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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, February 12, 2006

Super Bowl betting sets state record

By Anthony Curtis

The amount bet on the Super Bowl set a record for Nevada sports books. The handle of more than $94.5 million marked the fifth consecutive year of increases, and the casinos won $8.8 million, or 9.3 percent of the money bet.

GRANDER: The MGM Grand is taking reservations at the Signature at MGM Grand. Signature is the hotel part of the Residences at MGM Grand, a three-tower condominium project. Rates start at $200 a night.

LOTS OF BEERS: With nearly 650 different brands, a Las Vegas bar called the Freakin' Frog (www.FreakinFrog.com) claims the largest beer list in Nevada, and one of the largest in the country. Top imports are $4 or $5. Freakin' Frog is on Maryland Parkway about three miles east of the Strip.

GVR SPECIALS: Green Valley Ranch's steak-and-eggs special in the Grand Cafe, Mondays through Thursdays from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m., is $4.99. On the same days from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., you can get steak and fried shrimp for $7.99.

Q. Please suggest a romantic restaurant for Valentine's Day.

A. Try the Eiffel Tower at Paris, Top of the World at the Stratosphere, or Alize at the Palms, all of which have good food and spectacular views.

For information about Las Vegas shows, buffets, coupons and deals, see www.LasVegasAdvisor.com.