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A VegasChatter Reader Toasts Banger Brewing's Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Where: 450 Fremont Street, Suite 135 [map], 89101
October 23, 2014 at 3:19 PM | by | Comments (2)

VegasChatter reader @youstayclassyvegas staying classy at downtown's Banger Brewing.

Downtown Vegas tends to put it all out there. Want a free show? Look up at the five-football-fields long Fremont Street Experience canopy. Want to zipline? Just head to the 12-story-tall slot machine.

That's not to say, however, that there are no hidden gems to uncover. VegasChatter member @youstayclassyvegas stopped by downtown's Neonopolis recently to experience a not-so-widely known, behind-the-scenes tour of Banger Brewing. Here's his experience, in his own words:

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Introducing MyVEGAS Blackjack

October 1, 2014 at 10:22 AM | by | Comments (18)

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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Blue Man Group Processional No More

Where: 3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
September 23, 2014 at 6:41 PM | by | Comments (5)

What was once one of our favorite free attractions in Las Vegas has now gone the way of the Sirens show at TI and this fact has us feeling a little blue. The Blue Man Group processional that used to wind its way through Monte Carlo has run its course. According to a hotel official, the last procession took place less than two weeks ago.

About 40 minutes before the first show of the night, a procession of the show's musical props, robots and custom-built, light-up vehicles used to wind its way through the casino floor, stopping people in their tracks. The light spectacle was a great promotional opportunity to get the word out about the show so guests milling about who may have seen posters, marquees or other imagery finally had a clue what the show was actually all about.

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MyVEGAS By The Numbers

September 12, 2014 at 12:07 PM | by | Comments (16)

Yowza, MyVEGAS sure is popular. Any time we have news, there's a flood of comments, both good and bad. MyVEGAS is obviously polarizing and the freemium (free to play, but you can also buy chips to play more) social game by PlayStudios only continues to grow.

Often as a company expands, some moves are meant to attract more customers. Simultaneously, those moves may sometimes alienate the existing base. This happens with music†all the time (i.e., "I used to like that band until they sold out/changed their sound/got all popular.") Right now, MyVEGAS is the big dog. Between MyVEGAS on Facebook and the MyVEGAS Slots mobile app, it's one of the top grossing social games. MyVEGAS isnít just popular, however. Itís addictive. The average MyVEGAS player logs onto the game three times a day for somewhere between 45 to 90 minutes.

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Bellagio Fountains To Leap To The Sound Of Oontz

Where: 89109
September 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

From the alternate universe files: Bellagio will dive into The Strip's obsession with superstar DJs (albeit a few years late) with the debut of a new fountains production featuring an "exclusive three-song medley" by TiŽsto.

The new show will premiere September 17 at 7 p.m. As a press alert details:

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Polaroid Museum Drops Admission Fee Altogether

Where: 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. S. #7 [map], 89109
September 10, 2014 at 7:08 PM | by | Comments (4)

While art fans continue to duke it out over how much Sin City needs/deserves/should have/should support museums, lovers of fine art can still visit Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (about to get Fabergť with it) and see fun pieces at CityCenter, Wynn Las Vegas and The Cosmopolitan, among other spots on The Strip. Another fun art attraction is the Polaroid Museum above the Polaroid store at The Linq.

Admission will now only cost you a trip up the stairs (or elevator) as the price has gone from $16 to $5 to free, as spotted by our friends at Vital Vegas.

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More Online Vegas Freebies, And No Need To Be A Poker Ace To Apply

August 18, 2014 at 3:41 PM | by | Comments (3)

Recently, we profiled GoldenNuggetPoker.net and its plentiful freebies. Letís also take a peek at what you can find at Stratosphere's AcePlayPoker.com, where you can win a great variety of freebies.

Similar to Golden Nugget's free-play online poker site, this one lets you play cash games or tournaments for fun, with the chance to use the points you earn to buy in to tournaments offering real-world prizes.

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A MyVEGAS Mystery? Weíve Cracked It And The News Isnít Good

August 14, 2014 at 2:14 PM | by | Comments (31)

Now two years old, social casino game MyVEGAS continues to add new users, new rewards, and new mini-games. Earlier this month, PlayStudios unveiled its latest slot title, China Mystery. New ways to earn those valuable loyalty points are always welcomed, but we were even more excited by the addition of new dining rewards. As we took a closer look at whatís new, however, we were left wishing we could turn back the clock.

Anytime anyone criticizes MyVEGAS they are inevitably met with the same response, so letís get it out of the way. Yes, the game is free. Itís been possible to rack up free hotel stays, dining vouchers, shopping credits, show tickets, and more, all from day one without spending a dime. For those who joined early on, itís been a great ride. Many of us here at VegasChatter are MyVEGAS players and this writer alone has racked up at least $1,000 in rewards. Thatís the good, on to the bad.

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Free Rooms and Poker Tournament Entries at Golden Nugget? Yes, Please

Where: 129 Fremont Street [map], 89101
August 11, 2014 at 2:03 PM | by | Comment (1)

The freebies just keep getting better when it comes to Golden Nuggetís online poker site.

GoldenNuggetPoker.net has just added a free live tournament entry to its weekly Sunday Main Event to complement the complimentary two-night stay the winner already enjoys. All it takes to join in the fun is a computer or smartphone -Ė no credit card needed.

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Get Face 2 Face at The Cosmo

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
August 4, 2014 at 9:28 PM | by | Comments (3)

Completed paintings from Face 2 Face at P3Studio.

Casino visits can be personal or impersonal experiences, depending on how you attempt to craft your time. At places like Cosmopolitan, you can grab a slice from Secret Pizza and simply go about your business or you can chat up your pizza peddler, make friends in the line and bring them and your meal down the hall to the common area outside P3Studio.

If you head over to the Cosmo this week, and we really think you should, make sure you visit P3Studio for a highly personal experience youíre likely not to get anywhere else in the world. Well-respected artists from the local Las Vegas art world, Todd Duane Miller and JW Caldwell, are P3ís current artists-in-residence. The duo has created Face 2 Face, a truly interactive and immersive photography and fine art mashup.

Artist JW Caldwell at his desk at P3Studio.

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Checking Back In On MyVEGAS

July 11, 2014 at 3:17 PM | by | Comments (19)

We've been hoping MGM Resorts' smash hit social media experiment, myVEGAS, might add new partners and new rewards and we've been excited to see the steady addition of new experiences.

MyVEGAS brought new rewards on board for Vdara, the non-gambling, non-smoking hotel in CityCenter. This writer was especially happy to see a spa discount offering a 80-minute service for the price of a 50-minute booking. Hopefully, this will spur similar rewards at other properties and, maybe, a complete freebie at a higher loyalty point tier in the future.

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Here's How To Get A Free High Roller Ticket At A Caesars Casino

July 8, 2014 at 12:07 PM | by | Comments (11)

Being the world's largest†just doesn't mean the same thing it used to.

Caesars Entertainment has taken to the casino in an effort to drum up business for the High Roller observation wheel. Last week, Flamingo, The Quad and other Caesars casinos began issuing free High Roller tickets to any player that received a suited 21 at the blackjack tables. That means any time the first two cards dealt to a player are†an Ace and a 10, Jack, Queen or King in the same suit (diamonds, hearts, clubs, spades), the player would receive a coupon for a free ticket to ride. The coupons†are non-transferable (in theory, not so much in application) so whoever the ticket is†made out to has to use it.

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