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Want To Skip The Strip Fight Weekend? Two Options Just A Road Trip Away

April 24, 2015 at 8:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

Fight weekend. If you read that with more dread than excitement (especially when combined with Derby madness and Cinco de Mayo celebrations), there are two more off-beat events set for the same weekend that will get you off the Strip. Way off the Strip. Avoid the masses due to overrun Las Vegas Boulevard by hitting the highway and motoring 80 minutes north to Mesquite or 30 minutes southeast to Boulder City.

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Latest Rumor for Hooters Casino: A Partnership with Holiday Inn?

Where: 115 East Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada [map], 89109
April 22, 2015 at 2:47 PM | by | Comments (14)

For at least the last three years, as shown here, here, and here, rumors of room upgrades, an alignment with a national hotel brand, and pool improvements have swirled around Hooters Casino. And, in three years, not much has happened. So, on my most recent visits to Hooters, I asked multiple employees (including table game supervisiors and casino hosts) what the latest secret plans are for Hooters Casino.

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The Loosest Slots In Vegas Aren't Where The Tourists Are

April 22, 2015 at 12:06 PM | by | Comments (19)

This is the 22nd year Casino Player magazine has released national results for loosest slots in America. They gather public slot information from various local gaming commissions for a 12-month period and report where the casinos with the loosest slots can be found.

Without going too deep into the definition of "loose slots", a term created by Casino Player, the looser the slot machine, the more money it returns to players. Loose slots doesn't mean the player has an advantage. The casino still has a house edge, but looser slots offer better returns. While there isnít public information on which specific machines offer the best returns, this research is still helpful by pointing players in the right direction.

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Don't Forget Fight Day Is Also Derby Day

April 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM | by | Comments (5)

Two weeks....

Posted by Kentucky Derby on Saturday, April 18, 2015

May 2 will likely go down in Vegas history as one of the busiest days ever with Mayweather vs. Pacquiao that evening and Cinco de Mayo festivities getting started a little early. These other events shouldnít overshadow another major annual event: the Kentucky Derby.

Rockhouse at Venetian/Palazzo is celebrating with a derby party designed to get you off your couch and out enjoying the race with friends. On the menu are mint juleps and plenty of Kentucky bourbon. Guests are encouraged to wear their most off-the-wall hats to keep with derby culture. Thereís a $50 all-you-can-drink open bar special, plus a mechanical bull if you think the crowd would rather watch you ride that than the jockeys ride their horses.

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MyVEGAS'ing Over To Green Valley Ranch

Where: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, NV [map], 89052
April 17, 2015 at 8:36 PM | by | Comments (9)

Our tour of MyVEGAS hotels available to Las Vegas locals continues with a recent visit to Green Valley Ranch. I live minutes from Red Rock Resort so the 30-minute (plus) drive to GVR made this really feel like a getaway.

When approaching Green Valley Ranch, it really does feel as though youíre not in Vegas. And, that's because, technically, you're in Henderson. Driving around the grounds, it almost feels as though an estate was lifted and moved from Connecticut or a Florida housing complex. Itís really beautiful and different to see.

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Little Tony's Opening Next Week At Palace Station

Where: 2411 West Sahara Avenue [map], 89102
April 16, 2015 at 8:39 PM | by | Comments (3)

Another week, another new pizza joint is about to make its Vegas debut. Recently, we've seen the openings of Pizza Rock at Green Valley Ranch (the valley's second location) and Pizza Forte at Sunset Station. Now, Little Tony's, a sister concept to the popular Pizza Rock brand, will start dishing it out at Palace Station next week.

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At Westgate, Changes Continue, Graceland Almost Here, And Elvis Is Out (Again)

Where: 3000 Paradise [map], 89109
April 15, 2015 at 9:59 PM | by | Comments (4)

At Westgate, Elvis left the building, returned, left again, and is about to stage another comeback.

The former International->Las Vegas Hilton->LVH property has long had an association with The King after Elvis Presley headlined there in the 60s and 70s. Next week, a new, permanent exhibition by Graceland will, can't help it, grace the property.

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Westgate SuperBook Hopes To Offer Mobile Wagering Before Year's End

April 14, 2015 at 7:10 PM | by | Comments (4)

On the latest episode of ESPNís ďBehind The BetsĒ podcast, Jeff Sherman from the Westgate SuperBook mentioned they're working on offering mobile sports wagering. They hope to have it available by end of the year.

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How To Feel Good About That Cabana Splurge

Where: 4321 West Flamingo Road [map], 89103
April 14, 2015 at 12:52 PM | by | Comments (4)

Feel good? Why should I need to feel good about renting a cabana? I'm on vacation. It's me time, baby! Okay, we get it. But, if you're interested in warming your heart the same time you fry that bod, Palms' "Cabanas for a Cause" will be around once again.

If you're not familiar with the annual endeavor, each pool season Palms rents out cabanas on select Mondays for $100 each. Yep, just a hundred. And, the proceeds go entirely to charity. This year, such local organizations as the Special Olympics of Southern Nevada, Opportunity Village, Aid for AIDS in Nevada, and more will benefit from your summertime indulgence. A full schedule is detailed below. You can also donate additional money, if you so choose.

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Just One Dish: Fried Green Tomato Caprese At The Green Valley Ranch Pizza Rock

Where: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway [map], 89052
April 13, 2015 at 3:29 PM | by | Comments (14)

Sometimes, a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe we just don't want to spoil it all. 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.

When a chain restaurant, large or small, offers an exclusive dish, itís sometimes worth trying just to say you did. That was the case when checking out the new Pizza Rock location at the off Strip Green Valley Ranch. This location offers a dish you won't find at the downtown locale. It was a little outside of my comfort zone, but I just had to try it.

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Check-Out Folio: Penn and Teller For Free, SLS Wants 18 Plus, And More

April 10, 2015 at 7:21 PM | by | Comments (11)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 6:

WuHu at Silverton: The off-Strip hotel-casino will add a new restaurant, WuHu Noodle, this June.

Presented without comment: SLS is hosting an 18+ pool party Thursday, April 16 at Foxtail. Doors will open at 8 p.m. for what's being called "the sexiest new pool club in Sin City."

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A VegasChatter Reader Suggests Not Overlooking Silver Sevens

Where: 4100 Paradise Road [map], 89169
April 10, 2015 at 12:26 PM | by | Comments (5)

While the Vegas Strip and Downtown receive much of the attention, and foot traffic, sometimes it's nice to hear praise about other casinos that remain just outside the limelight. Places like Silver Sevens, formerly Terrible's. VegasChatter reader and new Las Vegas resident Nick S. dropped us a line to share his hangover cure pleasant find at the off Strip hotel:

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