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‘Counting Cars,’ Other Ventures Keep Las Vegas’ Danny Koker Busy

The eighth season of “Counting Cars” kicks off at 10 p.m. Tuesday on History, and Danny Koker, the show’s star, is still involved in every car and motorcycle built at Count’s Kustoms. That means he works from first thing in the morning till 7 or 8 p.m. It’s not uncommon for him to be there on weekends, as well. Read More

Cheap Casinos That Are A Short Walk Or Uber From The Las Vegas Strip Have You Visited Any Of These? Is There One We’re Missing?

Getting just off The Strip will save you a fortune (compared to Las Vegas Strip pricing). You’ll save far more than the few dollars an Uber will cost you. (Not yet an Uber user? Your first ride is on us, up to $20. See the end of the post). Read More

Should I Stay At The El Cortez Hotel Casino In Downtown Las Vegas?

The El Cortez is an often overlooked gem. If you want traditional, stay in their normal rooms (not the newer, hipper, more expensive Cabana suites across the street). The traditional rooms are clean and well-kept. Read More

2017 Seen As ‘Very Good Year’ For Las Vegas New-Home Sales

Las Vegas’ growth of new-home sales might slow in coming months, but 2017 should still be seen as a “very good year,” a new report says. Builders closed 808 new-home sales in Clark County last month, putting the year’s sum at 5,762, up 18.8 percent from the same eight-month period in 2016, according to Home Builders Research. Read More

Will Las Vegas Be ‘Amsterdam on Steroids’? Door Opens For Pot Lounges

What happens in Vegas will still stay in Vegas — but perhaps no longer behind closed doors, at least when it comes to pot. Earlier this week, Nevada’s Legislative Counsel Bureau gave the green light for marijuana to be permitted in public places, as long as patrons are of legal age. Read More

Las Vegas Sign Site Becomes Memorial To Shooting Victims

For the better part of 60 years, the iconic Las Vegas sign has welcomed visitors and served as the backdrop for them to commemorate a trip here, even if they don’t want people to know what happened here. Read More

The Rolling Stones ‘Exhibitionism’ Opens At The Palazzo In Las Vegas

An exhibition dedicated to The Rolling stones has made its U.S West Coast debut this week, opening at the Palazzo in Las Vegas for a four-month stint. Called, “Exhibitionism”, the project brings together over 500 rare items, and features an immersive 3D experience charting the history of the band, as well as its impact on pop culture, music, fashion, art and film. Read More

Las Vegas Was Built By Gangsters, And We Celebrated Those Stories

Nothing stays in Las Vegas. Nothing ever did. When the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority launched its now-famous slogan — “What Happens Here, Stays Here” — in 2004, the region was climbing out of the shadows of 9/11, when tourism to the city slumped dramatically. Read More

Showgirls, Casinos And Chapel Weddings: Las Vegas Snaps Back After Deadliest Mass Shooting In Modern U.S. History

Forty-seven hours after the massacre, Crystal Rose was back in her flouncy red showgirl plumage on the Vegas Strip, bare-chested except for tiny, shiny pasties keeping her just this side of legal. “Come on over — get a photo with the showgirls,” she called out to the flow of revelers cruising the sidewalk Tuesday evening outside the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Read More

Scotty’s Castle Days: Death Valley Weekend

THE FALL OF 2015… delivered a wailer of a storm to Death Valley National Park, and a landmark building, one of the best-known sites in the arid expanse, experienced a notable amount of damage. Read More