Let’s be honest: There’s a reason you can’t travel more than two blocks in this town without running into a video poker bar (hint: It doesn’t take long for those “free” drinks to end up costing you triple figures!). That said, if you think tonight’s the night you’re going to finally turn a couple of Andrew Jacksons into a handful of Ben Franklins, you at least should give yourself a fighting chance. So bypass the neighborhood tavern and belly up to a bar at Red Rock Resort. Unlike the corner pub, these bar-top machines have favorable pay schedules with progressive royal flushes attached. Your best bet: 8/5 Bonus Poker, which offers a return rate of slightly more than 99 percent—or, in other words, your “free” drinks have a much better chance of being a lot cheaper!
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.