WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge!
BACK IN THE DAY when celebrity chefs worked in kitchens without cameras (and there’s nothing wrong with cameras in kitchens or the chefs who work in them), the seven-course meal at Bacchanal Room in Caesars Palace was a three-hour dining experience that even the ruler of the Roman Empire would probably smile upon. Now the folks who run the palace bearing his name have invested $17 million in a new incarnation of the Bacchanal. It’s a buffet so grand that it promises to evoke the gluttony from the most temperate — a 25,000-square-foot feast that includes more than 500 items from nine show kitchens. The Bacchanal Buffet opens next month, and breakfast costs $19.99, lunch $24.99 and dinner will go for $39.99 or an extra $10 on the Buffet of Buffet pass … Does buffet etiquette prevent one from eating in line?
WHILE WE’RE on the subject of the Cardinal sins … In the movie Brewster’s Millions, Montgomery Brewster had to spend $30 million in 30 days to inherit $300 million (quite a difficult task in the ’80s). Should you find yourself in a similar situation or if you simply lust for the best after a large jackpot, try the Cire Perdue. It’s the oldest existing Macallan single malt Scotch, and according to Guinness World Records, the most expensive whisky ever sold at $460,000 a bottle.
COMING SOON to a slot machine near you: new technology that will allow casinos to offer players some old-fashioned marketing … two-for-one buffets, coffee shop discounts, a free deck of cards or some other incentive (how about a foot massage?) that can be printed right from your favorite machine. Couponing dates back to 1888 when Asa Candler had his employees and sales reps hand out coupons for a free sample of a little-known tonic called Coca-Cola.
IN THE U.K., adult Facebook users can play bingo and slot machines for cash money online …
SEVEN OUT: THEhotel in the Mandalay Bay … THEhotel will be renovated, redesigned and reinvented as Delano Las Vegas.
THIS HALLOWEEN, Rio headliners Penn & Teller’s art takes the shape of a 3-D haunted house called New(kd) Las Vegas, where the dynamic duo accidentally nukes the Neon City, transforming it into a “dark, dilapidated and radioactive version of Sin City.” Now all we have to do to check out the radioactive freak show is travel to Universal Studios Orlando …
IF YOU LIKE Denny’s — and who doesn’t love a Slam every now and then? — soon you can say “I do” while you wait for your “Eggs Over My Hammy.” The newest Sin City chapel will open at Neonopolis in the middle of a brand new Denny’s … Top off your nuptials with a wedding cake made from its signature pancakes. Note to bridesmaids: Don’t let the groom stop in at the Heart Attack Grill prior to saying “till death do us part.”
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reports that the Attorney General’s office is investigating the Las Vegas Sands Corp. (Venetian/Palazzo) for violating money-laundering laws. A couple of its players are suspected drug traffickers who transferred $85 million to the hotel, redefining the term “high rollers.”