Here’s another episode of “Las Vegas is always changing.” Last year Golden Entertainment purchased the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower along with a few other traditional casinos. The Golden Entertainment brand name isn’t used very often by tourists but many drinkers and gamblers that live in Las Vegas know the company because they own more than 130 bars and taverns around the state of Nevada.
Palms is currently in the middle of a massive $690 million renovation. Just about every part of the casino will see an update. There are already new additions to the casino resort just off the Vegas Strip. The makeover started on the casino floor which has new carpeting, lights, and a sweet new center bar.
The idea of hotel lounges isn’t new. Hotels around the world offer access to their lounge for an additional fee to regular hotel rooms. The access to a relaxing environment to grab a drink and snack or have a meeting is fantastic. Some Las Vegas casinos have offered VIP lounges to their high rollers and big spenders.
Wynn Las Vegas and the Hakkasan Group recently announced DJ lineups for their respective clubs that cover three casinos in Las Vegas. In addition, there’s a rumor that one of the most popular rappers around will embark on his first ever Las Vegas residence.
The Caesars Entertainment show shuffle continues with The Bronx Wanderers moving their show to the Mat Franco Theaters inside The Linq Hotel and Casino. However, the show shuffle may have ended at Paris Las Vegas where Jeff Civilico just signed an extension to perform through 2020.
I grew up in New York City and moved to Las Vegas just over eight years ago. Much of my time in New York after college and before moving to Las Vegas was spent in downtown Manhattan. This small part of New York was home to a lot of great bars, restaurants, and clubs.
Over the years Las Vegas has been known for many things…including magicians. Siegfried and Roy and David Copperfield are some of the most famous Las Vegas magic acts. More recently fans of magic have taken to illusionist Criss Angel. As you know his show Mindfreak has moved to Planet Hollywood.
In conjunction with the Downtown Grand’s five-year anniversary, the company recently announced an expansion. The hotel-casino will be adding a new hotel tower. The expansion will increase the footprint of its hospitality space by over 250,000 square feet. Construction on the new tower should be open by mid-2020.
We’re always looking for the best times to visit Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a great event to either watch or participate. Poker’s most popular festival is set to run from May 28 to July 16, 2019. Once again, WSOP will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
It’s been more than three years since Derek and Greg Stevens purchased the Las Vegas Club casino in downtown Las Vegas. In that time, the owners of The D and Golden Gate casino have made some more deals.