Known around the world for his historic and life-changing roulette bet in 2004, Ashley Revell returned to the Plaza Hotel & Casino to place a ceremonial bet on the Plaza’s new and downtown Las Vegas’ only single 0 roulette table on Saturday (Nov. 2). The Plaza also introduced its “Red 7” single 0 roulette promotion that run through Nov. 7. Ashley placed his bet on red again, the ball landed on red 36, and Revell went home with $14,000.
Revell made international headlines when at 32 years old he bet his entire life savings playing roulette at the Plaza. Hailing from England, Revell sold all his possessions to place a $135,300 bet on red, which had a less than fifty-fifty chance of winning. The roulette ball landed on Red 7, and Revell won $270,600. The bet and dramatic win was broadcast by Sky One, a British television show and seen by millions around the world in the years since on the internet. His monumental bet even inspired a reality show, called Red or Black, created by Simon Cowell.
“I have said that the roulette spin at the Plaza was the most amazing moment of my life,” said Revell. “Single 0 roulette wasn’t around back then. Clearly a lot has changed in gaming and at the Plaza. I am excited to be invited back so we can all celebrate, maybe, another successful roulette spin.”
To commemorate Revell’s historic bet, on Nov. 2 the Plaza launched its “Red 7” promotion enabling guests who are playing on the new single 0 roulette table to win a $25 promotional chip when the roulette ball lands on Red 7 (complete rules available online). The Plaza’s single 0 roulette table is located in the casino’s recently refreshed, local sports themed party pit, where photography is encouraged so guests can share their fun on social media. WHAT: Legendary roulette winner Ashley Revell places ceremonial bet on downtown Las Vegas’ first and only single 0 roulette table
Ashley is an exciting part of the Plaza’s history,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “The world is still fascinated by his unbelievable roulette bet and win fifteen years ago at the Plaza. It is our honor to have him return and bet on our single 0 roulette table, the newest edition to our photo-friendly party pit. The Plaza continues to enhance our casino floor with more games, better odds and ultimately more excitement for our players – it’s always a good gamble at the Plaza.”
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Actor-comedian Faizon Love brings his hilarious comedy act to the Laugh Factory, inside the Tropicana Las Vegas, this weekend (Thursday Nov. 7-9 with one show nightly at 7:00 p.m.
Love is recognizable from his many film appearances. Playing a dope-dealing ice cream man who is bent on collecting money owed him by smoked-out Smokey (Chris Tucker) in the comedy “Friday“, starring Ice Cube. The following year saw the actor team up with Martin Lawrence for the comedy “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate,” co-starring in the action comedy “Money Talks“, which reunited him with Tucker.
Moving towards more mainstream fare, Love was featured in “The Replacements,” a comedy set during an NFL strike. Here he played a celebrity bodyguard turned football player and reached a wider audience with his appropriately goofy portrayal. He also caught the attention of co-star Jon Favreau, who cast Love a supporting role as Horace, Ruiz’s (Sean Combs) muscle in “Made.”
He re-teamed with director Favreau to play the manager of a team of department store Santa’s helpers in the holiday charmer “Elf.”
Boyd Gaming destinations throughout southern Nevada are showing appreciation to active duty, inactive and retired military members by offering great specials to enjoy this Veterans Day (Monday, Nov. 11). Service members and veterans are invited to receive a complimentary meal at highlighted Boyd Gaming buffets citywide, as well as additional discounts at select restaurants. Sam’s Town is also hosting its annual cell phone drive, benefiting Cell Phones for Soldiers.
A complimentary buffet will be offered to active, inactive and retired military personnel at Aliante, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town and Cannery during the “Vets Eat Free” promotion on Monday, Nov. 11. Service members and veterans must present their military ID or DD-214, and a B Connected card or C.A.N. Club card for redemption. See B Connected and C.A.N. Club for complete details.
On Veterans Day, Sapphire, Emerald, Onyx, and Titanium B Connected members can earn point multipliers! Earn 11x points on reels and video poker at Aliante, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast and Sam’s Town, California, Fremont and Main Street Station. C.A.N. Club members at Eastside Cannery can earn point multipliers on Veterans Day with 11x points on reels and 2x points on video poker. See B Connected and C.A.N. Club for complete details.
Sam’s Town is hosting its annual cell phone drive, benefiting the national nonprofit organization, Cell Phones for Soldiers. Guests are encouraged to bring cell phones and chargers to the B Connected desk or hotel front desk, through Saturday, Nov. 30. Each donated device provides a service member with the opportunity to call their loved ones at home at no charge. Guests who provide a donation will receive a two for one buffet offer to Sam’s Town’s Firelight Buffet. See B Connected for complete details.
90 NINETY Bar + Grill at Suncoast Hotel and Casino salutes our service members with exclusive military offers, featuring 50 percent off on pizza every Sunday and a classic cheeseburger and one domestic draft beer special for $10 every Wednesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to close. These exclusive military offers are available now through Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Service members must present their military ID or DD-214 for redemption.
Eldorado Casino will offer active duty and retired military personnel 50 percent off any entrée at Mary’s Diner on Veterans Day. Active duty and retired service members must present their military ID, VA card or DD-214 for redemption.
Active duty and retired military members will receive 50 percent off any entrée at The Court Café at Jokers Wild Casino on Veterans Day. Active duty and retired service members must present their military ID, VA card or DD-214 for redemption.
Just in time for thoughtful holiday giving, a book about the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, “Healing Las Vegas,” is on sale now with proceeds benefiting the Garden. A compilation of photos, memories, poems, inscriptions, and tributes to both survivors and victims of the 1 October mass shooting in Las Vegas, the book was inspired by the Garden, literally conceived on October 2, 2017, the day after the shooting, as a community initiative to help Las Vegas heal.
According to Mauricia Baca, executive director of Get Outdoors Nevada, the nonprofit that joined with the city of Las Vegas to help oversee and care for the Garden, the book, like the Garden, is a community effort.
“This book is the result of a collaboration between the City of Las Vegas, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and University of Nevada at Reno Press, and Get Outdoors Nevada,” said Baca. “The book is filled with photos chronicling the first year of the Garden and is punctuated with quotes and thoughts from the families of victims collected by the UNLV oral history department, survivors and first-responders and includes tributes from both Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and city of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. Most importantly, it is an important account of a very dark time in Las Vegas history, but with a hopeful outlook of how the community came together to honor those affected while healing themselves.”
Published by University of Nevada Press, the book, priced at $20, is available on both Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com with ten percent of proceeds going to the Garden. The book is also available at Get Outdoors Nevada with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Garden. To purchase the book visit: https://getoutdoorsnevada.org/product/healing-las-vegas/ . For more information or to contact call 702-997-3350 or email [email protected]
Silver State Equality, Nevada’s statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, will honor Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Paula Abdul and Nevada State Senator David Parks at the organization’s Inaugural Nevada Equality Awards on Wednesday, November 6, at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club located inside The LINQ Promenade.
“Paula Abdul has been both an LGBTQ icon and an outspoken advocate for our community and for people living with HIV — even when others remained silent,” said Silver State Equality State Director André C. Wade. “Senator Parks has been a trailblazing champion in Carson City, where he has provided crucial leadership for the LGBTQ community, passing some of Nevada’s most important civil rights protections during his career. We’re thrilled to honor their advocacy, and we look forward to celebrating the roles they’ve each played in the LGBTQ civil rights movement at the first-ever Nevada Equality Awards.”
Since she released her hit debut album “Forever Your Girl” three decades ago, legendary pop singer and dancer Paula Abdul has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ civil rights and social justice and enjoyed a loyal following within the LGBTQ community. At the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Abdul actively campaigned for funding to address the epidemic, raised money for HIV/AIDS organizations and worked tirelessly to combat stigma against people living with HIV. Since then, she has used her platform to advocate for full, lived equality for the LGBTQ community. Abdul’s new Las Vegas residency, “Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl,” is at the Flamingo Las Vegas.
Senator Parks was first elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1996, becoming the Nevada Legislature’s first openly gay member. Later elected to the Senate in 2008, Senator Parks currently serves as the dean of the legislature’s LGBTQ Caucus and has been a trailblazing advocate for LGBTQ Nevadans. During the 2019 legislative session, Silver State Equality worked behind the scenes in Carson City to help pass Senate Bill 284, sponsored by Senator Parks, which created an Advisory Task Force on HIV Exposure Modernization, charged with evaluating and researching how Nevada’s statutes and regulations on the criminalization of HIV transmission can be updated and modernized.
“It’s truly a wonderful personal honor to be recognized by Silver State Equality as a recipient of its first Nevada Equality Award,” said Parks
Well, gang, that’s it for this week.