Aristocrat Technologies is shaking up bar top gaming with the release of the new Winner’s World multi-game bar top cabinet. These bar top gaming cabinets bring new games and new technology to a popular but outdated way to gamble. Aristocrat is installing these new devices in casinos and gaming bars across the country.
Press release: LAS VEGAS – Paying homage to its vintage Vegas gambling roots, the Plaza Hotel & Casino will have two special casino contests to give away a dozen classic coin machines, including traditional slot, keno and video poker games, some of which are more than 25 years old.
While the coin machines like Joker Poker, Deuces Wild and Catch the Heat have nostalgic popularity, they are not compatible with new slot technologies and cannot track points and play. The vintage machines have also become increasingly harder to maintain. As a result, the Plaza will be taking them out of service and giving them away as part of two casino promotions in October.
A video poker tournament will occur every Tuesday in October. The winner of each week’s tournament will receive a classic coin operated video poker machine as the grand prize. In addition, the Plaza will host a points challenge from Oct. 1 through Oct. 29. Players can earn points throughout the month playing reel slots, video poker and video keno. The eight players with the highest points accumulated over the month will win a coin machine (keno, slot or video poker game).
“These machines are a part of Vegas history, and we wanted to give our locals a chance to have their own piece of our city’s great legacy,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino.
To be eligible to win a machine, participants must be Nevada residents with valid Nevada ID, 21-years of age or older, and members of the Plaza’s Royal Rewards players club. Winners will have seven days to pick up their coin machine and will be responsible for future maintenance. Full contest rules are online.
Press release: LAS VEGAS – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has announced a specially curated memorabilia exhibition to celebrate the hotel and casino’s 25 year history in Las Vegas from 1995 – 2020. The Hard Rock Memorabilia Exhibition will open to the public on Friday, September 27 and is the kick-off of the property’s “Farewell Tour” of activations before it begins its transformation to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in February 2020.
The exhibition will feature artifacts such as costumes, musical instruments, props and artwork not seen by the public in decades by iconic performers including, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Elton John, Elvis, Lady Gaga, The Beatles and more. New items will be added to the collection on a regular basis, giving attendees something new to see during the exhibition’s expected four month engagement through January 2020.
“When we assumed ownership of the property more than a year ago, we always wanted to create an exhibit that showcased the memorabilia and history of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas,” remarked Richard “Boz” Bosworth, President and CEO of JC Hospitality, LLC and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. “Our goal of this space is to tell the stories of some of the most iconic pieces of the artists that rocked this joint over the years. I think you will see our team has done just that.”
The Hard Rock Memorabilia Exhibition will be located near Pink Taco, off the Paradise parking garage. The exhibit will be open Thursday – Monday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sept. 27 – Jan. 31, 2020. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas continues with a full slate of entertainment events through early 2020 at The Joint and Vinyl. The property will also celebrate Las Vegas locals with a 20 percent discount on dining at their most iconic restaurants, Mr. Lucky’s Café and Pink Taco. Nevada residents just need to show valid I.D. to receive the discount when they purchase an entrée and a beverage at the restaurants. The offer is valid Sept. 27 through Dec. 30, 2019. To learn about upcoming events, visit www.hardrockhotel.com.
Press release: UNCASVILLE, Conn., September 17, 2019 — Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, master developer of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas rendering courtesy of Virgin Hotels and Rockwell Group.jpg awe-inspiring integrated entertainment resorts (IER) worldwide will enter into one of the most exciting casino markets in the world through a venture with JC Hospitality. MGE has entered into a multi-year agreement with JC Hospitality to operate the 60,000-square foot gaming space at the soon to be Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, contingent on the successful completion of construction and pending MGE’s regulatory approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
“Aligning the MGE brand with Virgin Hotels Las Vegas extends our growing reach into yet another legendary global entertainment capital. Together with Virgin Hotels, experience seekers all over the world will have the opportunity to partake in an extraordinary guest journey that only our strategic alliance can deliver,” said Mario Kontomerkos, MGE’s Chief Executive Officer.
MGE is currently in the midst of an exciting chapter of growth to become the world’s leading integrated entertainment resort (IER) developer. MGE’s brand presence in the world’s most exciting entertainment environment establishes the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, MGE’s owner, as the first Native American Tribe to operate in the Las Vegas resort corridor.
“This new and exciting relationship brings together two ‘Best in Class’ organizations and continues the Mohegan Tribe’s tradition of blazing new trails for others to follow,” said James Gessner Jr., Interim Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe.
“Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, as an extension of the Mohegan Tribe, pride themselves on traditional principles, in sync with modern values. We are excited that Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be their first entry in the Las Vegas market,” said Richard “Boz” Bosworth, president and chief executive officer of JC Hospitality LLC, owner of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “MGE further expands on our commitment to partner with best-in-class operators for the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas transformation.”
The property recently announced an agreement with AEG Presents to assume the management, operations and booking for The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas beginning fall 2020 once the property is rebranded as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
The eight-month renovation is slated to begin in early February 2020 and the re-imagined Las Vegas lifestyle casino resort is slated to open at the end of 2020.
Press release: LAS VEGAS (Sept. 16, 2019) – Following his two-night, sold-out Wynn Las Vegas debut in Aug. 2019 with his celebrated “Hello” Tour, international music icon Lionel Richie will return to the Encore Theater for a three-night engagement in March 2020. Richie will present his all-new show titled “Lionel Richie – Las Vegas” March 11, 13 and 14, 2020 at 8 p.m. VIP packages for each performance will be available for purchase starting Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. PDT, and standard tickets for all performances go on sale Friday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. PDT.
The Oscar®, Golden Globe®, and four-time GRAMMY Award® winner will share stories from his multi-decade career and present his iconic hits such as “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Easy,” and others in this exclusive production. Richie has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and is one of only two songwriters in history to have charted No. 1 records for nine consecutive years.
“Hello again Las Vegas,” said Lionel Richie. “I can’t wait to perform in one of the best music venues in the U.S. at the Encore Theater. This new show is going to be so much fun!”
Richie released his latest album, Hello From Las Vegas, on Capitol Records on Aug. 16, 2019, placing him at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The collection marks Richie’s first release on Capitol Records and features Richie performing material from throughout his career, including beloved songs from his solo albums (“Hello,” “Dancing On The Ceiling” and “Truly”) and his time with The Commodores, where he developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smash hits such as “Three Times a Lady” and “Easy.”
“Lionel Richie is an iconic performer and we are honored to have him debut an exclusive production at Wynn,” said Wynn Las Vegas president, Marilyn Spiegel. “We look forward to his return to the Encore Theater this spring.”
Dates: March 11, 13-14, 2019 at 8 p.m.
VIP Package On-Sale: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT
Public On-Sale: Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT
Price: Standard ticket prices range from $69.50 to $350, plus applicable fees
Points of Purchase: Wynn Las Vegas Box Office (702-770-9966) or WynnLasVegas.com
Press release: LAS VEGAS (August 23, 2019) – OYO Hotels & Homes, the world’s third-largest and fastest-growing hotel chain, today announced that it has partnered with Highgate to create its first key flagship property in Las Vegas, OYO’s first property in this lively city – OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Located near the corner of the famed Las Vegas Strip on Tropicana Ave., OYO Hotel & Casino provides 657 rooms across 19 floors and a 35,000 square-foot casino. This hotel was earlier operated as Hooters Casino Hotel. Additional amenities include two signature restaurants, four bars, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool. The property will undergo an exciting transformation to be completed this year, which will bring the dynamic OYO brand to life in the most recognizable tourist destination in the world. Highgate will assume management of the hotel, and Paragon Gaming will continue to operate the casino.
“I am really excited to announce the commencement of the OYO’s operations in our newest city – Las Vegas. We are excited to be here as we believe Las Vegas is an exciting city in which to invest as the market continues to evolve with projects such as the new Las Vegas Raiders NFL stadium and the $1 billion expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center. As we continue to focus on bringing to life our popular concept of ‘comfort design’ and delivering chic hospitality experiences, we are increasingly exploring new ways to connect with our customers, from millennials, to young executives and families, in every city we enter. With our newest hotel in Las Vegas, we are furthering our commitment to enable our guests to experience #Livingthegoodlife, and are certain we will become their preferred place to stay and truly enjoy Las Vegas in the coming months,” said Abhinav Sinha, COO and Partner, OYO Hotels & Homes USA. “We will be undergoing a renovation and will come up with some of the most loved amenities and experiences that are sure to please Las Vegas visitors from around the world. We can’t wait to welcome you to our first hotel in Las Vegas.”
“Earlier in June, we announced our plan to invest $300 million in the U.S. As a new-age hospitality company, we currently offer great living spaces throughout our 112+ OYO Hotels in more than 60 cities and 21 states. With our newest hotel in Las Vegas, we are excited to cater to a completely different audience segment and are certain that this will be the perfect start to OYO’s journey in Las Vegas,” said Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, OYO Hotels & Homes.
“OYO Hotel & Casino offers a tremendous opportunity for Highgate to partner with a visionary company like OYO in one of the world’s most dynamic hospitality markets,” said Neil Luthra, a Principal of Highgate. “We believe OYO’s philosophy of dynamic hotel experiences, combined with our management expertise, will make for a long and successful partnership.”
“We’ve had great success managing the Hooter’s casino and look forward to continuing on as the Casino Manager and partnering with Highgate to introduce OYO’s hotel brand in Las Vegas,” said Diana Bennett, Paragon Gaming Chairwoman.
OYO Hotels started with the belief that a beautifully designed, chic and comfortable living space appeals to everyone. Since then it has consistently innovated and focused on creating lasting experiences – starting from living spaces to event spaces, with exciting food and beverage options, and more. All of this will come to life in the OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, where Highgate’s expertise and experience will further improve the quality standards.
Known worldwide for its innovative chic offerings that have impacted hospitality experiences positively, OYO Hotels has attracted some of the world’s leading investors, including Airbnb, SoftBank Vision Fund, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greenoaks Capital, Sequoia India, and Hero Enterprise. The company is increasingly evolving into a real estate service platform with 1 million-plus rooms under its management, globally.
It’s race day in Las Vegas! Beastmode – Marshawn Lynch – will be driving the pace car at the South Point 400 today. This is the second NASCAR race in Las Vegas this year and the first race of the NASCAR playoffs. Enjoy!
How much has sports betting in the US changed in just one year? Take a look at Pat McAfee. Last year at this time, the former Indianapolis Colts punter turned popular media personality was promoting an offshore sportsbook operating illegally in the States. Today, McAfee has made the switch to FanDuel , a legal US sportsbook operator.
Press release: LAS VEGAS (Sept. 16, 2019) – Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation announced today the extension of Billy Idol: Las Vegas Presented by SiriusXM. The announcement comes just as Idol prepares to return to The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort for the final 2019 performance dates.
From punk pioneer to global superstar, Idol has created an unparalleled niche in popular music and has remained a household name for more than three decades. Billy Idol: Las Vegas has received numerous accolades since launching in 2019. The performances have featured material from throughout Idol’s career, from Idol’s days fronting the seminal British punk band Generation X to his hits the world has come to know and love, including “Rebel Yell,” “White Wedding,” “Dancing With Myself,” and many more. Billy Idol will be joined by his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens and the rest of the Billy Idol band.
Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style and fury of punk rock. His lip- curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music, while selling out arenas everywhere he played. He has sold 40 million albums while scoring numerous platinum albums worldwide, nine top 40 singles in the U.S. and 10 in the U.K. including “Dancing With Myself,” “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” “Mony Mony,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy” and “Cradle Of Love.”
Idol was responsible for some of punk rock’s most memorable, literate and evocative moments, and created a pioneering new sound by bringing the spirit of ’77 to the dance floor, going on to fashion an immediately identifiable musical blueprint that integrates club-land throb, rockabilly desperation and rock ’n’ roll decadence.
More than 30 years after his groundbreaking Vital Idol compilation cemented the vibrancy of the dance-rock remix genre in the second half of the 1980s, Idol’s Revitalized collection, Vital Idol: Revitalized, features 11 brand-new remixes of Idol’s most classic and enduring hits. Lending their hands to the Revitalized proceedings are electronic dance luminaries Moby, The Crystal Method and Paul Oakenfold as well as current innovators including RAC, Tropkillaz, Shiba San, Juan Maclean and CRAY.
Idol also hosts an exclusive SiriusXM show, Billy Idol’s Live Transmission, that can be heard on SiriusXM’s 1st Wave, channel 33. For all Billy Idol information, visit BillyIdol.net.
Tickets for Billy Idol: Las Vegas are $39.50 – $159.95, plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. SiriusXM listeners will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the public on-sale date during a SiriusXM pre-sale from Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. PT until Thursday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. PT. Doors at 8 p.m., show time 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Concert Theater box office, any Station Casinos Rewards Center or online at Ticketmaster.com.