Saturday, September 26, 2020

E-342: Beers Forthcoming

Random Vegas

Some common poker player superstitions include never picking your cards up until the dealer is done dealing, never pick your cards up with your left hand, never let someone put their foot on your chair and never gable with your legs crossed. (Las Vegas: Behind the Tables) 


Twitpic of the week 

It’s one of the best pictures I’ve ever seen of the property that only lasted a year before being absorbed by the Mint.  The Birdcagenot the one made famous by Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, existed on the corner of Fremont and 1st, known today as Casino Center Blvd, from 1958 to 1959.  The gem of this picture, shared by @NeonMuseum, is the marquee, a large bird cage with an oversized pair of dice inside. 


Wynn Fights Back

Smoke Free Park MGM

4 Queens Fire

Las Vegas Raiders Tailgate

Saturday, September 12, 2020

E-241: Frustration

Random Vegas

On a roulette wheel at Caesars Palace in Vegas on July 14th, 2000, the number “7” came up 6 times in a row.  The odds of that happening are about 3 billion to 1 (Casino City Times) 


Twitpic of the week 

Game over, mission failed.  You had one job to do and you blew it.  That said, you now get why homeless people sleep here, this ground is comfortable.  No, no sleep.  Not yet.  Sleep is your reward for getting up off this ground and getting to your room, even if you need a strangers help.  It can safely be said that if the view looks like the photo from @cascetto74you are in very real danger of waking up in a jail cell.   


Fight Weekend

Fat Tuesday Closed

Circa Benchmarks

Saturday, September 5, 2020

E-340: Evolution of Vegas

Random Vegas

The Last Frontier was the first Manze to occur on the Las Vegas Strip.  The concept from the beginning was to do everything the El Rancho did, just bigger and better. (The Strip – Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream) 


Twitpic of the week

I’ve always found what goes on behind the curtain to be fascinating.  Sure, the finished product is the point but once I’ve enjoyed that, I love to see the how.  This week’s winner from @Classiclasvegas shows how much thought went into the property’s signage at the Stardust and how much was put into the accommodations.  The painted shed, as it was known, knew what people wanted and gave it to them, critics be damned.


LVCVA Buys Monorail

Resorts World Food

Burning Man Vegas