Las Vegas News

An Honest Review of the Backstreet Boys’ First Show in Las Vegas

That phrase was literally written in glitter on attendees’ t-shirts as a crowd of 4,600 piled into Wednesday night’s kick-off of the Backstreet Boys’ 10-week Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Read More

5 Reasons To Consider Eloping In Las Vegas

When most people think about Las Vegas weddings, they probably envision a tiny wedding chapel, cheap decorations, and en Elvis impersonator performing the ceremony. That may be the Las Vegas weddings we see on television, but it’s not necessarily an accurate depiction. The truth is that Las Vegas weddings can be as classy and tasteful as weddings held anywhere else in the world. Of course, one stereotype remains true, and that’s Las Vegas being a great place for couples who want to elope. Here are a few reasons why couples should consider eloping on a Vegas vacation. Read More

The Who Will Take up Las Vegas Residency This Summer

The Who is taking up residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this summer. Caesars Entertainment announced Monday that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will become the first rock band to take up residence at the hotel-casino’s Colosseum since the venue opened in 2003. Read More

MGM’s New Problem Gambling Program Designed To Raise Awareness

There’s no such thing as luck, but compulsive gamblers should at least feel fortunate that the state’s largest employer is introducing a problem gambling program that locals will begin seeing soon. Read More

Review: Paris – New Burgundy Room (End of The Hall Version)

Hey, all! BigAZMarty here with another new room review, the new Burgundy Room (End of Hallway version) at Paris, Las Vegas so here goes- After hemming and hawing about needing another quick trip to Las Vegas to accommodate the new Badges (Quest for Rewards) promotion from Total Rewards with my wife, we looked online via her Total Rewards and found, to our surprise, an end of the hallway Burgundy Room at the Paris Las Vegas. Read More

Learn Your Las Vegas History With These Five Books

Those who come to Las Vegas to quietly and self-sufficiently disappear (retirees, for example) often discover exactly what they expected. But those who land in town chasing dreams or escaping transgressions often haven’t read the manual—and what they find here does little to sort their bank account or soothe their wounds, but rather exposes a harsh reality. There are hundreds of books about Las Vegas, dozens of them on my own library shelf. Here are five essential reads, plus a couple of bonus volumes: Read More

Review: Human Nature – Jukebox

I went to see Human Nature for the third time on my last trip, and I would have no problem going again; it is that entertaining. It is one of those shows that you never get tired of. Their Motown show was great, but their new show “Jukebox” is equally wonderful. Read More

March Madness Finds Spiritual Home in Las Vegas

Like it or not — and the NCAA almost certainly doesn’t — for many, the true spiritual home of college basketball this month is not in Buffalo or Greenville, S.C., or the Final Four site of the Phoenix suburb Glendale, but in Las Vegas. Read More

A Road Trip To Death Valley: Salt Flats, Chilly Nights And Kitsch

The desert, I learned, became very cold after dark. I already knew this (in theory, at least), but I wasn’t prepared for it to happen so quickly. The temperature in Death Valley National Park had plunged to a chilly 40 degrees from 75 seemingly instantaneously, and I was mentally kicking myself for not having brought a warmer sleeping bag. Read More

Securing Stadium Financing for Raiders Trumps Meeting on Lease

For two hours, they talked details of a lease, things like insurance and audits and suites and field markings and signage and UNLV and that ever-important pouring rights war between Coke and Pepsi. Read More