Jersey Boys in Vegas; Jersey Shore Still In Vegas

Vegas Jersey Boys ShowWe decided to give you real-life Jersey Boys along with some reality TV Jersey in Las Vegas today, beginning with the show Jersey Boys. Simply put, this is one of the best shows you’ll find in Vegas. Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and company as they make the journey from the streets of Newark, New Jersey to international superstardom and pop culture success, and the production of such hits as “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” is phenomenal. It recently celebrated three strong years on the Strip and is primed for more success. It was rated #1 Best Show in Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal. For more information, visit their web site, check out our page on them, and we have a deal for the Venetian, and also for the Palazzo where they play.

In reality television Jersey news, Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzo took over LAX in the Luxor this weekend,  hosting a party there. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro hosted Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel just a day later, and fellow cast members DJ Pauly D, Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Deena Nicole will be in Vegas this weekend. It seems there’s no slowing down the Jersey Shore cast, as we reported earlier.

Vegas Gaming Revenue Jumps 16 Percent in June

Bellagio Vegas Gaming

Even in an uncertain economy, Las Vegas continues to grow. In the month of June, statewide gambling revenue jumped 16 percent. This was the second straight month of increases of 10 percent or more, and the largest since February 2010. Most of the revenue came from high-spending baccarat players, so it sounds like more people need to head to our gambling section and check out How to Play Baccarat. Slot machines and table games also saw a significant increase, pointing to a recovery of the Vegas area as a whole. We’re happy to see that Vegas is doing well, and if you want to head out there and get going with the gambling, we have a deal for you at the Bellagio.

Death at the Hard Rock Las Vegas Man Falls Nine Stories

A man fell nine stories to his death at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.  The 38 year old executive who climbed out onto a railing and lost his balance and fell to his death.

This will probably give the brand owners of the Hard Rock more ammunition against Rehab Party at the Hard Rock.  The TV show Rehab was cancelled this year due to a trademark lawsuit this past September.

Hard rock Cafe International said that the Las Vegas Parties were tarnishing the Hard Rock brand.  We see it otherwise, but our guess is that the Hard Rock Las Vegas wasn’t making any money on the casino floor because all the Partyer’s were scaring away the paying clients.

Hard Rock Hotel Fire

There is vulgar language in the YouTube post (NSFW)

Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas had a small fire due to an air conditioning unit on the second floor overheating in a wall being built. Heavy Smoke alerted security and guests, there were no smoke detectors/alarms in the new construction area.

The evacuation lasted for two hours, can’t be too safe. I hope the guests got free drink coupons.

There were no serious injuries, but one hotel swcuity staff went to the hospital due to smote inhalation, we hope it is not Deebo from Rehab.

The fire interupted everything from the opening day of the NFL at the sportsbook to the Rehab pool party.

The first five floors suffered from smoke and water damage.

Hard Rock Cafe Vegas gets a Huge Interactive Touch Screen

The Hard Rock Cafe in Vegas is home to a new “Gigantic” interactive touch screen video wall.

The 18×4 foot touch screen enables up to six guests to simultaneously to scroll, zoom, swipe, and navigate The Hard Rocks huge memorabilia collection.

Obscura (the Manufacturer) claims the the screen might be the world’s highest resolution interacive display available to the public. Outfitted with three HD projectors, project the content from behind the glass screen.

Here is the link to The Hard Rocks press release
Here is the link to Obscura

Drug Bust at Rehab Pool Party

The Rehab pool party ended Sunday with handcuffs for eight people accused of dealing drugs and offering sex at the event. Undercover Metro officers made eight arrests Sunday at the Hard Rock’s popular pool party.

This is of Metro’s crackdown on illegal activity at poolside parties. Most of the suspects are from out of town.

Rehab is only the latest to have been hit by Metro’s Vice Unit. Last month, Prive was temporarily shut down and fined. Several people were also arrested at the Rio’s pool for lewd conduct.

Hard Rock Hotel buys Michael Jackson glove

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino purchased a glove that belonged to Michael Jackson.
The Glove was part of the first auction of Jackson memorabilia since his death.

The auction took place in Australia where Jackson threw the glove to a fan after one of his concerts “Down Under” in 1996.

The final auction price was nearly 50-thousand dollars.