As the Michael Douglas character Gordon Gekko stated in the 1987 movie Wall Street "Greed is Good". And so the wolves of the Las Vegas Strip, most notably MGM, have decided that it's time to stop being nice and it's time to start being greedy. Again. With that said, we are seeing the end of free parking at a majority of Las Vegas Strip resorts as we pull out of the mask … [Read more...] about Parking Fees Returning to Las Vegas Strip
What is on Podcast Episode #300 Edited script/topics for Monday's with Mark - The Vegas Tourist Podcast episode 33 (This post is being updated and edited) Why is it called episode number 300 if I'm redoing the show? Because it's not starting over. I first started the podcast with a friend, Sazzy. When we parted ways, I restarted the podcast in a different format so I … [Read more...] about Mondays with Mark – The Vegas Tourist Podcast #300
A question that has been popping up on the Las Vegas forums a lot lately is asking about the recent news of the MGM being sold. So did the MGM sell the MGM, Mandalay Bay and the Bellagio? If so, what does that mean for the hotels? [arve url="https://youtu.be/s0f9RgEtr5w" title="Did the MGM really Sell the MGM?" /] The Short Answer The short answer is "Yes" MGM sold the … [Read more...] about Did the MGM Sell the MGM ? (video)
Every time a new story about Steve Wynn and the decades-old allegations of sexual harassment makes the news, the famous scene in the movie Casablanca replays in my head. The scene where Captain Renault is shutting down Rick's Cabarete to show the German officials that he is truly in charge of Casablanca. Captain Renault tells Rick, " I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling … [Read more...] about Steve Wynn and Rule #39
[arve url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bej0dkf7lu8" title="Ask The Vegas Tourist How Many Hotel Rooms are on That Corner?" description="How Many Las Vegas Hotel Rooms are on that corner?" /] Looking down the Las Vegas Strip, at all those tall, impressive towers of hotel rooms. Don't you ever wonder just how many hotel rooms and suites are there? It's a popular question … [Read more...] about Ask: How Many Rooms on That Corner in Las Vegas??
On October 1, 2017, Las Vegas became the scene of the worst massacre in Modern American History. From the first moment somebody realized there was a story there, the people with the tinfoil hats got busy creating conspiracy stories. A second shooter, a massive government cover-up. Aliens coming in at the last minute and mind-melding the shooter and melting the Mandalay Bay … [Read more...] about What’s Really Driving the Vegas Massacre Conspiracy Stories
If only the people it was intended for would get the message. Unfortunately, James Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International, has proven to be clueless when it comes to knowing who pays the bills at his company's resorts. So when the message went out that CES is tired of the screw job Las Vegas resorts are giving the attendees of the annual mega-convention, it probably fell on … [Read more...] about CES B*tch Slaps MGM
The MGM has announced who gets the honors of opening its newest music venue at The Park MGM. Otherwise know as The Monte Carlo. Rock ‘n’ Roll legend and singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks will be the one to break the seal along with special guest The Pretenders on Saturday, December 17. “Stevie Nicks is a legend in the music industry and we are thrilled she will be the first to … [Read more...] about Rock Legend Stevie Nicks to Open The Park Theater
If you listen or read any of the mainstream or popular Las Vegas-based blogs, media sites or YouTubers, you may think the deal is off. That the idea of using part of hotel room tax to help get the 65,000 seat domed stadium built is doomed. Fear not, that is merely by plan to have you think that. Most of those who say it is doomed are only repeating what they need to repeat … [Read more...] about Is the Dome Doomed? Not So Sure…..
In Las Vegas, it's always fun to watch how fast we can build something or tear it down when we want to. If it's a well-staffed union highway project or government building contract, expect years to get it started. Having it completed anywhere near the deadline just means they forgot something and need to go back, close the roads and dig it all back up again. Can anyone say … [Read more...] about The T-Mobile Arena Parking Garage Growing Quickly