WARNER BROS. will film a biography of Liberace. Michael Douglas plays the Las Vegas legend and Matt Damon co-stars as Scott Thorston, his chauffeur and romantic companion … Hard to imagine two straighter dudes in those roles.
THE MUCH ANTICIPATED Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather mega-fight currently is penciled in for Nov. 13 (pending Team Mayweather’s approval). Dallas and Las Vegas are vying for rights to host it. MGM Grand Garden and Mandalay Bay are frequently home to such iconic events, but in the mix are billionaire Steve Wynn’s Wynn and Encore.
SOME ONO … Las Vegas locals who use their Red Card at the Wynn and Encore are eligible to win a comp for two at The Buffet every day for the rest of their lives.
DID YA KNOW it can be better to play a slot machine with a theoretical payback percentage of 97 percent than a machine programmed for a 99 percent payback? UNLV casino management professor Tony Lucas says, “Standard deviation is what can make a machine feel tight.” The Wizard of Odds’ Michael Shackelford says, “The laws of probability dictate that the longer a machine is played, the closer it will come to its payoff, even when every spin is completely random.” So what we’re looking for is a low-volatility, high-frequency “loose” slot machine … or what locals call “loose.”
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