Access Vegas Insider Vibe April 20, 2020

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Good news out of Nevada, where it appears our peak was not the predicted April 19 (previously April 22), but we peaked on April 8. Nobody is pretending that all is well, and our hearts go out to areas like New York, which are particularly hard hit.

We’ll deal with the closure as it stands now, talk about what is on the horizon as we reopen, and then get back to a few backlogged “business as usual” info/tips/news.

Important Note: If you are new to the classroom or simply missed our previous two issues/emails, we aren’t going to go over the details of how things will open, what will be open, and all of that again. You may wish to catch up here first:

While the White House has suggested that governors who wish to* can commence moving toward reopening, Nevada’s Governor Sisolak very recently noted that he’s not reopening Nevada anytime soon. Unlike his counterpart in California, he has not yet even laid out a plan. (Internally, I can tell you that the gaming industry is finding the “no plan yet” concerning, as they don’t have a blueprint to start to study. This was backed up during comments from Donald Trump, when asked about the Nevada situation in Sunday’s briefing).

* The White House has maintained its stance that each governor is responsible for these decisions in their own states. The federal government has never done more than provide suggestions. If you feel strongly one way or the other, write your governor. Write our governor. Not the president.

And, the governor of Utah also has laid out a reopening plan that starts May 1. Utah is very similar to us in size, population, geography, weather, and similar.

Wynn Resorts put out a 20 page PDF plan and a statement from their CEO which said (in part):

Currently, Nevada is well positioned relative to many other states. Clearly we will see increases in cases as we accelerate testing. The Roosevelt aircraft carrier data has shown that of the hundreds of sailors that have tested positive, the majority are asymptomatic. Stanford University just published research that COVID-19 cases could be 50x higher than reported given the vast amount of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic individuals. That means as we increase testing, we will see more cases.

So I believe it is critical to monitor our hospitalizations as we increase testing. We passed our “peak” hospitalizations based on most national models and our hospitals were not overrun. Our COVID-19 related deaths per million are below the national average. We have also acquired enough personal protective equipment (PPE) through a public-private partnership to sufficiently supply our medical community that we all rely on for months.

The tone of his notes were that more testing would mean more cases, but if that doesn’t result in more hospitalizations or deaths (numbers which have appeared to peak), then we’ll continue gingerly moving forward. You can read his entire statement plus look at the 20 page PDF here: A plan to re-open Nevada By Matt Maddox

I have had people wonder how I could be so confident in my conservative numbers and “Vegas will open sooner than later” (spring, not summer, fall, winter, or never) when the nightly news was all doom and gloom and “millions are going to die”. That was actually pretty simple:

I didn’t watch the nightly news. I spent upwards of an hour a day looking at trends, models, and numbers while watching or listening to the daily White House briefings.. The bottom line is that the death numbers never came close to the media claims. Ventilators not needed, hospital ships under-used, no shortage of the malaria drug.

Even just a couple of weeks ago, we were told that 100k-240k people will perish EVEN if we all stay home. Those numbers were also wildly way too high. (Which is awesome! Every death projected but avoided is worthy of celebration).

By the way, we were warned that these numbers were crazy high back on March 26, but everyone seemed to be happier saying “the sky is falling”. Even when we were told that Italy’s deaths mostly involved people already ill (from Bloomburg, none-the-less, not exactly  a right-wing conspiracy site).

I can already hear some saying “THOSE NUMBERS WERE LOWER BECAUSE WE ALL STAYED HOME (YOU MORON)!”

Hold on just a second: Remember a couple of weeks ago when the CDC said (only) 100k-240k would die if we stayed home? The staying home part was already accounted for in the numbers prediction! IE, the numbers would be those if we stayed at home, and a lot worse if we didn’t quarantine.

However, those death numbers — even though more testing means more reported cases — simply aren’t spiking up outside of the New York area. Which is not only 2500 miles from where I’m sitting, but an area with a population density unimaginable out here.

Add to that, it is starting to appear that we have scientific proof that sunlight kills the virus. Well… we’re going to be in the high 80’s next week, and rarely have a shortage of sunshine!

The bottom line is that this virus isn’t as potent or harmful as originally thought. Don’t get me wrong: If you are older, or immune compromised in any way, all of the White House guidelines note one should practice isolation as much as possible. I’m not taking the possibility of death lightly here.

Past that, Wynn’s report on the steps for safety they will be taking are in large part what we already had told you in the past few weeks (regarding what to expect). If you are new to the classroom or have been away, you did read the two links at the top and get caught up, right?

Weeks ago (literally), I told you that Las Vegas could very well be as safe (or even safer) than staying home and going about your business in your area. Once again, people thought I was nuts. Well…

A former Marine intelligence officer who was part of the team that did the baseline training for North American military pandemic preparedness said Las Vegas could become the destination for people looking stay healthy while traveling.

Full story here: The strengths and weaknesses of Las Vegas moving forward

So… why the stark difference between my analysis and your nightly news? Simple: The difference in the goals of the nightly news vs. what we do here. They need to keep you scared so you’ll keep watching. You tune out, they lose out. As our main focus is member-supported, our only obligation is the give you the most accurate info and help possible.

Whether that makes you decide to stay home until next year, book an October trip (our nicest weather month), or you are going to gamble on our (still) guesstimate of mid-May casino restart date, you’re among the most informed visitors now, period. (As our members always are).

Speaking Of …– We’ve included much of what is usually only available to our Supporting (Paid) Members here in the free subscriber issue to help keep everybody up on when they can return to their favorite vacation spot, and what to expect. However… keep in mind that the extension of our “Save 20% Off Membership In 2020” (for a full-year, 365 membership) with the guarantee that if you don’t visit in the next 365 days, we comp you an additional year, won’t be lasting much longer.

As a refresher, the day that our governor announces an opening date, that announcement day WILL be it for that promotion. We’ve already extended it well beyond its planned expiration date due to the current situation. If you were riding the fence of indecision because your friends were telling you that the world won’t be open until 2022, you may wish to re-think this. This could very well be our last mention as our next issue is not for another two weeks.

Go to www.Join.Vegas and use the coupon code ACCESS2020  With gaming outlining their plans and neighboring states ramping up, our “I don’t have a plan” governor is highly likely to be announcing one sooner than later.

Moving Forward… – We’ve already gone over what Las Vegas will likely be like during the first couple of months in our last issue. A major change being discussed now are masks and gloves among all casino employees, including dealers. This will certainly be a change for casinos who previously did not allow masks of any kind. Including Halloween.

Good Cheap Eats In The Arts District – I’ve been at the forefront of telling our Supporting (Paid) Members about the Arts District. Which hasn’t been on the radar of virtually any other Las Vegas blog, podcast, group… or just about any other source.

Part of me doesn’t want to share much about it, because it is a best kept secret. However, since many of you DO venture downtown (or stay downtown and hit The Strip), and given that the Arts District is between the two, and given that is is the home of some amazing eating-and-drinking spots at solid locals pricing, I’m suggesting people ignore it at their own peril.

We’ve suggested spots where the combination of the dining bill plus your Uber ride will be less expensive than anything similar on The Strip to some really thankful member comments. I’ll toss you free subscribers one you can’t go wrong with:

Albo’s Pizza is your typical pizza/wings/burgers/hogies spot just a few blocks north of The Strat, right on Las Vegas Blvd. (The Strip road). I probably order delivery from it 2-3 times per month (their pizza is very solid for the price, the wings are good, certainly not gourmet joint, but certainly decent for the money). Well… Albo’s was just picked as a 5 top options for cheap Italian eats in Las Vegas. So, congrats to them!

Construction (Mostly) Continues – Downtown Grand, Circa, Resorts World, and Allegiant Stadium are all moving along and seemingly on schedule. Sports fans may have heard the crazy rumors that The Raiders may play a few game in San Antonio, El Paso, Salt Lake City or who knows where if the stadium does not meet completion date.

First of all, this is Las Vegas. Highly unlikely that any obstacles to on-time completion won’t be overcome. Doing stuff like this is what we do! Second, The Raiders have invested too much into the community to not attempt to play here. 

I’m not saying one or two of their “home” pre-season games won’t be played elsewhere. Playing a game in Salt Lake City is a nice way to build a regional fan base. However, if push comes to shove, expect them to play in UNLV’s old home of Sam Boyd Stadium, on the far east side of Las Vegas.

Sharp eyes may have noted we left out The Drew on this list. (The hulking blue building north of Wynn/Encore). They seemed to be having delays announcing financing before this mess hit. With how quickly and strongly visitation returns, and how well we absorb all of the new rooms under construction, I’m not bullish that we’ll see it finished in the next 2-3 years. But, I do hope I’m wrong! (I only live 10 minutes from it).

Stay safe, everyone. We’ll be open when you are ready to travel.

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


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Checking in with Las Vegas Strip headliner Shania Twain

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Our group, all in their mid to late 40s, got asked for ID before entering Park on Fremont. As one of us didn’t have photo ID on them, we were refused entry. Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum also asked for ID but let us all in even with one ID missing. Lesson learnt, request for ID at Atomic Liquors met with all of us presenting! Is this a law change in Vegas? Never been carded before in all our previous visits.

Andrew Fry

 

Ted Responds:

Clark County, which is all of Las Vegas, is very, very, very tight when it comes to ID and liquor.

Yes, I realize that 99% of the time, you go to a bar in the tourism areas and there is no issue. Especially if you are obviously of age.

Having said that, establishments who are either really concerned about getting in trouble, or who perhaps have had past trouble, card EVERYONE.

I’m 54. There is a corner convenience store a couple of blocks from me who cards me. Every time. They don’t even want to have any trouble. I’ve seen people older than me carded there.

Also, the bottom line is that you are expected to have you ID on you at all times here in Las Vegas. When drinking or gambling. It is on you to have legit ID which proves your age.

At the end of the day, a Metro (our police) officer explained it to me like this:

If something happens to you, it is best to have ID on you. You really don’t want to end up in the hospital, or super-drunk and separated from your friends, without them having a way to know who you are. And, to figure out who they need to try to contact.

Or, having your friends call hospitals, who can’t tell you whether your friend is there. Because they don’t know their name.

Trust Me: No one here wants to lose any of your business. When someone lacks ID, there are numerous concerns for smaller business — ranging from losing their liquor license, to not knowing why someone without ID is in their business — which concern them.


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Mob Museum Offering Virtual Tours and More During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, offers numerous ways to stay engaged and enriched with its trove of digital content available for free online.

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He’s joined by his original castmates from the TONY & GRAMMY winning hit JERSEY BOYS, Erich Bergen, Deven May, & Jeff Leibow. Hang out with them on the “virtual street corner” as they bring you this acapella doowop version of the Four Seasons’ first hit … SHERRY”!

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CoronaVegas – FULL-LENGTH (WS)

(Producers Notes) Imagine you arrive in Las Vegas after the Apocalypse and only a handful of people remain. Now see for yourself what Vegas looks like without all the fun, all the people, and all the high energy that has made it so beloved.

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If you make it downtown to Fremont Street, but skip Fremont East and the Art’s District, you are SO missing out! We’ve been talking about The Art’s District in our newsletter for a year now.





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe April 5, 2020

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas – Well… we had a slight seismic movement in the “when will Las Vegas open” question, which we’ll dive into. However, we’ll still be easing back to “business as normal” reporting starting next issue. As, we already know many are booking. And I mean in a number of weeks.

I’m going to be a little more reserved this time. While many were appreciative of me crunching all of the data, working with my “industry” knowledge and such, I was lambasted by some for suggesting that Las Vegas wouldn’t be shut down for months. Like I was going to be personally responsible for killing millions!

So, let’s just get this out there. I’m an industry analyst. I’ve had a front-row seat to this industry for well over 20 years. Through 9/11. Through the financial and housing crisis of the 2000’s. I don’t disseminate “wishful thinking”. I crunch facts and numbers.

For example, when other “experts'” were claiming that the pre-recession hotel boom was going to be the next phase of Vegas, I’m on record as saying that Echelon Place (former Stardust) project just didn’t pan out in my estimation. Not as a hater. Not because I wanted the project to fail. Simply because I didn’t see it working out. It didn’t. A decade later, the initial bones of the project are are now becoming Resorts World.

So, let’s get a couple of things out there:

1. I toss all of my knowledge, sources, data and similar into the blender (my brain), and do the best I can to tell you what things look like moving forward. If I owned a crystal ball, I’d spend all my time at the sports books, cleaning up on sports bets. Even if (for now), those bets were on Korean ping-pong and Russian soccer!

2. If you don’t like what I have to say, talk to somebody that can do something about it. If you feel it is WRONG that Las Vegas will be open in a matter of weeks (barring something completely unforeseen), write our governor. That is his decision.

My J-O-B and obligation to the Supporting (Paid) Members who help myself and my professional, PAID staff with a “cup of coffee” each month (less than $3 a month, paid yearly), is to help them navigate whatever is going on in Vegas. Resort fees to high? Save that money back through our (not found elsewhere on the internet) food/beverage exclusive specials membership section, or through maximizing your comps, or through hitting the best-kept-secrets and avoiding the time-wasters.

For now, that is all about letting people who are considering booking (given the cheap rooms and airfare) the best advice on when things will be open, how much will be open, and what to expect. And, we’re going to jump into that right now!

When Will Vegas Open? – The original optimistic date — and a date many resorts were booking — was April 17. THEN… came a couple of things. 1. The White House gave new suggested guidelines of “stay-at-home” through May 1 and 2. What looks like a pretty good model for the State of Nevada suggested that infections would peak around April 22. The “good” news? We have enough hospital beds to handle the peak. That means for US. Not the rest of you. And, there is obviously no way you should visit during the peak of anything bad.

For now, the hotels are taking reservations starting May 1. Perhaps a bit optimistic, but not 100% out-of-the-question. I’d peg a best guesstimate on Friday May 15th, which will have provided a three week buffer from the peak (numbers are then expected to start to fall pretty good after the peak), this is an extra two weeks from May 1, and it falls on a Friday.

HOWEVER… this will be a very soft opening. I’ll get into how much will be open and how soon:

If Nobody Can Fly, Who Visits? – Very simple: The populations of California, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico is over 50 million people. Virtually all of which are within a 12 hour drive, and for the majority (based on population centers), it is 8 hours of less.

That will get Las Vegas going again. Past that, it will be up to each individual to decide if and when they want to jump on a plane. I’ve heard thoughts that airlines have either started (or are looking to possibly) keep middle seats empty. Once we get over the mask shortage, I’m sure many/most people who are traveling or venturing out and about quite a bit may choose to wear one.

We’re All Going To Die (Social Distancing) – “But, everybody will go to Las Vegas and breath on each other, and get everybody sick, and millions will die, and you are a horrible, irresponsible person”. Because, I’m sure there are a few who skipped right over the first few paragraphs of this missive.

The hotel casinos WILL be practicing social distancing. They already were prior to the mandated shut-down. They have a blueprint from casinos in the Asian gambling capital of Macau, where casinos have reopened.

On top of that, let’s just do some easy math: Las Vegas is built to easily hold 300,000 visitors. That number spikes even higher on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and New Years Eve. Even if we manage 60,000 visitors at any given time during the first few weeks (and, that may be optimistic), that is the very definition of social distancing!

Think about the typical 15,000 seat sports/concert arena most of us have been inside. Then, put only 3000 people in there. It will look nearly empty, and social distancing won’t be a problem.

Let’s get into specifics:

Casino floors will most likely have every other machine turned off. Blackjack tables will be limited to three players, not six or seven. Similar with each end of a craps table.

Buffets will most likely simply remain closed. If and when they open (and, this may be an excuse for some hotels who don’t do a good or profitable buffet business to close theirs), you can expect servers ladling the food to your plate.

Restaurants will stagger seating, keeping parties of people apart from each other. Which, won’t exactly be a problem. See my arena example.

Shows won’t all simply open up ASAP. If you are only going to fill up 20% of the room, and/or if you have to seat people in a way that practices social distancing, that simply may not be profitable.

I’m not suggesting there will be NO shows. Some of the smaller shows, especially like comedy magicians and hypnotists and similar, which have a small cast, and low overhead, may find it feasible to play to 20 or 30 people. And, many of these types of shows are in makeshift venues where they can simply remove chairs and spread out the seating.

It’s not Cirque or David Copperfield, but if one of these guys played most of your home towns, it would be considered a big deal, and they often put on a solid show. If they can last in Las Vegas, they must be pretty decent!

Clubs? Don’t even think about it. Besides the obvious factor that going to a club is all about being part of a crowd, the club scene has been quietly diminishing for a while now. Just because of social distancing, this category could be down for quite a while.

Pools are outdoors, and once again, with 400 people in a pool area meant for 2000 (just to use round numbers), I expect these to be available.

Last Call – We’re still running our “20% Off In 2020” Coupon Code ACCESS2020 to become a Supporting (Paid) Member. (You are currently a free subscriber, and not entitled to all of the private member benefits). This is for a full 365 days of membership, not just membership through the end of this year. If you missed the details, do a search of your inbox/spam/trash folder for [email protected] for my last email for full info.

HOWEVER, this offer ENDS the day that Nevada’s Governor announced the firm reopening date for the casino industry. Note: I didn’t say until the day things actually reopen. I mean the minute that the governor steps up to the podium to announce the date.

Head on over to www.Join.Vegas to find out more. Scroll down to one of the Make Me An Insider buttons, use Coupon Code ACCESS2020, and don’t be left out. As more people migrate over there (and they are every week, even right now during the shut-down), we’ll actually be looking into ending the Free Subscriber version you are reading now.

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Let’s do this (if the above applies to you): Drop my awesome Customer Service helper Jessa an email at

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Just a very quick note about how your job or business is shut down (or taking a financial hit). She will

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Stay safe, everyone. We’ll be open when you are ready to travel.

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
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When Las Vegas Strip headliner Mat Franco performed what he called “Magic Reinvented … At Home” on Facebook Live on Wednesday, it immediately became clear that both he and his fans were getting what they needed.

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Upon further conversation, Keith was asking because he is taking his daughter here for her 21st birthday. Based on our advice to him (which is noted below), he elected to push the “father/daughter” trip out a bit. However, he still may come himself if we’re up-and-running by his original dates!

Imagine that: He tosses us a “cup of coffee per month, and we’re able to help him salvage and make the most of a pending “special trip”! Which is PRICELESS:

 


 

I have a trip to Las Vegas planned for May 21-24, 2020. I know we are all in in middle of covid-19 hell right now but that’s still almost two months away.

Anyway, in preparation for my trip I went on Open Table recently and made a reservation for dinner at one of my favorite Las Vegas restaurants – Batista’s Hole In The Wall. Today, I was contacted by Open Table saying that Batista’s canceled my reservation for May 22nd. Did I miss something? How does Batista’s know whats going to be going on in late May? Or is this is temporary thing, a precaution, and they might actually be open come May 22nd?

I just thought it was a little premature to cancel this early. Thanks!

Keith L.
Supporting (Paid) Member

 

Ted Responds:

Excellent questions!

I’d say the odds of being able to make the trip are in your favor. I’d say the odds of any trip Memorial Day or after are really, really high.

Love Batista’s. Hidden gem at reasonable prices similar to the adjacent (more or less) Stage Door and Ellis Island.

Just a precaution. The hotels can eat the costs of bookings and cancellations and the paperwork (even if it is digital) and similar. For a small restaurant, it can be more trouble than it is worth.

ALSO, Las Vegas will NOT be remotely full by then. Batista’s may or may not even have reopened, even if the hotels are open for business.

As you may know, one of our Special Reports is about using Open Table to snag reservations, even if you are planning to eat somewhere within the hour. Being locked into their system beats showing up and getting put on a list and waiting.

So, kudos for planning ahead! This is actually one time it may not yet be needed.

Thanks for the support!


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Vegas Happenings | 2020 (Photo Gallery)


As beacons of hope for the city during this time of uncertainty, Caesars Entertainment illuminates the exteriors of several iconic Las Vegas Strip resorts with light displays nightly through April 5.

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(Producers Notes) The newly redone South Point buffet includes a prime rib night for $17.95.

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Roaming the Palms Resort & Casino Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) – Today we go to Palms Casino and Resort just about a mile of the strip. It has been over 15 years since I’ve been inside that hotel. I had fun wandering around, especially when I found myself way up on the 52 floor on an outside outlook of the Strip and the Valley. There was a whole lot of construction while I was there but it seems to be wrapping up for some major updates.

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Not long ago, we told our Supporting (Paid) Subscribers about catching pianist David Osborne on the days each week that he plays the lobby bar at Bellagio. Catch a preview.

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The Last GREAT Party at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

(Producers Notes) The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has closed. They will rebrand as The Virgin Hotel & Casino to be open in November 2020. Craig and I wanted to check out the Last Great Party the last weekend they were open.





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe March 26, 2020

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas – I hope this finds you as well as possible, and for the many of you staying at home (voluntarily or otherwise), that you are not going too stir-crazy. 

After watching far too much incorrect internet rumors, I thought that I'd take a minute to inform you — our free newsletter subscribers, about some of the hard facts.

NOTE: This is of 10 PM Pacific on Thursday March 26, 2020. Because of the size of this mailing list, it takes hours and hours for this to send. Plus, the time it takes before you open it. If something major changes in the morning, I don't know about it at this writing. If I had that kind of ESP, I'd make a fortune betting sports!

So, lets get into the FACTS:

– A significant number of Las Vegas hotels are already taking reservations on dates ranging from April 17 to May 1.

– Over the years, around 1/3 of Las Vegas customers have been drive-ins (by car). Even if the air travel situation is dicey, Las Vegas will work to open as soon as permitted to cater to drive-in visitors.

– Much will depend on when President Trump decides to suggest the country is open for business. I say "suggest" because…

– At this time, Trump is continuing to let governors make that choice.

– Our Governor Sisolak seems to be very shut-down oriented. On the flip side, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and many out of work and without pay are lobbying harder for an early opening. However, it all rests with our governor.

– Is Las Vegas safe? Especially for someone who drives here in their own car sooner than later (greatly limiting exposure)? Let's crunch the numbers:

Nevada has a population of 3,034,392. We currently have 420 cases and 10 deaths. Let's get out the calculator:

Infection rate Rate: 0.000138

Death Rate: 0.000003

No… I can't count that small either. I had to figure out what something to the negative fifth power was on my calculator!

To put it in perspective, the infection rate is nearly identical to your odds of being DEALT a royal flush. I didn't say HITTING a royal. We're talking about pressing the button and you are handed one. Good luck with that one in your lifetime.

– April brings high 70's and 80's to Las Vegas. I've seen a number of medical experts note that this virus does NOT like hot, dry weather. In a very short amount of time here, Las Vegas (and Phoenix and the desert areas of California) may just be the most safe places you can be.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not shoot the messenger. I'm a quoted analyst in Las Vegas travel matters because I crunch the facts and numbers, look at trends and patterns, and am known to be quite accurate.

IE, don't blame me for killing the earth. People are going to come to Las Vegas. My info is for those who will travel. That's what I do. If you are staying home until the worldwide infection rate is 0.00000, then please do so!!!

For now, we're in a 30 day shut-down of ALL gambling in Nevada, plus all non-essential businesses. I like to make lemons out of lemonade. Hence, we've instituted a "countdown" on both our Twitter Feed and our Free Facebook Feed.

(We have a special, Members Only Facebook Group for our Supporting (Paid) Subscribers. However, unlocking that is only for those who help support our paid staff and all the the extra help, savings, and tips we have for those who donate $2.90 per month — paid yearly — to help us keep the lights and keep us doing what we do).

Once per hour, we post a Las Vegas picture from our archive of many, many thousands of Las Vegas pictures. We're having fun covering a bit of everything. You can poke your head in and take a look, or go ahead and follow us if Twitter or Facebook are platforms you enjoy using!

Also, since we KNOW that Las Vegas will be back as soon as authorities deem it safe, we know that YOU will be back before long. We're already hearing from people planning trips for late Spring, Summer, and beyond!

Hence, we're going to extend our Supporting (Paid) Member discount. But… ONLY until the day it is announced that Las Vegas is going to open. 20% off of your 2020 membership, and you'll still get a full year. 365 days, not just until the end of this year. You can do that right now at www.Join.Vegas, or let me remind you of just a few highlights of our membership program:

* Twice-Monthly "members only" newsletter. Always chalked full of Las Vegas information you generally WON'T find spending hours searching the internet (I'm not joking when I said our team is full of paid experts). Not visiting for a while? All the better! You'll have a few months to absorb and take advantage of so much great info!

* 12 special, exclusive reports. These 12 reports are worth the modest admission price to unlock them. Everything from how to get more comps without gambling more money, to how to bust the line at a crowded restaurant here without forking over a tip to the gatekeeper.

* The MOST comprehensive list of food and beverage specials on The Strip, Downtown, and Near-Strip. We have one paid person dedicated to maintaining this list. No coupons needed, and you can access it on your phone during your trip, and it is sorted by LOCATION!!!

Our "Your Guy In Vegas" feature. Try and search the internet for the best this-or-that, and you'll get all kinds of fake reviews, spammy pages, and what-not. You ask us about something, tell us what you have in mind, and we can provide some REAL, EXPERT, PERSONAL advice.

There is more, but you get the idea. You can see everything at www.Join.Vegas, and then use the coupon code ACCESS2020 when you check out, knocking your monthly cost (paid yearly) to $2.32 a month. SERIOUSLY… how can you NOT take me up on that one!!!

And… just in case this lockdown lasts way longer than expected, we'll maintain our other current GUARANTEE:

IF you do not visit during the first 365 days of your membership — for any reason whatsoever, we'll give you another full year on-the-house. And, that is in addition to our normal 60-day money-back guarantee. Protected via your credit card company through our "Secure Site Certificate" check-out.

Really simple: Step 1, go to www.Join.Vegas. Step 2, scroll though the info, and click when you see one of the Make Me A Member buttons. (Or, if you are in a hurry and ready go to NOW, go directly to the Sign-Up Page). Step 3, enter ACCESS2020 at the top where it says Coupon Code. You are literally 30 seconds away from unlocking more valuable Las Vegas information than you've seen in one spot in some time.

PS The ACCESS2020 for 20% off coupon code comes down the day our governor sets the "back open for business" date. Which could be sooner than later. Delay at your own risk!

Best,

Ted Newkirk

Founder
AccessVegas.com

Access Vegas Insider Vibe March 16, 2020

Newkirk’s Notes
Update: Wynn/Encore has since announced they will close for two weeks. As noted in this issue, Supporting Members can reference our Private Facebook Group for breaking updates, or use your “Your Guy In Vegas” feature.

Note: This closure was announced on the heels of the shutdown of the schools, and I believe was influenced by that issue as much as anything.

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas – No exclamation point after the “Vegas” this week. I had a huge pile of “need to know” savings, latest tips (Vegas is always changing) and similar for our Supporting Members. However, this week, the “need to know” is one singular topic: The virus and Las Vegas.

So ya… if you haven’t pulled the trigger and become a Supporting Member yet because “you have the internet”, enjoy spending hours researching questionable information. Instead of info from our paid staff which has a combined many decades of being true Las Vegas insiders.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now – Las Vegas is not shut down. This weekend, plenty of people are enjoying casinos, walking The Strip, getting their pic taken in front of the Las Vegas sign. Don’t take my word for it. Look for yourself: Earthcam Las Vegas Cam. (Note: Remember time zones and such. If you go to look at 7 AM our time, don’t expect to see anybody out there!)

Buffets and selected restaurants have GENERALLY been closed. This isn’t the end of the world. In fact, many restaurants which are staying open are the kind on our comprehensive list of researched Las Vegas Food and Beverage Specials (sorted by South Strip, Mid-Strip, North Strip, Fremont, and other areas). Just a reminder that we put the phone number with the outlet for a reason! While my staff checks and updates this info at least monthly, call ahead. Restaurants sometimes do make abrupt changes and don’t notify us.

Our tap water was, is, and will be safe to drink. (Our water district assured us of this, and the reality is that their day-to-day J-O-B is to treat the water so it has no virus or pathogen or other matter in it which will make you ill!) In fact, not long ago, we reminded our Supporting Members how they can always get free water in a casino. And no, it does not involve gambling and having a waitress bring it to you, nor sticking your empty glass under the tap in the bathroom. Note: While that water is safe, bathroom tap water is often warm or hot. Not exactly what you want to gulp down on a hot Vegas day.

Shows are closed. With tours, it varies. The Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Red Rock, Zion, Death Valley, Valley of Fire, and all of the natural wonders in this area certainly are open. And, there is no shortage of CHEAP rental cars right now. This might be a fantastic time to plan a trip, use the serious money you save on hotel and airfare, and see all the “Not on Strip or Fremont” stuff you’ve always said you’d check out “one of these days”. Well, there is no time like the present!

By the way, a contributor and friend to what we do happens to be our area’s top tour guide. His name is Mark Anthony. He has some time on his hands due to the slowdown. While he does many 1-4 day bus tours around our region, he also regularly does private tours. Just you and your friends/spouse/group and him.

Whether it is three of you in a rental car, or a small van or bus, he’s your guy and you can probably get a good price on everything from top-to-bottom. No matter if checking out how awesome a private tour of anything from Fremont Street and historic downtown to Grand Canyon would be, click on over to The Vegas Tourist and hit him up!

ALSO, if you are planning to hit Hoover Dam, our exclusive Special Report 09 – How To Have The Best Time On Your Visit To Hoover Dam is a must.

Casinos are working as hard as they possibly can to provide a safe experience. Wiping down everything from slot machines to the front desk counters frequently. Casino chips are actually being WASHED! Seriously. Funny side note: 20 years ago, I used to low roller at the Gold Spike Casino downtown. (It is no longer a casino, but a bar aimed at Millennials). Their chips were FILTHY. One night, I came home with a bunch of them in my pocket, and actually tossed them in dishwasher. (By themselves!)

Speaking of, dealers are being mandated to wash up really good both right before and just after they have been dealing. AND, the hotels/casinos have made strict rules about employees staying home if they are not well.

Latest is that Wynn/Encore is shutting off every other slot machine to help people keep this “social distance” everyone is talking about. Speaking of…

Yes, MGM Resorts is laying off people by the truckload. No return date set. Health care coverage ending in a set amount of time. The whole nine yards. Wynn noted that they will pay full-time employees that otherwise are “laid off” until they return. As of this writing, no other casinos have made statements regarding such. So, if wanting to go to hotels where staffing is a concern, perhaps MGM Resorts properties might not be the best pick.

Obviously, whether you want to travel (or not) is a personal decision. I’m not a doctor. Although, a group of home health care professionals did decide to keep their convention dates about a week ago: Conventioneers say healthy habits keep them from fearing coronavirus

If you are sitting at home with 20 cases of water, prepared for the end of the world, no worries. I understand. Everyone is handling this differently. For you, I’d suggest staying home. You would be going around too worried to have fun. Someone sneezes due to allergies (it is very much “springtime” here, temps in the 60’sF most of the time) and you’ll be running away to keep from getting sick. I get it.

If you are someone who has checked with your doctor or nurses line regarding any current health issues, and if you feel that this is basically a flu and you should just wash often and go about your life, Las Vegas is a bargain like we have not seen in a long time. Check your comps. Check how few airline points they want to fly you here (or how low the fares are). If you can live without seeing a show or eating at a buffet, you’ll have a great time and have a fair amount of elbow room.

Yes, there are still resort fees. As discussed last issue, we’re been fighting against fees very strongly, including being vocal in the media. However, our Supporting Members can usually save more than a couple nights resort fees from the tips and help of the paid expert staff that membership dues support.

AND, because many people are re-evaluating travel plans, we’ve EXTENDED both our guarantee and 2020 coupon code for the time being:

1. IF you don’t visit during the next 12 months (a Supporting Membership is for one full year), we will comp you the following 12 months. And, twice monthly, you’ll be soaking up expert advice/tips for your next trip. Must know stuff!

2. The coupon code ACCESS2020 will STILL save you 20% off the full year membership. (At this point, your membership would be valid until March 2021).

Joining is easy at Members.AccessVegas.com  Coupon code — once you’ve read enough of the info and see a Join button — is ACCESS2020

Also, I’ve just scratched the surface. I’m sure that many have questions specifically pertaining to future Vegas travel, trips people are thinking about (either right away or in a couple weeks or even a couple of months as this issue might be around for a while).

Don’t forget about your “Your Guy In Vegas” benefit. We promise to personally answer questions you have, go back and forth with you to really understand your needs, and make sure your next visit is as perfect as possible. (Supporting Members only, please. Our paid staff is only equipped to handle so many requests).

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com



Las Vegas Shows

‘The Beatles Love’ Is A Hit In Las Vegas

Picture yourself in a boat on a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies. Somebody calls you; you answer quite slowly … and it’s Father McKenzie, writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear. There are plenty of people near, however, as he is in the midst of a tableau set to the tune of “Eleanor Rigby” during Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE.

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Las Vegas Dining

Las Vegas Has A Hidden Bar That Can Only Be Reached Through A Secret Tunnel

If there’s anything we love more than tacos it’s probably got to be hidden spots that only locals know about. If you need the inside scoop on a secret speakeasy in Las Vegas, you’ve come to the right place. The best part? You’ll need to go through a cave tunnel to find it.

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Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

Best Things To See In Nevada Aside From Las Vegas Including Red Rock Canyon

When thinking of Nevada, Las Vegas is usually the city that immediately springs to mind. However, it could be time to think again, as the the Silver State has so much more to offer than the excesses of Sin City. While Vegas offers up plenty of glitz and glamour, head beyond the neon and you’ll find vast expanses of rocky desert that drift up to snowcapped mountains and alpine forests.

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Las Vegas Gambling


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

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Debbie Gibson – Girls Night Out Official Music Video

(Producers Notes) So excited for you to watch my official music video for “Girls Night Out” (Tracy Young #VegasVibe Remix)! Shot in Las Vegas.

Click to watch video
Las Vegas Territory – Mesquite

Las Vegas Territory video on Mesquite, NV area and attractions. Just one hour north of Las Vegas (and, on the way to Zion National Park), Mesqite is growing in popularity with those who want a combination of “old Vegas” mixed with a more relaxed, smaller town atmosphere.

Click to watch video
The Sahara Las Vegas is Back!

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore The Sahara Las Vegas.

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New Details – Circa Resort and Casino

(Producers Notes) Circa owner, Derek Stevens, talks with Vegas Revealed about the new resort and casino opening in downtown Las Vegas in December of 2020. Construction is on schedule. Stevens details the resort features, including the massive outdoor pool area and theater that will be open 365 days a year.






From The Business Side Of Las Vegas…

Sports are cancelled for now, but they will be back. Of interest was that the state of Michigan just made the necessary moves to offer sports betting.

Watch carefully over the next year or so as Derek Stevens (owner of The D, Golden Gate, Circa, and Circa Sports book) becomes the nationwide king of sports betting.

Even though he’s an avid sports bettor himself, it raised a few eyebrows when he decided to take his properties sports book business in-house. The “smaller players” in the hotel game, as well as a fair number of the big corporations, have companies like William Hill operate their sports books. Why? If nothing else, RISK.

Can a sports book win a million bucks on a weekend? Sure. But, if the “public” (majority of bettors) get on a certain side of certain games, and they are not able to “balance the books” with enough wagers on the other side, they can take a bath as well. Does it balance out in the long-run (if they are doing it right)? Yes. However, many of you in states just legalizing it are seeing your governments — who at first thought it would be a cash cow — realize profits on sports betting are comparatively low.

So what is Derek up to? Simple:

Year-over-year, he actually won’t make zillions of dollars off of this.

HOWEVER…

He’s going to get GAMBLERS to come to his properties.

Don’t be surprised if he has a “bad beat for the house” weekend and gets in front of as much media as possible and says “Ya… the bettors took us for almost $2 Million this weekend”.

Are you kidding me? That is old school. Why? Blackjack used to be “the” game to play because everyone thought is was beatable. Everybody wants to beat the house.

If Circa Sports becomes know as the brand that can be beaten (even if they do win the vast majority of weekends), players will gravitate to them.

This is no different than the huge money wagers Derek placed on Michigan State during March Madness. Who cares if he lost $350k (or whatever it was… right up around there). He got as much, if not more, back in publicity.

Plus, he’s doing Vegas right. Full-Pay blackjack even on the lower limit tables, good drink service, a 24/7 Coney Dog joint that won’t break the bank. Word is he may even be bringing back the world-famous Golden Gate Shrimp Cocktail at Circa when it opens! Although, we’ll forgive him if he can’t offer it at 99 cents, or even $1.99.

Still… I can almost taste that zesty, tangy cocktail sauce they make from the decades-old recipe, that he acquired when he bought Golden Gate!

Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


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Access Vegas Insider Vibe February 29, 2020

Newkirk’s Notes
Note: Normally, the column from AccessVegas.com Founder and 20+ year Las Vegas resident and visitor expert is only available to our subscribers who support our efforts. However, in light of possibly the biggest Las Vegas news in a decade, we’re giving our free email subscribers this section today.

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. The biggest shake-up in a long, long time could be good for our visitors. Some of you have heard that MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren is stepping down. For those not up to speed: He’s the guy who brought high resort fees, paid parking, and tons of other high prices and nickel-and-diming. Which ended up permeating most of the industry here.

For those new to the classroom, we generally don’t go way into the business side of Las Vegas here. Although, there have been calls for it in our Members Facebook Group. Hence, I am considering a time-to-time section at the bottom of our Members newsletter version for those interested. I’m constantly involved in talking the business side of Las Vegas with colleagues, industry people, and those in the media.

My involvement the past couple of years has aggressively centered on calling out MGM Resorts for these practices. I’ve frequently been speaking out in assorted articles about how fees were negatively affecting visitors, visitation rates, and simply leaving a bad taste in people’s mouths.

So… Ding, Dong… The Witch Is Dead! Let’s backtrack almost exactly two years, trace this amazing and fortunate downfall, talk about how and why it happened, and talk about what is next for Las Vegas!

On February 17, 2018, I wrote the following Op-Ed in the Review-Journal:

COMMENTARY: Some warning signs in Las Vegas tourism numbers

Let’s just say that suggesting the emperor has no clothes on isn’t popular. I got one very gruff phone message, and some of you may have noticed that we haven’t carried any MGM advertising nor promotions in a long, long time! (Except perhaps through a third party not associated with them). However, I really felt strongly about what they were doing to our visitors, the bad path they were taking, and was in a position to speak up.

While I can’t begin to take full credit for getting Murren out the door, what followed that op-ed was quarter-after-quarter of (usually) sub-par earnings calls. Jim Murren kept saying “wait until 2020, wait until 2020” and I was thinking “Yes, 2020 when everybody finally sees that your horrible treatment (financially) of your guests isn’t helping the business and you get shown the door.”

Disclaimer: Murren is resigning, but many feel that the company board of directors suggested that he do so.

In fact, many months ago, well back into 2019, I had specifically told anyone who will listen that Murren would be out the second half of 2020. (He’s taking his time stepping aside, and highly likely will within that window). People no longer think I’m nuts on that one!

I followed that “Warning Signs” article with a Letter To The Editor:

LETTER: No secret to the revival of downtown Las Vegas casinos

Here’s the crux of that letter:

As someone with more than two decades of Las Vegas tourism promotion, I can tell you what they are doing right: Lower limits, more favorable game rules, looser slots, free-flowing liquor comps, and more affordable food and beverage. They know they are going to get your money eventually. Not only isn’t it a sin to let you play longer, but even after you’ve lost that first $100 bill, you are more likely to pull out the next one because you got your entertainment value out of it.

The mantra of Strip casinos has been “people aren’t gambling as much, so we want to focus on other revenue sources.” The reality is that people aren’t gambling on the Strip as much in recent years because those casinos decided to choke the golden goose some time ago. Slots were tightened, limits were raised, house-favorable rules like lower-pay blackjack were instituted, and people simply lost their money more quickly.

Oh, and could downtown’s lower (or non-existent) resort fees, free guest parking and lower-priced dining (both fine and casual) be leaving people more money to gamble with? Food for thought.

I’ve been additionally quoted regarding the negatives of parking fees here, here, here, and here. Plus, articles such as South Point going strong with “old-school” playbook regarding casino operators who are doing it old-school (good odds, good rules, reasonably-priced food and beverage) and seeming to do just great!

We also started our Access Vegas Insider Vibe Membership program a number of years ago to help combat this. I can’t make the casinos stop charging you resort and parking fees. But, with the support of our members, I can hire help so we can research and stay on all the ways you can do Las Vegas like you always used to, and on the same budget you used to. It is not uncommon for our members to save 2-3 times (and even more) the $34.80 per year we ask you to support us with.

Honestly, you can’t NOT afford to “buy us a cup of coffee” per month (less than $3 per month) if you want to help us not only keep “sticking it” to those who are trying to bilk you on your visits, but provide you both deep and extensive ways to save on each visit that your zillion hours trying to search the internet simply aren’t going to uncover.

Seriously, ask an internet group a simple question like what the best Las Vegas steakhouse is. Try it. You are going to get 18 different answers, often from people who have only heard about a place, and none of which might be appropriate for what your celebration requires. And, don’t even get me started on the problems with possibly fake Yelp reviews. Our members? They ask us, we answer based on their wants, and we often publish that info to help all of our members!

Join Our Members Now, Get Back To The Vegas Budget You Loved

How can I be this confident in how we help our members? Because we have a 60-day money-back guarantee that (literally) virtually nobody ever takes us up on. In fact, it is the other way around: People regularly write and say “When is my subscription up? I want to make sure I’m resubscribed and don’t miss a thing!”

There is a whole lot more to this Murren story, his downfall, future changes, how I knew it was coming months before others did, and what it all means to you regarding what to watch out for future visits. When you choose to become a member, you can Be In The Know Before Your Next Visit and have instant access (to that, and everything else).

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com



Las Vegas Shows



‘Raiding The Rock Vault’ Settles In At The Rio


The hard-charging and endlessly fun “Raiding the Rock Vault” opened at its fourth home in nearly seven years in Las Vegas this month, exploding onto the stage at the 172 music club and restaurant near the Chippendales Theater at the Rio.

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Book Now! Raiding the Rock Vault Tickets!

Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us



Las Vegas Dining



Set For Spring Opening, Flamingo Steakhouse A Nod To Vegas’ Mob Heritage


The Flamingo has a long history on the Strip dating back to the 1940s. Its new steakhouse will pay homage to that history.

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Las Vegas Hotels



The Best Neighborhoods In Las Vegas To Spend A Weekend


Las Vegas is one of the fastest growing destinations in the country right now with new neighborhoods popping up nearly as fast as lawyer commercials on TV. Its residential evolution is influencing what’s possible for tourism, whether it’s the dining scene or attractions that are shifting away from casino culture.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions



9 Interesting Facts About Lake Las Vegas


Lake Las Vegas isn’t exactly one of the most-iconic parts of visiting Las Vegas. In fact, you may not even know it exists. But if you get tired of the glitz and glamour of the Strip, then you should definitely consider visiting Lake Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas Gambling



Cashless Gaming Now A Reality At Several Casinos


It’s quickly becoming a cashless world and some Las Vegas casinos are starting to go that route, as well. Following approval last year by the Nevada Gaming Commision, the Reno-based company Automated Cash Systems Inc has partnered with several casinos to install ATMs at various table games.

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Other Las Vegas News


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

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Shania Twain – Las Vegas Show – Let’s Go! Sneak Peek

Shania Twain Las Vegas Residency Show at Planet Hollywood Zappos Theater. Shania shares what she loves about her Las Vegas show, the songs, the fans, and the incredible theater.

Get Tickets Now!

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Venetian Las Vegas – Grand Canal Shops – A Romantic Resort on the Strip

(Producers Notes) Today we explore the Venetian Resort on the Las Vegas Strip. This resort is massive! I feel in love with the Resort and I am pretty sure I saw only half of it.

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Eating at the WORST BUFFET in LAS VEGAS

(Producers Notes)Eating at the worst buffet in Las Vegas? The buffet at MGM GRAND LAS VEGAS.

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Hiking to the Arizona Hot Springs In Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) We took a trip to the Arizona Hot Springs. Its a 6 mile round trip hike with an elevation change of 800 feet. The trail offers 3 routes and we tried 2 of the 3. The hot springs were too hot to enjoy, but we still enjoyed the hike. Pack tons of water and a sack lunch.





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe January 21, 2020

Las Vegas Shows



Enter The Adventure With ‘KÀ’ In Las Vegas


KÀ is a story of adventure and conflict, but the real battle is against gravity. Cirque du Soleil’s ambitious production at the MGM Grand unfolds almost entirely on a levitating stage that tilts, turns and, at times, stands vertically upright.

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Book Now! Click to Save up to $65 per ticket!

Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us



Las Vegas Dining



The Most Anticipated Las Vegas Restaurant Openings In 2020


Three new restaurants at Wynn Las Vegas. A revamped restaurant from Wolfgang Puck. A cake vending machine from Buddy Valastro. A Japanese restaurant from Gordon Ramsay. Sliders from David Chang. All make up the new dining landscape of Las Vegas when they open in 2020.

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Las Vegas Hotels



Luxor Las Vegas Adds New LED Light Programming To Its Iconic Light Display


Already known for its iconic light beam, the Luxor has added an extra touch to its famous light show. According to a spokeswoman for MGM Resorts, the property started running a new LED light program on Dec. 19.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions



Best Things To Do In Las Vegas


Planning for your next trip to Las Vegas? That’s good. You might have already experienced the information overload and indecisiveness that accompanies the Vegas traveling bug. It’s normally a common phenomenon among many vacationers, taking into account the million and one things that Las Vegas offers.

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Las Vegas Sports



Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury Rematch Set For MGM Grand In Las Vegas


The highly anticipated Feb. 22 rematch between heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury is now official, with a site deal complete and tickets ready to go on sale on Saturday.

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Las Vegas Gambling



The Truth About Video Reel Slot Machines


QUESTION: My wife pointed out something you wrote about the slots, that a reel could have nine 7s and one lemon, but that the programming could make the lemon come up 90% of the time. It was about three-reel slots, but we were wondering, do video slots work the same way?

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Other Las Vegas News



Help Us Beat The Las Vegas Nickel-and-Diming!

If you missed our email to you last week, you still have time to lock up your “Save More Than Two Nights Resort Fees” guarantee, and get 20% off for the entire year of 2020. This makes your cost about the same as a cup of coffee per month!

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I will 100% refund your money. I’ll personally go into our system and hit the charge-back button myself. I’m THAT confident that you can’t be a year-long member and NOT get many times your money’s worth.

2. IF for some reason you do not visit Las Vegas in 2020 (any reason, decided to visit Florida instead, you stubbed your toe and canceled the trip, ANY reason), I will give you the entire year of 2021 on-the-house.

Oh, and we’re still going to honor the December “Special Discount” of 20% off in 2020. But, only if you get in NOW:

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Peppermill Restaurant Las Vegas – CLASSIC Vegas Diner!

(Producer’s Notes) Since the 1970s, the Peppermill has kept Las Vegas well fed with its oversized breakfast plates and classic diner food.

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Walking Thru Luxor Las Vegas & Buffet Review

(Producer’s Notes) Walk with us and explore the Luxor Hotel & Casino located in Las Vegas. We did stop by the buffet. This was recorded on Wednesday Dec 12, 2018 around 8PM.

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Magician Hans Klok Dazzles at Excalibur Las Vegas

Hans Klok has dazzled audiences with his illusions and sleight of hand the world over.

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Fremont Street Experience All-New Visuals

(Producers Notes) The massive LED screen at Fremont Street Experience has undergone a $32 million upgrade, but that’s not all. There’s all new visual content in the works, to be officially unveiled on New Year’s Eve.





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Las Vegas Shows



Video – Celestia Brings Death-Defying Entertainment To Las Vegas Strip


Celestia is celebrating six months of success under the Big Top. It’s an acrobatic show at the STRAT and is looking to become a permanent fixture on the Strip.

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Las Vegas Dining



Only-in-Las Vegas Vintage Restaurants


Las Vegas has a history of destroying its history. This is a place where everything old is new again only when it really is new — the equivalent of a CES attendee trashing his or her iPhone the second the new one comes out.

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Las Vegas Hotels



Sahara Las Vegas – Hotel Review


The newly reopened Sahara Las Vegas boasts renovated rooms and easy access to the Strip and Convention Center – here’s what under $50 per night buys you

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions



Vintage Las Vegas 2020: The Underrated And The Fabulously Eccentric


Time to go beyond Las Vegas bling and casinos, to check out these fun, creative suggestions: a retro twist in a new decade.

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Las Vegas Gambling



A Casino Game We’re Loving Right Now: Shoot To Win Craps


If you spend any amount of time in casinos, you’ve no doubt seen a Shoot to Win Craps machine. The over-sized, bouncing dice create quite the spectacle. The game is also known, informally, as “craps bubble” machines.

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#Friends25 Debuts on the Fountains of Bellagio

(Producers Notes) Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved TV series, ‘Friends,’ as it comes to life on the Fountains of Bellagio.

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Red Rock Casino, A BILLION Dollar Casino For Locals

(Producers Notes) Hope you enjoy our walk through of the Red Rock Casino, one of the premier casinos in Summerlin. This casino is beautiful inside and out with an outdoor shopping mall next door. Downtown Summerlin is a fun place to shop, have drinks and be entertained.

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Guy Fieri Restaurant Las Vegas – Trash Can Nachos!

(Producers Notes) Buy a ticket to Flavortown at Guy Fieri’s restaurant and bar on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Take a Deep Dive into the Underwater Fantasy of Le Reve – The Dream

(Producers Notes) The minute you enter Le Reve – The Dream’s aquatic theater inside of Wynn Las Vegas, you’ll be instantly captivated by the sparkling pool and vibrant ceiling curtain.

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Las Vegas Shows
Reba McEntire And Brooks & Dunn Extend Las Vegas Residency With 24 New Dates

Need an excuse to visit Las Vegas in 2020? Probably not, but just in case, Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn have extended their Sin City residency – Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas – with 24 new dates at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in 2020.


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Las Vegas Dining
Front Yard At Ellis Island Is Worth The Wait

It’s taken a minute, but Front Yard at Ellis Island is ready for its debut. The new restaurant and bar opens Dec. 6, 2019. Here’s a first look inside. Although, if you follow us on Twitter, it’s a second look inside, but let’s not get bogged down by details.


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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions
Snow Arrives On Mt. Charleston Near Las Vegas Ahead Of Thanksgiving

A significant chunk of the economy around Mt. Charleston might be based on snow, but the arrival of a big storm on Thanksgiving eve is being greeted with mixed feelings. Mt. Charleston Lodge General Manager, Thomas Schneekloth says his employees have been working on serving Thanksgiving..


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Las Vegas Gambling
Life-Changing Jackpot Hit At Downtown Las Vegas Casino

A visitor from Hawaii turned her stay at Fremont Hotel and Casino into a $1,098,478 payday when she hit a jackpot on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine on Nov. 23. A $5 spin was parlayed into the jackpot.


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Las Vegas Hotels
Video – A Resorts World Update From The Guy At The Top, President Scott Sibella

How about a tour? “…Those are all suites, private casinos, beautiful lounge at the top,” said Scott Sibella, pointing at his resort-under-construction. I met him on the top floor of what will be, in a couple of years, a busy parking deck.


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#Friends25 Debuts on the Fountains of Bellagio

(Producers Notes) Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved TV series, ‘Friends,’ as it comes to life on the Fountains of Bellagio.


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Red Rock Casino, A BILLION Dollar Casino For Locals

(Producers Notes) Hope you enjoy our walk through of the Red Rock Casino, one of the premier casinos in Summerlin. This casino is beautiful inside and out with an outdoor shopping mall next door. Downtown Summerlin is a fun place to shop, have drinks and be entertained.


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Guy Fieri Restaurant Las Vegas – Trash Can Nachos!

(Producers Notes) Buy a ticket to Flavortown at Guy Fieri’s restaurant and bar on the Las Vegas Strip.


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Take a Deep Dive into the Underwater Fantasy of Le Rêve – The Dream

(Producers Notes) The minute you enter Le Rêve – The Dream’s aquatic theater inside of Wynn Las Vegas, you’ll be instantly captivated by the sparkling pool and vibrant ceiling curtain.

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Las Vegas Shows

Paula Abdul Goes Straight (up) To Las Vegas, As ‘Forever Your Girl’ Residency Launches Tonight

Paula Abdul wants you to remember she’s “Forever Your Girl” — and she’ll officially launch her Las Vegas residency of that name on Tuesday night at the Flamingo hotel.

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Las Vegas Dining

10 Best Celebrity Chef Restaurants On The Las Vegas Strip

Wolfgang Puck started it all when he opened Spago at The Forum Shops at Caesars in 1992 (his restaurant moved to Bellagio in 2018); since then, the parade shows no signs of ending.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Virgin Hotels, Incoming Las Vegas Casino Operator, Opposes Resort Fees

Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal says the company is committed to price transparency, and therefore opposes the practice of adding on resort fees to advertised rates at the end of the booking process.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

7 Ways You’re Doing Grand Canyon National Park Wrong

Going at the busiest time of year is just one of the mistakes travelers typically make when visiting Arizona’s natural wonder. Everyone should see America’s second-most-visited (and first-most-awesome) national park.

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Las Vegas Sports

Video – Vegas Golden Knights Help Light The Cosmopolitan Christmas Tree

The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas celebrated its Third Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by Vegas Golden Knights’ Marc-Andre Fleury and Max Pacioretty on Nov. 22

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Las Vegas Gambling

Bettor Wins $367K On 5-Team College Football Parlay

A William Hill bettor in Las Vegas hit a $1,548 five-team college football parlay for $367,594 on Saturday after placing the wager on the sportsbook’s mobile app. The gambler picked three money line underdogs in Illinois (+500), Minnesota (+220) and California (+245)

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Las Vegas Holidays

Everything You Need To Do In Las Vegas Over The Holidays

Las Vegas isn’t just a city of sin. It’s a city of celebration. As the temperatures drop and we take bets on if it will snow again this year, the holiday season heats up with events, dinners, and activities all around town. From now until the end of the year, we’ve got everything covered in Vegas.

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Taste of the Las Vegas: Extreme Eats (Steak)

(Producers Notes) In this installment of Taste of the Town, the Review-Journal’s Al Mancini shows us one of the best bargains on a steak available in the valley, as well as one of the most luxurious cuts of beef you can buy, as long as money is no object.

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Westgate Las Vegas aka Hilton Las Vegas – The Vegas Home of Elvis

(Producers Notes) Today, we walk around Westgate Las Vegas, aka Hilton Las Vegas, aka The International. There wasn’t too much to film but A LOT to talk about.

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T-Mobile Arena Is Larger Than Life

(Producers Notes) Imagine cheering for your favorite team during the day and attending a big-name concert in the evening … at the same venue. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, T-Mobile Arena is like no other place in the country and is built to host events of all kinds and sizes.

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Circus Circus Las Vegas Buffet – Big Top Bites!

(Producers Notes) The proof is in the pudding at the Circus Buffet at Circus Circus Las Vegas.





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe November 25, 2019

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHi Name, Hello From Las Vegas! – Hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving and stayed warm. We’re right around 60F for the next week here in Las Vegas, and have no complaints!

Due to the overwhelming response to our free report offer (see last email we sent, you might need to check your spam filter), and due to the fact that we’re real people who are personally handling this, hang tight as we get the reports out over the next few days.We promise it will be worth the wait.

PS I was recently quoted in this article about how some Las Vegas Strip venues are charging sneaky service fees on food and beverage, keeping up the fight to put an end to this stuff.

Our members get the inside scoop on how to avoid or minimize not only these fees, but much of the nickel-and-diming that is stressing your Las Vegas budget. Please consider supporting our effort! The more I speak out, the fewer places will advertise with us to punish me for helping our visitors and telling it like it is, as I’m regularly quoted in various Las Vegas media articles.

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Las Vegas Shows

Viva Las Vegas, Y’all’: Kelly Clarkson Excited About 2020 ‘Invincible’ Residency In Sin City

Kelly Clarkson fans just got lucky – she’s announced a new residency in Las Vegas! for 2020. The original American Idol made the big announcement after performing a medley of her hits during the “Kelly-oke” portion of her daytime talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday.

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Downtown Las Vegas’ Arts District Is Becoming A Beer Lover’s Paradise

Las Vegas beer brewers are flocking to the Arts District, drawn to the area for its walkability, its central location in the Las Vegas Valley and its creative, local vibe. Three new breweries are expected to open within the next six months, joining Arts District staple Hop Nuts Brewing, a recently opened taproom from CraftHaus Brewery and the new, Atomic Age-themed Able Baker Brewing.

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Las Vegas Gambling

James Holzhauer Helps Unveil New ‘Jeopardy!’ Slot Machine

The answer: The best person to unveil a new “Jeopardy!” slot machine in Las Vegas. In the form of a question: Who is: “Jeopardy” James Holzhauer? On Tuesday the Las Vegas resident turned game show superstar helped unveil the new “Jeopardy!” slot at the Global Gaming Expo.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Cosmopolitan To Show Holiday Movies At Its Rooftop Ice Rink Above Las Vegas Strip

You’ll soon be able to watch a movie while ice skating high above the Las Vegas Strip. Marking its eighth holiday season, the Cosmopolitan will again transform its rooftop Boulevard Pool into a winter wonderland overlooking the Strip. The Ice Rink, which is open from Nov. 20-Jan. 5, allows visitors a chance to enjoy skating on more than 4,200 square feet of real ice.

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Las Vegas New Years

New Year’s Eve Celebrations, Events In Las Vegas | 2019-2020

Here is a list of New Year’s Eve events and celebrations happening in Las Vegas as the calendar turns from 2019 to 2020: New Year’s Eve with Rhythm Nation Formed in San Francisco, Calif.

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The Oasis at Death Valley

(Producers Notes) You don’t come to Death Valley because abundant life flourishes here. Which is exactly why an oasis in the middle of it is so special. Only here can you stroll among lush date palms, float the day away in one of our spring fed pools or disappear into the exhilarating landscape of one of America’s largest national parks, and still return in time for a memorable dinner – and a sunset you’ll never forget.

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Circus Circus 2018 Walk Thru

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore the Circus Circus located in Las Vegas. This was recorded on a Monday night around 6PM.


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