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.

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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!

 


We have answers to your Vegas questions!

But, you have to ask the questions.

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


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Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

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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Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

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:

Members.AccessVegas.com


Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


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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* 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


Las Vegas Sports

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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

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.

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Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

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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Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

 

* 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,

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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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* 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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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?

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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.

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* 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.

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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.

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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.

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Members Mania

Note From Ted:

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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

 

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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!)

 

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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.

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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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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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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!

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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.

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

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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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Access Vegas Insider Vibe February 9, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

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

  • The pending lifting of many COVID restrictions
  • Case number news that will soon be allowing many more of your states to “allow” travel to Nevada.
  • The return of shows and concerts.
  • In addition, we have a special report on everything you need to know on a visit to Red Rock Canyon, the stunning federal park located (literally) 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.

    You can do it like an amateur and miss out on the best times of day, the best route to get there (it makes a huge difference, only amateurs simply put it in their GPS and just drive), what to look for to enjoy in the park, and a “best kept secret” historical area in that area which is well worth the side trip.

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.

Our Supporting Members are not slaves to spammy (and often incorrect, especially during these times) internet information or forums/board where recent, first-hand info on a variety of topics is missing.

And, with our current Coupon Code SAVE777, you get to be the absolutely most knowledgeable, informed Las Vegas visitor, for $2.25 a month (paid yearly).

You can’t even get a cup of coffee (let alone just about anything else) on The Strip for such a small amount. Think about how small a price that is to pay when you consider how much you truly need to be “in the know” when planning a visit during these times when we’re still transitioning out of COVID. Help us with a few pennies, we’re likely to save you serious bucks by helping you make the right choices. Our reputation depends on it.

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Las Vegas Shows

Garth Brooks Concert at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas Rescheduled Again

Garth Brooks has rescheduled his massive stadium concert in Las Vegas for a second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The concert, once set for Aug. 22, 2020 at Allegiant Stadium, was rescheduled to Feb. 27 last July. Brooks’ team announced it would be rescheduled again to July 10, 2021.

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Downtown Las Vegas’ Arts District Is Booming With Breweries

The 18b Las Vegas Arts District was formed in 1998 to promote artistic endeavors of all mediums. In the past five years, the 18-block initiative has welcomed a new art form-the craft of brewing beer-which has blossomed into what can rightly be called a beer district, with five breweries, two brewery taprooms and a handful of beer-centric pubs.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Bellagio Reveals Room Upgrade Designs and They’re Sexy

Bellagio resort is renovating its rooms and guests will be able to check out the redesign as soon as April 2021. No renovation cost was given by Bellagio, but we’re pegging it at $100 million based upon comparable projects as well as our boundless capacity for winging it.

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Members Mania

As we’ve devoted parts of this and the previous issue to the thought of renting a car when you visit, even if you usually don’t, we thought it would be a good time to post the following advice regarding whether to get the extra coverage car insurance on your rental.

 

This is premium information, for our Supporting (Paid) Members only. 
This note from an insurance agent details when it is wise to take the insurance, and when it isn’t. And yes, there is a dividing point depending on a number of factors. Relying on your personal car insurance isn’t always the most wise move, and he details the factors to consider.

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Stunning Video – Grand Canyon Covered in Snow and Clouds

WOW! Check out this breathtaking view of a snow-covered Grand Canyon and the low thick clouds on Sunday (1/24). This was described as a “partial cloud inversion” on the Grand Canyon’s Facebook page.

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Little Casino, Big Money — Ellis Island Guest Nabs $905,000 Buffalo Jackpot

Ellis Island might be a little casino, but that doesn’t mean players don’t win big there. On Feb. 2, 2021, an Ellis Island regular won $905,754.63 on a Buffalo Grand slot.

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

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Inside the Flamingo Hotel and Casino Habitat

(Producers Notes) Learn more about the Flamingo habitat at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino from our Wildlife Curator and Lead Wildlife Specialist.

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What’s in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino?

(Producers Notes) Today we explore inside Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. I’ve been curious about what is in this hotel for a while. It sits so far back from the boulevard and behind the Grand Bazaar Shops, that I forget that it is there. It not one of the more exciting hotels but there are some fun and kid-friendly things to do inside.

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I’m Moving to Las Vegas, Where Should I live? – Ask The Vegas Tourist

(Producers Notes) One of the most often asked questions on Las Vegas forum boards: Hey, I’m Moving To Las Vegas, where should I live? And here is my most popular response, in detail!

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Siegfried and Roy Inducted Into Las Vegas Walk of Stars

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I Ordered a TOWER of Churros at the Venetian Las Vegas

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

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The Only Casino Buffet Open In Vegas – South Point Garden Buffet Champagne Brunch

(Producers Notes) Whenever we come to Vegas, we make it a point to do at least one Buffet! Thankfully the Garden Buffet at South Point Hotel Casino & Spa is still open. We stopped in for the Champagne Brunch and have to say that this the best buffet for the price. It is off strip, but not far at all and totally worth the trip!





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe January 30, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – So… this is what was supposed to be the first issue of the year! While I’m doing fairly well with a number of New Year’s resolutions, my intent on putting COVID and bad news in the rear-view mirror crumbled over a number of very unfortunate things I had to report.

So, let’s try again!

Doom And Gloom? – Las Vegas Strip casinos made more than $2.7 billion in profits in 2020. Gaming made up only 1/3 amount of the amount, most likely due to more bargain-seeking visitors who wanted to eat, drink, and hang out. Downtown casinos reported good profitable numbers as well. If Las Vegas can get by under the current limitations and concerns, we’ll bounce back just fine.

Wynn, Venetian, and Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas have achieved Forbes Travel Guide’s Sharecare Health Security verification. Expect more to follow. The diligence of following protocols here in Las Vegas has resulted in making it very rare for people to return home sick. As we’ve constantly reported, keeping you well ahead of the curve.

The False Scare Is Over – As I predicted, the “5 Las Vegas hospitals are at or over 100% ICU capacity” fear-scare news is a thing of the past, and COVID hospitalizations are dropping.

What’s really going on? What do the real numbers say? Is Las Vegas a super-spreader and things are getting worse? Or, can you feel fairly comfortable visiting yet? Our Supporting (Paid) Members continue to be updated on the facts and stats, not simply the news headlines. And, since we are Member-Supported, we report what is best for our Members. Not what the casinos tell us to say.

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When Do Shows Return? – Some shows wanted to attempt to operate under the “25% of capacity” limits. However… the 25 foot mandate between performers and the audience is an impossible-to-overcome mandate for just about all shows. It wipes out way too much space. Check out this video of the procurers of Absinthe attempting to make this work.

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New Years Even A Success, All Things Considered – Normally, this is where I laud Las Vegas for our amazing New Year’s Eve. And, mock New York City’s boring ball drop. Not to mention the mathematically disproven claims that Times Square has a million people. (It is physically impossible to fit one million people into the available space for that celebration).

This year, our famous fireworks celebration was canceled. This did not stop plenty of people enjoying Las Vegas! The Las Vegas Strip was closed, as it is every year. While certainly not as crowded, many tens of thousands enjoyed themselves. For those of you who didn’t catch the live stream from Las Vegas’ KLAS Channel 8, here it is in it’s entirety:

Hit The Road, Jack (Part 1) – We have a loyal contingent of readers who rent a car when they are in town. It isn’t for everyone. However, even if you previously never considered it, the time has never been better.

1. Most Strip properties are currently offering free parking.

2. With basically no shows and tight demand at some restaurants due to capacity limitation, you can not only dine off-Strip, but by doing so you are likely to save the cost of your rental car in the process. (Plus, you’ll encounter some very thankful employees and restaurant proprietors).

3. YOU make the restrictions in your car. Or not!

4. The areas surrounding Las Vegas contains a bucket list of natural wonders which most of you have nothing like where you reside. Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Red Rock Canyon, Valley Of Fire, Zion, Virgin River Gorge, Historic Oatman and Route 66, and I could go on and on.

Next issue, we’ll go over suggestions for day trips, or overnight trips which overnight you at a casino so you don’t miss your evening drinking, gambling, and steak dinner (or whatever your food preferences are).

This issue, we’ll keep it closer to home. I have five (mostly) mom-and-pop joints — mostly hole-in-the-wall kinds of places most of you would never find or try on your own, which are 10 minutes (or less) from both The Strip and Fremont Street.

How do I know about them? They are in my general neighborhood and I patronize them! (Living just a few minutes from The Strip and downtown, but in a nice, quiet neighborhood, does not suck).

Note: None of these are paid endorsements. None of them know of my mention. That is why we are member-supported. I cater to the best interests of our members, and you alone!

All of these places are located on (or just adjacent to) Sahara Avenue, between Palace Station and Arville. You are literally never more than 2.5 miles from The Strip!

You’d drive right by four (of these five) restaurants without giving them a second thought (or even trying them out). And, three are not visible directly from Sahara Ave, which means you’d drive right by them without knowing they were even there!

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Las Vegas Shows

Manilow’s Show Still Set for Early 2021 Launch

 

If you’re seeking the most optimistic indication of when headliners will return to Vegas theaters in 2021, dial up “Copacabana.” Follow the Lola, Tony and Rico saga with a date with “Roxanne.” Tickets for Barry Manilow’s February performances at Westgate’s International Theater remain listed on Ticketmaster, and also through the resort’s website and Manilow’s official fan page. The first dozen shows cover Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Feb. 11-March 13. The superstar recording artist is due to perform again beginning May 6-June 19.

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Las Vegas Dining

Gordon Ramsay Tried the $777 Burger in Las Vegas and Called It ‘Disgustingly Expensive’ and ‘Bloody Delicious’

 

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is something of a hamburger maven in his own right. His restaurant group encompasses 35 eateries, several of which specialize in them. And he’s no stranger to expensive ones. In fact, his eatery inside London’s Harrods department store even has a $106 burger on the menu. But on the first episode of his newest show, “Gordon Ramsay’s American Road Trip,” the restaurateur tried out an extravagant burger seven times more expensive than that one.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Resorts World Bringing More Than a Little Light to the End of a Dark 2020

 

The year 2020 has been so difficult for so many people, and everyone needs a little positive energy heading into the new year. That’s exactly what this massive LED screen here at Resorts World hopes to give us.

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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 your wants and needs. Then, answer accordingly.

 

Thoughts?

Visits to Las Vegas may have fueled coronavirus spread, study finds

Scott Pohl

 

Ted Responds:

We dissect this article, the data, where it came from, who did the study, the graphs associated with it, and much more. So that our Paid (Supporting) Members are truly in the know.

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Here’s a couple of first-hand visitor reports which will help you understand what to expect. Please keep in mind that everything is subject to change, but these line up (in general) with what things are like:

This is premium information, for our Supporting (Paid) Members only.
These reports cover:

– The good sides of the current situation.

– Food, restaurants, social distancing, menus and everything else you need to know with current restrictions.

– Attractions. Are they open? Advice for enjoying them, booking the attraction, and everything else!

– Is it the same experience? What adjustments do you need to make, so that you maximize your enjoyment?

– Is this a better or worse time to bring kids?

– How strict and when/where regarding masks?

– Table limits and what to expect.

– This and more!

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SLIDESHOW: Bellagio Conservatory’s Year of the Ox Display

 

The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden is celebrating the Year of the Ox with its “Season of Love” floral display. The Lunar New Year display features four scenes of floral creations that convey message of love for nature, commitment, tradition, children and travel.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Slot Player Turns $1.25 Wager into $132K+ Jackpot at Las Vegas-area Casino – Gamblers Hit 2 Sequential Royal Flushes Within Hours

 

Station Casinos in Las Vegas is reporting two royal flush jackpots hit on Jan. 15 within a few hours at one of its properties. The first sequential royal flush was hit on a Reversible Royals slot machine at Red Rock hotel-casino about 5:30 p.m. for $27,101 on a $1.25 bet.

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Other Las Vegas News

Things We’re Looking Forward to in Las Vegas in 2021

 

What does the Magic 8-Ball see ahead for Las Vegas in 2021? “Reply hazy, try again.” Hmmm. “Outlook good”—that’s more like it. The new year can’t be any worse than 2020, especially in Sin City, where a $600 stimulus will only get you so far at the blackjack table. Things are tough, but the future holds promise with vaccines, trade shows, and 100% dining room capacity on the horizon. Here’s what to look forward to most in Las Vegas as we slowly inch our way into 2021.

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

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5 Best Las Vegas CHEAP EATS Under $5 at Planet Hollywood Miracle Mile Shops

(Producers Notes) Ocean One at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Miracle Mile Shops serves up a bounty of cheap eats every day on its $4.99 lunch menu.

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Carson Kitchen – Downtown Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) One of the best things about living in Vegas is the FOOD! We had been trying to get into Carson Kitchen for some time and were finally able to get in on our last trip. It is totally worth the effort! Everything that we ordered was delicious and we cannot wait to go again!

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Best Burgers in Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Here’s the Best Burgers in all of Las Vegas. No fast food chains on this list! Almost every restaurant you visit has a burger on their menu, so I do have to admit this was a hard search for myself. After trying countless restaurants, both new and old, I have finally compiled a list of delicious burgers that I am satisfied to share with you. And they are not just on the strip! I am sharing burger joints in local Las Vegas, downtown, and the Las Vegas Strip too. I’ll be showing you some local famous chefs, and some worldwide known chefs. Please make sure to keep watching, but here’s the list.

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Old Vegas Never Grows Old at The Bootlegger Bistro

(Producers Notes) Born in 1973, the venerable restaurant continues to unite Las Vegas’ past with its present.

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Steve Wynn Shares Vegas Memories of Roy Horn, Siegfried & Roy

(Producers Notes) 13 Action News Anchor Tricia Kean spoke with Steve Wynn exclusively Friday night from his Florida home as Vegas remembers Roy Horn.

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Las Vegas Lion Habitat

(Producers Notes) Hey guys! Welcome back to Wooo Vegas As always we hope you guys are staying safe out there, We open up our first video of 2021, with a tour of the Lion habitat Ranch located here in Henderson Nevada. These lions are no joke some of them reaching up to 600lbs. Eating more then 10,000 dollars a year in food. The lion habitat ranch is home to 31 lions and relies on the public to help keep them well fed and taken care of. It is also home to Nevada’s only giraffe, also named Ozzie, although there is a slight height difference between the two Ozzies, the spelling is the same tho.



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