Category: The Strip

Summer Vacation in Las Vegas

June 20, 2017
Las Vegas Sign

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The warm weather is here, and so are holidays, so if Las Vegas is on your mind for the summer then you might want to check out the places we have brought together so that your visit to this thrilling city is as varied and as exciting as it should be.

Take, for instance, the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. The first thing that might come to your mind is the World Series of Poker, which is celebrated here and will be taking place until July 17 if you happen to drop by Las Vegas around that time. However, the reason why we include it as part of an idyllic summer getaway full of surprises is because behind the doors of this hotel hides one of the best-kept secrets of the city: The Rio Wine Cellar and Tasting Room. Here, you will find a unique collection of wines to taste in a relaxing and secluded atmosphere as you take a break from the exciting energy of America’s Playground. The collection of wines at this cellar is so exclusive that altogether they add up to 10 million dollars. Not many know about this charming spot, where you can even find – not drink- a bottle of Portuguese wine from Jefferson’s private reserve.

Next on our list is the Neon Museum. At this singular spot you will be able to contemplate some of the most emblematic neon signs that turned this city into that of the lights. All of these neon relics come with a story that will guide you through the history of Las Vegas and times past. This museum, which works as a non-profit organization, has taken on the very important task of preserving this artistic heritage and the best option is to book a tour when visiting it.

During your trip, you should also make sure that one night you go to see the Bellagio Fountains, which have close to 1,214 spritzers that turn this watery enclave into a true spectacle. Although you can choose to avoid casinos by playing with the best online poker bonuses without the need to even set a foot in Las Vegas, let’s not forget that if you’re there, you must visit at least one room to understand the magic of these venues. And the reason why we say this is because the Bellagio is just the perfect choice, so following the cascading show you might want to step into this legendary casino, where you are also likely to run into more than one famous card player.

Once you’re done at the tables, don’t forget to try some of the best-grilled meat in the country. Las Vegas is famous for its steakhouses, and you can choose from a long list that includes Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, located right on The Strip, to Delmonico Steakhouse, Cut, Craftsteak or Prime. But if you want to try other things, remember that Vegas is also great for foodies as its gourmet offer has grown over the years to suit every palate.

Finally, on a warm day during your visit, you might find it refreshing to escape from the urban context and the best place to go to is the emblematic Hoover Dam, where you can enjoy the fantastic views from the bridge or a boat. Either way, make sure that you read about this monumental architectural and engineering landmark that is part of the US history.

So if this summer your plans take you the most famous city of Nevada, make sure to follow our tips to make the best of your trip to this memorable spot that is not all about casinos and resorts, but also wine, art and architecture.

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On This Date: June 20,1947, Mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, Shot & Killed in Beverly Hills, CA

Bugsy Siegel Mug Shot

Bugsy Siegel

On this date: Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was shot and killed in Beverly Hills, California. In 1945, Bugsy Siegal, was instrumental in establishing the first resort on the now famous Las Vegas Strip with the opening of the Flamingo Hotel & Casino.

Siegel befriended fellow hooligan Meyer Lansky, with whom he established the Bugs-Meyer Gang, a band of ruthless Jewish mobsters that ran a group of contract killers under the name Murder, Inc.

Siegel opened The Flamingo Hotel & Casino at a total cost of $6 million on December 26, 1946. Billed as the world’s most luxurious hotel, the 105-room property and first luxury hotel on the Strip, it was built seven miles from Downtown Las Vegas out the the city limits in Clark County Nevada.

 

Bugsy was brutally killed On the evening of June 20, 1947, when bullets came crashing through his living room window in Beverly Hills. Meanwhile back in Las Vegas, three of Lansky’s cohorts entered the Flamingo Hotel and declared a takeover. Although Lansky denied involvement in the hit, there is little doubt that Siegel was murdered on orders.

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On This Date: June 18, 1996, Caesars Magical Empire Opened at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

June 18, 2017

Caesars Magical Empire, a multimillion dollar dining and entertainment complex opened in Caesars Palace June 18 1996. Caesars Magical Empire was a three-hour “up close and personal” encounter with mysterious and delightful arts inside a high tech, elaborately themed, multi-chambered wonderland, designed for visitors age 12 and older. One price included lunch or dinner, entertainment in the two theaters, and the entire Magical Empire experience. It operated continuously from early luncheon through late dinner hours.

Caesars Magical Empire

Caesars Magical Empire in Las Vegas

For $125 to $200 per person, you got an experience of large stage illusions, a gourmet dinner, close-up magic, underground tunnels, an invisible pianist, and dancing fire. When you went to Caesars Magical Empire, it was a 3 hour event. So you definitely got your money’s worth.

The interior of the entire complex was decorated in a combination of pseudo cave-and-classic architecture, with faux rock-work and stone, passageways and real marble floors. It closed on November 30, 2002, after which the structure was razed to make room for a large concert hall created for singer Celine Dion.

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Three Ways to Win Money in a Casino

June 16, 2017
Casino neon sign

Three ways to win money in a casino

The slot machines in the online mode allow you not only to have a fun time without leaving your house, but also to improve your financial well-being if you play for money. Every player dreams of winning money, who decided to take a chance and try his luck. The main question remains how to play for money at the freespins365.co.uk casino and get a gold profit?

The first way
The first way to become rich when playing casino is to develop the right strategy. The bottom line is that: The game of machine guns should bring pleasure. Luck is unlikely to smile at someone who is dissatisfied with any factors: the interface of the game slot, its rules. You should keep your statistics and watch it. For example, the statistics of winnings are kept on the site of the casino. The higher the score, the greater the chance of a favorable outcome. If during the game process for three scrolls of the reel the winning position is not displayed, you should switch to another gaming machine. In the same way it is recommended to enter if luck on the slot machine smiled three times in a row.

The second way
The second way is training. Most players who can boast of large jackpots started playing casinos for fun. Recommended: The first time to learn gambling machines without financial investments, playing in the demo version. Do not put a large amount of money on just one machine. It is better to divide the money for 2-3 machine guns, so the chance to win increases at least 2 times. You should not train every day. Gambling machines are not a job that brings a steady and stable income. Casino, first of all, bring pleasure and additional earnings. It is important to be careful and not to drive horses. Sometimes it is better to spend more time training and get the coveted amount than to lower your “blood”.

The third way
The third way to win money is to learn how to cope with your emotions. The human factor can both have a beneficial effect on the game, and lead to a loss. For example: It is not recommended to start the game in a state of depression, aggression and alcoholic intoxication. Negative emotions do not accompany luck. Anger and an uncontrolled mind due to the effects of alcohol are frustrating. It should be understood that constant luck or a large jackpot is better to take than doubling with them the stakes at the next game. It is important to be able to stop at times, it is better to play “tomorrow” than to lose “today”. Moreover, to lose not only the jackpot, but also it’s originally invested money. It is necessary to choose your casinos to save your finances. You can find an article how to do it here: casinoomega.com You can read reviews, communicate with real players, trust professionals, but only rely on yourself. Only you yourself can, how to win your own money, and lose. No one will return them if you are not careful.

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On this Date: May 31, 2000, the Golden Nugget and all of Steve Wynn’s other Strip properties where sold to Kirk Kerkorian

May 31, 2017
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas

Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas

On May 31, 2000, the Golden Nugget (and all of Steve Wynn’s other properties) was sold to Kirk Kerkorian; the consolidated corporation was known as MGM Mirage and has been the largest casino corporation in Las Vegas since that date.

The Mirage

The Mirage

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

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Clément Bardot (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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On This Date: May 23, 1955 The Dunes Hotel Opened

May 23, 2017

The Dunes Hotel and Casino

The Dunes was the tenth resort built on the Las Vegas Strip and opened on May 23, 1955. The resort included a 18-hole Championship golf course which ran from Tropicana Ave .to Flamingo Road, it was called the Dunes Miracle Mile. In its early years, the Dunes was known for the 35 ft tall fiberglass sultan that stood above its main entrance. Many top performers, such as Dean Martin, Jayne Mansfield, Liberace, George Burns, Pat Cooper, Judy Garland, Violetta Villas, Phyllis Diller and Frank Sinatra performed at the hotel.

The Dunes Hotel closed it doors on January 26, 1993. It sat where the now famous Bellagio resides on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo Road.

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