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Lately, lots of folks have been feeling less-than-loved by MyVEGAS...especially for the reduction in awards being offered by MLife (the MGM Resorts loyalty program) and Cirque du Soleil. Well, for one weekend in September, Southwest Airlines has come up with a way to feel more “LUV” (that's a SW reference) from MGM and Cirque. They’re calling it “The Ultimate Vegas Experience”. And if you meet some specific criteria, you can have this all-inclusive luxury weekend without spending a single dime.
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It seems like every time we hear people talking about MyVegas, it’s not because there’s good news. Devaluation of points, outright elimination of rewards, and added restrictions on those that remain are now regular occurrences. And, while a few vocal optimists continue to remind us that we can play for free, MyVegas isn’t making it easy.
The three-rewards per 30-day period limit has been the biggest obstacle that free users face when attempting to cash in their points. Many players are caught by surprise, as the limit isn’t well advertised. Even more hidden is the murky path to increasing one’s redemption limit. Making in-game chip purchases is known to bump the number to 4, 5, or even more, but MyVegas reps won’t clarify just how many purchases are required, or how much you need to spend, in order to get the desired result.
Free Vegas / Meet and Greets / Jeff Civillico / Family Friendly Vegas / Carlos 'n Charlie's / Flamingo / The Linq / Sexy Vegas / Comedy Shows / Comedians / → All Tags
We've made no bones about sharing our many Jeff Civillico "I heart you" moments. Like his charity work. That nearly-naked unicycle ride down the Strip. Heck, we even declared him our Fav Celeb of 2013 AND 2014. If you're already a fan (or have yet to discover this multi-talented
slab of beefcake comedy-juggler), we've got the scoop on how you can party hearty (and work up a sweat) with the summer's hottest family entertainer. Despite the photo above, it isn't "50 Shades"-style (sorry).
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Oh boy! More hotel artwork begging to be touched that you're not supposed to touch! Like the Roark Gourley shoe sculptures pretty much everybody who has ever visited the Cosmopolitan has a selfie from inside of, the Delano now has a quirky bench art piece you're not supposed to sit on. Artist Zak Ostrowski created his sculptural bench out of concrete, mimicking desert sandstone.
The pieces in this exhibition, Gravitation, all tie in to the Las Vegas landscape which fuels the design philosophy behind the Delano's esthetic. The pieces will be on display until July 6. They feature ordinary objects that have been transformed through processes like wood burning and the application of automotive paint.
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If you’re looking for something to do this weekend that won’t break the bank, head to The Lounge at Palms on Saturday night to see local band Swingin’ Pedestrians. If you can’t tell from the name, the band specializes in swing music plus rockabilly and other classic lounge genres. The group is usually accompanied by several burlesque dancers, which adds another fun and scantily clad dimension.
Lead singer Tony Felicetta is no stranger to the Vegas stage. He’s Ringo in B- A Tribute to the Beatles at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops. In Swingin’ Pedestrians, he takes a step out from behind the drum kit to croon his way through hits that will make you want to get out on the dance floor. The last time I caught the band at The Lounge, there were several couples basically putting on a swing clinic. Their dancing was as entertaining as the band and the combo made for a really memorable night. The best part is there’s no cover. The show starts at 10 p.m.
A Las Vegas summer tradition kicked off this past weekend when KC and the Sunshine Band took to the 3rd Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Fremont Street Experience has offered free concerts. This year’s theme and title of the concert series is “Rock of Vegas”. The diversity in bands showcases many different kinds of rock music from 90’s alternative rock to swing and ska to classic rock.
There is free entertainment on the Fremont Street Experience stages all the time but not all are bands you may have grown up with or heard on the radio. Here’s a look at the "Rock of Vegas" concerts at the Fremont Street Experience this summer and which stage they’ll take place.
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Want to use your MyVegas rewards on your next trip to Vegas? Secure them BEFORE you roll into town.
MyVegas is an excellent way to supplement your trip to Las Vegas with a few discounted items and even some freebies. The rewards MyVegas offers today may have been better when the game first launched but that’s a story for another day.
When the game first launched many of the rewards, specifically from MGM Resorts, were geared toward tourists. Indeed, when you look at the MGM Resorts rewards offered for players in Nevada, you'll see that they're different than those offered to people playing MyVegas in other states.
But then last year MyVegas added rewards from Station Casinos, in part, to offer Nevada locals some rewards that they might find useful. Those are the only rewards that this Las Vegas local looks at regularly. It’s always nice to extend the weekend by a day with a complimentary room every now and again.
The rewards you can get from Station Casinos don’t differ based on where you play the game but the same isn’t true for the MGM Resorts rewards. Here’s a sample from Aria last night.
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Big events and busy weekends for Vegas are on the way. Events like this weekend’s fight and the rapidly approaching WSOP as well as holidays like Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day, mean hotel rates will be at their highest. Scoring a reasonably priced stay is still possible, but will require a bit more work than usual. Alternatively, you can sink a few minutes into entering the online contests below, cross your fingers, and hope to become a lucky winner. After all, a vacation on someone else’s dime really is the best way to do Vegas.
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MyVEGAS recently added a new partner and some pretty great rewards while removing other player perks.
If you haven't heard yet, MyVEGAS has partnered with Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air and is now offering a slew of rewards that will save some money to and from Las Vegas.
Above the Polaroid Fotobar (where we found ourselves lovin' things other than Polaroid pictures) lies a free museum that has been showcasing an Andy Warhol exhibit, but not for much longer. Our friends at Polaroid tell us the collection closes this Saturday, February 7. Swing by before then and see 50 original Polaroids by Warhol, a wax figure of him on loan from Madame Tussaud's (seen above), and a few of his cameras, too.
Just when you think the exhibits at Cosmopolitan's P3 Studio couldn’t get any more out there, along comes a “meditation nightclub.” The full name of the newest P3 experience is The Octave of Visible Light: A Meditation Nightclub. When you think Cosmo, you probably think Marquee and a nightclub in the traditional sense, but this experience is anything but.
Lia Chavez is the artist-in-residence who has created this unusual pop-up nightclub. For this project, the painter and multi-media artist has teamed up with creative technology company rehabstudio to create a digital neurology system. Now, what exactly is that? Well, in short, it allows participants to hear and see what they’re thinking. Chavez fits one member of a group with a special headset that reads his or her EEG activity, as in the electrical activity in your brain. The other members can watch the show projected on the walls of the gallery.
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Late last year, MyVEGAS launched a slots app for mobile phones and tablets. Due to its popularity, a blackjack app was added this year. And, it won’t be the last for the franchise as a video poker app is already planned.
Social casino games, in general, are having a great year. Revenue is expected to be north of $3 billion. Sixty million of that will be earned by MyVEGAS alone. That sounds like a lot, but it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Here's what 2014 brought for MyVEGAS: