Tuesday, November 21, 2006
The end of the year is one of the best times to get great deals on rooms in Las Vegas. Apart from the peak times of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years the rest of November and December are slow so its a great time to save money on your trip. Most of the hotels have packages where they throw in things like free buffets, drinks or show tickets to make you visit. Las Vegas at the end of the year can get chilly especially at night and not all the pools are open but its still warmer than most of the country. Check out the hotel websites for deals and packages and you can save even more if you can be flexible with your days.
Posted by Paul at 3:59 AM
Sunday, November 19, 2006
The Sirens Of TI is a show on the strip in front of TI. TI is the new name of Treasure Island which used to have a pirate theme which is pretty much gone now. Las Vegas tried to be a family resort before it switched to the current theme of "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" and because of the more adult theme they replaced the pirate battle with the Sirens Of Ti. The former show was lots of fun as the pirates fought and sunk the Royal Navy each several times each night. The current show has women trying to seduce the pirates in to crashing on the rocks. The show is sappy and even though im not opposed to scantily clad women the show is only okay.
Posted by Paul at 12:38 PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Is Nevada, the Wild West of vice, becoming a bunch of certified goody-goodies? Nevada voters last week approved a ballot measure banning smoking at bars that serve food, and around the slot machines at supermarkets, gas stations and convenience stores.
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Posted by Paul at 6:18 PM
Sunday, November 12, 2006
The Visitor Information Center is a good place to get information on Las Vegas and the surrounding area including things to do other than gambling. It is located at Convention Center Drive and Paradise Road across from the Convention Center. The monorail station is across the street at the convention center if you want to take that to get there. Click on the story title for map of location.
Posted by Paul at 8:45 PM
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Okay when you think of Las Vegas probably ice hockey isn't the first think that comes to mind but Las Vegas does have a hockey team. The team is called "The Las Vegas Wranglers" and plays its home games at the Orleans Arena which is located at the Orleans which is a hotel and casino just off the strip. The team is an affiliate of the NHL's Calgary Flames and plays in the Pacific Division of the ECHL. If you want a break from gambling and shopping this is an interesting alternative. Click on the title of this story for more information and tickets.
Posted by Paul at 6:15 PM
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Every day from 11am to Midnight above the midway at Circus Circus on the north end of the strip are free shows of circus acts.The acts are usually acrobats,clowns or tightrope walkers. If you are staying down that end of the strip it might be worth you seeing but i don't know if i would make a trip just to see it unless maybe you had kids with you.The only clown i want to see is Krusty the Clown on the Simpsons but thats just me.
Posted by Paul at 7:18 AM
"Comic Relief" will be held on November 18th from Caesars Palace and be broadcast the same night on HBO and TBS. This years event is a fund raiser for Hurricane Katrina relief and is being held on the final night of the popular "Comedy Festival." The show will be hosted as usual by Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg.
Posted by Paul at 7:17 AM
Monday, November 06, 2006
David Hasselhoff the former star of Bay watch and Knight Rider will be in the Broadway show "The Producers" when it opens at the Paris on January 31st. David will play the part of Roger DeBris in the Mel Brooks show. David had previously stared in the Broadway shows "Jekyll & Hyde" and also "Chicago." Broadway shows generally have had a hard time in Las Vegas but "Phantom Of The Opera" and "Spamalot" more recent Broadway shows have fared better so it will be interesting to see who "The Producers" will do.
Posted by Paul at 8:48 PM
It's like watching a train wreck. It's horrible, and yet you can't look away. Well, actually, it is a train wreck. The city of Las Vegas's monorail, built with almost $650 million in tax-exempt bonds sold back in 2000, is derailing, financially. Lyle Lanley strikes again.
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Posted by Paul at 6:36 AM
The Las Vegas Hilton is now featuring a "Wheel Of Fortune Super Spin" slots to its Space Quest Casino. The difference between this and regular "Wheel Of Fortune" slots is that eight people sit around a central carousel and play.
Posted by Paul at 6:32 AM
Friday, November 03, 2006
The Las Vegas Hilton now has a new slot machine from a popular board game called "The Game Of Life Slots." The slots can be found exclusively at the Las Vegas Hilton which is a large property just off the strip, but on the monorail line if you are interested in playing the new slots.
Posted by Paul at 8:38 PM
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
In most of the country lighting a cigarette in public is getting harder and harder especially in California where I am from. In Las Vegas if you are a smoker you can do it just about anywhere even in a restaurant where they have smoking and non smoking sections. You can smoke in the casinos although a some have non smoking sections which are usually small and in the back of the casinos. One of the few places you cannot smoke in public is at the airport except in designated areas which are usually glass boxes in the terminals. I don't smoke and have never really been bothered by it in Las Vegas, but if it does bother you i might suggest the larger casinos on the strip that have high ceilings and good air conditioning. Older casinos and downtown casinos generally have lower ceilings so I wouldn't suggest them if you are sensitive to smoke. Most hotels offer non smoking rooms and will give you that option when you book, if not ask.
Posted by Paul at 4:20 AM
The Las Vegas Review newspaper recently wrote a story that a major hotel casino will be imploded in the next 12-18 months and not one that has been mentioned before. The newspaper thinks it will be the Las Vegas Hilton. This makes sense to me as the property is a large lot right next to the convention center and is an older property. The Las Vegas Hilton recently finished a remodel of its rooms and lobby although in Las Vegas that wouldn't make any difference on whether or not its imploded. The Las Vegas Hilton used to be called The International and was made famous because Elvis used to perform there. I have stayed at the Las Vegas Hilton many times over the years and I would miss it. It is a self contained resort with a huge casino that still has a huge selection of table games and isn't all neon and is very pleasant to gamble at. The sports book is huge and the buffet is good value and I hope to stay there again soon.
Posted by Paul at 3:58 AM
The "Golden Nugget" in downtown Las Vegas has a promotion right now where you can win a new Ford Mustang. The promotion is part of the "Golden Nugget's" 60th Anniversary Celebration. From November 1st until the 30th they will be giving away a Mustang every night at a drawing held at 8:30pm. When you join their slot club called "24 Karat Club" you get one entry and get additional entries by playing slots and table games. You must be 21 years old and see the "Golden Nugget" for additional information.
Posted by Paul at 3:07 AM