Las Vegas News

Zumanity – Neither Fish Nor Fowl

Going into Zumanity, Mrs. Iun and I had no idea what to expect. We were aware from promotional materials that there would be a gentleman with a Mohawk haircut, and women wearing scantily clothes: but that was essentially the extent of our knowledge. Upon arrival in the theatre lobby, we were treated to the usual photography session, which mostly involved being draped with various feather boas and pouting a lot. We thanked our photographer and were directed to our seats for the “pre-show” which begins around 20 minutes before the main event. Read More

Chinese Favorite Ping Pang Pong Gets a Fresh Look At Gold Coast

Ping Pang Pong just might be Las Vegas’ all-time favorite Chinese restaurant. The Gold Coast eatery opened in 2001 but seems like it’s been around much longer than that, probably because owners and operators Karrie and Kevin Wu have been serving deliciously authentic cuisine in Vegas for a bit longer, having opened the former Royal Star restaurant at Venetian in 1999. Read More

MGM Resorts Takes On Problem Gambling With New Program

MGM Resorts International will begin training its 77,000 employees nationwide next month on the basics of a responsible gambling program it will roll out in October. The plan to install GameSense was first announced in February. GameSense was developed by the British Columbia Lottery Corp. and was licensed to MGM for an undisclosed fee. Read More

Inside The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas’s New Penthouse Suites

In a city known more for glitz than true glamour, those with upwards of limitless funds to spend on a hotel suite while staying on this side of good taste haven’t had the widest of options. But The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, whose cheeky “Just the right amount of wrong” slogan helped establish it as one of the Strip’s cooler, more sophisticated crowd-magnets since opening in 2010, has over the last few weeks unveiled 21 swank Boulevard Penthouse suites in its previously vacant top four floors, partnering with three top interior design firms—Daun Curry, Richmond International, and Tihany Design*—to do seven suites apiece. Read More

Las Vegas Homebuilders See Record Prices, Lower Sales

Las Vegas homebuilders are fetching record prices, with buyers writing checks not seen since the bubble years. But sales totals still are nowhere near their peaks — and it seems no one expects them to reach new highs anytime soon, if ever. Read More

Raiders Getting Most Bets To Win Super Bowl This Season

The Oakland Raiders don’t arrive for a couple of years, but they’re already Las Vegas’ team at the betting window. This offseason, more bets have been placed on the Raiders to win the Super Bowl than on any other team at sportsbooks around town. Read More

24 Hours In Las Vegas: The Hasty Traveler’s Guide To Sin City

Welcome to “24 Hours in…” We explore the ways you, the average, hard-working Houstonian, can spend a whole day in a place you may not know, or a place you’ve visited but haven’t yet turned upside-down. Whether you know the landmarks or not, we cover a city that is easily reachable through the lovely aviation services at our multiple airports. Read More

Sign For New White Castle Goes Up In Downtown Las Vegas

There will soon be another White Castle location in the Las Vegas valley. The 2nd location is scheduled to open late September in Downtown Las Vegas, according to General Manager Michael Heid. The new restaurant will be located on the corner of 4th and Fremont streets in the space formerly occupied by a Harley-Davidson retail store. Read More

Clark County Taking Steps To Increase Wireless Service On Las Vegas Strip

Clark County has hired a broadband planning company to help regulate anticipated contracts with major wireless carriers. Companies including Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile have indicated to the county that they are interested in installing low-powered nodes on light poles and other structures along the Strip to improve cellphone reception. Read More

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Breathe Sighs Of Relief With Floyd Mayweather Win

Las Vegas sportsbooks endured an early multimillion-dollar sweat, but won big after Floyd Mayweather put away heavily bet underdog Conor McGregor on Saturday night. Mayweather opened as high as a -2,500 favorite, but closed as a -500 favorite at most sportsbooks. McGregor went off as a 4-1 underdog at most books. Read More

UNLV Student’s Blackjack Variation Being Ttested On Las Vegas Strip

A UNLV student has created a variation on blackjack that’s now being played on the Strip. Matt Stream invented Easy Jack, a simplified version of the popular table game. Read More