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Vegas Resorts Prepare For Overturn Of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

July 8, 2014 at 4:01 PM | by | Comments (4)

Las Vegas has been long known as the wedding capital of the world. With marriage licenses extremely easy to get (bringing a completed short form to the Clark County Marriage Bureau can get you a license within minutes), dashing to Sin City to tie the knot is an institution. But, with marriage rates dropping nationwide and campy Elvis-style ceremonies falling out of fashion, Vegas weddings may have peaked. By this fall, however, that could change.

You may have noticed an increase in the number of times we’ve mentioned the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer) community here in recent months. A new focus by hotel executives has resulted in LGBTQ-themed nightclub events, pool parties and social mixers, annual Pride and GayDays events, and Liason, the first gay nightclub in a Strip casino. And yet, Las Vegas is still playing catch-up to the rest of the country on the issue of same-sex marriage. (Note: the term "gay marriage" is largely frowned upon within the LGBTQ community as it reinforces inequality and separatism.)

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Here We Go Again: Mamma Mia’s Back In Vegas!

Where: 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
May 27, 2014 at 1:39 PM | by | Comments (3)

Before the show kicks off, a voice warns those of a “nervous disposition” that there will be platform boots and white spandex. Las Vegas: you’ve been warned! The upbeat musical that entertained audiences at Mandalay Bay is back with a brand new production at Tropicana.

Staged in the revamped and very comfortable Tropicana Theater, the fun and hilarious Mamma Mia will entertain all ages, though some of the racy jokes and language might not be appropriate for all audiences. Obviously, a musical based on the tunes of ABBA is going to be full of make-you-want-to-dance songs but this writer was unprepared for the amount of fun this show really brought to the table. The live band, though not visible to the crowd, really kicks it up a notch and heightens the overall experience. It’s a shame they’re not in a visible orchestra pit, but that would take out the primo seating in the front.

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Tropicana, Luxor Add New Experiences For The LGBTQ Community

April 7, 2014 at 6:05 PM | by | Comments (8)

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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New LGBTQ Experiences Headed To The Strip

March 19, 2014 at 12:59 PM | by | Comments (5)

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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Cantor Releases 2014 NFL Season Win Totals

March 11, 2014 at 3:23 PM | by | Comment (1)

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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A VegasChatter Reader Has No Shame In Showing Us His... Lost Vegas

February 13, 2014 at 12:25 PM | by | Comment (1)

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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Mamma Mia! Trop Goes The Broadway Route This May

Where: 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
February 5, 2014 at 3:28 PM | by | Comments (3)

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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Looking For A 'Suite' New Accommodation? Trop Has Something To Show You

Where: 3801 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
January 28, 2014 at 4:54 PM | by | Comments (9)

When you think of a suite stay in Vegas, the Tropicana wants to make sure you don't forget about them.

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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The 10 Game-Changing Openings of 2014

January 22, 2014 at 9:54 PM | by | Comments (8)

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.

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Snap It While You Can: Trop's Stained Glass Ceiling

Where: 89109
November 27, 2013 at 8:11 PM | by | Comments (16)

One line in a Las Vegas Review-Journal piece on Tropicana's plans to add a multi-story shopping complex has Vegas lovers mourning a coming casualty of Future Vegas.

The article, focusing on the addition of more retail to The Strip, briefly made the following aside:

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Tropicana Wants To Flip The (Strip) Script, Too

Where: 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
November 21, 2013 at 10:36 PM | by | Comments (22)

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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Love Roulette? Get Ready For Double The Action

October 9, 2013 at 6:18 PM | by | Comments (4)

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.

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