Scenic Safaris Tours in Yellowstone, Grand Teton Plans Reopening, New Health Protocol

Scenic Safaris ATV Tour in Jackson, Wyoming
(Photo Courtesy of Forever Resorts)

SCENIC SAFARIS PLANS TO OPEN SELECT TOURS
AROUND JUNE 15 FOR SUMMER 2020 

Mad River Boat Trips to Remain Closed for the Season 

 

Scenic Safaris, the year-round outdoor and wildlife tour operator specializing in the wildlife and scenery of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and their environs, will plan to open around June 15. The company will offer van tours into the parks, as well as guided and self-guided tours for ATV’s and side-by-side rentals. Also available are self-guided tours for side-by-side rentals in Bridger-Teton National Forest. Scenic Safaris is operated by national park service concessioner Forever Resorts.

Due to public health and logistical considerations, Forever Resorts’ Jackson Hole river rafting outfitter, Mad River Boat Trips, will not operate for the 2020 season. Mad River typically offers whitewater and smooth-water scenic float trips on the Wild and Scenic Snake River with departures from Jackson Hole.

“We are pleased to be able to offer Scenic Safaris tours this summer into some of the American West’s most dazzling national parks,” said John Schoppmann, executive vice president, Forever Resorts. “Our company has always adhered to the highest standards and continually monitors new developments to ensure the health and safety of our guests and employees. While we made the difficult decision to shutter our Mad River operation for this season, we look forward to welcoming our river passengers back to ride the river with us next year.”

In addition to using cleaning and sanitizing chemicals recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scenic Safaris has implemented the following supplemental standard operating procedures:

  • Guides and guests will be expected to wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), where applicable.
  • Guides will maintain a six-foot minimum social distance from guests.
  • Transport vans will be outfitted with social distancing dividers – separating guests from each other and from the guide.
  • Guests will be greeted by office staff wearing PPE.
  • Guests riding ATVs and side-by-sides will be handed disinfected and clean helmets from a secured helmet fitting area. When guests return to the office, they will be instructed to leave helmets outside.

To book a tour, call (307) 734-8898. For information on all of Scenic Safaris’ tours click here.

ABOUT SCENIC SAFARIS
Based in Jackson, Wyoming, Scenic Safaris offers summer and winter tours in the majestic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, as well as the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Summer tour options include backcountry ATV tours and wildlife-viewing hikes and tours. In the winter, Scenic Safaris offers guided tours aboard its state-of-the-art snowcoaches and quiet, fuel-efficient snowmobiles.  All equipment utilized meets the National Park Service’s newest noise and emission requirements. To ensure each tour offers guests the most informative and enjoyable experience possible, all Scenic Safaris’ tour guides are certified by the National Association for Interpretation and are Wilderness First Responders. For more information on all tour options available, go to www.Scenic-Safaris.com, find us on Facebook or call (307) 734-8898. To make a reservation inquiry, send an E-mail to reservations@scenic-safaris.com.

ABOUT FOREVER RESORTS
Forever Resorts is an exceptional collection of destinations providing hospitality services throughout the world.  The company focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations. For more information, go to www.ForeverResorts.com or www.Facebook.com/ForeverResorts, and follow us on Twitter @ForeverResorts.

Maverick Helicopters Celebrates Reopening with BOGO Offer on Vegas Helicopter Flights

 

MAVERICK HELICOPTERS CELEBRATES REOPENING WITH
BOGO OFFER ON VEGAS HELICOPTER FLIGHTS
Guests can enjoy buy-one-get-one deal beginning May 22

 

As part of its reopening plan, Maverick Helicopters is presenting for the first time, buy-one-get-one (BOGO) offers on helicopter flights over Las Vegas now through June 30. During the spectacular 15-minute experience, passengers will take in breathtaking views of the iconic Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas in a luxury helicopter.

 

“We are excited to share our love of Las Vegas from the sky with this exclusive offer,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Helicopters. “Maverick Helicopters is excited to provide our unparalleled aerial experience which can be shared with friends or loved ones.”

 

This offer is valid for 2 or 4 guests and is available now through June 30, 2020. The offer allows guests to purchase two seats for $124 or four seats for $248, a perfect gift for recent graduates or Father’s Day. For additional information and to book a flight, guests can visit www.FlyMaverick.com or call 702-405-4300.

 

About Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 250,000 guests annually out of Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai, Hawaii. Maverick Helicopters operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2019; Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” 2014-2019; USA Today’s 10Best 2019 Reader’s Choice Award; and many more. Maverick Helicopters has been celebrated as one of the world’s leading tourism companies for more than 20 years.

 

Roberto’s Taco Shop Opens at University Gateway

 

Roberto’s Taco Shop at the high-rise, mixed-use University Gateway
(Photo Courtesy G2 Capital Development)

ROBERTO’S TACO SHOP OPENS AT UNIVERSITY GATEWAY ON MARYLAND PARKWAY

 University Gateway, the pioneering mixed-use residential, retail and office project on Maryland Parkway adjacent to UNLV and developed by G2 Capital Development, announces the reopening of the original location of Roberto’s Taco Shop. The eatery, which first opened in 1990 at 1220 E. Harmon Ave. near UNLV, shuttered in January 2020 when its strip mall became slated for redevelopment by G2. Its new home, on the ground floor of the high-rise University Gateway building at 4700 S. Maryland Pkwy., is open 8 a.m. to midnight.

“We’re proud Roberto’s is now open at University Gateway,” said Frank J Marretti III, founder, G2 Capital Development. “Their iconic taco shop has been a fixture in the neighborhood for 30 years and makes a welcome addition to our mix of eclectic eateries and other amenities. I’m sure it will be a frequent destination for everyone who lives and works around the UNLV corridor.”

University Gateway’s first floor retail also houses Peet’s Coffee, eateries such as Crumbl Cookies and Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, the convenience of a branch of America First Credit Union and the soon-to-open Pizza Forte, Sushi Joes and the Brew Tea Bar, plus more retail shops to come.

For more information about University Gateway, visit theyouliving.com. Media may schedule a preview tour and interview by emailing Vanessa Thill with The Vox Agency at vanessa@thevoxagency.com.

ABOUT ROBERTO’S TACO SHOP
Roberto Robledo and his wife Dolores began their career in the food industry providing tortillas to stores and restaurants when they successfully opened their own tortilla factory in San Ysidro, California in the summer of 1964. Soon after opening the tortilla factory, they expanded the venture and open a traditional style taco shop. In 1964, Roberto Robledo began operating San Diego’s first taco shop and, in 1990, Roberto’s Taco Shop opened its first Nevada location. The eatery now has more than 60 locations—57 of which are in Nevada—and remains synonymous with fresh, authentic Mexican food served at modest prices and reasonable portions. All along, Roberto’s has kept the Robledo family’s commitment to quality, service and uncompromising fidelity to family recipes. For more information, visit www.robertostacoshop.com.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY GATEWAY
University Gateway, the first luxury, mixed-use, high-rise development on Maryland Parkway, is conveniently located directly across from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, near the Las Vegas Strip and Las Vegas Medical District. With first-floor eateries such as Peet’s Coffee, Crumbl Cookies, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, Pizza Forte, Sushi Joes, the Brew Tea Bar, Roberto’s Taco Shop as well as two floors of administrative space for UNLV, University Gateway also houses the yoU, luxury apartments located on floors 4 through 7. Residents of the yoU enjoy amenities such as a rooftop, resort-style pool and spa and lounge including fire pits, barbecue grills and sundeck; state-of-the-art fitness center; game room; concierge services; coworking space; all utilities, a smart home system and internet connection available included in the lease; 24-hour onsite police presence; and a stunning view of the Las Vegas Strip. Each Private Studio includes a kitchen stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer and full bath. Studio Suites include full kitchens, expansive living areas and washer/dryer facilities next to private studios. For more information about University Gateway, go to theyouliving.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram @theyouliving.

Rebel Football To Play ASU As Part Of Six-Game Schedule At Allegiant Stadium In 2020

UNLV FOOTBALL TO PLAY ASU AS PART OF SIX-GAME SCHEDULE AT ALLEGIANT STADIUM IN 2020

Also, Colorado State game date has been shifted to Friday, Oct. 23

UNLVtickets  |  @UNLVAthletics  | @UNLVFootball

 

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – When the UNLV football team plays Arizona State in Las Vegas for the first time ever on Sept. 12, it will be inside its new home at the $2 billion Allegiant Stadium currently under construction near campus, UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois announced.

The Rebels will play six of their seven total home games in 2020 at Allegiant, starting with the season-opener against California on Aug. 29 that will be the first-ever meeting between the Rebels and Golden Bears. The following week’s game against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 5 will take place at Sam Boyd Stadium.

All four of UNLV’s Mountain West games, along with all future home games, will take place at Allegiant.

“We are extremely appreciative of the Raiders organization for working with us on hosting the Arizona State game at Allegiant Stadium,” said Reed-Francois. “Our community is energized behind new head coach Marcus Arroyo and his team as they move into one of the greatest sports facilities in the world and getting to host two Pac-12 Conference opponents there this fall will make it an even better experience for our fans and student-athletes.”

Also, the Rebels’ game against Colorado State, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24 has been shifted to Friday, Oct. 23.

CLICK HERE to visit the UNLV Football at Allegiant Stadium landing page for more information. Season ticket deposits are available for just $1 and can be placed by visiting unlvtickets.com. Season tickets start at $125 with interest-free, four-month payment plans available.

As part of the Faithful Fan program, all UNLV returning season ticket holders will receive the single game at Sam Boyd Stadium in their ticket package free of charge.

Arroyo, who signed a record-setting recruiting class in February, heads into his first season with the Rebels after helping Oregon win the 2019 Pac-12 Conference championship and 2020 Rose Bowl as offensive coordinator for the Ducks.

-UNLV-

2020 UNLV FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Aug. 29    CAL
Sept. 5     LOUISIANA TECH (at SBS)
Sept. 12   ARIZONA STATE
Sept. 19    at Iowa State
Oct. 3        at San Diego State *
Oct. 10     WYOMING *
Oct. 17      at San Jose State
Oct. 23     COLORADO STATE *
Oct. 31     at Boise State *
Nov. 7      FRESNO STATE *
Nov. 14     at Hawai’i *
Nov. 28     UNR *

Home games in BOLD CAPS at Allegiant Stadium unless noted
* Mountain West Game

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours’ Founder Launches Private Tours with Virtual Guide, June 1

 

 

 

 

Food lovers enjoy Instagrammable dishes via a virtual tour guide at three Downtown Las Vegas restaurants.

(Photos Courtesy of Finger Licking Foodie Tours)

FOUNDER OF LIP SMACKING FOODIE TOURS TO LAUNCH SELF-GUIDED PRIVATE TOUR WITH NEW SISTER COMPANY, JUNE 1

New Private Tours Perfect for Couples, Family Members

 Beginning June 1, food lovers will be able to eat and explore their way through Downtown Las Vegas like never before with a private, self-guided, e-assisted culinary tour created by Finger Licking Foodie Tours. The brand-new company represents a follow-up, companion business to the successful Lip Smacking Foodie Tours created by Las Vegas entrepreneur and hospitality-industry veteran, Donald Contursi.

The new self-guided Finger Licking Foodie Tour offers guests a fun and innovative way to support three top restaurants in the Las Vegas community, while enjoying an array of Instagrammable dishes in one outing. Each tour requires a minimum of just two patrons, so guests can safely dine with their closest family and loved ones.

With restaurant capacities limited due to public health restrictions and reservations at the hottest restaurants challenging, Finger Licking Foodie Tours provide immediate VIP seating with signature dishes served fresh, shortly after arrival. Tours are “led” by a virtual tour guide who provides a map of the route, interesting tidbits along the way and a guided walk through Downtown Container Park to support local small businesses.

“This tour provides an intimate and personalized foodie experience,” explains Contursi. “Guests receive an online map, as well as a link to an innovative virtual tour guide who provides commentary for each fascinating stop along the way including a walk through Downtown Container Park to support small businesses. On this 2.5-hour experience in the city’s exciting, revitalized downtown, guests will visit three acclaimed restaurants, enjoying superb service and three unforgettable dishes at each venue.”

Contursi founded Lip Smacking Foodie Tours five years ago to offer gourmet walking tours featuring prime-time dining and VIP service at the most exclusive restaurants. After quickly accumulating numerous accolades and repeat customers, he expanded on the concept with Finger Licking Foodie Tours, which was established in 2019 to provide a casual romp at affordable prices.

In addition to the self-guided tour, Finger Licking Foodie Tours offers two guided group tours: The Las Vegas Strip Foodie Tour provides a 2.5-hour afternoon experience leaving plenty of time for a night out on the town afterward. Guests visit four exciting stops on each tour, which combines sensational sight-seeing with craveable dishes. Each tour’s itinerary remains under wraps for maximum anticipation and surprise. Knowledgeable and charismatic local guides keep the atmosphere lively by spotlighting some of the most distinctive sights and fascinating facts along the way. Guests who opt for the Downtown Las Vegas Foodie Tour enjoy the same benefits while visiting four neighborhood restaurants run by local chefs who have made a name for themselves in the dynamic, art-filled, revitalized downtown.

Finger Licking Foodie Tours start at the accessible price point of just $79 per person and includes three restaurants and three dishes at every stop. Gratuity is included for each restaurant. Additionally, a 15 percent discount is offered to guests on beverages and additional menu items. Each tour is designed for singles, couples and groups of friends or families. Click here to make a reservation.

Guests may book the tour any time between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. Tours are ideal for date night, birthday and anniversary celebrations. Gift certificates may be purchased for friends, loved ones and guests visiting from out of town and are available here.

ABOUT FINGER LICKING FOODIE TOURS
Finger Licking Foodie Tours is the new company founded by Donald Contursi, founder and president of the wildly successful, award-winning Lip Smacking Foodie Tours. Finger Licking Foodie Tours offers lighthearted, casual culinary walking tours on the Strip and in vibrantly revitalized Downtown Las Vegas, each led by a professional guide. It also offers a trendsetting, private, self-guided culinary tour through downtown. Each tour introduces guests to the city’s distinctive and irresistible eateries. The Finger Licking Foodie group tour covers four stops during a leisurely 2.5-hour tour led by a friendly guide who points out the coolest sights and most fun facts along the way. Group tours are designed for singles, couples and groups of friends or families. The private self-guided downtown tour is available for a minimum of two attendees and features an audio e-guide, as well as stops at three renowned restaurants to enjoy an array of dishes. For more information, visit FingerLickingFoodieTours.com.

ABOUT LIP SMACKING FOODIE TOURS
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours is the premier culinary walking tour in Las Vegas, garnering not only loyal fans but also outstanding accolades. Its variety of tours offer guests personalized service and VIP access to the best tables in the house at the city’s most acclaimed restaurants – all without the hassle of waiting in lines or making reservations. Each tour is led by an expert guide who entertains guests with insider knowledge about the sights along the way. At each of four restaurant stops on The Strip or downtown, guests indulge in signature dishes, as well as receive a warm welcome from the chefs. Guests can sit beside different patrons at every stop, gaining new friends and networking connections. The tours are perfect for everyone from locals to tourists to business travelers, including corporate groups of up to 250. In 2019, Lip Smacking Foodie Tours expanded for the first time outside of Vegas to include San Jose, Santa Monica, St. Louis, Seattle and Vancouver BC.

Recent honors include: “Best Tour”, “Best Food Tour”, and “Best Date Night Spot” by Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2019 and 2018; “Best Food/Beverage Tour Operations (Land)” by The World Food Travel Association 2018; “Best Tour”, “Best Fine Dining”, and “Best Brunch” by Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2017; “Best Tour” by Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2016; “Best Tour” by INVEGAS Magazine in 2015 and 2016; and “Best New Tour” by Thrillist in 2015; as well as inclusion in TripAdvisor’s “Top 3” tours in Las Vegas, and ranked #1 tour on Yelp.

Additionally, Virtuoso gave Lip Smacking Foodie Tours has the honored distinction of being their exclusive “preferred partner member,’’, the invitation-only member network catering to luxury travel advisors. For more information visit LipSmackingFoodieTours.com.

Vegas Baby Vodka Co-Founders to Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend with At-Home Virtual Pool Party on Instagram Live with Special Guest, Heather Mills

 

Vegas Baby Vodka Co-Founders to Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend with At-Home Virtual Pool Party on Instagram Live with Special Guest, Heather Mills

Vegas Baby Vodka co-owners and Las Vegas locals, Jennifer Higgins and Megan Wilkes, will host a virtual summer pool party and happy hour via Instagram live, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, with Heather Mills, news anchor at from KSNV/CW, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 22.

 

Higgins and Wilkes will demonstrate how to create two at-home cocktails, incorporating ingredients many people have at home, including the Vegas Baby Lucky Lemonade and Sex on the Strip shot. The recipes for each are as follows:

 

Vegas Baby Lucky Lemonade
2 oz. Vegas Baby Vodka
1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
Finish with Sprite
Lemon wedge, for garnish
Fresh mint, for garnish

 

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Finish with Sprite and garnish with lemon and fresh mint.

 

Sex on the Strip Shot
1.5 oz. Vegas Baby Vodka
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
.5 oz. Lime Juice
¼ oz. Disaronno Amaretto
Chambord drizzle

 

Shake ingredients and pour into a shot glass. Drizzle with Chambord.

 

Vegas Baby Vodka is available for purchase at Albertons and Vons locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley, as well as via delivery from Lee’s Discount Liquor and Total Wine & More. Made with fresh Rocky Mountain water and non-GMO, gluten-free corn by Dry Hills Distillery in Montana, Vegas Baby Vodka is distilled using a column still and filtered through a charcoal filter for an ultra-smooth finish. An interactive map of retailers and more information can be found at www.vegasbabyspirits.com, as well as on Instagram at @VegasBabyVodka. Vegas Baby Vodka was recently certifed as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) business, a prestigious classification supporting female business owners and entrpreneurs everywhere.

 

About Vegas Baby Spirits
Vegas Baby Spirits was founded in 2019 by Vegas locals, Jennifer Higgins and Megan Wilkes, who sought to capture the excitement of Las Vegas through Vegas Baby Vodka. Higgins and Wilkes turned their love of cosmopolitan cocktails into a brand sweeping the Las Vegas Strip and beyond. Vegas Baby Vodka is available in nearly 100 locations throughout Las Vegas, including Lee’s Discount Liquor, Total Wine & More, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International properties and Stations Casinos properties. Vegas Baby Vodka is made and distilled at Dry Hills Distillery in Montana, with Rocky Mountain water and non-GMO, gluten-free corn, and is distilled using a column still and filtered through a charcoal filter to guarantee an ultra-smooth finish with 40 percent alcohol by volume. More information can be found by visiting the company’s website, Facebook or Instagram.

Lakes Mead, Mohave Reopen Boat Rentals, Lodging for Memorial Day Weekend

L to R: Houseboat on Lake Mohave, Kayakers on the lower Colorado River in the Black
Canyon/Lake Mohave and View of the Marina at Cottonwood Cove – Lake Mohave

(Photos Courtesy of Lake Mead Mohave Adventures)

HOUSEBOAT, POWER BOAT, PERSONAL WATERCRAFT RENTALS AVAILABLE AT LAKE MEAD, LAKE MOHAVE BEGINNING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Options Include Deck Cruisers, Houseboats for Up to 10 Guests

Downloadable Photos Available Here 

 Lake Mead Mohave Adventures/Guest Services, Inc. announces the reopening of additional services, amenities, lodging, small boat and houseboat rentals, now available just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The available services and opening time frame follow:

  • Callville Bay Resort & Marina:
    • Opening May 21: table seating and to-go food and beverage (12 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday); retail shop, fuel dock, small boat and houseboat rentals (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily).
    • RV Park open as of May 8.
  • Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina:
    • Opening May 22: RV Park, motel, retail shop, fuel dock, (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily); small boat and kayak rentals (8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Monday)
    • Opening May 29: Houseboat rentals (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily)
    • Opening June 15: to-go food and beverage (8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday)
  • Echo Bay RV Village:
    • Opening May 25:  RV Park, retail shop and fuel docks (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily)
  • Lake Mead RV Village:
    • Opening May 21: RV Park (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily)
    • Retail shop open as of May 15 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily)
  • Temple Bar Resort & Marina:
    • Opening May 22: Small boat rentals (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily)
    • RV Park, motel, retail shop, to-go food and beverage and fuel docks open as of May 15 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily)
  • Willow Beach Marina & Campground:
    • Opening May 20: RV park, retail shop, fuel docks and small boat/kayak rentals (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily)
    • Opening May 29: to-go food and beverage (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily)

“We look forward to welcoming guests to Lake Mead and Mohave for a safe and enjoyable official kick-off of summer this Memorial Day weekend,” said Rod Taylor, vice president, Lake Mead Mohave Adventures/Guest Services, Inc. “In the meantime, the health and safety of our team members and guests remain our top priorities. We have worked diligently to obtain necessary safety equipment, including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and plexiglass barriers, which will allow us to operate in accordance with guidance from local, state and federal public health authorities.”

For guidelines from the National Park Service regarding recreating safely and responsibly in the parks during the current public health emergency, click here. Updates to service availability will be posted on the destinations’ Facebook pages: @callvillebaymarina, @cottonwoodcovemarina, @echobayrv, @hooverdamrafttour, @lakemeadrvvillage, @templebarlakemead, @willowbeachmarina. For more information about these destinations, go to www.LakeMeadMohaveAdventures.com.

ABOUT GUEST SERVICES
Since 1917, Guest Services, Inc. has earned the reputation as a premier hospitality management company and national and state park concessionaire that has taken great care and pride in delivering best-in-class food, lodging, retail and recreation services. The Fairfax, Virginia-based company and its subsidiaries employ more than 3,500 staff at more than 250 facilities, which welcome approximately 30 million guests annually across the United States. Guest Services, Inc. is proud to welcome visitors at Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park and Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in Washington, several parks in the Washington, D.C. area, and state parks such as Bear Mountain in New York, in addition to Missouri’s newest state park in the Ozarks – the much anticipated Echo Bluff State Park. To learn more visit www.guestservices.com.

Bindlestiff Tours Return with Self-Drive and Private Options

 

Camping at Monument Valley. (Photo Courtesy of Bindlestiff Tours)

NEXT MONTH, BINDLESTIFF TOURS RETURN 
WITH NEW SELF-GUIDED, PRIVATE TOURS SHOWCASING NORTH AMERICAN WEST, DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUALS, SMALL GROUPS

Adventure Tour Provider Also Announces New Health, Safety Protocols 

Bindlestiff Tours, an award-winning adventure tour provider, announce its summer reopening with new self-drive and private tour packages, as well as enhanced health and safety protocols.

Bindlestiff Tours offer premiere experience-based, immersive touring across the Southwestern United States, Alaska and Canada hosted by expert guides. Tours are ideal for individuals and small groups up to 14, while private custom tours for families and reunions are also available. Bindlestiff’s new adventure tours will depart daily and be available for bookings beginning June 1, 2020. In addition, when Bindlestiff Tours reopen, its new public health and safety measures will exceed guidelines set forth by local, state, federal and global health authorities.

“We know guests are anxious to return to the great outdoors. Many will be comfortable primarily traveling with those they know rather than with large tour groups. That is why our experiences will be ideal in this travel climate. Guests can experience incredible, personalized outdoor adventures in a safe and healthy environment,” says Robert Graff, vice president sales and marketing, Bindlestiff Tours.

New multi-day packages for 2020 include:

Self-Drive Camping Tours from Las Vegas (prices start at $495 per person for a 3-day Southwestern United States National Parks Tour):
Socially distance under the stars with new self-drive camping tours, which are also available with hotel upgrade. These tours are designed for guests interested in driving to the national parks of the American Southwest on their own, while still receiving expert guidance and an immersive, personalized adventure. Guests will select from either camping and sleeping under the stars or opt for the comfort of indoor lodging. Guests will be provided with all the necessary camping equipment and the tour guide will assist with camp set-up in scenic locations. Expert tour guides will meet guests at key locations throughout the tour and escort the group on remote hiking trails to spectacular viewpoints and provide live interpretive wildlife and nature content throughout their adventure. Guides will also facilitate evening campfires and locally sourced, fully catered al fresco dining options at camp which are also available for hotel guests.

To enhance the self-drive experience and access additional details, instruction and information, guests can download the Bindlestiff Tours mobile app. The multilingual app is available in French, German, Italian, Spanish and English. Travelers can download the app for free on Apple and Android devices.

Private, Custom Single- or Multi-day Tours from Las Vegas (prices starting at $229 per person):
Families or groups of friends of four or more interested in experiencing national parks in a more intimate setting can book the private, custom tour option. These pre-made packages offer exclusive one-on-one attention from a dedicated, expert, local guide. Guests may select day tours or multi-day outdoor camping tours or the comfort of hotel accommodation. Guides escort groups on a completely private tour throughout. Guests can choose from classic itineraries or request a custom-tailored tour and add on other areas of interest.

For more information about private custom tours and self-drive tours, visit www.bindlestifftours.com.

*Health and Safety Notice

Bindlestiff Tours’ new health and safety procedures include:

  • Touchless temperature checks.
  • Staff wearing masks throughout the duration of the tours and experiences.
  • Complimentary medical-grade masks provided for all guests.
  • Clorox sanitizer and anti-microbial fumigations of all camping equipment and vehicles before every departure.

ABOUT BINDLESTIFF TOURS
Bindlestiff Tours provide immersive tours and experiences throughout the national parks of the Southwestern United States, Pacific Northwest, Western Canada and Alaska. Popular options include multi-day tours visiting different parks over several days Tours are ideal for individuals and small groups and can be personalized to allow guests to experience a custom, once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventure. Named after the colloquial term for a “pack-carrying traveler,” Bindlestiff Tours enable guests to hike, explore, photograph, stargaze and more. With dedicated guides who are experts in their fields, Bindlestiff Tours offer adventures that include education, direction and fun. Follow on  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and #BindlestiffTours.

South Point Reveals Odds for Tiger vs. Phil: The Match II, May 2

 

SOUTH POINT REVEALS ODDS FOR TIGER VS. PHIL: THE MATCH II, MAY 24

Bets can be placed using the South Point Sports App

 

The sportsbook at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa has announced odds for the highly anticipated Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson: The Match II on Sunday, May 24. The rematch will feature legendary professional quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning joining the golf superstars. Mickelson and Brady will face off against Woods and Manning in team match play.

 

Bets can be placed using the South Point Sports app. Sign-ups for new customers and deposits for existing customers will be available daily from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the property’s valet entrance. Customers will be able to sign-up or make a deposit without leaving their car, to ensure safety and social distancing. Wagering is also available daily from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Guests must be 21+ and provide valid photo ID. The South Point Sports app can be downloaded in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or southpointsports.com.

 

Current Odds (as of May 20, 2020)

  • To win 18-hole match
    • Mickelson / Brady: +175
    • Woods / Manning: -200
  • Which team will be the first to go one up?
    • Mickelson / Brady: +110
    • Woods / Manning: -130
  • Which team will have the lead after nine holes?
    • Mickelson / Brady: +140
    • Woods / Manning: -160
  • Will either team win three consecutive holes?
    • Yes: +500
    • No: -700
  • Will there be extra holes?
    • Yes: +350
    • No: -450

 

About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point Hotel will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point Hotel has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

 

“Official Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas Motor Speedway” and sponsor of the September 2020 Las Vegas NASCAR Monster Energy cup race, South Point 400. In addition, South Point’s Sports Book is home of Vegas Stats & Information Network” (VSiN), where you can listen to the broadcast on SiriusXM 204 and watch the video livestream on VSiN.com.

 

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

 

 

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UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Guaranteed Giveaway Program Continues For 2020 UNLV Football

GUARANTEED GIVEAWAY PROGRAM CONTINUES FOR 2020 UNLV FOOTBALL

 

Season ticket holder package upgrade includes three T-shirts, hat, face mask, bandana and replica of Allegiant Stadium

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UNLV Athletics has announced a continuation of its popular Guaranteed Giveaway program for Rebel football’s inaugural season at Allegiant Stadium this fall.

Geared towards increasing the value of being a UNLV football season ticket holder, the package upgrade is offered exclusively to 2020 football season ticket holders and includes three T-shirts, a hat, a face mask, a seamless bandana, and a replica of Allegiant Stadium, all for just $45. Season ticket holders who purchase the Guaranteed Giveaway upgrade will be able to to select the size of their T-shirts.

2020 UNLV Football Guaranteed Giveaway Details:

  • Rebel ‘stache face mask
  • Inaugural Season Hat – Home Opener
  • Vamos Rebels black T-shirt – Hispanic Heritage & Black Out Game
  • Pink seamless bandana – Breast Cancer Awareness Game
  • Allegiant Stadium Replica – Rebel Homecoming
  • UNLV flag T-Shirt – Military Appreciation Game
  • Our State. Our Cannon. T-shirt – Rivalry Red Effect Game

“Rebel football season ticket holders appreciated the opportunity to add on last season’s full suite of giveaways, and we are thrilled to be able to offer it once again for the inaugural season at a Allegiant Stadium,” said Megan Caligiuri, Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations. “This benefit continues to allow our most loyal fans the exclusive opportunity to lock in limited edition Rebel items.”

Season ticket holders who do not wish to purchase the Guaranteed Giveaway upgrade will still have the chance to win one of the 500-1,000 giveaway items of the game, along with members of the general public during each Rebel football home game. Fans will be asked to text to win, and winners will be notified during the game with pick-up available after the game has concluded. Quantities and sizes for each item will vary from game to game.

The deadline for UNLV football season ticket holders to purchase the Guaranteed Giveaway add-on feature is July 29, 2020. To purchase, log in to your UNLVTickets account here, or call 702-895-5545.

UNLV opens its seven-game home schedule August 29 vs. Cal at the new $2 billion state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium. Season ticket deposits are available for just $1 and can be placed by visiting unlvtickets.com. Interest-free five-month payment plans are also available.

 

Cousins New York Pizza & Pasta Announces Opening of Dine-In Service

Cousins New York Pizza & Pasta
Announces Opening of Dine-In Service

New, Family-Owned Pizzeria to Welcome Guests for Dine-In Services 

 

Now open for business, Cousins New York Pizza & Pasta located at 9773 West Flamingo Rd., will open its doors to guests for the first time on Tuesday, May 19.

 

Cousins will strictly enforce social distancing, following all CDC safety measures and reservation requirements.

 

A fast-casual pizzeria, Cousins’ menu offers fresh and flavorful Italian cuisine, including pizza, pasta, hero sandwiches and calzones – all steeped in New York tradition. Signature pizza selections include traditional pepperoni; the Palermo topped with spicy salami, tomatoes, basil and eggplant; and Meat Lover’s with meatball, Canadian bacon, pepperoni and sausage. A cauliflower-crusted pizza is also available for carb-conscious customers and customers unable to consume gluten.

Entrées include baked ziti; fettuccine alfredo; chicken parmigiana; spaghetti and meatballs; calzones with a selection of fillings including ricotta cheese, meatballs, mushrooms, pepperoni and sausage; and a variety of hero sandwiches including chicken parmigiana, meatball and caprese.

 

All selections are also available for delivery and safe curbside pick-up by calling 702-333-0086. More information can be found by visiting CousinsNYPizzaandPasta.com and on social media at @CousinsPizzaLV.

 

About Cousins New York Pizza & Pasta

What began as a childhood dream in New York City between two cousins became a reality with the creation of Cousins New York Pizza & Pasta, located at 9773 West Flamingo Rd. A fast-casual pizzeria, Cousins’ menu offers fresh and flavorful Italian cuisine, including pizza, pasta, hero sandwiches and calzones – all steeped in New York tradition. Cousins is open daily at noon and all selections are available for delivery and safe curbside pick-up by calling 702-333-0086. Guests are encouraged to visit the website  CousinsNYPizzaandPasta.com for current and future offers and on social media at @CousinsPizzaLV.

 

St. Jude Heart of Fashion transforms to a virtual experience because cancer doesn’t stop – With donor support, neither will St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Heart of Fashion transforms to a virtual experience because cancer doesn’t stop

With donor support, neither will St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

The annual St. Jude Heart of Fashion event, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, has transitioned to a virtual experience, streaming live on Friday, June 19. The online streaming event will feature St. Jude mission moments, guest speakers, live auction and more.

 

Social distancing is not a new concept for the patients and families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, giving us the opportunity to truly empathize with their norm of isolation and uncertainty. Thanks to generous donors, St. Jude remains ever committed to the promise made to the tens of thousands of families who depend on St. Jude – no matter what else the world is facing.

 

The evening, will feature St. Jude mission moments, both silent and live auctions, as well as an exclusive fashion show by luxury retailer Chloe. Wayne Sermon, lead guitarist with the Imagine Dragons will be the featured speaker and Rick Shadyac, CEO of ALSAC, will be sharing a special message with attendees. The event supports St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

 

Thanks to generous donors who participate in events like this, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the doors to the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

 

Supporters may tune in to the virtual event at no cost but there is also a VIP ticket available for $50, which includes a St. Jude Mission Box filled with a variety of items to amplify their virtual event experience. Supporters also have the option to become a Partner In Hope by pledging just $20 a month to help kids at St. Jude fight cancer. For more information on sponsorship, to make a donation or become a Partner In Hope, visit stjude.org/lvfashion or contact Erica.Thompson@stjude.org.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on TwitterInstagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

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UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Rebels See Historic Jump In APR Numbers

UNLV ATHLETICS SEES HISTORIC JUMP IN APR NUMBERS

 

Department earns highest single- and multi-year scores ever, a record 10 teams earn perfect single-year scores and five teams set or tie multi-year program marks

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UNLV Athletics reported historic progress in the classroom, setting multiple NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) records as the national organization released its most recent data for the 2018-19 academic year Tuesday.

 

UNLV Athletics’ collective single- and multi-year scores of 990 and 979, respectively, are both record-highs. The single-year score of 990 qualifies UNLV for the academic-based revenue distribution that is available from the NCAA for the first time, allowing schools with higher graduation rates and academic success to qualify for more funds.

 

Additionally, a UNLV-record 10 teams earned a single-year perfect score of 1,000, eclipsing the previous mark of eight teams, which happened twice. The 10 programs with perfect 1,000s are baseball, women’s basketball, cross country, men’s golf, women’s golf, softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, track and field and volleyball.

 

Also, baseball (978), football (964), men’s soccer (965), women’s tennis (1,000) and volleyball (1,000) all set or tied program records for multi-year scores.

 

“We are extremely proud of our student-athletes’ record-breaking APR performances,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “Thank you to Ann McDonough, Dean of the Academic Success Center, to our Student-Athlete Academic Services Department, and to all of our coaches and staff, for their continued commitment to the success of our student-athletes. These APR milestones and our record streak of 3.0 grade point averages are shining examples of how we continue to achieve academically.”

 

Women’s tennis and volleyball were both recognized last week with the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award by earning a multi-year APR of 1,000, putting each team in the top-10 percent of all squads in their respective sport. It marked volleyball’s third straight award and fourth overall, and it is the fourth overall for women’s tennis. To achieve a perfect multi-year score of 1,000, a program must be perfect in four consecutive years.

 

For the 12th consecutive year, all 17 of UNLV’s NCAA Division I sports programs possess a multi-year APR score that exceeds the NCAA minimum cut score of at least 930 to avoid penalties, with all Rebel teams posting a multi-year score this year of at least 952.

 

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and its goal is to provide a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. A score of 1,000 means that the institution has met the goals of retention and satisfactory degree progress for 100 percent of each of its student-athletes in a given time period. A score of 900 equates to 90 percent, 800 equals 80 percent, and so forth. The NCAA implemented the APR in 2003.

 

The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.

The Mob Museum Resumes Operations Sunday, May 31

 

 

An image of The Mob Museum building. (Photo courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM RESUMES OPERATIONS SUNDAY, MAY 31

Admission to Include Free Hand Sanitizer Made in The Underground’s Distillery

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is prepared to reopen on Sunday, May 31, 2020, contingent on the State of Nevada and local authorities lifting general restrictions. As it resumes operations, the award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit organization will have new public health protocols in effect, developed in accordance with Centers for Disease Control, Southern Nevada Health District guidelines and industry specific best practices, to ensure the well-being and safety of all staff and guests. In addition, the Museum will provide each guest with a complimentary bottle of FDA approved 80 percent ethanol liquid hand sanitizer, produced in the Museum’s distillery, for a limited time.

“We eagerly look forward to welcoming back our guests and we have taken the utmost care to ensure that they, along with our team members, can enjoy the safest possible Museum environment,” said Jonathan Ullman, president and chief executive officer, The Mob Museum. “Our commitment to preserving history, fostering public discourse, and providing enriching, one-of-a-kind experiences remains unchanged.”

In addition to existing sanitization procedures and health and safety protocols, the Museum announces the following policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • All individuals will be required to wear face masks for the duration of their time inside the Museum, with exceptions made only at management discretion in situations where sufficient alternative precautions are possible. Upon entering the building, each guest will receive a complimentary face mask to use if one is not already in possession.
  • The Museum will limit entry to approximately one-third of its previous operating capacity, and individual exhibit spaces will have capacity levels kept to half of posted fire code.
  • Purchasing tickets in advance online or over the phone with selected dates and times will be strongly encouraged to manage capacity.
  • A wellness check process will be employed for all individuals entering the building to reduce the likelihood of preventable exposure. This will include temperature checks with no-contact scanners for all employees, volunteers, vendors and guests.
  • Included with every ticket purchased, for a limited time, each guest will be provided with a complimentary bottle of 80 percent ethanol hand sanitizer. Guests may also opt for complimentary gloves and a stylus for use on Museum interactives.
  • Exhibits throughout the Museum have been reconfigured to better manage guest flow and to reduce physical handling. In some cases, videos and interactives have been modified.
  • High-efficiency particulate air filters will be used in The Underground for optimal filtration.
  • Speakeasy seating will be no more than half of fire code, with a minimum of six feet separation between tables. Single-use menus and other table service precautions will minimize contact.
  • The frequency of deep sanitizing occurring after-hours will be dramatically increased.  The process and disinfectants used will be certified by a hospital grade cleaning service.

All personnel of The Mob Museum have a comprehensive operational plan to follow which can be found here.

Special hours for the vulnerable population, and their caretakers, will be available on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. The Museum offers a special rate to all Nevada residents of $16.95, which is a 40 percent discount off regular admission. A daily Happy Hour ticket is available for all out-of-state visitors after 5 p.m. for $19.95.

For more information or to purchase your tickets in advance, please visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with Mob-related images.  The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and No. 4 on its list of 10Best U.S. History Museums, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

BOYD GAMING COMMENCES PROPERTY REOPENING PROCESS

 

BOYD GAMING COMMENCES PROPERTY REOPENING PROCESS 
Properties in Louisiana, Mississippi to Resume Operations This Week 

 

Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced plans to resume operations at seven properties in Louisiana and Mississippi, pending receipt of final regulatory approvals.

 

On Wednesday, May 20, Boyd Gaming plans to reopen three Louisiana properties: Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel and Treasure Chest Casino. On Thursday, May 21, the Company will reopen its two Mississippi properties: IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi and Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Tunica.

The following week, Boyd Gaming plans to resume operations at two additional properties in Louisiana: Amelia Belle Casino and Sam’s Town Shreveport.

These will be the first Boyd Gaming properties to reopen following the closure of all Company properties nationwide in mid-March, following state mandates aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Upon reopening, the properties will operate with limited amenities and capacity restrictions in compliance with state and local requirements.

“As we begin the process of reopening our properties nationwide, the health and safety of our customers, our team members and our communities will be our highest priority,” said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming. “Across the country, we are implementing comprehensive safety protocols approved by local, state and federal health officials. We are optimistic that we will be able to reopen most of our properties over the next several weeks, and we look forward to offering our guests a safe and enjoyable entertainment experience.”

Upon reopening, all Boyd Gaming properties will practice “Boyd Clean,” a set of comprehensive protocols aimed at protecting the health and safety of our team members and guests. These protocols include:

  • Mandatory face coverings and temperature checks for all team members;
  • Social distancing requirements and capacity restrictions across all customer and team member areas, including casino floors and restaurants;
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation of all high-touch surfaces, including door handles, gaming machines, table games, handrails and elevator buttons;
  • Increased placement of hand sanitizer dispensers throughout our properties;
  • Required training for all team members on our safety protocols.

For additional information on the Boyd Clean initiative, visit www.boydgaming.com.

The Company will provide updates on the resumption of its operations in other states as further information becomes available.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding our expectations, hopes or intentions regarding the future.  These forward looking statements can often be identified by their use of words such as “will”, “might”, “predict”, “continue”, “forecast”, “expect”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “outlook”, “could”, “would”, “target”, “project”, “intend”, “plan”, “seek”, “estimate”, “pursue”, “should”, “may” and “assume”, or the negative thereof, as well as variations of such words and similar expressions referring to the future, and may include (without limitation) statements regarding COVID-19, the estimated dates for opening properties and the health and safety protocols followed at each property.    Forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in any such statement.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ include (without limitation) the ongoing uncertainty about COVID-19, its duration and impact, the closure and length of closure of our properties, negative perceptions of visiting properties that have large groups of people, and the cost to comply with any mandated health requirements associated with the virus. Additional factors are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, and in the Company’s other current and periodic reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  All forward-looking statements in this document are made based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

About Boyd Gaming
Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states.  With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service.  For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.

SOUTH POINT ARENA TO HOST THE WORLD’S BEST BULL RIDERS IN THE PBR MONSTER ENERGY TEAM CHALLENGE, A CLOSED-TO-PUBLIC COMPETITION, JUNE 5 – 28

 

South Point Arena To Host the World’s Best Bull Riders IN The PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, A closed-to-public competition, June 5 – 28

The competitions will be televised on CBS Sports Network and CBS Television Network

South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa has partnered with the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) to host 48 of the world’s top professional bull riders in the South Point Arena split into 12 teams and divisions, facing off until two teams remain to compete for the championship. The competitions each Friday and Saturday will be televised on CBS Sports Network with a “Game of the Week” broadcast on CBS Television Network each Sunday. Every night of competition will feature three “games,” where each game will comprise a head-to-head matchup of three riders from one team against three riders from another on the sport’s toughest bulls.

 

The first four weekends of the PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas on June 5-28 will be closed-to-the-public using the safety protocols PBR debuted during three previous event weekends in April and May, including a scaled-down crew, medical testing, functional separation and social distancing.

 

“We are proud to partner with the PBR in bringing the world’s best bull riders to the South Point Arena.  There is no better place than Vegas Cowboy Central to put the sports and entertainment capital back on television.  Las Vegas will always be here to entertain you, even if you can’t be here.”  said Ryan Growney, General Manager of South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa.

 

The competition will then culminate in a championship weekend that will welcome fans to ticketed events at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota July 10-12.

 

South Point Arena hosts the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals each year.

 

“After successfully holding closed events in Oklahoma that utilized a comprehensive wellness and safety plan now being reviewed by other leagues, we have added protocols to provide fans a secure place to enjoy a new exciting team format,” said PBR Commissioner Sean Gleason. “We want to thank our fans for their patience and cooperation, as well as our venue, city and state partners, including Governor Kristi Noem, for collaborating on these measures for bringing this new team tournament in front of fans in an environment they’ll be comfortable in.”

 

Every team will have played six regular season games after four weeks.  The teams with the top three records in each division will make the playoffs, with the regular season division champion earning a first round bye. Championship weekend – a single elimination bracket – will feature wild card matchups on Friday, the semifinals on Saturday, and Championship Sunday broadcast on CBS Television Network, with the consolation game on CBS Sports Network.

 

PBR’s most recent Unleash The Beast ticketed event for fans was in Little Rock March 6-7, 2020. When restrictions on mass gatherings from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) were put into place, PBR held closed-to-fans events for television in Georgia March 15-16, and at the Lazy E Arena in Oklahoma April 25-26 and May 9-10 with a comprehensive safety plan approved by three layers of government.

 

The PBR will announce in the coming weeks further competition details and rosters for The PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, which will not offer individual riders’ points toward the 2020 world standings.

 

PBR will handle all production for these events, which are subject to change depending on developments with Covid-19.

 

 

About PBR (Professional Bull Riders)

PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 700 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Unleash the Beast Tour (UTB), which features the top 35 bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. PBR’s digital assets include RidePass, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. For more information, visit PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

 

About Monster Energy

Based in Corona, California, Monster Energy is the leading marketer of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Refusing to acknowledge the traditional, Monster Energy supports the scene and sport. Whether motocross, off-road, NASCAR, MMA, BMX, surf, snowboard, ski, skateboard, or the rock and roll lifestyle, Monster Energy is a brand that believes in authenticity and the core of what its sports, athletes and musicians represent. More than a drink, it is the way of life lived by athletes, sports, bands, believers and fans. See more about Monster Energy including all of its drinks at www.monsterenergy.com.

 

 

About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point Hotel will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million-dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point Hotel has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

 

“Official Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas Motor Speedway” and sponsor of the September 2020 Las Vegas NASCAR Monster Energy cup race, South Point 400. In addition, South Point’s Sports Book is home of Vegas Stats & Information Network” (VSiN), where you can listen to the broadcast on SiriusXM 204 and watch the video livestream on VSiN.com.

 

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

 

 

Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant Reopens for Dine-In Service

 

Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant Reopens for Dine-In Service

A family-owned restaurant and a favorite of Las Vegas locals for two decades, Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant will reopen to serve traditional Thai cuisine inside its two restaurant locations at 1974 N. Rainbow Blvd, and 9530 S. Eastern Ave., on Monday, May 18.

 

The restaurant will strictly enforce social distancing, following all CDC safety measures and reservation requirements. Pin Kaow’s menu includes an array of flavorful soups, curries, noodle dishes, meat and seafood selections, all made in-house with fresh and seasonal ingredients.

 

More information is available on the website at www.PinKaow.com and by calling the Rainbow location at 702-638-2746 or the Eastern location at 702-407-1188. Each location is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Follow Pin Kaow on Facebook and Instagram at @PinKaowThai.

 

 

About Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant

A family-owned restaurant and a favorite of Las Vegas locals for nearly two decades, Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant serves traditional Thai cuisine with locations at 1974 N. Rainbow Blvd, and at its newest outpost located at 9530 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100. A frequent winner of Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards, Pin Kaow’s menu includes an array of flavorful soups, curries, noodle dishes, meat and seafood selections, all made in-house with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Pin Kaow’s diverse wine list has been expertly curated and is accompanied by an extensive selection of premium spirits and craft cocktails.  More information and reservations are available by calling the Eastern location at 702-407-1188 or the Rainbow location at 702-638-2746  or on the website at http://www.pinkaow.com/. Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PinKaowThai and https://www.facebook.com/PinKaowThaiSouthEastern as well as Instagram at @pinkaowthai.

Maverick Helicopters Las Vegas to Reopen May 22

 

 

 

 

 

MAVERICK HELICOPTERS LAS VEGAS TO REOPEN MAY 22

“Our Vegas” promotion will gift 500 lucky guests a free Strip helicopter flight

              

Maverick Helicopters celebrates its return to the sky on May 22 with the “Our Vegas” promotion that will offer a chance for locals and visitors to fly above the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas for free. 250 winners and their guest will be randomly selected beginning May 20 through mid-June for this ultimate helicopter experience over Las Vegas.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming guests back to Las Vegas with an unforgettable opportunity,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Helicopters. “Las Vegas has been great to us for nearly 25 years and this is our way to give back and help make a positive impact to the future of our community and city we love.”

 

Maverick Helicopters will gift winners and their guest a one-of-a-kind aerial experience aboard a luxury helicopter. During flight, passengers will enjoy bird’s-eye views of iconic landmarks such as Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Wynn, Eiffel Tower, The Venetian Resort, Luxor, The Strat, T-Mobile Arena and the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium.

 

U.S. residents 18 and over can visit www.FlyMaverick.com/OurVegas for additional details and to enter Maverick Helicopters’ “Our Vegas” promotion. All flights must be redeemed by June 30, 2020.

About Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 250,000 guests annually out of Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai, Hawaii. Maverick Helicopters operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2019; Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” 2014-2019; USA Today’s 10Best 2019 Reader’s Choice Award; and many more. Maverick Helicopters has been celebrated as one of the world’s leading tourism companies for more than 20 years.

 

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