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MGM Resorts, Hakkasan To Make Beautiful Hotels Together

April 15, 2014 at 2:29 PM | by | Comments (3)

A rendering of Dubai Pearl which will feature Bellagio, MGM Grand and Skylofts hotels.

In 2007, MGM Resorts created a hospitality arm to take its most high-end/recognizable brands -- Bellagio, SKYLOFTS and MGM Grand -- and bring them to cities around the world. Now, that goal will include the Hakkasan brand, too, as the two unite to create MGM Hakkasan Hospitality.

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Exclusive: Lion's Share Hits At MGM Grand

April 1, 2014 at 6:09 PM | by | Comments (20)

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Sh*T You May Have Missed Waiting For Flavortown To Roll Into Vegas

April 1, 2014 at 12:57 PM | by | Comments (5)

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.

If you spent this month reading anyone else, you probably missed a lot of sh*t! In the event we still manage to miss some sh*t, leave a comment below!

NOW OPEN

HOTELS-CASINOS-POOLS
· PICNIC (Downtown Grand)
· The Deck pool party (Aliante)
· Xposed!, a LGBTQ beach party (Tropicana)
· Beverage Butler, 24-hour checkout policy (Palms)
· Keno Lounge (Green Valley Ranch)
· Stay Well room expansion (MGM Grand)

RESTAURANTS, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE
· Double Barrel Roadhouse (Monte Carlo)
· Brooklyn Bowl (Linq)
· Ghirardelli (Linq)
· Yard House (Linq)
· BLVD Cocktail Company (Linq)
· Sprinkles (Linq)
· Flour & Barley (Linq)
· Back Room Burger (Palms)
· Carlo's Bakery (Venetian/Palazzo)
· Provocouture, a LGBTQ nightlife series (Luxor)
· Metro Pizza (McCarran Airport)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· The High Roller (Linq)
· Da Vinci: The Exhibition (Venetian)
· Revamped Jubilee (Bally's)
· Men the Experience (Riviera)
· Divorce Party (Bally's)

SHOPPING
· Bella Scarpa (Linq)
· Ruby Blue (Linq)
· Chilli Beans (Linq)
· Sky Shop (Linq)
· Polaroid Fotobar (Linq)
· Goorin Brothers (Linq)

OTHER SH*T
· Concierge Services (Linq)
· Vanity Style Lounge (Linq)
· Blow N Go Hairbar (Village Square)

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In Vegas, Union Workers Prepare To Picket On Fremont Street

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March 31, 2014 at 3:22 PM | by | Comments (8)

Union workers picketing The Cosmopolitan in 2013.

The local news in Las Vegas isn’t always that interesting outside of Las Vegas. As last week ended, the local news turned into news that would affect tourists and residents alike. The local Culinary and Bartenders Union approved a strike against 10 Downtown Vegas casinos

Binion's, El Cortez, Four Queens, Fremont, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Las Vegas Club, Main Street Station, Plaza and The D all have expired contracts with the union. Shortly after the strike was approved, the union started getting their troops in order to picket outside the hotels beginning April 12.

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What Happens In .Vegas, Stays On The Internet

March 20, 2014 at 10:13 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ever wanted to own a piece of Vegas? If a high-priced Strip condo is out of the question, how about a .Vegas domain name? Dot Vegas, Inc. is set to make a name for Vegas in the digital world when the domain distinction goes on sale this summer.

Maybe the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority should scoop up WhatHappensIn.Vegas while they still can. The possibilities are endless and local hotels, casinos and other Vegas-y businesses need to jump on this before their desired domains go to other companies.

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'Men Of The Strip' To Bare (Almost) All On E!

March 18, 2014 at 12:27 PM | by | Comment (1)

The next Vegas reality show aims to heat up the airwaves while blazing a (brilliantly marketed) trail to The Strip.

Jeff Timmons may be best known for his role in the boy band 98 Degrees, but he's managed to impress us by thoroughly hooking us on Men Of The Strip, an all-male revue that's never even performed On The Strip. Or, in Vegas, for that matter.

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Everybody, Get Ready To Rock Your Body...

March 14, 2014 at 8:56 PM | by | Comments (0)



One of those rumored acts on the way to The Axis at Planet Hollywood is already official. This morning, the Backstreet Boys announced a tour of the US and Canada this summer. Their schedule reveals a two-night stop at The Axis May 30-31. Avril Lavigne will be their opening act.

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Sh*t You Missed Trying To Watch Every Oscar-Nominated Movie Before Sunday

February 28, 2014 at 7:49 PM | by | Comments (3)

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. If you spent this month in front of the tube, you probably missed a lot of sh*t! In the event we still manage to miss some sh*t, leave a comment below!

NOW OPEN

HOTELS-CASINOS
· Keno Lounge (Green Valley Ranch)
· Stay Well expansion (MGM Grand)

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· Bier Garten (Plaza)
· Yard House (Linq)
· Hash House A Go Go (Rio)
· The Blind Pig – Provisions & Lounge (Panorama Towers)
· Social Life Pizza (Venetian/Palazzo)
· Renovated Binion's Cafe (Binion's)
· Hash House A Go Go (Rio)
· Twin Peaks (Henderson)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· El Loco (Adventuredome at Circus Circus)
· Painting Women (Bellagio's Gallery of Fine Art)
· The Jacksons residency (Planet Hollywood)
· VIP Seating at "O" (Bellagio)

SHOPPING
· Chilli Beans (Linq) Expected to open today
· 12A.M. Run (Linq) Expected to open today
· The Attic (Downtown Vegas)

OTHER SH*T
· TSA Pre✓ Application Center (McCarran, Level 2 of Terminal 1)
· Original Diva salon (Miracle Mile)
· LOOK Style Society (Town Square)
· DesertSol (Springs Preserve)
· RealGaming.com (online poker)
· VIP Villas, Suites (Various)

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Days After Cyber Attack, Venetian, Palazzo Websites Still Down

February 14, 2014 at 1:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

2.17 Update: The websites were partially restored today and can be used for online bookings once again.

On February 11, hackers gained control of websites of the Las Vegas Sands and showed Venetian and Palazzo, as well as a sister property, in flames. Four days later, the sites are still offline.

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Sh*t You Missed Wondering How Many Showgirls Fit Into A Tub At Bally's

January 31, 2014 at 9:25 PM | by | Comments (2)

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.

If you spent the month being as jubilant as possible about the revamp of Jubilee (now closed until March for re-tooling), you may have missed some sh*t! In the event we still manage to miss some sh*t, leave a comment below!

NOW OPEN
· Le Reve Behind the Scenes (Wynn)
· Sixt Car Rentals (McCarran Airport)
· Tactical Gun Game (Whiskey Dick’s, 2750 E. Craig Road)
· Solar-Powered Welcome to Las Vegas Sign (The Strip)
· Fleming's (Town Square)
· Apostrophe Bar (Caesars Palace)
· Pawn Shop Live (Golden Nugget)
· Renovated Rooms (Las Vegas Marriott)
· Al's Italian Beef (6840 W. Sahara Ave.)
· Bonkerz Comedy Club (House of Blues' Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay) Select Thursday nights
· Corner Cakes (Monte Carlo)
· Alexander Lee Presents The Botanical Factory (P3Studio at The Cosmopolitan) Now through February 16
· Second Sambalatte location (Jones & 215)
· 48th and Crepe (New York-New York)
· Walking Dead Slot Machines (Casino Floors)
· Bobby's Burger Palace (Crystals)
· Expanded Menu (Binion's Cafe)
· TAP (MGM Grand)
· International Food Court (Neonopolis)
· Sky Villa Suites (Tropicana)
· Revamped Food Court (Mandalay Bay)
· International Food Court (Neonopolis)
· Play By Total Rewards (Smart Phones)
· Los Vargas (mun2)
· Pin Up Pizza (Planet Hollywood)
· Hour Passion (Aria)
· Banger Brewing (Neonopolis)
· Inspire News Cafe (Fremont East)
· Chair 4, a bar and grill (Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort)
· PANDA! (Palazzo)
· Pink Box Donuts (Town Square)
· Renovated Food Court (MGM Grand)
· Rose.Rabbit.Lie. and Vegas Nocturne (The Cosmo)
· Rachel's Kitchen (McCarran Airport)
· $5,895 Parisian Terrace Wedding Package (Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand)
· Lalique (Crystals)

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Gambling Notes And Tidbits

January 10, 2014 at 7:29 PM | by | Comments (7)

Wish this stack was yours, huh? So do we.

From the desk of Mr. N. Pappagiorgio, gambling updates from The Strip to afar:

☛VegasChatter reader Mark. B. recently tipped us off to upcoming changes to table games at Harrah's. A floor manager there informed him that progressive table game bonuses are going bye-bye. He furthers reports being told all table games will be made like the "Million Dollar 3-Card Poker" already prevalent at Caesars properties.

What this means for gamblers is that sucker side bets will no longer land a relatively smaller progressive jackpot and instead will fund a larger landfall that has an even unlikelier (yep, it's like that) chance of winning. Mark also points out this change will double the smallest table bets to $10 per hand leaving Casino Royale with the only $5 tables on the Strip.

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Sh*t You May Have Missed While Rockin' The Holidays

January 3, 2014 at 1:01 PM | by | Comments (3)

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.

If you spent the holidays shopping at Target, you probably missed a lot of sh*t! We even had to dump a quick sh*t list last month to keep up ourselves. In the event we still manage to miss some sh*t, leave a comment below!

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