Archive for October, 2011

Halloween 2011 Events in Las Vegas

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Holidays are always a big deal in Las Vegas – especially those that require dressing up. As such, Halloween is a very popular event in the City of Sin. While we all know about the epic, celebrity-geared parties that take place in the strip’s casinos and nightclubs, Las Vegas is also host to a wide array of community and family events.

Tonight, be sure to tune in to the Halloween Parade, which starts at 7pm! At the event, there will be a costume contest – attendees can register between 4pm and 6pm. There are only a few rules: costumes must be family-friendly and must be homemade.

There are also several haunted house events taking place in the city. Circus Circus will transform its arcade into an ideal Halloween local, consisting of five different haunted houses. Freakling Brothers’ Triology of Terror takes an adult approach to Halloween, offering up some sideshows that are sure to give you nightmares (only for ages 14 and up).

If you’re looking for something a little more ‘authentic’, there are plenty of ghost walks in the city. Madame Tussaud’s ‘After Dark’, Circus Circus’ 13th Floor spectacle are certainly events that you will want to check out if this is your sort of thing.

LVS Denies Discrimination Claims

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Earlier this month, three former employees of the Las Vegas Sands filed a lawsuit against the company. They claimed that they were not promoted because of the colour of their skin, but the Las Vegas Sands legal team has pointed out flaws in their case against the company.

According to LVS, the three former employees did not file a discrimination lawsuit with the federal or state Equal Rights Commission. Instead, they added the claim to an existing lawsuit, seeking unpaid overtime.

Another suspicious fact is that the employees who filed the discrimination lawsuit never applied for the higher positions for which they claimed they were passed over. These positions included the personal protection of Sheldon Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands.

The Las Vegas Sands also notes that it has won several diversity awards for its work in the community. The company has received accolades from the NAACP, National Coalition of 100 Black Women and the Frederick Douglass Educational Fund.

Today, allegations of racial discrimination are serious and they could damage a company’s reputation permanently. The Las Vegas Sands is working hard to disprove the accusation that the company has discriminated against any person of colour.

Progressive Jackpots Available for Las Vegas Table Games

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Progressive jackpots are a big draw for players at online gambling websites. Not only are they available on slots games; they can be found on card and table games, making playing online a potentially more lucrative experience for players with all types of gambling tastes.

In addition to linking jackpots of games within one casino, the can be linked between casinos in the online world – an option that is not normally available at traditional casinos. Now, Las Vegas casinos are bringing that same experience to the land-based gambling world. Jackpots for Pai Gow games at Red Rock Resorts and Sunset Station have been linked, so that all wagers on the games contribute to the total jackpot.

As the jackpot increases, the total is displayed in real time so players can see just exactly how large of a prize they are playing for. This will certainly increase the excitement factor of games like Pai Gow, and is likely to encourage more people to play in land-based casinos over online gambling websites.

For the time being, the jackpot will stay linked between Red Rock and Sunset Station. If the venture proves to be popular, the operator will expand the reach of the progressive jackpot. Last week, the jackpot reached nearly $200 000 – imagine how generous it could be if the progressive network expands!