Lunching Outside At Bagatelle Beach

by Marc May 15, 2013
Bagatelle Beach Tropicana Las Vegas

Eating and drinking outside? I’m in! A couple weeks ago I was invited to have lunch at the new Bagatelle Beach at Tropicana. This was the soft opening and a great way to kick off Cinco De Mayo weekend before losing every bet I made on the Kentucky Derby. Since this was the soft opening […]

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Cheap Hotels On The Vegas Strip

by Marc March 19, 2013
Flamingo Las Vegas

Las Vegas lost almost 300 cheap hotel rooms when Bill’s Gambling Hall closed in February. The plan was to replace it with a ultra-cool-young-hip-celebrity-friendly boutique hotel. Caesars Entertainment did that by partnering with Gansevoort and Victor Drai for the new Gansevoort Las Vegas. As with every new casino Gansevoort Las Vegas will open with prices starting […]

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Revel To Be Sold In Next 6 Months

by Marc February 25, 2013
Revel Atlantic City

Lost in the announcement last week that Revel will be filing for bankruptcy in March is that they plan on selling the casino to a company already operating a casino in Atlantic City. In fact, the creditors are already in early-stage talks with Apollo Management’s Caesar’s Entertainment, Marc Lasry’s Avenue Capital and Carl Icahn about selling control of […]

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Hooters, Golden Nugget and Terribles Get New

by Marc January 7, 2013
Terribles Las Vegas Sign

People often ask for cheap places to stay in Las Vegas and I like to send people to hotels with new and clean hotel rooms first and formost. After new and clean rooms I look to the casino and then other amenities since that’s how I roll. In the past couple weeks a few non-major […]

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Best Craps On The Vegas Strip

by Marc January 2, 2013
Luxor Craps Table

As the year ended I looked at the best craps in downtown Las Vegas and didn’t find anything to surprising. Main Street Station has the best odds for a craps game downtown. It’s also the most affordable with 20x odds on $5 bets. Most gaming on the Vegas Strip is worse than those offered in […]

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Best Video Poker On The Las Vegas Strip

by Marc December 11, 2012
Royal Flush Video Poker

I’ve been taking a look at the best video poker from Atlantic City to Las Vegas recently. Today I decided to look to see which casinos offered the best video poker on the Las Vegas Strip. The Vegas strip does NOT include places just off the strip like Palms and Hard Rock Casino. Most casinos offer […]

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Who Ya Got? Ameristar Casinos, Pinnacle Entertainment or Isle of Capri

by Marc November 7, 2012
Aliante Las Vegas Casino

A big deal was made about Aliante Station losing the Station portion of their name last week and becoming just Aliante Casino, a solely owned and operated casino off of the Vegas strip. Individual ownership may be great for the customer by allowing a business to be free thinking and innovative it’s not the recipe for […]

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Hilton Honors Coming To Tropicana

by Marc November 6, 2012
tropicana las vegas

My friends and I stayed at Planet Hollywood on one of my first trips to Las Vegas mostly for one reason. At the time Planet Hollywood was a Starwood Property. Not only could some of us use Starwood points and status from work travel, but the lesser travelers could earn points towards free hotels anywhere in […]

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Which Vegas Casino Filed Chapter 11?

by Marc September 4, 2012
tropicana las vegas

Dave McKee from who writes the awesome Stiffs & Georges blog threw out an interesting question on twitter this morning about a Las Vegas strip casino going belly up (or restructuring debt) by filing Chapter 11. Unidentified Strip resort being put into Chapter 11, scuttlebutt has it. Any guesses? I’m told it’s NOT the Cosmo, right […]

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Cantor Gaming Adds Another Sportsbook In Las Vegas

by Marc June 19, 2012
Venetian Sportsbook

Cantor Gaming Adds Another Sportsbook In Las Vegas..Blah Blah Blah. Instead of writing about each addition I figure I’ll give a guide to each Cantor Gaming sportsbook and list highlights. Lagasse’s Stadium (Palazzo) – Restaurant, Bar, Stadium Seating, Mini Casino, Outdoor Billiards, Skyboxes. Easily the best sportsbook. Anywhere. Venetian – Biggest and brightest sportsbook TV’s I’ve […]

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Most Underrated Sportsbooks In Las Vegas

by Marc March 13, 2012
Tropicana Sportsbook

A couple weeks ago I gave a list of the best sportsbooks in Las Vegas and the most overrated sportsbooks in Las Vegas. Today I want to highlight a few underrated sportsbooks in Las Vegas to watch and bet on the games. The casinos stretch from the Las Vegas strip, to Summerlin and downtown Vegas. While, […]

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