Access Vegas Insider Vibe October 23, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – October is perhaps the most perfect weather month of the year here. While always a few days of exceptions, wind has been calm, and temps have been close to 80F. So, I sure can’t complain!

Paris/Bally’s Don’t Appear To Be Sold For Now – Caesars (Eldorado) Entertainment has been very open about wanting to sell a property. And, related or not, the food and shopping options at both Paris and Bally’s have seen tons of closures (especially if you include that ugly shopping area in front of Bally’s). This spurred the thought that the changes or contract non-renewals were in preparation for a sale.

So, who is this good for? MGM Resorts. Who is it bad for? Unfortunately, everyone else. Even if you are an MGM player.

This column, breaking down:

– Is Bally’s Still For Sale, and Why Are They Closing Restaurants and Shops?

– Get Your NHL Hockey Fix Even If Vegas Golden Knights Don’t Play During Your Stay

– Must-See Las Vegas Series On YouTube

– The Riviera Land Has Sold. What’s Next?

– Celine On Hold, For How Long?

…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

Donny Osmond Will Perform Songs From Any of his 65 albums During his Las Vegas Residency

Singer Donny Osmond is back on stage in Las Vegas. He has a new residency at Harrah’s and a new album. The album “Start Again” is his 65th album. He’s been performing since he was a child. He says he will perform a song from any one of his albums in his residency.

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Las Vegas Dining

Martha Stewart’s First Las Vegas Restaurant Is Coming to the Strip in 2022

Long rumored, but now confirmed by a construction permit filing, celebrity entrepreneur, TV personality, and culinary tutor Martha Stewart will debut her first restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip at Paris Las Vegas sometime in 2022. Early rumors, first floated by the VitalVegas blog in July, pointed to long-time Stewart friend and hip-hop star Snoop Dogg as a collaborator, but initial paperwork only names the venture as the Martha Stewart Restaurant. A spokesperson for parent company Caesars Entertainment previously chose not to confirm or deny any speculation about a restaurant from Martha Stewart opening at the French-themed casino and hotel. The resort allocated an estimated budget of $100,000 to “selectively” demolish an existing space on the Strip property to make way for the new restaurant.

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Las Vegas Gambling

California Gambler Hits $665K Slot Jackpot at Orleans Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas

A lucky slot player turned a $3.75 bet into more than $665,000 last week at the Orleans hotel-casino. The gambler, Bruce, was visiting Las Vegas from San Diego and hit Aristocrat Gaming’s Buffalo Grand $665,106 jackpot while he was at the Orleans on Sept. 24, according to Boyd Gaming.

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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 you your wants and needs. Then, answer accordingly.


Hi Ted,

Just a quick question:

I know that the casinos require a mask but will a face shield be sufficient or does have to be a mask. Please let me know as I will be heading there in about 2 weeks.

Thanks for any help and always enjoy your comments.

Ken Garippa from the Access Vegas Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Facebook Group


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For our Members, we go into:

– How which service, and even a couple of specific factors can give you quotes which are lower.

– Advice on when a taxi may be a better choice.

– What other options are available, and what you need to specifically know to use them like a pro.

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

Pinball Hall of Fame Helping Add Nostalgia to Las Vegas Strip

All it takes is one look around when inside the Pinball Hall of Fame and you know the place is one-of-a-kind in Las Vegas. In a city of entertainment, the Pinball Hall of Fame stands alone when it comes to bringing you back to a simpler time of entertainment.

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Las Vegas Sports

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Other Las Vegas News

Circa Las Vegas Offers Bigass $10,000 Prize for Best Vegas Vickie Costume

Circa was gracious enough to confirm our scoop the resort will offer a bigass prize in a Halloween costume contest. The downtown casino will give a $10,000 prize for dressing up like Vegas Vickie, the iconic neon sign that sits in the center of Circa.

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