Access Vegas Insider Vibe December 15, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Well, I had this issue all prepped. Then, The Mirage got sold (signaling a fair amount of pending change), and the Oakland A’s baseball team made a bid deal about possibly buying The Tropicana and sticking a baseball stadium there.

What few are talking about is a major new trend quietly hinted at by MGM Resorts a couple of weeks ago, and apparently getting solidified by the plans the new owners of The Mirage has.

Hard Rock International Buys The Mirage – We finally know who the buyer is for The Mirage. It has been no secret that Hard Rock wanted to establish a presence on The Strip, and spent just over a billion dollars to do so. That just for the business and the buildings. Not the land nor the brand name.

This column, breaking down

– What’s Next For The Mirage?

– Are They Really Going To Build A Guitar-Shaped Hotel Tower In Front Of It?

– Have We Seen The End Of The “Mirage” Name In Las Vegas?

– What’s Really Going On With The Oakland A’s Building A Stadium At The Tropicana?

…and Much More, continues for our Members HERE.

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Newkirk’s Notes has been published by Founder Ted Newkirk continuously (in one form or another) since 1995.

Ted is a noted and quoted Las Vegas analyst, having been quoted and sourced multiple times in 2020 along in publications ranging from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada’s largest newspaper) to U.S. News and World Report.

Newkirk’s Notes go well beyond the basic news, rumors, and (often questionable) thoughts and proclamations floating around on the internet. Our Supporting (Paid) Members know not only what is happening, but why, and how they can benefit (or know what to avoid).

For example countless Members have had incredibly enjoyable and successful visits to Las Vegas during COVID simply because they were truly in the know, and not only knew what was happening, but what was on the horizon.

Saving them money, time and inconvenience.

At $34.80 for an entire year (only $2.90 per month), we distill down what you really need to know, so that your trip this spring, summer, or even later in the year turns out to be your best ever. And, we GUARANTEE it.

Especially in these unprecedented times, find out what it is like to ACTUALLY be in the KNOW this time around:

Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor

Las Vegas Shows

Carrie Underwood Has Raised the Bar With ‘Reflection – The Las Vegas Residency’

Carrie Underwood approaches her residency at the Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas like a championship-caliber football team might approach the Super Bowl. The tools for greatness already existed before Wednesday night’s (Dec. 1) debut; she wouldn’t be there if they didn’t. But a plan lacking a brilliant concept, relentless preparation, focused teamwork and attention to every dazzling detail would fall short of transformative.

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Las Vegas Dining

If “Supper Clubs” Are The Future of The Las Vegas Strip, We’ll Have Some More, Please

The most exciting thing about the current supper club trend on the Las Vegas Strip is that it’s not really about supper clubs. That term likely inspires images of old-school Vegas-casino dining spaces with vintage decor where you can enjoy cocktails and food and great live entertainment without paying for a ticket. There certainly are fragments of that experience at various venues that have popped up on the Strip during the past two years, but like the resorts that host them, these destinations are too special and different to fit together under a single banner.

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Las Vegas Sports

Members Mania

Note From Ted:

Members Mania is a regular feature for our Supporting (Paid) Members. Membership includes our “Your Guy In Vegas” feature, where you can reach out to myself and our paid staff of experts with your specific Vegas questions. We don’t have “canned” answers. We’ll ask you for some details pertaining to your wants and needs. Then, answer accordingly.


I don’t do sports really, unless you count horses, however I look to see there is a line on even the Bahama Bowl in a week and a half. Using it as a hypothetical, how accurate do you think the line is on Middle Tenn and Toledo? I have a notion given the obscurity there might be some value (few would take a deep dive on Middle Tenn.). 

Then again, since they are likely not to be bet heavily, perhaps the experts have their way and end up setting the line even if set incorrectly at first (not much in the way of dumb money).

George Geddes via the Vice Lounge Online Facebook Group

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For our Members, we go into:

– Why the sports betting line is sometimes way off.

– When to feel fairly confident on making a bet that appears to go against what the odds are saying.

– An additional bet you should make under certain circumstances, and what to look for.

Whether it has been accurate information on exactly what is happening in Las Vegas, accurately letting our Members know what to expect as Las Vegas reopened, specific information they NEED to know for their next visit which we answer via our Your Guy In Vegas Membership benefit, or more…

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Las Vegas Tours & Attractions

Valley of Fire, Bowl of Fire both perfect for fall excursions

Southern Nevada’s favorable fall weather translates into good times in outdoor spaces that have fire in their names. Valley of Fire State Park and Lake Mead’s Bowl of Fire are two spots worth visiting on these cooler days. Vibrant and geologically stunning red rock formations are clustered in the state park about an hour north of Las Vegas, and along the far reaches of Northshore Road in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. In the months of May through September, sizzling temperatures can make both areas dangerous for those who want to roam around and soak in the scenery. The rocks retain heat like cast-iron cookware, and shade is rare. By contrast, precious days without winds too strong or temperatures too low in November through February are ideal for planning short or long hikes and simple or elaborate picnics.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Slot player hits $388K Wheel of Fortune jackpot at 4 Queens Las Vegas

A lucky slot player has joined the long list of Wheel of Fortune jackpot winners. Representatives with the 4 Queens hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas shared on their social media page about the recent jackpot.

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Other Las Vegas News

Aria hotel-casino launches festive holiday display in lobby – PHOTOS

The Aria hotel-casino’s lobby is getting into the Christmas spirit with a holiday-themed display. “A life-size gingerbread man, a donut tower, sugar-filled candy canes, an overflowing cup of hot cocoa, ice cream cones, snowflakes and more, all made entirely of chocolate, sugar and fondant” welcome guests for the display, according to press representatives of the property.

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

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Best Hot Dog In Las Vegas at Dirt Dog plus Bally’s Grand Bazaar Shops

(Video Publishers Notes) I don’t normally eat fast food, but had to try the famous Dirt Dog Las Vegas at Bally’s Grand Bazaar Shop’s and it was totally worth it! This spot is hidden so you cant really see it if you’re walking down the Las Vegas Strip in front of Bally’s. You have to go down into the Grand Bazaar Shops and go to the end of the area closest to the CVS side. You will not be disappointed!

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Mandalay Bay Ri Ra Irish Pub Las Vegas – Huge Fish and Chips!

(Video Publishers Notes) Get Deviled Scotch Eggs, Irish Curry, and Fish and Chips at Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Bay.

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Awarded Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas, Eating at Oscar’s Steakhouse

(Video Publishers Notes) Awarded Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas by Las Vegas Review-Journal, Oscar’s Steakhouse at Plaza Las Vegas is certainly one of the best steak houses in Las Vegas.

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Is Main Street Station the Best Cheap Buffet in Las Vegas

(Video Publishers Notes) The Garden Court buffet at Main Street Station Las Vegas has just re-opened so we wanted to get in and try the brunch. The price is very cheap at $18.99, but is it the best value in downtown Las Vegas? Watch to find out!

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