Access Vegas Insider Vibe – July 18, 2007 Insider Vibe

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Hello From Las Vegas! It’s been about 10 days since we last published. Chalk it up to a miserable combination of an internet outage earlier this week combined with a bad networking cord leaving us scratching our head and doing a lot of troubleshooting. It reminds me how much we talk the internet for granted, especially a power user such as myself who listens almost exclusively to radio online and looks up everything from business info to the TV listings online. (I do keep my phone book every time they deliver it. I find they make great doorstops).

World Series of Poker Has A Winner – California psychologist Jerry Chang won the main event, beating 6,358 people to capture the famed bracelet and the $8,250,000 first prize. The 39-year-old psychologist and social worker from Temecula (California) caught an inside straight on the final card of the final hand.

The rest of the top 5:

  • 2nd Place: Tuan Lam, 41, of Mississauga, Ontario (Canada), $4,840,981
  • 3rd Place: Raymond Rahme, 62, of Johannesburg, South Africa, $3,048,025
  • 4th Place: Alex Kravchenko, 36, of Moscow, Russia, $1,852,721
  • 5th Place: Jon Kalmar, 34, of Chorley, Lancashire (UK), $1,255,069

Pictures, Pictures and More Pictures – We’ve had staff photographer Mark out and about. Many new photo sets soon to be posted, including this weeks set from the Siren’s of Treasure Island Tryouts. (Mark should have paid us for getting to do that assignment)! Click photo for complete gallery:

Sirens of TI perform nightly at 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m., and 11:30 p.m. in front of of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Schedule does change seasonally and is usually posted in front of the hotel. Also available: Sirens of TI Performance Photos

If that isn’t your thing, next issue we’ll bring you the spectacular Route 66 Themed Display currently at The Bellagio. Although the display (which changes seasonally) is always a must-see, this one is particularly spectacular. Here is a preview:

Tickets, Tickets and More Tickets – We not only have tickets to all the great Las Vegas shows, but concerts and sporting events across the United States:

If you can’t make it to Las Vegas, treat yourself to some great seats to your favorite events!

Charity Concert and Bike Show – If you are a local or going to be in town Saturday night July 21, check out the flyer for the charity concert posted in this issue taking place at Steiners Pub, just four miles south of Mandalay Bay, on Las Vegas Blvd. (The Strip). Going to be both a fun and worthwhile time!

Victor H. Royer’s gambling columns will return in August with a great series on video poker. In the meantime, you can enjoy all of his archived Casino Gambling Tips.

Enjoy This Issue!

Ultimate Fighting Championship Presents UFC 74: Respect Live From Mandalay Bay August 25 – Randy Couture Takes On Gabriel Gonzaga In First Heavyweight Title Defense; Georges St-Pierre Returns To The Octagon To Battle Josh Koscheck In Special Feature – Fight fans around the world watched this past March as Randy “The Natural” Couture dominated Tim Sylvia for five rounds to become the only man in mixed martial arts history to win the UFC World Heavyweight title three times. Seven weeks later, millions sat in awe as Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga scored a devastating knockout over Mirko “Cro Cop,” one of the most skilled and feared heavyweights in the world. Having earned the respect of sports fans worldwide, the two best heavyweights in the UFC, Couture and Gonzaga, will face each other in one of the most highly anticipated title fights Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center (Tickets). Click to Read The Full Story …

Hooters Casino Hotel Sizzles This Summer With Live Music At Porch Dogs – Porch Dogs Offers Free Live Music Wednesday Through Sunday All Summer Long – This summer, Hooters Casino Hotel welcomes locals and visitors alike to enjoy the greatest live music on The Strip – without spending a dime. Every Wednesday through Sunday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Porch Dogs, inside Hooters Casino Hotel, invites guests to dance the summer nights away to live music from local favorites including the soulful Mike Soli and the always popular Scotty Alexander. Starting the weekend early is Mike Soli, performing Wednesdays and Thursdays. Soli is an expressive and soothing solo acoustic act known for his pure raw talent. With a serene tenor voice and acoustic-based arrangements, Soli will give guests the chance to relax and unwind at Porch Dogs. Click to Read The Full Story …

Eagles-Great Joe Walsh Is Set To Perform At Buffalo Bills Star Of The Desert Arena – The legendary Joe Walsh will kick off his 15-stop coast-to-coast tour with a performance at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev., on Friday, July 27 at 9 p.m. (Tickets) Walsh is best known for his solo hits “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Life’s Been Good” and the Eagles classics “Love Will Keep Us Alive” and “Hotel California.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Smashing Pumpkins Add Stop To The Pearl – Influential rockers Announce North American Tour Dates Including A September 13 Stop At The Palms – Fresh off of the success of their latest single “Tarantula” from the most anticipated album to date Zeitgeist (July 10, 2007), underground rockers Smashing Pumpkins announce their North American tour dates (Tickets) including a stop at the intimate Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The show will take place Thursday, September 13, 2007, at 8 p.m. following just days after the MTV Video Music Awards take the stage at the very same venue. Click to Read The Full Story …

Summer Concert And Charity Bike Fest In Las Vegas: Two Bands, DJ’s, And Sik-n-Twisted Psychles On Display – Entry Fee Only $1 Plus One Canned Good – The event is on Saturday, JULY 21, 2007 it will benefit Child Haven & the Salvation Army Food Bank. It is co-sponsored by Las Vegas Harley Davidson & Nevada Beverage. For each motorcycle that shows up and donates $1.00 Steiner’s will match that $1.00, also each biker is being told to bring at least one canned or dry good item. Guest’s are also being told to bring dry or canned goods and Steiner’s will buy them their first draft (max.1 draft no matter how many items). Click to Read The Full Story …

Local Wichita Couple Made Las Vegas History As The First Couple To Wed At Midnight On The Luckiest Day Ever – Atop The Stratosphere Tower Thrill Ride, The Big Shot 7-7-7Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower set a property record for performing wedding ceremonies in one day on July 7, 2007 (7-7-7). Wichita couple, David and Amy Feather, chose to make their experience truly memorable by performing their ceremony atop The Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck, approximately 1000 ft overlooking the fabulous Las Vegas Strip at exactly midnight. The couple completed their experience by riding on the Big Shot, the world’s highest thrill ride. Click to Read The Full Story …

Comedic Jimmy Emerson Transforms Into Roseanne Barr To Host ‘La Cage’ (Tickets) – He Also Plays Anna Nicole Smith, Peggy Lee, Ethel Merman, ‘Madonna’s Big Sister’ & ‘Tammy Spraynette’ – Jimmy Emerson will host “La Cage” at the Riviera as Roseanne Barr beginning Wednesday, July 11th. He said, “I will still be doing my comedic characters of ‘Madonna’s Bigger Sister’ and ‘Tammy Spraynette’ but now you will get to see my monologue as Roseanne Barr who recently played The Strip. I’m going to include a little Ethel Merman, Peggy Lee and Anna Nicole Smith along with a couple of other big gals.” Click to Read The Full Story …

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Dear Ted:My husband and I stayed at the Mirage Hotel from June 2-7th. On the morning of June 7th, at about 8:30 a.m. there was a loud alarm that sounded loudly in our hotel room. It said something to the effect that the hotel was “investigating an incident.” Although we were already awake, it was rather frightening. About 5 minutes later, another message came on stating that the “incident has been resolved.”

When we went downstairs, I had asked a casino manager what it was about and no one seemed to even be aware that there had been an alarm that had sounded, or at least they acted like they hadn’t. Would you happen to know WHY this alarm went off and WHAT it was about on June 7th? We have stayed in many hotels on the Las Vegas strip and have never experienced this before.

Kevin Cardiff

Ted Responds:

Sounds like the fire alarm. I’ve experienced quite a few because of the time I’ve spend in casinos over the years.

Because even a little smoke somewhere in the “back of the house” (away from guests) or any number of other minor fire or smoke incidents set off the alarm, they don’t want everyone going crazy and running for the doors right away.

With all of the hotel staff and surveillance, they can usually source the smoke or small fire incident pretty quickly. If it is more than a very tiny fire (perhaps some paper in an ash tray or something small), they would then ask people to vacate the building. If they investigate and find no problems or something quickly taken care of, the incident is resolved.

When in a hotel here and the alarm goes off, I pretty much go about my business. But I do keep my ears open to any announcements. The hotel will err on the side of caution if at all they feel the building should be vacated.

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