Welcome to LasVegas360.com

July 3, 2011
Welcome to Fabulous  Las Vegas Nevada Sign

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign -photo taken: 2011. photo by: LasVegas360.com

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk down the world famous Las Vegas Strip? Now is your chance to take a virtual stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard, one of the most exciting streets in the world. Start at the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign and continue down the entire length of the Strip with complete 360 degree panoramic views. Be sure to stop at some of the newest and best hotels in Las Vegas including Bellagio, Wynn, Encore, Paris, Mandalay Bay and The Venetian. if you like gambling, try your luck at the various gambling establishments across the valley. From the video poker machines in the local 7-11’s to the High Roller tables at Caesars Palace. Smaller places have an All Slots Casino catering to the slot machine crowds. There are local joints, like my favorite PT’s Pub to the glamorous Bellagio, Paris and Wynn, Resorts, there is something for everyone. Planning on gambling in Vegas? Visit winthebet.com for Las Vegas casino comps, tips and player information.

Did you know? If you choose to play slots online for real money you will have an option to choose either $ £ € to receive your payout in. Australians will have the opportunity to play at online casinos in their preferred currency AUD.

Continue to the downtown area of Las Vegas, and don’t miss our 360 degree tour of Fremont Street. This street was where it all began, from a small railroad stop at the turn of the century to one of the brightest streets in the world. Fremont street was one of the best places to cruise in a convertible car for decades but now the street has been closed off to traffic and it is a pedestrian paradise lined with kiosks, souvenir shops and of course plenty of casinos.  Up above an arched steel canopy lights up the night sky with an animated, electronic show that spans the entire four blocks of Fremont Street. Further down Fremont Street is the newly developing non-gaming sector of  “Fremont East District” lined with Bars, Coffee shops and places to eat, including newly opened Container Park.

Want to see Harrah’s, Caesar’s and all the famous casinos? Then take a virtual stroll down Boulevard South. It may get you tempted to come over and play for real, in which case you may want to first read up on the top games first, see this article on roulette games here or on slot machines here to get started. Or get your practice in beforehand with some play at one of the many online casinos which welcome U.S. players.

Las Vegas Strip Virtual 360° Las Vegas Strip Tour: Part I (Welcome Sign – Bellagio)

Virtual 360° Las Vegas Strip Tour: Part II (Caesar’s – Treasure Island) 

Virtual 360° Las Vegas  Strip Tour: Part III (Fashion Show Mall – Stratosphere)

Downtown Virtual 360° Downtown Las Vegas Tour here

Mount Charleston / Lee Canyon Virtual 360° Lee Canyon Tour

Google Map of the Strip with VR Photos

Las Vegas History

For more information on casinos and gambling in Las Vegas, you should definitely visit World Casino Directory’s guide to Las Vegas — they are one of the oldest and largest gaming sites on the internet.

Why go to Las Vegas to play poker when you can play poker for real money online at CarbonPoker.ag with thousands of players.

If you want to see what there is to do away from the casinos and bright lights take a panoramic peek at recreational areas like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Mt. Charleston and the quaint little town of Boulder City, the only town in the state where gambling remains illegal.  Las Vegas has something for everyone, shopping, food, entertainment, recreation at Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, and to get away from the heat, Mount Charleston offers hiking, camping, picnicking. There truly is something for everyone in Las Vegas from the glitz and glamor to the serene beauty of the Spring Mountains.

Posted by: Webmaster      catagory Vegas comments Leave a comment

Las Vegas’s Most Popular Casinos

November 22, 2015

Winning in Las VegasEveryone knows that Las Vegas is the mecca of the gambling world. With the classic Strip and the more modern Strip, not to mention Fremont Street, there are many casinos to choose from. However, some stand out as the Las Vegas casinos that gamblers flock to the most.

One of the most popular casinos in Las Vegas is The Bellagio. With its world famous fountains and first class accommodations, visitors to Las Vegas often choose The Bellagio over all other casinos. Described as the ìultimate Las Vegas experience,î it offers world class entertainment such as Cirque De Soleil and its fine art gallery. The Bellagio also hosts concerts by some of the worldís most famous performers. With king and queen sized guest rooms as well as suites, visitors can relax in style. The casino floor boasts more than 2,000 slot machines as well as 40 Poker tables. Some of the most luxurious bars can be found on the casino floor.

Being in the middle of the desert, visitors to Las Vegas are nowhere near a beach. Having a manmade beach of its own has made Mandalay Bay one of the most popular casinos in Las Vegas. The hotel was designed to make visitors feel like they are at a South Seas beach resort. There is also a shark reef on the grounds of the hotel. Its casino floor attracts high rollers from around the world as well as celebrities. But for families vacationing there on a budget, there are more affordable slot machine games available as well. Suites at Mandalay Bay offer either a view of the Strip or a view of the Las Vegas skyline. The one and two bed guest rooms are all luxurious and comfortable. The casino floor has more than 1500 slot and video poker machines. Weekly poker tournaments are also held at Mandalay Bay. Restaurants, bars and a beach club provide guests with plenty of ways to enjoy their stay.

For gamblers who are looking for the largest casino in Las Vegas, the distinction goes to MGM Grand. Its legendary casino floor attracts more gamblers than most others on the Strip. Aside from being a hugely popular casino, MGM Grand also has the distinction of being among the worldís most recognized hotels. One reason why so many visitors flock to this casino is that it features restaurants of chefs such as Tom Colicchio and Emeril Lagasse. The resort boasts its own conference center, a comedy club owned by Brad Garret, and the Grand Garden Arena, where concerts are regularly held. The night clubs in MGM Grand are often difficult to gain entry to because many celebrity DJs frequently spins music there. The pool complex stretches out over six acres within the casinoís property.

Another of the most popular Las Vegas casinos is Caesars Palace. Decorated in a Roman motif, the building has spacious ceilings unlike any other casino, as well as marble columns, statuaries and sparkling fountains. Caesars Palace is best known for its legendary shows featuring performers such as Celine Dion and Mariah Carey, among others. One of the casino floor gamblers will find a wide selection of slot machines, table games, poker and sports betting lounges. Of all the restaurants in the casino, the Restaurant Guy Savoy is often referred to as Las Vegasís best restaurant serving French cuisine. Caesars Palace also includes the Gordon Ramsey Pub & Grill. Upscale shopping and bars can also be found at Caesars Palace.

These casinos promise the best Las Vegas experiences. Each offers visitors countless options in dining, gaming and entertainment.

For those who are unable to travel to Las Vegas, there are plenty of online casinos and usa online casinos to enjoy at Sweet Bet

Posted by: Vegas Info      catagory The Strip, Vegas comments Leave a comment

On This Date: November 21, 1980 The MGM Grand’s Fire Disaster

November 21, 2015
MGM Grand Fire November 21,1980

MGM Grand Fire November 21, 1980

The MGM Grand fire occurred on November 21, 1980 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (now Bally’s Las Vegas) in Las Vegas, located on the corner of Flamingo Road and the Las Vegas Blvd. The fire killed 85 people, mostly through smoke inhalation. The tragedy remains the worst disaster in Nevada history, and the third-worst hotel fire in modern U.S. history. The fire was caused by an electrical ground fault inside a wall from a restaurant call “The Deli” located on the the south end of the casino.

MGM Grand ( now Bally's) Worst Fire Disaster in Nevada's History on Nov. 21, 1980

MGM Grand (now Bally’s) Worst Fire Disaster in Nevada’s History on Nov. 21, 1980

Fire spread across the areas of the casino in which no fire sprinklers were installed. Smoke spread into the hotel tower. A total of 85 people were killed and 650 injured, including guests, employees and 14 firefighters. While the fire primarily damaged the second floor casino and adjacent restaurants, most of the deaths were on the upper floors of the hotel, and were caused by smoke inhalation. Openings in vertical shafts (elevators and stairwells) and seismic joints allowed toxic smoke to spread to the top floor.

The fire at the MGM lead to new strict fire regulations for all hotels and commercial buildings in Nevada and are consider the most

Photo by: Wikipedia.org

Posted by: Vegas Info      catagory On This Date, The Strip, Vegas comments Leave a comment

On This Date: November 18, 2011, MineCon 2011 was held in Las Vegas

November 18, 2015

Minecraft’s official convention, Minecon 2011 was held in Las Vegas November 18, 2011

On this date, November 18, 2011 the second annual Minecraft convention was held in Las Vegas. MineCon 2011 was held at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada on November 18, 2011, coinciding with the official release of the game Minecraft 1.0.

MineCon featured many exciting events, including the official release of Minecraft, keynote speeches from members of the Minecraft community (including one from Notch), building contests, breakout classes with different Minecraft topics, costume contests, exhibits, meeting worldwide Minecraft personalities and commemorative merchandise.

There were 4,500 attendees at MineCon 2011, aging from newborns to 105 year olds and coming from 24 countries. Events included the Kickoff party, which everybody was invited to, and the Into the Nether party, featuring Deadmau5.

Posted by: Vegas Info      catagory On This Date, Vegas comments Leave a comment

On This Date: November 13, 2007 the New Frontier Hotel was Imploded

November 13, 2015
The New Frontier was a hotel and casino

The New Frontier Hotel and Casino imploded on November 13, 2007

On this date, November 13, 2007 the New Frontier Hotel and Casino was imploded on the Las Vegas Strip. Originally, the property started as a nightclub called Pair-O-Dice that opened in 1930, then The Ambassador Night Club in 1936 and was renamed the 91 Club in 1939 for its location on US 91. It was subsequently rebuilt and renamed the “Hotel Last Frontier” in 1942. On April 4, 1955, it was renamed the New Frontier, following a modernization of the resort.

The Last Frontier Hotel & Casino, (later renamed the New Frontier) was the second resort that opened on the Las Vegas Strip and operated continuously from October 30, 1942 until it closed its doors for good at 12:00 A.M. on July 16, 2007.

The resort had the distinction of hosting Elvis Presley’s first Vegas appearance in 1956, and the final performance of Diana Ross and The Supremes on January 14, 1970. The New Frontier was also the starting place for Vegas headliners, Siegfried & Roy before they Moved to the Mirage.

The building was demolished on November 13, 2007. In 2007, A new hotel casino, tentatively titled the Las Vegas Plaza, was proposed to be built in its place but those plan were scuttled in 2011.

Photo By: Wikipedia.org

Posted by: Vegas Info      catagory On This Date, The Strip, Vegas comments Leave a comment

On This Date: November 13, 1982 “Boom Boom” Ray Mancini Defeats Duk Koo Kim Ends in Tragedy

Boom Boom Ray Mancini

Boom Boom Ray Mancini boxing Duk Koo Kim on November 13, 1982

On this date: November 13, 1982, a 21-year-old “Boom Boom” Ray Mancini met 23-year-old South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim. The title bout, was at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, it was also  televised live on CBS Sports. It was a fight filled with action, but Mancini had an easy time hitting Kim during the 14 rounds the fight lasted. Kim suffered brain injuries during the fight that led to his death four days later. The week after his death, the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine showed Mancini and Kim battling, under the title “Tragedy in the Ring”.

Mancini went to the funeral in South Korea and he fell into a deep depression afterwards. He has said that the hardest moments came when people approached him and asked if he was the boxer who “killed” Duk Koo Kim. Mancini went through a period of reflection, as he blamed himself for Kim’s death.

Photo: Cover of Sports Illustrated, November 22, 1982

Posted by: Vegas Info      catagory Entertainment, On This Date, The Strip, Vegas comments Leave a comment