High Roller

May 31, 2014 Posted by Wizard

The High Roller is the world's largest ferris wheel, at least as of this writing. It is located in the Linq shopping/dining area between the Flamingo and Quad casinos, across the Strip from Caesars...

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Free Play, Free Stay, Free Vacay

May 13, 2014 Posted by Mission146

Quit filling out sweepstakes drawings, (you probably won't win), stop sharing your E-Mail address with on-line agencies who will undoubtedly inundate you with Spam and don't worry about filling out...

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Gambling In Mexico

Jun 14, 2013 Posted by Wizard

Casinos seem to exist in an ambiguous legal void in Mexico. Not that gambling offerings are lacking. If by gambling you mean wagering money on events with random or uncertain results, there are...

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Mob Museum

Jun 02, 2013 Posted by Wizard

I visited the Mob Museum on June 2nd, 2013. Officially itís called the ďNational Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement.Ē Thatís quite a long name, so Iíll call it The Mob Museum as well. It...

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Atomic Testing Museum

Jun 01, 2013 Posted by Wizard

My opinion of the museum is essentially: interesting, but not compelling. It is worth visiting once. The museum is given over to the history of atomic testing in Nevada, with some mention of other...

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Vegas Wedding

Oct 22, 2012 Posted by Wizard

My wife and I got engaged in 2010, shortly after I finished law school. We spent around six months mulling over a date and venue. We are from South Florida, and there plenty of beautiful,...

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Sky Combat Ace

Sep 19, 2012 Posted by JohnnyQ

OK, letís get this out of the way first: Itís kindof a goofy name. A bit too macho, perhaps too sophomoric, and definitely too 1990ís ďTop GunĒ. Or Iím just getting old. Or a bit of both. But...

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Elara Review

Mar 25, 2012 Posted by Mission146

A couple of years ago, I booked a 1BR suite at the Hilton timeshare next door to the Las Vegas Hilton (now LVH). It was very nice, with lots more space than a regular hotel room and some neat...

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Laughlin

Jan 26, 2012 Posted by Wizard

Laughlin is a small city of about 7,000 people located on the Colorado River near the southern tip of Nevada. Across the river is Bullhead City, Arizona, with a population of about 40,000....

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Gay Nightlife 101

Dec 16, 2011 Posted by

Many people visit Las Vegas to experience the nightlife. This city is filled with dozens of glamorous nightclubs that are known throughout the world. Clubbing is becoming an attraction that may...

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Gambling in Jail

Jul 14, 2011 Posted by JimMorrison

I recently did nearly 200 days in jail (40 days in county in Las Vegas and 155 days in county in Phoenix). The Wizard kindly asked me to write about my gambling experiences while locked up, so...

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Vegas Nightclubs 101

May 09, 2011 Posted by JimMorrison

Long lines snake through the casino. Gorgeous women in skimpy dresses. Celebrities walking the red carpet amidst the flash of cameras. TMZ, US Weekly, Access Hollywood etc. mention the names on a...

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FAQ

Feb 27, 2011 Posted by Wizard

Welcome to 'The Wizard of Vegas' site and please know we are glad you are here. This article is designed for new visitors to the site, or 'newbies' as they have become known in internet terms. The...

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Neon Boneyard

Feb 11, 2011 Posted by Wizard

Have you ever wondered what happens to old casino signs when they get replaced or the casino is demolished? Before I first drove past the grounds of the Neon Museum, I would have assumed they were...

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Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

Nov 05, 2010 Posted by Wizard

Before anyone writes me, let me first address the name of the bridge. The official name is the "Mike OíCallaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge." I respect that as the official name, but with no...

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Red Cap

Mar 18, 2010 Posted by Wizard

Red Cap, a.k.a. Turtlehead Jr., is a short but sweet hike/scramble in the Red Rock National Conservation Area. The rock formation may look prohibitively steep in the picture above, but it is not as...

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Shopping

Mar 16, 2010 Posted by Wizard

I've got a lot of interests, and most of them are pretty tomboyish. When I have free time, you'll probably find me trekking up a mountain, setting up a tent somewhere off the beaten path and...

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Getting Around

Mar 14, 2010 Posted by Wizard

Over the years, the resort corridor of Las Vegas (i.e. the strip between Stratosphere and Mandalay Bay) has become more and more pedestrian friendly. Footbridges are the most obvious and most...

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