Sunday, August 5, 2012

E-57: Puffy Asian Woman

Random VegasSince 2000, it’s illegal to bet on the Olympics in Nevada.  That began when an initiative was lead by John McCain to outlaw collegiate sports betting.  Not wanting that to happen, Nevada made a compromise to not allow betting on all other amateur sports, including the Olympics.  While professional athletes do compete in the Olympics, they aren’t paid to do so and therefore still fall under that Olympic Umbrella.  The truth is, it wasn’t much of a compromise because the Olympics were never a popular thing to gamble on anyway. (VegasChatter)

Vegas Mate Review of the WeekPaul’s July 30th review of Le CafĂ© ile St. Louis @Paris – 1/5chips

Twitpic of the Week

This weeks winner comes to us from @RealEdPhillips for a really brilliant picture of a couple, covered in darkness with only the lights of the strip and the fountains to highlight their silhouette.  It’s a perfect example of how the city and its neon can look classically beautiful and romantic.  Looking past the couple you can see the fountains as well as Paris Resort, the Eiffel Tower and Bally’s south tower.  We found Ed’s picture when he complimented @Stevejanderson’s Twitpic of the week winning photograph just before we left for our last trip.

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