Posts in the Month of April, 2012:

Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, O'Sheas, The Linq

Fans Bid Farewell at O’Sheas Casino Closing

It was loud. It was liquored up. It was a little bit sad. Kind of like O’Sheas casino itself, come to think of it. At noon on April 30, 2012, O’Sheas casino on the Las Vegas Strip closed its doors, and boisterous fans showed up in droves to knock back one last shot, to place….

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Celebrities, Gaming, Las Vegas, Poker

Poker Loses Legend “Amarillo Slim” Preston

The game of poker lost a legend, “Amarillo Slim” Preston, on April 29, 2012, at the age of 83. The five-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner was one of the pioneers of modern-day poker, including raising the game’s visibility through media appearances (including 11 guest spots on “The Tonight Show”) and his colorful personality…..

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Caesars Palace, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Slot Machines

The Biggest Las Vegas Slot Machine Win Ever

You just never know when Lady Luck’s going to slip into something more comfortable and give up the goods. She was in an especially generous mood on March 21, 2003. That was the day the largest Las Vegas slot machine jackpot ever was paid, on a Megabucks machine at Excalibur, for $39,713,982.25. The 25-year-old who….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Nonsense, O'Sheas

Lucky the Leprechaun Deserves His Own Meme

This is it. The last hurrah for O’Sheas. The bawdy, boisterous casino closes at noon April 30, 2012. In honor of O’Sheas closing, this blog thinks its mascot, Lucky the Leprechaun, deserves his own meme. We’ll get things started. Here’s the original version of the photo in case you’d like to muck with it. Not….

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Bally's Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Planet Hollywood

Cee Lo Green Announces Something We Don’t Recall

Cee Lo Green, singer of one of this blog’s favorite songs of all time, “F**k You” (but without the asterisks), took part in a news conference at Caesars Palace today (Apr. 27, 2012) where something was announced. Probably. We think it had something to do with the Billboard Music Awards, but honestly, we were distracted….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas

Today’s Thing We Wish We Had Our Mouth On

They’re like a swift kick to the groin. But, you know, in a good way. The Bloody Marys at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant at Paris Las Vegas are infamously fabulous. Mon Ami Gabi is so serious about Bloody Marys, in fact, they even have the only Bloody Mary Bar we know of on the Las….

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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Shopping, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Things to Do

Today’s Random Las Vegas Photo: Trevi

Here’s today’s random photo of Las Vegas. Recognize this spot? This shot was taken at the fountain next to Trevi restaurant in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. “Trevi,” by the way, means “three ways,” which seems oddly appropriate for Sin City, if you know what we’re saying. However, “Trevi” in this case refers to….

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Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, O'Sheas, The Linq, The Quad

O’Sheas “Final Countdown” and The Linq News

The hours until the closing of O’Sheas may be growing fewer (the beloved casino closes at noon on April 30, 2012), but if you move quickly, even if O’Sheas is gone, it won’t be forgotten. We just learned O’Sheas has issued limited-edition (just 3,000 were produced) gaming chips commemorating the end of an era on….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Hotels, Nonsense

Today’s Free Las Vegas Background Image Thingy

Here’s today’s random Sin City photo we don’t exactly remember taking from atop the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. Such a dinky little photo really doesn’t do the south half of the Las Vegas Strip justice, so this blog is donating a larger version of the image to your computer for possible use as….

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Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Nightlife, Planet Hollywood

“X Burlesque” Celebrates 10th Year on the Strip

The fetching cast of Flamingo’s X Burlesque show celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the saucy show in Las Vegas with a party at Pure inside Caesars Palace on April 24, 2012. Thanks to Al Powers for the pic. This anniversary marks the topless revue’s fifth year at Flamingo Las Vegas. It began its Vegas run….

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Celebrities, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, The Quad

Las Vegas Keeps Step With “Dancing With the Stars”

There’s definitely been one degree of separation between Las Vegas and the TV juggernaut “Dancing With the Stars” lately. On the April 23, 2012 episode, Imperial Palace headliners Human Nature joined the popular show for a Motown-themed blow-out. The four freaky-talented members of Human Nature, Andrew Tierney, Toby Allen, Michael Tierney and Phil Burton, performed….

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Blackjack, Gaming, Las Vegas, Nonsense, Table Games

Today’s Gambling Trivia: It’s In the Cards

No Las Vegas casino would be complete without playing cards. They’re used in blackjack and poker and a variety of other games, including Pai Gow poker, which in Chinese translates as “that card game this blog doesn’t understand because it may involve math.” So, here’s a question about playing cards: Why are there 52 cards….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Miracle Mile, Nonsense, Planet Hollywood, Shopping

Today’s Las Vegas Keepsake We Don’t Condone

Just because we don’t condone something doesn’t mean this blog isn’t going to share it! Check out this clever Las Vegas keepsake. What makes this a Las Vegas keepsake, you ask? Do you always ask such impertinent questions? Well, for your information, we found this item while roaming the Urban Outfitters store at The Miracle….

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Caesars Entertainment, Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino

Penn Jillette Was Robbed on “Celebrity Apprentice”

If you still have “The Celebrity Apprentice” sitting on your Tivo, don’t read this blog post. Spoiler: Rio Las Vegas headliner Penn Jillette was robbed! The taller half of “Penn & Teller” was fired from the popular reality show based largely upon the reaction to a slogan he proposed for a new Donald Trump cologne:….

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Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment

“Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” Comes to Bally’s Las Vegas

“Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” the interactive dinner theater show, is making a move from the V Theater at The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood to Bally’s Las Vegas. The show, which has been in Las Vegas since 2001, will open at Bally’s on June 1, 2012. The last performance of “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding”….

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