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Rock In Rio Announces More Acts, Facebook Not Impressed

January 14, 2015 at 1:14 PM | by | Comments (13)

Rock in Rio is having a tough time satisfying with its first US lineup. A new round of artists was announced on Tuesday, but the response likely wasn't what organizers had hoped.

Sam Smith, Magic!, Jessie J, Empire of the Sun, Foster The People, Charli XCX, Gary Clark Jr, Echosmith, Hollywood Undead, Ivete Sangalo, Bleachers, Tove Lo, Saints of Valory, Of Mice & Men, James Bay, Mikky Ekko, Sepultura and The Pretty Reckless will all join the two-weekend mega-concert event in Vegas. Those artists will join already announced headliners, No Doubt, Metallica, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Joss Stone, Deftones, Mana, Coheed and Cambria and Ed Sheeran.

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The Birth Of Future Vegas Delivers Traffic Pangs, New Street Name

Where: 89109
January 7, 2015 at 8:10 PM | by | Comments (5)

Not the most ideal traffic setups even before construction got underway in 2014 for an arena and a host of new dining experiences, visitors who arrive at New York-New York or Monte Carlo via something other than their own foot power have found they need to be especially aware behind the wheel.

Traffic lanes leading into and out of the resorts have been closed, switched to just one way, or completely moved, depending on where you are. Even the straightaway that was Rue de Monte Carlo now boasts a new serpentine shape as well as a new name, Park Avenue. The new moniker is a nod to the experience still to come which will add new dining spots between the two resorts leading up to the new arena. Some will be attached to the southern side of Monte Carlo, others will be closer to the northern flank of New York-New York.

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2014 A Big Year For MyVEGAS

December 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM | by | Comments (11)

2014 saw the continued rise of MyVEGAS. It started off as a social game only available on Facebook and has since expanded with two different mobile platforms and a couple of apps, too.

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:

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Want To Be In The Loop About The NHL And Vegas? Sign Up

December 12, 2014 at 3:49 PM | by | Comments (2)

Let the experiment begin.

Yesterday, the ownership group behind a push to bring the NHL to Vegas put up a webpage to gauge interest in the idea. lasvegas-hockey.com doesn't give any information, but it does take it. Interested parties are asked to leave their name, phone number, email address, and address. In return, they'll keep you updated on efforts (as long as you promise you're not a ticket broker).

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NHL Greenlights Season Ticket Drive For Vegas

December 8, 2014 at 7:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

Look, guys. The NHL coming to Vegas is purely speculation, mm'kay? Now, who's in for season tickets?

As the pendulum continues to swing from (dis)interest to denial when it comes to a professional hockey franchise in Vegas, the NHL's Board of Governors have approved "a season-ticket drive" to see if visitors and locals will actually support the idea.

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MGM Resorts Raising Resort Fees

Where: 89109
December 1, 2014 at 8:37 PM | by | Comments (32)

On the heels of a new one-price-fits-all resort fee policy by Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts is ending 2014 by adjusting its nightly fees as well.

Effective this week, the properties of MGM Resorts will see resort fee increases ranging from an extra two to five dollars a night. Here's how it will all break down:

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MGM Resorts Is Totally Ok With You Giving The Gift Of Vegas This Season

November 26, 2014 at 7:18 PM | by | Comments (3)

What should you get that Vegas lover on your holiday shopping list? They probably already have a bathrobe from their favorite hotel and it’s tough to ship an awkwardly shaped souvenir cup. Luckily, MGM Resorts has a convenient gift idea that’s easy to ship. All you have to do is click.

MGM Resorts eGift Cards are now available for purchase. They’ll be delivered instantly to the recipient’s in-box and are good wherever the physical MGM Resorts gift cards are accepted, including Bellagio, Aria, Crystals, Vdara, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano, Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur, and Circus Circus. The virtual currency also is valid for MGM Resorts properties outside of Las Vegas, including Circus Circus Reno, Beau Rivage, Gold Strike and MGM Grand Detroit.

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Rumor Has It The Birth Of A Franchise Is Being Captured In Vegas

November 25, 2014 at 2:26 PM | by | Comments (9)

All sides are denying it's anything close to being official (or are just avoiding comment altogether), but we're hearing that the possibility of an NHL team for Vegas is legit enough that ESPN is capturing the journey for posterity.

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Aria Starts Brewing With The Big Boys

Where: 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
November 22, 2014 at 12:35 AM | by | Comments (3)

Aria has started using the boutique coffee brand, Wolfgang Puck single-use pouch in their room (oddly enough, no hotels in Vegas that have Wolfy's restaurants have his coffee), it's an uncommon thing for anyone to go whole hog in their coffee. There's even very few places in town one could get a Kopi Lewak coffee, the beans famous for making a detour to your cup through a southeast Asian tree weasel's digestive tract.

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Recycling Dreams Are Made Of These

November 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM | by | Comments (4)

It's hard sometimes to look beyond the surface of Las Vegas what with the shiny, bright lights and all. Most view our neon-laden hotels as beacons of excitement and possibility, but don't realize many of those glimmering lights have an energy efficient shine these days and that some of those buildings are so green they're among the most eco-responsible in the country. (See: Aria, Vdara, Crystals, Mandarin Oriental, Veer, Venetian and Palazzo.) Heck, even the famed Welcome to Las Vegas sign went solar if you hadn't noticed yet.

While those are the most prominent, the greening of the Strip also takes place in numerous other small ways, from turning used cooking oil into biodiesel to converting old linens into cleaning rags. There's more happening on the Strip than meets the eye and it's enough to swell a certain heart three sizes this day.

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More Chatter On The NHL And Formula 1

November 11, 2014 at 8:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Everyone is starting to put their cards on the table about a bid for a NHL team in Vegas.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports today that National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed that he has "met again with a potential ownership group that has expressed an interest in owning a franchise" and even toured the construction site for MGM Resort's forthcoming arena. Recently, MGM officials acknowledged interest in using the arena (due to open early 2016) for a hockey franchise during a company earnings call. As the Star Tribune states:

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The Asterisks of MyVEGAS

November 5, 2014 at 9:34 PM | by | Comments (17)

First, let us just say we're not complaining. We fully appreciate that our comp cup has overfloweth thanks to MyVEGAS rewards. We also know nothing good lasts forever. That's why we weren't all that shocked to see the subject of an email sent in by VegasChatter fan Mr. CDN Vegas.

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