Posts in the Month of December, 2012:

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

Texan Lassoes $2.8 Million Progressive at Caesars Palace

Just another day in Sin City! A Las Vegas visitor from Texas won a sweet $2.8 million jackpot on a Bombs Away progressive slot machine at Caesars Palace on Dec. 28, 2012. Actually, the exact jackpot on the penny machine paid $2,832,042.49. But when you’re a millionaire, what’s a few tens of thousands, so why….

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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Planet Hollywood, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Things to Do

Where Will You Party on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas?

New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year in Las Vegas, and if you’re lucky enough to be in town for the world-class festivities, brace yourself for a one-of-a-kind, you-probably-won’t-remember-much-of-it (in a good way) celebration. Of course, one of the challenges of a New Year’s Eve in Sin City is figuring out where….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Our Top 10 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2012

It’s been a wonderful year here at the Pulse of Vegas blog. We’ve tried innumerable cocktails, seen dozens of Las Vegas shows, at least of two which had actual plots, ogled high roller suites we could never hope to afford and eaten foods we can’t even begin to pronounce. More than 860,000 people visited this….

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Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos

World Series of Beer Pong Returns to Flamingo Vegas

The world’s largest, longest-running beer pong tournament is back! Flamingo Las Vegas hosts the suds-soaked event, Jan. 1-5, 2013. Think there’s something funny about a World Series of Beer Pong? Would you take it more seriously if we mentioned the competition will pay out more than $65,000 in prize money? Thought so! Beer pong trivia:….

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

“Incredible Burt Wonderstone” Promises Magical Mirth

From the looks of the trailer for “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” some of comedy’s biggest names are about to take a playful jab at the world of Las Vegas magic. “Wonderstone” (which is what one must call the film if one’s ever been even marginally involved in the film industry, which this blog has) is….

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Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Happy Birthday, Flamingo Las Vegas

On Dec. 26, 1946, Flamingo Las Vegas opened its doors for the first time. The Flamingo originally cost $6 million. The hotel, and Las Vegas, have undergone a few changes since 1946. For many around the world, the iconic Flamingo symbolizes the essence of Las Vegas. A true classic.

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Nonsense, Things to Do

15 Las Vegas Holiday Wishes We Hope Come True

The holiday season is a time when miracles happen and wishes come true, so here are some holiday wishes we’ve slapped together at the last minute because, hey, even award-winning blogs deserve a couple of days off for the holidays. 1. May all your Las Vegas buffet lines be short. 2. May your visits to….

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Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Nightlife

Fab Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Opens at Caesars Palace

If you pour it, they will come. The much-anticipated Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill officially opened at Caesars Palace on Dec. 18, 2012. The new restaurant and bar offering was immediately chock-a-block (yes, we’ve been brushing up on our British slang) with guests enjoying food, drink, a jammy (pleasant or desirable, please keep up) atmosphere….

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Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Planet Hollywood, Things to Do

Las Vegas Blog Nails Miss Universe (Prediction)

We were delighted, but not surprised, to hear Miss USA Olivia Culpo captured the Miss Universe crown at Planet Hollywood on Dec. 19, 2012. Mainly because this blog predicted the contest’s outcome way back in June. See our incredible exhibition of prescience for yourself! Culpo beat out 88 competitors, several of whom we photographed at….

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Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Slot Machines, Table Games, The Quad

The Quad Comes Into Its Own With New Chips and More

There are few things that spark as much excitement in the hearts of Las Vegas casino chip collectors as new chips to collect. Well, The Quad (formerly the Imperial Palace) just rolled out its new chips, and we couldn’t wait to get our hands, and lens, on some. The shiny new chips at The Quad….

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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Spas and Salons

Today’s Audacious Vegas Spa Amenity: The Robe Sauna

Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace is all about extreme pampering, and that includes an array of treatments and indulgences you won’t find at your run-of-the-mill spa. One of this blog’s favorite “only-in-Vegas” features at Qua Baths & Spa is the robe sauna. Yes, it’s a sauna devoted to robes. The robe sauna ensures….

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

Off-Broadway’s “Stripped The Play” Comes to Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood

Who says Las Vegas isn’t a champion of culture? The Saxe Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood has announced it will open “Stripped The Play,” direct from Off-Broadway, on Dec. 21, 2012. “Stripped The Play,” which feels like it needs some additional punctuation somewhere, delves into the world of male stripping, following….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Nonsense, Planet Hollywood, Things to Do

Planet Hollywood Guests Get an Unexpected Upgrade

It’s sort of the Vegas version of “Punk’d.” You arrive at Planet Hollywood, and the hotel staff is apologetic because they can’t find your reservation. The rest is an “Only in Vegas” moment, courtesy of dozens of Miss Universe contestants. Have a watch. The unsuspecting guests, several of whom seem to go into a mild….

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Gaming, Giveaways, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Slot Machines, Table Games

Six Easy* Ways to Become a Millionaire in Las Vegas

There are lots of ways to become a millionaire in Las Vegas, but you knew there had to be an asterisk or two involved! “Easy” is a pretty subjective term, but if you compare winning a million bucks in Las Vegas to “attending college and working at a job for 20 years,” yeah, it’s relatively*….

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

“Legends in Concert” Tribute Show Lands New Home at Flamingo Las Vegas

The best Las Vegas tribute show this blog has personally ever seen, “Legends in Concert,” will soon be taking up residence at Flamingo Las Vegas, beginning in Feb. 2013. After a successful, four-year run, the show’s last performance at its current venue, Harrah’s Las Vegas, will be Dec. 30, 2012. Prior to Harrah’s, starting in….

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