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Frontier Hotel 1942-2007

Frontier Hotel 1942-2007

"This is the end result of all the bright lights... and the comp trips, of all the champagne... and free hotel suites,
and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.
That's the truth about Las Vegas. We're the only winners. The players don't stand a chance. "

-- Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino, 1995

Friday, March 27, 2020

Vegas Shutdown -- A Few Photos

Las Vegas and Clark County is basically shutdown for 30 days by order of the governor.  I think with the way Covid-19 is spreading, I don't think casinos will reopen even at the stated end of 30 days. 

Conservatively, I believe we are looking at 30%-40% UE here in Clark County.  Anyway, here are some photos I took recently when I drove around the LV Strip and DTLV.  Very depressing to say the least!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Good Riddance -- Jim Murren Steps Down

They say all bad things have to come to end... for MGM Resorts, their doofus CEO, Jim Murren has finally announced he is stepping down.  After 12 years of running MGM Resorts into the ground there finally might be some hope for this corporation to actually run their casinos and hotels in a proper manner.

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Jim "I love debt" Murren

You enjoy paying to park at MGM hotels on the LV Strip?  Thank Mr. Murren.  Feel like you are getting gouged on stupid resort fees at MGM hotels on the LV Strip?  Thank Mr. Murren.  How about mandatory minimums before getting a drink at bar slots at MGM properties?  Thank Mr. Murren.  Notice your gaming comps don't quite get as much as they used to at MGM properties?  Thank Mr. Murren.  How about the repeated screwing of players with 6/5 blackjack and triple zero roulette?  Guess who?  Thank Mr. Murren.

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Thanks Jim, I love paying to park at MGM...

One more piece to Mr. Murren's reign at MGM Resorts is the outrageous debt that Mr. Murren failed to control or deal with!  When Mr. Murren started as CEO at MGM their debt was at $12.4 billion. As of today, MGM's debt is a $15.45 billion.  Nice job Jim, do nothing to lower the debt and leave the company in more debt than when you started....

$15+ billion in debt.. What could go wrong?

If you really want to get pissed off, check out Mr. Murren's golden handshake that MGM is so happy to give him.  Total compensation approx. $32 million.

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Nice shit-eating grin, Jim -- you earned it!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Las Vegas Casino Crime Cover Up #2

Another casino mugging in Las Vegas…  Another cover up by the local the media…  Only in Las Vegas can a casino patron get mugged on a casino property but the local media refuses to give the location of the incident.  Just another blatant example of the local media covering again for criminal activity in a Las Vegas casino.

Here are the facts:  On January 15, at approx. 9:20 p.m., an elderly woman enters an elevator in a downtown Las Vegas casino -- perp is either in the elevator or enters the elevator at some point.  Upon trying to exit the elevator, the woman is attacked, then gets mugged and choked by the perp.  Perp then takes the woman’s purse and flees.  Perp is arrested a few days later in Los Angeles.

This is the suspect of this heinous crime: His name is James Moore -- believed to be homeless.  He's currently being held by the Los Angeles P.D. pending extradition to Las Vegas.


Here;s the brutal video of this poor woman getting choked and beaten by this sorry excuse of humanity.

So, let’s take a look at how this incident was reported by the some of the Las Vegas local media outlets:

KABC Las Vegas – CH 13:  Incident occurred in a “elevator floor of a building located on Fremont Street.”  Address not mentioned, name of building not mentioned. 

FOX 5 Las Vegas – CH 5:  Incident occurred in “the Fremont Street elevator.”  Address not mentioned, name of building not mentioned. 

The Las Vegas Review Journal:  Incident occurred “in an elevator on the 300 block of Fremont Street, near Ogden Avenue.”  These clowns refuse to give the exact address, does not name the casino.

Las Vegas Sun: Incident occurred “in the 300 block of Fremont Street.”  Again, refuses to give the exact location, does not name the casino.

After repeated searching of Google and reading about this story, I was able to come across one local Las Vegas news outlet that reported where this incident occurred – The D Hotel and Casino on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.  Props to NBC News 3 Las Vegas for having the decency to report all the facts of this story.  My only problem with this story is that News 3 reported that the incident occurred at a “Fremont Street Resort.”  GMAFB, calling the D a “resort” is beyond ridiculous.  FYI – Locals refer to the D with its proper name:  D =  The "Dump."

The exact location and address of this incident is as follows:

301 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
The D Hotel

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At first, I was going to launch into a tirade about the D and their security but to be fair their security and surveillance cannot watch every part of the hotel and parking garage.  Furthermore, their surveillance video was used to ultimately catch this predator.  Would it preferable that this miscreant have never been allowed to set foot into the D hotel?  Yes of course, but that's unrealistic given the thousands of people milling about Fremont Street on a daily basis.  

Image result for fremont street las vegasWhat the real issue that the D and other downtown Las Vegas hotels will not admit is how dangerous the area around Fremont Street is in regard to homeless bums, vagrants, drug addicts, and criminals.  Your average tourist who visits Fremont Street has no idea that the street is a actually a public street --  that anyone has the right to be there at anytime of the day or night as long as they are not committing a crime or causing a disturbance.  The problem becomes when you have thousands of tourists, many of whom are drunk and having a good time, somehow get mixed up with these street predators.  Yes there is private security and a police presence, but these criminals are lurking everywhere just waiting to prey on some unsuspecting tourist who makes a wrong turn.

Anyway, have fun at Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas -- just keep an eye out and be aware of your surroundings.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Blackjack Hall of Shame -- 1st Inductee

Silver Sevens (Formerly known as Terribles ) is a disgusting locals hotel and casino on Flamingo and Harmon.  I don’t know what the rooms are like at this dump, but the casino reeks of cig smoke and the place is overrun with hood rats, pimps, and other low-end street types that are pissing away their last $40.00.  FYI -- Silver Sevens is part of Affinity Gaming, which is connected with the former Herbst Gaming corporation that went BK back in 2009.

This sorry excuse for a casino does have one 3/2 double deck blackjack game which I decided to investigate.  Unfortunately, it was a complete waste of time as Silver Sevens management are total pussies all because they fear getting bitch slapped now and then by card counters.

For starters, their max play on a $10 table is $300.  That’s right, $300.  Almost every $10 DD game at any locals casino is max play $500 or $1000.  These pussies are so afraid of a bet ramp up or a martingale ploppy that they capped the max bet at $300.  Whatta fucking joke of a casino.

Image result for rude blackjack dealerTheir next counter measure against card counters is to deal only half the cards from a 2 deck shoe.  This means that the dealer puts the cut card right down the middle and only deals half of the 2 deck shoe.  Like several other casinos that also pull this move, they think they are so fucking clever.  What they don’t realize is that they piss off the players with the constant shuffling and they also lose hands per hour which in the long run costs them money.  Do the math – every shoe they lose out on dealing approx. 25% of the remaining cards because of the constant shuffling.  How many thousands of hands and potential profit are they losing out on?  All because they are paranoid some card counter ramps up his bet from $15 to $110?  Really?  When I questioned the dealer about why she was dealing only half the shoe, she just shrugged her shoulders and said “that’s how we do things here.”  Fuck you and that pathetic excuse.  I would at least respect the dealer if they were honest enough to admit why they do this.  There’s nothing worse than a “house” dealer.

Image result for no mid deck entryTheir next counter measure against counters is the no mid deck entry rule.  This means you cannot jump in during the middle of a shoe.  You must wait until the shoe is finished.  Personally, I don’t care one way or the other on this rule.  Silver Sevens only has this rule because they are so afraid of someone back counting and taking them for a big score.  Well then just have a $25 max play on mid deck entry if you are so paranoid you dumb fucks.

The combination of these three counter measures puts Silver Sevens into the Blackjack Hall of Shame.  They are obviously managed by total jackasses who think the occasional card counter that goes into this dump will put them out of business.  GMAFB!  Maybe if Silver Sevens had the balls to run a fair a DD game like most locals casinos, they would make more money in the long run.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Vegas Car of the Week #1 -- "Raider Caddy"

This big ass Caddy is perfect for the official "Raiders Caddy" of Las Vegas.  Paint is silver with a black vinyl top.  All the Caddy needs is a big Raiders sticker in the rear window!