Social trip-planning site Gogobot announced the latest edition of its semi-annual Travelers’ Favorite Awards on Thursday, with Las Vegas taking honors in two categories. The city placed fifth among the Top 20 destinations in the world — up a rank from last year.
It’s 8 p.m. July 11, 2033. Hot and getting hotter. There’s a high of 117 outside McCarran International Airport, and you’re fighting the odd desire to crack an egg over the asphalt, Tweetagram it. You can see the Strip through the glass window at arrivals. It looks roughly the same as you remember—the iconic shapes of the Luxor, Paris and Wynn still cutting through the sky—but you’ve heard a lot has changed since your last visit. “You want in?” your girlfriend asks, sitting in a semicircle of friends. She’s put together a Texas hold ’em table on her tablet, connected to a pack of players in a hotel room at Caesars Palace.
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Bally’s Las Vegas plans to renovate 756 rooms in its South Tower and rename it the Jubilee Tower, named after the longest-running burlesque act in Las Vegas and slated to welcome its first guests in late summer.
The newly crowned Nevada representatives going onto the Miss America pageants have less than 90 days to prepare for the national spotlight.
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It’s dueling kings of comedy and dueling beauty pageants this weekend on the Strip. That sums up the great appeal of the regular weekend Las Vegas entertainment scene: if you don’t fancy one in a certain genre there’s always the other!
It will take two nights of Miss America competition to determine the winners for the new Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen titles Friday and Saturday. The 23 contestants are determined not to be overshadowed by the rival national Miss USA pageant taking place Sunday on the Strip.
The giant, 750-seat, 27,000 square foot Carmine's Italian restaurant, set to open in the Caesars Palace Forum Shops next month, promises its Southern Italian cuisine will be served in “wow-sized” portions. Enough for four to six people at a time!
The race to roll out the first legal, real-money poker website in the United States is over — and it ended in Nevada. Station Casinos on Tuesday launched a 30-day trial of UltimatePoker.com, which allows in-state gamblers to play online poker from computers or mobile devices. “It’s a new day in online gaming,” Ultimate Poker Chairman and Founder Tom Breitling said. “Nevada is first, and Nevada should be proud.”
A Las Vegas-based social gambling company says it will launch the first legal, real-money poker website in the United States.