Shaun White gets cake, mistaken b-day wishes from crowd at Tao

Action sports had a big weekend here with the Dew Tour Championships at the Hard Rock Hotel. Shaun White was partying at Tao for the launch of his Shaun White Supply Co. on Oct. 15 when DJ Reach introduced him, saying White was celebrating a birthday. White rolled with the punches and got a cake anyway, so “birthday” was close enough.

Tabu played home to a plethora of pro athletes Oct. 14 during a meet-and-greet for the Sports Dream Celebrity All-Star Blackjack Tournament. Wayne Gretzky was joined by Michael Irvin, Warren Moon, Tracy McGrady, Dario Franchitti, Robert Horry and Dodgers lucky gnome Tommy Lasorda, among others.

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