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For The Latest Election Results On The Vegas Strip, Just Look Up

November 5, 2012 at 4:59 PM | by | ()

You're in Vegas, it's Election Day and your guy has got it in the bag. But, you wouldn't mind catching some election coverage here and there (you know, just to make sure everything's going the right way.. which it will be, obvi..) without needing to stay in your room all night or set up camp at a bar.

Well, Vegas visitors on The Strip will just need to take a gander at the marquees of Miracle Mile and Harmon Corner to see which way the electorates are swinging.

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Toast The Presidential Candidates At Oscar's

Where: 1 South Main Street [map], 89101
October 24, 2012 at 2:54 PM | by | ()

Photobombed by the golden arches.

Now that the debates are over and the undecided have decided not to decide, the Plaza is allowing the drinking public to vote with their thirst inside Oscar's Beef, Booze, Broads. The steakhouse is currently featuring two politically themed cocktails to hang our chad on. VegasChatter stopped in during the third presidential debate expecting a rowdy bar full of red and blue supporters pledging their allegiance to one cocktail over another while listening to international policy stances. Instead, we found a Monday Night Football game on and no scent of a political trail.

Our thirst, though, was not to be quenched by oversized beer filled footballs (or skulls). This VegasDrinker was determined to reach across the aisle and drown his bipartisan curiosity with a cocktail from each candidate.

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Three Upcoming Options For Election Comedy, Not Counting The Election

September 25, 2012 at 2:33 PM | by | ()

For anyone that can't legally bet on the presidential election, this latest Which Would You Rather might be the next best method in publicly announcing whether you hang to the right or the left. Or, as we like to call it, the most politically charged game of Screw, Marry, Kill since Dick Cheney went quail hunting. Ignore the fact that two of the three are appearing together which creates an interesting quandry of Screw-Kill. Or, Marry-Kill.

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Betting On The Election

September 13, 2012 at 7:11 PM | by | ()

Would you spend election night here if you had money on it?

Now that the kickoff of football season has woken the betting giant inside many of us, some may be wondering what other big ticket events we can wager money on. Luckily in Las Vegas, there's a seemingly endless supply of sports bets from football and baseball to soon-to-be-back basketball and hockey. Casinos are even laying odds on the World Series of Poker, these days. So, it came as not much of a surprise to find a question posed on TripAdvisor regarding an upcoming event that at least two individuals have been wagering heavily on for months already.

Much like the Olympics, betting on the presidential election is not allowed in the U.S. of A. Before you jump to defriend us, don't worry we won't stray into the pool of political opinion and will solely focus on the betting aspect and, perhaps, a couple humorous but bipartisan comments.

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NoCasinos.org Strikes Out at Las Vegas

January 23, 2012 at 4:04 PM | by | ()

Casinos are evil, so says NoCasinos.org.

Well, it turns out that some people don't love Las Vegas as much as we do. A lobbying group called, NoCasinos.org, has just launched a new ad campaign in Miami and Tallahassee featuring a scary voiceover discouraging the public from allowing any new casinos into their areas.

In the ad, voice of Ghostface argues that the casinos are responsible for making Las Vegas #1 in a lot of undesirable categories like foreclosure, divorce, unemployment and crime. (Surprisingly, they left out Las Vegas' new spot at No. 12 on the rudest cities list.) The NY Times also ran an op-ed piece written by an anti-gambling advocate saying pretty much the same thing (Only this time, the state in question was New York.)

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When One Goodman Leaves, Another Goodman Arrives

July 6, 2011 at 8:04 PM | by | ()

Folks, it's a sad day in Las Vegas. The mayor of Sin City, one-time actor, full-time showgirl lover, once legal eagle to the mob and now former owner of the best business card in the world, Oscar Goodman, has stepped down after 12 years of service.

But wait! Don't go emptying your 40s of OE off the Stratosphere just yet! Mayor Goodman still reigns! Mayor CAROLYN Goodman that is.

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