I know many people who gamble in Atlantic City, but also travel to Las Vegas occasionally.
Here are some things to do and see that you might want to try or visit. On the other hand, maybe you won’t.
Got $555 to blow? — Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace is offering a 100-minute treatment that includes a 10-minute virtual reality “journey” honoring earth, wind, fire, air and metal. The treatment also includes detoxifying seaweed masks, therapeutic bodywork, hydrating cream and paraffin, a multi-step facial, a peel of malic, tartaric, citric, lactic and glycolic acids to strip dead cells, a lifting peel with botanical extracts, and a cupping treatment to increase circulation on the skin’s surface. That cupping treatment primes the face for a serum and gel mask with hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture. Next, a mask of 24-carat gold dust, crushed pearl and roses is painted on the face, neck, and upper chest and shoulders. Once that is removed, a product made from snail slime is applied to enhance all the lifting and firming.
I swear I’m not making this up.
What was that you said? — The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino has opened 172, a new club featuring nationally acclaimed, as well as promising up-and-coming bands, from around the world.
172 combines listening to music — make that LOUD music, according to owner Tony Sgro – while enjoying original cocktails and high-end gourmet dishes created especially for the venue.
Why is it called 172?
“When volcanoes erupt, they make a loud noise. No explosion has ever matched the one that occurred in 1883 on the island of Krakatoa. The volcanic eruption there registered the loudest sound ever recorded on the planet. The sound was so incredibly loud that it circled the earth four times and registered 172 on the decibel scale, recorded more than 100 miles away. The club’s goal is to duplicate this experience.”
Sorry, but when you have to explain something this obscure, it’s time to find another name.
Seven Magic Mountains — Don’t even consider the trip south of Las Vegas to see these colorful stacks of man-made “rocks.” If you go, be prepared and wear comfortable shoes because it’s a bit of a walk from the parking lot if you want an up-close and personal look at Ugo Rondinone’s creation in the middle of the desert. It takes at least 30 minutes to drive there and about five minutes to look at them, shrug your shoulders, and wonder, “Why did I come here?”
Oh, and watch out for snakes. I hate snakes!
The exhibit is on display through the end of the year, and may be extended.
Recreational gambler Darryl D. McEwen, a former professional journalist, is president of his own consulting firm that manages several small national and international trade associations, and provides public relations and fundraising services for a number of charitable organizations. Have a comment on this or a question specifically related to an Atlantic City casino, players club or other promotion? Email Darryl at MrACCasino@gmail.com and he’ll try to respond to you personally. Your question — without your name — may appear in a future column. Follow him on Twitter @MrACCasino.