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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Things to Do

The Quad’s Ready to Give Us All a Swift Kick to the Expectations

We know The Quad hasn’t officially debuted its new casino area and Catalyst Bar yet, but who can wait? We popped in for a sneak peek, and honestly, our mouth’s still agape. Which, admittedly, is not a great look for us, but we digress. The Catalyst Bar is the centerpiece of The Quad’s expanded casino….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

What’s the Funniest Number on a Roulette Wheel?

Everyone seems to have an opinion about what the luckiest number on a roulette wheel is. But here’s a fact about roulette you probably didn’t know: The funniest number on a roulette wheel is 32. Now, we know what you’re thinking. It’s something along the lines of, “Despite your being an award-winning Las Vegas blog,….

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Caesars Palace, Gaming, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Things to Do

My Poker Ups the Ante With Personalized Video Poker Online and Off

Video poker fans are going to love the new My Poker Multi-Game Poker machines at Caesars Palace and Harrah’s Las Vegas. Why? Because they’re the only video poker machines we know of that remember you and what you’re into, or at least seem to. My Poker video poker machines straddle the world of real and….

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Caesars Entertainment, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, The Cromwell

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall Closes for $185 Million Renovation

One of the wondrous things about the human condition is we can feel many emotions at the same time. That was this blog’s experience as we witnessed the closing of Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Casino on Feb. 4, 2013. Two main emotions swirled around that day. One was a certain sadness, as we know how….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, 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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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Nightlife, The Cromwell, 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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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino

“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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Flamingo Las Vegas, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

Flamingo Las Vegas Guest Reaps $1.2 Million Wheel of Fortune Windfall

The progressive jackpots seem to be coming fast and furious on The Strip these days. A lucky Wheel of Fortune player, from Texas, won $1.2 million at Flamingo Las Vegas on Jan. 3, 2013. Well, that’s not entirely true. They actually won $1,264,172.64. In case you’re not familiar with the term, “progressive” slot machines are….

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

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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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, 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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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Promotions

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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Caesars Palace, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Things to Do

The Five Luckiest Spots at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

There’s an old Yiddish proverb that says, “Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold.” And while the price of gold may have gone up since that proverb was first uttered, it’s still true, and especially so in Las Vegas. When luck’s on your side in a Vegas casino, the sky’s the limit…..

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

We Answer All Your Bones Questions in Honor of National Dice Day

It’s National Dice Day! Each year, on December 4, casinos across Las Vegas celebrate this momentous occasion by hosting “craps games” and “providing complimentary beverages when certain gaming thresholds are met.” Dice are one of the oldest known gambling devices, along with domino tiles and the middle finger. “Why are dice called bones?” you ask…..

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Caesars Palace, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Paris Las Vegas, Promotions, Total Rewards

Today’s Random Las Vegas Cha-Ching

Vegas casinos pay out so many hefty jackpots, on such a regular basis, it’s not even really considered big news. Except to this Las Vegas blog, which dreams of someday getting its first royal flush in video poker and buying a Las Vegas hotel. Or perhaps a scale model of a hotel, made out of….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Nightlife, The Linq, Things to Do, Total Rewards

21 Las Vegas Things to Be Thankful For

In what has somehow become an annual ritual, this blog will now rattle off 21 things to be thankful for in Las Vegas. Post your own things in the Comments section. 1. Mini Plates We love buffets, like the new Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, where the food is served in little plates. It’s like….

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