Access Vegas Insider Vibe – May 25, 2005

In This Issue: $1.1 Million Wheel of Fortune Jackpot, Wynn Backlash, Las Vegas Meal Deals, Playboy Store Opens, America’s Sexiest Pool Party, Peter Max Gallery Appearance, more ….
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California Woman Hits Wheel of Fortune Jackpot for $1.1 Million At Sam’s Town – Betty Cagle of Pioneer, Calif., didn’t need to buy a vowel to spell J-A-C-K-P-O-T. Cagle, 66, had been sitting at the 25-cent Wheel of Fortune machine at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall for five minutes when she hit a progressive jackpot for $1.1 million on Monday night. Cagle had played just $20 when she hit the jackpot. She said her plans are to pay off her house and take a long-dreamed-of trip to Alaska.

Hot New Concerts – We’ve added a ton of concerts to the concert listings. See who is playing during your stay, or look for an excuse to book at trip! Check the sidebar for concert and headliner listings.

Wynn Backlash? – Possibly the biggest media rumble in the modern megaresort era have been quick to point out the problems with Wynn Las Vegas and the Le Reve show. Mr. Wynn had to really stick his neck out on this one to get the enormous financing needed, and people love to cut down what stands tallest. Resorts take 30-90 days to “shake down” after opening. Will things improve? We’ve collected stories from the press so you can decide for yourself.

Wynn Las Vegas Photos: Part Two – Photographer Tom took 50+ great photos of the new resort. We’ll run them in one week. Stay tuned!

Las Vegas Meal Deals – Back by popular demand for the first time in over a year: Our world famous listing of all the great meal and drink specials in Las Vegas! Click to our Las Vegas Cheap Food Deals and Specials page.

Playboy Opens First U.S. Based Boutique At Forum Shops – Playboy Enterprises, Inc. has opened its first freestanding Playboy Concept Boutique in the United States at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas. The 2,000 square-foot upscale shopping destination offers a collection of Playboy apparel, accessories and lingerie.

The Las Vegas location also will offer one-of-a-kind Playboy memorabilia items, select artwork, and vintage product from Playboy’s vast archives. The Las Vegas store will be used as a template for Playboy’s future stores, as well as retail concessions and lingerie areas. Other design details that enable shoppers to immerse themselves in the Playboy lifestyle include a plasma-screen video wall featuring archival and contemporary footage and a customized pebble cash-point countertop inspired by rocks from the famed Playboy Mansion Grotto.

Evoking the sexiness of the Playboy brand a stand-alone lingerie area sells Playboy’s playful “Pink Label” and will house Playboy’s sophisticated “White Label” lingerie collections, showcased on the mirrored tile walls and complimented with satin quilted upper walls, mixing glam with softness. The memorabilia area of the boutique offers one-of-a-kind artifacts for sale from Playboy archives and Hugh Hefner’s personal memorabilia collection, including his pipe and slippers, vintage Bunny Costumes, and paintings and sketches from Alberto Vargas and LeRoy Neiman, respectively all showcased in museum-style cases.

Click To View: Photos from Playboy Store Grand Opening

Nirvana: America’s Sexiest Pool Party – at Green Valley Ranch this Sunday May 29! Hosted by Lizzie Grubman and the MTV Power Girls. Noon to 10 PM featuring Bad Boy Bill, DJ Rap, Steve Smooth, Ivano Bellini, Richie Malone, DJ Dakota, and Miss Joy Nirvana. Click for Info: America’s Sexiest Pool Party

Meet Famed Artist Peter Max at the Peter Max Gallery May 28 & 29 – Artist Peter Max will visit The Art of Peter Max Gallery at the Forum Shops at Caesars. Fans will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Max as he personally dedicates his paintings for collectors on Saturday, May 28 from 7-10 p.m. and Sunday, May 29 from 1-4 p.m.

Since the late 1960s, Peter Max’s work has been an artistic symbol of American pop culture. His images form a scrapbook illustrating 40 years of Americana. Max’s imagination and vision can be found on a variety of canvases, including the Berlin Wall and a Boeing 777 jumbo jet, currently in use by Continental Airlines.

Max has been designated Official Artist of numerous international events, including six Grammy Award broadcasts, three World Fairs and six Super Bowls. The Art of Peter Max Gallery’s collection of original paintings, available for acquisition, range in price from $1,200 to an eight foot tall “Liberty” for $150,000.

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