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Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Nightlife, Planet Hollywood Resort, Rio Las Vegas, The Cromwell

Vegas Seven Names Picks for “Best of the City”

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,….

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Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, The Cromwell, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Big Elvis Settles Into New Digs at Harrah’s Vegas

Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee, who has entertained throngs of Vegas visitors for decades, is still packing them in at his new venue, the Piano Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas, after a recent move from Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. Vallee, who was named one of the top 10 Elvis impersonators in the world by Time….

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Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee Moves from Bill’s to Harrah’s

A Vegas institution, Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee, who has performed for thousands of people at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon (formerly the Barbary Coast) for a decade has stunned his fans by announcing he’ll be moving to Harrah’s Las Vegas on May 3, 2012. The final “Big Elvis” show at Bill’s will be May 1,….

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Today’s Las Vegas Oxymoron

Check out this sign at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. So, this blog’s thinking, isn’t it highly unlikely the “best-kept secret” in Las Vegas also appears on a giant sign on Flamingo Boulevard? Then we went into the place and took the photo below. Now, we’re thinking that sign might not be quite as oxymoronic….

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A Beer Pong Era Ends, Another (Lesser One) Begins

Beer pong fans are about to hear some staggering news. See what we did there? The era of beer pong at O’Sheas casino on the Las Vegas Strip (at least in its current form) has come to an end. In anticipation of the casino’s closing on April 30, as part of the massive Linq development….

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A Look Inside the Suites at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon is full of surprises. In addition to its ideal, Center-Strip location (on the corner of Flamingo and Las Vegas Boulevard), it’s also home to some of this blog’s favorite hotel suites, much larger, better appointed and much more affordable than you might suspect. These large, comfy suites get great word-of-mouth,….

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The Award for “Best Men’s Room Sign” Goes To

This blog does not give out awards lightly, so it is with a great deal of pomp and/or circumstance that we bestow the award for “Best Men’s Room Sign in Las Vegas” to Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, and not just because it has the word “saloon” in its name. This stained-glass beauty makes a….

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“Big Elvis” Vallee Celebrates Birthday and Official Day

Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee, one of the most acclaimed Elvis impersonators in Las Vegas, celebrated three things on Feb. 28, 2012: 1) his birthday, 2) a decade of performing at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Casino (formerly the Barbary Coast), and 3) a proclamation from the Mayor of Las Vegas officially naming Feb. 28 Pete “Big….

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Mayor to Proclaim Feb. 28 Big Elvis Day at Bill’s

One of this blog’s favorite Vegas tribute performers, Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee, will celebrate his birthday on Feb. 28, 2012, but this year, he’ll have even more reasons to celebrate. Vallee, the larger-than-life talent who pays homage to The King with a free show at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon each day, will also be….

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Five Las Vegas Cocktails This Blog Doesn’t Condone

There are few things this Las Vegas blog enjoys more than a frosty beverage, but we simply can’t condone some of the questionable names given to said drinks up and down the Strip. Here are five cocktail names we hope our mother never sees. 1. Up All Night We’d be even more offended by this….

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National Finals Rodeo Moseys Into Sin City

National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is in Las Vegas through Dec. 10, 2011, and Sin City is rolling out chuck wagon (just play along) for thousands of rodeo fans. NFR takes place at the Thomas & Mack Center, but NFR-inspired events are taking place throughout the city for the duration of this popular gathering of riders,….

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11 Free Things in Las Vegas to Be Thankful For

Last year, around Thanksgiving, this blog put together a fun (but lazy) list of 10 Things to Be Thankful for in Las Vegas. We figured, this Thanksgiving, why not just rehash our previous blog post idea and save some precious energy that could be better spent diving headlong into some potatoes au gratin? This year,….

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Five Fun Things To Do at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon

With one of the best locations on the Las Vegas Strip (the corner of Flamingo and Las Vegas Boulevard), Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon is a fun hang-out with lots to do. Here’s our quick list of things to do at Bill’s. 1. Take a Photo The escalators outside Bill’s give a sweeping, bird’s-eye view….

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Don’t Be Alarmed: It’s the Good Kind of Explosion

Cruising by Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon the other day, we noticed this eye-catching offer, “Bill’s Comp Explosion Giveaway.” The details are so straight-forward, even this blog can understand them. Just swipe your Bill’s Players Club and you could win one of six $100 prizes given away each day. That’s a pretty good return on….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, The Cromwell

So, You Think You Know Vegas?

Here’s today’s “So, You Think You Know Vegas?” quiz. Where in Sin City was this photo taken? Post your best guess in the Comments section for bragging rights. Because bragging rights will take you far in life. Like having relatives in the curd business.

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