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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.
The family friendly resort says it's taking out the amusement park's original Rim Runner flume ride and will replace it with El Loco, a roller coaster. Being touted as one of only a handful of coasters of its kind, El Loco will send four-person cars on a rip-roaring, 75-second thrill ride:
Holly Madison surprised and shocked us a few weeks ago. For the most part she's been out of the Vegas limelight since leaving Peepshow. First of all, this writer didn't realize that she frequented The Steakhouse at Circus Circus. It's not one of the celebrity hotspots we're used to seeing her at. But, we digress. The real shocker from Holly was the following tweet about the butter at The Steakhouse:
Had an amazing dinner @circusvegas Steakhouse as always-they need to bring back the cow-shaped butter, tho!— Holly Madison (@hollymadison) January 7, 2013
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Even though Electric Daisy Carnival isn't until the end of June (June 21-23), hotel rates are already significantly higher than they were for EDC this time last year.
If you're planning on attending this year's party, be sure to act quick! We've collected the initial rates below from some of the hotels we recommended last year. EDC also did everyone a solid when they partnered with a few of the bigger hotels, including Luxor, New York-New York, MGM Grand, Aria, and the Bellagio. You can check the discounted rates here. As of now, some of them are cheaper than the hotels below. For example, Circus Circus is cheaper if you go through the EDC website at $87/night, and a room at the Luxor is $135/night.
By the way, three-day passes to EDC are still available. They're priced at $500 for those over 21. Single day admissions aren't being offered this year, but a lay-a-way plan is!
Circus Circus has won the approval of zoning officials to move forward with plans for a water park. But, don't get too excited because it's sounding like you may need to be a guest in order to access it.
In seeking a green light for the project, Circus Circus has filed more documents which reveal more precise details about the endeavor. First, contrary to our initial interpretation of governmental-ese, the water park won't replace Circus' KOA campground, after all. Instead, the attraction will be located south of the RV park between Circus Circus Manor and the hotel's Skyrise Tower. New filings state there will be no direct access to the water park. Instead, guests will be required to access it through the hotel-casino's Skyrise Tower. Here's what visitors will find once they arrive:
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Why have just two water parks when you can have three?
After years of having none at all, two water parks are slated to open in Vegas in 2013 -- Wet 'N' Wild will make its return, but not to the Strip, in May 2013 while Cowabunga Bay will pop up, off Strip, next summer, too. But, there could be good news for all of us who still lament the loss of a Strip-front water park -- Circus Circus wants to build one now, too.
While there's no longer any daily Bingo offered anymore on the Vegas Strip, you can bring your daubers on down to Circus Circus once a month for PRIDE Family Bingo. Sessions take place on the first Wednesday of every month in the hotel's Grand Ballroom. (Head to the Skyrise Tower to find it.)
Quit your (Walking Dead) shuffling and run to the most fun you'll have this Halloween. Witching Season has only just dawned, but already we've discovered this year's must-see event. Fright Dome within Circus Circus' Adventuredome theme park is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
This was our first year entering the Dome, but we now wish we'd attended previous incarnations. We'll give you a rundown and offer some tips. But, this is an easy review to write. If you want a fantastic evening of thrills, scares and laughing out loud, Fright Dome is no-brainer. BrrraaaaiiiiiNNNNNSSSSSS.
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We told you about our first time... visiting Vegas, that is. And, some of you have told us about yours. Now it's time for another VegasChatter member, William K., to tell you about losing his Vegas virginity.
After watching the Monster Jam World Finals on Pay Per View we decided to attend the show in person. In 2003, we booked a room at The Mirage for the Monster Jam show in March because we were told they had the best pool in Las Vegas at that time.
I called them before our arrival and quizzed them about anything being closed or shut down or changed prior to our arrival and were assured there was no problems or major closures. We drove down, arrived and were dismayed to find the pool we had hoped my son would thoroughly enjoy was under remodeling and had been so for nine months.
We were never told about this despite my phone call a few weeks before out trip.
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Celebrating its 10th year on The Strip, Fright Dome has announced that zombie "godfather" George A. Romero (think Night of the Living Dead and the other of the Dead flicks) will scare up some unexpected thrills of his own under the bright pink glow of The Adventuredome. (Eli Roth is behind such horror movies as Hostel and Cabin Fever.)
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Do you have room to slot in even more horrific scares on your next visit to The Strip? We've been captivated by all the forthcoming news swirling around the haunted house attractions of Goretorium and Fright Dome, the Halloween event at Circus Circus. (And, we have a very bloody Goretorium update for you below.) But, first, we'll tally yet more instances to add to the creepy quotient of our fair city.
"Dr. Havock's Sideshow Curiosities" is currently searching for actors to participate in a "fully immerse show experience that allows audience members to explore a dark sideshow-like world full of visual illusions, humor, and creepy characters. The show is inspired by the medicine pitch men, circuses and sideshows." We don't know at what stage of the theatrical process they are at, but it sounds promising. Expanded from a 10-minute Halloween attraction, the performer's Facebook page quotes:
"Their host was the charismatic Dr. Havock - a slightly mad Medicine Pitch Man who demonstrated several of his latest experiments including: Hannah The Living Decapitated Head, Elixir Injection, Forearm Rejuvenation and an experiment utilizing a Medical Guillotine with an audience member volunteer which had a shocking surprise ending."
Ooohhh. They already have a very strong connection to the Stratosphere, but who knows where this pitch could ultimately turn up. Online images invoke a nice retro-imagining of midway and carny-tent sucker draws.
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The corpses are piling up on The Strip. And, not in a good way.
We’ve been warning you of the impending haunted-house-style-super-scary-splatter–fest attraction, Goretorium, coming this September. It’s set in a Vegas resort where things go bump in the night. More on that below. It’s also time for Circus Circus to gear up promoting their Halloween spooktacular, Fright Dome. Even more on that below. But, right now at Planet Hollywood you’ll venture into the basement and within the woods to kill off demonic spirits with a chainsaw, axe and shotgun. The Evil Dead have arrived. In 4D. We’ll have to explain. And, frankly we wish we didn’t.
In 1979, a group of very enterprising, fledgling filmmakers, made a feature called The Evil Dead. Low budget. Very high on ingenuity, black humor, genuine shocks and all-out fun. Stephen King called it the “the most ferociously original film of the year.” The sequel, a sort of re-imagining was even better. This writer saw the London premiere in a tiny sold–out theater, with happy horror fans sitting on the floor, crushed into the space. It was a cult movie series in the eighties. It’s still a cult series today.
Sam Raimi, the film’s director, went on to make the Spider-Man trilogy. You might have seen Bruce Campbell, the film’s star, in the TV series, Burn Notice. Folks have great affection for Evil Dead. Spin-offs include video games and comic books. It’s a franchise. Now, it’s a musical.
Five college students take a vacation in a cabin in the woods. They find a creepy old book written in a cryptic text, bound in human skin and a tape recorder that contains a narrated translation of the texts. The tape recites the incantation that summons the wood’s demons who promptly start possessing the guests. Then mayhem starts. Way, way over the top mayhem.