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At Aria's Poker Room, There's Now A Leaderboard With That

August 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM | by | Comments (4)

Some poker players like to be recognized for having great skill while others would rather remain anonymous. it looks, however, as if there might be more people in the former category than the latter based on Aria's latest partnership.

Global Poker Index (GPI) has teamed up with the CityCenter resort to recognize its best players. A leaderboard now tracks the performances of the top players in the casino's poker room. GPI is poker’s ranking authority and owner of the world’s largest live poker database, The Hendon Mob. GPI will now track the results of daily tournaments hosted at Aria.

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Three Questions For Michael Mina On BARDOT

Where: 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
July 31, 2014 at 7:42 PM | by | Comment (1)

After the announcement that BARDOT Brasserie would be taking the spot of American Fish at Aria, many questions surrounded the motivations behind changing Michael Mina's American gastro-pub concept into a French Brasserie. Even more questions swirled around how it would define itself from others and be a unique concept.

We at VegasChatter were lucky enough to wrangle the celebrity chef for a spare moment to straighten a few things out, and to illuminate the dark corners surrounding this much-anticipated opening.

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Go Here, Not Here: FIVE50 vs. Pizza Rock

July 30, 2014 at 5:59 PM | by | Comments (20)

A common occurrence for Vegas lovers is seeing novice friends going to the same ill-advised spots while ignoring the amazing food scene the city has cultivated. It's as if they do not consult the experience of extremely handsome food critics! In this new series of articles, we bring you two restaurants, both alike in dignity. One will be good, the other, not quite as good as the first.

Pizza places seem to be the go-to for many who are asked the cliched questions regarding dining out on a budget in Vegas. Does that mean no more than $30 a person? Three for a dollar hot dogs? Who knows! Pizza is a fairly good way out of this conversation without being drawn into it like a fly on a monkey. It rarely goes above $20 a head (without drinks), no one really dislikes pizza, yet not all are created equal.

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Cures For The Post-World Series Of Poker Blues

July 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM | by | Comment (1)

The World Series of Poker wound down last week. The nine remaining players in the Main Event (CardsChat.com takes an in-depth look at them here) will return in November to play for $10 million. As the brass at Caesars Entertainment closed the doors to the Amazon room at the Rio convention center, it represented the end of nearly two months of poker nirvana for both amateur and professional players alike –- unless, like this writer, you were quickly shown the door with a meager bankroll and a string of bad luck.

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U-G-L-Y, You Ain't Got No Alibi... Unless You're Aria (Or In Downtown)

July 15, 2014 at 8:12 PM | by | Comments (2)

There will be no shushing here, Aria. The secret is out. What was once City Bar on Aria's casino floor will emerge this fall as Alibi Cocktail Lounge. VegasChatter reader Alexandra K. tipped us off to the news over the weekend and an official media listing went out earlier today.

There's already Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for the coming bar, although, nothing's been posted yet. There's a placeholder website as well.

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Yes, That Is A Chili's They're Building Across From Aria

Where: 89109
July 15, 2014 at 6:46 PM | by | Comments (12)

Yep, that's right. Chili's baby back ribs (you're welcome for the jingle you can't get out of your head now) are headed to The Strip. Specifically, the Hawaiian Marketplace across from Aria.

We first told you the news back in November. The chain restaurant, currently taking over more than 8,600 square feet at the strip mall, will boast an outdoor balcony when complete. Our @sammasseur captured new images of the construction over the weekend.

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At Aria, Two Closings Are Near

Where: 3730 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89158
June 19, 2014 at 3:19 PM | by | Comment (1)

On the center Strip, Aria is preparing to close both a bar and a restaurant. To come? Another restaurant and -- maybe -- another bar.

City Bar, the drinking spot you walk by to get to the casino, a restaurant, Zarkana, or your hotel room, will close this Sunday, June 22. We're told a new concept will be announced in the coming weeks. Rumor has it a new lounge is on the way. We couldn't confirm that, but we'll pretend to be surprised when we see the announcement.

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WSOP Players Get Special Hotel Rates And You Can, Too

May 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM | by | Comment (1)

May means it’s time for the 45th annual World Series of Poker. As tens of thousands of poker pros, amateurs, fans, and dreamers make their way to Las Vegas, they will take up residence in the city’s hotels. Caesars, which runs the WSOP, offers special rates for entrants at host hotel Rio as well as its other properties across the city. Many will take them up on the offer, but quite a few will instead take advantage of special year-round poker rates not generally advertised to the public. The cool thing about these rates is that they’re open to anyone, not just the poker pros.

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At Aria's Pool, Wine Not?

May 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM | by | Comments (2)

Bottle service poolside is nothing new in Vegas, but usually those bottles aren't filled with wine.

Aria, however, is making sure there are no sour grapes with its pool guests and is now offering a poolside vino service. Order a bottle and have it delivered straight to your lounger. To combat the heat, the wine is presented in a carafe cradled in an eight-inch block of ice.

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Where To Watch The Mayweather Fight This Weekend

April 30, 2014 at 10:42 PM | by | Comments (4)

When there's a big pay-per-view boxing match in town, none of the casinos will show the fight for free in their sportsbook. In fact, the only casinos where you’ll find the fights being shown are affiliated with the host casino. Since either MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay host most of the pay-per-view boxing matches (occasionally Wynn will host a fight that takes place at the Thomas & Mack Center), you’ll usually find the fight showing in an MGM Resorts property.

Here are the viewing parties on the Vegas Strip where you can watch this Saturday's Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana fight:

Aria: Bristlecon Ballroom viewing party is $75 general admission. Food and beverage is extra.

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8 Things To Know About The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Tournament

April 3, 2014 at 4:36 PM | by | Comments (0)

Once again, Michael Jordan and his celeb pals have descended on Vegas for the 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, hosted at Shadow Creek.

Initially created by Steve Wynn back in 1989, Shadow Creek is the course of choice for VIPs and was once only open to a chosen few. Even now, not just anyone can tee off. Only guests of MGM Resorts can play for a whopping $500. Don't have that much cash? You can walk the course during Michael Jordan's charity tournament which runs today, April 3 through Sunday, April 6. Tickets start at $30 for a daily pass or $100 for a four-day pass.

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Stillwater Runs Deep At Aria

April 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

When we heard that the best mixologist in Chicago, Craig Schoettler, of the very popular Aviary was relocating to Las Vegas to head the beverage program at Aria, we knew big things were on the horizon. Quickly the cocktail menus showed brand new ingenuity and a creativity that could stand up against any bar in the world.

One look at Sage’s cocktail menu had this writer drooling. My favorite was the East Meets West, a delicious combination of whiskey, chai tea, honey, cream, and nutmeg. What I didn’t expect was a unique focus on beer. Or, rather one beer.

East Meets West at Sage.

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