BY VICKI TORRES
July 9, 2012
Paul Rodriguez Bringing Laughs to Aquarius
Latino comic, Paul Rodriguez makes his way to Aquarius Pavilion on Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets for his one-night concert are $25 and $35, plus tax. Make it a relaxing weekend by booking a show and room package at Aquarius for Rodriquez’ appearance which is priced for just $139.00 for a two-night stay, Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21. Guests will receive a two-for-one ticket offer with the package deal. For reservations or individual tickets call (800) 662-LUCK.
Riverside Resort’s Entertainment Includes Desperado and Journey Tribute Show
In for an extended run at the Riverside, July 12-20 is the band Desperado playing at 8 p.m. (dark Monday, July 16) with tickets going for $25. Locals with valid ID will receive a $5 discount. Beginning August 2-11, LIGHTS brings in their rendition of Journey classics featuring lead singer Jeff Salado. Tickets are going for $24 with the $5 discount for locals. For reservations to any Riverside show, call (800) 227-3849.
Harrah’s Offers Show/Room Package for Joe Cocker & Huey Lewis and The News
July 14, Harrah’s is offering fans of Joe Cocker & Huey Lewis and The News a chance to see them live in concert at 9 p.m. at the Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater, plus a two-night stay July 13-15, all for just $199. Reservations must be booked on line by logging on to www.harrahslaughlin,com and going to the Stay & Play Packages page.
Edgewater’s E Center Hits all the Right Notes with Upcoming Eclectic Entertainment Line Up
Plenty of star entertainment is scheduled at the Edgewater’s E Center for the next six months. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo take center stage at Edgewater’s E Center July 13 at 8 p.m. with tickets on sale for $25, $35, $55 and $65. On Friday, July 20,”Friday Night Fights” featuring Juan Carlos Burgos vs. Caesar Vasquez a live boxing event will be televised via ESPN. The under card bouts will begin at 6 p.m. with ticket available for $25, $45, $65 and $100. Coming up August 3, get ready to laugh with “Weird Al” Yankovic-The Apocalypse Tour.” Tickets are $15, $25, $35 and $45. Stick around August 4 for another evening of hilarious entertainment with Laughlin Laffs A Lot comedy festival featuring “The Unknown Comic” along with Denny Johnston, Allan Harvey and Vicki Barbolak. The festival begins at 8 p.m. with tickets going for $8, $10, $15 and $25. The following week, August 11, the Summerland Tour featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, and Lit and Marcy takes over The E Center with tickets beginning at $40. More physical action is promised with King of the Cage Mixed Martial Arts returning to the E Center Saturday, August 18 and returning Saturday, October 20. Bouts are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with tickets listed at $15, $25, $50 and $75. An end to the summer, a Labor Day Weekend concert stars Kellie Pickler on Saturday, September 1 at 8 p.m. with tickets available for $25, $35, $55 and $75. 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 scene will be beloved entertainer Bill Cosby performing November 24 with tickets going for $25, $55, $65 and $80. Staring off the New Year is “Mr. Warmth,” the ageless Don Rickles appearing at The E Center on January 12, 2013. Tickets are available for $25, $55, $65 and $80. For tickets to any mentioned show, call (866) 352-3553.
Avi’s Sit Down Dinner Features “Smooth” Tribute to Santana
Back by popular demand is another one of the Avi’s popular Sit Down Dinners taking place at the resort’s Beach Overlook on July 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. “Smooth” tribute to Santana will be the entertainment while you enjoy dinner. Tickets are just $15 (beverages not included). Avi Advantage Club members who purchase tickets in advance will receive $5 in Xtra Bucks Bonus. For reservations, call (866) 495-0061.
River Palms Hosts Salsa Sizzles Weekend
The heat is on this weekend, July 13-14 at the River Palms where they will be hosting Salsa Sizzles, a new dance contest event being held in the 2700 Club. Tickets are $15 per person each evening which includes admission to the dance party, registration for the contest and entry into the Best Dressed Competitions, live entertainment by Magaly’s Addition and DJ Control, professional dance performances by the Delgado’s of Dance Doctor Studios and a midnight buffet. The semi-finalists will be selected Friday night with the finals getting underway on Saturday. The top prize is $250 with other prizes going to 2nd and 3rd place. The best dressed couple will also be awarded each night with the winners taking home $100. Alfredo and Alma Delgado, studio managers and professional instructors will provide the lessons and act as party hosts and judges for the contest. Weekend room rates of $45 are being offered by the River Palms. Call (800) 835-7903 and mention promo: #R-9175.
“Christmas in July Gift Card Giveaway” at Riverside
Members of the Riverside’s King of Clubs Player’s Club are invited to participate in their “Christmas in July Gift Card Giveaway” going on through July 31. For every 500 points earned you will receive one $5 Walmart/Sam’s Club gift card. The more you play, the more you earn.
Pioneer Giving Away Mexican Cruises and Chances for Free Play and Food Vouchers
Through August 25, the Pioneer will be holding two drawings to award deluxe Mexican cruises to lucky members of their Round-Up Players Club. Casino gaming will get you entries into the July 28 and August 25 drawings. Check with the club booth for complete details. Also, every day in July, in honor the Pioneer’s 26th birthday celebration this month, club members who earn 1,000 bonus points on their cards in a 24-hour period get to spin the prize wheel for Xtra Credit Free Play or food credits.
“Trop Drop Sweepstakes” and $10,000 Anniversary Blackjack Tournament at Tropicana
Here’s your chance to win from $100-$1,000 in the Tropicana’s two-day “Trop Drop Sweepstakes” promotion going this weekend. Two drawings will be held every 30 minutes on Friday, July 13 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July, 14 from noon to 8 p.m. One lucky contestant will be selected to play the “Trop Drop Board Game” located outside the Caboose Lounge. Each player will get one chip to place on the board and where it lands will determine your cash prize. Drawing tickets are earned at a rate of one for every 25 bonus points earned through casino play. See the club booth for complete details. In honor of the Trop’s 5th Anniversary, they will be holding a $10,000 Blackjack Tournament July 20-22 for Trop Advantage members. The entry fee of $50 includes one tournament entry, a wild card drawing ticket and a mulligan gift. The top prize is $2,500 in cash with other money being awarded through 7th place. Registration is July 20 in the Special Events Registration area from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with play beginning on July 21-22. To grab your seat early, call (800) 343-4533 and ask for promo T-9135.
$70,000 Summer Splash Kickoff Jet Ski and Boat Giveaway at Harrah’s
Harrah’s wants to put a new water toy in your garage with their “Summer Splash Kickoff Sea Doo Boat Giveaway” going on through August 26. Total Rewards Club Members have pretty much all summer to be eligible for this big promotion. Six names will be drawn on Sunday, August 26 at 5 p.m. Drawing winners are invited to pick a box from six identical boxes. One of them will contain the grand prize of the 2012 21-foot Sea Doo boat. The other envelopes will contain Reel/Reward prizes of $4,500; $2,500; $1,500; $1,000; or $500. The grand prize winner may opt to take home a lesser amount of half cash/half Reel Rewards instead of the grand prize. All Total Reward members will receive one free entry at their initial swipe. Check with the club booth for complete information.
Laughlin Resorts Offering Affordable Summer Rates
How low can you go with some of these rates offered by a group of Laughlin properties? The less expensive is the Colorado Belle and Edgewater where they have a super summer time deal (on selected dates) waiting for you. Depending on your room choice, nightly stays through August 1 will run you $16, $19 and $29. Also included is a 2-for-1 breakfast buffet. Hurry on this because it must be booked by July 20! Call (866) 532-3553. Over at River Palms they have their “Summer Dreamin” offer going on through August 30, 2012 for Trop Advantage Club members. Arrive Sunday-Thursday, (not valid August 10-11) and it’s just $24.99 a night. For Friday and Saturday, the rate jumps to $39.99. Call (800) 835-7903 and mention Promo R-9174. Sister property Tropicana is offering Sunday-Thursday check-ins for $39.99 per night (code: T-9172) and $54.99 for Friday and Saturday (code: T-9171) Again, you must be a club member for the reduced rates. Call (800) 343-4533. Not valid August 10-11.
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!