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Resort Fees / Bally's / WTF / → All Tags
We don't know when in the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks this happened, but sometime between when Caesars Entertainment first hit us with news of Vegas-wide resort fees back in February and now, Bally's quietly upped its charge by three bucks.
The resort fee that was once $15 is now $18 per night. A move that really makes us want to remind Bally's that even though new nightlife, a new show, a new food court, and (maybe) new shopping are on the way in the near❘distant future, its rooms are still its rooms. So, unless those renovations really spring into gear and we mean quick, let's ease up on those increases, a'ight? A'ight.
Yeah. Stewie pretty much has our first reaction down pat.
As part of Caesars Entertainment's first quarter report, it dropped this line like it weren't no thang, "We also continued with room upgrades at The Quad Resort & Casino and Bally's Las Vegas." Um, ex-squeeze me? Baking powder?
Shows / Entertainment / Celine Dion / Veronic DiCaire / Bally's / Jubilee / Openings / → All Tags
They say it's good to know someone in Vegas. And, for Celine impersonator, opening act and friend Véronic DiCaire it's very, very good.
A few weeks ago, we spied audition notices for a Vegas show surrounding the popular Canadian songstress and impressionist that hinted at a Jubilee connection. Now, we can confirm Véronic will indeed take the stage at Bally's Jubilee Theater beginning this summer. She'll be found there weekends June 20 through December 21. Performances will take place Thursday through Saturday. Showtimes will vary from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. And, depending on the date, sometimes both.
National Humor Month / Caesars Entertainment / Harrah's / Paris Las Vegas / Flamingo / The Quad / Bally's / → All Tags
With April Fool's Day being so anticipated and expected these days, it's hard to play a proper prank -- something that was obvious to anyone who followed along with the mainstream news last week.
Companies made their best attempts at corporate humor. Google pretended they were introducing a few new products, such as Google Nose -- a joke that fell flat on its face. We also saw other phony products and services such as pizza-flavored Tic-Tacs, glass-bottom planes, and promises of good-looking delivery boys. Um? Then we have juvenile stuff like this floating around YouTube which had us scratching our head. Is this really the best we've got?
The saving grace is that Vegas, in particular Caesars Entertainment, is celebrating humor (or the lack thereof) all month long in the form of discounts to comedy shows and performances. Here's a roundup of the deals so you can see which tickle your funny bone most:
Bally's / Suites / Old Vegas / WTF / → All Tags
We know we give Bally's a lot of grief for being so outdated, but when we saw these pictures of a comped suite at the hotel, we just had to show them to you.
Our friend, Dan, a frequent Vegas visitor was assigned to this room -- a South Tower Grand Suite -- as a comp. So, he's not exactly racing down to the front desk to request a newer room. (Or, hotel.) Yet, we are still in disbelief. At what point in time (70s? 80s?) was it acceptable to build a railing around a bathtub? Thank goodness Vegas suites look way better than this now.
Pools / Pool Scenes / Caesars Palace / Garden of the Gods / Planet Hollywood / Pleasure Pool / Flamingo / GO Pool / Bally's / BLU Pool / Monte Carlo / Rio / VooDoo Beach / The Voo / → All Tags
Just because you're staying at one Vegas resort doesn't mean you're limited to that pool. Certain Vegas hotels will let you buy your way in to soak up the sun, and we're not talking about those adults-only pool parties, either. Here are a few of the Strip pools that will let you pay to play:
Garden of the Gods
$20 admission fee for non-hotel guests Friday through Sunday (must be 21+)
Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Complimentary entry for up to four guests with a Caesars Palace or Nobu room key
$10 cover charge for non-hotel guests (down $10 from last year)
Free if a guest at another Caesars Entertainment property
Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Construction / Openings / Grand Bazaar / Shopping / Fred Segal / Bally's / → All Tags
Yes, we told you. And, we're going to bet that the Bally's Grand Bazaar creators, Parball Corporation and Caesars Entertainment, would rather we didn't share the following early progress update and pictures with you. But, since it was revealed in a public Planning Commission meeting, it's out there for anyone with an interest. And, we're really, really interested. We think you will be, too, once we tell you the scale of the project.
This Grand Bazaar we keep telling you about will convert the whole Strip-facing section in front of Bally's into an upscale, outdoor "retail experience." It'll have dining options, too, but those details are still under wraps. We heard solid rumors that the Bazaar would be strenuously pushing for an upscale feel and we can now back those tales up with information direct from the source. Our images are fleeting grabs taken from the meeting, so stick with us. And, squint.
Free Vegas / Lounges / Music / Entertainment / Mandalay Bay / Mizuya Lounge / Piano Bar / Harrah's / Commonwealth / The Chandelier / The Cosmopolitan / Palms / The Lounge / Bally's / Indigo Lounge / Bellagio / Petrossian Lounge / Excalibur / New York-New York / Bar at Times Square / Tropicana / → All Tags
In Vegas, not every live music act requires payment and accompanying service fees. Here's where to rock out without having to pull your wallet out. Unless, of course, you can't talk your friends or that hot stranger into buying you drinks...
*Click on the name of the performer, group or band to hear them first before you head on down.
Commonwealth (Fremont East in Downtown Vegas)
Live Music Sundays
March 24: Love Hate Away
March 31: Donacat
April 7: Life Is Beautiful Music Showcase to include: Moondog Matinee, The Dirty Hooks, Avalon Landing, and more; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
We have some good news for Vegas shoppers. A run-down section of the Strip won't be getting more cheapo vendors. And, Bally's Grand Bazaar? Fancier than you imagined.
First, Bally's Grand Bazaar. This will be super-sized, outdoors shopping district dropped right in front of Bally's located where the escalators and fountains are right now. 270 mini-shops and a light show at night. Many of these kiosks will be temporary and seasonal pop-ups. A recent report on his site took note of the very odd list of possible vendors presented to the City for approval. Actually, this very broad list was a result of legal oddities when developing in an H-1 zone. Phew.
Vegas On Film / The Incredible Burt Wonderstone / Bally's / Jubilee / David Copperfield / → All Tags
We so wish Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton performed nightly at Bally's. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, a rival magicians comedy flick staring Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi warring against Jim Carrey, opens on March 15. And, the latest trailer is a mock-commercial for the Burt & Anton show at Bally's. And, we so wish this was a real show.
Last month, we tried to get an update on The Grand Bazaar Shops -- a new shopping mecca planned for the front of Bally's -- but we found nothing to get excited about. This after, an expected 2012 groundbreaking came and went. And, an expected announcement of the coming retailers never happened, either.
While we wait for something, anything to happen, we did some Internet searching and did find some government documents from a year ago which granted Bally's permission for an "outdoor shopping center." And, that detailed just what it would be comprised of. We list the types of shops below; however, we couldn't help but to add our thoughts in parentheses for added pizzazz:
Gambling / Survival Strategies / Budget Vegas / Luxor / Excalibur / New York-New York / Bally's / Harrah's / Treasure Island / Circus Circus / Riviera / Stratosphere / Aria / The Cosmopolitan / Craps / Blackjack / Roulette / → All Tags
The closure of Bill's Gambling Hall makes Casino Royale one of the last low roller casinos remaining on The Strip. Whether you want $1 beer or you're in the mood for a Cinnabon or if you just want to play $5 craps, Casino Royale has it all. While many casinos on The Strip offer poor odds for most casino games, Casino Royale has some of the best inexpensive gaming. That said, they're not the only place you can gamble for cheap, nowadays.
You won't find low roller limits on The Strip at newer casinos like Aria or Cosmopolitan, but you will find $5 and $10 blackjack at a variety of other casinos up and down The Strip. Availability on these games depend on the day and time you visit, but $5 or $10 blackjack can be had at Luxor, Excalibur, New York-New York, Bally's, Harrah's, Treasure Island, Circus Circus, Riviera and the Stratosphere.