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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – December 15, 1999

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December 15, 1999

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! 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, but only in it’s entirety.

This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com Quality Las Vegas Tourist Information – Hotels, Casinos, Insider Tips, and more. If it’s about Las Vegas, it’s AccessVegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Easy and Secure with Instant Confirmation:

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

HOTEL MESSAGE BOARDS – Help others and share your opinion of the Las Vegas hotels you stay at by posting a note to our new board at http://boards.accessvegas.com We want to hear from you!

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This Issue: Bellagio Buffet

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




Note: If you enjoy this part of the newsletter, subscribe to the EverythingLasVegas free email newsletter. Twice a week, this list will includes links to newspaper stories, informative websites, travel specials, weekly Las Vegas entertainment updates, restaurant reviews, and more. Subscribe at http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/EverythingLasVegas

LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

WHEEL … OF … FORTUNE – If you have spent any time in a casino, you hear those slot machines spit out that chant every few minutes until you are sick of it (unless you are playing and winning). Well, the real thing is coming. Kind of. Beginning Dec. 23, the world’s most popular TV game show also will be played as a live, nightly attraction at the MGM. Tickets are $17.50 and audience members will be participating. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-10-Fri-1999/weekly/12481186.html

THE LAS VEGAS BOWL – matches Fresno St. and Utah this Saturday Dec. 18. You can view the game on ESPN2 at 6:00 PM Eastern time and get a little of Las Vegas in your living room. Or, if you want to get away for the weekend and see some good football, tickets start at $10 and are available online at (702) 895-3900 Las Vegas Bowl stories are available at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/sports/packages/lvbowl/

RODEO – the National Finals Rodeo rolled through town for it’s 12 day run and people in country attire could be seen having a good time both on the Strip and downtown. I’m not “country”, but these people seem to be some of the nicest and friendliest people you will meet. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assn. is going to ad a nationally televised winter season beginning in January with the finals to be held at the MGM. Story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-06-Mon-1999/news/12497185.html and we are giving away the NFR guide from the Review Journal in our contests section.

ANTIQUE ORGAN – The once-adored Kimball organ sits center stage under the bright lights of Roxy’s Pipe Organ Pizzeria at the Fiesta hotel-casino. A crew of 25 artists, cabinet makers and electricians resurrected the 20,000 pieces and this is a must-see. Full story at http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/archives/1999/dec/05/509553586.html?%22pipe+cleaners%22 and Fiesta discount rooms available at http://www.travelnow.com/s/hotel.html?ID=120406&cid=2005 The Fiesta is 10 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from the Strip in the northwest part of town.

PLAYERS EDGE – a column written by noted gaming experts Bob Dancer and Jeffrey Compton detail the tremendous deal, giveaways, and bonus points that casinos are using to get people in the door during this slowest time of the year. Read all about it at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-10-Fri-1999/weekly/12508475.html

LIVING IT UP AND DOUBLING DOWN IN LAS VEGAS – is the new book by author and attorney Anthony Martinez. He took the $50,000 advance for a book, and came to Las Vegas live out the life of a high roller for 30 days, then chronicle what happens, both good and bad. Full review at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Nov-28-Sun-1999/lifestyles/12341196.html and you can purchase the book from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0375501819/invegascom Amazon can still deliver by Christmas using standard shipping.

SHOPPING – is bringing people to Las Vegas for an excuse to combine Christmas preparation with pleasure. The huge shopping galleries at the Venetian, Caesars and the Fashion Show Mall are taking center stage. Plus, rooms are dirt cheap between now and Christmas and lines are almost nonexistent. Story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-09-Thu-1999/lifestyles/12484934.html

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available and some of the prices have dropped! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are going fast.

WINNERS! – Marie Gordon of Skokie, IL won the Siegfried & Roy Calendar. Debra Barnes of Santa Ana, CA is the winner of Sahara Speedworld Motion Theater passes. Steve Current, John Pennisi, Laurie Grinbergs, Sarah Adams and Lisa Ceslikoski each won a Siegfried & Roy postcard.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

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?cscheme=5&amid=143

CHER – returns to the MGM on Jan. 29 with tickets priced from $40 to $150. Tickets are available at (702) 474-4000. MGM discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas.htm (MGM link).

THE JUDDS – bring their reunion tour to the MGM on Feb. 6. Tickets run from $30 to $65 and are available at at (702) 474-4000. MGM discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas.htm (MGM link).

CREED – plays the Thomas and Mack on March 2. All tickets are general admission $26. The Hard Rock hotel is a 4 minute walk from the Thomas and Mack. Tickets available at (702) 474-4000 and Hard Rock discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-other.htm (Hard Rock link).




Note: We are really enjoying the Christmas music channel available online at http://www.mediamazing.com We have no relation to the company but they have a great selection of 27 music formats, and unlike the radio, you can skip any song you don’t like or mix and match 2 or more formats at a time!

FEATURE STORY: Bellagio Buffet

 




Note: A reader brought to our attention that the MGM Grand Theme park, noted in last weeks newsletter as a “Top 10 Free” thing to do, is closed for the winter and will re-open in spring of 2000. Another noted that the park has varied between offering free admission and charging. The park has never been a real success, and they have been “stealing” parts of it for other ventures. We will review it when it re-opens.

Another reader names Susan noted the Bellagio Fountain show times:

>The Fountains of Bellagio Show Times:
>ááááááááááááááá Monday – Friday:
>3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., every 30 minutes
>7:00 p.m. until Midnight, every 15 minutes
>áááá Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays:
>Noon until 7:00 p.m., every 30 minutes
>7:00 p.m. until Midnight, every 15 minutes.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Kit Lindsay of Warrensburg, MO wrote,

>ááá Just thought I’d drop you a note, I just booked reservations for
>Mystere’ via your link that was posted at the latter half of the
>newsletter.á It is GREAT!á I have always had to have the casino guest
>services book those for me, and since I am not a super high roller there
>were times that I couldn’t get a seat. This is great. I hope that things
>like this become more common in the future.á Thanks again for the
>opportunity and the great newsletter. I know it is a lot of work, and
>you do a fine job.

Thanks for the kind words! So far, we have had a 100% positive response regarding ShowVegas at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143 For a very reasonable service fee, they do all the leg work to get the show you want on the date you want. As with any of our sponsors, all feedback is appreciated.

Name withheld writes:

 

Regarding last weeks question about scooter or wheelchair rental:

>ááá A friend of mine said he thought he had seen a place on the s, strip. Not
>sure, just know of one of those medical rental places called Medical Mart on
>2797 S. Maryland Prkwy. 702-369-9107 I think they can deliver. I don’t much
>about prices for scooters or If you can use insurance. They have not got any
>bad comments from my friends Mom. She used that service for a relative. Hope
>that helps you some.

We called them. They do rent wheelchairs, but nothing electric. They do not deliver, so your own car or a rental car (or taxi ride — they are about 3 miles from the center Strip area) is necessary to pick up and drop off. Rentals are $15 a day or $35 a week for a standard 18″ wheelchair and a credit card deposit of $150 is mandatory. You also might call ahead to your hotel and see if they can accommodate a request for a wheelchair.

Ann Wright writes:

 

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Your input is welcome. Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] 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.

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FREE CONTESTS:

Note: 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 10’th entry in each contest will be the winner (unless otherwise noted). 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.

EAGLES and JACKSON BROWNE – Enter to win a pair of tickets to their Dec. 29’th show here in Las Vegas at (contest closed) You must be a resident of NV, CA, AZ, or UT and be at least 18.

NFR Guide – If you wonder what it’s like during National Finals Rodeo time, this is for you. We have one guide that was printed in advance of this year’s events. Enter 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 You get secure ordering with the convenience and savings of booking online!

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New to the list? Back issues 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
form — we would just like to know who you are, that’s all. Thanks!

You may subscribe to this newsletter by going to:
http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com or sending a blank email to
below

All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
December 15, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – December 8, 1999

 

AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

 

Free Las Vegas Newsletter

 

Archived Edition:
News, reviews, and advertising offers are current at time of publication.
Updated Las Vegas Information: Click Here

 

December 8, 1999

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! 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, but only in it’s entirety.

This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com Quality Las Vegas Tourist Information – Hotels, Casinos, Insider Tips, and more. If it’s about Las Vegas, it’s AccessVegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Easy and Secure with Instant Confirmation:

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

HOTEL MESSAGE BOARDS – Help others and share your opinion of the Las Vegas hotels you stay at by posting a note to our new board at http://boards.accessvegas.com á We want to hear from you!

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This Issue: Top 10 Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

Curious about a restaurant, event, 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:

CLINT BLACK – the country music superstar is doing an in-store fan meet-and-greet at the Virgin Megastore (in the Forum Shops at Caesars) this Saturday Dec. 11 at 1:00 PM.

THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL – in Las Vegas became the first Strip property ever to receive the American Automobile Association’s Five Diamond Award. If you are scratching your head wondering just where on the Strip the Four Season’s is, it occupies the top part of Mandalay Bay but is run separately. Story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-06-Mon-1999/business/12396756.html

DAVID CASSIDY and SHEENA EASTON – are teaming up in a yet-to-be-named Broadway style show that debuts at The Rio on Jan. 18. Easton has been a mainstay of Las Vegas showrooms for the past number of years. Full story and photo at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-03-Fri-1999/news/12480379.html Rio discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-other.htm (Rio link).

WILD 2K – Metro (Las Vegas police) are gearing up for the expected swirling crowds, drunks, and women pulling up their tops as well as those who climb light poles or vandalize along the strip this New Year’s Eve. Get all the details in two stories in the Review-Journal: http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-09-Thu-1999/news/12517783.html and http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-09-Thu-1999/news/12519310.html

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available and some of the prices have dropped! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are going fast.

WINNERS! – Marie Gordon of Skokie, IL won the Siegfried & Roy Calendar. Debra Barnes of Santa Ana, CA is the winner of Sahara Speedworld Motion Theater passes. Steve Current, John Pennisi, Laurie Grinbergs, Sarah Adams and Lisa Ceslikoski each won a Siegfried & Roy postcard.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

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?cscheme=5&amid=143

BRIAN BOITANOS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR – featuring KRISTI YAMAGUCHI, OKSANA BAIUL, ALEXEI URMANOV and others plays one night only at Mandalay Bay Dec. 18. Tickets start at $15 and are available at (702) 474-4000. Mandalay Bay discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas.htm (Mandalay Bay link).

HARD ROCK – has BILLY IDOL with STEVE STEVENS on Dec. 28, MEGADETH on Dec. 29, and SANTANA on Dec. 30, 31, and Jan. 1. Tickets available at (702) 474-4000 and Hard Rock discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-other.htm (Hard Rock link).

MANDALAY BAY – STEVE VAI on Dec. 17, KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND on Dec. 18’th, MORRISSEY on Dec 19 and 20, THE EAGLES with JACKSON BROWN Dec. 28 and 29, STEVIE NICKS on Dec. 31 JONNY LANG on Jan. 26, and GEORGE JONES on Feb. 26. Tickets are available at (702) 474-4000. Mandalay Bay discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas.htm (Mandalay Bay link).

CROSBY STILLS NASH & YOUNG – play the MGM on Feb 19. Tickets available at (702) 474-4000 and MGM discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas.htm (MGM link).




FEATURE STORY: Top 10 Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

 

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This Top 10 list is courtesy of Look Tours; Your One-Stop sightseeing site! Visit Look Tours at http://www.showmelasvegas.com




LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Michael Smith wrote:

>hello Ted,

>My wife and I will be visiting Vegas in April 2000. we are
>staying at Ballys and are taking my mother along with us. she does have a
>problem getting around at times and I was wondering if you knew of any places
>to rent those electric 3 wheel scooters? I’ve seen them on previous visits
>there. never thought to inquire as to where to rent them, cost etc.any help
>from you or readers of your news letter would be appreciated.

>thank you, Michael Smith

If anyone has had any experience with this, please drop us a line at [email protected] so we can tell everyone.

Thelma Brady wrote:

 

We understand that the above was NOT one of the companies that advertises with us. Anyone else with good or bad experiences on Grand Canyon or other tours out of Las Vegas? [email protected]

Tedd Adamek wrote:

>áá Read you every week. Just decided to give one of
>your advertisements a shot for air fares. What a
>joke!! No matter what times I put in they stated that
>they couldn’t fit my criteria. Even put in days and
>times I didn’t want and got nothing. I have better
>ways to spend my time then reading advertisements in
>the guise of booking Las Vegas vacations.

We understand that company is having problems with their fare-search software and we pulled the link off the top of this newsletter until they get the problem corrected.

With all due respect, we have never hidden the fact that we publish this free newsletter filled with the best unbiased information we can offer in hopes that our readers will book their hotel, car, shows, and tours through us or the sponsors. In fact, the paragraph after the free contest section notes that each and every week.

However, we do go out of our way to make sure that we offer good, solid deals and discounts in all departments and are very responsive when we hear of a problem with a sponsor. We dropped Prodigy Internet a few months ago as a sponsor because they didn’t get the free discs to people that requested them.

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Your input is welcome. Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] 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.

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RENTAL CARS – Don’t pay top dollar! Remember, you can now enter the dates of your visit and compare prices from virtually every rental car agency in town (most US cities). Book the lowest price company or book your regular agency. Save the hassle and save some money at: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005

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FREE CONTESTS:

Note: 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 10’th entry in each contest will be the winner (unless otherwise noted). 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.

TWO FREE BUFFETS – at either the Gold Strike or Nevada Landing in Jean, NV. Jean is 30 minutes south of Las Vegas, so please only enter is you are driving into town and can use them. Enter at (contest closed)

LAS VEGAS HOLIDAY DINING GUIDE – details all the holiday meals and special menus put on by the hotels and other restaurants this season. Enter 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 You get secure ordering with the convenience and savings of booking online!

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New to the list? Back issues 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
form — we would just like to know who you are, that’s all. Thanks!

You may subscribe to this newsletter by going to:
http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com or sending a blank email to
below

All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk

December 8, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – December 1, 1999

AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

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Archived Edition:
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December 1, 1999

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! 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, but only in it’s entirety.

This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com Quality Las Vegas Tourist Information – Hotels, Casinos, Insider Tips, and more. If it’s about Las Vegas, it’s AccessVegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Easy and Secure with Instant Confirmation:

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

HOTEL MESSAGE BOARDS – Help others and share your opinion of the Las Vegas hotels you stay at by posting a note to our new board at http://boards.accessvegas.com We want to hear from you!

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This Issue: THE SECRET GARDEN OF SIEGFRIED AND ROY

Curious about a restaurant, event, 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


It’s 62 degrees under beautiful sunny skies today, but because of the traditional pre-Christmas lull, a number of hotels have some fantastic deals online. We’ve listed them at the end of the newsletter.LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

FIESTA EXPANSION – The Fiesta has completed it’s expansion including Roxy’s Pipe Organ Pizzeria featuring a 1929 Kimball pipe organ from New York’s famed Roxy Theatre and 4 other new restaurants. There’ll be nightly performances on the pipe organ, orchestras on Sundays and a schedule of live concerts. They have also added 20,000 square feet of casino space and 500 slot machines. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Nov-29-Mon-1999/business/12438472.html and Fiesta discount rooms available at http://www.travelnow.com/s/hotel.html?ID=120406&cid=2005

MILLENNIUM NEWSPAPER – The Las Vegas Review-Journal (morning paper) is taking pre-orders for their Jan. 1, 2000 edition, and they are happy to send it out of town. Pre-paid orders of $2.50 per copy may be sent to:

Las Vegas Review-Journal/Sun MILLENNIAL EDITION
P.O. Box 70
Las Vegas, NV 89125

DRAI’S – The upscale eatery in the Barbary Coast has opened an after-hours supper club starting at midnight. It is slated to feature much of the restaurant menu as well as a DJ spinning music. They have renovated the bar and stage to accommodate live music and will be open midnight to 6:00 AM serving dinner and breakfast. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-01-Wed-1999/business/12461160.html

MILLENNIUM WEDDING – You can take part in the Millennium Midnight Matrimony / Renewal & New Years Eve Party! This midnight (and all night) celebration is slated to be covered by FOX TV live and includes fireworks, food, drink, live music, Elvis, and much more. I was able to talk Jon Jacobs at the Las Vegas Tour Desk into giving a discount to our readers (and not many things are discounted on New Year’s Eve here). Free details are available by calling them at 1-888-229-5206 — mention Access Vegas for discount.

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are going fast.

WINNERS! – Don Turner of Fort. Collins, CO was the winner of the Play Rio Magazine. Pete Kelly of Virginia Beach, VA won the Annual Guide to Winter Recreation.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

1999 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS – Tickets are still on sale for this Dec. 8’th event at the MGM Grand Arena with will be broadcast on the FOX network. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and MGM discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (MGM link).

ROCK IN THE MILLENNIUM – concert featuring WARRANT, SLAUGHTER, PRETTY BOY FLOYD, and SOFA KING play New Year’s Eve at Pink E’s (across from The Rio). Included is a New Year’s Eve buffet dinner, guitar giveaways, raffles and more. Tickets are $100 in advance at (702) 252-4666 and discount Rio rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Rio link).

MANDALAY BAY – JOHNNY LANG on Jan. 26 and THE PRETENDERS on Feb. 12’th. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Mandalay Bay discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Mandalay Bay link).


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!


FEATURE STORY: Secret Garden of Seigfried and Roy




LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

John Strutt of Southey, SK, Canada writes in response to last week’s issue on tipping:

 

Craig Ashton of England wrote:

 

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Your input is welcome. Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] 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.




FREE CONTESTS:

Note: 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 10’th entry in each contest will be the winner (unless otherwise noted). 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.

SIEGFRIED & ROY 2000 CALENDAR – 1 winner will receive this full-sized calendar featuring a new lion or tiger photo every month. Enter at (contest closed)

SIEGFRIED & ROY POSTCARDS – 5 winners will receive a postcard of Siegfried & Roy with their white lions. Enter at (contest closed)

SAHARA BUFFET AND SPEEDWORLD – Two $1.00 off coupons for the $4.99 weekday brunch and a free passes to the Sahara Speedworld Motion Theater. Expires Dec. 27, 1999. Enter at (contest closed)

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Hotel Specials through Christmas — Book at
http://www.hoteldiscounts.com/cgi-bin/pickcity?SID=IVC&LKF=IVC

BALLY’S FROM $49.95!
Stay at Bally’s located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip for only
$49.95! The hotel has six restaurants, three bars, pool, gym, world-class
casino and more. The regular HRN rate is $79; the hotel rack rate is $188.

HARD ROCK HOTEL FROM $69.00!
Feel like a rock star when you stay at the Hard Rock Hotel for just $69.
This deluxe hotel is just one mile from the airport and three blocks from
the Strip. The hotel has an expanded pool and beach club with sandy
beaches, private cabanas, whirlpools, spa and more. The HRN regular rate
is $79; the hotel rack rate is $250.

HARRAH’S FROM $35.00!
Stay in the heart of the strip for only $35.00. Harrah’s is a deluxe hotel
with a state-of-the-art fitness center, sauna, Olympic size pool, whirlpool
and much more. The regular HRN rate is $69; the hotel rack rate is $300.

GOLDEN NUGGET FROM $59.95!
The Golden Nugget is a deluxe hotel located downtown just five minutes from
the strip. The hotel has an Olympic size pool, gym, beauty parlor, five
restaurants, three bars and more. The regular HRN rate is $79; the hotel
rack rate is $129.

LUXOR LAS VEGAS FROM $69.95!
Stay at the Luxor for just $69.95. It is a deluxe pyramid-shaped hotel
with eight restaurants, a 100,000 square foot casino, show arena, large
outdoor pool with a waterfall and more. The regular HRN rate is $79; the
hotel rack rate is $169.

MIRAGE FROM $89.95!
Stay at the Mirage for only $89.95. This luxury hotel is located on the
famous strip. The entrance has a tropical rain forest and 20,000 gallon
aquarium. The hotel has an outdoor pool, spa, 11 restaurants, four lounge
and bar areas, casino, erupting volcano and more. The regular HRN rate is
$119; the hotel rack rate is $400.

STRATOSPHERE FROM $39.95!
The Stratosphere Hotel and Casino comprising of three buildings and a new
135-foot observatory with the worlds highest rollercoaster. The hotel has
high-speed elevators, three restaurants, swimming pool and more. The
regular HRN rate is $49; the hotel rack rate is $199.

Above Hotel Specials through Christmas — Book at
http://www.hoteldiscounts.com/cgi-bin/pickcity?SID=IVC&LKF=IVC

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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 You get secure ordering with the convenience and savings of booking online!

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New to the list? Back issues 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 1999 Ted Newkirk
December 1, 1999

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November 24, 1999

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* Best Tours/Rates for Grand Canyon, Hoover, more: http://www.accessvegas.com/tours

HOTEL MESSAGE BOARDS – Help others and share your opinion of the Las Vegas hotels you stay at by posting a note to our new board at http://boards.accessvegas.com We want to hear from you!

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This Issue: TIPPING IN LAS VEGAS

Curious about a restaurant, event, 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:

THE VENETIAN – The Grand Canal Shoppes are holding their first “Holiday Celebration”. Featured are fashion shows at 11:00 AM daily in St. Mark’s Square, holiday makeovers provided by Sephora, cooking demonstrations by Zeffirino Chef Gian Paulo Belloni, and live holiday music throughout the Shoppes provided by the UNLV music department. Our recent Venetian review is at http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com/99-11-03.htm and you can do a free search on Venetian price and availability at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Venetian link).

THE MIRAGE – opened 10 years ago this month, and Steve Wynn not only forever changed the face of the Strip, but changed the whole direction of Las Vegas by bringing in the era of the megaresorts. A full story with photos is available at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Nov-22-Mon-1999/business/12387993.html

C2K – The megaclub at The Venetian continues to draw rave reviews as a world-class nightclub. CityLife magazine just reviewed it at http://lvcitylife.com/pages/Dining/stories/99111102d.html

BONNIE SPRINGS – offers Las Vegas visitors a taste of the old wild west just 30 minutes from the Strip. Included are old western buildings, a miniature zoo, petting zoo, train ride (on busy weekends), restaurant, saloon, trail rides and more. Info available at http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/casinonews/red-rock.htm and you can read a recent review at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Nov-14-Sun-1999/lifestyles/12323146.html

ABC TELEVISION – is planning a 24 hour New Year’s Eve show, and Las Vegas is going to be front and center! Story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Nov-19-Fri-1999/news/12373841.html

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are going fast.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

No new concert anouncements this week.

FEATURE STORY: Tipping in Las Vegas

 

This story was inspired by David C. Surette’s Letter to the Editor this week. Las Vegas can be intimidating by it’s very nature. In fact, one of our main goals in publishing this newsletter is the give you that “edge” and the knowledge you need to help eliminate that intimidation.

These are my suggestions. Do you tip more or less? Have their been situations where you tipped and it really paid off, or tipped and got lousy treatment anyway? Let us know at [email protected] Make sure to include your name and state (city optional) if you want it considered for publication.




LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: David C. Surette of Vancouver, British Columbia wrote:

 

Olaf Acker wrote: >Hi, > >Comdex is NOT the biggest computer convention in the world. >That`s the CEBIT in Hannover,Germany with over 600.000 people >visiting each year. We stand corrected. It is the largest in North America. ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ Your input is welcome. Want to hear more about a subject? Don’t agree with something we said? Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] 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.




FREE CONTESTS:

Note: 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 10’th entry in each contest will be the winner (unless otherwise noted). 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.

PLAY RIO MAGAZINE – we have one copy of this magazine that is essentially a guide to the Rio Hotel. Enter at (contest closed) and Rio discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Rio link).

ANNUAL GUIDE TO WINTER RECREATION – for Southern Nevada and surrounding areas includes information on snowskiing, snowboarding, and other winter fun available in our area. We have one copy. Enter 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 You get secure ordering with the convenience and savings of booking online!

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New to the list? Back issues 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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You may subscribe to this newsletter by going to:
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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
November 24, 1999

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