Issue 187
April 12 - 18, 2004
Volume 4
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Palms Casino Resort Welcomes the Grand Opening of a World Class Recording Studio

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Palms Casino Resort Welcomes the Grand Opening of a World Class Recording Studio

LAS VEGAS -- The Palms Casino Resort will open a World Class Recording Studio as part of its expansion to the resort. The studio will be the first of its kind to be placed in a hotel and casino. The masterminds behind this venture include George Maloof, owner of the Palms Casino Resort and the Sacramento Kings basketball team and Larry Rudolph, Manager to Britney Spears and TV Producer with such hits as "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica" on MTV. The studio will tie in with Maloof Music and Entertainment, a partnership with the Maloof family and Interscope Records.

The new 8,000 square foot, multi-room studio, designed by the top New York-based design firm Francis Manzella Design, will provide a level of technical sophistication and client comfort unparalleled in the Las Vegas area. The facility will include a large tracking and mixing room boasting an SSL 9000K, 80 input mixing desk. A second studio with an acoustically identical control room and a mid-sized overdub booth will be available primarily for mixing. Through an exclusive arrangement with Harmon International (Lexicon, Crown, JBL, AKG and many other professional product lines) and an extensive selection of vintage equipment, the studio will provide a truly top-shelf selection of microphones, processing, amplification and recording equipment.

As it is an integral part of the Palms Casino Resort, the studio will offer client amenities that are not available at any other recording destination. The studio will be available 24 hours a day. Twenty-four hour a day VIP treatment is what the Palms Casino Resort is known for as it is already the choice of many music and sports celebrities when visiting Las Vegas. The new studio will increase the appeal for recording artists in scheduling more extended stays in Las Vegas. The studio will also offer luxury suites 'wired' to the studio for the convenience of recording clients staying at the resort. There will also be portable DAW based recording stations that can be brought to a guest's room for a more private recording experience. The new studio will additionally feature a screening room complete with concierge and private access. All these options for the recording artist guest will certainly make the Studio at the Palms Casino Resort a uniquely desirable destination.

Man wins at casino after betting life savings
As reported by The Associated Press

A man who put his life savings on the line Sunday took home $270,600 in a double-or-nothing roulette wheel gamble at the Plaza Hotel and Casino.

Ashley Revell, 32, a London man who said he liquidated all his possessions to fund his leap of faith, put $135,300 on red at the roulette table as a film crew videotaped his wager.

Wearing a rented tuxedo, he brought cash to the casino, said Rich Rose, the Plaza's president of sports and special events.

After trading the cash for chips and engaging in some low stakes gambling as a warm-up, Revell placed it all on red.

A crowd, including his mother and father, watched as the roulette wheel was spun. The ball bobbled into various slots before landing on Red 7.

His winnings were paid at the table, Rose said. The cash is now nestled in a safety deposit box at the hotel.

Rose said Revell claimed he came to the hotel "with nothing but the clothes on his back."

The idea for the bet was hatched earlier this year during a casual conversation between Revell and a friend, Rose said.

The two explored their options and enlisted a film crew to record the event for possible future release.
Revell received a bottle of champagne and a suite from the hotel. The hotel had him sign the roulette felt and will put it on display in the lobby, Rose said.

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