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Hit hard by the economy, Las Vegas has once again become a bargain town. For some of the latest deals, become a member at www.lasvegasadvisor.com. The 2009 Las Vegas Advisor Member Rewards Book contains more than 150 coupons with as much as $2,500 in savings at some of the city's top restaurants and entertainment options. It is available for $37 from lasvegasadvisor.com. In addition to the MRB, the website has introduced Member Rewards Online, an expanding program of printable Web coupons.


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Las Vegas timeline 2003-2005:

  • 2003 - The Stratosphere releases plans for its latest thrill ride, a teeter-totter like device situated nearly 900' above Las Vegas Boulevard, aptly called X Scream.
  • 2003 - Steve Wynn changes the name for Las Vegas' newest megaresort from La Reve to Wynn Las Vegas.
  • 2003 - The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority debuts its new advertising campaign, "Vegas Stories" with the tagline, "What Happens Here, Stays Here."
  • 2004 - Mergers abound in Las Vegas. MGM Mirage announces plans to purchase the Mandalay Resort Group. One month later, Harrah's Entertainment announces its plans to purchase Caesars Entertainment.
  • 2004 - The Las Vegas Monorail, a $654 million mass transit system, opens to the public.
  • 2004 - The Strip dims its lights for President Ronald Reagan's passing. Other dignitaries to receive such a remembrance upon their passing have included President John F. Kennedy; Rat Pack members Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin; and George Burns.
  • 2005 - Visitor volume breaks tourism records with 37.4 million
  • 2005 - MGM Mirage announces Project City Center, an "urban metropolis" with 4,000 hotel rooms and 1,650 condominium units. Project City Center will cost nearly $5 billion, making it the largest privately funded project in the United States.
  • 2005 - Condomania hits Las Vegas. A multitude of developers ranging from Donald Trump to MGM Mirage announce plans for high-rise luxury condominium projects. By 2010, 10,000 to 15,000 condominium-hotel units are expected to be added to the current room inventory.



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