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THE SILENT PARTNER in Penn & Teller gives an exclusive interview and tour of his home to USA Today, saying,“Like much of my life, this house is a reflection of everything I wanted back when I was 12. I love this house because it’s honest. If you see a floor that looks like concrete, that’s because it is concrete. But, ah, on the other hand, nothing is what it seems.“To get some remodeling ideas from a premier magician, check out the mazes, optical illusions, hidden rooms and the other surprises in Teller’s home. Get the link for the story at www.KimosVegas.com.
BECAUSE OF increased competition from its neighbor states’ slot machine growth, Delaware is considering a bill to allow its three casinos to accept wagers on sports events. If passed, Delaware will become the second state where betting on your favorite team is legal. Currently only four states have an exception to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that Congress passed in 1992 - Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana.
LAST WEEK there was a rare accident at a Cirque du Soleil show. A few minutes before the end of Zumanity at New York, New York, a 29-year-old female acrobat (whose identity was not released) was injured in a 15-foot fall from a white “aerial silk” drape. Before hitting the stage she hit another performer, who was treated for minor injuries. Let’s wish them a speedy recovery.
JOHN GIANNOS, director of player development at the Golden Nugget, writes to say that the next phase of its remodeling is pau ... the ballroom is ready for a huge New Year’s blast, downtown’s only sushi bar is open, and you should call him for the hookup to its new ultra-lounge, “Gold Diggers,“on the second floor ... check out the view of the Fremont Street Experience.
SPEAKING OF New Year’s and downtown ... America’s Party Live in Concert is happening at the Fremont Street Experience on Dec. 31. The Doobie Brothers and The Bangles headline the revelry.
THE MATCHBOX TWENTY “Exile in America” Tour hits the Palms March 18 with original lead singer Rob Thomas and special guest Alanis Morissette.
VEGAS IS quickly establishing itself as the home of award shows from every flavor from music to porn to video games. Mandalay Bay hosts the fifth annual Video Game Awards Dec. 7. On the red carpet, it’ll be a who’s who of the video game industry. This year Halo 3 and Bioshock lead with seven nominations, including best game.
ACCORDING TO the Rand Report, Las Vegas, because of its cluster of large hotels and financial investment, is the ninth most-likely terrorist target in the U.S. Only New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Houston, Philadelphia and Miami had higher profiles.
THE VIDEO POKER machines at the Main Street were good to Brian Tada of Honolulu ($2,000), Brian Ng of Kailua-Kona ($2,468) and Victor Annolino of Kapolei ($3,750).
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