Soon after the Bellagio opened, a player marked a blackjack deck with a dot of grease from his hair and used the marked cards to take the casino for $100,000. When this ruse was discovered, management decided no longer to deal cards to players facedown. The thinking was that if every card was set on the table face up, the players would have no need to even touch the cards. (Book - Double or Nothing: the story of Tom Breitling and Tim Poster, former short-time owners of Golden Nugget)
Vegas Mate Review of the Week
Pokerbucketlist April 4th review of Hyde Lounge @Bellagio – 5/5chips
Twitpic of the week
This week’s winner comes to us from @WReynoldsYoung for a picture that really gives you a great perspective of what a massive property Caesars Palace is. It’s a picture that was taken from his room at Flaming, documenting the final moments of his Vegas trip, a feeling anyone who listens to this show can identify with. While I’m not a huge fan of the property, simply because the years of additions and renovations have made it Vegas’ greatest property maze only rivaled by MGM Grand. Despite all that, the sheer size, scope and theme of the property alone secures a special place in my heart.