Archive for June, 2011

The Plaza Hotel and Casino Set to be in Full Swing starting August

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Last November, The Plaza Hotel and Casino closed it’s 1,037-room hotel, and casino. After undergoing an extensive overhaul, the casino floor and lobby has been remodeled.

Hotel officials have announced that The Plaza Hotel and Casino will start accepting patrons in their casino in August, and start accepting hotel guests in September when they open their hotel up.

Consumer spending in Las Vegas has declined over the past few years, and as a result, visitors are spending less on hotels, gambling, and entertainment. Many hotels have reduced their prices to attract more visitors, and it’s gotten very competitive. Hopefully The Plaza Hotel and Casino are priced right. They especially can’t afford to not have customers after their pricey renovation, a whopping $35 million.

The Plaza Hotel and Casino’s website is up and running, and you can book your room now! The rooms are really modern and fresh, so that at least makes it worth the stay. With prices starting as low as $44, that’s bargain! You’d be crazy not to stay there at least once!

To celebrate the Plaza’s re-opening, they are hosting a Super Bingo Event from August 26 -28. Come and play 42 games in 2 days, and win your share of $150,000! Check out their website for more information and to see photos of their new rooms!

Las Vegas City Council Throws Out Election

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Las Vegas City Council

A single vote was cast and Wade Wagner beat out Councilman Richard Cherchio. That is for the few minutes before an audit detected that the election was the result of an illegal vote having been cast. Ultimately, it was up to the Las Vegas City Council to determine that the election had to be thrown out because of a mistake made by a polling station worker. The problem is that a voter was allowed to vote at the incorrect polling station, thus nullifying the results of the race.

One vote can really make the difference, even in the case where the difference is a negative outcome. The Las Vegas Mayor Shari Buck abstained from voting to toss out the election results because of the error. A new election will be held in three weeks.

Good grades+ Perfect attendance record = New Car for Las Vegas High schooler

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Finally! Good grades and a perfect attendance record is worth it!

A Las Vegas high school senior won himself a Honda Fit worth about $17,500 through a raffle among a few eligible students. 18-year-old Kenneth Gonzalez was awarded the car on the last day of school. In order to be eligible for the raffle for the car, students had to have a 3.7 GPA and no unexcused misses from class.

It sounds like he wasn’t the only winner at this high school. Six fellow seniors were awarded about $8,000 in scholarships. It’s not a car, but scholarship money is a pretty great prize, compared to nothing.

School officials have said that they find the prizes are a great way to keep their senior students from slacking off in their final semester.

This is a pretty genius concept! It teaches teens that when they work hard, they get rewarded well for it!

Where was this incentive when the rest of us were in high school, busting our romps for an A and never missing school!? Where was this incentive for high schoolers like me who skipped class as much as they went to class!?

All I know is, if everyone went to a high school that gave away a car for good grades and not missing classes, there’d probably fewer dropouts and teens may actually try harder.