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.

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.

If you are more of a poker type, then you’ve probably wondered where to play online poker for real money. See what PokerUpdate.com has to say about the leading poker sites in the world. 

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.

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On This Date: February 11, 2015, Jerry Tarkanian Passed Away

February 11, 2016
Jerry Tarkanian

Jerry Tarkanian also know a Tark The Shark

On this Date February 11, 2015 Jerry Esther Tarkanian passed away. (August 8, 1930 – February 11, 2015). Jerry Tarkanian was a basketball coach known as one of the most successful college basketball coaches in history. He is also well known for his colorful behavior, and for his public criticisms of and clashes with the NCAA.

Tarkanian coached at Long Beach State, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), and Fresno State University in his college career. He also coached the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association for twenty games during the 1992-93 NBA season.

Tarkanian  had a 729–201 career coaching record (78.4%) across all college divisions,  and is in the top 21 for collegiate wins among all men’s coaches.

Tarkanian died on Feb. 11, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he had been hospitalized a short time before with difficulty breathing.

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On This Date: February 11, 2012 Man Has Heart Attack at the Heart Attack Grill

Heart Attack Grill in downtown Las Vegas

Heart Attack Grill in Downtown Las Vegas where you eat free if you are over 350 pounds.

On February 11, 2012, a customer suffered what was reported to be an apparent heart attack while eating a Triple Bypass Burger at the Heart Attack Grill in downtown Las Vegas. The grill prides itself on the high calorie menu items that include: Flat-liner Fries, Butterfat Shakes, Quadruple Bypass Burger and Coronary Dogs. The scantily clad female servers dressed as nurses take orders as prescriptions, and a house policy allows diners weighing over 350 pounds to eat for free.

We will never be sure if this was a staged event or if a real hearth attack actually happen. But according to eye-witnesses the event did occurred. Other regular patrons have actually died from heart attacks, including, the restaurant’s previous 575-pound spokesman, 29-year-old Blair River, died in March 2011 at the age of 29, but not on the premises.

The downtown Las Vegas nighttime construction site security guard,John Alleman, also passed on from a heart attack while standing at a bus stop in front of the restaurant. John visited the Heart Attack Grill so often, they designed a line of clothing featuring a cartoon of Patient Joe.

The owner Jon Basso said that he currently has no plans to alter the Grill’s high calorie menu. The restaurant remains open to date.

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Date Taken: 1/28/2012

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On This Date: February 10, 2015, the Clarion Hotel & Casino was imploded

February 10, 2016
Royal Inn Casino Post Card

Royal Inn Casino Post Card in the 1970’s

Shortly before 3 am on February 10, 2015 the Clarion Hotel & Casino was imploded.  The implosion did not go as expected, the main core of the elevator shaft dropped about 1 story but remained standing. The Clarion closed it doors September 1, 2014.

Opened in 1970, the property has had many owners and several name changes over the years including the Debbie Reynolds Hotel and Casino, Greek Isles, Paddlewheel, Royal Americana and Royal Inn.

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On This Date: February 10, 1983, the Las Vegas Post Office/Courthouse Was Placed on the National Register of Historic Places

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The newly restored Post Office/Court House historic building in downtown Las Vegas is now the home of the Mob Museum

The building was erected between 1931 and 1933, opening on November 27, 1933. It served as a post office, and as a court house of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 10, 1983. The building remained an active post office for several more years.

Control of the building was turned over to the city in 2002 for use as a museum and cultural center.

Currently, the building is the home of the The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. The Museum is located at 300 Stewart Avenue in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. It was one of the 14 courthouses in the nation to hold the Kefauver Committee hearings on organized crime. It is also the very courtroom where Museum visionary and former Las Vegas Mayor, Oscar B. Goodman, defended many mobsters as organized crime’s go-to defense attorney. Meticulously rehabilitated to its original beauty, the building is significant not only for its neo-classical architecture reminiscent of the period in which it was built, but also for the historic events that unfolded inside of it.

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Date Taken: December 30, 2011

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On This Date: February 10, 1981 Fire at the Las Vegas Hilton

Las Vegas Hilton

Fire broke out at the Las Vegas Hilton on Feb. 10, 1981

On the night of February 10, 1981, just 90 days after the devastating MGM Grand fire, an arson set fire to the Las Vegas Hilton on the eighth floor. The fire burned through the east wing of the hotel and spread to higher floors. Eight people died in this fire. In 1982, Philip Cline was sentenced to eight life sentences for his role in starting the fire. The hotel is now known as the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

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