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“My Vegas” is an ongoing series that takes you inside the lives of familiar and noteworthy Vegas residents. They open up to VegasChatter and share their personal tips, secrets, and favorite things about living in Sin City.
Expert VegasChatter readers and longtime Vegas visitors and residents--we need your help with a fasciating connection involving the The Rio Las Vegas.
We recently received this question from a reader. Note: Once you see it, you cannot unsee it.
“Several years ago we arrived in Vegas at night, traveling by car. I do not remember on which freeway but I think it was from the north. At any rate, when I saw The Rio from that fresh angle, I was struck by the fact that the light pattern they use on the exterior of the building look like an homage to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. The lights at the Rio go up and out, as do the arms in the statue. I can find no confirmation of this anywhere on the Internet. I even asked a server at Carnival World about it. She said she had been there 15 years and never heard that before. You must have sources you could ask? I am convinced that light pattern had to have an inspiration!”
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To be honest, I consider myself to be a “middle roller.” I play green chip blackjack, and dollar video poker. Even with that level of play, I almost never have to pay for a hotel room. In fact, while I'll willingly lose quite a few dollars down in the casino, I've become psychologically averse to directly paying for a room. I understand that the gambling losses are a form of prepayment for the room, and I don't want to pay twice!
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“Tyson Beckford Is In The House!”.
You may have caught some of the media blitz surrounding the actor/model’s limited hosting gig (Thurs.-Sun. through May 24th) at the long-running Chippendales male revue. Actually, it’s been hard to miss with all of the hype and his numerous talk show appearances. What you may not know is that Beckford arrived during a nearly top-to-bottom (heh heh) revamping of the production. While the hard-bodied hit has always featured current music and cutting-edge dance moves, the latest relaunch is taking male sex appeal to new extremes.
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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 13:
50 Years and Counting: What do you do to celebrate your 50th anniversary? Add a new Airbus H130T2 helicopter to your fleet. Papillon is celebrating its golden anniversary with a golden bird. It was blessed by the Hualapai Nation and christened earlier today. Papillon is the world's largest and longest-running helicopter touring company. Head to its website for a list of tours and pricing. Grand Canyon flights start around $359.
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VegasChatter reader Jim L. recently asked a question about which casinos in Las Vegas use different chips in their poker rooms than in the rest of the casino. The question stemmed from his discovery of the cream-colored $1 chip (seen below) during a visit to The Mirage poker room. This chip differs from the blue $1 chip which is found elsewhere in the casino.
When it comes to $1 chips, to the best of our knowledge, The Mirage is the only casino in Vegas that uses a specific chip set just for the poker room. If you were to play blackjack or other table games at The Mirage, you would see the blue chips. In the $3-$6 limit game that regularly runs in the poker room, you would see the cream-colored chip.
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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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First it was held at the Silverton. Then, the events lot across from Luxor. After that, it set up shop behind The High Roller. Now, the bi-annual Great American Foodie Fest -- a.k.a. the Las Vegas Foodie Fest, a.k.a. that ginormous food truck festival, a.k.a. food coma central -- will rev up in Vegas once again, this time at Rio.
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That guy from Blossom has done it. And, the guy from 90210. Now, that guy from (insert one of a myriad of magazines, music videos, films and runways here) is about to become America's next top
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After leaving Rio to make way for a Duck Commander, MJ Live had hoped to glide over to a new locale at Riviera. A planned opening of March 2, however, never happened as the hotel-casino is now in its final weeks of operation after being sold to the LVCVA (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority). The Riv, if you haven't heard by now, will close its doors at noon May 4.
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Another popular reality TV series has set its sights on the Las Vegas stage.
The parody based on the Pawn Stars may have closed up shop at Riviera last year, but that's not stopping the off-Strip arrival of DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, based on a book about Duck Dynasty's Robertson family, at Rio this April.