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What's better than Vegas? Free Vegas, duh.
Two weeks ago, VegasChatter teamed up with the D to offer five readers a chance to pony up to downtown's only Sigma Derby table for a first ever tourney. A fifty dollar entry fee would be waived for the five, and some D swag would be awarded, too. And, one really lucky VegasChatter fan would even win a two-night stay.
Well, some 241 readers couldn't rein in their excitement and entered with hopes of a big win. And, without further ado, here are our randomly generated winners!
The D hotel-casino in Downtown Vegas knows we could barely contain ourselves when we discovered they'd be bringing Sigma Derby to Fremont Street. Folks have been ponying up to the mechanical game (located in the D's second floor Vintage Vegas casino) since last summer and, soon, your luck with the horses could land you big bucks.
In conjunction with the fast-approaching Kentucky Derby, the D will host its very first Sigma Derby Tournament next month. Fifty bucks will get you a shot at a $10,000 prize pool. Since the D well remembers how geeked out we get about the game, it's offering to comp entry into the tournament for five lucky VegasChatter fans. Winners will also be able to show their downtown swag thanks to free D hats and tees. But, wait -- there's more! One of those five will also win a two-night stay at the property we declared the best reopening of 2012.
We're always curious to experience new things in Las Vegas. Even though the World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP) has been around for almost 10 years we needed to see what it was all about in person. The WSOBP was exactly what anyone would imagine, times 10.
The WSOBP is held in a ballroom that you probably never realized existed, far away on the second floor of the Flamingo. On the first day of WSOBP, there were about 100 tables set up. The action was chaotic with that many games going on at once. The loud up-tempo mix of rock, pop and hip-hop only made things feel as if they were moving faster. People were dancing, taunting, jumping around, drinking and having a great time.
Imagine the old beer pong area at O'Sheas, but 10 times larger. This was a bro event. There were bro's dressed like it was Sunday afternoon and there were bro's in uniforms and then there were two awful performing bro's in bath robes that probably used WSOBP as an excuse to visit Las Vegas (and who could blame them).
Football / Gambling / Contests / G2E / Fantasy Football / Slot Machines / → All Tags
Football contests blew up this year in the Vegas casinos. If you're not a big dog in the LVH SuperContest fan, you could be a little dog in the Boyd Gaming "Pick The Pros" contests with free entry. This year, Cantor Gaming introduced a fantasy football game where you can wager money online, legally, in about half the country. Expect even more of this next year.
At G2E we saw an assortment of football-related gaming products that we can expect to see in casinos soon.
One of our favorite times at G2E is when we can step aside from the celebrity appearances and new slot machines to see what else is possibly coming to the casino floor. The things that look unexciting on the surface can sometimes make a visit to the casino much more pleasant.
This year, we noticed that there were multiple electronic cigarette companies on hand. If casinos become smokeless, like Revel in Atlantic City, electronic cigarettes may find quite a lucrative market in the casinos. Smoke-free casinos? Some friends won't be happy, but we'll take it!
America's Got Talent and since downtown Las Vegas is a subset of America, by extension, downtown's gotta have talent too, right? At least, that's what we recall from high school science on how hypotheses are formed. Or, is that a mathematical corollary? Before we get all wrapped up in theorems and lemmas let's clarify whatever it is we started talking about in the first place.
Details are scarce so far on the upcoming Downtown's Got Talent as of this writing. DJ Ultra will be hosting the 3rd Street & Ogden Boulevard event Saturday, October 20 2-6pm where cash prizes will be given to dancers, singers, and music players.
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After what seems like an eternity, football season has finally returned to us with the college football season kicking off this week and the NFL season beginning next week. The Giants and Cowboys have the first night of the NFL season all to themselves on Wednesday, September 5. This leaves us with only nine days to prepare for the football contests being held at the sportsbooks in Vegas this season.
The SuperContest at LVH has received almost twice the entries it had this time last year while William Hill and Station Casinos also got their football contests underway a little while ago, too. But, wait there's more!
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Football season is right around the corner and the sportsbooks are getting us ready for the most popular sport to bet on by hosting pigskin contests. Now that you know how to bet each game, we have another way to get in on the action.
You know that the big boy of all football contests, the LVH SuperContest is accepting registrations now and their first every SuperContest weekend is next week. Well, Station Casinos and William Hill have some contests for you to join, too. These contests are considerably less expensive than the $1,500 it costs to joint the LVH SuperContest. Here's the scoop:
Hotel Promotions / Contests / Luxor / Weird Vegas / Palazzo / → All Tags
Who doesn't love a promotion if it results in
freebies a decent deal? Off-beat can be the key to a winning formula if done right. Dear old grand-dad told us stories of MLB's infamous disco demolition which was either one of the most or least successful promotions in history, depending on which side of the field you stood. More recently and in the hospitality biz, a Melbourne hotel held a contest daring guests to steal a Banksy.
Closer to home, perhaps only time will tell before two current Vegas promotions are destined for the disco bin or a marketing wall of fame, perhaps hung next to a Bansky. The first comes by way of the Luxor:
Not only did they turn Vegas orange for a few nights, they also had a series of concerts to signify an "Escape to Total Rewards." On top of this, they had a contest of massive proportions where they are giving away "90 jillion prizes" (according to their Pulse of Vegas blog).
Unfortunately, something went wrong on the way to Funsville. Initially, a loyal Vegas Chatter reader let us know that he and some friends were having problems with the game:
Hey, did you know Total Rewards is better than ever? If you're in Vegas this weekend, it will be hard not to know.
Caesars Entertainment is so excited for its retooled program that all of its Strip properties are aglow about it. Literally. In a bright
federal prison orange. VegasChatter fan @_Lucky45 on Twitter snapped all the photos in this story for us last night so we could prove it. During his wanderings, he also discovered revamped Total Rewards logos on hotel doors...
Starting March 1, you might find folks crowding around the entrance to P.J. Clarke's inside Caesars Palace. Don't worry, it's not a bunch of men again, killing time while their lady friends go shopping. No, this time it will be because the restaurant and bar is putting up two Vespas for auction as part of their St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
Guests roaming the Forum Shops or dining at the restaurant can purchase a St. Patrick's Day/P.J. Clarke's branded t-shirt, which will automatically enter them in the Vespa raffle. Winners will be announced on March 18 and P.J. Clarke's will match all proceeds from the t-shirt sales to benefit the Three Square food bank.
While you hope the luck of the Irish is on your side in the raffle, you can down special St. Patrick's Day grub such as corned beef sandwiches ($15.20), corned beef and cabbaage ($18.84) and all the Guinness you can drink. Just don't get on your Vespa after drinking, though.