Strip Tips: Celebrity poker, football, rappelling

Comedian Brad Garrett is hosting a charity poker tournament Saturday in MGM Grand's poker room.

Garrett will be playing, as will comedian Ray Romano of "Everybody Loves Raymond" fame. Other celebrity guests and poker professionals are expected to participate. It costs $250 to enter the no-limit hold'em event. If you get knocked out within the first two hours of play, you can buy in again for an extra $100. The event's winner will receive $10,000. Proceeds from the event will go to the Maximum Hope Foundation, a charity Garrett started 12 years ago to help families that have a child with a serious illness. The charity has paid for rent, food, gasoline and other daily necessities. The poker tournament starts at noon. Participants must be 21 and older. For more information, visit

Football parties

Hyde Bellagio is getting in on the Monday night football action by hosting weekly viewing parties. The nightclub will open its doors at 4 p.m. every Monday through the National Football League season. Games will be broadcast on a giant-screen television and smaller televisions throughout the venue. Food and drink specials will be offered, including buckets of beer and chicken wings. For more information or to reserve a table, call 693-8700.

Casino rappelling

Adrenaline junkies, if you've always wanted to jump off a Strip casino, Special Olympics Nevada is giving you the chance. Granted, you will have to wear a harness and rappel from the rooftop of Planet Hollywood Resort. But it should still provide plenty of bragging fodder. For $1,000, you can participate in the nonprofit's "Over the Edge" fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13. Start hitting up your friends and family for donations and sponsorships now. This is the first time Planet Hollywood Resort will host the event; before this year, it was held at the Rio and raised more than $150,000. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Nevada. Participants will rappel 300 feet down the side of the hotel. No training or previous experience is required. For more information, visit

iPhone discount

Ranch House Kitchen at Town Square is offering 20 percent discounts on dining bills to those who buy an iPhone 5 at the Apple store today. Show your receipt to your waitress to get the discount. The only catch: You must buy your phone from the Town Square Apple store.

Contact reporter Sonya Padgett at or 702-380-4564. Follow @StripSonya on Twitter.