The latest poker-themed hard-rock joint—backed by members of Anthrax and Alice in Chains—opens up this weekend with a pair of perfectly balanced events: a show with System of a Down's John Dolmayan on Friday and a World Series of Poker final-table bash with the gamblers of Bluff Magazine Saturday night. Consider the latter testing grounds for your poker face.
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If you didn't make the WSOP final table this year, you can test your skills against poker pros and film stars of the adult persuasion at Vince Neil's $50,000 charity tournament. Potential distractions include a silent memorabilia auction and trying to figure out why you recognize the blonde across the table.
The world's best competitive eaters—including current grits title-holder Bob Shoudt and 65-year-old spam champion Rich "The Locust" LeFevre—are descending on Martorano's for a chance at the meatball title. The twist: this is a high-class joint, so they'll have to use utensils.
At the Sapphire Club's scantily clad, frequently topless Ping-Pong tournament, you'll need at least four to a team, including a mandatory member of the fairer sex. (Bikini tops are optional, naturally.) If you need help filling out your roster, they'll happily lend you a Sapphire Girl for the night…for gaming purposes only.
After months of anticipation, Downtown Vegas's newest piece of skyline is just a couple weeks away from opening its doors, stocked with a new set of guest rooms, a new gaming floor and a 75,000-gallon tropical aquarium just off the lobby. Not to be confused with the new pool…