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.

Dennis Rodman Parties at Club Nikki in Vegas

Club Nikki Vegas Welcomes Dennis Rodman

In a place famous for partying hard, one of the baddest boys in town paid a visit to try his hand at Club Nikki in Vegas within the Tropicana. The newly-minted NBA Hall of Famer enjoyed Grey Goose and Jaegermeister while checking out Champagne Muse, and the new burlesque dancers joined Rodman and his group. They celebrated Rodman’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction into the wee hours of the morning, with Rodman joining DJ Hollywood at the booth and leading in sing-alongs. If you want to check out Club Nikki and the Tropicana, we’ve got the deal for you. Whether you’re in Vegas or not, you can get the brand new Vegas iPhone App here and track the hundreds of attractions we have in our database, complete with price ratings, photos, reviews, and contact information for all the best values in Vegas. For now, have a look around, and be sure to check out Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

‘Jersey Shore’ Takes Over Vegas – JWOWW, “The Situation,” Snooki, and More!

The Jersey Shore takes over Las Vegas

The cast of Jersey Shore is everywhere these days–Italy, Miami, and more–but most recently, the group has been making several appearances in Las Vegas. Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino recently went head-to-head in a contest of popularity and skill, with “The Situation” even heading to Jay Leno’s show for support, while “DJ Pauly D” got to enjoy some not-so-private time with Britney Spears at one of her concerts in Montreal on August 11, as well as being signed on to part of her Femme Fatale tour. He will also spin at the Palms, Rain, Moon, and Ditch Fridays for at least the next year. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi recently signed on for Dancing with the Stars, and Jenni “JWOWW” Farley will join both Snooki and DJ Pauly D on a spinoff reality show in the coming months. JWOWW will be in Vegas through Labor Day weekend, and recently slammed Abercrombie and Fitch’s “request” for cast members to stop wearing their clothes, stating in part, “Who tells people not to shop at there store?! I WOULD NEVER discriminate anyone from buying my clothes because I love all my fans!”JWOWW has also been under criticism for her recent dramatic weight loss and plastic surgery.

The cast recently wrapped filming of the fourth season in Italy, but could the residency of guys like Pauly D full-time in Vegas mean we could see the Jersey Shore: Las Vegas? We’ll have to wait and see. For now, get information on The Palms and see if you can catch a glimpse of the Jersey cast doing their thing! Also, don’t forget to get the brand new Vegas iPhone App here and track the hundreds of restaurants and hotels we have in our database, complete with reviews, photos, ratings, and contact information. Also, be sure to check out Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Follow-Up: O’Shea’s Will Be No More Until 2013 – Vegas Project Linq

O'Sheas VegasWe’ve recently received word after reporting on Project Linq that O’Sheas will be no more. It will merge with Imperial Palace, which will be rebranded and change names after it gets a makeover. This is the reference to “re-skinning” both O’Sheas and Imperial Palace.

Caesars owns both properties and plans to relaunch a different O’Sheas in summer 2013. We will miss the current O’Sheas. Where else can you be served beer by a leprechaun?

Italian Food in Vegas – Battista’s Review

Vegas restaurant Battista's

There are many Italian restaurants in Vegas, but Battista’s may just have the edge over the competition, in both authenticity and longevity. Battista’s has been family owned and operated and serving authentic Italian food in Vegas for more than 30 years. Veal, pasta, spaghetti, meatballs, and much more await you, all prepared with the finest ingredients and the best knives you can find online, click here to learn more about knives history. Wines are from all over the world, including (of course) Italy, California, and Germany. An accordion player adds to the atmosphere during your meal as well. You even get a cappuccino at the end of your meal!

We ate here last week and would recommend it to anyone that loves good food; it is simply phenomenal authentic Italian, and the portions are huge!

Battista’s is located being the Flamingo Hilton at 4041 Audrie Street, and it’s open nightly for dinner from 5-10:30pm. You can find more information on Battista’s at their web site HERE.

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.

Cab Money what’s that?

Players: Me

I flew out with a friend for a day trip a while back and did the mandatory 40-mile march up and down the strip. So we proceeded to gamble and have a swinging time. The day grew short and we needed to head back to the airport to catch a lift home. So we proceeded to the corner and flagged down a cab. I was asked by my dame “do you have enough dough.” I checked my wallet. Puzzled by the vacancy, I asked her “how much you’s got?” I got the look of puzzlement from her too. She began reminiscing about all of my money she lost playing slots. We were down by the Circus Circus with no bread. I had 35cents to my name. I could’ve swiped my card, but being the player that I am, I bet 25cents of my last 35 and hit. Needless to say I am not stranded.

Shepherd’s Loss of a BackStreet Boy

The Player: Shepherd

The Listeners: Me, lil’ Markie

Our hotel caters to the buffet lover who loves to eat through breakfast and lunch, mind you we are not, overweight Sloth (** Disclaimer** No animals were harmed in the writing of this story, and we are sorry if we offend any living Sloth or remaining ancestors or evolutionary evolvement of the aforementioned Sloth). Back to the story at hand, Shepherd who loves his buffets, (and who can blame him), ate too many fruit cups and had to make a pit-stop back in the room. While we walked hurriedly back to the suite, we kept the “running joke” going that after his evacuation he will lose enough of what he ate to equal a “BackStreet Boy.” After arriving in our room, Shepherd with his tail between his legs rushed, ok ran to the “WC” and let out a noise that was worthy of a courtesy flush after the first 10seconds, all along singing BackStreet Boys tunes like they were falling into the water.

DV8R’s Best Trip Ever

The Players: Me, Shepherd, lil’ Markie

When:One hour before departure

Again, DV8R has to Rest before departure time; we loaded up his carryon bag with the small leave-behinds the hotel places in the room for your reading enjoyment and all of the street smut we could bear to carry. So the departure and the ride home went smooth, he never noticed that his bag was so packed with crap that the zipper about busted. Well anyhow he gets home and his momma is waiting up to hear all about this Vegas Vacation, so he unzips his bag looking for the obligatory knickknack dice and shot-glass but, starts pulling out all of the binders, paper, magazines, TV-guides, and doesn’t really know why or how they got in there so he shows off anyway until. He gets to those little escort cards they hand out on the strip personally signed DV8R, had a great time last night, call me! I will end the story there, oh yeah, try to imagine his moms face!

This one time at Band Camp, oh never mind…

The Players: Me, Shepherd, DV8R and lil’ Markie

When: One hour before our departure.

DV8R had to Rest before checking out, so quiet as mice we gathered all of the furniture that wasn’t nailed down and barricaded the bathroom door with it. I know, I know the bathroom door swings in! But non-the less we thought it was clever. Now for the coupe-de-grace we sneak out of the room to leave DV8R to his business. So time passes, the boys and I are in the lobby waiting and mulling over all the different scenarios of what DV8R found after his visit to the library, when low and behold the man emerges and man was he mad. Come to find out while he was Resting the service maid walked and saw the dismay in which we left the room and began swearing like a sailor on shore leave. DV8R still on the porcelain bus, started yelling through the door that he was still occupying the room, so hurriedly he cleaned up and tried exiting the Water Closet and about broke his will trying to climb over every thing to get out. True to his upbringing, he put everything back in its proper place. We still giggle like schoolgirls when some one tells the story.