Posts in the Month of January, 2013:

Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Race & Sports, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas Sports Books Take Offbeat Bets for the Big Game We Can’t Name Specifically

Sports betting is like a world all its own, and Las Vegas is the only place in the world where you can walk in and place a legal bet on sporting events. Unless that’s not true, in which case it sounds like it could be true, and that’s close enough, right? Anyway, there’s no busier….

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Las Vegas, Things to Do

Two Hours at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign in One Minute

The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign is perhaps the world’s most recognizable sign ever in the expansive history of signs, objectively speaking. We recently ventured out to the sign to grab a time lapse of the sign as the sun set on The Strip. During the two-hour window, you can get a sense of….

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Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Nightlife, Poker, Things to Do

11 Things You Used to Do at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall and Where to Keep Doing Them

It is with mixed feelings this blog reiterates the fact Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon will shut its doors on Feb. 4, 2013. The popular hotel, at the corner of Flamingo Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard, is set for a multi-million dollar renovation and will re-open with a new name (we vote for “Pulse of….

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

Nobu Construction Wall Comes Down as Opening Nears at Caesars Palace

The construction wall at Nobu Restaurant and Lounge at Caesars Palace has come down as the new establishment readies to open on Feb. 4, 2013, which means we finally get a peek at this much-anticipated new restaurant. While still a work-in-progress, we couldn’t resist poking our camera in to snap a few “under construction” photos…..

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

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Brings the 1,800-Degree Heat to Harrah’s Las Vegas

The name’s a little funky to remember at first, but once you’ve tasted the food at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, now open at Harrah’s Las Vegas, you’ll quickly get past it. To clarify, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is named after Ruth Fertel, the founder of the popular chain of restaurants. She originally bought a restaurant named Chris….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Planet Hollywood

Progress On New Escalator Outside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, Um, Escalates

Cruising The Strip, we were happy to see the near-complete new escalator just outside PBR Rock Bar inside The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Construction of the $2 million escalator seems to have happened in record time. Currently, when pedestrians reach the end of the overhead walkway at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Las Vegas Hotels, Planet Hollywood, Things to Do

Stars Light Up Planet Hollywood Red Carpet for “Parker” Premiere

A slew of stars, including Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez, came out to stroll the red carpet at Planet Hollywood for the premiere of a new action flick, “Parker.” Jason Statham has made a tradition of opening his films at Planet Hollywood, saying, “I love this place. I’ve been coming here who knows how long…..

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Nightlife

10 Life-Affirming Vegas Cocktails to Put Your Face On

We’ll own up to having cravings from time to time. Maybe we’re pregnant. Although we hope not, since our cravings, quite often, involve cocktails. Las Vegas is to cocktails what Middle Earth is to dwarves. Although, granted, in a much less nerdy way. We’ve put together an all-star list of 10 cocktails we’re craving right….

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Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas, The Linq, Things to Do

Checking Up on the High Roller at The Linq, World’s Largest Observation Wheel

Our post about Free Vegas Shows That Aren’t Shows got us thinking we should share more photos of the High Roller observation wheel construction site. As if we need an excuse. It’s a mind-blower. There have been a number of deliveries in recent days, with some key parts of the High Roller (crown jewel of….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, The Linq, Things to Do

Eight Free Vegas Shows That Aren’t, Y’Know, Shows

The best things in life are free, and that applies to Las Vegas, too. Here are eight free “shows” in Las Vegas you won’t want to miss. 1. Noodle-Making at Beijing Noodle No. 9 Every day at Beijing Noodle No. 9 at Caesars Palace, classically-trained chefs make Chinese noodles the old-fashioned way, by hand. Their….

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

Sugar Factory at Paris Says “Meh” to Valentine’s Day

If you doubt whether Vegas has a great sense of humor, check out the anti-Valentine’s Day special menu at Sugar Factory American Brasserie restaurant inside Paris Las Vegas. The prix fixe (French for, “I hate doing math”) menu is four courses, $40 a person, and eschews the traditional, lovey-dovey schmoogling typically associated with Valentine’s Day…..

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

Two New Tribute Shows Bring Icons to Life at V Theater

Two new tribute shows have opened at V Theater inside The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, “Country Superstars” and “Tribute Royalty.” “Country Superstars” features a live band and impersonators portraying country hit-makers like Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Brook & Dunn, Willie Nelson and others. “Country Superstars,” which previously had a successful run downtown, performs….

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

Planet Hollywood Hosts Premiere of Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez Starrer, “Parker”

The latest Jason Statham action flick will get its world premiere at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on Jan. 24, 2013. Jason Statham, co-star Jennifer Lopez and other celebrities will walk a red carpet outside the hotel’s “Peepshow” theater  at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to ogle and gawk, although not necessarily in that….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Nonsense, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood

Today’s Random Las Vegas Photo

If you stand in just the right place when you’re entering Planet Hollywood, and tilt your head at just the right angle, and if the sky is crystal clear just after sunset, and if you move to the perfect spot so you can get a glimpse of the Paris Las Vegas balloon, too, this is….

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Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker

“World Series of Poker: Full House Pro” Game Comes to Xbox 360 and Windows 8

A new video game, “World Series of Poker: Full House Pro,” based on the world’s most recognizable poker tournament, will come to Xbox 360 and Windows 8 in spring 2013. The new game is touted as “the most visually-stunning digital poker game on the market.” The World Series of Poker, of course, happens each year….

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