Lots Of New Things At Palms

Palms has undergone a major facelift in the past year and it’s still happening while they renovate Rain Nightclub. This is similar to the changes at Mandalay Bay. The casino never closed but a lot has been closed and reopened as something completely new.

But from the Palms’ perspective, Heraea is the latest upgrade — and, so far, the most prominent gearing up — in the hotel’s new direction. Many of the amenities the Palms was known for (including Gardunos, the original sports book, Little Buddha and Island Bar in the middle of the casino) have been taken apart in favor of freshly designed venues. The next highly anticipated opening is Xi Shi, replacing Little Buddha, which is expected to open by spring.

I used to visit Palms every trip when I first started visiting Las Vegas. It was on MTV and it’s where the good looking girls went….it was where Britney performed and hung out. I’m not sure exactly when but Palms lost its spark but at some point my friends and I stopped making it a point to visit Palms and nobody ever gave us a reason to go any longer.

Since I’ve been living in Las Vegas I’ve visited Palms twice. Once for steak and N9NE and once to see a band. I figure if I’m in that area to gamble I’ll get some B-Connected points at Gold Coast or Total Rewards points at Rio. If I want fun I’ll just head to the strip for the chaos.

I’m not sure that the new additions to Palms are going to change the general blah feeling many have but I’m curious to check out Heraea. I’m just not sure that one bar/restaurant is enough to have me, or anyone I know like me, visit Palms regularly but they get a  shot. As the poker players say “all you need is a chip and a chair.” That’s about all Palms has right now, a chip and a chair.

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Real World Las Vegas Starts Tonight!

Real World Las Vegas (Take 2) starts tonight on MTV.  I’m sure I’m more stoked than anyone else.  Instead of previewing the new cast I want to make sure everyone has their own copy of the original Real World Las Vegas on DVD because it’s a must have!  Click the image below if you need.  Tweet me with thoughts on the new cast!

Real World Las Vegas


MTV Real World At Hard Rock Hotel

The peeps over at Vegas Chatter pointed out that the first preview of the MTV’s Real World Return to Vegas was up.  I love that crap regardless of location, but the Vegas inclusion sent me right over to watch.

Here’s an HD version of the trailer I found on youtube.

As usual this show looks awful but, as I said, I’m into it.  The inclusion of Las Vegas only makes it more inviting even though the Hard Rock Hotel doesn’t make for a very cool location like Palms did back in the day.  There’s no way it will be as good as the first time the show was in Las Vegas, at Palms, but it’s usually worth 44 minutes of my week to lose a couple brain cells and forget bout life.

The Buried Life in Vegas!

Earlier this week I passed on some info I received about the Golden Gate Casino being featured on MTV’s The Buried Life.  The episode aired last night and wasn’t too bad.  The guys from the show were taking $125,000 and trying to win 3 spins in a row in roulette with the goal of turning the money into $1 million.  It was worth a half hour of my life.

I’m pretty sure I’ll be going to downtown Vegas next weekend.  It’s been a while.  See the episode below.

Golden Gate Casino on MTV Tonight

I just received a heads up that the Golden Gate Casino in downtown Las Vegas will be featured on the MTV show Buried Life tonight.

The Golden Gate filmed the season finale of MTV’s show The Buried Life. It will be aired on Monday night, November 29th.

The Buried Life is about 4 kids who have a bucket list of 100 things they want to do before they die. Number 75 on the list is try and win $1,000,000.

The four kids brought in $125,000 and wanted to parlay it into $1,000,000. Although I can’t tell you what happened, I can give you a hint that they end up making the biggest roulette bet in Las Vegas history.

I’m a sucker for these MTV shows so I’m surprised I’m not familiar with The Buried Life.  However, the TiVo is set for this.

Real World Returning To Las Vegas

MTV’s “The Real World” is returning to Las Vegas next year.  The first time the show was in Las Vegas took place at the Palms as it was just opening and was supposedly the most raunchy show or the series’ run.  This time the series will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

I’m a sucker for “The Real World” and pretty much every spin-off.  This is like peanut butter cups to me…what’s better than chocolate and peanut butter?  Maybe “The Real World” in Vegas?