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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 Gambler’s 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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Want to party in Vegas with Shaq? Well, not with him but at least in the same nightclub?
MyVegas is offering up just that to players who jump through a few hurdles. For each slots challenge you complete in the online social game, you will receive a certain number of stars. Each star is representative of one entry (bronze star=1 entry, silver star=2, gold=3). MyVEGAS states up to 300 entries can be earned. That is
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Oenophiles, rejoice! UNLVino, the mac daddy event for all things pressed out of a grape will be back April 16-18 for another fine year.
The first day of the three-day schedule is Bubblelicious, taking place in Venetian's Doge's Palace Plaza. The theme is obviously all things bubbly, so everything from Champagne to Prosecco will be poured, alongside with bites from various Venetian|Palazzo restaurants.
At this event, the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence will be bestowed upon Chef Daniel Boulud, and local singer Chadwick Johnson will perform as guests walk around trying as many sparkling wines as they'd like. Keep an eye out for some special bottles being poured as last year's event had some limited amounts of Beau Joie, Perrier-Jouët, and Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades)!
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6:5 blackjack. Oh, 6:5 blackjack.
Why we hate 6:5 blackjack
Let’s keep it simple. When a casino pays 6:5 on blackjack instead of the traditional 3:2, you get paid less money when you get a natural blackjack. The difference is getting paid $12 for a $10 wager on a 6:5 game vs. getting paid $15 for a $10 wager on a 3:2 game.
Depending on other rules of the game, this can push the house edge from about 0.43% to 1.88%. That’s a huge shift in odds. You can play with this blackjack calculator to see the house edge in any blackjack game.
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Last week Paris opened their renovated and expanded lobby bar, Le Central. I happened upon the newly revealed change by accident when meeting a friend after the first day of March Madness. The poor staff were slightly overwhelmed by the amount of people in the bar Thursday night. Bartenders had to remake new drinks on the menu and had a difficult time accommodating orders from the waitresses and folks sitting at the bar. That said, everyone was very nice and I ended up with a couple of fine drinks. Then again, I'm pretty simple -- beer, vodka, coffee. Done.
The first thing you notice about the new Le Central is the large circular bar next to Le Toilets and the check-in area. The bar has TVs all around with bar-top video poker. VP players shouldn’t be surprised by the typically bad Caesars pay tables. What you might be surprised about is the minimum denomination is 50 cents.
The inside of the bar is a couple of steps up from the casino floor so you have tall bar stools on the outside and chairs on the inside. Those bar stools shown above are nice, but can only be found at the bar.
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Hyperbole has taken over the web in the past couple of years, just about everything is the best ever or the worst ever. This weekend, I ran into a best ever moment in Las Vegas, but it wasn’t hyperbole. The first weekend of March Madness in Vegas was probably more than anyone could have imagined. It is now the biggest sports weekend in Vegas. Sorry, Super Bowl, but you can move to the back seat.
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From the "that didn't take long" department, the old Sugar Factory restaurant and candy shop at Paris Las Vegas has a new name after being scrubbed of all sugary references (but not its sugary treats) last week.
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The sugar high has worn off for Paris Las Vegas.
The Sugar Factory has closed at the center Strip resort with a VegasChatter reader spotting its departure over the weekend. The signage has already been ripped off the venue's exterior.
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Renderings reveal the casino bar's current look, featuring ornate ironwork and a huge column-supported dome (shown above), will give way to a modern Parisian design (spitballin' here on potential press release copy) boasting unrestricted views of the action surrounding it, comfortable bar and lounge seating, playfully oversized lamps, and the eye-catching whimsy of twinkling chandeliers that will seem to float in midair. (Feel free to use any of that, Caesars.)
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What a difference a year makes. After a shocking reversal on resort fees in 2013, Caesars Entertainment is now hiking the charges at six of its Vegas properties, instituting the same flat rate at all its Strip resorts.
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The LMFAO song “Sexy And I Know It” was awesome for many of its one-liners, not least of all the gem, “no shirt, no shoes and I still get service!” Chateau Nightclub at Paris, or more specifically its rooftop party pad known as The Deck, is embracing a variation of this song lyric. While you still have to wear a shirt and shoes, it’s not the typical Vegas club dress code. Jeans, flip flops and T-shirts are A-okay. Tank tops for men are welcome as well.
While new to Vegas, this writer was just beginning to wrap her head around the nightclub clothing culture eight or nine years ago when a group of friends tried to get into the now defunct Tangerine lounge at TI. I knew flip flops were a no-no and I wore a dress just to be safe. I watched my guy friends go into a mild panic when the group of men in front of them was turned away for lack of proper footwear. We regrouped and hatched a plan to have one guy (in proper shoes) enter with a girl with a big purse and then she would ferry the pair of shoes back out to the next guy (in flip flops) so we could get our whole group inside. This eventually sounded as ridiculous to us as it likely sounds to you and we just decided to go elsewhere. Unfortunately, this dress code issue can become a real impediment in Vegas, especially when you want to visit a club on the fly and simply don’t have the right clothes on, even if you do know the “rules.”
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It's been almost a month since our last resort fees story so, you know, it's time. And, not to disappoint, we have updates for you from both sides of The Strip.
The first came to us from VegasChatter tipster Duane D. who writes:
I just booked a room at Harrah’s through Expedia and found out later that they will want another $24.64 PER DAY up from the $18.00 shown on your list. This is a big rip off so I will (be) cancelling the room until they smarten up.
It is not the costs that is the problem, but to quote one price and then virtually double it for very dubious reasons makes it unethical. Even if they have covered their themselves legally, which they have, does not make it right. Whatever happened to the theory of just getting people there and then hosing them in the casinos – we all know that happens and are prepared for it but to expect more in other ways is just too much.Good luck to them.