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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.
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We told you about our first time... visiting Vegas, that is. And, some of you have told us about yours. Now it's time for another of VegasChatter's writers, who pens stories under Jproz, to tell us about his.
My first visit to Vegas was doomed to be an absolute gong show and disaster from the minute we departed! First off, this trip was orchestrated as my birthday celebration and involved about 14 people. We found a discounted trip out of an airport about 4.5 hours from home and decided to take it. (Home is Canada.) The problem was that the flight left at 6 a.m. so midnight found us all piling into cars and fleeing from our better judgement. Oh, and did I mention we were all virgins?
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Vegas entertainment reporter John Katsilometes tweeted news of its shutter last night:
Raise your hand if you've ever rode a working escalator at the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard. Pick a corner, any corner. Bueller? For the longest time, we chalked up the perennial "sorry, folks, escalator's closed" to our bad timing. Not once have we seen them operating. And, come to think of it, never did we see anyone working on them, either.
Chances are you've schlepped your way up the stairs, too, when navigating this intersection. But, that may soon change. Yesterday, the Las Vegas Sun reported that the Transportation Board has approved a contract worth nearly $700,000 for design services addressing the removal and replacement of 16 escalators here. (16!)
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With nightclubs and day clubs, Las Vegas is a 24-7 party. Day clubs (some with pools, some without) make it easy for you to get your daytime debauchery on. You’re in Vegas, after all. Why wait ‘til the sun goes down to start drinking and dancing?
Recently, we were invited to visit one of the newer additions to the day and pool club scene, Bagatelle Beach at Tropicana, for some al fresco fun. Our party had a great time, but not without a few downsides. Here's the pros and cons:
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In Vegas, not every live music act requires payment and accompanying service fees. Here's where to rock out without having to pull your wallet out. Unless, of course, you can't talk your friends or that hot stranger into buying you drinks...
*Click on the name of the performer, group or band to hear them first before you head on down.
Commonwealth (Fremont East in Downtown Vegas)
Live Music Sundays
March 24: Love Hate Away
March 31: Donacat
April 7: Life Is Beautiful Music Showcase to include: Moondog Matinee, The Dirty Hooks, Avalon Landing, and more; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Tropicana was originally supposed to start taking reservations as a DoubleTree this month, "sometime" in January. Then, the hotel said it would happen earlier, "sometime" in December. Then the date switched back to January -- the 31st. Now, the Trop/Doubletree website says the 10th, which is today. Consider us officially confused.
A return to the website at 1 p.m. PST found that, yes, reservations are finally being accepted via DoubleTree. After poking around the site, room rates appear to start at $59 a night. When we checked rates on Tropicana's website last week, rates were starting around the $54.99 mark. A $19.95 resort fee is also still in effective.
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Lots of changes on the horizon for the Las Vegas entertainment scene, from another laugh residency to new showrooms for old names.
First up, the next big residency wars won't be country, but comedy. As we've reported, Roseanne will yuk it up over at Trop's Laugh Factory starting next week. Now, there's another big comedic residency to report. Political commentator Bill Maher has signed a four-weekend run at the Palms' Pearl Theater. His appearances will be spread out over a nine-month period, starting March 23 and ending November 3. Tickets will begin at $45 bucks.