Category Archives: Apps

Getting Around: Cabs, Lyft and Uber

I typically do not rent a car when I visit Las Vegas and I discourage others from renting cars unless they specifically know that they will need one. There are still times when you want an option other than walking, the Monorail or the bus, though. Up until recently, my preferred method had been cab. That all changed during my recent trips. Continue reading Getting Around: Cabs, Lyft and Uber

Getting More myVEGAS Rewards

About a month ago, someone contacted me about the non-seasonal 2-Comp Night Rewards (which I then researched and wrote about in my Two versions of myVEGAS Two Night Comp Room Rewards post). I hadn’t been able to see those Rewards until I made some chip purchases. Even then, the 2-Night Comp Rewards didn’t show up instantly. I had made $30 in chip purchases over the course of a week when they appeared. I do not know what amount triggered it since nothing changed instantly. It wasn’t until logging in one morning that the new 2-Night Rewards appeared. Continue reading Getting More myVEGAS Rewards

Preparing for your trip – Game Training and Practice

One of the things I do to get ready for a trip is to train and/or practice the games I plan on playing.  For games where skill is involved, it helps me fine tune my skills and serves as a refresher for some of the more intricate decisions. For less skilled games, it serves as a rules refresher and helps me get amped up for those games.

Here are a few of my favorite pre-trip training and practice options :

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New rideRTC Mobile App

The RTC’s official smartphone app, rideRTC  is now available. It allows you to  plan your trip, find a bus  and buy  transit passes, all on your smartphone.
You can buy passes ahead of time and then activate them when you need them (similar to the way Monorail passes work). For full details, visit the RTC’s  mobile app page.

The iOS version is available via iTunes here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ridertc/id909691507?mt=8

The Android Version is available in the Google Play store here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rtcsnv.rideRTC&hl=en

The RTC has also announced a number of schedule and route changes effective November 6, 2016. The Deuce and SDX are not affected. The full list is available here:  http://www.rtcsnv.com/transit/november-6-2016-service-changes/

 

myVEGAS Uniquely Vegas Rewards

myVEGAS has added a potpourri of  Rewards for Las Vegas attractions like the Mob Museum,  Madame Tussauds, Las Vegas Pole Position Raceway, Segway Tours  and Gray Line Tours. I think this a  great addition.   The Rewards are  affordably priced, too, with  most of them being under 15,000 LPs.  A few examples are the Gray Line $50 off Grand Canyon bus tour for 10,000LPs,  free audio tour upgrade for the Mob Museum for 5,000 LPs and  a free companion ticket at Madame Tussauds for 7,500LPs. Continue reading myVEGAS Uniquely Vegas Rewards