The Stratosphere has a new look, in fact, the past two years have brought it a renaissance of rooms and explosion of gourmet food that have drawn visitors from middle America and across Europe looking to roll into Vegas on a tight budget.
The $20 million in renovations that began two years ago at the 1996 resort still may remain hidden on the north end of the Strip, where the lights don’t shine as brightly. But the new amenities are impressing people who may be wandering in merely to look out over the valley from 1,149 feet.
Click here to read more about the renovations from Sun gaming reporter Ron Sylvester, or read about how the Stratosphere has changed up its nightlife in this post from John Katsilometes.
(Photo by Leila Navidi / Las Vegas Sun)

The Stratosphere has a new look, in fact, the past two years have brought it a renaissance of rooms and explosion of gourmet food that have drawn visitors from middle America and across Europe looking to roll into Vegas on a tight budget.

The $20 million in renovations that began two years ago at the 1996 resort still may remain hidden on the north end of the Strip, where the lights don’t shine as brightly. But the new amenities are impressing people who may be wandering in merely to look out over the valley from 1,149 feet.

Click here to read more about the renovations from Sun gaming reporter Ron Sylvester, or read about how the Stratosphere has changed up its nightlife in this post from John Katsilometes.

(Photo by Leila Navidi / Las Vegas Sun)

Fantasy sports are about to meet legal sports betting in Las Vegas casinos.
Next Monday, Cantor Gaming will unveil a new betting option called “the Cantor Five” at its empire of local sports books. Cantor will choose a team of five NBA players every day and allow bettors to do the same.
Based on a scoring system similar to fantasy basketball, Cantor’s computer will then formulate a line on the matchup. Bettors can wager on either Cantor’s team or their own against the spread.
Click here for more info.
(Photo by Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun)

Fantasy sports are about to meet legal sports betting in Las Vegas casinos.

Next Monday, Cantor Gaming will unveil a new betting option called “the Cantor Five” at its empire of local sports books. Cantor will choose a team of five NBA players every day and allow bettors to do the same.

Based on a scoring system similar to fantasy basketball, Cantor’s computer will then formulate a line on the matchup. Bettors can wager on either Cantor’s team or their own against the spread.

Click here for more info.

(Photo by Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun)

Hey, is that Obama with Mick Jagger, Johnny Depp on Fremont Street?
Emilio Muscelli served in the Italian Army in World War II, got a job in New York City as a dishwasher, but became captain of waiters at the famed Copacabana night club, where he waited on “Prime Minister of the Underworld” Frank Costello, then head of the Genovese crime family.
He then came to Las Vegas and was a maitre d’ during the city’s golden age. He knew Frank Sinatra, worked with the mob and Elvis, partied with reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and was befriended by  billionaire hotelier Kirk Kerkorian, singer Bobby Darin and actor Cary  Grant, among many others.
Today, Muscelli, 89, enjoys retirement in his stately home on the fifth  hole of the Las Vegas Country Club golf course, where he has resided for  39 years. He still drives a car, surfs the Internet and tries to get in  nine or 18 holes of golf each day.
And he’s sharing his stories.
(Photo by Christopher DeVargas / Las Vegas Sun)

Emilio Muscelli served in the Italian Army in World War II, got a job in New York City as a dishwasher, but became captain of waiters at the famed Copacabana night club, where he waited on “Prime Minister of the Underworld” Frank Costello, then head of the Genovese crime family.

He then came to Las Vegas and was a maitre d’ during the city’s golden age. He knew Frank Sinatra, worked with the mob and Elvis, partied with reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and was befriended by billionaire hotelier Kirk Kerkorian, singer Bobby Darin and actor Cary Grant, among many others.

Today, Muscelli, 89, enjoys retirement in his stately home on the fifth hole of the Las Vegas Country Club golf course, where he has resided for 39 years. He still drives a car, surfs the Internet and tries to get in nine or 18 holes of golf each day.

And he’s sharing his stories.

(Photo by Christopher DeVargas / Las Vegas Sun)

A panhandler sits with a dog on a pedestrian overpass  near Planet Hollywood Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. (Photo by Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun)

A proposal to ban animals on the Las Vegas Strip might be gaining support after a dog bit a California man last week on a pedestrian bridge between Planet Hollywood and the Cosmopolitan.

Since the Jan. 11 incident, Clark County Animal Control has been  unable to locate the dog or its owner, a woman who was on the overpass  begging for money.

A committee is meeting today to discuss the proposed law, which would restrict animals on public and private sidewalks and pedestrian  bridges on Las Vegas Boulevard from Sahara Avenue to Sunset Road.

What do you think? Should animals be allowed on the Strip or are the sights and sounds just for people?

A panhandler sits with a dog on a pedestrian overpass near Planet Hollywood Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. (Photo by Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun)

A proposal to ban animals on the Las Vegas Strip might be gaining support after a dog bit a California man last week on a pedestrian bridge between Planet Hollywood and the Cosmopolitan.

Since the Jan. 11 incident, Clark County Animal Control has been unable to locate the dog or its owner, a woman who was on the overpass begging for money.

A committee is meeting today to discuss the proposed law, which would restrict animals on public and private sidewalks and pedestrian bridges on Las Vegas Boulevard from Sahara Avenue to Sunset Road.

What do you think? Should animals be allowed on the Strip or are the sights and sounds just for people?