I recently visited the renovated SAHARA Las Vegas for a breakfast meeting and happy hour. The breakfast meeting was the first time my friend and I visited the new Sahara post renovations. Our discussion over coffee about the new Sahara went something like this. There’s nothing wrong with the new Sahara but there’s nothing particularly amazing.
We’re going to jump right into the Vegas News this week because I found a new document just as I was sitting down. On Friday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board released the 179 page 2019 Gaming Abstract Report. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to go through the entire document yet so I’ll probably have some thoughts next week.
Press release: LAS VEGAS – The Plaza Hotel & Casino will host its annual March Mania viewing parties from Thursday, March 19 to Sunday, March 22 in its Plaza Event Center, a nearly 5,000 sq. ft. event space that has 18 large screen high-definition televisions, two projectors and a state-of-the-art sound system, making it one of the city’s most popular sports event viewing experiences.
At the Plaza’s March Mania Viewing Party, guests will enjoy food from Pop Up Pizza and drink specials from multiple bars inside the Plaza Event Center. The March Mania Viewing Party and the Plaza’s Omaha Lounge and Race & Sports Book bars will offer several drink specials, including Jameson for $5, Guinness draft for $5 and a Jameson shot with a domestic beer for $8.
In addition to its multiple HD screens, the Plaza Event Center has flexible seating options so large and small groups can mix and mingle while watching the basketball games. The party will also have William Hill satellite betting stations, making it convenient for guests to places bets during the games.
There will also be a $25,000 March Mayhem Drawing. Entries can be earned now through March 28. Thirty players are paid in free slot play, with the top prize of $5,000 in free slot play. Complete rules and details on how to enter are available at the players’ club.
Admission to the Plaza’s March Mania Viewing Party is $20 for a One-Day Pass or $40 for a Four-Day Pass (plus taxes and fees). Each admission pass includes one koozie and one complimentary drink and food item per day. Tickets can be purchased online at www.plazahotelcasino.com/entertainment/march-mania/, at the Casino Box Office, or by calling 702-386-2507. Doors open at 8 a.m. each day.
There’s always something new to enjoy in Las Vegas. There’s so much to do that even old things can be new in Las Vegas. On Friday I made my first trip close to the top of The Strat. GASP! A friend and I enjoyed some half-priced drinks and snacks at 107 Sky Lounge.
What a week in Las Vegas! You may remember that my week started with an amazing flight to Vegas from Los Angeles on JSX. As you may have read, the experience was fantastic and stress-free, unlike most flights I’ve taken. That experience seemed to set the tone for what would hectic week in Las Vegas.
It’s the only non-sports betting episode of the calendar year, but for some, it’s the most anticipated. If you’re planning a trip to Vegas, let this be your guide.
Hotel brands from all over the world have been partnering their loyalty and reward programs with Las Vegas casino more often every year. There was a time where a casino loyalty/players club was the only way to receive a discounted or complimentary room.
I remember hearing about Jet Suite X when it first launched in 2016. Flying from Las Vegas on semi-private airline JSX sounded interesting but it only flew to a few west coast cities. Since I don’t travel around the west coast often it slipped my mind.
Press release: LAS VEGAS (January 20, 2020) – As part of its Celebrity Comedy Series, Delirious Stand-Up Comedy inside The Spare Room at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino has announced Christopher “Kid” Reid will make his return to Las Vegas on Saturday, February 29. The one-night-only engagement will feature a dual stand-up performance from Reid, 7:30 and 10:00, and feature a guest set from Vegas-based comedian Guy Fessenden. Tickets starting at $39.99 on sale now.
Christopher Reid, formerly known as ‘Kid’ from the rap duo Kid ‘n Play with Christopher Martin was notable for his exaggerated hi-top fade haircut and starring in the House Party Movies as well as television programs, Martin and Sister, Sister. He has also served as the host of amateur contest shows, such as Your Big Break and It’s Showtime at the Apollo.
Launched in May of 2019 and located on the ground floor of the hotel near the Art Bar, The Spare Room provides an intimate comedic experience for locals and tourists alike. Complete with a full bar and maximum seating of less than 200, each ticket aims to offer guests the best seat in the house and a laughably casual environment perfect for any night out in Downtown Las Vegas.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
What: Delirious Stand-Up Comedy Presents Christopher “Kid” Reid Live in Downtown Las Vegas
Where: The (Bigger) Spare Room inside Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino
When: Saturday, February 29 – 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
How: Tickets starting $39.99 on sale now with VIP/priority seating options avalable
*All showtimes and blackout dates subject to change
*Comedians are available for interviews upon request
*Delirious Stand-Up Comedy is an 18+ show
*The Spare Room is located in the main hotel lobby near hotel check-in
It’s always strange writing Vegas News when I’m not in Vegas. I spent the weekend in Los Angeles so the bulk of my research happened in a foreign city. This trip marked the first time I flew JSX. The semi-private airline only flies to a few cities on the west coast.