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September 8, 1999

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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:

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



Full story on John Robinson at

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 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 (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

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

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

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 (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 (Orleans link).

FEATURE STORY: Paris Las Vegas, The Eiffel Tower


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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 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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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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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
September 8, 1999

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