Access Vegas Insider Vibe January 19, 2022

Las Vegas Shows

‘Katy Perry: Play’ Residency at Resorts World Takes Audiences on a Sight and Sound Adventure

The five-act production that is the backdrop for “Katy Perry: Play” – the Grammy Award-winning singer’s residency at Resorts World Las Vegas – begins with an animated scene involving a young boy, a vending machine and a doll at the fictional Perry Playland (It’s the happiest place, don’t you see).

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Las Vegas Dining

The 16 Best Steakhouses in Las Vegas

Eating at a great steakhouse should be on everyone’s bucket list of dining experiences in Las Vegas. Some have old-school charm. Others have modern style. Yet all serve great food in a captivating environment with wine, whiskey, martinis, or whatever drink suits your fancy. And at the end of this year, we’ll be gaining another serious contender with the expansion of Peter Luger’s iconic New York steakhouse. In the meantime though, if you need help separating the good from the great, check out these top picks for the best steakhouses in Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Paris Las Vegas Pays Lucky Gambler $119K Jackpot

A lucky gambler got a little richer on the first day of 2022 in Las Vegas. Representatives with the Paris Las Vegas say a person visiting from Fountain Valley, Calif., hit a mega jackpot while playing I love Suits at the casino on New Year’s Day.

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10 Must-Do Activities In Las Vegas (Only Known By Locals)

Las Vegas is an active city at night, with a wild reputation for casinos, parties, and nightlife. If tourists hunt for fun, Vegas is definitely a city to explore! However, many are not aware of how beautiful Vegas is during the calmer daytime hours. The city has a lot to offer from canyons and hikes to luxury resorts. Listed below are the best must-do activities in Vegas that only locals know about.

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Las Vegas Real Estate

‘Crown Jewel’ Luxury Penthouse Hits Las Vegas Market

A three-story luxury penthouse at Sky Las Vegas has hit the market for $5.995 million. Called SkySuite No. 1, the listing is represented by Frank Napoli of The Napoli Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties.

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Other Las Vegas News

The Best of Las Vegas in 2021

From vegan restaurants to hair salons and everything in between, here are our best recommendations of 2021 in Las Vegas.

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Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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Watch This Before you Stay at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas!

(Video Publishers Notes) We finally stayed at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas! In this video we stay in the terrace studio with an amazing view of the strip. We also explore the hotel, casino, pool, and try several restaurants!

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Drai’s Beach Club Las Vegas and Cromwell Hotel Pool tour

(Video Publishers Notes) Weekday tour of the Cromwell pool and Drai’s Beach Club.

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Dinner at Oscar’s Steakhouse – A True Culinary Delight!

(Video Publishers Notes) Las Vegas Inside & Out had the great pleasure of spending a weekend at The Plaza in Downtown Las Vegas (courtesy of the Plaza), and we’ve prepared two videos to share our top-notch experience with all of you. First up, we had dinner on Sunday evening, June 6th, at Oscar’s Steakhouse, perched in the dome above the Plaza entrance. Drinks, appetizers, dinner, and dessert – it’s a gastronomic delight!

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Area 15 Tour plus Omega Mart in Las Vegas!

(Video Publishers Notes) In this video, we take a tour of Area 15 and its restaurant, bars and most notably, their new installation Omega Mart. It’s not easy to describe what AREA 15 is so just think of it as the coolest mall you’ve ever experienced.




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Access Vegas Insider Vibe January 8, 2022

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Lots to jump into, but I have to note that after having perhaps the coldest “winter” I remember in my nearly 30 years here (many, many days with overnights below freezing, and well down into the 20’s F a number of times), the 10 day forecast is showing nothing but highs in the 60’s F. We’ll take it. “Spring” is here in Las Vegas!

This column, breaking down:

– Omicron And Vegas. What’s Next And How Bad Will Restrictions Be?

– Yes, They Are Really Going To Wreck The Mirage. Here’s How…

– The Palms Is Set To Re-Open, And Why This Is Important To You!

– What’s Really The Name Of The Las Vegas Airport?

– Why You May Want To Put Off Visiting Las Vegas (Multiple Reasons)

…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:

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Ted Newkirk
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AccessVegas.com


Las Vegas Shows

Buble, Legend, and Adele Round Out Strip’s Residency Hot Streak

It seems like there is a new A-list music talent announcing new shows in Las Vegas every day. Residencies at Caesars, Resorts World, and Planet Hollywood are keeping the city front and center in the music world. The heaviest-hitters right now are John Legend, Michael Bublé, and Adele. These shows bring money to town and that is what it is all about.

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Las Vegas Dining

Las Vegas’s Newest Steakhouse Wants to Serve You a Rolex With Your Dinner

As a longtime hospitality entrepreneur and former casino executive, Las Vegas scene-builder Sean Christie has been deeply involved in blockbuster openings like Encore Beach Club, Roy Choi’s Best Friend and the Mayfair Supper Club. Now he’s got a new company, Carver Road Hospitality, that’s developing restaurants and bars all over the country. And he’s getting ready to put his spin on a quintessential Vegas experience: the steakhouse dinner.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Woman wins almost $500K on a $2.50 spin playing Elvis slot in downtown Las Vegas

A woman hit it big at a downtown casino this week sticking to a Las Vegas classic. According to El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Mary was playing on an Elvis slot machine when she won $467,387.89 on a $2.50 spin.

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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.

 

Well we finally managed to get back to Vegas from the UK!

Having not been here for two years, we’ve noticed the changes. One thing which has disappointed us is that the bartenders and mixologists have been replaced with automated machines! The cocktails are weak and presentationally poor. We’re now trying to find out which hotels are still mixing cocktails by hand. Cosmopolitan and Fremont Street casinos are, so we will continue to frequent these establishments. Not sure if anyone else has asked this question?

By the way, we very much like the new Circa.

Thanks

Pauline

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

For our Members, we go into:

– Changes you need to know in Las Vegas drink and cocktail service.

– How to actually get the liquor you asked for.

– What bars you can actually still get a real drink, with the real amount of liquor, served with the brand you actually ask for.

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…

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‘Spectacular’ Kiss Museum Headed to Las Vegas in 2022

A Kiss museum opening in Las Vegas in March 2022 will include more than 50 years’ worth of memorabilia. “I was in Las Vegas to start working on the Kiss museum, which is really just my collection, because I’ve got a half-century of Kiss stuff,” Gene Simmons told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I want the fans to see it.”

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Las Vegas Real Estate

PHOTOS: 3-story penthouse on Las Vegas Strip lists for nearly $6M

A sprawling penthouse on the Las Vegas Strip is on the market for $5.995 million. According to a news release from listing group The Napoli Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, the penthouse is three stories and encompasses 5,200 square feet. The residence features four bedrooms, six baths and six terraces throughout, with views of the Strip and Red Rock Canyon mountain ranges.

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Other Las Vegas News

Las Vegas Ranks As Most Fun City in America, According to Study

According to WalletHub, Las Vegas has taken the top spot for 2021’s most fun cities in America. You might ask, what makes a city fun? WalletHub defines a fun city as one that packs a little bit of fun for everyone. Whether that be roller coasters, new restaurants, or even video games, you have to have it all. Among the categories, Las Vegas ranked number 1 in terms of nightlight and parties, 3rd in entertainment and recreation and 105 on costs.

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Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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Bellagio Conservatory Winter 2021

(Video Publishers Notes) This year’s Bellagio Conservatory Winter Display, 2021.

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Major Construction at Caesars Palace? Know before you go!

(Video Publishers Notes) I don’t know if any of you have been to Vegas or Caesars lately, but there is some major construction happening and we’re not sure when it will end. This remodel was announced earlier this year and was supposed to be completed by Dec 31st. From what we saw that is not going to happen. They are working on the Valet area as well as the main slot area next to the cashier.

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Katy Perry’s New Las Vegas Residency

(Video Publishers Notes) ABC News’ Kaylee Hartung takes us to Katy Perry’s new Las Vegas residency where she is making her teenage dream a reality.

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Must Do Hikes In Vegas! Plus Healthy Food Spots

(Video Publishers Notes) Here’s some of the MUST DO HIKES in Las Vegas. Plus 3 awesome healthy food spots to bring food on a hike. It’s spring and summer is around the corner, so we better be ready. I always get asked how I stay so skinny even though my Youtube Channel is mainly about food. Well, I am still human, so I too have to eat healthy and exercise. So instead of going to the gym, let’s enjoy the beautiful weather and go on a hike. Las Vegas summers are pretty brutal, so we have to enjoy this spring weather while we can. I know most people know Las Vegas only for the Strip, but there are many other visitors that know there’s so much to do outdoors. I will be taking you on 3 different hikes that aren’t too far away. Please make sure to keep watching, but I’m taking you to Lone Mountain Trail, Ice Box Canyon Trail in Red Rock Canyon, and Gold Strike Hot Springs Trail. I hope you enjoy, and do hike at your own risk.




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Access Vegas Insider Vibe December 15, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Well, I had this issue all prepped. Then, The Mirage got sold (signaling a fair amount of pending change), and the Oakland A’s baseball team made a bid deal about possibly buying The Tropicana and sticking a baseball stadium there.

What few are talking about is a major new trend quietly hinted at by MGM Resorts a couple of weeks ago, and apparently getting solidified by the plans the new owners of The Mirage has.

Hard Rock International Buys The Mirage – We finally know who the buyer is for The Mirage. It has been no secret that Hard Rock wanted to establish a presence on The Strip, and spent just over a billion dollars to do so. That just for the business and the buildings. Not the land nor the brand name.

This column, breaking down

– What’s Next For The Mirage?

– Are They Really Going To Build A Guitar-Shaped Hotel Tower In Front Of It?

– Have We Seen The End Of The “Mirage” Name In Las Vegas?

– What’s Really Going On With The Oakland A’s Building A Stadium At The Tropicana?

…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

Carrie Underwood Has Raised the Bar With ‘Reflection – The Las Vegas Residency’

Carrie Underwood approaches her residency at the Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas like a championship-caliber football team might approach the Super Bowl. The tools for greatness already existed before Wednesday night’s (Dec. 1) debut; she wouldn’t be there if they didn’t. But a plan lacking a brilliant concept, relentless preparation, focused teamwork and attention to every dazzling detail would fall short of transformative.

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Las Vegas Dining

If “Supper Clubs” Are The Future of The Las Vegas Strip, We’ll Have Some More, Please

The most exciting thing about the current supper club trend on the Las Vegas Strip is that it’s not really about supper clubs. That term likely inspires images of old-school Vegas-casino dining spaces with vintage decor where you can enjoy cocktails and food and great live entertainment without paying for a ticket. There certainly are fragments of that experience at various venues that have popped up on the Strip during the past two years, but like the resorts that host them, these destinations are too special and different to fit together under a single banner.

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Las Vegas Sports



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.

 

I don’t do sports really, unless you count horses, however I look to see there is a line on even the Bahama Bowl in a week and a half. Using it as a hypothetical, how accurate do you think the line is on Middle Tenn and Toledo? I have a notion given the obscurity there might be some value (few would take a deep dive on Middle Tenn.). 

Then again, since they are likely not to be bet heavily, perhaps the experts have their way and end up setting the line even if set incorrectly at first (not much in the way of dumb money).

George Geddes via the Vice Lounge Online Facebook Group

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For our Members, we go into:

– Why the sports betting line is sometimes way off.

– When to feel fairly confident on making a bet that appears to go against what the odds are saying.

– An additional bet you should make under certain circumstances, and what to look for.

Whether it has been accurate information on exactly what is happening in Las Vegas, accurately letting our Members know what to expect as Las Vegas reopened, specific information they NEED to know for their next visit which we answer via our Your Guy In Vegas Membership benefit, or more…

Investing less than $3 per month (paid yearly) with our Access Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Program is the ultimate way to hedge the thousands you spend on your Las Vegas vacation.

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

 


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Las Vegas Tours & Attractions

Valley of Fire, Bowl of Fire both perfect for fall excursions

Southern Nevada’s favorable fall weather translates into good times in outdoor spaces that have fire in their names. Valley of Fire State Park and Lake Mead’s Bowl of Fire are two spots worth visiting on these cooler days. Vibrant and geologically stunning red rock formations are clustered in the state park about an hour north of Las Vegas, and along the far reaches of Northshore Road in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. In the months of May through September, sizzling temperatures can make both areas dangerous for those who want to roam around and soak in the scenery. The rocks retain heat like cast-iron cookware, and shade is rare. By contrast, precious days without winds too strong or temperatures too low in November through February are ideal for planning short or long hikes and simple or elaborate picnics.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Slot player hits $388K Wheel of Fortune jackpot at 4 Queens Las Vegas

A lucky slot player has joined the long list of Wheel of Fortune jackpot winners. Representatives with the 4 Queens hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas shared on their social media page about the recent jackpot.

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Other Las Vegas News

Aria hotel-casino launches festive holiday display in lobby – PHOTOS

The Aria hotel-casino’s lobby is getting into the Christmas spirit with a holiday-themed display. “A life-size gingerbread man, a donut tower, sugar-filled candy canes, an overflowing cup of hot cocoa, ice cream cones, snowflakes and more, all made entirely of chocolate, sugar and fondant” welcome guests for the display, according to press representatives of the property.

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Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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Best Hot Dog In Las Vegas at Dirt Dog plus Bally’s Grand Bazaar Shops

(Video Publishers Notes) I don’t normally eat fast food, but had to try the famous Dirt Dog Las Vegas at Bally’s Grand Bazaar Shop’s and it was totally worth it! This spot is hidden so you cant really see it if you’re walking down the Las Vegas Strip in front of Bally’s. You have to go down into the Grand Bazaar Shops and go to the end of the area closest to the CVS side. You will not be disappointed!

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Mandalay Bay Ri Ra Irish Pub Las Vegas – Huge Fish and Chips!

(Video Publishers Notes) Get Deviled Scotch Eggs, Irish Curry, and Fish and Chips at Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Bay.

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Awarded Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas, Eating at Oscar’s Steakhouse

(Video Publishers Notes) Awarded Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas by Las Vegas Review-Journal, Oscar’s Steakhouse at Plaza Las Vegas is certainly one of the best steak houses in Las Vegas.

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Is Main Street Station the Best Cheap Buffet in Las Vegas

(Video Publishers Notes) The Garden Court buffet at Main Street Station Las Vegas has just re-opened so we wanted to get in and try the brunch. The price is very cheap at $18.99, but is it the best value in downtown Las Vegas? Watch to find out!





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe November 30, 2021

Las Vegas Dining

The Five Best and Worst Things About Delilah Supper Club at Wynn Las Vegas

Delilah, a new supper club at Wynn Las Vegas, is an unqualified hit. The place is packed every night, and we hear guests can’t get a reservation even months out. (Wynn’s CEO Matt Maddox says the restaurant is booked through February 2022.) Delilah is getting a lot right, and we love seeing any new venue in Las Vegas do well. She’s a beauty.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Cardplayer hits $1.3M Pai Gow poker jackpot at Harrah’s Las Vegas

A lucky gambler became the latest millionaire in Las Vegas thanks to a progressive jackpot on Sunday. A spokesperson for Caesars Entertainment says a guest in town from Washington hit a $1,393,273 Face-Up Pai Gow Mega Progressive Jackpot while at Harrah’s Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas Tours & Attractions

Leave the Casinos and Shows, Discover These Natural Wonders in Las Vegas

It’s easy to spend a long weekend (or even a week) in Las Vegas and not leave its glamorous hotels, restaurants, casinos and theaters. But to do so would deprive yourself of some of the area’s best attractions—created not by deep-pocketed developers, but by Mother Nature.

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Other Las Vegas News

The 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Las Vegas

“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” isn’t exactly a commitment people keep nowadays in the age of social media. Might as well level up your Instagram game then, right? Whether you’re looking to capture your best nightlife self or show off your under-the-sun vibrance, be sure to stop at the most Instagrammable spots in Las Vegas.

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* Lyft partners with Motional to launch driverless rideshare service to Las Vegas

* European visitors return as international flights resume in Las Vegas

* Fontainebleau Las Vegas sets late 2023 for opening

* McCarran welcomes back overseas travelers in Las Vegas fashion

* ‘Everybody needs Vegas’ – Overseas visitors return after pandemic travel restrictions lifted

* Las Vegas selected as first city for new fully driverless taxi service

* Las Vegas’ Resorts World Just Unveiled $15,000-a-night Villas and ‘Palaces’ – Here’s a First Look Inside

* Everything to Know About the Fontainebleau Las Vegas Project – It’s changed hands many times as the project started and stalled over and over again

* Will International Visitors Pour Dollars Into Las Vegas As The U.S. Travel Ban Ends?

* I’m a New Yorker who visited Las Vegas for the first time. Here are 8 things that surprised me most.

* First British Airways flight since March of 2020 lands in Las Vegas


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Access Vegas Insider Vibe November 20, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – At this point, COVID numbers here in Clark County are quite steady. Hospitals are not in danger of being over-run, and a newer drug which seems to dramatically help many COVID patients avoid or minimize hospitalization has been funded for wider use.

This column, breaking down

– The Real COVID Numbers, and When Will Masking End

– Is Mandatory Tipping Coming To Las Vegas?

– The Story Of The Anonymous Rock Star On Fremont Street

– Is The Best Hotel In Las Vegas Going To Encounter Major Changes?

…and Much More, continues for our Members HERE.

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


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

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

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

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

Saving them money, time and inconvenience.

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

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

Members.AccessVegas.com


Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


Las Vegas Shows

David Copperfield reveals secret magic museum in new book – PHOTOS

The man who has made the Statue of Liberty vanish and walked through the Great Wall of China, strives to travel through time. Living in the moment won’t suffice for David Copperfield. This is true in his stage show at MGM Grand Theater, which employs black-and-white film clips depicting Copperfield’s father, and a time-worn, handwritten letter written decades ago. The illusionist’s zeal to span generations is celebrated on an even grander scale at his own private museum of magic. He’s dubbed it the David Copperfield International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts, but passersby won’t find an elaborate sign outside, or any indication at all of what lies inside the 40,000-square-foot, one-time warehouse just a few miles from his eponymous theater where he performs 15 shows a week.

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Las Vegas Dining

15 Rooftop Patios to Explore in Las Vegas – Sky-high Champagne and neon views await

City skylines, desert sunsets, even traffic lights on the street below. For some reason, everything in Las Vegas looks better from a few stories up. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of rooftop patios in Downtown Las Vegas, on the Strip, and beyond for open-air dancing, drinking and mingling beneath the neon-tinged sky. From elegant lounges tailor-made for sequined dresses and champagne to laid-back spots where friends can gather over pitchers of beer, these rooftop patios set the stage for a perfect night in Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas Tours & Attractions

Mick Jagger visits the Neon Museum

The museum tweeted “It’s not every day that we have rock star royalty visit the Neon Boneyard. Thank you Mick Jagger for adding the Neon Museum to your list of sites to see in Las Vegas.” The Rolling Stones were in town to play at Allegiant Stadium.

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Las Vegas Real Estate

Palm Springs Caesars Palace-inspired estate lists for $11.8M

A touch of Las Vegas in Palm Springs is now available. Located at 911 Juarez Ave., the stunning Caesars Palace-inspired estate in the exclusive Rose Hill enclave of Las Palmas Heights has been listed for $11.8 million. This iconic estate was originally designed by renowned architecture firm Buff & Hensman in 1972 and included structural and interior designs that resembled features of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The home was first constructed for Jerry Zarowitz (of Caesars Palace fame) in the 1970s and the inspiration for the original design.

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Other Las Vegas News

Touring Main Street, Las Vegas, An Ever-Evolving Hub of Dining, Nightlife & More

I’ll often take the bike instead of the car. I live roughly a mile and a half from Main Street and can be there in 10 minutes, even if I roll out at a poky pace. Sometimes, locals arrange giant group rides on weeknights-100, 200 bikes, easy-and occasionally I’ll merge with that crowd, one LED light-festooned bike among many.

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Downtown Las Vegas Foodie Tour feat. Lip Smacking Foodie Tours

(Video Publishers Notes) Here’s some of the Best Restaurants in the Downtown Las Vegas Area. This video is a little different so please stay tuned.

Downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street, Old Vegas. Whichever you choose to call it, is full of great local and one of a kind restaurants. If you walk a little past the Fremont Street Experience, down Fremont East and the surrounding streets are these restaurants. They are known by both locals and tourists and I just can’t wait for the rest of the world to know them too. In this video, my friend Tom from Lip Smacking Foodie Tours is joining me to explore these food and drink joints.

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Mountain Biking at Mt. Charleston – Las Vegas

(Video Publishers Notes) Come watch Diego and a buddy mountain biking at Mt. Charleston.

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Is the New Luxor Buffet in Las Vegas Worth Going?

(Video Publishers Notes) The Luxor Buffet in Las Vegas recently had it’s reopening for 2021. We decided to stop in and try the all you can eat brunch. It is a cheaper buffet, comparable to Excalibur and MGM Grand, but is it worth it? Let’s find out!

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Town Square Las Vegas

(Video Publishers Notes) On this adventure we are back to the Las Vegas Strip – just across from the airport, where the fabulous shopping/dining/entertainment complex called Town Square can be found. Town Square features more than 120 retail stores, 20-some fabulous restaurants, 3 parks, and unique entertainment options as well – all in one place!

It’s a fantastic venue to spend some time in Las Vegas, whether you are local or a visitor. Check it out! During our visit we stop in to the Raider Image, the Las Vegas Raiders team shop, and talk football and the new Allegiant Stadium. And, we wrap it up with a delicious dinner at the Lazy Dog. Join us!





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe November 7, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Not to be a broken record, but the 10 day weather forecast is in the mid-70’s. Although we may see some party cloudy days after this week.

Lots of news and commentary to make sure you are really in the know, so let’s dive in:

The Devil Is In The Details – Visitors are flocking back, but mid-week occupancy has been flat. Despite increased room rates. How does the cost go up if demand is flat? Simple:

This column, breaking down:

– What’s Up With The Future Of Hotel Rates

– Book Your Flight Now, Or Wait?

– The Hotels Up For Sale, and What This Means To Players

– Will There Ever Be A Better Way To Get From The Airport To The Strip?

– KISS It Goodbye

…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

Lady Gaga’s Back in Las Vegas! An Up-Close Look at Her Residency and Its Knockout Wardrobe

Before visiting Las Vegas for the first time-to see Lady Gaga’s “Jazz & Piano” residency, which has returned, post COVID-19 shut-down, to Dolby Live at the Park MGM-I thought of the city as a place powered by big corp hucksterism, cash burn and drunkenness, fish-hooking those prone to chasing long shot fantasies. In pop culture, Vegas’s scamminess has been lionized (the Ocean’s franchise), satirized (Ken Jeong’s Leslie Chow in The Hangover), and sexualized (Showgirls). And yeah, Vegas has packed heavyweight punches when it comes to entertainment (Céline, Britney, et al.), yet much of the city’s programming has felt manufactured for surface thrill in the same way a slot machine’s neon burns through the dimness of the casino floor, advertising its next payout ($12,650!). As such and for so long, Las Vegas was a no-go. But I was wrong to be so dismissive.

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Las Vegas Dining

Where to Find Buffets Open Inside Casinos in Las Vegas

Culinary trailblazers back in the 1940s found a way to keep gamblers inside the resorts with cheap food, and lots of it. El Rancho Vegas, the Strip’s first resort, came up with the chuck wagon, the earliest version of the modern day buffet to turn up in Las Vegas. As UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research writes, “quantity was usually emphasized over quality.”

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Las Vegas Gambling

Lucky guest Wins Nearly $110K on Slot Machine at Downtown Las Vegas Casino

One lucky person just moved to Las Vegas and already has struck it rich. Boyd Gaming says Danilo won a jackpot of $109,732 while playing at the California Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday. The winning payout came on a $10 spin on a Red White & Blue slot machine.

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Members Mania

After the sale of the Cosmopolitan to MGM Resorts, a number of our Members Facebook Page sounded off with their thoughts:

Mark Pickup said: Not good news for any Cosmo fans. In fact this has “disaster” written all over it.

Patrick Magee said: I thought MGM was trying to unload properties in Vegas… and now this? I’m confused. I just don’t see this acquirement by MGM Resorts being a good thing for so many reasons….

Christine Monaghan said: NO!!! Say it ain’t so!

Candace Winters said: Everything is ruined!!!

Owen McGarrell said: Another one down the pan of greed.

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These New Attractions Have Las Vegas Buzzing Again

The city that was once the poster child for the crushing realities of the pandemic – sharp unemployment, casinos closed then curtailed, restaurants and bars starved for customers – is reclaiming the upper hand. Visitors are flocking back to Las Vegas, and parts of town, including Freemont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, now look much like they used to before COVID-19.

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Other Las Vegas News

The Palms’ New Owners Share Property Plans For The 1st Time

The Palms’ soon-to-be owners are ready to get to work. Several months after announcing a $650-million deal to buy the Palms from Red Rock Resorts, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians shared details for the first time publicly about its plans to reshape and reopen the off-Strip resort. San Manuel is targeting the first half of 2022 to reopen the Palms for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown last spring, and the tribe has plans to run the property with a focus on gaming and Las Vegas locals. The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority, a subsidiary of the tribe, must receive gaming regulatory approval before it can own and operate the hotel-casino. Upon approval, which the authority hopes will come in November or December, San Manuel can begin working.

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Inside the Liberace Garage – His Fabulous Car Collection, Plus a Visit to His House & Old Restaurant

(Video Publishers Notes) My girlfriend Susy invited me to visit her at her new place of work — the fabulous Liberace Garage, where many of Liberace’s notoriously over-the-top custom blinged-out cars are displayed! I was lucky enough to get special permission to go behind the ropes and check these beauties out up close & personal….WOW!!

Then, after checking out the cars, we drive across town to take a look at Liberace’s old mansion…and the site of his old restaurant, Tivoli Gardens.

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Best Sportsbooks in Las Vegas

(Video Publishers Notes) Here’s the Best Dayclubs in Las Vegas! Bring your swim suit and ID!

(Video Publishers Notes) Here’s my absolute favorite Sportsbooks in Las Vegas! Get your money ready…. Ok I’m kidding, you guys know I don’t gamble, but I know a lot of people come to Vegas to gamble, so if you’re coming to bet on sports, then I want to show you some really cool Sportsbooks to do it at.

Pretty much every casino has a Race and Sportsbook section, some big, some small, some old, some new, but all of these have something special. If you are looking for a place to lounge with your friends, or simply you want the largest TV screens in the world, then you have to go to the places on my list.

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Lots of Major Changes at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas – A Tour of the Airfield

(Video Producer’s Notes) In this video we show you all of the changes at Paris and Bally’s as of October 2021. We just stayed at Bally’s last week and were shocked to see our favorite restaurants closed! We walked over to Paris and saw the same thing, lots of closed restaurants and bars.




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Access Vegas Insider Vibe October 23, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – October is perhaps the most perfect weather month of the year here. While always a few days of exceptions, wind has been calm, and temps have been close to 80F. So, I sure can’t complain!

Paris/Bally’s Don’t Appear To Be Sold For Now – Caesars (Eldorado) Entertainment has been very open about wanting to sell a property. And, related or not, the food and shopping options at both Paris and Bally’s have seen tons of closures (especially if you include that ugly shopping area in front of Bally’s). This spurred the thought that the changes or contract non-renewals were in preparation for a sale.

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 Bally’s Still For Sale, and Why Are They Closing Restaurants and Shops?

– Get Your NHL Hockey Fix Even If Vegas Golden Knights Don’t Play During Your Stay

– Must-See Las Vegas Series On YouTube

– The Riviera Land Has Sold. What’s Next?

– Celine On Hold, For How Long?

…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

Donny Osmond Will Perform Songs From Any of his 65 albums During his Las Vegas Residency

Singer Donny Osmond is back on stage in Las Vegas. He has a new residency at Harrah’s and a new album. The album “Start Again” is his 65th album. He’s been performing since he was a child. He says he will perform a song from any one of his albums in his residency.

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Las Vegas Dining

Martha Stewart’s First Las Vegas Restaurant Is Coming to the Strip in 2022

Long rumored, but now confirmed by a construction permit filing, celebrity entrepreneur, TV personality, and culinary tutor Martha Stewart will debut her first restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip at Paris Las Vegas sometime in 2022. Early rumors, first floated by the VitalVegas blog in July, pointed to long-time Stewart friend and hip-hop star Snoop Dogg as a collaborator, but initial paperwork only names the venture as the Martha Stewart Restaurant. A spokesperson for parent company Caesars Entertainment previously chose not to confirm or deny any speculation about a restaurant from Martha Stewart opening at the French-themed casino and hotel. The resort allocated an estimated budget of $100,000 to “selectively” demolish an existing space on the Strip property to make way for the new restaurant.

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Las Vegas Gambling

California Gambler Hits $665K Slot Jackpot at Orleans Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas

A lucky slot player turned a $3.75 bet into more than $665,000 last week at the Orleans hotel-casino. The gambler, Bruce, was visiting Las Vegas from San Diego and hit Aristocrat Gaming’s Buffalo Grand $665,106 jackpot while he was at the Orleans on Sept. 24, according to Boyd Gaming.

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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.

 

Hi Ted,

Just a quick question:

I know that the casinos require a mask but will a face shield be sufficient or does have to be a mask. Please let me know as I will be heading there in about 2 weeks.

Thanks for any help and always enjoy your comments.

Ken Garippa from the Access Vegas Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Facebook Group

 

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

For our Members, we go into:

– How which service, and even a couple of specific factors can give you quotes which are lower.

– Advice on when a taxi may be a better choice.

– What other options are available, and what you need to specifically know to use them like a pro.

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…

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Pinball Hall of Fame Helping Add Nostalgia to Las Vegas Strip

All it takes is one look around when inside the Pinball Hall of Fame and you know the place is one-of-a-kind in Las Vegas. In a city of entertainment, the Pinball Hall of Fame stands alone when it comes to bringing you back to a simpler time of entertainment.

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Other Las Vegas News

Circa Las Vegas Offers Bigass $10,000 Prize for Best Vegas Vickie Costume

Circa was gracious enough to confirm our scoop the resort will offer a bigass prize in a Halloween costume contest. The downtown casino will give a $10,000 prize for dressing up like Vegas Vickie, the iconic neon sign that sits in the center of Circa.

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    Keep in mind that specials are always subject to change. That is why we list the phone number for each restaurant or bar. Please DO call ahead to confirm the offer continues to be valid. Players Card May Be Required For Some Specials. If you find an offer that has ended, alert us at [email protected] and we’ll give you 50% off your membership dues next year for the help if you are the first to report it!

  • Our “Your Guy In Vegas” Feature – Got a Vegas question? Instead of spending too much time looking up information you might not be certain about, fire it to us! We live here, we know Las Vegas, and we’ll give you a professional answer! (Some restrictions apply). Email [email protected] and put Paid Subscriber in the subject line. That is also where to send us trip reports, Vegas feedback (good and bad) and more.
  • Members Mania! – We share the answers to great Vegas questions with all of our Premium Members, helping everyone who pitches in with a premium membership. Plus great visitor feedback that you can learn from. This will be right here in almost every issue.
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Access Vegas Insider Vibe October 8, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello 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?

…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

Wayne Newton Sets Limited Engagement at Flamingo Las Vegas

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.

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Las Vegas Dining

Victory Burger Serves Up Bold Combinations At Las Vegas’ Circa Resort

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.

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Nevada’s Best Parks for Alpine Lakes, Desert Hoodoos, and Brilliant Stars

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.

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Heritage Steak House…One of the Best in Vegas?Heritage Steak House…One of the Best in Vegas?

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Catching Up With … Wynn & Encore, plus Lunch at Cipriani

(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.

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Best Dayclubs In Las Vegas

(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!

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Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewery at Main Street Station is back!

(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!

We hope that you enjoy this video! Please like and subscribe to our channel for more great videos about Las Vegas as we shoot for our television show and share our life on the Ninth Island with you!

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Las Vegas McCarran Airport – A Tour of the Airfield

(Video Producer’s Notes) Get an insider’s view of the runways, taxiways and other areas out on the airfield at one of the nation’s busiest airports.




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Access Vegas Insider Vibe September 22, 2021

Las Vegas Shows

Terry Fator’s Las Vegas Journey Continues At New Venue On The Strip

When Terry Fator took the stage of America’s Got Talent way back in 2007, no one could have predicted the trajectory his career would have taken. After all, it was just a man, a puppet and a trio of judges, one of whom obviously had no tolerance for ventriloquists. (We’re looking at you, David Hasselhoff!). Then Fator opened his mouth—er, rather, his puppet, Emma Taylor, opened her mouth, and out came the voice of Etta James singing “At Last.” Suddenly some of the judges resembled dummies themselves, mouths wide open in stunned disbelief.

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Las Vegas Dining

Buffets are Back! Here are 3 Luxury Dining Destinations in Las Vegas To Savor Now

Reopened and revamped, these magnificent Las Vegas spreads are ready to satisfy cravings. Experience the award-winning fare of Caesars Palace’s Bacchanal Buffet, which recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation thanks to its original designer Tetsuo Aoyagi.

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Nevada’s ‘Star Train’ Allows You to Stargaze While Riding on a Locomotive

Want to enjoy stargazing while riding on a train? Tickets for the Nevada Northern Railway’s “Star Train” go on sale Wednesday for the 2022 season. According to a news release, “the ‘Great Basin Star Train’ is a unique tour of some of the darkest skies in the lower 48 states.”

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Las Vegas Sports

Five Things To Know About Las Vegas’ Now-Open-To-Fans Allegiant Stadium

It’s technically the Raiders’ second season in Las Vegas, but in a lot of ways, it feels like the first after last year’s coronavirus-altered proceedings. A relocation can’t feel final until fans are allowed into the stadium, right? Allegiant Stadium will thankfully be full for nine home games this year after sitting empty, aside from essential personnel, last season. Here’s what you need to know to maximize the experience.

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Las Vegas Real Estate

Las Vegas Estate with Horse Arena Lists for $1.895M

An award-winning dressage competitor, Linda Montgomery, has spent most of her life around horses. “I saw a mounted policeman at 3 years of age,” Linda Montgomery said. “And I was hooked.” Immersing herself in the art of riding dressage in her early twenties, Montgomery’s growing passion culminated into competing at state championships.

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Other Las Vegas News

Watching over Las Vegas – An inside look at the Southern Nevada Counterterrorism Center

The events of 9/11 stunned law enforcement across the country. The 9/11 Commission found if the CIA and FBI had acted more wisely and aggressively, the attacks could potentially have been prevented. To prevent against future attacks, the commission suggested law enforcement reassess the sharing of information and how different agencies work with one another.

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Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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Hiking in Las Vegas – Where to Go?

(Video Producer’s Notes) Hiking in Las Vegas you’ll want to check out Mount Charleston. Mount Charleston is a year-round getaway for Las Vegas’s residents and visitors, with a number of hiking trails and a modest ski area. The mountain, which is snow-capped more than half the year, can be seen from parts of the Las Vegas Strip when looking toward the west. Mount Charleston has nearly 200 campsites and over 150 picnic areas, some of which are RV-accessible. The village of Mount Charleston, Nevada, lies at its base to the east. The state of Nevada issues licenses plates with the caption “Mt. Charleston” and an image of the peak in the background. Sales of the plate support the natural environment of the Mount Charleston area through grants administered by the Nevada Division of State Lands.

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Las Vegas: Hockey Town! The Team, the Town, the Arena

(Video Publishers Notes) Who would have ever guessed just a few years ago that Las Vegas, Nevada would go all in for ice hockey?
The NHL Vegas Golden Knights have wrapped the whole town in a frenzy, and we are going to take you along to the pregame extravaganza at The Park, right on Las Vegas Blvd – drumlines and cheerleaders and showgirls, oh my! Then we are going to go into The Fortress – the incredible T-Mobile Arena – for game night. You don’t want to miss this one!

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Main Street Station is open! Last casino to open in Downtown Las Vegas

(Video Publishers Notes) Main Street Station, a Boyd Gaming property in Downtown Las Vegas is finally open! Main Street Station is a sister property to The California Hotel and Casino and The Fremont on the world famous Fremont Street Experience.

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The Coolest and Weirdest Place in Las Vegas – AREA 15

(Video Publishers Notes) Here’s the Coolest, most Weirdest place in all of Las Vegas! It’s out of this world….

Area 15 celebrates their 1 year anniversary this September, and they sure have come a long way since day one. I still remember the first time I walked in there, it was pretty empty and most of their experiences weren’t even open.

Today, they have a line out the door and what feels like a infinite amount of experiences throughout Area 15. There’s lots to do, from shopping, coffee, ice cream, restaurants, bars, lounges, festivals, virtual reality, and some really awesome experiences.

So today I am here to help and explain every corner of Area 15. We’re going to see Brainstorm, Particle Quest, Birdly, Oz Experience, Dueling Axes, The Sanctuary, Rocket Fizz, The Portal, Haley’s Comet, Five Iron Golf, Wink World, Museum Fiasco, Emporium, Virtualis, Omega Mart, and more.

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What Casinos Don’t Want You To Know About 6-5 Blackjack

(Video Producer’s Notes) What is 6:5 Blackjack? Should you play it? In this video, Colin breaks down the numbers and gets into what 6:5 Blackjack means for players, as well as card counters.





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe September 7, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Fortunately, it appears that while COVID is certainly an issue here (like in many other places), I see no indication that more restrictive changes are on the horizon. Granted, we’re talking about a situation that was originally “two weeks to flatten the curve”. So, results may vary.

As promised, we’re doing a report this issue on reasons you may wish to consider staying on the North Strip. We’ll be covering thoughts about Resorts World, The Sahara, and Stratosphere (aka The Strat).  Except for the steakhouse, Circus Circus won’t be referenced. It is run down and often over-run with kids. If it works for you, great. However, that isn’t part of this discussion.

What Is North Strip? – Generally, anything north of Sands/Spring Mountain Road. IE, Wynn Las Vegas and to The Strat. However, despite the fact that the walk from the car valet at Encore to the front door of Resorts World is 10 minutes (if that), we’re going to focus the three major resorts north of that location.

This column, breaking down

– What are the North Strip properties really like? Pros and cons?

– Is the location as bad as you’ve been told? The little factor many forget.

– Three North Strip steakhouses which are worth the trek.

– Staying North Strip? A long list of great locals priced restaurants you can walk to.

– The best way to get cheap football tickets for Allegiant Stadium that nobody is telling you about.

…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.

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Las Vegas Shows

KISS to perform final Las Vegas residency starting December 2021

One of rock’s most influential bands KISS is scheduled to return to the Las Vegas stage at the end of 2021. The iconic band announced its exclusive Las Vegas engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino will kick off New Year’s Eve week with performances starting on Dec. 29.

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Las Vegas Dining

Overlook Lounge Opens at Wynn, Q&A With Resort Mixologist

Wynn Las Vegas recently opened Overlook Lounge, a major redesign and rebrand of the former Parasol Up lounge. The official name of the new bar is Overlook Lounge, Spirits and Aperitifs, but our shorthand for it is “glorious.”

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Las Vegas Sports

Vegas Golden Knights full schedule announced; opening Oct. 12 vs. Kraken at T-Mobile

The Vegas Golden Knights full schedule, with times has been announced. In their fifth season as a franchise, the Knights open against the NHL’s newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken Tuesday October 12 at 7:00 p.m. in T-Mobile Arena.

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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.

 

Will be in LV last week of Sept and I am wondering how the Lyft / Uber (rideshare) situation is. Is it easy to get one now? From the airport?

Elizabeth Oberlin 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 go into:

– How which service, and even a couple of specific factors can give you quotes which are lower.

– Advice on when a taxi may be a better choice.

– What other options are available, and what you need to specifically know to use them like a pro.

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…

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But, you have to ask the questions.

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


Las Vegas Gambling

$109K table game jackpot hits at Strip casino

A birthday celebration turned out bigger for a pair of California visitors. Alex Martinez of Eastvale, California, hit a royal flush on Three Card Poker to win a $109,603 jackpot Friday at Paris Las Vegas, according to a Caesars Entertainment spokesperson.

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Other Las Vegas News

9 Best Things to Do in Las Vegas Besides Gamble

Las Vegas is definitely a place for those with luck on their side and money in their pockets, but what about those times when you move away from the casinos? There’s a plethora of things to do in Vegas other than hit the slots and tables, whether you’re looking for adventure, need a little rest and relaxation or need to commune with nature. After all, Sin City is also called the Entertainment Capital of the World!

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Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

 

* NAB to require proof of vaccination for Vegas conference attendees

* TSA extends into January mask rule for airline passengers

* In Nevada, Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards could land you a fine or up to 5 years in prison

* Coming Attractions – Plan Your Return Visit To Las Vegas

* Sotheby’s and MGM Resorts to Auction Off Picasso Works in Las Vegas

* FAA Fines against unruly Las Vegas-related passengers total $112K

* McCarran Airport security dog Alona voted TSA’s cutest canine

* Clark County gets ready to celebrate 5 million wedding licenses

* Pot lounges move closer to opening with funding from Nevada lawmakers

* EDC Las Vegas attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result

* Explore Downtown Las Vegas

* Why Your Next Trip Might Be More Expensive Than Your Last

* Resorts World Las Vegas introduces 3 robotic puppies to welcome guests to property

* 9 Best Things To Do In And Around Las Vegas


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Delano Staycation – A Premier Experience 35 Floors Up, and Dinner at the Fabulous Golden Steer

(Producer’s Notes) Join us on a unique adventure on the Las Vegas Strip over a sizzling hot Labor Day Weekend – a two-night stay at the Delano All-Suites Hotel, a sweet comp thanks to a lovely couple from California. We scored a Stay Well Premier suite on the 35th floor with a breathtaking Strip view, and you will see it all! Room tour, hotel tour, the Delano Beach Club…dinner at the incomparable Hussong’s Cantina in Mandalay Place, a second dinner at Lupo by Wolfgang Puck in the Mandalay Bay restaurant row, and…

A THIRD dinner, later in the week, at the historic and iconic Golden Steer Steakhouse up the road. This too was made possible by a generous gift card from fans of our channel, from Colorado. We got the deluxe history tour of the place from our host: the Rat Pack, fighters, mobsters, secret doors…and oh yeah, fabulous USDA Prime steak.

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How much does it cost to live in Las Vegas?

(Producers Notes) Realtor: Chakits Krulsawat
702-319-1092
[email protected]
www.LVHomeExperts.com

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What NOT to do on a Guy’s Trip

(Publishers Notes) Heading out for a “guys’ trip” with your mates? It doesn’t matter the gender of your friends or the length of time you have known them, there are friends only trips we take without our significant other that can be incredible, or incredibly awkward.

Whether it is heading out with your old college buddies, your friends from high school or the neighborhood crew, there are a few things you should think about before you head away for a weekend away. No, you probably will not relive the Hangover movies, but you can still have a fun time. Here are some things you should never do on a guys trip or any trip when you travel with friends.

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I Tried the Spiciest Pizza at the Linq Las Vegas

(Publishers Notes) At Flour & Barley Brick Oven Pizza at the Linq Promenade in Las Vegas, the calabrese pizza may be hot, but the spaghetti sandwich is too cool.

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Oatman Arizona Route 66

(Publishers Notes) Today I explore a living Ghost Town in Oatman, Arizona. An old mining town on Historical Route 66 Oatman is an awesome place to explore, eat and feel wild burros.




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