Laughlin Buzz

Feb 13, 2018

Mardi Gras Festival in Laughlin

Laughlin, NV
The traditional River Walk Festivals held each year by the Colorado Belle/Edgewater Casinos kick off in 2018 with the Mardi Gras Festival 

February 16th-18th at the Colorado Belle Riverwalk Area and the outdoor Loading Dock Stage.
Free live entertainment from the Zydeco Mud Bugs and the Mark St. Mary Band
Southern Style food vendors and beverages will be available for sale.
Hours (subject to change) are:
Friday-Saturday 2-10pm
Sunday Noon-7pm

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7th Annual Smokey Hayes BBQ Competition is Moving to the Laughlin River Lodge

Laughlin, NV

 A popular BBQ Competition is changing locations this year. The 7th Annual Smokey Hayes BBQ PORKIN' on the RIVER" Competition will be held at the Laughlin River Lodge on March 2nd and 3rd from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The deadline to compete as a team has already passed.  Information about the event for the public who want to attend and sample some of the BBQ should be announced soon.
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Feb 12, 2018

Old Town Saloon Kitchen Now Open!

Laughlin, NV

The Old Town Saloon Kitchen recently opened inside Laughlin's Old Town Saloon.  

The Kitchen offers the latest new place to grab a bite to eat in Laughlin.   We have been there several times and have tried many items.  Their which features starters, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. 

Two of our favorites were the BBQ Pork Sandwich and the Jalapeno Poppers Starter.  Both are served with house chips or French Fries.   
BBQ Pork Sandwich

Jalapeno Poppers 

We also recommend the Cowboy Burger, Yardbird (Chicken Sandwich), and the Taquitos.  Even the Saloon and Caesar Salads were good.  

The food from the Kitchen is perfect for a casual, inexpensive lunch or dinner or just as a bite to eat while playing some video poker, pool, darts, or just having a drink.

The Old Town Saloon has plenty of seating, either at the bar or at tables. 

Service is fast and friendly. The Kitchen is open from 12 Noon until 10 pm every day. 

The Old Town Saloon Menu is shown below: 

Stop in and check out the Old Town Saloon and the new Kitchen.   We would love to hear what you think.  Leave us a comment or come over to our Laughlin Buzz Facebook Group and share your review. 

The Old Town Saloon is located at 2850 S. Casino Drive just before Harrah's Laughlin.  Due to the gaming on the property guests must be 21+ to dine.  

They also offer Take-Out. 

Menu, prices, hours are all subject to change by the owners.  

Feb 7, 2018

Laughlin Visitor Volume up 5.1% for December 2017

 Laughlin, Nevada

Visitor numbers released by the LVVCA for December of 2017 showed Laughlin had an increase of 5.1% (compared to the same period in 2016).   


Visitor numbers released by the LVVCA for December of 2017 showed Laughlin had an increase of 5.1% (compared to the same period in 2016).  

Total Occupancy was up 3.5% with an Average Daily Room Rate also up at $47.47 (a 10.5% increase). 
Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) was $23.45, up 18.9% .

Gross Gaming Revenue $31,234,000, up 10.7% (See more on the gaming numbers here

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Laughlin Gaming Revenue Up for December 2017

Laughlin, Nevada

Laughlin River Lodge - formerly the River Palms 

Nevada gaming numbers for December of 2017 show Laughlin gaming revenue was up 10.75% compared to the same period of December 2016.  


Gaming Revenue was up slightly Statewide for Nevada.  The largest decrease was on the Las Vegas Strip. 

The breakdown by area:

Statewide                        +0.44%

Las Vegas Strip              -3.25%

Downtown Las Vegas    +10.02%

North Las Vegas            +15.96%

Laughlin                         +10.75%

Boulder Strip                 -0.88%

Mesquite                        +9.84% 

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