Las Vegas ticket site launches program allowing purchase-by-phone

Associated Press
Jul. 21, 2008

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Web site that offers Las Vegas entertainment tickets and information is launching a program to let people buy last-minute show tickets through their cell phones. calls it "mobile concierge."

It says it allows people who are already in Las Vegas buy tickets to shows and tours that day or the next day.

The program also features information on Las Vegas hotels.

It's accessed by by texting "777" to shortcode "VEGAS," or by visiting on handheld devices.

Customers are connected to a live ticketing agent to complete a purchase.

They can then pick up tickets at the box office or use their phones as the ticket, displaying a bar code.

About is the largest city destination travel website in the world with extensive, constantly updated information and a full range of travel products including hotel rooms, air-hotel packages, show tickets, tours and golf. A state-of-the-art contact center provides customer support, expert information and sales 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to complement the information on and, through its Casino Travel & Tours unit, operates retail and concierge desks at more than 70 locations including the Palms, Paris, Harrah's, Bally's, Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, New York-New York, Luxor and more. The company also offers a variety of excursions including city tours, the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. is a member of the Greenspun Family of Companies, privately owned and operating in Southern Nevada for more than 60 years.