Prices for the High Roller observation wheel at the Linq have changed again, with day-ride prices going up by $5 to $24.95 (still $34.95 at night), while kids ages 13-17 ride for $14.95 both day and night—a $10 reduction on the nighttime price. For adult locals, the best play is to go on Tuesdays when tickets are $17.50 (day) and $24.50 (night), and come with a drink. And from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays only, there’s a special $49.95 package for families that includes two adult tickets, three child tickets (12 and under), three sets of High Roller binoculars to keep and three juice drinks. Since adult day-ride tickets are regularly $24.95, it’s like getting the rest thrown in for free.
➜ Speaking of free, gratis morning coffee is back at the Downtown Grand. It’s available in the lobby from 6 to 9 a.m. and isn’t restricted to hotel guests (though that could change at any moment). The property is also running Dollar Daze, with $1 (hot dog), $2 (domestic beer) and $3 (cheeseburger) specials in the restaurants and bars.
➜ Oyster alert! Emeril’s at MGM Grand has a daily happy hour from 9:30 p.m. to closing, with $1.50 oysters (which is a great deal at a seafood joint of this stature). Other happy hour offerings include $5 gumbo and chowder, and a $12 crawfish boil.
➜ Another broasted chicken option has surfaced. The Streets of New York restaurants, at 5135 S. Fort Apache Road and 7570 Norman Rockwell Lane, both sell it. This chain out of Phoenix calls it “broaster chicken,” but it’s the same item, and a 12-piece mix with potato wedges and two sides is $28.95.
➜ For the high-rollers out there, the Westgate (formerly LVH, and prior to that, Las Vegas Hilton) is advertising an automatic complimentary suite for two nights and $500 in promo chips when you get an approved $10,000 line of credit. There’s an application at TheLVH.com. Hey, why not?
➜ For the low-rollers out there, Win Cards are now being sold at New York-New York (at the cage or players club). For $20 you get the how-to cards, and $30 in play-till-you-lose casino chips (plus a $1 tip chip). It’s a good deal that you can take advantage of only once per year.
➜ Finally, for slider lovers, an outlet of the famous White Castle hamburger chain is confirmed to be coming to Las Vegas. White Castle’s first West Coast restaurant is slated for the Casino Royale at center Strip. No details yet on an opening date, but it looks like sometime in 2015.
Anthony Curtis is the publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor and LasVegasAdvisor.com, a monthly newsletter and website dedicated to finding the best deals in town.