Saturday, August 22, 2020

E-339: Ouch

Random Vegas

Despite having an almost biological need to gamble, Jay Sarno, the man behind Caesars Palace and Circus Circus, didn’t discover Las Vegas until he was over 40.  (Book: Grandissimo)

Twitpic of the week

A twisted representation of a magnificent view; warped and all enveloping.  A metaphor for the mind of those who adore the city that never sleeps, go fuck yourself NY.  Captured thanks to technology and cleverness by @cascetto74, this photo is an excellent representation of the dizzying effect Las Vegas has on the senses, with or without intoxication, overwhelming either way, in the best way possible.  


Sahara Sues Vital Vegas

Sahara COVID Complaints

ACLU sues Rio/LVPD

4 Bars and a New Resort

Saturday, August 8, 2020

E-338: Itch That Scratch

Random Vegas

Las Vegas had 1 million visitors in June 2020.  That’s down 70.5% from June 2019 (Las Vegas Review Journal)

Twitpic of the week

It’s the promise of a new day north strip.  A project that, at points, cast a large shadow of doubt that it would ever be complete.  Now we get a preview of just what they have in store for 2021 thanks to @maverickheli.  The building that originated as the Echelon project became a monument to stalled plans and cynicism.  Today, we see ambition realized in red and LED; impressive for a building whose biggest claim to fame so far may be that, for a time, it looked liked a new Wynn tower.  No longer.  Resorts World is actually going to happen and once again, the strip will stretch a little further north.


Deadly Stunt

Aria Restaurant changes

Las Vegas Raiders Stadium