The world’s premier poker event, the 42nd Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP), kicks off today (May 31) at Rio Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker is the world’s largest, richest and longest-running poker tournament. Not only that, it looks darned handsome in an ascot. (We have no idea what that means, so let’s….
This morning (May 31), Rio Vegas headliners Penn & Teller met with Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman to receive a key to the city in honor of their community service. This year is the duo’s tenth anniversary of performing their irreverent show at Rio Las Vegas, and during that decade the pair has raised nearly….
If the Pulse of Vegas Blog Awards existed, one would have to go to this sign we spotted at the Bonanza Gift Shop, billed as the “Biggest Gift Shop in the World.” The Bonanza Gift Shop is located just across from the recently-closed Sahara. (Don’t get us started.) We’ve posted about the Bonanza Gift Shop….
Las Vegas casinos in the Caesars Entertainment family have upped the ante with a new $1 million jackpot in its popular Three Card Poker table games. Players can win $1 million in just one hand with the “6 Card Bonus” side bet (with a total wager of as little as $15). The winning hand is….
The Las Vegas Weekly has released its 2011 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, and as always, the results are surprising, intriguing and endlessly entertaining. See all the results. Among the results that caught our eye? In the “Food” category, “Most Fun Use of Chocolate” went to Max Brenner’s chocolate syringe (pictured below). No argument there! Max….
How on Earth did we effectively waste time at work before YouTube? Who knows? But lately, there’s been a flood of YouTube videos featuring Las vegas-related goodness, so it’s time to dive headlong into the shallow end of the videographic wading pool. Or something. First up, it’s Chumlee! He’s one of our favorites from Pawn….
In June, the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood will team up with Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) in honor of National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. For the entire month, the fountain at the Miracle Mile Shops will feature a multi-colored glow between its regularly-scheduled shows. Coins tossed into the….
There are definitely ways to tell if you’re a Las Vegas icon. You might have a star (or two) with your name on it along the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. You might pop up on a game show from time to time. You might even have your photo plastered across the side of a….
How cool is the Sugar Factory? Here’s how cool. Sugar Factory, with its newest location at Paris Las Vegas, and Opportunity Village, a nonprofit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities, have forged a unique partnership that provides gainful employment to special needs individuals in Las Vegas. When we first heard about this innovative partnership,….
What’s your favorite Akon song? Let’s just say you have a few to choose from: The prolific singer-songwriter is credited with more than 300 guest appearances on records, including an impressive 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs. Akon will perform at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood on May 29. Memorial Day weekend is a great time….
As a Las Vegas blog, we’re endlessly fascinated with casinos and their games, and today we’ve got some gambling jargon we’re 94% sure you didn’t know before right now. If you’ve ever played craps, you’ve seen a variety of small discs (or tokens) with words on them like “On” and “Off” and “Lay” and “Buy.”….
We’re generally amused by Sin City “buskers.” You know, those costumed individuals who pose for photo ops along the Strip for tips. Granted, as we’ve discussed in the past, buskers are among the most useless photo ops in Las Vegas, but that’s not the point. We recently came across this cleverly-costumed busker and thought we’d….
If you weren’t in Vegas this weekend, you missed a lot! On May 21, Planet Hollywood hosted a flash-popping red carpet for the Las Vegas debut of “The Hangover: Part II,” the follow-up to the most successful R-rated comedy of all time. We can almost forgive the filmmakers for not setting the sequel in Las….
Cafe Martorano’s at Rio Las Vegas is known for its killer Italian cuisine, but this is what we’re craving at the moment. Stop by for this cocktail we can’t remember the name of, or grab a couple of meatballs while you’re there. To-date, we haven’t had anything we didn’t love!
Hot on the heels of news of a new magic show at Paris Las Vegas, we just learned “The Magic & Tigers of Rick Thomas” will bow at the Saxe Theater inside The Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood on Jun. 3 for a limited engagement. Rick Thomas was the headliner at the Sahara before it….