Hello From Las Vegas! That shift we’re feeling isn’t from a California (or Nevada) earthquake. Between updates on when restrictions will change, “must know” info about the shows now playing, and updates on getting a ride-share, we really need to get you up-to-speed!
What’s Really Happening With Restrictions? – The past few weeks have been a wild ride. First, Governor Sisolak said that control of COVID restriction decisions would revert to the counties on May 1. Then, after perhaps three weeks, he noted that counties would have to submit plans to the state for approval. IE, it wouldn’t really be completely up to the counties. Then, he noted that Gaming Control would have the final say over casinos.
Gaming turned around and told the properties (casinos) that unless they made significant progress in vaccinating their workers, they would not be allowed full occupancy. That came with two interesting issues:
This column, breaking down not only current restrictions, but what is pending, what it means to future visitors in an accurate, expert break-down, continues for our Members HERE.
Newkirk’s Notes has been published by AccessVegas.com Founder Ted Newkirk continuously (in one form or another) since 1995 .
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Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!
Las Vegas Shows
A happy 10th anniversary to “Absinthe.” The wild show has been at Caesars Palace Las Vegas for a decade now. Prior to temporarily closing during the pandemic “Absinthe” was playing two shows nightly and had entertained an estimated 2.5 million people over the course of more than 5,000 performances.
Las Vegas Dining
Asking “What’s your sign?” at a bar has a whole new meaning at hot spot The Dorsey. Share your zodiac sign and a little bit about your personality with the bartender, and they’ll whip you up one of 12 new drinks dedicated to each sign of the zodiac calendar. There’s also a Social Hour menu, too, from opening till 8 p.m., with specialty cocktails like the Snow Queen daiquiri (made with Belvedere Lake Bartezek vodka, Diving Into Hampton Water rosé, lime and simple syrup) for $14 each.
Las Vegas Hotels
Las Vegas has a new casino resort, Virgin Las Vegas! Virgin officially opened at 6:00 p.m. on March 25, 2021, with all the appropriate hoopla. Here she is, the long-awaited Virgin Las Vegas, formerly the Hard Rock casino.
Las Vegas Tours and Attractions
The indoor theme park (it’s located under an iconic see-through pink dome) features rides and attractions that appeal to every age group. The thrill seekers will love coaster rides Canyon Blaster and El Loco, and the newest ride, NebulaZ, which spins riders up, around and every which way on two massive arms with cars at both ends. There are also classic rides like Sand Pirates, which swings you through the air, Disk’O and the Inverter, which spin and flip you, respectively. A 4D theater brings you along on the antics of classic cartoon characters.
Las Vegas Sports
Las Vegas Gambling
Aurelio Aguilar won more than $200,000 on April’s Fool Day at Red Rock Casino, all while playing the resort’s bingo room. “Aguilar hit the Jumbo Progressive on the 52nd number while playing at Red Rock’s bingo room on Thursday, April 1 winning $207,691,” said a Station Casinos spokesperson.
Other Las Vegas News
That rumble you hear along the Strip might be the sound of returning tourists on the march. Or maybe it’s the spring awakening of the entire Las Vegas economy, a vast and intricate contraption that includes not just hotels, casinos and restaurants but also stilt walkers, fire dancers, corpse exhibitors, street musicians, Carrot Top, freelance showgirls and restaurant servers who double as tax preparers.
What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy
(Producers Notes) Watch the drama unfold when the city of Las Vegas blows up the town’s impromptu movie set.
(Producers Notes) Eating at the best deal restaurant in Las Vegas (in my opinion) Just note it opens at 4pm. Eating off the Las Vegas strip at Ellis Island Enjoy amazing food at great prices, plus discounts with a Players Club Card at Ellis Island BBQ.
(Producers Notes) Today we take a trip to the North Side of the Las Vegas Strip. We grabbed a bite to eat at the one and only Peppermill, then we head down to “The Strat” and take a trip UP to the Sky Pod. One of the best views in Las Vegas and a must do in town.
(Producers Notes) I ate at the most popular French restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas. In this Las Vegas food vlog, I eat at one of the best restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip, famous for its authentic French food and the patio view of the Bellagio fountains. Inside the Paris hotel and casino, Mon Ami Gabi serves up French food like steak frites, trout almondine, and profiteroles.
(Producers Notes) Here are the only 2 Buffets open in Las Vegas! So happy to have buffets back! Las Vegas was known for their wide variety of buffets, whether they were cheap or expensive, every body had their favorite buffet. My personal favorite were the buffets with the crab legs that were cut in half. However, buffets did close for a bit, but now they are coming back.
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