Las Vegas gets its fair share of conventions, but the official “Star Trek” convention held at Rio Las Vegas (Aug. 9-12, 2012) has to be one of the more entertaining and memorable. Passionate (understatement of the year) sci-fi fans from around the world converge on Las Vegas to meet their favorite stars (Leonard Nimoy was….
This blog’s a big fan of all things zombies and spooky and Halloween, so we’re always looking ahead for fun things along that vein. (See what we did there?) First up, Las Vegas is getting its very own zombie run, aptly called the Las Vegas Zombie Run. It’s a 5K run to benefit a Las….
Vegas Seven magazine has published its “Best of the City” edition, highlighting some of Sin City’s most remarkable people, places and things. The magazine’s list of bests is far too extensive to adequately cover here, so we’re just going to single out a couple of items related to Caesars Entertainment, whose blog this is. Hey,….
What began as a massive field of 6,598 players vying for poker’s most prestigious prize has been whittled down to just nine. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) recently announced its “October Nine” who will battle it out (starting Oct. 29) for the No-Limit Hold’em Championship at Rio Las Vegas, as well as a first-place….
You know you’ve hit the apex of cool when you get your own athletic shoes, and Rio Las Vegas headliners (and professional rabble-rousers) Penn and Teller have done just that. Sort of. Penn’s wife Emily Jillette was kind enough to Tweet about artist Ayin Gurling’s one-of-kind homage to the comedy-magicians, so we had to share….
If you think herding cats is challenging, try poker-playing dogs! Yesterday (July 11, 2012), this blog worked with a group of Las Vegas dogs, and the World Series of Poker, to pay homage to those iconic “dogs playing poker” paintings done by artist C.M. Coolidge as far back as 1903. Read more. Wild times ensued….
You know how sometimes you pony up a million bucks to enter a poker tournament, and then you win the biggest prize in poker tournament history, more than $18.3 million? Yeah, it happened for Antonio Esfandiari, too. Esfandiari, a pro poker player and magician, made history when he outmaneuvered a field of 48 millionaires and….
A select group of entertainment luminaries have been chosen to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013, and Sin City’s own Penn & Teller are among them. Hollywood Walk of Fame trivia: The Walk of Fame is 1.3 miles long, or 2.1 kilometers long, whatever a kilometer might be. Of all the….
These Interwebs can be a funny place. It all started when poker player Jeff Romano Tweeted the photo below, sparking rumors that an odds-defying roulette streak had taken place at Rio Las Vegas. The photo made the rounds and created a lot of buzz, but either fortunately or unfortunately, it was a streak that never….
It’s a pretty big deal in the poker world. The polarizing Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth, one of the most colorful characters in the realm of professional poker, won a record-shattering 12th World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet at Rio Las Vegas in the early morning hours of June 11, 2012. WSOP bracelets are the most….
Remember that cute little Joey Lawrence, the one on “Blossom” back in the 1990s? Well, he’s still a heartthrob, but he’s not that little anymore. Joey Lawrence has signed on for a guest-hosting stint at the Chippendales male revue at Rio Las Vegas, and we were there for his opening night show. Lawrence didn’t seem….
What happens when a beloved movie musical like “Grease” gets the video slot machine treatment? People talk and this blog plays! The buzz is building about the “Grease”-inspired slot machine being rolled out in select Sin City casinos, and the game’s been getting great reviews as far as we can tell. Especially from the woman….
Question: Can Las Vegas ever have too many candy shops? Answer: Seriously, how could you ask such a ridiculous question? It’s candy. The brand-spanking-new Lollipop store at Rio Las Vegas has entered the Sin City candy fray with a sweet twist: the shop provides epic candy flashbacks by offering nostalgic confectionery classics like candy buttons,….