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Megabucks Hits for $15.5 Million, We’ve Got Exclusive Details

On Christmas Eve 2020, a lucky player won $15.5 million on a Megabucks slot machine at Suncoast casino.

The dude’s name was Kevin.

But wait, there’s more.

Megabucks winner Suncoast

At least somebody’s 2020 didn’t entirely suck.

The exact jackpot was $15,491,103.27.

While taxes for such jackpots vary, The Man takes about a 40 percent bite.

Still, the jackpot was the largest in Nevada in eight years.

Megabucks winner Suncoast

Three credits, $15.5 million. Two credits, a paltry $20,000. Lesson: Just spring for the extra buck.

We were the first to share news of the Suncoast jackpot, mainly because our ever-vigilant Twitter followers noticed a Megabucks machine at another casino had reset to $10 million. That happens whenever somebody wins the jackpot.

Megabucks

The Megabucks reset is reliable jackpot alert system.

We naturally visited Suncoast to check out, and possibly fondle, the winning machine. Lighten up, it was consensual.

Suncoast is a locals casino owned by Boyd Gaming, about 15 minutes west of the Las Vegas Strip.

Suncoast

Suncoast rents that sky just to make our photos look better.

Apparently, Kevin (a part-time Vegas resident, who also lives in Alaska) put $40 in the lucky Megabucks machine before his big win.

For posterity, we’d like to share the winning machine number was 9669. The machine’s location was 5501. (See photo below.)

While casino practices vary slightly, you can tell a machine’s I.D. number and location by looking for the big red arrows.

Slot machine numbering

It’s like a GPS for slot techs.

The winning machine sits next to the casino’s Peng Zu restaurant.

More controversially, it’s near Du-par’s restaurant. The Megabucks winner apparently dined there following his windfall. A casino insider contacted us to share Kevin failed to tip the staff after his meal. Awkward.

Megabucks

This Megabucks machine is currently a local celebrity.

Whether the player tipped staff for his $15.5 million win is unknown.

Anyway, we’re confident Kevin will circle back and lavish staff with gratuities galore.

It was probably the shock.

Megabucks

Megabucks is what’s known as a “progressive” slot machine, which could explain why it’s always redistributing wealth.

The irony in cases of multimillion-dollar jackpots is the player often has little or no cash on them. Large jackpots are paid by check (by the machine manufacturer, not the casino) often over many years, so it’s not uncommon for players to “forget” to tip, or not have the cash to tip, at the time of their win.

Nailed this jackpot during our visit. Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice?

Whatever the circumstances of a win, there’s always a collective thrill when somebody snags millions of dollars on a slot machine. (Also known as collective envy.)

Megabucks jackpots are part of what keep the Las Vegas dream alive! One spin or pull of the arm can change your life forever.

21 Las Vegas Predictions for 2021

We, like you, have had quite enough of 2020, informally referred to as “The Year When Dumpster Fires, Trainwrecks and Shitshows Didn’t Seem All That Bad By Comparison.”

It’s time to set our sights on 2021!

We’ve plugged in the power cable of our crystal ball, and we’re ready to dive into a cavalcade of speculation, prognostication and opinionation about what could be in store for Las Vegas in the coming year.

Vital Vegas predictions

Let the half-ass speculation begin!

Disclaimer: These predictions are for entertainment purposes only. We are a Las Vegas blog, not an actual fortune teller.

1. Palms Sold, Won’t Reopen in 2021

Palms has yet to reopen after closing in March 2020, and we predict it won’t reopen under its current ownership, Station Casinos. Station is going to take a huge financial hit, as it invested $690 million beyond its $312 million purchase price. A new owner probably wouldn’t want to rush a reopening, so we’re thinking 2022.

Palms dust to gold

The whole alchemy thing didn’t really pan out for Palms.

2. Sales of Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson Confirmed

Station Casinos is also likely to unload these locals casinos, and the deals will be formally announced in 2021. Boyd Gaming and the owners of Dotty’s are the rumored buyers.

Fiesta

When the Fiesta casinos reopen, we’ll all be ready to smash the pinata. If you get our drift.

3. Taxable Threshold for Slot Jackpots Gets Bumped Up

A slot jackpot win of $1,200 or more sets in motion a series of events, all of them annoying to players and casinos. When a player wins that amount or more in a casino, the slot machine is taken out of service while the player fills out tax paperwork. Nothing says fun like paperwork! In 2021, the taxable threshold for slot wins will finally move from $1,200 to $5,000. The $1,200 tax reporting amount has been around since 1977, but in 2021, the U.S. Treasury will get a clue and do the right thing.

Golden Gate hand pay

We mostly added this item to our list to show off our hand pay.

4. Eldorado Effect Takes Hold at Caesars Entertainment

In 2021, we’re all going to get a better look at what Eldorado’s merger with Caesars Entertainment really means. We hear there are smart people in charge now (the CEO apparently is nicknamed “Rain Man”), and Eldorado is gambling-oriented, which could be refreshing. Expect more streamlining at the company, and tighter comps, but overall this merger could result in a renewed focus on customer satisfaction.

Eldorado Caesars merger

The merger has its first birthday in July 2021.

5. Planet Hollywood and Cromwell Sold

Caesars Entertainment has said it will unload one or more Strip casinos, and these are the likely candidates. Tires have been kicked, so expect these deals to be announced in 2021.

The Cromwell

Cromwell could be a good fit for a first-time casino owner in Las Vegas. Not overwhelmingly large, epic location, solid reputation.

6. Tropicana is Sold, Probably for the Land

Again, Penn National (technically, its real estate investment trust) has said it’s looking to sell Tropicana, and 2021 is the year. The rumor is a sale would be a land play, so visit while you can.

Tropicana Las Vegas

Dibs on the stained glass, although not sure where we’re going to keep it.

7. Circa’s Pool Prints Money

Oh, look, a potential bright spot! Against all odds, Circa opened in the middle of a pandemic. The casino opened Oct. 28, to positive reviews (including ours), and the hotel opens today, Dec. 28, 2020. The resort’s pool complex has gotten some decent buzz, but it’s the middle of winter. Next spring and summer, we’re pretty sure Circa’s Stadium Swim is going to shake things up downtown in a big way. The place can handle 4,000 people a day, and we’re pretty sure that’s in the cards for Circa next year.

Circa Las Vegas

Circa owner Derek Stevens has said downtown was “under-pooled.” Now, not so much.

8. Elon Musk’s Tunnel Generates Good Buzz, But There’s Caveat

Elon Musk’s underground transportation system will open at the Las Vegas Convention Center in early 2021, and there are plans for an expansion throughout Las Vegas. It’s a weird project, and should generate great P.R. for Las Vegas. Extensions should begin in 2021, to Wynn and Resorts World for starters. Everyone just needs to adjust their expectations. This isn’t a mass transit system. It’s an underground Uber, which isn’t a bad thing.

Vegas Loop map

The Vegas Loop map was obviously drawn by a man: One inch equals half a mile.

9. Bleutech Scam Implodes

One of the things we’re most looking forward to in 2021 is the end of a nonsensical project called Bleutech Park. This whimsical project continues to push out surreal social media posts and equally ludicrous renderings, but in 2021 the meds kick in and this utter stupidity finally goes away for good.

Bleutech tower schlong

We can’t tell if they’re kidding.

10. Las Vegas Super Bowl Announced for 2024

We shared the rumor first, but it becomes official in 2024. Las Vegas will host the Super Bowl in 2024.

Super Bowl

Ignore our drunk Tweets at your own peril.

11. Taxpayers Take It in the Butt on Allegiant Stadium

Ah, the best laid plans. Las Vegas was so excited to have a pro football team, it didn’t spend much time on the fine print. Those bond payments aren’t going anywhere and Nevada taxpayers are on the hook for tax revenue shortfalls. When fans are finally allowed into the stadium again, they should be given lubricant with their hot dogs and beer.

Allegiant Stadium

If we’re going to pay for it, we should at least get to use it!

12. Bellagio Bails on Conservatory

Yes, it’s a sad prediction, but we are compelled to make it every year. That’s because Bellagio (in the MGM Resorts family) can’t really justify this ongoing expense. The Conservatory is a money suck, and people who come to see free attractions rarely stay to contribute to a casino’s bottom line.

Bellagio Conservatory

Don’t panic. We’ve been wrong about this for seven years straight.

13. Rio’s New Owners Opt for Implosion

We broke the news Rio would be sold, and that came to fruition. The new owners said they’d keep Caesars Entertainment on to run the casino, and have said they’ll invest $100 million into a renovation. Somebody didn’t get the Palms memo. We foresee the ownership getting a clue in 2021, pivoting and announcing the Rio’s days are done. In 2021, we could also find out the World Series of Poker will relocate to Bally’s, because speculation is fun!

Rio Las Vegas casino

The Rio reopened Dec. 22, 2020 with limited everything.

14. Bally’s Rebranded to Horseshoe

Caesars Entertainment sold its Bally’s brand in Oct. 2020, so now it’s just awkward and confusing to have a Bally’s on The Strip. Odds are good Bally’s gets a rebrand in 2021 (unless it’s sold), and it will be wonderful having the Horseshoe brand back in play in Las Vegas.

Bally's lobby lounge

This new lounge at Bally’s doesn’t really fit with an old-timey cowpoke theme, but we’ll make it work.

15. Virgin Las Vegas Opens, Surprises Everyone

Virgin had to push back its opening date, and it’s likely to happen again. Once open, though, Virgin Las Vegas is likely to surprise and delight. The resort has some interesting partnerships which lessen the owner’s risk if conventions don’t spring back immediately. While Virgin’s problematic location presents it with some of the same challenges as Hard Rock, the resort’s revamp looks impressive, and while Virgin doesn’t have a big stake in the place, the company is expected to bring some new amenities to market along with its focus on female business travelers. One to watch.

Bar at Commons Club

We look forward to deflowering this Commons Club bar at Virgin.

16. Hard Rock Brand Returns to Las Vegas

In 2021, we’re confident plans for the return of the Hard Rock brand to Las Vegas will be announced, probably in conjunction with one of the aforementioned sales. The Seminole tribe has been the subject of myriad rumors in the last couple of years, and we suspect the brand will find a new home on the Las Vegas Strip soon. Bonus prediction: At least one more tribe will acquire a Las Vegas casino in 2021.

Hard Rock Las Vegas

Build us one of those fancy guitar-shaped resorts, Hard Rock. We’ll wait.

17. The Drew Officially Throws in the Towel

It’s looking like 2021 is shaping up to be “The Year When We Cut Through the B.S.” For example, we predict The Drew’s owner will come to grips with the fact the former Fontainebleau isn’t a viable endeavor, nobody’s putting up $2 billion to open it and the eyesore needs to be taken down like Harmon Hotel was. At some point, Clark County officials are going to require the owner to do just that.

Drew Las Vegas

What might have been.

18. Cirque Drops More Vegas Shows, CEO Finally Out

We won’t mince words on this one: Cirque du Soleil is pretty much screwed. The company recently emerged from bankruptcy, after running up nearly $1 billion in debt, only to turn around borrow a fresh $600 million. Remarkably, the person who got the company into its perilous predicament, Daniel Lamarre, remains at the helm. How is this possible? You obviously don’t speak French-Canadian! Lamarre is informally referred to as “The Cockroach,” as he seems to survive everything. Rubbing chili powder into the open wound, Cirque has announced its board will now boast former MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren. You know, the visionary who turned Monte Carlo’s $80 million a year earnings into $62 million after spending $550 million on a rebrand to Park MGM. Sorry, but Cirque’s going to be in trouble again in 2021 and beyond, so expect another one or two shows to not reopen (“Zumanity” has already announced it won’t be back at New York-New York). Cirque is too important to Las Vegas for Lamarre and Murren to be at the helm. Cirque needs to let artists wrest back the wheel, as they made the company successful in the first place.

RUN

Never forget, Daniel Lamarre is the one who signed off on this $60 million-plus disaster at Luxor.

19. High Roller Loses “Tallest Observation Wheel” Title

It was fun while it lasted. In 2021, our High Roller Ferris wheel will lose its designation as the world’s tallest. The High Roller is 550 feet tall, but Ain Dubai, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will be 820 feet.

High Roller Las Vegas Ferris wheel

“Ain” that a pisser.

20. Resorts World Opens to Raves and Financial Struggles

The opening of Resort World in 2021 will be the biggest thing since the opening of Circa. This $4.3 billion resort harkens back to the days when no expense was spared and Vegas megaresorts were the envy of the world. We fully expect Resorts World to deliver an incredible resort experience. The trouble is there’s no indication demand exists for an over-the-top Las Vegas megaresort anymore. It’s awkward, but Las Vegas visitation was flat for two years prior to COVID-19, primarily due to legalized gambling across the country. A string of nightclubs have closed across Las Vegas in recent years, and Resorts World plans a big one. There are also red flags Las Vegas has more seats than it can fill for entertainment, and again, Resorts World is going all-in on its theater and high-priced talent. A lot of hopes are being pinned on sports and conventions, but it remains to be seen if Resorts World can defy the odds and usher in a new era in Las Vegas. No pressure.

Resorts World Las Vegas

Vegas can’t resist a gamble.

21. NBA Expansion Team Announced

We’ll put this in the positive prediction column! Yep, Las Vegas is getting an NBA expansion team (that’s the basketball one), and the news will be confirmed in 2021. A dedicated arena could be built for our new team, but they’d likely play at T-Mobile in the meantime. The folks at All Net Resort and Arena still think they can lure a team, but as the financing for this project has yet to materialize, don’t hold your breath.

NBA

Please make some noise for your Las Vegas Vitals! Hey, worth a try.

That’s it. You pretty much don’t need to read a newspaper in 2021, because now you know what’s on the horizon for Las Vegas. Yes, several people still read newspapers. How about trying to be less of a smartass in 2021?

We have lots of other predictions for 2021, but sort of thought a list with 21 items was fitting.

We’re pretty sure Madison Square Garden will bail on its MSG Sphere in 2021. Venetian and Palazzo will be sold. Zappos, based in downtown Las Vegas, will go away in 2021, officially integrated into Amazon.

We’re also going to predict Las Vegas will ban paper straws in 2021. Because they taste like rectum.

Although Vegas isn’t going to come back 100% in 2021, the good news is it’s going to be much, much better than 2020, so there’s that.

In 2021, folks will get back to work; public confidence will return along with a desire to take part in some serious debauchery; travel restrictions will be lifted; conventions, shows and strip clubs will come back; Vegas will get back to being Vegas again, mostly.

Adios, 2020, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Fremont Street Experience Moves Forward With New Year’s Eve Festivities

Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas will hold its annual New Year’s Eve party, albeit without live entertainment.

The cost of entry to the event, $25, is being referred to as a “security fee.”

It was widely reported Fremont Street Experience wouldn’t have its New Year’s Eve event, but that was related to the denial of a specific permit request.

Apparently, a new permit was requested and granted.

It’s unclear what, if any, conditions were attached to the permit approval, but it seems Fremont Street Experience is keeping promotion of the event to a bare minimum to avoid potential blowback related to public safety concerns.

Fremont Street Experience New Year's Eve

Will Fremont Street Experience have a New Year’s Eve party this year? Yes. Will it be weird without live music? Definitely.

The NYE page on the Fremont Street Experience Web site is atypically understated, merely providing an opportunity to purchase tickets along with a FAQ covering the basics of the event.

Typically, one of the biggest draws of New Year’s Eve at Fremont Street Experience is live entertainment, but the venue’s FAQ states, “Due to COVID restrictions mandated by the state, there will not be live entertainment or bands on Fremont Street Experience this year.”

No live entertainment includes no DJs.

That means the evening’s festivities will feature ambient music, and the only entertainment, aside from people-watching, will be on the venue’s Viva Vision video screen.

Last year, the screen got a $32 million renovation. It was unveiled a year ago on New Year’s Eve 2020.

Fremont Street NYE 2021

Ah, New Year’s Eve 2020, when communicable diseases were almost adorable.

Presumably, the term “security fee” makes reference to the fact there will be controlled access to Fremont Street on New Year’s Eve, and as always, a heightened level of security will be provided to party-goers.

It’s unclear if the event will be subject to any capacity limits, but NYE typically draws tens of thousands of guests to Fremont Street Experience, a five block entertainment district in downtown Las Vegas.

The “Safety and Security Restrictions” section of the venue’s FAQ states, “Fremont Street Experience’s security measures will include bag checks, I.D. scans and screening through metal detectors and COVID assessment.”

The Fremont Street Experience Web site continues, “Yes, everyone will need to wear a mask at all times and practice six feet of social distancing. If you are not feeling well or have any symptoms of COVID, please stay home. Upon entrance you will be required to answer a few COVID screening questions.”

Thank goodness nobody drinks excessively on Fremont Street or that “six feet of social distancing” thing would come across as a tad whimsical.

A number of other health and safety precautions are listed on the Web site as well. Take a look.

The NYE event at Fremont Street Experience will be limited to those 21 and older.

While the Las Vegas Strip canceled its fireworks, Plaza hotel, adjacent to Fremont Street Experience, still plans to have a fireworks display.

Given how strange 2020 has been, it’s probably no surprise New Year’s Eve 2021 in Las Vegas will be awkward, too.

Happy Awkward New Year

Let’s raise our socially-distanced glasses to toast the end of a year replete with WTF.

Venues know people will be up for a party, but they have to balance risk versus reward, as do we all. As we always have.

It’s likely Fremont Street Experience will draw a significant number of revelers, but it’s an outdoor venue and medical officials seem to agree most of the COVID-19 cases being reported are happening in households, with extended interactions, not passing encounters in public venues.

Hosting New Year’s Eve festivities this year is a balancing act. People seem ready to celebrate the passing of 2020, but many remain wary about large gatherings.

We’re curious to see how “Awkward New Year’s Eve 2021” unfolds.

Four Multimillion-Dollar Las Vegas Restaurants in the Works

Pandemic, schmandemic. Despite the ongoing financial challenges faced by restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis, Las Vegas is still doing what it does best: Spending a metric ass-ton of money on new restaurants.

At least four high-profile restaurant projects have been announced, and these big dollar offerings are giving us a lot to look forward to in 2021 and beyond.

Each of these restaurants is budgeted in the neighborhood of $4 million. Let’s take a look at what’s in store.

1. Amalfi at Caesars Palace: $4 Million

Mesa Grill was a beloved fixture at Caesars Palace (it closed Nov. 14, 2020), but every Las Vegas restaurant has its season.

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is bringing an all-new Italian seafood concept, Amalfi, to Caesars Palace in spring 2021.

Construction is estimated to cost $4 million. The only way we can see making that investment back is if there’s a chicken parm dish and we dine at Amalfi three times a week.

Don’t let us down, Bobby.

Amalfi Caesars Palace

While we are not a seafood person, we are definitely a pasta person, and we can’t wait to fill up on bread.

2. Umi Uma Japanese at Resorts World: $4.2 Million

Resorts World is spending money like it’s the 1980s, and they’re sparing no expense for Umi Uma, a Japanese concept.

“Umi Uma” means “seahorse” in Japanese. We trust those will not be on the menu.

While Resorts World has shared details about a number of its venues, Umi Uma hasn’t been officially announced yet.

With that price tag, we trust it’s going to make a splash. Resorts World opens in summer 2021.

Resorts World Las Vegas

Resorts World is one of the biggest gambles in the history of Las Vegas. No risk, no reward.

3. Strip Olive Garden: $3.8 Million

We are not making this up.

There’s an Olive Garden planned for the Las Vegas Strip and it’s expected to cost nearly $4 million.

Make fun, but we’re ready to contribute a good portion of that in breadstick purchases alone.

The new Olive Garden will take up residence above a Target at Showcase Mall across from Park MGM (formerly Monte Carlo).

While Olive Garden may take some hits from Italian cuisine purists, there’s no denying it’s a crowd-pleaser, and much less a gamble than some of these other pricey restaurants.

Olive Garden

Don’t tell people what they should enjoy. Unless you have a blog, of course.

4. Nusr-Et Steakhouse: $4.5 Million

Easily the oddest entry on this list, it seems restaurateur Nusret Gokce, better known as Salt Bae, is bringing a two-story steakhouse to Las Vegas.

The steakhouse will have a hefty $4.5 million price tag, but that shouldn’t be too big a nut given Gokce is known for selling $1,000 steaks wrapped in gold foil.

The new restaurant will presumably move into a vacant spot at The Park, a sort of restaurant row near T-Mobile Arena at Park MGM.

“Salt Bae” opened a Boston outpost in Sep. 2020, but it got off to a rocky start. Still, Vegas loves colorful characters, so Gokce should fit right in.

We have no idea how this restaurant’s name is pronounced, but if you’re a fan of someone salting your meat off their hairy forearm, Nusr-Et is one to watch.

Nusr-Et Las Vegas

We’ll take a new steakhouse over an empty space all bae long.

Las Vegas has never been known for self-restraint, but it’s amazing these big budget restaurants are in the works despite recent events.

Thanks to our friends at Eater Vegas for keeping everyone abreast on all things restaurant in Las Vegas and for digging up all the scoop related to these construction budgets.

There’s apparently a lot of optimism about a post-pandemic Las Vegas recovery, and nobody wants to miss out on a potential windfall.

Whether half-baked wishful thinking or prescience, we love new, shiny Las Vegas things, so we can’t wait to see these new restaurants spring to life.

Pod Dining at Esther’s Kitchen Is Surprisingly Satisfying

Given the latest COVID-related directives, Las Vegas restaurants have had to get creative to stay afloat.

One of the best restaurants in town, Esther’s Kitchen, has pitched some tents, adding a playful twist to an already great dining experience.

Esther's Kitchen

If you thought we were going to pass up a tent-pitching joke, you do not know this blog at all.

Las Vegas restaurants are currently limited to 25% capacity, making profitability nearly impossible.

Esther’s Kitchen’s eight outdoor tents, dubbed “Greenhouse Village,” expands the restaurant’s capacity while providing guests the required amount of distance from their fellow diners.

Esther's Kitchen dining pods

Dibs on this fire pit thingy after the pandemic.

The portable greenhouses are cozy and romantic. Each seats four people (restaurants aren’t currently allowed to seat more than four at a table), and is equipped with carpeting, heat and music.

Esther's Kitchen dining pods

It’s like “glamping,” but dining. It’s “damping.” Which should be a thing.

Guests need to call ahead to reserve the dining pods. Find out more at the official Web site.

While the tents have been put up due to restrictions, we actually like them more than the dining room! Esther’s Kitchen is very popular, and is always busy, so the noise can be deafening. We like the quiet and the outdoor seating is glorious.

The food is still fast and fresh, and Esther’s remains home to some truly life-altering bread.

Esther's Kitchen bread

The bread at Esther’s Kitchen is life-altering.

Esther’s makes its pasta in-house, and their pizza is consistently amazing, but during our pod visit, we opted for the Pan Roasted Mary’s Chicken.

Esther's Kitchen chicken

We totally knew that was farrotto and agrodolce squash and sherry jus. Um, hello, we are not a rube.

We love that at Esther’s Kitchen, they include this item on the menu: “Buy the kitchen a round of beers. A little love for the hardworking cooks, $6.”

Read more about Esther’s Kitchen in the Arts District, downtown.

Esther's Kitchen

Insider tip: On the way to the pods, check out the walk-in cooler. Sorry, “Walken cooler.”

We realize Esther’s created its outdoor pod seating to address some business challenges related to COVID-19, but we’d love to see it stick around. The fresh air. The quiet. The privacy.

There’s always something new to love at Esther’s Kitchen.

Which they should totally steal for their advertising. You’re welcome, Chef Trees.

M Resort Shares Raiders Bar & Grill Renderings

M Resort has shared some renderings of its upcoming, first-ever Raiders-themed restaurant.

The new restaurant was announced back in November 2019, but we’re pretty sure the renderings are new, so take a gander. If people still take ganders.

Raiders Bar & Grill

There’s simply nothing like a burger grilled on a wood-fired gridiron.

M Resort’s new Raiders restaurant is expected to be a 24/7 offering, with multiple bars, lots of team memorabilia and a gift shop.

The new restaurant is expected to open by the end of the first quarter of 2021. In human English, that means “probably before March or whatever.”

Raiders M Resort

We expect to win a Heisman for downing Captains and diet.

The new offering will take over the former Jayde Fuzion restaurant space.

M Resort is one of our favorite places to drink, gamble and dine (in that order) in Las Vegas, and
although we aren’t exactly a sports person, a Raiders theme will not keep us from being excited about this new restaurant and bar.

Did we fail to mention it will have a bar and possibly bars?

M Resort is about 10 minutes south of the Las Vegas Strip, and in close proximity to the
Raiders’ practice facility.

The practice facility’s official name is the “Raiders Performance Center,” which to us sounds more like a community theater space than an NFL practice venue, but we try not to judge.

Raiders restaurant M Resort

Dude, never tell a woman she’s like her mother. Consider yourself sidelined.

The Raiders restaurant is part of a larger partnership with M Resort which includes a number of things we care a good deal less about than eating and drinking.

M Resorts’ partnership with the Raiders is quite the coup, so we predict the resort will try and make the most of the exposure.

We also predict the Human Resources department at M Resorts is going to have an increased workload due to a much greater turnover of cocktail waitresses in the months and years to come. Because pro football players. And have you seen the cocktail waitresses at M Resort? Just saying.