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One of the oldest poker rooms on the Las Vegas Strip is about to be dealt a new hand.
The poker room at The Mirage will reportedly close for renovations January 24, with a tentative reopening date set as May 15. When the new room emerges it will be noticeably smaller in size, clocking in at 12 tables, down from the 19 that are currently in use. The new room will be located in the same general area that it currently sits, however the elevated portion that is usually reserved for high-limit games will be removed. The casino’s main cage is also being relocated to an area that sits inside of the current poker room’s footprint. A source inside the poker room reports that all dealers will be laid off during the roughly four months of renovations and will then be rehired based on seniority.
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When a dish costs $100 by itself, you probably expect angels to start singing spontaneously when you take your first bite. Or, for it to be brought out on a unicorn. Neither of those things happen with the Diamond and Gold Lasagna at Portofino in The Mirage, but perhaps our expectations were unreasonable with the unicorn and all. That doesn’t mean this isn’t a delicious dish. Is it worth a hundy? Well, that’s for your dining budget to decide. It’s easy to say there’s not much worth that high price, but for the discerning palate, with the luxury budget to match, it’s certainly worth your time.
I'm often a victim of ridiculously high expectations. Sometimes, the idea of something gets so built up ahead of time that it has no chance to hold up in reality. This was sort of the case when I tried this limited time dish likely meant more for the press than the palate. They’re definitely going for the attention-grabbing headlines this dish will inspire, but it shouldn’t detract from the high-caliber ingredients and excellent execution.
Resort Fees / MGM Resorts / Bellagio / Aria / Mandalay Bay / MGM Grand / The Mirage / Vdara / The Signature at MGM Grand / New York-New York / Monte Carlo / Luxor / Excalibur / Circus Circus / → All Tags
Effective this week, the properties of MGM Resorts will see resort fee increases ranging from an extra two to five dollars a night. Here's how it will all break down:
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Do you know what a turducken is? Unless you’re a football fan, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the most popular form of engastration. That's a method of cooking where one animal is stuffed inside another.
The Turducken became popular thanks to John Madden. (Read how it started, in his own words, here.) First, let's break down a "traditional" turducken, in case you don't know:
Tur is for Turkey
Duck is for Duck
En is for Chicken
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The buffet has raised its pricing for adults. The new pricing structure is cited below. Admission for children stayed the same from what we can tell. Adult entry went up two dollars for the most part. The weekend champagne brunch, however, saw a $7 increase. Tiered pricing also was created for dinner, depending on the day of the week.
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@vegaschatter Any word on Morimoto at Mirage? Last I saw was that it was supposed to happen earlier this year.— Brian Spittler (@brianspittler) October 14, 2014
@chef_morimoto Going to be in Vegas in December, will you be open at the Mirage by then?— Flava Dav (@theflavadav) October 17, 2014
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It seems like every time we post an article about what's happening in the sportsbook, the number one question, regardless of the topic, is "Can I get drink tickets there?" After posting last week’s article about getting seats are the Venetian sportsbook on Facebook, the question about where someone can get drink tickets with their wagers was raised again by VC reader Sarah B.
The short answer is that policies are rarely the same -- even in the same casino at the same time. There are no longer hard and fast rules about drink tickets at any sportsbooks besides CG Technology (Venetian, Cosmopolitan, etc.) In the past, you could expect a drink ticket with your sports bets. This was a time when casinos didn't mind if you sat around watching a game and not spending money. Things have changed over the years and drink tickets are no longer the norm when placing your bets.
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PlayStudios, known for its MyVEGAS Slots app and Facebook game, has announced the launch of its newest product, MyVEGAS Blackjack. MyVEGAS Blackjack is an entirely new and separate app from MyVEGAS Slots and is free to download and play on iOS and Android devices. Much like the MyVEGAS Slots app, you can sync your points between MyVEGAS Slots, MyVEGAS Facebook and MyVEGAS Blackjack.
The newest offering provides core table games players with the chance to earn real world casino, restaurant and entertainment rewards while enjoying a familiar blackjack experience. With the launch of MyVEGAS Blackjack, PlayStudios hopes to capture an entirely new segment of the gaming market. Blackjack players tend to skew male while slot machine players tend to be female.
The Kardashians are leaving Las Vegas. The clan's almost always near-empty retail store at The Mirage is closing after a run many will say went beyond its fifteen minutes. The shop, selling all things Kardashian, made its Strip debut in November 2011 and will (finally) shutter next month.
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The Mirage will finally gain another much-needed dining destination this week. Pantry, a new 24/7 concept, will debut this Wednesday, September 10. It takes over the space that once housed B.B. King's and, before that, Caribe Cafe.
A glimpse inside courtesy VegasChatter M.J. reveals a contemporary country decor with white walls and ceilings, blue-and-white tiles featuring a repeating starburst pattern on the floor, and tables paired with galvanized steel chairs for dining. There also will be bar-top and high-boy seating as well.
At The Mirage, the OG of Sugar Factory stores has been dishing happiness, one pound at at time, since 2009. Since then, the brand really got stuck on Vegas with locations popping up at Paris, Planet Hollywood, MGM Grand and Town Square over the years.