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With the 2013 Vegas pool season upon us, a reader reminds us that it's not always a wet n' wild, sexually charged up time. We need to protect our belongings and not just our dignity while we're splashing around. But, how should we do this? We give some tips below. But first, here's what reader Ashley wrote to us:
In the past I've traveled to Vegas with my husband or my sister. Generally when relaxing in the pool we would leave our things, phones, money, IDs, in a bag under a chair. For whatever reason I have never felt unsafe doing this. Looking back it seems foolish. We were asking for someone to take our loot! Do you know if the MGM pool complex offers lockers? Or any pool safety tips? I'll be there in a couple weeks with my friend who's never been. Also being two girls in our mid 20's and petite we wouldn't scare off anyone trying to nab our things.
Ok, we have all the info about the hotel, but will the hotel have a casino and if it does, who will operate the casino services? I know that sbe has some kind of rewards program, but that was a bust kind of. Will we see a revamp, maybe a loyalty program and a rewards program in one? -- @breannamstewart
It's February and love is in the air. As lovers descend on Vegas for romantical getaway, we've received a question from a Vegas visitor who needs a top-notch spot for an anniversary dinner. She asks:
My husband and I go to Vegas for our anniversary every year (we got married there so it just kind of makes sense J). Last year we had dinner at Roy’s – which was fabulous – personal touches are the best. This year we were thinking of maybe dining on the strip. I really want some sort of view (either high above the strip or of my beloved Bellagio fountains -- Mix, Top of the World, Alize, the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Olives, Picasso, Prime). Any good suggestions?
VegasChatter Questions / Downtown Grand / Lady Luck / Openings / Reopenings / Name Changes / Vegas Jobs / → All Tags
The excitement is building about the
return of downtown's Lady Luck opening of Downtown Grand. While we keep you abreast of the construction and show you what the future holds, others are more interested in the 600 full-time jobs it will bring to the city.
VegasChatter fan April queried us about the best way to apply so we reached out to Fifth Street Gaming, its owners, to find out. A top executive let us know that they're already searching for senior leadership positions on sites like LinkedIn and suggested that interested applicants keep an eye on their LinkedIn page, as well as follow them on Facebook at Fifth Street Gaming and Downtown3rd, or watch fifthstreetgaming.com for more employment options as they come online.
When you're guy wants to workout all the time, workout all the time, workout all the time when in Vegas, what's a gal to do? That's our latest VegasChatter Question, this one from fan Breanna S.:
Hi my name is Breanna, and I must say, I love the website. I visit it just about every day.
I would like to know if there are any casinos on or off the Strip that have gyms that stay open past 8 p.m. I am taking a trip to Vegas in about a month or two, and have begun looking for places to stay, however, my husband, who is a fitness buff, will find it hard to know that the hotels that I’ve researched, including the Bellagio, Wynn, and the Palms, only have gyms that stay open until around 8:00. We want to split our time accordingly between shopping, dining, taking in the sights, of course gambling, and my husband would like to workout as well, but again, I can’t find any hotels that offer gyms that stay open later than 8:00. Is this the way things are in Vegas or am I not doing a thorough enough search?
VegasChatter Questions / Bill's / Bill's Gambling Hall and Saloon / The Quad / Caesars Entertainment / → All Tags
Bill's is shutting down the Gambling and boarding up the Saloon come this February, but guests with reservations beyond that date may need to take action to confirm just exactly where that room res will be honored.
VegasChatter reader Keith contacted to let us know he hadn't heard from Bill's regarding his post-Feb reservation:
Hit up any Vegas travel board and, chances are, questions about The Linq and its on-going impact to The Strip on are the first page.
While most folks want to know about challenges to navigating nearby walkways or if construction noise can be heard within the hotel rooms that surround it, VegasChatter fan Anthony R. reached out to us over a different concern:
VegasChatter Questions / Caesars Entertainment / MGM Resorts / Caesars Palace / Planet Hollywood / The Cosmopolitan / Treasure Island / MGM Grand / → All Tags
We're always here to help. Just send us your questions (or tips) from the box to the right. One of the questions we receive most often is how to ensure that you receive a hotel freebie at the resort you desire. The simple answer is to play where you want to stay, but it's not quite that easy.
If you want to receive comps and discounts at specific casinos, it's important that you stay, play and eat there. That's easier said then done when you're in Vegas. There's such an awesome variety of casinos that we must roam! This writer will play anywhere, but save the bulk of the gambling money for where he wants to stay or receive the best comps. If I want free rooms at Planet Hollywood, I'll play $25 blackjack there. But, if friends want to play elsewhere, I'll just play lower limits at that casino to save my bankroll.
Sandy is gone but the deadly super storm's impact will linger for what's expected to be years. Here in Las Vegas, vacationing tourists have found themselves stranded due to backlogged flights with many not expected to depart until this weekend.
Some visitors have been lucky enough to pick up a comp room for a few days while others have landed a discounted rate, but all are finding themselves with a few extra days of miscellaneous spending they weren't expecting:
I (along with a bunch of friends) are stuck here til Sat afternoon due to hurricane flight cancellation (got here Fri, was supposed to leave Mon). Stayed at Mirage but switching to Riviera to save some $. Mirage said we can keep our room keys and return to the pool here, so that's nice. Any advice for stretching a $ while keepin it (sorta) classy?"
For as pricey as Vegas can be, it is possible to 'keep it classy' for less.
VegasChatter Questions / Thanksgiving / Christmas / New Year's Eve / Holidays / Events / Shows / Music / Concerts / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / → All Tags
It's that time of year when you'll find Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas displays up in stores so it's no surprise that the holidays are heavily on the mind of VegasChatter readers as well.
Recently, we've received notes from fans wondering what was going on in town for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. If you've just got to know as well, here's how things stand now. Look for our ultimate New Year's Eve guide to drop next week. But, if you're more of a one holiday-at-a-time kind of person, here's a link to our A-to-Z guide on Halloween in Vegas.
First up, turkey time:
You've been gambling, and gambling, and gambling. For fun, or for winnings. Or, for both. And, finally, the casino takes notice. A host reaches out to you and wants to reward your play with a complimentary stay. But, how free is free exactly? That's the worry of VegasChatter fan Gail: