Laughlin Buzz

Sep 22, 2021



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Stylish and exciting lounge opens fifth location

LAUGHLIN, NV. October 2021 Golden Nugget Laughlin announced today the addition of Rush Lounge – the casino’s newest nightlife option. The newly renovated outlet located just steps away from the casino and atrium will open on October 1st.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Rush Lounge to Golden Nugget Laughlin,” said Brad Rutledge, General Manager. “We are excited for the opportunity to add a new nightlife concept to Laughlin and know it will become a favorite amongst visitors and residents.”

To celebrate the opening of Laughlin’s newest lounge and bar, Rush Lounge will feature an exciting line up of live entertainment in October. The celebration kicks off with Tony Marques headlining October 1-2.

             Rush Lounge Opening Entertainment Lineup:

-       Tony Marques: October 1-2 | 9PM-1AM

-       Seth Turner: October 8-9 | 8PM-1AM

-       Tony Marques: October 15-16 | 9PM-1AM

-       Brett Rigby Band: October 22-23 | 9PM-1AM

Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails like Rush Punch made with Malibu Coconut Rum, Melon Liqueur, pineapple juice, and grenadine; and Laughlin Lemonade with Grey Goose Essences Strawberry & Lemongrass Vodka, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and lemonade.

Rush Lounge will be open Friday from 4PM to 2AM, Saturday from 9AM to 2AM, Sunday from 9AM to 10PM, Monday and Thursday from 4PM to 10PM.

For more information on Golden Nugget Laughlin, please call (702) 298-7111 or visit us online at



The place for down-to-earth fun, Golden Nugget Laughlin is a hotel-casino located on the banks of the Colorado River, near the Arizona and California borders, in Laughlin, Nevada. The resort features innovative dining options, stylish guest rooms, convenient amenities, live entertainment, distinctive event venues and some of the hottest gaming action in Laughlin – all accented with personalized service and hospitality that have earned the hotel and casino many accolades. The casino features slot and video poker machines, table games, live keno and a complete race and sports book. The resort’s incredible restaurants include Claim Jumper, Saltgrass Steak House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., The Deli and Bean & Bread. Guests can also enjoy luxurious, private cabanas overlooking the Colorado River, retail options featuring latest fashions and exciting nightlife at Rush Lounge. For more details, please visit



Landry’s, Inc., wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, is a multinational, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas. The company operates more than 600 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known concepts such as Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Mitchell’s Fish Market Restaurants, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Claim Jumper and Mastro’s Restaurants. Landry’s also operates a group of signature restaurants, including Vic & Anthony's, Grotto, Willie G's and others; along with popular New York BR Guest Restaurants such as Dos Caminos, Strip House and Bill’s Bar & Burger. Landry’s gaming division includes the renowned Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino concept, with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Biloxi, Miss.; and Lake Charles, La. Landry’s entertainment and hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, Aquarium Restaurants and other exciting attractions, coupled with deluxe accommodations throughout the Houston and Galveston area, including the luxurious Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston and San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center on Galveston Island.


Aug 1, 2021

Visitor Statistics for Laughlin for June of 2021

Laughlin, NV

Room rates are up significantly, gaming revenue is up compared to 2020 and 2019.  But even though the visitor numbers have rebounded, they are still down 32.4% compared to pre-pandemic numbers posted in June of 2019. 

Statistics for Laughlin visitor volume for June, plus comparisons to previous years. 

Laughlin visitor volume for June was down -4.3% when compared to May visitor counts.  June was 112,200.   May was 117,300  

Visitor numbers are up compared to last summer, however, no where near the numbers seen in the last pre-pandemic June period in 2019. 

June 2021:  112,200    

June 2020:  100,600

June 2019:  166,000

June visitors counts were up 11.5% compared to June 2020 but down ‐32.4% compared to June of 2019.

Room Rates are up

ADR - Average Daily Room Rate for June was $78.82

In June of 2020 it was $48.57 and in June of 2019 it was $50.23.  These are 62.3% and 56.9% increases compared to June of 2021. 

Visitor counts at the airport are getting better but still far behind 2019 numbers. 

Laughlin/Bullhead City En/Deplaned Passengers for June of 2021 was 8,963 compared to 6,702 in June of 2020 and 18,833 in June of 2019. 

Gaming Revenue has rebounded compared to both 2020 and 2019. 

Gross Gaming Revenue for Laughlin in June:

Down -13% compared to May  2021 

Up 33.35 compared to June 2020

Up 37.5% compared to June 2019

Data/Chart compiled by the LVCVA Research Center

ViView all the data and chart (above) at:

Vote now in the 2021 Best of Laughlin Contest


located at the Bay Shore Inn

Jul 19, 2021

Goo Goo Dolls and Collective Soul coming to the Laughlin Event Center

 Laughlin, NV

New show just announced:

Goo Goo Dolls and Collective Soul  

Saturday, September. 18th 

Laughlin Event Center

Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, July 23rd.  True Rewards Players Club members will have exclusive access to purchase presale tickets from 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, July 21 through Thursday, July 22 at 10 p.m. PT. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased at  

Vote now in the 2021 Best of Laughlin Contest


located at the Bay Shore Inn

Jul 18, 2021

Minato's in Laughlin - Review

Bobby Gs Gambling - Laughlin Reviews

Laughlin, NV

BobbyG & MrsG check out Minato Japanese & Korean Restaurant in Laughlin 

See food reviews for Prime Rib at several restaurants in Laughlin from BobbyG and MrsG here.  

(and other categories) in Laughlin 
in the 2021 Best of Laughlin Contest

located at the Bay Shore Inn

Comedy Shows coming to the Tropicana Laughlin

 Laughlin, NV

Brian Regan 

The Pavilion Theater at Tropicana Laughlin
Saturday, August 28, 2021   8pm 

Lewis Black: It Gets Better Every Day Tour

Saturday, October 30, 2021  8pm 

The Pavilion Theater at Tropicana Laughlin 


Ticket information for both shows:

located at the Bay Shore Inn

Jul 14, 2021

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening - Laughlin, NV

 Laughlin, NV

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening: MMXXI Tour 

Harrah's Laughlin - Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater  

Friday, October 22, 2021

Visit the Harrah's Laughlin page for ticketing information at

located at the Bay Shore Inn


Jul 1, 2021

Darius Rucker and the Eli Young Band coming to Laughlin, NV

 Laughlin, NV

Darius Rucker and the Eli Young Band to perform at the Laughlin Event Center on November 13, 2021

Darius Rucker

Eli Young Band

Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 8.

True Rewards Players Club members will have exclusive access to purchase presale tickets from 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, July 6 through Wednesday, July 7 at 10 p.m. PT.
Tickets start at $60 and can be purchased at


located at the Bay Shore Inn


COVID-19 Cases in Laughlin for June 2021

 Laughlin, NV

All pandemic restrictions were removed in Nevada as of June 1st.   

Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated customers/guests at the Laughlin hotels and casinos*.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in Laughlin township is now 427.  For the month of June (2021) there were 17 new cases.  7 of the new cases were reported in the last week of June. 

COVID-19 Cases in Laughlin by month

June (2021) 17 cases

May (2021) 18 cases.     

April (2021) 28 cases.   

For information on where to get a vaccine visit:

The totals do not include employees who work in Laughlin but reside out of state. 

*Note:  The properties are not checking for vaccination records, it is being done on the honor system. 

located at the Bay Shore Inn



Jun 22, 2021

Bobby Gs Gambling - Laughlin Reviews

 Laughlin, NV

BobbyG Checks Out The Regency Casino  and the Prime Rib Dinner at the Chuckwagon Restaurant

BobbyG Reviews The Prime Rib Room at Don Laughlin's Riverside Casino in Laughlin 


BobbyG & MrsG try the Prime rib at Daniels Restaurant 
inside Bikini Bay in Laughlin, NV 

(and other categories) in Laughlin 
in the 2021 Best of Laughlin Contest


located at the Bay Shore Inn 

Alabama - 50th Anniversary Tour

 Laughlin, NV


September 5, 2021
Rio Vista Amphitheater at Harrah's Laughlin

Pre-sale tickets on sale June 23rd at 10am - get access with code FBBAMA

Jun 18, 2021

The Righteous Brothers - Shows in Laughlin 2021

Laughlin, NV

Don's Celebrity Theatre in the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino

The Righteous Brothers

September 23rd-26th 

Show Time 8:00 PM PST

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades. Since Bobby's death, Bill Medley has joined with Bucky Heard, to bring the Righteous Brothers back to the stage.  

Picture credits- Randy Spate, who shard them in the 
Laughlin Buzz Facebook Group in 2016 when the
Righteous Brothers played at the Riverside Resort. 

Ticket Info: 

located at the Bay Shore Inn