Saturday, July 15, 2017

E-8: 360 Legal Lounge - The Lottery and Edge Radio

Lotteries, freedom of speech and the evolution of the laws regarding how they can be advertised.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

E-237: Neon Jesus

Random Vegas
In response to Ed Thorp’s famous “beat the dealer” blackjack book, Nevada casinos changed 21 rules forbidding the splitting of aces and only allowed double downs on 11.  The rule changes were so unpopular that casinos eventually went back to the old rules ( 

Twitpic of the week

Nothing is more beautiful to behold than neon set against a black sky.  Okay, minus silhouettes of nude women in front of Vegas signage.  I think my favorite thing about the old Golden Nugget signage is how at night, the structure disappears giving the illusion the sign floats above the property, like a neon Jesus.  This week’s winner, brought to you by @vegascom showcases glory not found anywhere else on the planet, in a time long past


Saturday, July 1, 2017

E-236: Pun & Loathing

Random Vegas
The stalled Fontainebleau project is not the first time the affiliation has tried to enter the Las Vegas Market.  Ben Jaffe, an executive at the Miami Beach resort was the man behind the Tropicana.  Like the north strip project, he ran out of money and had to sell his stake in the Fontainebleau to be able to finish it. (wiki) 

Twitpic of the week

It’s gorgeous and yet somehow off-putting.  Call it quintessential 80s Vegas neon but Caesars Palace used to be bathed in teal neon lighting at night, opulence via tacky, simultaneous beautiful and WTF.  One can’t help but feel out of place if not wearing loafers without socks and a sport coat with the sleeves pushed up to the elbows.  Please don’t misinterpret, I think this looks really cool, but this isn’t Caesars Palace, it’s more like a Bond villain’s lair.  Thank you @Epic Esquire for sharing this week’s “Twitpic of the week”, giving us a blast from the past and an apparent cocaine contact high.