The news happens fast and furious in Las Vegas, and there’s always something new to see or do. Here are some highlights you may have missed!
* Eli Roth’s Goretorium has opened next to Planet Hollywood. This year-round mecca for horror fans comes from the producer-director of films like “Hostel” and “Cabin Fever.” The attraction includes a haunted house, a lounge with nightly zombie feedings and other dreadful delights. More at Goretorium.com.
* The new Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace has been a huge success. The massive, $17 million buffet, offering a staggering 500 menu items, was unveiled in September, but has already been named the best buffet in Las Vegas by USA Today.
* The long-running “Crazy Horse Paris” topless revue at MGM has closed.
* After months of speculation, the new name of the mid-Strip Imperial Palace will have a new name, The Quad, by the end of 2012.
* Nathan Burton’s magic show at Flamingo has closed after four years.
* Battlefield Vegas, a $2.5 million military theme park, has opened on Industrial Boulevard at Circus Circus Drive, a block from The Strip. Billed as the “Ultimate Machine Gun Experience,” this attraction showcases military vehicles and aircraft, vintage weapons and boasts an indoor firing range and a collection of 250 fully-automatic machine guns. More at BattlefieldVegas.com.
* The Venetian recently opened a spacious poker room, The Sands Poker Room. The new poker room spans 14,000-square-feet, has nearly 60 tables and can accommodate 600 players.
* A new show, “Legwarmers: An ’80s Musical,” has opened at The V Theater in The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. The show promises popular hits from the 1980s, and a “storyline straight out of a John Hughes film.” More at VTheater.com.
* The cheesy dance revue, “Bite,” at Stratosphere, has closed after an eight-year run.
* A replacement has been named for Holly Madison, departing star of “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood. Nicole “Coco” Austin, star of the reality show, “Ice Loves Coco,” will join the “Peepshow” cast starting Dec. 3, 2012.
* The long-awaited Neon Museum opens Oct. 27, 2012. Details at NeonMuseum.org.
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