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Backstreet Boys Extend Las Vegas Residency

The Backstreet Boys have extended their Las Vegas residency. The ‘I Want It That Way’ hitmakers – comprised of Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, and Howie Dorough – have been performing at The AXIS Theater at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino as part of the ‘Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life’ show since March and will now play right through until next year. Read More

Public Bettors Have Been Beating Las Vegas Bookies For 8 Months

In Hollywood, the actors would wake up and realize it was all just a bad dream. But a few hours’ drive away in Las Vegas, it’s been all too real the last few weeks. And if you look back, the “Favorite and Over” horror show has been going on for quite a while. Read More

Survey Shows Bad Hotels Make Guests Cry

Vacation is supposed to be a fun time, a chance to get away from your everyday problems. And hotels are the cocoons that travelers return to, their homes away from home. A good hotel experience can make a vacation, and a bad one can break it. A recent Qualtrics survey reveals just what usually goes wrong and how guests react to missed expectations. While the survey is about hotels in general and not Las Vegas in particular, those who work in our city’s hospitality industry should heed its results. Read More

Fremont Street Construction Updates

@LasVegasJunkie here freshly back from a 4-day trip to my favorite place on earth, Las Vegas. More specifically, Downtown Las Vegas. It was a great trip capped off by multiple great wins on Buffalo Deluxe, Wheel of Fortune, and blackjack but I digress, the purpose of this article is to update you and all the other Las Vegas fanatics out there on all the construction projects going on under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. Here are a few fresh new pictures and observations for you to salivate over. Read More

How To Bet On Hockey In Las Vegas

A couple years before the NHL officially awarded Las Vegas an expansion franchise, Commissioner Gary Bettman cast doubt on the possibility because of his staunch stance against gambling. Many accused Bettman of hypocrisy and ignorance after he approved an agreement with a daily fantasy sports website but disagreed with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s call for legalized sports betting. Read More

Property Brothers: Keeping Things Simple In Las Vegas

The Scott brothers, known for their hit HGTV shows “Property Brothers” and “Brother vs. Brother,” among others, initially set up shop in Las Vegas more than eight years ago and love everything the city has to offer. Read More

Vegas Life Hack: Attractions Worth Your Time – Part Two

A few weeks ago, I suggested that a knowledge of Vegas attractions could help you affordably fill some time in Vegas while still having an experience that isn’t an ordinary part of life back home. Because they were available as a package, I looked at the MGM resort attractions from Mandalay Bay’s sharks to the Mirage’s dolphins. Read More

Tips To Maximize Your Comps During Your Next Trip To Las Vegas

However, the other 80-90% of visitors to Las Vegas will probably never see complimentary flights, limos, suites, show tickets, spa treatments, rounds of golf and dinners. This is part of the mystique that surrounds Las Vegas. Everyone wants some of that love so let’s look at how to get at least some of those sweet comps. This isn’t about gaming the system – this is about maximizing the rewards system. Read More

A Splash Of Pink And Free Rides Coming To Downtown Las Vegas

Visitors and locals alike will be able to catch a free ride from the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets to the Fremont East district this summer. The City Council approved a contract Wednesday to begin operating two free-to-passengers downtown circulator shuttles for a six-month pilot period. Read More

Stunning Viral Video Shows Grand Canyon Filled With Ocean Of Clouds

A new viral video shows the Grand Canyon in rare form: filled to the brim with clouds. The video shows a full cloud inversion, which is when cold air gets trapped close to the ground by a layer of warm air, and the moisture turns into condensation, creating a sea of thick fog. Read More