Access Vegas Insider Vibe March 7, 2018

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – March is college basketball month here in Las Vegas. We’re the home to four (count them, four) college basketball tournaments: Pac-12 (Go Oregon Ducks), Mountain West (Go UNLV Rebels), West Coast Conference (the one with Gonzaga and BYU in it), and the Western Athletic Conference (teams most of you have not heard of).

Then, we roll right into March Madness, the craziest four days of college basketball of the year.

We’re keeping a close eye on the pending Supreme Court decision on whether sports betting will be allowed on a state-by-state basis. Right now, Nevada is the only state with wide-open sports betting. I’m torn on this. Obviously, as someone who promotes tourism here, I like the thought that we have a corner on the market. However, I’m a state’s rights guy as long as one state does not infringe upon another.

If available, imagine it will be more quickly legalized in states with strong casino gaming presence. New Jersey is at the forefront of the fight. Sports betting is taxed very low here in Nevada, which allows the casinos to offer you decent odds on your bets. If other states legalize it with an eye on tax revenue, you’ll be able to bet. However, you won’t be getting Nevada odds.

We’ll certainly lose some east coast sports betters to Atlantic City. However, the atmosphere of being in Las Vegas for March Madness, with all Las Vegas has to offer (and a chance for many to escape winter weather for our spring-like temps), I doubt we’ll see much fall-off.

The Gambling Numbers Are In, What They Mean To YOU – Each year, the State of Nevada tallys and releases numbers on what areas have the loosest and tightest slots. As gaming taxes have to be paid to the state, they know how much the machines took in, and how much they paid out.

I’m going to devote my column this week (and next) to going over where the best odds are, where you should (or should not) be gambling, and which players clubs you should (or should not) be considering. We’re going to go far beyond the obvious. Almost everyone knows that if you get to the locals casinos, you’ll find lower limits and looser slots (not to mention cheaper food and drink).

However, for some of you, downtown is as far as you go. If so, what are your better places to play? And, what about those of you who never leave The Strip? Where can you get a good gamble, and where should you avoid? Let’s get started!

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Ted Newkirk, Publisher

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Las Vegas Shows

Menopause The Musical Commemorates Entertaining Audiences 13 Years In Las Vegas

Menopause The Musical®, the longest-running scripted musical in Las Vegas history, celebrates 13 years entertaining audiences on the Las Vegas Strip and three years at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The show will mark this milestone on Thursday, February 22 with a celebratory cake ceremony. The show’s producers as well as Caesars Entertainment executives will attend that evening’s performance.

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Las Vegas Dining

Giada De Laurentiis Is Opening Her Second Las Vegas Restaurant Play Video

Giada De Laurentiis is establishing serious roots in Las Vegas. Pronto by Giada, officially set to open on February 5 at Caesars Palace, will join Giada at the Cromwell as the celebrity chef’s second restaurant in the city.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Fremont Street Canopy Show Should Be Round-The-Clock Draw, Leaders Say

The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously today to seek a grant of up to $9.5 million from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to help update the downtown Fremont Street Experience video canopy. The update would allow the attraction to run around-the-clock, instead of just at night.

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Las Vegas Hotels

The Cromwell and Caesars Palace Las Vegas Receive Prestigious 2018 Forbes Awards

Forbes Travel Guide has unveiled its annual star ratings, once again naming The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace and The Cromwell among its prestigious list. An iconic resort at the center of the famed Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace received Four Stars. Additionally, The Cromwell, the only standalone boutique hotel on the Strip, earned a Recommended Award.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Members Mania

How safe is Las Vegas water? It certainly doesn’t taste good. What is in it?

Craig Bunnett


Ted Responds:

It is HARD water. It has tons of minerals in it. The white ring around Lake Mead wasn’t painted there. That is from the minerals in the water that stuck to the canyon walls as the water level has fallen. While our water originates as snow in the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming, it takes a journey of many hundreds of miles down the Colorado River (and through the Grand Canyon), before we pump it out of Lake Mead. Picking up plenty of minerals along the way from our western rocky lands.

Las Vegas Tragedy

Legalized Marijuana in Las Vegas

Other Las Vegas News

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

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The Mob Museum Debuts Major Renovation

If you make it downtown Las Vegas during your visits, and don’t plan a couple of hours to check out the Mob Museum, you are missing out! A true piece of Vegas. – Click For Mob Museum Tickets

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Tour of Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino

Walking thru the Silver Sevens hotel & casino. This hotel was opened in 1993 as the Terribles Hotel & Casino. A little over a mile east of The Strip on Flamingo, this is a popular, value-based locals casino.

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