Hello From Las Vegas! – COVID numbers are generally trending in the right direction here in Nevada, and if all goes well, the mask mandate will fall in a few weeks. Most likely just for the vaccinated (on a voluntary level). I have to believe it will be quite some time (think months) before casinos go back to a “no mask” rule based on security concerns.
Having said that, enforcement is very lax. Both in the tourism areas and in the rest of Las Vegas. Even with the mandate, I’m getting used to seeing unmasked people when I’m out on errands and such. Granted, I can’t speak for every business nor every gaming property. So, keep your mask with you. And as previously noted, please carefully check the vaccine proof and/or mask requirements before you buy tickets to any kind of entertainment.
The Sale Of The Cosmo – I wanted to give a little time for the dust to settle on this one. Few saw the Cosmo sale to the MGM Resorts coming. Don’t get me wrong: It wasn’t so much a shock. However, strong rumors had everyone from Tribal Gaming concerns to the Golden Nugget owner and CNBC Billion Dollar Buyer Tillman Fertitta showing a strong interest.
So, who is this good for? MGM Resorts. Who is it bad for? Unfortunately, everyone else. Even if you are an MGM player.
This column, breaking down
– Is this going to be a good thing for rated MGM players? Or, maybe not?
– What about the generous drink comps?
– Will Cosmo’s curated food and beverage suffer?
– Will there be employee shake-up, and how will customer service change?
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Las Vegas Shows
Mr. Las Vegas himself is coming back to the stage. Wayne Newton has set a limited engagement at Flamingo Las Vegas starting in October, according to Caesars Entertainment. The new show, called “Wayne: Up Close and Personal,” will perform through the fall and into December and New Year’s Day at the Wayne Newton Theater.
Las Vegas Dining
As sports continue to take over the Vegas consciousness, now seems like the right time to revisit the very sporty Circa and check out the goods at a restaurant we missed when it opened last year. Victory Burger & Wings Co. is basically built around watching sports, an airy space with plenty of screens of its own, perched above the casino’s mega-sportsbook and connected to all the action.
Las Vegas Tours & Attractions
Nevada is home to some utterly stunning, world-famous national recreation areas (see Red Rock Canyon and Lake Mead), not to mention surrounded by scores of ultra-popular national parks in neighboring states, just a few hours’ drive away: Zion and Bryce Canyon in Utah. Joshua Tree and Death Valley in California. Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Las Vegas Gambling
What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy
Heritage Steak House…One of the Best in Vegas?Heritage Steak House…One of the Best in Vegas?
(Video Publishers Notes) Say hello to the “Best Hotel in Las Vegas”, as named by Travel & Leisure just this month! It’s been well over a year since Las Vegas Inside & Out did a stay at the Wynn, and in that year or more, the management has created a whole list of wonderful new experiences for their guests.
Come along with us as we rediscover the Wynn, Encore, and Wynn Plaza Shops – what’s new that you will want to make time for on your next visit! And then, we are going into the sumptuous Cipriani for a Sicilian lunch with impeccable service.
(Video Publishers Notes) Here’s the Best Dayclubs in Las Vegas! Bring your swim suit and ID!
Pools aren’t just the only way to cool off in Vegas, we also have so many Dayclubs you can go to, you just have to be an adult of course. Imagine going to a nightclub, but during the day, and you get to wear a swimsuit plus get day drunk, sounds like a dream. You can come in to a dayclub by either buying tickets, getting on the guestlist, or buying bottle service.
I have included several of my most trusted club employees that can get you in. You can also see some of your favorite DJ’s at these clubs, so make sure you look through each website and event calendar to help you choose better the location. In this video I am taking you to Marquee at Cosmopolitan, Encore Beach Club or EBC at the Wynn/Encore, Wet Republic at MGM Grand, and Daylight at Mandalay Bay. Again, bring your ID!
(Video Publishers Notes) Main Street Station is open and so is Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewery! The menu is different than it was pre-covid and they only have two of their home brews on tap. We were excited to get back and had a wonderful time, as always!
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