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September 6, 2014

VegasNews.com

GOLDEN GATE AND SISTER PROPERTY CELEBRATE DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS’ NEW ZIP LINE WITH “ZILLA-SIZED” OFFERINGS
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In celebration of the new SlotZilla zip line on the Fremont Street Experience, the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino introduce “ShotZilla” and “StackZilla.”

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ShotZilla. This gigantic green monster is sure to give riders 8 ounces of liquid courage before their flight beneath the bright lights of the Fremont Street Experience. The neon green libation will cost imbibers just $7and is a tasty blend of vodka, melon liqueur, Apple Schnapps and sweet and sour. Zip liners needing a boost of confidence before strapping in can guzzle the drink at D Bar at the D or celebrate their feat with a toast at OneBar at the Golden Gate.

StackZilla. Du-par’s, located inside of Golden Gate, dares diners to see how they “stack up” against a colossal tower of the restaurants’ fluffy, buttery pancakes – named the “Best Pancakes in America by Esquire Magazine. For $16.99, guests can take on the lofty challenge of consuming a towering stack of 10 hot cakes in 15 minutes or less. The only rule for this tasty challenge is that a fork must be used. Those who clean their plates will receive the mammoth meal on the house!

SlotZilla is a 12-story, slot machine-inspired zip line attraction located on the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. SlotZilla currently offers an exciting trip on a 77-foot high zip line that transports flyers halfway down the Fremont Street Experience. The upper level, opening soon, will take flight just outside the doors of the D and drop riders off at a platform outside Vegas’ original casino, the Golden Gate. Situated more than 10 stories high, the upper level will whisk flyers 1,750 feet via a “Zoomline” down the Fremont Street Experience at 40 miles per hour. Riders will fly over Vegas’ most exciting street “super-hero” style for an incredible view of the party that never ends.

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August 6, 2014

Las Vegas Weekly

WHY CHICKEN AND WAFFLES WHEN YOU CAN SHRIMP COCKTAIL AND PANCAKES?
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There was a special connection between the Golden Gate and Du-par’s before the vintage Vegas casino brought the iconic LA coffee shop into the fold four years ago. California restaurateur Tiny Naylor was a partner in the group that bought the state’s oldest casino and transformed it into the Golden Gate in 1955. After the Naylor family bought the 70-year-old Du-par’s, bringing the classic greasy spoon to Vegas was a no-brainer.

Most importantly, this delicious union brought together two absolutely essential bites, a marriage of two iconic foods that would otherwise have never met. Plate-sized, fluffy, buttery pancakes, waiting to rapidly absorb buckets of maple syrup. A lovely sundae glass filled with plump, chilled ocean shrimp, doused in horseradish-laced cocktail sauce and decorated with a lemon wedge.

It’s questionable which is more famous. The Golden Gate shrimp cocktail has been served since 1959 and, while the price has risen to $3.99, is still a stalwart symbol of yesterday’s Vegas. Du-par’s pancakes have been singled out in Esquire and Saveur and are nothing less than an American breakfast institution. Together, they are the Voltron of hangover meals, too shiny and powerful to be ignored.
More at Las Vegas Weekly

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July 29, 2014

Haute Living

THE TOP FIVE DINERS IN LAS VEGAS
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Du-par’s Restaurant and Bakery
This Downtown Vegas diner may serve breakfast all day, but we highly recommend the buttermilk pancakes. These light and fluffy flapjacks are rich and buttery, just the way they should be. Order up a short stack, pair it with a side of eggs and you have the perfect breakfast.
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April 5, 2014

About.com

THE GOLDEN GATE HOTEL & CASINO – THE BEST DEAL IN LAS VEGAS
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If you are looking for a great deal on a hotel room in Las Vegas the Golden Gate Hotel in Downtown is hard to beat. Yes, you would have to stay downtown but these days that is a good thing. The hotel is undergoing a huge transformation and if you walk through the casino you’ll see the changes. It’s alive with energy and the entire hotel and casino is starting to look like a very good alternative for those visitors seeking a budget friendly Las Vegas vacation.
Read the entire review at About.com

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April 1, 2014

GOLDEN GATE FIRST INSTALL OF RIVERBOAT ROULETTE IN UNITED STATES
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LAS VEGAS – Marking yet another “first” for Las Vegas’ original casino, Golden Gate will become home to the United States’ first-ever Riverboat Roulette, Double Luck Gaming’s new, award-winning table game.

On Tuesday, April 1 at 11 a.m., property and Double Luck Gaming executives will gather for Riverboat Roulette’s U.S. debut as they unveil the newest game to hit Las Vegas’ most historic casino floor.

The multi-spin variation of classic roulette was first revealed to the gaming industry at the 2012 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas and has since been crowned one of the “Top New Table Games of 2013” by Casino Journal. Riverboat Roulette has been heralded as an innovative spin on a timeless classic. Although the game retains full functionality for traditional roulette play, it includes the option of multiple spin wagers thanks to six new colored neighborhoods on the wheel. Riverboat Roulette gained international popularity after its premiere in U.K. casinos last year and will now be available to Las Vegas guests exclusively at Golden Gate.

No stranger to the game of roulette, Golden Gate made history in October 2010 when the largest roulette spin in Las Vegas history – a whopping $250,000 – was made at the downtown property by cast members from MTV’s hit reality show “The Buried Life.” Now, Golden Gate invites players to try the newest way to spin and win with Riverboat Roulette.

“As Las Vegas’ original casino, we strive to be at the forefront of change in the gaming and hospitality industries,” said co-owner and CEO, Derek Stevens. “We’re excited to introduce an exciting new approach to one of the most popular games of all time. Because the game functions as traditional roulette and also offers a unique multiple-spin option, we’re confident the game will be well-received by many different players.”

Double Luck Gaming’s president of marketing and sales, Kevin Luck, added, “We’re pleased to bring Riverboat Roulette exclusively to Golden Gate and downtown Las Vegas. There are a lot of new and exciting things transpiring in the area and we want Riverboat Roulette to be a part of the transformation that’s happening there.”

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January 21, 2014

LAS VEGAS HOTELS BECOME FIRST CASINO PROPERTIES TO ACCEPT BITCOIN
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LAS VEGAS – January 21, 2014 – The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino located in downtown Las Vegas will become the first casino properties to accept Bitcoin. The D and Golden Gate will begin accepting the popular digital currency beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22.

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October 29, 2013

VegasFlashes.com

VDF FAVORITE THINGS . . . TUESDAYS . . . HOSTED & PRODUCED BY BARBARA J NOSEK

THIS WEEK: 54 YEARS OLD, YET FRESH AS CAN BE
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“Eh? Talking here about the legendary shrimp cocktail at Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas.
Though, in fact, it’s quite the youngster compared to the property itself which is now 107. Its Du-Pars restaurant where the famous and so satisfying dish is served has also been honored as the place for “Best Pie in Las Vegas” and ”Best Pancakes in America.”
But back to that shrimp. It’s notable, for one thing, for its generous size, and for another for its plump fresher than fresh shrimp that’s been cooked just right, and as well for its just perfect kicky cocktail sauce.
For years it was sold for 99 cents and now has crept “all the way up” to $2.99. That is easily one of the top – and tastiest – deals in town.

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October 18, 2013

Wall Street Journal – JOURNAL CONCIERGE

Insider’s Travel Guide to Las Vegas

THE BEST RESTAURANTS, HOTELS, VIEWS, SHOPPING, ACTIVITIES AND MORE,…
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The Rock Star: Brandon Flowers – Front man of the Killers

Pancake House // Du-par’s. Located inside the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, this is a classic diner that also happens to have exquisite pancakes. Go for breakfast. Go for lunch. Go for dinner. Just don’t forget to order a stack or two. They are served 24/7 and are unreal. 1 Fremont St., du-pars.com