Access Vegas Insider Vibe – March 26, 2003

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This Issue: Foreign Travel? Who Needs It When You Have Vegas, Baby!

Also In This Issue – March 26, 2003: Newkirk’s Notes, Hotel/Show Giveaway, News Of Interest To Tourists, Hoover Dam & Lake Mead Cruise, Stallion Mountain Country Club Man O’ War



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Las Vegas News: Of Interest To Tourists

Megabucks Hits – The largest slot machine jackpot in gaming history — $39,713,982.25 — was won on a Megabucks machine at the Excalibur. The winner, who requested anonymity, is a 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles. He had been visiting family members in Las Vegas and keeping track of college basketball’s “March Madness” with some friends. Read More …

Free Cerviche May 1-10 plus Cinco de Mayo – Tequila Joe’s, Imperial Palace’s mild by day, wild by nightclub, will feature free Cerviche May 1-10, live music, a 2-for-1 Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m., other great appetizers and themed promotions in an outrageous sidewalk scene. Read More …

Best Golf CourseAngel Park Golf Club was recently named Best Las Vegas Golf Course by the readers of the Review-Journal (local morning paper). You can enjoy the challenge and beauty of two Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole championship golf courses, experience the thrill of the game’s most famous par-threes on the Cloud Nine Short Course, and test your mettle against the intriguing putting course.

Room Rates Down – Rates have fallen due to travel concerns, although we saw demand start to pick back up the past couple of days. If you want in on the cheap rates, you might want to make those Vegas Vacation plans now.

Real World Cast Makes Live Appearance at Palms Finale – Cast members of the Real World Las Vegas will make an appearance at a season finale party to commemorate the last show of the seven-and-a-half month series. Read More …

Celine, Celine, Celine, Celine, Celine, Celine, Celine, Celine, Celine, Celine, Celine, Celine – You can’t avoid the hype! She debuts tonight as we go to press. Dates and ticket info are available on our headliners calendar.

Tickets are sold out well in advance but premium seating (through our premium broker) is available for most of the sold out dates. Once the dust settles, we’ll have a full review of the show. They have noted it may take a few weeks of tweaking to reach the peak vision they have for it.

Safety – I am on the Las Vegas Strip 2-3 times a week. There are subtle signs of more security and police presence, and the hotels have noted much more security activity not visible to guest to provide optimum safety. I don’t even give it a second thought.

Besides, why would anyone do anything to Las Vegas? We are the center of … just about nothing. No major media. No important financial centers. Not a huge population center. Many would figure that “evil Sin City” got what it had coming and wouldn’t care! And terrorism is about making people care.

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Featured Story: Foreign Travel? Who Needs It When You Have Vegas, Baby!

Tired of war news and growing anti-US ranting overseas? Want to avoid outrageous prices, terrorism, 12-hour flights, customs hassles and interminable international airport security delays?Try Las Vegas as an all-inclusive alternative to taking your hard-earned US bucks through unfriendly skies to hostile foreign destinations. But if you still want a taste of world travel without leaving the good, old USA, you can do it all in just one city.

Paris – Do you need the original’s lousy attitudes, poor service, bad sanitation and smoke-filled, overpriced cafes and hotels? If you still remember when France was our friend, and you’d like to relive those memories, go to Paris Las Vegas.

This glitzy Gallic resort outshines the grungy French original in every way. It has great facilities, superb restaurants, a fake Eiffel Tower and a faux Arc di Triumphe. It isn’t the real Paris, but will you really miss the pervasive Parisian pretensions, pickpockets, pollution, paranoia and pigeon poop?

Italy – The attitude in Italy is a bit less obnoxious than in France, but its dirty, graffiti-smeared cities teem with sleazy characters always on the prowl to mug, hustle and hassle American tourists, particularly seniors. For a more enjoyable taste of Italy, try Las Vegas’ three magnificently phony palazzos.

  • Visit the glitzy Venetian, where instead of boating on the real Venice’s smelly, polluted canals, you can ride gondolas through clean waterways to within steps of exclusive shops and casinos.
  • Bellagio has exquisite Italian decor throughout, topped off with authentically faux Renaissance ceiling paintings. The resort has the best in Continental dining, and enough Italian marble to make Michelangelo drop his chisel and try his fortune at the tables.
  • And for ultimate Italian ambiance as experienced by Francis Albert Sinatra, Dino Crocetti and Anthony DiBenedetto, visit that venerable Vegas landmark, Caesars Palace. Where else can you slurp gelatto while watching a mechanical Bacchus and other plaster gods extol the virtues of wine, gambling and shopping in Caesars Forum Shops?

The Caribbean: Everyone knows the natives of these islands were oppressed and exploited for centuries by Europeans. But, hey guys, enough already! Your economy depends on tourism, so stop scaring away US tourists with angry discourtesy, frequent strikes, heavy street crime and political posturing.

For a more tranquil, no-attitude Caribbean vacation, try basking on the pristine imitation beaches and glitzy ambiance at the super-luxurious Mandalay Bay Resort.Gimme Shelter – With war and terrorism on everyone’s mind, here’s some emergency advice for Vegas visitors and residents. In case of enemy attack, everyone is urged to rush to The Bellagio (home to what some think are the world’s tightest machines) and just crawl under the slots. Those machines will never be hit! (Aw, just kidding!)

Ted Sherman is a self-described active retiree who lives with his wife Marilyn in Tucson, Arizona. He visits Las Vegas about once a month (65 minutes by air on Southwest). He is an accomplished artist, responsible for the accompanying graphics. For comments or to sign up for his new Seniors Monthly Las Vegas newsletter, contact him at

Featured Tour: Hoover Dam & Lake Mead Cruise

Hoover Dam & Lake Mead Cruise – Take a relaxing Cruise on Lake Mead aboard the Desert Princess. You will enjoy your boating experience on the largest man made lake in the United States while you delight in a light lunch in climate controlled comfort Have your camera ready to snap your picture of a lake side view of Hoover Dam.

Additional Tours Including Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, City, Scenic, National Parks, and Adventure

Featured Golf Course:
Stallion Mountain Country Club Man O’ War

Stallion Mountain Country Club Man O’ War – Stallion Mountain Country Club is the trifecta of Las Vegas golf so bet big because the odds are with you here. The Man O’ War course was the first built at Stallion Mountain and was a host course in 1991 for the PGA Tour’s Las Vegas Invitational. Chip Beck shot a 59 that year, joining Al Geiberger (at the time) as the only men in history to shoot that score.

Additional Las Vegas Golf Courses and Golf Vacations

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March 26, 2003 ISSN: 1529-2770