January 6, 2011

Poker After Dark Season 7 Begins

poker_after_dark.jpgSeason 7 of everybody's favorite Monday night poker show started this past Monday, and if that's not enough to make you forget about football, nothing can. This year the buy-in has been increased from $20,000 to $100,000 - which means the final pot will be half a million dollars.

The lineup for this week's episodes include some of the best players in the world such as John Juanda, Erick Lindgren, Phil Galfond, Huck Seed, Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey.

The episodes of this high-stakes winner-take-all freezeout will air at 2:05 a.m. beginning Monday and will continue for five consecutive nights in the same time slot. The "director's cut" of the program will recap all of the week's action late Saturday night at 1:00 a.m. after the conclusion of Saturday Night Live.

On top of all that, hostess Leann Tweeden is piping hot - you decide. What could possibly keep you away...from Tivoing it?

via CardPlayer.com

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December 12, 2007

Mariah Carey Hosting New Years at Tao nightclub at the Venetian


Word is spreading that Mariah Carey will be hosting New Year's Eve at TAO nightclub at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Tickets aren't cheap, at $200, but it could make for a very special New Year's Eve

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October 29, 2007

Halloween In Vegas


Its getting to be that time again, when the spooks and the cooks come out to play all over Vegas. If you happen to be in down and you're looking for where to head, this about.com article has all you need to find a spooky place to get your ghoul on. You can also get some more hotspots noted over at Gambling Planet

So from all of us here at CasinoSnob.com Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Image from Flickr

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September 6, 2007

Poker Night Light


We know how it is. You've been out all night working the tables. You stumble into the room, tired from too much caffeine, and a bit of adrenaline. As you meander further in, you smack your shin on the coffee table. If only you had a Poker Night Light! Then you would be able to clearly see the old beer bottle in order to doge it. And at under 20 bucks, it sure beats a trip to the ER!

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August 17, 2007

Playboy Comedy at the Palms


If you crave some comedy that actually has an edge to it, then you should definitely check out Playboy Comedy at the Palms. But don't expect to walk in, shows are booked well into October! So plan ahead!

Here's a snippet of review from Vegas.com

The Las Vegas comedy circuit just got juiced.

Playboy Comedy has come to town and found a home at the star-studded Palms Casino Resort.

There, in the Palms Lounge, co-creator Paul Hughes emcees furiously funny evenings of adult-oriented comedy. Cort McCown is also co-creator of the tour.

Playboy Comedy performances have an edgy, exciting feel. The lounge seating makes them seem like an in-crowd affair. It also makes it easy for Hughes and his comedic guests to interact with the crowd.

Head over to Vegas.com to order tickets.

Check out the Playboy Club at the Palms.

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July 19, 2007

The Amazing Johnathan


If you are looking for a show to see in Vegas, and you can't decide between comedy and magic, you can happily combine them in one fantastic show thanks to The Amazing Johnathan.

Johnathan's shows are ongoing in the congo room at the Sahara, and the shows are regularly full up.

Here's a snippit of reivew from Vegas.com:

If some of your favorite comedies include the likes of "Dumb and Dumber," "Tommy Boy," "There's Something About Mary" and "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," then Amazing Johnathan's humor is right up your alley. Dubbed the "Freddy Krueger of Comedy," Amazing Johnathan gives new meaning to politically incorrect and gives the audience numerous ways to go home and torture their friends.

The small, cozy showroom is not theater-style, and some seats don't offer the best view, but there are advantages and disadvantages to sitting in the front. You can see better, but you risk becoming fresh meat for Johnathan's tenderizing tricks. Before the show starts, a screen in the center of the stage shows clips from the above-mentioned movies, letting the audience know what they're in for.

Read the rest of the review, or head over to book your tickets at Vegas.com.

Also, check out the Sahara's official site.

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July 13, 2007

Jack Colton Says: Bare Topless Pool Lounge Rules


So very few of us can reach that level of style and sophistication that just oozes from Jack Colton. He is our oracle for anything related to the party scene in Vegas. And today he provides us with a titillating review of Bare Pool Lounge, a topless pool and lounge for the party-goer.


It's an intimate atmosphere that most would kill to enjoy: topless women, millionaires, celebrities, perfectly mixed summertime drinks, sundrenched cabanas, and a cocktail staff keen on serving your every need. Enter BARE Pool at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Neatly tucked away within a secluded section of the Mirage swimming pool that has full view of Dolphins swimming in the Secret Garden, this exclusive pool party takes its daytime operational cues from the best that its Las Vegas nightlife counterparts offer, and delivers it all in a package that directly caters to some of the most beautiful and powerful people in all the world.

Not everyone is guaranteed entry into BARE Pool, nor is any cabana reservation 100% set in stone. This 450 capacity venue is quite literally the only one of it's kind within any of the MGM Mirage properties (MGM Grand, Mirage, Treasure Island, Mandalay Bay, NY NY, Luxor, and Bellagio), which means casino hosts are often flooding BARE Pool with their high-rollers, celebrities, models, and powerful executives.

*As an example, while at BARE I recently ran into Leonardo Dicaprio just before meeting a guy who casually mentioned how he just bought Aloha Airlines. It's just that VIP.

Read the rest of his review over at Jack Colton.com. And visit Bare's official site while you're at it. As for us.. we're heading to take a cold shower.

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June 25, 2007

The Dutch David Copperfield Meets The Blonde Bombshell


If you are looking for a show to see in Vegas, and you love magic, then you can take a gander at Hans Klok, the "Dutch David Copperfield". His show, "The Beauty of Magic" ,is going on at the Theatre for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood (formerly the Aladdin). Oh yeah,. and the kicker...its got as its feature star, Pamela Anderson!

Sex and magic have always gone together well, and this show seems to have just that right bit of balance between the beauties on stage and the amazing feats performed along side them.

Here's a snippet of the Vegas.com review:

Klok, who is famous for the speed and agility of his illusions, has brought his unique brand of magic to the Vegas stage in The Beauty of Magic at Planet Hollywood's Theatre for the Performing Arts. The show also features Playboy Playmate and actress Pamela Anderson as one of Klok's assistants.

Klok began his foray into magic when he received a box of magic tricks at the age of 10. He incorporates his life story into his show with the help of a young boy who portrays the young Klok on stage. The show is a journey through Klok's life and world travels. With the help of creative sets, images projected on large screens behind the stage and a troupe of talented backup dancers, Klok takes the audience to Paris, New York and India, performing illusions along the way.

Klok also pays tribute to some of his heroes with tricks made famous by Houdini and Harry Blackstone. While Klok does perform some sleight of hand tricks, most of his show is made up of grand illusions -- cutting people in half and making people disappear and reappear with ease. One trick involves Klok surviving a guillotine and in another, a pair of legs with no body attached appears to stroll across the stage.

The Beauty of Magic homepage

Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino

See Vegas.com for tickets.

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June 11, 2007

Criss Angel: Mindfreak


If you Haven't heard of Criss Angel, you are missing out. He is a magician, illusionist, and daredevil. And he filmed the third season of his television show at the famous Luxor in Vegas. That season is airing now on the A&E channel.

Here's the Snippit from A&E's webstie:

Mindfreak takes viewers into the world of Criss Angel -- called the "postmodern Houdini" by MTV -- whose distinct blend of magic, mentalism, and dazzling pyrotechnic effects has made him the hottest young magician in America today. In past seasons, he has astonished fans with such incredible feats as hanging suspended by hooks from a helicopter over the Nevada desert and splitting a woman in two in a public park.

In the third season -- in addition to celebrity guests, street performances, and behind-the-scenes looks at the magic -- Criss Angel will perform all new mind-bending feats: levitating 500 feet above the ground over Las Vegas' Luxor Hotel and Casino, (whose 800-degree light beam is the only man-made object besides the Great Wall of China that can be seen from space), making a Lamborghini vanish -- at high speed -- and topping Houdini himself in a tribute to the father of magic.

If you are a Vegas casino goer, than like us, you're probably a sucker for a good magic show. This is deffinitely one that will keep you guessing... unless you buy his Secrets DVD of course!

Read about Criss Angel at Wikipedia
Visit Criss's Mindfreak Homepage
Visit the Luxor's Page on Criss
Visit A&E's Criss Angel Page

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June 4, 2007

Howie Mandel at the MGM Grand


If you're in Vegas, and looking for some comedy this week, you can check out Howie Mandel at the MGM Grand. He is performing in the Hollywood Theatre from June 4th to June 13th nightly.

From Howie's Bio from his home page:

While Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years, he has been thrust back in the spotlight as the host of what has become a national phenomenon "Deal or No Deal." The show has become an instant hit and is consistently one of the most watched programs each week. NBC has put the show on both Mondays and Fridays at 8:00 P.M. and the ratings continue to grow each week. The show allows contestants to have a chance of becoming an instant millionaire combining nothing more then instinct with luck.
Howie Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. From his work on the Emmy-Award winning “St. Elsewhere,” to the international (and also Emmy nominated) “Bobby’s World,” Howie has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene.
Howie started his career on a dare during a trip to Los Angeles in 1979. He was at the legendary Comedy Store on amateur night and Howie was coaxed by his friends to get up and try his luck. As fate would have it, there was a producer in the crowd who immediately hired him to appear on the comedy game-show “Make Me Laugh”. His appearance on the show led to talk show appearances, a stint as Diana Ross’ opening act and eventually to the television series, “St. Elsewhere,” where Howie spent six seasons as “Dr. Wayne Fiscus” on the award-winning NBC drama.
Howie’s Emmy Award-nominated animated children series, “Bobby’s World”, ran eight seasons on FOX and now appears in syndication six days a week in 65 countries. As the series’ creator and executive producer, Howie was closely involved in its writing, as well as providing the voice of Bobby, Bobby’s dad and other characters. Howie attributes the show’s success to drawing the story lines from real life.
Howie has done countless comedy specials both on cable and network television. He has also hosted his own syndicated talk show, The Howie Mandel Show," and continues to be a mainstay on the talk-show circuit. He frequently appears on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno performing his signature hidden-camera bits. He also is one of the first people that Regis calls to fill in for him when he takes a vacation from “Live with Regis and Kelly.” Howie also continues to perform as many as 200 concerts a year throughout the US and Canada.

Get Tickets at the MGM Grand's official site.
Check out Howie's home page

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May 23, 2007

Jerry Seinfeld at Caesar's Palace


If you are looking for a funny night out in Vegas, and you happen to be in town on June 8, June 9, Aug. 3, or Aug. 4, you may want to consider seeing that king of comedy, Jerry Seinfeld at Caesar's Palace. The man is still as funny as ever, and he is the caliber of comedian you don't often get to see.

You can order tickets at Harrah's Website, but be warned, they take you to ticketmaster, and the tickets will run between $75 and $150 plus additional ticketmaster fees. Still, laughter that good, is certainly worth the price.

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April 5, 2007

Casino -- The Classic Scorsese Movie


We recently had the chance here at the Casino Snob Offices to watch that classic movie: Casnio. This movie was released in 1995, and it still ranks among our favorites.

This movie has an all-star cast of your favorite crime dramas, including Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, and a little bit of Sharon Stone for some spice. The story is a tale of two mobsters who move into the growing town of Las Vegas. It is a wonderful look into the seedier side of the early days of sin city. As both of these wise-guys attempts to make thier mark in their own way. Deniro plays the character who tries to live the civilized Vegas, while Pesci turns to the darker, more violent side of things.

If you are staying in for the evening, and dreaming of your next casino outing, you may consider spending it watching this classic of the casnio movie genre.

Read about it at IMDB (The Internet Movie Database), buy it at Amazon.

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February 21, 2007

Vegas Wants an NBA Team

It seems that Las Vegas is pushing very hard to add to its sports venues. And while the NBA All-Stars game was just held there, It will be an uphill battle for the fast-growing city to land a permanant team.

The odds, however, that the NBA or any other league will soon come to Las Vegas for more than just a vacation — through relocation or expansion — are low. For now.

David Stern, the NBA commissioner, has made "integrity of the game" his battle cry and says that local gambling on the league, though regulated, would violate that tenet. He maintains that casinos must take all NBA games off their oddsmakers' books before Las Vegas could be a viable site.

"There's only one stumbling block," Stern said in a recent interview, referring to the betting on NBA games. "It has to be off the books for consideration. It is that, more than any other issue."

We are pulling for you Vegas, we'd love to be able to swing in, grab seats at a game, and enjoy yet another form of entertainment in the city that is famous for it.

Read the whole story over at the International Herald Tribune

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January 17, 2007

Spamalot To Open at the Wynn


It looks like Wynn has scored a big one, getting the broadway hit Spamalot to come to its Las Vegas resort. We think the show will be as fantastic a success in Vegas as it has been elsewhere, and we can't wait to see it on our next trip!

With SPAMALOT, Eric Idle has created a deliriously funny live spectacle which tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail. The show features lusty maidens, dancing divas, a killer rabbit and the only legless knight appearing on the Las Vegas Strip.

Monty Python's SPAMALOT will star John O'Hurley, best known as J. Peterman on Seinfeld. O'Hurley was the ultimate champion on season one of Dancing with the Stars and is the new face of Family Feud. O'Hurley, who has worked on stage throughout his career, starred on Broadway in Chicago, as Billy Flynn.

Read the news article at the Casnio City Times

Also check out the Wynn website and the Spamalot website

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