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In Vegas, Union Workers Prepare To Picket On Fremont Street

Where: 89101
March 31, 2014 at 3:22 PM | by | Comments (8)

Union workers picketing The Cosmopolitan in 2013.

The local news in Las Vegas isn’t always that interesting outside of Las Vegas. As last week ended, the local news turned into news that would affect tourists and residents alike. The local Culinary and Bartenders Union approved a strike against 10 Downtown Vegas casinos

Binion's, El Cortez, Four Queens, Fremont, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Las Vegas Club, Main Street Station, Plaza and The D all have expired contracts with the union. Shortly after the strike was approved, the union started getting their troops in order to picket outside the hotels beginning April 12.

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Call A Buddy: Pawn Shop Live Is Picking Up, Erm, Shop

Where: 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 3, 2014 at 9:35 PM | by | Comments (2)

It aimed low and still missed the mark for us, but the Riviera apparently thinks there's a profit margin to explore.

After officially opening at the Golden Nugget on January 21, Pawn Shop Live! -- the Pawn Stars parody -- is already moving. Beginning April 21, the show will call the Riviera home with performers taking to the stage daily at 4:30 p.m. inside the Starlite Theatre (where illusionist Jan Rouven performs at night).

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Let's All Raise A Glass To April

February 20, 2014 at 11:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Spring in Las Vegas means it’s the start of wine festival season. The Golden Nugget will celebrate grapes with its Spring Wine Fest April 4-6. Hot on the heels of that booze-filled weekend, UNLVino returns with a four-day extravaganza to celebrate the fundraiser’s 40th year, April 9-12.

Get your liver primed with the three day event at Golden Nugget that kicks off with a poolside wine and champagne party from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, April 4. Knowing Las Vegas, the weather should be perfect for this $40 soiree by the pool that will feature live music, too.

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Pawn Shop Live Aims Low, Still Misses Target

Where: 129 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV [map], 89101
February 10, 2014 at 1:09 PM | by | Comments (6)

What happens when you produce a Vegas stage spoof of a television program that’s already a fabricated portrayal of real life? Well, in the proper hands, it could be something brilliant. Or, it winds up being the steaming pile of juvenile humor and grade C acting that gets barfed up onto the stage in Pawn Shop Live.

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Pawn Stars Going Live... On Stage

January 9, 2014 at 12:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

A downtown community theater posted a casting call early last year for Pawn Shop, the Live Show. The live stage production was to be an unauthorized parody of the familiar Pawn Stars TV show and would include "highly produced film clips, hilarious live parody performances -- and even a Puppet!" In what likely isn't a surprise, the project never happened. The real surprise is that Pawn Shop Live! debuts at the Golden Nugget Tuesday, January 21.

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Downtown Vegas Has Great Video Poker

Where: 89101
November 19, 2013 at 2:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

Downtown Vegas is a place for gamblers. It's always been this way and if Downtown Vegas casinos don't hide from their history it should remain this way in the future.

Last week, we reported that Downtown Grand lowered its video poker pay tables shortly after they opened. Nobody was happy to see this reduction so quickly, but Downtown Grand's video poker only went from bad to worse. Most people concerned with playing good video poker games wouldn't have played the better option at Downtown Grand, anyway.

The reaction to Downtown Grand's video poker pay tables led us to check out how other downtown casinos compare. According to vpFREE2, there are plenty of good video poker games to be found downtown. Here's a list of the best games in each casino with percentage of return. They're broken down only by the best game(s) offered. Click on each game listed to find details on how many of those games are in that casino, where they are located, and what other good video poker games are available.

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Checking Up On Fremont's Construction Projects

September 17, 2013 at 5:57 PM | by | Comments (5)

As you know, Golden Nugget isn't the only downtown property with hard hat-clad workers walking around. We snooped around this past weekend to see what else is new as Fremont Street competes with the Strip in the 'most on-going construction' category. Not one to disappoint, we found some more progress to share.

At the Plaza's future Beer Garden, exterior walls have been cut through to open the space up to the exterior and posts have been installed for the fencing or gating that will line the street.

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More Changes at Golden Nugget

Where: 129 Fremont Street [map], 89101
September 16, 2013 at 5:26 PM | by | Comments (6)

In our last downtown roundup, we told you about two bar changes occurring at the Golden Nugget and, when we stopped by this weekend, it was still the same temporary walls and expected thumps and bumps.

While we keep an eye on the drinks, a VegasChatter reader sent us this email in regards to the Nugget's eats:

Golden Nugget LV Coffee Shop has been closed since late August. This is why the snack shop was expanded and changed to 24 hours and why the Grotto now serves breakfast. They are saying two eateries will be replacing it later this year. This is my educated guess.... one of them will be Harlow's, which is the Landry's owned coffee shop.

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Which Sportsbook Has The Best Odds?

September 13, 2013 at 3:50 PM | by | Comments (7)

It's football season and that means it's a busy time in the sportsbook. Yesterday, we gave answered why sportsbooks will or won't show certain games. Strange enough, it makes sense. Now, we answer the often-asked question of which sportsbook has the best odds and point spreads. Some sportsbooks have better odds for some games, but there isn't a "best odds sportsbook." Sportsbooks often have similar odds, but since the odds are based on the amount of money bet, you'll see some noticeable differences.

Sportsbooks that cater to Vegas Strip tourists tend to have worse odds on teams from large cities. So, for example, you'll see that Caesars and MGM sportsbooks may have worse odds on teams from New York, Los Angeles and Chicago since there are so many tourists from those cities that place their wagers on The Strip. Caesars and MGM properties make up the majority of casinos on The Strip so you may see the Lakers with shorter odds to win a title or larger point spreads on a game at these properties than you would at, say, a Cantor Gaming-operated sportsbook.

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A Downtown Roundup, After Hours (Mostly)

August 23, 2013 at 8:45 PM | by | Comments (9)

If you think you're completely up on everything happening in Downtown Vegas, you might want to reconsider. Heck, even we thought we were finally caught up again after a late-night stroll earlier this week only to receive new information and images today.

Tuesday evening found us wandering around downtown, and tossing back a few drinks at the Fremont. To keep hydrated, naturally! Our priority aside from socializing, however, was to check on two new construction walls at the Golden Nugget first reported by Vital Vegas. But, we also wanted to follow-up on some on-going projects, too. And, along the way, we found more developments on top of that. Fremont, and its surrounding areas. An ever-changing experience.

First, several new things to report at the Plaza, including what's captured in the photo up top. New construction outside the hotel's food court, just off valet. Workers tell us it will be a beer garden, with faux grass and even concerts on the weekend. (How that will work with the Fremont Street stage just across the street is not yet known..) Inside, folks will be able to order up food and said beer. The construction wall for that can be seen in the panoramic below. Look for the garden to debut in late September.

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Checking Out Downtown Vegas' Sportsbooks

August 8, 2013 at 10:06 PM | by | Comments (7)

Downtown Vegas is great in so many ways and is getting better by the day. There are new restaurants and bars popping up nearly as quickly as we can say Downtown Vegas. Gambling is alive and well there, too, but there's one thing that's lacking for sports bettors. Unlike casinos on the Vegas Strip, not every downtown Vegas casino has a sportsbook. Sure, you can watch the games at many bars, but you can't always wager and watch at the same place. With football season coming up, we thought we should rundown the sportsbooks in Downtown Vegas:

The Plaza introduced a big, bright renovated William Hill sportsbook earlier this year (seen above) and they share it with sister property, Las Vegas Club. This is probably the largest sportsbook in Downtown Vegas with easy access to Pop Up Pizza. There are plenty of tables and chairs for you to eat. It's almost as if they're encouraging us to eat pizza. Twist our arm.

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If You Know What a Pigskin Pick 'Em Is, This One's For You

August 5, 2013 at 5:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

Pamela Anderson busted out an oversized check last year. Will you?

Whether baseball is just a filler for football's offseason or your primary sports drug of choice, MLB's trading deadline is an annual milestone Monday morning quarterbacks everywhere take note of. It coincides with the end of most fantasy baseball periods that determine whether your team is going..all...the...way or simply dumping useful players to a college buddy for his championship run. This year it also marks the suspension of several players for their primary drug of choice.

Whether you're riding the Reverse Cowgill to victory or putting the Mauer Patch Kids to bed, it's time to put the baseball brain in cruise control and get ready for some football. That means 'tis the season for some football contests! Here are the ones we know about. We'll add more as we discover them

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