Go behind the scenes of Sin City with new vacation package
Wednesday 06 April 2011
If you've ever wanted to get behind the scenes of Vegas in true Ocean's 11 style, a new travel experience could be your (only) chance.
Wired magazine moved into travel April 5, announcing a weekend experience in Las Vegas which promises to lift the lid on life on the city's neon strip.
"Decoding Vegas" is a package offered with Inside Sports & Entertainment Group and SA Studios Global which promises visitors an exclusive look behind the scenes of The Palms, Las Vegas's legendary resort.
Guests booked for the package will be able to go on an "immersion" with the Palms' senior security personnel, getting a tour few others have received and taking a look at some of the technology which keeps the casino going.
As if that wasn't enough, there's a visit to a shooting range to test drive some of the "latest and greatest firearms" with the help of a Las Vegas Police Department veteran, and a helicopter ride above the Hoover Dam.
Clearly designed for those able to splash some cash, the weekend includes accommodation in some of the resort's plushest suites and a poker game with odds counting expert Jeff Ma, who was a member of the infamous MIT Blackjack team and was immortalized most recently in the film 21.
For foodies, the weekend also includes a private dinner prepared by celebrity chef Kerry Simon and a lunch at steakhouse N9NE.
The package, which starts at $9500 (€6,700), is first-come, first-served and is likely to be popular with anyone who's ever fancied a behind-the-scenes look at how a casino really works.
For everyone else, Hollywood's portrayal of Sin City might just have to do - Rotten Tomatoes' best Vegas flicks are below.
More information on "Decoding Vegas": http://www.wiredinsider.com/Vegas/index.html
1) The Godfather: Part II
2) Leaving Las Vegas
4) Ocean's Eleven
5) Viva Las Vegas
Full list: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10008760-what_happens_in_vegas/news/1723585/top_ten_vegas_films/
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