Access Vegas Insider Vibe April 4, 2018

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – What I call Summer Part I (what most of you call springtime) is upon us. The next two weeks call for highs in the high 70’s and 80’s, although (as it typical of April), you can expect some wind here and there. Although, remember my recent members column on which months were the most (and least) volatile regarding weather noted that April is often very unpredictable, and often windy. Rain is not completely uncommon (although it seems like we had our share of rain last month).

Beware Of This Sneaky Table Game Modification! – A new trend in an old table game is starting to creep its way into Las Vegas Strip casinos. If you don’t know what to look for, you won’t know that you are playing this “new” version. Yet, the new version takes nearly 3% more of your money (on average, per bet, the house wins more money, more often), then the old version.

My members-only column this week is a report on this new variation of a popular table game, how you may not ordinarily notice the difference, and specifically what to look for so you don’t get burned by these bad new odds against you. These tables currently have no shortage of players, because your average player has no clue they are playing at a high-hold (for the house), bad odds (for the player) table.

PS We are not talking about 6-5 blackjack. That is old news, and should be avoided as well. This is a new twist on a popular table game that will drain your wallet quickly, and simply leave you thinking you had a run of bad luck.

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Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk, Publisher

Editor, News Researcher, Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley

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Las Vegas Shows

Cher Announces New Dates For Las Vegas Show

Cher has announced additional 2018 dates of her extended engagement, “Classic Cher,” at Park Theater at Monte Carlo hotel-casino in Las Vegas. She also announced new shows at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in the Washington, D.C., area.

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Las Vegas Dining

Bomb Tacos To Drop On Fremont East

There’s no shortage of tacos Downtown. You can cruise down Charleston for a late night swerve to Tacos El Gordo, pop into Pinches while your runts run around Container Park or round up your squad for a Tuesday special (and scorpion shots) at Nacho Daddy.

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Las Vegas Sports

Will NCAA Conference Tournaments Lead To March Madness Games In Vegas?

With four NCAA Division 1 conference tournaments calling Las Vegas their home this week, its fair to say that the city has become one of, if not, the premier city for men’s basketball conference tournaments.

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Las Vegas Gambling

How To Bet On Golf In Las Vegas And Not Look Like An Idiot

My work brought me to Las Vegas recently, and like any self-respecting degenerate, the first thing I did when I got off the plane was run straight to a sportsbook. The Masters is on the horizon, after all.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Las Vegas’ Splashy Pool Season Is Open. Here Are Five Places To Party

Though Mother Nature hasn’t received the memo, it’s pool season in Las Vegas. Three new pools, surfing and action-packed movies are among the options for water-loving partyers. If you plan to be among the early visitors, know that daytime highs this weekend are forecast to range from the mid-60s to the low 70s.

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Members Mania

Hi Ted, It’s been a long time since I’ve written you and a few years since my last Vegas trip, but now I’m thinking about coming back again. And I have a couple of questions:

1. I usually stayed at the Mirage because of the great pool and the close proximity to Casino Royale. I like craps but hate to see minimums higher than five bucks. I enjoy playing the game and understand gambling well enough that I expect to eventually lose a bit or maybe break even. If I come out ahead of course, that’s ideal and a fine surprise. Are there any other casinos that have reasonable craps minimums maybe downtown? I probably will stay at the Mirage again, but with Uber, I can expect to get out and about, more than I used to do when I rented a car or taxi.

2. Resort fees, yuck! Are there any other hotels that can come near the beauty and fun of the Mirage pools, waterfalls, etc., that DON’T charge ridiculously high resort fees? I haven’t tried any off-strip hotels, but might, if they can come near to the atmosphere of the Mirage pools.

Thanks for your continuing Vegas news, I’ve read for many years.

David Durbin


Ted Responds:

Very happy to hear you are considering a visit, and happy that we have been able to help you out and keep you in the loop with our membership newsletter!

– I still love The Mirage (and Bellagio). Love the Mirage atmosphere and location. The only bummer is that although built by Steve Wynn, it is owned by the nickel-and-diming, fee imposing MGM Resorts corporation. But, you’ve discovered the joys of Casino Royale across the street. Where the limits are still low and the drinks are still cheap!

Generally speaking, you’ll find the limits you want there. However, with the advent of Uber, you are correct: There is no excuse NOT to go downtown. You’ll find plenty of $5 craps and blackjack tables. If it is a super-busy weekend night, you won’t find them everywhere. But, you’ll find them pretty much somewhere.

El Cortez is a super-fun place to shoot dice, and because of their location and “regular guy” clientele, they have to keep the limits down. Main Street Station is highly suggested as well. And, don’t overlook the completely renovated Cal, where you can gamble with always-fun Hawaiians.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Escape The Winter Blues In Las Vegas

Ohio winters can be bleak. The endless, gray, dreary days tend to take a toll on one’s psyche. By February, central Ohioans are counting down the days – or weeks – until spring. Thankfully, there is a way to beat those winter blues: traveling to a warmer climate. Las Vegas is a great winter getaway.

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Las Vegas Tragedy

Other Las Vegas News

What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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Las Vegas Venezuelan Restaurant: Viva Las Arepas

In our last members issues, we highlighted a number of great local’s restaurants (with locals pricing) located between The Strip and Downtown. A variety for every taste sure to save you lots of money over tourist prices. Viva Las Arepas was one of them, which we enjoy ourselves.

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Flying Over Fremont Street

See what a room at Four Queens Las Vegas is like, fly over the Fremont Street Experience on the Slotzilla zip line, and check out the Binion’s pool (which is available to Four Queens guests). PS Four queens is one of the few hotels in Las Vegas without a resort fee!

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Cirque du Soleil KA

KA from Cirque du Soleil is an awe-inspiring theatrical masterpiece at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Players Network brings you an up close and personal view of this amazing show. You need to see it to believe it.

Latest Concerts Added
This Week!

There is no better place to see your favorite acts then in Las Vegas! You’re relaxed, can enjoy a fine meal, have some cocktails without the worry of driving, and no alarm is going to jar you awake all too early the next morning.

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Las Vegas Deals

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