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These Little-Known Cards May Separate The WINners From The Losers

July 28, 2014 at 6:50 PM | by | Comments (2)

Sure, you know all about match plays and “lucky bucks,” but have you ever used a WIN card?

These promotional cards and accompanying casino chips are the hidden secret for advantage gamblers seeking a little extra edge at the tables. (Just don’t ask us why WIN is in all caps as it doesn’t appear to be an acronym. Perhaps, they don’t want you to realize you can still LOSE.)

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Shark Reef Wants You To Give Its Animals A Hand Come Feeding Time

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89119
July 24, 2014 at 9:30 PM | by | Comment (1)

Most attractions include posted signs saying “don’t feed the animals,” but the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is throwing that notion out the window with their new Animal Encounters programs.

In addition to seeing more than 2,000 animals, guests can now get up close and personal with select creatures such as stingrays, green sea turtles and zebra sharks. The new Animal Encounters include the Stingray Feed, Sea Turtle Feed and, if you’re brave enough, the Shark Feed.

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Not Yet Officially Here, There's Still An Early Word On Delano

July 22, 2014 at 1:42 PM | by | Comments (10)

A series of Vegas delays means the debut of Delano Las Vegas -- while defiantly inspired (whatever that means) -- will definitely be overshadowed by the almost simultaneous debut of SLS Las Vegas. SLS will take its bow August 23 while Delano steps onto the Vegas scene, officially, September 1.

We say officially because more and more folks have already stayed at the remodeled and renamed THEhotel at Mandalay Bay as a floor-by-floor takeover continues to move towards completion. And, with more stays, more early reviews are popping up. We'll disregard talk of construction noise and construction walls for obvious reasons, but it was interesting to read early reactions to the completed rooms. And, while a handful complained of inadequate storage and uncomfortable couches, it was a few small rectangles that bent most guests out of shape:

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Celebrate July 27 The Scotchy Scotch Way

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
July 16, 2014 at 5:53 PM | by | Comments (0)

Once again, the holidays have snuck up on us and while it isn't yet time for Labor Day, National Scotch Day is right around the corner. If it isn't already set in your fave calendar app, July 27 is the annual date you want to mark.

Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay can think of no better way to celebrate than by turning it into National Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch Day.

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Must Do: Essential Las Vegas Steakhouses

July 10, 2014 at 6:53 PM | by | Comments (9)

What defines the dining character of Vegas (more than buffets)? The all-American steakhouse, of course!

Steakhouses in Las Vegas run the gambit from classic ranch house-style (The Steakhouse at Circus Circus) and high-concept dining spots (Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris) to hip "clubstraunts" (STK at the Cosmopolitan). With the immense variety, it's easy to strike out on your own and hit a dud. Not all steakhouses are created equal, but there are a handful that really make their mark as "essential." There are many that serve up an amazing steak or have an amazing story to go along with them (Herbs & Rye among the best of both), but few are so egregious to miss as those below.

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Matinee Performances Of MJ ONE Begin This Weekend

June 25, 2014 at 5:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

Until now, if you wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas, the night time was the right time. And, the only time. That changes this Sunday when Michael Jackson ONE, the one Cirque show we deemed you just can't miss, launches matinee performances on Sundays at 4:30 p.m.

The move means the production will only have one nighttime production on Sundays instead of two like the rest of the week. See it at 7 p.m. on Sundays if the matinee doesn't work. MJ ONE also can be viewed Saturdays through Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The show is dark Thursdays and Fridays. Tickets begin at $69 and can be purchased by calling 877.632.7400 or visiting CirqueDuSoleil.com/MJOne.

(PHOTO: Matthew on Foursquare)

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At 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque, The Password Is...

Where: 89109
May 23, 2014 at 1:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

Normally, a top-secret, erm, secret, a savvy wiseguy is spilling the password for Holly Madison's Bourbon & Burlesque at Mandalay Bay.

Head to the Prohibition-style speakeasy this holiday weekend and gain free admission by dropping a limited-time password -- bootlegger. But, make sure you whisper it so everyone around you can watch in awe as you're greeted with a smile, a wink and the perfect three-day weekend treat, complimentary entry into a swingin' nightspot where tantalizing burlesque, jazz and quality cocktails are the name of the game.

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Passwords, Secret Bookshelves And The Opening Of 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89119
May 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM | by | Comments (2)

Shrouded in mystery due to both its "secretive" location and unique theme, 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque by Holly Madison officially opened with a bang on May 1 at Mandalay Bay. The Prohibition Era speakeasy with a creative cocktail menu, raucous jazz music and 25-person cigar bar has all the makings of something one would find in the HBO hit Boardwalk Empire, with a modern, Vegas-infused twist.

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VegasChatter Questions: When You Want To Dine Fine Outside

May 8, 2014 at 4:19 PM | by | Comments (9)

It’s not just anywhere that you can sit outside and eat or drink the night away. Even though it can get chilly or sweltering hot in Las Vegas, when the sun goes down, almost any night can still feel like a beautiful evening to be outdoors. In the summer, sitting outside in the warmth of a 95 degree evening beats sitting inside in a sweater because casino air conditioning is too cold.

VegasChatter Reader Curtis B. likes to dine under the stars and tells us he had a delicious meal outside at SW Steakhouse. Now, he would like more ideas:

coming from the cold North (snow here again today) in a month and looking for new ideas (or just fresh ideas for me) for a nice higher end restaurant that has outside seating. We ate at SW at the Wynn last year, was very good, nice setting, food was great and so nice to eat outside at night in the warmth rather than in cold AC restaurant.

Well, ask and ye shall receive. There are a quite a a few restaurants that offer a similarly great meals, outdoors, on the Vegas Strip.

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Just One Drink At 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89119
May 2, 2014 at 11:51 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away. Now, another installment in our Just One Drink series.

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Delano Las Vegas To Debut September 1 With More Delano To Follow

Where: 89109
May 1, 2014 at 1:10 AM | by | Comments (12)

Construction walls are up as THEhotel transforms into Delano.

Where once a debut of December 2013 was expected, Delano Las Vegas will instead bring South Beach to Sin City beginning September 1. And, yes, you can now book a stay.

While Delano takes over THEhotel at Mandalay Bay as part of an $80 million transformation, both share a common theme. One of separateness and intimacy. Adjacent to all the perks of a major resort, but not a part of it. THEhotel is one of the OG's in Vegas' "boutique" hotel trend. It's hoped Delano will bring that game to the next level with even more exclusivity, even more personalized service. For example, all guests will receive a follow-up call after checking in while executives plan to know when VIPs are en route and will greet them curbside with keys at the ready.

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Where To Watch The Mayweather Fight This Weekend

April 30, 2014 at 10:42 PM | by | Comments (4)

When there's a big pay-per-view boxing match in town, none of the casinos will show the fight for free in their sportsbook. In fact, the only casinos where you’ll find the fights being shown are affiliated with the host casino. Since either MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay host most of the pay-per-view boxing matches (occasionally Wynn will host a fight that takes place at the Thomas & Mack Center), you’ll usually find the fight showing in an MGM Resorts property.

Here are the viewing parties on the Vegas Strip where you can watch this Saturday's Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana fight:

Aria: Bristlecon Ballroom viewing party is $75 general admission. Food and beverage is extra.

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