Archive for October, 2010

Casino for Non-Smokers

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Across the United States, smoking bans have led to the economic downfall of casinos, restaurants and bars. However, Las Vegas Gaming Executives believe that non-smoking venue options may increase the over revenue for various casinons.

The State of Nevada has enacted the Clean Air Act, which prohibits people from smoking indoors. Casinos in Las Vegas, however, are exempt from this act, and patrons can smoking whenever and wherever they would like on the gaming floor. While most casino use sophisticated ventilation technology to ensure that non-smoking patrons are not disturbed, they are still concerned about their health.

As a result, non-smoking clientele suggest that Arizona Charlie’s create a smoke-free slots room, for players who are bothered by the smell of smoking on the casino floor. While it took a bit of convincing, the managers at the casino were finally on board.

They ripped out the existing carpet and tiling to ensure that no additional residue from previous smoking was left on the premises. The renovations cost a total of $80 000, but the casino’s operators believe that they will make up the lost revenue with an influx of non-smoking customers.

Halloween in Las Vegas

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Las Vegas is one of the greatest places to spend the busiest holidays of the year – and Halloween is no exception. This month, hotels, resorts and casinos are hosting a wide range of exciting events for those looking to wreak some havoc on Halloween Day.

There are nine haunted houses scattered across the city. They run for several days at the end of the month, so you can visit more than one if you’re a fan of being frightened. The Fight Dome at Circus Circus stands out as one of the best haunted house attractions, with five different haunted houses. The five-acre spread also includes all of the usual Adventure Dome rides, so if you’d rather not be scared out of your wits, there’s another option available.

There are also many great events available for a younger crowd. So, if your little ones are a bit too little to visit haunted houses, there are other great family-friendly options to choose from. At the Whitney Ranch Rec Centre, you can take part in creative pumpkin painting projects, a great treat for the whole family.

And, don’t forget the Las Vegas Halloween Parade. This yearly event is one of the most popular Halloween events in the city, which will take place at Hoover and 4th Street at 7pm. Get there at least an hour early to get a good spot! Also, anyone who shows up wearing a costume can participate in the parade!

MTV’s The Real World Goes to Vegas

Friday, October 8th, 2010

The popular reality TV show The Real World will be celebrating its 25th anniversary next year, and what better way than to do it up in Las Vegas? This will be the second time that the show’s cast will be based in the City of Sin, and it is expected that the upcoming season will be even wilder than the last.

Last time the show was based in Las Vegas, the roommates lived at The Palms. This year, they will be staying at the Hard Rock Resort and Casino. A high-roller loft in the resort will be renovated to accommodate all the of housemates. This year’s cast has yet to be revealed, however.

The City of Las Vegas hopes to use the show as a unique marketing method to help boost its tourism economy. By setting the show in Las Vegas, casino and hotel operators have the chance to show off their products and services to the entire country. It is hoped that the city will be displayed in a positive light, encouraging tourists to come back to the city to spend a weekend getaway.