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Check-Out Folio: Papillon Flies Away With A Milestone, And More

April 17, 2015 at 9:41 PM | by | Comments (2)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 13:

50 Years and Counting: What do you do to celebrate your 50th anniversary? Add a new Airbus H130T2 helicopter to your fleet. Papillon is celebrating its golden anniversary with a golden bird. It was blessed by the Hualapai Nation and christened earlier today. Papillon is the world's largest and longest-running helicopter touring company. Head to its website for a list of tours and pricing. Grand Canyon flights start around $359.

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Major League Baseball Blackouts Keeping Some Teams Out Of Sportsbooks

April 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM | by | Comments (14)

The baseball season is only a week old and weíre already hearing complaints about the awful Major League Baseball blackout rules in Las Vegas.

Blacking out a game is the practice of keeping games off local TV. Most blackout policies exist to protect local broadcasters from competition by out-of-market networks that carry different teams. Even though Las Vegas isnít home to a Major League Baseball team, itís still, for some reason, considered to be a home market for way too many different teams. Those teams include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Aís, San Francisco Giants, and San Diego Padres.

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Check-Out Folio: Penn and Teller For Free, SLS Wants 18 Plus, And More

April 10, 2015 at 7:21 PM | by | Comments (11)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 6:

WuHu at Silverton: The off-Strip hotel-casino will add a new restaurant, WuHu Noodle, this June.

Presented without comment: SLS is hosting an 18+ pool party Thursday, April 16 at Foxtail. Doors will open at 8 p.m. for what's being called "the sexiest new pool club in Sin City."

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Check-Out Folio: Absinthe Turns Four, Blue Man Group Supports Autism Community

April 3, 2015 at 9:15 PM | by | Comments (9)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of March 30:

Four Years Later...: You don't have to tell us Absinthe is worth seeing. We've awarded it as the Strip's best show each year of its existence. The Spiegelworld production celebrated its four-year anniversary and 2,000th show April 1. Here's to four more years, and then some.

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MGM Resorts Tightens MyVEGAS Hotel Redemptions

March 31, 2015 at 7:40 PM | by | Comments (29)

It's no secret MyVEGAS isn't what it once was. While popularity remains high, players of the online loyalty game that deals out real-world comps keep finding new asterisks here and there. Today, they're discovering one of the biggest changes yet is set to kick in tomorrow:

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Confusion And Awe On The Vegas Strip For Earth Hour 2015

March 30, 2015 at 5:09 PM | by | Comments (2)

The Las Vegas Strip has been going dark to commemorate Earth Hour for years now, but it never fails to be a surprise to those who see it as a blackout more than an intentional lights out:

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Las Vegas Outlaws Kick Off Season Tonight

March 30, 2015 at 12:49 PM | by | Comments (5)

Carrot Top is STOKED for the Outlaws!

In case you missed it (and you probably did), the Arena Football League kicked off their season this weekend. The newest AFL team, the Las Vegas Outlaws, takes the field for the first time tonight.

Doors open for the first game of the season at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas and Mack Center. Almost an hour after doors open youíll be serenaded with a National Anthem courtesy of part owner and Motley Crue singer, Vince Neil. The game against the San Jose SaberCats kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

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Check-Out Folio: Hockey Push Reaches New Milestone, Westgate Adds More Dining

March 13, 2015 at 9:54 PM | by | Comments (3)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of March 9:

JoŽl Robuchon Out Robuchon's Self: If you thought the 16-course service at JoŽl Robuchon was pure over-the-top decadence at MGM Grand, the fine dining restaurant has set a new bar. Guests can now sit down to an 18-course affair priced at $445 per person. Wine pairings can also be arranged and, at that point, why not? View the entire menu here.

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Credit Card Breach For Mandarin Oriental

March 9, 2015 at 6:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

It seems to happen just about every day. Another large corporation had customer credit card information stolen. This time it reaches a Las Vegas hotel.

Last Thursday, Mandarin Oriental admitted it had removed malicious software used to steal credit card data from some†of its hotels in the U.S. and Europe (none in Asia). Mandarin Oriental didnít elaborate which hotels were affected so itís possible their Las Vegas location was hit. No other personal information or security codes were taken.

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Check-Out Folio: Diva Diana, More LOVE To Love, And More

March 6, 2015 at 5:31 PM | by | Comments (2)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of March 2:

You've Got Some More Eating To Do: Las Vegas Restaurant Week returns June 15-26 and only for those dates this year. The event will no longer take place twice yearly with spring and fall dates. During the week, restaurants across the city join together to offer special prix fixe meals ranging from $20.15 to $50.15 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting local food bank Three Square.

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Check-Out Folio: Route 91 Revving Back Up, Vdara Mixing Things Up

February 27, 2015 at 5:25 PM | by | Comments (6)



There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of February 23:

Route 91 Tickets On Sale Soon: Country lovers, mark your calendars. The Route 91 concert series will return to the MGM Resorts Village (the parking events lot across from Luxor) October 2-4 and tickets go on sale March 13. For its second Vegas stop, the three-day, two-stage event will feature Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and more. Purchase tickets online. Make sure you check out the upgraded VIP options (now with shade and better restrooms!) before you buy.

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The Vegas NHL Push Really Wants To Give You A 'Free' Jersey

February 26, 2015 at 1:44 PM | by | Comments (0)

The movement to score a NHL team for Las Vegas is now 70 percent towards its goal of securing 10,000 season ticket deposits. After the drive officially launched February 10, a just-reached milestone of 7,000 tickets is either hopeful or telling, depending on which news report you read. Five thousand of those deposits were captured in the first two days of the push.

To encourage more sign-ups, notes were sent out to the Vegas Wants Hockey mailing list on Tuesday promising a "free replica jersey" to all who pledge to purchase at least two season tickets. A not-enough-of-you-bit reminder email was sent out the very next day.

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