Archive for October, 2010

Posted in Accommodations Comments Off October 5th, 2010

Where to Stay For Vegas First-timers

While some high rollers find themselves comped a penthouse suite only minutes after walking through the casino doors, most Vegas bound tourists must find their own shelter with more limited resources, saving a few bucks to fund the fun. Newly minted young adults making their first pilgrimage to the desert are often in a particular bind, suffering from a woefully meager budget in a city where millionaires can be crowned and dethroned overnight. Here are a few places to say that will provide an authentic Vegas experience without setting you back too many black chips (hundreds).

  1. Bally’s Though Bally’s doesn’t compare to its elite neighbors in terms of luxury, it provides an equally central location on the strip. Since there is no requirement to gamble or mingle strictly where you stay, players are more than welcome to test their luck across the street at Caeser’s or the Bellagio while sidestepping pricy room costs. Bally’s is actually attached to Paris, providing a slightly more upscale atmosphere, not to say Bally’s is run down by any means. From a gaming standpoint, Bally’s also offers 5 dollar table minimums on most nights, as compared to 10 at most surrounding hotels, which can help for less experienced or financially endowed gamers to prolong their experience before hitting bankrupt. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Stage Shows Comments Off October 1st, 2010

Top 5 Shows in Vegas: Part 2

  1. Jubilee (Bally’s) Jubilee gives viewers the most authentic display of Old Vegas still playing, complete with gorgeous, fully costumed show girls and beautifully choreographed dance sequences, culminating in an exquisite mastery of visual theatre. If you’re a typical guy and perhaps precise choreography doesn’t get your blood pumping, consider that Jubilee is a topless show.
  2. “O” by Cirque du Soleil (Bellagio) For lack of better words, “O” will blow your mind, challenging the very laws of physics, human lung capacity, and if local lawmakers have any semblance of social responsibility then perhaps even Las Vegas safety regulations as performers take to the pool in this surf and turf blend of synchronized swimming and acrobatic showmanship. A more detailed description wouldn’t do the show just, “O” is a modern marvel you will have to see to believe. Read the rest of this entry »