Feb 5, 2016

Laughlin Buzz - Merchandise

Laughlin, NV

3 Day Introductory Sale - Limited Availability


We have been looking to create Laughlin Buzz merchandise* in our Facebook Group over the past year.  We now made a limited amount of Laughlin Buzz T-Shirts, Hats and Koozies available.  

*more designs and types of products will be announced later this month








We also have a Laughlin Buzz branded Straight Outta Laughlin T-Shirt and Hat.








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Feb 3, 2016

Laughlin: December and 2015 Visitor Volume Down

Laughlin, Nevada



In the monthly and year end reports by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Laughlin showed a decrease in visitor volume for the month of December as well as for the calendar year 2015. 

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Graphic source:  Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

December numbers showed Visitor Volume was down -5.6%  (compared to the same period in 2014).

The rest of the numbers for December were also down. 

Total occupancy was down -1.6%
Average Daily Room Rate was down -3.3%
Total room nights occupied was down -5.8%
Room inventory was down -2.4%


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Graphic source:  Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
 Laughlin/Bullhead City Airport plane passenger numbers were down -21.4%

However, average daily auto traffic was up 4.3%

For entire calendar year 2015, LVCVA reported:
Laughlin Visitor Volume was down -5.1%  (1,887,853 visitors)

Laughlin Nevada 

 The good news? In spite of the lower visitor volume, gross gaming revenues for the calendar year (2015) increased 1.7% to $467.276 million (compared to 2014).  



*Numbers are comparisons based on the same month for the previous year.  Yearly numbers are compared to the prior year. 


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All content is presented for informational purposes and are based on data from the  and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority    We are not affiliated with, nor receive any compensation from any of the properties or entities mentioned herein.    

Source of statistics:
http://www.lvcva.com/stats-and-facts/visitor-statistics/






Jan 25, 2016

Casa Serrano - Best Mexican Food Winner gets Not So Good Inspection

Laughlin, Nevada

Casa Serrano 
Riverside Resort Casino 
Restaurant Inspection




Update - January 28, 2014
After this article was published, Casa Serrano had a reinspection on 
January 27th and received an "A" Grade.   Owner, Anthony Serrano shared
the following comment and picture of the new certificate from the Southern 
Nevada Health District.  The responsiveness and dedication to the community
from them is wonderful to see.  






It has been awhile since any Laughlin restaurants did poorly in a restaurant/health inspection.

Recently, the Casa Serrano received a "B" rating with 20 demerits.
The Lounge at Casa Serrano, however, received an "A" rating with 8 demerits.

*This inspection occurred on January 12, 2016.   Update: See comments from the owner, which were shared on our FB page after this was posted.  They are included at the end of this article. 



Screenshots are from the Southern Nevada Health District Website



A look at the violations show the following: 



Previous inspections show a mix of A, B, and C grades.  Prior to this inspection they had received a B with 16 demerits on April 2, 2015 and a follow up A grade with 8 demerits on April 16, 2015.





All restaurants are required to clearly post their latest certificate and grade in a spot clearly view-able by the public.  Usually by the hostess stand or entrance.

Casa Serrano is a popular spot for Mexican Food in Laughlin.  Personally, after a few less than satisfying visits, we have not been in there for a few years.


Casa Serrano did win the Best Mexican Food category in the 2015 Best of Laughlin contest.


Anthony Serrano responded to this on our Laughlin Buzz Facebook Page. 



We will be updating this after Casa Serrano has it's re-inspection.



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*All content in this blog post are presented for informational purposes only and uses data taken from the Southern Nevada Health District website.   We received no compensation from the properties or restaurants in this blog post and are not in any way affiliated with them.  


About the inspection process:
An "A" grade is the top grade an establishment can receive.  Generally if any grade less than an
A is received the restaurant can and does have a re-inspection shortly thereafter after correcting
any violations.  Keep in mind there is a lag time between when the inspections are performed and
when they appear on the Southern Nevada Health District Website.  A restaurant may have been
inspected or re-inspected (in the case of a low grade) since the data was posted.  When a re-inspection is done the list of violations/demerits from the prior low grade is no longer viewable.


Jan 9, 2016

Laughlin, Nevada Pictures and Views

Laughlin, NV

Pictures and views from December and January.



Trees at the In-N-Out Burger in Laughlin on Casino Drive


Aquarius and Edgewater Casino from the Bullhead City, AZ side of the Colorado River

Colorado River from the Laughlin, NV Riverwalk

Colorado Belle, Laughlin, NV 


Candy Cane Lane by the Pioneer Casino on the Riverwalk


Cadillac Margarita at El Burro Borracho in Laughlin, NV -  Harrah's Laughlin 


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RunLaughlin 1/2 Marathon and 5K was held on December 5, 2015.

TropLaughlin 


Riverwalk by the Pioneer Casino and Colorado Belle
















All pictures were taken and are copyrighted by Laughlin Buzz.  However, we welcome you to use them for your own personal use or share them as you desire.  We would certainly appreciate a shout out or credit if you do!    

Laughlin visitor numbers up slightly for November

Laughlin, Nevada





Statistics from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority show visitor volume in Laughlin for November was up slightly by 0.7% compared to the same period last year. 

Other stats:
Room Occupancy was up 2.5% to 55.1%
Average daily room rate was up 2.2% to $42.77

Gross gaming revenue for the same period was up 3.1% to $37,969,000.  

See more details on the Laughlin's November Gaming Revenue here.

There were 142,330 visitors during November of 2015 compared to 141,350 in November of 2014.

Chart taken from the LVCVA website: 




*Numbers are comparisons based on the same month for the previous year.





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All content is presented for informational purposes and are based on data from the  and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority    We are not affiliated with, nor receive any compensation from any of the properties or entities mentioned herein.    



Jan 4, 2016

Laughlin Gaming Revenue Up for November 2015

Laughlin, Nevada



Casinos in Laughlin, NV posted a gaming revenue increase of  3.07% for the month of November 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported statewide gaming revenue was $944.3 million in November compared to $876.2 million in November 2014.   This was a revenue gain of 7.76%.



The breakdown by area was as follows:

Las Vegas Strip     -  up  5.38%
Downtown Vegas  -  up  25.24%
Laughlin                -  up   3.07%
North Las Vegas    -  up  22.86%
Boulder Strip          -  up  21.53%
Mesquite                 -  down  -4.31%

Clark County (where Laughlin and Vegas are located) had an overall gaming increase 8.38%.for November of 2015.



Data and the above Chart are from the Nevada Gaming Control Board Press Release which can be viewed in it's entirety at:  http://gaming.nv.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=10716 




Gaming numbers are comparisons based on the same month for the previous year.  

All content and pictures are presented for informational purposes and are based on and taken from the Nevada Gaming Control Board Press Releases.
Laughlin Buzz is not affiliated with, nor receive any compensation from any of the properties or entities mentioned herein

Dec 13, 2015

Nevada Medical Marijuana Opens in Laughlin

Laughlin, NV

Medical Marijuana has become a reality in Laughlin, Nevada.  Right in the middle of Casino Drive.

On Saturday, December 12th the dispensary Nevada Medical Marijuana quietly opened their doors.



The dispensary is located right on the corner of Casino Drive and Bruce Woodbury.   It is just in front of the Laughlin Event Center and next to the Laughlin Outlet Mall.  Just across from the Edgewater Casino.

The dispensary is available to server any legal MMJ cardholder from any state.  Not just Nevada.

Opinion: 
Putting the merits of MMJ aside, we believe this is a poor location for the dispensary.  In our opinion it should not be front and center in the most visible area for tourists and visitors.  Surely there are other locations in Laughlin that would of been more suitable.  Read more here about how this dispensary came to be. 

Current hours for the dispensary are:
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday  and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.  Check ahead, as they are subject to change solely by the dispensary.  (702) 298-4810
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The views and opinions shared in this blog do not necessarily reflect those of Laughlin Buzz and are presented for informational purposes only.  We have no affiliation of any sort with any of the entities mentioned.  

Dec 11, 2015

El Burro Borracho Laughlin


Laughlin, NV


A visit to Guy Fieri's El Burro Borracho in Harrah's Laughlin

El Burro Borracho has been open for about a year now.   Signs proclaim the 1 year anniversary, and not long ago Guy Fieri visited with guests at his eatery in Laughlin.

 

We stopped by a drink and to grab something to eat last week.  There were no lines like we had seen earlier in the year, but this is the "slow season" in Laughlin.

As much as I wanted one, I had to pass on the Jalapeno Cilantro Margarita (show below).  We also passed on the delicious (and highly recommended) Trash Can Nachos so we could try something
different.

Jalapeno Cilantro Margarita


Trash Can Nachos

Pictures courtesy of "Eddie Molera" from the 


 Portions are very big and easily shareable or good to take some of it home for a snack.  We ordered the Drunken Fish Tacos and the Chicken Fajitas.

We normally won't order fish tacos if the fish is Swai or Tilapia, but Guy Fieri's were made with Mahi Mahi so we gave it a try.

  

Menu prices show the non Total Rewards Card Holder price and the discounted price (usually one dollar) for Total Rewards Card Holders.  Cards are free at the Total Rewards Desk so get one. 


We order them baja-style and they were very fresh and tasty. The order came with 3 good sized tacos along with rice and beans.    If you don't particularly like the flavor of lime then it might not be for you.  We, however, thought the Tequila Lime flavor was very good.  Many of the dishes we have tried at El Burro Borracho go heavy on the lime.


Fajitas are a big portion as well.  However, there are only 3 small tortillas included.  There is far more on the to fill them with then there is room.  Perhaps they would give extras tortillas if asked.   These were served sizzling hot and the chicken was juicy and well seasoned.   

Fajitas - Pollo 
El Burro Borracho also has a small bar area where you can sit and order.   Guy Fieri also had a wonderful dedication and tribute to his sister (who passed away) painted on the ceiling of El Burro Borracho.



We skipped dessert as well, even though wanted to try the Churros based on recommendations from others.   Perhaps next time.

Here is a link to the current El Burro Borracho menu (including signature drinks):

https://www.caesars.com/content/dam/lau/Dining/Casual/el-burro-borracho/Harrahs-Laughlin-Dining-Casual-el-burro-borracho-menu.pdf

Service was very good.  It wasn't over the top like the first time we visited.  That time they servers were all using Guy Fieri's catch phrases, which were fun but really not necessary.  We did notice they had (at least on this visit) replaced the very cool cloth napkins with standard Harrah's Laughlin napkins.  The original ones were nice, helped add to the experience.


Before and After Napkins
They no longer used the cute Burro holders to serve the water in.   This was another nice touch that was missing.  Those kinds of things helped make it a unique experience to go with the premium prices on the menu.



Our tab for a beer, a signature drink, and two entrees came to $52 before tip.  It isn't the cheapest Mexican Food in town but it is very good and full of flavor.  Definitely, the best in Laughlin, in our opinion.   

Note: for December of 2015, they are only open on the weekends due to it being the slow season in Laughlin.   

Guy Fieri will also be adding another location for El Burro Borracho in Las Vegas.  The new and even bigger restaurant will be going in at The Rio Las Vegas in the space formerly occupied by Buzzio's.   Watch for it in 2016. 




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*All content in this blog post are presented for entertainment and informational purposes only.  The review is based on our own experience and yours may differ.  Dates, menus, times, events, times, are the sole responsibility of the entity who provides them and is subject to change solely by them.  We receive no compensation from the properties, events, sponsors, groups, organizations, or restaurants mentioned or pictured in this blog post and are not in any way affiliated with them.