What would you do with a million dollars? That’s probably a question you’ve briefly thought about, but never really considered. Would you go on vacation? Buy a brand-new car? Get a vacation house in Hawaii? Anything in your wildest dreams could become a reality just by playing bingo at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Every day we at the Plaza give you the chance to get rich instantly by playing Bingo Millions.
Games are hosted daily at 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, 7 PM, and 9 PM in the Plaza Bingo Room. Prizes start at $500 for a coverall in 54 exactly and go over $1,000,000 for a coverall in 47 or less. You will have five chances every day to become a millionaire!
The origins of bingo root back to the 1500s. Where a very similar lottery game was being played in Italy. In 1778, the French game, called Le Lotto, appeared with nine columns and three rows. Then in the early 1920s bingo, as we know it today, was created by Hugh J. Ward. Today, bingo is primarily played in Las Vegas and in Native American casinos. The largest jackpot to date in Las Vegas history was $110,726 which was won in Summerlin’s Rampart Casino, but at the Plaza Hotel & Casino, you will have the chance to win a million dollars!
The Plaza Hotel & Casino is the only casino in Las Vegas to offer this variation of bingo. The million dollars are to be paid out in cash to the bingo winner. Specific rules and regulations apply.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live large in Las Vegas? You’ve probably seen plenty of shows and movies where people are staying in a luxurious penthouse and living out their wildest dreams in Sin City. People come to Las Vegas to play hard and win big, and now you’ll get the opportunity to do that while The Plaza pays the bills. Doing a luxurious trip to Las Vegas can come with a big price tag. Some of the best things to do in the city are dining at fine restaurants, enjoying a private cabana by the pool, seeing a show, and staying in the penthouse, but the vacation bill can rack up fast when you’re living large. That’s why we decided to do a giveaway where you can live like a boss! The Live Like a Boss Giveaway sponsored by The Plaza Hotel & Casino includes all the luxuries that Vegas high rollers enjoy during their trips. If you win, you’ll get to stay in the penthouse at The Plaza, a $200 dining credit to Oscar’s Steakhouse, and a cabana by the pool with $100 food and beverage credit to spend at the pool. The Penthouse Suite at The Plaza Hotel & Casino has all the amenities that your heart desires and you’ll be able to stay and play in luxury. With $200 to spend at Oscar’s Steakhouse, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the finest steaks in Sin City with exceptional views of Downtown Las Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience. Did we mention that Oscar’s Steakhouse won Best Steakhouse of 2017? Then, you can cool off pool-side in your own private cabana with someone to serve on you while you sip on drinks and have fun in the sun. If all of this sounds like a good time to you, then you can enter the Live Like a Boss Giveaway online. You have to be 21 to enter the contest and some rules and restrictions apply. To learn more or enter the giveaway, click the button below. Enter Now
Bingo is one of the most popular games in Las Vegas, but Super Bingo takes it to an entirely new level. The Super Bingo Tournament brings hundreds of people from all over the world into Downtown Las Vegas for the chance to win big and meet other bingo players. It’s not uncommon to see people come from as far as Hawaii and even Canada to take part and play in the tournament. The tournament at The Plaza Hotel & Casino takes place over two days in the newly remodeled ballroom, and all players have the chance to win $175,000 overall. There is a super coverall both days of the bingo tournament, giving players even more of a chance to win. The super coverall on the first day of the competition awards $25,000 to a lucky player, and on the second day, $50,000 is awarded for the super coverall. To join the tournament, The Plaza Hotel & Casino offers bingo only sessions priced at $130. However, players also have the option to book room-and-bingo packages, which start at $239 for a three-night stay. The room-and-bingo packages are even a great option for locals because there will be an open bar during the sessions! Having a hotel room to go back to after a full day of the bingo tournament means that everyone can enjoy the open bar responsibly. A Super Bingo & Hotel Package includes a three-night stay at the hotel, two sessions of Super Bingo, two daubers to use during bingo, a gift, and provided lunch during each day of the tournament. The tournament takes place over several weekends during 2019. The next Super Bingo takes place February 10-12! Register Now In addition to the Super Bingo tournament, there is plenty to do and see in Downtown Las Vegas. You can step outside The Plaza and step right into the famous Fremont Street Experience. Downtown Las Vegas is also known for having some of the best food in the city. When you come to Las Vegas for the Super Bingo tournament you’re sure to enjoy all that the city has to offer.
The Las Vegas Lights FC made their debut in the United Soccer League in 2018, bringing even more of a sports craze to the city of lights. They are the first professional soccer team in Las Vegas since 1979 when the Las Vegas Seagulls of the American Soccer League played so bringing soccer back to Las Vegas was a big deal for many soccer fans. The name for the team was decided from a poll which included other names Las Vegas Silver Club, Club Vegas, Viva Vegas, and Las Vegas Action. However, Las Vegas Lights was ultimately decided on as the name of the team. Plaza Hotel & Casino is a proud sponsor of the Las Vegas Lights. The Plaza logo can be found on the front of their match shorts. Zappos, a large internet retailer with deep downtown Las Vegas roots, also sponsors the team. The Lights play at Cashman Field, which is in downtown Las Vegas so it’s safe to say that the team has many ties to the downtown area. Most of the team’s players are from the United States or Mexico, but there are also team members from Canada, El Salvador, Japan and even some Las Vegas locals, bringing great diversity to the team.The team has taken over the hearts of many Las Vegas locals and people are finding new ways to celebrate and support the team. After each Las Vegas Lights home game in downtown Las Vegas, fans from everywhere can come over to the Post-Game Pitch, which is outside in front of The Plaza Hotel & Casino, next to the Porte-cochere, to celebrate the team. If you were at the game supporting the team in person, show your game ticket to the bar staff at The Omaha Lounge to receive a Las Vegas Lights specialty drink on us! You might even get to meet some of the players while you’re there as they’ve been known to come celebrate with their fans. Come share your passion for soccer and grab a cold one to celebrate the Las Vegas Lights!See Schedule
This year, Cinco De Mayo 2019 will be celebrated with plenty of Cinco de Mayo party opportunities to go all out and celebrate the holiday in downtown Las Vegas. There will be events and drink specials to keep you entertained in downtown Las Vegas including a party under the dome that The Plaza Hotel & Casino is taking part in on May 4th starting at 7 PM.
The party under the dome will have Lucha Libre Wrestling,a Mariachi Band playing live music, Folklórico Dancers, a Live DJ, Authentic Mexican Food & Drinks Specials, and Downtown’s Largest Piñata for you to take a swing at!
What to Eat at the Cinco de Mayo Party
One of the best parts of Cinco de Mayo is getting to celebrate by enjoying the Mexican culture’s food like street tacos and street corn. At the Cinco de Mayo party in downtown Las Vegas at The Plaza, you’ll have the chance to enjoy Zaba’s street tacos for $2.50 each or 6 tacos for $14.
There will be chicken or pork with the traditional garnish of onions and cilantro. To wash down your tacos, you can enjoy an Agua Fresca like Horchata, Pineapple, or Hibiscus. If you prefer something a little stronger, you can grab a margarita or a Mexican beer at one of the nearby bars.
Cinco De Mayo is traditionally a Mexican holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Pueblo in 1862. Cinco De Mayo is often mistaken to be Mexican Independence Day, but it is an entirely different holiday as Mexican independence was declared more than 50 years before the Battle of Puebla, which is what is celebrated on Cinco De Mayo.
Although the holiday is relatively small in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco De Mayo has become a celebration that incorporates Mexican culture, heritage, and tradition.
Additionally, the holiday celebrated in America often involves Cinco de Mayo parties which include eating traditional Mexican food such as tacos and drinking Mexican alcohol such as tequila or Mexican beer. The holiday is celebrated around the country with parades, parties, mariachi music, and festivals to celebrate the culture.
It’s a perfect time for people of all cultures to come together and celebrate all that the Mexican culture has to offer.
When you think of the ideal vacation destination I bet two of the places that cross your mind almost immediately are Las Vegas and Hawaii. Unfortunately, the two are separated by the state of California and the Pacific Ocean so it’s hard to hit Las Vegas and Hawaii both in one trip. But, what if we could bring an authentic HawaiianLuau Beach Partyto Las Vegas?Hawaii and Las Vegas have a few things in common, they’re both hot and they’re both an excellent place to relax and unwind with friends and family. That’s why The Plaza Hotel & Casino decided to throw a Luau Beach Party and combine the best of both worlds. This authentic Hawaiian Luau in Las Vegas brings the beach to you at The Plaza’s rooftop pool.At this authentic Hawaiian Luau you get to feast like a king! Some of the items featured on the menu were Hawaiian favorites such as macaroni salad, lomi salmon salad, and Huli Huli chicken, and taro rolls. One of the main events of the feast was Lechon, slow roasted suckling pig which is a Hawaiian delicacy. There were also plenty of Hawaiian inspired drinks like Piña Coladas and a cash bar for convenience. The Aloha $15,000 Slot Tournament was a tournament with $150 buy-in and offered prizes to first place all the way through the fifteenth place. The first place winner took home $5,500! The slot tournament isn’t the only form of entertainment that will took place Memorial Day Weekend. There were Polynesian dancers at the Hawaiian Luau, a live fireworks show, and buffet serving authentic Hawaiian right next to the Pool at the Plaza.
It’s no secret that Las Vegas has strong ties to the mob that started around the 1950s. Originally, most of the casinos on the strip and in downtown Las Vegas were owned by the mob and organized crime was rampant throughout the city. The Mob Museum, or the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, opened its doors to downtown Vegas in 2012 and is one of the most popular attractions in the downtown area. The museum is an interactive journey through the history of the mob and organized crime as well as the history of Las Vegas and how the city’s roots are connected to the mob. Located in the old federal courthouse, the crown jewel of the museum is the second-floor courtroom where one of the Kefauver Committee hearings was held in the 1950s to expose organized crime. That courtroom now serves as part of the museum and plays a short film detailing the hearings and how they impacted the country.
Just down the street from the museum is one of Las Vegas’ best restaurants, Oscar’s Steakhouse, named for Mayor Oscar Goodman himself. Before becoming mayor of Las Vegas, Goodman worked as a defense attorney and defended many clients that are featured in the mob museum that were accused of organized crime such as Meyer Lansky and Frank Rosenthal. Mayor Goodman has often been referred to as the city’s most popular mayor and served for the maximum amount of terms that a mayor can serve in Las Vegas. Named after Mayor Goodman, Oscar’s Steakhouse features perfectly aged steaks cooked over a 600-degree grill. The steakhouse overlooks downtown Las Vegas from its vantage point at The Plaza Hotel & Casino. In addition to the Mob Museum, a visit to Oscar’s is a must do when visiting downtown Las Vegas. Luckily, the two have teamed up to give you an offer you can’t refuse. You can get tickets to the Mob Museum and a three-course prix fixe meal at Oscar’s with a cocktail in one all-inclusive package which costs $99 per person. If you’re looking for a perfect night in downtown Vegas this is the best deal for you. Due to its popularity, we do encourage you to call ahead and make reservations at Oscar’s Steakhouse even if you’ve purchased a package. Book Your Package Now We hope to see you soon!
Downtown Las Vegas is a vibrant area full of art and culture that speaks to both a great past and promising future. The Life is Beautiful festival, which returns to Downtown Las Vegas on Friday, September 22nd, and runs through Sunday, September 24th, is a testament of this unique culture. The festival will bring some of today’s greatest musicians, chefs, artists and speakers to the downtown art district for a three-day inspirational social platform and celebration of life. The Plaza Hotel and Casino has been an integral part of Downtown Las Vegas throughout its historic past. Today, as the area continues to undergo substantial change and growth we continue to create the perfect combination of comfort and sophistication while providing an old school Vegas feel paired with modernism. The effort put forth by the Life is Beautiful team is something we admire and as a fellow Downtown Las Vegas business, we certainly appreciate the buzz it creates for our community and downtown culture. Adjacent to the arts district, The Plaza has been a hub for those who have attended previous Life is Beautiful festivals and will continue to be one this year as well. Whether you need a room to rest between days of the festival, something to eat and drink, or just some help with directions, we are here to help make your Life is Beautiful experience as enjoyable and empowering as possible. There are three free re-entries per day for all general admission festival guests, so come enjoy a meal and drink with us at one of our many restaurants and bars and sit back and rest your feet. The Plaza Hotel and Casino will also offer event parking for the festival at a competitive price. If you’re looking to relax during the day before the festival we will host a Life Is Beautiful pool party at The Plaza on Saturday and Sunday starting at 11 a.m. with music, dancing, and drinks.
Plaza Hotel Casino: Official Hotel Partner of Life is Beautiful
The Plaza is an official hotel partner of the Life Is Beautiful festival and festival goers.
The Music at Life is Beautiful
There will be around 80 artists playing at Life is Beautiful. With headliners like Muse, MGMT, Chance the Rapper, Gorillaz, Lorde, and Blink-182, there’s no doubt the festival will be packed with good vibes. There are four stages where you and your group can enjoy the music, including one stage that is a dome with an electronic feel where most DJs will play. The first shows on the lineup will start around 3 p.m. and headliners will close out the festival around 11 p.m. or midnight. The festival provides music lovers with a variety of genres to listen to and you’ll find everything from rap and hip hop to EDM and alternative.
Special Exclusive Performances and After Parties
On Saturday, September 23rd, festival headliners MGMT will play a private show in the iconic Plaza Showroom. Also on Saturday night, DJ Tokimonsta will be playing at the Plaza Events Center with free entrance. Both shows start at midnight. The night doesn’t have to end when the festival is over! Join us every night after the festival for a late night dance party under The Plaza’s dome with a variety of DJs or in the casino lounge where 70s disco funk band Wonder Boogie will play until 4 a.m. on Saturday. Full Calendar of Events Below
Plaza Events Center
Under the Dome
9/22 – 9/24
The Art of Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is a celebration of art and culture. There will be modern art exhibits, walk through art exhibitions like the “Art Motel”, and traditional art exhibits with photography and paintings. Art cars, which take festival goers to and from different stages, will be back in 2017 providing people with the opportunity to experience the marvels of light, sound, color and technology all working together seamlessly in one art piece. The whole festival can be thought of as a work of art, providing an opportunity at every corner to enthrall the senses of festival attendees. Outside festival grounds in the downtown Las Vegas community there is also plenty of art to be seen.
Murals At Plaza Hotel Casino
The Plaza Hotel & Casino is adorned with murals by street artists Shepard Fairey and D*Face that scale the whole building from top to bottom. These murals were some of the most challenging murals they’ve ever created. Each artist had to overcome personal and unexpected challenges like changing weather patterns. Using scaffolding and the natural curvature of the Plaza Hotel, each artist transformed a side of the hotel into a living piece of art. Both murals will add color and life to an already vibrant downtown Las Vegas and Fremont Street Experience. Come see the murals today for yourself and explore the rest of the art downtown. Above: Shepard Fairey’s piece “Cultivate Harmony”. Fairey, known for his iconic 2008 “Hope” poster of President Obama has transformed American pop culture with his modern art and now he’s transformed the Plaza into a living piece of artworkAbove: One of the latest pieces of art to join the Downtown Las Vegas area is a large mural created by D*Face, an English multimedia street artist known for his sold-out galleries and collaboration with the world’s top music artists
Over 40 eateries with a variety of cuisine will be present at Life Is Beautiful 2017. Attendees can enjoy food from different cultures such as Mexico, Asia, and India among others. There will be many places for festival goers to enjoy food and learn about the art of cooking. If you’re looking for a bite to eat after the festival you can come over to The Plaza to grab a late night bite at Pop Up Pizza or Brightside Breakfast & Burgers, which will even have a DJ for your entertainment.
For those over the age of 21, there are plenty of excellent alcoholic drink options. Drinks will be available from specific alcohol vendors as well as at full-service bars. There are also plenty of bars to enjoy outside festival grounds in the downtown Las Vegas area. Come join us for a drink at The Plaza where we will have drink specials for festival goers. We look forward to seeing you at The Plaza in September to celebrate Life Is Beautiful!
Las Vegas-bound oenophiles rejoice! Good wine is easy to find in Vegas, if you know where to look
Are you an oenophile? An oenophile is someone who has a true love of wine. Whether you’re new to wine tasting, a seasoned veteran who can rightfully claim the ‘enthusiast’ title, or you’re at the far end of the spectrum and the oenophile label applies to your obsession, you’ll find exactly what you desire in the Downtown Las Vegas wine scene. Read on to discover the best places to grab a glass of wine in DTLV.Fremont street is the ideal place to savor a glass of your favorite wine. Several restaurants and bars offer patio-style seating that delivers a front row vantage point for some serious people watching and wine drinking. Container Park, an innovative shopping, dining, and entertainment venue in the DTLV area, offers several outdoor seating areas throughout the top and bottom levels that are inviting and ideally suited to both adults and kids.The Arts District is home to several eateries and bars that serve a nice selection of wines – plus, many of these locales are situated right over hot spots like Charleston Boulevard or Art Square. Bar+Bistro is a nice spot in DTLV that offers a huge patio area that can accommodate live music acts on the weekends, which is right when they offer their Sunday Hangover Brunch. Mingo’s in DTLV is another great spot and it is situated right across from the Brett Wesley Gallery. Sidebar is located right next to the Mob Museum and delivers an appropriate speakeasy feel, handcrafted cocktails, a full wine list, and small plates – all in an intimately-designed space.Other great venues in DTLV include The Wineyard, which is located right at Fremont and 6th street, bin 702, tucked away discreetly in the center of Container Park, and Park on Fremont, offering an eclectic menu of food and drink options – including several wine varieties, right on S Las Vegas Blvd and Fremont Street. Finally, our ownOmaha Bar is open 24 hours a day and is located right on the casino floor, if you don’t want to go far. A refreshing white wine is the perfect complement to a hot streak on the tables. To truly experience an incomparable wine list, you’ll want to make a reservation at Oscar’s Steakhouse, a favorite of hotel guests and outside visitors alike. In addition to select glasses of wine being offered at 50% off during our daily happy hour, Oscar’s Steakhouse is also launching a Local’s Night every Wednesday, starting Oct 26, with 50% off all wine bottles for local patrons.Regardless of where you choose to sample your favorite glass of wine, rest assured that DTLV is the place to be to discover exciting new food, drink, and entertainment offerings. Raise your glass, and toast the renaissance that is happening in the downtown Vegas.
Among all of the places to grab a drink or a bite to eat in downtown Las Vegas, you can’t beat the ambiance of our indoor/outdoor Beer Garden space. With live music and a laid-back vibe, you’ll want to make sure to keep your evenings free this October. Visit the Plaza’s Beer Garden to gain access to incredible bands, DJs, food, and refreshments. Here’s a preview of what you can expect:
HIDDEN LEVELS – Named after the concealed paths to success in video games, this band blends a simple structure with a bassist, guitarist/singer, and drummer, but they prove quality means more than quantity. Special-K – This Vegas-based, indie-rock band is a fearsome trio led by singer/guitarist Aldridge Basiga. Bass player Jacob Lasky and drummer Justin Ptak have helped elevate the band from desert show openers to local hero status. Indigo Kidd – Billing themselves as a post-punk/rock band, songs like First Light and Mr. Lepard will have you grooving in no time. DJ Fish – The upcoming show on October 1st will artfully showcase DJ Fish’s smooth DJ punk/new wave/indie sounds.
The Acid Sisters – Members Elayna, Nick, Lizzie, Dusty, and Jacob deliver a unique blend of psychedelic garage rock that will get you feeling loose in no time. Serpentfoot – All the way from the front range of Colorado comes this trippy trio and their unique brand of psychedelic grunge rock. The Astaires – This local Las Vegas mod rock band is led by singer/guitarist Crom Fallon and is a perennial favorite at intimate venues in the area. DJ Jacob Savage – Spinning seriously infectious grooves, DJ Jacob Savage delivers a distinct sound that’ll get your pulse up when kicking back in the Beer Garden.
Same Sex Mary – Hailing from Boulder City, Nevada, Same Sex Mary is an independent rock band that is well known on the Vegas indie music scene. Glass Pools – Electronic dance rock is the music of choice for local group Glass Pools. Join the fan club this October! DJ Fish – Returning for a second showcase, you can catch DJ Fish if you missed him the first time around or simply come back for more of his eclectic tunes.
Adult Books – Alternative rockers with the provocative name return for a night of fun led by members Nick, Daniel, and M.M. No Tides – This East Las Vegas, NV band is back with their unique take on garage, surf, rock, and urban tunes. Kurumpaw – Psychedelic surf rock is the best way to describe this band. Though they are known for their adaptive style that can change from the beginning of the set to the end. DJ Cromm Astaire – A killer combination of soul and 60s-era mod is what you can expect from this popular Las Vegas Valley DJ.
About Beer Garden
German Cuisine with Vegas Style
Everything is bigger and better in Vegas and the food at Beer Garden is certainly no exception. Run by Michael Vakneen, chef at Pop Up Pizza, Beer Garden’s menu offers mouthwatering German favorites with a unique twist. The beer snacks are perfect pairings with your beer. Choose from extra giant German pretzels, crispy onion strings, and plenty of sauces to mix and match. But the real highlight of Beer Garden is its signature bratwursts. Their bratwurst sandwiches are creatively named after old Las Vegas hotels such as The Western, The Hacienda, and The Stardust. You can even create your own bratwurst sandwich from their wide array of sausages (includes a vegan option), toppings, and buns.
Endless Selection of Draft Beers
Of course, you can’t stop by Beer Garden without having a beer (or two). Guests can order from over 20 different kinds of craft beers on tap and various microbrews. Beer Garden’s menu offers an impressive collection of American and European lagers, IPAs, Irish stout, Belgian Golden, and fruit beers. Beer options range from classics like Stella Artois and Guinness to local brews like Big Dog’s Dirty Dog IPA. Whatever you choose to drink, you definitely won’t leave Beer Garden thirsty.
A Backyard Space with a Downtown Vibe
Overlooking the scenic Fremont Street, Beer Garden creates an urban backyard in downtown Las Vegas. The unique venue features nearly 3,000 sq. ft. of real grass, authentic picnic tables from a 1980’s Munich Oktoberfest, and specially designed wooden trellises and greenery. The standout piece of Beer Garden, however, is its 400 sq. ft. vertical garden with more than 900 plants growing on the side of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. It is the only living wall in downtown Las Vegas, making it a one-of-a-kind, must-see attraction at Beer Garden. With so much greenery in one place, you’ll quickly forget that you’re in downtown Las Vegas!
The Plaza Hotel & Casino is renowned for delivering affordable luxury and a variety of gambling and dining opportunities. Yet, one of the best attributes of this classic downtown Vegas hotel is the creativity inherent to its live entertainment offerings. The newest show at the Plaza, One Epic Night, is virtually unlike any other show in Las Vegas. Prepare to be amazed! Debuting on August 29th and set to run until January 4, 2017, visitors have just four months in which to witness the live performances and carefully executed feats of skill that are the hallmark of One Epic Night. The show features headliners plucked from the latest television-based talent shows like “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent,” “American Idol,” “Masters of Illusion,” and more. This limited engagement show is produced by Frank DiMaggio and Nick Padgett of entertainment group American Dream Concerts and is delivered in association with Bonkerz Comedy Productions. What’s better is the entire show is backed up by an incredible live band comprised of several nationally known artists such as Michael T. Ross, Stet Howland, and Brent Muscat. While the band guarantees a good time, so do the performers, which include:
James Durbin, singer, and guitarist who finished in the top four on the 10th season of American Idol
Will Champlin, singer who placed third on season five of The Voice
Megan Ruger, a popular contestant from season six of The Voice and season 10 of American Idol
Jarrett and Raja, known as “The Magic and Piano Guys” who delivered their own brand of magic and music on shows like America’s Got Talent, Masters of Illusion, and Shark Tank.
… and more! You’ll be blown away by the talent gathered on one stage, and the 70-minute show is appropriate for all ages. It is presently running from Saturday through Wednesday of each week in the Plaza showroom. A special “dinner and a show” package is available that includes a preferred seating ticket to One Epic Night, as well as a three-course Prix fix dinner at the legendary Oscar’s Steakhouse. The rotating cast of standout performers will delight and entertain. Watch as you, your guests, and the entire crowd erupts in laughter as the impressionists, comedians, and other performers transport you away from the hustle of the casino floor to a showcase of quick-witted, incredible talent. All scheduled entertainers are uniquely suited to this type of fast-paced program. The intimate setting, stellar band, and rotating cast members will have you singing along in no time. To get tickets for One Epic Night, the show that is truly for everyone, visit the Plaza Hotel and Casino’s entertainment page, where you’ll find this show, as well as several other entertainment opportunities. Or, call the Casino Box Office at 702-386-2507. Ticket prices begin at $59.95 for general admission with meet and greet ticketing available.
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View 2018 Labor Day Sale Hotel Room Rates & Availability Can you think of a better place than Las Vegas to celebrate Labor Day weekend? We can’t either! With enough entertainment, events, and parties to fill every weekend of the year – Las Vegas fully delivers on Labor Day weekend fun. Say goodbye to summer in spectacular style and indulge in all the luxury, excitement, and wild energy of Las Vegas. Planning your weekend? Let us help with a list of the hottest events in Downtown Las Vegas.
The Pool at the Plaza
All new and offering every amenity, the Pool at the Plaza is now open. This 70,000 sq. ft. aquatic oasis is sure to delight water lovers everywhere. The fully redesigned pool and deck area exudes a retro-chic vibe; perfectly blending the swagger of classic Vegas with the trendy-cool of the revitalized downtown area. You and your friends could easily stay at The Pool at the Plaza all weekend long, enjoying the sun, the atmosphere, and the wealth of amenities. This amazing pool experience boasts: cabana suites, lily pad day beds, 12-person hot tub, mini craps & blackjack, ping pong and recreational sports, a food truck, and even a stage and event space. The Pool at the Plaza is the spot for a Labor Day weekend to remember!
Sunset & Chill
If you’re looking to relax and unwind, then Sunset and Chill is the perfect event for you. Every Saturday from 6pm to sunset, you can enjoy a poolside happy hour with 50% off select beverages. Enjoy a stunning Vegas sunset paired with sounds of reggae music on the Pool at the Plaza, in the middle of Downtown Las Vegas!
Viva Vision Light Show
One can’t-miss attraction in DTLV is the Viva Vision Light Show, located at the Fremont Street Experience. It is no surprise that this stunning installation pulls in 17 million visitors a year. Revel in the ingenuity and brilliance of modern technology and visionary minds as you experience the 1,500 ft. long and 90 ft. wide, high-resolution Viva Vision video screen, which is poised an awe-inspiring 90 ft. above the mall on Freemont Street. Comprised of 12.5 million LED lamps, and enhanced with impeccable sound, each Viva Vision light show lasts about 6 minutes – beginning at sunset and running past midnight. This modern marvel is a site you don’t want to miss!
Labor Day Fun in DTLV
Make this a Labor Day to remember and come to Downtown Las Vegas to experience the food, the fun, and the chic urban environment. With countless events and venues, your weekend will be overflowing with memory-making thrills and adventures.
Located in the spectacular dome of the Plaza Hotel & Casino, Oscar’s Steakhouse exudes old Vegas swagger and charm. Join the Rat Pack just for the evening and surround yourself with the ambiance of Vegas’ glory days. Oscar’s promises Beef, Booze, and Broads and fully delivers on each of these promises. The true highlight of the restaurant, however, is the Oscar Dinner Series – a quarterly dinner series with the founder, Oscar B. Goodman. Through its Oscar Dinner Series, guests can enjoy a gourmet three-course meal while Goodman shares his experiences and Vegas’ interesting history. Although each dinner focuses on a certain subject, Goodman talks about whatever comes into his head – no script, notes, or filter. You’re sure to have an entirely unique experience when you attend an Oscar Dinner. So, head over to Oscar’s for dinner and relive Vegas’ glory days from a living legend himself.
The Man Behind It All
Before opening Oscar’s, Goodman had a colorful career as an actor, spokesman, mob attorney, and three-term mayor of Las Vegas. His criminal defense past, however, played a significant influence in the creation of the Oscar Dinner Series. As a mob attorney, Goodman represented high-profile mob clients, including Meyer Lansky, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, and Anthony “Tony the Ant” Spilotro. Many of his stories at Oscar Dinners come from his encounters with these notorious mobsters. Just as colorful and charismatic as his personality, Goodman’s stories are definitely the highlight of each Oscar Dinner. Having worked with some of the most infamous criminals in Vegas, Goodman creates a whole new dining experience with his stories. During the Oscar Dinner Series, guests will truly feel like they’ve been transported back to the old Vegas, circa the 1970s.
Mobsters and Steaks
The inspiration for the Oscar Dinner Series comes from Jonathan Jossel, CEO of PlayLV, wanting to share Goodman’s eclectic background to the public. “We just thought this would be a great way to tell his stories, which are always entertaining,” Jossel said. With his colorful past, Goodman offers an interesting look into Vegas’ history and how far it’s come. The Oscar Dinner Series almost always sells out and attracts a variety of unique individuals. These usually include politicians, lawyers, FBI agents, IRS agents, business owners, and some of Vegas’ most eccentric characters. With the wide popularity of these events, Goodman and Jossel have no plan to stop the Oscar Dinner Series anytime soon.
Reserve Your Seat Today
The next dinner is on June 15th at 6:30 pm, at Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. At the upcoming dinner, Goodman will speak about “Lying Cops & Dirty Prosecutors”. For the dinner menu, guests can start with a Caesar salad or Oscar’s Chopped Salad. Entrée selections include a veal chop with sweet onions; halibut with saffron cream and rainbow chard; a signature New York Strip with fingerling potatoes and baby vegetables; or roasted chicken with artichokes and natural jus. Desserts include chocolate marquee or triple layer mousse. If you’re interested in attending, RSVP and pre-payment of $150 are required. To RSVP or for more information, please call (702) 386-7227 or email RSVP@playlv.com.
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There is an iconic sound missing from the Las Vegas Strip these days – can you guess what it is? It would be the sound of coin payouts hitting the metal tray of coin-operated slot machines. Coin slot machines are an endangered species in the new digital landscape of Vegas slots. Though shiny, bright, and new, the coinless slot revolution lacks the satisfaction that many old-school players and retro-loving newbies seek from their slot machine experience.
Goodbye Coins, Hello TITO
In the 90s the casino world made a major move away from coin-operated slot machines, even though these machines, and their unforgettable clang of coins dropping, are a quintessential Vegas experience. Coin-operated slots are labor intensive for casinos. From the never-ending need to refill hoppers, complete repairs, and manage an endless tonnage of coins, these slots were certainly not cost effective for the casinos. During the 90s, a new approach to slots was introduced – the Ticket In/Ticket Out (TITO) method. Now, payouts are printed on tickets, which can be exchanged for cash or simply fed into a new digital slot. This “money-free” method makes gambling faster, easier, and truly hassle-free. Players said goodbye to scooping coins into casino-branded plastic cups; goodbye to lugging around hundreds of coins; goodbye to fingers stained with coin residue but also, goodbye to that intoxicating sound of a coin payout!
We Want Coin Slots!
The TITO system was a win for casinos everywhere, and was generally embraced by most gamblers, but there still are vocal and vibrant subsections of gamblers and classic Vegas lovers who miss the nostalgia of dropping coins into a machine. Slots don’t feel quite like slots when feeding a paper ticket into a machine with an HD display and a Dolby soundtrack! Where are the spinning wheels, the beeps and ticks, and the metallic scent of coins? Where is the Vegas of Sinatra, the Rat Pack, and Bugsy Siegel? The solution? Come visit DTLV, a vibrant area of Vegas that shines with retro-charm and the flavor of classic Las Vegas.
Coin Slots at the Plaza Hotel and Casino
The Plaza Hotel and Casino, located on Fremont Street in the heart of DTLV, is a bastion of old-world Vegas blended with modern elegance. Committed to preserving the best of traditional Las Vegas, while also providing state-of-the-art modern conveniences, the Plaza Hotel and Casino is the jewel of downtown Las Vegas. Coin slot lovers flock to the downtown area and the Plaza Hotel and Casino to find all their favorite traditional slots. Come play the rare and hugely popular Joker Wild Poker – one of only four machines in the Vegas area and renowned for having the loosest pay table in town. Other classics favorites include: Full pay Joker Poker, Deuces Wild, Catch the Heat Vintage Vegas, and a 777 slot tournament every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. You don’t want to miss all the action in downtown Las Vegas! Break open that coin jar… you finally have the perfect use for all those extra coins.
What exactly is Pickleball? Why is it called Pickleball? Does it have anything to do with pickles at all? The list of questions could go on and on for this oddly named sport. Don’t worry if you’ve never played or heard of Pickleball before. That’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide to explain this interesting game. Here are the basics you need to know about Pickleball.
What Is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The game is played on a badminton-sized court (20 x 44 feet) with the net lowered to 36 inches at the ends. Equipment includes wood or composite paddles and a plastic, perforated ball. Just like other paddle sports, Pickleball can be played in singles or doubles.
Where Did Pickleball Originate?
Pickleball originally started as two friends’ attempt to resolve their families’ summer boredom. During the summer of 1965, Joel Pritchard and Bill Bell wanted to set up a badminton game since Pritchard’s home had an old court. However, they couldn’t find a complete set of badminton rackets. Using some creativity, they improvised with ping-pong paddles and a perforated ball instead. At first, they played the game with the net set at badminton height of 60 inches. After finding out that the ball bounced well on the asphalt surface, they lowered the net to 36 inches. With their friend Barney McCallum, they established rules for the game and created Pickleball.
How Did Pickleball Get Its Name?
According to Pritchard’s family members, the unique name came from the family’s maritime pursuits. Joan Pritchard, Joel Pritchard’s wife, was a competitive rower on Bainbridge Island, WA. She told her husband that the game reminded her of the pickle boat in rowing. A pickle boat consists of oarsmen chosen from the leftovers of other boats. This is similar to how Pickleball includes many borrowed characteristics from other paddle sports. Over the years, many news stories reported that Pritchard named the game after his dog, Pickles. The most common story was Pickles would chase after the balls and then hide in the bushes. As a result, he would refer to “Pickles’ ball,” which was later shortened to Pickleball. The Pritchard family disproved this story since they didn’t get Pickles until years after the creation of Pickleball.
How Do You Play Pickleball?
The game starts with the right-hand court serving the ball diagonally to the opponent’s court. The server must serve the ball under two criteria: underhand with their paddle below the waist and both feet behind the baseline. The serve needs to clear the net and the non-volley zone. This non-volley zone is 7-feet behind both sides of the net and prohibits players from hitting the ball before it’s bounced (or volleying). Players on each side must make at least one groundstroke before volleys are allowed. After the double bounce rule, players can either volley the ball or play it off the bounce. Players can volley the ball so long as they’re not within the non-volley zone. Points are scored by the serving side only and occur when the opponent faults. A fault includes failure to clear the net, hitting the ball out of bounds, and volleying from the non-volley zone or before the double bounce. The server continues to serve and alternate service courts until they fault. The first side scoring 11 points and leading with at least a 2-point margin wins the game. Interested in learning more about Pickleball? Head over to Plaza Hotel & Casino to play the game on its newly added Pickleball courts. The Plaza is the only hotel and casino in Las Vegas with dedicated courts for Pickleball. Just recently, the Plaza hosted a Pickleball exhibition with players from the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA). According to Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza, about 1,000 players have already signed up to play in upcoming Pickleball tournaments at the Plaza. The Pickleball courts will be open to the public later this summer. Be sure to stop by the Plaza and try out this fast growing sport for yourself!
If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas over the next few months, you’ll definitely want to compile a list of things to do that will help you beat the summer heat. Downtown Las Vegas is a great location to find unique attractions for having fun and staying cool. Here are five exciting, heat-approved attractions you should check out in Downtown Las Vegas:
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Downtown Container Park
Located at 707 Fremont Street in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Container Park is a unique, open-air shopping destination that features food, shops, and entertainment options for the whole family. With an abundance of activities and attractions for everyone to do, this is the ideal location for family-friendly fun during the summer heat.
The Pool at the Plaza
What better way to beat the heat and introduce a sense of Classic Cool to your day than by lounging at the vintage Palm Springs-inspired rooftop Pool at the Plaza. With 70,000 sq. ft. designed for your enjoyment, the Pool at the Plaza is one of the largest pool decks in Downtown Las Vegas. Plenty of cabanas and daybeds, poolside entertainment, and scenic views of the Fremont Street Experience makes this pool perfect for all-day relaxation.
More than just your standard bar, Commonwealth represents a new social opportunity in Downtown Las Vegas. Located on 525 E. Fremont Street, Commonwealth is a pre-Prohibition-style cocktail bar with a variety of off-the-wall drinks. There’s even a hidden speakeasy lounge inside Commonwealth, called The Laundry Room. With two bars in the same building, this is a great place to grab a drink with friends and take in views of Fremont East from the open air atop the rooftop patio.
Downtown Las Vegas has a wide array of fabulous restaurants to enjoy, including some incredible brunch destinations. Relaxing over a leisurely Sunday morning meal is the perfect way to unwind after a busy weekend, and Las Vegas has plenty of places where you can do just that. Check our top picks for the best Sunday brunches located downtown:
Address: 500 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89135 Brunch Hours: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. MTO Cafe is a favorite DTLV brunch spot for its friendly staff and tempting menu. Popular menu items include breakfast classics like orange juice and pancakes, in addition to lunch favorites like the BLT Chopped Salad and Vegan Falafel Wrap. Got a big appetite? Try the Hangover Burger — an Angus patty topped with bacon and a fried egg.
Address: 707 Carson Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101 Brunch Hours: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. This aptly-named downtown hotspot is beloved by locals and visitors alike for its fresh approach to Sunday brunch. Linger over made-with-love dishes like cinnamon biscuits with strawberry compote and chicken fried steak, paired with fresh-brewed coffee or passionfruit iced tea. You can’t leave this gem without at least trying one of their famously fluffy pancakes, so don’t forget to at least order one on the side.
Address: 616 E. Carson Ave. #110, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Brunch Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring your appetite and prepare to fulfill some cravings when you brunch at this buzzworthy restaurant. The focus here is on fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy Strawberry Cream Cheese Turnovers and Salmon Flatbread for starters, followed by a Wild Mushroom Omelet or a delectable Apple Pie Waffle. The brunch beverage menu includes smoothies, cocktails, and of course, champagne.
Address: 1 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Brunch Hours: Open 24/7 Du-Pars is a Las Vegas classic, and for good reason. This restaurant is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Stop in whenever hunger hits to enjoy brunch favorites like buttermilk hotcakes and farm-fresh eggs. Another dish to try is their famous Creamed Welsh Rarebit, served over an English muffin with cheese sauce and bacon.
Address: 129 Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Brunch Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Indulge in a taste of Italy at the Grotto, where you’ll find delicious menu offerings perfect for Sunday brunch. Classic Shrimp Cocktail with a Caprese salad is always a good choice, especially when enjoyed with a fine Prosecco or Champagne.
Address: 707 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Brunch Hours: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. This trendy Las Vegas establishment has a brunch menu featuring sweet offerings like Brioche French Toast and Monkey bread, along with savory choices like Smothered Egg Biscuits and Chimichurri Chicken Sandwich.
Address: 200 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101 Brunch Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stop by Paradise Buffet on Saturdays and Sundays for a champagne brunch with island flair. This buffet-style restaurant serves an impressive array of seafood, including fresh sushi. On weekend mornings, popular dishes include freshly baked muffins, scrambled eggs, and cheese plates — enjoyed with Mimosas, of course.
Address: 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Brunch Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The only thing this restaurant does is brunch, which is why they’re only open on Sundays. Enjoy a truly luxurious dining experience with menu items like Beluga caviar and lobster tail, with Champagne, naturally.
Hash House A Go Go
Address: 1 S Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Brunch Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Signature Bloody Marys and hearty American cuisine is on the menu at Hash House a Go Go, located in the Plaza. Fill up on Buttermilk Flapjacks or a Farm Scramble — fluffy eggs served with meat, vegetables, and cheese. If you’re in the mood for lunch, try a crispy salmon sandwich or one of the establishment’s incredibly fresh salads.
Address: 124 S 6th St #140, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Hours: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sometimes, only donuts will do. Stop into Donut Bar for tempting treats in flavors like Crème Brule, Strawberry Cream Cheese, and the vegan Matcha Green Tea. These donuts are so world-famous that people usually pre-order them online. If you decide brunch is better in your suite, Donut Bar is an excellent choice. Sources:http://www.top10vegas.com/downtown/best-breakfast/
Unique street art masterpieces are available for viewing right around the corner in Downtown Las Vegas. Far from the stoic galleries of the fine art world and thrust right onto the walls, bridges, and underpasses of busy city streets, street art is as innovative as it is enigmatic. Most artists operate like apparitions with paint brushes, descending on an approved area and rendering their own unique artistic vision in a matter of days, or even hours. If you’re in the Downtown Las Vegas area and want to immerse yourself in an artistic trend that is both thrilling and becoming increasingly popular these days, consider the following top pieces of street art in Downtown Vegas:
“The Horned Lizard” — by artist ROA
Hailing from Ghent, Belgium, street artist ROA is known for his depictions of birds and animals that are native to the areas being painted. He often uses basic color themes, but sometimes introduces full-color renderings to the urban areas that comprise his home range. “The Horned Lizard” was created in 2014 after four grueling days in the desert sun, and now adorns the side of a large building on Stewart and North 6th in Downtown Las Vegas. It was originally created as part of the Life is Beautiful art festival in 2014.
“Peace Maker” — by artist D*Face
D*Face is a prolific urban artist and an associate of the world-renowned artist Banksy – both hailing from England and mired in the world of innovative street art. One large-scale piece that adorns the walls at 899 Fremont Street in Downtown Vegas is “Peace Maker.” This mural depicts the classic six-shooter with the barrel twisted out to spell the word “peace,” and was created in 2015 in anticipation of the Life is Beautiful event of the same year.
“The Maser Motel” — by artist Maser
Born in Dublin and now working in the USA, Maser became one of Ireland’s leading creative types in the mid-late 1990’s. His artwork emphasizes geometric shapes and simplicity of form, and one of his masterpieces can now be seen at the former Town Lodge Motel in Downtown Las Vegas – now reimagined as the Maser Motel. Maser spent 8 days transforming the walls of the Town Lodge Motel into his vision of artistic perfection. It was created just in time for the Life is Beautiful Event in 2014, and can be seen at 225 North 7th street in Vegas.
From blackjack and poker to pai gow, the casino games that we all love and enjoy are evolving. At Plaza Hotel & Casino, we are proud to be one of the only properties in Las Vegas to offer an all-digital poker experience for our guests. Its favorable reception has even been awarded an impressive 4.25 chip rating on PokerAtlas.com.
Poker isn’t the only casino game to go digital in the past few years, however. Many of the most popular table games on the casino floor have incorporated digital elements to the experience or have been given an entire digital makeover.
While none of the classic casino table games are going anywhere anytime soon, it is nice to have options for players looking for a refreshing experience. For some new players, digital versions of classics can also be a way to become familiar with a game without all of the nerves of “live” gaming.
In this infographic, we’ve created a list of classic table games compared to their digital counterparts to show just how far casino gaming has come over the years.
Downtown Las Vegas has been exploding recently with endless possibilities drawing people away from the Strip. The emergence of a fantastic arts scene, gourmet food, special bars, unique museums, and varied activities for every taste, have all attracted plenty of attention to downtown. Just like any city, even Las Vegas has hidden gems waiting to be discovered and explored. This infographic details the better and lesser known options that downtown Las Vegas has to offer for those eager to venture away from the Strip and learn something new about the city that is loved by so many people. Come on by and see for yourself why downtown is such a great neighborhood to be in!
Welcome back to the Plaza – the place to be downtown and where vintage Vegas lives!
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