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Access Vegas Insider Vibe March 28, 2018

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – What I call Summer Part I (what most of you call springtime) is upon us. The next two weeks call for highs in the high 70’s and 80’s, although (as is typical of April), you can expect some wind here and there.

In this issue for our members, who help support what we’re doing by helping us with a “cup of coffee” (less than $2) a month, we have a detailed article about a burgeoning area between The Strip and Fremont Street where a growing number of mom-and-pop restaurants have been opening up, and offering an awesome variety of food with generous portions at locals prices.

We’ve enjoyed them personally, and give you the rundown on exactly where they are located, what they each specialize in, where to park (if you drive), where to get off the bus (if you ride), and their address and phone number

Even if you break up your Uber trip downtown for a stop, your group will be a happy camper at the substantial savings over both The Strip and Downtown. As always, you can get $5 off your first Uber ride by downloading their app and using our code UberAV

The Rest Of The Story – Get instant access to this (and previous columns) and over 150 exclusive Las Vegas tips and tricks, ALL of 2017’s issues archived, hundreds of no-coupon-needed updated food and drink specials on The Strip and Fremont Street, plus guaranteed personal answer to your Las Vegas questions at

Members.AccessVegas.com

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk, Publisher

Editor, News Researcher, Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley

Distributor, Member Services: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler



Las Vegas Shows

Race Car Drivers Spencer Gallagher, Justin Haley and Dalton Sargeant Spotted At ABSINTHE

Las Vegas native and NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Spencer Gallagher, and Camping World Truck Series drivers Justin Haley and Dalton Sargeant were spotted attending the hit show ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, February 28. Enjoying a night off ahead of race weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the GMS Racing teammates were seen taking in ABSINTHE’s outlandish acts and hilarious antics during the 10 p.m. performance.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video

Book Now! Save $20 On Absinthe Las Vegas Tickets! Promo Code 20AMP



Las Vegas Dining

Get A Taste Of Las Vegas’ First Winery

As the young Zinfandel blooms on your tongue, Ryan Duncan will tell you about the grape’s unpronounceable relative in Croatia, and that his beloved Sancerre’s minerality lands like lime licked off granite. From malolactic fermentation to diurnal shifts, his sommelier muscle will just keep twitching.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Play CSI And Take Down Bad Guys In The Mob Museum’s New Interactive Attractions

The Mob Museum celebrated its sixth anniversary on February 14. As part of the celebration, they’re adding several new exhibits to the museum, continuing the organization’s focus on interactive attractions that allow visitors to have a hands-on experience.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video

Book Now! Mob Museum Tour Packages!



Las Vegas Hotels

New Pool Oasis Revealed At Park MGM In Las Vegas

MGM Resorts International and New York-based Sydell Group have debuted the new pool oasis at the much-anticipated Park MGM. Channeling the sundrenched South of France, the vibrant outdoor escape features three pools, an oversized heated spa, 12 cabanas, lounge areas and multiple bars serving up delicious bites and beverages.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video

Book Now! Monte Carlo Resort & Casino – Soon to be Park MGM!


Members Mania

I’m a bit confused; in Classic Vegas Tip Review you say to go East on Flamingo from the strip and in Best Kept Secret View in Vegas you say to go West on Flamingo form the strip.

Not knowing Vegas that well, would like a little clarification please.

Thanks, Chris

PS Plan on taking Canadian friends there in April

 

Ted Responds:

Sorry and thanks for pointing this out. One was a typo!

To start to get to that direction, you go East on Flamingo.

If you are handy with Google Maps or similar, you want to get to the intersection

Members get access to this ultra-exclusive tip that I’ve never seen posted anywhere else on the internet and that I guarantee you 99.9% of locals don’t know about. I only stumbled on it because I used to live in that area, and wanted to see where a (public) road went. Since then, I’ve enjoyed it countless times and have taken many family and friends up to see as well. Always awesome.

PS You can try to find it on your own, but don’t blame us if security kicks you off the road leading to the sewage treatment plant. Or you end up mired in a suberban neighborhood. Our members get specific instructions.

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!


Legalized Marijuana in Las Vegas


Other Las Vegas News


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

Click to watch video
MGM Resorts Food Surplus Rescue Program For Charity

This new program, in which MGM Resorts donates surplus (prepared but unserved) hot banquet food to Three Square, is expected to provide 800,000 nutritious meals by 2020 to people combating hunger.

Click to watch video
21 Road Trip Stops From Los Angeles to Las Vegas

The drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas is one that most Southern California residents have done at least once. While many times you just want to make it there, this video shows you 21 of the best stops if you want to make your trip a little longer.





Latest Concerts Added
This Week!

There is no better place to see your favorite acts then in Las Vegas! You’re relaxed, can enjoy a fine meal, have some cocktails without the worry of driving, and no alarm is going to jar you awake all too early the next morning.

Click For Tickets To All Las Vegas Shows & Concerts


Las Vegas Deals

SAVE on Caesars Entertainment Hotel Rooms

Las Vegas Semi-Annual Sale – Rooms From $29!

Reserve your stay by April 30, 2018 and get Las Vegas rooms for as low as $29 through February 28, 2019. Promo Code: SEMI18

Valid at Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Rio, The LINQ, The Cromwell, Flamingo. Blackout dates may apply. Must be 21 years or older to book. Not valid with any other offer. Offer subject to change at anytime.

      View Deal

Stay Center Strip, Free Parking, No Resort Fees!

Click to Book Best Western Casino Royale Now! Best Western Rewards® members who register and stay between February 12, 2018 and April 29, 2018 at a Best Western branded hotel will get a $10 Best Western Gift Card.*


Amazing Las Vegas Views at Eiffel Tower Experience

Exclusive Offer! Get the lowest online rates for the Eiffel Tower Experience. Enter promo code ETPART when selecting your dates on Ticketmaster.


Ride to your Hotel in Style!

Forget Cabs! Take A Limo! SAVE $10 Off Airport Rides with Promo Code: AFF13$10!


Save up to 40% + an Extra 8% Off on Las Vegas & U.S. Hotels!

Save up to 40% + an extra 8% off on Las Vegas & U.S. Hotels with code SAVE8MAR18. Book by 4/1, Travel by 5/6/18.


Sky High Fun on the High Roller at The LINQ

$7 Discount for Day and Night Rides at High Roller at The LINQ Las Vegas! Purchase tickets now, using promo code HRAFF7


FLASH SALE: Up to 50% off Shows and Hotels!

Spring into Vegas! Get up to 50% off Las Vegas shows and hotels with this Flash Sale! Book by April 2.


Save Up To 50% On Tons Of Things To Do In Las Vegas!

All books are $14 + get 20% OFF 2 or more books with code SPRING + Free Shipping. Purchase an Entertainment Book before your next trip to SAVE Up to 50% Off Things To Do in Las Vegas!


Poolside Rentals Starting at $55/day!

Enjoy both sides of Las Vegas! Rent a home in Las Vegas instead of a hotel room, experience local flavor (and Prices!) off The Strip while still being close enough to hit the exciting nightlife in the evening!




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Access Vegas Insider Vibe March 21, 2018

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – It has been a wacky weather March. We’ve had highs in the 70’s, highs in the 50’s (sometimes on back-to-back days), a number of days of 30mph wind, and a few days of rain. Since people do inquire about what are the better (or more predictable) months to visit, we’ll be discussing our preferred weather information references (for Las Vegas) as well as which are the most and least stable months to visit down in Members Mania this week.

Where To Win In Las Vegas – This issue, we’ll continue the discussion — based on state gaming taxation information and casino corporate reports (we read all of that boring stuff so you don’t have to) — of where to play to have the best chance of winning.

Last issue, we covered the very best area of Las Vegas if you have the transportation or don’t mind taking an inexpensive Uber ride. And frankly, you’ll probably save more (in both less losses/more chances to win, and great food at very reasonable prices.

Don’t Forget: (Click) We’re able to offer $5 off your first Uber ride!

We then discussed downtown Las Vegas. It is pretty common knowledge that Downtown gaming is looser than The Strip. However, Fremont Street has its variances. We noted suggested places to play (and stay) and why.

Note: If you are a member and in our new login system, you can find the last issue in our members area.

If you are not yet a member, you can have instant access to this complete issue (including the sections and special reports we don’t put in the free version), plus access to previous information and issues INSTANTLY! Simply go to Members.AccessVegas.com and sign up. Help us out with a “cup of coffee” ($2 per month, paid yearly), and you’ll be the most informed Las Vegas visitor out there.

Where To Play (Or Avoid) On The Las Vegas Strip – Although The Strip has the worst gambling in Nevada (tight slots, bad table game rules), we know that many of you simply won’t leave the nicer resorts and/or still feel that your comps make the proverbial losses worth it. The Strip gambling landscape has been changing dramatically, and we have what you need to know:

The Rest Of The Story – Get instant access to this (and previous columns) with over 150 exclusive Las Vegas tips and tricks, ALL of 2017’s issues archived, hundreds of no-coupon-needed updated food and drink specials on The Strip and Fremont Street, plus guaranteed personal answers to your Las Vegas questions at

Members.AccessVegas.com

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk, Publisher

Editor, News Researcher, Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley

Distributor, Member Services: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler


Las Vegas Shows

Vegas Golden Knights Player Erik Haula Spotted At Mat Franco-Magic Reinvented Nightly

Erik Haula, a leftwing with the Vegas Golden Knights, was spotted attending Mat Franco-Magic Reinvented Nightly at The Linq on Friday, February 16. Enjoying a night off, the NHL standout took in mind-bending and awe inspiring tricks at the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2016 & 2017 Best Magic Show during the 9:30 p.m. performance.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video

Book Now! Save $20 On Mat Franco-Magic Reinvented Nightly Tickets with code: AFF25



Las Vegas Dining

Iconic Las Vegas Restaurants And Bars To Visit

Despite some restaurants changing their service or closing completely, Las Vegas has plenty of iconic restaurants and bars in its storied history. Many have stood the test of time, still around decades after opening.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

8 Beautiful Places To Visit In Nevada

Nevada is about more than the Las Vegas Strip. If you are looking for a weekend getaway or a new road trip destination, here are eight beautiful places to visit in the Silver State that are worth the drive.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video

Book Now! Best Vegas Tour Packages!



Las Vegas Gambling

Player Wins $100,000 On Video Poker At The D Las Vegas

A guest at The D Las Vegas hit a $100,000 jackpot recently. The jackpot was on a poker machine at the downtown casino’s Longbar where the player hit a royal flush on a $125 bet. It was a $25 machine with the gambler betting 5.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Hotels

Grab A Suit: Vegas’ Pool Club Season Is Upon Us

Vegas winter was late to the party this year. But if the sun is out, the daylife must begin. Several Strip pool clubs are scheduled to open this weekend, and many others are gearing up for grand openings in mid-March.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Members Mania

I’m coming to Las Vegas in (name of month). What will the weather be like?

Various

 

Ted Responds:

We monitor a whole bunch of online forums and groups about Las Vegas, so you don’t have to. Trust me, by the time you’ve seen the question “What is the best steakhouse” for the 47th time, or someone simply saying “I’m coming for the first time, what should I do”, your eyes will glaze over.

In fact, that is why we instituted our members program. For buying us that “cup of coffee” each month, you are entitled to have us personally answer your question for help about Las Vegas. One size does not fit all. We take a minute to ask you what you are after, or what you want to experience. We’re “Your Guy In Vegas”.

For example, we recently answered (and published) information for visiting the Grand Canyon. With two rims to visit (from Las Vegas) and multiple ways to get over there (rental car, bus, airplane, and helicopter), there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Many of you were able to make the right decision for YOU on this bucket list (and not inexpensive) venture. It pleases us to make sure your future Las Vegas trips are your best ever!

So, when it comes to Las Vegas’ ever changing weather, it helps to know which months are generally the most stable, and which are pretty chaotic and hard to predict (months in advance). If you just want a general overview with the understanding that temps here can be 15 degrees higher or lower than the monthly average, no need to do any more than ask your favorite search engine for sites with Las Vegas weather averages. However, that won’t tell you which months are more volatile, and which are likely to adhere to the averages. That’s what we’re here for!

Hope this helps,

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!



Las Vegas Sports

Standing Room Section Includes Free Beers For Golden Knights Fans

Just before the puck was dropped for Tuesday’s Golden Knights game against the Chicago Blackhawks, a familiar face with a haircut resembling the Bichon Frise that won Best of Show at Westminster was spotted on the mezzanine party deck at T-Mobile Arena.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video

Book Now! Vegas Golden Knights Tickets!



Las Vegas Tragedy


Other Las Vegas News


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

Click to watch video
Greater Vegas Ep. 11: Lee Canyon

It’s FINALLY time for a winter escape at Las Vegas’ own ski resort, Lee Canyon! – Check Out Our Tours!

Click to watch video
Walking the Las Vegas Strip 2018

Diane Taylor updates her popular 2012 video, “Walking the Las Vegas Strip”.

Click to watch video
Are Tourists Fed Up With Las Vegas?

The Living in Las Vegas show discusses the rise in resort fees, parking fees, the price of things in Las Vegas, and whether the dropping visitor counts are because of this.





Latest Concerts Added
This Week!

There is no better place to see your favorite acts then in Las Vegas! You’re relaxed, can enjoy a fine meal, have some cocktails without the worry of driving, and no alarm is going to jar you awake all too early the next morning.

Click For Tickets To All Las Vegas Shows & Concerts


Las Vegas Deals

SAVE on Caesars Entertainment Hotel Rooms

Las Vegas Semi-Annual Sale – Rooms From $29!

Reserve your stay by April 30, 2018 and get Las Vegas rooms for as low as $29 through February 28, 2019. Promo Code: SEMI18

Valid at Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Rio, The LINQ, The Cromwell, Flamingo. Blackout dates may apply. Must be 21 years or older to book. Not valid with any other offer. Offer subject to change at anytime.

      View Deal

Stay Center Strip, Free Parking, No Resort Fees!

Click to Book Best Western Casino Royale Now! Best Western Rewards® members who register and stay between February 12, 2018 and April 29, 2018 at a Best Western branded hotel will get a $10 Best Western Gift Card.*


Amazing Las Vegas Views at Eiffel Tower Experience

Exclusive Offer! Get the lowest online rates for the Eiffel Tower Experience. Enter promo code ETPART when selecting your dates on Ticketmaster.


Ride to your Hotel in Style!

Forget Cabs! Take A Limo! SAVE $10 Off Airport Rides with Promo Code: AFF13$10!


Save up to 40% + an Extra 10% Off on Las Vegas & U.S. Hotels!

Save up to 40% + an extra 10% off on Las Vegas & U.S. Hotels with code SAVE10MAR18. Book by 3/25, Travel by 4/29/18.


Sky High Fun on the High Roller at The LINQ

$7 Discount for Day and Night Rides at High Roller at The LINQ Las Vegas! Purchase tickets now, using promo code HRAFF7


Save Up To 50% On Tons Of Things To Do In Las Vegas!

Enjoy 50% Off the 2018 Entertainment Books + FREE shipping with code SPRING50. Purchase an Entertainment Book before your next trip to SAVE Up to 50% Off Things To Do in Las Vegas!




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Access Vegas Insider Vibe March 7, 2018

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – March is college basketball month here in Las Vegas. We’re the home to four (count them, four) college basketball tournaments: Pac-12 (Go Oregon Ducks), Mountain West (Go UNLV Rebels), West Coast Conference (the one with Gonzaga and BYU in it), and the Western Athletic Conference (teams most of you have not heard of).

Then, we roll right into March Madness, the craziest four days of college basketball of the year.

We’re keeping a close eye on the pending Supreme Court decision on whether sports betting will be allowed on a state-by-state basis. Right now, Nevada is the only state with wide-open sports betting. I’m torn on this. Obviously, as someone who promotes tourism here, I like the thought that we have a corner on the market. However, I’m a state’s rights guy as long as one state does not infringe upon another.

If available, imagine it will be more quickly legalized in states with strong casino gaming presence. New Jersey is at the forefront of the fight. Sports betting is taxed very low here in Nevada, which allows the casinos to offer you decent odds on your bets. If other states legalize it with an eye on tax revenue, you’ll be able to bet. However, you won’t be getting Nevada odds.

We’ll certainly lose some east coast sports betters to Atlantic City. However, the atmosphere of being in Las Vegas for March Madness, with all Las Vegas has to offer (and a chance for many to escape winter weather for our spring-like temps), I doubt we’ll see much fall-off.

The Gambling Numbers Are In, What They Mean To YOU – Each year, the State of Nevada tallys and releases numbers on what areas have the loosest and tightest slots. As gaming taxes have to be paid to the state, they know how much the machines took in, and how much they paid out.

I’m going to devote my column this week (and next) to going over where the best odds are, where you should (or should not) be gambling, and which players clubs you should (or should not) be considering. We’re going to go far beyond the obvious. Almost everyone knows that if you get to the locals casinos, you’ll find lower limits and looser slots (not to mention cheaper food and drink).

However, for some of you, downtown is as far as you go. If so, what are your better places to play? And, what about those of you who never leave The Strip? Where can you get a good gamble, and where should you avoid? Let’s get started!

The Rest Of The Story – Get instant access to this (and previous columns) over 150 exclusive Las Vegas tips and tricks, ALL of 2017’s issues archived, hundreds of no-coupon-needed updated food and drink specials on The Strip and Fremont Street, plus guaranteed personal answer to your Las Vegas questions at

Members.AccessVegas.com

Hope you are enjoying this issue!


Ted Newkirk, Publisher

Editor, News Researcher, Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley

Distributor, Member Services: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler


Las Vegas Shows

Menopause The Musical Commemorates Entertaining Audiences 13 Years In Las Vegas

Menopause The Musical®, the longest-running scripted musical in Las Vegas history, celebrates 13 years entertaining audiences on the Las Vegas Strip and three years at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The show will mark this milestone on Thursday, February 22 with a celebratory cake ceremony. The show’s producers as well as Caesars Entertainment executives will attend that evening’s performance.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video

Book Now! SAVE $20 off Menopause The Musical Tickets!



Las Vegas Dining

Giada De Laurentiis Is Opening Her Second Las Vegas Restaurant Play Video

Giada De Laurentiis is establishing serious roots in Las Vegas. Pronto by Giada, officially set to open on February 5 at Caesars Palace, will join Giada at the Cromwell as the celebrity chef’s second restaurant in the city.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Fremont Street Canopy Show Should Be Round-The-Clock Draw, Leaders Say

The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously today to seek a grant of up to $9.5 million from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to help update the downtown Fremont Street Experience video canopy. The update would allow the attraction to run around-the-clock, instead of just at night.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Hotels

The Cromwell and Caesars Palace Las Vegas Receive Prestigious 2018 Forbes Awards

Forbes Travel Guide has unveiled its annual star ratings, once again naming The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace and The Cromwell among its prestigious list. An iconic resort at the center of the famed Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace received Four Stars. Additionally, The Cromwell, the only standalone boutique hotel on the Strip, earned a Recommended Award.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video

Book Now! Rooms as low as $29 in Las Vegas!



Las Vegas Gambling


Members Mania

How safe is Las Vegas water? It certainly doesn’t taste good. What is in it?

Craig Bunnett

 

Ted Responds:

It is HARD water. It has tons of minerals in it. The white ring around Lake Mead wasn’t painted there. That is from the minerals in the water that stuck to the canyon walls as the water level has fallen. While our water originates as snow in the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming, it takes a journey of many hundreds of miles down the Colorado River (and through the Grand Canyon), before we pump it out of Lake Mead. Picking up plenty of minerals along the way from our western rocky lands.



Las Vegas Tragedy


Legalized Marijuana in Las Vegas


Other Las Vegas News


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

Click to watch video
The Mob Museum Debuts Major Renovation

If you make it downtown Las Vegas during your visits, and don’t plan a couple of hours to check out the Mob Museum, you are missing out! A true piece of Vegas. – Click For Mob Museum Tickets

Click to watch video
Tour of Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino

Walking thru the Silver Sevens hotel & casino. This hotel was opened in 1993 as the Terribles Hotel & Casino. A little over a mile east of The Strip on Flamingo, this is a popular, value-based locals casino.



Latest Concerts Added
This Week!

There is no better place to see your favorite acts then in Las Vegas! You’re relaxed, can enjoy a fine meal, have some cocktails without the worry of driving, and no alarm is going to jar you awake all too early the next morning.

Click For Tickets To All Las Vegas Shows & Concerts


Las Vegas Deals

SAVE on Caesars Entertainment Hotel Rooms

Las Vegas Hot Rates Sale – Rooms From $29!

Reserve your stay before March 19, 2018 and get Las Vegas rooms for as low as $29 through January 31, 2019. Promo Code: HOT18

Valid at Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Rio, The LINQ, The Cromwell, Flamingo. Blackout dates may apply. Must be 21 years or older to book. Not valid with any other offer. Offer subject to change at anytime.

      View Deal

Stay Center Strip, Free Parking, No Resort Fees!

Click to Book Best Western Casino Royale Now! Best Western Rewards® members who register and stay between February 12, 2018 and April 29, 2018 at a Best Western branded hotel will get a $10 Best Western Gift Card.*


Get Up To $100 Off Your Next Las Vegas Vacation!

Book Your Vegas Hotel, Show, Package, Club, Limo, Rental Car (any one or more) and get up to $100 Off! Book by March 18, 2018


Amazing Las Vegas Views at Eiffel Tower Experience

Exclusive Offer! Get the lowest online rates for the Eiffel Tower Experience. Enter promo code ETPART when selecting your dates on Ticketmaster.


Ride to your Hotel in Style!

Forget Cabs! Take A Limo! SAVE $10 Off Airport Rides with Promo Code: AFF13$10!


Save up to 40% + an Extra 10% Off on Las Vegas & U.S. Hotels!

Save up to 40% + an extra 10% off on Las Vegas & U.S. Hotels with code TAKE10MAR18. Book by 3/11, Travel by 4/15/18.


Sky High Fun on the High Roller at The LINQ

$7 Discount for Day and Night Rides at High Roller at The LINQ Las Vegas! Purchase tickets now, using promo code HRAFF7




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Access Vegas Insider Vibe February 28, 2018

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – Where we’re finally starting to pull out of what was a very windy, cold, not-so-pleasant month of February. Except for this weekend, I’m happy to report that the first couple weeks of March are looking pretty good! Highs in the 60’s with only modest desert breezes and we’re saying goodbye to overnight lows in the 30’s.

The Hits Keep On Coming – MGM Resorts has decided to raise resort fees at many of their properties this week. In a world where resort fees (plus the taxes on them) are pushing $40, the properties are playing a cute shell game here. For those who get comped rooms (but not resort fee comps), it isn’t as much of a comp.

You are not only giving them your money in the casino, but you are essentially “paying” for the room. To those at higher levels of play who get room, resort fee, and parking comped: Just a few years ago, there was either none (or a very, very modest) resort fee and parking was free. So, they are giving you some “comped” stuff that didn’t used to cost anything. Pretty shifty!

The backlash is starting to boil over. I recently had an op-ed published in the Review-Journal (Nevada’s largest newspaper):

COMMENTARY: Some warning signs in Las Vegas tourism numbers

A couple days later, gaming business writer Rick Velotta cited my thoughts, and piled on with his own concerns:

Parking, resort fees could put damper on Las Vegas Strip boom

We’re going to make some noise, and we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, we’re helping members find value and savings in the “new” Las Vegas. You just have to know where to look!

More Good News For You – In my members-only audio column from last week, I noted that 15,000 rooms are coming online in about 3 years. Then, I backed that number off to 12,000 as I couldn’t remember one of the properties. The number is indeed around 15,000. Between Resorts World (former Stardust), Wynn Paradise Park, Wynn West, Fontainebleau, and the (yet to be named) former Las Vegas Club, we’ll see a 10% increase in available rooms.

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

The Rest Of The Story – Get instant access to this (and previous columns) over 150 exclusive Las Vegas tips and tricks, ALL of 2017’s issues archived, hundreds of no-coupon-needed updated food and drink specials on The Strip and Fremont Street, plus guaranteed personal answer to your Las Vegas questions at

Members.AccessVegas.com

Ted Newkirk, Publisher

Editor, News Researcher, Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley

Distributor, Member Services: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler


Las Vegas Shows

Inferno Heats Up The Las Vegas Strip

“INFERNO: The Fire Spectacular” at Paris Las Vegas is truly unlike any other show on the Strip. It’s definitely a whole lot hotter and that’s not just because of the copious amounts of fire. The Fuel Girls are the new breed of Vegas showgirl and their sultry allure is one of a kind.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video

Book Now! INFERNO: The Fire Spectacular Tickets – Save 25%



Las Vegas Dining

Five Restaurants With A View Of The Bellagio Fountains To Try This Weekend In Las Vegas

A warm desert night spent watching the silhouette of a crowd gathered to take in the dancing Bellagio Fountains creates one of the most authentic moments in Las Vegas. Rivulets of water sway back and forth, Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” plays and for a moment everyone on the Strip becomes transfixed by the same magical sight – no easy feat in Las Vegas.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Fly Over The Grand Canyon On A New 1,000-Foot-High Zip Line

The Grand Canyon is undoubtedly one of the natural wonders of the world. A vast, raw testament to the power of Mother Nature, it draws tourists, walkers, explorers, river rafters, naturists, photographers and extreme athletes from every corner to gawp in awe at its majesty.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video

Book Now! Best Vegas Tour Packages!



Las Vegas Gambling

Woman Wins Largest Bingo Jackpot In Las Vegas History

A local woman won the largest Dual Daub bingo jackpot in Las Vegas history at a west Valley casino. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, walked away with a jackpot totaling $110,726 from Summerlin’s Rampart Casino, according to a release.

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11 Las Vegas Resorts Take Top Honors From U.S. News & World Report

Eleven Las Vegas resorts made U.S. News &World Report’s list of the world’s top hotels, the Washington-based organization reported Monday. The 11 “gold badge” winners, the top 10 percent of the list, out of 46 ranked hotels in Southern Nevada place Las Vegas in a tie for second with Los Angeles for the most gold properties in the United States.

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I’m a blackjack novice. Do you have any advice to have a better chance at winning?

Charlie Casper

 

Ted Responds:

When I moved here in the 90’s, I counted cards, and did so successfully. However, that is TONS of practice and work. And, many modern rules have made it difficult to suceed at it these days.

For the novice or casual player, the answers are pretty simple:

1. Only play 3-2 payout of blackjack. You are getting ripped off if a blackjack pays 6-5. If the table doesn’t say what the payout is, you can ask the dealer.

Play downtown on Fremont Street. You’ll find more 3-2 payout blackjack, and lower limits perfect for learning, or just having fun.

2. Try not to play against a continuous shuffle machine. The game goes faster, so you lose faster. Plus, there is some evidence that the cards seem to come out in the house’s favor more often because of the way the machine shuffles and clumps them.

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Local Magic Show Celebrates 5 Years On Fremont

Enter the Showroom at The D Las Vegas and you’ll see comedian and magician Adam London in an oversized suit jacket and his signature yellow rubber ducky print tie greeting each attendee. He works hard to make guests feel like a part of the family at his afternoon show, Laughternoon.

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Lucky Penny At Palms Las Vegas Wows With Waffle Grilled Cheese, Machacha Hash

Lucky Penny is not your father’s coffee shop. The cafe, which opened this summer at the Palms, has all of the traditions of the Las Vegas coffee shop. It’s open 24/7, has a breakfast menu that’s available all day and some Asian items to fill the role of the Chinese restaurant de rigeur in casinos. But the creativity and execution of the food put it squarely in the modern era.

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Vegas Unhinged: The Neon Museum

We’ve all been there. Hours, maybe even a full day, left on a Vegas trip that hasn’t quite gone to plan. The gambling budget is gone. An extra ATM stop has somehow disappeared. Suddenly, you are left with time to kill, a shaken psyche, and precious little money to spend. Something free is ideal.

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Slot Jackpots Hit On Consecutive Days At Las Vegas Valley Casinos

Two Station Casinos properties reported slot jackpots on consecutive days in January, according to a statement from Station Casinos. Green Valley Ranch Resort guest Wade Williams won $440,754 playing a quarter denomination IGT Wheel of Fortune Slot machine with a $1.25 bet just after noon on Jan. 12. Williams was visiting from Texas when he hit the jackpot.

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3 Las Vegas Hotels Named Best In The U.S. By TripAdvisor

Three Las Vegas hotels have been named among the best in the U.S. by TripAdvisor including Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, ARIA Sky Suites, and Platinum Hotel and Spa. The award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide.

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Hello from England!

Having spent many holidays in Vegas while our kids were small, we are returning this August for several family celebrations. Our youngest is now 21 and can explore Vegas without restriction! His older brother, 23, wants to treat him to a Grand Canyon trip and wonders which will be the best. Is it the West Rim or South Rim experience? We’re around for 12 days so they can spare an entire day but should they opt for helicopter or plane?

Grateful for your views.

Pauline

 

Ted Responds:

First of all, congrats to your youngest, who can now really enjoy all Las Vegas has to offer.

This is a fantastic question, as people don’t realize that there are “two” Grand Canyons (two different locations you can visit) and three ways to get over there.

As you noted, the Grand Canyon has a West Rim and a South Rim (It has a North Rim as well, but you have to drive up into Utah to get there, and is a moot point for the sake of this discussion). And, of course, you can take a flight into the canyon which doesn’t land at either rim.

– If you are doing a flight-only option, I’d suggest a helicopter over a sight-seeing plane. Although most of the sight-seeing planes have big windows, the view is simply more intimate in a helicopter. You fly down into the canyon. And, the stadium-style (tiered) seating on most helicopter tours assures everyone a panoramic view out of the front. In addition, you can choose a tour that actually lands you at the bottom of the canyon!

Hope this helps!



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Golden Knights Set NHL Record For Expansion Team With 34th Win

The Florida Panthers have a banner extolling the accomplishment of having a record 33 wins by an NHL expansion franchise. That banner was rendered irrelevant thanks to the Golden Knights, who made hockey history Thursday with their 34th win as David Perron’s goal with 1:03 left in overtime beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 at Bell MTS Place.

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Stay Center Strip, Free Parking, No Resort Fees!

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