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George Maloof

  • The Man Who Got the Party Started

    By David G. Schwartz

    George Maloof isn’t where he was four years ago. Back then, he was riding an epic winning streak. He had just opened the Fantasy Tower at his Palms Hotel, complete with such only-in-Vegas accommodations as the Hardwood Suite (with its in-room basketball court), the Pearl theater and the world’s only Playboy Club. Maloof had been unstoppable since November 2001, when the city was looking for an exit from the “Family Vegas” strategy of the 1990s, and he provided the blueprint by opening the Palms.

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    Law and Order

    Palms owner George Maloof was arrested and charged with drunken driving Oct. 9 but, unlike some younger, blonder, girlier people we can think of, he didn’t try to fade the heat. “I was out at a wedding on Saturday night. I didn’t feel I was intoxicated so I drove home where I was cited outside the entrance to my development,” Maloof says. “My blood alcohol level was 0.087 which in Nevada is slightly over the legal limit. I take full responsibility for my actions and I can assure you it won’t happen again.”