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July 18th, 2021 at 7:35:34 PM permalink
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It was easy to predict that the monorail would fail before it even opened, given that it didn't run along the Strip. However, a train between the LA area and Vegas has a much greater chance of success. As long as there's ample, safe parking at the station and the price isn't ridiculous, I think it would be successful. Trains in most parts of the world are successful.

In other news, I just added Venetian to my Casino Hall of Shame, for misleading about its triple-zero roulette game.



I also think a train from Los Angeles to Vegas could be successful. A train from Victorville to Vegas will be a huge failure. If people from Los Angeles have to drive two hours to Victorville in traffic they won't bother taking the train.
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July 18th, 2021 at 8:14:27 PM permalink
Oh, I didn't realize Victorville was so far away from Vegas.

One presumes that if they're gonna build a train line all the way from Vegas to just outside LA, they'll complete it by having a connection all the way into LA.

In other news, my list of Free Things to See & Do in Vegas, which started a couple years ago with 34 things, is now up to 63 things.
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August 10th, 2021 at 2:56:16 PM permalink
Big news in casino ownership:

First know that MGM Resorts owns a bunch of casinos (not just the MGM Grand), and Caesars Entertainment likewise owns a bunch of casinos (not just Caesars Palace).

Used to be that each of these companies owned both the casino business and the real estate (land+buildings). But starting in 2017, both companies formed spinoffs to sell most of their real estate to, to get an influx of cash, to weather bad times. Being that COVID hit not long after, that action now seems downright prescient.

MGM Properties formed MGM Growth Properties to own the real estate, and Caesars Entertainment formed VICI. So now, in a twist no one could see coming, VICI is acquiring MGM Growth Properties. So an offshoot of Caesars Ent. (a competitor of MGM Resorts), is gonna own the real estate for MGM Resorts. Wow. That also means that VICI is gonna own most of the real estate on the Strip.

Easy Vegas has all the details on my page of Who owns which casino.
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August 11th, 2021 at 2:50:00 PM permalink
I like your website. But if I may offer my 2 Cents:

30) Bellagio chandelier & conservatory

- I think this should be moved WAAAAY up to the list, top 10 for sure.

35) Mirage Dolphin "Habitat"

- Isn't there is an admission fee for that ?

xx) Area 15

- How about adding this one ?
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August 11th, 2021 at 3:19:31 PM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ30) Bellagio chandelier & conservatory[/b



- I think this should be moved WAAAAY up to the list, top 10 for sure.

They're listed from South to North, for those who want to make a walking tour of it. That's mentioned on the page, but it's easy to miss. If I ever get enough visitors to that page I'll poll readers to assemble a ranked list like you were thinking of.

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35) Mirage Dolphin "Habitat"

- Isn't there is an admission fee for that ?

Whoops. Good catch, you're right, I removed it, thank you for pointing it out!

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xx) Area 15

- How about adding this one ?

I was on the fence about this one, since while admission is free, if you want to actually see or do much of anything then you have to pay, but since you think it should be added, that moves me to the "Add" side of the fence. I added it.
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August 11th, 2021 at 4:59:37 PM permalink
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They're listed from South to North, for those who want to make a walking tour of it. That's mentioned on the page, but it's easy to miss.

Yep, I completely missed that. Oooops. I just assumed it was a rank-ordered list.

For Area 15, I think it is fair to point it out that it is NOT on the Strip.

Haha, there it is right on your site:

These are listed from South to North for those doing a self-guided walking or public bus tour.
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August 11th, 2021 at 7:28:42 PM permalink
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For Area 15, I think it is fair to point it out that it is NOT on the Strip.

Well, I have the sections "Strip", "Downtown", "Between the Strip and Downtown", and "Elsewhere", and it's in "Elsewhere".

That page is entirely too long so it's easy to miss the details. When I have time I'll split it into two pages, Shows/Transportation and Spectacles/Photo ops.
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August 16th, 2021 at 7:55:27 PM permalink
Courtesy of JohnnyQ's idea, my huge list of Free Things to See in Las Vegas now has a Top Ten list at the top.

Please argue passionately about which items should be added, removed, or reordered.
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August 24th, 2021 at 8:56:59 PM permalink
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Please argue passionately about which items should be added, removed, or reordered.

OK, easy. The BELLAGIO CONSERVATORY / LOBBY GLASS (since they are almost adjacent to each other) has to be in there. And good for Bellagio for having 2 items in the top 10.

No one is going to get home from Vegas and entertain their friends with a story on how cool it was to see a fashion show at the Fashion Show Mall. So dump that one please.
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August 24th, 2021 at 9:26:16 PM permalink
If I had to only pick one to see, Id pick conservatory over fountains at Bellagio.

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