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It’s a Red Letter Day for The Quad, Except It’s Not Red

The Quad’s getting a fancy new sign, and the first letter has just been installed. It’s the “t.” Which is the first letter in “The Quad.” Please try and keep up. No, we’re not going to write a new blog post every time a new letter is installed. Probably. If you don’t follow Las Vegas….

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

The Quad’s New Entrance is Snazzier Than You Think

We were pretty impressed when The Quad unveiled its fancy new porte-cochère (French for “the car drive-up entrance thingy”). But to really appreciate the hotel’s new entrance, you have to hang out for a minute or two. Every few minutes, the colors change. They undulate. No, not undulate. They morph. It’s not really morphing. Sort….

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Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Casinos, 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 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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Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, The Linq

Carnaval Court at Harrah’s Needs Some Alone Time

The ever-boisterous Carnaval Court at Harrah’s Las Vegas has closed temporarily for some sprucing up. Carnaval Court will open again on March 1, 2013, according to this blog’s exhaustive research. (Specifically, we asked someone when Carnaval Court would open again.) All the kiosks outside Harrah’s Vegas (the ones selling sunglasses, those dresses you can wear….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, The Linq

The Quad Snares Rhythm-Filled “Recycled Percussion”

With two successful years on The Las Vegas Strip already under its belt, “Recycled Percussion” is coming to The Quad starting Jan. 26, 2013. “Recycled Percussion” is touted as a mixture of “extreme percussion, engaging humor and extraordinary athleticism,” which includes using everyday items like buckets, ladders and sinks as musical instruments. One of the….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, The Linq

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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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, The Linq

End of a Vegas Era: Imperial Palace Signs Come Down

The Imperial Palace, one of the more iconic hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, is rapidly transforming into The Quad, and a very visible sign of that transition has to do with, well, the signs. Specifically, they’re coming down. A number of signs have been removed recently, including more than a few IPs. Yesterday, removal….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, The Linq

Human Nature Ends Run at the Imperial Palace

Popular singing group Human Nature has ended a three-year run at Imperial Palace (The Quad), performing a final show on Nov. 25, 2012. The show, “Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Ultimate Celebration of Motown,” has entertained thousands of Las Vegas visitors since it opened on May 23, 2009. The Nov. 25 show marked the….

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

Look What’s Been Erected at The Linq

We recently reported some massive leg segments of the High Roller observation wheel at The Linq had arrived. A recent visit confirmed at least one of the leg pieces has already been erected. And, yes, we like saying “erected.” Thanks for asking. Ultimately, the High Roller will be 550 feet tall. So, while this is….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Shopping, The Linq

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

Battle of the Observation Wheels May Be On Hold

It was looking, for a minute, like an epic battle between two competing Las Vegas observation wheels, the High Roller in The Linq and another called SkyVue at the south end of The Strip. Now, it’s looking like the battle might be on hold. SkyVue has taken some hits in the media in recent weeks,….

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Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Nightlife, Shopping, The Linq, Things to Do

The Linq Announces Impressive First Wave of Tenants

The Linq just got a serious dose of realness! In case you hadn’t heard (hint: visit this blog more often), The Linq is a $550 million district coming to the center of the Las Vegas Strip that will include copious amounts of retail stores, dining and entertainment, as well as a giant observation wheel called….

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