Saturday, January 30, 2021

E-354: Canopy Conspiracy

Random Vegas

The U.S. has twice as many slot machines as there are ATMs. (@360VegasTony per the show Casino Secrets on Discovery Channel)

Twitpic of the week

The warm glow of electrified gas lighting up the skyline.  Fremont St, unfettered by her canopy, during a time before everything changed.  It would last another two years before the Mint was absorbed by Binion’s horseshoe, consolidating the color pallet on display and eliminating a signage icon. Once again, @Summacorp knows how to stoke the fires of emotion and fond memories sharing a time long lost but affectionately recalled.


Pinball Hall of Fame


Great Consolidation of Las Vegas

Las Vegas Sands New CEO

New Rio Owners

Saturday, January 23, 2021

PCP - 360 Vintage Vegas: The Great Consolidation of Las Vegas

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Since the creation of modern day Las Vegas, there have always been people lamenting the good ole days, whatever that means to that individual at the time. Determining what is considered “good” is about as subjective as subjective can be.  Most people today will point to the time before the strip was primarily owned by 2 companies, MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment.  While the benefits of consolidation are obvious, potentially the best thing about it is the story of how it all happened.  To do that, we are going to have to trace back to how these assets exchanged hands before finally ending up in the corporate portfolio that are currently a part of.  To keep the story clean and the timeline defined, we are only going to focus on the majority owners and only their moves in Las Vegas.  We’re calling this, the Great Consolidation of Las Vegas 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

E-353: Danke Schoen Guy

Random Vegas

The original Sands sign stood 56 feet in the air, tallest on the strip at the time.  The recognizable “S” was over 35 feet on its own (

Twitpic of the week

Sexy.  It’s the best word I can think of to describe this picture of Fremont at night, some 40 years ago and a few months before the skyline was introduced to Vegas Vicki in 1980.  The color, the energy, the magic are all captured in this picture of a time long past.  @Summacorp once again uses photography to transport one back.  Was it a better time?  That’s up for debate.  What isn’t debatable is this picture, is sexy.


360VVX Update

Sheldon Adelson Dies

NBA in Las Vegas

CES 2021

Saturday, January 9, 2021

E-352: Daddy Stories

Random Vegas

The Dunes was located on an 85 acre site, making up almost a quarter of a mile of real estate along Highway 91.  Originally used for the properties golf course, today City Center occupies the majority of the space not used to build Bellagio.

Twitpic of the week

Typically, Twitpic of the week is a picture that reminds me of Vegas and inspires a monologue.  This week’s winner gives a resident perspective of this amazing city.  The Luxor, at the end of a residential street, shining as a beacon of awesome.  This picture by @lasvegaslocally single handedly shows just how cool it is to live in this amazing city.  Envy is the appropriate response.


360 Vegas Vacation 10

Coming in 2021

Saturday, January 2, 2021

E-351: Made It Less

 Random Vegas

2015 was the 1st time Las Vegas exceeded 40 million visitors in one year.  2020 was projected to exceed 50 million for the first time. 


Twitpic of the week 

Memories of a time long gone, shared by @TruckerDougYEG, the Boardwalk casino has a special place in my heart.  It was the first place we saw a lounge act for free.  More than that, it was the first place we got to experience the low rolling options on the strip, a welcome experience for newbies to Las Vegas.  The Boardwalk was imploded to make way for City Center and some may debate whether this was an improvement, but what can’t be contested is it was progress which Vegas has shown won’t be stopped.