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Introducing MyVEGAS Blackjack

October 1, 2014 at 10:22 AM | by | Comments (11)

PlayStudios, known for its MyVEGAS Slots app and Facebook game, has announced the launch of its newest product, MyVEGAS Blackjack. MyVEGAS Blackjack is an entirely new and separate app from MyVEGAS Slots and is free to download and play on iOS and Android devices. Much like the MyVEGAS Slots app, you can sync your points between MyVEGAS Slots, MyVEGAS Facebook and MyVEGAS Blackjack.

The newest offering provides core table games players with the chance to earn real world casino, restaurant and entertainment rewards while enjoying a familiar blackjack experience. With the launch of MyVEGAS Blackjack, PlayStudios hopes to capture an entirely new segment of the gaming market. Blackjack players tend to skew male while slot machine players tend to be female.

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Excalibur's Buffet Will Be Closed For The Rest Of The Year

Where: 3850 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
September 4, 2014 at 1:15 PM | by | Comments (4)

We know. You're probably meeting this news with a shrug, a "who cares," or an "it's okay if it never comes back." But, if you did enjoy Excalibur's buffet for what it was, or as a MyVEGAS freebie, just know that change will be a long time coming.

The hotel has announced that a remodeling, which called for the closure of the buffet on September 2, will last into the New Year. A revamped gorge-fest is expected to debut in January. We asked for details, but reps say there are none they are ready to provide at this time.

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Excalibur Buffet Closing Soon For Renovations

Where: 89109
August 19, 2014 at 9:21 PM | by | Comments (11)

Its exterior may forever be a castle, but Excalibur's buffet won't remind us of a neglected dungeon much longer. Or, at least, its decor won't.

VegasChatter fan Sharon C. tipped us off to the news of a remodel earlier today. According to Excalibur's Twitter feed, a renovation project will close the overly exuberantly themed space beginning September 2. The property will offer a "special breakfast set-up at The STEAKHOUSE at Camelot in the mean time."

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Thunder From Down Under Rumble With Gunman Backstage

March 19, 2014 at 6:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

Men at work.

We've always fantasized wondered about what went on in the dressing room at Thunder from Down Under at Excalibur and thanks to Magic Mike we got a pretty good idea of what that might be. But as it turns out, it's not all flexing, oiling and trying out new thongs. Things can get real backstage at TFDU. Very real.

Last night, a man entered the locker room for the performers around 9pm and began stealing a few items from their belongings. According to the Review-Journal, the performers confronted the man when they saw him with their stuff. The man then pulled out a handgun and a shot was fired during the struggle. No one was hit but one person received a powder burn from the gunshot and was treated at the scene.

The suspect was taken to University Medical Center and appeared to under the influence of meth. He'll be booked on at least a few charges when he's released. Meanwhile, the show is expected to go on as usual tonight.

There's no word on what was included in the stolen belongings but hey, meth dude, you can easily have some stylish thongs shipped to your house. No need to steal the sweaty underpants off of hard-working Australian men.

[Photo: Thunder From Down Under/Facebook]

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And, This is Why We're Already Looking Forward to January...

December 18, 2013 at 7:20 PM | by | Comments (3)

Rice & Company, the healthy Asian restaurant at Luxor, has given us a reason to look past the holidays and ahead to the end of January. And, if you've sworn off carbs in the New Year, you will probably break your diet for this.

It's called The Thunder Roll and the specialty sushi roll was created in honor of Thunder From Down Under at the neighboring Excalibur casino. It's made with a blend of soft shell crab, tuna, avocado and cucumber, wrapped in seaweed and topped with spicy mayo and kabayaki sauce. (Thankfully, no body oil.) Above is one of the Thunder dancers demonstrating how to eat the Thunder Roll.

And, here he is demonstrating how to pose with several Thunder rolls on your naked abdomen:

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A Vegas Virgin Does Vegas With Other Virgins

August 21, 2013 at 3:18 PM | by | Comments (4)

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 of VegasChatter's writers, who pens stories under Jproz, to tell us about his.

My first visit to Vegas was doomed to be an absolute gong show and disaster from the minute we departed! First off, this trip was orchestrated as my birthday celebration and involved about 14 people. We found a discounted trip out of an airport about 4.5 hours from home and decided to take it. (Home is Canada.) The problem was that the flight left at 6 a.m. so midnight found us all piling into cars and fleeing from our better judgement. Oh, and did I mention we were all virgins?

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We're Addicted To This All-Girl Cover Band At Excalibur

Where: 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
August 1, 2013 at 6:18 PM | by | Comments (3)

Rarely will we, or anyone for that matter, recommend you go out of your way to visit Excalibur. But, that's exactly what we're going to do, so you know this has be good.

Why? To take in the sights and sounds of the all-female cover band, Dollface. Tucked away in a corner just off the casino floor at The Lounge, the ladies of Dollface rock out four nights a week (Thursday through Sunday) from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

You'll hear songs ranging from classics (Journey's Don't Stop Believing) to pop hits (Lady Gaga's Bad Romance) and even the occasional one hit wonder (PSY's Gangnam Style). And, while the draw of a sexy chick riding a fake horse and rapping in perfect Korean should sell you on its own, there's so much more to Dollface.

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How To Score A Free Smoothie In Vegas Next Friday

June 11, 2013 at 2:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

With daily 100+ degree temps, it's something we're all likely doing, anyway. So, why not score a freebie out of it?

Tropical Smoothie Cafe will offer complimentary 24 oz. Jetty Punch smoothies next Friday, June 21. And, all you have to do to nab yours is to wear flip flops. Already got yours on, right? The deal will be available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. just when we're the sweatiest it's the hottest and relief couldn't be more needed. TSC operates three locales on the Strip, one at Excalibur, one at Harmon Corner and one that just opened a few days ago at Stratosphere. Off Strip, there are almost 20 additional locations. All will take part.

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9 Things We Observed in Vegas Last Week

May 24, 2013 at 5:58 PM | by | Comments (3)

Every time we leave Vegas, we leave wishing we could have done more, eaten more, seen more and, in some cases, drunk more. Yet for all the things we end up doing and seeing (and eating and drinking), we're never without our trusty smart phone to capture the moments of our trip.

Here are nine things we saw last week during our stay at the south end of The Strip, i.e. home to many MGM resorts, where many of these photos are from. Enjoy and happy MDW, y'all!

The ground floor lobby of the Mandarin Oriental is a great space to have a zen moment away from the madness of The Strip.

These guys are playing this weekend!

CityCenter at night is pretty spectacular. (As seen from the third floor balcony at Twin Peaks also spectacular.)

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To Theme Or Not To Theme?

March 29, 2013 at 5:34 PM | by | Comments (17)

Every casino has a concept which may or may not be seen as a theme depending on how obvious it. Wynn, Aria and Cosmopolitan have a concept behind the design, but these casinos are not seen as themed because it's not as cartoonish obvious as the Eiffel Tower at Paris or the castle turrets surrounding Excalibur. There hasn't been an obviously themed casino in Las Vegas since The Venetian and The Palazzo were completed in 1999 and 2007, respectively. That could all be changing with Resorts World Las Vegas.

Resorts World Las Vegas is set to open in 2016 and will have a heavy Asian influence throughout the $2 billion property. Resorts World Las Vegas will include a series of bronze and gold glass towers flanking Asian-style red pagodas, lagoons and fountains. There is even plans for a replica of the Great Wall of China and discussion on whether or not they will have a panda exhibit. The inclusion of a water park definitely makes Resorts World Las Vegas the first outwardly family friendly casino on The Strip in years.

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And, Now For A (Free) Musical Interlude....

March 20, 2013 at 11:47 PM | by | Comments (0)

In Vegas, not every live music act requires payment and accompanying service fees. Here's where to rock out without having to pull your wallet out. Unless, of course, you can't talk your friends or that hot stranger into buying you drinks...

*Click on the name of the performer, group or band to hear them first before you head on down.

Harrah's
Piano Bar
Big Elvis, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Cook E. Jarr, Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m.

Commonwealth (Fremont East in Downtown Vegas)
Live Music Sundays
March 24: Love Hate Away
March 31: Donacat
April 7: Life Is Beautiful Music Showcase to include: Moondog Matinee, The Dirty Hooks, Avalon Landing, and more; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Low Rollin' On The Strip

February 13, 2013 at 6:45 PM | by | Comments (6)

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.

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