Saturday, September 25, 2021

E-377: Manneken Pissed

Random Vegas
In April of 1964, the Silver Slipper had its gambling closed on a dice cheating charge.  Gaming officials said that the slipper had been operating a crap game with “flat dice”, dice shaved on one side so that the winning combination of 6 and 1 did not come as often as it should, giving the house an extra percentage over the player 


Twitpic of the week 

The year is approximately 1972/73 and the original MGM Grand is almost complete.  It would go on to be one of the largest hotels, not just in Vegas but in the world with 2100 rooms.  After its 1980 fire in which 85 people died, it would become the safest hotel in the world.  Then in 1986 it was rebranded Bally’s and that brings us to today.  Rumor has it that another rebranding is on the horizon.  Whether that happens or not remains to be seen.  Thanks to @las_when for sharing the properties origins 


Vegas Costume Contest

Oyo options

Newton Returns

Beer Garden Tailgating

Station Past Posting

Cosmopolitan Mural

Manneken Pissed

Resort World Art Tour

Resorts World Building Wrap

Saturday, September 18, 2021

E-376: Concuragement

 Random Vegas 

  • In April of 1962, the Nevada Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of an $85,000 personal injury suit against the New Frontier 
  • The suite was attempting to hold New Frontier liable for a fall the plaintiff had into a planter in the lobby 
  • It was decided that the fall was a result of the plaintiff's intoxication and not the negligence of the resort 


Twitpic of the week 

In a world before color photos, I’ll bet things were even more grand when you saw Vegas in living color.  Not just the neon but everything.  A magical experience in a magical place.  Sadly virtually everything in this picture is gone.  No more Desert Inn, New Frontier, Landmark and Sahara is dead to us after their assault on free speech.  But that’s not what this monologue is about.  Its about this picture, shared by @TonyIllia.  Thank you, once again, for inspiring us. 


Cosmopolitan for Sale

Allegiant Vaccinations

Macao Concerns

Main St Opens with different casino

Saturday, September 4, 2021

E-375: World Crawl

 Random Vegas 

An employee at Wynn Resorts desk stated that the company has received over 12,000 cancelations since the 2nd mask policy was implemented (@svoth1) 

Twitpic of the week 

The Stardust, in all her motel glory.  It’s hard to imagine the casinos we know today as motels but that’s how they did it in the old days.  No property better showcased that than the Stardust shared by @GrandPaD.  Traditional architecture thought so little of it they nicknamed it the Painted Shed. That didn’t seem to impact its success. 


Boring excitement

Trump Bomb Scare

World Crawl Bar @Neonopolis

Game of Thrones Vegas