Le Village Buffet

Jun 10, 2009 Posted by Wizard

When my husband and I moved to Las Vegas five and a half years ago, we began a quest to eat at all of the strip buffets. We told people that we wanted to test them all out so when friends and...

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Aug 26, 2009 Posted by Wizard

Sometimes it seems like people view tipping as a four-letter word. For some reason it makes them uncomfortable, awkward, or maybe they're just cheap. It's hard to know how much to tip a service...

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Glitz To Natural Bliss

Sep 21, 2009 Posted by

Is it possible to go from the glitz and glamour of the Vegas strip to pure natural bliss in less than an hour? It certainly is, and I personally experienced it. I stripped off my modeling make up,...

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Little Darlings

Dec 21, 2009 Posted by Wizard

Little Darlings is a totally nude gentlemen's club located south of downtown Las Vegas, northwest of the strip. By law, the club is dry. I visited with a friend on a Thursday evening, on December...

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Jan 02, 2010 Posted by Wizard

Turtlehead Peak offers novice and occasional hikers a challenging day hike. More experienced hikers may find it rather easy, but still enjoyable. The route is fairly easy to follow, and there is littl

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Table Game Etiquette

Jan 27, 2010 Posted by Wizard

There are many general and specific rules for good table game etiquette. These rules will be directed at people who have very little or no experience gambling at table games at all. These rules...

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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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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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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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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 O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge." I respect that as the official name, but with no...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sky Combat Ace

Sep 19, 2012 Posted by JohnnyQ

OK, let's get this out of the way first: It's kindof a goofy name. A bit too macho, perhaps too sophomoric, and definitely too 1990's “Top Gun”. Or I'm just getting old. Or a bit of both. But...

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