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Tips / Survival Strategies / Cabs / McCarran Airport / Twitter / → All Tags
When it comes to getting around the Vegas Strip, visitors usually choose to stride around on their own over renting a ride. When four wheels are more preferable over two very weary feet, it's simple enough to hail a cab. But, if you're more of a Vegas virgin than an expert, you may not know how keep yourself from being taken for a ride and paying more than you should.
Thankfully, there are a lot of good cab drivers out there willing to let us know what practices we should question. Or, even flat out reject. Drivers like Twitter's @HackingVegas who sent us the three top tips everyone should know about taxis in Vegas:
The Cosmopolitan / Twitter / Gambling / Comps / Vegas Observations / Identity / Players Clubs / → All Tags
What do we do when we come across something we don't like? We complain about it.
Sometimes we'll tell a friend, but sometimes we'll tweet it so everyone sees our complaint and, maybe, does something about it. We're not much to get in the middle of Twitter conversations, but a discussion last week between The Cosmopolitan and an unhappy gambler caught our eye.
Customer service via Twitter is a difficult thing to manage. Complaints are rarely resolved and we don't know how this ended, but what we do see is how it ended on Twitter. The final (public?) tweet shows us how Cosmopolitan's staff is disconnected from gamblers:
O'Sheas / Closings / Twitter / → All Tags
We drove by the spot around 9:15 a.m. and, to be honest, things looked kinda dead. When we stopped by again just a few minutes before close at noon, there was a medium-sized group of folks out in front taking pics. We'll have a full report from the closing festivities (if you can call them that) tomorrow but for now, here's a look at how Twitter reacted to its passing:
O'Sheas is shutting down today. I will miss you, Vegas cathedral of stale beer and filth. I really will.— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) April 30, 2012
Events / Shows / Mike Tyson / MGM Grand / Twitter / → All Tags
Mike Tyson, the one-man
comedy show, started its eight-night run at MGM Grand on Friday, and is "triumphant." And, also "pulls no punches, but.. often fails to connect" while being "too heavy on his losses, not enough on his greatness."
The critics are weighing with good reviews, but not the greatest:
140c review: Mike Tyson's show at the MGM Grand was like a concert by a legendary singer who left without performing his greatest hits.— Ron Sylvester (@rsylvester) April 14, 2012
So, we wondered what else the Twittersphere had to to say. Of course, it was no surprise to find the requisite ear jokes.
We can't say it's surprising to see Vince Neil making headlines again in Vegas, but we were shocked to see that a Sin City hotel was just as
publicly fired up as he was. A twit spat between @TheVinceNeil and @Palms blew up the Interwebs last night and many are pointing to a recent tweet by Neil slamming the service at Little Buddha as the impetuous for the battle.
Things really heated up last night when Neil went on a twitpage, accusing Palms executives of "dishonesty" and warning guests away (read from the bottom up):
Ok, we might just be eating our words right now.
On Friday, we wished that none of your moms would be partying with you in Vegas a la Kathy Hilton but considering that her darling daughter, Paris, won a $30,000 playing blackjack at Wynn Las Vegas (a casino from which she was banned from not too long ago), maybe Momma Hilton was the good luck charm.
Paris tweeted about her win early in the morning on Saturday. Later on Saturday night, she and toyboy DJ Afrojack continued the birthday festivities inside XS (the club that her ex-boyfriend used to run) with her family joining her for the party. Hmpf. Yeah, no fair. Our biggest score in Vegas was a $5,000 Wheel of Fortune jackpot -- how about you?
Vegas on TV / Twitter / Andrew Zimmern / Bizarre Foods / Eating / Dining / Wynn / The Cosmopolitan / → All Tags
You don't have to tell us that Vegas offers some of the most bizarre foods out there. So, it's no surprise to hear that Travel Channel foodie Andrew Zimmern is in town taping his 100th episode of Bizarre Foods.
If you can't wait to see it, you don't have to because a tweet-by-tweet account can be found at @andrewzimmern on Twitter. From where he's staying...
Big Game / Super Bowl / NFL / Monte Carlo / Brand Steakhouse / Google Plus / Twitter / → All Tags
If you haven't asked a question about Big Game weekend in Vegas, chances are, its at least been asked of you.
So many people are curious about the best Super Bowl parties in Vegas, betting on the Super Bowl in Vegas, which Vegas sportsbooks are the best to hit for the Super Bowl, that there's even a Twitter account for that, @VegasBigGame.
It's such a hot topic that we're even dedicating our very first Google+ Hangout to it this Sunday, January 29. (Circle us now and then join us Sunday at 11 p.m. PST.)
Chefs / Restaurants / Jean-Georges Vongerichten / Rao's / Aria / Caesars Palace / Social Media / Facebook / Twitter / Dining / Eating / → All Tags
In what we hope becomes a trend, two Las Vegas restaurant chefs traded in their cooking utensils for social tools this week to chat with fans. Executive Chef Robert Moore of Jean Georges Steakhouse sat on Aria's Facebook page for an hour while Rao's Chef de cuisine Nicole Grimes took to Twitter. If you prefer kneading knots over bread, Mandarin Oriental's Spa and Salon hosted a recent chat, too. Next month, MO turns their talk into wine.
Chef Moore's chat threatened to get off to a quick boil with a case of mistaken Jean's and a steak eater who likes his knives sharp but the pot simmered down. The Q&A that followed was heavy on recipes and cooking tips with a small dash of secret sauce thrown in. Here are some highlights from the steak and meatball chats:
Caesars Entertainment / Top Guest / Social Rewards / MGM Resorts International / M Life / Total Rewards / Foursquare / Players Clubs / Facebook / Twitter / → All Tags
In November we told you that Caesars Entertainment properties in Vegas would stop offering Total Rewards points by checking in on Foursquare via Top Guest. Back then, we wondered why Caesars would stop rewarding mentions in social media and what they might do moving forward, since they've been so aggressive marketing Vegas in the past couple years:
The Las Vegas hotels don't tend to be much of an original bunch when it comes to marketing so if Caesars looks to partner with an outside company, we have to expect that they will have Social Rewards join their marketing team. Social Rewards has been working with Palms, Palazzo, Venetian and, most notably, Luxor who seem to be the most aggressive with the program.
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CES 2012 officially gets underway tomorrow although attendees have already been checking in for sneak peeks, previews, and leaks. Welcome, techies! Two years ago, one VegasChatter member broke their CES-cherry, last year it was another's turn, and now the honor falls to this writer. What do we have our eyes peeled for this year?
3D TVs, tablets, bigger and better yet thinner laptops have been all the rage the past couple CES installments, a pattern likely to (zzzzzz) continue. What will pop the wow factor in Vegas this year? Can TVs get smarter? Will we care enough to shake an e-reader like a Polaroid picture? Could Microsoft actually convince us to trade in our iPhones? Will it be technology that's the 2012 story at all or celebrity appearances that are the most exciting news? Personally, we're hoping to hear "Dennis Rodman, 50 Cent, and Justin Bieber walk into
a bar Olympic Gardens..."
McCarran Airport wants you to know that it's dialed into the pain you feel when traveling during the holidays. Its put out a press release listing all the ways it can help weary travelers, especially if they're wired.
Flying on Alaska, American, Continental, Delta or United? Don't forget you can use mobile boarding at McCarran instead of printing a paper pass. Need to recharge your phone or other assorted gadgets? There are a dozen "ReCharge Zones" throughout the 'port that will let you juice up for free. Want to check flight times without getting up? Bookmark FlyMcCarran.com to see them on your device of choice. Have an Android? Use Google Maps to find your way around, as well as what's closest to you in the form of restrooms, restaurants, and more.