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Posts in the Month of July, 2011:

Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas

World Series of Poker Names November Nine

This year’s World Series of Poker at Rio Las Vegas started as the third-largest live poker tournament in history, with 6,865 entrants. Now it comes down to just nine players. The November Nine, a truly international bunch, are pictured below, left to right: Badih Bounahra (Belize City, Belize), Phil Collins (Las Vegas, NV), Matt Giannetti….

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Celebrities, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows

The Hoff Hangs With Donny and Marie at Flamingo

TV, music and pop culture icon David Hasselhoff stopped by for some music and comedy at the “Donny & Marie” show at the Flamingo on July 26. The former “Baywatch” and “Knight Rider” star attended the popular show with his girlfriend Hayley Roberts. Bonus David Hasselhoff trivia: He was recently featured in a new CBS….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Vegas Strip Welcomes Baby Dolphin at Secret Garden

One of the Strip’s most popular animal attractions, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat, welcomed a new arrival, a dolphin calf, born on July 3, 2011. We’re a sucker for dolphins, so we stopped by to take a look. On the day we visited, the calf (it’s a boy!) was making the rounds….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas

A Delicious Vegas Hook-Up for Crème Brulee Day

July 27 is National Crème Brulee Day, and have we got the hook-up for you. The Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas is offering free tastings of its mind-blowing crème brulee from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 27. The only requirement for the free crème brulee is that you use the super….

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Celebrities, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows

Charles Fleischer Brings Twisted Comedy to Harrah’s

One of this blog’s favorite stand-ups, Charles Fleischer, is the featured comedian at The Improv at Harrah’s, now through July 31. The Improv at Harrah’s brings the best comedic talent in the business to Las Vegas each and every week, and Fleischer is the cream of the comedy crop. Charles Fleischer has been prodding audiences….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Wang Chung, Naked Eyes Do Fremont Street

Fremont Street, in downtown Las Vegas, has hosted a series of 1980s-inspired concerts this summer, and this weekend (July 23) was no exception. One of this blog’s all-time favorite groups, Wang Chung, whipped out their tried-and-true hits, inspiring droves of fans to both Wang and Chung, as far as we could tell. The free concert….

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Bally's Las Vegas, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Paris Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas

A Colossal Las Vegas Marriage Proposal at Bally’s

Las Vegas weddings are the stuff of legend, with a wedding for every style and budget. But Vegas can also deliver epic marriage proposals, as a couple from San Diego discovered at Bally’s Las Vegas. Jim Canfield, a business consultant, knew he wanted to propose to his girlfriend Paige in Las Vegas (who wouldn’t?), but….

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Gaming, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos

Today’s Gambling Trivia

Most casino chips are a mixture of compressed clay, chalk and sand, similar to the ingredients in kitty litter. Yep, that chip’s from Harrah’s Las Vegas, eagle eye.

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Only in Las Vegas: Charlie the Artist

There are lots of reasons to love Las Vegas, but among our favorites are the wild, wacky, intriguing people you meet in Sin City. Las Vegas is a rare daiquiri blender of people and cultures and attire and income brackets and accents and perspectives and fascinating, one-of-a-kind personalities. Not long ago, we encountered one of….

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Bally's Las Vegas, Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Showgirls Take to Las Vegas Boulevard for Rally

About 50 showgirls from “Jubilee!” at Bally’s took to the streets in Vegas today to take part in a rally against hidden resort fees. The “angry” showgirls were joined outside Bally’s by Vegas celebrities, including Marie Osmond, Penn & Teller, Chippendales guest performer Jeff Timmons, Mac King and Vinnie Favorito. Caesars Entertainment, which owns a….

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Celebrities, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows

So, You Think Your Job Is Bizarre?

Think your job’s bizarre? Ours certainly is. We’re not even sure blogging is a “job,” per se, but that’s for another time. Flamingo Las Vegas magician Nathan Burton is a fixture on the Strip, but he hasn’t done it all on his own. Burton surrounds himself with family to help handle the myriad demands that….

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Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas, Shopping

What Does a Million Dollar Lollipop Look Like?

It’s National Lollipop Day (July 20), so there’s no better time to share a little-known “attraction” on the Strip: The million dollar lollipop at Sugar Factory inside Paris Las Vegas. The glittery, million dollar pop was unveiled at Sugar Factory’s grand opening at Paris Vegas by socialite and TV personality Kim Kardashian on Mar. 4,….

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Bally's Las Vegas, Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, Things to Do in Las Vegas

This Las Vegas Publicity Stunt Has Legs

This blog loves it an unadulterated Las Vegas publicity stunt. Adulterated, even better, but let’s move on. This week’s Sin City-sized publicity juggernaut comes courtesy of the showgirls of “Jubilee!” at Bally’s Las Vegas. Apparently, these toothsome performers are miffed about the resort fees charged by many Las Vegas hotels. In fact, they say as….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Nightlife

The Ultimate, Utterly Biased Guide to Vegas Daiquiris

There are few things in life that give this blog as much joy as a daiquiri. Lucky for us, the wheels of Sin City are generously lubricated with these frosty concoctions. Our extensive research shows the most popular flavor of daiquiri in Las Vegas is strawberry. Extensive in that strawberry is our personal favorite. In….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Nightlife, Planet Hollywood Resort, Shopping

Five Surprising Miracle Mile Shops Discoveries

The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood are massive. You could spend all day and all night wandering this shopping wonderland and 1) never experience all of it, 2) soon realize you’re a giant chowderhead for thinking it’s just another shopping mall. OK, that last thing might apply more to this blog than you, but….

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