Hello From Las Vegas! – The Strat, Cosmo, and Wynn/Encore casinos are open at 100% capacity. With more soon to follow quickly. While I’ll certainly keep our Members abreast of anything they need to know about visiting Las Vegas and current COVID conditions or restrictions, it is looking like we’ll soon be saying “stick a fork in it… it is over”.
This is not to make light of the deaths and what the world has gone through the past 14 months. However, my J-O-B is to help you experience Las Vegas in a better way, and be more knowledgeable, than all of the other visitors out there. And, I’m thrilled to be getting back to that task!
This column, breaking down:
– What the sale of The Palms means to the visitor, gambler, and the future of Las Vegas. And, what to watch out for!
– Getting a true handle on when Main Street Station will open.
– Trains, trams, and transit: What you need to know has changed in order for you to get around Las Vegas easier, making the most of your valuable vacation time.
– Now that the crowds have returned, what are the “best kept secrets” for super-fun stuff to do and check out (food, drink, sights, more) which are NOT necessarily over-run!
…and more, continues for our Members HERE.
Newkirk’s Notes has been published by AccessVegas.com Founder Ted Newkirk continuously (in one form or another) since 1995 .
Ted is a noted and quoted Las Vegas analyst, having been quoted and sourced multiple times in 2020 along in publications ranging from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada’s largest newspaper) to U.S. News and World Report.
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Las Vegas Shows
Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow will return to perform at Westgate Las Vegas this September, the resort announced Thursday. “Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home!” will return to the International Theater for shows beginning Thursday, Sept. 16. “I can’t wait to get back on stage at my Las Vegas home, the International Theater, and get back together with our amazing fans,” Manilow said in a statement.
Las Vegas Dining
Here’s our list of nine of the best brunch places in Las Vegas for your Sunday Funday.
Las Vegas Sports
Note From Ted:
Members Mania is a regular feature for our Supporting (Paid) Members. Membership includes our “Your Guy In Vegas” feature, where you can reach out to myself and our paid staff of experts with your specific Vegas questions. We don’t have “canned” answers. We’ll ask you for some details pertaining you your wants and needs. Then, answer accordingly.
Regarding this article All Net Arena submits documents and bond before county deadline, which is a proposed NBA arena on the vacant land south of The Sahara, which has been a “proposal” for over a decade:
Things may be finally getting in gear for this section of the North Strip. I’ve always said.. if you start with one successful business on a block… others will follow (and estate prices will go up!) ??
Patrick Magee via the AccessVegas.com Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Facebook Group
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Las Vegas Tours and Attractions
“Is there really pinball in there?” A woman, still in her car, asks me that question as I walk through the parking lot of the new Pinball Hall of Fame location, on Las Vegas Boulevard near Mandalay Bay. She gestures to the building, painted with massive red letters shouting “PINBALL.” “There are literally hundreds of pinball machines in there,” I tell her. “Some of them are 60, 70 years old, and you can play all of them.” Satisfied, the woman parks, gets out of her car and hustles inside.
Las Vegas Gambling
Big money is rolling at multiple Las Vegas resorts recently. The Venetian announced that a man won $2.9 million on a Wheel of Fortune game. The big winner was named Roger L. from Arizona. Officials with Venetian said Roger bet $5 before he won millions.
Other Las Vegas News
Las Vegas, the city that famously trades on luck, was dramatically out of it last year. The coronavirus pandemic dealt Las Vegas a losing hand, taking nearly all the sin (and most of its spending) out of the city. In 2020, the city recorded about 19 million visitors, a steep decline from the 42 million visitors in 2019. Unemployment, just 3.9 percent at the start of 2020, increased to 34 percent — the highest jobless rate in the country — after Nevada’s governor ordered casinos closed last year to help contain the pandemic’s spread. Vegas and its famous casinos, entertainment and dining venues lost billions.
What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy
(Producers Notes_) Almost all of the graphic designs and postcards depicting Las Vegas include the iconic shape of the Luxor pyramid – it’s recognized around the world for its gorgeous black glass exterior, and of course for that Sky Beam that can be seen from space. But what’s inside the pyramid? Come with us on this Las Vegas Inside & Out adventure, where we explore the Luxor from all corners, and discover varied and unique options for dining and entertainment.
Mexican? Try Diablo’s Cantina. Fresh Pan-Asian? Go for Rice & Company. A perfectly aged steak? Tender Steakhouse has a table for you. Need a latte? There are three, count ’em, three Starbucks locations!
And if you want to see a show, you can tour the Titanic and Bodies Exhibitions during the day, spend an hour at the HyperX Esports Arena, book a seat for Carrot Top or Blue Man Group in the evening, and then indulge yourself at Fantasy for your late-night entertainment. And you can’t miss R.U.N., the exciting new Cirque show with a thriller of a plot. Luxor has it all! Join us for this extensive walkthrough of the Luxor property on the Las Vegas Strip.
(Producers Notes) Takeoffs, landings and inside a 787 Dreamliner. Those are just some of the great AvGeek footage we captured during 36 hours at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas
Andy Williams & The Lennon Sisters.
(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore Treasure Island Hotel & Casino located in Las Vegas.
(Producers Notes) Hey there fellow travelers! Greetings from a fun time biking on the train tracks that were used to bring in supplies to build the Hoover Dam. Rail Explorers is a fun time for the whole family.
(Producers Notes) Here’s what’s on the menu at the Bellagio cafe in Las Vegas.
VIP Grand Canyon Skywalk Tour via helicopter trip to and from the Skywalk. Stunning views! Expedited and exclusive arrangements available.
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