Access Vegas Insider Vibe June 19, 2018

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – June has been generally kind when it comes to the weather. With a couple of exceptions, we’ve been around 100F the entire month. We jump to 110F briefly later this week before getting back down to a seasonal 104F. For all the talk of people how Las Vegas is 115F everyday in the summer, the reality is that both July and August average just over 100F.  That according to readings taken at the airport, which (as most of you know) is very close to The Strip!

Stay Hydrated, My Friends – The Dos Equis guy may have made famous the phrase “Stay Thirsty, My Friends”. However, that is the last thing you want to happen in Las Vegas. Especially on The Strip where the distances are so great. (Downtown on Fremont Street, you are never more than a few minutes from any casino to a sundry store where cheap water is plentiful).

Obviously, if you plan carefully, you can grab water at the pharmacies on The Strip, or from the street vendors selling bottled water. However, if you are in the middle of one of the huge Strip casinos, your options get a bit more thin. You can hunt down the gift shop, where it still isn’t going to be super-cheap. You can buy water from a bar, where they will sell you a tiny bottle  for many dollars. You may even take an empty glass and stick it under the warm/hot water that comes from the restroom faucets.

Every year we remind members of a better option. And, because hydration is so important and we don’t want anyone getting ill, we’re suggesting another option:

Go up to a bar with $1 in your hand, and as you place it on the other side of the bar (like you do when you tip), say “Can I please get an ice water in a pint glass, filled halfway with ice?” They get $1 for doing 10 seconds worth of work, and you don’t die of thirst!

Also, if you are asking for a drink while playing, it is perfectly acceptable to ask for a bottle of water at the same time. Just remember to tip and extra $1. Most don’t realize that!

We have a couple hundred similar tips neatly organized in our Members Area. Just a few of them will be more valuable than the price of membership, and help you have your best Las Vegas vacation every the next time you visit. Plus, access is now INSTANT!

No More Rio Seafood Buffet – In our members edition, we go over this recent change, and suggest where you might want to go instead.

Hope you are enjoying this issue!


Ted Newkirk, Publisher

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

Distributor, Member Services: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler

Las Vegas Shows

Stevie Wonder To Play 5 Shows At Park Theater On Las Vegas Strip

Stevie Wonder is bringing his song party to the Strip. He has even named it such. The legendary singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist is playing five shows at The Park Theater on Aug. 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11.

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Las Vegas Dining

It’s Shark Week Every Week At This Las Vegas Casino Resort

When you think of sharks and Las Vegas, you probably think of card games and people – not the animal. But with the arrival of Palms Casino Resort’s new bar, that association might change. As part of its $620-million renovation, the hotel recently unveiled a massive art collection with works loaned by owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. In addition to new pieces from contemporary artists, visitors can see works from heavyweights like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Worhol and Takashi Murakami.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Indiana Man Wins $1 Million During Slot Tournament At M Resort Spa Casino

On Saturday, May 5, one Lawrenceburg, Ind. resident won big during the fifth annual Marquee Millionaire Slot Tournament at M Resort Spa Casino. After three rounds of tournament play, the lucky Marquee Rewards member, Richard Ideker, ended up with the highest cumulative score to become the winner of $1 million.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Your Guide To 16 Of Southern Nevada’s Most Intriguing Museums

It’s easy to take museums for granted. Or, worse, to think of them just as warehouses for stuff from the past. But the best museums do more than display objects. They use exhibits, artifacts and interactive displays to tell a story, whether that story is about mobsters, prehistoric monsters or, even, spooky spirits.

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Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us

Members Mania

We’re thinking of taking a trip from Las Vegas to Laughlin? What’s the best way to get there?

Kelly Geromette


Ted Responds:

Members Mania is one of the many, many features for paid subscribers. We went into detail — both for Kelly and for our paid subscribers — the ins and outs of visiting Laughlin.

What the drive is like (including prepping for the drive, and available stops), a certain spot on the trip to be very careful about (and why), what to expect about Laughlin, and details on two highly-recommended side trips in the general area.

We’re continuing to deliver for our members month-in, and month-out. (Twice monthly, actually). Join us over on the other side where you’ll have instant access to tons of archives, a huge organized list of Las Vegas tips (many exclusive to our members), and much, much more:

We’ll see you on the inside!

Las Vegas Sports

All 30 NBA Teams Will Play In Las Vegas For Summer League

Every NBA team is headed to Las Vegas this summer. The league announced Tuesday that for the first time, all 30 teams will play in Las Vegas at NBA Summer League. The NBA is also adding an extra day to the schedule for the event, which this year will run from July 6-17 at UNLV.

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Book Now! NBA Summer League Tickets!

Las Vegas Tragedy

Other Las Vegas News

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

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South Rim or West Rim Grand Canyon Tours? What’s the difference?

So you want to take a one day tour to the Grand Canyon. Do you go to the West Rim or do you go to the South Rim? What’s the difference?

Check out our Tours!

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Walking Thru Mandalay Bay

(Producers Notes Take a tour of Mandalay Bay with us…we got spotted by a pit boss and dealer…they called us out! We got a kick out of 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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Vegas Vacation Sale – Rooms From $32!

Reserve your stay by June 25, 2018 and get Las Vegas rooms for as low as $32 through May 31, 2019. Promo Code: VVSUM18

Valid at Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Rio, The LINQ, The Cromwell, Flamingo. Blackout dates may apply. Must be 21 years or older to book. Not valid with any other offer. Offer subject to change at anytime.

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Stay Center Strip, Free Parking, No Resort Fees!

Best Western Rewards® members who register and stay between May 21, 2018 and September 3, 2018 at a Best Western branded hotel will get a $20** Best Western Gift Card (Travel Card) after their first eligible stay.*

Amazing Las Vegas Views at Eiffel Tower Experience

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Save up to 40% + an Extra 8% Off on Las Vegas & U.S. Hotels!

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Sky High Fun on the High Roller at The LINQ

$7 Discount for Day and Night Rides at High Roller at The LINQ Las Vegas! Purchase tickets now, using promo code HRAFF7

Save Up To 50% On Tons Of Things To Do In Las Vegas!

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Poolside Rentals Starting at $55/day!

Enjoy both sides of Las Vegas! Rent a home in Las Vegas instead of a hotel room, experience local flavor (and Prices!) off The Strip while still being close enough to hit the exciting nightlife in the evening!

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