The Las Vegas Connection



June 11, 2012

“Chef’s Food Fest” Fund-Raiser on Way to Aquarius 

If you are heading up to the river on Thursday, June 21 you will find the annual “Chefs’ Food Fest” in full swing at Aquarius Casino Resort. The ballroom will be overrun by Laughlin resort and local restaurant chefs who will be preparing their best creations from exotic appetizers to decadent desserts for patrons to sample from buffet tables. The cooking extravaganza begins at 5:30 p.m. with tickets available through the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce on Casino Drive (702) 298-2214) at $50 per person. Entertainment will be provided by Matt Farris and his Kinfolk Band.  All guests must be at least 21 years of age.


Riverside’s “All-American Summer Ticket to Ride” Giveaway Coming to Close

A big car giveaway underway at the Riverside Resort comes to an end June 25. Their “All-American Summer Ticket to Ride” promo continues to award 2012 GMC Sierras; Buick Veranos; and Chevy Equinoxe models. In lieu of the cars, winners have the option of taking home $20,000 in cash. Also cash prizes of $2,500 will be given away. Drawing will be held each Monday through June 25 at 6 p.m. in the South Tower Promotions area where three winners will be selected. The first and second individuals called will receive $2,500. The third name out of the drum wins the grand prize which is the car of their choice from the vehicles listed. Winners must be present to win. Entrants must be members of the King of Clubs Players Club and can earn entries through June 25. Table game players, based on their daily play are also eligible


Patriotic 4th of July Room Packages Available at Aquarius 

You can celebrate the 4th of July at Aquarius Casino Resort where they are offering two patriotic room packages. Reserve your two-night stay for Friday and Saturday, June 29-30 starting at $189.98. This includes a Riverview guest room with a birds-eye view of the fireworks show or a pass for two to the fireworks display on the resort’s third floor pool deck with a two-for-one drink coupon at the viewing area; a two-for-one pastry at Starbucks; and a two-for-one Prime Rib at Cafe Aquarius. Call (800) 435-8469 and ask for code: ROCKETA. Now, if you want to be in town on the actual holiday, reservations for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 3 and 4 are actually even less with packages beginning as low as $139.99 plus you get all the amenities listed above. Call the above number and request code: ROCKETB.  Either package also comes with a 10 percent discount at Starbucks and discounts starting at 10 percent in Windows on the River Buffet when you flash your ace I PLAY card. Taxes are extra on all patriotic room packages.


Avi Hosting “Let’s Go Fishing” Promotion and Upcoming Island Paradise Luau

Every Monday in June, the Avi is holding their “Let’s Go Fishing” promo giving members of the Advantage Club a chance to win a share of $3,000 in Extra Bucks (free cash play.) Weekly drawings take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to select five winners at each designated time. Each winner will get to spin a wheel multiple times to move their “fishing boat” on a board. For every blue fish landed, the player wins $15 in Xtra Bucks; for every red fish, $10 in Xtra Bucks will be given away; for every orange fish, $5 is awarded. Now if you are lucky enough to land on the “exotic fish” symbol, you win $100 Xtra Bucks. Earn drawing tickets through gaming at the rate of one entry for every 50 points earned and through table play, live bingo, live keno; or a purchase of $20 or more in the gift shop.  On Saturday, June 16, Father’s Day Weekend festivities at the Avi’s Beach Overlook include an Island Paradise Luau featuring hula dancers and fire dancers from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The price of the evening which includes a sit down dinner is just $15 (beverages extra). While we are talking about the Avi, a jackpot of $15,695.00 was paid to an Oatman, Arizona lady who tapped a penny “Fusion Multi-Link” slot machine for the healthy payout.


A Few Reservations Still Available for Bill Engvall’s Room/Show Package Deal at the Aquarius 

Hurry on this offer. It ends this weekend! Blue Collar Comedy Tour favorite Bill Engvall will perform one night only at Aquarius Casino Resort’s Outdoor Amphitheater on Father’s Day Weekend, Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Individual concert tickets are priced at $35 and $45, plus tax, but here is your chance to make it a relaxing weekend by booking the room and show package that is good for June 15 and 16 starting as low as $129.00, plus tax. Guests will receive a buy-one-get-one free concert ticket coupon that will save up to $45. For reservations, call (800) 435-8469 or book online at and go to special offers.


Riverside’s Entertainment Line up Includes Australian Bee Gees and Texas Country Showdown 

Coming up June 6-10 at the Riverside is The Australian Bee Gees who give an excellent show with music from the original Bee Gees. Tickets for their gig are going for $25. For advanced tickets, call (800) 227-3849. Later in the month, June 28, the Riverside and Highway Country Radio (KIXW/KIXF) will host the 31st Annual Texas Country Showdown at 6 p.m. where contestants will vie for a spot in the finals to compete for $100,000. The admission to the talent showcase is free.


Treat Dad’s to an Endless Indoor BBQ for Father’s Day at Aquarius 

In honor of Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, Aquarius Casino Resort will be serving a traditional BBQ from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. inside Windows on the River Buffet and out of the heat. The price is $17.32 without an ace I PLAY card and red, green and orange card holders will receive a 25% discount ($12.99 a meal); and blue members will save 10% which translates to $15.60 per meal. Another favorite dining spot at the property is Vineyard Ristorante where they will be having Father’s Day specials from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $26.95 with a player’s card and $29.95 without. Reservations for Vineyard are suggested.


Edgewater’s E Center Bringing in Top Entertainment 

Great entertainment has been confirmed by Edgewater’s E Center. Kicking things off is Kenny Loggins in for his one-night concert, Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m. with tickets available for $25, $35, $55 and $65. Next up is Montgomery Gentry, July 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are going for $25, $55, $65 and $80. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo take center stage July 13 at 8 p.m. with tickets on sale for $25, $35, $55 and $65. A Labor Day Weekend concert features Kellie Pickler on Saturday, September 1 at 8 p.m. with tickets beginning at $25. Coming to The E Center in the fall is Creedence Clearwater Revisited October 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets will be $25, $35, $55 and $65. A couple of newcomers to the Laughlin entertainment market will be beloved entertainer Bill Cosby performing November 24 with tickets beginning as low as $25 and “Mr. Warmth,” the hilarious Don Rickles appearing at The E Center on January 12, 2013. Tickets, again, begin s low as $25. For tickets to any mentioned show, call (866) 352-3553. Aside from the terrific entertainment line up at The E Center, the Colorado Belle and Edgewater are offering their Suds & Sampler room package from $56.99 per night. Included is a two-day stay, Pints appetizer platter for two, pitcher of hand-crafted beer and two Pints glasses. The deal is valid for standard rooms, Sunday-Thursday through June 27, 2012. Weekends and room upgrades are higher. Call (866) 352-3553 and ask for code: M-PINTS.


GOZIP Pirate Cove Opens in Laughlin Area 

Something new for the family, GOZIP Pirate Cove had their soft opening earlier this month. Located just 21 miles from Laughlin, off historic Route 66 in Needles, the new venue will eventually offer four attractions including the “Plank Walk Powerfan, O Freefall,” an 80-foot “Bosun Swing”, the high-speed “Rum Runner” motorized zip line and “Pirates Quest” zip line tour. The guided “Pirates Quest” tour will include five zip lines ranging from 312 feet to 1,300 feet, two towers and one 80-foot suspension bridge. The complete tour, accommodating 10 guests at a time takes about two hours to complete. GOZIP Pirate Cove will operate Monday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seasonally. Tickets are $45 plus tax. Three-activity ticket packages will set you back $120. Prices for the “Pirates Quest” zip line tour are $99. Riders must be at least 8 years old and weight at least 50 pounds. To introduce the new adventure, they are offering a $25 per person special for the rides that are in operation. To purchase tickets online and check on their progress visit or call (888) 669- 6381


“Beat the Heat Multiplier” Promotion at Tropicana 

The warmer it is in Laughlin the more money you can win at Tropicana during their “Beat the Heat Multiplier.” Here’s how this works: Trop Advantage club members will earn a multiplier based on the hottest temperature in Laughlin every Tuesday during June.  If it’s over 100 degrees by 5 p.m. and reached a high of 125 degrees during the day, players will earn 25 points when playing reel machines from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Remaining dates for the promo are June 12, 19 and 26. Next time you are at the Trop you will find some new exciting slot machines on the casino floor. Look for Epic WILD Reels and Epic Multipliers to enhance your winnings and bonus round opportunities. Also GREASE, from the hit musical is becoming a favorite to play as well as MONOPOLY with the Around the Board Bonus.


Check with resorts for all current offers published. Hotels have all rights and can cancel or modify at anytime. On your drive up to Laughlin tune your radio to The Highway FM 98 & 99 for Bart Torres’ up-to-date Laughlin reports. GOOD LUCK!       

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