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….
Las Vegas gets its fair share of conventions, but the official “Star Trek” convention held at Rio Las Vegas (Aug. 9-12, 2012) has to be one of the more entertaining and memorable. Passionate (understatement of the year) sci-fi fans from around the world converge on Las Vegas to meet their favorite stars (Leonard Nimoy was….
This blog’s a big fan of all things zombies and spooky and Halloween, so we’re always looking ahead for fun things along that vein. (See what we did there?) First up, Las Vegas is getting its very own zombie run, aptly called the Las Vegas Zombie Run. It’s a 5K run to benefit a Las….
Vegas Seven magazine has published its “Best of the City” edition, highlighting some of Sin City’s most remarkable people, places and things. The magazine’s list of bests is far too extensive to adequately cover here, so we’re just going to single out a couple of items related to Caesars Entertainment, whose blog this is. Hey,….
What began as a massive field of 6,598 players vying for poker’s most prestigious prize has been whittled down to just nine. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) recently announced its “October Nine” who will battle it out (starting Oct. 29) for the No-Limit Hold’em Championship at Rio Las Vegas, as well as a first-place….
You know you’ve hit the apex of cool when you get your own athletic shoes, and Rio Las Vegas headliners (and professional rabble-rousers) Penn and Teller have done just that. Sort of. Penn’s wife Emily Jillette was kind enough to Tweet about artist Ayin Gurling’s one-of-kind homage to the comedy-magicians, so we had to share….
If you think herding cats is challenging, try poker-playing dogs! Yesterday (July 11, 2012), this blog worked with a group of Las Vegas dogs, and the World Series of Poker, to pay homage to those iconic “dogs playing poker” paintings done by artist C.M. Coolidge as far back as 1903. Read more. Wild times ensued….
You know how sometimes you pony up a million bucks to enter a poker tournament, and then you win the biggest prize in poker tournament history, more than $18.3 million? Yeah, it happened for Antonio Esfandiari, too. Esfandiari, a pro poker player and magician, made history when he outmaneuvered a field of 48 millionaires and….
A select group of entertainment luminaries have been chosen to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013, and Sin City’s own Penn & Teller are among them. Hollywood Walk of Fame trivia: The Walk of Fame is 1.3 miles long, or 2.1 kilometers long, whatever a kilometer might be. Of all the….