Sunday, May 27, 2012

E-48: Trip Report Spring 2012

Random Vegas -  Bally’s has the deepest pool on the Vegas strip at 12 ft. deep and the largest tennis complex on the Vegas Strip (@vegasfunfacts)

Vegas Mate Review of the Week

360 Vegas Mark’s May 24th review of PBR Rock Bar @Planet Hollywood – 5/5 chips

Kerenmark’s May 24th review of The Chandelier Bar – 5/5 chips

Twitpic of the Trip

Our “Pic of the Trip” goes to a photosynth shot I took of Luxor with Mandalay off to the left and a hint of Excalibur to the right.  What is so special about this picture is not only the stunning shots you can get with photosynth but I was dealing with a lot of sun reflections not to mention the solar eclipse.  So when I went to take this picture, I kept moving until Luxor hid the sun.  The result is a very ethereal look to the property that original brought me to Vegas almost as if Luxor was emulating an epiphany that this property and city would forever change my life.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

E-47: Beware the Splash Zone

Random Vegas -When the Sands opened in Las Vegas in Dec 1952, it was such a huge success that they made back the 5.5 million it cost to build the place in the first six months of operation. (strictly slots)

Vegas Mate Review of the Week - Marc’s May 7th review of Diego @MGM Grand – 1/5 chips

Twitpic of the week

This weeks winner come to us from @themirage for a cool picture of an icon.  The picture is from inside the property’s atrium looking up through the palm trees at the Mirage signage on the top of the building.  I really like the irony in this picture.  Your inside a building where nature exists and looking past it, outside to signage devoid of nature and a the work “Mirage” mocking the experience.  It’s a really cool picture of a really cool place.

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Coming Attractions

Beck - 8/8   Will-I-Am - 6/30   Aretha Franklin - 7/15  Weezer - 6/15

Ante Up - General Slots 2

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

E-46: That's Stupid

Random VegasIn 1987, a visitor from Arkansas named Kirk Erickson hit a jackpot of $1,061,812 on a “Million Dollar Baby” slot at Caesars Palace.  However, Kirk was only 19 at the time thus making him under age to gamble in Vegas, which is 21, and making the jackpot invalid.  He attempted to sue but the court ruled against him. (Pulse of Vegas Blog)

Vegas Mate Review of the Week - This weeks review is Soko’s April 29th review of The Buffet @Aria – 2/5 chips

Twitpic of the Week

This week’s winner goes to friend of the show @neonvacation for a sweet day picture of Golden Gate.  I love this property for so many reasons.  It was the first hotel and the first property to receive a phone number in Vegas.  It started out as a hotel and eventually became a casino.  It just has a rich history and shows that sometimes, smaller is better.  Golden Gate’s atmosphere is fun, you can get a football beer at the bar and with the latest renovations, it looks like it’s just going to get better.


Las Vegas Monorail still broke

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Coming Attractions

Hall & Oates - 9/20   Dive-in Movie @Cosmopolitan - 5/14 - 9/20   Primus - 6/22
Carlos Mencia - 7/6 & 9/14  Miss USA Pageant - 6/2-3  Surf the Musical - 6/11

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