October 2012 - Las Vegas Blog

Posts in the Month of October, 2012:

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

“Best Desserts in Las Vegas” Get Halloween Bling at Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace

We’ve been trying to figure out a way to commemorate Halloween in Las Vegas, 2012. It was a toss-up between: 1) sharing photos of a figurative buffet of half-naked, intoxicated people on The Strip dressed as sexy nurses, sexy cats and sexy pirates, or 2) sharing photos of an actual buffet. In the end, we….

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Bally's Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas, Things to Do

Las Vegas Hosts First-Ever World Food Championships

The first-ever World Food Championships happen Nov. 1-4, 2012 at Bally’s Las Vegas, with additional events at Paris Las Vegas and Caesars Palace. TV’s Adam Richman (“Man v. Food,” below) hosts the four-day, belt-busting food festival and cooking competition where chefs will square off for bragging rights and $300,000 in prize money. Cooking competitions will….

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Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas Casinos

Show-Stoppers Come Out to Support Win-Win Nonprofit

Las Vegas entertainers came out in force on Oct. 28, 2012 for a gala to benefit Win-Win Entertainment, a nonprofit that matches Las Vegas entertainers with charitable organizations. Win-Win Entertainment has provided services to organizations like The Shade Tree shelter, the American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, the….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Shopping, The Quad

Today’s Must-Have Las Vegas Keepsake

While wandering the gift shop at Imperial Palace, we stumbled (it’s just a figure of speech, probably) upon this clever Las Vegas keepsake and just had to share. This James Bondesque set has five wine accessory thingys, and costs $24.99. Remember, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Even in Vegas.

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Caesars Palace, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Paris Las Vegas

How Much Is Your Roulette Chip Worth?

Roulette is one of the most appealing games in a casino. The gleaming, spinning wheel. The variety of bets. The relatively simple rules. The camaraderie. The repeated leaning forward of well-endowed patrons to place their bets, if you know what we’re saying. An interesting aspect of roulette is how the game’s chips work. Unlike other….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Nightlife, Things to Do

The Only Pun-Free Blog Post About Halloween 2012 in Las Vegas, Ever

Things get wild in Las Vegas for Halloween as the world’s most uninhibited city gets even more uninhibiter, which we’re not even sure is an actual word. Think your town has a lot of “sexy fill-in-the-blank” costumes on Halloween? Sin City takes those costumes, spanks them, and sends them home crying to their mommy. Or….

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

Japanese Kobe Beef Returns to Las Vegas, Baby

The three-year import ban of Japanese Kobe beef has been lifted, and Las Vegas restaurants like Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace are embracing the chance to serve this storied meat to its hungry customers. Yes, it’s storied. According to venerable historical records, specifically Wikipedia, Kobe beef refers to cuts of beef from the black….

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

“Amazing Race” Hunks Have Big Muscles, Bigger Hearts

Team Chippendales on the reality hit “The Amazing Race” is doing Las Vegas proud! After a brush with elimination in the series’ season premiere, buff globetrotters Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis have come back strong, with the most recent episode taking them to Bangladesh, repairing rusted-out buses and sewing a mattress by hand. Think you….

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Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Will Bring Signature Sizzle to Harrah’s Las Vegas

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, one of the most-recognized steak houses in the world, will open at Harrah’s Las Vegas in early 2013. The new restaurant will open in the space occupied by The Range restaurant, which will close Nov. 11, 2012. This is the first Ruth’s Chris Steak House on The Strip, but the restaurant….

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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Today’s Random Las Vegas Photo

Today’s random photo we took while sitting at a red light is of Caesars Palace, a hotel known around the world for having its photo in this very Las Vegas blog. Probably. Here’s something about Caesars Palace you might not know. The hotel hosted two Formula One World Championship events in its parking lot! In….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

Have You Ever Doubled Down on Blackjack?

This blog’s curious. Have you ever gotten a natural blackjack against, say, a dealer’s 6 and doubled down? Oh, you heard us. You have a guaranteed winner, but you’re in Vegas, and everyone at the table’s cool with it, so you double down to try and get double your money (rather than 3-to-2, or 6-to-5,….

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

The High Roller Observation Wheel Really Has Legs

We were giddy to receive news yesterday that massive parts of the High Roller observation wheel, the crown jewel of the even-more-massive Linq project, had arrived at the construction site behind the former O’Shea’s casino. The outsized segments, complete with inner scaffolding and ladders, will be assembled to form the support legs of the 550-foot….

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

“Legends in Concert” Ends Run at Harrah’s Las Vegas

“Legends in Concert,” the tribute show at Harrah’s Las Vegas, has announced its last performance at the Strip hotel will be Dec. 30, 2012, after a four-year run. “Legends in Concert” got its start in Las Vegas back in 1983, with what was originally thought to be a six-week engagement. The award-winning show, featuring live….

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Celebrities, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment

Susan Boyle’s Got Talent, Donny Osmond’s Got Heart

This week at Flamingo Las Vegas, a very talented performer got to live out her dream. Appropriate, since Susan Boyle became a worldwide phenomenon with her stunning performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Oh, come on, let’s watch the 100-million-views-plus video again. On Oct. 17, 2012, Susan Boyle joined Donny Osmond….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Things to Do

Rio Las Vegas is Going to the Dogs for Wild Fest

This blog loves it some pups, so we were thrilled to hear Rio Las Vegas will host this year’s Wild Fest event, Oct. 25-28, 2012, including the DockDogs Iron Dog championships. Get ready for some doggy-paddling, tail-wagging, and occasionally even flying, dogs! First things first. Nevada Wild Fest is an annual festival with a carnival….

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