Issue 148
July 14-20, 2003
Volume 3
page 2
 

Imperial Palace Introduces Its New 'Dealertainers'

LAS VEGAS - The Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino is mixing the thrill of gaming with the fun and excitement of its award-winning celebrity tribute show, "Legends in Concert," by introducing the new "Legends Pit."

"We are excited about this new gaming experience and feel that guests will enjoy the combination of gaming and entertainment," said Ed Crispell, general manager of the Imperial Palace.

This new gaming area, the first of its kind, features celebrity impersonator dealers or "Dealertainers" every Thursday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. Impersonators in the "Legends Pit" are not those from the hotel's "Legends In Concert" show, which proved a challenge in finding entertainers who could deal or dealers who resembled stars. Each Dealertainer trained for a month with the Imperial Palace's gaming school.

The retro-'50s themed gaming pit features two fully refurbished, antique Wurlitzer jukeboxes and creates a light, fun atmosphere. The Legends Pit is a perfect complement to the Imperial Palace's already successful "Champagne Pit."

"It's quite an ordeal for any entertainer to learn to deal or for any dealer to learn the ins and outs of show biz," said Craig Garland, casino manager for the Imperial Palace. "It was a challenge to bring these two worlds together, but we feel it was necessary to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for our guests."

The Legends Pit features celebrity impersonators who not only deal the blackjack hands but also perform on a rotating schedule.

The first group of Dealertainers includes Elvis, Liberace, Buddy Holly, The Blues Brothers, Madonna, Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, Rod Stewart, Flip Wilson and El Zorro.

Come see double at the Imperial Palace, the home of "Legends in Concert" and The Auto Collections. The resort is also famous for "five-star-friendly" service; 2,700 comfortable rooms and suites; world-class gaming and amenities; a seasonal poolside "Luau;" affordable fine dining; 13 cocktail lounges; spa and fitness center; business center; independent on-site medical center and more.

For more information, call (800) 634-6441.

 

 


Tribe to Expand Casino, Add Games - EAGLE PASS, TX - The Lucky Eagle, a casino operated by the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas, is waiting to spread its wings along the Mexican border. Gamblers have been flocking to the state's only legal casino, where the Kickapoos are awaiting a cash infusion to expand the operation and hasten a recovery from financial and political woes. The Kickapoos say they hope that by year's end, a new 100,000-square-foot casino will be generating revenue to repay tribal debts and improve members' humble living conditions. The new casino will have room for boxing and other events.

New Airlines Serving Vegas - LAS VEGAS -- Two airlines new to the Las Vegas market are adding round-trip flights to and from McCarran International Airport from
six cities.

Suburban Atlanta-based TransMeridian Airlines (TMA) announced on July 9th that it would begin twice-a-week round-trip public charter service between Las Vegas and Orlando, FL; Toledo, Ohio; Rockford, IL; and Syracuse, NY, beginning Aug. 28. TMA said a 200-passenger 757 would be used on the Las Vegas routes. The Orlando and Rockford flights will be offered Thursdays and Sundays and the Toledo and Syracuse trips will run Fridays and Mondays. The primary difference between public charters and regularly scheduled commercial service is that charter airlines cannot spend money collected from passengers until the trip is completed, said Charlie McDonald, chief operating officer
of TMA.

Meanwhile, a Largo, FL, charter airline will take over routes developed earlier this year between Allentown, PA, and Las Vegas, but will make them one-stop trips. Southeast Airlines, which operates as part of Southeast Vacations on charters between the Midwest and several Florida cities, will operate two flights a week to Las Vegas beginning Saturday.

Scott Bacon, a spokesman for the airline, said Southeast is taking over routes developed by Interstate Jet, a tour company that struggled to lease planes and hire crews to fly them. Interstate Jet inaugurated twice-a-week round trips between Allentown's Lehigh Valley International Airport and McCarran International Airport in May. When Southeast takes over the route, it will modify the days the flights will operate and the route itself. Instead of flying Thursdays and Sundays as Interstate Jet had, Southeast will operate Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flights also will originate in Allentown, but make a stop in Columbus, Ohio, before continuing to Las Vegas.

Gloria Estefan

Nero couldn't sing and Augustus couldn't dance, but when the Latin rhythms of Gloria Estefan take over The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, October 10-19 (dark October 13, 14 and 15), the entire Roman Empire is sure to shake.

Coinciding with the release of Estefan's first English language album in six years, "Unwrapped," the superstar recording artist will bring her unique blend of pop and Latin music to Las Vegas for seven shows entitled "Gloria Estefan Live & Unwrapped." Choreographed by renowned film and television director Kenny Ortega ("Dirty Dancing," "Chicago Hope," "Ally McBeal," among others), "Gloria Estefan Live & Unwrapped" will be an explosive multimedia experience mixing music, dance and costumes into an unforgettable concert experience.

Price: $175, $150, $127.50, $87.50

Price Note: May not include all taxes & fees.

Show Time: 8:00 p.m.

Reservations: Reservations Recommended

For more information please call: (702) 474-4000
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