November 5, 2010 – Las Vegas, Nev. – The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, an official sponsor of National Finals Rodeo 2010, will hold a contest for the best Famous Cowboy, Cowgirl and NASCAR Driver lookalikes on Thursday, December 2 in Images Lounge. The competition begins at 10 p.m. and $100 in Free Slot Play will be awarded to each of the best lookalikes in these categories: Best TV/Movie Cowboy, Best TV/Movie Cowgirl, Best Cowboy Entertainer, Best Cowgirl Entertainer and Best NASCAR® Driver.
Desert Outlaws, a talented and popular Country & Western band will perform live in Images Lounge during the festivities and emcee the lookalike contest.
NFR and NASCAR® fans alike will appreciate the themed drink special: Gold Buckle Bottomless Margaritas featuring Sauza Gold Tequila from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for only $25.
“Where else can you party with John Wayne, Dolly Parton and Kyle Busch lookalikes… and maybe win some gambling money,” said Matt Mascali, Stratosphere Director of Food & Beverage. “The bigger your buckle, the better.”
Stratosphere guests will also have an opportunity to win NFR tickets and Jim Beam swag in nightly drawings December 1 to 8. Drawing tickets can be earned by playing slots and blackjack. Details are available at the ace | PLAY™ Center. Must be an ace | PLAY™ member to participate.
NASCAR® fans will also be able to see the #1 Dale Earnhardt Hall of Fame Camaro on display at Stratosphere. The official unveiling will be held on Saturday, December 4 at 2 p.m., and the Camaro will stay on display until the 2nd Annual Poker Tournament in March 2011. “This is an opportunity to be part of an historic tribute to a NASCAR® legend,” said Michael McNamee, Vice President of Marketing at Stratosphere.
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149- foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower Shops and the American Superstars™ and BITE® shows. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel &Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie's locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).