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.

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

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.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



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.”

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Sponsored by Maverick Helicopter and Airline Tours:

Take a Las Vegas city tour with Maverick Helicopters - Click Here


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.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video




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…

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

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

 


We have answers to your Vegas questions!

But, you have to ask the questions.

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


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.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video


Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

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!

Full Story/Details/Info/Video


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


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

Click to watch video
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.

Click to watch video
How much does it cost to live in Las Vegas?

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

Click to watch video
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.

Click to watch video
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.

Click to watch video
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.




We love to hear from you!
Here’s how to participate:

Drop us an email at [email protected] – We read them all!

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!


Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!

For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].

September 7, 2021 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us   Privacy Policy
Physical Address: 3565 Las Vegas Blvd. South #411, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Access Vegas Insider Vibe August 24, 2021

Las Vegas Shows

Curtain Set To Reopen on Rio’s ‘Wow The Vegas Spectacular’

After taking a brief break during the pandemic shut down, “Wow- The Vegas Spectacular” returns to the stage at the Rio All-suite Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Aug. 10. “WOW” has performed over 1,200 performances since its debut at the resort in 2017.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Dining

Las Vegas Buffets Are Back, Baby – The reopening of The Buffet at Bellagio is a bellwether of better times ahead for Sin City

Many cities are identified with an iconic food. Philadelphia has its cheesesteaks, New York has pizza, New Orleans has po-boys, Baltimore has crab cakes. Las Vegas has all of them, because Vegas means a buffet. “I think it’s about having a sense of indulgence and having everything. All of the choices are there for you but you don’t really have to make a decision,” says Wes Holton, executive chef at Bellagio Las Vegas, “I think that kind of sums up Vegas and what people expect when they come to Vegas.”

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Sponsored by Maverick Helicopter and Airline Tours:

Take a Las Vegas city tour with Maverick Helicopters - Click Here

Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

Things to do near Las Vegas, the Ten Best Day Trips from Las Vegas

On the wonderful journey to fulfill the promptings of destiny, some places in this world are legendary. There’s a heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, more riotous excursion with the privileged glimpse into human-made attractions. The city of entertainment, Las Vegas, is well known as the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World.’

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Gambling

Visitor hits $1M jackpot on Las Vegas Strip on Friday the 13th

A visitor from Texas had some good luck on Friday the 13th when she hit a massive jackpot on the Las Vegas Strip. According to a news release, Nora Davila from Pharr, Texas, turned a $2 bet into $1,021,166 while playing IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Double 3X4X5X Pay game at the Venetian.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video


Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

Las Vegas Sports

Art at Allegiant Stadium tells story of Las Vegas, Raiders

Elvis is there, of course. So are Rat Pack poster boy Frank Sinatra, film goddess Marilyn Monroe and a bemused alien from Area 51, because no self-respecting collection of Vegascentric art could exclude icons like those. But it’s the context of the figures — Elvis wearing a Las Vegas Raiders jersey, Ol’ Blue Eyes dressed like a retro NFL coach in a Raiders cap, Marilyn falling out of a Raiderette uniform, and Alien Guy going all-in for the Raiders — that signal the collection’s purpose as a celebration, even a meshing, of Las Vegas history and Raiders tradition.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video


Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

Las Vegas Real Estate

Shaquille O’Neal Buys Las Vegas Estate for $2M

Basketball Hall of Famer and TNT NBA analyst Shaquille O’Neal, who has business ties in Las Vegas, has sold the home he bought in Southern Highlands pre-pandemic and turned around and paid nearly $2 million for a private 1-acre compound near Wayne Newton’s former estate in the southeast valley, according to the listing agent’s social media post.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Other Las Vegas News

Main Street Station in Downtown Las Vegas to Reopen in September

Main Street Station, one of the last few casinos in the Las Vegas area to remain closed since March last year, will reopen next month. Boyd Gaming announced the downtown Las Vegas casino will reopen at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



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

Click to watch video
What Casinos Don’t Want You To Know About 6-5 Blackjack

(Producers 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.

Click to watch video
South Point Casino & Buffet!

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore The South Point Casino & Buffet.

Click to watch video
Ghost Towns Off Of Route 66 – Chloride Arizona Is One Hour From Vegas

(Producers Notes) Today I decided to take a small day trip and cruise the historic Route 66. Just off the Route is the small town of Chloride Arizona and an old ghost town by the name of Cyanide Springs. A town full of history and a photographers gold mine.

Click to watch video
How to Get Around Las Vegas without a car. Is renting a car WORTH it?

(Producers Notes) Coming to Vegas without a car, no problem!

Click to watch video
The BEST Cheap Eats in Las Vegas Under $10!

(Producers Notes) In this video I go to all of my favorite cheap eats spots in Las Vegas for 2021. All of these places are located on the Las Vegas strip. Follow along as I give you all my best cheap food recommendations!




We love to hear from you!
Here’s how to participate:

Drop us an email at [email protected] – We read them all!

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!


Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!

For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].

August 24, 2021 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us   Privacy Policy
Physical Address: 3565 Las Vegas Blvd. South #411, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Access Vegas Insider Vibe July 31, 2021

Las Vegas Shows

Your Guide To The Biggest Las Vegas Residencies

Live music is back, and one of the best places to see it is in Sin City. Some of the biggest artists in the world are returning to performing live, putting on thrilling shows for fans who love music with a touch of drama.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Dining

Cheap Places to Eat on the Las Vegas Strip

Finding ways to eat cheap in Las Vegas is an effective way to stretch your budget and conserve cash for more exciting activities, like gambling (we kid, we kid… kinda). One thing we always try to do is find cheap restaurants to eat at for breakfast and lunch and then splurge on something more upscale for dinner. With prices for nearly everything on the Las Vegas Strip on the rise, where can you find a cheap meal anymore? Fortunately, most Las Vegas Strip resorts offer at least one budget option to cater to those looking to save money on meals.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Gambling


Other Las Vegas News

Planning a Las Vegas trip? Here are the hottest new things to do since the city reopened

While some things have changed in Las Vegas since the pandemic hit, one thing hasn’t. The city continues to reinvent itself, opening impressive new hotels, debuting new restaurants and offering innovative experiences to make it much more than just a place to gamble. Resorts World Las Vegas, Circa Las Vegas and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas have all opened within the past year. Shows and residencies are returning, and with pent-up demand.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



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

Click to watch video
Eating At The Best Reviewed Steakhouse in Las Vegas (Oscar’s Steakhouse The Plaza)

(Producers Notes) Oscar’s Las Vegas Steakhouse Best Steakhouse in Downtown Las Vegas at The Plaza Hotel & Casino Located inside the Plaza’s of the iconic glass dome.

Click to watch video
Sirens Of TI – Full Show

Take a peek back to the infamous long-running show which no longer plays.

Click to watch video
Big Ern’s BBQ – East Fremont Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Originally exclusive to area farmer’s markets, Big Ern’s BBQ is smoked daily at Downtown Container Park. Wherever you find Big Ern’s, you’ll find delicious, made-from-scratch dishes, sides and desserts, including our signature, low-and-slow smoked meats, no-mayo potato salad, tender-crisp fried okra, and “the gooiest mac and cheese ever,” according to Las Vegas Weekly.
Chef Francisco, is probably one of the nicest and humble humans that I have had the pleasure of meeting. You can tell that he takes a tremendous amount of pride in ensuring that all of his customers have the best BBQ and experience when they stop by Big Ern’s.

Click to watch video
Wynn Las Vegas Plaza Shops – Urth Caffe’s PERFECT Pastries

(Producers Notes) The sweet treats are huge at Urth Caffe in the Plaza Shops at Wynn Las Vegas.

Click to watch video
Dirt Dog Offers Exciting Spin On Classic Hot Dogs

(Producers Notes) Take a look inside downtown Las Vegas’ newest guilty pleasure: Dirt Dogs.

Click to watch video
The BEST Bars & Lounges in Las Vegas for 2021

(Producers Notes) In this video I go to all my favorite bars and lounges in Las Vegas for 2021. Most of these spots are located on the Las Vegas strip, with a new favorite downtown on Fremont St. I highly recommend all of these places to stop and have a drink!




We love to hear from you!
Here’s how to participate:

Drop us an email at [email protected] – We read them all!

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!


Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!

For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].

July 31, 2021 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us   Privacy Policy
Physical Address: 3565 Las Vegas Blvd. South #411, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Access Vegas Insider Vibe July 19, 2021


Las Vegas Shows

Cirque Du Soleil’s Beloved ‘O’ Returns To The Las Vegas Strip

Ask anyone who’s seen “O” to describe it, and they’ll most likely open their mouth to speak, take a pause, think a bit, and come up with something like, “It’s just so beautiful!” It really is almost impossible to put the experience of “O” into words, and that’s kind of the point. After all, the show does not follow a linear storyline—there’s no hero, no heroine, no climactic scene that wraps everything together. It’s more a series of elegant, highly athletic moments, peppered with bits that seem like they were pulled from another dimension. Oh, and there are clowns, too!

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Dining

We Went to the New ‘Secret’ Speakeasy Bar in Las Vegas – Here’s How To Find It

Vegas is all about the glitz, glamour and special access. It’s a place where there are VIPs and real VIPs and it’s socially acceptable to flash a player’s club status card to cut everything from the nightclub queue to the regular taxi line. Stretch limos pick up high rollers and whisk them from the airport to private driveways at casinos. Hidden elevators lead to suites that can’t be booked, regardless of how much you want to pay. There are regular pools and then there are the VIP pools. And there are special blackjack tables that simply say “reserved.”

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Hotels

Enter To Win The Ultimate Vegas Package At Golden Nugget

Winner, winner! The Ultimate Vegas Package could be yours! This all-inclusive 3-night vacation lets you experience fine dining, entertainment, bottle service, Spa & Salon pampering, and poolside cabana at our award-winning “Tank.” Take in Las Vegas – Golden Nugget style!

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Sponsored by Maverick Helicopter and Airline Tours:

Take a Las Vegas city tour with Maverick Helicopters - Click Here

Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas Celebrates New Location Grand Opening

The Pinball Hall of Fame is now open at its new location on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip near the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Gambling

California woman wins $481K jackpot at Venetian Las Vegas

A lucky guest at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas had another reason to celebrate on the Fourth of July. Lisa Q. from El Cajon, California, turned a $5.60 bet into more than $481,000 when five jackpot symbols scattered on the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation slot to trigger the big win.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Real Estate


Las Vegas Sports


Other Las Vegas News

The Las Vegas Business Trip Is Back (Mostly)

The networkers are back in Vegas. Some of them, anyway. At 2 p.m. on a recent Tuesday, club music blasted inside the cavernous, windowless convention floor of the Nightclub and Bar Show. Servers offered orange Jell-O shots, attendees sampled giant bacon-stuffed Tater Tots and entrepreneurs flagged passersby to test-drive their karaoke machines, portable bowling alleys and other potential next big things in nightlife innovation.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



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

Click to watch video
Resorts World Las Vegas Is Amazing – First Look Inside

(Producers Notes) Resorts world is the first ever integrated Resort in over ten years! Resorts world caters to those that are looking for a 5 star resort getaway as well as those that are looking for an upscale urban vacation like New York City.

With more than 40 food and beverage experiences to explore, Resorts World Las Vegas offers more globally inspired dishes than any other destination on the Strip. From casual market fare to fine dining, they’ve got your cravings covered.

With a curated collection of boutiques spanning 70,000 square feet, The District at Resorts World Las Vegas is where current and future trends meet. Browse through designer couture, discover one-of-a-kind treasures, and indulge in some retail therapy. From must-have cravings to last-minute gifts, there’s something here for every occasion.

Click to watch video
Caesars Buffet ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOOD Bacchanal Buffet Las Vegas

The best buffet in Las Vegas the newly renovated Caesars buffet the Bacchanal Buffet reopens with new menu items like grilled baby octopus, chipotle bourbon barbecue oysters, duck carnitas quesadillas and coconut-carrot gazpacho, dim sum carts serving Japanese hot dogs and lobster bisque, and Asian choices including Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian, Laotian, Thai, Korean and Vietnamese.

The best seafood buffet items at Caesars Palace Las Vegas include lobster claws, scallops on the half shell and snow crab legs, and rare meats like American wagyu steamship, grilled quail and even a suckling pig. In this Bacchanal Buffet tour, we try as much seafood as we can in the 90-minute time limit. This is the Caesars Palace Bacchanal Buffet 2021, and it may just be the best buffet in Vegas.

Click to watch video
Excalibur Staycation – One Magical Day in the Castle

(Producers Notes) Today’s adventure finds us in Camelot, Las Vegas style! We spent one awesome day and an overnight stay at the fabulous Excalibur Hotel & Casino, and we had more fun than King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table!

Come along for a room tour, a lovely relaxing interlude at Excalibur’s pool deck, and a tour of all the entertainment and restaurants and attractions to be found inside the castle. This place is a colorful and vivid escape from reality – join us!

Click to watch video
The Ogden – High-Rise The Heart of Downtown Fremont Street Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Realtor: Chakits Krulsawat

702-319-1092

[email protected]

Simply Vegas | Lic# s.0168764

1780 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy #100 Henderson, NV. 89012

Click to watch video
The Palazzo Hotel & Casino + Room Review!

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore The Palazzo Hotel & Casino.

Click to watch video
Resorts World Famous Foods Street Eats – Trying ALL 16 Eateries

(Producers Notes) Famous Foods Street Eats just opened! And I tried each place just for you.

Resorts World recently just opened and they’ve made bank ever since. And that doesn’t exclude Famous Foods Street Eats, they’ve also been making a killing. Some may call it a food court, but it’s certainly not that. Most of the eateries are Asian, but you’ll also find Italian, American, BBQ, and a hidden bar as well. Hope you can find it!





We love to hear from you!
Here’s how to participate:

Drop us an email at [email protected] – We read them all!

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!


Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!

For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].

July 19, 2021 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us   Privacy Policy
Physical Address: 3565 Las Vegas Blvd. South #411, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Access Vegas Insider Vibe June 30, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Vegas is in full swing, and I hope and trust that normal is here to stay. My job has plenty of behind-the-scenes drudgery. Comes with the territory. But usually, one of the fun parts is keeping you up on all the great Las Vegas info you need to know. Much of it which you simply won’t find elsewhere, or won’t find our “below the headlines” take which keeps you super-informed.

What To Know About Resorts World – Resorts World opened with a bang. A pretty impressive fireworks show from the rooftops was visible for miles! Dignitaries and celebs and billionaires mingled.

As someone who lived through the casino boom of the 90’s, and through the past decade of no new mega-resort on the Las Vegas Strip, I had almost forgotten what this feeling was like!

The Las Vegas skyline used to change so often, you didn’t notice. When Resorts World turned on their exterior lighting and started testing their video screens, I noticed. Driving home from a grocery run one night, I turned into my neighborhood and literally just about came to a standstill as something was different. The skyline was different. There was the top of Resorts World!

I will highlight some interesting things to know, but we’re not going to get into the nitty-gritty. Not everything is open yet, all new resorts have kinks to work out, and the first few days of a new resort are not representative of it in day-to-day operations.

Does the resort have something that will appeal to most? Yes. Just the amount of different feels from various color schemes gives various areas of the property different vibes. 40 food and beverage outlets will assure you can find something you like. At Strip prices, of course.

Side Note: We’re always looking out for our frugal members. Cross the street and you’ll find (starting from Resorts World Avenue, where you can cross at the light). Mentions do not constitute an endorsement:

This column, breaking down

– Must-know about Resorts World cashless gaming. Even if you prefer to play with cash, there is one situation where using their system will save you money.

– Why you should (or should not) make it a point to visit Resorts World, and what to expect.

– The best North Strip food spots (and we list a variety of cuisines) that have locals pricing if you want to avoid Resorts World “resort” food prices.

– How to get locals pricing on amazing food regardless of what hotel you are staying at (and, without taking an Uber)

– The $5 show, which includes a free cocktail, that you probably don’t know about.

…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 alone 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

Country Star Garth Brooks says Vegas Concert Audience Can Expect ‘a lot of fun’

It’s the show fans have been waiting for and it’s happening in three weeks. Garth Brooks talked about the upcoming July 10 concert at the Allegiant Stadium with Good Day Las Vegas Friday morning. “You can expect a lot of chaos and high volume,” he said.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Dining

Bacchanal Buffet Is Back In Las Vegas, And It’s Beautiful

While many of us let ourselves go to pot over the pandemic, some came out refreshed and revitalized—sort of like Bacchanal Buffet. It recently reopened with a beautiful makeover of the carving station and American and Latin sections and introduced 100 new dishes!

Full Story/Details/Info/Video


Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

 

* Barrel Cocktails and a Highball Cart Highlight the New Stadia Bar, Now Open at Caesars Palace

* Dinner and a Show With Live Entertainment Is Making a Comeback in Las Vegas

* Wynn Las Vegas buffet reopens on July 1

* Rhumbar at The Mirage to close permanently for new lounge concept

* Joël Robuchon’s Two Outstanding French Restaurants Reopen in July on the Las Vegas Strip

* Decadent Supper Club Delilah Reveals Its Over-the-Top Menu – The cocktails are just as divine on the Las Vegas Strip

* Excalibur Las Vegas to reopen buffet on July 1

* The Wynn’s Delilah Is A Glamorous Dining Experience Inspired By Vegas’ Past

* I dined at Bobby Flay’s new Italian restaurant in Las Vegas and it’s worth the hype

* Resorts World Brings Fresh Entertainment, Dining and Nightlife To The Las Vegas Strip


Las Vegas Hotels

5 New Las Vegas Hotels to Book For an Indulgent Post-Pandemic Vacay

If you’re planning a Las Vegas vacation, the question of “where to stay” will likely come up before you book flights, pool party cabanas, and restaurant reservations. Fortunately, the past year has been a boom period for hotels, with all-new builds and dramatic renovations that even a pandemic couldn’t slow down. Vegas has taken a sharp turn away from the one-dimensional exteriors of the Excalibur, Luxor, and other themed hotels; now preferring bold, contemporary spaces where guests are less likely to get lost in a casino and encouraged to explore a wider variety of attractions.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video




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 you, your wants and needs. Then, answer accordingly.

This is regarding the article Boaters still enjoying Lake Mead waters despite record low levels

How do you feel about all these water issues? Are you concerned? Is there a plan B in action? Curious because it seems the water levels are dangerously low.

Holly Haskins via the AccessVegas.com Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Facebook Group

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

For our Members, we went into:

– What the future of water holds for Las Vegas.

– Should you be worried that visiting is harming the environment?

– How using water in Las Vegas is so much different than other parts of the desert southwest.

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

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

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


We have answers to your Vegas questions!

But, you have to ask the questions.

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


Sponsored by Maverick Helicopter and Airline Tours:

Take a Las Vegas city tour with Maverick Helicopters - Click Here

Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

8 Best Day Trips From Las Vegas, Nevada

It’s impossible to get bored in Las Vegas, so it’s understandable that many people visit Sin City and never get beyond its borders. However, there are some fascinating and beautiful sights just a short drive away. And if you need a break from all the lights and noise, then a day trip might just be the right idea.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Gambling


Las Vegas Sports


Other Las Vegas News

Here’s What’s New In Las Vegas For Summer 2021

Summer is upon us and Las Vegas is back in full swing. Following a lift on the mask mandate, casinos returning to 100 percent capacity, and just about everything with the exception of some shows back to regular operations, Sin City is ready to welcome visitors. Whether you’re coming into town for a bachelor or bachelorette party, to try your luck at the tables, or to get some pent-up energy out of your system, this is the perfect place to do it. Most of your favorite spots are still around, but in a city where everything is constantly evolving or changing, there are also several new places to hit up if you’re visiting soon. Read on to discover some of the latest restaurants, bars, attractions, and hotels worth visiting this summer in Las Vegas.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video


Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

 

* McCarran Airport unveils new security technology – LAS the only airport in the country using the “Innovation Checkpoint”

* Elon Musk’s Boring Loop is finally transporting passengers in Las Vegas

* Cannabis Consumption Lounges Are Coming To Las Vegas

* American Airlines partners with CareNow for pre-flight rapid COVID-19 testing

* Rules are about to change for consuming marijuana in Vegas

* Resorts World restaurants have wide range of cuisines, prices

* Resorts World’s first full day open – locals react ‘big and swank’

* Resorts World Las Vegas opens to excited fanfare

* Resorts World Las Vegas opens to the public

* Your Ultimate Las Vegas Luxury Shopping And Hotel Guide

* Casino tech – Even chips have chips at Resorts World, Las Vegas’ newest resort

* Resorts World opens on Las Vegas Strip – Video


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

Click to watch video
Arizona – Virgin River Gorge I-1

This spectacular drive starts about 90 miles north of Las Vegas, and just a few miles north of the casino resort and golf city of Mesquite Nevada.

(Producers Notes) This video follows I-15 in both directions (North then South) through the Virgin River Gorge in Arizona and into Utah. This was originally released in 2013 (Video #13-52) and has been remade with a new soundtrack. FAQs and Directors Commentary are at the end of the video.

Click to watch video
Public House Review 2020 Luxor Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Luxor Public House, at Luxor Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, is a simple Vegas Sports Pub. The Public House at Luxor Menu is pretty varied, though mildly overpriced. We got a great Pubic House Dining Credit for Public House at the Luxor through our MyVegas Slots App. It’s a Public House Coupon for $20 as long as you spend at least forty, which is easy to do.

Click to watch video
MGM Signature Room Review – A 5 Star Condo on the Las Vegas Strip?

(Producers Notes) When it was built years ago the MGM signature towers replaced an amusement park and brought I’m home away from home for travelers looking for a full condo in Las Vegas. This is a full resort in a room review of the MGM Signature in Las Vegas.

Click to watch video
Engelbert Humperdinck: Live In Las Vegas at The Hilton (Full Concert) 1982

(Producers Notes) Engelbert Humperdinck: Live In Las Vegas Track Listing
1. Begin The Beguine
2. Release Me
3. Love The World Away
4. Baby Me Baby
5. Maybe This Time
6. Endless Love
7. You Make My Pants Want To Get Up And Dance
8. Welcome To My World
9. After The Lovin’
10. Medley: The Last Waltz / Another Time, Another Place / There Goes My Everything / Quando Quando Quando / This Moment In Time
11. American Trilogy

Click to watch video
Cheapest Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Here’s some more Cheap Eats! But this time, I’m showing you a Breakfast, Lunch, and a Dinner!

Would you think it’s possible to not spend a fortune visiting Las Vegas? I think it is possible, more like I know it’s possible. Since I have lived here for more than half my life and I love the strip, but you have to be careful because you will spend a pretty penny if you are not cautious. Over the years I have been collecting cheap eats spots, not knowing they would be as useful as now. I’m going to show you a full day of eating, so that means one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner.

Click to watch video
Resorts World Las Vegas Food Court and Restaurants Full Tour

(Producers Notes) Resorts World Las Vegas food court is inspired by the street food hawker stalls of Southeast Asia. Resorts World restaurants include Genting Palace, Carversteak, Brezza, Kusa Nori, Viva, Fuhu, and Wally’s. In this video, we take a full tour of the restaurants and food hall at Resorts World Las Vegas.




We love to hear from you!
Here’s how to participate:

Drop us an email at [email protected] – We read them all!

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!


Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!

For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].

June 30, 2021 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us   Privacy Policy
Physical Address: 3565 Las Vegas Blvd. South #411, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Access Vegas Insider Vibe June 10, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Hello From Las Vegas! – Vegas is in full swing, and I hope and trust that normal is here to stay. My job has plenty of behind-the-scenes drudgery. Comes with the territory. But usually, one of the fun parts is keeping you up on all the great Las Vegas info you need to know. Much of it which you simply won’t find elsewhere, or won’t find our “below the headlines” take which keeps you super-informed.

No New Years Eve Fireworks Last Time? We’re Making It Up On July 4 – It is indeed official that we’re essentially going to do the canceled New Years Eve fireworks on July 4th at 11 PM. It will be a party! And, we’ll make sure we get you the proper links so you can watch it on live stream if you can’t be here.

This column, breaking down

– Where the fireworks will be shot from (different from years past). And thus… how and exactly where to enjoy them on The Strip without being mushed in the crowds while still not being out-of-the-action.

– The absolute BEST place to watch them from, with a cocktail in hand, and how/where/when to go there. (Hint: We’re talking a well-known hotel casino. Not some crazy place you need a long Uber ride to get to).

– What near-Strip spot the locals watch the fireworks from. (Usually only 20-30 people know this spot, which is close-in, North Strip).

– $5 Golden Margaritas (featuring Sauza Gold Tequila) all summer long. At which downtown hotel casino? Our Members know!

…and Much More,continues for our Members HERE.

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 Brings Past To Present In A Dramatic, Powerful Way In Las Vegas

It seems hard to imagine, but David Copperfield is entering his fifth decade of amazing audiences with his larger-than-life illusions. And he’s entering his third decade as one of the Las Vegas Strip’s most iconic entertainers. When the staff of Las Vegas Magazine met to launch its own Hall of Fame in 2020, the choices for the inaugural class were much-debated … except for one name. When it comes to magic, Copperfield has redefined what’s possible—and what’s seemingly impossible!

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Dining

The 7 Best Patios To Eat And Drink Outside In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is magical in spring and summer, and there’s nothing better than enjoying a meal or drink outside. Here are the 7 best spots for a picnic or a patio lunch to enjoy the warm weather.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Hotels

Fourth of July Fireworks coming to the Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced an epic Fourth of July fireworks celebration to declare the “Entertainment Capital of the World” is back! This marks the first time the LVCVA will present a firework show on Independence Day. The show, featuring Fireworks by Grucci, will happen at 11 p.m. on July 4, launching from the rooftops of ARIA Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Resorts World Las Vegas, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod, Treasure Island Las Vegas and The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video




Members Mania

Note From Ted:

Members Mania is a regular feature for our Supporting (Paid) Members. Membership includes our “Your Guy In Vegas” feature, where you can reach out to myself and our paid staff of experts with your specific Vegas questions. We don’t have “canned” answers. We’ll ask you for some details pertaining you your wants and needs. Then, answer accordingly.

My wife and I just returned from a 20 night stay in Las Vegas. Hadn’t stayed on the strip for a few years and after 2 nights at Harrah’s, I can say I won’t stay on the strip again. They charge a $37 per day resort fee for comped rooms.

Tried to check in at noon and was told a room was available but there would be a $15 charge for early check in. I declined that offer. Had a few dollars free slot play with my offer, but had to arm wrestle people to get it. Seems they couldn’t locate the offer in their system even though I showed them my paper copy.

The cocktail service was horrible with the waitress coming by every hour to hour and a half. The video poker machines offered 7/5 and 6/5 odds on double double bonus. Food prices on the strip were astronomical. A whole pizza was price at $49 and a hamburger at $15.

By contrast, I was pleased to see downtown is still a great place to stay. Spent 18 nights there alternating between California, Fremont, and Four Queens. We have been a downtown fan for many many years. Hoping to see Main Street Casino open again as we have always been a fan of their offers. Of all the downtown casinos, we think Four Queens is the best for taking care of their customers.

Donald Marburger via the AccessVegas.com Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Facebook Group

 

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

For our Members, we went into::

– What’s up with Eldorado buying Caesars, and the issues which Caesars Total Rewards members should be watching out for.

– Why some video poker machines are highway robbery, and how to avoid them.

– The pros and cons of The Cal, Fremont, and Four Queens casinos (plus an incredible but overlooked dining option at one of those properties, and no… it isn’t the one you are thinking of).

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

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

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

 


We have answers to your Vegas questions!

But, you have to ask the questions.

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


Sponsored by Maverick Helicopter and Airline Tours:

Take a Las Vegas city tour with Maverick Helicopters - Click Here

Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden Summer 2021 Display – PHOTOS

The Bellagio Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip opened the summer 2021 display in the Conservatory & Botanical Garden on Saturday May 29th titled Eco: A Season of Earthly Awareness. Day and night photos are posted below. The Bellagio Conservatory measures 14,000 square feet and they change the displays five times a year. Winter, Chinese New Year, spring, summer and fall. The summer display will remain open until August 28th. The Bellagio Resort has a horticulture staff of 120 that maintain the Botanical Gardens and the entire grounds of Bellagio.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Gambling

Idaho tourist hits $1.2M jackpot a night after arriving in Vegas

A tourist from Idaho found the slots at Westgate Las Vegas were no … small potatoes. The woman, identified as Jennifer Hall of Chubbuck, Idaho, hit for $1,253,701 on a Wheel of Fortune slots machine at the hotel at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. She spent less than four minutes at the machine, according to hotel officials. Hall and her husband arrived in Las Vegas on Monday. The couple had planned to visit the Texas panhandle. Instead, they made an abrupt decision to visit Vegas. Jackpot, as we say.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Real Estate

Gene Simmons Kissing CA Goodbye for $8.2 Million – Scoops Up New Vegas Pad

Gene Simmons appears to be making good on his plan to leave California for Nevada … he just dropped over $8 million for a rockin’ mansion near Las Vegas. The KISS star nabbed a 6-bed, 8-bath palace in Henderson with 11,000 square feet of living space and distinctively modern features … like a floating pathway entrance over a koi pond and floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Sports


Other Las Vegas News

Resorts World Las Vegas announces opening details

Las Vegas isn’t quite back to its pre-pandemic level of activity, but in recent months, there have been signs of life and many visible changes in the city’s casino landscape. Resorts are bringing back more of their popular shows and announcing new entertainment options, casinos have continued to increase their capacity limits on gaming floors and long-closed amenities are reopening as coronavirus vaccinations increase.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



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

Click to watch video
Circus Circus Steak House LAS VEGAS $68 Good or Bad?

(Producers Notes) Is the Steak house at Circus Circus is it worth it? The award winning Steak House has been a Las Vegas tradition for over three decades. The prime cut steaks are aged and prepared exhibition-style over a mesquite charcoal broiler.

Click to watch video
Downtown Las Vegas, $11.99 Steak & Lobster, Main Street Buffet, Atomic Liquors, Aloha Specialties

(Producers Notes) Let’s find some good eats on a budget in Downtown Vegas! Starting with an $11.99 Steak & Lobster dinner! We also hit up one of the best deal buffets in Downtown, and much more!

Click to watch video
Las Vegas Strip – Hoover Dam

(Producers Notes) There is always something going on in Las Vegas. Show girls and street performers work for tips standing in high traffic areas. Other people try to hand you cards for girls to come to your room. Walking the strip can be quite a fun experience, plenty of places to grab a refreshing beverage and walk from hotel casino and strip easily. You’ll see amazing water fountains people dressed up as different characters as you walk. We took the time to drive out to the Hoover Dam on the border of Arizona and Nevada. what an amazing place. We also Zip lined the Linq. Lots of different entertainment options including the cirque du soleil, Burlesque, and country music shows.

Click to watch video
What’s Inside the World’s Largest Chevron Gas Station? Just South Of Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Let’s go inside Terrible’s Road House at the World’s Largest Chevron.

Click to watch video
Happy Birthday Las Vegas (opening and excerpt)

(Producers Notes) The following cut is from a 1977 ABC TV special called ‘Happy Las Vegas’. This 2-hour special celebrates the city’s anniversary and, speaking as a Old Vegas fanboy, it is a blast! As you can tell by the list of guests, it is a dozy. Almost each star performs at the front of resorts like the Sahara, MGM Grand, etc. There are some local historical figures like Benny Binion (seen at the end of this clip) featured briefly. All I got to say again that this show is a hoot and you can get your own copy at Modcinema. This not a commercial, but a recommendation! Be prepared to get punch in the face with 70’s Vegas….oh, this also contains original commercials, too. Can you dig it? Can you handle it!?!?!

Click to watch video
Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Buffet – Wicked Spoon Buffet Now Self Serve

(Producers Notes) The best buffet in Las Vegas, the Cosmopolitan Wicked Spoon Buffet, reopens with self service. In this Cosmopolitan Las Vegas buffet tour, we try our favorite all you can eat buffet foods, from Wicked Fried Chicken to Salt & Pepper Head-on Shrimp. And the desserts on the Cosmopolitan buffet are some of the best of Las Vegas. This is the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Wicked Spoon Buffet 2021, and it’s one of our favorite Vegas buffets open right now.




We love to hear from you!
Here’s how to participate:

Drop us an email at [email protected] – We read them all!

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!


Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!

For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].

June 10, 2021 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us   Privacy Policy
Physical Address: 3565 Las Vegas Blvd. South #411, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Access Vegas Insider Vibe May 28, 2021

Las Vegas Shows

Celine Dion Returns To Las Vegas’ Newest Resort Along With Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan And Katy Perry

Las Vegas has become such a hotbed of live music travel and destination concerts that it is hard to believe the phenomenon is fairly recent. Celine Dion was almost single-handedly responsible for the transformation and elevation of Sin City’s entertainment scene beyond reprises of Broadway plays, acrobatic, comedy, magic and stage production shows. Dion pioneered the idea of the musical superstar “residency,” essentially moving to Las Vegas and performing so regularly for so many years that Caesars Palace, an iconic Strip hotel, built her a 4,300-seat arena, the Colosseum.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Dining

No Matter Your Favorite Cuisine, Las Vegas Does It Very Well

Everyone knows Las Vegas offers practically every type of cuisine imaginable, but there are some styles that the city really does well. And some of the destination’s strengths are a little more under-the-radar. Japanese food is a terrific example. Over the last decade, Las Vegas has arguably become one of the best places in the world beyond Japan to experience the different dishes and time-honored techniques that make up this refined genre of food and dining, and this exciting evolution has produced just as many entries in local neighborhoods as it has on the Las Vegas Strip.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Sponsored by Maverick Helicopter and Airline Tours:

Take a Las Vegas city tour with Maverick Helicopters - Click Here

Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

Museum of Selfies to open at The LINQ Promenade June 1

The LINQ Promenade on the Las Vegas Strip will welcome the new, permanent location of Museum of Selfies on June 1. The interactive exhibition provides guests premium selfie opportunities featuring works by artists from around the world. Museum of Selfies will be located on the Promenade next to the Welcome to Las Vegas gift store.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Gambling


Other Las Vegas News


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

Click to watch video
Rodney Dangerfield Does Stand-Up in a Las Vegas Hot Tub (1977)

(Producers Notes) “What a job. This is the only place, you work here, your act shrinks.” Originally aired as part of the 1977 TV special, “Happy Birthday, Las Vegas”.

Click to watch video
The Final Frontier Of Star Trek: The Experience – Las Vegas – Expedition Extinct

(Producers Notes) Join us on Expedition Extinct as we look at the closed Star Trek The Experience in the Hilton Las Vegas, this immersive attraction was ahead of it’s time immersing you in the world of Star Trek way before Galaxy Edge and Rise of the Resistance ever did. Full of aliens, special effects and draw dropping moments before it was closed 10 years after it opened and destroyed.

Click to watch video
Mandalay Bay Hotel Casino Walkthrough

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino located in Las Vegas.

Click to watch video
What’s Inside the World’s Largest Chevron Gas Station? Just South Of Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Let’s go inside Terrible’s Road House at the World’s Largest Chevron.

Click to watch video
Best Speakeasies in Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) I can’t imagine a world where we would be going through a Prohibition Era, let alone in Las Vegas itself. So let’s try to see what it was like to experience the Roaring 20s, which was exactly 100 years ago. Some of these speakeasies are really hidden, and some are very out in the open, the choice is yours. Let me show you a few of my favorite speakeasies and also some of my favorite cocktails from each bar. I’ll be showing you some speakeasies in casinos, one in a museum, one down an alley, and one that it’s so secret that no camera is allowed in. Please make sure you watch the video but we’re going to 1923, The Barbershop, The Underground, Downtown Cocktail Room, and Laundry Room… kinda. Enjoy!

Click to watch video
Breakfast at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas – and a Resort

(Producers Notes) We are off for yet another early morning mid-week breakfast adventure, and this one is Las Vegas Inside & Out’s first visit to the newly opened Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (or, what used to be the Hard Rock Hotel for you oldsters). We are going to do a walkthrough of the whole casino floor, show you everything that’s open so far…and then sit down at The Kitchen at Commons Club, for a Full English Breakfast! Yum!




We love to hear from you!
Here’s how to participate:

Drop us an email at [email protected] – We read them all!

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!


Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!

For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].

May 28, 2021 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us   Privacy Policy
Physical Address: 3565 Las Vegas Blvd. South #411, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Access Vegas Insider Vibe May 14, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – The Strat, Cosmo, and Wynn/Encore casinos are open at 100% capacity. With more soon to follow quickly. While I’ll certainly keep our Members abreast of anything they need to know about visiting Las Vegas and current COVID conditions or restrictions, it is looking like we’ll soon be saying “stick a fork in it… it is over”.

This is not to make light of the deaths and what the world has gone through the past 14 months. However, my J-O-B is to help you experience Las Vegas in a better way, and be more knowledgeable, than all of the other visitors out there. And, I’m thrilled to be getting back to that task!

This column, breaking down:

– What the sale of The Palms means to the visitor, gambler, and the future of Las Vegas. And, what to watch out for!

– Getting a true handle on when Main Street Station will open.

– Trains, trams, and transit: What you need to know has changed in order for you to get around Las Vegas easier, making the most of your valuable vacation time.

– Now that the crowds have returned, what are the “best kept secrets” for super-fun stuff to do and check out (food, drink, sights, more) which are NOT necessarily over-run!

…and more, continues for our Members HERE.


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

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

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

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

Saving them money, time and inconvenience.

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

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

Members.AccessVegas.com


Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


Las Vegas Shows

Barry Manilow Returning to Westgate Las Vegas in September

Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow will return to perform at Westgate Las Vegas this September, the resort announced Thursday. “Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home!” will return to the International Theater for shows beginning Thursday, Sept. 16. “I can’t wait to get back on stage at my Las Vegas home, the International Theater, and get back together with our amazing fans,” Manilow said in a statement.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Dining

The 9 Best Brunch Spots in Las Vegas

Here’s our list of nine of the best brunch places in Las Vegas for your Sunday Funday.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video


Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

 

* Have A Fine Frenche Fete At Bardot Brasserie In Las Vegas

* BrewDog opening rooftop bar in Las Vegas – here’s where

* East Meets West At Morimoto In Las Vegas

* Bobby Flay taps familiar faces to open new restaurant at Caesars Palace

* New ‘Bar Rescue’ season to focus on Las Vegas

* Dirt Dog welcomes third Las Vegas location at Neonopolis

* Red Rock Resort teams up with Vegas Golden Knights for a new bar and experience

* Legendary Ferraro’s extends hours, offering hiring bonuses for select kitchen positions

* Ellis Island Hotel to debut new secret tiki bar pop-up in June

* Sensory Delights Are Just The Beginning At Bazaar Meat ByJose Andres In Las Vegas

* Las Vegas Restaurants Get Ready for a Summer Frenzy

* Eat It All At Wicked Spoon In Las Vegas

* Gilley’s In Las Vegas Is A Honky-Tonk Hot Spot

* Cafe Americano at Paris Sticks It to Guests With “RRF” Fee


Las Vegas Sports

Don’t Miss These Stories:

Members Mania

Note From Ted:

Members Mania is a regular feature for our Supporting (Paid) Members. Membership includes our “Your Guy In Vegas” feature, where you can reach out to myself and our paid staff of experts with your specific Vegas questions. We don’t have “canned” answers. We’ll ask you for some details pertaining you your wants and needs. Then, answer accordingly.

Regarding this article All Net Arena submits documents and bond before county deadline, which is a proposed NBA arena on the vacant land south of The Sahara, which has been a “proposal” for over a decade:

Things may be finally getting in gear for this section of the North Strip. I’ve always said.. if you start with one successful business on a block… others will follow (and estate prices will go up!) ??

Patrick Magee via the AccessVegas.com Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Facebook Group

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

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

Investing less than $3 per month (paid yearly) with our Access Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Program is the ultimate way to hedge the thousands you spend on your Las Vegas vacation. Especially as you are needing the best information now (more than ever) as you decide exactly when you can or should start to think about your return visit after the COVID upheaval.

The casinos don’t fund us. No cause or political party funds us. We are Member-Supported. Invest in a One-Year Membership TODAY!


Sponsored by Maverick Helicopter and Airline Tours:

Take a Las Vegas city tour with Maverick Helicopters - Click Here

Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

The Pinball Hall of Fame Makes A Bold Move To The Las Vegas Strip

“Is there really pinball in there?” A woman, still in her car, asks me that question as I walk through the parking lot of the new Pinball Hall of Fame location, on Las Vegas Boulevard near Mandalay Bay. She gestures to the building, painted with massive red letters shouting “PINBALL.” “There are literally hundreds of pinball machines in there,” I tell her. “Some of them are 60, 70 years old, and you can play all of them.” Satisfied, the woman parks, gets out of her car and hustles inside.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Gambling

Arizona man wins $2.9 million at Venetian on Las Vegas Strip

Big money is rolling at multiple Las Vegas resorts recently. The Venetian announced that a man won $2.9 million on a Wheel of Fortune game. The big winner was named Roger L. from Arizona. Officials with Venetian said Roger bet $5 before he won millions.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Other Las Vegas News

Las Vegas Reopens with New Casino Resorts, Restaurants, Bars

Las Vegas, the city that famously trades on luck, was dramatically out of it last year. The coronavirus pandemic dealt Las Vegas a losing hand, taking nearly all the sin (and most of its spending) out of the city. In 2020, the city recorded about 19 million visitors, a steep decline from the 42 million visitors in 2019. Unemployment, just 3.9 percent at the start of 2020, increased to 34 percent — the highest jobless rate in the country — after Nevada’s governor ordered casinos closed last year to help contain the pandemic’s spread. Vegas and its famous casinos, entertainment and dining venues lost billions.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video


Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

 

* Airport report shows more people are flying to Las Vegas

* Caesars Entertainment – Paid parking helps fund $3.1M charity donation

* Bar Rescue’s season 8 will have different tone as it centers around pandemic in Las Vegas

* Vegas tourism, airport, casinos show rebound from virus

* Tourism and convention industry gains momentum in Las Vegas

* The Venetian Resort launches new luxurious pool design

* TSA extends federal face mask requirements into September

* Las Vegas hitting jackpot as pandemic-weary visitors crowd back

* There’s a new sense of optimism among the visitors to Las Vegas Strip

* FlixBus to test premium Vegas-to-LA bus service

* What To Do When In Las Vegas?

* Las Vegas chapel offers ‘Star Wars’ themed weddings

* Full flights touch down in Las Vegas, travelers grow flying confidence with vaccine

* This Dream Job Will Pay You to Gamble in Las Vegas on the Company’s Dime


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

Click to watch video
Luxor Las Vegas – Incredible Experiences Inside the Pyramid

(Producers Notes_) Almost all of the graphic designs and postcards depicting Las Vegas include the iconic shape of the Luxor pyramid – it’s recognized around the world for its gorgeous black glass exterior, and of course for that Sky Beam that can be seen from space. But what’s inside the pyramid? Come with us on this Las Vegas Inside & Out adventure, where we explore the Luxor from all corners, and discover varied and unique options for dining and entertainment.
Mexican? Try Diablo’s Cantina. Fresh Pan-Asian? Go for Rice & Company. A perfectly aged steak? Tender Steakhouse has a table for you. Need a latte? There are three, count ’em, three Starbucks locations!
And if you want to see a show, you can tour the Titanic and Bodies Exhibitions during the day, spend an hour at the HyperX Esports Arena, book a seat for Carrot Top or Blue Man Group in the evening, and then indulge yourself at Fantasy for your late-night entertainment. And you can’t miss R.U.N., the exciting new Cirque show with a thriller of a plot. Luxor has it all! Join us for this extensive walkthrough of the Luxor property on the Las Vegas Strip.

Click to watch video
Awesome Behind-The-Scenes Timelapse of Las Vegas Airport

(Producers Notes) Takeoffs, landings and inside a 787 Dreamliner. Those are just some of the great AvGeek footage we captured during 36 hours at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas

Click to watch video
Happy Birthday Las Vegas (1977)

Andy Williams & The Lennon Sisters.

Click to watch video
Treasure Island Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore Treasure Island Hotel & Casino located in Las Vegas.

Click to watch video
Fun Day Trip from Las Vegas – Rail Explorers Adventure

(Producers Notes) Hey there fellow travelers! Greetings from a fun time biking on the train tracks that were used to bring in supplies to build the Hoover Dam. Rail Explorers is a fun time for the whole family.

Click to watch video
Bellagio Las Vegas Cafe Sadelle’s

(Producers Notes) Here’s what’s on the menu at the Bellagio cafe in Las Vegas.





We love to hear from you!
Here’s how to participate:

Drop us an email at [email protected] – We read them all!

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!


Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!

For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].

May 14, 2021 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us   Privacy Policy
Physical Address: 3565 Las Vegas Blvd. South #411, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Access Vegas Insider Vibe April 26, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – The end of COVID restrictions are in sight! I watched an entire press conference from the Governor, read and listened to the remarks by the Clark County Commission Chair, and read all 32 pages of Clark County’s re-opening plans. I’ll break it all down, so you can make informed plans.

Then, we’re getting back to normal, and normal is telling you what you need to know about what’s up in Las Vegas! As always, digging a little deeper than the basic “not always accurate” information that is constantly floating around out there.

This column, breaking down not only current restrictions, but what is pending, the rental car situation, how to snag hard-to-get Golden Knights Tickets, and a great gambling story, continues for our Members HERE.


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

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

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

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

Saving them money, time and inconvenience.

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

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

Members.AccessVegas.com


Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


Las Vegas Shows

Free ‘Jazz in the Park’ Series Downtown Las Vegas Features Big Names

Clark County Parks and Recreation kicks off the spring with their annual Jazz in the Park Concert Series, which celebrates its 31st year. This year the free series will feature Grace Kelly on May 8, Special EFX Allstars feat Chieli Minucci on May 15, Najee on May 22, Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra on May 29, and Nick Colionne on June 5.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video


Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

Las Vegas Dining

Brunch Returns at Giada on the Las Vegas Strip

Giada brings back brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant from Giada De Laurentiis brings back polenta waffles, hazelnut chocolate chip pancakes, a salmon Benedict, cavatelli, a seafood platter, a Caprese frittata, lobster hash, and more. Brunch runs every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video


Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

 

* Gold Spike (Fremont Experience area) reopening outside area, new Thursday night lineup

* Estiatorio Milos Returns To The Las Vegas Strip

* Las Vegas bars excited with karaoke and open mic allowed

* 1923 Prohibition Bar In Las Vegas Takes You Back To The Time of Speakeasies

* Voodoo Steak In Las Vegas Creates A Dining Thrill

* Bang Bar At Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Is Street Market Smart

* Great Food And Drinks Make Brera Osteria Perfect For A Leisurely Meal In Las Vegas

* Saltgrass Steakhouse Opens at Golden Nugget With Casual Vibe, Strong Value

* $10-And-Under Eats On The Las Vegas Strip And Beyond

* Restaurants At New Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Change And Expand

* Las Vegas restaurants eager to return to full capacity

* Discover A World Of Lobster Options In Las Vegas

* Bellagio’s Petrossian Bar debuts caviar and cocktails

* Treat your eyes, tastebuds at these outdoor dining spots in Las Vegas

* City of Las Vegas to start new ‘Brewery Row’ concept

* Grab-And-Go Dining Options Abound In Las Vegas


Las Vegas Hotels

Pool Season Is Back In Las Vegas!

The warm weather has moved into Las Vegas, and that means pool season is in full swing—although that might be a little less swing, so to speak. With post-pandemic rules still in order, partying at pool clubs looks a little different these days—no venues packed like sardines and no huge parties—but that doesn’t mean guests 21 and over still can’t enjoy a fun day in the sun!

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Members Mania

Note From Ted:

Members Mania is a regular feature for our Supporting (Paid) Members. Membership includes our “Your Guy In Vegas” feature, where you can reach out to myself and our paid staff of experts with your specific Vegas questions. We don’t have “canned” answers. We’ll ask you for some details pertaining you your wants and needs. Then, answer accordingly.

Husband and I are thinking about buying a condo out there for our use when we’re out there and renting it out also. Looking to spend in the area of $150,000.

Could you recommend area with easy access to strip and shopping for necessities.

Thank You,

Donna

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

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

Investing less than $3 per month (paid yearly) with our Access Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Program is the ultimate way to hedge the thousands you spend on your Las Vegas vacation. Especially as you are needing the best information now (more than ever) as you decide exactly when you can or should start to think about your return visit after the COVID upheaval.

The casinos don’t fund us. No cause or political party funds us. We are Member-Supported. Invest in a One-Year Membership TODAY!


We have answers to your Vegas questions!

But, you have to ask the questions.

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


Sponsored by Maverick Helicopter and Airline Tours:

Take a Las Vegas city tour with Maverick Helicopters - Click Here

Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

Spring Is In Full Bloom At Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens In Las Vegas

Celebrate spring the proper way and head straight to the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens for its new display, sure to both brighten your day and provide you with plenty of great photos for Instagram. Springtime Celebrations Around the World is exactly what its title implies, a collection of floral creations that represent springtime celebrations across the globe, from the Netherlands and England to Thailand and, of course, the U.S.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Sports


Las Vegas Gambling

Red Rock Casino guests win $203K while playing progressive poker

Several guests at Red Rock Casino won more than $200,000 late Thursday after hitting the Station Casinos Jumbo Hold ‘Em Poker “Bad Beat” Progressive Jackpot. The losing hand was quad 9’s, with a win of $71,214 and the winning hand was quad Jacks with a win of $40,694. All eight players won $1,272 each, the total payout to players was $203,516.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Real Estate

What does a half-million dollars buy in Las Vegas’ housing market?

It doesn’t carry the emotional heft or social cachet of $1 million, but a half-million dollar price tag is still pretty substantial. And for potential homebuyers wishing to turn $500,000 into a new home, the Las Vegas Valley’s real estate market is happy to help. We hopscotched around the valley to see what a half-million dollars will buy these days. The answer: Some pretty nice digs, many of them with plenty of living space and even an intriguing amenity or two.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Other Las Vegas News

First look at underground TESLA subway tunnel at Las Vegas Convention Center

The Convention Center Loop cost more than $52 million to build. It will move people across the convention center’s campus in electric Tesla vehicles. Normally, the walk from one end of the convention center to the other would take 20-30 minutes. The entire trip now takes two minutes inside a Tesla, all thanks to the new underground loop.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video


Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:

 

* Wynn Las Vegas says employees must get vaccinated or submit weekly negative tests

* Strip properties ramp up vaccinations for hospitality workers

* Plan ahead if you need to rent a car this summer

* Marijuana consumption lounges inch closer to reality in Nevada

* Luxury transportation makes comeback with the return of tourists

* Las Vegas is set to come out of COVID-19 better than ever

* Las Vegas brides, planners, wedding conventions prep for 100% capacity

* The Cosmopolitan In Las Vegas To Pay $1 Million In Cash Bonuses If 80% Of Workers Get Vaccinated

* UFC intends to fill Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena to capacity for McGregor-Poirier fight in July

* New Venues To Experience In Las Vegas

* Couples Still Tied The Knot In Las Vegas During The Pandemic

* Buffets, Las Vegas Strip shows encouraged by loosening restrictions

* Rumor: Seminole Tribe Sets Sights on Bally’s and Rebrand to Hard Rock


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

Click to watch video
Happy Birthday Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) A film made on a whim. In Vegas for another project I discovered they were celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the city.
The BBC agreed for me to stay on a week and make this. Rather proud of the music – the songs were all written by me for the film with my co-writer Martin doing the arrangements and supervising the recording. Not a masterpiece – but fun.

Click to watch video
Volcano at the Mirage, Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) The Volcano at the Mirage hotel & casino in Las Vegas.

Click to watch video
Flamingo Room – Flamingo Hotel

(Producers Notes) My exhaustive (exhausting?) room tour. Hope it is helpful!

Click to watch video
Exploring Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino located in Las Vegas.

Click to watch video
Unlimited Brazilian Steak at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas – Pampas Picanha!

(Producers Notes) The meat is all you can eat at Pampas Brazilian Steakhouse in Las Vegas.

Click to watch video
The 10 Best CHEAP Breakfasts in Las Vegas!

(Producers Notes) In this video I go to all of my favorite cheap breakfast spots in Las Vegas for 2021. These spots are located both on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown by Fremont St. In the end I will give you my recommendations, as well as my absolute favorite cheap breakfast place!





We love to hear from you!
Here’s how to participate:

Drop us an email at [email protected] – We read them all!

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!


Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!

For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].

April 26, 2021 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us   Privacy Policy
Physical Address: 3565 Las Vegas Blvd. South #411, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Access Vegas Insider Vibe April 17, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! That shift we’re feeling isn’t from a California (or Nevada) earthquake. Between updates on when restrictions will change, “must know” info about the shows now playing, and updates on getting a ride-share, we really need to get you up-to-speed!

What’s Really Happening With Restrictions? – The past few weeks have been a wild ride. First, Governor Sisolak said that control of COVID restriction decisions would revert to the counties on May 1. Then, after perhaps three weeks, he noted that counties would have to submit plans to the state for approval. IE, it wouldn’t really be completely up to the counties. Then, he noted that Gaming Control would have the final say over casinos.

Gaming turned around and told the properties (casinos) that unless they made significant progress in vaccinating  their workers, they would not be allowed full occupancy. That came with two interesting issues:

This column, breaking down not only current restrictions, but what is pending, what it means to future visitors in an accurate, expert break-down, continues for our Members HERE.


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

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

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

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

Saving them money, time and inconvenience.

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

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

Members.AccessVegas.com


Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


Las Vegas Shows

‘Absinthe’ Celebrating 10th anniversary in Las Vegas

A happy 10th anniversary to “Absinthe.” The wild show has been at Caesars Palace Las Vegas for a decade now. Prior to temporarily closing during the pandemic “Absinthe” was playing two shows nightly and had entertained an estimated 2.5 million people over the course of more than 5,000 performances.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Dining

Enjoy Curated Cocktails At The Dorsey In Las Vegas

Asking “What’s your sign?” at a bar has a whole new meaning at hot spot The Dorsey. Share your zodiac sign and a little bit about your personality with the bartender, and they’ll whip you up one of 12 new drinks dedicated to each sign of the zodiac calendar. There’s also a Social Hour menu, too, from opening till 8 p.m., with specialty cocktails like the Snow Queen daiquiri (made with Belvedere Lake Bartezek vodka, Diving Into Hampton Water rosé, lime and simple syrup) for $14 each.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Hotels

Virgin Las Vegas Opens, We’ve Got a Ton of Pics and Video

Las Vegas has a new casino resort, Virgin Las Vegas! Virgin officially opened at 6:00 p.m. on March 25, 2021, with all the appropriate hoopla. Here she is, the long-awaited Virgin Las Vegas, formerly the Hard Rock casino.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video




Sponsored by Maverick Helicopter and Airline Tours:

Take a Las Vegas city tour with Maverick Helicopters - Click Here

Las Vegas Tours and Attractions

Enjoy Some Sweet Rides At Adventuredome In Las Vegas

The indoor theme park (it’s located under an iconic see-through pink dome) features rides and attractions that appeal to every age group. The thrill seekers will love coaster rides Canyon Blaster and El Loco, and the newest ride, NebulaZ, which spins riders up, around and every which way on two massive arms with cars at both ends. There are also classic rides like Sand Pirates, which swings you through the air, Disk’O and the Inverter, which spin and flip you, respectively. A 4D theater brings you along on the antics of classic cartoon characters.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Sports


Las Vegas Gambling

Man wins $207,691 Playing Bingo at Red Rock Casino

Aurelio Aguilar won more than $200,000 on April’s Fool Day at Red Rock Casino, all while playing the resort’s bingo room. “Aguilar hit the Jumbo Progressive on the 52nd number while playing at Red Rock’s bingo room on Thursday, April 1 winning $207,691,” said a Station Casinos spokesperson.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Other Las Vegas News

From Swimming Pools to Showgirls, Here’s how you can tell Las Vegas is Revving Up

That rumble you hear along the Strip might be the sound of returning tourists on the march. Or maybe it’s the spring awakening of the entire Las Vegas economy, a vast and intricate contraption that includes not just hotels, casinos and restaurants but also stilt walkers, fire dancers, corpse exhibitors, street musicians, Carrot Top, freelance showgirls and restaurant servers who double as tax preparers.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



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

Click to watch video
Cashed Out Casino Documentary (2017) – The End Of The Riviera

(Producers Notes) Watch the drama unfold when the city of Las Vegas blows up the town’s impromptu movie set.

Click to watch video
Best Meal Deal In Las Vegas (Ellis Island BBQ)

(Producers Notes) Eating at the best deal restaurant in Las Vegas (in my opinion) Just note it opens at 4pm. Eating off the Las Vegas strip at Ellis Island Enjoy amazing food at great prices, plus discounts with a Players Club Card at Ellis Island BBQ.

Click to watch video
Sky Pod at The Strat – Peppermill – Things to do in Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Today we take a trip to the North Side of the Las Vegas Strip. We grabbed a bite to eat at the one and only Peppermill, then we head down to “The Strat” and take a trip UP to the Sky Pod. One of the best views in Las Vegas and a must do in town.

Click to watch video
Mon Ami Gabi Paris Las Vegas – Most Popular French Food on the Strip

(Producers Notes) I ate at the most popular French restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas. In this Las Vegas food vlog, I eat at one of the best restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip, famous for its authentic French food and the patio view of the Bellagio fountains. Inside the Paris hotel and casino, Mon Ami Gabi serves up French food like steak frites, trout almondine, and profiteroles.

Click to watch video
The Only 2 Buffets Open In Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Here are the only 2 Buffets open in Las Vegas! So happy to have buffets back! Las Vegas was known for their wide variety of buffets, whether they were cheap or expensive, every body had their favorite buffet. My personal favorite were the buffets with the crab legs that were cut in half. However, buffets did close for a bit, but now they are coming back.




We love to hear from you!
Here’s how to participate:

Drop us an email at [email protected] – We read them all!

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!


Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!

For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].

April 17, 2021 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us   Privacy Policy
Physical Address: 3565 Las Vegas Blvd. South #411, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Page 1 of 79
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 79