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Photos of the Las Vegas Aladdin Hotel now online

The Las Vegas Aladdin was one of the old hotels of Vegas, and had been around on the strip in one form or another since 1966. If anything represents the excesses and the high stakes of Vegas, its the Aladdin: continued expansion leading to a huge sprawling hotel that covered 36 acres; mob involvement; implosion […]

Fire at The Monte Carlo Hotel

The Monte Carlo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip has been hit by fire, with the roof and top floor of the 32 storey building being engulfed in flames. Fortunately, everyone was evacuated without injury, and the fire was put out an hour after it was started, but it caused major grid lock up and […]

The Palazzo confirms opening date

The Palazzo, one of the new Las Vegas hotels currently reaching skywards, has confirmed its set to open on December 20th 2007. Some people are surprised by this given its current state of construction (see pic above, taken on 7th July 2007 and courtesy of Mark Adams), but the Las Vegas Sands Corp., owners of […]

Frontier to close July 15th

The Frontier, which has been on the expected-to-be-demolished list for some time now, has finally got a closing date: midnight July 15th. The Frontier was looking increasingly ropey, and the only “attraction” (if that’s the right word!) was Gilley’s, the red-neck club featuring topless bull-riding girls and bikini mud wrestling. So in just a month’s […]

New Photos of the Wynn Hotel Las Vegas now online

The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas is a luxurious upmarket hotel directly opposite the Fashion Show shopping mall. Built by legendary Vegas resort owner Steve Wynn, The Wynn is a $2.7 billion hotel and casino with 2,716 hotel rooms, 111,000 square foot casino, 22 restaurants and food outlets, and the only golf course in Las […]

The New Frontier soon to be the new Montreux Hotel

This is the New Frontier Hotel on the north side of the Vegas Strip. The photo was taken in 2005 on my first visit to Vegas, and was one of the first hotels I saw. I was staying in Circus Circus (as ever), and was walking up the strip, and had no idea what to […]

Make your own Bellagio Fountains with Coke and Mentos

If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas and marvelled at the Bellagio’s fountain display, but could never find a way of describing their beauty to friends and family, here’s a solution for you – simply create your own, using 251 bottles of Coke and 1500 Mentos mints!