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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 you’re wondering just how slowly this wheel goes around, check out his time-lapse video above.
Remember, this isn’t an amusement park ride; it is an observation wheel. A quickie trip around wouldn’t 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.
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The South Point is back with another free event for families to enjoy. The arena presents the 2014 Arabian Breeders World Cup this Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, April 13. The event opens to the public starting at 9 a.m. each day.
A panel of international judges will include the best of the best from the Arabian horse world including several notable breeders and horsemen. Vico Rocco from Brazil, Peter Gamlin from the United Kingdom and Irina Stigler from Russia will all be judging. Judges from the United States include Eileen Verdieck, Shannon Armstrong and Steve Lieblang. If you don’t happen to be an Arabian horse aficionado and these names mean little to you, you probably understand free and something to entertain the family just fine.
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If you’re looking for a fun off-Strip activity that won’t break the bank this summer, head to Jazz in the Park. Celebrating its 25th year, the free concert series features the Las Vegas Academy Jazz Combo plus some famous friends.
The Las Vegas Academy Jazz Combo is well-suited to back up the headlining talent on this year’s roster as it is the recipient of more Signature Grammy awards than any other high school fine arts department in the country. The combo also took home top honors at the 2012 Reno Jazz Festival.
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Elvis fans need to head over to Binion’s soon to view some of the entertainer's prized possessions before they leave town. Vital Vegas and Las Vegas Advisor have discovered that the King is about to leave the building.
We all have that friend who claims to have a water bottle from Bono or a pen Katy Perry touched. (We all have friends like that, right? No? Just us?) In fact, this writer is in possession of an earplug from Benji Madden of Good Charlotte. I know, kind of gross, but what’s a diehard fan to do? And, when it comes to diehard fans, Elvis’ are among the most loyal.
Between filling the arena with water for a jet ski show and having food trucks pull directly into the building for some ringside eats at MMA events, South Point has clearly cornered the market on unusual and interesting events in Las Vegas.
This Friday, March 7, South Point will add to its list of outside-the-box events with Calvary Days, featuring the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Starting at noon, guests can enjoy a special (and free!) meet-and-greet with the riders and their horses. Then at 1 p.m., the four-hoofed action begins as the Armored Cavalry Regiment showcases a variety of pistol demonstrations with weaponry used over different generations of warfare. Riders will also demonstrate how they use their primary piece of weaponry, the cavalry saber.
Planning a Vegas trip can be exhausting. There are flights to book, hotels to reserve, show tickets to order, and gambling sessions to budget for. Fortunately, there are ways around all that. With a little (ok, maybe a lot of) luck, you can not only let someone else handle the planning for you, you can have them pick up the tab. We've seen a myriad of Vegas-based sweepstakes pop up lately and think that winning one might just be the best way to do Vegas.
Below, you'll find a roundup of some of the best contests we know about, sorted by entry deadline date. Just don’t forget about your old pals at VegasChatter should you find yourself a big winner.
We love them in sappy Super Bowl commercials, now we can meet them in real life when South Point -- in conjunction with KOMP 92.3 and KXPT 97.1 -- hosts a Budweiser “Party with the Clydesdales” party Thursday, February 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside the property's arena.
We also love beer. And, free beer? Even better. Believe it or not, this free event will also serve up free Budweiser to go along with performances and photo ops with these high-stepping horses. More of a dog lover? King the Dalmatian will be on hand (paw?), too.
Here's something we don't write everyday. You might want to check out some Hunger Games-worthy professionals at the South Point Arena this weekend, February 7-9. No joke!
The Vegas round of the 2014 NFAA World Archery Festival will showcase head-to-head "3 spot, 20 yard shootouts" between about 2,000 participants from over 30 countries as well as a trade show featuring top-of-the-line archery products. Entry to the event is free, so it's not a bad way to entertain yourself for a few hours.
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Most Vegas casinos will offer free lessons in the most popular table games like blackjack, roulette and craps. These lessons are a great way to learn the more popular and social games that you’ll find in the casino. Since each of these games has a decent house advantage, it’s kind of a win-win. The customer learns how to gamble while the casino earns a new player they should be able to extract a few dollars from. You should see signs for lessons when you walk around your favorite casino floor during the day.
It wasn't that long ago that we were remarking that we were surprised it was still open. But, now there's something even more surprising to report about the King's Ransom Elvis exhibit at Binion's. It's now free.
After opening in August after a series of Vegas delays, the downtown "museum" had been charging folks $10 admission in order to see "personal treasures" of the King, from clothing and jewelry to the last car he ever purchased. But, a few days ago, the attraction announced that entry will now be complimentary to its Facebook fans:
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During its original ten year run, the swashbuckling performance served as one of the greatest examples of the city’s family friendly era. Its more recent rendition, full of scantily-clad women and poorly crafted jokes, could be viewed cynically as a representation of the party pits and 6:5 blackjack payouts that many Strip casinos are now known for. With one of Vegas’ most iconic attractions no longer in action, we thought it an appropriate time to check up on the remaining free Las Vegas Strip shows.