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Sh*t You May Have Missed While At The MGM Festival Grounds

October 2, 2014 at 12:50 AM | by | Comments (0)

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever.

NOW OPEN

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· Pantry (Mirage)
· The Perch (Downtown Container Park)
· Pot Liquor CAS (Town Square)
· Fulton Street Food Hall (Harrah's)
· Martorano's and Yong Kang Street (Paris)
· Ciao Gourmet Market, Chili's (McCarran Airport, Terminal 3 and D concourse)
· Lao Sze Chuan (Palms)
· Chocolate Bar (NY-NY)
· CraftHaus Brewery (Off Strip)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· Tiësto three-song mix (Bellagio Fountains)
· Georgia On My Mind (Venetian)
· Guinness Live Music Record Attempt (Ri Ra) Now through October 17
· Limelight (Plaza)

SHOPPING
· UFC Retail Outlet (McCarran Airport, C concourse)
· Stein Mart (Sahara Center on West Sahara Ave.)
· Armani (Grand Canal Shoppes)
· American Federation of Arts Gallery (Forum Shops)

OTHER SH*T
· Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (Downtown)
· Butterfly Habitat (Springs Preserve)
· MyVEGAS Blackjack (Facebook, apps)
· B Connected sports betting app (Boyd Gaming)
· Game Room (Aria)
· Game Plane (Allegiant Air)
· .Vegas domains
· Gazillionaire web series

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What's Your Game Plan, Err... Game Plane For Vegas Air Travel?

September 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM | by | Comments (7)

You remember that show, Cash Cab, where passengers were surprised to find their taxi transformed into a game show and could win money by answering trivia questions? While your chances of getting on the show were slim given only a few episodes were filmed in Vegas, it did provide a little extra motivation for people to cab it around. Now, that same concept is being taken to 30,000 feet, and Allegiant Air is hoping it will help boost its sales on flights to Sin City.

Called The Game Plane, the show is filmed entirely in-flight with real passengers competing to win prizes on the spot. Part quiz show, part game of chance, The Game Plane will allow Allegiant passengers to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes, including all expense paid vacations to Las Vegas resort properties and free show tickets.

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The .Vegas Domain Rush Begins Today (Or Not)

September 15, 2014 at 1:01 PM | by | Comment (1)

And, you get a .Vegas domain! And, you get one! And, you! And, you!

Yes, anyone interested in affixing .Vegas to the end of (insert the name of your business or Vegas idea here) can do so beginning today at noon PT when general availability opens to all. Some might grab a domain to make sure no one else uses an address similar to their own while others will build it out, fire it up and hope Lady Luck will generate some online interest and, more importantly, revenue.

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Sh*t You May Have Missed Wondering How Viva Veracruz Could Close Before It Opened

September 5, 2014 at 7:56 PM | by | Comments (2)

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks (although, not in the case of Planet Hollywood's Viva Veracruz which folded before it even began last month.) Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever.

NOW OPEN

HOTELS-CASINOS
· SLS Las Vegas (formerly Sahara)
· Delano Las Vegas (formerly THEhotel)

RESTAURANTS, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE
· Bunkhouse (Downtown)
· Chili's (Center Strip)
· Made.LV (Tivoli Village)
· 17° South (Tahiti Village)
· Mochiko Chicken (Off Strip)
· Wiener's Circle (Santa Fe Station)
· Bad Beat Brewing (Henderson)
· Giada's for lunch (The Cromwell)
· Guy's Vegas Kitchen for breakfast (The Quad)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· Spirit of the King (Four Queens)
· "Superman" Line of Slotzilla (Downtown)
· Chase Brown (Bally's)
· Ja-Makin’-Me Laugh (the D)

SHOPPING
· Mulberry (Forum Shops)
· Columbia Sportswear (Las Vegas South Premium Outlets)
· Spanx (Fashion Show Mall)

OTHER SH*T
· Interactive Pro Table (The Mirage)
· GameWorks (Town Square)
· Ride Genie app

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New Routes To Vegas From Scotland, Mexico And Cincinnati

Where: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd. [map], 89119
September 3, 2014 at 3:20 PM | by | Comments (4)

We saw a large number of new flight announcements to and from Vegas as summer kicked off back in May, and now we're seeing airlines begin to gear up for the upcoming fall, winter and holiday seasons. Here’s the latest coming out of McCarran Airport:

•Starting December 5, Mexican carrier, VivaAerobus, will offer four non-stop services between Monterrey and Las Vegas on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. Introductory fares will start at $99 each way.

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NHL In Vegas: A Done Deal?

August 27, 2014 at 1:13 PM | by | Comments (6)

Las Vegas has long wanted a place in the big leagues, but could this be the decade it finally happens?

A plan to lure MLS to Downtown Vegas is still alive and kickin', at least for another week while city officials ponder how much, if anything, they want to chip in. A proposal to build an NBA-worthy arena next to SLS recently won the green light, if it can find enough green to build it, that is. (Seeing a theme?) And today, new buzz about the likelihood of Vegas' own NHL team.

Canada's The Province reports "sources" as indicating Vegas is a lock:

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Celine Dion Cancels All Performances Through March 2015

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
August 13, 2014 at 12:46 PM | by | Comments (2)

After a spate of recently cancelled performances, Las Vegas' long-reining lady of song, Celine Dion, has officially struck all performances from her schedule; and, not just at Caesars' Colosseum, but everywhere, including an upcoming tour of Asia.

Celine, who has been battling a throat aliment, cites her health as well as her husband's (Rene Angelil had a cancerous tumor removed last year) as impetus for the move. A press release states she will "postpone all her show business activities indefinitely, in order to focus 100% of her attention on her husband Rene, their family and recent health issues." The couple have three young children, aged 13 and three-year-old twins.

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Allegiant Adding Non-Stop Service Between Cincinnati And Vegas

August 12, 2014 at 2:05 PM | by | Comments (5)

Allegiant Air will launch new, non-stop service between Vegas and Cincinnati December 18. If you book before August 19 for travel by February 10, 2015, you may be able to snag a fare from as low as $81, including tax. Use your debit card to book as, for some reason, fares secured with a credit card will be priced higher, according to Allegiant. Service will be twice weekly between McCarran (LAS) and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) airports.

Today's news follows the addition of routes from Cincinnati to Fort Lauderdale and Phoenix just last month. They'll take off October 9 and November 12, respectively.

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The Arena Football League Tries Its Luck Again In Las Vegas

August 7, 2014 at 6:11 PM | by | Comments (6)

Could Vegas welcome another Arena League Football team in 2015?

As the integral combination of hype and momentum continues to build in support of bringing a Major League Soccer franchise to Las Vegas, the city's most well-known resident rocker has already found a way to land a professional sports franchise here in Sin City.

Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil —a regular at the Red Rock sports book on Sundays during the NFL season — has been granted approval from Arena Football League officials to build a team in Las Vegas that will be ready to compete in time for the 2015 season, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

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'Spiegelworld Sues The Cosmopolitan for Sabotaging Vegas Nocturne'

August 6, 2014 at 4:37 PM | by | Comments (14)

Spiegelworld has once again become the talk of the town, but this time, not for its masterful productions but rather for what is happening behind the curtain. The startling headline above is straight from a just-released announcement that alleges The Cosmopolitan sabotaged the much raved about, but recently closed Vegas Nocturne production. Here is the full press release, word for word:

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Sh*t You May Have Missed Anxiously Waiting For 'Step Up All In'

July 31, 2014 at 9:15 PM | by | Comment (1)

Paris, Bally's and another installment of Step Up? Aww, yea... it's on now.

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever.

And, if you really are waiting for Step Up All In, it hits theaters August 8.

NOW OPEN

HOTELS-CASINOS
· Westgate Las Vegas (Former LVH formerly Las Vegas Hilton formerly Intercontinental)

RESTAURANTS, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE
· Giada's for lunch (The Cromwell)
· PGA Tour Grill (McCarran Airport)
· Japanese Cuisine by Omae (3650 Decatur Blvd.)
· Oak & Ivy (Downtown Container Park)
· Distill (Southern Highlands)
· Equalibrium (Tommy Wind Theater)
· Benny's Smokin' BBQ & Brews (Binion's)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· Sydney After Dark (Planet Hollywood)
· Cowabunga Bay (Henderson)
· GameWorks (Town Square)
· Lion cubs (The Mirage)
· Animal Encounters (Shark Reef, Mandalay Bay)

SHOPPING
· Zippo (Luxor)
· AllSaints (Forum Shops)
· Pas de Deux Children's Couture (Tivoli Village)
· Collective Souls Fine Art (Tivoli Village)
· SprayTans (Tivoli Village)
· Dana Delgado Dance Studios (Tivoli Village)
· Michael Kors (McCarran Airport, Terminal 3)
· Ted Baker (Fashion Show Mall)

OTHER SH*T
· Priefert Pavilion (South Point)
· Jimmy Hopper residency (Laguna Champagne Bar, Palazzo)

BETTER NOT BE OPEN
· Bags of Liquor (Downtown)

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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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