As if a 20-year, record-breaking residency at a Las Vegas hotel weren’t enough, comedy-magician Penn Jillette now has another item to beef up his resume: There’s a spider named after him. Jason Bond, Director of the Auburn University Museum of Natural History, recently discovered the spider and named it the Atomic Penn Jillette spider. The….
Comedy-magic team Penn & Teller recently welcomed guests to their theater at Rio Las Vegas for a celebration of their 20th anniversary as headliners in Las Vegas. The duo began their successful run in Vegas back in 1993, and have been at Rio Las Vegas for the last 12 years. To thank their friends and….
Sports betting is like a world all its own, and Las Vegas is the only place in the world where you can walk in and place a legal bet on sporting events. Unless that’s not true, in which case it sounds like it could be true, and that’s close enough, right? Anyway, there’s no busier….
A new video game, “World Series of Poker: Full House Pro,” based on the world’s most recognizable poker tournament, will come to Xbox 360 and Windows 8 in spring 2013. The new game is touted as “the most visually-stunning digital poker game on the market.” The World Series of Poker, of course, happens each year….
Twenty years ago today (Jan. 14), Penn & Teller did their first headlining gig in Las Vegas. At Bally’s! These days, of course, these infamous comedy-magicians can be seen at Rio Las Vegas. You can also catch Penn Jillette on an all-star installment of “Celebrity Apprentice,” starting March 3, 2013 on NBC.
During its transition from The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood to downtown Las Vegas, the recently-closed Krave nightclub will temporarily take up residence inside Crown Theater and Nightclub at Rio Las Vegas, starting Jan. 18, 2012. Unrelated: Read more about the supertall skyscraper thingy. Krave was one of the premier gay nightclubs in the….
New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year in Las Vegas, and if you’re lucky enough to be in town for the world-class festivities, brace yourself for a one-of-a-kind, you-probably-won’t-remember-much-of-it (in a good way) celebration. Of course, one of the challenges of a New Year’s Eve in Sin City is figuring out where….
Being stranded when your car breaks down can be a serious bummer. Thankfully, it’s the Chippendales to the rescue! While the gift shop that adjoins the Chippendales male revue showroom at Rio Las Vegas offers a variety of saucy keepsakes, it may come as a surprise that the store also offers many items that could….
Poker pro Greg Merson, a mere 24 years old, bested 6,598 contenders to win this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event at Rio Las Vegas. Merson, who hails from Maryland, won $8,531,853 (yes, we counted it) and a coveted WSOP gold bracelet valued at infinity dollars, because WSOP bracelets are just that flipping awesome…..
Team Chippendales on the reality hit “The Amazing Race” is doing Las Vegas proud! After a brush with elimination in the series’ season premiere, buff globetrotters Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis have come back strong, with the most recent episode taking them to Bangladesh, repairing rusted-out buses and sewing a mattress by hand. Think you….
This blog loves it some pups, so we were thrilled to hear Rio Las Vegas will host this year’s Wild Fest event, Oct. 25-28, 2012, including the DockDogs Iron Dog championships. Get ready for some doggy-paddling, tail-wagging, and occasionally even flying, dogs! First things first. Nevada Wild Fest is an annual festival with a carnival….
The last time Rio Las Vegas headliner Penn Jillette appeared on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice,” he was robbed. Thankfully, the talkier half of Penn & Teller will have a chance at vindication as he joins the cast of the first-ever “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” The latest installment of the popular reality show premieres in March, 2013…..
In honor of National Pasta Month, Martorano’s Italian restaurant at Rio Las Vegas is serving up special menu items each week in October featuring nature’s perfect food. Yes, pasta. And, yes, it’s perfect. Because of this blog’s ongoing dedication to your culinary bliss while in Las Vegas, we forced ourselves to try all the specials….
Two performers from the Chippendales male revue at Rio Las Vegas, Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis, will join the cast of “The Amazing Race” for the reality show’s 21st season. Thanks to photographer Cliff Lipson at CBS for the official cast member photo. The new season of “The Amazing Race” premieres Sept. 30, 2012 on….
This one might seem like a no-brainer, but we’re always happy to see the guys from the Chippendales male revue at Rio Las Vegas getting the accolades they deserve. The Travel Channel’s Web site has named Chippendales one of “America’s Top Male Revues.” Check out the full monty here. If you think you know what….