Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 30, 1999

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This Issue: Mandalay Bay Buffet


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

TED BINION MURDER TRIAL – In what is promising to be the “Trial of the Century” here in Clark County, NV, arrests have been made in the Ted Binion murder case. Arrests include Binion’s girlfriend Sandy Murphy and her presumed lover Rick Tabish. This real life tale of sex, murder, wealth, and drugs will be played out over the next few months. Those wishing to follow it can visit the Review-Journal’s special online section at
https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/movies/binion-downfall-fictionalized-in-death-in-the-desert-video/

ENDLESS SUMMER BEACH PARTIES – The Hard Rock Hotel continues it’s summer beach parties at their newly expanded beach club every Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 10:00 PM. The $10 admission includes 2 drinks and hors d’ oeuvres, basically making admission free! On top of that, beach party patrons are admitted free to Baby’s 80’s club party (usually ladies free, guys $11) that runs late into the night (must show ticket stub at the door, admission only until midnight with stub). Tickets are available by calling (702) 474-4000 and since you will need a room to stagger back to after a night like that, head over to the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas link to check price and availability.

What Is The Best (Kept Secret) Sunset View In Las Vegas?

 

ESPY’S COMING TO LAS VEGAS – ESPN will televise it’s Espy awards from the MGM Grand Garden on February 14, 2000 starting at 4:30 PM. Tickets will go on sale this fall and (of course) we will let you know the minute they do. What a great opportunity to see the greats of both sports and entertainment live and up close (and a great excuse for an early spring Vegas trip)!

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Quick Concert Notes:

All at the HARD ROCK: BAD COMPANY with DAVID LEE ROTH opening play on July 31. THE ROBERT CRAY BAND July 6. ANI DEFRANCO on July 11. IRON MAIDEN August 2. THE CULT on August 14. TOM PETTY brings his Echo tour to the hotel on Saturday Aug. 21. ANN & NANCY WILSON of HEART on August 24. STEVE WINDWOOD plays there on August 27. Tickets for all available at (702) 474-4000 and Hard Rock room availability at
http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm

All at the MGM: CARROT TOP now through July 7, RODNEY DANGERFIELD July 8-14, CHER on August 28, and ‘N SYNC September 17 and 18. Tickets are available at (702) 474-4000 and room availability at the MGM can be found by going to
http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm

All at THE SILVERTON: PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS on July 3, THE SUPREMES featuring Mary Wilson on August 20, and THE GAP BAND on September 5. Tickets available at the cage, more info available at (702) 263-7777 and Silverton Room availability can be checked by going to Silverton Las Vegas Hotel Casino


Rental Cars – Don’t pay top dollar! Enter the dates of your visit and compare prices from virtually every major rental car agency (most US cities). Book the lowest price company or your regular agency. Save the hassle and some money – Car Rental Savings Search. Few regret renting a car. Free shuttles and city bus rides can be slow and smelly. Taxis can cost what a rental car costs. Your vacation time is valuable — make the most out of it!


Review of Bay Side Buffet at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

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FREE CIGARS AND FOOD – The Havana Cigar Co. celebrates the grand opening of it’s store in the Tropicana Hotel on Saturday July 10, 1999 from 5-7:00 PM. Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres, beverages, and cigars will be available. This event is open to the public!

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Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we pull out our own wallet and give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us.

http://www.accessvegas.com offers you low prices for hotels and rental cars in LAS VEGAS and NATIONWIDE! It’s our sister site featuring secure online booking and INSTANT confirmation. Don’t spend hours on the phone. Book today the cheap, easy way and save!

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June 30, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 24, 1999

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This Issue:Kids In Las Vegas


 


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

4’TH OF JULY FIREWORKS IN LAS VEGAS – Unlike previous years, fireworks abound in Las Vegas on July 2, 3, and 4’th including a big display on the Las Vegas Strip this year at the Stratosphere Tower. You can do a free price and availability search for Stratosphere rooms by going to Stratosphere Tower Hotel Casino link. Details and contact information for all fireworks activities are available at http://www.lasvegas.com/events/4thofjuly/.

Free Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Tram

 

RISE AND FALL OF BINION’S – This obituary is premature, but there is no question that the new ownership of Binion’s Horseshoe downtown have instituted cost cutting measures drastically reducing the tradition and allure of this downtown landmark. The days of comp meals for $5-10 blackjack players are a thing of the past, if you want your photo taken with the million dollars you had better bring your own camera, and top table limits have been instituted for the first time in the casino’s history. One wonders how long the $3.00 steak special (referenced in our last issue at last issue will last.

Since the opening of the infamous gambling joint, founder Benny Binion had let you establish your top betting limit with your first bet, no matter how big. Million dollar bets have been made, won, and lost there. For those who long for the “good old days”, the Review-Journal has a great historical piece on Benny at http://www.1st100.com/part2/binion.html

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Quick Concert Notes:

STARSHIP and SURVIVOR play free concerts downtown at the Fremont St. Experience this weekend on June 25 and 26’th. They play two blocks from each other on separate stages and both concerts start at 9:00 PM. Check http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-hotels-downtown.htm and click on the hotel of your choice for downtown hotel availability.

WAYLON JENNINGS plays Texas Station July 3, MORRIS DAY AND THE TIME July 3 and 4’th at Boulder Station, and THE STEVEN SEAGAL BAND July 16’th also at Boulder. Check room rates by going to http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm and clicking on the appropriate hotel.

NOTE: We have heard your requests and will soon be moving the our publication date to Tuesday in order to give you more advance warning on concerts and events so you can ponder that last minute trip to come have some fun!



 


Should I Bring My Kids Children To Las Vegas?

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Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we pull out our own wallet and give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us.

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Your input is welcome. Don’t agree with something we said? Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Guest article submissions are also welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc.

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June 24, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 17, 1999

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This Issue: WCW Nitro Grill at Excalibur


Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Scenic Southwest Tours – by plane, bus, or even helicopter! You’ve seen the glossy ads in the tourist brochures. You’ve thought about it. You come all the way to Las Vegas — why not see one of the some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Don’t by tricked by web sites & magazines that offer discount tours. Taxes, park fees, permits can almost double the price. Our prices are inclusive – no hidden charges! Best Las Vegas Tours


Golden Gate Las Vegas 99 Cent Shrimp Cocktail Update

 

Bob Stupak’s Las Vegas Titanic Hotel Plan Is Sunk

 

QUARK’S HAPPY HOUR – Trekkies (and everyone else) can enjoy Quark’s
“Intergalactic Happy Hour” featuring $4.25 crab legs and beer Monday nights
from 4-7 PM through July 26. There will be food, prizes and entertainment.
The special features 1/2 lb. of snap & eat crab legs with a bottle of
domestic beer. You can also get a bucket of beer (4 domestic bottles) for
$5. Quark’s is at the Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton.

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Quick Concert Notes:

MOTLEY CRUE & SCORPIONS – These two hard rock legends play Mandalay Events
Center on August 11. Tickets are available online by going to
http://www.komp.com/komp/main.cfm?Page=Home and clicking on the
information.



 


FEATURE STORY – WCW Nitro Grill at The Excalibur Hotel

 

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Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the
hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what
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honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your
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in LAS VEGAS and NATIONWIDE! It’s our sister site featuring secure online
booking and INSTANT confirmation. Don’t spend hours on the phone. Book
today the cheap, easy way and save!

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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
June 17, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 9, 1999

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This Issue: Attractions of the Luxor Hotel – IMAX Theatre, Obelisk motion simulator ride, King Tut Museum, and World’s Greatest Pharaohs

Curious about a restaurant, event, or other Las Vegas attraction that
looks fun but you just haven’t gone out of your way to try yet? Let
us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at:
[email protected]



 


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

SASSY SALLY’S FINED – According the Review Journal, the Nevada
Gaming Control Board issued allegations of tip hustling and jackpot
guarantees against Sassy Sally’s and the Coin Castle casinos downtown.
To those who have ever been hustled in the door and harassed to play
machines (not to mention having tips demanded by change people when
you hit even a small jackpot), this comes as pleasant news. Owner
Herb Pastor is facing a maximum fine of $1.5 million dollars for this
long-time practice. This ruling is very welcome by those whose
otherwise enjoyable downtown experience was tainted by the unethical
practices of these 2 casinos. The full story is available at:
http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Jun-08-Tue-1999/business/11329496.html

BEFORE YOU JAYWALK

 

CHECK YOUR BAGS AT THE IP – America West and Reno Air travelers can
check in at the Imperial Palace hotel, including checking luggage,
seat assignments, and even your boarding pass. Other airlines will
soon follow. Call (702) 731-3311 ext. 3102 for details.

JOURNEY AND FOREIGNER – Billed as an evening with two legendary bands,
Journey and Foreigner play the Mandalay Bay events center Saturday
July 31. Tickets are on sale and can be charged by phone at (702)
474-4000 Tickets run $15 – $45

CHRIS ISAAK – Chris Isaak plays Mandalay Bay’s outdoor beach stage on
July 4’th. Tickets are $30 and may also by charged by phone at (702) 474-4000

SLOT PLAYERS VS. TABLE GAMES



 


FEATURE STORY – Attractions of the Luxor Hotel

 

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Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see
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wallet and give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service,
please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL
destinations with us.

http://www.accessvegas.com offers you low prices for hotels and rental
cars in LAS VEGAS and NATIONWIDE! It’s our sister site featuring
secure online booking and INSTANT confirmation. Don’t spend hours on
the phone. Book today the cheap, easy way and save!

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Your input is welcome. Don’t agree with something we said? Write us
a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Guest article
submissions are also welcome with full credit to you, your website,
etc.

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June 9, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 3, 1999

 

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This Issue:Megabucks Hits! plus piles of current Las Vegas information




MEGABUCKS – Well, someone else is a instant millionaire, and it’s not you or I. Tuesday night, a 49 year old man from Illinois hit for $21,351,116.56 at Caesars. He stuck $10 in the machine and hit on the first pull. In fact, when they showed it on TV, you could see that he still had 7 credits left (like he cares about those now)! He’s single with no kids and just quit his job due to health problems. He will have little income concerns for a while, collecting $853,878.08 every year for the next 25 years. He’s living proof that it never hurts to stick a couple bucks in and try your luck.Interestingly enough, a tourist from Hawaii hit for $4.5 million on a quarter Jeopardy game just a few days earlier at the Mirage.MOB LAWYER FOR MAYOR – Oscar Goodman is now the shoo-in for mayor next Tuesday. He has ran on populist themes, none of which he has presented a plan to institute. In addition, our weak mayor system gives the mayor little power outside of the bully pulpit. On the other side, the publicity and outspoken leadership qualities generally seem to make him preferable to his opponent (whose name isn’t worth clogging your memory with unless you are a trivia buff).

LAS VEGAS AIRLINE UP AND FLYING! – National Airlines, an upstart headed by former management of America West (and having appeared to learn from that airline’s mistakes) has taken to the air. This Las Vegas based airline has partnered with investing hotels Harrah’s and The Rio to offer truly unique service. Quoting from their website: “If you happen to be staying at either Harrah’s or the Rio, just let us know when you check in for your flight to Las Vegas and we will send your bags directly to the hotel. Just get off the plane and head for the fun!” Plus, if staying at either you can check in right at the hotel. Hey, I don’t mind if you skip baggage claim … gives me more elbow room when I have to fly back home here!

National is serving Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York with planned service to 15 more cities over time. They are looking strongly at Miami, as it is under served both in general and for flights to Las Vegas. National Airlines website is at http://www.nationalairlines.com

COMDEX – Believe it or not, hotel rooms are already starting to fill up for Comdex. If you or your company are thinking about coming, do your boss a favor and pass our http://www.accessvegas.com web address along to the person making the travel plans for Comdex or any other convention anywhere in the country. Your boss will appreciate the money you save and you’ll appreciate not staying in some overpriced dive. During Comdex, it is common for fleabag motels on the wrong side of Fremont St. downtown (you know, the ones that are generally overpriced at $99 a week) to charge a non-refundable $100 a night during Comdex. You can also secure your rental cars early and save through http://www.accessvegas.com

SUMMER IS HERE – With the temperatures generally climbing (Memorial Day weekend saw highs close to 100 and lows in the mid-60’s), we can’t stress enough the importance of drinking plenty of water while out there. Because of the very low humidity, you perspire greatly but don’t realize it because it evaporates off of your body immediately. Drinking booze dehydrates you further. Either way, we suggest stopping by the hotel bars on a regular basis and grabbing a bottled water. Your body will thank you, your stamina will by higher, and you’ll enjoy your vacation a lot more. For those of you that live in Las Vegas, or stay for extended periods of time, you may with to check out Water and Ice at
http://www.waterandicelv.com Unlike those unregulated machines that bake in the sun, Water and Ice is a Grade A, regulated establishment.

PRIME TIME LAS VEGAS TV SHOW – The UPN Network (also seen on most cable systems on WGN out of Chicago) has bought 13 weeks of a new TV show called “The Strip”. It will shoot in Las Vegas, and the basic premise will be 2 ex-Metro police officers working as security for the Tropicana hotel and solving crimes, etc. Seems like they had a similar series like that here once …. something with the word VEGA$ in the name …. We wish the new series well and hope it give you all a great weekly shot of your favorite vacation destination.

HARD ROCK HOTEL EXPANSION – The Hard Rock has completed their $100 million expansion, featuring 330 rooms, a new pool area, nightclub, and much more. A full report is coming soon, but in the meantime they need to fill those rooms and get the word out and are offering rates as low as $65.95 a night. Stop by
http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm , click on the Hard Rock’s link, and you can do a free price and availability search. If you have thought about staying at the Hard Rock, don’t pass up this opportunity!

NEW AIRPORT – One of these days, those baggage tags might not say LAS on them when you fly in. The quiet push is on to acquire land just south of Jean (about 30 miles south of town) to build a second airport for the area. Even at slow growth estimates, McCarran will be maxed out by 2014. The plan is to move on the new airport in the next few years, moving all cargo and some charter service down to it. The only real objection is from environmentalists worried that the jet noise over the barren desert will have negative consequences. Like it’s better to have more jet noise over the city instead?

SAMS TOWN – Sam’s Town is going to dump $78 million into renovation and expansion soon, adding movie theatres, more gaming space, and a new buffet. This is an attempt to keep up with neighboring Boulder Station whom tends to draw a little more upscale crowd with the themed buffet, movies, and the like. Sam’s Town continues to offer 100x odds on craps and some of the looser slot machines in town. A personal fave: the $4.99 prime rib dinner in Mary’s Diner upstairs (served around the clock). You get salad, rolls, your choice of potato (baked, homemade mashed, or fries), and a good sized slice or prime rib.

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This newsletter is absolutely FREE. In addition, we dip into our own pocket for the cost of dining, attractions and other reviews to give you a 100% unbiased viewpoint (unlike the tourist magazines and other newsletters which are basically paid advertisements). If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us.

http://www.accessvegas.com offers you low prices for hotels and rental cars in LAS VEGAS and NATIONWIDE! It’s our sister site featuring secure online booking and INSTANT confirmation. Don’t spend hours on the phone. Book today the cheap, easy way and save!

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Your input is welcome. Don’t agree with something we said? Write us a “letter to the editor” at (email removed). Guest article submissions are also welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc. Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we pull out our own wallet and give you the honest scoop.

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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
June 3, 1999

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