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October 6, 1999

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LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

HOUDINI LIVES AGAIN – starring Dixie Dooley and featuring Houdini style magic kicked off with Mr. Dooley escaping a regulation straitjacket while suspended 80 feet above Fremont St. downtown. It was a impressive stunt, with the height alone providing plenty of tension. You can see a photo at and we have 2-1 coupons to this great show (reviewed next week) in our contest section. Discount downtown hotel rooms are available at

99 CENT BUFFET – the Silverton Hotel and Casino is offering a 99 cent all-you-can-eat buffet every Thursday in October 1999 from noon to 9:00 PM. Silverton discount rooms are available at (Silverton link).

ESPN’S ESPY AWARD SHOW – is coming to Las Vegas after years in New York City. The show will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on February 14, 2000. That is Valentine’s day and what an opportunity to take your significant other to Las Vegas and also have one of the greatest chances to see stars that you will ever get! Full story at Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and MGM discount rooms are available at (MGM link).

ELLIS ISLAND PARTIES – this casino behind Bally’s (kitty corner to the Maxim) is holding an “All you can Eat and Drink” Octoberfest Oct. 22 and 23 from noon until 11:00 PM for only $10.00. This includes a variety of food as well as their microbrews. They also do this $10.00 event every Sunday starting at noon and every Monday starting at 5:00 PM. The events run until the end of the days football game(s). They are also having a Halloween Karaoke Costume party starting at 9:00 PM that night. Ladies will drink free from 9-11:00 PM and there are cash prizes for costumes.

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 starting to go fast.

WINNER! – Bruce Pobanz of Las Vegas was the winner of the Sahara Speedworld free passes.

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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

October is often thought of as a magical month with Halloween. With that in mind, we are reviewing three Las Vegas magic shows this month: The Illusionary Magic of Rick Thomas, Houdini Lives Again staring Dixie Dooley, and the Steve Wyrick Magic Show.


Because of the length of other sections of today’s newsletter, this review will be on the brief side, but I can sum it up in one word: GO! This guy is good, and he won’t be doing an afternoon show forever. Use the restroom ahead of time — you don’t want to miss one minute!

Click for show price and times.

We were swamped with letters regarding kids in Las Vegas. We have tried to publish a good representation and only “signed” letters are published. Some letters were edited for space, but not content or context. For those newer to the newsletter, read our take on this subject at and our list of non-gaming Las Vegas activities is at



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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).

HOUDINI LIVES AGAIN – we have five 2-for-1 coupons to this afternoon show starring escape artist Dixie Dooley at The Plaza Hotel downtown. We will give these to the first five people who enter at (contest closed) NOTE: You must include your name and postal address for this one. Your info will not be used in any other way but to send the coupons to the winners.

CASINO LEGENDS HALL OF FAME – a pass good for up to 4 people to visit this spectacular exhibit at the Tropicana. You can read our review of it at Must be 18. Enter at (contest closed)

FOLIES BERGERE – we have a program from this long running Las Vegas show to give away. Enter at (contest closed)

SAMS TOWN BUFFET – this 2-1 coupon is good for any meal except Tue. and Fri. Seafood dinner nights. Must be 21. Holidays excluded. Expires Nov. 20, 1999. Enter at (contest closed)

LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL – anyone showing a Bank of America Check Card or Credit Card at any entrance gate on October 15 receives free entry.

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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
October 6, 1999

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