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Jan/Feb 03
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Steve Wynn • Jan/Feb 03

Features

The Biggest Bet in Vegas

The Biggest Bet in Vegas

Steve Wynn is back. Steve Wynn is back. This is the hopeful drumbeat that echoes from one end of the Las Vegas Strip to the other. Nervous competitors -- hotel executives who've …

The Greatest Slot Machine Designer in the World

The Greatest Slot Machine Designer in the World

In the gargantuan room at the Las Vegas Convention Center is wall-to-wall slot machines, poker machines, gimmicky table games, video roulette and novel forms of blackjack. …

For the Love of the Fairway

For the Love of the Fairway

Rees Jones is into dirt. If his pants get dusty, his boots get muddy, no problem. Dirt is his medium, the landscape his canvas. Dirt is what he does best. Dirt for fairways and …

Grid-Iron Greats

Grid-Iron Greats

Jerry Kramer was once asked what it was like to play for legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. "Lombardi was a cruel, kind, tough, gentle, miserable, wonderful man …

The Fast and the Luxurious

The Fast and the Luxurious

Road America isn't a track for the faint of heart. At just over four miles, it's the country's longest racetrack, with blindingly fast straightaways linked by a series of …

The Joy of Sets

The Joy of Sets

Buying a new TV is easier than ever∧ a lot more complicated. Why easier? Because the basic TV you need to watch the ball game or tonight's episode of "CSI" in a reasonably sized …

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

A fire crackles in a hearth at DeLille Cellars, in Woodinville, Washington, spreading warmth against a spring chill. A table spread with a gourmet lunch awaits a writer and two …

The Club King

The Club King

Why does a man with no interest in golf build four world-class golf courses? Why does an investor put $40 million into a fantastic, bay-side resort-style development on Narraganse…

Cigars

For the Love of Cohiba

For the Love of Cohiba

New sizes and ideas add life to a prestigious Cuban brand.

It's Not Easy Being Green

It's Not Easy Being Green

Candelas, once hugely popular, are latter-day oddities that must fight for respect among their tawny cousins

Ratings from this Issue

93
points

Cohiba Siglo II

Issue Date: February 1, 2003
Cohiba Siglo II
92
points

Montecristo No. 3

Issue Date: February 1, 2003
Montecristo No. 3
91
points

Camacho Special Limited Reserve Rothschild

Issue Date: February 1, 2003
Camacho Special Limited Reserve Rothschild
91
points
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Piramide Maduro

Up Front

Betting the Ranch

Betting the Ranch

Steve Wynn will always be associated with the revival of Las Vegas. When the city was being written off in the late 1980s as a stale, out-of-date locale, Wynn came along and …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, One of the bizarre things I do is smoke. There is no explanation for this other than the fact that I just plain enjoy it. Cigarettes just won't do; I have to smoke …

The Good Life

Digital Night Vision

Digital Night Vision

Perhaps you're haunted by the thought of golf courses lying idle in the dark of night. Maybe you want a quick look-see for raccoon, skunks, lions and tigers and bears before you …

Bottega Veneta Gloves

Bottega Veneta Gloves

Some guys wait for winter's first really cold day and then just wear whatever gloves were left in their overcoat pockets at the end of last year -- matched or mismatched. Others …

Porsche Selection Lifestyle Accessories

Porsche Selection Lifestyle Accessories

Are you burning up the pavement in your Porsche, but your old smoking tools can't keep up the pace? Is your regular ride more mundane and you're depending on your cigar accessorie…

Thrill Sled

Thrill Sled

It's 28 degrees outside and a blizzard has piled your driveway, walkway and sloping backyard with snow. Most adults would groan at thoughts of backbreaking shoveling. But you have …

Zenith Rose Gold Class Elite

Zenith Rose Gold Class Elite

Sometimes understatement expresses your sense of time best. In an era when so many wristwatches shout "hey, look at me" with large profiles and bold designs, Zenith's Rose Gold …

Maybach

Maybach

A radical revolution is raging in the world of ultra-luxury automobiles, and the car that winds up as king of the hill may well be the new set of wheels that takes its inspiration …

Own a Minor League Franchise

Own a Minor League Franchise

FOR SALE: AAA-baseball franchise. Get access to all minor league and regular-season major league games. Get up close and personal with the players. Sit in the owner's box at major …