Las Vegas Hotels

Test your Vegas IQ: Carpet

Las Vegas casinos are famous for their brightly colored, flashy (and, some might even argue, tasteless) carpeting. Some people reason that the loud casino carpet patterns help mask the dirt that comes from thousands of people walking across it. Some have speculated that the choice of carpet is all a…

Lance Burton’s birds are lucky ducks

In his show at the Monte Carlo hotel in Las Vegas, master magician Lance Burton performs several illusions with doves, parakeets, pigeons, ducks, geese and a chicken. Burton (who recently broke his foot and will return to the stage after June 1) may have hatched this show idea based on personal…

LeFevre devours competition, proves to be real ‘wiener’

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship contestants converged on the Brooklyn Bridge at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino last week for a nail- (and hot dog)- biting competition. In the end it was the smallest, skinniest competitor, Rich LeFevre of Henderson, Nev., who ate his way to the First Place trophy (and…

Grand tasting

Bradley and Burke, Schenk and Simon, Robuchon and Rao’s—and the list goes on. As far as the eye can see around the Caesars Palace pool, there were booths overflowing with food, hungry mouths ready to be fed and lots of smiles. Guests of the Uncork’d Grand Tasting on Friday night were treated to…

It’s easy being green in Vegas

Contrary to popular belief, it’s easy being green in Vegas. Sure we have flowing water shows, brimming buffets and constantly flashing lights. But behind the scenes, many hotels here actually have major eco-friendly initiatives in place. There are also several steps you can take as a tourist to help reduce your…