Sunday, November 13, 2005

Best Buffet In Las Vegas

Best Buffet In Las Vegas- Spice Market At Aladdin
Honorable Mentions- Cravings At Mirage, Bellagio, Paris, Rio, Main Street Station

Editors Notes

Okay I want to thank you all for your support of this site and your comments and emails. By the way I have posted my email on the site now and if you have any questions or comments please email me at . Its year end and this is the time of the year that many people do year end top ten lists I decided I won't do top ten lists instead I will mention the best in each category and then give honorable mentions to others. Las Vegas is always changing such as the recent closing of Bourbon Street and the closing of Westwood Ho on November 17th but thats what makes Las Vegas so interesting its always changing and i hope by visiting this site often it keeps you up to date on the changes.

We Will Rock You To End November 27th

We Will Rock You the musical set to Queen music is set to end on November 27th at the Paris Las Vegas. Right now the Paris is running several different room and show packages for the final performance of the show, see their website for more information.
Paris Link

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Hotel Review: Four Queens

The Four Queens is located downtown on Fremont Street and is one of the last remnants of old time Las Vegas. I have stayed here many times over the years and enjoy this place. It has had many owners over recent years and is a little worn in places. You may not get all the features of a strip hotel but what you do get is resonable priced rooms, player friendly rules on card games, friendly service, a really good coffee shop, a good gourmet room and easy access to Fremont Street. The hotel has two towers one is right on Fremont Street at check in they ask you which tower because the one on Fremont Street is noisy because of the Fremont Street Experiance. I usually stay in this tower because the noise doesn't disturb me and i like taking the elevator down and being right on Fremont Street. The brew pub is small but the service is good and you can get really good bar food especially the crab cakes. Next to the brew pub is Magnolia Coffee Shop which is one of the best in town and overlooks the casino. Below Magnolia's is Hugo's Cellar which in my opinion is one of the two best gourmet rooms in town and is very romantic setting for a meal. On the table games they have things such as single deck blackjack which are getting harder to find. One note on the table games if you need to take a restroom break it is a little ways from the tables. I met the owners recently and they asked if there was anything i would like to see and i told them i missed the lounge that they used to have and, he said they were trying to bring music back. If you want to stay downtown and are okay with the fact this place doesn't have things like a pool this is a good choice. I stay here often and may stay here again on my next visit. (800) 634-6045

Friday, November 11, 2005

Eiffel Tower Ride At Paris Las Vegas

At the Paris Las Vegas on the strip is a 50 story replica of the Eiffel Tower. For $9 you can take a ride up to the top of the tower. You get good views of the strip and for the price its worth a visit. Open daily from 10am to 1am and you enter via an esculator in the casino. (702) 946-7000

Link To Discount Coupons For Riviera

The Riviera on the strip has several coupons online that you can print out and take with you to Las Vegas. The coupons include $2 off the buffet, a free slot pull, 1/2 price comedy show tickets and a match play coupon.
Riviera Link

Saying Goodbye To Westwood Ho Specials

The Westwood Ho which is closing November 17th was famous for many years as a good place for inexpensive food and drink specials right now is giving away free champagne and blood marys among other things. Also inexpensive t shirts with the Westwood Ho logo are available. With everything going upscale on the strip if you can stop at one of the last places for deals on the strip before November 17th i suggest you do.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Exotic Car Showroom At Caesars Palace

At the Forum Shops located in Caesars Palace they have a showroom of the most expensive and exotic cars in the world. If you visit you can have your picture taken in one of two cars or a custom bike. (702) 735-7700
Caesars Palace Link

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Gondola Rides At The Venetian

Okay this a strange attraction its gondola rides like in Venice but this time the canals run through the middle of a shopping mall at the Venetian. The ride snakes through the mall including going outside briefly and then back. The gondoliers sometimes break in to song while you glide down the canals. Its a fairly long ride for the price and it is a different change of pace although if the view wasn't just a mall it may be more interesting. Where you buy your tickets they have a small gift shop selling gondola related merchandise. It is open most of the time the mall is although it closes down about 15 minutes before the mall does. Prices are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. (702) 414-4525

$69 A Night At New York New York

New York New York is running a good special right now for selected days in November and December for $69 a night. The deal called Manhatten Nights also includes a room upgrade, 2 free drinks, 2 spa passes, 2 roller coaster passes as well as 2 for 1 breakfast and lunch. This is a good deal for a room in a prime location on the strip although one note is some of the rooms can be on the small side.
New York New York Link

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Watch The Penguin Feedings For Free

Everyday at the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat which is located at the Flamingo on the strip they have free penguin feedings that you can watch. The feedings take place at 8:30am and 3pm daily in a section of the 15 acre habitat. (702) 733-3111

Canters Deli At TI

The Mirage has the Carnegie Deli and not to be outdone TI formerly called Treasure Island has its own called Canters Deli. Canters has been a Los Angeles landmark since 1931 and this location keeps up the tradition of selling large thinly sliced meat sandwiches. They include such favorites as the Reuben, corned beef, pastrami and turkey, if thats not enough they also have there homemade matzo-ball soup. Okay if this sounds good to you a visit on your next trip will be well worth your time. Open daily for lunch and dinner (702) 894-7111
TI Link

Monday, November 07, 2005

Free Attraction: Rain Storm At Desert Passage

At the Desert Passage Mall at the Aladdin which is changing its name to Planet Hollywood they have a free attraction which is pretty cool; The attraction is a rain storm with loud thunder and also has a sky of lightning in the Merchants Harbor area of the mall. If you are visiting the mall its worth seeing but probally not worth a trip on its own it runs hourly Monday to Thursday and half hourly Friday to Sunday. Check with the mall or hotel for more details as it could change with the hotel name change and rebranding. (888) 800-8284

Adventuredome At Circus Circus

Okay the Adventuredome at Circus Circus is a five acre indoor theme park. It was built when Las Vegas tried to be family friendly but even though Las Vegas is marketing to adults again the park is still open. The park has a roller coaster, boat ride, IMAX simulator and an underwater Sponge Bob Square Pants ride. Most of the rides are pretty tame and if you are bringing your kids they would enjoy it. I don't visit Circus Circus too often or the Adventuredome because it has two things i don't want to see in Las Vegas kids and clowns. All day ride passes are $22.95 for adults or $13.95 for kids 48" and taller. (702) 759-3483
Circus Circus Link

Attraction Review: Gameworks

Gameworks a huge arcade located in the Showcase Mall which is just north of the MGM Grand on the strip. Gameworks is probally like no arcade you have ever been to before some of the games were even designed by Steven Spielbergs Dreamworks company. It is 47,000 square feet of more than 250 games of many types from your basic games to new and high tech games some of which are more like rides than just games. There are also games such as air hocky and pool. Next to the games is a huge free standing rock climbing wall. Also here is a full service restaurant and bar as well as two snack bars. This is a fun place to go to although one drawback is it can get a little pricey but often they offer all day passes for $35. To use the machines you buy cards which means you don't have to carry around quarters. Its fun and if you have time i would suggest a visit. Its open from 10am to 1am everyday except Fridays and Saturdays when its open to 2am. (702) 432-4263

Cheap Skate Deal: Free Ice Cream

Every afternoon at the Westwood Ho on the strip they roll out a ice cream cart and give away free ice cream. Times running out on this as the Westwood Ho is closing November 17th.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Pioneer Pete Still Downtown

This is a photo of Pioneer Pete on Fremont Street downtown a long time fixture of Las Vegas. It sits on top of the old Pioneer Casino which has been a souvenir shop for many years. In downtown they have been trying to put many of the old historic casino signs on display as possible.

Las Vegas DVD Review:Cheating Las Vegas

This weekend i watched "Cheating Las Vegas" which is a documentary narrated by actor James Woods. It shows all the different techniques people use or try to use to cheat Las Vegas casinos and the high tech tools the casinos use to stop them. It has interviews with the cheaters and the security experts, i found it a very interesting documentary and if you are interested in Las Vegas behind the scenes i think you would too.
Cheating Las Vegas Link

Cheap Skate Deal: Chicago Tasty Dogs

If you are driving in to Las Vegas on interstate 15 a detour to Chicage Tasty Dogs is well worth the trip. If you are looking for Chicago style hot dogs at an inexpensive price this is the place to be; From Vienna dogs to polish dogs to beef and Italian sausage. this may not be the healthist food but its real good. They also carry Russells Barbeque Sauce which is a Chicago tradition much like Tasty Cakes are to Philadelphia. So if you are looking for filling food at cheap prices stop on by. 9711 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas (702) 914-3451

AOL Launches AOL Las Vegas

America On Line has launched AOL Vegas which is part of its AOL City Guide Network. The free service has Las Vegas hotel and casino reviews as well as travel guides. free casino games and video. My only question is why did it take so long for them to do a travel guide on Las Vegas?

Green Valley Ranch On Television

If you are interested in the Green Valley Ranch which is a beautiful property away from the strip; watch American Casino which is a reality show set at the Green Valley Ranch. The show can be see on the Travel Channel on Wednesday night at 8pm et/pt and is repeated often.
Green Valley Link

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Encore To Open Second Half Of 2008

Wynn Resorts has announced that they expect their new resort called Encore next to Wynn Las Vegas to open in the second half of 2008. The new resort will have 2,000 hotel rooms as well as a casino. pools. entertainment, spa retail and all the other amenities a resort is expected to have. I wonder if the new resort will help Wynn Resorts have a complete package or if it will hurt the existing casino.

New Air From Palm Springs To Las Vegas

Allegiant Air a low cost airline has announced that beginning December 9th they will begin twice weekly service between Palm Springs and Las Vegas with an intoductory fare of $29 each way.
Allegiant Air Link

Friday, November 04, 2005

Le Reve Now Ten Shows Per Week At Wynn

Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas now has 10 shows per week which is the same as their other show Avenue Q. Speaking of Avenue Q rumors are that it is struggling and not playing to full houses.

Free Show: Volcano At The Mirage

This was the first of the strip side attractions and is still worth a visit. The volcano is right in front of the Mirage on a little lake of cascading waterfalls. Every fifthteen minutes from dusk to midnight it erupts with flowing lava. Its very clever and well done and worth a visit. Get here a little early because it still attracts a good crowd. MGM recently announced that they are going to improve the effects which is great.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

New Double Decker Buses Are Now Rolling

The long talked about Double Decker buses of Citizens Area Transit (local bus company in Las Vegas) are now working on the strip. The brand new 81 seater double deckers are running on the busy strip route. I grew up in England and have a fondness for the double deckers and i think it will be a great way to view the strip from the top deck of the bus.

High Speed Internet At Wynn Las Vegas

Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report recently stayed at the Wynn Las Vegas for a week and said it had the fastest internet he had ever seen

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Transportation: Las Vegas Monorail

Traffic on the strip is bad and at peak times can be a parking lot, one alternative is the Las Vegas Monorail. Soon after it openned it was closed for many months but is now reopened. The route of the monorail is on the back side of many of the large hotels on one side of the strip. It runs from the MGM Grand to the Saraha with stops also at Paris/Ballys, Flamingo, Harrahs/Imperial Palace, Convention Center and the Las Vegas Hilton. Because its behind most of the properties the stations for most are at the back of the hotels. The fare is $3 for one way or $10 for a day pass or $20 for ten rides or $25 for a three day pass.You buy the tickets at machines on the station platforms or in some casinos it runs daily from 7am to 2am. Trains arrive and depart every few minutes with more at peak times. I use it often because it is air conditioned fairly quick and cheaper than taking taxis. It was privately funded and they originally talked about extending it to downtown as well as to Mc Carren Airport but either is probally years off. I like staying at the Las Vegas Hilton which is off the strip by the convention center which was a drawback because you would have to take a taxi to the strip but now with the monorail it makes it a lot more conveniant.

Cheap Skate Food: At Westwood Ho

At the Westwood Ho until it closes November 17th you can get breakfast at the Ca-Fae Restaurant from 7am to 1pm for $6.95 and a pasta and salad bar from 4pm to 10pm for $5.95. **Check with the Westwood Ho for details**

Cheap Skate Deals: 99 Cent Hot Dog

A 99 cent 1/2 pound hot dog at the Slots A Fun snack bar in the front of Circus Circus. Its nothing special but tastes okay. They have been running this for years but it could change. Also the Westwood Ho has something called the Mega Dog which i haven't tryed but is 3/4 of a pound and 14" long for $1.49. With the Westwood Ho closing November 17th i probally won't be able to but will probally live longer because of it lol.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Casino Review: Mermaids

This is a picture i took of Mermaids casino downtown on Fremont Street. This is a small slot casino with no table games or hotel. Out front is usually two girls with Carmen Miranda style headresses shouting for people to come in; Sometimes an Elvis impersonator joins them, you can take pictures with them but there main job is to try to get you in to the casino. I must tell you the slots in here i real tight and i have never seen people win much. My suggestion if you go in this casino is to go right through to the back of the casino where they have a small bar that has cheap beer specials and deep fried twinkes and oreos if you are feeling daring.

Backstage Walking Tour For Jubilee

At Ballys on the strip they have a backstage look and tour of their long running stage show called Jubilee. The tour is one hour long and takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and costs $10 to $15. (702) 946-4567

Monday, October 31, 2005

Transportation: Free Shuttle To Strip

A free shuttle operates between Orleans,Gold Coast,Sun Coast to the Barbary Coast on the middle of the strip. You don't have to be a guest of one of these properties but its a good way to get to the strip for free if you are staying at one of these properties. The shuttle runs often and if you are staying at the Rio or The Palms its easy to pick up the shuttle next door at the Gold Coast and take it to Barbary Coast on the strip. By doing this you save on cab fare and walking from the Rio or Palms to the strip even though its not that far you have to walk across two freeway onramp entrances which is not the safest thing to do. Also before you get on the shuttle check the sign on the front to make sure its going the right direction.

Editors Notes

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Horseshoe Sign Now Gone

This is a photo i took earlier this year of one end of what was then Binions Horseshoe. When Harrahs resold the casino they took the Horseshoe name with them as well as the World Series Of Poker which had always been held here. Because Harrahs took the name the signature Horseshoe signage was removed and now in this spot the is just a big space showing brick where the sign used to be. The casino now called just Binions is now rumored to be in trouble financially if that is true it would explain why they haven't fixed the signage.

Block Party Next To Flamingo On Nov 5th

The Flamingo and Harrahs are going to hold a block party on November 5th between the Flamingo and O' Shea's. The event in celebration of the Pro Bull Riders World Finals taking place at the Thomas & Mack Convention Center will go on from noon to 4pm. During that time you will be able to meet riders from the PBR Tour and be able to listen to live music and have drinks and eat BBQ food. The event is free and there is also going to be a mechanical bull to ride if you are crazy enough.

Las Vegas Trivia: Vegas Tv Show

The popular 70's television show "Vegas" was filmed at the Desert Inn which is where the new Wynn Las Vegas stands now.

Discount Same Day Show Tickets

If you plan to see a show in Las Vegas at good place to start is at one of the many discount show ticket booths springing up on the strip. Most of these places open at noon and sell tickets for that nights shows at usually up to half off. The availability of shows varies everyday. Usually you won't find tickets for the hottest shows but you will find a large selection. They usually have a scrolling board that has tickets available and the price per ticket. The best thing is to bring one of the free show guides with you to look up the shows. These ticket locations are located up and down the strip. If you are looking for a particular show try these ticket booths as well as the hotel box office where the show is playing. One tip is to avoid the ticket booths set up in hotel lobbies or shopping areas because these places tack on a service charge on the price of the ticket.

Discount Ticket Locations:
*Next to Harley Davidson Cafe
*Fashion Show Mall Strip Entrance
*oppersite Stardust Hotel
*Next to Coke Cola & M&M store

Most of the free show magazines available in hotel lobbies also have discount coupons which you can use at hotel box offices

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Check In For MGM Grand At Airport

If you are staying at the MGM Grand you can now check in to the hotel right at Mc Carran Airport which is a good thing because lines at the MGM Grand can get long at check in time. The check in desk is in the south baggage claim area across from carousels 1 and 2 across from the esculators. Hotel guests can check in to the hotel and buy show tickets while they wait for there luggage. The check in is open from 9am to 11pm daily.

Tennis In Las Vegas Where To Play

If you want to play a game of tennis while you are on vacation there are many places in town you can play but remember some hotel-casino courts are only open to guests of that hotel so check with the hotel first.
*Alexis Park (702)796-3300 2 lighted courts 6am to 8pm
*Ballys (702)967-4598 10 courts and 6 are lighted 8am to 5pm
*YMCA (702)877-9622 5 lighted courts till 10pm $3 to play
*Flamingo (702)733-3344 4 lighted courts 7am to 8pm
*Plaza (702)386-2110 3 lighted courts 8am to 6pm
*Las Vegas Hilton (702)732-5111 6 courts and 4 are lighted 6:30am to 10pm
*MGM Grand courts coming soon
*Monte Carlo (702)730-7777 4 lighted courts 6am to 8pm
*Riveria (702)794-9945 2 lighted courts 7am to 8pm
*UNLV (702)895-4489 12 lighted courts 9am to 8pm

Attraction Review: Guinness World Of Records

The Guinness World Of Records Museum is located on the north end of the strip just past Circus Circus. The museum basically has exhibits from the best selling books of the same name. It showcase weird things and things people do to get in the book. One such exhibit is Louise the Magnet Lady with her large Guinness record collection of magnets. The museum is weird but worth a visit and admission is cheap only $6.50 last time i checked. (702) 792-0640 and is open daily from 9am to 6pm.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Stratosphere Opens Poker Room

With the huge interest in poker at moment it seems ever casino-hotel in town is openning a new poker room. The latest is the Stratosphere on the north end of the strip which has opened one next to their race and sports book. They offer Texas Hold' Em, Omaha and 7 Card Stud in limit and no limit games. They also are offering No Limit Texas Hold' Em tournaments on Monday to Friday at 9am and 8pm.

Live At The MGM Grand

Now if you real want to be close to the action in Las Vegas you can buy a condo in a tower behind the MGM Grand. The condo prices start at $590,000 and go up to $2,600,000 but if you want to live steps from the action it costs. If you are interested click on the link and after you move in invite me over so i can sleep for free in Las Vegas hey its worth a try.
MGM Residences LInk

Gift Shop Alternative For Film Developing

Getting your film developed through your hotel or hotel gift shop can be expensive one cheaper alternative is Walgreens they have 2 locations on the strip near the hotels and one downtown on one end of Fremont Street. They all develop 24 exposure film in one hour for $6.99 which is a good deal.
** 3025 Las Vegas Blvd South (702) 836-0818
** 1101 Las Vegas Blvd South (702) 471-6840
** 495 Fremont Street #179 (702) 385-1053

Neil Diamond Tribute At Riviera

At the Riviera on the strip is a Neil Diamond impersonater named Jay White. The show is getting good reviews and even Neil Diamond has said Jay is his best impersonator The show runs from Sunday to Thursday at 7pm with tickets going for $49.95 plus tax and fees or $10 more for VIP seating. To me Neil Diamond music is okay but i couldn't see spending $50 to see the real Neil Diamond but if you are a fan it may be worth a visit.

Ride Review: Manhattan Express At NY NY

The Manhattan Express roller coaster at New York, New York runs along the front of the strip the facade and around the resorts perimeter. The fact that this runs through the facade of the hotel is lots better than the fake roller coaster at the soon to be closed Boardwalk. Okay first off i must say that im not a big roller coaster fan but this one is very good but the rides a little on the rough side. Its open from 10:30 am to midnight daily and admission is $12.50 which is expensive for one ride although that doesn't seem to stop the lines for it. Rerides are $6 and if you are crazy and want an all day sceam pass it is $25. (702) 740-6969

Transportation: Free Shuttle To Sams Town

Sam Towns a off strip casino and hotel runs a free bus to take you there. The bus runs fairly often and picks up and drops off at the following locations:
Strip - Stardust
San Remo (soon Hooters)
Bourbon Street
Downtown - California
On the signs at the stop it says you need a room key to ride the shuttle but it doesn't give any more information, its probally any room key because they don't want locals riding the shuttle but you may want to check with them first.
Some of my friends love Sams Town but to me if im staying downtown or on the strip there isn't really a big enough reason to go off the strip to another casino.

Free Attraction: CBS Televison City

The CBS Television City Research Center is a free but strange attraction located inside the MGM Grand. They showcase CBS shows as well as shows from the Viacom networks like MTV: You get to see shows pilots and other stuff before its been aired and then you complete a touch screen survey about what you have just seen. You are also invited to join the entertainment panel and complete online surveys from home. To me this is weird going all the way to Las Vegas and then sitting in front of a television so they get information on what shows you like and don't like. You could end up sitting and watching a show like Survivor or CSI or you could be forced to watch a really terrible pilot show. This doesn't sound fun to me but if it does to you screenings begin at 10am to usually around 9pm. A note some of the shows may not be suitable for children. I have posted a link following this article for more information.
MGM Link

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Las Vegas Trivia: 177K Hotel-Casino Jobs

In Clark County where Las Vegas is situated there are now 177,400 people working for the hotel-casino's and with bigger resorts on the way that number should rise.

Free Attraction: Wildlife Habitat At Flamingo

The Flamingo which is on the center strip in Las Vegas has a very nice free attraction. The Flamingo was also known for having a good pool but now it also has a wildlife habitat. The habitat has Flamingo's of course but it also has African Penguins, Mute and Black Nosed Swans as well as a African Crane, Water Turtles, Mallard Ducks and Hummingbirds. Its kind of a little exotic oasis on the strip and worth a visit and is located at the back of the hotel near the monorail station. The attraction is open daily 24 hours a day.
(702) 733-3333
Flamingo Link

I Think The Casino Cheated Me

Okay i had a couple of people ask if some of the games in Las Vegas are rigged. The answer is a no definitely not. All games are regulated by the gaming board and if they did cheat they would lose their gaming license which is worth far too much money. Also they have no need to cheat the games are set up so the odds are in the houses favor. The players odds are better at some games like blackjack or craps and much worse on others such as keno or big spin for example. Even a bet on say red on roulette isn't a 50% chance of winning because most wheels have 0 and 00 which are green which lowers your odds. The casinos keep a certain percentage of all money because of the way the games are set up. Steve Wynn recently said on CNBC that his casinos percentage of what is bet is roughly 20 percent and his job is to just get more people through the door. When you gamble it should be fun the games are fair but it is a gamble sometimes you win sometimes you lose but have fun.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Online Yellow Pages For Las Vegas

Here is a link for an online yellow pages where you can get information on businesses in Las Vegas.
Yellow Pages Link

Shopping Guide: World's Largest Gift Shop

Bonanza which bills itself as the World's Largest Gift Shop is located across the street from the Sahara on the north end of the strip. If its the world's largest gift shop or not i don't know but it is the biggest in Las Vegas. Its basically a whole strip mall which is one L shaped gift store. They carry everything the other smaller stores carry and then some things they don't. The prices are better than the hotel gift stores and seem about the same as the small gift stores although with a better selection. Because of its location near the Sahara and the monorail it makes it an easy place to visit and is open daily to midnight.

Gourmet Rooms Are They Worth It?

A lot of the hotel-casinos especially on the strip have something called a gourmet room. This is basically a fancy restaurant where most often the meal has many courses and very good service. The food is usually of the highest quality and mostly very good. One thing that comes with this is high prices and when i say high i mean really high. Basically most hotels use these rooms to comp there high end players and anybody else that is willing to pay these prices all the better for them. Generally i skip these rooms because of the price to me it seems a waste just for a meal i would rather use the money for several meals at Mesa Grill in Ceasars Palace instead for example. I do have two exceptions there is two gourmet rooms i would go to one is the Micheal's in the Barbary Coast and the other is Hugo's Cellar which is downtown in the Four Queens.

Chicago Brewing Company At Four Queens

The Chicago Brewing Company is a small brew pub located in the Four Queens downtown. It is in one corner over the casino next to Magnolia's Veranda which is a good coffee shop. The brew pub is a liitle on the small side but its quiet and the service is real friendly. They have the usual good micro brews as well as sample trays where you can taste their many types of beer on tap. Apart from the good beer they also have a very good appetizer and personal pizza selection. The chicken wings and quesadillas are good but the Maryland style crab cakes are really good and worth a try. If you are downtown and want to take a break, you couldn't go wrong by having a micro brew and a good appetizer and resting here. Open for lunch and dinner from 11:30am to 1:30am daily.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Cheap Skate Deal: $6 Steak & Eggs At Flamingo

The Flamingo on the center strip has a good steak and eggs deal in their coffee shop Lindys from 11pm to 7am for a price of $5.95. If you are out late night in this area go here instead of the bad buffet at the Boardwalk. I have included a link to their website.
Flamingo Link
**Deals are alway subject to change but this is one that has been running for a while.**

Free Show: Lion Habitat At MGM Grand

The Lion Habitat at MGM Grand is a room surrounded by thirty five foot tall glass panels. Inside the room the Lions sleep eat or play on the ground or above the people on walkways. The habitat has four waterfalls and a pond surrounded by Acacia trees. It isn't much different than what you might see at a zoo but its nice to see and it fits in to the MGM lion theme and also its free. Next to the exhibit is a shop selling lion stuff and cuddly toys. The crowds can get big at times especially at 9am or 10am when it opens but its open to 10pm so you might want to visit it at an off peak time. The phone number for information is (702) 891-7777 and i have included a link to the MGM Grand website for more information.
MGM Grand Link
**Updated Information**

Free Attraction: ESPN Zone Art Collection

Okay the ESPN Zone in the New York New York and art sounds a weird mix i agree. If you haven't been to an ESPN Zone which is named after the cable sport network it is basically a fancy sports bar with lots of televisions showing sports and a pretty large arcade area. The food is actually very good and its a nice place to hang out. Okay back to the art which is sports themed of course and located throughout the ESPN Zone restaurant. They have many displays some of the notable are on Evil Knievel and a statue of Los Angeles Golden Boy Oscar Del La Hoya as well as a neon framed Las Vegas resident Andre Agassi. The museum is open the same hours as the restaurants which vary although usually up to at least 12:30 am. (702)933-3776

Hooters Casino Hotel Taking Reservations

Okay the moment you have all been waiting for Hooters Casino-Hotel (formally the San Remo) is taking reservations. Okay maybe its not the moment you have all been waiting for but the first room, reservations right now are for February 13th 2006 if you are interested. Also they have a blog to keep the interested updated on happenings, clink on the link at the end of this story to get to the blog.
Hooters Blog Link

Monday, October 24, 2005

Two Restaurants In Wynn Rated Best

Esquire Magazine has rated two of the restaurants in Wynn Las Vegas as two of the twenty best new restaurants in the United States. The restaurants are Alex and Bartolotta.

Castaways To Be Imploded

The Boardwalk will not be imploded but it looks like the Castaways formally called the Showboat will be; If permits are approved by the city it could happen in January of 2006. The Castaways had good food specials and the staff were friendly so it was sad to see it close.

Las Vegas Trivia: Lots Of Taxis In Las Vegas

In Las Vegas there are 1,000 taxis and 330 limos and 32 bus routes in the city. My question is with 1,000 taxis in town how come at 9 am i have had to wait nearly an hour for a taxis at the Rio, okay i got it off my chest.

Coast Casinos Room Rates From $29 A Night

Coast Casinos which includes the Barbary Coast on center strip and two off strip locations the Gold Coast and The Orleans is running specials for cheap room rates for November and December. On select days they are as follows $29 a night for the Gold Coast and $39 a night for the Barbary Coast and $49 a night for The Orleans. These are really good prices the Barbary Coast price seems especially good because of its location center strip. The Gold Coast and The Orleans have more thinks for the guest but they are off strip but there is a free shutttle thats runs between them and the Barbary Coast. I have stayed in The Orleans and the rooms are very large and probally some of the best value rooms in Las Vegas. Click on the link in the sidebar or after this for more information.
Coast Casinos Link

Atraction Review: Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is the famous wax museum located at the Venetian. As you ride up the moving walkways from the strip the entrance is on your right hand side. Inside the museum are wax figures of famous people and celebritys. The figures are pretty realistic and its pretty good attraction and probally a good place to take kids. Quite often there is someone standing outside so if you look at the price on the board and then turn to leave they will offer you a discount to get in. Also check the show magazines because most of the time they have $5 off coupons. I went to the original Madame Tussauds on Baker St in London when i was a kid, that one has the goulish Chamber Of Horrors this one doesn't but its still worth a visit. If you want to save $4 off per person right now, i have a link for a coupon you can print out and take with you its at the end of this post. Hours are daily from 10am to 10pm and for more information call (702) 862-7800
Madame Tussauds Link
**Updated Info**

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Las Vegas Trivia: Hacienda

The Hacienda was a hotel-casino on the south end of the strip and openning in 1956 and became very poplar. It became known for its friendly service and old Las Vegas charm. Once the new mega resorts started springing up north of it on the strip it couldn't compete and huge crowds watched it be imploded in 1997 to be replaced by the Mandalay Bay. I must admit i didn't visit the Hacienda much because at the time between the Tropicana and Hacienda was a big section of desert in between. When i visited the casino was always filled with older people.

Coast Casinos Offer 2x Points On Halloween

Coast Casinos which includes the Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, The Orleans and Suncoast are offering double points on slot club play on Halloween October 31st. You just have to be a member of the slot club and have the card inserted in the machines at the casinos to get double points which is a good deal.
Coast Casinos Link

The 9lb Burger Now On Sale Downtown

Okay you did not read the heading wrong its not a typo the Las Vegas Club in downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street is selling a 9lb burger for $49.99. The Upper Deck Restaurant which is the Las Vegas Club's coffee shop sells it and if one person finishes the burger in 24 hours its free. Its called the Big Daddy Barrick Burger and it has a 12" diameter bun, a half head of lettuce, two tomatoes, two onions, four pickles, mayo and mustard with 12 slices of American cheese. I think i will pass on this one i don't know if saving the $49.99 by eating this in 24 hours would cover my medical bills.

Boardwalk Not To Be Imploded

MGM Mirage has announced that they will not implode the Boardwalk after it closes on January 9th, they instead will demolish it piece by piece. For me thats a shame i would have loved to see that annoying clown head blown up with the fake roller coaster which goes through the sign. Okay maybe thats just me because im anti clown and don't like fake rides that you cannot ride put in a hotel facade.

Cirque Du Soleil Beatles Show To Open In 2006

Yes the title is real Cirque Du Soleil plans to open a new show with Beatles music at the new in the round theater at the Mirage. First the Mirage had white tigers and dolphins and now they will have half naked french men in weird positions performing to Yellow Submarine only in Las Vegas. But seriously i like Cirque Du Soliel their shows are usually very entertaining and worth seeing even if the tickets are a bit pricey. I love Beatles music so who knows maybe it will work, either way when it opens next year im sure it will be one of the hottest tickets in town and as long as theres no clowns there i will probally be there to.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Cheap Skate Deal: New York Steak And Eggs

The El Cortez downtown offers a graveyard special from 11pm to 7am in their coffee shop called Careful Kittys; The special is New York steak and 2 eggs, hashbrowns and toast for $5.95. If you like steak in the middle of the night or are a early riser this might be a good deal for you.
**Deals are alway subject to change but this is one that has been running for a while.**

Las Vegas Trivia: El Cortez

The main building of the El Cortez downtown is much the same as it was since 1941 so if you are looking for old time Las Vegas history it is there.

El Cortez Offers Free Room Deal

The El Cortez which is a property one block from the end of Fremont Street has a good room deal right. If you are staying there in October or November you get two free nights in December. This is a very good deal although the El Cortez may not be for everyone. The block between the El Cortez and Fremont Street is safe but looks a bit scruffy. The hotel rooms are okay but basic and the casino is very crowded with slots it used to be very down market although this year they have cleaned it up a little. Check with the hotel concerning the room specials as they are always subject to change.

Something Different Indoor Skydiving

Okay skydiving to me is a little weird, jumping out of a perfectly good plane in mid air doesn't sound like fun to me. Now there is a alternative and i might even consider doing this its called indoor skydiving. They dress you in a jump suit and then position you over a vertical current of air which shoots up from the floor. The air is so strong it lifts you up so you float like you are sky diving. You wear googles and the walls are padded so you won't get hurt. The name of the company that does this is called Flyaway Indoor Skydiving and its located at 200 Convention Center Drive behind the Walgreens. The price is $50 per flight which includes training, not cheap but hey its a different experiance. You can also buy a video of your experiance. I have often seen discount coupons for $5 off in the free show magazines so you might want to check there first if you are going to try this. (702) 731-4768 *Updated Info*

Free Attraction: Hard Rocks Memorabilia

The Hard Rock located off the strip on Paradise Road is home to a large collection of rock and roll memorabilia. Its on display throughout the casino and lounges of course 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Notable highlights include a Women Of Rock display as well as the Beatles Collection and clothes worn in concerts by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The collection changes from time to time so if you haven't been recently and are visiting the Hard Rock it may be time to look again. On Sundays poolside they sell a Rock Tour Map for $25 at Rehab. (702) 693-5000

Las Vegas Rumors: Wynn Collection To Close

There are rumors that Steve Wynn plans to close down the public display of his art called the Wynn Collection. This would be a shame because he has an impressive collection and it would be a loss for Las Vegas. The rumor is that he wants to use the space currently used by the Wynn Collection for more retail. I hope if he does close it that he can find a new place to display the collection.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Editors Notes

Okay first i want to thank everyone for there continued support of the site and i hope i can help you make the best of your next Las Vegas trip. More and more people are using the rss feed which is great and probally the best way to keep updated on all the posts. I have added a link to Cheap Skate Las Vegas Guide which is my new site and just has the cheap food, room and hotel deals and tips for people on a budget or saving money on there trip. You won't find reviews of the Venetian or Bellagio but you will find reviews of places like Las Vegas Club, El Cortez and even Gold Spike. A note on the larger ad bar on top of the site i put it back because of in internet explorer the site doesn't view proablly the ads are pushed to the bottom and those are what supports this site. The site views properly in Firefox, Mozilla and Safari which are better browsers anyway so if you can view with them. If you have questions or comments you don't want to post on the site email me at

Buffet Review: Sahara Buffet

Okay the Sahara has consistantly one of the cheaper buffets on the strip. The Sahara is located on the north end of the strip across from Circus Circus. If you have a monorail pass this is the last stop on the monorail so its easy to zip over here for food. Because its one of the cheapest in town doesn't mean its bad, but the food isn't the greatest its kind of like school cafeteria food. Its a little bland and the selection is very meat and potatoes basics. A lot of people conplain about the food here but i have eaten here before and if you are just looking for inexpensive food to keep you going its fine for that. The price for breakfast is $8 and lunch is $9 and dinner is $11 which includes prime rib. Also inside the hotel travel guides there is often a discount coupon for $1 off per person for the buffet which also helps.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Cheap Skate Deal: Free Donuts And Coffee

If you are staying at Circus Circus the small overflow casino in the parking lot Slots A Fun has free coffee and donuts from 8am to 10am everyday.
**Deals are alway subject to change but this is one that has been running for a while.**

Barbary Coasts Current Form In Doubt

One of my favorite places on the strip is the Barbary Coast a small casino-hotel located in a prime position on the strip. This place has none of the fancy stuff at the resort hotels it is a long casino with a few hotel rooms above. It has a good coffee shop, better than average lounge entertainment and Micheal's one of the best gourmet rooms in town. Its location has been surrounded by properties owned or recently bought by Harrahs. Barbary Coast is owned by Boyd Group owners of Coast Casinos as well as Stardust and California, Main Street Station, Fremont and others. Boyd Chairman Bill Boyd anounced that the Barbary Coast would make a good place for a high rise resort. I don't know if they really plan to build a high rise or are just trying to get a higher price from Harrahs which would love the property to link there properties. Either way it looks like the Barbary Coast in its present form could soon be gone. This would be a great loss to Las Vegas as i love this place but i suggest when you visit Las Vegas you pay it a visit while you still can.

Bourbon Street Closes Down Early

Bourbon Street the small off strip property near Ballys and Barbary Coast has closed down for good two weeks earlier than scheduled. The casino-hotel was purchased this summer by Harrahs for future redevelopment and wasn't scheduled to close to October 31st. Because of a water leak at the property they decided to move there guests to other properties and close down sooner. I had visited this property before and it had a tiny casino with a few tables but mainly a slot joint. This property was mainly an overflow joint for the strip and if you couldn't get a room on the strip you would end up here or at the former Maxim hotel-casino. Now im sure Harrahs will demolish it and use the space to link the other properties north of here with Ballys/Paris which they own south of the former Bourbon Street.

Free Attraction: Benny Binion Statue

Located behind Binions downtown by the parking strcture is a statue of Benny Binion the founder of Binions Horseshoe on a horse. Its interesting because of Benny was such a famous figure in Las Vegas history. If you are downtown and want to look its just a block off Fremont Street behind Binions.

Cheap Skate Deal: Steak & Eggs For $3.49

The Fresh Harvest Cafe at Sams Town which is a locals off strip property has a steak and eggs breakfast for only $3.49 avaiable daily 24 hours a day. Sams Town runs a shuttle from seversl strip properties and downtown to the casino.
**Deals are alway subject to change but this is one that has been running for a while.**

Boardwalk To Close Jan 9th

The Boardwalk a property on the strip is to close January 9th 2006 to make way for Project City Center a $5 billion dollar redevelopment of the area between Bellagio and the Monte Carlo. The new development will include a 60 story, 4,000 room hotel-casino, boutique hotels , a major shopping mall and 1,640 condominium units. The Boardwalk is a small property with rooms that arn't fancy but are inexpensive in a high room rent district. The whole theme of the property is a Coney Island theme park include a roller coaster in the signage that is fake. It was never a favorite place of mine and as i said in a resent review the Surf Buffet is the worst in Las Vegas by far. The one thing this place was good for was inexpensive rooms in a prime location and with the Westwood Ho also closing they are getting harder to find on the strip.

Free Attraction: White Tiger Habitat At Mirage

Even though there is no more Siegfried & Roy show at the Mirage their famous white tigers remain. You watch through glass as they lounge around waterfalls and pools in this exhibit. The attraction is free and is open daily 24 hours a day. I read recently that MGM Mirage had said they would keep the tigers there on display even though the Siegfried & Roy magic show isn't returning. Its cool to see these rare big cats on display although it is from quite a distance most of the time but hey its free so its worth a visit if you are close by. (702) 791-7111

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Las Vegas Trivia: Crazy Girls Behinds Statue

The rear ends on the famous Crazy Girls statues belong to Crazy Girl cast members form left to right Mindy, Eliset, Rayma, Lindsay, Becca, Kelly and Eva just in case you were wondering.

Cheap Skate Deal: Huge Strawberry Shortcake

Nickel Nicks in the soon to close Westwood Ho sells a huge strawberry shortcake for $1.49 but get there before November 17th when the Westwood Ho closes for good.
**Deals are alway subject to change but this is one that has been running for a while.**

Las Vegas Rumors: Wayne Newton

After finishing his six week limited run at the Las Vegas Hilton, Wayne Newton Mr Las Vegas had disappeared from Las Vegas all together. There was some speculation that his long run in Las Vegas was over. Now there is rumors that he will be taking over for Gladys Knight when she ends her long run at the Flamingo. I hope this is true because while Wayne Newton may have not had the best talent he was the ultimate showman and also put on a good show.

Free Attraction: World Series Of Poker Wall

Inside Binions downtown is a free attraction which showcases the past winners of the World Series Of Poker which until recently was held at Binions. Its basically just a wall of pictures called the gallery of champions. If you are in Binions its worth a look its a bit of Las Vegas history but not worth going out of your way to visit. Because its in the casino its open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Harrahs Las Vegas Health Club

If your hotel doesn't have a health club or its not to your liking the Harrahs Las Vegas Health Club is one of the few hotel gyms open to non guests. They have all the latest equipment all for a $20 entrance fee. The club also has some different equipment like virtual reality cycles and stair climbers where you can steer through courses such as island,snowscapes and others. These have music to them and simulate the air blowing through your hair a little weird but it makes working out more fun. Other local gyms offer day passes and i will write more about them in the future but most of them are off the strip this one is centrally located on the strip. For latest information call (702) 369-5000. The hours are daily for 6am to 8pm.

Las Vegas Trivia: Number Of Conventions

In 2004 more than 22,000 conventions were held in Las Vegas which was down slightly from 2003 when there was 24,000 conventions. Although the number of people attending these conventions went up form 5,657,796 to 5,724,864.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Cheap Skate Deal: 1/2 Slab Of Ribs $7.95

Here is another deal at the Westwood Ho which is known for checap food deals but unfortunately is closing on November 17th so get this one while you can. The deal is a half slab of baby back ribs for $7.95 or a full alab for $12.95. This deal is in the 24 hour round up grill in the little saterlite casino of the Westwood Ho.
**Deals are alway subject to change but this is one that has been running for a while.**

Attraction Review: Las Vegas Historical Museum

The Las Vegas Historical Museum is located in the Tropicana on the south end of the strip. The museum is actually very good it includes statues of the famous rat pack of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis jr and Frank Sinatra with memorobilia of Judy Garland, Wayne Newton, Elvis Presley and Liberace on display. The price is inexpensive too which makes it a good bargain its only $6.95 so if you are on the south end of the strip its worth a visit. (702) 739-2222

Luxor Rooms For $70 A Night

The Luxor on the south end of the strip has room rates at $69.99 plus tax on select dates in November and December. The dates are November 20th to 23rd and November 27th to 30th and in December 11th to 15th and December 18th to 28th. Also included is a $10 room credit off one nights stay plus a $30 dining credit and 2 for 1 deals on a lunch buffet, IMAX, Oasis Spa admission and King Tutankahamun Museum pass. This is a very nice property and a very good deal because rates can be expensive here at times. One note on these rooms they are in the towers behind the pyramid not rooms in the pyramid itself. These rates are always subject to change so check the luxor website or 1 (888) 777-0188 for more information.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Free Attraction: Bellagio Conservatory

The Conservatory at the Bellagio is a beautiful glass domed room that is 90,000 square foot in size. The Conservatory has 1,200 bins of exotic plants and flowers such as orchids,lillies and hyacinths. The display are changed monthly and change with the season. This is the perfect attraction to just walk or relax awhile from the noise and bustle of Las Vegas. The attraction also amazingly is free so its well worth a visit. (702) 693-7111

Save Money By Being Flexible

Hotel rates in Las Vegas can vary wildly depending on time of the year, demand or convention traffic. One of the ways to save money on a room is by being flexable on your dates if you can. Generally Sunday through Thursdays are the cheapest days so if you can visit on those days you will save money. Fridays and Saturdays and Holidays are the most expensive times in Las Vegas. Other times that are expensive include Super Bowl weekend and during big convention shows such as CES or COMDEX. When you are checking room rates online adjust the days and see if you can save money. Also if you are staying somewhere like downtown check the other hotels because you could find one cheapest one day another one the next and if you don't mind switching hotels they are real close to do that.

Side Step A Good Resource

One of the advertisers on this site is Side Step and i point this out not because i have anything to do with this company but its one i have used. Side Step is a program that installs on your computer and then searches the internet for the top 100 travel sites and compares rates. Its free and seems to have really good deals for Las Vegas on rooms, flights and car rentals especially for last minute trips. Click on the link on the side of my page and try it an if you want share your experiance.

Cheap Skate Deal: 75 Cent Beer At Slots A Fun

In Slots A Fun which is the small casino next to Circus Circus on the north end of the strip they have a drinks special which is 75 cent bottled beer and cocktails Tuesday through Thursday from 3pm to 6pm (premium beers and shots excluded). This is not my favorite place to hang out its mailnly slots and lacks charm but is does have consistant good deals on food and drink.
**Deals are alway subject to change but this is one that has been running for a while.**

Wet N Wild Still Closed

If you read about Las Vegas in guides or online often you will read about reviews of the Wet N Wild water park. Wet N Wild is your basic water park but what a lot of times you don't read is that it has been closed since September 24th 2004 and there is no plans on reopening it. I write this because i had two people ask me about it and on my last trip i even saw Wet N Wild brochures in a hotel lobby which i will leave nameless. The empty park is a prime spot of strip real estate and last i heard they had planned to put a huge ferris wheel like in London on the site. The ferris wheel plan has been mentioned at sites all over town so who knows what will happen to this site although i think it reopenning as i water park is very unlikely.

A Note About Hotel Swimming Pools

Most of the big resort hotels on the strip have elaborate swimming areas some with wave pools. sandy beaches, water rides and fountains. One note about these pools is that a lot of them close in the evenning because they want people in the casino gambling instead of by the pool. Some hotels pools have limited hours during the winter months or slow times. The Golden Nugget pool downtown even disappears during winter months when they cover it over and put a heated tent around it and it becomes a conference area. If you plan to use the pool a lot during winter or slow times check with your hotel for hours of operation.

Free Attraction: Strolling Entertainers At Excalibur

At the Excalibur on the south end of the strip they have a free show on the Court Jesters Stage. The show consists of jugglers, singing and puppetry among other things, the show goes on from 11am to 7:30pm daily. This is not something i would go out of my way to see but if i was in the area its not a bad free show. If you have kids with you and why bring your kids tp Las Vegas but thats another story it would be a good show for them. Another plus all the times i have seen it unlike the shows at Circus Circus no clowns in this one.

Worst Buffet In Las Vegas: At The Boardwalk

Okay as far as the best buffet in Las Vegas im sure there are many different opinions from the Spice Market Buffet at the Aladdin to buffets at Bellagio,Paris,Rio to name just a few; But i think the title of worst buffet is easy to pick its the Surf Buffet at the Boardwalk on the strip. This buffet is advertised all over the place as the only 24 hour buffet on the strip. If this is a case i would find a 24 hour strip casino coffee shop or go to Dennys at the Casino Royale if i was up late instead. There are other buffets that are not good such as Mollys in Fitzgeralds downtown but this one is really bad. The food is hardly edible and the stations are dirty or half empty and the service is terrible. When there is food it looks like something they might have served to Oliver Twist. The bread is so dry and stale you feel like taking out and feeding the birds. Desert offerings are usally rock hard cake or really cheap ice cream. The Boardwalk is a small casino located between the Monte Carlo and the Bellargio. If you are in the casino and they offer you a buffet comp don't take it your stomach will thank you.

Cheap Skate Deal: Free Photo At Imperial Palace

In front of the Imperial Palace on the sidewalk they will take your picture for free and then you go inside to pick it up. Lots of places used to do this including Binions when it was the Binions Horseshoe where they used to take your picture in front of one million dollars. The Imperial Palace is the last place to consistantly do this so take advantage of it while you still can in case new owners Harrahs change that. Also they will hold your photo for up to 24 hours.
**Deals are alway subject to change but this is one that has been running for a while.**

Las Vegas Rumors: Encore On Hold

There is rumors that Steve Wynns next big project Encore is on hold. The project is a new casino resort on the strip on 20 acres that is just north of Wynn Las Vegas. I wonder with all the high end resorts that have been built and with more on the way if they all can make money. There isn't a unlimited supply of high rollers and with Harrahs and MGM owning a big section of the strip the chances are that if a high roller isn't gambling at one of there properties he is at another one. Even non high rollers i wonder how many people in the end could afford or want to pay $250 to $5oo a night for a bed however nice. I would never bet against Wynn and im sure he will build Encore but i wonder when the high end supply will surpass available customers.

B Bar Lounge At Wynn To Close

The B Bar lounge at Wynn Las Vegas is said to be closing and plans are to turn it in to a lounge for the Wynns high roller customers.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Hotel Deals: MGM Grand $79 Per Night

The MGM Grand which is the largest hotel in the world and a huge resort hotel and casino on the south end of the strip is running an internet special. The special called fall for vegas runs through the end of the year and is mainly on Sunday through Thursday. Not all dates are available for this rate which is $79 to $139 a night. What makes this deal so good is apart from the low rate it also includes $35 in dining credit and the MGM has many fine restaurants; 15 % off spa service as well as a 2 for 1 spa facility pass and if that wasn't enough it includes a free tower deluxe premium view upgrade. This can be an expensive hotel at times but this is a good deal and certain dates at the $79 price make this a big savings. The date for $79 include November 20th to 23rd and 27th to 28th and again in December from the 18th to the 22nd. Clink on the ad link on my site or go to
**Rooms are subject to availabilty and change and rates quoted do not include taxes**

Video Megabucks On Penny Machines

Something new at Coast Casinos such as Barbary Coast,Gold Coast,Orleans and also at Boyd properties such as California,Main Street Station,Fremont and Stardust is something called penny Video Megabucks. Okay if you are not familar with Video Megabucks its a group of machines all over the state that are linked together with a progressive jackpot. The jackpot keeps building until someone hits it at which time it can be millions of dollars to the person hitting the jackpot. They have had in for years on quarter and dollars machines but now its being introduced on penny machines. On these machines they have 5 video reels and if you have the max bet in the machine before the spin which is 300 pennys and then hit the progressive you would win at least $10 million dollars which is payable in annual installments. You don't need to feed 300 pennys in to the machine you slide your bills in for credits to be used to spin. One note on progressive machines is they usually pay out less in smaller jackpots you are hoping you will hit the big jackpot. I always put a little money in them its always worth a shot.

Cheap Skate Deal: 99 Cent Margarita

At the Westwood Ho which is closing on November 17th they have many ongoing drink specials one is there 99 cent 27 oz margarita. There isn't much alcohol in this but on a hot day it tastes good, get one while you still can. For $1.49 you can get the same one with Jose Cuervo . Im telling you a lot about specials at the Westwood Ho a lot because this is a place with constant good specials and the time to take advantage of them is running out.
**Deals are alway subject to change but this is one that has been running for a while.**

Hotel Deals: Stratosphere $31.99 Night

The Stratosphere is advertising on its website $31.99 a night for its Tower Rooms for most nights Sunday through Thursday nights in Novermber and December. The Tower Rooms at the Stratosphere are not fancy but okay. If you do decide to book here remember this is a property which has lots of services but also it is on its own on the north end of the strip and is a little remote.
**Rooms are subject to availabilty and change and rates quoted do not include taxes**