High Roller Happy Half Hour Open Bar


Happy Half Hour Open Bar

With the Happy Half Hour on the High Roller, you and your friends can take your party to a higher elevation! This is a one-of-a-kind cocktail experience where guests are treated to an Open Bar in their Happy Half Hour cabin aboard the High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ Las Vegas! Your party in the sky features your bartender, and a fully-stocked bar, for one full 30-minute rotation of the wheel. Happy Half Hour cabins can accommodate up to 25 guests. All guests in the Happy Half Hour cabins must be 21 or older.

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Station Casinos posts Super Bowl LVII prop bets — FULL LIST


The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles meet in Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona, and Station Casinos posted its full menu of prop bets Saturday.

Here’s the entire list:

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Josh Jacobs expects to begin talks with Raiders next week


Raiders Take on Chiefs

Wade Vandervort

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) walks off the field after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs, 13-31, during an NFL football game at Allegiant Stadium Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.

Josh Jacobs, who led the NFL in rushing yards this season, said he expects to begin speaking with Las Vegas Raiders management next week about a possible new contract.

He could become a free agent after the Raiders declined last April to exercise his fifth-year option, and he responded by rushing for a career-high 1,653 yards as well as 12 touchdowns that tied his personal best.

“We haven’t talked yet, so I ain’t feel disrespected in any type of way yet,” Jacobs said Saturday at the Pro Bowl Games media day.

The Raiders could place the franchise tag on Jacobs, which would lock him in for a year for a salary $10.1 million, according to overthecap.com. His base salary this season was $2.1 million and his cap hit was $3.8 million.

Jacobs let it be know such a move wouldn’t go over well, but reiterated his preference to stay in Las Vegas. Many factors would go into that, including money, but so would the Raiders’ ability to win.

Jacobs said he was keeping an eye on the quarterback situation after the Raiders cut ties with nine-year veteran Derek Carr.

“I kind of know where their head is at,” Jacobs said of the QB situation. “I’m not going to speak on what they’re leaning to, but I know there are three that they’re looking at.”

Jacobs was asked if that included a certain recently retired quarterback. There was speculation the Raiders were interested in Tom Brady before he called it a career Wednesday.

“I don’t know nothing about nothing,” a feigning Jacobs said. “I feel like that was a contingency plan.”

Regardless of what happens, Jacobs said he probably would keep his Las Vegas home “for tax purposes.” Nevada has no state income tax.

He said players from other teams at the Pro Bowl events have tried to influence him to go elsewhere, and Jacobs has done his part to lure players to Las Vegas.

“The thing about Vegas is everybody wants to come here,” Jacobs said. “So hopefully we can figure it out.”





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Josh Jacobs expects to begin talks with Raiders next week


Raiders Take on Chiefs

Wade Vandervort

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) walks off the field after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs, 13-31, during an NFL football game at Allegiant Stadium Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.

Josh Jacobs, who led the NFL in rushing yards this season, said he expects to begin speaking with Las Vegas Raiders management next week about a possible new contract.

He could become a free agent after the Raiders declined last April to exercise his fifth-year option, and he responded by rushing for a career-high 1,653 yards as well as 12 touchdowns that tied his personal best.

“We haven’t talked yet, so I ain’t feel disrespected in any type of way yet,” Jacobs said Saturday at the Pro Bowl Games media day.

The Raiders could place the franchise tag on Jacobs, which would lock him in for a year for a salary $10.1 million, according to overthecap.com. His base salary this season was $2.1 million and his cap hit was $3.8 million.

Jacobs let it be know such a move wouldn’t go over well, but reiterated his preference to stay in Las Vegas. Many factors would go into that, including money, but so would the Raiders’ ability to win.

Jacobs said he was keeping an eye on the quarterback situation after the Raiders cut ties with nine-year veteran Derek Carr.

“I kind of know where their head is at,” Jacobs said of the QB situation. “I’m not going to speak on what they’re leaning to, but I know there are three that they’re looking at.”

Jacobs was asked if that included a certain recently retired quarterback. There was speculation the Raiders were interested in Tom Brady before he called it a career Wednesday.

“I don’t know nothing about nothing,” a feigning Jacobs said. “I feel like that was a contingency plan.”

Regardless of what happens, Jacobs said he probably would keep his Las Vegas home “for tax purposes.” Nevada has no state income tax.

He said players from other teams at the Pro Bowl events have tried to influence him to go elsewhere, and Jacobs has done his part to lure players to Las Vegas.

“The thing about Vegas is everybody wants to come here,” Jacobs said. “So hopefully we can figure it out.”





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US downs Chinese balloon over ocean, moves to recover debris


WASHINGTON — The United States on Saturday downed a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America and became the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing.

An operation was underway in U.S. territorial waters in the Atlantic Ocean to recover debris from the balloon, which had been flying at about 60,000 feet and was estimated to be about the size of three school buses. The balloon was downed by Air Force fighter aircraft, according to two officials who were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.

President Joe Biden had told reporters earlier Saturday that “we’re going to take care of it,” when asked about the balloon. The Federal Aviation Administration and Coast Guard worked to clear the airspace and water below the balloon as it reached the ocean.

Television footage showed a small explosion, followed by the balloon descending toward the water. U.S. military jets were seen flying in the vicinity and ships were deployed in the water to mount the recovery operation.

Officials were aiming to time the operation so they could recover as much of the debris as possible before it sinks into the ocean. The Pentagon had previously estimated that any debris field would be substantial.

The balloon was spotted Saturday morning over the Carolinas as it approached the coast. In preparation for the operation, the FAA Administration temporarily closed airspace over the Carolina coastline, including the airports in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina. The FAA rerouted air traffic from the area and warned of delays as a result of the flight restrictions.

The Coast Guard advised mariners to immediately leave the area because of U.S. military operations “that present a significant hazard.”

Biden had been inclined to down the balloon over land when he was first briefed on it on Tuesday, but Pentagon officials advised against it, warning that the potential risk to people on the ground outweighed the assessment of potential Chinese intelligence gains.

The public disclosure of the balloon this week prompted the cancellation of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Beijing scheduled for Sunday for talks aimed at reducing U.S.-China tensions. The Chinese government on Saturday sought to play down the cancellation.

“In actuality, the U.S. and China have never announced any visit, the U.S. making any such announcement is their own business, and we respect that,” China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Saturday morning.

China has continued to claim that the balloon was merely a weather research “airship” that had been blown off course. The Pentagon rejected that out of hand — as well as China’s contention that it was not being used for surveillance and had only limited navigational ability.

The balloon was spotted over Montana, which is home to one of America’s three nuclear missile silo fields at Malmstrom Air Force Base.

The Pentagon also acknowledged reports of a second balloon flying over Latin America. “We now assess it is another Chinese surveillance balloon,” Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, Pentagon press secretary, said in a statement.

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not immediately respond to a question about the second balloon.

Blinken, who had been due to depart Washington for Beijing late Friday, said he had told senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi in a phone call that sending the balloon over the U.S. was “an irresponsible act and that (China’s) decision to take this action on the eve of my visit is detrimental to the substantive discussions that we were prepared to have.”

Uncensored reactions on the Chinese internet mirrored the official government stance that the U.S. was hyping the situation. Some used it as a chance to poke fun at U.S. defenses, saying it couldn’t even defend against a balloon, and nationalist influencers leapt to use the news to mock the U.S.

China has denied any claims of spying and said it is a civilian-use balloon intended for meteorology research. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized that the balloon’s journey was out of its control and urged the U.S. not to “smear” it based on the balloon.

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Associated Press writer Huizhong Wu in Taipei and researcher Henry Hou in Beijing contributed to this report.



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Biden says he gave the order for Chinese balloon shootdown


China Spy Balloon

Larry Mayer/The Billings Gazette via AP

A high altitude balloon floats over Billings, Mont., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. The huge, high-altitude Chinese balloon sailed across the U.S. on Friday, drawing severe Pentagon accusations of spying and sending excited or alarmed Americans outside with binoculars. Secretary of State Antony Blinken abruptly canceled a high-stakes Beijing trip aimed at easing U..S.-China tensions.

Updated 21 minutes ago

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said on Saturday that he ordered U.S. officials to shoot down the suspected Chinese spy balloon earlier this week and that national security leaders decided the best time for the operation was when the it got over water.

“They successfully took it down and I want to complement our aviators who did it,” Biden said after getting off Air Force One en route to Camp David.

Fighter jets shot down the giant white balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America and became the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement that Biden approved the shootdown on Wednesday, saying it should be done “as soon as the mission could be accomplished without undue risk to American lives under the balloon’s path.”

Austin said that due to the size and altitude of the balloon , which was moving at about 60,000 feet in the air, the military had determined that taking it down over land would pose an undue risk to people on the ground.

The balloon was spotted Saturday morning over the Carolinas as it approached the coast. In preparation for the operation, the FAA Administration temporarily closed airspace over the Carolina coastline, including the airports in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina. The FAA rerouted air traffic from the area and warned of delays as a result of the flight restrictions.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Saturday downed a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America and became the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing.

An operation was underway in U.S. territorial waters in the Atlantic Ocean to recover debris from the balloon, which had been flying at about 60,000 feet and was estimated to be about the size of three school buses. The balloon was downed by Air Force fighter aircraft, according to two officials who were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.

President Joe Biden had told reporters earlier Saturday that “we’re going to take care of it,” when asked about the balloon. The Federal Aviation Administration and Coast Guard worked to clear the airspace and water below the balloon as it reached the ocean.

Television footage showed a small explosion, followed by the balloon descending toward the water. U.S. military jets were seen flying in the vicinity and ships were deployed in the water to mount the recovery operation.

Officials were aiming to time the operation so they could recover as much of the debris as possible before it sinks into the ocean. The Pentagon had previously estimated that any debris field would be substantial.

The balloon was spotted Saturday morning over the Carolinas as it approached the coast. In preparation for the operation, the FAA Administration temporarily closed airspace over the Carolina coastline, including the airports in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina. The FAA rerouted air traffic from the area and warned of delays as a result of the flight restrictions.

The Coast Guard advised mariners to immediately leave the area because of U.S. military operations “that present a significant hazard.”

Biden had been inclined to down the balloon over land when he was first briefed on it on Tuesday, but Pentagon officials advised against it, warning that the potential risk to people on the ground outweighed the assessment of potential Chinese intelligence gains.

The public disclosure of the balloon this week prompted the cancellation of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Beijing scheduled for Sunday for talks aimed at reducing U.S.-China tensions. The Chinese government on Saturday sought to play down the cancellation.

“In actuality, the U.S. and China have never announced any visit, the U.S. making any such announcement is their own business, and we respect that,” China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Saturday morning.

China has continued to claim that the balloon was merely a weather research “airship” that had been blown off course. The Pentagon rejected that out of hand — as well as China’s contention that it was not being used for surveillance and had only limited navigational ability.

The balloon was spotted over Montana, which is home to one of America’s three nuclear missile silo fields at Malmstrom Air Force Base.

The Pentagon also acknowledged reports of a second balloon flying over Latin America. “We now assess it is another Chinese surveillance balloon,” Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, Pentagon press secretary, said in a statement.

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not immediately respond to a question about the second balloon.

Blinken, who had been due to depart Washington for Beijing late Friday, said he had told senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi in a phone call that sending the balloon over the U.S. was “an irresponsible act and that (China’s) decision to take this action on the eve of my visit is detrimental to the substantive discussions that we were prepared to have.”

Uncensored reactions on the Chinese internet mirrored the official government stance that the U.S. was hyping the situation. Some used it as a chance to poke fun at U.S. defenses, saying it couldn’t even defend against a balloon, and nationalist influencers leapt to use the news to mock the U.S.

China has denied any claims of spying and said it is a civilian-use balloon intended for meteorology research. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized that the balloon’s journey was out of its control and urged the U.S. not to “smear” it based on the balloon.

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Associated Press writer Huizhong Wu in Taipei and researcher Henry Hou in Beijing contributed to this report.





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Super Bowl-bound Eagles are built around QB Jalen Hurts


Jalen Hurts

Matt Rourke) / Associated Press

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts runs for a touchdown against the New York Giants during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to draft Jalen Hurts in 2020 came with as much hand-wringing as intrigue regarding how to use the talented Heisman Trophy finalist. The Eagles already had quarterback Carson Wentz locked into a $128 million contract. They certainly had more pressing needs at the time on all sides of the ball.

Three seasons later, there’s no doubt in Philly that drafting Hurts was the right call.

Hurts would win any Philly most-popular athlete poll these days — well, it is football season — and the third-year quarterback has the Eagles just one win away from only their second Super Bowl victory in franchise history.

Turns out, the Eagles were built on the strength of a QB still on his paltry rookie deal. He’s a finalist for AP NFL MVP, Offensive Player of the year and tied a franchise record with 33 total touchdowns.

At just 24, Hurts has a Super Bowl — and super riches — ahead. He’s due for a new contract that will pay him in the neighborhood of $50 million a season, one that could rival the mammoth 10-year contract given to Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes that has choked the team’s salary cap. The Chiefs have been creative in finding ways to remain at an elite level despite Mahomes’ salary. The Eagles will have to do the same.

General manager Howie Roseman has been masterful of late at making all the right moves in drafts, trades and smart contracts. If the Eagles are to remain contenders for the same window the Chiefs have smashed open with Mahomes, Roseman will have to be just as adept at working the salary cap and finding gems in the draft.

The future can wait until Feb. 13. On deck, the Super Bowl.

“We want to go out there and play to our standard,” Hurts said. “That doesn’t change, regardless of the magnitude of the game.”

The Eagles offseason is already off to an astounding start. Roseman swung a 2022 draft-weekend deal with New Orleans that involved all draft picks — notably, the Eagles would get the Saints’ first-round pick in 2023. Hey, the Saints were supposed to be pretty good and a pick in the 20s would have been fine. Instead, the Saints sank (though they did beat the Eagles) and Philadelphia has the No. 10 pick of the draft. Not bad for a team in the Super Bowl. The Eagles can only hope they can land a star player that could keep them championship contenders for another decade.

Odds are, though, this time they won’t stun anyone and pick a quarterback.

OFFENSE

Did someone say steal? Roseman outmaneuvered the Titans during the 2022 draft when he engineered a deal to get wide receiver A.J. Brown.

Upset with his contract in Tennessee, the Eagles sent two draft picks to the Titans for Brown and immediately gave him a $100 million, four-year deal with $57 million guaranteed. Brown was worth the price and his playmaking ability has only brought out the best in Hurts’ playmaking. The two are close friends and their chemistry is evident on the field.

He had 155 yards receiving in his Eagles debut and kept on rolling all the way to 88 catches for 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns in the regular season. He topped Mike Quick’s 1,409 yards in 1983 for the Eagles’ single-season high.

Across the field, DeVonta Smith put up similar bold numbers. Smith, a first-round pick in the 2021 draft, finished his second NFL season with 95 catches, which are the most by a wide receiver in team history.

Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson have anchored the offensive line for a decade. Miles Sanders was a second-round pick who had 1,269 yards rushing this season and 11 touchdowns. Dallas Goedert has blossomed into one of the top tight ends in the league and made the offense one of the more dynamic in the league.

DEFENSE

Did someone say steal, Part II? Haason Reddick signed a $45 million, three-year contract, that included $30 million guaranteed. It turned in one of the greatest season performances in team history. He had 16 sacks and 3½ more in the playoffs to pace the Eagles. Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox are 10-plus-year veterans who helped the Eagles win their first Super Bowl.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Jake Elliott, a fifth-round pick in 2017, has kept a low profile this season as Philadelphia’s fourth-down aggressiveness has kept him from putting up big field goal numbers. Elliott has at least been automatic on extra points, missing only one this season. It seems almost laughable that it’s worth noting, but Dallas kicker Brett Maher has missed five extra points in the postseason.

The Eagles this week activated the 21-day practice window for punter Arryn Siposs to return from injured reserve. Siposs had been sidelined since mid-December with an ankle injury. The Eagles have since used veteran Brett Kern. Siposs could be activated for the Super Bowl ahead of Kern.





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REMEMBER WHEN: Dodgers take over Sands with Joey Bishop — PHOTOS


When you read about the nine-figure contracts handed out this past offseason by Major League Baseball owners, it might be hard to realize that players at one time had to find a job after the last putout was made to keep their families fed.

For some players, it might have been with local car dealerships or businesses looking for a star to help with promotion. For the 1963 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, it meant filling some time on stage at the Sands with Joey Bishop.

After sweeping the New York Yankees in the Fall Classic, six Dodgers — pitchers Don Drysdale and Ron Perranoski, outfielders Tommy Davis, Willie Davis and Frank Howard, and first baseman Bill “Moose” Skowron — hammed it up with one of the members of “The Rat Pack” on Dec. 21, 1963, in the famed Copa Room.

Being close to Las Vegas didn’t hurt finding that offseason employment.

While the ’63 Dodgers entertained the Sands guests, the 1964 National League roster was not as fortunate during its repeat bid. The Dodgers finished 80-82 in a tie for sixth, 13 games behind the eventual World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.

Contact Tony Garcia at tgarcia@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0307. Follow @TonyGLVNews on Twitter.





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Winter Wonderland at The Terrace at GVR


Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino brings back Winter at The Terrace, the holiday-themed pop-up lounge!

Winter at The Terrace is located at the resort’s Lobby Terrace and will once again transform into a breathtaking winter wonderland where visitors can cozy up and relish the festive ambiance throughout the holiday season.

The scenic destination will ring in the new season with festive tunes, sparkling lights, cheerful photo opportunities, personal igloos, fire pits, and more. All visitors can enjoy winter-themed beverages, including must-have shareable cocktails, an all-new hot chocolate cart, a great selection of champagne offerings, and tasty light bites and holiday goodies.

Fire Pit igloo

Check out all the delightful menu options:

Holiday Cocktails: Starting at $16

  • Polar Espresso | Belvedere, St. George Nola Coffee Liqueur, Crème De Menthe, espresso
  • Winter Solstice | Jameson Orange, Aperol, blood orange, lime, ginger beer
  • Frostbite | Herradura Reposado, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Licor 43 Horchata, coconut cream, shredded coconut
  • Naughty Toddy | Crown Royal Apple, cinnamon, star anise, hot apple cider
  • Sweater Weather | Knob Creek, butter pecan, Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters, gingerbread cookie

Polar Espresso Naughty Toddy Sweater Weather

Shareable Beverages:

  • Snow Much Fun | Seasonal Shot Tree $48 |Serves 6
    • Spiced Cosmo – Ketel One Citroen, apple spice, cranberry, lime
    • Cable Car – Captain Morgan, Grand Marnier, cinnamon, lemon
    • Winter Sour – Bulleit Rye, Averna, Spiced Demerara, lemon
  • Fireside Punch $225 | Serves 6-8
    • Absolut Elyx, Perrier Jouët Grand Brut, spiced hibiscus tea, orange oleo, cranberry, lemon

Snow Much Fun

Champagne:

  • Perrier Jouët, Grand Brut
  • Moët & Chandon, Ice Imperial
  • Perrier Jouët, Blason Rosé
  • Perrier Jouët, Blanc De Blancs
  • Dom Pérignon

Hot Chocolate Experience | $12

  • Milk & White Chocolate Bombs, with a choice of, peppermint marshmallows, salted caramel marshmallows, vanilla cotton candy, and pirouette cookies in a toasted marshmallow dipped mug
  • Extra Added Cordials: Bailey’s Irish Cream, Grand Marnier, Disaronno or Peppermint Schnapps, Jameson, priced at $4

hot chocolate

Seasonal Bites:

  • Baby It’s Cold Outside | $24
    • Assorted charcuterie meats, cornichons, Piparras peppers, black current mustard, purple mustard, grilled artisan baguette, parmesan crisps
  • Winter Sleigh Ride | $22
    • Assorted artisanal cheese, wildflower honeycomb, dried fruits, winter spiced pecans, water crackers, multigrain cranberry crisps
  • Silent Night | $14
    • Brown sugar roasted spaghetti squash, baby arugula, spiced apple cider vinaigrette, dried cranberries, toasted pepitas, apple walnut smoked cheddar
  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year | $12
    • Beet pickled deviled eggs, kaluga caviar, micro radish
  • Campfire S’mores | $13
    • House-made marshmallow, graham cracker, dark chocolate ganache
  • Candy Cane Lane | $10
    • Chocolate decadence cupcake, surprise candy filling, chocolate peppermint frosting

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Baby it's Cold Outside

Dates: November 25, 2022 – February 25, 2022

Hours: Sunday through Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 4 pm to 11 pm

Location: Green Valley Ranch

Address: 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052

For more information, please visit greenvalleyranch.com/eat-and-drink/winter-at-the-terrace

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Love Affair R&B Concert


Jammin 105.7 presents the 19th annual Love Affair Concert event!

Love Affair 2023 is bringing the biggest R&B lineup to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas! Celebrate romance, and all things love at the Orleans Arena as they host Love Affair.

Tickets from $85

Buy Tickets Here

LOVE AFFAIR - ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS 2023

The following musical groups and artists will be performing live throughout the night:

  • The Isley Brothers
  • Blackstreet
  • All-4-One
  • Color Me Badd
  • The Jets
  • Deniece Williams
  • Atlantic Starr

Date: February 4, 2023

Time: 7 pm

Location: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas

Address: 4500 Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103

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