Posts tagged as: Las Vegas

Signs of life at Neonopolis

Signs of life at Neonopolis

When I first heard of Neonopolis several years ago, I assumed they were talking about a day-glo Greek temple where toga-clad philosopher types hung out a few thousand years ago and talked about math and logic and such. Instead, it was an outdoor mall in Downtown Las Vegas. OK. That’s cool too. For those first [...]

Book it! The sports book newbie’s guide

Book it! The sports book newbie’s guide

So, you call yourself a sports expert , but you don’t know where to start at the sports book? It can be intimidating stepping into a sports book for the first time, with all the numbers and terminology being thrown around. Fortunately, MGM Race and Sports Book Director Jay Rood was able to share some [...]

“Slots” of prizes and excitement in Vegas

“Slots” of prizes and excitement in Vegas

The cordoned-off area of slot machines you might run into at a casino isn’t (exactly) a special VIP-only area. Nor is it a sign that the casino can’t afford walls anymore for its high-limits area. That gathering is probably just a slot tournament taking place. Feel free to watch and marvel – or better yet, [...]

New Vegas attraction takes you to the danger zone

New Vegas attraction takes you to the danger zone

Do you have the need, the need for speed? Then, Vegas has the answer. Sky Combat Ace, which opened in March, offers its own version of “Top Gun.” With different experiences to choose from, including aerobatic flights and dog-fighting, you too can take a ride into the danger zone. “People come to Vegas to let [...]

No implosions here: Vegas’ oldest buildings

No implosions here: Vegas’ oldest buildings

Vegas has a bit of a reputation for blowing things up to make room for newer, bigger, flashier things. However, a lot of Vegas’ history is still preserved in these old buildings. While some of these pre-1950s buildings are obvious stops on any Vegas trip, many are out-of-the-way attractions or even a short drive away [...]

Moon’s latest resident DJ wants you to ‘Get Familiar’

Moon’s latest resident DJ wants you to ‘Get Familiar’

You’ve probably heard him spin beats for Diddy, Joey McIntyre, on his syndicated radio show or nightclubs worldwide. Perhaps you’ve seen him on E! Entertainment interviewing Eminem or Taio Cruz. Maybe you heard his lyrics or beats for artists like Notorious B.I.G., Lady Gaga and Pitbull. Clinton Sparks has been on a worldwide mission to [...]

Dining al fresco

Dining al fresco

It’s summer in Vegas and though it’s a tad warm in the daytime sun, dinner under the stars is perfect. I’ve found that many restaurants offer misters to keep you cool and the night air and gentle desert breeze is a great way to enjoy Vegas while dining on delicious cuisine. Here are a few [...]

Tips on Tipping in Vegas

Tips on Tipping in Vegas

Tipping is serious business in Vegas, where so many people work in the service industry.  So the more you know about it the better off you’ll be. Knowing how, when and how much to tip can put you in good graces with people who in return may give you all kinds of information that’ll make [...]

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