Saturday, March 7, 2020

E-327: AVN Flu

Random Vegas
Had more visitors driven to Las Vegas from Arizona than California, the burst of development that took place on the Los Angeles Highway, known today as the strip, would probably have taken place on Boulder Highway and Tony Cornero’s  Meadows would be remembered as a pioneering resort rather than the El Rancho (Roll The Bones: This History of Gaming, Casino Edition) 

Twitpic of the week

It’s a magical moment when you enter your room and head directly over to the window to see what view you’ll get to enjoy during your stay in Vegas.  This has been an ongoing and evolving journey for Keren and I.  I’ve had a fascination with not recommending anything and just seeing what I get.  Sometimes it’s amazing, sometimes its AC units, always an adventure.  Now that we’ve successfully stayed at ever property I’ve wanted to, so begins the adventure of upgrades.  Thanks @doug2166 for sharing what he got to enjoy on his most recent trip.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

E-326: Bluff Financing

Random Vegas
The paddle, as its known, protects the slot where the money goes given in exchange for chips at a table game.  A cooler move, as in they are trying to bring bad luck to the table, is when the dealer takes out the paddle, rotate it 180 degrees before replacing it.  Also known as “Spin the paddle” (@GetARoll with an assist from @VitalVegas)
Twitpic of the week

I can’t be the only one looking at this picture of the Frontier marquee being dismantled and thinking, “Isn’t this what that sign always looked like”?  This marquee could easily be the marquee for any abandon drive-in movie theater.  That isn’t to say it wasn’t cool, it just fit the identity of this property; the Kmart of the strip to Circus Circus’ dollar store.  
Also, am I the only one thinking Palazzo is standing behind the Frontier in this picture, mocking it like a posh little cunt?  Maybe its just me and I have some unresolved issues to address...I still say Vegas Vic looks like he would be that grandfather that throws around the N word like it harkens back to the good ole days.  I’m gonna go ahead and stop typing and schedule an appointment with a therapist.  This @_GrandPaD may have uncovered a repressed memory.