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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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Downtown Changes You Might Not Know About

July 18, 2014 at 4:07 PM | by | Comments (6)

There's more happening in Downtown Vegas than fast-changing drinking laws. (Although, if you haven't heard yet, there's another you should be aware of.) Here's a roundup of what's taking place, from remodels to new spots to sip and sup:

Mermaid's is getting a substantial refresh. Its snack bar is up and running again after a week-long renovation according to our @sammasseur who also spied new casino carpeting, new slot chairs and even new slot machines themselves. Sam was told the casino bar along with the cashier cage are next in line for an update. The biggest news is that the casino will covert its slot machines from coin to TITO (Ticket In, Ticket Out) in about two months time.

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Gamble Or Eat if You Want To Park At Binion's

Where: 128 Fremont St. [map], 89101
June 24, 2014 at 3:27 PM | by | Comments (9)

Free self-parking options are quickly disappearing in downtown Las Vegas. With Main Street Station and The California now charging for parking and El Cortez's formerly “free lot” charging for “event parking,” it may be time to just accept the fact parking will come at a price.

VegasChatter friend John Mehaffey sent us this photo of the new parking restrictions at Binion’s. Once home to the last machine where anybody could walk up and get a parking ticket validated, Binion’s is changing its tune. As of June 15, parking validation is only available to guests who are actively gambling or dining inside the property.

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In Downtown Vegas, Sunday Strike Still Possible

May 30, 2014 at 3:25 PM | by | Comments (4)

Another tentative deal has been made between a downtown casino and the Culinary and Bartenders Unions.

This morning, it was announced that an agreement had been reached with The D; although, its sister casino, Golden Gate, is still among a shrinking number of downtown casinos with expired union contracts. Also in that group: Four Queens, Binion's, Plaza and Las Vegas Club... no one.

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Will Downtown Workers Strike On Sunday?

Where: 89101
May 27, 2014 at 3:16 PM | by | Comments (10)

Will workers at nine Downtown Vegas hotel-casinos walk off the job this Sunday, June 1?

That's the deadline set by the Culinary and Bartenders Unions after negotiations with The D, Four Queens, Binion’s, Fremont, Main Street Station, Plaza, Las Vegas Club, El Cortez, and Golden Gate have failed to yield new contracts.

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Union Workers In Downtown Set To Strike In June

Where: 89101
May 21, 2014 at 5:42 PM | by | Comments (11)

Downtown union workers could walk off the job at 5 a.m. on June 1.

The Culinary and Bartenders Unions have set that timetable for a strike against nine downtown casinos: The D, Four Queens, Binion’s, Fremont, Main Street Station, Plaza, Las Vegas Club, El Cortez, and Golden Gate. Each of those properties have expired union contracts.

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At Binion's, Elvis Will Soon Leave The Building

Where: 128 Fremont St. [map], 89101
March 10, 2014 at 9:39 PM | by | Comments (5)

Elvis fans need to head over to Binion’s soon to view some of the entertainer's prized possessions before they leave town. Vital Vegas and Las Vegas Advisor have discovered that the King is about to leave the building.

We all have that friend who claims to have a water bottle from Bono or a pen Katy Perry touched. (We all have friends like that, right? No? Just us?) In fact, this writer is in possession of an earplug from Benji Madden of Good Charlotte. I know, kind of gross, but what’s a diehard fan to do? And, when it comes to diehard fans, Elvis’ are among the most loyal.

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Binion's Begins Work On Another Outdoor Bar

Where: 128 Fremont Street [map], 89101
February 27, 2014 at 3:26 PM | by | Comments (8)

This one's been a long time coming, but Binion's has finally begun work on a second Fremont-side bar.

We shared the rumor that Binion's might be providing us with another way to liquor in the front before we poker in the rear almost a year ago. This morning, VegasChatter reader Charlie U. let us know that the Cowgirl Up Cantina is officially on the way.

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Binion's Remodeled Cafe Is Ready For You

Where: 128 Fremont Street [map], 89101
February 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM | by | Comments (9)

After closing in January for a remodel, relocating downstairs in the interim and debuting a new, expanded menu, Binion's Cafe is back in business in its original location.

The new, improved and larger cafe made its debut on Friday. We stopped by on Saturday and found hungry patrons once again claiming stools at the counter and filling tables, too.

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Checking In On Binion's Cafe Remodel

Where: 128 Fremont Street [map], 89101
February 13, 2014 at 5:52 PM | by | Comments (0)

It won't be long now before Binion's reveals an all-new cafe.

Our @sammasseur stopped in for a peek at the renovation underway (as well as a bite inside its temporary location downstairs) earlier this week and found rust-colored paint on the walls and a brick-lined facade taking shape. Sam's cashier reports that the re-opening should be a week, week and a half away.

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The New, Expanded Menu Of Binion's Cafe

January 29, 2014 at 6:33 PM | by | Comments (2)

Binion's is still in the process of remodeling its cafe, but a new menu has already debuted. Downstairs. In the old coffeeshop. Where the new temporary Binion's Cafe can now be found. Got it?

The cafe was moved into the shuttered coffee shop space two weeks ago so big things could happen in the space where it was. And, will return to. Oy. If you're still with us, it gets easier from here.

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Big Things Are Happening For Binion's... Cafe

Where: 128 Fremont Street [map], 89101
January 13, 2014 at 11:53 PM | by | Comments (4)

Binion's isn't renovating its hotel rooms (yet?) but it is giving its cafe a big revamp that will include more square footage.

A renovation is underway that will double the cafe's size. The expanded space should debut around the first week of March, according to Binion's Facebook page. In the meantime, folks can now find cafe fare downstairs in Binion's old coffeeshop which has been closed since 2009. The downtown casino shuttered its 365-room hotel tower a year later.

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