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May 3, 2016

Laughlin River Run 2016 - Attendance & Police Reports

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The Laughlin River Run completed with no major incidents reported.  Registered attendance was about the same as last year, 35,000.   This does not include people or bikers who joined the rally and did not register with the official promoter (a $25 registration fee, which included entry into various events, etc.).


LVMPD reported the following statistics:

There was a 62% increase in the number of arrests and a 181% increase in the number of traffic citations.

56 arrests, of which there were:
8 were felony violations,
1 gross misdemeanor,
47 misdemeanors.
0 Motorcycle thefts

9 of those arrests were for DUI

551 Traffic Citations    




The Bullhead City Police reported:

A 55% increase in arrests which were:

  • 34 arrests
  • 40 traffic citations      
  • Of which there were: 3 DUI's, 3 Narcotics Arrests



From our personal experience from visiting the Casino drive over the 4 days, we felt-
  • There were bigger crowds. From our perspective at least, it seemed to be more of a weekend biker or non-biker crowd than a traditional biker crowd.  
  • There seemed to be more Vendors, with less parking space in the Casino lots. 
  • More children, which we feel shouldn't be permitted in the areas where alcohol is being sold.
  • Overall, in spite of or perhaps due to the higher arrests and citations, it seemed to be an overall safe and well run event. 
Is the annual Laughlin River Run becoming more of a higher priced event and less of a traditional Bike Rally?  We aren't sure but that was the feel we came away with.

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Apr 25, 2016

Laughlin River Run 2016 - Custom Bike Show

Laughlin, NV

34th Annual Laughlin River Run

2014 Custom Bike Show - Best In Show Winner 

Custom Bike Show
Saturday, April 30, 2016



Location:
Center Circle - Colorado Belle adjacent to main entrance and the Loading Dock Restaurant.

Registration is from 8am-10am  (see more details at laughlinriverrun.com)

Judging and Public Viewing is from 11am-3pm

Awards Ceremony is at 3pm


2014 Custom Bike Show Entries




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Laughlin River Run 2016 - Ink Mayhem Tattoo Convention

Laughlin, NV

9th annual Ink Mayhem 

After years of holding the Ink Mayhem Tattoo Convention at the River Palms/Laughlin River Lodge, this year it has moved to the Colorado Belle on the D Deck (upstairs).  The convention is put on by *Dermal Knowledge Productions.


Ink mayhem will have a variety of attractions. Performers and entertainment additionally but not limited to: Live tattooing, art fusion, Daily tattoo contests, indoor vendor areas, tattoo hostesses, Tattooed biker babe contest, and celebrity artists.
There are some really great artists lined up for you this year, new and returning favorites. This show offers world renowned award winning artists, including the infamous duo Rick Walters and Catfish Carl. 
 Ink Mayhem runs from April 27th through April 30th.    In addition to the tattoo artists, there are many other events going on.   The schedule is:


Each day there will also be Tattoo Contests




Hours:  Noon to Midnight, each day



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Times, dates are subject to change solely the the company.  

Apr 24, 2016

LEDC Leadership Speakers Forum Series

Laughlin, NV
LEDC Leadership Speakers Forum Series


Roberson, Hardy at LEDC
LAUGHLIN — Michael Roberson, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress District 3, will address the Laughlin Economic Development Corporation on Friday, April 29, 4 to 6 p.m. Roberson currently represents District 20 in the Nevada Legislature and is the majority leader of the State Senate.
Joining Roberson will be Joe Hardy, State Senator District 12, which includes Laughlin.
The LEDC Leadership Forum will be held in the Glady Laughlin Christian Education Center at Laughlin Community Church, 2910 Needles Highway.
This event is open to the public.

Source:  Laughlin Times
http://www.mohavedailynews.com/laughlin_times/laughlin-in-brief/article_2bd7584e-067c-11e6-80fd-1f2e65e3a69f.html


Laughlin River Run 2016 - Poker Runs

Laughlin, NV
2016 Laughlin River Run 


American Heroes  -  Charity Poker Run
Friday, April 29th
Registration 8-10am  -   Ride leaves at 10am
at Tropicana Laughlin
Donations:  Rider $15 + Passenger $10




American Heroes Poker Run - 2014


Early Bird Poker Run - Self Guided Poker Run 
Register Thursday, April 28th or Friday April 29th  8-11am
Register Saturday, April 30th   8-10am
Start location is:  Riverside Resort Starview Room
Finish location is: Colorado Belle Vendor Area - by Saturday 3pm
Awards posted Saturday April 30th at 6 pm at the Colorado Belle Loading Dock Grille

You must be a registered participate of the 2016 Laughlin River Run to participate. 
Official Event Passes are $25 per person
Includes Official 2016 Souvenir T-Shirt
Official 2016 River Run Ride Pin
Admission to the Saturday Poker Run
Contestant entry to Custom Bike Show or Ms. Laughlin River Run Contest  
https://www.laughlinriverrun.com/passes/index.php




American Heroes Poker Run 2013





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E-Center at the Edgewater Casino Concert Line up - 2016


 Laughlin, NV

New shows continue to be added to the E-Center concert line up for 2016.   The indoor event center is a popular one year round and especially during the hotter summer months.  

Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, NV



On April 29th, Creedence Clearwater Revisited will play during the annual River Run Bike Rally. 



A wide variety of artists follow through the end of the year.  Watch for new shows to be added. 



  • Kenny Rogers -  Final World Tour    June 25th
  • Styx - July 16th
  • Dwight Yoakum - July 23rd 
  • Three Dog Night - August 6th 
  • Wynonna & The Big Noise -  August 27th
  • 38 Special - September 10th 
  • Neil Sedaka  - October 15th
  • REO Speedwagon - November 18th 







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Pictures of artists/groups are from the Edgewater Casino website.


Apr 23, 2016

Laughlin River Run 2016 Rules

Laughlin, NV


Laughlin River Run 2016 Rules, Traffic, Parking and Common Sense!





The 34th annual Laughlin River Run returns April 27th through April 30th.

River Run week is one of the busiest times of the year in Laughlin.   

There are only a few rules and reminders to make it safe and a fun enjoyable time for everyone.

• No glass or cans permitted on Casino Drive during the event.
   All alcoholic beverages must be in plastic.

• No nudity.

• No colors.  

• A curfew for minors (under 18 years of age) will be in effect from 6 pm until 5 am. from March 27th through May 1st.

• The state’s mandatory helmet law will be strictly enforced.

Keep the helmet law in mind as you may be crossing borders in the Tri-State area.  Helmets are required in Nevada and California. They are not required in Arizona.  They are also not required at the Avi Casino or the surrounding Fort Mojave Indian Reservation.  

Lane-splitting (motorcyclists riding between cars) is illegal in both Nevada and Arizona, whereas it is legal in California.


No sandals or flip flop type shoes should be worn while on a motorcycle.




Other Tips:  
  • Bikers can obtain parking spots at reserved parking sections at most of the casinos.  They even offer reserved, secured lots (for a fee).  
  • Space for cars is at a premium, and garages may fill up fast.  Valet is usually limited to only guests of the hotel and can fill up quickly.  


  • Other parking spots may include the Outlet Mall.  This again may fill up fast, though in the past two years, we have had no problem getting a spot when getting there early enough.     
  • In other years around the strip in past years there have also been "Bait Bikes" to deter theft. 
 
  • Do not drink and drive or drive and text.   



Laughlin River Run 2016 Concerts and Music

Laughlin, NV
Laughlin River Run Concerts and Music for 2016 


The annual bike rally comes to Laughlin from April 27th-30th this year.  Bikes, music, shows, poker runs, and vendors will be going on all over Laughlin. 

Concerts Scheduled this year include:





Friday, April 29th
Creedence Clearwater Revisited

8pm   at the E-Center  (Edgewater Casino)



Saturday, April 30th
Bret Michaels

8pm at the outdoor Harrah's Rio Vista Amphitheater


Bret Michaels from a previous show in Laughlin.   Photo by BreatMichaels.com 

There are no show or concerts scheduled at the Laughlin Event Center or Riverside Resort this year.


Golden Nugget Laughlin (prior year).
Photo by Golden Nugget Laughlin FB page
However, as is normal there will be live music all along Casino Drive, inside the Casinos and even on the Riverwalk (at the Loading Dock Stage).    Many of these are near pop bars and food stands and vendors.

Just a few of the Live Music options we have found so far include:


Golden Nugget Laughlin last year 

Golden Nugget Laughlin
  
In addition to the live music, the Golden Nugget will feature a Lot Party featuring BBQ, beer specials, a Bloody Mary Bar, specialty cocktails and more. 




Southern Stue

The Garage Boys
Money Shot 



Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall


Live entertainment at the Pioneer includes Beau Hodges Band, Cross Cutt, Catbone, Brodie Stewart, Cash Presley and Dogg House



Colorado Belle /  Edgewater

The Loading Dock Stage on the Riverwalk by the Colorado Belle will feature live blues bands (free admission).   At the Center Circle Beer Garden (in front of the main entrance at the Colorado Belle there will also be a DJ.    At the Edgewater the always popular Hogs & Heifers Bar will be set up.




River Run Blues -  On the stage at the Loading Dock on the Riverwalk at the Colorado Belle 

Hours:
Wednesday 4pm-midnight
Thursday 2pm-midnight
Friday & Saturday noon-midnight

Free, Live Entertainment by: 
  • Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
  • Preston Shannon
  • John Earl & The BoogieMan Band
  • Chris Hiatt




Riverside Resort

The Riverside Resort will also have an live music and a DJ at their outdoor band and stage area at their Bodies Bar and Night Club.   April 28th - 20th.




Tropicana Laughlin 


Tropicana Laughlin will have live music on Victory Plaza on Thursday, as well as live music inside at the Tropicana Bar Thursday-Saturday.

Buckit 




Thursday, April 28th 
Outdoor Victory Plaza
Buckit @ 3:30pm
Glorious Bastards @ 8pm

Dr Rock

Indoor Tropicana Bar
Dr. Rock  @4:30 and  @ 9pm

Friday, April 29th  and Saturday, April 30th 
Indoor Tropicana Bar
Buckit  @5:30pm
Glorious Bastards @ 10pm







More Entertainment/Music Information to be added as it is announced!


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Apr 21, 2016

2016 Best of Laughlin Awards






For Immediate Release

LAUGHLIN, NV – April 21, 2016

Laughlin Buzz is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Best of Laughlin Awards.  

Best Overall Awards

Best Casino Resort -  Aquarius Casino Resort
Best Hotel - Aquarius Casino Resort
Best Restaurant - Bumbleberry Flats, Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall
Best “Locals” Casino - Old Town Saloon
Best Customer Service - Aquarius Casino Resort
Best Chef - Chef Craig Pinkard, BumbleBerry Flats

Casino/Gaming Awards

Best Slots -  Aquarius Casino Resort
Best Table Games - Aquarius Casino Resort
Best Video Poker - Aquarius Casino Resort
Best Live Poker - Harrah’s Laughlin
Best Video Keno  - Riverside Resort
Best Live Keno - Riverside Resort

Best SportsBook - William Hill Sportsbook, Edgewater Casino
Best Bingo - Riverside Resort
Best Players Club - AcePlay Players Club, Aquarius Casino Resort       
Best Casino Bar for Gaming  - Sassy Sue’s Saloon, Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall


Best Restaurant Cuisine Awards

Best Breakfast - Bumbleberry Flats, Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall
Best Buffet - Fresh Market Buffet, Harrah’s Laughlin
Best Fine Dining - Gourmet Room, Riverside Resort
Best Special Occasion - Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin
Best Café/Diner - Claim Jumper, Golden Nugget Laughlin

Best Late Night Eats -Bumbleberry Flats, Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall
Best Cheap Eats - Dotty’s, Laughlin River Lodge
Best Coffeehouse - Duet Coffee & Wine, Aquarius Casino Resort

Best Steakhouse - Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin
Best Seafood - Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co., Golden Nugget Laughlin
Best Burger - Daniel’s Restaurant, Regency Casino
Best Pizza - Pint’s Brewery and Sports Bar, Colorado Belle Casino
Best Mexican Food - El Burro Borracho, Harrah’s Laughlin         
Best Italian Food - Passaggio, Tropicana Laughlin
Best Barbecue - Blaze N Blues, Old Town Saloon

Best Prime Rib - Prime Rib Room, Riverside Resort
Best BBQ Ribs - Blaze N Blues, Old Town Saloon
Best Shrimp Cocktail - Cove Lounge, Aquarius Casino Resort
Best Buffet Crab Legs  - Windows on the River, Aquarius Casino Resort           
Best Sub/Sandwich - Capriotti’s, Edgewater Casino
Best Bloody Mary - Bumbleberry Flats, Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall

Best Ice Cream - Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Laughlin Outlet Mall
Best Desserts/Sweets - Bumbleberry Flats, Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall









Best People, Places, & Services

Best Place for Happy Hour - Pint’s Brewery and Sports Bar, Colorado Belle Casino
Best Casino Floor Drink Service - Harrah’s Laughlin
Best Place to Watch Sports - Gold Diggers, Golden Nugget Laughlin

Best Wedding Venue - Aquarius Resort Casino
Best Casino Gift Shop -Harrah’s Laughlin

Best Security - Aquarius Casino Resort
Best Valet - Golden Nugget Laughlin

Best Lounge for Live Music - Tropicana Bar, Tropicana Laughlin
Best Lounge for Dancing - Loser’s Lounge, Riverside Resort
Best Concert Venue - Laughlin Event Center
                                   
Best Neon Sign - River Rick (Cowboy), Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall
Best Casino Exterior Look - Golden Nugget Laughlin
Best Riverwalk Area -  Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall     

Best Casino Host - Carol Blossom, Aquarius Resort Casino
Best Bartender - John Roddy, The Lodge, Laughlin River Lodge
Best Casino Cocktail Server - Luck Hooper, Aquarius Resort Casino
Best Restaurant Server - Cearra Reddig, Loading Dock, Colorado Belle Casino
Best Customer Service Employee - Michelle Blazejewski, Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall

Best Local Business Owner - Dave and Leslie Wright, Yogi’s BBQ, Outlet Mall
Best Local Business Employee - Brian Anthony, Hideout
Community Award - Team Aquarius & Sean Hammond, Aquarius Resort Casino

Best River Cruise - U.S.S. Riverside, Riverside Resort
Best Spa Services - Harrah’s Laughlin
Best Pool - Tropicana Laughlin
Best Beach - Avi Resort Casino

Best Wi-Fi - Duet Coffee and Wine, Aquarius Casino Resort
Best Place to Shop - Burke’s, Laughlin Outlet Mall
Best Movie Theater - Riverside Resort

Best Special Event or Holiday - Laughlin River Run
Best Hidden Gem - Colorado River Greenway Heritage Trails
Best Attraction (non-gaming) - Colorado River

 Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who voted.  We encourage everyone to continue to support Laughlin local businesses, services, organizations, events, and attractions. By doing so you are helping the economy, growth and vitalization of the area and community.  Thank you!          

Download Press Release of the Winners (pdf file)

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Thanks and appreciation to Amy Reinert for designing the Best of Laughlin Logo for us!