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Body English to Speak No More After July 3?

June 25, 2015 at 7:37 PM | by | Comment (1)

UPDATE 6.29.15: Yup, Body English is closing for good on July 3. The Hard Rock included the closing news in their weekly e-newsletter.

A tipster told us that Body English, the long-standing nightclub at the Hard Rock Las Vegas, will no longer be speaking English, body talk or any other language after July 3. That's because the club, which has been like a second Shore house for DJ Pauly D, is closing up shop on that day.

This is just a rumor but in Vegas, where there is a Facebook status update smoke, there's usually fire. Interestingly, Body English has not updated their social media profiles since May 24, which is like six months in Vegas time and in these heady social media days, pretty much means the death knell. Whether this closure is permanent or not, we don't know but signs are pointing to "CLOSED FOREVER." A few years ago, Body English closed down but returned by the time the Rapture of 2012 had come and gone.

As for this weekend, the club is still open at its usual times on Friday and Saturday from 10:30 pm until "close." Ladies are expected to pay $20 at the door while the "gents" should cough up $30. Perhaps you should do a shot at Center Bar and then pour some sugar liquor out at Body English. Just in case you don't get a chance to say a final goodbye.

[Photo: Body English/Facebook]

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Will The Girls of Seamless Get Some New Professional Dance Moves?

Where: 4740 Arville St, Las Vegas, NV [map], 89103
May 8, 2015 at 11:50 AM | by | Comments (6)

Here's a little background information, for readers who are uninitiated in the secrets of strip club culture. At strip clubs nationwide, the dancers do not receive any formal training in the art of stage dancing. Instead, dancers are expected to choreograph their stage performances on their own.

Newly hired dancers watch the other girls dance, and imitate their moves. They check out routines on the internet, and they practice them in their spare time. They sometimes practice pole tricks on an empty stage during slow times at the club. Or, as many unimpressed customers have witnessed, many strippers just don't know how to dance very well, and they just walk around the stage with one hand on the pole.

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Latest Rumor for Hooters Casino: A Partnership with Holiday Inn?

Where: 115 East Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada [map], 89109
April 22, 2015 at 2:47 PM | by | Comments (15)

For at least the last three years, as shown here, here, and here, rumors of room upgrades, an alignment with a national hotel brand, and pool improvements have swirled around Hooters Casino. And, in three years, not much has happened. So, on my most recent visits to Hooters, I asked multiple employees (including table game supervisiors and casino hosts) what the latest secret plans are for Hooters Casino.

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Dining Changes Rumored For Gold Coast

Where: 4000 West Flamingo Road [map], 89103
March 16, 2015 at 3:59 PM | by | Comments (9)

If the whispers are true, Gold Coast's dining scene could be in for a major shakeup.

We hear the off-Strip casino's sole fine dining experience, the Cortez Room, could be closed this year to make way for a rebranding. Word on the street is that the Ports o' Call Buffet is also slated for a closure and that it would be replaced with a 24-hour cafe concept similar to Courtyard Cafe at sister casino, The Orleans. After (barely) surviving a five-night run at the $10 buffet a few years back, we won't be sad to hear that ship has finally sailed.

We reached out to parent company Boyd Gaming for comment. A rep relayed that they didn't have anything to share at the moment, but have a lot planned for their Vegas properties this year.

(PHOTO: GoldCoastCasino.com)

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LVCVA Makes It Official: Wants To Purchase, Close Riviera

Where: 89109
February 17, 2015 at 1:51 PM | by | Comments (23)

Another Vegas rumor becomes reality. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) made its interest in purchasing the Riviera official today.

Board members will convene a special meeting Friday to put forth the purchase of the iconic north Strip property for $182.5 million. As whispered about, the hotel's land (26.4 acres, in all) would be used to help create a multi-billion dollar business district. Rumblings had put a possible closure at June, but the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports this morning that the timeline would call for a mid-August shutdown, possibly around August 20.

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Riviera Rumors Build, Could Be Gone By June's End

Where: 89109
February 13, 2015 at 1:30 PM | by | Comments (12)

Another news outlet is joining the rumblings building around the Riviera that point to not just a possible sale, but a closure, too.

The whispers reached a new crescendo yesterday when the Las Vegas Advisor attributed a forthcoming sale of the north Strip property to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCA) to a "reliable, but unofficial source." The LVA further reported that the Riv would be razed to expand the LVCVA's footprint.

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Riviera Rumored To Be Sold, To Eventually Close

February 12, 2015 at 4:36 PM | by | Comments (30)

What started out as whispers last week after reports by Vital Vegas and EDGe Vegas has built into a likely indisputable buzz -- word on the street is that the Riviera is being sold. And, while most would have hoped for a comeback of major renovation proportions, it seems we may have to say goodbye to the iconic property for good.

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Dirty Bird: Is Flamingo The New Imperial Palace?

Where: 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
January 22, 2015 at 1:18 PM | by | Comments (41)

Until its recent transformation into The LINQ Hotel, the hotel-casino formerly known as Imperial Palace served an important role in Vegas. Sure, it was the smoky dump of a casino that people scoped out just for laughs. And yes, the rooms were so cheap and hilariously awful that they afforded broke college kids on spring break the opportunity to stay center Strip. But, we’re talking about its most important role: making the rest of The Strip look good.

For years, you could stay anywhere else on Las Vegas Boulevard, pay any price, even get the worst of rooms right next to the noisy ice machine with a view of an AC unit and still say “well, at least it’s not Imperial Palace.” And, you would be absolutely correct in doing so.

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The New Westgate SuperBook May Resemble Lagasse's Stadium

January 19, 2015 at 9:39 PM | by | Comments (4)

When the LVH was purchased and the name changed to Westgate, there were plenty of promises about breathing new life into the historic hotel and casino.

Unlike the transformation of the Sahara to SLS Las Vegas, Westgate never closed. So guests and visitors have watched as new ownership added Purple Reign and Sexxy. (yes, with a period) to the entertainment roster and opened Sid's Cafe, a 24-hour cafe that now resides in the old high limit gaming area.

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Look At All These Rumors

December 29, 2014 at 5:42 PM | by | Comments (6)

Surrounding us every day... #sorrynotsorry

The VegasChatter inbox has been on fire of late with lots of rumors, both on Strip and off. We decided to round them up and dispel or confirm what we could. Here's what's being buzzed about around town:

Subject: The Cosmo

Rumor: With the sale of The Cosmopolitan to Blackstone, its official alignment with Hilton is just a matter of time. (Blackstone already counted Hilton within its portfolio.) The question has been how it will be affiliated with Hilton. Now, a VegasChatter tipster thinks it might be placed in the CONRAD category after noticing a Las Vegas location listed for the brand, which touts "smart luxury," on an internal (read: employee only) site.

Truth: The validity of this rumor is yet to be seen. The public website for CONRAD does not make mention of a Las Vegas location. You can review Hilton's brand hierarchy here and make your own guess as to where Cosmo might fall.

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The Harmon Could Be Gone By March

December 26, 2014 at 2:24 PM | by | Comments (7)

With what would have been a protracted trial for an even longer court battle now settled, the last remaining reminder of the Harmon hotel, its diminishing, never-completed husk, could be gone by winter's end.

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JLo Show At Caesars Promises 'Best Is Yet To Come'

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
December 22, 2014 at 7:48 PM | by | Comments (7)

The rumor about a JLo residency for Las Vegas has been around forever, but Jenny might be closer than ever to hanging around the block of 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

It's been announced that Jennifer Lopez will perform a one-night-only concert at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on New Year's Eve entitled, "The Best Is Yet To Come." I haven't checked Twitter yet, but that might come with a hashtag of #residencytest. A press release states Lopez will perform all her smash hits with the help of 25 musicians and dancers.

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