Banachek- Greatest Mentalist in the World

At the media night, world-famous mentalist, Banachek was named “Mentalist of the Year” during the grand opening celebration of his marvelous new production, “Banachek’s Mind Games Live,” at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. The show was terrific and I would recommend it to all ages. I’ll be back soon.

Banachek was surprised on stage with a video from the International Magicians Society where he was presented this year’s Merlin award. The “Mentalist of the Year” title was given to him for the second time, a great honor for the most globally renowned magicians and mentalists since 1968.

“It is truly an honor to be considered ‘one of the greats’ by such an influential organization,” said Banachek. “I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to headline my own show in Las Vegas at The STRAT, and I can’t wait to challenge myself to take mind reading to new heights every night.”

Banachek performed his world famous act in the 600-seat STRAT Theater  which was filled with friends and family, and media, including Criss Angel and Colin Cloud. 

After the show, guests were invited to attend an after-party ceremony on the 108th floor where you can view the whole city of Las Vegas. Among the guests were the beautiful cast of “FANTASY” at Luxor Hotel and Casino and the chiseled group of “Thunder from Down Under” at Excalibur Hotel and Casino.

Vice president and general manager of The STRAT, Stephen Thayer, and senior vice president of SPI Entertainment, Alex Schechter, welcomed Banachek to his new home at The STRAT.

Show times are schedule for 4 p.m. six days per week, dark Fridays. Ticket prices begin at $29 and are available by visiting His website is 

The theater is located on the second floor with free parking. The Strat also has other great shows including Xavier Mortimer, which I wrote about last week, MJ Live, and coming this week the new show iLuminate which will be at 10 p.m.

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