Access Vegas Insider Vibe June 5, 2018

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – We pushed my column early last week to members, as it had important information about the pending strike at most Las Vegas hotels. In it, we gave the lengthy real dirt on what would happen, what wouldn’t happen, what to expect, and some “must do” tips if visiting during a hotel strike here.

We are happy to report that both Caesars Entertainment (Total Rewards) and MGM Resorts (Mlife) have settled with the union. Come rain or shine, union members will get a 2.7% pay raise each year for the next five years. Details have yet to come out about what was agreed to regarding the other concerns they were voicing.

When this happens, the rest of the smaller/independent properties usually fall into line. Hence, highly unlikely we’ll see any disruption unless one of the independent operators wants to try to bust the union at his hotel. This happened a couple of decades ago as the last strike stretched on for many years at The Frontier. So, with some of this still up in the air, (members) don’t delete that special report I sent out last week.

We’ll be back to my normal column next week.

Hope you are enjoying this issue!


Ted Newkirk, Publisher

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Las Vegas Shows

Barry Manilow Announces New Residency At Westgate Las Vegas

Barry Manilow is ready to take a chance again on Las Vegas. The Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning singer and songwriter announced today on CBS’ “The Talk” that he’s returning to the Vegas stage next month at Westgate Las Vegas for a new production show dubbed “Manilow Las Vegas: The Hits Come Home.”

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Las Vegas Dining

Five Authentic Mexican Restaurants To Try In Las Vegas This Weekend

There’s a time and a place for Taco Bell — that time is 2 a.m. and that place is the drive-thru from the backseat of an Uber — but authentic Mexican food is an entirely different experience. An authentic Mexican restaurant serves tortillas that don’t come from a bag and offers tacos with toppings that aren’t just ground beef and shredded cheese.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Las Vegas Bettor Wins $150K On $500 Kentucky Derby Futures Wager

A Wynn Las Vegas bettor won $150,000 on a $500 futures bet placed on Justify at 300-1 odds in February to win Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. The wager was made four days before Justify won his first race Feb. 18 at Santa Anita Park.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Restored Rail Line Reconnects Southern Nevada Cities Right Outside Las Vegas

For the first time in 20 years, passengers boarded a train Friday connecting Boulder City to Henderson. Gov. Brian Sandoval squatted down and took a few whacks at a chrome spike on a stretch of track that finally bridges a gap created two decades ago between the Southern Nevada cities.

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Members Mania

We’re doing a slightly different Members Mania this week. In our Members Only Facebook Group, I recently posted an article about the top spots to do traditional afternoon tea here in Las Vegas. And, also noted that even if someone isn’t so much a “tea and finger foods” person, these might be places to take note of as more quiet respites from the din and clatter that can be Las Vegas. We had some great members chime in with their thoughts.

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Las Vegas Hotels

This Famous Las Vegas Casino Is Getting A $620 Million Makeover — Take A Look Inside

There was a time when Palms was the hottest place in Vegas. Opened in 2001, celebrities like Britney Spears and Michael Phelps famously partied there and it’s been featured on reality TV shows from Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” to MTV’s “Real World: Las Vegas.”

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Legalized Marijuana in Las Vegas

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We Are Wynn Resorts

In the wake of the aftermath of issues surrounding Steve Wynn and his stepping down from the resort he founded, Wynn Resorts has embarked on a new employee-focused media campaign. This is fitting given that Wynn Resort employees are regarded — top to bottom — as pretty much the tops of any huge resort in town.

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Buying a Home in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV: What type of neighborhood fits you?

Popular local Vlogger Jacob Orth gives his thoughts on where you may want to live if moving to Las Vegas. Also, don’t miss our Members Only special report So You Wanna Move To Vegas… Here’s What Your Real Estate Agent Won’t Tell You!

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