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VegasChatter Questions: What Is A Host And What Can They Do For Me?

October 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM | by | Comments (13)

Weíre always here to help when you have a question. VegasChatter reader Rob R. was just assigned a casino host for the first time and turned to us on Facebook for clarity and advice:

So I have a question that maybe someone can help me with... I'm a Diamond member with Total Rewards. I have been assigned a "Casino Host". What exactly is he/she and what kinds of things can they do for me? Am I supposed to tip him/her? I rarely even see him but I do have his cell phone number." -- Rob

Letís first look at what exactly a casino hostís job entails and that's to create a relationship with players so that they become loyal to the casino (or casinos) they work for. In other words, the host works for a casino with the purpose of making customers happy during and in-between visits.

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Are Non-Gaming Hotels Better?

September 23, 2014 at 1:06 PM | by | Comments (14)

With so many choices in Las Vegas, one of the most daunting choices you have to make will be done long before you set foot off the plane. Choosing where to rest after long days and nights of gambling, eating and, of course, boozing can have visitors vacillating between the latest and the greatest, the closest and the cheapest, and more. This writer has even heard of decisions based on the size of the shower!

When looking for hotels in Vegas there are so many options, your first time or two usually results in a stay at one of the main hotel-casinos on The Strip. And, why not? All the lights, glamour, action, romance and nostalgia exist around those hotels. After a couple trips to Vegas, however, that feeling might wear off. A transformation into a Vegas veteran may send you off Strip or downtown when choosing a spot to sleep. If you aren't interested in leaving The Strip, there are other options that provide a good bang for your buck and don't come with the annoyances of a mega-resort.

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Bottomless Bubbles At Fizz Offers Two Hours of Champagne

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 19, 2014 at 7:03 PM | by | Comments (2)

Bottoms up!

VegasChatter reader Bill G. posed some good questions about the new Bottomless Bubbles promotion at FIZZ. If you havenít checked out the snazzy Caesars Palace champagne bar yet by Elton John's partner, David Furnish, this promotion may be a good way to test the waters bubbles.

For $36 inclusive of tax and gratuity/service charge, guests can enjoy two hours of bottomless house champagne. The particular brand evidently varies from time to time, but if youíre not picky, youíre guaranteed all the champagne you can drink in one of two time slots: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly.

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Searching For Coffee Breaks On The Strip That Won't Break The Bank

June 23, 2014 at 1:21 PM | by | Comments (10)

While many Vegas visitors are looking for the largest drinking vessel at the lowest price for alcoholic beverages, some just want a good cup of coffee. The goal is to still have a little left to spend at the tables. Starbucks are pretty much on every corner, with some hotels offering multiple locations, though VegasChatter reader Tom G. wanted to know where to get a decent cup of coffee on the Strip thatís actually affordable. The easy answer is you can get good coffee or cheap coffee, but not both. More often the easiest to find is moderately to expensively priced mediocre coffee. Most of the Starbucks on The Strip are even more pricey than their off-Strip incarnations.

The newest coffee shop on The Strip is one of the best. Though not what we would call cheap, Sambalatte on the plaza at Monte Carlo offers high-quality products and serves them with flair. Think fancy frothy designs in your cappuccino foam. You should ask them to try and recreate the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. Why not? You might get lucky. While coffee purists may not value the literal fluff, rest assured you are also getting a beverage thatís as delicious as it is beautiful. Personal favorites include the Nutella Latte and White Chocolate Mocha. For those not into the sweet stuff, a small coffee is $3.78 and a cappuccino is $4.86.

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VegasChatter Questions: Suggestions For Seniors in Sin City

June 16, 2014 at 6:54 PM | by | Comments (24)

Time for another VegasChatter Question! This one comes from Richard B. who needs help planning the perfect Vegas vacation with friends. Do you have a question about Vegas, too? We bet you do. Send it to us and you just might see it here on VegasChatter!

Hi guys and gals, I am coming August 17th to get married, staying at MGM for 15 nights. We are from the UK, a group of oldies aged 50 and upwards. Can anyone recommend places to visit, shows, restaurants? Also have not booked a place to get wed yet, so any recommendations for that? Thanks."

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Your Vegas Golf Questions Answered

June 5, 2014 at 3:40 PM | by | Comments (5)

With over 50 courses dotting the Las Vegas landscape as well as a variety of delights to keep one occupied during the non-hacking hours, Sin City is one of the country's top golfing destinations. The city offers a wide menu that spans all the way from top-100 layouts to low-priced, mid-level tracks that still provide plenty of fun for visiting golfers.

Today we're going to take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to golfing in the entertainment capital of the world.

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Where To Sit Back, Relax And Enjoy A Movie In Las Vegas

May 20, 2014 at 2:17 PM | by | Comments (10)

Sometimes, tourists just want to kick back and enjoy a nice night out at the movies like those of us who live here full time. Recently, VegasChatter reader Richard Jennings asked for our recommendations for movie theaters.

As far as theaters go, the trend toward bigger, better and more expensive has definitely been on the upswing in Las Vegas. The culmination of that battle to outdo one another has led to the appearance of Galaxy Luxury Theatres which brought their Galaxy Luxury+ Theatre to Green Valley. Although, word has it that an even more luxe concept is headed to Crystals.

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VegasChatter Questions: Do Casinos Have Craps Lessons?

May 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (5)

You have questions and we have answers! Timely answers,†at that. We were walking through The D the other day and were reminded that many casinos still offer free gaming lessons. This experienced gambler hasn't taken a gaming lesson in a while, but it's nice to see that casinos still offer this kind of education.

VegasChatter Reader Chris R. was wondering if this was still a thing... and where he might get a lesson on the†Vegas Strip:

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Palace Station Soon To Offer Two New Restaurants

May 19, 2014 at 3:17 PM | by | Comments (4)

There are locals casinos and then there are locals casinos and one of the most OG of them all is Palace Station.

Recently, VegasChatter reader Greg B. wrote to us wondering why the off Strip hotel-casino looked so sad as of late:

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Finding Scenes From Vegas Films: Last Vegas

May 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM | by | Comments (9)

We all love to watch movies about Vegas, but as we watch them it always begs the question -- does that venue exist in real life or was it created just for this movie? This was a question brought to us by Vegaschatter reader Jim L. who wondered if the lounge in Last Vegas was really a venue inside Binion's or any other casino in Vegas or just another movie fabrication.

Having seen this movie a good few times, notably and ironically on a flight back from Las Vegas, that thought had crossed this writer's mind a few times as well. To see this question was no surprise, but warranted some investigation into the filming locations to find out if this awesome venue really did exist in Vegas.

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VegasChatter Questions: When You Want To Dine Fine Outside

May 8, 2014 at 4:19 PM | by | Comments (9)

Itís not just anywhere that you can sit outside and eat or drink the night away. Even though it can get chilly or sweltering hot in Las Vegas, when the sun goes down, almost any night can still feel like a beautiful evening to be outdoors. In the summer, sitting outside in the warmth of a 95 degree evening beats sitting inside in a sweater because casino†air conditioning is too cold.

VegasChatter Reader Curtis B. likes to dine under the stars and tells us he had a delicious meal outside at SW Steakhouse. Now, he would like more ideas:

coming from the cold North (snow here again today) in a month and looking for new ideas (or just fresh ideas for me) for a nice higher end restaurant that has outside seating. We ate at SW at the Wynn last year, was very good, nice setting, food was great and so nice to eat outside at night in the warmth rather than in cold AC restaurant.

Well, ask and ye shall receive. There are a quite a a few restaurants that offer a similarly great meals, outdoors, on the Vegas Strip.

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Yes, You Can Access The Linq From 'The Back'

Where: 89109
May 5, 2014 at 3:44 PM | by | Comments (3)

While the large majority of pedestrians will access The Linq from The Strip or from adjoining hotels, Flamingo and The Quad, several VegasChatter readers have enquired as to whether those were the only options. The answer is, no.

Not only is The Linq's valet located at its easternmost end and accessible from Koval Avenue or Linq Lane, but pedestrians can also enter the new outdoor mall from that side as well. It won't be the most popular choice for pedestrians, but if you're headed there from Bally's, the Platinum or the Westin, it will certainly be the kinder route for your feet.

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