Summer Cookout Featuring Robert Irvine at Tropicana Las Vegas

If you like barbecue and you happen to be in Las Vegas on Thursday, June 13, make sure to check out the event called Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine. This will be the third annual Summer Cookout event, which has already managed to grab the attention of many food lovers. The cookout will be set at Tropicana Las Vegas, and guests are invited to visit the event and dine out and enjoy the tasty meals. However, they will also take part in increasing awareness and raising funds for the Three Square Food Bank.

Chef Robert Irvine will make sure to provide his guests with an outstanding dining experience. There will be a wide variety of dishes inspired by summer, and guests will have an opportunity to indulge in these specialties throughout the evening. Furthermore, there will be plenty of refreshing drinks. Both food and drinks are provided as a courtesy of restaurants such as Trago Lounge, Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, Robert Irvine’s Public House, and Oakville Steakhouse. Moreover, the guests will have a chance to enjoy competition in an interactive cooking and can take part in a live and silent auction. In fact, there will be plenty of other interesting activities, and if you are interested to check them all out, make sure to visit this event.

One of the main attractions for the Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine will be the special performances of some of the best Frank Sinatra tribute artists who are a part of Legends in Concert.

When it comes to the menu for the day, some of the dishes that you will have an opportunity to try are Wagyu beef sliders with a Public House sauce and micro watercress, baby tomato and creamy burrata with balsamic pearls, a lot of different mini pizzas, orange and chocolate pops, hamachi poke parfait with unagi sauce, hickory smoked dry rubbed baby back ribs with a Public House barbecue sauce, and more.

The main sponsor for the Summer Cookout Featuring Robert Irvine is Golden Road Brewing, but the event will also include a couple of other sponsors such as WAXIE, Moneytree, Fever-Tree, Empress 1908 Gin, and Ambros Banana Whiskey.

When it comes to the ticket prices, you will have an opportunity to acquire regular ones for $50 that enable general admission. However, if you are interested in getting there earlier and meeting with Chef Irvine himself, you can obtain VIP entry tickets for $100 and enter at 6 pm for the meet and greet session with him. The Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine will officially start at 7 pm and last until 10 pm at Robert Irvine’s Public House, which is located at Tropicana Las Vegas. You can buy tickets at the Tropicana box office, or you can call (800) 829-9034. You can also check for the tickets on the web.

Everything that is earned that evening will also benefit Three Square and its effort to put an end to hunger in Southern Nevada. Restaurants in Las Vegas have an opportunity to display their culinary arts during the Las Vegas Restaurant Week and thus contribute to the cause. Three Square has managed to provide more than five million meals for people who struggle with hunger. The Restaurant Week in Las Vegas will start on June 17 and last until June 28. Therefore, if you are interested in helping those in need, you can contribute to the cause and have an opportunity to try tasty meals yourself. That way, you will not only fill your belly but also the bellies that have been empty for some time.

Iowa Is Doing Pretty Well Thanks to Gambling

Iowa’s treasury has been overflowing thanks to the gambling industry, as it received a lot of cash to fill the coffers in 2018. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) published a report recently that shows some really interesting figures, one of them being that the casino industry in the state brought about $1.5 billion to it. This is, by far, the best year for Iowa since 2012. After all the taxes, the share that Iowa’s bank account received was $321.86 million.

What is more interesting at the moment is that the number of people who visit the casinos in Iowa has decreased over the past couple of years. How is it that the revenue from casinos increased, then?

Well, there are a couple of other factors that affected that, and one of the primary factors is that Iowa’s economy has been very stable lately. Up until 2012, everything looked great, but 2013 saw a significant downturn due to the global crisis. People still visited casinos, but the amount of money they were willing to spend on casino games was much lower back then. The economy of Iowa started going up again, and it seems that 2018 was the year the state fully recovered. At the moment, the unemployment rate in Iowa is only 2.5%, which is one of the lowers rates in the entire country. The personal income in the state is up by 5.5% in comparison to 2016.

Iowa has a total of 19 non-tribal casinos, and according to IGRC, the slot revenue from them was $1.31 billion with the final take going to Iowa being $156.80 million. The casino that was definitely the winner in the revenue competition was Horseshoe Council Bluffs venue which is operated by Caesars Entertainment. It offers a total of 1,400 slots and 60 table games which are scattered across a 60,000 sq ft gaming floor. The total amount of tax revenue generated in this casino for the year of 2018 was $37.50 million.

The next casino on the list was Ameristar, which contributed a total of $33.41 million in taxes. Ameristar is actually the only riverboat casino in the state of Iowa, and it offers currently five gaming tables for high-rollers and 51 high-limit slots on the 38,500 sq ft of gaming space.

Iowa actually has a pretty long gambling tradition, and the current state of gambling is as such thanks to the Pari-Mutuel Wagering Act from 1983. Harness racing and greyhounds were introduced only two years after that, and the first riverboat casino was founded back in 1991. Ever since then, the gambling industry in Iowa has been flourishing and thriving. The only time there was a dip was back in 2013, but the state managed to fully recover from that, and the industry is running full speed ahead.

Iowa will also legalize sports betting very soon, it seems. In fact, just a couple of weeks ago, the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, signed off on the legislation related to sports gambling. Once up and running, this activity could bring approximately $5 to $10 million annually to the state of Iowa. The IRGC will also be the main regulatory body for sports betting and will oversee it along the way. The Commission still has to make a couple of more additions to the rules before sports gambling officially becomes available in Iowa. Iowa will, therefore, become the 11th state to have approved sports gambling. If everything goes well, the residents of Iowa will have an opportunity to place bets on the new NFL season which start in September.

Narcos – A New Slot by NetEnt Based on a Popular Netflix Show

Pablo Escobar is definitely a person that every single person on the planet Earth knows. The Tsar of Cocaine, El Chapo, El Padrino, El Patrón, El Señor — he had many names, and drug trafficking and smuggling was his profession. Escobar and his Medellin Cartel managed to change the course of history and affected the Americas with their illegal business.

However powerful, he was brought to justice in the end, but his memory, however unpleasant for the majority of people, lingers on. A couple of years ago, Netflix decided to make a show about Pablo and his empire, perfectly capturing the 70s and 80s in Colombia and the entire political (and non-political) struggle of the state. An actor from Brazil named Wagner Moura did an outstanding job at portraying the narcotrafficante, along with a huge crew from Latin American countries.

Being the most popular online slot provider in the world, NetEnt was quick to obtain a license for the show and made an online video slot that could become the next big thing on the web. The slot offers an amazing RTP figure of 96.23% and a standard 5×3 grid layout with 243 ways to win. It was released recently and has already managed to ranks high in the list of the most popular slots by NetEnt, just behind Starburst.

Let’s start with the music. As soon as the first frame appears on your screen, you will start hearing the traditional Latin American music filled with groovy beats that Colombians love to dance to. Trumpets, guitars, and percussions perfectly depict a hot summer day on Medellin streets. It is one such street where the reels are located.

Using a standard 5×3 structure, this slot doesn’t aim for complexity. Instead, it aims for entertainment and simplicity, as the majority of players who want to try this game are not experienced slot spinners. The reason why so many people would want to spin the slot is Narcos’ popularity.

The coin value can be set anywhere from 0.01 to 2.00, and there are ten adjustable levels of bets. The spin button which looks like a revolver barrel is surrounded by the Max Bet and Auto Play options which you probably already know how to use.

The symbols are perhaps the most interesting part of the game as the majority of them are the main characters from the show, including agent Javier Peña, agent Stephen Murphy, Pablo’s crew, flamingos, airplanes, and more. Furthermore, there are four low-paying symbols: J, Q, K, and A — all of them decorated with money and guns. The wild symbol is a special agent badge, and it can substitute any other symbol on the reels except for the scatter symbol and the Locked Up symbol. These wilds could become Walking Wilds and can shift horizontally and stay in the reels after being a part of the winning combination. Furthermore, there is an interesting feature called Drive-By that is triggered randomly and can turn some of the ordinary symbols into wilds.

The Locked Up symbol, which is depicted by the infamous Escobar’s mugshot, is activated when you land three of those symbols on the reels. The symbols are moved together and are assigned anywhere from 1x to 10x of the coin win value. The locked-up feature will then activate, and you will start receiving only Locked Up symbols and Golden Locked Up symbols, thus increasing your opportunity to create big wins.

Apart from the aforementioned features, Narcos also includes a Free Spins feature activated by the Free Spins symbol.

The Venetian to Host Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald is one of those singers whose voices you can remember just by hearing it one time. Every time one of his songs is played on the radio, listeners can immediately tell that it’s McDonald, even if they are hearing the song for the first time. What’s better than listening to McDonald on the radio is listening to his voice live, and people who happen to be in Las Vegas in October will have an amazing opportunity to witness McDonald’s magic inside The Venetian Theater. He will have two consecutive performances as a lot of guests are expected already.

The first performance will take place on Friday, October 11, and the next one will be exactly one day after that, on Saturday, October 12. Both shows will begin at 8 pm, so make sure to be there on time in order not to miss any of the hit songs. If you are interested in visiting this show, you can buy tickets for the starting price of $39.95. The tickets have been available since May 24, so hurry up to book your place before they are sold out. There will also be a limited number of VIP packages. You can buy tickets at Ticketmaster or box offices at The Venetian Resort. You can also call 702-414-9000 or 866-641-7469 and buy your ticket via phone.

Who is Michael McDonald?

Michael McDonald is still considered one of the best voices in popular music, having received numerous rewards, including five Grammy Awards. Furthermore, he has received a lot of other accolades, both personal and professional. His voice is definitely something that sets him apart from other singers, and it is often described to have a powerful yet soulful timbre that is very distinctive.

Apart from being an outstanding singer, McDonald is also a songwriter, record producer, and a keyboardist. He has been a member of two popular bands – The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. Some of the hit singles that he wrote with the Doobie Brothers include “Minute by Minute,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “What a Fool Believes,” and more. Other artists that McDonald was associated with also include Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggings, and others.

McDonald in Steely Dan

McDonald became a member of the band named Steely Dan and provided both back and lead vocals for them. He was more of a touring member, but he also contributed to their records. The band collaborated with McDonald for many years, but his primary band at that time was The Doobie Brothers.

McDonald in The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers recruited McDonald back in 1975, and that proved to be a very important milestone in the band’s history as McDonald contributed to some of their very popular songs. He was actually a replacement for Tom Johnston, who became ill during the national tour of the band and had to be replaced. McDonald’s vocals are located on some of the most popular releases from the band, including songs such as “Little Darling, “It Keeps You Runnin,” and more. The song “What a Fool Believes” actually became a #1 hit single in the US, and even managed to earn the band a Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1980.

McDonald and Other Artists

During both his solo career and his band career, McDonald engaged in many professional cooperations with other musicians and bands, providing both lead and back vocals for names such as Jack Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Toto, Kenny Loggings, Stephen Bishop, and more. One of the most popular songs from Carly Simon called “You Belong to Me” was actually co-written with Michael McDonald.

Pool Season Returns to Las Vegas – Check Out What The LINQs Offer

Summer is just around the corner, and we are all making big plans for summer holidays. One of the best periods in Las Vegas is when the pool season begins and resorts open their pools for visitors. If you plan to visit Vegas this summer, make sure to check Influence, the POOL at The LINQ. The resort has actually prepared quite a few surprises for people who like pools, so let’s check them out.

The 2019 pool season is definitely a big thing at The LINQ, which has the adults-only pool section where you can now rent a supersized cabana that can take up to 30 people. Furthermore, you can enjoy a fresh Sunday brunch menu that is developed exclusively for the guests of the POOL. Finally, all patrons who are at least 21 will receive complimentary admission.

The desert can be quite exhausting during the long summer days, causing you to sweat and crave for cool pool water, and a margarita in your hand. The air-conditioned space that is offered in The REQ Room at The LINQ will give you shelter from the scorching Sun, where you can enjoy a pool table, five flat screen TVs, Pop-A-Shot, a foosball table, a shuffle board table, and more. This can be rented as a cabana as well for the first time in history.

Speaking of renting, you can also rent a space at The LINQ, which offers both indoor and outdoor activities and offers and exclusive access to a deck from which you can take a look at the LINQ Promenade. Seven-day rental of this space is $1000 (plus additional taxes and gratuity). The space also includes a cocktail server, mixers, and a cabana host.

If you are up for a Sunday brunch, make sure to check out a great place called Influence. Some of the things that make Influence rather special and loved among its visitors include house-pressed juices, as well as a dynamic mixology program. Furthermore, there is an on-location restaurant that is called The Taco Spot, where you can check in for a Sunday brunch. Some of the items on the menu include avocado toast, speciality donuts, breakfast burritos, croissant sandwiches, and more. When it comes to drinks, you can drink bottomless bloody mary from 9 am to 12 pm, in addition to mimosas and micheladas which you can drink all day. All that comes for the price of $75, so if you are really thirsty, you will definitely have a fun time at this venue.

Moreover, Influence has a couple of offers that are special for the summer season of 2019, and they are called #skinny offers. Some of the drinks that are included in it are Skinny Soda, which combines Stoli vodka, lime juice, agave, nectar, club soda, and Truly Lime Hard Seltzer, and the Lime Spritzer that has club soda, Truly Lime Hard Seltzer, St-Germain Elderflower liqueur, and Belvedere Vodka. Furthermore, Influence will offer two additional drinks called the Strawberry Splash and the Margarita. If you decide to visit this venue on Tuesday, you will receive a promo called Two for Tuesday at Influence which means that you will receive two drinks for the price of one. Influence offers an escape from the hot summer days in LV and a great view of the High Roller Observation Wheel and the Promenade at the LINQ.

Furthermore, the destination, which is located at the center of the Strip, also features a couple of plasma TVs, a center bar and many other signature cocktails, cold drinks, and draft beer.

Amador County Harrah’s Casino Officially Opens Its Doors

The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians officially opened doors to visitors and celebrated it with a grand opening ceremony. This Harrah’s Northern California casino is located in Amador County, and it is a project worth $168 million. The venue also had its soft opening on April 29, 2019, when hundreds of casino lovers rushed in to see what this brand new casino has to offer, creating severe traffic congestions. This 71,000 sq ft venue once again attracted hundreds of visitors for the grand opening.

The celebration took place at the property which is located approximately 32 miles southeast of Sacramento. It is located just south of Ione in the foothills of Amador County. The casino welcomed guests from all over the region, especially because it is the only casino that partnered up with Caesars Entertainment and Buena Vista Rancheria Me-Wuk, thus being a casino affiliated with Caesars Rewards. In fact, it is the only such casino nearby.

The party that happened during the opening incorporated many entertaining things, such as drones creating a light show which was specifically designed for this occasion, and with the Caesars-operated venue in mind. It was followed by a 3D projection which mapped the casino exterior and there was even magnificent pyrotechnics.

Apart from outstanding visual experience, there were a lot of other interesting things to do and see during the grand opening, such as the round-the-clock promotions and giveaways that started on May 17. It was an extension of a sort, and it continued the party that had started during the soft opening of the casino some three weeks before the grand opening.

The Buena Vista Rancheria Chairwoman, Rhonda Pope-Flores, stated that the weekend behind them had not only been a celebration of the casino opening, but also a sort of a way to say ‘thank you’ to the local community and all the guests that had been very supportive of the casino development process. The long history of hospitality is in the veins of the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians, and the previous weekend was just a taste of what is about to come. In other words, Pope-Flores stated that the grand opening ceremony was just the start of many celebrations that are planned in order to bring casino lovers together.

When it comes to the casino itself, it features a total of 950 slots and 20 table games. Furthermore, there are three dining options for fast-casual dining, as well as a traditional dining venue called Louie Oliver’s Restaurant & Bar. The casino officials also have big plans for the future, and one of the most significant at the moment is adding a hotel for all visitors who want to stay overnight.

Being 17 miles from the main competitor, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, the new location is likely to become the largest employer in Amador County. It is operated by a federally-recognized tribe of Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians, as well as the Mule Creek State Prison.

Apart from offering more than 500 jobs (400 of which are full-time positions), the casino will also offer various other benefits for the local community. In fact, Harrah’s already made a community contribution of $20 million, even before the casino was opened. It is estimated that the venue would pay approximately $8 million in ongoing contributions per year. Furthermore, $1 million would be awarded to the County Community Fund for various projects that will take place in the county. In other words, apart from jobs and entertainment, the casino will be included in the community and make significant ongoing contributions.

The Walt Disney Company Has a Stake in DraftKings Inc.

DraftKings Incorporated is now partially controlled by The Walt Disney Company which has a stake in this daily fantasy sports and online betting giant. This came as a surprise as Disney’s officials are known for their negative attitude towards everything gambling-related, and that also includes sports betting. However, it seems that the tides are turning at the moment and that we are up for a big surprise. Yet, before we jump to conclusions, let’s take a deeper look at this piece of news.

Legal Sports Report published an article which states that the US conglomerate The Walt Disney Company, which is the most powerful entertainment company in the world, has acquired its interest in the gambling firm which has headquarters in Boston. However, this did not happen directly, as there were no talks between the representatives of the two companies. In fact, the entire thing happened due to a complicated network.

Some four years ago, Twenty-First Century Fox managed to obtain a deal with DraftKings and made a $300 million investment, thus buying a stake of the company. Fast forward a couple of years, we have witnessed Disney buying the Twenty-First Century Fox along with its Fox Sports division that has been actively cooperating with DraftKings.

In other words, The Walt Disney Company is now an official owner of the stake that was acquired by one of its subsidiary companies, according to an unnamed source at DraftKings, who stated that for Legal Sports Report. Therefore, Disney will own a part of a company that has big plans related to their industry, one of them being opening a land-based sportsbook that will be located in the state of Mississippi. Furthermore, they play to start a mobile online casino and even an app for sports betting for all bettors who live or visit New Jersey.

According to the Legal Sports Report, Disney’s interest in DraftKings can be described as rather surprising, given that its officials have made some really nasty comments about companies that focus on any form of gambling. One of the reasons why Disney became famous as a company that opposes gambling is their effort to put a stop to legalizing sports betting in Florida last year. Namely, they spent approximately $5 million in order to promote the anti-sports betting agenda in the Sunshine State. Some claim that Disney was afraid that sports betting companies would affect their budget and that the tourists would prefer visiting sportsbooks rather than Disney venues.

However, Disney did not stop there when it comes to their effort to stopping gambling deals and activities. As soon as they acquired Fox, they put a stop to a deal that the newly-bough company arranges with Resorts World Genting, a casino company from Malaysia.

Bob Iger, Chief Executive Officer for The Walt Disney Company, stated in his update for February earnings that the company would not get involved in any type of sports betting or gambling businesses. Furthermore, he added that it would not “facilitate gambling in any way.” He stated that ESPN could go on and provide updates related to sports that bettors would be able to use and that there was nothing to be shy about it. However, according to Iger, providing relevant information for bettors and getting into the business itself are two completely different things.

To sum up, it is going to get interesting in the future, and the public is eager to hear The Walt Disney representatives talk about being a part of DraftKings.

Microgaming Launches New Slot Called Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs

Microgaming is one of the most popular online slot providers in the world at the moment, and one of the reasons why they become a favorite among slot lovers is the sheer quality of their games. However, they are also doing great business-wise as they hold licenses for many shows, characters, video games, and more. In other words, if you see a slot that features some of the popular movies or games, chances are high that they are made by Microgaming.

One such release was actually launched a couple of days ago, and it is called Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs. Lara Croft is the legendary female explorer and adventurer from the Tomb Raider game franchise. Lara is a brave, intelligent, and beautiful protagonist that is often in search of hidden treasures, having to face various criminals, evil organizations, supernatural beings, and bobby traps in her journeys.

This time, Lara is on her way to explore temples and tombs, and you are going to help her in her effort. If you are lucky, you will stumble upon valuable items and share their worth as your reward.

The Gameplay

Being one of the leaders in the industry, Microgaming has set very high standards, and fans usually have great expectations with every upcoming title. Such was the case with Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs, and it seems that fans are not going to be disappointed, as Microgaming did an outstanding job once again.

The game features a standard grid with five reels and three rows. It offers a total of 243 ways to create winnings combos, and it is built using cutting-edge technology that makes it available across a specter of devices.

You can enjoy spinning the reels with everywhere from $0.20 to $20 as you reveal the hidden secrets and pave the way for the possible jackpot which is 5,000x of the stake prize. Some of the symbols you will see on the reels include a grappling hook, a torch, a water flask, an alligator god, Lara Croft, and more.

There is even a scarab beetle that appears on reels 2, 3, and 4, and has the power to substitute all the symbols on the reels. In other words, this is a wild symbol that could help players win hefty prizes. Furthermore, every time you get a wild, you increase your chances of triggering a Rolling Reels play. Once this feature is complete, you will have an opportunity to trigger the Jackpot Feature if you are lucky. In other words, the more wilds you collect, the higher the chance that the feature will trigger. There are a total of three jackpots, Minor (15x), Major (100x) and Grand (5,000x).

The game also features the Free Spins bonus. In order to trigger it, you will have to get at least three Free Spin symbols on the reels during a single spin, and Wilds can also contribute to it which is something that is not usually the case with online slots. In other words, you have increased chances of triggering Free Spins where each triggering way will award you eight free spins. The best thing about this feature is that it can be retriggered.

Whenever you create a winning combo, the symbols from that combination explode and make way for new symbols to fall from the top and give you an opportunity to create even more combos. One interesting thing about this is that every next combo increases the multiplier, which can go up to x5.

Duran Duran to Perform at The Cosmopolitan Once Again

Duran Duran is still huge, and still actively touring the world, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be one of their stops in the upcoming tour. The band will perform two nights at The Chelsea, on September 7 and 8. Tickets are available on sale since May 17, 10 am, and you can obtain them online or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. The prices start at $49, but you need to take into account that there will probably be some applicable fees and taxes in addition to the base price.

Duran Duran Still Has It!

The early 80s were a really interesting period for the music industry, especially in Birmingham, England, where a very vibrant genre of music was being invented, with Duran Duran being one of the leaders of that wave. They did not take much to reach the top of the world with their music and managed to sell more than 100 million records around the globe. Moreover, the band had 18 hit singles in the US, and 20 of their songs topped the charts in the UK.

Needless to say, Duran Duran was awarded some of the most prestigious awards in the music industry, which is a real testament to their success and innovation. Having performed almost everywhere, this group will return to Las Vegas once again, and they have two consecutive performances. Therefore, if you happen to be in Vegas during that weekend, make sure not to miss one of the biggest musical attractions.

Let’s take a look at their amazing biography and how they become one of the most popular acts of the 80s.

About Duran Duran

Music that Duran Duran makes is often described as new wave, synth pop, and dance rock. When they emerged, they were a part of the New Romantic scene, but they managed to distance themselves from other bands from the scene and build a completely unique image.

The band was formed in Birmingham, England back in 1978 by John Taylor and Nick Rhodes, who are its core members even today. Both members were actually working in a night club. John was working at the entrance, while Nick was a DJ who was paid only £10 per performance. They decided to join forces and started rehearsing and playing in that very same night club. The band did not have a drummer until they stumbled upon Roger Taylor, who became yet another core member of the band and is still actively playing the drums for Duran Duran.

The band released their first album in 1981 and named it simply Duran Duran. The album featured a couple of successful songs, one of them being Planet Earth which ended up on number 12 in the UK top 20. However, the biggest hit was definitely Girls on Film, which was followed by an interesting video. The song ended up in fifth place in the UK top 20 chart.

The best thing about Duran Duran and Girls of Film is that the erotic video was made only two weeks after MTV was launched, and it was featured on the TV, capturing viewers’ attention instantly.

The band went on to release 14 studio albums. After their initial success, they became popular worldwide and remained on top to date. Their latest album was released back in 2015 and is called Paper Gods.

This band was heavily influential as well and impacted many younger musicians and their music. Some of the bands and individual artists that created music under the influence of Duran Duran include Beck, Gwen Stefani, Pink, Dido, Franz Ferdinand, and more.

Memorial Day Weekend to Be Celebrated at The STRAT

Memorial Day is coming closer, and The STRAT Hotel, Casino, and SkyPod is preparing for a great weekend, with a lot of surprises and interesting events happening all over the place. This weekend-long party will focus on two parties which will take place by the poolside. Furthermore, visitors will have an opportunity to visit a new bar called 108 Drinks and enjoy the parties all weekend long. Therefore, the celebration will begin on Friday, May 24 and last all the way through Monday, May 27. If you happen to be in Las Vegas during this weekend, make sure to check in at The Strat Hotel, Casino, and SkyPod in order to celebrate the best Memorial Day of your life.

Even if you are not a hotel guest, you will have an opportunity to visit the two pools that are a part of The STRAT. There are two great cafes by the pool called Elation Pool Café and Bar and Radius Rooftop Pool and Wet Lounge. The latter is available only for people who are 21 or over. People who are not guests of the hotel will have to pay admission fees, but hotel guests will have a complimentary entry. Elation will be open from 9 am to 7 pm from Friday to Monday, and it will have a special menu for that weekend. Visitors of Elation will have an opportunity to try lobster taquitos, cerveza-battered fish taco trio, chilli-lime chicken wings, and more. Moreover, there will be new cocktails galore, including berry mule, frosé, pineapple mojito, and more. The admission fee for this event is $10, and it is applicable to all non-hotel guests of all ages.

Radius is located on floor 24 of the STRAT, and it will be open from 11 am to 11 pm from Friday to Monday. It is a type of European pool with optional tops. Apart from being very stylish, this pool offers a magnificent view of the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding nature. Visitors who are not hotel guests will have to be older than 21 and will have to pay an admission fee of $14 in order to enter this great poolside.

Finally, those who are not afraid of heights can visit the Observation Deck, which is a part of the SkyPod. It is located on the 108th level and will have a new full-service bar opened during that weekend. The bar is called 108 Drinks, and visitors can order their favorite drinks there while enjoying the view from which extends dozens of miles around the SkyPod. It is actually a 360-degree panoramic view of not only the city but also the entire valley.

What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day (also known as Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the US. In every state, people who died serving in the US Armed Forces are remembered and honored. This holiday is usually observed every last Monday in May. This year, it is going to be May 27. Apart from honoring the people who served in the army, it is often considered the start of the season of summer vacation. In other words, it is a holiday where people should give their thanks to the fallen soldiers, but also be grateful for being able to live in peace and prosperity in the US. There are certain traditions in some parts of the US that involve visiting graves of the fallen soldiers and honoring them by placing American flags on their graves. This is usually conducted by Memorial Day volunteers.