Las Vegas Odds & Ends

The Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook again paces the pack by posting the first lines on over/under season win totals for all NBA teams.

The popular SuperBook proposition gives players a chance to wager on how many wins a particular team will have.

Defending champ San Antonio and Miami have the highest expectations with 58 1/2 wins apiece, followed by Indiana at 54 1/2 and Houston and Dallas at 53 1/2.

The second-year Charlotte Bobcats bring up the rear with 21 1/2 victories.

The Lakers, a popular team in the Vegas Valley, are 42 1/2 with the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves while their Los Angeles neighbors, the Clippers, are at 40 1/2.

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Bourbon Street has shut its doors and rumors insist the Tropicana also is on the auction block and that this is the last football season for the Imperial Palace.

Harrah’s is supposedly interested in the latter two to add to its growing kingdom of properties.

Look for a Leroy’s Sports Book to go into the Las Vegas Club, which is being kept open by employeees now that the Barrick Group has

gone bust.

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The Clark County Commission recently approved plans for Olympia Gaming to enter the Las Vegas Market.

Plans call for Olympia’s $750 million Southern Highland”s Casino-Resort on Las Vegad Blvd. South and St. Rose Parkway.

Having an ultimate build-out in the $2 billion range, it is the South Strip’s most ambitious property to date.

Eventually, it promises to be a mixed-use destination luxury resort that has the amenities and attractions of a major Strip resort.

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Caesars Palace Race and Sports Director Chuck Esposito leads the Gaming Today newspaper’s “Battle of the Bookies” NFL Players competition with a 68-33 mark and appears to be running away with the contest.

The closest pursuers are Mike Hendrie of Paris Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Hilton’s Jeff Sherman and the Golden Nugget Laughlin’s Steve Harvey with 59-42.

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Caesars Palace, Bally’s, Paris, the Flamingo and Reno Hilton have Vitali Klitschko as a minus $4.30 faviorte over plus $3.30 Hasim Rahman in their Caesars Palace WBC heavyweight boxing match Nov. 12.

The “will go” eight full rounds is minus $1.10 and “won’t go” is minus $1.20.

Klitschko is 8/5 to win on a decision and Rahman is 8/1. Klitschko is minus $1.80 to win by a knockout and Rahman is 5/1.

The draw proposition is 15/1.

Bernard Hopkins is a slight minus $1.20 favorite over Jermain Taylor (minus $1.10) in their WBC/IBF/WBO Las Vegas middleweight title bout Dec. 3.

The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds.

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Las Vegas oddsmakers obviously consider the Chicago White Sox one-shot wonders.

The Las Vegas Hilton has them at 15/1 to repeat as World Series champs and the Caesars Palace family lists them at 20/1.

Favorites are the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees. The Hilton’s current odds have the Cardinals at 5/1 and Caesars Palace has them at 3/1. The Yankees are 5/1 at the Hilton and 4/1 at Caesars.

There’s a big gap between the properties when it comes to the Cleveland Indians. They’re 15/1 at the independent Hilton and 5/1 at Caesars establishments.

The Chicago Cubs, perrenial action-attractors, are 20/1 at the two properties and the local favorite Los Angeles Dodgers are 30/1 at the Hilton and 40/1 at the Caesars group books.

The Los Angeles Angels are 10/1 at the SuperBook and 8/1 at Caesars bet shops.

Boston is 7-1 and 6-1 respectively.

Atlanta’s Braves are 12/1 at the Hilton and 7/1 at Caesars properties.

Long shots are the Kansas City Royals at 500/1 and 300/1.

How to Bribe a Bouncer in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is an amazing place to gamble, eat and especially party. If you are impatient like me, you won’t want to wait in those 2 hour line ups. Most of the popular clubs in Las Vegas have a two hour line up. Bribing a bouncer might be the best decision you ever make while partying in Las Vegas. Everyone working in Las Vegas knows that money talks and you can have literally anything if you are willing to pay for it.

These bouncers need money since they probably only make $10/hour. You are simply redistributing the wealth from your pocket to his. I win, and he wins, it is a win win situation. In order for you to smoothly bribe a bouncer into letting you into the club, you have to know what you are doing. Walk up to the front door bouncer and ask him how it’s going. Tell him you are looking to get your party into this party. You should probably give him $20 to $40 a person.

Don’t worry about the cost since you won’t have to pay the door fee which is usually $40 anyways. You are getting into the club and spending the same amount of money to skip the line. While everyone else stands at the back of the line complaining, you will be downing shots of tequilas with models from LA. Be sure to hand the money in the form of a handshake. You don’t want to bring attention to yourself or the bouncers. Be confident when you walk up to the bouncer as if he is your long time friend. Have fun in Vegas and be sure to “grease” your bouncer to bypass the line.

Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas – A Review of This Fine Hotel

The world renowned Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, is considered one of the best hotels in Las Vegas, offering superior luxury and amenities that are fit for both royalty and members of state. Its unique, but tasteful architecture and beautifully manicured, tropical landscapes are truly picturesque and worth seeing. It is conveniently located near the city’s only monorail train system, giving guests easy access to virtually everything the strip has to offer.

With 3,300 guest rooms, the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, offers comfortable surroundings, high end décor, a multitude of amenities and outstanding landscape views. Other services include 24-hour security, wedding chapels, laundry/dry cleaning facilities, maid service, room service, over 13 restaurants, concierge, free parking and so much more.

The hotel’s casino is reminiscent of the finer establishments of the wealthier parts of Western Europe. It has over 120 gambling tables that offer everything from Poker to Roulette, and even houses a high-stakes zone. For those who prefer slots and video games, there are over 2,400 to choose from, and a betting shop for sports enthusiasts.

Entertainment at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, is found at its famous event center, where many theatres host rock concerts, musicals, and class theatrical acts from London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. It biggest theatre can seat up to 12,000 people, and has seen such entertainers as Bob Dylan and Chicago.

For quieter pursuits and complete relaxation, the resort’s collection of fine boutiques and stores sells souvenirs, jewelry, luxury trinkets, clothing and flowers. Behind the hotel is a full 11-acre water world with a beach, rivers, pool, surfing pool, swimming pool and bungalows, a luxury gym and complete running track, a large aquarium with over 100 animal species, a drinking lounge and a fully equipped nightclub.

Business visitors to the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, have access to nothing, but the best of the best banquet and meeting rooms, complete with top line equipment, staff and catering services. Other business services are available upon request.

The Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, has sheltered guests from queens and kings, to presidents and prime ministers, from all over the planet. It has seen its fair share of millionaires and billionaires, but even to this day, the hotel welcomes people from all walks of life, offering a taste of real luxury, even for just a moment in time. This hotel is truly one of the strip’s best bets and best values for money! 

Tips for Taking a Las Vegas Vacation

People associate a lot of different things to a Las Vegas vacation. Some people may picture a booze and gambling-filled party, while some may imagine a nice vacation away from home with the kids when they think about a trip to Sin City. In the late 60s and early 70s, the Las Vegas vacation industry really flourished. This is largely due to the efforts to reinvent the image of Las Vegas into a playground for adults.

The Las Vegas of that period was full of glitzy casinos, extravagant shows, and bars that were open night and day. You could catch a show, gamble all night, throw back a whiskey sour with breakfast at 8am and go to sleep for a few hours before doing it all over again in a Las Vegas vacation during those years.

The nature of a Las Vegas vacation became something completely different in the early 90s. Las Vegas casinos began to attract families who were traveling together to compete with the introduction of attractions like New York New York’s roller coaster and MGM Grand’s child-friendly environment.

Casino owners realized they could attract the all-night gamblers and high rollers while catering to a completely new crowd, the families, who brought their own money to play in the Las Vegas sands. As a result, kid-friendly shows, restaurants, and attractions began to pop up. Many casinos also offered child play areas so mom and dad could still go off to drink and gamble.

The present Las Vegas vacation represents an odd hybrid between the adult and child’s playground. Visitors can now observe roller coasters rumble over casino floors where slot machines ping and whiz and roulette wheels clatter. These days, advertisements for escort agencies litter the sidewalks and ads for topless shows are displayed on taxi cabs next to ads for Sponge Bob Square Pants because of the legalization of prostitution in Vegas.

The adult-playground feeling still persists, although the strip has reinvented its image as a family-friendly location. There are still more high-end restaurants and nightclubs than just about any other small area in the U.S., and money and champagne still flow freely in this city.

The Las Vegas environment is a little tougher for teenagers, although adults and young children alike can enjoy a Las Vegas vacation. The majority of the adult-orientated attractions are off-limits to teenagers because those under 21 can’t drink, nor gamble in Las Vegas. Vacationing in Vegas may entice older teens to try out more adult forms of entertainment so you should find another vacation destination if you’re a family with a few teenagers.