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Top 10 slot jackpots hit in Vegas

Top 10 slot jackpots hit in Vegas

Admit it. You have the same dream we do. Everything conspires and you find yourself in the right place at the right time – seated in front of a Megabucks slot machine that’s primed and ready to hit. You push the button (of course, pulling a lever would be more…
David Letterman — Come to Vegas!

David Letterman — Come to Vegas!

Everyone will miss Dave. We’ll miss his humor and his wit. And we’ll miss all that he’s done for New York. But, we’ll say it, New York is no Vegas. That’s why we’d love to see Dave come to Vegas and take up a residency at, say, New York – New York…
Inside scoop on ‘Rock in Rio’

Inside scoop on ‘Rock in Rio’

For the first time, Rock in Rio USA has set up its infamous “City of Rock” in Las Vegas for two epic weekends of music, food and fun on 40-acres of optimized festival grounds. After partying through the first weekend, we’ve got your Vegas Insider look at what makes Rock In Rio USA…
10 wild and crazy ways to get married in Vegas

10 wild and crazy ways to get married in Vegas

Vegas is all about being unconventional. Nobody knows this better than marriage-minded visitors. More than 80,000 couples come to Sin City to get hitched each year – in part because it’s so easy to do. As long as both of you are at least 18 years old, a marriage license…

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Where you can watch the fight

Editorial note (updated at 2:09 p.m., May 1, 2015): • We’ve added several new closed-circuit viewing parties to the list below. Click here to see them. Faster than the speed of light or sound or whatever your favorite physics-related energy or vibration or wavelength is…well, that’s how quickly the tickets…

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: The lowdown on the showdown in Vegas

Editorial note: Updated at 4:45 p.m., April 24, 2015, after the on-sale times for the fight tickets, closed-circuit viewing parties and weigh-in hit. Tickets to all of these events have sold out. The welterweight world championship unification bout between Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and Manny “Pac-man” Pacquiao is being hyped…

SJP: One woman, three initials and lots of shoe porn

There’s not a single self-respecting shoe fanatic that doesn’t know who Carrie Bradshaw is. She is solely responsible (just had to do it) for bringing high-end designer names like Manolo Blahnik into the homes of middle-America on HBO’s hit series “Sex and the City.” Thank goodness for the rest of…

Five ways Vegas pours on the romance

What? You thought Las Vegas was just filled with boozy bachelor / bachelorette parties, guys handing out flyers for “in-room dancers” and women in g-strings posing for pictures on the Strip. Sure, that’s why we got the moniker “Sin City.” But underneath our rhinestones and makeup beats a romantic heart…

Must dos this weekend in Vegas: Jan. 9 – 11, 2015

The cheesy, unwanted gifts have been returned, the festive decorations have been put away and the New Year’s fireworks have faded. Yes, the holidays are officially over, but don’t worry, there’s still fun to be had. Start out 2015 strong with a weekend in Las Vegas. We’ve got a convention…

Must dos this weekend in Vegas: Dec. 19 – 21, 2014

It’s the last weekend before the holidays are officially upon us. If you’re like most people, you’re probably all stressed out and frantically trying to buy last minute gifts. We suggest you relax, come to Vegas and just have some holiday fun. We’ve got four suggestions to put you in…

Put some Vegas in your stocking this holiday season

If you’re like us you have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. You love giving and receiving gifts but hate fighting the crowds at the mall and searching high and low for the perfect presents for friends and family. So we’re here to help. We’ve put together the…

Las Vegas marriage for everyone!

For decades, Las Vegas was considered the marriage capital of the world – and rightfully so. But there always seemed to be something missing. Now, thanks to the dedicated efforts of groups like Lambda Legal, Freedom Nevada, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, the Stonewall Democrats of Southern Nevada and many,…

It’s always sunny in Las Vegas

You’ve booked your trip to Las Vegas. You’ve got your show tickets lined up and your clubbing strategy all plotted out. Now it’s time to pack. One of the biggest factors in prepping for any trip is the weather at your destination. “What’s the weather like in Las Vegas?” is…

How to save money when you fly to Vegas

It’s not rocket science, but to understand price fluctuations in airfares you’d probably have to get a Ph.D. in something convoluted like aviation capacity management. Although we’re not bookish academics at Vegas.com, we do consider ourselves the top intellectuals in the field of all things Vegas. And that means we…

How to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Las Vegas

If you hear people talking about El Grito this week, don’t worry — it’s not some strange new weather phenomenon caused by global warming — it’s just time for Mexican Independence Day. El Grito refers to a famous speech made by Father Miguel Hidalgo on the night of Sept. 15,…