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South Coast opens its doors, eyes locals and tourists

by Scott A. Aruti   The mesmerizing Western sun rises above the picture-perfect desert landscape, ushering in yet another beautiful Southern Nevada morning. Amongst the ever-growing suburban communities in the Las Vegas valley, the idyllic neighborhood of Silverado Ranch rests comfortably on the outer edge of the famed Las Vegas Strip’s southernmost stretch—gorgeous, sun-kissed days […]

Ghosts of Mississippi

Casinos reopening, but area remains a disaster by Rob Wiser At the time of this writing, it had been nearly five months since Hurricane Katrina hit. With each passing week, this epic tragedy—which arrived on August 29, 2005—fades a bit more from the national consciousness. But step off the plane in Gulfport, MS, as I […]

Playground by the Sea

A look back at 150 years of entertainment, amusement and leisure By Basil Nestor   OK, let’s get this said right up front. I love Atlantic City. I love everything about it. The piers, gambling palaces, pawn shops, gourmet dining, pizza and sandwich joints, rolling chairs, kitschy souvenirs, crashing surf… I love it all! I […]

Las Vegas Loses Another Landmark

From foot-long hot dogs to cheap drinks the Westward Ho leaves a legacy behind by Scott Aruti It was a glorious time. Dealers knew your name. Service was personal. You may have even rubbed elbows with a celebrity in the casino lounge. And while some may find this difficult to believe, the megaresort as it […]

The Ultimate Escape

Undersea adventure, high-stakes gaming, world-class luxury and more await you at Atlantis By Rob Wiser Approximately 100 miles east of the Florida coast lie the Bahamas, a unique destination among the world’s great tropical getaways. With its rich history, romantic ambience, magnificent beaches and friendly, easygoing vibe, it has long been the preferred vacation spot […]

Modern Mystical Marvel

Luxor, Las Vegas’ Egyptian-themed masterpiece, embarks on a new era By Rob Wiser The year was 1993 and it proved to be monumental for Nevada and Las Vegas. Money won by the state’s casinos topped the $6 billion mark. A trio of magnificent megaresorts opened: MGM Grand, the largest resort hotel in the world with […]

Vegas on $100 a day

Don’t Need Big Bucks to have a blast by Megan G. Downs Don’t get me wrong, I love my family-¬both immediate and extended. But after two weeks of continuous visiting and cooking three squares a day for what turned out to be a marathon mini family reunion, I needed a vacation. Alone. I didn’t have […]

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