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Apr 29, 2015

Laughlin Gaming Revenue Increases

Laughlin, Nevada



Nevada and the Vegas Strip Numbers are down, while Laughlin's numbers are up. 

Numbers reported by the Nevada Gaming Control Board for March (2015) showed gaming revenues for Nevada were down statewide by 3.2%. This was mostly due to a steep decrease of 9.6% on the Las Vegas Strip.

In Laughlin there was more good news and signs of growth.
  
Laughlin casinos gross gaming revenue was up 4.5% to $49.2 million for the month of March. 
These numbers are the highest they have been in any one month since 2012.  

Beyond the Vegas Strip other areas in Nevada also fared well.

North Las Vegas and Boulder Highway area casinos reported double digit increases in revenue.

North Las Vegas was up 14.4%
Boulder Strip was up 19%
Downtown Las Vegas was up 4.6%
Reno was up 6.5%
Sparks was up 7.4%
Mesquite was up 0.2%

Laughlin, Nevada - Colorado River

*Numbers are comparisons based on the same month for the previous year.


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Ramon Ayala at Laughlin Event Center

Laughlin, NV

RAMON AYALA Y SUS BRAVOS DEL NORTE 
    
Laughlin Event Center
May 2, 2015
8PM



Ramon Ayala is known as the "King of the Accordion" and is a norteno music superstar.  The Mexican musician, composer and songwriter has recorded over 107 albums and has had 10 Grammy nominations and 4 Grammy Awards, including one for his hit album En Vivo… El Hombre Y Su Musica. In addition he was the winner of 2 Latin Grammys for the albums Quemame Los Ojos and El Numero Cien. 

The official Laughlin Event Website and ticket source is at: laughlineventcenter.com 

Where is the Laughlin Event Center?
The outdoor venue is located behind the Laughlin Outlet Mall.  From Casino Drive you go up Bruce Woodbury Drive and you cannot miss it on the left side.  


There is no on-site parking at the Laughlin Event Center, but the mall (at the time of this post) does allow parking.  Most of the Casinos also offer free shuttles to and from the events.  The walk from Casino Drive is not very far but it is uphill on the way there.   A shortcut is to go through the mall from the lower entrance and out the back on the top floor.  The usually shut off traffic between Casino Drive and Thomas Edison from 4pm-11pm on the day of a concert. 

This weekend in Laughlin, NV will also feature the annual Baja Days Riverwalk Festival at the Colorado Belle and the Cinco De Mayo Festival, Party and Car Show at Tropicana Laughlin. 



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Cinco De Mayo Festival, Car Show, Dance Party

Laughlin, NV
Tropicana Laughlin


Cinco De Mayo Festival, Car Show, Dance Party

May 1st-2nd

Two nights of parties and music from two bands will be featured at outdoor Victory Plaza at the Tropicana Laughlin.

The Midnight Cruzzers perform Friday (4:30pm-8:30pm) Saturday (9pm-1am).

Rocky Padilla & the L.A. Latin Side Friday (9pm-1am) and Saturday (4:30pm-8:30pm).

The entertainment and parties are free and open to the general public. but you must be at least 21 years of age.   Food and beverage will be available for purchase during the parties.

There is even more music going on inside at the Pavilion Theater:

Tierra performs Friday (8pm)

Thee Midniters performs Saturday (8pm).

Tickets are $20 for each show and are available at the Tropicana Laughlin



Cinco De Mayo Car Show
Tropicana
May 1st-2nd  (10am - Sunset)
North Parking Lot
Free to view cars

Over 150 cars are registered and will be on display.  If you want to show off your car, the entry fee is is $25.  Trophies to be awarded to winners in a variety of categories. People who want to enter their cars can still do so on the day of the event.


Pictures from 2014 - Photo Credit - Tropicana Laughlin 



Festival visitors can end the event with Sopas at Victory Plaza offering a choice of Menudo or Pozole served from 8am-1pm.on Sunday (May 3rd) for $5.99 per person.



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The Baja Riverwalk Festival is also this weekend at the Colorado Belle.  More Details



Ramon Ayala is playing at the Laughlin Event Center on May 2nd. 



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Baja Days Riverwalk Festival

Laughlin, NV



Coinciding with the Ramon Ayala Concert at the Laughlin Event Center, the Baja Days Riverwalk Festival takes place this weekend, May 1-3, 2015



Free live entertainment on the Loading Dock stage by the Colorado Belle will be provided by
Stinson Brother’s “Island Fever Band”



Festival Hours:
Fri 4 p.m.-10 p.m.

Sat 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sun noon-7 p.m.

Music is free! 
Beverages and food will be available for purchase. 



Cinco De Mayo Festival, Car Show, Dance Party is 
also taking place this weekend at the Tropicana Laughlin



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Apr 20, 2015

Hogs and Heifers Saloon - Laughlin River Run 2015


Laughlin, NV
Laughlin River Run 2015

Hogs and Heifers Saloon and Party Zone
Edgewater Casino 

April 22nd-25th 

(set up in the parking lot right near Casino Drive)








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Ms. Laughlin River Run Contest - 2015

Laughlin, NV
Laughlin River Run 2015

The Ms. Laughlin River Run 2015 Contest 
takes place at the Riverside Resort on Saturday, April 25th.   

Location:   Riverside Resort Outdoor Stage, next to the exhibit/vendor area

Time:  4pm

Note;  to participate you must be a registered participant of Laughlin River Run.





Video Clip of the 2014 Contest



Ms. Laughlin River Run 2013


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Laughlin River Run Bike Show - 2015



Custom Bike Show at the Laughlin River Run - 2015
Laughlin, Nevada

Presented by the Edgewater and Colorado Belle

Saturday, April 25th 

Registration is 8-10am.   

Judging and Public Viewing is from 11am to 3pm

The Awards Ceremony is at 3pm.

This annual custom bike show takes place this year in the Center Circle by the Colorado Belle Main Casino entrance.  Other years it was on the Riverwalk so be aware of the location change. 






Best in Show - 2014








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Laughlin River Run 2015 - Rules and Parking

Laughlin, NV



River Run - Rules and Parking   2015

Lt. John Healy of the Laughlin Metro Police substation estimates between 30,000 and 40,000 people will be in Laughlin for the River Run event.

There are just a few simple rules to keep in mind to help everyone have fun and be safe:

During the 2015 River Run event the following regulations will be in effect

  • No glass or cans permitted on Casino Drive. All beverages must be in plastic. 
  • No nudity.
  • No colors.
  • A curfew for minors (under 18 years of age) will be in effect from 6 pm-5am Thurs-Sunday.
  • Nevada has a mandatory motorcycle helmet law, which will be strictly enforced.
  • In Nevada, Motorcyclists are reminded that lane splitting is illegal. 


Safety 
More than 150 officers will be staged in Laughlin, with public safety agencies throughout the Tri-state area help directly with or ready and on call to provide assistance as needed. These include the Clark County Fire Department, the Nevada and California Highway Patrol, and the Bullhead City Police Department. Statistic from last year showed a safe year with minimum arrests. Officers are given a lot of discretion to write citations rather than taking someone to jail.


Driving
Be careful driving and be aware of motorcycles everywhere, especially when pulling out into traffic or making a left turn.  Parking and Traffic can be difficult at times.  Be aware of pedestrians (especially those not using the crosswalks) and motorcycles everywhere.

Some tips:  Bikers can obtain parking spots at reserved parking sections at most of the casinos.  They even offer reserved, secured lots (for a fee).  Space for cars is at a premium, and garages fill up fast.  Be patient and go earlier than you planned.  Valet fills up fast too and is usually limited to only guests of the hotel or players club members. Other parking spots include the Outlet Mall.  


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Apr 16, 2015

Ink Mayhem Tattoo Festival 2015

Laughlin, NV


Ink Mayhem
 
APRIL  22ND - APRIL 25TH

The Ink Mayhem Tattoo Festival will take place during the Laughlin River Run at the Laughlin River Lodge (formerly known as the River Palms).  

The show will offer a variety of attractions, including performers, entertainers, live tattooing, art fusion, daily tattoo contests, vendor areas, a Tattooed Biker Babe contest and celebrity artists. 
 

Schedule for the Festival


Tattoo Contests



Food and Entertainment


Ink Mayhem is produced by DERMAL KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTIONS 
See more info and a list of the artists at the show on their website at: www.dermalknowledgeproductions.net


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Laughlin River Run 2015 - Poker Runs

Laughlin, NV

The 33rd Annual Laughlin River Run 2015 takes place April 22-26th.



Two Poker Runs are scheduled

The Official River Run® Poker Run 

Register at the Riverside Resort Starview Room:
Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 8am-10am

This is a self-guided poker run.
Thursday & Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
Start Location is at the Riverside Starview Room
Finish at the Colorado Belle.
Winners Posted will be posted at the Colorado Belle Loading Dock Bar and Grille.

Cash prizes awarded, to be eligible you must be a registered participant of the 
2015 Laughlin River Run.



American Heroes Charity Poker Run 
Benefiting Tri-State Veterans.

Friday April 24th
Registration is at 8:30–10am at the Tropicana Laughlin

The Ride Leaves at 10am.
Donations:  $15 Rider, $10 Passenger

Prizes will be given for 1st-3rd place. 
Your entire donation goes to support recognized Veteran causes.




American Heroes Poker Run 2014

Video of the 2014 American Heroes Poker Run




Video of the 2013 American Heroes Poker Run




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Apr 15, 2015

Moonshadow Grille at the Avi Casino

Laughlin, NV
Dinner at the Moonshadow Grille - Restaurant Review
Avi Casino Resort



The Avi is a bit off our normal path but we have been wanting to try the Moonshadow Grille for a long time. After a recent dinner, we were wondering why we waited so long!  

We were seated right away, though they do recommend reservations. Our servers brought water, rolls, a wine list, and took drink orders promptly.   The decor is nice and fits the theme.  Tables and booths are available, and the restaurant is far away enough from the Casino floor that is it pleasant with no noise drifting in.  


Bread Basket

Lobster Bisque

The Lobster Bisque (ordered as an appetizer) was one of the best we have ever had.  The server warmed the brandy table side and added it while it was flaming to the Bisque. Fresh cream was also added. The Lobster chunks were very plentiful in the bisque, way more than one would expect.  For $9.50 (a big bowl, not a cup) this was a delicious choice. 


Dinner Salad

Blue Cheese Dressing Served on the Side

Salads were next and served just the right size, very fresh.  We always get the Blue Cheese and this one was excellent, served on the side with crumbles on top.  

Filet Mignon - Regular Size

For the main course we both ordered the Filet Mignon.  There were so many other tempting menu items but we came for steak so decided to try the best they had to offer.  The Filet was as good or perhaps almost better than the one we had at the Range Steakhouse (Harrah's Laughlin) and Ruth Chris (Harrah's Vegas) recently.  

We ordered one Petite and one Regular size and both were cooked perfectly as ordered. They were tender, juicy, and a nice cut of steak.The Petite ($31) looked to be about 6 ounces, and the regular close to 10 ounces, so they were very good sized.  A side of either baked potato, garlic mashed potatoes, fries, four cheese macaroni or pecan wild rice with fresh seasonal vegetables is included with the entree orders.  There is no need to add on an à la carte side dish here as in some other Steakhouses. 

We were far to full to even attempt dessert but will be back another time soon and try to leave room.

There are many other items we saw on the menu that look good and we would like to try.  If you don't want steak they also have some fish choices such as salmon, halibut, Lobster Tails, and even Veal dishes, Rack of Lamb, and Baby Back Ribs. 




We highly recommend taking a trip to the Avi and the Moonshadow Grille for a nice dinner or special occasion dining.  

This is a link to the current menu for the Moonshadow Grille. 
http://www.avicasino.com/moonshadow-grille---fine-dining.html


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Laughlin Car Shows This Weekend

Laughlin, NV

If you want to see some classic cars, hotrods & Harleys there are two Car shows taking the spotlight in Laughlin this weekend.   One show is at the Avi Casino and the other is at Tropicana Laughlin.






16th Annual River Cruizers’ Hotrods & Harleys Spring Show 
Avi Casino
April 16-19th

300 vehicles are expected for the show. Competition categories will include classics, motorcycles, vintage bikes, hotrods, trucks, rat rods, and more.  The event and viewing takes place at the Beach overlook by the Colorado River.

Viewing and display hours are:
Thursday-Friday 8 am-6pm
Saturday 8am-5pm
Sunday 8 am awards presentation
Viewing for the public is free. 

On Saturday entertainment will be provided by the band American Made  
from 12 noon until 3 pm.

American Made will also be performing in the Avi at the ArrowWeed Lounge on Friday and Saturday





Over at the Tropicana Laughlin they are hosting the
Gambler Classic River Run Show



28th Annual Gambler Classic River Run Car Show
Tropicana Laughlin
April 16-18th

Over 100 original, restored, modified and custom classic Chevys are expected for this annual show. Vehicles will be on display each day; there is no charge to view the vehicles.   The event takes place in the North Parking lot at the Tropicana. 

The best viewing will be on Saturday when the “Show and Shine” event happens. The show is put on by the Southern Nevada Classic Chevy Club of Las Vegas. Red Bull Energy Drink is hosting the show and will have a tent on site. 



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