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Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Betting Odds

March 2, 2015 at 2:42 PM | by | Comments (4)

You don’t have to be a fan of boxing to know that Floyd Mayweather will face Manny Pacquiao in the "Fight Of The Century" May 2 at MGM Grand. The boxing match took five years to come together and people are stoked. As previously detailed, hotel room prices have skyrocketed for the weekend. Tickets haven’t gone on sale yet, but brokers are already offering tickets for up to $10,000. Yowza.

Whenever there’s a big fight, sportsbooks are quick to make odds available. In fact, odds for this fight have been appearing off and on for the past couple years while the fight was negotiated. Here are the current odds from Station Casinos:

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Check-Out Folio: Route 91 Revving Back Up, Vdara Mixing Things Up

February 27, 2015 at 5:25 PM | by | Comments (6)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of February 23:

Route 91 Tickets On Sale Soon: Country lovers, mark your calendars. The Route 91 concert series will return to the MGM Resorts Village (the parking events lot across from Luxor) October 2-4 and tickets go on sale March 13. For its second Vegas stop, the three-day, two-stage event will feature Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and more. Purchase tickets online. Make sure you check out the upgraded VIP options (now with shade and better restrooms!) before you buy.

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This March, Head To House Of Blues For Local Brews, Local Grooves

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
February 18, 2015 at 5:16 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you are looking for something fun to do in Vegas this March, circle the 21st on your calendar. That's when House of Blues will host Local Brews Local Grooves, a beer tasting and music festival.

I attended the event when it was last held in December. It was actually a chill, fun night with good music, a large selection of craft beers to sample, and a variety of unique food and beverage pairings. (When I went, they creatively paired one of the beers with an ice cream sandwich and it was damn good.)

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Vegas To Dim For Jerry Tarkanian

February 16, 2015 at 1:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last week, a Las Vegas icon passed away. Jerry Tarkanian, former UNLV Men’s Basketball coach, passed away at the age of 84. The beloved coach manned the sidelines for UNLV from 1973-1992 and led the team to a NCAA college basketball championship in 1990. His leadership produced an up-tempo style and stifling defense. Tark took UNLV from being called “Tumbleweed Tech” to the Running Rebels you see today. Jerry Tarkanian became a legend not just for his coaching on the court, but for his feistiness off the court where he often battled the NCAA.

His passing has led to a lot of reflection. I’ve lived in Las Vegas for just over three years and I never realized the attachment many people had with coach Tarkanian. A public memorial is set for March 1 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

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Vegas To Get Another Comic Con

February 10, 2015 at 8:10 PM | by | Comment (1)

Because one Comic Con just wasn’t enough for our fair city, Las Vegas will get yet another one, coming this spring.

The Wizard World Las Vegas Comic Con hits the Las Vegas Convention Center April 24-26. South Point is already home to the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, returning June 19-21, but this convention center one will presumably be larger, given its venue. Sadly, it doesn’t coincide with EDC as the South Point's event does, where we thoroughly enjoyed our new favorite summer costume guessing game: Comic Con or EDC?

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Rock In Rio Sells Out VIP Tickets For Second Date

February 10, 2015 at 2:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

Almost three weeks after VIP tickets for Rock in Rio's Metallica date sold out, another swath of upgraded passes are gone. Organizers now say all the single-day, $498-per-person tickets for its Bruno Mars date have been spoken for as well (4,000 in all).

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Dixie’s Tupperware Party Almost Makes You Forget You're At A Tupperware Party

Where: 361 Symphony Park Avenue [map], 89106
February 9, 2015 at 7:20 PM | by | Comment (1)

Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, is gracing Vegas with her sassy presence and performing nightly at The Smith Center through February 15. Dixie Long who? That’s what I thought when I first heard of her and this show. If you’ve never heard of her either, here’s the story:

Dixie Longate hails from a trailer park in Mobile, Alabama. As part of the conditions of her parole, Dixie packed her trailer (with her three kids in tow) and set off for Los Angeles. In 2001, she started traveling the world throwing old-fashioned Tupperware Parties, or as she calls it “selling the fantastic plastic crap,” and has become one of the top Tupperware sellers in the nation.

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Vegas To Get A New Way To Beat The Summer Heat?

February 9, 2015 at 4:06 PM | by | Comments (5)

In recent years, Vegas got Wet ‘n Wild again, but this summer we may be able to cool off in another fun way. Slide the City, a.k.a. a giant slip ‘n slide, is reportedly coming to Las Vegas in June. From the looks of pictures on the event’s website, it will be a giant 1,000-foot slide laid out on asphalt. That’s over three football fields.

The point of it seems to be taking a fun and refreshing slide, but also dousing those who come to watch. With paid admission, you’ll be given a mouthguard and a water gun. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices like water guns and buckets to get bystanders wet, too. Participants are also urged to bring some sort of inflatable tube. There will be some available on-site for purchase, but why not save a few bucks?

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Check-Out Folio: Life To Be Beautiful Again, The Sound Of Music In Primm, And More

February 6, 2015 at 8:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of February 2:

Love is in the air at the Titanic Exhibit: Just in time for Valentine's Day, a cherub sculpture is on display at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside Luxor. The rare artifact will be on display through February 28. While there were many cherub statues on the ship, this bronze is the only one to have been recovered. It is suspected that this specific piece was part of a light fixture on one of the staircases. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and tickets are $32 ($29 with local ID).

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Hollywood Poker Open Returning To M Resort

February 4, 2015 at 8:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

The World Series of Poker won't be the only big poker tournament taking place in Las Vegas this summer. For the third straight year the Hollywood Poker Open will be rolling into the M Resort for several days of action.

This year's event will run from June 25th through June 28th and will be highlighted by the $2,500 buy-in HPO championship which is estimated to have a total prize pool close to $2,000,000. Player have been qualifying for the event throughout the past year in regional events around the country, but this is an open event that anybody may participate in. Last year's championship drew 692 players and was won by Simon Deadman of the United Kingdom, who pocketed a cool $351,000 for his accomplishment.

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Anything Goes At FSW's 'One For The Ages'

Where: 5111 Boulder Highway [map], 89122
February 3, 2015 at 7:13 PM | by | Comments (2)

If UFC and boxing are out of your price range, there’s always (fake) pro wrestling! It’s definitely not the same, but it’s hard to deny that it’s entertaining. The chairs. The tables. The over-the-top theatrics. What is usually reserved for expensive pay-per-views like Royal Rumble can now be seen at Sam’s Town.

It’s not quite WWE, but tickets to Future Stars of Wrestling (FSW) start at just $14.50 so, for wrestling fans, it’s worth a try.

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2015 Guide To March Madness In Vegas

February 3, 2015 at 5:58 PM | by | Comments (0)

March Madness is almost here so you know what time it is... party time!

Our annual rundown of March Madness viewing parties is here and can be found below. We'll update the list as we discover new offerings, but if you don't see the venue you're interested in right now, the best advice is simply to call them and inquire. Don't wait. The March Madness in Las Vegas Facebook group (which now boasts some 3,700 members) is already reporting parties at The Pub at Monte Carlo and Lagasse's Stadium at Venetian|Palazzo are sold out.

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