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Apple Pay Has Made Its Way to The Strip

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89109
May 6, 2015 at 11:34 AM | by | Comment (1)

And the first Local casino-resort to have Apple Pay will be… The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas! Other casinos, you better step your game up. The pin pads that will make Apple Pay transactions possible will be available at the casino this summer.

There are a few points of sales already live, but by early June many more areas of the casino will have the technology including the front desk, VIP services, concierge, restaurants, lounges, bars, and a variety of their retailers.

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Check-Out Folio: A Motley Return, Silent Disco, And More

April 24, 2015 at 11:45 PM | by | Comments (3)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 20:

Las Vegas shows its (hockey) colors: We may not officially have a NHL team, or a name for them yet. But, we do have their colors. Yahoo Sports dishes on the uniform palette.

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Shop Around For The Best Gambling

March 26, 2015 at 2:05 PM | by | Comments (11)

Unless you gamble frequently, you may not realize it isn’t all the same. To the non-gambler, blackjack is blackjack is blackjack. Gamblers know that isn’t true. Not only do many casinos offer different rules, odds and returns for games, you may even find different rules and odds for the same game under the roof of a single casino.

A casino may offer blackjack with different odds depending on if you're by the door, in the high limit room or in the party pit. This can be the case with other forms of casino gambling, from betting on sports to video poker.

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Will Cosmo Charge A Resort Fee On Your Comped Room? It Depends

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 23, 2015 at 6:51 PM | by | Comments (16)

In a previous VegasChatter article, one of our readers and Twitter friend Dave R. (@LasVegasSO) was unhappy because The Cosmopolitan charged a resort fee on a comped room. Since he reported this, I've stayed there twice, each time comped, without getting charged a resort fee. So, obviously, it can happen either way.

As I've shared in the past, Cosmo has been comping me rooms, because of my savvy excessive video poker play. Since I reached platinum status in its player club, I've received an offer for a comped room about every two months. I haven't yet been charged a resort fee on a comped room, but I also don't want to start! Out of naked self interest altruism, I wanted to find out what the criteria was for who gets charged a resort fee on comped rooms. So, I put on my investigative reporter hat and starting asking around. I asked the people at the slot club desk. I asked a nice lady that answered the phone at reservations. I asked a casino host. I even asked the head of VIP reservations! None of them would give me a direct answer. They all said the same thing, "it depends on your offer."

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Comme Ca Closing At Cosmo

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 17, 2015 at 11:21 AM | by | Comments (6)

The Cosmopolitan's dining choices have remained unchanged since it first debuted in December 2010. Soon, that will change.

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Cosmopolitan's Identity No Longer Offering Points For Table Game Play

March 6, 2015 at 12:21 PM | by | Comments (31)

It’s Cosmopolitan's turn to update its players club, Identity. Two years ago, we lauded Cosmopolitan for offering transparency for table game play. Something no other players club would put in writing. This year, they removed that transparency... and all rewards for table games.

“*Identity Points are not earned on table games, sports book and electronic craps machines.”

If you’re a point counter when you gamble, it's good to know in advance that you will not receive any Identity points for your money spent playing blackjack or any other table games at Cosmo like you would at other casinos. Here’s how earning points are doled out now and how they've changed:

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New Suites, Restaurants And Bars For The Cosmopolitan

Where: 89109
February 19, 2015 at 1:51 PM | by | Comments (8)

New digital art in The Cosmopolitan's lobby.

The Cosmopolitan plans to take the New Year very literally. With new owners (Blackstone Group) and a new leader (Bill McBeath) installed, the center Strip resort will continue to bring the new.

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2015 Guide To March Madness In Vegas

February 3, 2015 at 5:58 PM | by | Comment (1)

March Madness is almost here so you know what time it is... party time!

Our annual rundown of March Madness viewing parties is here and can be found below. We'll update the list as we discover new offerings, but if you don't see the venue you're interested in right now, the best advice is simply to call them and inquire. Don't wait. The March Madness in Las Vegas Facebook group (which now boasts some 3,700 members) is already reporting parties at The Pub at Monte Carlo and Lagasse's Stadium at Venetian|Palazzo are sold out.

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The Cosmopolitan Preparing To Raise Resort Fee

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
January 27, 2015 at 7:30 PM | by | Comments (37)

With a new owner, new leader and new changes taking shape, The Cosmopolitan has at least one more new item on the agenda -- a higher resort fee.

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Check-Out Folio: Hot, Grumpy Craig Ferguson Headed To Vegas, And More

January 23, 2015 at 9:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements and happenings around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of January 19:

Dirk Arthur will bring even more Wild Illusions to Riviera beginning February 21. That's when matinee performances of his magically cheesetastic production will be added. Look for 4 p.m. shows to take place Saturday and Sunday. Tickets begin at $40. Children must be at least five years old to attend and anyone under 15 will need to be with an adult. Call 800.634.3420 to purchase. The show also runs at 7 p.m. Saturday through Thursday.

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P3 Studio At Cosmo Lets You Play DJ

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
January 23, 2015 at 9:05 PM | by | Comments (2)

Just when you think the exhibits at Cosmopolitan's P3 Studio couldn’t get any more out there, along comes a “meditation nightclub.” The full name of the newest P3 experience is The Octave of Visible Light: A Meditation Nightclub. When you think Cosmo, you probably think Marquee and a nightclub in the traditional sense, but this experience is anything but.

Lia Chavez is the artist-in-residence who has created this unusual pop-up nightclub. For this project, the painter and multi-media artist has teamed up with creative technology company rehabstudio to create a digital neurology system. Now, what exactly is that? Well, in short, it allows participants to hear and see what they’re thinking. Chavez fits one member of a group with a special headset that reads his or her EEG activity, as in the electrical activity in your brain. The other members can watch the show projected on the walls of the gallery.

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A Happy Dilemma At The Cosmopolitan: Which Room To Select?

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
January 7, 2015 at 12:28 PM | by | Comments (13)

I travel to Las Vegas about four times a year, and I've stayed at many different casino resorts up and down the Strip. Lately, I've really been digging the Cosmopolitan, so much that I've stayed there three times in the last seven months.

Like most Vegas casino resorts, the Cosmopolitan has multiple room classes, and I've booked three of them. I've stayed in the resort's two smaller rooms that have terraces, the Terrace Studio and the Terrace One Bedroom, and I've experienced the first level of its premium rooms, the Terrace Suite. (Thanks to my awesome casino host KJ for that one!) I have not yet stayed in their room without a terrace, the City Room, or in any of their larger suites. When I look at a casino hotel websites, I often can't tell what's really different about the different room classes so I thought I would compare these three levels to help you decide which room to select if you decide to stay.

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