Saturday, November 19, 2022

E-422: The Good Stuff

Random Vegas

A 1990 smoking ban in gambling clubs in New Zealand reduced the county’s poker machine revenue by 28% 

 

Twitpic of the week

Towering over the rest of the Fremont Casinos, Circa is a new landmark one can use to orient themselves in Las Vegas.  It’s not quite the same the Strat but still, it lords over its competition both figuratively and literally.  As usual, @maverickheli brings a unique and stunning perspective to the city that we love.

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Garth Brooks Residency

Caesars Expansion

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

E-421: Neeeeeerow

 Random Vegas

Caesars Entertainment's loyalty program uses 90 different demographic segments for its customers. "Player value" is most associated with frequency of play, type of game played and number of coins/credits per spin or hand. (via Vital Vegas, via "Addiction by Design" by Natasha Dow Schull)

Twitpic of the week

I never had the chance to check out Lady Luck.  The first time I came to Vegas was 2004 and the property was already closed at the time.  I’m told, at least in the end, she was a dump.  But there is something about neon that romanticizes the past, regardless of its shitholery. That’s what Lady Luck’s Neon exterior does.  It’s a shame that we lost such an iconic name as well but again, having never experienced the place for myself, its easy for me to say.  My vision of the property will always be influenced by the feelings it stirs up when I look a pictures like the one shared by @summacorp.

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Saturday, November 5, 2022

E-420: Clap Worthy

 Random Vegas

The NeonMuseum’s current campus on Las Vegas Blvd, north of Fremont St, opened to the public in 2012.  On Oct 28th, it celebrated its 10th anniversary (@lasvegasweekly)
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Lettering longer than a football field and taller than a house is what travelers got to experience upon a person’s arrival at the original incarnation of the Stardust.  Part of the magic of Vegas is the often larger than life displays, whether it be the signage or experiences, available every time you visit.  Its also one of the reasons why the Neon Museum exists and is so popular.  Having the opportunity to roam amongst the titans of old gives you a perspective unique to the city and its magic.  Thanks to @_GrandPaD for sharing this flash back in time