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New Resort Packed with Iconic Hospitality Brands is the Product of $415M Renovation of Legendary Sahara

SLS Las Vegas, the culmination of a years-long, $415 million dollar renovation of the legendary Sahara, opened its doors today welcoming the public back to the North end of the iconic Las Vegas Strip. A fully-integrated, entertainment-driven resort and casino with more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites, SLS Las Vegas features a curated collection of hospitality industry trendsetter sbeÆs most beloved brands, refined and reinvigorated for Las Vegas as well as original concepts all set in an atmosphere thatÆs both dynamic and approachable
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ôThis is the beginning of a new era for The Strip,ö said Sam Nazarian, Founder, Chairman and CEO, sbe. ôWe are thrilled to throw open our doors and show the world what weÆve been working on for the past several years. It feels good to be back in the former Sahara space, and we look forward to creating new, legendary memories as SLS Las Vegas.ö

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Destined to become one of the most energetic hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, SLS is high-style collaboration between Nazarian, James Beard award-winning chef JosÚ AndrÚs and design visionary Phillippe Starck in collaboration with globally acclaimed architectura firm Gensler. Highlights of the property include AndresÆ Bazaar Meat, a twist on his hugely popular concept Bazaar; the second location of The Sayers Club, one of Los AngelesÆ best-loved live music venues; celebrated restaurants Katsuya by Starck, Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book, Cleo and The Griddle Cafe; an exclusive partnership with retailer Fred Segal and The StripÆs most exhilarating nightclub, the 20,000 square-foot LiFE, a venue designed, with sbeÆs myriad years creating superior nightlife venues, to maximize the club-going experience.

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Labor Day Las Vegas 2014

Recover Like A Rockstar With Labor Day Weekend Breakfast At Cabo Wabo Cantina

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Cabo Wabo Cantina, inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will nurse Labor Day Weekend partiers back to a sober state with breakfast offered throughout the holiday weekend from Friday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 1.

Cabo Wabo offers a wide variety of breakfast dishes to help hangovers of any severity. Selections include: Los Huevos De Nachos, made with two fried eggs served over Cabo Wabo’s famous nachos and topped with ranchero sauce; the Breakfast Quesadilla, a mix of scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, pico de gallo, melted cheese, avocado and ranchero sauce; and Chicken Chilaquiles, a traditional Mexican breakfast dish made with fresh tortillas, shredded chicken breast, onion and cheese served with a choice of green tomatillo sauce or red ranchera sauce.

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The LINQ Celebrates Labor Day Weekend With Live Entertainment And Restaurant Specials All Weekend Long

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Caesars Entertainment’s open-air shopping, dining and entertainment promenade – is gearing up for Labor Day weekend, August 30 through September 1 with live entertainment and special offers at participating restaurants and retail shops.

Labor Day weekend exclusive offerings and deals at The LINQ include:

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Tacos & Tequila To Celebrate Labor Day With Weekend Fiesta Specials With $5 Menu

news-Tacos-Tequila-5-dollar-menu-items Tacos & Tequila (T&T) at Luxor Hotel Casino will raise glasses to all hard workers this Labor Day weekend with food and drink specials Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.Tacos & Tequila (T&T) at Luxor Hotel Casino will raise glasses to all hard workers this Labor Day weekend with food and drink specials Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Partygoers may enjoy a $5 menu including Fiesta Nachos, Haba±ero Wings, Chicken Quesadillas, Flautas, Guacamole, Dos Equis bottles, Jose Cuervo shots, well drinks, house red or white wine and sangria.

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Television Star John Schneider Attends Absinthe At Caesars Palace

news-Absinthe-John-Schneider Television star and former country music singer John Schneider was spotted attending ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace on Friday, Aug. 15. Schneider, best known for his roles as “Bo Duke” on the television series The Dukes of Hazard and “Jonathan Kent” on Smallville, met with The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets following the performance to share his enthusiasm for the show and pose for photos with the outlandish duo.

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Delano Las Vegas Unveils Curated Craft Cocktail Program At Franklin Lobby Bar
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Rare, premium liquors will highlight the cocktail-centric drink menu and provide unique backbar offerings, with one-of-a-kind spirits including a custom Glen Moray scotch, a Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bourbon and Delano’s hand-selected Black Barrel Mt. Gay rum. An intricate barrel aging program will infuse a creative selection of draught cocktails with layers of complex flavors, utilizing custom oak barrels stored in house. With more than two dozen craft beers by the bottle and a selection of wines-by-the-glass that is exclusive to Franklin, the beverage menu will provide an array of options to suit any taste.

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New Seasonal Spirits Have Arrived At Fizz In Caesars Palace

Fizz-cocktail-LOrange-Fleur-300x450 FIZZ, the lavish new champagne lounge and bar at Caesars Palace, has debuted new seasonal menu items to complement the warm summer months.

Available through the end of summer, the libations include the L’Orange Fleur, made with Solerno Blood Orange Liquer, champagne and muddled lemon, orange and blackberries, priced at $19; the Coco Republic, combining TYKU Coconut Sake, TYKU Citrus, champagne, vanilla syrup and fresh lime juice, priced at $19; and the Peachy-Ku, which combines TYKU Citrus, Ciroc Peach, Peach Schnapps, peach puree and lemon juice, priced at $19.

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Celine Dion Performances At The Colosseum At Caesars Palace Canceled

It is with great regret that we inform you that Celine Dion has canceled all scheduled performances, including those at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Affected performances include all announced shows scheduled through March 22, 2015.

Celine Dion has decided to postpone all of her show business activities indefinitely, in order to focus 100% of her attention on her husband Rene, their family, and recent health issues. Since Rene’s surgery last December to remove a cancerous tumor, it’s been a very difficult and stressful time for the couple as they deal with the day-to-day challenges of fighting this disease while trying to juggle a very active show business schedule, and raise their three young children.

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Carson Kitchen Downtown Las Vegas Debuts New Rooftop Patio

Celebrity Chef Kerry Simon’s most recent restaurant endeavor, Carson Kitchen, has introduced a new rooftop dining and bar experience at 124 South 6th St. in Downtown Las Vegas.

The 910-square-foot, garden-style rooftop patio expands upon the vibrant vibe of the main dining room below, inviting guests to socialize and celebrate with skyline views of Las Vegas’ burgeoning downtown area. The patio offers seating for up to 30 guests at fully-waited tables along with an additional 10 seats at the expansive granite bar. Carson Kitchen’s full food menu is available for purchase on the patio to accompany an array of signature cocktails, small-batch American beers and globally-inspired wines.

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Get Up-Close-And-Personal At Shark Reef Aquarium With New Animal Encounter Experiences

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino invites guests to abandon their day jobs and get their feet (or in this case, hands) wet as a guest Aquarist with three new experiential programs. Aptly titled Animal Encounters, the program takes participants behind-the-scenes to assist in feeding the Aquarium’s most-admired residents including stingrays, green sea turtles and zebra sharks.

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Batman Laser Challenge Brings Gotham City To The Adventuredome At Circus Circus Las Vegas

The Batman Laser Challenge at The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas invites guests to test their inner Super Hero with a fun, physical and mental workout. Using speed and strategy to beat the clock, would-be crime fighters can choose between two experiences, each brought to life with radiating wall-to-wall lasers, fog and themed audio tracks to guide or hinder the racer as they attempt to complete the mission. The five-acre theme park has teamed up with SimEx-Iwerks which, in partnership with Warner Bros. and DC Comics, has created this first-ever Batman themed laser maze.

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The LINQ Continues Popular Tuesday BLOQ PARTY With New Offers For Locals

Tourists and locals alike will continue to have Tuesday nights to look forward to at The LINQ BLOQ Party. Every Tuesday locals with a Nevada ID receive 30% off High Roller tickets, plus a complimentary drink at the Sky Lounge. Everyone is invited to the best locals party on the Strip to celebrate, taste, shop, wander, explore and take advantage of great deals at many of the popular venues located at The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment’s open-air shopping, dining and entertainment promenade.

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  • Route 91 Harvest Festival October 3-5 Click for Tickets
  • Diana Krall November 8 Click for Tickets

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Popeye By Renowned Artist Jeff KoonsWynn Las Vegas welcomes Popeye by acclaimed American artist Jeff Koons, as part of the resort’s continued appreciation and commitment to public art. At 6 feet 5 inches tall and more than 2,000-pounds, the mirror-polished stainless steel Popeye stands proudly in the Wynn Esplanade. Viewing is free to the public and the display is indefinite.

 

Britney Spears Costume Designer Marco Marco – Interviewed backstage at her show at Planet Hollywood. Plenty of highlights and features from the show for those wondering if they’d like to check it out!

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Red Rock Serenade August 2014 On PBS – Take a cinematic journey through the breathtaking scenery of the American West’s red rock country. From Zion to Canyonlands, Capitol Reef to Grand Canyon National Parks, take a cinematic journey through the American West’s breathtaking red rock country. Video is an excerpt of a PBS special airing this month.

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Carson Kitchen Downtown Las Vegas Debuts New Rooftop Patio

news-Carson-Kitchen-Rooftop-Patio-1 Celebrity Chef Kerry Simon’s most recent restaurant endeavor, Carson Kitchen, has introduced a new rooftop dining and bar experience at 124 South 6th St. in Downtown Las Vegas.

The 910-square-foot, garden-style rooftop patio expands upon the vibrant vibe of the main dining room below, inviting guests to socialize and celebrate with skyline views of Las Vegas’ burgeoning downtown area. The patio offers seating for up to 30 guests at fully-waited tables along with an additional 10 seats at the expansive granite bar. Carson Kitchen’s full food menu is available for purchase on the patio to accompany an array of signature cocktails, small-batch American beers and globally-inspired wines.

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Get Up-Close-And-Personal At Shark Reef Aquarium With New Animal Encounter Experiences

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Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino invites guests to abandon their day jobs and get their feet (or in this case, hands) wet as a guest Aquarist with three new experiential programs. Aptly titled Animal Encounters, the program takes participants behind-the-scenes to assist in feeding the Aquarium’s most-admired residents including stingrays, green sea turtles and zebra sharks.
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Batman Laser Challenge Brings Gotham City To The Adventuredome At Circus Circus Las Vegas

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The Batman Laser Challenge at The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas invites guests to test their inner Super Hero with a fun, physical and mental workout. Using speed and strategy to beat the clock, would-be crime fighters can choose between two experiences, each brought to life with radiating wall-to-wall lasers, fog and themed audio tracks to guide or hinder the racer as they attempt to complete the mission. The five-acre theme park has teamed up with SimEx-Iwerks which, in partnership with Warner Bros. and DC Comics, has created this first-ever Batman themed laser maze.

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The LINQ Continues Popular Tuesday BLOQ PARTY With New Offers For Locals

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Tourists and locals alike will continue to have Tuesday nights to look forward to at The LINQ BLOQ Party. Every Tuesday locals with a Nevada ID receive 30% off High Roller tickets, plus a complimentary drink at the Sky Lounge. Everyone is invited to the best locals party on the Strip to celebrate, taste, shop, wander, explore and take advantage of great deals at many of the popular venues located at The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment’s open-air shopping, dining and entertainment promenade.

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Popeye By Renowned Artist Jeff Koons Wynn Las Vegas welcomes Popeye by acclaimed American artist Jeff Koons, as part of the resort’s continued appreciation and commitment to public art. At 6 feet 5 inches tall and more than 2,000-pounds, the mirror-polished stainless steel Popeye stands proudly in the Wynn Esplanade. Viewing is free to the public and the display is indefinite.

Britney Spears Costume Designer Marco Marco – Interviewed backstage at her show at Planet Hollywood. Plenty of highlights and features from the show for those wondering if they’d like to check it out!
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Red Rock Serenade August 2014 On PBS – Take a cinematic journey through the breathtaking scenery of the American West’s red rock country. From Zion to Canyonlands, Capitol Reef to Grand Canyon National Parks, take a cinematic journey through the American West’s breathtaking red rock country. Video is an excerpt of a PBS special airing this month.

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If this looks like fun, you need to add this adventure to your Las Vegas itinerary! Just north of Las Vegas, the stunning Valley Of Fire sits ready to enjoy. Starting around $220 per person (about what you’d lose gambling and spend on shopping, beer, and lunch for the day anyway), you and up to 6 friends will be picked up at your hotel, taken to the Valley Of Fire, get 3.5 hours of dune buggy time over this awesome desert terrain, and lunch and bottled water are included. Then, transport back to your hotel where you can shower up for your night on the town. For more details, click over to our Valley Of Fire Buggy Tour

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Great Casino Restaurants – New Tropicana Las Vegas


Las Vegas Shows, Concerts, And Headliners

Former Three-Divison Boxing Champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley Attends ABSINTHE – Former Lightweight, Welterweight and Jr. Middleweight boxing champion, “Sugar” Shane Mosley, was spotted attending ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace on Friday, Aug. 1. Following the performance, Mosley met with ABSINTHE’s outlandish producer, The Gazillionaire, and his raucous assistant Penny Pibbets to share words of enthusiasm for the show and pose for photos. Photo Credit: Ben Lewis/Spiegelworld

 

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  • Shania Twain Las Vegas Residency Wins The Best of 2014 Award; Shania Twain Las Vegas Residency To Close In December

 

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Drinking And Dining In Las Vegas

Cabo Wabo Cantina Las Vegas To Celebrate National Rum Day With All-Day Drink Specials – National Rum Day will be in full swing at Cabo Wabo Cantina on Saturday, August 16, 2014 inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

The Strip-side party spot will celebrate with a 10 percent discount off all cocktails made with Sammy Hagar’s signature Beach Bar Rum exclusively for the holiday.

The discounted libations will include some of Cabo Wabo’s most popular specialty drinks, such as Sammy’s Toasted Colada, made with Sammy’s Beach Beach Bar Rum, Coco Lopez, pineapple juice and garnished with freshly toasted coconut; or Maui Rocker, a mix of Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, Orange Curacao, pineapple juice, grenadine, and fresh sweet-and-sour.

Riviera Hotel & Casino Introduces Food And Drink Specials At R Steak & Seafood Restaurant – The famed Riviera Hotel & Casino is proud to announce mouth-watering new summer food and drink specials at the renowned R Steak & Seafood Restaurant. An intimate dinner setting for any occasion, R Steak & Seafood Restaurant is open for dinner nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Complete Dinner and $5 drink specials available at renowned restaurant.

db Brasserie Launches Daily Happy Hour, Special Prix Fixe Menus At Venetian – Famed chef Daniel Boulud’s buzzed about brasserie at The Venetian Las Vegas brings French classics, international flavors and Boulud signatures to the Vegas Strip

Chef Daniel Boulud’s db Brasserie opened to fanfare from diners and critics alike and has quickly grown to be one of the most notable restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. The Venetian Las Vegas-based restaurant, which features a selection of classic French brasserie dishes, along with international flavors all with Boulud’s signature French-American flair, now boasts a daily Happy Hour menu, a 30 Minute Express Lunch, as well prix fixe menus that allow guests to experience a classic db Brasserie dining experience from du dÚbut Ó la fin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Las Vegas Hotels And Casinos

El Cortez Hotel & Casino Las Vegas August 2014 Promotions, Deal, And Events – Ongoing Food and Beverage Promotions: For $5, guests can enjoy a half-pound Jackie Burger, chips and a 12-ounce domestic draft beer inside CafÚ Cortez. The special is available 24 hours; Every Thursday, guests can raise a glass and enjoy $5 French champagne inside The Parlour; El Cortez serves a special nightly dining menu exclusively available at The Parlour from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m; CafÚ Cortez inside El Cortez Hotel and Casino now offers a daily take-out menu available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The take-out menu features a variety of cuisine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Las Vegas Economy And Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  • Tacos & Tequila To Participate In 2014 Fall Restaurant Week To Benefit Three Square Food Bank

 

 

 

 


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    • Las Vegas Strip At Night – City of Lights – 2013 – HD sunset ride down The Strip! If you are missing Las Vegas, this will bring that vibe back to you. Author’s Notes: This place is unreal, it’s a fantasy land for adults full of shinny lights, games and attractions to keep you going and going. music by Artist: Keyn project Title: Artcore

 

  • Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar – Check out the hot new Mexican bar and grill, located in The Linq. Great innovative home-made menu. (Hint: Great outdoor and balcony seating for seeing the mall and people watching)

 

 

  • Where To Climb And Bike Around Vegas – Is the Las Vegas Strip all you know? Some of the most amazing scenery in the Southwest U.S. like Red Rock Canyon, Valley Of Fire, and The Grand Canyon are just outside our back door and can be seen in 1/2 of a day. Get over to http://www.AccessVegas.com/Tours and find out what amazing experiences you can make part of your vacation!

 

 


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August 2014
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    • Josh Abbott Band & The Railers July 31 Click for Tickets
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    • Blackberry Smoke August 29 Click for Tickets
    • Bill Medley with McKenna Medley August 29-31 Click for Tickets
    • Charlie Wilson August 30 Click for Tickets
    • Bachman & Turner August 30 Click for Tickets
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    • Atmosphere September 3 Click for Tickets
    • Susie Essman September 5-6 Click for Tickets
    • Dr. Mehmet Oz September 6 Click for Tickets
    • Neil Sedaka September 6-7 Click for Tickets
    • Bob Saget September 13 Click for Tickets
    • Mr. Olympia Fitness & Performance September 19 Click for Tickets
    • REO Speedwagon September 19-20 Click for Tickets
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    • Paula Poundstone September 26-27 Click for Tickets
October 2014
    • Disney Live MickeyÆs Music Festival October 3-5 Click for Tickets
    • Jimmy Buffett And The Coral Reefer Band October 18 Click for Tickets
    • Laura Pausini October 19 Click for Tickets
    • NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings October 24 Click for Tickets
    • Jimmy Buffett And The Coral Reefer Band October 25 Click for Tickets
November – December 2014
  • Kiss November 5-23 Click for Tickets
  • Judas Priest & Steel Panther November 14 Click for Tickets
  • Alabama December 11-12 Click for Tickets

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Stunning Valley Of Fire buggy tour: See the sights guides, then explore on your own! (Friends will be jealous).

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Las Vegas Shows, Concerts, And Headliners

Vanna White Attends MAMMA MIA! At The New Tropicana Las Vegas – Wheel of Fortune” hostess Vanna White attended the smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. Vanna went backstage to meet the cast and was greeted with a fun surprise by the company-they had created “Wheel of Fortune”-type letters spelled out as M-A-M-M-A-M-I-A (pictured in attached photo). Vanna and the cast had a fun time posing with the letters as she expressed her excitement for their performance.

PS Yes, we know that Mamma Mia! is unfortunately closing on August 3. You only have a couple more days left to check it out!

KISS Rocks Las Vegas November 5 – 23, 2014 – Rock æn’ roll legends KISS celebrate 40 years as music icons with their first-ever residency, KISS Rocks Vegas, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas starting Wednesday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 23. Show time is 8 p.m.

ôWhat happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas, not if we have anything to do with it. We intend to blow the roof off the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,ö said Gene Simmons, founding member of KISS.

Shania Twain Announces Final Shows Of “Shania: Still The One” At The Colosseum At Caesars Palace – Not many performers have impacted Las Vegas quite like Shania Twain, including a ride down the famed Las Vegas Strip with a stampede of horses to bringing her legendary country-glamour to fans around the world, but today Shania announced the end of her two-year residency SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with the final show set for Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

Shania will have performed close to 110 shows during the course of her two years at The Colosseum which began on Dec. 1, 2012. Shania was also recently named ôBest Resident Performerö in the Las Vegas WeeklyÆs annual ôBest of Vegas 2014? issue.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Siegfried And Roy Introduce Three White Lion Cubs To Their New Home At The Mirage – Three new white lion cubs, the latest additions to the Siegfried & Roy animal family, appeared for the first time in public on July 18, 2014 at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage.

The cubs – Freedom, Timba-Masai, and Madiba – are brothers and were born just over 12 weeks ago in Johannesburg, South Africa. They join more than 30 other endangered and majestic animals at the Secret Garden at The Mirage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dining In Las Vegas

Showgoers Can Now Dine Like A Boss With The New Pre-Theater Menu At Buddy V’s Ristorante – Showgoers can now rejoice in a hearty Italian meal sure to keep their stomachs from growling all the way through curtain call with the new Pre-Theater nightly menu at Buddy V’s Ristorante inside Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian|Palazzo. The Pre Theater menu is available nightly from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. for $38 per person (not including tax and gratuity) and includes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Las Vegas Economy And Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 


Las Vegas Beers, Bars, And Cocktails

Out With The Old, In With The Classics: The All-New Lobby Bar Is Now Open At Caesars Palace – The newest addition to the Caesars Palace bar and lounge scene, Lobby Bar is a premiere cocktail destination. The former Galleria Bar, Lobby Bar features expansive lounge seating, enwrapping the front-desk reception area to the Palace Court Baccarat tables, and a highly curated beverage menu with classic concoctions and exclusive creations.

The extensive cocktail menu designed by The Modern Mixologist, Tony Abou-Ganim, offers an eclectic selection of classic libations and contemporary specialties. Bringing with him more than 20 years of experience, Tony collaborated on the menu development as well as assisted with training bar staff, stressing both quality ingredients and proper technique. Developing eight specialty drinks on the menu, Tony was able to showcase his immaculate talent for mixology with the Just for Mary cocktail.

 

 

 


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Newkirk’s Notes: The Boss Speaks…

Newkirk’s Notes are comments and insight from AccessVegas.Com publisher and 20+ year Las Vegas resident Ted Newkirk:

Hello From Las Vegas! – Monsoon season is upon us and we saw some pretty intense rain a few days ago, with flooding that nearly wiped out one of the villages up on Mt. Charleston. Now, I know the roof on my back patio leaks in a terrible deluge! (Knock on wood, the roof of my house is fine). Highs are right around statistical average (104 F / 40c), but the humidity is up. If you are coming the next few days, expect it to be a little more sticky. We do have a “cold snap” this weekend with Sunday only projected to be 89 F (32c) and thundery! But, that is the exception for the next couple of weeks.

No, You Are Not Imagining It – Room rates for Las Vegas are creeping up. In June, The Strip average was $123 and downtown was $72. And yes, I was myself surprised at that average for downtown myself. Did you know when the SLS (former Sahara) comes online toward the end of August, Las Vegas will top 150,000 rooms? What is more impressive is that weekend occupancy is nearly 95%. A little math means weekends have around 142,000 full rooms, which means around 300,000+ people in town!

Weekdays tend to have around 10,000 fewer occupied rooms. So, for those of you who want to avoid the weekend party crowd from California and have more elbow room and save a few bucks, hit us up here on the weeknights. Use your weekend at home to recover and get back into the swing of things!

Another tip which I like to remind everyone of from time-to-time is to avoid the three day weekends. Yes, at first it seems like a great situation because you use one less vacation day. But between the much higher room prices and extreme crowds, you are much better off visiting either the weekend before or after a major holiday weekend if you are sandwiching a weekend into a longer stay. The week before and after a major holiday are less crowded and less expensive here, completely making up for the extra vacation day you end up using!

McCarran Medical Clinic and Pharmacy – If you have the very unfortunate need of medical care or medicine while at the Las Vegas airport, a new a full-service pharmacy with licensed medical providers on staff has opened. Unfortunately, pharmacy and medical provider hours are only 9 AM to 6 PM, although the store is open until 9 PM selling TSA-approved sundries.

The Flame Goes Out – The much-loved steakhouse at the El Cortez is getting a makeover into a 24 hour restaurant, which will be called Siegel’s 1941. The name reflects the part- ownership in the property that Bugsy Siegel had in the 1940’s. On one hand, I’m sorry to see the change. I’d take dates there in the 1990’s because it was a great steakhouse (named Roberta’s at the time) while still very affordable as far as steakhouses go. Same with the old Center Stage at The Plaza. On the other hand, after years of Las Vegas cutting the hours of operation of their coffee shops (or getting rid of them altogether), it is nice to see a property bucking the trend.

Vegas Myths And Misconceptions – In this business, I do a ton of homework. I read various blogs and Las Vegas forums on big travel websites for trip reports, watch tons of Vegas YouTube videos, and more. I am constantly astounded by the myths and misinformation about Las Vegas that continues to be spread! I call it “the blind leading the blind”.

Some of it is honest mistakes, I get it. People get home and remember something wrong (like suggesting that MGM Resorts owns Cosmo or Caesars, which does matter if you are using players cards). Some of it is crazy stuff from the past, like the myth that hotels pump oxygen into the casino (a myth that won’t seem to die), and some of it are misconceptions that people have who have never visited. (They don’t drink or gamble, so they would not enjoy Vegas).

So, we wanted to ask you: What are some of the “sure fire” tips you heard which turned out to be bogus (perhaps they were valid in 1993 when I moved here)? What are the worst or most crazy notions people you know think about Las Vegas when you tell them you enjoy visiting here? What about Las Vegas is out there that people are noting and repeating that simply isn’t true? Are you the “black sheep” in your office or organization because you enjoy spending time in our city? Send them to [email protected] and we’ll share as many of them as possible!

P.S. Pumping oxygen into a casino would not only be prohibitively expensive, but create a higher probability of any fire getting out of hand. The reason you feel all jacked up when you are here because all the noise/music/excitement has your adrenalin going and also because you are walking a couple miles per day, which has your blood moving. In fact, if you are thinking about taking on an exercise program that involves walking or jogging, start it a couple of days after you get home from here! You’re body will already be conditioned to get moving.

Rio Voodoo ZipLine – Is open from noon to midnight, and costs $24.95 (Both price and hours have been reduced from when they opened a few weeks ago). We’ll have a report on it soon!

Fremont Street Experience Downtown Las Vegas New Liquor Restrictions – A couple of weeks ago, we noted that when on the Fremont Street Experience downtown, you must now 1. Only buy liquor for mall consumption from a casino and 2. It must be in a plastic cup when you are outdoors.

Now, the restrictions have tightened still. If/when you buy any booze from one of the convenience stores on the mall, they must put it in a bag, and close the bag with the receipt visible. If you walkáout of the store, stop on the mall, and pull the liquor out of the bag to pour it in a plastic cup, you are in violation of the law. The only place you can consume the convenience store liquor is in your hotel room (or back at your house if you are a local, although we locals can obviously buy their liquor at the local grocery store).

What is the bottom line? You MUST buy your liquor at the casinos on Fremont Street if you choose to drink it on the mall. You MUST put it in a plastic cup. (IE, you can’t walk a bottle or can of beer from casino to casino). You can NOT purchase liquor at a convenience store and pour it in a plastic cup for consumption. Except and unless you take the liquor to your room and consume it there or pour it in a plastic up up there. By the way, pouring it into a plastic cup in your room and bringing it back to the mall is also technically a violation. But obviously, not prosecutable.

None of this applies to The Strip. Speaking of The Strip…

99 Cent Shrimp Cocktail Returns – Back in the “good old days” of Las Vegas, the Golden Gate had a 99 cent shrimp cocktail. That went bye-bye with their remodel which removed their famed deli. (Which we still dearly miss). Fortunately, the Haute Doggery in Linq has returned the tradition, and you don’t even have to go downtown! For the rest of the summer, they are offering 99 cent shrimp cocktails (a practice that we hope will be continued longer).

Farewell For Now – August 2014 starts a new era with this newsletter. We’ll continue to offer a free version of it, but without Newkirk’s Notes and Members Mania with all of the insider tips that help you have a great vacation and save you time and money. The free version will continue to have the news and story links, but will contain more advertising over time to help cover costs.

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I’ll be over there every issue with the premium subscribers with more tips and advice than ever, more ways to save money, guaranteed answers to questions, and our new Vegas Super Secret Specials Spreadsheet (list) with will easily help premium members save more than the cost of the membership!

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  • Rock Of Ages At The Venetian – Watch show star, Mark Shunock, get into character and talk about his role in this good-time, party concert revival of the 80’s!

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  • “Las Vegas Playground USA” 1964 Tourism Movie – Fantastic color shots of Vegas in its swinging heyday! See the old McCarran airport, casinos like the Stardust and Thunderbird, fun in the sun at the pools, recreation on Lake Mead, golf, horseback riding in the surrounding mountains (you can still do this, see the tour link below), and finish with a vintage look at old Fremont Street and Strip shows.

 

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I know you have had many comments and questions regarding the ôlong haulingö that taxi drivers do in Vegas.

I no longer allow myself to be long hauled as I give specific instruction on how I want to be taken to the hotel and ask the cab driver before I get in it if he is going to argue with the way I tell them how to get there.

I have, however, had them charging extra at the end of the ride like $3.75 or something like that saying that it is some sort of fee that does not show up on the meter. Not every cab driver does this so I have become suspicious of whether or not this is a legitimate charge. My guess is that it is not. I have always been a generous tipper so IÆm not sure of the need to always get ripped off my the drivers.

I have now heard of a new scam going on regarding hotel lines for cabs. The employees are offering for $20 to let you cut to the front of the line and they are pocketing the money and allowing you to cut in front of people who have been waiting their turn.

All of this overcharging and scamming people is becoming a real turn off. I understand people make a living from their tips, but cheating people is not the way to obtain more money. I hope they remember what goes around comes around.

Have you heard of any of this? Thanks.

Rose

 

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Note: Rose is a paid subscriber, and one of the benefits of being a paid subscriber is that we guarantee to answer your Las Vegas questions (within reason). We live here. We either know, know who to call, what to check with, or can actually walk our our front door and find out. (I live about 5 minutes from The Strip and Rick lives within walking distance).

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Hi Rose,

Good questions:

* There is a $3.30 charge on the meter at activation. You are essentially paying $3.30 to start your trip. Unless you are starting from the airport, which adds another $2.00 surcharge. Hence, when you first step into a cab at the airport, you have already shelled out the approximate price of an airport shuttle!

Shuttles have their pros and cons. You know the price, but depending on how many hotels they have to drop off, you could be in for a 45 or even 60 minute ride.

* The ONLY fee they are allowed to add at the end of a trip (above what is on the meter) is a credit card fee. Note: Not all Las Vegas cabs take credit cards yet. Hence, if you were hit with the fee and using your credit card, now you know what it was (although the driver should have been very specific about it).

* If the driver otherwise demands money above what is on the meter, he is lying. At that point, I would get your bags, only pay what is on the meter, and not tip him. Yes, you can report him, but it will be your word against his and he will claim you misunderstood him.

* The taxi authority has recently put out a very, very helpful pamphlet which you can print off here

It has approximate fares to many hotels, the best routes, a place to write down info if you feel that you were wronged, and both the phone number and website where you can file a complaint!

While unfortunate, I would not trust much of anything a cabbie says. I’ve been long-hauled, told incorrect information, you name it. (I just act like a tourist so I can see how they treat real visitors). They act all chummy and helpful in a quest for a bigger tip, not because they know what they are talking about.

* If you are going to pay an unscrupulous taxi loader to skip the line, first ask how much a limo to your destination is. They will probably get a kickback, which means that you can give them a couple of bucks, spend the $20 you were going to give them on the limo, you’ll find that may be about the same fare as taxi vs. limo. Past that, hotels that find their taxi loaders are doing this are not pleased. Those guys are already making a nice living just by getting a tip every time they open a cab door for guests!

Hope this helps!

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This Week’s Top Tours

Witness Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and fly down into the Grand Canyon by helicopter. Plus champagne and BBQ at The Canyon!
VIP Grand Canyon Skywalk Tour via helicopter trip to and from the Skywalk. Stunning views! Expedited and exclusive arrangements available.
Explore the REAL West: Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon Skywalk, Native American Points, Western Ranch, and More!

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This tour is the absolute ultimate trifecta: On one afternoon, you will see the stunning Valley Of Fire, the Grand Canyon, and then return to Las Vegas for a captivating flight over the Las Vegas Strip. If you’ve ever wanted to see these great wonders during your Las Vegas stay but were worried it would take half of your vacation, fear not: This tour is for you!áGrand Canyon Sunset Dream Helicopter Tour From Las Vegas

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ALL tours listed on our AccessVegas.com tour page (link above) have been hand-selected. We only work with the top, most professional companies and operators who vow to give our readers a great experience! Because of this, we can not recommend nor vouch for tours not listed on here in the newsletter or on our tour page. Questions? Our tour page lists phone contacts where tour experts are available for live help!


Great Casino Deals – Win Cards – Episode 2

This is Episode 2 of our new series of Great Casino Deals with gambling expert Victor H. Royer. In this series we continue to profile some of the great casino deals from Casinos in Las Vegas, including a great gaming promotions from The Tropicana. Get these great cards next time you are in Las Vegas to help you win more at the table games! For more great casino deals, visit: www.MoreCasinoDeals.com


Transformation Of Delano Las Vegas Underway – Luxury All-Suite Hotel Races Toward September 2014 Opening – Delano Las Vegas, the luxury all-suite hotel that will debut at Mandalay Bay in September has completed the installation of its first exterior DELANO sign high atop the Las Vegas Strip.

Although the installation of the DELANO sign is one of the first major visible milestones in the transformation, it is only a small part of everything happening on the ground and behind the scenes in preparation for opening September 1, 2014.

Public spaces are taking shape as construction walls have come down to reveal glimpses of what’s ahead…


Las Vegas Shows, Concerts, And Headliners

Book Celine Dion Las Vegas Tickets Now

 

 

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National Tequila Day Las Vegas 2014

PBR Rock Bar To Celebrate National Tequila Day With Margarita SpecialPBR Rock Bar & Grill will raise a frosty, salt-rimmed glass to honor National Tequila Day with an all-day margarita special on Thursday, July 24. Located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino the Strip-side bar and eatery will serve up its signature margaritas for just $5 per drink.

Patrons can pair their margaritas with PBR’s Mexican-inspired dishes, such as the Smokin’ Chicken Quesadilla, a crispy flour tortilla filled with pulled chicken, pepper jack cheese, grilled onions and jalape±os, topped with sour cream and Pico de Gallo; or Traditional Fajitas, served in beef, chicken, barbecue pork, shrimp, brisket or vegetarian varieties.

Cabo Wabo Cantina To Celebrate National Tequila Day With Caliente Specials All Week Long – “M┴S TEQUILA!” will be heard within the walls of Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to celebrate National Tequila Day with a week of half-priced tequila shots and margarita specials from Monday, July 21 through Thursday, July 24.

All week long, tequila lovers will enjoy half-priced select tequila shots including: Cabo Wabo, Milagro, Corralejo, Casa Noble, Tres Generaciones and Herradura. The hottest Strip-side cantina will also serve up a variety of margarita flavors including mango picante, margarita verde, strawberita, Cabo Wabo sangarita and cocorita, starting at $10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Las Vegas Economy And Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dining, Drinking, And Dancing

Giada At The Cromwell Debuts Highly-Anticipated Lunch Menu – Emmy Award-winning celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author Giada De Laurentiis’ first-ever restaurant, GIADA, has received rave reviews since first opening in June, and now the popular restaurant is proud to introduce lunch beginning on July 16, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

De Laurentiis broke the news to her more than 1 million Twitter followers, offering a sneak peek at what lunch at GIADA will look like…

Tommy Bahama In Town Square Las Vegas Shakes-up New Summer Drinks – It’s officially summer, which means extended daylight, warm afternoons and some leeway to relax and take-it-easy. Tommy Bahama helps in the pursuit to celebrate the season with three unique and refreshing cocktails to enjoy all summer long. These drinks feature the brightest flavors of the season, ranging from blueberries to white peaches to titillate taste buds. Read the entire article for the recipe to a perfect White Peach Bellini.

Trevi Las Vegas To Celebrate National Lasagna Day With Lasagna Lovers SpecialsTrevi Italian Restaurant inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will celebrate National Lasagna Day with its delicious deep-dish lasagna pizza and authentic lasagna entrÚe, each specially-priced for the holiday exclusively on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Linq’s High Roller Observation Wheel First 100 Days Highlights – During its first 100 days in operation, the High Roller has set records, reached milestones and attracted riders from all walks of life. Key highlights since its opening include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More Las Vegas News

45th Annual World Series Of Poker At Rio Becomes Biggest Ever – Establishing Several Key Records – In another remarkable testament to the health and strength of the game of poker globally, the 45th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas established a host of new records as poker enthusiasts from 107 different nations traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the game’s grandest spectacle. The WSOP remained the industry standard-bearer, with a record-setting 82,360 entries in 65 events and awarding the largest prize pool in WSOP history: $225,584,873.

 

 

 


Upcoming Las Vegas Events And Holidays


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

    • High Roller Ride-Through – World’s Tallest Observation Wheel – Ride-through Look at the “High Roller” – World’s Tallest Observation Wheel at The LinQ.

 

  • Las Vegas (Spring 2014) Fremont Street Experience – Take a walk through downtown Las Vegas’ famous Fremont Street. This video was recorded on Saturday April 12, 2014.The downtown area of Las Vegas is about a mile north of the Strip. It is the birthplace of legal gambling …and Las Vegas itself.

 

 

  • “Come Fly With Me” Performed By Michael Monge – Catch him performing in Encore’s Eastside Lounge Wednesday through Monday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Drawing inspiration from the musical icons that put the Las Vegas Strip on the map, Michael Monge’s vocals embody the charisma of the timeless lounge performer that made Las Vegas entertainment one of a kind. Monge takes audiences on a ride through decades of music. Here he is singing Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me.”

 

 


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Access Vegas Insider Vibe July 12, 2014

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This Week’s Top Tours

Neon Dream Vegas helicopter tour, soar out to and over Hoover Dam/Lake Mead, Fremont Experience and entire Strip!
Vegas Sunrise Hot Air Balloon ride. Unforgettable views and memories. An experience your friends can’t top!
Visit Grand Canyon, Mojave Desert, Black Mountains, Eagle Point, Hoover Dam photo op, more. Day tour from Vegas!

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You can book this amazing flight now and save $21! Neon Nights Air Tour

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ALL tours listed on our AccessVegas.com tour page (link above) have been hand-selected. We only work with the top, most professional companies and operators who vow to give our readers a great experience! Because of this, we can not recommend nor vouch for tours not listed on here in the newsletter or on our tour page. Questions? Our tour page lists phone contacts where tour experts are available for live help!


Great Casino Deals – Win Cards – Episode 1

This is Episode 1 of our new series of Great Casino Deals with gambling expert Victor H. Royer. In this series we will profile some of the great casino deals from Casinos in Las Vegas, including the new Win Cards from The Tropicana. Get these great cards next time you are in Las Vegas to help you win more at the table games! For more great casino deals, visit: www.MoreCasinoDeals.com


July 2014 Events And Specials

Trevi Las Vegas Makes Summer A Dream With July 2014 Specials On Pizza And Ice Cream – Trevi Italian Restaurant inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will celebrate summer by offering brick oven-fired pizzas for $10 each throughout July along with introducing $5 house-made waffle sundaes to honor National Ice Cream Month.

To celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month, TREVI has introduced a gelato sundae served in a house-made waffle bowl, priced at $5 each. The sweet treat consists of a choice of gelato flavor, drizzled with a chocolate or caramel sauce, whipped cream and topped with sprinkles and a cherry.

Crush Las Vegas Introduces New Summer Cocktails And Beers To Complement The Season – CRUSH eat, drink, love at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino has introduced new summer cocktails and draught beers to the menu, providing refreshing relief from the hot weather. The new seasonal cocktails include:

ò Summer Love made with Bombay Sapphire gin, Pavan Liqueur, strawberry liqueur, fresh lemon juice and prosecco priced at $14;

CRUSH, eat, drink, love, is a 7,000-square-foot restaurant serving a cosmopolitan share-plate style menu with large and small plate dishes prepared by Executive Chef Billy DeMarco. Located inside MGM Grand, CRUSH is open daily for dinner, starting at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 


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Dining, Drinking, And Dancing

Park On Fremont Restaurant Downtown Introduces Seasonal New Menu ItemsPark on Fremont welcomes the warmer weather with tasty new menu selections, adding refreshing salads, a new summer smash cocktail and deep fried sensations to the bar and restaurant’s offerings, available now.

Those looking for a taste of South of the Border flavors will enjoy the fish tacos, made with tempura fried Mahi fish topped with coleslaw and chipotle dressing, priced at $9; as well as the Park Paloma, a new summer cocktail made with Cazadores tequila, Pavan liqueur, fresh lime, simple syrup and a splash of grapefruit juice, priced at $8.

New Mixologist To Mix Up Las Vegas Rhumbar’s Cocktail Menu With Exciting Elixirs – RHUMBAR, located at the The Mirage Hotel & Casino, welcomes Lillian Hargrove to its team as lead bartender and award-winning mixologist.

Recently named Campari’s “Best Aperitivo” Las Vegas Champion, Hargrove brings years of mixology experience to RHUMBAR’s cocktail lounge. Through her expertise, Hargrove ensures that each beverage she concocts has a special flair that is reflective of RHUMBAR’s signature libations.

Already at the top of her game, Hargrove has concocted fresh new cocktails for the popular Strip-side bar.

 

 

 

 

 


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Newkirk’s Notes: The Boss Speaks…

Newkirk’s Notes are comments and insight from AccessVegas.Com publisher and 20+ year Las Vegas resident Ted Newkirk:

Hello From Las Vegas! – Monsoon season is here, which isn’t out of the norm for July. We’ll have a few days of “normal” weather (highs in the low 100’s F), interrupted by a few days of 90’s with some humidity and thunderstorms. Not Florida-style humidity, but more than we’re used to.

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Now, We Can Really Kiss The Las Vegas Hilton (Name) Goodbye – Westgate Time shares purchased the LVH hotel last week, and have big plans. Fortunately, they are not going to turn the whole thing into a owners-only timeshare. Although they plan to turn some of the rooms to luxury timeshare villas, it appears they pretty much still intend to operate it as a hotel casino.

New owner David Siegel may be best known to some of you from the documentary The Queen of Versailles (available streaming on Netflix) and as the man who built the PH Westgate Tower behind Planet Hollywood Hotel, which he subsequently lost it in the financial crisis.

He’s planning to put hundreds of millions of dollars into refurbishment of the iconic property, widely know as the hotel where Elvis had his huge Vegas run. The old Star Trek space will be turned into a nightclub (good luck with that at this location, unless it is a more mellow affair catering to people over 30), but also of interest is that the Shimmer Cabaret is going to be used as a lounge with free live music playing day and night. Real live music, not a DJ. How cool is that!

He’s keeping the property open during the renovations and while we’re not the kind of publication that goes crazy posting zillions of hotel construction photos, we’ll keep you in the loop on the progress. By the way, if enough people are interested in seeing more construction photos of Las Vegas, let us know. We just haven’t heard the demand. Most people just want to know when it is over!

We’re Not The Ones Using It! – Because of the drought here in the Southwest, many readers are asking about Las Vegas and water. Many visitors assume that because of our water features on The Strip, Las Vegas is a big user and waster of water. This leads people to further assume that the dropping levels in Lake Mead are our fault.

Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Although the Colorado River sits right outside our back door, more than 10 times the water we use is pumped up to 100 miles inland to the Imperial Valley of Southern California (Brawley, El Centro) to water crops. Because pretty much nobody lived in Las Vegas when they divided up rights to the river water, they didn’t figure we needed any of it!

The reality: There are more swimming pools in Southern California filled with Colorado River water than there are in Las Vegas.

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On a per person basis, the water used to keep the resorts looking lush and the water features running is well used. Yes, the lake at the Bellagio holds a fair amount of water (although not as much as you think as it isn’t that deep), but tens of millions of people enjoy that same amount of water. Also, a little known fact: The lake is filled with water pumped from a well, not the river. When Steve Wynn bought The Dunes hotel (where Bellagio now sits), it came with a golf course which came with well water rights. Honestly, I’ll bet the lake takes less water than the golf course did!

Having said that, if we don’t start seeing some very snowy winters in Western Colorado over the next couple of years (feeding the river at its source), Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico could start to see water restrictions. Keep that in mind if you were planning to move here and you consider a big, green lawn a must. Me? I have desert landscaping. Saves a ton on my water bill and I don’t have to mow it.

As a visitor? Don’t worry about it. Water isn’t going to be cut off to the hotels, and they are pretty water-efficient to begin with. (Saves them money). Also, shower as long as you’d like. Our wastewater is treated and then goes back into the river. (Probably just like where many of you live).

Hey Las Vegas, Can You Turn It Down? – We’ve been getting a more and more steady stream of complaints about how loud the music is all over Las Vegas. Attention Casinos, Pools, and Restaurants: These complaints are NOT coming from only retired people (whose gambling money you really need to do a better job of catering to). I’m talking about people in their 30’s! I can absolutely understand the dayclubs and party spots blasting it out. However, it is getting to the point where you can’t hold a conversation in some restaurants. Talking over a meal… what a concept!

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Associate Editor / News Researcher: Rick Ziegler

Concerts, Headliners, Special Events: Puneet Adobe


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

    • MGM Resorts Presents The Park – An artist video rendering of MGM Resorts International’s project, The Park, which will connect New York-New York and Monte Carlo with an eight-acre outdoor entertainment experience. Get a peek at what is coming!

 

  • Exploring The Beauty Of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – The city has giant mega-casino hotels, decorated with lavish care and attention to detail to create a fantasy-like atmosphere. The casinos often have names and themes that evoke romance, mystery, and far-away and exotic destinations. If your friends think that Las Vegas is all slot machines, have them watch this!

 

 

 

 


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Having enjoyed Las Vegas since the 50’s and enjoying each and every visit since then (except for the last 4 years due to my health), I’m ready to go again—-but—–my lovely wife thinks otherwise.

She says Las Vegas is no longer for us. Las Vegas belongs now to the younger generation and my wife and I probably (skip that and insert) assuredly would no longer enjoy Las Vegas as much. She says “It’s no longer the city it used to be, what with the constant changes with hotel themes, downtown is a madhouse and the young people are no longer polite,and rather push you aside than say ‘excuse me’.”

Judging from our last visit, I’m almost ready to agree. What say you???????

Al In Milwaukee

 

Ted Responds:

First of all, let me note that I’m envious that you got to enjoy Las Vegas in the days of the Rat Pack and through the era when Vegas was “Vegas” and a comp was a comp! And, I wish you returning to good health that allows you to travel regardless of your destination for many years to come.

I do think that we’re going to look back on this era of Las Vegas as the “directionless” era. Steve Wynn once had grand plans to build a massive complex on all the property he owns behind Wynn and Encore (where the golf course is), but the recession scrapped that and he’s busy with Macau. I bring him up because he has no equal when it comes to being a visionary about doing amazing things in Las Vegas.

This Asian-Themed Resort World (former Stardust) looks very cool, very themed, and very promising! (I hope they pin a better name on it when they are done). Perhaps it will be a wake-up call that people really, really like themed resorts. And yes, the boring names have to go. You are coming here to stay in a property that evokes some kind of emotion!

Unquestionably, the current dirty little secret is that we’ll hit a new record in numbers of visitors this year, but it is because of the 20-somethings who often come just to get out of control. We continue to receive notes that the hotel hallways have gotten a bit louder the past few years.

The guys running the two main gaming companies are more bankers and statisticians then they are gambling and entertainment gurus. Having said that, the Linq project has been received better than I anticipated. (Plus, no costumed characters)

However, what is going to happen if we lose the group that has enjoyed Vegas for what Vegas has always been? These 20-somethings are not much in the way of gamblers. The clubs are sucking money out of many of them now, but when they hit 30, are they going to instantly turn into gamblers? Or are they going to go “Vegas is nice, but we have nice malls here and I don’t club anymore, so no reason to return”?

That could be a huge wake-up call for a city built on gambling that needs to return to its roots. Sleeping in, brunch buffet, having some cocktails around the pool, a nice dinner, an amazing show, and then a good dance with lady luck will hopefully never go out of style.

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe July 3, 2014

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áPalms Las Vegas – Enjoy 24-hour checkout times only when you book online! Book Now!
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This Week’s Top Tours

First a Las Vegas Strip helicopter tour, then dinner at Smith & Wollensky’s is the perfect way to begin your night!
Experience Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, all of Vegas by helicopter, save 30%!
Richard Petty Rookie Tour: YOU drive the Vegas Motor Speedway in a V-8 NASCAR style car!
Vegas Indoor Skydiving, right on Vegas Strip, winds up to 120 mph, just like the real thing
See the Grand Canyon, Route 66, Mojave Desert, and more direct from Las Vegas. The Full day tour is only $229 including snacks, lunch, and fees!

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Las Vegas Hotels

Goodbye Quad – Caesars Entertainment To Spend $223 Million On Renovations And Will Rename It LINQ Hotel & Casino – Caesars Entertainment announced its newest property, unveiling The LINQ Hotel & Casino as the latest addition to its portfolio of iconic Las Vegas resorts. Located at the heart of Center Strip at 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard, the LINQ Hotel & Casino is a complete re-imagination of the current Quad Resort & Casino.

The Las Vegas hotel will feature 2,256 brand new rooms and suites, a completely renovated welcome experience built around a signature lobby bar, all new retail and spa amenities and a dynamic new pool deck to deliver an entirely new guest experience. Combined with the world’s largest observation wheel, the High Roller, and The LINQ retail, dining and entertainment promenade, The LINQ Hotel & Casino is set to become the new social center of Las Vegas and will welcome its first guests beginning on Oct. 30, 2014.

Urban Inspired Hotel Room Design

The new resort will boast 2,256 rooms including 204 suites along with 29 cabana suites with private access to the all-new pool area. The standard room features a fresh, modern design with floor to ceiling windows, boasting views of the iconic Las Vegas Strip or the High Roller. The centerpiece of the room design will be three distinct accent wall murals featuring stylized interpretations of vintage Las Vegas glamour.

 

 

 

 

 


July 2014 Events And Specials

 

 

 

 

 


Las Vegas Shows, Concerts, And Headliners

Dee Snider Of Twisted Sister Attends Rock Of Ages Las Vegas – Twisted Sister frontman, Dee Snider, attended Rock Of Ages June 27, 2014 at The Venetian Las Vegas. Snider, who performed the role of “Dennis Dupree” in Rock of Ages during a three-month stint on Broadway in 2010, headed backstage following the show to share words of enthusiasm with the cast and to take a photo. Snider also shared his sentiments in a tweet saying, “What a great show! @rockofagesvegas @VenetianVegas ROCKS! Must see! What a great cast! #facemelted #nogolf #ridetolivelivetoride.”

 

 

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Alcohol Freedoms And Restrictions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Newkirk’s Notes: The Boss Speaks…

Newkirk’s Notes are comments and insight from AccessVegas.Com publisher and 20+ year Las Vegas resident Ted Newkirk:


Hello From Las Vegas! – A pretty toasty Las Vegas as we’re getting one of our 2-3 “heat waves” we experience in the summer where the temperatures get over 110F for a few days in a row. We’re used to it and many of us actually don’t mind it. We don’t shovel snow, and we don’t have to layer clothing, we don’t have to put on a warm jacket to go to the grocery store (except at night in the dead of winter).

However, do like a local and stay very hydrated. You are certainly allowed to ask the bartender for an ice-water back with your beer or cocktail. (I often ask for them to use a pint glass and fill it halfway with ice and then full of water, then tip and extra dollar, which beats paying $4 for a bottle of water with three gulps worth in it).

Also, that tap water in your hotel room is very, very safe to drink. Otherwise we’d have 2 million sick people in town (we locals). It does come out of the mineral-rich Colorado River, so it may not taste as good as the tap water some of you enjoy in other places.

However if you don’t have (or are unwilling to buy) bottled water, it will do the trick! Get a couple glasses in you whenever you return to your room, and ESPECIALLY after a night on the town. Dehydration can mean the difference between a mild hangover and a really bad one. Get another glass or two of it down when you wake up. Trust me, you’ll thank me. Our dry desert air dehydrates you way more than you realize!

In our news section is the big story about The Quad being renamed The Linq in conjunction with the $238 million remodel of the property, top to bottom. One thing that confused me (and that I don’t have an answer to yet) is the fact that they are adding bars and lounges. To the casino? Does this mean they are going to take what many consider a very bland casino design and give it some ooomph? The story just broke, so I don’t know yet. However, we’ll be on top of it!

NOTE: The following was meant to run last issue and inadvertently left out.

R.I.P. Steve Rossi – We sadly note the passing of legendary comedian Steve Rossi, a local resident and best known as 1/2 one-half of the legendary comedy team of Allen and Rossi. A decades-long Las Vegas resident, he was supportive of other shows and performers in town up until nearly the end, attending many of our entertainment options regularly. He was also very instrumental in launching the career of the late Danny Gans.

As I’m in my late 40’s, they were a bit before my time. However, I’d love to jump in a time machine and go back to the 50’s and 60’s and experience the headliners and acts that lined The Strip during the Rat Pack era. I wonder if 50 years from now, someone will be saying “Wouldn’t it have been interesting to visit Las Vegas in the era of Celine, Shania, Rod Stewart, Elton John and such” when they look at “old” footage and photos of what we’re doing today!

SLS (Former Sahara) Opens August 23 – How Will It Do? – Lots of questions float around. Will the location hinder the property? Perhaps not as bad as people think, since a large part of their target audience will probably be drive-in visitors from California. Given that owners SBE are headquartered and entrenched in Los Angeles with nightclubs and hotels, it will depend how “hot” they can make SLS. Californians tend to be very, very trendy. Get a great buzz going for SLS and they should do OK.

The bigger challenge is getting people staying at other properties to come all the way up to the north end of The Strip. Here’s an idea: Give anyone presenting a valid monorail ticket free play or some kind of reward that covers the round-trip ride. If people know they can get up to see you without an expensive taxi ride or slow bus ride, they might be more likely to do so. They will see how quick and close you are via monorail, and the monorail company will adore you (and surely work a promotional deal with you).

Finally, how well with they do with locals? They have noted that the property sits at one of Las Vegas’ busiest intersections and Sahara is a major east/west artery. Having said that, Sahara runs past the blank “ass end” of the property and just because I drive by there on my way to see my chiropractor or run some errands, it doesn’t mean that stopping in is going to be top-of-mind.

If they want the locals to help make them successful, they are really going to have to target those of us who live relatively close. Being an L.A. company, I’m dubious about their ability to understand the local market and attract locals. Hey SLS: Come about December 10 and you are scratching your head wondering why you’re not getting any of the local market, give me a shout. I live 5 minutes from your hotel. I’m the kind of local you need to be getting in the door!

Sweet 16 – If you didn’t vote in our Best Of Las Vegas Hotels Sweet 16, you still have a few more days to vote in this round and make your voice heard! We have 8 match-ups and you simply click on the hotel you feel is the better property in each match-up. Quick and easy!

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Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Associate Editor / News Researcher: Rick Ziegler

Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley


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

 

  • Wednesdays Downtown Street Festival – During May and June, DTLV.com and FEED presented Wednesdays Downtown, a seasonal weekly event that brings together all the good stuff Fremont East has to offer – cocktails, dining, live entertainment, art – and wraps it up in refined, San Francisco-style urban swagger. This is a really cool look at what is going on in the Fremont East area, which is just past the big Slotzilla launch tower on Fremont Street. Word is that this event will resume again this fall, and we’ll keep you posted.

 

 

  • Las Vegas 1962: Come Fly With Me – A nostalgic look back at vintage Las Vegas. The film is from Jeff Altman of Chicago who transferred and color-corrected the 16mm film from his grandfatherÆs and grandmotherÆs 1962 trip to Sin City. The YouTube member posting the video added the opening title and the music of OlÆ Blue Eyes. What a great, historic look at Las Vegas!

 

 


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When show tickets say “no cameras allowed” will I be searched and the camera be confiscated?

I will be traveling to Vegas in August (from the UK) and I have booked an early evening spin on the High Roller followed by Penn & Teller at the Rio. Whilst I have no intention of taking photos during Penn & Teller, I would hate to lose any big wheel photos (and the camera!) if Rio’s “no cameras in the showroom” policy is strictly enforced.

Regards,

Andrew From The UK

 

Ted Responds:

We found out that Andrew was a paid premium member (we guarantee to answer their questions), and was specifically concerned about Penn and Teller, so we got to work for him!

Specifically for Penn and Teller, you can’t take a professional-style camera into the theater. However, you CAN check it at the box office for safe keeping until after the show. AND… should you wish, you are certainly allowed to take pictures of Penn and Teller after the show when they greet fans.

On a more general note, many shows simply prohibit flash photography.

As a general rule of thumb:

Nice, expensive cameras are going to get you a second look by security whether it be a show or if you are in a casino. They are concerned about the use of unauthorized commercial photography that might not be flattering to them, plus an expensive camera’s ability to zoom into table game areas, to specific people at the pool, etc. Las Vegas still very much tries to maintain guest privacy and anonymity.

The cell phone issue is pretty much one where the cat is out of the bag. Don’t use a flash and don’t be obvious.

And most importantly, follow ALL instructions given to the audience either on the ticket, at the box office or before the show regarding their photo policies.

Great question and happy to help a paid subscriber who supports what we do!

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe June 25, 2014

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Experience Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, all of Vegas by helicopter, save 30%!
Ultimate Grand Canyon South Rim tour filled with extensive views, lunch at a historic lodge, and more!
Zoom around Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s NASCAR track at 160 mph with a pro driver. Thrill of a lifetime!
Soar over the desert at 60 mph seeing scenic wildlife from ziplines. (Close to Vegas!)
Western Sunset Horseback + BBQ Dinner Ride through stunning scenery surrounding Vegas. Truly experience the west!

Click Here To See More Great Tours…


New Exhibit Honoring Jackie Gaughan Now On Display At El Cortez Hotel & Casino – In conjunction with the Museum of Gaming History, the El Cortez Hotel & Casino unveiled a new mobile exhibit today honoring downtown gaming legend Jackie Gaughan.

“Working with the Museum of Gaming History to commemorate the legacy of Jackie Gaughan has been an incredible honor,” said Alex Epstein, executive vice president of El Cortez Hotel & Casino. “To be able to see the impact Jackie made on the history of Las Vegas and share that with the community is very inspiring.” Photo: Jerry Henkel


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Celebrate The Fourth Of July In Las Vegas

Trevi To Celebrate Fourth Of July Weekend With Festive Cocktail And Burger SpecialsTrevi Italian Restaurant inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will toast America by offering an Italian Stuffed Burger and a Red, White and BOOM cocktail available exclusively throughout Independence Day weekend from Thursday, July 3, through Sunday, July 6.

Executive Chef Peter Scaturro will introduce a twist on an American favorite with the Italian Stuffed Burger, loaded with gorgonzola and fontina cheeses and topped with red and yellow tomatoes. The burger, accompanied by steak fries, will be priced at $12.95. PHOTO CREDIT: Executive Chef Peter Scaturro

Celebrate Independence Day At Tacos & Tequila With Food And Drink SpecialsTacos & Tequila (T&T) at Luxor Hotel and Casino will celebrate Independence Day with fiestas featuring food and drink specials Friday, July 4 through Sunday, July 6.

Party all weekend long with the Americano Combo, priced at $15 per person, and includes a choice of the Matador Burger or Sonoran Hot Dog, served with Chorizo Cheese Fries and a Coors Light.

Rhumbar Celebrates The USA With Red, White And Blue Patriotic MojitosThe Mirage Hotel & Casino Strip-side oasis bar, will celebrate Fourth of July with red, white and blue mojitos all weekend from Friday, July 4, through Sunday, July 6.

Each patriotic mojito is handcrafted with a unique flavor profile and priced at $12 each. The red blends Montecristo Platinum rum, raspberry demerara sugar, St. Germain, lemon juice and mint. The white is a concoction of Montecristo Platinum rum, Thai coconut honey syrup and fresh lime juice and the blue combines Montecristo Platinum rum, Velvet Falernum, spiced blueberry demerara sugar, fresh lime and mint.

Fizz To Celebrate Champagne And Fashion On Fourth Of July Weekend With ôPop & Shopö – FIZZ, the lavish champagne lounge inside Caesars Palace, will bring back its popular “Pop & Shop” champagne and shopping experience, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 in celebration of Independence Day.

Each “Pop & Shop” package will include a signature FIZZ champagne flute complete with endless refills, along with a FIZZ gift bag containing special offers, discounts and samples from various retailers inside The Forum Shops at Caesars. Shoppers can feel free to fill up their glasses at FIZZ before perusing the latest fashions, and are welcome to return for refills throughout their shopping sprees. The Pop & Shop packages are priced at $50 per person, and available for purchase at FIZZ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Watching The World Cup From Las Vegas

Score Big At RhumbarÆs World Cup Kick Off Parties – RHUMBAR, located at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, will celebrate the World Cup with viewing parties and new hand-crafted cocktails for most games from the first match on Thursday, June 12 through the final game on Sunday, July 13.

The new World Cup cocktails, made by RHUMBAR’s mixologist, Lillian Hargrove, include the Brazilian Barbeque cocktail, a smoky, sweet rendition of the traditional caipirinha, made with a touch of sea salt to elevate the layers of flavor; and the Leblon Cachaca, made with Lagavulin single malt rinse, rock candy syrup, lime cubes and fresh watermelon juice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Las Vegas Hotels

 

 

 

  • After years of going big, Vegas hotels go boutique

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Dining In Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Medical Marijuana

 

 

 

 

 


More Las Vegas News

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Las Vegas Events And Holidays

 

 

 


Newkirk’s Notes: The Boss Speaks…

Newkirk’s Notes are comments and insight from AccessVegas.Com publisher and 20+ year Las Vegas resident Ted Newkirk:

Hello From Las Vegas! – So much to get to this week, including my in-depth look at the new, more restrictive liquor laws downtown on Fremont Street.

A reminder that next week, this newsletter splits into paid subscriber and free subscriber versions. The free version will not have the insider articles from me, and will start having more advertising to help pay for the vast amount of work it takes to put this together.

The paid subscribers will continue to receive the insider content, see fewer ads, have guaranteed response to their questions at [email protected], and our (still in development) Super Secret Spreadsheet of Vegas Deals. Which we’ll explain to paid subscribers next week.

Best Las Vegas Hotels Voting Down To “Sweet 16” – We tossed just about every Las Vegas hotel into the pool with a big playoff to whittle down what you — our readers — feel is the best hotel in Las Vegas. Check out the Hotel Playoff Bracket and you’ll see we had a couple of upsets:

Treasure Island beat Vdara, and Tropicana beat Aria (both by very slim margins). I chalk up the Vdara loss simply to unfamiliarity. This non-gaming, non-smoking luxury property simply isn’t on the radar of many.

The remodeled Tropicana retains its popularity and is no slouch after the remodel a couple years ago. Factor in the fact that our readers just don’t seem to like CityCenter, and I’m not overly surprised about theáupset. (Attention MGM Resorts: Please don’t shoot the messenger on this one)!

The other perhaps minor upset of note was MGM Grand beating Cosmo. I was very sure that Cosmo would make it to the Final Four. The rooms and views are amazing. The mixology program is among the best in town. However, MGM is no slouch and when you toss in The Signature towers, strong dining line-up, and the concerts at the Gardens, it is a strong contender.

Time to vote again and this Sweet 16 round, with all new match-ups!

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Fremont Street Experience by TimothyJ, on Flickr
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Making Sense Of The New Fremont Street Liquor Laws – The Las Vegas City Council has banned consumption of liquor from cans and bottles (any glass container) on Fremont Street. No longer can you take that ice cold bottle of beer and walk it from one casino to the other. You must pour it in plastic (cups are now provided at casino exits) or face a $250 fine.

This was primarily done as a first step to stop people from buying liquor at the gift shops and convenience stores which line the Fremont Street Experience. That is correct: While still legal to walk into the one of the gift shops and buy a bottle or can of beer (or pint of spirits), the mere act of opening it on Fremont Street — even if just opening it to pour it in a plastic cup — is now illegal and a fineable offense.

So what gives? Hang tight and as always, I’ll walk you through the entire inside skinny. Including what this means to you, to downtown, and to Las Vegas. You’ll need to follow the bouncing ball pretty closely here (and with our extremely literate readership, that won’t be a problem):

Our area has always had a rule that prohibits one from opening and drinking liquor outside of a grocery or convenience store within 1000 feet of where you purchase it. This is to keep your local 7-11 from (somewhat) turning into a bar.

Having said that, the ordinance is seldom enforced. I’ve lived within walking distance of convenience stores at a number of my residences here during the past 21 years. If I wanted a cold one, I’d go down to the store, buy it, pop it open as soon as I hit the sidewalk and sip it on the walk home. I’ve had police drive by me while having an open container on the street without so much as a second glance. This is Las Vegas. Drinking. Yawn.

Keep that in mind as we move along.

The Fremont Street Experience has been getting more crazy and more rowdy and more crowded now that its popularity has exploded (something we were well ahead of the curve on, suggesting that everyone spend an evening down there as part of their Vegas visit for a number of years now). We’ve even reversed course and gone from telling you to go down on the weekend nights when there was some action (back in the days when Fremont Street was more sedate) to telling you to avoid it on Friday and Saturday nights as of a this spring.

Between all of the stages and the new permanent bars outside the casinos and the kiosks (which were always there) and the buskers (costumed characters, musicians, beggars, etc.) that over-populate the mall, it is crowded. The new Slotzilla zipline has ruined the iconic site lines and now makes the Fremont Street Experience feel even more claustrophobic. Add in drunk trouble-makers and problems are brewing.

The casinos along with the city council came up with a “solution” to deal with the drunken troublemakers. Add more police and arrest the perpetrators, right? Um… no. Their solution to stopping the drunk crazies is to enforce the prohibition of consumption of convenience store liquor in the Fremont Street Experience. Remember that 1000 foot rule I mentioned earlier? Yes, that one.

However, there is no way to tell if someone bought that bottle of Bud from a casino bar or from the ABC store. The solution? Ban all “original containers” of alcohol from the Fremont Street Experience. Bottles/glass and cans. This effectively eliminates the sale from convenience stores for consumption on the mall because the minute you walk out of the store, if you open the container even just to put it in a plastic cup, you are immediately in violation of the law.

The end result? 1. You MUST purchase alcohol to be consumed on the mall from a casino and 2. You MUST put it in a plastic cup upon exiting a casino. You know… kind of like those strict alcohol rules in your city. The ones you come here to get away from!

So, the rowdy, trouble-making drunks (which includes a fair amount of locals just going down there to cause trouble) can still buy a zillion-ounce high octane slushy drink and get plastered and still cause trouble. However, you can’t duck into the ABC store and buy a nice cold “oil can” of Fosters and walk the street with it.

Does this affect The Strip? NO. I want to emphasize that, because any rumor that Las Vegas is parting with decades of being libation-friendly won’t be good PR for the city in general. This story already made news in papers around the nation (which is why I’m giving you an in-depth, real look at it, unlike others who are simply repeating the story). On The Strip, you can still waltz right out of the casino with a glass drink in your hand and go as you please. Buy that $1 bottle of beer at Casino Royale and head over to The Mirage.

So what’s up with the future of Fremont Street? Good question. Some of you have found it enjoyable and have done entire trips down there. However, we’re hearing from more and more of you who are basically saying “Did it, OK for a night, but The Strip is for me”.

Add to that the undressed problem with the buskers, these new liquor laws, casinos starting to charge for parking unless you are a guest or gambler (Strip casinos parking is FREE and unencumbered), the reduced sightliness because of Slotzilla and similar, and we may see that migration back to The Strip. We’ll be on top of it!

Oh Say Can You See… – Fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip this July 4? Yes you can! At 9 PM, Mandalay Bay, Stratosphere, and Caesars Palace will shoot them off. If you are center-Strip, you can then walk down the Linq to the High Roller, where fireworks are slated to go off at 9:30 PM.

Mandalay Bay is hosting a pool party with a classic rock band for $20. Stratosphere will feature two parties: Level 107 atop the tower (adults only) and a pool party (all ages) featuring Las Vegas legend (in his own mind) Zowie Bowie (Chris, we kid because we love) for only a $10 admission. Plus, food and drink specials. And, the fireworks are by Grucci (the Hallmark of fireworks shows). Here’s a taste of Zowie Bowie:

Hopefully, this is getting us one step closer to something I’ve been suggesting for a long time: A July 4’th “close the strip” fireworks spectacular like we do for New Years Eve! Coordinated fireworks going off the roofs of a number of hotels at 9 PM and closure one side of The Strip from 8-10 PM so everyone can enjoy it with some elbow room. We’re already the best spot in the U.S. to do New Years Eve (I’ll put our fireworks show and celebration up against that little ball drop in New York any time). Let’s become the country’s place to be on July 4 as well!

Here’s last years New Years Eve Las Vegas Fireworks:

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Associate Editor / News Researcher: Rick Ziegler

Concerts, Headliners, Special Events: Amy Rayner-Cooley


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

    • Absinthe Las Vegas Preview – You’ve heard how crazy Absinthe is. You’ve heard that it is a must-see Vegas show (as long as you aren’t easily offended). You’ve thought about going. Enjoy this great video preview, then grab a ticket and enjoy it for yourself on your next visit!

Click to Book Tickets Now: Absinthe

 

  • Celebrity Chefs Doing It Right – Local Food critic John Curtis talks about the new offerings by Giada, Guy Fieri, Daniel Boulud, and Kerry Simon and breaks it all down for you.

 

 


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Could you recommend a 1.0-2.5 mile jogging route that is safe downtown? Or maybe a park with a jogging path or an athletic field with a track in the area? Not many downtown hotels have fitness centers. Not staying at Plaza this time.

Thanks for any ideas!

Gina from Belen, NM

 

Unfortunately, no parks or schools close to downtown with jogging paths.

This route http://goo.gl/maps/7t6Mf is just shy of 2 miles. Will take you by our new Smith Center, the Clark County Government Center, the Furniture Convention area, and our new city hall. It is plenty safe during the day (and reasonably safe at night if you are not alone as a female).

This route http://goo.gl/maps/DtXKV is the most “tourist scenic” You’ll go up Ogden past The Cal, Downtown Grand, revamped Gold Spike, loop around the El Cortez, Container Park, and back down Fremont Street.

However… this route has lots of stoplights. The first route will let you run, run, run with only 4 intersections you’d have to wait on if you stick with the inside loop.

I would otherwise not get off the beaten path downtown as some areas are still hit and miss.

Just a note to readers: This is the kind of help we guarantee (within reason) to offer personally to our paid subscribers in the future. Answers to questions that may be too specific to be featured in the newsletter, or may simply take some extra time and local knowledge on our part.

In fact, we’ve already had some paying members starting to take advantage of this help via email. And for those who support us (and help us pay the light bill and our employees pay the rent), we’re happy to help!


Las Vegas - The High Roller Observation by J.R.Ramos, on Flickr
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Just want to let you all know I took a ride on the high roller last week. Totally an awesome view and is reasonably priced. Will definitely do night ride next time out.

Ed

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe June 18, 2014

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Stay at Bally’s Las Vegas and get choice of One Day SPA TreatmentsSave up to 15% Off at Harrah’s Palace Las VegasCaesars Palace Las Vegas Buffet of Buffets Deal! Stay 2 Nights From $134/Night & Get 2 All-Day, All Access Buffet Passes to 8 Buffets in Sin City!Special Offers at The Palms – Entertainment Packages and Resort Packages

áPalms Las Vegas – Enjoy 24-hour checkout times only when you book online! Book Now!
Las Vegas Buffet of Buffets Deal! Stay 2 Nights From $52/Night & Get 2 All-Day, All Access Buffet Passes to 8 Buffets in Sin City!
Palms Casino Resort Stay 4 nights and get 25% off your stay. Stay More, Save More – Play, Dine & Dance a little moreàon us.
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This Week’s Top Tours

Air/Land/Water: Experience a Grand Canyon expedition from Las Vegas, with a helicopter trip and Colorado River rafting!
See the Grand Canyon and experience the Skywalk without eating up your entire day by flying over and back
Ever want to race a dune buggy through the Nevada desert terrain? Now’s your chance!
Witness Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and fly down into the Grand Canyon by helicopter. Plus champagne and BBQ at The Canyon!
Visit the Mob Museum in Downtown Las Vegas just one block from the famous Fremont Street Experience!

Click Here To See More Great Tours…


Las Vegas Shows, Concerts, And Headliners

Film And Television Star Jennifer Tilly Attends Absinthe At Caesars Palace – Film and television star Jennifer Tilly was spotted attending Absinthe at Caesars Palace on May 30, 2014. Following the performance, Tilly met with cast to share words of enthusiasm for the show. Tilly also tweeted about her experience at ABSINTHE following the performance, mentioning “With the cast of @AbsintheVegas. What a fabulous show! It made me want to run away and join the circus!”

Def Jam Co-Founder Russell Simmons Attends Rock Of Ages – Def Jam co-founder, Russell Simmons, was sighted attending Rock Of Ages on, May 30, 2014 at The Venetian Las Vegas. Following the performance, Simmons joined the cast backstage for a photo and to share his enthusiasm for the show.

Set in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, ROCK OF AGES tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. ROCK OF AGES takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This hilarious, feel-good love story celebrates the great rock songs of the æ80s including such sing-out-loud songs as “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believin'” and more.

 

 

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Drink, Dance, Swim!

 

 

 

 

 

  • Miller Lite Presents Miller Lite Go Fridays At The Flamingo Go Pool

 

 


Dining In Las Vegas

FAME – Food-Art-Music-Entertainment Now Open At Linq Las Vegas – FAME – Food-Art-Music-Entertainment is now open at Caesars Entertainment’s, The LINQ, and has introduced a new concept blending a high-energy Chinatown Food Market serving authentic street fare combined with live entertainment.

Epicurean Charitable Foundation To Host 13th Annual M.E.N.U.S. Gala At MGM Grand Las Vegas – Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas (ECF) will host its 13th annual M.E.N.U.S. (Mentoring & Educating Nevada’s Upcoming Students) gala on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at MGM Grand.

Jayde Fuzion M Resort Las Vegas Adds All-You-Can-Eat Sushi To Its MenuJayde Fuzion at M Resort Spa Casino proudly offers all-you-can-eat sushi Sunday through Thursday at the sushi bar. Guests will enjoy unlimited sushi, nigiri and hand rolls, along with complimentary sake, for $24.95 per person (pre-tax). “What sets our all-you-can-eat sushi menu apart from the rest is our premium selection of fresh fish, flown in daily,” says Chef Mark Sandoval.

The Steak House At Circus Circus Celebrates 32 Years With Supreme Anniversary Dinner Special – In Las Vegas’ ever-changing culinary landscape, THE Steak House at Circus Circus is one restaurant that has remained a crowd favorite. This year, the award-winning restaurant celebrates 32 years of mouth-watering cuisine and impeccable service. To mark the occasion, guests can indulge in a $32 Petite Filet dinner special through the month of June 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Book Your Valley Of Fire Buggy Tour Today

 

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Newkirk’s Notes: The Boss Speaks…

Newkirk’s Notes are comments and insight from AccessVegas.Com publisher and 20+ year Las Vegas resident Ted Newkirk:

Hello From Las Vegas! – World Cup fever is in full force in Las Vegas. This is the one time every four years when American’s actually act like they care about soccer, and that isn’t a bad thing. For our international visitors coming here the next few weeks, rest assured that you’ll be able to watch (and bet on) the games.

While always huge around the world, we’re seeing unprecedented interest in the World Cup in the US this year! We have a growing list of restaurants and bars that are specifically catering to World Cup fans with various specials and more. Check out World Cup Las Vegas 2014

Not Sure If It Is April Or June – Our weather has been fantastic. Highs in the high 90’s (35-37c), super-pleasant evenings in the low 80’s (26-29c), making for perfect nights out on The Strip. Granted, those temps will bump up for our two hottest months of July and August. But for now, the only complaint has been the crazy wind. We expect it in April, and our little slice of desert is always on the windy side. However, it has been “hold on to your hat” windy the past week!

Las Vegas Is Heating Up (Literally) – Las Vegas has heated up around 4 degrees in the past couple of decades. Before everyone cries “global warming”, the phenomenon is shared by other fast-growing cities. The more you pave over everything, the more heat from the day (especially here where the sun shines daily, cooking all of our pavement and concrete) stays around and radiates back into the air throughout the night. I encounter that phenomenon on my covered back patio, which says warmer than the other outdoor areas well into the late night during the summer. Welcome to desert living! Full story is here: Analysis: Las Vegas getting hotter faster than most other cities

Kid Rock Performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas June 6, 2014

What A Concert Venue! – One of the great places to see a concert in Las Vegas is no doubt at the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool. The above photo is from the recent Kid Rock concert. You are outdoors and overlooking The Strip as the show is broadcast up on their huge marquee to boot. If you want to see if one of your favorite artists is playing Boulevard pool this summer or fall, check out Concerts And Headliners At The Boulevard Pool Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

If You Like Jazz And Lounge Instead – For those whose idea of fun isn’t particularly a rock or pop act, Las Vegas super-photographer Ira Kuzma (a friend and reader) gave us these suggestions:

* Kenny Davidsen’s Friday night gig at the Tuscany in the T Spot lounge 10:30 pm-2am. Kenny has a great band and a different vocalist each week, along with a merry band of backup singers, who jump in to grab the mic for a tune. You never know who you will see onstage or in the audience as stars from the Las Vegas show and entertainment scene pop in.

Tuscany is a pretty nice, all-suite hotel and casino just 1/2 mile west of Bally’s on Flamingo Road. To put it in perspective, the same distance from Bally’s to Mirage. A quick, cheap cab ride. Video highlight:

* The Dispensary – Jazz on the weekends, late into the evening. This is for those of you who rent a car as the 2451 East Tropicana Avenue location is too far to walk. The Dispensary — which happened to be my local bar some 10 years go — is a great old-school Vegas bar and famous for their $5.95 half-pound burger and fries. Video from Dispensary:

* The Bootlegger – Kelly Clinton-Holmes (wife of long-time Las Vegas headliner Clint Holmes, and a talent in her own right) hosts what can best be described as an all-star jam session Monday nights at 9 PM. You are very likely to see more than one local celebrity in the audience enjoying some of Las Vegas’ best musical talent. Here’s Clint Holmes himself vocally jamming with Elisa Fiorillo (Prince & The NPG, Michale Buble, etc):

You can see Ira’s work and follow him on his Ira Kuzma Photography Facebook page. While you are at it, head over to VegasFacebook.com and follow us as well!

Move Over, San Antonio Riverwalk – A busted water pipe turned the brand new Linq Las Vegas into a muddy river of water, closing the mall and many of the stores! Video:

We understand all has pretty much returned to normal. BTW, readers are continuing to love The Linq (although I don’t think we’ve heard from anyone yet who has taken the ride on the Linq-Mobile, AKA High Roller).

Vote, Vote, Vote! – Make your voice heard as our Best Las Vegas Hotel Playoffs continues. Click over to Best.AccessVegas.com and click away! You’ll be given two hotels at a time, and simply pick the one you like better or feel is the better property.

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Associate Editor / News Researcher: Rick Ziegler

Concerts, Headliners, Special Events: Amy Rayner-Cooley


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

    • Las Vegas To Crack Down On Aggressive Panhandlers And Performers At Fremont Street Experience – Downtown Las Vegas is enjoying a business and arts rebirth, drawing tourists back to the original heart of the city. However, with the return of tourists, the number of street performers and panhandlers has increased in places like Fremont Street Experience. Some tourists have complained that they are occasionally aggressive, demanding tips and handouts. Those complaints have not escaped city leaders

 

  • Valley Of Fire State Park – Just a ways north of Las Vegas sits an area of rugged, weathered, stark rock formations spread across the land which look more like the surface of Mars then they do earth. Enjoy this spectacular pictorial show and then plan to go enjoy seeing it for yourself. This is one you’ll be talking about for a long time and easy to fit into your Las Vegas visit.

    Click to Book Your Valley Of Fire Tour Today!

  • MegaCities Las Vegas Documentary – Find out what makes Las Vegas work behind the scenes from how all of the casinos are powered through electricity to the 7000 employees that make a hotel casino hum. Well-produced, interesting 45 minute show.

 

 


Members Mania – We Love Our Readers!

Sorry guys, my fingers are in countless, very cool new projects that we’ll be bringing you over the next couple of months and I slammed nose-first into deadline on the newsletter this week! However, you know that read everything you send and appreciate hearing your questions, comments and trip reports!

We love to hear from you, and value your feedback! Here’s how to participate:

  • Want to comment on a current reader post? Use the comment box on that particular web page. Many of the stories we post also have comment boxes at the end of the story. Make your voice heard!
  • Drop us an email at [email protected] – We read them all!
  • Call our recorded comment line at 702-507-0055. We listen to every call.

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