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Rise Lantern Festival Falls Short For Thousands

October 20, 2014 at 1:11 PM | by | Comments (5)

The photos are breathtaking. The experience was gasp-worthy, too. Both the good and the bad kind.

The Rise Lantern Festival took place in the desert outside Las Vegas Saturday night and was attended by an estimated ten thousand. While the launch ceremony itself was described as beautiful, spirtual and moving, both getting and leaving there was the complete opposite with one attendee, Anissa C., equating it to a scene from a movie:

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There's A Happy Hour For Locals At SLS Las Vegas, If You Can Sort It Out

Where: 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
October 7, 2014 at 4:10 PM | by | Comments (9)

Somewhere along the line SLS Las Vegas decided they loved locals, theoretically putting them in competition for the attention of locals' love meter against another Vegas gambling conglomerate. More love being shot our way is fine by us. The first question this Vegas resident wondered was what benefits would be received by accepting SLS' advances? THE CODE, the resort's players club, lists them as:


· Preferred seating and restaurant reservations
· Preferred room rates and availability
· $5 happy hour drink specials Sunday-Thursday 5pm-8pm
· 2-for-1 admission to The SLS Buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner Friday-Sunday 8am-9pm
· 25% off treatments in Ciel Spa Sunday-Thursday
· Skip the line on Industry Nights at LiFE & The Sayers Club on Sundays & Foxtail on Mondays

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The Horrors Are Year-Round At Fortune Hotel

Where: 325 E. Flamingo Rd. [map], 89169
October 3, 2014 at 7:44 PM | by | Comments (6)

In case you haven't heard, Halloween is a pretty big event in Vegas. We’ve already given you the scoop on Fright Dome, the Gates of Hell, The Asylum, and Hotel Fear. But, you may be unfamiliar with the frights found just a stone’s throw from Silver Sevens.

You might know Fortune Hotel & Suites as just another off-Strip bargain property. This VegasChatter writer can assure you, however, that it's also the creepiest destination in the Las Vegas Valley, guaranteed to give you nightmares long after you’ve checked out.

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Mamma Mia! Trop's Curse Continues

Where: 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
July 23, 2014 at 8:14 PM | by | Comments (15)

It's another grand opening, grand closing for Tropicana.

After debuting May 8, Trop's version of the Broadway hit, Mamma Mia!, has turned into a big miss. It's been announced the show will close August 3. We once had high hopes that the production would finally turn things around for the WTF-plagued property, but that changed after we actually saw it and felt the vocals (kind of a major thing here) did not stand out.

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Hard Times For Downtown Grand

Where: 206 North 3rd Street [map], 89101
July 7, 2014 at 7:54 PM | by | Comments (24)

We were so taken with the promise of Downtown Grand, we named it the best opening of 2013. Fast forward seven months and it's a contender for most WTF of 2014.

We loved the design as well as the idea of it all when it came to the Vegas return of a renovated and renamed Lady Luck which made its debut October 2013. Gamblers, however, were almost instantly turned off by tight machines and pay tables that went from poor to bad. Fans of the old Mob Bar hated the new incarnation. Diners were less than impressed with the fare presented by the handful of available choices. It was hard to even find a cup of coffee. Eventual dining revamps were too little, too late for many. Pool season brought enough confusion when it came to who could and couldn't lay out on the rooftop deck, when and for how much (if anything), that we threw in the towel when it came to trying to keep things straight.

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Innapproprtate Spelling Should Be Ilegal At Drai’s

Where: 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
June 2, 2014 at 1:10 PM | by | Comments (8)

The New York Times editors who made an embarrassing typo above the fold in the May 29 edition may be moonlighting for Drai’s at The Cromwell. The venue is getting lots of praise for its swanky new beach club/nightclub, though probably not from grammar nerds.

This sign was spotted in the venue’s restrooms over the weekend. It’s hard to pick a favorite mistake when there are so many to choose from. Arbitrary capitalization: check. Spelling errors: double check. Lack of end punctuation: you bet!

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Double Barrel Calls Automatic Gratuity On Small Parties 'Opening Kink'

Where: 3770 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
May 9, 2014 at 5:18 PM | by | Comments (22)

While we didn't get an official response on a WTF receipt drowning in fees, Double Barrel Roadhouse is (kinda) acknowledging our report.

Yesterday, the restaurant/bar's Facebook and Twitter accounts sent out this message to followers:

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Vegas Is Getting A Little Too Fee Happy

May 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM | by | Comments (43)

We called foul when Border Grill tacked on an automatic .50 cent fee for water. And, our friends at Vital Vegas have taken Cabo Wabo to task for its concession & franchise fee that simply appears on bills as "CNF" without any pre-warning or explanation.

Now, our latest case of restaurant WTF comes to us via VegasChatter reader @paperposter who was not happy after receiving his bill for a single Bud Light at Double Barrel Roadhouse.

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A Flamingo Guest Sounds Off Over A Disappointing Stay

Where: 3555 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
April 30, 2014 at 2:18 PM | by | Comments (26)

We all love Vegas, but that's not to say that some things don't get under our skin. That's why we created Vegas Rants to let you get it all off your chest, heave a big sigh and move on to the next fun thing.

For someone that signs their emails with the Sebastien-Roch Chamfort quote, "the most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed," we're going to guess that VegasChatter reader KRM isn't much of a ranter. So, it must have been some stay at Flamingo recently to provoke our newest Vegas rant:

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STK Serves Up The Mother Of All Hilarious Promotions

Where: 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
April 23, 2014 at 2:35 PM | by | Comment (1)

Dear Mom, you don't have to put on the red light...?

Just when you think you’ve seen it all with crazy Las Vegas promotional gimmicks, STK comes up with the mother of all stunts for Mother’s Day. That’s Sunday, May 11 in case you’re unaware. You’re welcome. Why get mom flowers when you can take her out for a MILF prix fixe dinner instead?

STK at The Cosmopolitan is serving up a MILF dinner for Mother’s Day, which stands for “Mother I’d Like to Filet mignon.” Phew! Not what we thought. The special menu from STK Executive Chef Stephen Hopcraft features four courses for $99.

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So, They Really Are Filming Mall Cop 2 At Wynn

Where: 89109
April 21, 2014 at 9:26 PM | by | Comments (5)

When we first heard about it, we thought yeah, right while executing one of the most dramatic eye rolls ever. Sure, we could see Mall Cop 2 filming in Las Vegas... at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. But, at one of the most prestigious resorts on The Strip? LOL!

Well, the joke's on movie-goers us as filming for Mall Cop: Blart 2 is now underway at Wynn. The slapstick sequel, which will receive $4.3 million in tax credits for filming in Nevada, centers around -- naturally -- a hotel heist with actor Kevin James returning for the lead role of Paul Blart.

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Vegas As Explained By Urban Dictionary

April 8, 2014 at 9:19 PM | by | Comments (11)

If it's remotely related to Las Vegas, particularly anything having the word "Vegas" in it, we're up for chatting about it. We once read about Las Vegas, New Mexico just to obsess on our obsession. Fun Vegas fact: Due Date starring The Hangover's Zach Galifinakis was filmed in Las Vegas, New Mexico where there is also a Plaza Hotel.

So, one day someone tossed the term "Vegashamed" at us and.. yadda, yadda, yadda.. we ended up on Urban Dictionary spending a few hours minutes browsing through all the Vegas-related entries. Let's see if readers are familiar with some of the cleaner ones:

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