Last year, Wynn Resorts canceled massive expansion plans created by its namesake Steve Wynn. Machinery was already digging up the golf course to make way for Wynn Paradise Park when the team at Wynn decided to pull the plug. Wynn even slowed the development of the land they own across the street.
As we recently discussed, most of the Las Vegas Strip casinos have updated their players clubs to be overall loyalty clubs for their customers. These newer loyalty programs reward customers for money spent throughout the casino and resort. The players club model only rewards players or gamblers.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Is The First Casino On the Vegas Strip To Implement Slot Ticket Donations For Charity The idea of donating leftover change from slot machine tickets isn’t new but it’s long overdue on the Vegas Strip. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas recently announced a new charitable giving offering.
This week in Vegas news was dominated by casino operators reporting earnings. Sometimes these calls offer insight into future plans for the businesses. Other times these casino earnings calls offer financial information that helps explain the Vegas experience. This earnings period has a combination of both without any major breaking news.
Every year I take a summer vacation (I don’t like the word staycation) on the Vegas Strip. The week away from work gives me a chance to enjoy Vegas like a tourist instead of a resident. It’s like the good ole days when I was an east coaster making a semi-annual visit to my favorite city outside of New York.
The NHL recently released the schedules for every team in the professional hockey league. Since their inception, the Vegas Golden Knights have drawn fans from all over the country. Las Vegas locals love their team that plays at T-Mobile Arena. Tourists plan trips to Las Vegas in part so they can see their favorite home team play in Sin City.
If you haven’t been to the Stratosphere in a while you’re in for a surprise. Earlier this year the “Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower” became “The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod.” Most people already called this tall casino The Strat so the name change shouldn’t be much of a shock.
It’s been a few years since we looked at the different casino loyalty clubs on the Vegas Strip. In 2015 these clubs were known as “players clubs” because they mostly awarded gamblers for their money spent in casinos. That’s not the case at most casinos today.
The Fremont Street Experience recently welcomed two of the most popular Electronic Dance Music (EDM) performers to grace their stages. The Chainsmokers and Steve Aoki both provided free concerts to launch their new Viva Vision shows at the Fremont Street Experience.
One of the best perks of being an upper tier member of Caesars Rewards (formerly Total Rewards) is access to their VIP lounge. Late last year, Caesars Entertainment renamed their famous Diamond Lounges as Laurel Lounges. In Las Vegas, these lounges offer complimentary (kinda, more on that shortly) beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks like chips, dips, and chicken wings.