Lifestyle / Travel by Bill Gibb August 7, 2019, 12:03 am Sign up to our Weekly newsletter Sipping a cocktail while surveying the stunning night-time vista from the Skyfall lounge on the 64th floor of the Delano Hotel, one thought occurred. I could get used to this! The only issue would be laying hands on the necessary cash. But that’s the thing about Las Vegas – it’s everywhere. From the lure of winning it on the tables or the temptingly flashing slot machines, to the bucketloads that have obviously been spent on the hotels, casinos, restaurants, bars and never-ending attractions. I mean, where else can you cross the Brooklyn Bridge, admire the Empire State Building – and then glance down at the Eiffel Tower? It had been some years since I’d been to Nevada’s gambling mecca and, in a city where change happens overnight, that’s a lifetime. Take our hotel, the Park MGM. It used to be the famous Monte Carlo, but a $550 million … [Read more...] about Travel: You can always bet on stunning Las Vegas for a thrill
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Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 5:51 PM EDT Apr 23, 2019 Allen Park — Perhaps you heard, Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn would be more than happy to move back a few spots in the first round of the NFL Draft. And despite assumptions he might be working some kind of angle, an elaborate smokescreen to throw off his peers to his true intentions, there's little reason for Quinn to bluff in this scenario. Draft picks, even first-rounders, are far from a sure thing. So, within reason, quantity matters almost as much as quality when it comes to stockpiling picks. Each additional selection is another pull on the slot machine, an extra shot to hit the jackpot. But Quinn isn't alone in this philosophy. In fact, it's fair to say it's shared by most of the league's decision-makers. So the trick becomes finding a trading partner, when a half the league is just as interested in moving back. More: Lions' Frank Ragnow soaking in Michigan outdoors … [Read more...] about Put your thinking cap on, and let’s ponder some trade-down options for the Lions
By Alex Groves | [email protected] | Southern California News Group PUBLISHED: April 18, 2019 at 9:11 am | UPDATED: April 18, 2019 at 10:07 am Plenty of slot machines rely on nostalgic images and sounds to draw in potential players, whether it’s the Oompa Loompas singing their signature song in a slot machines theme after “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” or the music of Ray Parker Jr. in a slot themed after “Ghostbusters.” Now there’s a slot dedicated to one of the corniest songs to ever come out of the ’90s hip-hop scene and the rapper behind it, and it’s at San Manuel Casino. According to officials at the Highland complex, San Manuel is the first casino in the U.S. to get “I Like Big BUCK$,” a penny slot modeled after the song “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot in which one the rapper’s opening line is, “I like big butts and I can not lie.” The slot machine will feature Sir … [Read more...] about Sir Mix-a-Lot’s ‘Baby Got Back’ has inspired a new slot machine
0 Have your say Leeds United’s players are on a promise of a holiday in Las Vegas if this season pays out like a slot machine on The Strip. Their chairman dangled that carrot in front of them and he can rest assured that a deal is a deal. No-one will let him forget about it. There will be other carrots too, the financial incentives in every contract, and the club’s most recent accounts detailed £16.1m owed in bonuses in the event that Leeds went up last season (not to mention as much as £6.3m due in transfer add-ons). Promotion pays handsomely in an industry where Championship footballers already earn nicely and Vegas, in that sense, would be the appropriate place to bask in it. Premier League status, though, is as much about the prestige as the money and the realisation that a career in the game has taken a player somewhere close to the top of it. You only had to read between the lines of Barry Douglas’ comments after his transfer … [Read more...] about Phil Hay Column: Out of their depth in Championship last season but nine games from glory now. Is this Leeds United squad ready for the Premier League?
0 Have your say A city where tradition and innovation combine The twinkling lights of the world’s biggest city stretch to the horizon as night falls. Outside, 600ft below me, crowded trains snake between skyscrapers and tiny cars scuttle along highways amid the luminescence of thousands of neon bulbs as the city pulses with life. My vantage point on the 36th floor of the Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower is an oasis of calm at the very heart of the city. I’m staying at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, the five-star hotel, widely regarded as one of the best in the country for comfort and luxury.Bamboo flooring, paper lanterns and lacquered surfaces all contribute to the Mandarin Oriental’s serene atmosphere and understated luxury. The cityscape views from the many bars and rooms are stunning. It may well be the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in, which is what one would expect with a lead-in room rate of around £500 per night. The first of my three … [Read more...] about Tokyo, a serene assault on the senses