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Shaquille O'Neal Hosts BEER PARK's Grand Opening Celebration for New Addition in Las Vegas

BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas hosted a grand opening celebration on Friday evening, July 12, to introduce its new, 10,000-square-foot indoor area for dining, drinks, karaoke and games to complement the outdoor rooftop bar and grill.

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Shaquille O'Neil with BEER PARK servers - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Special guest host for the evening's festivities was basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neal who posed for photos on the red carpet accompanied by entertainers and local performers, including the cast of FANTASY. At the party, 500 guests were treated to complimentary drinks including beers and cocktails, an assortment of culinary offerings, and a performance from DJ Bayati.

“BEER PARK is a special place to party in Las Vegas because there are so many different beers from around the world,” said O’Neal. “There’s a great view of the Strip and it’s a great place to hang out in Vegas.”

Since opening in early 2016, BEER PARK amassed many accolades, including “best rooftop bars” in various media outlets including Thrillist, Maxim, Eater and more. Along with incredible views of the Fountains of Bellagio, BEER PARK offers billiards and foosball, as well as oversized yard games, darts, old-school arcade games and more.

A 9,000-square-foot outdoor deck is host to ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and other national broadcasts, showcases views of The Strip and Fountains of Bellagio while the new, 10,000-square-foot indoor bar and grill features living room-style furniture and design. The dynamic bar and grill sets a tailgate party atmosphere with an outdoor, picnic tables and more than 100 beer selections, including 36 beers on draft. Named one of the “Best Rooftop Bars” on the Las Vegas Strip by Thrillist, BEER PARK is a popular gathering place for sports fans and is one of just a few spots in Las Vegas to place bets outside of a sports book.

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Shaquille O'Neal on BEER PARK Red Carpet - Photo credit: Joe Fury

BEER PARK is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. - midnight, as well as from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday for a funk and electric weekend brunch.

Problem Gambling Center Honors Founder and Gambling Addiction Pioneer, the late Dr. Robert Hunter

The Problem Gambling Center, which offers hope, recovery and a way forward for thousands of people from all walks of life suffering from a gambling addiction, was officially dedicated and renamed to honor its founder, the late Dr. Robert Hunter, at a special event on June 26. In attendance were members of the community and local leaders as well as the PGC board of directors, past and current clients, staff, and new Executive Director Stephanie Goodman.

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The late Dr. Robert Hunter - Photo courtesy of The Problem Gambling Center

Known as the world’s leading gambling addiction specialist, Hunter (1955-2018) founded the Problem Gambling Center (PGC) in 1998 as the first nonprofit gambling addiction center. Helping those with gambling problems in Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world, became the mission of the PGC under Hunter’s direction.

His program at the PGC consists of six weeks of intensive daily counseling, followed by four weeks of weekly sessions, and upon completion one-on-one therapy sessions as long as needed. As a result of his clinical methods, Hunter’s treatment program at the PGC operates with an 80-plus percent success rate for recovery. 

Recognizing Hunter’s significant impact, city of Las Vegas Councilman Bob Coffin presented a proclamation from Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman that declared June 26 as Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gambling Center Day. It said in part: “Dr. Hunter’s efforts in the area of gambling addiction have assisted individuals and their families both in Las Vegas and internationally. Best wishes to the Center as it continues to offer services and important work in his memory.”

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Stephanie Goodman and Bob CoffinConnie Jones PGC board member at event - Photo courtesy of The Problem Gambling Center

At the event, Connie Jones, board member for the now Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gambling Center, echoed the sentiments: ““Dr. Hunter was the world expert on Problem Gambling helping our community through his compassion, understanding and science. We are looking to continue his legacy by alleviating the stigma associated with Problem Gambling and helping as many people as we can who are affected by this debilitating addiction.”

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Connie Jones PGC board member at event - Photo courtesy of The Problem Gambling Center

Hunter left a legacy of treating more problem gamblers than anyone in the world. The PGC continues his work and methods to help hundreds of Nevadans every year overcome the often invisible addiction of problem gambling and turn their lives around – regardless of their ability to pay for services. And the PGC helps not only those individuals who have gone through the treatment program, but also the family, friends and employers who are also affected by the actions of the problem gambler. To learn more, visit: http://www.gamblingproblems.com.

Germany’s Hossein Ensan Wins World Series of Poker Main Event

Iranian-born and longtime German resident Hossein Ensan has closed out a historic 50th running of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) by capturing the world championship in the WSOP Main Event and the gigantic $10,000,000 first place prize and the diamond-encrusted World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

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World Champion Hossein Ensan 2019 WSOP EV73 Final Table - Photo credit: Joe Giron

Though he started the tournament on July 5 with just 60,000 in chips, he ended up capturing all 514,140,000 of them, by outlasting the second-largest Main Event field in history – 8,569 entrants.

The $10,000 buy-in WSOP Main Event is globally recognized as poker’s world championship and this year was a special edition, the 50th running. The event created the second-largest prize pool ever – $80,548,600, of which the final nine players split up more than $30 million of it.

The 55-year-old Ensan becomes the oldest Main Event champion in 20 years, since Noel Furlong won the title in 1999 at age 62. He also becomes the third Iranian-born WSOP Main Event champion and the first in 27 years, joining Mansour Matloubi in 1990 and Hamid Dastmalchi in 1992.

Ensan captured his very first World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet and the top prize in gaming’s richest and most prestigious event after a three-day finale telecast live on ESPN that concluded at 1:24am in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino’s Amazon Ballroom on Wednesday morning, July 17.

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Heads Up Hossein Ensan and Dario Sammartino 2019 WSOP EV73 Final - Photo credit: Joe Giron

From an event that began way back on July 3, 2019 with 8,569 hopefuls who each ponied up the $10,000 entry fee and received 60,000 in starting tournament chips, Ensan ultimately outlasted them all – the second-largest starting field in the 50-year history of the tournament.  The total prize pool up for grabs in the event was $80,548,600.

The event ended with 67 minutes and 56 seconds left in Level 43 of the tournament, which equated to 84 hours, 52 minutes and four seconds of poker play to reach a victor.  In real time though, the event took 10 playing days, spread out over 14 calendar days to become the champion.  When play began on July 3, players started with 60,000 in chips and the blinds were at 100 and 200 with a 200 big blind ante.  When play completed early Wednesday morning at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, blinds were at 2,000,000 and 4,000,000 with the big blind ante at 4,000,000.

Additional recent and upcoming 'happenings' in and around Las Vegas include...

One lucky Las Vegas local hit big playing bingo at ARIZONA CHARLIE'S DECATUR, located at 740 South Decatur Blvd., with a $55,461 WIN on Thursday, July 18. The winner was playing Charlie’s Double Progressive Bingo, a coverall game that can only be won within the posted number of balls, which starts at 32 and progresses up to 35 numbers called. The lucky player won on the 35th number called. Both Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Arizona Charlie’s Decatur offer Las Vegas’ only 24-hour bingo sessions, with sessions held every odd hour.

NS8, a Las Vegas-based software company that protects businesses from online fraud, has donated $25,000 to THE MAYOR’S FUND FOR LAS VEGAS LIFE. The monies are earmarked to provide approximately 75 low-income valley families with access to in-home high-speed internet, computer training and tablet computers pre-loaded with apps for job training, resume writing and Clark County School District resources and more – to benefit all family members.

NS8’s donation follows a July 11 announcement that The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE and NS8 have partnered to help launch and support Las Vegas Connected. The new initiative is dedicated to educating the community on the digital divide that exists in Las Vegas and to identify opportunities for supporting programs that bridge that divide. The donated funds will be used in support of The Mayor’s Fund’s ConnectHomeUSA program, a nationwide endeavor to improve connectivity and computer literacy for families and seniors residing in public housing. For only $350, the community can provide one family with high-speed internet access, computer training and a tablet for family use.

Construction is now complete on THE DEGREE, a 226-unit on-campus student housing community at UNLV, and students have started to move into their new homes in advance of the Fall 2019 semester. The new, five-story mid-rise is located at 4259 S. Maryland Parkway on the northeast end of the UNLV campus. It boasts a capacity of up to 758 students, and as the largest student housing apartment complex in the state, it represents a significant investment in both UNLV’s campus and the Maryland Parkway corridor. The Degree is the first phase of the overall U-District, a contemporary, urban lifestyle student housing community that will eventually add up to 3,000 beds to UNLV’s campus through a public-private partnership between UNLV and local developer, The Midby Companies.

Del Webb, the nation’s leading builder of active adult communities for those ages 55 and older, has announced plans for DEL WEBB AT LAKE LAS VEGAS. The highly anticipated Las Vegas community marks the builder’s first new community in the market in over ten years. Del Webb Lake Las Vegas is set to break ground November.

With more than 10 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, DEREK TADASHI MORISHITA has joined SLS Las Vegas as the NEW DIRECTOR OF RESTAURANTS. In this role, Morishita will oversee operations for the resort’s acclaimed dining establishments including the award-winning Bazaar Meat by José Andrés.

In celebration of the grand reopening of THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE, four-time GRAMMY Award winner KEITH URBAN will bring his acclaimed “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR” to Las Vegas for the first time with back-to-back evenings on Sept. 6 and 7. The performances from the reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year will mark the debut of the newly-enhanced Colosseum, as well as the first performances to utilize the venue’s new general admission capability on the main floor, creating a high-energy entertainment experience for fans. The shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. General ticket prices beginning at $59, plus applicable tax and fees, went on sale to the general public starting Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. PT at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace box office.

TONY BENNETT, the 19 time GRAMMY Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades, will headline an exclusive Las Vegas engagement, “I Left My Heart in Las Vegas,” inside THE VENETIAN THEATRE at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas, September 25, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett, will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. Tickets starting at $49.95, plus applicable fees, go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available for purchase at  any box office at The Venetian Resort. For every ticket sold to “I Left My Heart in Las Vegas,” Tony Bennett will donate $1 to to Exploring The Arts, Inc.

Celebrating four decades as one of the most iconic hip hop tracks in history, THE SUGARHILL GANG makes its way to BACKSTAGE BAR & BILLIARDS to host a legendary 40 Anniversary show on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Joining forces with Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, this new alliance is eager celebrate the global success of the hit “Rapper’s Delight” with their new U.S. and international 2019 tour. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show and go on sale Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. PT. Hip hop fans 21 and over can purchase tickets at eventbrite.com

Cast members of the critically-acclaimed Pop TV series,Schitt’s Creek, will bring a live, interactive deep-dive into the successful sitcom with SCHITT'S CREEK: UP CLOSE & PERSONAL at The Chelsea inside THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS on Saturday, Oct. 19. A night of conversation, commentary and laughs, Schitt’s Creek: Up Close & Personal will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, tell-all stories from the actors and show creators, and a Q&A session where fans will have the opportunity to interact with the cast. Cast members slated to appear include Emmy Award-winning actors Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara and breakout stars Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire and Noah Reid. Tickets for Schitt’s Creek: Up Close & Personal will go on sale Friday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets start at $49 plus applicable taxes and fees, reserved seating starts at $69 plus applicable taxes and fees. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Celebrating its momentous 16th season, members of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’s Top 10 finalists will make their way to THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS in Las Vegas on Nov. 22 as part of Season 16’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE! 2019 tour.Along with Top 10 finalists, the Season 16 tour lineup will feature two of DANCE's All-Stars, who will be announced at a later date. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public, beginning Wednesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. through Thursday, July 25, at 10 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m.

Legendary GRAMMY Award-winner VAN MORRISON has announced a five-night run of shows at THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 5, 7 and 8, 2020. The shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. General ticket prices beginning at $64.50, plus applicable tax and fees, go on sale to the general public starting Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m. PT in-person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace box office.

The FLAMINGO GO POOL’S COUNTRY CONCERT SERIES with 95.5 The Bull – Las Vegas’ NEW Country Leader, hosted by Big D, continues with MIDLAND on Friday, July 26. Tickets start at $40 (not incuding taxes and fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8:15 p.m. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

Locals’ favorite neighborhood bar DISTILL is bringing their fun-themed, year-round parties to their newest locations with the ’80S PARTY on Saturday, July 27. Starting at 8 p.m., all the newest locations will take a time machine back to the ’80s for a bash that is going to be totally major with a costume contest, drink specials and a live DJ spinning the hottest tracks from back in the day. There is no cover, however, all guests must be 21 years old or older with valid ID.

DISTILL celebrates 5 years of serving Southern Highlands’ residents with a LUAU-THEMED ANNIVERSARY PARTY on Saturday, July 27 featuring a dinner buffet of Hawaiian favorites, drink specials, live music, a costume contest and drawings throughout the evening. Guests are encouraged to embrace their island style with floral Hawaiian button ups, grass skirts and coconut shells for the chance to win the costume contest.Party goers will also practice their hula with local band Roxy Gunn Project performing and drink specials. The “luau” starts at 7 p.m. with no cover charge. All guests must be 21 years or older with valid ID to attend. Distill Southern Highlands is located at 4830 W. Pyle Ave.

As part of the center’s summer concert series, which feature a different local artist each Friday and Saturday evening June 1st through August 31st, THE DISTRICT AT GREEN VALLEY RANCH invites the public to attend the following concerts. Americana/folk musician RICHARD MANN will perform on July 26th; talented local soul and acoustic musician MEG DEFANTEM will perform July 27th; Indie R&B, rock, soul, funk, jazz and pop musician RICHARD COOPER performs on August 3rd; alternative, rock, blues, reggae, and funk musician JONNY HAZARD performs August 9th. All concerts will be held 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Concerts are FREE, open to the public, and are held in the Courtyard off Main Street, 2225 Village Walk Drive in Henderson.

R&B artists of the ‘90s will perform their top hits at the fifth-annual THROWBACK SIZZLING JAM at the ORLEANS ARENA on Saturday, July 27. Featured artists include Keith Sweat,Bobby Brown, Blackstreet, Ginuwine,112, Silk, Michel’le, and Public Announcement. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45 plus fees and can be purchased in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

PT’s RANCH, located at 2430 E. Pebble Road in Henderson, Nev., will host a heated $4,000 WING-EATING CHALLENGE starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 in celebration of National Chicken Wing Day. Registration for the wing-eating challenge will be held the day of the competition starting at 11:30 a.m. and will be limited to the first 100 entrants. The top three contestants who eat the most chicken wings doused in Scorpion Sauce in two minutes will be selected for prizes. The first-place winner will receive $2,500, the second-place winner will receive $1,000 and the third-place winner will receive $500. The entry fee is priced at $10 per person and includes a pint of Budweiser or Bud Light draft beer.

The longest-running gay pool party in Las Vegas – TEMPTATION SUNDAYS AT LUXOR HOTEL & CASINO is turning up the temperature for its 10th Anniversary on Sunday, July 28, from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. To celebrate this milestone, guests will enjoy music from DJ Mattmon with guest DJ Morningstar, photo ops, drink specials and a Malibu margarita blender bike, all while soaking up the summer sun. Plus, the first 200 guests in the door will receive a Temptation Sundays backpack to take home.Admission is $25. MGM Resorts guests, locals, military and emergency service members with valid ID can enjoy the party with a discounted admission of $15. For complimentary entry before 2 p.m., guests may visit VegasGayPoolParty.com, Luxor.com/LGBTor Facebook.com/LuxorLGBT to sign up for the event guest list.

One of the only escape rooms to offer live actors and an immersive theatre experience, THE BASEMENT, located at 3440 Polaris Ave., will offer TEACHERS A COMPLIMENTAY TICKET in honor of NATIONAL BACK TO SCHOOL MONTH throughout the month of August. The Basement will offer both Clark County School District (CCSD) and private school employees one complimentary ticket with purchase of at least one regular-priced ticket by using discount code “OUTSMARTHIM” when booking online athttps://escaperoomvegas.com/. All teachers must present valid employee ID upon arrival to redeem. Tickets start at $30 per person for each escape room.

Caesars Entertainment will host the North American qualifier of the largest of e-Arcade sports competitions when it welcomes Japanese company TAITO and their TOUSHINSAI-VEGAS qualifier competition to The Wall eSports Gaming Lounge in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 from 12- 6 p.m. PST. This will be the first time they will hold a qualifying competition in North America which will be open to global competitors. This tournament will be a three-on-three single elimination in Street Fighter V (Type Arcade from Capcom). It will be live streamed around the world and in other Caesars eSports venues such as at the LINQ Hotel + Experience. The winning team will receive a trip to Tokyo and automatic entry into the next TOUSHINSAI in Japan in 2020.

JIMMY KIMMEL'S COMEDY CLUB AT THE LINQ PROMENADE announced its first-ever limited engagement beginning Aug. 4 with comedian, actress, and entertainment industry veteran, LUENELL. The eight-show engagement runs Sunday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 29. Shows are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Guests can laugh along with the self-proclaimed “Original Bad Girl of Comedy” when she brings her sassy satire to The Strip for the following dates: Aug. 4, 11 and 18, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Luenell’s hot and hilarious limited engagement is the newest addition to the club’s growing list of programming initiatives - these additional shows will not affect the regularly scheduled headlining acts each Thursday - Sunday at 8 p.m. with additional shows at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets for Luenell can be purchased in person at any Caesars Entertainment box office or the club’s box office located on the first floor of the dual-level venue.

Critically acclaimed vocalist MICHELLE JOHNSON, known as “Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz,” pays tribute to the music of Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Loggins, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Billy Joel, Tracey Chapman, and many more, in her new show, “SALUTE TO THE GREAT SINGER-SONGWRITERS”, on Friday, August 9th at 8 p.m. inside Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, 361 Symphony Park Avenue in Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale at $25 – $40 plus applicable taxes and fees and can be purchased at The Smith Center box office at 702.749-2000.

THE BOXMASTERS, which encompasses band members J.D. Andrew, Teddy Andreadis and “Bud” Thornton (aka actor Billy Bob Thornton) will stop in Las Vegas on August 8 for a show at Red Rock Casino Resort.

THE+SOURCE, with dispensary locations at 9480 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson, Nev. and 2550 S. Rainbow Blvd. in Las Vegas will offer product specials and complimentary massages using Seventh Sense products in celebration of National CBD (cannabidiol) Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8.

BUNCO FOR BREAST CANCER – ROLL THE DICE. BEAT THE ODDS.” will be held at the PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. The special event is open to all ages and sponsored by the Plaza’s Sales and Catering department to honor friends and family who have or are currently battling breast cancer. The event is spearheaded by the Plaza’s director of marketing, Natashia White, a breast cancer survivor herself. All proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), dedicated to bringing the end of breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research. Bunco is a fun dice game that requires no talent or ability – just roll the dice and have fun. The Aug. 10 charity event will offer brief instructions and a practice round, so no prior bunco experience is needed.  Individuals and small groups can sign up to play in teams of any number up to 12 people. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 702-386-2320 for registration and team selection. Registration is $30 per person and pre-registration by Wednesday, July 31 is required.

CHERRY BOOM BOOM, an immersive rock ‘n’ roll and go-go live dance show, created by original Pussycat Doll Lindsley Allen, will return to Las Vegas with the launch of a new residency at the NIGHT OWL SHOWROOM AT HOOTERS CASINO HOTEL LAS VEGAS. Previews will begin on Thursday, Aug. 15 with a grand opening on Thursday, Sept. 5. Cherry Boom Boom will perform shows starting at 11 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday at the Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas. The 70-minute production features a cast of five dancers and specialty acts as well as a host. Tickets start at $45 and are available now by calling the Box Office.

SOUTH POINT ARENA AND EQUESTRIAN CENTER welcomes THE RUN FOR THE MILLION, the richest event in the history of Reining featuring the top 12 competitors in the National Reining Horse Association, Thursday, Aug. 15 through Saturday, Aug. 17. The Run For a Million will feature nine of the industry’s most successful reining professionals, plus three wild card professionals, as they compete for a purse of $1 million on Saturday, Aug. 17. In addition to the main invitational event, the three-day event will hold additional competitions including $100,000 Added Shoot Out, Rookie Championships, $50,000 Added Non Pro Championships and $50,000 Added Invitational Freestyle event.

Following the competition on Saturday, guests can enjoy a COUNTRY WESTERN CONCERT FEATURING LAINEY WILSON AND JASON BOLAND AND THE STRAGGLERS. Tickets are now available for Saturday’s event for $25 (General Admission) or $75 (Reserved Seating). The competition will begin at 4:30 p.m. with Lainey Wilson at 8 p.m. and Jason Boland and the Stragglers at 9 p.m.

International cabaret sensation BLANC de BLANC will make its debut on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Friday, Aug. 16. The acclaimed production, which blends vintage glamour and high-end spectacle with theatre, circus, and aerial performances, will perform at SLS Las Vegas – which will be re-branded as the new SAHARA Las Vegas in Fall 2019. BLANC de BLANC will perform Thursdays through Mondays (dark Tuesdays/Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. with additional 9:30 p.m. shows on Saturdays. Tickets for the show, which has sold out the Sydney Opera House, London’s West End, the Brisbane Festival and Adelaide Festival, range in price from $49 to $129 (Hot Tub tickets are priced for groups) and are on sale now.

The Original MISFITS featuring original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only, returns to Sin City to headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019 on Saturday, Aug. 17 at MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO. This year’s PSYCHO LAS VEGAS will also play host to Opeth’s only 2019 U.S. performance, the return of fan favorites Electric Wizard and High on Fire, and more than 70 other artists from around the world gracing four stages at the majestic resort August 16-18, including the newly renovated Mandalay Bay Events Center; the iconic House of Blues Las Vegas; Mandalay Bay Beach, featuring a wave pool and lazy river; and Rhythm & Riffs, a Vegas-style lounge in the middle of the casino floor. While VIP High Roller passes quickly sold out, three-day General Admission tickets are available for $249 (excluding tax and fees) in addition to single-day tickets for $109 plus fees per day.

Kicking off the three-day PSYCHO LAS VEGAS festival is Psycho Swim, an all-day music filled pool party at DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15. Tickets are included in the VIP High Roller package, otherwise are separate from the three-day festival and now on sale for $35 (excluding tax and fees) for those 21 years of age and older.

For the remainder of the season, WET’N’WILD Las Vegas (located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Road near I-215 and Sunset Road) will offer FREE ENTRY TO CHILDREN DURING “FAMILY DAYS”, valid on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The park is encouraging guests to bring the entire family for a day of fun under the sun. Daily general admission passes start at $34.99. Season passes start at $89.99. The park is open daily through Aug. 11 and open weekends Aug. 17 – Sept. 29, and Labor Day weekend Aug. 31 - Sept. 2. Blackout dates for private events may apply. Operating hours will be 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. or 10 p.m., depending on the day.


THE VENETIAN® RESORT announced a dramatic redesign of its pool deck, setting a new standard in luxury and extraordinary experiences in Las Vegas. Conveniently located within The Venetian hotel tower, the new pool deck takes design cues from the Italian Riviera, including sculptural art pieces and quaint gardens, to provide the worldly look and feel of a European escape. The addition of 10 well-appointed premium poolside cabanas provide over-the-top amenities, some of which feature private plunge pools, reflecting the needs of the resort’s most discerning guests.

THE STRAT HOTEL, CASINO AND SKYPOD has debuted a complete remodel of the iconic tower’s indoor/outdoor Observation Deck on the 108th and 109th floors, which includes the new 108 Drinks and 108 Eats by James Trees. Located in the SkyPod at more than 1,000 feet high, the Observation Deck offers 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip. 

Celebrity sightings:

Saturday, July 13...

Star of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” Colton Underwood attended Blue Man Group in Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Following the performance, Colton and his friends were treated to a private VIP meet-and-greet with a Blue Man.

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