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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 | Comments (0)

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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Sh*t You May Have Missed While Watching The Harmon Disappear

June 30, 2014 at 7:58 PM | by | Comments (5)

Photo taken on Sunday, June 29 by Larry Loik.

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

HOTELS-CASINOS
· Wildfire Lake Mead (846 Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson)

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· Giada (The Cromwell)
· Upper Level at Cabo Wabo (Miracle Mile)
· Carson Kitchen (Downtown)
· Sin City Brewing Co. (Harmon Corner)
· Grass Roots Juice Bar (Downtown)
· Lobby Bar (Caesars Palace) formerly Galleria Bar
· Mercadito (Red Rock Resort)
· Wiener's Circle (Red Rock)
· Charcoal Room (Palace Station)
· El Dorado Cantina (3025 S. Industrial Road)
· Teriyaki Madness (6171 N. Decatur, Suite #110)
· Cafe Pan (Venetian)
· Cheffinis Hot Dogs (Container Park)
· San Gennaro Burger (Venetian)

SHOWS, NIGHTCLUBS AND ATTRACTIONS
· Purple Reign (The D)
· NeNe Leakes in Zumanity (New York-New York) limited engagement
· Ian Ziering in Chippendales (Rio) limited engagement
· Liaison Nightclub (Bally's)
· Drai's After Hours (The Cromwell)
· Matinee performance for MJ One (Mandalay Bay)

SHOPPING
· Bazargin, liquidation retail center (7585 Commercial Way, Suite D)
· Zippos (Luxor)
· JinJu Chocolates (Container Park)
· Z Gallerie (Fashion Show Mall)
· The Rusty Nail (Container Park)

OTHER SH*T
· North Gallery (Neon Museum) for weddings, private events
· New Poker Room (Caesars Palace)

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Las Vegas Visitor Info That May Surprise You

June 25, 2014 at 7:16 PM | by | Comments (13)

Every year, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority releases a profile on who’s actually visiting Las Vegas. No, this isn’t you. This isn’t any one person. This is a snapshot taken from polling 3,600 visitors. The goal is to see who the typical visitor is and what it is that they do. We like random data so let’s take a look:

Why did you visit Las Vegas in 2013? (This includes first time visitors and repeat visitors.)
○ 41% were on vacation.
○ 15% came primarily to gamble.
○ 12% were visiting friends or relatives.

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Las Vegas Joins The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL)

June 20, 2014 at 9:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

Las Vegas, the biggest little city to not have a major pro sports team, finally has... something kind of like a major pro sports team. Or, at least it has "major" in its name. The Las Vegas Legends, whose logo is three silhouetted wise-guy mobsters, will be part of a professional league that spans the U.S.A. and Mexico with 24 teams. The new Major Arena Soccer League is a combination of the Major Indoor Soccer League and the Professional Arena Soccer League.

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Get Your Eyeball Scanned at McCarran

June 20, 2014 at 11:34 AM | by | Comments (3)

If regular old Precheck isn't fancy-dancy, tech-no-logic enough for you, you might want to consider spicing up your travel days with McCarran's newest fasttrack program, CLEAR, set to launch this August.

The premise is intertwined with TSA Precheck in that passengers get to go through expedited security screening, but instead of walking up to a podium and handing over your boarding pass and ID, CLEAR takes a page out of futuristic today's movies by utilizing bio-metric verification technology; aka, your eyes and fingerprints are scanned in order to confirm your identity. If you want to see how CLEAR works, you can watch a video here.

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Is A British-Themed Casino Coming To The Vegas Strip?

June 16, 2014 at 3:49 PM | by | Comments (8)

It was good for a chuckle, but a Daily Mirror article stating that the first English-themed gaming resort was headed to the Strip is more fiction than fact. The Mirror is well-known as a tabloid overseas. Type "is the Daily Mirror" into Google and the site will suggest the word "reliable" to complete your search.

Still, it was an enjoyable read, if better suited for the Onion. The Mirror's fantasy casino was dubbed Ye Olde England Casino and touted over-the-top kitsch as its main draw:

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Weekend Flooding At The Linq

June 16, 2014 at 1:12 PM | by | Comments (4)

Late Saturday night, folks stopped and gawked at a new attraction at The Linq. But, while the The High Roller usually pulls gazes up, this one had folks eyeing the ground and stepping carefully... where they could.

A water main burst just after 11 p.m. Saturday night (early reports put it as a sewage pipe) at the outdoor mall located between Flamingo and The Quad. Gushing water quickly filled a wide swath of the Linq promenade and even made its way into businesses, including Brooklyn Bowl. Of course, it didn't take long for folks to begin posting video and photos on social media channels:

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Demolition Time: The Harmon Hotel Begins To Slowly Disappear

Where: 3720 Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, Nevada [map], 89109
June 9, 2014 at 5:22 PM | by | Comments (10)

A piece of Las Vegas history is about to become... well... history. The Harmon Hotel -- that glossy, glassy blue structure at the forefront of the CityCenter project -- is finally coming down. And, those hoping for another spectacular Vegas-style implosion will be quite disappointed. The 29-story tower, also known as the world’s most expensive Cirque du Soleil billboard, is now being dismantled, piece by piece.

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Taking Off At McCarran: More Ways To Do It Yourself

June 6, 2014 at 1:38 PM | by | Comments (5)

Leaving Vegas is hard enough, but getting here is a breeze. Here's the latest on some new routes and expedited services happening at McCarran Airport:

British Airways has launched self-boarding devices at all of its gates at McCarran which means travelers can check themselves in by scanning their boarding passes prior to entering the jet bridge.

This is absolutely huge news as it saves approximately a half of a second by removing the need to hand your ticket to the gate agent. Help is present at the self-service kiosks to assist those who have trouble scanning their own tickets, further confusing the technology's purpose.

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Sh*t You May Have Missed While Sorting Out Downtown's Drinking Laws

May 31, 2014 at 2:19 PM | by | Comment (1)

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.

VegasChatter has actually gotten a little too swept away in shit so, starting this month, we're going to choose shit more wisely. Here's a carefully curated snapshot of what's going on around town:

NOW OPEN

HOTELS-CASINOS
· The Cromwell
· Some rooms at The Delano (formerly THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, officially opening September 1)
· World Series of Poker (Rio Las Vegas) through July 16
· Balconies (Palms Place)
· Street Dice (Downtown Grand)

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· Tilted Kilt (The Linq)
· FAME (The Linq)
· BLT Steak (Bally's)
· Sterling Brunch (Bally's)
· Afternoon service at Heritage Steak (The Mirage)
· 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque (Mandalay Bay)
· Cadillac Tequila Cantina (Golden Nugget)
· Claim Jumper (Golden Nugget)
· Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop (Eastern & Serene)
· 24-hour Johnny Rockets (Excalibur)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· VooDoo Zip Line (Rio Las Vegas)
· Mamma Mia (Tropicana)

SHOPPING
· d’annata (Tivoli Village) Near Summerlin
· PacSun (Tivoli Village) Near Summerlin
· NARS (Forum Shops, Caesars Palace)
· Sisley (The Crystals)
· Céline (The Crystals)
· Zippo Store (Luxor)
· Hershey's Chocolate World (New York-New York)

OTHER SH*T
· Drai's Beach Club (The Cromwell)
· McCarran Medical Clinic & Pharmacy (McCarran Airport)
· Edelweiss air service (McCarran Airport)
· Wednesdays Downtown (Downtown Vegas)
· "Hatching The Past" exhibit (Las Vegas Natural History Museum)
· Scholastic’s "The Magic School Bus™ Kicks Up A Storm" exhibit (Discovery Children's Museum)
· Altitude Fridays (Stratosphere)

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Getting Your Vegas On Mid-Air

May 29, 2014 at 2:59 PM | by | Comments (11)

Although many surveys conducted in today's world are nothing more than creative publicity stunts, we couldn't help but share the results of a recent study, one that investigated which flight paths tend to be the most booze-fueled.

Conducted by GuestLogix, a Toronto-based supplier of in-flight payment systems to about 90 percent of North American airlines (PR plug fulfillment.. fulfilled), it analyzed the in-flight sales of five carriers between November 2013 and February 2014, trying to figure out who buys what when they're going where. (Got that? No? Great.)

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