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Off Strip / Keno / Gaming / Green Valley Ranch / Openings / → All Tags
It’s rare to see live keno in many Las Vegas casinos these days. Both The Mirage and Bellagio discontinued their live keno programs and Venetian, Wynn, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand don’t have it, either. Among the few where you can still find keno are Flamingo and off-Strip casino Arizona Charlie’s. And now Green Valley Ranch joins their ranks.
A new Keno Lounge offers 16 seats. There are also keno boards located throughout the property so players can enjoy the action from elsewhere. GVR's Grand Café has its own keno game with a separate runner to take diners’ bets. The Keno Lounge is open from 8 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily while the café offers keno from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Future Vegas / Openings / SLS Las Vegas / Preferred Hotel Group / Sahara / Name Changes / Renovations / → All Tags
Future Vegas / The Cromwell / Casino / Openings / Sportsbooks / Poker Rooms / → All Tags
For gamblers, the Cromwell's casino may seem as if it’s an afterthought, but it isn’t. Things have changed a lot since The C was the BC. There will, indeed, be a casino at The Cromwell, but it will be a more modern take on a casino. Gambling now accounts for less than half of the revenue for hotels on the Vegas Strip and operators are treating it that way. Sports betting and poker make up only 3%-4% of gaming revenue and casinos are beginning to treat them that way. Sportsbooks are also changing, just compare the huge, lounge-like sportsbook at The Mirage to the multi-purpose sportsbook that will open at SLS.
Openings / Fremont East / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Inspire Theater / Fremont Street Experience / Fremont Street / Events / Entertainment / Shows / Bars / Drinking / → All Tags
Not long ago, we marveled at the amazing video marquee above the now-open Inspire Theater in Fremont East (on the corner of Fremont and Las Vegas Boulevard). Ever since, we've been chomping at the bit to get a look inside. Well, recently, we not only got through the doors, but took in one of the venue's first shows. Was the theater inspiring enough (cough, cough) to give it a thumbs up?
Construction / Openings / SLS Las Vegas / The Cromwell / Double Barrel Roadhouse / Treasure Island / → All Tags
From Sahara down to Tropicana, things continue to change on The Strip. On one end, SLS Las Vegas is painting the
town towers. On the other, Double Barrel Roadhouse will debut in a matter of days. Here's a quick look at where things stand on the Strip (photos taken on Sunday, March 2):
SLS Las Vegas (formerly Sahara)
Opening: Labor Day Weekend
Vegas Moves / Closings / Openings / Pawn Shop Live / Pawn Stars / Riviera / Golden Nugget / Shows / Entertainment / → All Tags
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).
The Linq / The High Roller / Sky Shop / Openings / Attractions / Shopping / → All Tags
After walking into Sky Shop, the retail store for The High Roller observation wheel, we can only imagine that the merchandise meeting went something like this -- What can we brand with the wheel? Okay, that sounds good. Let's do it all.
If you can imagine it as a High Roller souvenir, chances are you'll find it within the newly opened Sky Shop. Magnets, keychains, cups, mugs, tumblers, shot glasses, tanks, tees, stuffed animals, bottle openers, beer cozies (koozies?), wallets, playing cards, picture frames. And, that's just what we noticed after a quick walk-around over the weekend.
Openings / The Linq / Bella Scarpa / Ruby Blue / Ghirardelli / Chilli Beans / Yard House / Sky Shop / KOTO / Starbucks / O'Sheas / Chayo / Purple Zebra / Haute Doggery / Goorin Brothers / 12AM RUN / Polaroid Fotobar / Titled Kilt / Flour And Barley / BLVD Cocktail Company / Sprinkles / Brooklyn Bowl / FAME / Kitson / Vanity Style Lounge / → All Tags
It's not even fully realized yet but The Linq has already accomplished its main goal. It's rerouting the flow of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip.
This weekend, phase two of the outdoor
mall dining and retail destination located between Flamingo and The Quad revealed itself to the public and this writer watched as lots of passersby chose to veer off Las Vegas Boulevard and stroll down the promenade to discover what was inside. The construction wall preventing folks from traversing the full-length of the promenade has finally been removed, allowing full access from The Strip to The High Roller. There's still not much in terms of open venues. In addition to the six tenants that debuted right before year's end -- KOTO, Starbucks, O'Sheas, Chayo, Purple Zebra and Haute Doggery -- Bella Scarpa and Ruby Blue (both boutiques for the ladies); Ghirardelli (chocolate shop); Chilli Beans (Brazilian eyewear brand); Yard House (a chain bar/restaurant); a Concierge Services office; and Sky Shop (the retail shop for the High Roller) all made their debuts over the weekend.
Vegas News / Openings / Closings / Renovations / Vegas Returns / Shit You May Have Missed / → All Tags
A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever. If you spent this month in front of the tube, you probably missed a lot of sh*t! In the event we still manage to miss some sh*t, leave a comment below!
· Keno Lounge (Green Valley Ranch)
· Stay Well expansion (MGM Grand)
RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· Bier Garten (Plaza)
· Yard House (Linq)
· Hash House A Go Go (Rio)
· The Blind Pig – Provisions & Lounge (Panorama Towers)
· Social Life Pizza (Venetian/Palazzo)
· Renovated Binion's Cafe (Binion's)
· Hash House A Go Go (Rio)
· Twin Peaks (Henderson)
· TSA Pre✓ Application Center (McCarran, Level 2 of Terminal 1)
· Original Diva salon (Miracle Mile)
· LOOK Style Society (Town Square)
· DesertSol (Springs Preserve)
· RealGaming.com (online poker)
· VIP Villas, Suites (Various)
The Linq / Chayo / Yard House / Brooklyn Bowl / Drinking / O'Sheas / Openings / → All Tags
One of the great things about Las Vegas is that it’s never really cold outside compared to most of the country. When it gets chilly, most outdoor spaces have heating lamps to keep things toasty. The Linq, being an outdoor
mall retail and dining area, will have a couple bars/restaurants where we can enjoy the great outdoors almost all year round. Pool season isn't the only thing just around the corner; so is outdoor drinking weather.
Chayo was the first restaurant to open at The Linq and it brings not only Mexican food but a premium tequila bar that opens out onto The Linq promenade. Chorizo empinada? Check! Mas tequila? Check! Outdoor seating? Check! Second-level patio with umbrellas offering shade from the sun? Pass the Puncho Villa!
Construction / Openings / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Fremont Street / Bars / Binion's / Cowgirl Up Cantina / Drinking / → All Tags
This one's been a long time coming, but Binion's has finally begun work on a second Fremont-side bar.
We shared the rumor that Binion's might be providing us with another way to liquor in the front before we poker in the rear almost a year ago. This morning, VegasChatter reader Charlie U. let us know that the Cowgirl Up Cantina is officially on the way.