Archive for August, 2011

Kardashians To Set Up Shop At Las Vegas Mirage

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The rumors have been swirling for months now, over the delay of the first Kardashian celebrity lifestyle retail boutique in Las Vegas at the Mirage. The rumor can finally be laid to rest, as it has been confirmed that the latest Kardashian business venture is a go. Their mother, Kris Jenner will also be in on the business venture. The flagship store will be called Kardashian Khaos.

Kardashian Khaos will showcase products that all three Kardashian sisters and their mother, Kris market, represent, and endorse. There will also be new specialty souvenir items available in the store, as well as other limited-edition products designed by Kris, the sisters, and the creative director for Khaos, Cici Bussey.

There will be great surprises in store coordinated with the Mirage, which customers will definitely love. This could be the beginning of highly successful chain in the United States.

Felix Rappaport, Mirage president said about the new Kardashian venture “It’s hard to think of a brand that embodies fun, energy and excitement better than the Kardashian brand. The Kardashian women have developed an extraordinary international following, and we’re thrilled that the Mirage will play home to their first Las Vegas store, Kardashian Khaos. We look forward to a wonderful relationship with Kris, Kourtney, Kim and Khloe, and to welcoming their fans from around the world.”

Keep up with Kardashian Khaos at The Mirage Hotel and Casino Facebook Page.

Nevada Prepares Draft Of Online Gambling Rules

Monday, August 29th, 2011

If the Federal Government legalizes online gambling in the near future, the State of Nevada and Las Vegas are ready for it. Nevada has jumped the gun, and written up a draft of rules and regulations for when online gambling becomes legal in the state. State lawmakers actually proposed that Nevada do this, suggesting that Nevada have some of the required regulations in place before January to ensure that they will be ready to license and regulate online gambling.

Nevada is the home state of Las Vegas, and of course, Las Vegas casino operators and owners are also preparing to take the lead in the online gambling community. Casino operators and owners want to position themselves as the industry leader on all gambling fronts, including online gambling, so they have hit the ground running with the prospect of online gambling being legalized early on in 2012.

The regulations that are in place now include taxation and games. Operators for online gambling and poker sites will be taxed the same rate as land based casinos in Nevada, which seems fair. Games will be limited in terms of variety, as only games where players can wager against each other will be available. That means games against the ‘House’, like Black Jack, Craps, and Roulette will not be available to play.

Plaza Hotel and Casino And Expedia Form Partnership

Friday, August 26th, 2011

The Plaza Hotel and Casino has announced that they have entered an exclusive partnership with Expedia Inc. The partnership is the first of it’s kind, with a Las Vegas hotel-casino and an online travel agency.

The partnership is a multi-year partnership, and the agreement makes Expedia the only online travel agency that can offer the Plaza’s all new guest rooms and suites. Expedia is the world’s largest online travel company, so the Plaza Hotel and Casino are in very good company. Expedia will make the Plaza Hotel and Casino available to millions of domestic and international travels through their sites and affiliate sites. In return, the Plaza Hotel and Casino will feature Expedia Local Expert® Concierge Desk in downtown Las Vegas. Guests will be able to visit the desk to purchase tickets for events, make dinner reservations, and get tourism information from there.

Tony Santo, president and CEO of Santo Gaming, the licensee for Play LV, which is the operator for the Plaza Hotel and Casino said “Selling guest rooms is integral to the success of any hotel-casino. Expedia is one of the world’s most effective channels for delivering room night bookings to Las Vegas hotels, so this partnership just made sense.”

Expedia’s director of market management for the North American gaming region, Daniel Wathen said in regards about the partnership, “By partnering with the Plaza Hotel and Casino, we’re able to reintroduce their newly remodeled property to the nearly 60 million travelers that visit Expedia and sites each month, and provide them an exclusive opportunity to stay in one of downtown Las Vegas’ premier hotel-casinos.”