M-azing is the consensus on Las Vegas’ latest casino, M Resort, which has proven an instant hit with early visitors for its design, layout, views, and even loose video poker schedules. But what stands out is affordability in the restaurants, including the spectacular Studio B Show Kitchen Buffet, priced $7.95 for breakfast, $10.95 for lunch, and $17.95 for dinner (with $2 off any meal if you have an M players card). Other M notables (“Motables”?) include the 32 Degrees Draft Bar with 96 beers on tap and the Hostile Grape wine cellar, with 120 wines served by the glass. M Resort is located off I-15 about nine miles south of the start of the Las Vegas Strip.
Prime Rib Poll: The results of LasVegasAdvisor.com’s survey of the best prime rib deal in Las Vegas are in. After almost 1,200 votes, the winner was the 24-hour king cut that comes with a draft micro-brew for $12.99 at Ellis Island (17% of the vote). Coming in second with 12% was the downtown California’s prime rib that comes with salad bar and cherries jubilee for $7.25. See all the results at the website.
All-Day Buffet: You can eat the buffet at Excalibur as often as you like in a day for $25. It would be a saving of $20 if you were to pay for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
VP Royalty: If you’re in town on March 13, you can meet the world’s premier video poker expert at the Eastside Cannery. Bob Dancer will be signing his new book, Video Poker for the Intelligent Beginner, in ECan’s new 16th-floor nightclub One Six from 5 to 8 pm. The event is free to the public.
Question: I watched the poker star Annie Duke on “Celebrity Apprentice” and she was impressive. How do you rate her chances?
Answer: Very high. Annie is a game-playing expert and “Apprentice” is a game. Plus, she has the right skill set to impress Donald Trump—she’s logical, analytical, and assertive (and she can muster a mean streak when necessary).
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