LA bus service

* What To Do When In Las Vegas?

* Las Vegas chapel offers ‘Star Wars’ themed weddings

* Full flights touch down in Las Vegas, travelers grow flying confidence with vaccine

* This Dream Job Will Pay You to Gamble in Las Vegas on the Company’s Dime


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

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Luxor Las Vegas – Incredible Experiences Inside the Pyramid

(Producers Notes_) Almost all of the graphic designs and postcards depicting Las Vegas include the iconic shape of the Luxor pyramid – it’s recognized around the world for its gorgeous black glass exterior, and of course for that Sky Beam that can be seen from space. But what’s inside the pyramid? Come with us on this Las Vegas Inside & Out adventure, where we explore the Luxor from all corners, and discover varied and unique options for dining and entertainment.
Mexican? Try Diablo’s Cantina. Fresh Pan-Asian? Go for Rice & Company. A perfectly aged steak? Tender Steakhouse has a table for you. Need a latte? There are three, count ’em, three Starbucks locations!
And if you want to see a show, you can tour the Titanic and Bodies Exhibitions during the day, spend an hour at the HyperX Esports Arena, book a seat for Carrot Top or Blue Man Group in the evening, and then indulge yourself at Fantasy for your late-night entertainment. And you can’t miss R.U.N., the exciting new Cirque show with a thriller of a plot. Luxor has it all! Join us for this extensive walkthrough of the Luxor property on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Awesome Behind-The-Scenes Timelapse of Las Vegas Airport

(Producers Notes) Takeoffs, landings and inside a 787 Dreamliner. Those are just some of the great AvGeek footage we captured during 36 hours at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas

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Happy Birthday Las Vegas (1977)

Andy Williams & The Lennon Sisters.

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Treasure Island Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore Treasure Island Hotel & Casino located in Las Vegas.

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Fun Day Trip from Las Vegas – Rail Explorers Adventure

(Producers Notes) Hey there fellow travelers! Greetings from a fun time biking on the train tracks that were used to bring in supplies to build the Hoover Dam. Rail Explorers is a fun time for the whole family.

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Bellagio Las Vegas Cafe Sadelle’s

(Producers Notes) Here’s what’s on the menu at the Bellagio cafe in Las Vegas.





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe April 26, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – The end of COVID restrictions are in sight! I watched an entire press conference from the Governor, read and listened to the remarks by the Clark County Commission Chair, and read all 32 pages of Clark County’s re-opening plans. I’ll break it all down, so you can make informed plans.

Then, we’re getting back to normal, and normal is telling you what you need to know about what’s up in Las Vegas! As always, digging a little deeper than the basic “not always accurate” information that is constantly floating around out there.

This column, breaking down not only current restrictions, but what is pending, the rental car situation, how to snag hard-to-get Golden Knights Tickets, and a great gambling story, continues for our Members HERE.


Newkirk’s Notes has been published by AccessVegas.com Founder Ted Newkirk continuously (in one form or another) since 1995 .

Ted is a noted and quoted Las Vegas analyst, having been quoted and sourced multiple times in 2020 along in publications ranging from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada’s largest newspaper) to U.S. News and World Report.

Newkirk’s Notes go well beyond the basic news, rumors, and (often questionable) thoughts and proclamations floating around on the internet. Our Supporting (Paid) Members know not only what is happening, but why, and how they can benefit (or know what to avoid).

For example countless Members have had incredibly enjoyable and successful visits to Las Vegas during COVID simply because they were truly in the know, and not only knew what was happening, but what was on the horizon.

Saving them money, time and inconvenience.

At $34.80 for an entire year (only $2.90 per month), we distill down what you really need to know, so that your trip this spring, summer, or even later in the year turns out to be your best ever. And, we GUARANTEE it.

Especially in these unprecedented times, find out what it is like to ACTUALLY be in the KNOW this time around:

Members.AccessVegas.com


Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


Las Vegas Shows

Free ‘Jazz in the Park’ Series Downtown Las Vegas Features Big Names

Clark County Parks and Recreation kicks off the spring with their annual Jazz in the Park Concert Series, which celebrates its 31st year. This year the free series will feature Grace Kelly on May 8, Special EFX Allstars feat Chieli Minucci on May 15, Najee on May 22, Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra on May 29, and Nick Colionne on June 5.

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Las Vegas Dining

Brunch Returns at Giada on the Las Vegas Strip

Giada brings back brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant from Giada De Laurentiis brings back polenta waffles, hazelnut chocolate chip pancakes, a salmon Benedict, cavatelli, a seafood platter, a Caprese frittata, lobster hash, and more. Brunch runs every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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* Gold Spike (Fremont Experience area) reopening outside area, new Thursday night lineup

* Estiatorio Milos Returns To The Las Vegas Strip

* Las Vegas bars excited with karaoke and open mic allowed

* 1923 Prohibition Bar In Las Vegas Takes You Back To The Time of Speakeasies

* Voodoo Steak In Las Vegas Creates A Dining Thrill

* Bang Bar At Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Is Street Market Smart

* Great Food And Drinks Make Brera Osteria Perfect For A Leisurely Meal In Las Vegas

* Saltgrass Steakhouse Opens at Golden Nugget With Casual Vibe, Strong Value

* $10-And-Under Eats On The Las Vegas Strip And Beyond

* Restaurants At New Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Change And Expand

* Las Vegas restaurants eager to return to full capacity

* Discover A World Of Lobster Options In Las Vegas

* Bellagio’s Petrossian Bar debuts caviar and cocktails

* Treat your eyes, tastebuds at these outdoor dining spots in Las Vegas

* City of Las Vegas to start new ‘Brewery Row’ concept

* Grab-And-Go Dining Options Abound In Las Vegas


Las Vegas Hotels

Pool Season Is Back In Las Vegas!

The warm weather has moved into Las Vegas, and that means pool season is in full swing—although that might be a little less swing, so to speak. With post-pandemic rules still in order, partying at pool clubs looks a little different these days—no venues packed like sardines and no huge parties—but that doesn’t mean guests 21 and over still can’t enjoy a fun day in the sun!

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Members Mania

Note 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.

Husband and I are thinking about buying a condo out there for our use when we’re out there and renting it out also. Looking to spend in the area of $150,000.

Could you recommend area with easy access to strip and shopping for necessities.

Thank You,

Donna

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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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Spring Is In Full Bloom At Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens In Las Vegas

Celebrate spring the proper way and head straight to the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens for its new display, sure to both brighten your day and provide you with plenty of great photos for Instagram. Springtime Celebrations Around the World is exactly what its title implies, a collection of floral creations that represent springtime celebrations across the globe, from the Netherlands and England to Thailand and, of course, the U.S.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Red Rock Casino guests win $203K while playing progressive poker

Several guests at Red Rock Casino won more than $200,000 late Thursday after hitting the Station Casinos Jumbo Hold ‘Em Poker “Bad Beat” Progressive Jackpot. The losing hand was quad 9’s, with a win of $71,214 and the winning hand was quad Jacks with a win of $40,694. All eight players won $1,272 each, the total payout to players was $203,516.

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Las Vegas Real Estate

What does a half-million dollars buy in Las Vegas’ housing market?

It doesn’t carry the emotional heft or social cachet of $1 million, but a half-million dollar price tag is still pretty substantial. And for potential homebuyers wishing to turn $500,000 into a new home, the Las Vegas Valley’s real estate market is happy to help. We hopscotched around the valley to see what a half-million dollars will buy these days. The answer: Some pretty nice digs, many of them with plenty of living space and even an intriguing amenity or two.

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Other Las Vegas News

First look at underground TESLA subway tunnel at Las Vegas Convention Center

The Convention Center Loop cost more than $52 million to build. It will move people across the convention center’s campus in electric Tesla vehicles. Normally, the walk from one end of the convention center to the other would take 20-30 minutes. The entire trip now takes two minutes inside a Tesla, all thanks to the new underground loop.

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* Wynn Las Vegas says employees must get vaccinated or submit weekly negative tests

* Strip properties ramp up vaccinations for hospitality workers

* Plan ahead if you need to rent a car this summer

* Marijuana consumption lounges inch closer to reality in Nevada

* Luxury transportation makes comeback with the return of tourists

* Las Vegas is set to come out of COVID-19 better than ever

* Las Vegas brides, planners, wedding conventions prep for 100% capacity

* The Cosmopolitan In Las Vegas To Pay $1 Million In Cash Bonuses If 80% Of Workers Get Vaccinated

* UFC intends to fill Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena to capacity for McGregor-Poirier fight in July

* New Venues To Experience In Las Vegas

* Couples Still Tied The Knot In Las Vegas During The Pandemic

* Buffets, Las Vegas Strip shows encouraged by loosening restrictions

* Rumor: Seminole Tribe Sets Sights on Bally’s and Rebrand to Hard Rock


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

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Happy Birthday Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) A film made on a whim. In Vegas for another project I discovered they were celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the city.
The BBC agreed for me to stay on a week and make this. Rather proud of the music – the songs were all written by me for the film with my co-writer Martin doing the arrangements and supervising the recording. Not a masterpiece – but fun.

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Volcano at the Mirage, Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) The Volcano at the Mirage hotel & casino in Las Vegas.

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Flamingo Room – Flamingo Hotel

(Producers Notes) My exhaustive (exhausting?) room tour. Hope it is helpful!

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Exploring Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino located in Las Vegas.

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Unlimited Brazilian Steak at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas – Pampas Picanha!

(Producers Notes) The meat is all you can eat at Pampas Brazilian Steakhouse in Las Vegas.

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The 10 Best CHEAP Breakfasts in Las Vegas!

(Producers Notes) In this video I go to all of my favorite cheap breakfast spots in Las Vegas for 2021. These spots are located both on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown by Fremont St. In the end I will give you my recommendations, as well as my absolute favorite cheap breakfast place!





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe April 17, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! That shift we’re feeling isn’t from a California (or Nevada) earthquake. Between updates on when restrictions will change, “must know” info about the shows now playing, and updates on getting a ride-share, we really need to get you up-to-speed!

What’s Really Happening With Restrictions? – The past few weeks have been a wild ride. First, Governor Sisolak said that control of COVID restriction decisions would revert to the counties on May 1. Then, after perhaps three weeks, he noted that counties would have to submit plans to the state for approval. IE, it wouldn’t really be completely up to the counties. Then, he noted that Gaming Control would have the final say over casinos.

Gaming turned around and told the properties (casinos) that unless they made significant progress in vaccinating  their workers, they would not be allowed full occupancy. That came with two interesting issues:

This column, breaking down not only current restrictions, but what is pending, what it means to future visitors in an accurate, expert break-down, continues for our Members HERE.


Newkirk’s Notes has been published by AccessVegas.com Founder Ted Newkirk continuously (in one form or another) since 1995 .

Ted is a noted and quoted Las Vegas analyst, having been quoted and sourced multiple times in 2020 along in publications ranging from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada’s largest newspaper) to U.S. News and World Report.

Newkirk’s Notes go well beyond the basic news, rumors, and (often questionable) thoughts and proclamations floating around on the internet. Our Supporting (Paid) Members know not only what is happening, but why, and how they can benefit (or know what to avoid).

For example countless Members have had incredibly enjoyable and successful visits to Las Vegas during COVID simply because they were truly in the know, and not only knew what was happening, but what was on the horizon.

Saving them money, time and inconvenience.

At $34.80 for an entire year (only $2.90 per month), we distill down what you really need to know, so that your trip this spring, summer, or even later in the year turns out to be your best ever. And, we GUARANTEE it.

Especially in these unprecedented times, find out what it is like to ACTUALLY be in the KNOW this time around:

Members.AccessVegas.com


Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


Las Vegas Shows

‘Absinthe’ Celebrating 10th anniversary in Las Vegas

A happy 10th anniversary to “Absinthe.” The wild show has been at Caesars Palace Las Vegas for a decade now. Prior to temporarily closing during the pandemic “Absinthe” was playing two shows nightly and had entertained an estimated 2.5 million people over the course of more than 5,000 performances.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Dining

Enjoy Curated Cocktails At The Dorsey In Las Vegas

Asking “What’s your sign?” at a bar has a whole new meaning at hot spot The Dorsey. Share your zodiac sign and a little bit about your personality with the bartender, and they’ll whip you up one of 12 new drinks dedicated to each sign of the zodiac calendar. There’s also a Social Hour menu, too, from opening till 8 p.m., with specialty cocktails like the Snow Queen daiquiri (made with Belvedere Lake Bartezek vodka, Diving Into Hampton Water rosé, lime and simple syrup) for $14 each.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Hotels

Virgin Las Vegas Opens, We’ve Got a Ton of Pics and Video

Las Vegas has a new casino resort, Virgin Las Vegas! Virgin officially opened at 6:00 p.m. on March 25, 2021, with all the appropriate hoopla. Here she is, the long-awaited Virgin Las Vegas, formerly the Hard Rock casino.

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Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

Enjoy Some Sweet Rides At Adventuredome In Las Vegas

The indoor theme park (it’s located under an iconic see-through pink dome) features rides and attractions that appeal to every age group. The thrill seekers will love coaster rides Canyon Blaster and El Loco, and the newest ride, NebulaZ, which spins riders up, around and every which way on two massive arms with cars at both ends. There are also classic rides like Sand Pirates, which swings you through the air, Disk’O and the Inverter, which spin and flip you, respectively. A 4D theater brings you along on the antics of classic cartoon characters.

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Las Vegas Sports


Las Vegas Gambling

Man wins $207,691 Playing Bingo at Red Rock Casino

Aurelio Aguilar won more than $200,000 on April’s Fool Day at Red Rock Casino, all while playing the resort’s bingo room. “Aguilar hit the Jumbo Progressive on the 52nd number while playing at Red Rock’s bingo room on Thursday, April 1 winning $207,691,” said a Station Casinos spokesperson.

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Other Las Vegas News

From Swimming Pools to Showgirls, Here’s how you can tell Las Vegas is Revving Up

That rumble you hear along the Strip might be the sound of returning tourists on the march. Or maybe it’s the spring awakening of the entire Las Vegas economy, a vast and intricate contraption that includes not just hotels, casinos and restaurants but also stilt walkers, fire dancers, corpse exhibitors, street musicians, Carrot Top, freelance showgirls and restaurant servers who double as tax preparers.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



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

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Cashed Out Casino Documentary (2017) – The End Of The Riviera

(Producers Notes) Watch the drama unfold when the city of Las Vegas blows up the town’s impromptu movie set.

Click to watch video
Best Meal Deal In Las Vegas (Ellis Island BBQ)

(Producers Notes) Eating at the best deal restaurant in Las Vegas (in my opinion) Just note it opens at 4pm. Eating off the Las Vegas strip at Ellis Island Enjoy amazing food at great prices, plus discounts with a Players Club Card at Ellis Island BBQ.

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Sky Pod at The Strat – Peppermill – Things to do in Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Today we take a trip to the North Side of the Las Vegas Strip. We grabbed a bite to eat at the one and only Peppermill, then we head down to “The Strat” and take a trip UP to the Sky Pod. One of the best views in Las Vegas and a must do in town.

Click to watch video
Mon Ami Gabi Paris Las Vegas – Most Popular French Food on the Strip

(Producers Notes) I ate at the most popular French restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas. In this Las Vegas food vlog, I eat at one of the best restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip, famous for its authentic French food and the patio view of the Bellagio fountains. Inside the Paris hotel and casino, Mon Ami Gabi serves up French food like steak frites, trout almondine, and profiteroles.

Click to watch video
The Only 2 Buffets Open In Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Here are the only 2 Buffets open in Las Vegas! So happy to have buffets back! Las Vegas was known for their wide variety of buffets, whether they were cheap or expensive, every body had their favorite buffet. My personal favorite were the buffets with the crab legs that were cut in half. However, buffets did close for a bit, but now they are coming back.




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Access Vegas Insider Vibe March 31, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – The restrictions are nearly over (we have the scoop), Resorts World (former Stardust property) has made a controversial decision you may want to know about, and we have an in-depth article section about the “Don’ts” you need to know regarding the new Circa Las Vegas resort downtown Fremont Street.

Hint: Knowing the Circa “Don’ts” can save your wallet some significant pain, especially with the in-depth options and alternatives we give you the experienced scoop on.

Let’s dive in!


Newkirk’s Notes has been published by AccessVegas.com Founder Ted Newkirk continuously (in one form or another) since 1995.

Ted is a noted and quoted Las Vegas analyst, having been quoted and sourced multiple times in 2020 along in publications ranging from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada’s largest newspaper) to U.S. News and World Report.

Newkirk’s Notes go well beyond the basic news, rumors, and (often questionable) thoughts and proclamations floating around on the internet. Our Supporting (Paid) Members know not only what is happening, but why, and how they can benefit (or know what to avoid).

For example countless Members have had incredibly enjoyable and successful visits to Las Vegas during COVID simply because they were truly in the know, and not only knew what was happening, but what was on the horizon.

Saving them money, time and inconvenience.

At $34.80 for an entire year (only $2.90 per month), we distill down what you really need to know, so that your trip this spring, summer, or even later in the year turns out to be your best ever. And, we GUARANTEE it.

Especially in these unprecedented times, find out what it is like to ACTUALLY be in the KNOW this time around:

Members.AccessVegas.com


Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


Las Vegas Shows

Cirque du Soleil Plans to Reopen 2 Las Vegas Shows

Las Vegas entertainment continues to be looking like it’s rebounding in 2021 with further shows planning on reopening this year. Representatives with Cirque du Soleil say the company plans to bring back its “O” show and “Mystere” to properties on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Las Vegas Dining

Wicked Spoon Buffet at Cosmopolitan Hotel-Casino on Las Vegas Strip Coming Back

Wicked Spoon Buffet inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will make its return with breakfast and lunch service to guests beginning March 25. The award-winning buffet will once again offer its wicked twist on the traditional buffet experience, featuring familiar staples and imaginative seasonal dishes, alongside bottomless beverage packages Thursday-Sunday. Specialty holiday brunch will also return beginning Easter weekend on April 4.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Aria Resort and Casino on Las Vegas Strip Puts Up Spring Display in Lobby

Spring is in the air at Aria Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort put up the spring display in its lobby. It features hot air balloons floating under a sky made of shades of blue and turquoise fabric. There are also oversized birds soaring above.

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Members Mania

Note 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.

We are flying into Vegas in 5/8 and I’ve just heard that shuttles are not running. My husband uses a scooter that can be folded in placed in a trunk. Do you think there are Lyft or Uker drivers that could accommodate us? Or is there some other way to get to the 4 Queens?

Tonya Schneller-Music via the AccessVegas.com Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Facebook Group

 

Paid (Supporting) Members, please login to your Membership Area to read the answer!

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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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Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

Internationally Acclaimed Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit To Make Debut in the Heart of Las Vegas

Lighthouse Immersive and Foster Entertainment, the catalysts of the mesmerizing digital art space, brings its worldwide sensation, ​Immersive Van Gogh, to the heart of Las Vegas for the first time ever! The visually-striking exhibition encourages guests to experience the awe-inspiring works of post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh through 500,000 cubic feet of immersive projections, 60,600 frames of video and 90,000,000 pixels. Immersive Van Gogh will be making its Las Vegas debut at a secret location, soon to be announced.

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Las Vegas Sports

Las Vegas Adds To Its March Madness Legend, With A Regional On Deck And A Final Four Looming

The NCAA Basketball Tournament’s first weekend traditionally draws one of the year’s largest tourism crowds to Las Vegas, before visitation tails off notably for the event’s conclusion over the following two weekends. That’s about to change. In 2023, T-Mobile Arena will host the tournament’s West Regional—the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds—for the first time ever, a development that could cement Las Vegas as a regular tournament host site. And it happened sooner than expected.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Man Hits $892,000 Jackpot at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

On Friday, March 12 one lucky guest from California won $892,000 while playing the Vacation slot game at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In the midst of celebrating a friend’s birthday, Jamie scored the top prize earning nearly $900,000 making for an unforgettable and life-changing visit to Las Vegas.

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Other Las Vegas News

Fremont Street Experience Expects ‘Unprecedented’ Summer, Nevada Resort Association Agrees

The party is just beginning in downtown Las Vegas as the Fremont Street Experience is predicting an “unprecedented” summer season and is looking to fill several positions to get ready. Those jobs include SlotZilla Ride operators, sales associates, custodians, security and maintenance.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video


Don’t Miss These Stories:

 

* Travelers United suing MGM Resorts over Resort Fees

* Know before you go – Travel experts say your next vacation will likely look different

* The Best New Hotspots in Las Vegas – We found the hottest new hotels and shopping in Sin City

* Las Vegas tourism emerging from lockdown

* Forecaster Sees Las Vegas Rebound

* Travel experts seeing tourism momentum in Las Vegas despite CDC discouraging travel

* Grand Canal Shoppes welcomes back Streetmosphere entertainment

* Is Las Vegas making a pandemic comeback?

* First Friday in downtown Vegas will return in April, first time since pandemic started

* Visitors, tourism officials upbeat about return to ‘Vegas’ vibe

* Airlines to extend traveler voucher expiration dates

* Las Vegas mayor continues to decry COVID-19 restrictions one year after shutdown

* One Year Later – Hope on the horizon for the Las Vegas Strip

* Busy weekend in Las Vegas as state’s positivity rate drops to 9-month low

* Allegiant Air sees increase in bookings to Las Vegas, executive says


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

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Las Vegas 1992

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Uber & Lyft Las Vegas

Terminal 1 Pickup Point at McCarran International Airport

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Westgate Hotel & Casino

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

Click to watch video
Flamingo Go Room Tour

(Producers Notes) We were visiting Vegas in early November and were able to get a complimentary Flamingo GO room for 5 nights. We are always partial to Caesars Entertainment and had no complaints with this room!

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We Ate Only Appetizers at Grand Lux Cafe Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) We ordered all appetizers at the Grand Lux Cafe at Venetian in Las Vegas: Asian Nachos, Double Stuffed Potato Spring Rolls, Buffalo Chicken Rolls, and Mini Cheeseburgers.





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe March 21, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Rooms for the March Madness weekend were ridiculously expensive, and worth every penny. We hit our first 80F day of the year, although keep in mind the March average is around 70F. Always pre-check the weather when packing.

Moving forward…


Newkirk’s Notes has been published by AccessVegas.com Founder Ted Newkirk continuously (in one form or another) since 1995.

Ted is a noted and quoted Las Vegas analyst, having been quoted and sourced multiple times in 2020 along in publications ranging from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada’s largest newspaper) to U.S. News and World Report.

Newkirk’s Notes go well beyond the basic news, rumors, and (often questionable) thoughts and proclamations floating around on the internet. Our Supporting (Paid) Members know not only what is happening, but why, and how they can benefit (or know what to avoid).

For example, countless Members have had incredibly enjoyable and successful visits to Las Vegas during COVID simply because they were truly in the know, and not only knew what was happening, but what was on the horizon.

Saving them money, time and inconvenience.

At $34.80 for an entire year (only $2.90 per month), we distill down what you really need to know, so that your trip this spring, summer, or even later in the year turns out to be your best ever. And, we GUARANTEE it.

Especially in these unprecedented times, find out what it is like to ACTUALLY be in the KNOW this time around:

Members.AccessVegas.com

MGM Sued Over Resort Fees – Are things finally getting serious? What changes would this mean for you as a visitor? Our Members knew how to (often successfully) contest resort fees in various ways the past 18 months.

Shows Are Back – The extra change made to various show capacities have most shows either back or slated to be back. This also affects sports. We do into all the “need to know”

Major Limo Fire – This Las Vegas happening made national news. However, where were they headed, and why? And, why should anyone thinking about getting married or doing a vow renewal strongly consider this “best kept but in plain sight” wedding venue?

The Mayor Is Livid – With COVID restrictions soon to be turned over from the Governor to the County, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman wasted no time saying “I told you so” to the detractors who lambasted her for having a different idea than the Governor when it came to restrictions just one year ago.

What did she say? We have the direct (unedited, no commentary) footage, and it will help you understand what to expect as Las Vegas continues to reopen.

The Drew Back To Fontainebleau – The big blue monster sitting 2/3 finished on The North Strip has changed hands. Again. What does the future hold, what will affect hotel prices and availability over the next year or two, and what factors would make your next few trips pretty cheap. Or, pretty expensive. Our Members KNOW what to keep an eye on.

Buy Your Airline Tickets Now? – We analyze future trends in airfare and have some advice that may save our Members significantly.

Mark Hall-Patton – If this name rings a bell, you know him as the bearded man in the Amish hats who shows up on Pawn Stars from time-to-time. We link to a great article on him, and tell Members what you should know about his “day job”, and why worth knowing is well worth your time (and, one of the best values in town!)


Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


Las Vegas Shows

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Has A Broad Entertainment Array Coming Our Way

We’re less than a month from the opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, and I’m thinking you’re not as excited as you should be. Sure, it’s been pushed back—from November to January to March 25—but that shouldn’t dampen your enthusiasm. Pandemic stuff. If it made sense to swing open the doors to that shiny new grand entrance in the fall, it would have happened. This place wants to see you really badly.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Dining

These Las Vegas Nightclubs and Dayclubs are Reopening

All Vegas nightclubs have been closed for a year now because of the pandemic, right? Wrong. While the state’s COVID restrictions mandate that nightclubs stay closed, a handful of venues have been able to reopen and serve guests safely by changing the way they operate. Packed dancefloors and general admission are not allowed, so reservations are required, and clubs have pivoted into lounge-style experiences in order to meet social distancing and other guidelines.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to Open with No Resort Fees, Free Parking

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas announced Friday that the property will open its doors with no resort fees and free self-parking. According to a news release, upon opening on March 25, in addition to no resort fees and complimentary self-parking, guests will also enjoy Wi-Fi at no charge, which will be available throughout the resort and in the over 1,500 Chambers.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Nightlife


Members Mania

Note 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 I know the Monorail is closed. Does anyone have a timeframe on when it might open? I will be in LV last week of April.

Elizabeth Oberlin via AccessVegas.com Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Group

 

Ted Responds:

Paid (Supporting) Members, please login to your Membership Area to read the answer!

 


 

Assuming shows startup in earnest after the Governor’s March 15th press conference, does anyone know if Caesars Diamond members are still getting their 2 free show tickets a month? Unless I am completely missing something, it’s conspicuously absent from the Total Rewards status page.

Jim Woltman via TravelZork, ZorkCast (and ZorkFest too!)

 

Paid (Supporting) Members, please login to your Membership Area to read the answer!

 


 

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 Member-Supported. Invest in a One-Year Membership TODAY!

 

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Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

Grand Canyon Railway to Return Steam Engines to Service

Grand Canyon Railway is planning the return of the steam engine this year. The railway announced eight dates from April through October when one of the railway’s two steam engines will pull the 9:30 a.m. passenger train from Williams, Arizona, to the Historic Village inside Grand Canyon National Park.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Sports

Fans Can Now Tour Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium!

For the first time, Raiders fans will get a chance to experience Allegiant Stadium. Tours of the $2 billion, 65,000-seat facility are now being offered to Raiders personal seat license-holders.

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Las Vegas Gambling


Las Vegas Real Estate


Other Las Vegas News

Get The Most Out Of Las Vegas For Under $100!

Undoubtedly, the first night of a Vegas vacation is the best night. But it’s also the most dangerous night for your wallet. The excitement, the promise of an unforgettable experience, and the presence of friends, family and friendly strangers all might compel you to be a little more generous than normal. In those moments, it’s easy to blow most of your budget on a fancy dinner and several rounds of drinks for everyone and their mom. But don’t worry if you’re almost out of cash after day one, because you can easily budget an entire day in Vegas for under $100. (Taxes, fees and tip are not included. Prices subject to change.)

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

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Caesars Palace Las Vegas | Resort, Pool & Forum Shops by Dani.702

(Producers Notes) Today we head to Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino Las Vegas to explore the hotel. It’s been a long time since I’ve walked through this resort.

We got to check out the pool and the forum shops and walk around the rest of the hotel and casino. The resort is huge and absolutely beautiful but that Fall of Atlantis show is pretty strange but I do enjoy strange and free attractions.

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The Tropicana Hotel & Casino Walk Thru

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

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Big Elvis at Harrah’s Las Vegas by DT Benefits

(Producers Notes) This short video features Pete and a number of current pictures taken in Las Vegas.

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I Ate the BEST Mexican Food at Aria Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) It’s a gourmet Mexican dinner at Javier’s Finest Foods of Mexico at the Aria Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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It’s Here! Walking Hoover Dam by The Vegas Tourist

(Producers Notes) I previously shot a video walking across Hoover Dam, facing Lake Mead. Many of you asked for the second half, walking on the downside, the Colorado River side of the dam. Here it is. With some of my world-famous tour guide narration!

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Yardbird At The Venetian Las Vegas by Ninth Island Connection

(Producers Notes) We all know that the Ninth Island, Las Vegas is a foodies paradise. Las Vegas attracts every top chef in the world and we have been very fortunate to be able to visit all of these restaurants.

One of the benefits of being in Vegas during the slow season is being able to “walk in” and dine at pretty much any restaurant that we’d like. We have always wanted to eat at Yardbird inside the Venetian, but there were always such long lines that we would just go somewhere else. We stop by and had the best experience!





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe February 26, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – In our current members issue, we talk about:

  • The re-opening of hotels back to 7 days per week.
  • Sports attendance allowed again, what you need to know.
  • Why the investment advisers are completely wrong about Las Vegas, and the basic facts they are blind to.
  • The third and final report in our “Hit The Road, Jack” series expertly detailing day trips (with an bonus casino overnight suggestion), one to the north and one to the south. State and Federal parks that are bucket-list items. Historic Route 66 and what you need to know to do it the right way from Las Vegas. This and much, much more. In your own (or a rental) car, no masks required!

Not your thing? Twice per month, we keep our members updated on all of the true “need to know” information regarding all aspects of visiting the current Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas Shows

Las Vegas Entertainment Roaring Back Under New Capacity Guidelines

Live entertainment is making a slow comeback on the Las Vegas Strip Friday night. Since Nevada Governor Sisolak eased capacity limits from 50 to 100 people, several shows announced their return.

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Las Vegas Dining

Jean Georges Steakhouse In Las Vegas Makes Lasting Impressions

Outside of the culinary world, Jean-Georges Vongerichten may not be a household name, but it’s a name any Vegas visitor needs to remember, for Jean Georges Steakhouse is one of the most exquisite dining experiences on the Strip. From the elegant, art deco-inspired décor of the space, to playful twists on classic cuisine, the steakhouse promises to impress.

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Las Vegas Hotels

The Plaza Hotel Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Special Deals

The Plaza will celebrate its 50th anniversary with exclusive promotions and special events throughout 2021. The hotel officially opened on July 2, 1971, in downtown Las Vegas as the largest hotel and casino in the world. It has enjoyed a storied history over the last five decades as an iconic destination that continues to evolve, elevate downtown culture, and enhance the guest experience.

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Las Vegas Nightlife

A Brewery With a Rooftop Pool and Beer Museum Could Be Headed to the Las Vegas Strip

From cobalt-blue lake scenes to dusty ghost towns, and from mountain-bordered ranchland to waves of fiery rock, Nevada’s state parks deliver not just on spectacular settings, but on remarkable variety as well.

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Members Mania

Why is the Las Vegas Airport being renamed from McCarran to Harry Reid International Airport?

 

Ted Responds:

Normally, Members Mania consists of answering specific questions our Members have asked, or passing along helpful thoughts and tips from their recent visits. However, this “nearly out of nowhere” action raised so many eyebrows and questions, that I’m going to have to devote serious discussion to it. If it is news to you, I’ll do a brief overview of the details. Then, we’ll dive well into the weeds and even down into the dirt of “why”. Stuff I have yet to year others noting.

The remainder is premium information, for our Supporting (Paid) Members only.


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10 Beautiful State Parks To Visit In Nevada

From cobalt-blue lake scenes to dusty ghost towns, and from mountain-bordered ranchland to waves of fiery rock, Nevada’s state parks deliver not just on spectacular settings, but on remarkable variety as well.

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Lucky Gambler Turns $40 into $40K at Sahara Las Vegas

One lucky gambler at the Sahara Las Vegas won big today playing the triple red hot 777 slot machine. The casino says the winner put in $40 and hit the jackpot for $40,008.

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Las Vegas Top 10 Dive Bars – Off the Strip!

(Producers Notes) What are the Top 10 Dive Bars in Las Vegas? In this video, we show you the most iconic dive bars in Las Vegas. Many locals and people who visit Las Vegas on the regular will tell you at least one of these destinations is worth a visit.

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Wandering Wynn Resort Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Today we check Wynn Resort on the Las Vegas Strip. This luxury hotel is very classy and prestige. Defiantly five stars. The pool and rooms look incredible online and I’m sure you would get premium service if you stay here.

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LINQ Las Vegas Next Generation Hotel-Casino

(Producers Notes) Let’s take a tour and show you what’s new to this 32,890 sq ft casino and 2640 rooms. But the main floor is the focus of this video as I take you on a tour of the new things you can expect to see at the Linq. Rematch Bar, The Book sports lounge and Beer Yourself wall are some of the improvements made to this iconic hotel-casino.

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Exploring The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore The Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino located in downtown Las Vegas.

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Nine Fine Irishmen Las Vegas – Traditional Pub Grub!

(Producers Notes) The menu at Nine Fine Irishmen at New York New York Las Vegas includes fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, and more traditional Irish favorites.




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