Saturday, June 20, 2020

E-334: Fat Tony

Random Vegas

Caesars Palace’s pool is so large it losses an estimated 10,000 gallons of water a day just to evaporation. (Las Vegas: Behind the Tables) 


Twitpic of the week

If you could take a picture of the mind as it remembers Las Vegas, this is what it would look like.  A blur of Neon glow washing us all in its glory. So much distinction blurred together into a magnificent life experience, summarize-able only by the word ‘fun’ which doesn’t adequately cover it but retains the secret of exactly what you did.  @las_when shows us art, intentional or not, of the greatest display of commerce on the planet.  Nothing like Vegas...nothing.


Boring Expansion

CoronaVegas Update

Wynn’s New Buffet

New LGBT Options

Circa Early

Masks required

Saturday, June 13, 2020

E-333: Plum Gum

Random Vegas

The very first slot machines were built with gum dispensers.  The symbols displayed on the machine related to the gum featured, Bell gum, whose wrappers featured a bar symbol.  The rest of the symbols are related to the flavors available, orange, cherry, plum, etc. (Las Vegas behind the tables part 2) 


Twitpic of the week

This is another picture from @Classiclasvegas that reminds me of a childhood I never had but enjoy visiting from time to time.  What I love about this picture is it reminds me of the view regular people get all the time.  And some of the fortunate ones staying at Flamingo had a nice view of some of the other options available.  It also seems like the kind of picture that causes you to remember that fight you had about where to stay and you over ruled Sands only to find out you have a room facing it so all the flaws of your decision are not only magnified, they are reinforced every time you’re in the room.



Now Open/Coming Soon

Boyd/Station Casinos purchase

Now Open Commercial

Saturday, June 6, 2020

E-332: Esshance

Random Vegas
Las Vegas, Spanish for the meadows, named after early settlers found natural water springs in the valley, was a critical element to why William Clark wanted to create a train station in the area, because steam engines needed water. (Las Vegas: Behind the Tables) 

Twitpic of the week

While this week’s picture by @Tonyillia is not a model…it reminds me of one.  Models have always fascinated me.  Something about miniature worlds and the attention to detail truly captures my imagination.  They somehow have the ability to capture the essence of a place while only representing those details necessary to do it.  Those details just happen to be the elements that evoke memories of a time worth remembering.  
Vegas Reopens