Access Vegas Insider Vibe May 22, 2018

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – Well, the big news in these parts is that our NHL expansion team Golden Knights are headed to the Stanley Cup finals. Yes, yes, I get it. Hockey is a niche sport, and if you didn’t grow up around it, or you don’t live in an NHL city, you probably don’t care. I’ll have to admit — although I watched just about every game from the very first one here — I had a learning curve. I’m still trying to get used to having two halftimes!

However, they are our team. Born here in Las Vegas. For a transient city that so many dismiss as a plausible place to even live, it has done wonders for our community. Huge viewing parties drawing thousands of people have taken place outside the Red Rock, The D, and outside of the actual arena. (Due to the high-tech nature of the new arena, they can actually display the game on the side of the arena).

If you want to attend history, we have PRIME seats available for games in both cities. Note: I didn’t say they were cheap! This is a historic Stanley Cup finals. Head on over to and see what is still available!

If the Golden Knights win the championship, sportsbooks are going to take a bath. The team was given odds of 500-1 chance to win it all before the season began, and plenty of people put money down. If nothing else, figuring the ticket would be a souvenir To put thing into perspective, a $20 bet at 500-1 will payoff $10,000. That is not a typo.

Must Do Before You Visit – As credit card companies continue to want to reduce their exposure to fraudulent charges, it is getting more and more likely that you’ll at least get a “Did you just spend this much in this location” text, if not having larger purchases declined altogether. (Plus, that text won’t do any good if you’re low on battery and have had to turn your phone off).

While seasoned travelers have been following this advice for years, we can’t overemphasize the importance of calling your credit card companies (the ones you’ll be using on the trip), and alerting them that you’ll be vacationing in a certain city on certain dates. It only takes a few minutes, and is far less of a hassle then just finishing a very expensive meal at one of our fine restaurants, only to be told your card is declined. (Which will result in you having to call the credit card anyway, answer security questions, and assure them thatyou are indeed making the charge).

Bonus Tip: Be Prepared For This Unexpected Charge – This additional tip, which gives you a heads-up to an unexpected major charge you need to be prepared for (and no, we’re not talking resort fees) is available in the members version of this issue. Enjoy instant access to this and all of our member benefits and features at!

Barry Manilow Residency Tickets Now On Sale! – The ageless Manilow is pumped up about his return to Las Vegas, which will be at the Westgate (the previous Las Vegas Hilton, conveniently located from almost anywhere on The Strip via the monorail). We have great prices on tickets here: Barry Manilow Las Vegas Tickets

Outdoor Music Festivals Will Return To The Strip – Ever since the Oct. 1 shooting, no one has staged a major outdoor concert on The Strip. That will change on Sept. 22 when the iHeartRadio Daytime Stage show will take place on the Las Vegas Festival grounds, which are across from SLS(ahara). Given that the festival grounds are surrounded by the towers of the Hilton Grand Vacations, SLS, and Allure (condo), I have to imagine new precautions are being taken, and Metro (police) will have sharp-shooters on hand to immediately take out anyone who would try to recreate the Oct. 1 tragedy.

Feedback On Park MGM (former Monte Carlo) Pouring In – Before you consider staying at the “new” Park MGM, and paying what MGM Resorts plans to charge for rooms (or even deciding to take a comp there instead of another MGM property), here are the four things you MUST know:

This hot-off-the-press, timely tips regarding the new Park MGM hotel are available in the members version of this issue. Enjoy instant access to this and all of our member benefits and features at!

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I personally not only post the stories, but more often than not, add some commentary with additional advice, tips, or inside information you’re sure to value. You can use the link below selected stories in this issue to access my thoughts and member feedback on that particular story.

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

Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis Spotted At Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly

Giada De Laurentiis, celebrity chef, was spotted attending Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly at The LINQ Las Vegas on March 24. De Laurentiss was seen enjoying the awe-inspiring performance of the twice-voted “Best Magic Show” in Las Vegas. Following the show, De Laurentiis and her family were treated to an exclusive VIP meet and greet with Mat Franco for photos and to express their enjoyment of the show.

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Las Vegas Dining

Five Interesting Las Vegas Buffets To Try This Weekend

The great American buffet — with its endless plates of prime rib, shrimp, pasta, pizza and more — is a tradition that originated in Las Vegas in 1946. Famed Las Vegas publicist Herb McDonald, who was a pioneering force behind El Rancho, the first hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, inadvertently created the nation’s first buffet by lining up a plate of sandwich fixings for hungry gamblers.

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Day Trip From Las Vegas: Nevada’s Valley Of Fire State Park Sparks A Hunt For A Hidden Cave

I crept along the rust-colored rock, carefully navigating jagged shelves and mini craters. Around me, the Aztec sandstone rose in stunning formations, as if an artist had created a copper jungle of boulders, using unfathomable balance and a good dose of flair.

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Las Vegas Sports

Golden Knights Helped Las Vegas Heal After Mass Shooting

The picture was of an AR-15 rifle mounted with a magnification scope and sitting atop bipod legs, perhaps because the murderous coward desired it to be further from the 32nd floor window so as to hide all the smoke and flashes.

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Other Las Vegas News

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Gambling, Gilleys & Exploring Treasure Island Las Vegas!

(Producers Notes) Tonight we took a trip to Treasure island located on the Las Vegas strip! Stopped by for a bite to eat at Gilleys Las Vegas, and ended up having shots at the Gilleys bar….Erica even rode the bull! Hope you enjoy! We played roulette, and explored most of the casino!

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Downtown Vegas Eats

Four spots to grub in Downtown Las Vegas that you can’t miss. These are local’s places with locals prices, and literally a few minutes from the Fremont Street Experience.

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Vegas Adventures with Jeff Maher: Lion Habitat Ranch

If you wondered what happend to all of the lions at the MGM Grand’s lion exhibit, they are alive and well and on display to the public just a few minutes from the M Resort.

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