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Pictures from Las Vegas entertainment and nightlife, Nevada (USA):
Las Vegas showgirls, The Sirens of TI show, Nightclubs, Cirque du Soleil shows, and Las Vegas gaming.


Las Vegas showgirls, adult entertainment
Las Vegas showgirls, in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).

Countless sensual adult shows take place in Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps. On the Las Vegas Strip, The Riviera hotel and casino is home to the long-running Crazy Girls show, a topless revue show that celebrated 25 years in 2012.

The producers of this sexy show had to fight off efforts by Las Vegas city officials to have a billboard on fourth street across from City Hall removed because it was deemed too graphic. They won the fight and a bronze statue of a group of sexy, barely clothed Crazy Girls including deceased transgender showgirl Jahna Steele, was erected in front of The Riviera as a salute to their victory in 1997.

Jubilee! is a long-running entertainment show at Bally's Las Vegas, a hotel casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise and operated by Caesars Entertainment. Jubilee! has themes such as Sampson and Delilah and the Titanic as well as scenes set to the music of Cole Porter. It was repeatedly voted "Best Las Vegas Showgirls". 

Fantasy at Luxor Hotel and Casino is also one of Las Vegas’ leading topless shows. It combines an adult revue and variety show. It has been running for over 13 years.

Shades of Temptation is a beautiful topless show with gorgeous girls and handsome guys at New York-New York Las Vegas.

Chippendales at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino is the ultimate Las Vegas girls’ night out, featuring 12 physically perfect male dancers who delight the audience with a series of disarmingly sexy yet tasteful routines.

Another famous show, the Las Vegas Folies Bergere, opened in 1959 at Paris Las Vegas. It closed at the end of March 2009, after nearly 50 years in operation.

Las Vegas Pirate Cove at Treasure Island
Pirate Cove, Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada (USA).

Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, commonly known as TI, is a Caribbean-themed hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip

The Sirens of TI is a free nightly show provided at the front entrance of Treasure Island Hotel. The beautiful Sirens lure a band of renegade pirates into their cove with captivating melodies. The clash between the temptresses and their rebel prey transforms this 17th century story into a 21st century revelry of song and dance.

TI is also home to Cirque du Soleil's Mystère show. Mystère features a mixture of circus skills, dance, opera, worldbeat music, and street theatre-style comedy. It was first performed on December 25, 1993 and quickly won over audiences with its unique style of circus entertainment.

Since then, six other Cirque du Soleil permanent shows take place in Las Vegas at Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand, The Mirage, Luxor, and Aria.

O at The Bellagio is the water-themed stage production by Cirque du Soleil. The international cast of world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on, and above water to create a breathtaking experience. To maintain a fresh look on the performers, some of them have multiple sets of costumes so they may reappear dry despite having been in the water. The show has received many awards.

Zumanity, at New York-New York is the first adult-themed Cirque du Soleil resident show in Las Vegas. Unlike the other, more family-oriented Cirque du Soleil shows, it is centered around erotic song, dance, and acrobatics. Kà is the show by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand. It is one of the  most technologically advanced productions. The choreography incorporates several types of acrobatics and martial arts. The Kà theater has a capacity of 1950 people.

Love is the production by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage. It the re-imagined music of The Beatles with an interpretive, circus-based artistic and athletic stage performance. The Love theater houses 2,013 seats set around a central stage. Each seat is fitted with three speakers.

Criss Angel Believe at the Luxor is a theatrical production involving a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and famous magician Criss Angel. The show takes place in the Luxor's 1,600-capacity theater. Zarkana is a Cirque du Soleil stage production that began as a touring show in 2011. It became a resident show at the Aria Resort and Casino in 2012.

Michael Jackson: One at Mandalay Bay is the second Michael Jackson-based Cirque du Soleil production. It is the newest Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas (opening in May 2013). Michael Jackson One is a state-of-the-art visual and audio experience creating a theatrical evocation of Michael's creative genius. The show personifies Michael's agility, courage, playfulness and love.

Every night, about 10, 000 people attend the multiple resident Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas.

Nightclub of Fantasy Tower at the Palms Casino Resort near the Las Vegas Strip
Moon Nightclub of Fantasy Tower at the Palms Casino Resort near the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada (USA).
 
Most of the attractions and shows on the Las Vegas Strip are located on the hotel casino properties.

Each major Las Vegas hotel casino has its own entertainment venue and features several bars, cabarets and nightclubs. The PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino is the largest theatre (capacity: 7,000) on the Las Vegas Strip. The venue hosts a variety of events from charity benefits, concerts and award shows, including beauty contests. Under renovations till late 2013, the theater will host a two year residency show for Britney Spears.

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace has an estimated seating capacity of 4,100. One of the most famous current Las Vegas show s, Celine, is a resident show performed by Canadian recording artist, Celine Dion at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

The O theatre at The Bellagio is designed to look similar to a 14th-century European opera house. It has 1,800 seats and hosts the eponym production by Cirque du Soleil.

The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort is a  3 level concert theater that can seat between 1,000 and 2,500 people depending on the configuration, the venue. Since no seat is more than 120 feet from the stage, you've always got a great view of your favorite performers.

The Penn and Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and is home to Penn and Teller's live show. Known for their outrageous blending of comedy and magic, Penn & Teller are American illusionists who have performed together since the late 1970s. Every guest gets to meet Penn & Teller in the theater lobby after every show.

The intimate 740-seat Hollywood Theatre at The MGM Grand is home to world class entertainment and internationally acclaimed shows nightly.

Gaming at Las Vegas
Gaming at Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).
 
Although Las Vegas faces tougher competition from places such as Macau, it has historically attracted gamblers from around the world. The excitement of gambling in Las Vegas casinos is hard to beat. The Las Vegas Strip has the largest concentration of casinos in the United States. Gambling options are endless: Slot machine, Video poker, Bingo, Keno, Baccarat, Mini Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Let it Ride Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, and more.

As for table games, most Las Vegas casinos offer free lessons on a variety of games. Watch the game you're interested in prior to playing. This will help you gain important insights. Watch for table limits. It seems obvious to check for the minimum bet, but don't forget to check also for the table maximum. 

The headquarters of two of the world's largest gaming companies, Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International, are set in Las Vegas.

In 2012, Las Vegas welcomed 39,727,000 visitors. The average visitor's gambling budget per trip is US $ 485. In 2012, Clark County's gaming revenue amounted to $9.4 billion, including $ 6.2 billion in the Las Vegas Strip.
 
Some people come to Las Vegas but don't want to play. Vdara Hotel and Spa does not contain casino space and, along with Mandarin Oriental, is one of two non-gaming, non-smoking hotels within CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip.

Most other non-gaming hotels are located off the Strip.
The Trump Hotel Las Vegas is a 64-story luxury hotel and condominium located just off the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise. It features 1,232 graciously furnished suites and 50 penthouse suites. Alexis Park All Suite Resort offers three pools and excellent dining only a mile from the airport. Inside the art deco-style Artisan Hotel Boutique, you'll find a massive collection of paintings. Rumor Boutique Hotel does away with the grand casino lobby and instead opts for a cool ultra-lounge welcome. This new two-story intimate hotel features 150 suites.


 

Links

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Find here the official web site of tourism in Las Vegas (Nevada) with comprehensive information on hotels, restaurants, casinos, restaurants, shows, events, tours, golf and things to do in Las Vegas.
Cirque du Soleil
Official web site of the Cirque du Soleil shows.

See also

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