Posts in the Month of September, 2012:

Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, The Quad

Comedian Jeff Civillico Debuts New Fan-Funded Arch

When comedian-juggler Jeff Civillico felt his show, “Comedy in Action” at Imperial Palace, could benefit from a new set, he did something extraordinary. He offered his fans the chance to help pay for it. To say they rose to the occasion would be a hefty understatement. Within a week of Civillico sharing his idea for….

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Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Today’s Thing We Wish We Had Our Mouth On

Technically, the first day of fall was Sep. 22, but this blog doesn’t play by society’s (or the Autumnal Equinox’s) rules, so we’re going to drag out the summer as long as humanly possible, thanks. Here’s today’s way of squeezing every last bit out of summer: Spiked Sno Cones at Margaritaville at Flamingo Las Vegas…..

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Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos

A Moment to Remember Andy Williams

We, like many, were saddened to hear about the passing of Andy Williams, who died on Sep. 25, 2012. The singer had a 75-year career in show business, and for people like this blog, his voice will forever be intertwined with some of our fondest memories, especially around the holidays. Perhaps not surprisingly, Andy Williams….

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Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Nonsense

Today’s Thing You May Not Know About Dice

Dice are one of the most popular gambling thingamabobs (that’s the technical name) in human history. They’re an important part of craps, this blog’s favorite casino game aside from “consuming cocktails,” which may not actually be a “casino game,” per se. But did you know just how far back dice go? In fact, dice have….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Planet Hollywood

“Ice Loves Coco” Star Named Holly Madison’s “Peepshow” Replacement

The co-star of the reality series “Ice Loves Coco,” Nicole “Coco” Austin, has been named Holly Madison’s replacement in the “Peepshow” striptease show at Planet Hollywood. Madison earlier announced she’ll leave the show Oct. 21, 2012 because of her new focus on baby-making. Read more. Nicole “Coco” Austin will join the cast of “Peepshow,” playing….

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

Las Vegas Gets Itself More Taylor Hicks at Bally’s

The rave reviews are in, and Taylor Hicks has not only won over lots of new fans at Bally’s Las Vegas, he’s also snagged a year-long extension to perform in the hotel’s Indigo Lounge. Which this blog is now calling the Taylor Hicks International Amphitheater for the Performing Arts, just because we can. Taylor Hicks,….

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Las Vegas, Things to Do

Las Vegas Neon Museum Opens to the Public

If you love Las Vegas, you probably love its neon signs, too. After 15 years of planning, the much-anticipated Neon Museum has announced it will open to the public on Oct. 27, 2012. The Neon Museum is dedicated to the “preservation and celebration of some of the city’s most distinctive architectural landmarks,” specifically, more than….

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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Food With Flare: Hyakumi Japanese Restaurant at Caesars

Looking for a great dinner and show combo in Las Vegas? Check out the sharp-edged flair at Hyakumi Japanese restaurant at Caesars Palace. Yes, the food preparation on the restaurant’s Teppanyaki-style griddles qualifies as a show. Just watch. We asked Chef Kevin if we could call him “Kevin-san,” and he was cool with that. Right….

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Caesars Entertainment, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Weddings, The Quad

Flamingo and Imperial Palace Introduce New LGBT Commitment Ceremony Packages

The Flamingo Las Vegas and soon-to-be-renamed Imperial Palace have introduced six new LGBT commitment ceremony packages at their chapels. Same-sex couples can make their commitment ceremony dreams a reality (although Nevada’s constitution still bans same-sex marriage, don’t shoot the messenger) at any of  seven venues, including the Imperial Palace’s new Silver Sky chapel (which boasts….

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Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Planet Hollywood, Race & Sports, Things to Do

World Series of Fighting Comes to Planet Hollywood

They say mixed martial arts is the the fastest-growing sport in the world. Now, it’s putting down roots at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, World Series of Fighting, recently announced it’s inked a deal with NBC Sports Network (the folks that broadcast the Olympics) to host a series of….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, The Linq, The Quad

Vegas Bids Farewell to Imperial Palace, Hello to “The Quad”

In a much-anticipated announcement, Caesars Entertainment (whose blog this is) has confirmed the popular, mid-Strip resort, the Imperial Palace, will soon be rebranded as “The Quad Resort and Casino.” Or just “The Quad.” Up to you. While the name of the Imperial Palace is changing to The Quad, it’ll still be the high-energy party place….

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Caesars Entertainment, Total Rewards

So, You Wanna Be a “Diamond in a Day”

One of the perks of playing at Total Rewards casinos (at resorts in the Caesars Entertainment family) is achieving progressively higher tier levels as you rack up “Tier Credits.” Total Rewards “tiers” are Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Seven Stars. Each tier level has increasingly appealing benefits. See the details here. In most cases, achieving a….

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Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Steakhouse to Close at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo Blvd. on The Strip has announced it will close its Steakhouse at Bill’s restaurant on Sep. 16, 2012. There’s no specific information about what will replace the establishment, but it’s likely to be another restaurant. The Steakhouse at Bill’s was known….

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

Inside the “Jubilee!” Feather Room at Bally’s

Las Vegas entertainment doesn’t get any more iconic than “Jubilee!” at Bally’s Las Vegas. For fans around the world, the long-running show (it opened in 1981) represents classic Vegas glamour at its most eye-popping. Part of the show’s reputation comes from its lavish costumes, most designed by Bob Mackie and Pete Menefee, two acclaimed fashion….

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Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Planet Hollywood

CeeLo Green Plans Planet Hollywood Show to Benefit Keep Memory Alive

If you’ve been itching for a sneak preview of CeeLo Green’s upcoming resident show at Planet Hollywood, listen up. The “Forget You” (you know what we mean) singer, and co-star of NBC’s “The Voice,” will team up with some of his entertainment pals for a show on Oct. 10, 2012. A portion of the ticket….

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