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Your Vegas Weekend Cheat Sheet: July 10-12

July 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM | by | ()


Here's a cheat sheet for what's happening in Las Vegas this weekend. These are events and listings that we picked because we think they're cool, noteworthy and/or funny. This is not a complete listing of everything that's happening in Vegas this weekend so simma' down now. Remember, what happens in Vegas...should probably be shared with VegasChatter. XOXO.

THE LINQ'S PING PONG PARTY: The LINQ Pool is teaming up with USA Table Tennis to bring Ping Pong by the Pool. This party will kick off at 8 p.m. and it will feature 20 Ping-Pong tables for guests to play on and over 30,000 Ping-Pong balls that will fill the pools. This event goes until midnight and it is free to the public (score!) There will be Miller Lite, Coors Light and Herradura Tequila drink specials all night.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE WSOP: The World Series of Poker continues at the Rio Las Vegas but this is your last weekend to watch the Main Event in person for free. The first phase of the tourney will end on July 14.

JAMIE FOXX AT HYDE BELLAGIO You can get a fast pass to this event for "only" $100. Otherwise, admission is $20 for ladies, $30 for dudes.

PARTY WITH PLAYMATES AT DAYLIGHT: Playmates have taken over the Daylight and Light Clubs at Mandalay Bay, culminating in a Midsummer Night's Dream at Light tomorrow night. Here's a description, try to control yourself: "Guests are invited to the 1,001 Arabian Nights themed fantasyland as Light nightclub transforms into a mystical Arabian dream, featuring a plethora of attending Playboy bunnies. Costumes or masks are required for entry."

KISS THE BLARNEY STONE AT THE D: A drunk man made off with The D's hotels Blarney Stone during what he says was a drunken bender. Fortunately, the man has returned it and you can go kiss the lucky charm again.

CADDYSHACK AT DOWNTOWN CONTAINER PARK: Suddenly, there's no shortage of places to watch movies in downtown. The Container Park will kick off their outdoor movie series on The Lawn at 9:05pm Sunday night with a screening of Caddy Shack. Other movies on the schedule for the summer include The Big Lebowski, Step Brothers, Napoleon Dynamite and more. Attendees can also enjoy drinks and snacks from various hot spots inside the park such as Cheffiniís, Oak & Ivy, Pinches Tacos and Sweet Spot Candy Shop.

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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 | ()

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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Ja-Makin'-Me-Laugh Delivers The Funny At The D

Where: 301 Fremont St. [map], 89101
October 7, 2014 at 6:36 PM | by | ()

When the cheesy title of a comedy show alone makes you laugh, itís safe to assume youíll at least be entertained. Ja-Makiní-Me-Laugh at The D certainly lived up to its corny name and did, indeed, make this writer laugh. All I knew going in was the show featured Matilda and Patrick Murray. Expecting a husband and wife comedy duo, this writer was quite surprised when I saw the promo materials featuring a puppet. In case you were also unaware, Matilda is Patrickís Jamaican ventriloquist dummy. Murray is a Second City-trained comedian, but of course, heís just the sidekick in this duo.

With her bedazzled dress, rhinestone-covered shoes and beaded hair, she could give any of Terry Fator's puppets a run for their money in the flashy Vegas outfit department. While not on the level of a Terry Fator show, itís definitely an entertaining way to spend the afternoon.

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In Downtown Vegas, Sunday Strike Still Possible

May 30, 2014 at 3:25 PM | by | ()

Another tentative deal has been made between a downtown casino and the Culinary and Bartenders Unions.

This morning, it was announced that an agreement had been reached with The D; although, its sister casino, Golden Gate, is still among a shrinking number of downtown casinos with expired union contracts. Also in that group: Four Queens, Binion's, Plaza and Las Vegas Club... no one.

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Will Downtown Workers Strike On Sunday?

Where: 89101
May 27, 2014 at 3:16 PM | by | ()

Will workers at nine Downtown Vegas hotel-casinos walk off the job this Sunday, June 1?

That's the deadline set by the Culinary and Bartenders Unions after negotiations with The D, Four Queens, Binionís, Fremont, Main Street Station, Plaza, Las Vegas Club, El Cortez, and Golden Gate have failed to yield new contracts.

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Union Workers In Downtown Set To Strike In June

Where: 89101
May 21, 2014 at 5:42 PM | by | ()

Downtown union workers could walk off the job at 5 a.m. on June 1.

The Culinary and Bartenders Unions have set that timetable for a strike against nine downtown casinos: The D, Four Queens, Binionís, Fremont, Main Street Station, Plaza, Las Vegas Club, El Cortez, and Golden Gate. Each of those properties have expired union contracts.

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VegasChatter Questions: Do Casinos Have Craps Lessons?

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

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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