Saturday, July 7, 2018

E-272: Blood Content Level

Random Vegas
During Luxor’s grand opening in 1993, ATM machines dispense over 4m in its first 12 days. (Super Casino)

Twitpic of the week

For almost 25 years, THIS occupied the space currently home to the Mirage.  This is what Steve Wynn was looking at when he parked his car across the street at the Sands in the late 80s and allowed his imagination to wander, seeking inspiration for a plan for his recently acquired real estate on the strip. This would be the first ground up project on the Las Vegas strip for the owner of the Golden Nugget and the thing that would either take him to the next level or destroy him. What he came up with was an idea so huge, not only would it accomplish the former, it would revolutionize Las Vegas. The Mirage would reinvent what peoples understanding of what a hotel/casino could be, setting new records in the market in just about every category a record had been previously established.  Fun Fact: The Castaways font used on the properties marquee, not the one used on the building frontage, is the font this show uses to watermark the twitter handled of each week's "Twitpic of the Week".  This week, that handled belongs to @BinionsLV