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Don't Overlook This Great View Of The Strip

Where: 89119
April 24, 2015 at 11:46 AM | by | Comments (8)

Looking down the Strip from the top.

Just a quick note to everyone that you should stop by the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay if you get a chance. Many visitors tend to overlook the high-end lounge since it is over on the south side of the Strip and sometimes feels either too far out of the way or otherwise unapproachable, but let me tell you that it is worth the time to make it up there, even if just to enjoy the view.

Recently, I took my first trip up there, and while I had read @East Coast Gamblerís 2014 story about his first time up, I had to take his advice and check it out for myself. All I can say is, it did not disappoint.

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Closed Circuit Viewing Access Available For Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

April 23, 2015 at 7:49 PM | by | Comments (25)

In Las Vegas, itís sometimes difficult to differentiate between PR hype and actual demand that deserves the hype. Before tickets for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight went on sale, it was easy to think that the hype was just hype. Even with a minimum ticket price of $1,500, the fight sold out in one minute. Tickets immediately hit StubHub at a minimum of $5,000. Okay, maybe thereís real demand here. Maybe, this is more than just PR hype.

Where thereís a real sign of demand is in the closed circuit viewing parties. Previous big fights were limited to a handful of viewing locations at different MGM Resorts hotels for under $100 per person. Demand to see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is so high, MGM Resorts is charging much more and making the fight available in more places than normal.

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Just One Dish: Shrimp and Crab Salad Sandwich At Delano Beach Club

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89119
April 23, 2015 at 3:49 PM | by | Comments (3)

Usually at pools and beach clubs the food is pretty basic. The menus include classic staples like burgers, sandwiches, fruit platters, chicken strips etc. Nothing extraordinary. When I visit pools, the last thing on my mind is the food. Iím usually more interested in the drinks (donít judge). So, when I recently visited Delano Beach Club, the last thing I expected was to be blown away by a food item on their menu. But, I was.

My guest ordered the Shrimp and Crab Salad Sandwich and I initially cringed. The sounds of crab and shrimp salad didnít appeal to me, especially in the heat and while drinking the beach clubís sweet, sugary drinks. I was wrong about the sandwich, though, and pleasantly surprised. It was fantastic!

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Checking Out Delano Beach Club

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89119
April 20, 2015 at 9:32 PM | by | Comments (4)

So, we gave you the scoop on Delano Beach Club, the newest Vegas pool on The Strip. The new kid on the block opened just next to Mandalay Bay Beach a little over a week ago and they invited us to check out the venue first hand.

I went to DBC on a Thursday, which was perfect because that means it wasnít too hectic or crowded. My guest and I were greeted by a group of eager, inviting staff who set us up in chairs right at the edge of the pool. We were informed that the chairs are complimentary if you are a Delano hotel guest and show a room key at the door. This is a plus considering some beach clubs charge hundreds of dollars for a chair (insane. so insane).

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Shark Reef Aquarium: Now With More Sharks

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
April 9, 2015 at 6:45 PM | by | Comments (5)

Shark Reef Aquarium is home to two new residents, a pair of Scalloped Hammerheads.

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Just One Dish: Bacon-Wrapped Bacon at Rx Boiler Room

Where: 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89119
April 8, 2015 at 4:20 PM | by | Comments (2)

What would be better than bacon? How about bacon wrapped in bacon! If this idea sounds intriguing to you, check out the Bacon Wrapped Bacon-N-Egg at Rx Boiler Room, located in Mandalay Bay, right up the escalators leading to the beginning of The Shoppes at Mandalay Place.

Rx Boiler Room, if you haven't made your way there yet, is a gastropub by Top Chef Rick Moonen, who also runs RM seafood, just downstairs. It's decorated in a theme of steampunk (which is sort of cool, retro-futuristic, Victorian-industrialism science fiction.) They feature delicious craft cocktails, and upscale comfort foods with an interesting twist. They also have a good selection of small plates that are ideal for sharing. My favorite is the Bacon Wrapped Bacon.

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Mandalay Bay Expects New Meeting Spaces To Debut This August

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
April 7, 2015 at 3:37 PM | by | Comment (1)

Get ready for a huge influx of business attire and lanyards at Mandalay Bay this summer. Hotel reps state the first phase of a massive convention center expansion (rendering above) will debut in August.

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Four Seasons Working On Nailing It

Where: 3960 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 20, 2015 at 4:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

While the Four Seasons' spa offers manis and pedis, resort execs are working on buffing out a place solely for nail services, right across the hall.

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Where You'll Find Delano Beach Club At Mandalay Bay

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 20, 2015 at 10:44 AM | by | Comment (1)

Meant to send ripples through the Vegas pool scene this April, Delano Beach Club is still a work in progress. But, not as much as we'd thought.

For some reason or other, we assumed the coming pool experience, which will take over a portion of Mandalay Bay Beach, would involve extensive 'rip it out and mix it up' changes. A walk around the entire pool complex Thursday, however, yielded no grandoise new entrance, no construction equipment and no piles of dirt.

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This March, Head To House Of Blues For Local Brews, Local Grooves

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
February 18, 2015 at 5:16 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you are looking for something fun to do in Vegas this March, circle the 21st on your calendar. That's when House of Blues will host Local Brews Local Grooves, a beer tasting and music festival.

I attended the event when it was last held in December. It was actually a chill, fun night with good music, a large selection of craft beers to sample, and a variety of unique food and beverage pairings. (When I went, they creatively paired one of the beers with an ice cream sandwich and it was damn good.)

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Beach Concert Series Returning To Mandalay Bay

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89119
February 17, 2015 at 3:37 PM | by | Comments (7)

The summer concert series at Mandalay Beach is coming back again with some familiar names. The bookers are seemingly suffering from ďif it ainít broke donít fix itĒ syndrome, but we guess they donít want to change it up too much if itís working. Sublime with Rome, Pepper and Ziggy Marley are all on deck again along with a Lost Ď80s show. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 20 at 10 a.m.

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Poker Dollars

February 13, 2015 at 2:18 PM | by | Comments (4)

There are many factors you should consider when deciding where to play poker during your time in Vegas, such as what games and stakes are offered, how much you receive per hour in comp dollars, tournament offerings, the level of competition, and so on.

Another factor that should not be overlooked is what promotions a given room offers and how much value you are likely to get out of those promotions. Most poker rooms in town offer some sort of incentive for players in the form of high hand bonuses, bad beat jackpots, "aces cracked" bonuses, or hours-based free rolls. What many people don't realize is that the house isn't giving away free money with these promotions, they are simply taking money that players have contributed to a fund and giving it back out in the form of a bonus.

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