Gambling

  • Year-Long Investigation Solves Whistling Slot Machine Mystery

    By Scott Roeben, on February 22 2024 Granted, that headline makes this story sound like a much bigger deal than it is. Do you know the Internet at all? It’s true. For more than a year, we’ve been trying to find the source of a strange sound in casinos. A whistle. It’s possible we are the only person excited to…

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  • Shots Fired at Fremont Street Experience (Not That Kind)

    Fremont Street Street Experience has had enough of seeing visitors badgered by aggressive street performers demanding payment for shows or photo ops. The downtown venue has begun using digital signs to let tourists know tipping is completely optional, along with advising them of the fact street performers aren’t employed or screened by Fremont Street Experience. Or anyone, really. New signage…

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  • First Word: Bob Marley Experience Planned for Mandalay Bay

    The answer to what’s happening with Mandalay Bay’s former buffet space is about to be answered. Seriously, two sentences from now. This sentence serves no purpose other than to build suspense. We hear Mandalay Bay is getting a new theater venue devoted to the life and legacy of Bob Marley. We understand the headline sort of ruined the suspense, but…

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  • “High Roller Heist” Podcast Delves Into Bonehead’s Vegas Casino Robberies

    By Scott Roeben, on February 19 2024 A new podcast, “The High Roller Heist,” chronicles the misadventures of a noted asshat, Tony Carleo. All due respect to asses and hats. Carleo robbed the Suncoast and Bellagio in 2010. He wore a motorcycle helmet, garnering him the label of “Biker Bandit,” although, we’re pretty sure Carleo gave himself that name. In…

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  • Forum Shops at Caesars Removes Infuriating Shortcut-Thwarting Barrier

    By Scott Roeben, on February 08 2024 The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has changed the course of history, as well as the course of millions of its guests, by removing a detour that has irked shoppers for years. If you’re not obsessive about Las Vegas, move along. This is for the hardcore Vegas watchers, the die-hard denizens, the people…

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  • John Wick Experience is Coming to Area 15 Experiential Mall

    A new attraction based upon the “John Wick” film franchise has been announced for Area 15, an “immersive entertainment district” not far from the Las Vegas Strip. This is the fourth Las Vegas attraction from entertainment powerhouse Lionsgate, the others being themed around “Saw,” “Blair Witch” and “The Hunger Games.” (“Hunger Games” isn’t long for this world, according to our…

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  • 15 Surprising, Awkward Things You Didn’t Know About Downtown Las Vegas

    By Scott Roeben, on February 14 2024 Downtown Las Vegas is a world all its own. We worked there for several years, and it’s been our go-to place to gamble and carouse for two decades. Our obsession has given us an intimate knowledge of the business and culture of downtown, along with access to things you may not know, many…

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  • Rumor: WrestleMania Returning to Las Vegas

    By Scott Roeben, on February 13 2024 We honestly didn’t know how much interest there is in WrestleMania (or wrestling in general) until we shared a rumor about WrestleMania possibly returning to Las Vegas. Hint: There is a lot of interest in WrestleMania. Despite the sport of pro wrestling requiring quotation marks around the word “sport,” and possibly “wrestling.” Anyway,…

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  • Caesars Pulls Plug on DEF CON Hacker Conference, It’s Awkward

    By Scott Roeben, on February 09 2024 Caesars Entertainment has discreetly ended a 25-year relationship with DEF CON, a hacker convention. Like many break-ups, this one involves copious drama, with DEF CON saying the “parting” is “confusing.” Well, let us un-confuse it: Caesars recently got burned by hackers to the tune of $15 million, and a hacker conference at their casinos…

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  • Fontainebleau Las Vegas Gets Its Tier Matching Act Together

    By Scott Roeben, on February 08 2024 When Fontainebleau opened on Dec. 13, 2023, the casino teased players with loyalty club tier matching, but quickly stopped the program. Fontainebleau has reversed course again and is offering guests the chance to level up with its “Elevate Your Tier” promotion, through June 2, 2024. We told you tier matching would be back.…

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