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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 29, 2000

WELCOME to Access Vegas News and Reviews, now with subscribers in over 40 countries around the world! This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com We talk about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about.

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This Issue: The Scintas

Curious about a show, restaurant, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at [email protected]


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


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

FERRIS WHEEL – A group of designers and developers plans to erect what is being billing as the world tallest freestanding carnival ride at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip. Each luxury car will hold 16 people, and the ride once around will take about a half hour, making this a scenic ride as opposed to a thrill ride. Full story at http://news.excite.com/news/r/001122/20/life-vegaswheel

NEW YEAR’S EVE – rooms are going fast and getting scarce. Unlike last year with early price gouging (a world-wide phenomenon) and millennium computer fears deflating demand, this year is ramping up to be the biggest ever with fireworks and a record number of hotel rooms bringing in a record number of people. As of publication time, you can still get rooms on the Strip as low as $149 (The Riviera) at http://www.hoteldiscounts.com/cgi-bin/pickcity?SID=IVC&LKF=IVC but don’t delay.

C.S.I – The new “set in Las Vegas” CBS Friday night crime show has turned out to be quite the hit! The creator and principal writer is a Las Vegas resident which leads to some amazing accuracy regarding Las Vegas in the dialogue. Full story on this hot, new show at http://www.pioneerplanet.com/seven-days/5/justgo/docs/035738.htm

COMDEX – blew through town a couple of weeks ago, brining one of the biggest conventions in the world to Las Vegas. If you attended, we hope you had a great time despite the tremendous crowds. Stories at http://www.cnn.com/2000/TECH/computing/11/15/comdex.hot.gadgets/index.html , http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/Nov2000/14-e35989.html , and http://www.pcworld.com/news/article.asp?aid=35143&pg=1

ALADDIN – The L.A. Times recently reviewed Las Vegas’ newest megaresort at http://www.latimes.com/travel/vegas/lat_aladdin001119.htm As noted in the article, weekday rates run as low as $69 and aren’t always posted on the hotel website. However (as noted in our last newsletter), Aladdin rates as low as $65 a night have been consistently available at http://www.accessvegas.com

HIGH TECH COMMUTE – Forget everything you may read about Las Vegas being a technological hot spot. Top level high tech jobs are so sparse here that many from this area commute to Silicon Valley, a 75 minute flight away. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Nov-12-Sun-2000/news/14742460.html

MCCARRAN AIRPORT RATED #2 – A recent J.D. Power survey tied LAS with DIA as the second best large airport in the nation, based in part on the good signage and ease of getting in and out of the airport. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Nov-14-Tue-2000/business/14817276.html

$25 HOTEL REBATE — you pick the hotel! Our partners at Hotel Reservations Network are giving you $25 back on any 2+ night stay in Las Vegas or any major city they reserve. Claiming your cash is simple:

1. Print out: http://www.accessvegas.com/100-rebate.htm
2. Book a room online at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-discounts.htm
3. Send in for your rebate when you get home.

It doesn’t get any easier than that, and you get their low price guarantee
to boot!


 


RESTAURANT REVIEWS – Recent reviews appearing in the media:

* Commander’s Palace (Desert Passage) – http://www.latimes.com/travel/vegas/lat_palace001119.htm
* Napa (Rio) – http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Nov-03-Fri-2000/weekly/14719910.html

CONCERTS AND SHOWS:

SHOWS – See which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet. Let ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?amid=3230&cscheme=1

Billboard Music Awards – at the MGM Dec. 5’th. Performing are ‘N Sync, Faith Hill, Creed, Ricky Martin, Destiny’s Child, 3 Doors Down, and Mystikal. Presenters are Britney Spears, 98 Degrees, Lil’ Bow Wow, Baha Men, Joe, Eve, Mandy Moore, BB Mak, Pink, Toni Braxton, Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon, Dido, Brian McKnight, Jessica Simpson, Son By Four, Carnie Wilson, and skateboard hero Tony Hawk. Additionally, Don Henley will present Randy Newman with the annual Century Award, Billboard’s highest award for creative achievement. Tickets available at (800) 929-1111 and MGM discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas.htm (MGM link).

SHOW REVIEWS – Recent reviews appearing in the media:

* Blue Man Group – http://www.herald.com/content/tue/living/travel/digdocs/095634.htm
* De La Guarda – http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/departments/11_02_00/stage.html

CONCERTS and HEADLINERS – Our listing is available online anytime at http://www.accessvegas.com/entertainment/index.htm

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LAS VEGAS WEATHER – This 5 day forecast is courtesy of Weather.Com:

Wednesday – 69/45 Partly Cloudy
Thursday – 64/38 Partly Cloudy
Friday – 68/37 Mostly Sunny
Saturday – 68/38 Partly Cloudy
Sunday – 68/37 Partly Cloudy

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FEATURE STORY: The Scintas

scintas-02.jpg (24236 bytes)What is a Scinta? That was the question when they hit town, and Las Vegas has been finding out in a pretty big way. Pronounced “Shin-tahs,” this family act came to the Las Vegas Hilton eight months ago from Buffalo, New York also making a name for themselves in Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago along the way.

It is truly a family affair. Frank Scinta is the ringleader, handling much of the vocals as well as live keyboards and guitar. (Except for a couple of numbers which they note, all music is performed live on stage.) Older brother Joe Scinta plays bass and provides the comic relief with his “almost” naughty jokes and hilarious impersonations of his own. “Little sister” Christine Scinta carries the role of a true female lead singer with a gifted voice. “Honorary Scinta” Peter O’Donnell fills out the group as the boisterous drummer, quick with an interesting quip.

This show was one part comedy, one part musical experience, and all parts talent. The three men (Christine appears later) took the stage in the intimate 375 seat Hilton Nightclub to a nice round of applause, and immediately went on a comedy tirade aimed at two separate men in the front row who gave them a less-than-rowsing welcome. It was all in good fun, and after a second entrance, the audience needed no prodding: they already had us rolling in the aisles.

Next came a series of celebrity musical impressions, including Julio Inglesias / Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin / Jerry Lewis. In both bits where they performed as a duo (and throughout much of the show), Joe played foil to “straight man” brother Frank, making up for his passable vocal impressions with a liberal dose of comedic ham in his rolls as Willie Nelson and Jerry Lewis. Frank Scinta is a very capable impressionist, both knocking down the feel of Dean Martin and Julio, and he really shined doing Sinatra’s “My Kind of Town.”

Christine came out and joined them for a medley from Phantom of the Opera, which featured a fantastic duet with brother Frank. The entire group is blessed with great stage presence and charisma, and in addition Frank and Christine both have topnotch voices. In a town where some shows rely (to a degree) on taped vocals for some of the performers, and distracting flash and dash, it was nice to see an honest performance.

Other impressions included Tom Jones, George Burns, Led Zeppelin, Kermit the Frog, Neil Diamond, Mick Jagger and more. I’ve been told that they show changes night to night, and the loose flow of the show had a nice feel to it. One minute one of the impressions would have you in a thoughtful moment and the next, another impression would have you laughing uncontrollably.

This is a fun show by an act that can really entertain, and people of all ages (21 plus) were having a good time. The Scintas play at 8:00 PM Tue. – Thur. and Sunday. Weekend shows are at 9:00 PM. Tickets for Scintas are $28 each and can be purchased in person at the Las Vegas Hilton box office or by phone at (702) 732-5755 or (800) 222-5361

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Teresa from Somerset, England wrote:

>I have just got back from Las Vegas and just thought I would email you
>to say, how great the people are over there, I am disabled and were
>ever I went I was treated as a VIP guest, I have never been to such a
>friendly place.á I even went on the bus with my disabled scooter.
>
>We stayed at the Imperial palace, very nice and helpful, we went to
>see the Legend concert which you have just done a review on, yes it is
>very good, well worth a visit, I must say the best place we liked was
>Paris, although all the Casinos are out of this world.
>
>We had one problem we could not eat the size of the meals, how do they
>eat so much?, we had what they call snacks for our main meals.
>
>The walk ways over to the road are a great idea, as so much traffic, I
>hired a disabled scooter to get around so the lifts across were great
>for me.á If you ever get anybody that is disabled asking about a
>holiday in Las Vegas, tell them to go for it, best place I have been,
>well done to all the people in Nevada.
>
>The only thing I would say is, there was a lot of people we spoke to
>that was complaining about the people you have out on the streets
>giving away dirty books, all over the road they were being left, shame
>as it was so clean everywhere, how come they are aloud to do that in
>the main street,??????
>
>Keep up the good work, love hearing what is going on.

Glad to hear you had such a great time! While there have been attempts by the city and county to stop the distribution of the “Escort Service” magazines, because they generally are not as graphic as a nude magazine, their distribution falls under the United States right to free speech.

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ONLINE POLL – What is your favorite day trip from Las Vegas? Let’s hear your opinions at http://www.accessvegas.com — results will be published in two weeks!

Results from last weeks poll “How do you usually get from the airport to your hotel?”

* I drive to Las Vegas 17%
* I take a shuttle 19%
* I take a cab 40%
* I rent a car 22%
* I hire a private limo 0%

TOP 10 – These are the top ten countries we have readers in. If your country isn’t listed and you have fellow countrymen who are interested in Las Vegas, encourage them to sign up!

1. United States
2. United Kingdom
3. Canada
4. Australia
5. Germany
6. Belgium
7. Netherlands
8. Japan
9. New Zealand
10. Italy

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VEGAS VIDEOS – Our new sponsor VegasGifts.Com has is giving us a couple of Vegas videos to give away. If you skipped buying one at the gift shop, or want to share a little of Vegas with your friends, here is your chance. We’ll take the 20’th and 40’th entries at (contest closed). If you need a taste of Vegas to get you through to your next visit, head on over to http://www.vegasgifts.com/partner.asp?REFERER=1356

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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 give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-discounts.htm You get secure ordering with the convenience and savings of booking online!

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November 29, 2000 ISSN: 1529-2770

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 8, 2000

WELCOME to Access Vegas News and Reviews, now with subscribers in over 40 countries around the world! This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com We talk about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about.

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This Issue: American Superstars

Curious about a show, restaurant, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]



LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

INTERACTIVE GAMBLING – Slot manufacturers continue to look at interactive multimedia ways to get you more interested in their machines, and playing them longer. Full story on some of the more interesting games you will soon be seeing on the casino floor at http://www.pioneerplanet.com/seven-days/3/justgo/docs/037700.htm

CELINE DION – Rumors have this pop music diva putting down roots in Las Vegas soon. Her first child is due in February, she has expressed a desire to stay off of the road, and talk is that she is looking to sign a casino headliner deal here. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Nov-03-Fri-2000/news/14726023.html

WYNN AGAIN – Aruze Corp. of Japan, one of the largest gaming machine manufacturers in the world, is cutting a $260 million check to buy half of former Mirage and Bellagio visionary Steve Wynn’s new company primed to develop the Desert Inn property. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Nov-07-Tue-2000/business/14769682.html

MOVIE POSTERS – The history of Hollywood will come alive Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. as Re Galleries/Atelier in the Paris Las Vegas, in association with the American Film Institute, presents the premiere public exhibit of “AFI’s 100 Years… 100 American Movie Poster Classics.” Full story at http://news.excite.com/news/bw/001102/nv-cinevegas-film-fest

HAPPY DINING – If that dealer across the table from you looks well fed, they should be! One of the perks of working at a casino is the employees’ dining area, which rivals the buffet in most of the newer resorts. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Nov-08-Wed-2000/living/14743104.html

BALI HAI GOLF CLUB – This new golf course just south of Mandalay Bay features 4,000 palm trees and more than 100,000 tropical plants and flowers, and little rough on the course veers away from the typical desert golf course stylings. Full story and photo at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Nov-01-Wed-2000/sports/14728540.html

STRATOSPHERE TOWER – is undergoing a $65 million expansion, adding 1002 rooms, a 67,000 sq. ft. pool and recreation area, and 24 hour coffee shop with buffet. With new owner Carl Icahn at the helm, the hotel’s financial difficulties appear to be a thing of the past. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Nov-02-Thu-2000/business/14734417.html

WE’RE #1 – Nevada has overtaken Kentucky as the state with the highest percentage of smokers. Nearly 1 in 3 Nevadans light up as a result of the state’s unrestrictive “live and let live” attitudes towards what many consider traditional vices. Full story at http://www.courierpress.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?200011/03+smoking110300_news.html+20001103

$25 HOTEL REBATE — you pick the hotel! Our partners at Hotel Reservations Network are giving you $25 back on any 2+ night stay in Las Vegas or any major city they reserve. Claiming your cash is simple:

1. Print out: http://www.accessvegas.com/100-rebate.htm
2. Book a room online at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-discounts.htm
3. Send in for your rebate when you get home.

It doesn’t get any easier than that, and you get their low price guarantee
to boot!



RESTAURANT REVIEWS – Recent reviews appearing in the media:

* Anasazi of Santa Fe (Dessert Passage) – http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-25-Wed-2000/living/14643740.html
* Josef’s Brasserie (Dessert Passage) – http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-11-Wed-2000/living/14537849.html
* Lotus of Siam (near The Sahara) – http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-20-Fri-2000/weekly/14620682.html

CONCERTS AND SHOWS:

SHOWS – See which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet. Let ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?amid=3230&cscheme=1

ESPY’S – The ESPN Espy Awards play the MGM on Feb 12. Tell your wife or girlfriend that you are talking her to Vegas for Valentine’s Day if you need an excuse! Tickets available at (800) 929-1111 and MGM discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas.htm (MGM link).

JERRY LEWIS – plays The Orleans Nov. 16-19. You can read our archived review at http://las-vegas-news-reviews.com/00-09-13.htm Tickets at (702) 365-7075 and Orleans discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-other.htm (The Orleans link).

C2K – As reported last week, this nightclub at The Venetian is reopening but with a different theme. The new management is going after a more upscale (read: older) customer by making it a more inviting place. Our take? The problems of the past summer (including a young woman dying from a drug overdose) gave the resort a perfect opening to bring in new operators who would run a club targeted at people with money to gamble, which is the reason they built the property. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Nov-07-Tue-2000/living/14737734.html

SHOW REVIEWS – Recent reviews appearing in the media:

* Hot Trix – http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Nov-03-Fri-2000/weekly/14719879.html
* Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus – http://www.lvcitylife.com/theater/stories/00100501t.html and http://www.scopemag.com/departments/10_12_00/stage.html

CONCERTS and HEADLINERS – Our listing is available online anytime at http://www.accessvegas.com/entertainment/index.htm

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LAS VEGAS WEATHER – This 4 day forecast is courtesy of Weather.Com:

Thursday – 60/40 Partly Cloudy
Friday – 56/37 Partly Cloudy
Saturday – 59/34 Scattered Showers
Sunday – 58/34 Partly Cloudy

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FEATURE STORY: American Superstars

american-superstars-01.jpg (29008 bytes)Long time readers know that I enjoy hitting similar shows or restaurants in a short amount of time. I’m still on a diet from visiting three of the best steakhouses in town in three straight weeks (Harrah’s Range, Binion’s Ranch, and Delmonico in The Venetian). Having lived here eight years but never checking out any of the celebrity impersonator shows, I thought it would be fun to see Legends In Concert (reviewed last week) and American Superstars pretty much back-to-back.

American Superstars features tributes to Madonna, Michael Jackson, Charlie Daniels, Elvis Presley and Gloria Estefan (with a “limited engagement” Ricky Martin at time of review). The show is a hybrid: One part celebrity recreation, one part 80’s rock concert, and one part Vegas show.

Elvis hit the stage first, with over-the-top renditions of classics like “Viva Las Vegas,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” and “Jailhouse Rock.” Done with elaborate lighting, sexy female dancers, and a live video shot of the fanfare shown on sidestage screens (hallmarks of every act), he set the stage for an energy level that seldom let up.

Gloria Estefan put on a passable set of the singer’s hits, although getting by more on staging and movements than being a complete look-alike as was the case with most of the performers. However, with any “tribute” show, one must understand you are attending for the music and emotions recreated in a live setting.

american-superstars-02.jpg (19459 bytes)I’m not a traditional country fan, but Charlie Daniels put on a rousing rendition of “Devil Went Down to Georgia” and patriotic favorite “God Bless the USA” as well as displaying some mind-bending fiddle work.

Madonna put on a nice set of hits from across her entire career, and (understandably) had great choreography with the dancers as well as displaying both the 80’s and 90’s Madonna look. Ricky Martin was next. Even though he was getting by more on looks and attire than singing ability, he seemed to be a hit with the ladies. Michael Jackson capped the show with a drop-dead rendition of his greatest hits, a look that could be mistaken for the real thing, and dancing moves that had to be seen to be believed.

American Superstars features Darren Lee as Elvis, Sandy Taggart as Gloria Estefan, Coty Alexander as Madonna, Damian Brantley as Michael Jackson and Johnny Potash as Charlie Daniels and also had an energetic 4 piece live band. One nice feature is that all of the performers as well as the dancers (in full Vegas showgirl costume) appeared in the lobby after the show to meet and greet and pose for photos with attendees.

Tickets for American Superstars at The Stratosphere are $26.95 plus tax for adults and $21.95 plus tax for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 21 must be accompanied with an adult, but with the exception of bare buns on the dancers during a couple of numbers, there is nothing remotely adult in the content.

American Superstars Ticket Info

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Jenn Power wrote:

>What will be going in Las Vegas for New Year’s?

For those new to the newsletter, there are going to be fireworks this year! Past that, the 300,000 people that line the 3.5 miles of the Strip (which is closed to traffic that night) are quite the show in and of itself. Here is a repeat of our previous story:

FIREWORKS – LVCVA has authorized a half-million dollars for New Year’s Eve fireworks this year. Full story at http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/business/2000/may/22/510288532.html New Year’s Eve discount rates already available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-discounts.htm and prices have already risen since we published the story a few weeks ago so now is a great time to think about locking your room up.

Mona Zwilling from Minnesota wrote:

>I had to write and tell you how much I enjoy your newsletter.á When I
>didn’t receive one last week, I realized just how much I look forward
>to receiving it.á I came to Vegas for the first time in 1996.á It was
>going to be a one time thing, to be able to say I was there.á I will
>be coming there again in February, 2001 for my 4th visit.á I’m hooked.
>It’s going to be a “girls vacation” and we are staying at the Golden
>Nugget.á All the info in your newsletter really helps plan a great
>vacation, and makes me feel like I’m not so far away.á I was wondering
>how far in advance we should book shows, or how early would you know
>which performers will be there in February?á Thanks again for a GREAT
>newsletter!

Thanks for missing us! I publish this 46 – 48 times a year. Sometimes my travel, or a tight schedule with other professional obligations do force me to skip a week but I dearly appreciate those of you who support the newsletter by comparing our room and rental car rates for all your travel, as well as checking out our advertisers.

You can check headliners at http://www.accessvegas.com/events.htm and shows at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-shows.htm Really popular shows such as O, Mystere, Danny Gans, and Siegfried & Roy generally need to be reserved well in advance You can do so at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?amid=143&cscheme=1 (Note: not all shows will be available more than 30-45 days ahead of time, so keep checking back).

Most other shows can be reserved the day you get to town by calling the hotel they are playing in, although many people utilize the above link if coming on a weekend or busy period when shows fill up fast. They charge a service charge of $9.95 a ticket — not bad to guarantee something you really want to see.

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Your input is welcome. Write us a “letter to the editor” at mailto:[email protected] While space doesn’t permit publishing every letter, we do certainly read them all and they help shape our content. Please include your name if you wish to have it published (stating your city is optional). Also, guest article submissions are welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc., if accepted.



ONLINE POLL – How do you usually get from the airport to your hotel? Let’s hear your opinions at http://www.accessvegas.com — results will be published next week!

FREE CONTESTS:

RULES: (unless otherwise noted or link to outside contest): You may enter every contest, but only one entry to each. The 20’th entry in each contest will be the winner. Send a blank email to the specified email address — we’ll get your mailing address from you only if you win. Also, please do not enter if you have won within the past month.

VIDEO POKER – Our friends at VideoPoker.com gave us 3 multiplay video poker CD-ROMS to give away. This is a full-featured video poker game where you can multiplay 3, 5, 10, or 50 hands of 11 different popular variations of video poker. Still trying to learn or perfect the game? This software notes the correct play for each hand, and comes with the “bells and whistles”! We’ll take the 20’th and 40’th entries at (contest closed)

Note: I’m noting the following contest again because I personally use WeatherBug and love it! Not only up-to-the-minute info (the same that the TV stations access) for your area, but you can click “setup” on the menu and enter in a zip code from another city, and instantly get info from anywhere in the US. Once you get the program, use the zip code 89119 to get Las Vegas Strip weather!

LIVE LOCAL WEATHER & A FREE TRIP TO VEGAS!! – It now PAYS to keep an eye on the weather! Download and register your own weather bug today, know what your local weather, alerts, storm watches, local satellite, and INSTA-CAM shots from your town all from a single click of the mouse. Lets not forget the chance at a FREE TRIP TO LAS VEGAS! Click to: http://by.advertising.com/1/c/22838/8488//

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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 give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-discounts.htm You get secure ordering with the convenience and savings of booking online!

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New to the list? Back issues and subscription info can be found on the web at: http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com

Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates,
but please ask for permission before reproducing the content in any
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All contents copyright MM Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.
October 11, 2000
ISSN: 1529-2770

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 1, 2000

WELCOME to Access Vegas News and Reviews, the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com This is the newsletter that talks about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about. This is not spam. If you receive this by mistake, unsubscribe information is at the bottom. Please forward this to friends who may enjoy it!

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* Discount Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005
* Discount Hotel Rooms – All Cities: http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas
* Best Tours/Rates for Grand Canyon, Hoover, more: http://www.accessvegas.com/tours

HOTEL MESSAGE BOARDS – Help others and share your Las Vegas hotel opinions!

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This Issue: Legends In Concert

Curious about a show, restaurant, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]


 


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

SURPRISE WEDDING – FOX TV (U.S.) can’t get enough of doing wacky specials in Las Vegas. The network that gave us “Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire” and “America’s Sexiest Bachelor” now brings you “Surprise Wedding” in which seven engaged women bring their boyfriends to Las Vegas under false pretenses, then spring a wedding on them.

WORLD GAMING – As usual, last week’s World Gaming convention featured the latest and greatest slots and experimental games, each of which the manufacturers hope will be hitting the casino floors soon. Of particular interest were blackjack tables where you play against a video dealer, roulette tables with a real spinning wheel and ball but no dealer, and a number of new variations of blackjack (these with a real dealer).

We even played a 400-play video poker game! Yes, you play 400 hands at a time, which means that even playing nickels fully loaded (5 coins in per hand) is a cool $100 a hand. (Note: all games are in demonstration mode at the convention. You don’t risk nor win any money). We’ll be giving away some goodies we picked up next week, and you can read the R-J’s take on the convention at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-21-Sat-2000/business/14643344.html

THE PALMS – is the name of the new upscale hotel casino under construction across and just down from The Rio on Flamingo. Full story at http://www.abqjournal.com/biz/158313biz10-25-00.htm

CALL ME A CAB? – If you had trouble getting a cab to or from The Rio last week, you were not alone. The cab drivers staged a boycott because the Rio doorman were diverting guests whom wanted to go to topless clubs to the hotel’s limos instead of the cab drivers. Why the fuss? Topless clubs pay cab drivers $10 per person (basically a kickback of the entrance fee). The Rio limo drivers were kicking back some of the money to the doorman. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-26-Thu-2000/news/14686460.html Me? I rent a car when I travel.

ELVIS – The jumpsuit that “The King” wore in 1974 and 1975 and that is pictured on the cover “Promise Land” and “75 Las Vegas Summer Festival menu” is on display at the Tropicana’s Casino Legends Hall of Fame through the end of the year. This “Peacock” jumpsuit was know to be one of Elvis’ favorites, and was custom designed by he and Bill Belew. The Hall of Fame is open 7 AM to 9 PM. Admission is $4 adult, $3 children and you can read our review at http://las-vegas-news-reviews.com/99-09-15.htm

REAGAN NATIONAL – Washington, DC is Las Vegas’ 13’th largest visitor market, sending a half million people a year here and I’m happy to report that both National Airlines and America West have started their service from the centrally located DC airport. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-25-Wed-2000/business/14678267.html

CIGARS – “Smoke ’em if you got ’em” here in Las Vegas. The rising tobacco tax and public smoking ban put a read damper on the cigar trend of a few years ago, but Las Vegas is still a place you can light up and enjoy. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-19-Thu-2000/living/14604997.html

SAFE AND CHEAP? – According to CNN, booking online is safe because “technology takes the credit card numbers and encrypts them, making them unreadable to humans and most computers” and cheaper because “the Web presents travel vendors with an opportunity to sell their product at a lower cost. If they can sell it at a lower cost, they can also pass on those savings to the consumer.” Full story at http://www.cnn.com/TRAVEL/ESSENTIALS/ADVISOR/9810/online.booking/index.html

$25 HOTEL REBATE — you pick the hotel! Our partners at Hotel Reservations Network are giving you $25 back on any 2+ night stay in Las Vegas or any major city they reserve. Claiming your cash is simple:

1. Print out: http://www.accessvegas.com/100-rebate.htm
2. Book a room online at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-discounts.htm
3. Send in for your rebate when you get home.

It doesn’t get any easier than that, and you get their low price guarantee
to boot!


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


RESTAURANT REVIEWS – Recent reviews appearing in the media:

* Red Square (Mandalay Bay) – http://www.lvcitylife.com/dining/stories/00092801d.html
* Spice Buffet (Aladdin) – http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/departments/09_21_00/dining_taste.html and http://www.lvcitylife.com/dining/stories/00102601d.html
* Trattoria del Lupo (Mandalay Bay) – http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/departments/10_19_00/dining_taste.html

CONCERTS AND SHOWS:

SHOWS – See which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet. Let ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?amid=3230&cscheme=1

DE LA GUARDA – The controversial new show has opened at The Rio:
* Story – http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-20-Fri-2000/weekly/14617946.html and http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-20-Fri-2000/business/14647216.html
* Review – http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-27-Fri-2000/weekly/14675015.html
* Tickets – http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?amid=3230&cscheme=1

C2K NIGHTCLUB – is open again. Story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-20-Fri-2000/news/14647549.html

CONCERTS and HEADLINERS – Our listing is available online anytime at http://www.accessvegas.com/entertainment/index.htm

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LAS VEGAS WEATHER – This 5 day forecast is courtesy of Weather.Com:

Wednesday – 69/48 Partly Cloudy
Thursday – 65/40 Partly Cloudy
Friday – 66/43 Partly Cloudy
Saturday – 67/45 Scattered Showers
Sunday – 71/44 Scattered Showers

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FEATURE STORY: Legends In Concert

legends.jpg (26314 bytes)Legends In Concert is one of those shows that people always say “We should get around to seeing that sometime because it looks like fun.” If you are a fan of pop music of the past 40 years or so, quit putting it off!

Legends has been bringing favorite entertainers to life at the Imperial Palace since 1983. This is NOT karaoke or some look-alikes lip-synching (fake singing to a tape). These entertainers dress the part, are almost perfect dead ringers for the celebrities they imitate, and use their own vocals to fill the role. In addition to the superstar recreations, the show features a full troupe of dancers and background singers; a live, onstage orchestra; full array of solid special effects including multimedia and lasers; and great lighting and sound effects.

The “cast” of impersonators varies. A youthful Rod Stewart opened the show with a short, energetic set and probably the sexiest of the costumes the dancers would wear all night (the show features no nudity). From there, The Righteous Brothers (who play Las Vegas on a regular basis) were portrayed in their prime, as was the case with all of the acts. Madonna came out with a talented and sexy set that gave you the impression that the lady impersonating the icon had studied everything about her both on and off the stage.

“The Temptations” did the longest set of the night, and were a huge hit with the predominantly middle-age and older (40+) crowd, which showed enthusiastic approval! Marylyn Monroe was somewhat of a deviation from the pop star theme, but sang a couple of breathy numbers, had plenty of audience interaction, and brought one gentleman up on stage for a time that he won’t soon forget.

Elvis wrapped up the show with two segments: one as the young Elvis, and then the finale featuring the older “Las Vegas” Elvis complete with jump suit singing Viva Las Vegas with the full cast of the show and the dancers in full showgirl regalia, bringing the evening to a powerful conclusion.

Legends will be fun for anyone, but is particularly aimed at those who appreciate the stars from the 50’s through the 80’s (hence the designation “Legends”). It plays at the Imperial Palace nightly at 7:30 and 10:30 PM (dark Sunday). Tickets are $34.50 and include tax, tip, and two drinks. Children under 13 are $19.50.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

We were swamped with letters over the past two weeks with people relating their Las Vegas wedding advice and experiences. They were all great, and we don’t have room for them here, so we put them online for you to read at http://www.accessvegas.com/wedding-stories.htm A big thanks to all who wrote!

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Your input is welcome. Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] While space doesn’t permit publishing every letter, we do certainly read them all and they help shape our content. Please include your name if you wish to have it published (stating your city is optional). Also, guest article submissions are welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc., if accepted.


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!


ONLINE POLL – How do you usually get from the airport to your hotel? Let’s hear your opinions at http://www.accessvegas.com — results will be published in two weeks!

Results from last weeks poll “Would you prefer Digital Blackjack (dealer hits button, computer “deals” on a screen) to traditional blackjack?”

* I like it to the old way — I can play against a computer at home. 19%
* Some of the new electronic gambling games are fun, but I want real cards at a blackjack table. 16%
* I’d like it because the game moves along faster. 43%
* Get rid of the dealer too — I’d rather play a machine. 20%

FREE CONTESTS:

RULES: (unless otherwise noted or link to outside contest): You may enter every contest, but only one entry to each. The 20’th entry in each contest will be the winner. Send a blank email to the specified email address — we’ll get your mailing address from you only if you win. Also, please do not enter if you have won within the past month.

LIVE LOCAL WEATHER & A FREE TRIP TO VEGAS!!
It now PAYS to keep an eye on the weather! Download and register
your own weather bug today, know what your local weather, alerts,
storm watches, local satellite, and INSTA-CAM shots from your town
all from a single click of the mouse. Lets not forget the chance at a
FREE TRIP TO LAS VEGAS! http://by.advertising.com/1/c/22838/8488//

LAS VEGAS DINING GUIDE – Put out by the Review-Journal. One copy to 20’th entry at (contest closed)

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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 give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-discounts.htm You get secure ordering with the convenience and savings of booking online!

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New to the list? Back issues and subscription info can be found on the web at: http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com

Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates,
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All contents copyright MM Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.
November 1, 2000
ISSN: 1529-2770

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 18, 2000

WELCOME to Access Vegas News and Reviews, the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com This is the newsletter that talks about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about. This is not spam. If you receive this by mistake, unsubscribe information is at the bottom. Please forward this to friends who may enjoy it!

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* Discount Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005
* Discount Hotel Rooms – All Cities: http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas
* Best Tours/Rates for Grand Canyon, Hoover, more: http://www.accessvegas.com/tours

HOTEL MESSAGE BOARDS – Help others and share your Las Vegas hotel opinions!

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This Issue: Las Vegas News

Curious about a show, restaurant, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]




LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

PAY IT FORWARD – This film starring Helen Hunt follows the life of a single mother living in Las Vegas who holds down jobs as a small casino cocktail waitress and change person to survive. This film sounds like it is one of the more “true to life” stories about living in Las Vegas ever made, and full story is at http://www.salon.com/sex/feature/2000/10/13/thomson_pay_it_forward/index.html

NEONOPOLIS – The food, movies theater, and retail complex downtown has been on hold because of financial difficulties, but it looks like they are ironed out and the project is full speed ahead, with plans to make it even larger than originally planned. This will be a welcome addition to the Fremont. St. Experience. Full story at http://www.lvbusinesspress.com/news/stories/00100903n.html

ROOM RATES – The intense hotel building of the past few years along with the opening of the Aladdin has started softening up the room rates, making you “Las Vegas fix” a little less straining on the budget. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-13-Fri-2000/business/14586834.html

VEGAS CALENDARS – Many of you enjoy keeping Las Vegas in mind by picking up a Las Vegas calendar or two while in town. Now, you can buy your 2001 Las Vegas Calendar and contribute to a worthwhile cause at the same time. These are the same beautiful, high-quality calendars you see in the gift shops at a comparable price. Order info as well as all 12 photos are available for viewing at http://www.travel2vegas.com/calendars.html and you can read more about the Shade Tree shelter they benefit at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Sep-19-Tue-2000/news/14418294.html

HAWAII – Aloha Airlines today announced it will inaugurate service between Hawaii and Las Vegas starting February 14, 2001. Aloha’s new service will include two daily roundtrip flights: one between Honolulu and Las Vegas and the other between Kahului, Maui and Las Vegas. Full story at http://news.excite.com/news/pr/001005/hi-aloha-airlines

SPORTS BOOK LIMITS – In at attempt to discourage illegal bookmakers and fixers from attempting to use Nevada’s legal sports books to place bets, Nevada regulators are proposing putting a limit of $550 on college sports bets. (Note: The “odd” number was arrived at because most sports bets need to be made in multiples of 11.) This is an attempt to get federal government to drop proposed legislation banning legal betting on college sports. Full story at http://www.channel2000.com/sh/travel/lasvegas/stories/travel-lasvegas-20001013-130207.html

HALLOWEEN:
* ADULT-ORIENTED EVENTS: http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-15-Sun-2000/living/14556374.html
* HAUNTED HOUSES: http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-15-Sun-2000/living/14568846.html

ARKANSAS – Southwest Airlines is inaugurating nonstop service from Little Rock to Las Vegas. Story at http://www.ardemgaz.com/today/edi/wedit417.html

$25 HOTEL REBATE — you pick the hotel! Our partners at Hotel Reservations Network are giving you $25 back on any 2+ night stay in Las Vegas or any major city they reserve. Claiming your cash is simple:

1. Print out: http://www.accessvegas.com/100-rebate.htm
2. Book a room online at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-discounts.htm
3. Send in for your rebate when you get home.

It doesn’t get any easier than that, and you get their low price guarantee
to boot!

Winners! Perry L. Turner of Crossville, TN won the Review-Journal special golf section. Diane VanSach or Redford, MI won the Station Casinos coupon book.




Quick Concert and Show Notes:

SHOWS – See which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet. Let ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?amid=143&cscheme=1

Rita Rudner – continues to pack them in at the MGM and her run has been extended through November. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-13-Fri-2000/weekly/14587737.html

Paris – Don Rickles Dec. 29-31. Tickets available at (800) 237-7469 and Paris discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas.htm (Paris link).

CONCERTS and HEADLINERS – Our listing is available online anytime at http://www.accessvegas.com/entertainment/index.htm

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LAS VEGAS WEATHER – This 5 day forecast is courtesy of Weather.Com:

Wednesday – 81/58 Partly Cloudy
Thursday – 87/53 Mostly Cloudy
Friday – 86/54 Mostly Cloudy
Saturday – 81/49 Partly Cloudy
Sunday – 74/45 Mostly Sunny

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FEATURE STORY: Las Vegas News

No review this week because the World Gaming Congress 2000 is in town. We are looking forward to meeting many business colleges we correspond with throughout the year, as well as networking and getting a preview of what the next year holds in gaming (gambling) technology and gaming-related tourism. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2000/Oct-17-Tue-2000/business/14571210.html and info on WGE is available at http://www.worldgaminglive.com/Default-Tradeshow.asp

We’ll be back next week with a review of Legends In Concert. If you are new to list, or just have not availed yourself of our archives, we invite you to enjoy our back issues online at http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Max from Windsor, CT wrote:

>We are thinking about running away and getting married in Vegas.á Have
>you heard any feedback on couples doing this?á Our only “must have” is
>photographs.á We are looking for someplace short, sweet and
>inexpensive.á

I am single, so this is out of my area. Readers, have you “run off” to Vegas to get married, or had a Vegas wedding? If your wedding fit the bill that Max is looking for, drop us a line at [email protected]

RE: Kids in Vegas

Ellen in Los Angeles, CA wrote:

Ted,

>IMO, Vegas is not for children.á 30 years ago, you would NEVER see kids in
>the hotels, then some marketing genius got the bright idea to market
>it to families and the town has gone to rack and ruin ever since.
>Families don’t gamble, consequently the hotels have to make their
>money in other ways, therefore, room rates and meals are higher now
>than ever, and comps are less, they have to meet the bottom line
>somehow.á I see TI has started charging $25 extra for more than 2 in a
>room, Rio has reduced their Sky Parade by 2 days, the MGM is selling
>off its rides, could it be, we will finally return to a town for
>adults?á I hope so.á Ted, I enjoy your letter and promote it every
>chance I get.á You do a wonderful job, thanks for your time!á Ellen –
>Los Angeles, CA.

RE: Jacuzzi Suites

Sherry wrote:

>The only place we have stayed at with a Jacuzzi was the Luxor.á We got
>married 2 years ago in Vegas and wanted a nice Jacuzzi suite.á The
>suite is in the pyramid and the Jacuzzi is at the window so you can
>look out very relaxing and private.á Our room overlooked where the
>Mandalay Bay is now (they had just started construction) and the
>airport area.á I would recommend it and can’t wait to go back.

Roy L. Flush (a pseudonym — he it a frequent Las Vegas visitor with a page at http://members.tripod.com/~roy_l_flush/index.html ) writes:

>Greetings; I was offered a room at the Las Vegas Hilton a
>couple of years ago and, since I had never stayed there, I accepted.á As
>I was trying to get my key in the door, a female voice, from INSIDE
>the room, says who’s there?!á I went back to the check in clerk and
>told him what had happened. He apologized profusely and gave me another
>room key.á When I opened the door I stood there with wide eyes. HUGE
>living room, 32″ TV, electric drapes, raised king size bed, mirrored
>ceiling and a bathroom out of a magazine. Glassed in shower, dual
>everything AND a Jacuzzi for two!á I have no idea what this suite
>should have cost but it was gorgeous.á Even better than the Venetian.

John from Washington, DC wrote:

>Hey Ted,
>
>
>I have been to Vegas several times and have only experienced the
>Jacuzzi suites at Luxor and Treasure Island.á The one at Luxor was a
>distant second to the comfort, cleanliness and appearance of the one
>at Treasure Island.á The staff was much friendlier at Treasure Island
>also.á Our view at Luxor was of the airport.á The view at Treasure
>Island from the top floor was to the Northwest giving a wonderful view
>of the mountains to wake up to in the afternoon and offered a great
>shot at sunset.

RE: Cheap golf near the Strip

Marc wrote:

>I would highly recommend the Las Vegas National course.
>It’s the old Sahara course and has been there for
>along time. American Golf owns it now. I played it
>back in September of 1999 and it was in good shape.
>Great staff.
>
>If money is not object, by all means go play the
>Desert Inn before Wynn turns it into a lake. God, I
>can’t believe he is going to bulldoze one of the great
>golf courses in the US, but he is.
>
>This is a fabulously designed course. Lots of history
>there and it won’t be there much longer. Play it in
>the next few weeks and it should be in terrific shape
>as the PGA Tour is there this week.
>
>I would skip Desert Pines if someone suggests that.
>It’s sorta in town, but I didn’t care for any aspect
>of that facility and I am in the golf business.

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Your input is welcome. Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] While space doesn’t permit publishing every letter, we do certainly read them all and they help shape our content. Please include your name if you wish to have it published (stating your city is optional). Also, guest article submissions are welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc., if accepted.




ONLINE POLL – “Would you prefer Digital Blackjack (dealer hits button, computer “deals” on a screen) to traditional blackjack?” Let’s hear your opinions at http://www.accessvegas.com — results will be published next week!

FREE CONTESTS:

Rules (unless otherwise noted or link to outside contest): You may enter every contest, but only one entry to each. Please note the expiration date and only enter if you will be in town and can use them. The 20’th entry in each contest will be the winner. Just sent a blank email to the specified email address — we’ll get your mailing address from you only if you win. Also, please do not enter if you have won within the past month.

$100 Football Pick Contest – You sports betters can take your shot a winning a few bucks for free. Contest at http://www.newsherald.com/archive/sports/pickem.htm

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October 18, 2000
ISSN: 1529-2770

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