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Jan Rouven's Illusions

Riviera Hotel & Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-800-5888
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Ranked #155 of 582 Attractions in Las Vegas
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed Jan's show. I was thinking "how the hell did he do that?" after more than one of his illusions! The dancers are also very talented and deserve to be recognised as a key part of the show. The venue is terrible, or more accurately, the seating is terrible. It was hard to see from my vantage point... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Jan Rouven an illusionist extraordinaire! He appears 6 nights a week @ the Riviera hotel His illusions are exquisite and his stage presence is pure charm! He will be the most important act on the strip within a year ! He is far more proficient than Cris Angel and far more appealing and talented than David Copperfield. . You will... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of the worst shows in Vegas. The illusions are outdated, interspersed with awkward dance routines and Jan's attempts to be funny (English is not my first language so don't make funny of me). Sadly, as bad as this is it is still better than Criss Angel Believe.

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Michigan
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20 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Very good illusions - lots of "death defying" and "disappearing" type of large magic acts. His comedy is funny and effective. Nice showgirls - not slutty, but every pretty and talented. He does the falling sword trick that Criss Angel tried and screwed up... so expect a few Angel jokes. The show is moving - getting bigger - so it... More

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

OK, so maybe I'm biased because I got pulled on stage to "assist" with one of the "most dangerous" illusions...but Jan was my favorite of the 3 magic acts we saw on this trip. So much energy, a great showman...and on top that, "easy on the eyes"!!! Terrific tricks - some truly amazing. He's moving to a new, larger theater... More

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New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were in Vegas back in 2011 with our family and another family and saw one of his early on shows at the Clarion Hotel which was a dump so we were expecting a real illusion with no talent. He billed himself as direct from Germany which somehow was to be translated into the show must be great. Well at... More

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Niles, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Remember the SNL skit? Welcome to it. Maybe we were tired but the tricks seemed staged and the set is old, though he did mention something about moving, we were not impressed.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Jan Rouven is still young; his "impromptu" between-the-acts script still needs to be honed a little. But, that is okay because his tickets are still reasonably priced. More importantly, however, his showmanship and presentation are spot-on. Instead of the standard illusions, like many magicians do - along with that one big "death-defying" finale, Jan Rouven's repertoire consists of ALL "death-defying"... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Purchased discount tickets from Groupon, VIP seats for like half price sat in the second row up front, and was amazed by the illusions of Jan Rouven. Great show, great performer, in the process of moving his show from Riviera to a larger venue at the Tropicana!

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magnolia, ar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The illusions are amazing !!! We couldn't figure out how they could even be illusions! He can appear and disappear within the theatre and survive all kinds of catastrophes!! Loved it!

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