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Somewhere along the line SLS Las Vegas decided they loved locals, theoretically putting them in competition for the attention of locals' love meter against another Vegas gambling conglomerate. More love being shot our way is fine by us. The first question this Vegas resident wondered was what benefits would be received by accepting SLS' advances? THE CODE, the resort's players club, lists them as:
· Preferred seating and restaurant reservations
· Preferred room rates and availability
· $5 happy hour drink specials Sunday-Thursday 5pm-8pm
· 2-for-1 admission to The SLS Buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner Friday-Sunday 8am-9pm
· 25% off treatments in Ciel Spa Sunday-Thursday
· Skip the line on Industry Nights at LiFE & The Sayers Club on Sundays & Foxtail on Mondays
JetBlue is adding a daily round-trip flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas starting January 5, just in time for CES 2015. To introduce the route, guests can enjoy a restricted number of $38 one-way fares for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday flights between January 10 and April 1, but those will likely sell out quickly as they're only offered through Friday. Ahead of this, on October 28, another Vegas route will be added featuring a non-stop flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Located near The Linq's Strip entrance, the now 24-hour Starbucks offers a late-night happy hour. Drop in between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., buy two drinks, and receive 50 percent off the cheaper of the two. (If they're both the same price, you'll still get the discount.) And, yes, with markup, you're probably still paying for two drinks, but if you were Jonesing for a late-night caffeine fix and would have picked up some, anyway, why not save a few bucks?
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Most of the time we see a "deal" by a casino for gamblers, it's usually a bad bet. New bonus bets are often employed by casinos to take our money. They're a business and that's their prerogative. That's not the case with a deal we discovered by Westgate. Right now, sports bettors will get reduced juice when placing bets at the Westgate sportsbook Thursday afternoons.
Juice is sometimes called commission or, more commonly, vig, which is†short for vigorish. When placing most football bets, the juice is usually -110 on a point spread. This means youíll have to bet $110 on a game to win $100. The juice here is 10% for the casino. Reduced juice means that the sportsbook is lowering that juice/commission/vig. This is a legit discount.
VegasChatter Questions / Caesars Palace / FIZZ Las Vegas / Deals / Champagne Bars / Bars / Drinking / → All Tags
VegasChatter reader Bill G. posed some good questions about the new Bottomless Bubbles promotion at FIZZ. If you havenít checked out the snazzy Caesars Palace champagne bar yet by Elton John's partner, David Furnish, this promotion may be a good way to test the
For $36 inclusive of tax and gratuity/service charge, guests can enjoy two hours of bottomless house champagne. The particular brand evidently varies from time to time, but if youíre not picky, youíre guaranteed all the champagne you can drink in one of two time slots: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly.
The other day, we received this offer in the mail from Wynn, a property that we haven't stayed at for about a year now. Valid from November 1 to March 31, 2015, the two-night Wynn Getaway offer starts at $299 and includes the following:
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Hecho en Vegas at MGM Grand should be on your happy hour radar, if it isnít already. It used to have a more straightforward weekday special but even if itís gotten more complicated lately, itís worth your consideration.
On Sundays and Wednesdays, the Mexican restaurant offers half-off appetizers from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The ďprimerosĒ menu includes tres quesos fundido, short rib taquitos, mesquite-grilled chicken quesadillas, Hecho wings, shrimp chicharron, a variety of street tacos and ďthe chimichanga experience.Ē
The land of the 99 cent shrimp cocktail transformed into the land of the $20 cocktail in just a few decades. While killer deals can still be found in a a handful of choice locations on the Strip and downtown, they are few and far between. Thatís why when this sign caught our eye, we rejoiced on behalf of price-gouged tourists everywhere. Donít get us wrong, if enough people are willing to pay the price, itís hard for us to judge venues for fleecing guests with giant markups on bottle and drink prices. Business is business. It does make it rough to find an affordable drink on the Las Vegas Strip, though.
As Vegas bakes under an excessive heat warning (it was 112 yesterday while today saw a high of 111), it's a good time to remind you (and inform those whom haven't yet heard) there's alcohol-infused ice cream at Monte Carlo.
The new(ish) BLVD Creamery, one of the food & beverage spots added to Monte Carlo's Strip-facing facade, features spiked ice cream along with the regular variety. There's so much of the good stuff inside each specialty flavor -- Suds Sorbet, made with Shock Top beer; Black Cab, yep, that kind of cab; and Tipsy Bubbles, with Prosecco -- that you have to show ID confirming you're 21 or older before they'll even scoop it up. (Pro tip: take advantage of free samples.) There's also a rotating seasonal flavor which is currently a very rum-y Horchata Mama.
If you haven't dropped in yet, Vegas Nocturne and the larger Rose.Rabbit.Lie. experience is the most captivating, fun, delectable night out in Vegas you never knew you could have on The Strip. Where some may pop into this hotel for cocktails, that hotel for dinner, and yet another hotel for entertainment, Rose.Rabbit.Lie. offers all-in-one Vegas. The kind of Vegas you don't see coming, but has you eagerly coming back to see it again and again. You know, like being scolded by a magic dragon while wishing you could hold his pet dog. That's a story, however, for another day.
Active and veteran members of the military have a new reason to visit a Station Casino -- deals just for them.
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VegasChatter reader Sully appreciated our coverage of the new High Roller observation wheel at The Linq and shared a video to add to our ongoing reports. If youíre wondering just how slowly this wheel goes around, check out his time-lapse video above.
Remember, this isnít an amusement park ride; it is an observation wheel. A quickie trip around wouldnít allow riders a very good chance to take in the sights of the Las Vegas Strip. Each of the 28 cabins holds up to 40 people and the trip around takes about a half an hour, allowing for plenty of observation time and photo ops.