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Casino Owner Derek Stevens Could Win $1 Million If Michigan State Wins March Madness

March 31, 2015 at 5:05 PM | by | Comments (4)

On December 5, Derek Stevens, owner of The D and Golden Gate casinos in downtown Vegas, placed a $20,000 wager on the Michigan State Spartans to win the NCAA Basketball Championship at 50-1 odds. He placed the bet at the Golden Nugget. As March Madness comes to an end, Stevens stands to score one million if Michigan State can win their last two games.

On Saturday, April 4, Michigan State will play Duke at 3 p.m. (PT) in the first, national semifinal game. If the Spartans win, they will take on the winner of Kentucky vs. Wisconsin who play later that evening. The final game is scheduled for Monday, April 6 in Indianapolis.

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Downtown's Premium Outlets Debuting New Stores, Cheesecake Factory This May

March 31, 2015 at 2:46 PM | by | Comments (7)

If you haven't been to downtown's Premium Outlets in a while, this May you'll have 33 new reasons to stop by.

On Thursday, May 14, Las Vegas North Premium Outlets will introduce dozens of new tenants. In addition to the first Cheesecake Factory in Downtown Vegas (the fourth for the Las Vegas valley), the outlet mall will welcome 33 brands including:

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UPDATED: At Plaza, Louie Anderson's Run Is Over

Where: 1 South Main Street [map], 89101
March 30, 2015 at 11:56 PM | by | Comments (4)

Unfortunately, a succinct headline will have to do, for now at least, when it comes to Louie Anderson's departure from the Plaza.

VegasChatter Facebook fan Johnny K. first alerted us to the possibility the comedian's run at the downtown casino may be over last week. We were able to confirm it today through two separate enquiries. The reason why, however, is a mystery right now. We've emailed Anderson's management for a statement.

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First Tenants For The Pawn Stars' Coming Pawn Plaza Revealed

Where: 725 Las Vegas Boulevard So. [map]
March 24, 2015 at 2:08 PM | by | Comments (4)

Pawn Plaza, a shipping container shopping center being constructed just south of the cable-famous Gold & Silver Pawn by owner Rick Harrison, has announced its first three tenants. And, surprise! They're all dining spots!

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Boyd Gaming Makes A Lot Of Money From People Visiting From This State

March 24, 2015 at 12:03 PM | by | Comments (7)

If you don’t follow the business side of the casino industry, you may be surprised by this piece of information. In the past 10+ years, Boyd Gaming's three casinos in Downtown Vegas, Main Street Station, The California, and Fremont, have generated anywhere from 60-65% of their revenue from people visiting from Hawaii.

How much is that? Well, in the third quarter of 2014 alone, Boyd stated its downtown properties had net revenues of $53.4 million. That’s an increase of 1.3% from the same quarter a year ago.

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The Market Brings More Options For Downtown Visitors

Where: 611 East Fremont Street [map], 89101
March 20, 2015 at 12:47 PM | by | Comments (5)

Downtown Las Vegas continues to evolve as a work/play/live community. In the past few years, we’ve witnessed the transformation of Fremont East from a depressed area into a thriving neighborhood and nightspot. Closed storefronts and empty lots have been reclaimed by a variety of unique shops and restaurants as well as a mall made of shipping containers. The one thing lacking had been a grocery store. That changed last October with the opening of The Market.

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Plaza's New Show Is For Lovers... Or Losers

Where: 1 S. Main St. [map], 89101
March 10, 2015 at 4:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

It looks like the Plaza is back with another short-lived new show. Lovers or Losers: The Game Show is a live production sure to please fans of the Game Show Network (GSN). Whether those people are the ones frequenting Plaza and will actually buy tickets remains to be seen.

The game show takes advantage of the fact that thousands of couples come to Las Vegas either on vacation or specifically to get married. Why not put them on the spot and test their love? Couples are pitted against each other and must use their skills and love to make sure they come out as lovers and not losers. #seewhatthey #ohyoudid

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The D Next To Defend 'The Caveman'

Where: 89101
March 9, 2015 at 12:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

After promising to be back in February and failing, Defending the Caveman is finally laying its spear down in Downtown Vegas. The one-man show lost its home at Harrah's in January on the cusp of its four-year anniversary at the Strip hotel.

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Checking In On Whatever's Happening Next To Pioneer Club

March 4, 2015 at 12:04 PM | by | Comments (6)

We've been wondering what's going on at downtown's Pioneer Club since last spring, even as we've watched its skin peeled off, as documented by Vital Vegas.

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Simon And Kerry's Gourmet Burgers To Close This Spring

March 2, 2015 at 1:55 PM | by | Comments (9)

Chef Kerry Simon is closing the doors at two of his Las Vegas restaurants this spring. Simon has been battling debilitating Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The incurable disease has rendered Simon unable to speak or eat normally and has confined him to a wheelchair.

As their leases expire this spring, Simon Restaurant and Lounge at Palms Place and KGB (Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers) at Harrah’s will close. Simon’s other restaurants in Palm Springs, Chicago, Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic plus Carson Kitchen in downtown Las Vegas will remain open.

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Gamblers On The Vegas Strip Are Very Different Than Those Downtown

February 27, 2015 at 2:34 PM | by | Comments (17)

Nevada gaming revenue reports are fun to read and you don't have to be a nerd to enjoy them. You can learn a lot about people that gamble. How they gamble, where they gamble... it's all fascinating.

When perusing the year-end Nevada gaming revenue reports for 2014 there was a lot of obvious information that most people see on a regular basis. People on the Vegas Strip gamble less than people in Downtown Vegas. This isn’t news as the revenue has been trending this way for over 20 years. However, one bit of information really stood out.

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Travel Channel 'Time Traveling' To Fremont Street Past

February 27, 2015 at 12:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

If a genie popped out, what Vegas era would you wish yourself back to?

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens might be good enough for Gaga, but two of our favorite things (besides pinball... it's a long list) are Vegas on TV and flipping through the pages of Lost Vegas. Put that lost Vegas on TV and our mind is blown quicker than a Clarion implosion.

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