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The Las Vegas Strip has several new entertainment options, some of them within the gay community and more on the way. As the High Roller began spinning so did the DJs at Tropicana Beach Club and Savile Row. If you’re scratching your head and asking “where?”, you aren’t alone. Despite the failure of both Krave Massive and Drink and Drag to resurrect downtown's struggling Neonopolis, two Strip coldspots are heating things up with gay-themed events.
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Bally's will debut a new gay club on The Strip this summer. Tropicana is turning up the heat with "Saturgays" and a new LGBTQ-focused, Saturday only beach party, Xposed! opening March 29. And now, Luxor is expanding its own reach to the gay travel segment by launching Provocouture in addition to its long-running Temptation Sundays pool parties (which return May 18).
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Most of us are getting ready for March Madness or the first pitch of the Major League Baseball regular season. Football isn't front and center with most people that bet on sports, but that hasn't stopped Cantor Gaming (CG Technology) from looking forward to the NFL season. It's the first sportsbook operator to post season win totals for the next pro football season.
Over the past couple seasons, Cantor has become the first sportsbook operator to release NFL season win totals but this marks the earliest they've posted them to date. In fact, this is the earliest any sportsbook operator has released season win totals. Ever. Free agency hasn't begun yet and the NFL Draft is weeks away, but if you can see into the future maybe you're ready to place bets on how teams will perform. Take a look:
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VegasChatter readers continue to insure their amazing photos won't have the same fate as their subjects and fall between the cushions of Lost Vegas forever. And, we're finding out that some of you have no shame in showing off those Lost Vegas photos. Or just have no shame, at all.
Reader Jason G. sent in that classic Sahara shot above. We didn't ask but are going to go ahead and assume he was in the passenger seat while shooting. We also didn't get to ask if he went for the soda pop or beer. Soda pop! Nowadays, we have to head to Colorado for that stuff.
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The all-new Tropicana will be able to hang onto that distinction a bit longer. An old favorite will dance its way back into the limelight when Mamma Mia! headlines the Trop's renovated theater beginning this May.
The much loved Broadway show closed at Mandalay Bay in 2009 after a six-year run. Tickets for its return are now on sale with performances beginning May 8 at the Trop.
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Today, Trop unveiled their new Sky Villa Suites, found on the 20th floor of the Paradise Tower. Designed in part by the hotel-casino's CEO Alex Yemenidjian (hey, at least he didn't name them Alex Villas, ahem), the suites "were created with an emphasis on modern glamour":
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If you thought last year saw a lot of highly anticipated openings in Vegas, that was nothing. This year will most definitely top that. From the debut of a world record-setting attraction to even more new hotel concepts, 2014 is going to be another incredible year for Las Vegas. Here are the 10 openings we consider the biggest game changers of the year ahead:
1. The High Roller (Opening: March?)
It's the tallest observation wheel in. the. world. And, it's just a short walk off The Strip. You had a good run, all other Vegas attractions.
2. SLS Las Vegas (Opening: fall)
We lost the Sahara, but will we gain a revived north Strip with the debut of SLS? What happens here will make or further break not just this property, but an entire neighborhood.
The article, focusing on the addition of more retail to The Strip, briefly made the following aside:
Everything old will soon be new again in Las Vegas. Resort after resort is being given a facelift (see: New York-New York, Monte Carlo, The Quad, Treasure Island) if not a complete overhaul (see: Sahara, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, Lady Luck). And now, Tropicana is reimagining itself, too.
The new, new Tropicana is taking a page from the current playbook being passed around The Strip, adding shops, dining and retail to the front of its facade. Being called, The Shops at the new Tropicana Las Vegas, a three-level building spanning just over 311,000 square feet will replace what is now, as no one will disagree, a whole lot of wasted space in front of the hotel-casino at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana.
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One ball not enough for you when playing roulette? Well, there’s a fix for that. We ran across Double Ball Roulette for the first time at G2E (the Global Gaming Expo). Double Ball Roulette is different from the original game in that the dealer doesn’t actually spin the ball(s). The dealer places the balls into a machine and they’re shot into the wheel. The first ball will make a complete lap before the second ball comes out. A machine is used to ensure there are less chances the balls will knock into each other.
The appeal of roulette is its simplicity. Pick a number. Spin the ball. Win or lose. Double Ball Roulette isn’t quite as simple. Adding a second ball changes payouts and odds. For example, if you bet on red then both balls must land on red for you to win. You get paid 3-1 instead of even money, but the odds of that happening are smaller than one ball.
In a mobster turf war, downtown's Mob Museum won our vote over the Strip's Mob Attraction. Although, truth be told, we enjoyed both. But, we probably weren't the only ones to continue wondering if two mob attractions, umm.. experiences.. (ok, we can't win this one) could really exist in the same town.
Well, the time has come for a possible answer. Tropicana's Mob Attraction has announced it will close on November 3. But, it's promising to live again. Somewhere else on The Strip. The news was met with mostly silence from its fan base. @MobAttractionLV on Twitter, followed by more than 16,000, only received one RT after sending out the announcement:
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Last week, we gave you a primer on the upcoming LGBT events in Las Vegas, then scurried off to the gym to prepare for the requisite pool parties. This week, we’re back with some details, several photos, and our dignity intact. (Thank you, steamed vegetables and chicken.)
This year’s PRIDE festivities have come and gone, but it was hardly a 'blink and you’ll miss it' event. In fact, there may have been too many things to do. Las Vegas PRIDE had teamed up with Orlando’s Gay Days and MGM Resorts’ FABULOUS events to make 2013 the biggest year yet. But, the end result was somewhat chaotic.