Saturday, July 27, 2019

E-308: Under the Influence-er

Random Vegas
When receiving tips from players, the reason so many casino dealers often loudly thank the player is to encourage other players around them to do the same.  Tips account for 75-85% dealer income (@vitalVegas)

Twitpic of the week

O’ Stardust, how we miss the.  Even though your final incarnation barred no resemblance to your past, shared this week by @WisconsinSports6, it still somehow managed to capture the spirt that was breathed into life in 1955.  Stardust shares the honor of being one of a few properties to successfully evolve themselves into something that bares little to no resemblance to their original incarnation on the strip, to keep up with the Super Casino revolution.  Flamingo is the other notable name; an argument can be made for the Frontier.  Properties like Riviera, Caesars and Sahara expanded into grown up versions of themselves, but Stardust and the Flamingo piece-mailed their evolution until all that was old was replaced with the new.  It can be stated, with no exaggeration, that the closing of the Stardust was  the single largest mistaken made in Vegas strip history; or at the very least the biggest mistake in Boyd Gaming history.