I had been looking forward to visiting Gordon Ramsay BurGR but also wondered if Las Vegas really needed another burger place. I really like Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay; BLT Burger eventually won me over at the Mirage (I wasn’t happy that it replaced the white tiger habitat, but now I go there after every Mirage poker tournament I play); Holsteins at the Cosmopolitan is also offering some great burgers (like the Billionaire Burger).
Cantor Gaming (now CG Technology), which runs the sports books at The Cosmopolitan, Hard Rock, M Resort, Palms, Silverton, Tropicana and Venetian, has a mobile sports betting app. Once you create your mobile account at one of those sports books, you are free to place your wagers via your mobile device or Windows™ laptop as long as you are within the Nevada borders.
If you are interested in playing casino games while watching the big game in the sports book, you can do that via their new Cantor Mobile Casino app for Android and iOS. The Mobile Casino app lets you play slots, video poker and table games like blackjack, baccarat and roulette as long as you are connected to Cantor Gaming approved Wi-Fi connections from the hotels with Cantor Gaming sports books. Right now, Cantor is running a “$50 on us” promotion where they will credit your Mobile Casino account for $50 if you lose $50 on your first day.
The Cantor Mobile Casino account is a separate account from your Cantor Mobile sports betting account. Both accounts must be set up at a Cantor Gaming sports book counter. The apps can be downloaded from the Cantor Gaming Downloads page.
UPDATE: The list below is now out of date. An updated list can be found here.
Here is a photo of the current free show list for Total Rewards Diamond and Seven Stars members. Shows are 2-for-1 for Platinum players. The most notable change is that Penn & Teller is no longer a free show option.
UPDATE (3/18/13): The Penn & Teller information I was given was misleading. It is still officially on the list, however, the free tickets have been sold out for weeks are unavailable for the near future.
UPDATE (4/6/13): I have received multiple confirmations that Penn & Teller tickets are available again as part of the Diamond and Seven Star Free Shows.
When Total Rewards announced that they were adding a resort fee, one of the big questions was whether Platinum, Diamond and Seven Star players would have to pay it. The answer is no. The higher tier players do not have to pay the fee. The assumption a lot of people seem to have made, though, is that the higher tier players will still get the amenities covered by the resort fee. That is not the case. If you want Internet access, you will still have to pay the a la carte price for it. Fitness center access is still a free perk for Diamond and Seven Stars players. Platinum players still get 50% off fitness center access.
Effectively, nothing has changed for Diamond and Seven Stars players. Platinum players who want to use the fitness center and have Internet access might actually pay less if they pay the resort fee. If you are in that situation, I have been told that the hotel will charge you the resort fee instead of the higher a la carte price. This information was verified at the Rio this morning. It is always worth verifying the details when you make your reservation and when you check in, though.
The Las Vegas Monorail now gives you a lot of options when it comes to tickets. For quite a while your only options were Single Ride, One-Day and Three-Day.
Now you can buy:
Single Ride $5
One-Day Pass $12
Two-day pass $22
Three-Day pass $28
Four-Day Pass $36
Five-Day Pass $43
Seven Day Pass $56
Right now, they are also running a promotion for discounted Two, Three and Seven day tickets. If you are already in town and want to get the discounted rate, you can still buy the Monorail tickets online and then use the eTicket delivery option which gives you a PIN code and scanable barcode to use at the Monorail Customer Service booth or ticket kiosk.