We have to say - Good Job, (finally) to the Pioneer Casino. River Rick is finally lit up. It appears some parts may not be completely done but by far this is the most the sign has been fully operational in years. It looks much improved! You can even see his face and his eyes and cigarette blink. See the pictures
Slowly but steadily several Laughlin Casinos are making some changes. River Rick, the iconic cowboy sign, at the Pioneer has had some work and is almost fully lit up. The Golden Nugget has been doing renovations for several months. The Tropicana is adding a new Bingo Hall right on the Casino floor plus upgrading Victory Plaza. In addition, a beautificaiton project of the median and other parts of Casino Drive has begun. Read Details
The Aquarius Resort Casino in Laughlin, NV was the locaiton of a big payoff worth $953,220.95 on the Wizard of Oz progressive slot machine. Read Details
The Golden Nugget Laughlin has switched their 24 Karat Players club cards over to a new card. To play in the Casino (other than on a few older coin based machines) everyone needs to go to the Pllayers Club desk and get a replacement new card. More Details
Athought not a really new realease, the huge slot machine, the Titan 360 debuted last week at the Aquarius Casino in Laughlin. The massive 8 seat/slot machine features a unique bonus round and all the bells and whistles you can imagine. We recieved a short video clip of someone hitting the Major jackpot just days after it was in place at the Aquarius. See more info about the Titan 360 and the video clip here. Apparently, there are only two of these slots in Nevada.
In the latest Restaurant inspection posted by the Southern
Nevada Health District
the Wild Style Burgers & Pizza at the Edgewater Hotel and Casino received a
low "C" rating with 34 total demerits. Wild Style just recently opened and we
had been looking forward to trying it soon. Read Details Here.
Update: Good news, on their reinspection they did pass with an A grade and 0 demertis.
According to various tweets, the Lions Share Slot at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, which had not hit since the 90's finally paid out it's progressive jackpot Read Details Here.
On Tuesday, August 19th Monsoon activity caused rain, winds, some minor flooding for a couple of hours. We left Casino Drive before the bulk of the storm hit but here are a few pictures we snapped as it all began.
See Part I of just a few of the River Regatta photo's we took.
River Regatta Pictures Part II - Pictures
The following is a blog post is an assortment of random
Photos taken during the
annual River Regatta weekend. lncluding the above picture of the reigning Miss
Arizona and the newly crowned Miss River Regatta. See More Here
The Coach Outlet store opened in the Laughlin
Outlet Mall. For more about the
store and the other new tenant we noticed
in the the mall
Read Here. Plus no
news is good news about the
Food Court. 3 of the 6 spots are still operating and
there is free wifi.
Over the weekend the closest full moon of the year appeared in the sky. This is often referred to as a SuperMoon. Pictures of it over a couple of nights near Laughlin, NV and Bullhead City, AZ
There was plenty of action in the water at the River Regatta. Meanwhile a U.S. Coast Guard Chopper flew by and appeared to be setting down over in Bullhead City. See the Photos Here.
The Southern Nevada Health District routinely performs health/restaurant inspections. For the most part Laughlin restaurants have done well lately. See two spots that earned a less than top A rating in June.
For the month of June (2014), Laughlin had more visitors but less gambling. Overall gaming win was down 3.53% over the same period in June of 2013, See all the numbers and statistics for Laughlin, Las Vegas and the rest of Nevada Read the Press Release Here
Laughlin residents have a great little secret, virtually no lines, no waits, and fast service at their little rural DMV office. But some new residents and others are learning the hard way about the Nevada Pay Your Fair Share Program. Especially if they get a knock on the door from the Laughlin Constable office. Read More
Watch for construction on Casino Drive in the near future (Monday through Thursday only). The project to beautify the median and drive is back up and running. Learn More
Tropicana Entertainment Inc. Announced Sale of River Palms Resort and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada to Nevada Restaurant Services, Inc. and Laughlin Hotel, LLC. Cash sale 6.75 million dollars. This is a new sale after the previous one fell through last year. At this time they plan intend to discontinue operations in September of 2014. New owners looking to open quickly after renovations and improvements are made. Read the Press Release Here
In a press release Caesars Entertainment and Guy Fieri confirmed that the new restaurant coming to Laughlin will be at Harrah's Laughlin. No official menu or location within Harrah's has been disclosed but the new place will feature some of Guy's most popular dishes along with regional favorites. Many people are speculating that it will replace the current Baja Blue restaurant that is only open two days a week at Harrah's. Guy Fieri's new restaurant is expected to open by the end of the year. More Details Here.
LAUGHLIN, NV-- Country superstar Tim McGraw will be in Laughlinn playing at the new outdoor Laughlin Event Center on November 8. Tickets are on sale now at the local Casino's or at the LaughlinEventCenter.Com website. More Details
Is the World's Largest Golden Nugget called the "Hand of Faith" that is on display in Laughlin real or fake? Learn more here.
Pints Restaurant and Brewery in the Colorado Belle just won two gold medals at the Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition held June 7-8. We haven't tried them yet. What is your favorite brew at Pints? Learn more here.
Overall gaming revenue for the state of Nevada increased for the month of May, fueled by gains on the Las Vegas Strip. Elsewhere in Clark County revenues were down, including in Laughlin. Details, Percentages and More Here
After 3 days of hearings the Clark County Commissioners
narrowed 79 applicants down to just 18
for Clark County medical marijuana dispensaries. One of them is right on Casino Drive in Laughlin. Do you think this is a good location or do you oppose or support a dispensary in Laughlin? More Details and Tell Us What You Think Here
Rusty Coones, the Sons of Anarchy Actor, had his booth selling his clothing line shut down by Las Vegas Metro Police (who patrol Laughlin) in the Vendor area at the recent Laughlin River Run in Laughlin, Nevada.
Read More Details Here (photo credit: TMZ)
An article on VegasInc.Com talked about how the
recovery forgot Laughlin. Though some facts and figures
don't lie, there is much more to Laughlin than how it is
portrayed in this piece.
Read the article here and come by our Facebook page
and tell us what you think.
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