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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.
The 46th Annual World Series of Poker at Rio is less than four months away, and poker fanatics were given a taste of what to expect this summer with the official release of the complete schedule of events.
The festivities will kick off on Wednesday, May 27th with a casino employees event, which is traditionally the first event of the series. The final event, as always, will be the $10,000 main event which, this year, begins on July 5th and goes all the way through July 14th, at which point the final nine players will go on hiatus and return in November to play down to a winner. There are plenty of other events during the seven weeks in between that should provide something for just about everybody, including the massive Colossus tournament which is predicted to be the largest live poker tournament ever.
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Ever since the start of the "poker boom" back in 2003, when an unknown accountant from Tenessee with the unlikely name of Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker, no-limit Texas Hold 'Em has been the game of choice among poker players everywhere.
It's easy to forget that, in the grand scheme of things, no-limit hold 'em is a relatively new game. If you were in Las Vegas back in the 90's or earlier, you would be much more likely to be playing a game like 7 card stud or even a variation of draw poker. While most poker players today are content playing no-limit, there are many who long for the days when this variation of the game didn't have the near monopoly it seems to have on the poker world today. The good news is, if you look hard enough, there are still places in Las Vegas where you can find some alternatives. Here's a look at some poker rooms around town that offer up a bit of variety for those looking to mix things up:
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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. Starting today and continuing each Friday, we'll take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of January 5:
All of the Lights: XS Nightclub at Wynn has stepped up the oohh, dropping $10 mil on new, state-of-the-art technology, from a new pyro system and lasers to movable LED screens.
Area boxed off inside rio hotel casino Las Vegas where the shooting happened early this morning. Police tape on site pic.twitter.com/l2MCoEjweW— crazymj (@mj22333) December 7, 2014
Over the weekend, a suspected serial casino robber was shot dead just off the casino floor at Rio.