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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – September 22, 1999

AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

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September 22, 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. Feel free to forward this to friends or repost it in Las Vegas forums, 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 In-Vegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Quick and Secure with Instant Confirmation on our sister sites:
Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe Hotels: http://www.accessvegas.com
Nationwide Hotels: http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas
Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005

FREE $25 GREEN CHIP CONTEST – Book a room or car for ANY destination with us and we’ll enter you to win a $25 chip from the casino of your choice! This monthly contest is open ONLY to subscribers of this newsletter so you MUST notify us at http://www.accessvegas.com/contest.htm after you book. Full rules and details are available at that page also. Already low rates and now a chance to win!

We want to congratulate John Michalowicz who won our August Green Chip contest. John opted for a $25 chip from the Golden Nugget. Good luck, John!

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This Issue: DO YOU GAMBLE SMART?

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:

THE BIG FIGHT – was a bust in the later rounds as De La Hoya backed off, but it was a HUGE weekend here in Las Vegas. Here is a list of stories worth reading:
General Story – http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Sep-18-Sat-1999/news/11977208.html
Celebrities – http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Sep-19-Sun-1999/news/11982390.html
More Celebrities – http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Sep-19-Sun-1999/news/11982703.html

IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU! – Recently a gambler walked into the Gold Coast with $600 in his pocket and beat them for $400,000 at baccarat over the next 22 hours. No kidding. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Sep-18-Sat-1999/news/11976287.html (middle of article).

MISS NEVADA – Gina Giacinto won the preliminary swimsuit competition at the recent Miss America pageant. Congratulations to Gina on a great showing in the contest! You can view her photo at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Sep-17-Fri-1999/news/11971644.html and her story is at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Sep-18-Sat-1999/news/11975013.html

DRINK AND EAT TOO! – It’s tough to pick a nightclub to check out when in town. Not every club is hot every night, but CityLife magazine recently did a quite factual article on “The Drink” and if you attend clubs, it’s worth the read at http://lvcitylife.com/pages/pages/Dining/stories/99090902d.html

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! You can check price and availability online with TravelNow at http://www.travelnow.com/index.jsp?cid=2005 Enter the city and date information. NOTE: Most hotels are only taking reservations for Dec. 30 – Jan 2. We suggest you note TravelNow’s prices and then call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 to compare. NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a live human. 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 starting to go fast.

FRIENDS OF ACCESSVEGAS.COM – If you have a webpage, we’d sure appreciate a link to http://www.accessvegas.com so that everyone knows where you go for top-notch Las Vegas information. Our independence allows us to “tell it like it is”, but because we are independent, we don’t have the huge ad budget of the major sites and depend on word of mouth and links to our site.

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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

RICKY MARTIN – has added a second show Sept. 11 at Mandalay Bay as the first one sold out within hours. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Mandalay Bay discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Mandalay Bay link).

OCTOBERFESTIVAL – Sept. 30 – October 3 at Boulder Station. Billed as “Four Exciting Days of Food, Music and Fun”, they will have a “Battle of the Bands” on Thursday evening, all the weekend football action on Jumbotrons, German bands, strolling entertainers, rides, foods, crafts, and more. Admission is free with purchase of $10 in food or beverage tickets. Boulder Station discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Boulder Station link).

AMY GRANT CHRISTMAS – with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, MICHAEL W. SMITH and POINT OF GRACE plus THE KANTINAS play the Thomas and Mack Center Thursday Dec. 16. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, 10 AM (Pacific time) at 1-888-464-2468. THE HARD ROCK is within walking distance of Thomas and Mack (and also has a free shuttle to the Strip). Hard Rock discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Hard Rock link).


FEATURE STORY: DO YOU GAMBLE SMART?

If you went to buy something and the cashier said “Guess what, there is an unadvertised instant rebate of $20 on that item,” would you take it? Of course you would! And yet the average gambler easily gives $5, $10, $20 or more every single day with a combination of playing games with poor rules, general poor play, and not taking advantage of the casino freebies.

SLOTS – A few weeks ago we were walking through Binions and noticed a lady that had just hit a top quarter jackpot. Bells went off. She seemed happy. Her husband looked incredulous. Noticing my glance at the action, he turned to me and said “I told her to play full coins in”. This lady had one quarter in and had to settle for a 2000 coin jackpot when that extra quarter would have triggered a 5000 coin jackpot.

Even worse are the people who play progressive slot machines like Megabucks with only one coin in. Every time Megabucks gets way up, it is on the backs of people who hit with only one coin in, collecting $5000 or absolutely nothing (depending on the machine). Can you imagine the sinking feeling of knowing that you would have been set for life?

We can’t say it enough: DON’T PLAY A SLOT MACHINE UNLESS YOU CAN PLAY FULL COINS IN. Period. If you can’t afford it, or your budget is running a little tight, move down a denomination. If you play dollars, move to quarters. If you play quarters, move to nickels. But, you say, “the lower denomination machines are tighter.” Very true, but you lose that gain by playing only one coin. When they advertise 98% payback, they factor in the top jackpot when the machine is played LOADED.

SLOT CLUBS – You’ve seen the cards. People stick them in the slots before they play. You may even have a couple from the casinos you usually play out. Only a couple? No self-respecting slot player should have just a couple! You shouldn’t put a nickel in a machine without one. Anywhere. Even if it’s not your usual casino. Why? Because you never know what will happen.

Our office is close to Sam’s Town and we enjoy grabbing a bite to eat there from time-to-time. Not long after their slot card club started, I went in and decided to play a roll of quarters at video poker before eating. I took the 5 minutes to go out of my way to get a card first, and dutifully stuck it in the machine. Boy, am I glad I did! I got on quite the roll, playing for over a half hour and still cashing out almost $100 ahead. That play was recorded on the card and I was sent free buffet tickets for months after that. We live here, but for you out-of-town, the casinos send things like discount (or free) room offers and the like.

You came to Las Vegas to get lucky. You want to get lucky. You are expecting to get lucky. So, take the 5 minutes to get a card before playing anywhere. If you get lucky, you don’t want to miss out on those possible deep discount or freebie offers. And at the very worse, you get on the mailing lists of all the casinos and will have a nice little stack of coupons or offers to use on your next visit!

We’ll cover the “skill” games like blackjack, craps, and video poker in a future newsletter. In the meantime, Vegas Saver has a great page of Las Vegas money-saving tips at http://www.vegassaver.com and we have a page packed full of information and reference material for just about every game at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-gambling-online.htm

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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] Guest article submissions are also 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 to 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 (you have 72 hours to respond or we pick another winner).

TRIP FOR TWO TO LAS VEGAS – The package includes air fare and hotel accommodation for four nights. Enter at http://www.ubisoft.com/usa/corsairs (this is not our contest and thus has separate rules).

TEXAS STATION COUPON BOOK – contains $5 match play coupons, free keno, 2 for 1 food (various restaurants, including every meal at The Feast Buffet), 2 for 1 drinks, tons more. Expires Nov. 15, 1999 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 pull out our own wallet and give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us.

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

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You may subscribe to this newsletter by going to:
http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com or sending a blank email to
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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
September 22, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – September 15, 1999

Gamblers Museum at Tropicana: Access Vegas News and Reviews – September 15, 1999

 

AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Free Las Vegas Newsletter

 

 

September 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. Feel free to forward this to friends or repost it in Las Vegas forums, 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 In-Vegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Quick and Secure with Instant Confirmation on our sister sites:
Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe Hotels: http://www.accessvegas.com
Nationwide Hotels: http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas
Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005

FREE $25 GREEN CHIP CONTEST – Book a room or car for ANY destination with us and we’ll enter you to win a $25 chip from the casino of your choice! This monthly contest is open ONLY to subscribers of this newsletter so you MUST notify us at http://www.accessvegas.com/contest.htm after you book. Full rules and details are available at that page also. Already low rates and now a chance to win!

We want to congratulate John Michalowicz who won our August Green Chip contest. John opted for a $25 chip from the Golden Nugget. Good luck, John!

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Editors Note: Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. who are dealing with the threats of hurricane Floyd as we send this out.

This Issue: Gamblers Museum at Tropicana

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:

NEW SAHARA NASCAR THEME – As part of it’s $100 million dollar renovation and expansion, The NASCAR Cafe is under construction at the north corner of the property. In addition, a 1,400 foot roller coaster featuring a huge loop and 4 seconds of weightlessness will bring a new audience to the property when completed. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Sep-06-Mon-1999/business/11887245.html and Sahara discount rooms (often as low as $30 a night) can be found at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Sahara link).

LA TO VEGAS GRIDLOCK – For those of you who have to deal with with that terrible commute home to So. California after your weekend visits, we do care and are doing something about it. Over the next few years, the state of California (with partial funding by the state of Nevada) has embarked on projects to widen parts of I-15 as well as reconstructing the Barstow interchange. Full story at http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/archives/1999/sep/12/509294298.html

BIKERS – may want to ride in for the Steiner’s Octoberfest celebration Saturday October 2 from 3 – 10 PM. This event will feature German beers and food, live music by the Dummkopfs, prizes, and a grande finale of a 1999 Harley Davidson Springer Softail giveaway. Steiner’s is located in suburban Las Vegas at 8410 W. Cheyenne Ave. (in the Lucky shopping center). You can request more information at (702) 395-8777

FRIENDS OF IN-VEGAS.COM – If you have a webpage, we’d sure appreciate a link to http://www.accessvegas.com so that everyone knows where you go for top-notch Las Vegas information. Our independence let’s us “tell it like it is”, but because we are independent, we don’t have the huge ad budget of the major sites and depend on word of mouth and links to our site.

WINNERS! – Patti Danielewicz of Thorp, WI was the winner of the Paris Las Vegas $1 silver gaming token. John Strutt or Southey, SK, Canada was the winner of the Swing Cat Blues souvenir sunglasses.

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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

NBA PRESEASON BASKETBALL – pits the LA LAKERS against the PHOENIX SUNS Tuesday October 26 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Tickets at 1-888-464-2468. THE HARD ROCK is within walking distance of Thomas and Mack (and also has a free shuttle to the Strip). Hard Rock discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Hard Rock link).

FREMONT ST. EXPERIENCE – has announced it’s New Year’s Eve Bash 2000 featuring live music by CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED, THE GUESS WHO, STARSHIP, AND REO SPEEDWAGON. The $100 ticket does NOT include food or drink. They note that the price was set to keep the crowd down, and I imagine they will succeed. This is a 1000% increase over the traditional $10 ticket price. You can buy them at (702) 474-4000 if you wish. Or you can party with 750,000 of your “closest” friends on the Strip with no admission charge.


FEATURE STORY: Gamblers Museum at Tropicana

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Jim Reed writes about Paris:

>We were their the first day of opening, watching the firework display
>plus the excitement of the
>crowd. The next day we ventured to the Paris
>casino. From the outside it looks beautiful,when
>we went inside it to looked terrific, but when we
>began our inside tour and playing we found that
>the aisles are not wide enough for ease of
>movement and could be dangerous if you had to get out in a hurry. Many
>people who were
>winning on the slots had to wait in some cases
>one hour and a half or more to be paid. The
>casino area itself seems small. The street
>signs,thank goodness, do help in finding places
>you must go to from time to time,without them
>you could have trouble locating these spots.
>áááááá Maybe when all the newness wears off
>it will become just another casino added to
>the greatness of Las Vegas.

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:

>I visited the new Paris the day after it opened. I was pushing my wife in
>a wheelchair and between the bumpy floors, inside and out ,and the cramped
>layout of the casino, it was murder. Various other casinos have these pseudo
>cobblestones and they are absolutely the worst for both people in
>wheelchairs and the people pushing them.
>
>WAKE UP LAS VEGAS BEFORE SOMEONE FILES A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT!
>
>The inside of Paris looked like someone tried to take a little of
>Bellagio, Caesars Palace, New York, New York, and Venetian and end up with
>something unique. Sorry, Paris–it doesn’t work.
>
>The outside is another story. I took at least 20 pictures of the fountain, the
>balloon, the building facades ,and the tower. BEAUTIFUL!
>
>We tried to go to the Tower but it was so crowded that the wait was 4 hours!
>This meant that if you bought a ticket at 2:30, you had to be back at 6:30
>for the ride up. If you missed the 6:30 ride, tough! Throw the tickets away cuz
>they won’t reschedule you or give you a refund!
>
>NICE CUSTOMER SERVICE, Paris!!
>
>I won’t be going here during my December trip.

Donna M. Ard-Bowman writes:

>I enjoy receiving your newsletter every week.á My family and I visit Las
>Vegas at lease twice a year and I am seriously considering taking an
>early retirement from my job with the (name withheld) Company and
>moving to Las Vegas.
>
>Since the opening of “New York New York”, I have made it my hotel to
>stay at.á The casino and hotel staff have been absolutely wonderful to
>us.
>
>In your newsletters, you usually mention “Ellis Island” and the fact
>although it is small, they have the best karaoke bar in town.á On this
>information we planned to visit Ellis Island when we were in town in
>August.á From New York New York, we got in a cab and asked the cab
>driver to take us to Ellis Island.á The cab drive tells us that in the 7
>years he has been driving a cab in Las Vegas, we were the first people
>to want to go to Ellis Island.á He then proceeded to tell us that it was
>a local hang out for “crack heads” and his boss just got busted the week
>before for smoking crack in the rest room with other patrons.á He said
>we would probably get mugged in the parking lot. Well, needless to say,
>we had him just take us downtown to see the laser light show.á Would you
>know or have you heard that any of this is true?á My husband sings with
>a band at home, so we really enjoy visiting the karaoke bars when we are
>in town.

Ellis Island lounge is and has been the #1 Karaoke lounge in town for years. They are not a paid sponsor of ours. We don’t get a dime, not even a free meal for mentioning them, and the coupons we pass out are obtained from our slot club memberships, not directly from the management.

The clientele at Ellis Island is generally middle and upper-middle class. It’s not a megaresort, but their Wednesday night All-You-Can-Eat King Crab Legs is continually ranked as one of the top-10 deals in town by the Las Vegas Advisor (one of the most respected sources in town) and they have some of the better micro-brews in town, which they brew as you watch.

We have used the men’s room there many, many times and seen no evidence of drug use. We feel entirely safe and comfortable on the property regardless of the time of day or night.

Guess what — the cabby turned a $4 fare into a $15 fare. Please keep this in mind: the AVERAGE cabby or casino dealer can’t correctly quote tourism news from yesterday’s paper. They don’t go to shows, eat at the buffets, etc. (although they do get kick-backs for steering people to certain strip clubs). Because they work on the Strip, the spend their free time as far away from it as possible. Their information is often some of the worst rumor in town, and we’re sorry they steered you away from a fun karaoke experience. If they had the best and latest info out there, there would be no need for a newsletter like ours.

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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] Guest article submissions are also 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 to 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 (you have 72 hours to respond or we pick another winner).

TICKETS TO THE IRL VEGAS.COM 500 – 5 pairs of tickets a day are being given away through September 19 at http://www.lasvegassun.com/sports/racing/contest.html

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

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

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You may subscribe to this newsletter by going to:
http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com or sending a blank email to
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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
September 15, 1999

 

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – September 8, 1999

 

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

September 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. Feel free to forward this to friends or repost it in Las Vegas forums, 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 In-Vegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Quick and Secure with Instant Confirmation on our sister sites:
Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe Hotels: http://www.accessvegas.com
Nationwide Hotels: http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas
Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005

FREE $25 GREEN CHIP CONTEST – Book a room or car for ANY destination with us and we’ll enter you to win a $25 chip from the casino of your choice! This monthly contest is open ONLY to subscribers of this newsletter so you MUST notify us at http://www.accessvegas.com/contest.htm after you book. Full rules and details are available at that page also. Already low rates and now a chance to win!

Why not forward this newsletter to a friend or colleague who may enjoy it right now while you are thinking about it! They will appreciate your thoughtfulness and if they would enjoy future issues, they can get their own FREE subscription by sending a blank email to [email protected]

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This Issue: Paris Las Vegas, The Eiffel Tower

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:

LEWIS-HOLYFIELD FIGHT – the much anticipated rematch between these two popular fighters takes place November 13 at the Thomas and Mack Center. We’ve told you how electric fight weekends are, so book now even if you aren’t planning to attend. Nothing brings celebrities from all over the world into Las Vegas like a heavyweight fight. Fight story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Aug-28-Sat-1999/sports/11842275.html

FOOTBALL IN LAS VEGAS

 

Full story on John Robinson at http://www.lvlife.com/aug1999/features/story01.html

SWING CAT BLUES – is the new high tech answer to the former low tech shows of the Fremont St. Experience downtown. In this animated tale about hip blues cats making it big in Vegas, hijinx abound on Route 66 as these cats follow their dream on their way to win a recording contract. Discount downtown rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-hotels-downtown.htm and we are giving away a pair of limited edition Swing Cat Blues sunglasses in our contest section.

KING OF THE BEACH – See the top 14 men and 4 women from the AVP tour compete at the Hard Rock Hotel Sept. 17-19. Tickets for this popular event at (702) 474-4000 and Hard Rock discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Hard Rock link).

PAY BACK THAT MARKER – if you take out a marker at a Las Vegas casino, it’s very wise to pay it back. No, they no longer send really big guys to break various body parts. But unpaid markers are prosecuted as bad checks in Nevada, and you can find yourself with a free trip back here to stand trial. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Sep-05-Sun-1999/news/11884553.html

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL CIGAR SMOKER – Hamilton’s (at New York, New York) hosts this weekly event. Seating is limited, and $35 gets you a prime rib buffet, liquor flights, and two cigars. Reservations suggested at (702) 740-6400.

MIKE TYSON – has opened his training camp in Las Vegas. If anyone actually cares, they can read about it at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Sep-07-Tue-1999/sports/11898943.html

WINNERS! – Tom Hammel of Easthampton, MA was the winner of the Craps Made Easy book and video combination. Ron Boydston of Parkville, MO was the winner of the House of Blues “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” restaurant coupon. Deb Jackson of Marshall, MN was the winner of the two free microbrews and the $25 for $20 blackjack coupon from Ellis Island.

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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

DAVID LEE ROTH – former Van Halen frontman plays the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on Oct. 2. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Mandalay Bay discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Mandalay Bay link).

ORLEANS – THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS on Sept. 14-26, and RAY CHARLES on Sept. 29 – October 3. For tickets, call (702) 365-7075. Orleans discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Orleans link).


FEATURE STORY: Paris Las Vegas, The Eiffel Tower

 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Denise writes about Paris Las Vegas:

>The Saturday buffet (brunch) is worth the money.á While not the spread
>of it’s neighbor Steve Wynn, a decent meal for the price.
>
>Like all grand openings, the jackpots were flashed left and right.
>Unfortunately, people who hit, were waiting, in some cases, an hour or
>more to
>get paid.á Those of us who attempted to cash our winnings at a change
>booth spent more time in line. The best kept secret if you’re cashing
>out…go to Bally’s.

Dave Surette writes:

>We have used as displayed in your newsletter to hopefully
>reserve tickets for Sigfried & Roy and Mystere…. although tickets seem to
>go on sale to the “public” only 30 days before showtime, as you know, the
>system records our order and supposedly purchases tickets on our behalf on
>the day they are offered for sale.á The “processing fee” $US9.90 for each
>set of tickets is charged upfront and is non-refundable…. I’m disappointed
>to discover that this charge is non-refundable, even if tickets cannot be
>acquired !á In any event, if we get tickets that will be great.. the
>processing fee, although higher than other event reservation systems (ie.
>ticketmaster) is not overwhelming.á Other sites offered “guaranteed”
>tickets to the shows we wanted but there was at least an 80% mark-up on each
>ticket !!!!á As it was, this is where we decided to stretch the budget….
>we’ll (2 of us) be paying over $525 Cdn to see these shows if we manage to
>get tickets thru ShowVegas.

ShowVegas at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143 is a new partner of ours. They come highly recommended, and can get you tickets which might already be sold out by the time you get here. However, as with any advertising partner, we want your feedback. We just dumped Prodigy Internet from our partner base because we found out that they weren’t getting the introductory CD’s out to those who requested them. If our advertisers can’t deliver, they are history. Your trust is far more valuable to us than an extra dollar from a poor company.

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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] Guest article submissions are also 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 to 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 (you have 72 hours to respond or we pick another winner).

SWING CAT BLUES – Limited edition sunglasses from the new show at the Fremont St. Experience! Enter at (contest closed)

PARIS $1 SLOT TOKEN – We played a little Megabucks and had a $1 silver token left over. (Never, ever, ever play a progressive slot, especially a $10,000,000 one, unless you play with full coins in). 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 pull out our own wallet and give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us.

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

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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
September 8, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – September 1, 1999

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September 1, 1999

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This Issue: Grand Opening of Paris Las VegasCurious 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]

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LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

NFL BARS – speaking of football, the RJ has just released it’s list of the “home team” bars here in Las Vegas. They list very bar that considers itself a home for the supporters of a particular team and that show every single team game live. Plus, they must have food and drink specials. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Aug-29-Sun-1999/lifestyles/11846612.html

THE RAT PACK IS BACK – By now, you may have seen the controversy surrounding this David Cassidy produced show on many of the national tabloid news shows. It’s been packing them in with it’s solid impersonations and (more importantly) revival of the 60’s Rat Pack vibe 5 nights a week at the Desert Inn. You can read the RJ’s review at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Jul-30-Fri-1999/weekly/11634441.html. Don’t forget to insure your seat ahead of time by booking the show online at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

RACING TRIPLE HEADER – Sept. 24-26 is another big auto racing weekend here in Las Vegas. Friday Sept. 24, the Orleans 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Race takes to the track. Saturday Sept. 25 is the Gold Coast 150 NASCAR Winston West Race, and the weekend tops off with the Vegas.com Pep Boys Indy Racing League (IRL) race. Tickets at (702) 644-4444. These weekends fill up in a hurry, so you may want to jump over to http://www.accessvegas.com now and grab a room and a rental car.

ELLIS ISLAND LABOR DAY PICNIC

 

See contest section for Ellis Island coupons.

PRICELINE.COM – a local reporter was less than impressed with his experience with this internet ticket service. After the surcharges, he got a flight at a very inconvenient time and actually paid more than he would have purchasing it the regular way. Full story should be of interest to travelers: http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Aug-29-Sun-1999/business/11846738.html

PRIMER ON LIVING IN LAS VEGAS – Is it OK to call it “Vegas”? Who is the mayor of Summerlin? Is it really legal to drink on the street? This interesting and somewhere humorous article answers that and much more: http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Aug-15-Sun-1999/opinion/11746566.html

BUCKLE UP – The California and Nevada Highway Patrols are teaming up to get very strict on drivers along Interstate 15 (the main L.A – Las Vegas route) whom don’t wear seat belts. Of the 38 people killed during 1998 on the stretch of road they are targeting, 30 were NOT wearing seat belts. Please buckle up and save the gambling for when you get here. Full story at http://prodigy-news.excite.com/news/bw/990827/ca-highway-patrol

WINNERS! – Jim Poston of Reno, NV was the winner of the Wet ‘N Wild Coupons. David Dodd-Gilly of Anaheim, CA was our Willy & Jose’s coupon winner. Dane De Voney of Schaumburg, IL won the Sahara Steak House coupon. Our craps winner never returned our notification, so we are now notifying the runner-up in that contest. Next week, we will announce August’s $25 Green Chip winner.

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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? BookVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

THE IRISH TENORS – and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play the Thomas and Mack Center on Sept. 21. Tickets at 1-888-464-2468. THE HARD ROCK is within walking distance of Thomas and Mack (and also has a free shuttle to the Strip). Hard Rock discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Hard Rock link).

STAR SKATES SALUTES MANILOW – an ice skating tribute to the music of Barry Manilow starring Kristi Yamaguchi, Elvis Stojko, Caryn Kadavy, Philippe Candeloro and many more skating superstars plays Mandalay Bay October 9, 1999. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Mandalay Bay discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Mandalay Bay link). (Guys, if you always have to come up with a good reason to get the wife to go to Las Vegas, this is one of the best in a long time).


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


FEATURE STORY: Grand Opening of Paris Las Vegas

 

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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] Guest article submissions are also 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 to 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 (you have 72 hours to respond or we pick another winner).

FIESTA BUFFET – no need to enter here. Just show up at the Fiesta Hotel and Casino during Labor Day weekend, park in their new parking garage, and get a FREE buffet! If you are flying in this weekend, it’s not too late to rent a car at http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005 The Fiesta is located about 10 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from the Strip in the northwest part of town.

HOUSE OF BLUES – Coupon lets you buy one entree and get the second FREE! Good only at Las Vegas location (inside Mandalay Bay), expires November 1, 1999. Enter at (contest closed)

ELLIS ISLAND – coupons for 2 free handcrafted beers (microbrews) and a $25 for $20 match play coupon for blackjack. Expires Sept. 30, 1999. Enter at (contest closed)

WWF SMACKDOWN TICKETS – Win a pair of tickets to the WWF Smackdown event Tuesday, September 14, 1999 here in Las Vegas! 75 tickets are being given away, and the grand prize winner gets to meet wrestlers before the show. Enter at http://www.lasvegas.com/promotions/wwf/

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

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

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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
September 1, 1999

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