We haven’t missed a Vegas News post since TravelZork first launched the weekly Vegas News feature. To keep the streak going, this will be a shorter version than usual due to some kind of parasite that seems to be fighting to get out of my body.
Vegas News – Short, Sweet, Chock Full Of Info
In a perfect world, by the time you read this, I’ll be out and about with some friends instead of locked inside my apartment. Without further adieu, let’s get into a long Quick Hits version of Vegas News.
I’ve never seen Vanderpump Rules but I know that there are plenty of people that watch the show. I don’t care about the branding of this new “cocktail garden” at Caesars Palace Las Vegas but the concept sounds appealing. Read the press release here.
There was a time when Robbie Williams was a unique and edgy artist that nobody in America understood. Next year he’ll be doing a residency/extended engagement at Wynn. Read more here.
People that cheat when gambling in Las Vegas go into the Black Book. Everyone loves learning about people cheating at craps. These dudes cheated at Bellagio about 5 years ago. Read more here.
Wynn Plaza has an art piece that’s gaining some attention. The Arrows and Flower Neon Sign below is the brainchild Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh. You can read about it here. Wait for the tail end of the video to see the best of the glowing neon.
Escape rooms are popping up all over Las Vegas. The new HeadzUP Vegas includes America’s largest collection of 3D Art in, 4 Escape Rooms, and an Archery Tag Arena. It’s not my cup of tea but seems like it could be a fun way to spend a couple of hours if you’re looking to get away from the Vegas Strip. Read more here.
Vegas News – Progressive Jackpots, Sigma Derby and Psycho Las Vegas
Last week we told you about Caesars Entertainment expanding progressive jackpots to nearly 250 table games throughout their Las Vegas casinos. Well, someone already hit the 3 Card Poker progressive for more than $1 million at O’Sheas. Read more here.
Psycho Las Vegas is moving from the Hard Rock to Mandalay Bay in 2019. The metal fest will take place from August 16th through August 18th. Read more here.
TravelZork tries to keep up on all travel related loyalty programs. I try to keep an eye on the programs that directly affect anyone visiting Las Vegas. This week Uber and Lyft both introduced rewards programs. Read about Uber Rewards and Lyft Rewards.
Consider this an FYI so that you know everything about Vegas. The esports arena at Luxor has a new name. Read about HyperX Arena here.
Le Thai in the Fremont East part of downtown Las Vegas is open after renovations. The only article available about it now is at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. I’m not going to link to it since you only get a few free articles per month.
Earlier this year I sat down with Armen Yemenidjian of Essence Vegas to talk about the basics of legal marijuana for Covers. Well, that company was sold this week for $290 million dollars. Ever since speaking with Yemenidjian, I’ve been fascinated by the business side of legal marijuana. Read more about the deal here.
CG Technology sports books are staying in business. Read more about their $2 million fine here.
The headline is that Penn National Gaming purchased Greektown casino in Detroit. The interesting part is that VICI (Caesars Entertainment’s REIT) owns the land. This will be a PNG casino and will link players club with the Tropicana and M Resort. Read more here.
Vegas News – Strange Show, Palms Themed Suites and Majestic
This is a strange show. Dave Chappel and John Mayer are performing together at MGM Grand on December 30. Read more here.
This can’t make anyone feel good about flying to Las Vegas. An air traffic controller at LAS was caught slurring words and speaking incoherently. This person resigned. Read more here.
There was a fire at The Cal. Everyone is fine. Read and see more here.
The CVS near my house is already getting into the Christmas spirit. Evidently, Santa likes pro sports. Sorry UNLV.
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