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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

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Guess the Casino #18

Strip hotel.  Not the Bellagio or Wynn.

This is what greets you when you walk into the hotel from the parking garage.  Talk about deferred maintenance or just complete laziness.  Shameful...

This disgusting mess is dried and caked on to the concrete in the parking lot.  Your first impression after a 5 hour drive from southern California.  Lovely.

You mean to tell me that this hotel does not have a steam cleaner?  Come on now.


This next photo defies explanation.  Hundreds of cig butts and a few beer cans tossed on the roof at the rear entrance. You mean to tell me that this hotel cannot send out a janitor to clean up this mess? It might take all of 5 minutes to clean this up....  Outrageous that something like this is allowed to fester and not be dealt with.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Guess the Casino #17

Talk about out of control smoking...  And no casino workers can come deal with this mess.  Seriously?

This hotel/casino is not on the LV Strip.

Guess the Casino #16

Talk about busted up...

Hint -- this casino is in downtown Las Vegas.  Parking lot garage elevator.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

LV Strip Fashions...

A brief visit to the LV Strip the other day and I go these two photos...

I am going to guess that this gentleman is not an American.  I am going to guess South America -- possibly Brazil.  Anyone want to guess what country?

These two fellows normally would not warrant a photo or a blog post.  However, I could not resist a photo because of the identical backpacks they both were wearing.  Gucci backpacks?  Really?  Come on now...  I have no idea if these backpacks are real or imitation, but if they are real they retail online from Gucci for $990.  "Free shipping" is included...

Here's the link if you want to see for yourself:  Gucci Backpack


Guess the LV Casino #15

LV Strip hotel.  Low end joint.  Well past its former glory.  When I arrived at this hotel at 9am this is what greeted me in the parking garage.   Good luck.  JH

Friday, June 14, 2013

LV Smoker of the Week #25

Two car smokers.  Late afternoon.  Parked in a shopping center off Tropicana.  Temp: 105f

Guess the LV Casino #14

Hint: Not a LV Strip hotel.

This mess was present when I arrived at the casino at around 9am.  I will give this casino some credit for cleaning it up as I witnessed a hotel worker emptying the trash and clearing out the cigs at around 2pm.  Though I would speculate that this amount of garbage was left over from the previous night.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fremont St. Impersonator

As some of you know I am a big fan of the movie Casino and how Robert De Niro portrayed Sam "Ace" Rothstein (Sam Rosenthal).  So I am down at Fremont St. a few weeks ago visiting some friends and saw this impersonator.  Not only does this guy look like De Niro but he had the outfit, voice, and mannerisms down cold from the movie.  If he is ever out on Fremont St. again he is worth checking out and putting a few bucks in his tip cup!

If anyone has a link to this guy's website let me know and I will post it on here.  Thanks.  JH

His vanity plate on his Caddy....

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Perusing casino employment websites will occasionally yield some amusing jobs and/or job descriptions.  Please see below...

Job Title:   Surveillance Operator
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21 and over


  • Maintains strict confidentiality for the company when conducting observations and investigations.
  • Changes VHS cassettes tapes and video cassette recorders (VCRs) used by the department.
  • Operates CCTV/digital equipment to conduct surveillance.
  • Uses computer and associated hardware to complete documentation.
  • Writes and prepares daily reports and logs.

  • At least 2 years of gaming/surveillance experience.
  • Knowledge of all Table Games, Slots, and Cage procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of card counting systems.
  • Excellent telephone etiquette and communication skills.
  • A High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Able to communicate effectively in English both verbal and written.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Access preferred.
  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.
Is this job description for real?

The Bellagio is still using VHS tapes and VCR's to record casino activity?  You have got to be kidding...  How is it possible that one of the most high end hotels in Las Vegas is still using VHS tapes?  Same equipment when Steve Wynn opened the joint?  Come on now...  You can't make this shit up.  How can the Bellagio not be all digital w/ all video saved to computer hard drives for all their casino surveillance?

My next question is this:  The only education required for the position is a high school diploma or equivalent?  That's it?  Not even a community college degree?  So the "eye in the sky" is manned by employees with the bare minimum of education in the USA?  Come on now....

Basic knowledge of card counting systems?  So if I have read "Beat the Dealer" or "Blackjack for Blood" does that qualify?  No wonder casinos toss out non counters who just get lucky and go on a big run for a few decks.

I would love to know what the hourly rate of pay is for this position...  I am going to speculate at around $11 an hour.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Las Vegas Car of the Week #30

Texas Longhorns Smart Car...  Really?  When I think of a UT car I think of an F-150, a diesel dualie, or a Ford Expedition.  This clown would get run off the road driving around in Texas...

Friday, August 3, 2012

Las Vegas Car of the Week #29

Lincoln Town Car Low Rider...

I just don't get it...  I like some low riders.  But to convert a Lincoln Town Car into low rider?  Really?  Then paint the car this ugly ass green...  Maybe this is just a Las Vegas thing?

When I think of a Town Car I think of a retired gentleman driving in style, or maybe an older mafia wiseguy on a collection run.

Come on now...

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012


Toke hustling on the LV Strip in this ridiculous outfit?  Come on now...

Guess the LV Casino #13

This disgusting mess was spotted at a LV Strip hotel -- not the Mirage.  I was at this hotel for about 4 hours and the mess was there when I arrived and when I left...

Las Vegas Car of the Week #28

Convertible Bentley Continental, top down, LV Strip, 4:00pm, 105f.  A very nice ride -- This car retails new around $200k.  Not sure if I care for the rim selection...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Guess the LV Casino #12

This mess sat untouched for over 4 hours while I played poker in this supposedly upscale LV Strip casino...  Really?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Las Vegas Car of the Week #27

Something straight out of a Cheech and Chong movie.  All that's missing is smoke pouring out from the back.  I wonder if Wynn/Encore would allow such a vehicle to be parked in valet?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Things I see in LV...

With all the empty land in LV it always amazes me how these home and apt. builders will build right on top of a freeway.  Note the huge wall in front of the apt. -- probably built to try and reduce freeway noise.  Like that's going to matter on the upper floors of this place.  I wonder if the freeway units are more expensive to rent because they have a "view."

Las Vegas has been hard hit in the recession and housing crisis.  The unemployment rate is still one of the highest  in the country.  However, one would never know this with the amount of freeway construction, freeway landscape, and sound wall projects currently in progress. 

I suspect there can be only person we have to thank for all this construction work to make our freeways move faster and look better:  That's right, Boss Hogg himself -- Sen. Harry Reid.


This last one made me smile.  The license plate is great but then I noticed the type of car.  A plate like this belongs on something like a Maserati, Corvette, or maybe even a higher end BMW.  A Pontiac Firebird?  Come on now...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Las Vegas Smoker of the Week #23

Another Vegas car smoker, St. Rose and Seven Hills, late morning.  Why do they equip cars with ashtrays when everything goes out the window?

Las Vegas Car of the Week #26

Low life low rider...  This clown was hittin' switches as he rolled down Trop. Car was leaning left, right, up and down.  I could not stop laughing!

What idiot would spend big bucks on rims, tires, and hydraulics and then put them on a crappy Ford Fairmont or whatever piece of crap this car is.   Even if this car was fixed up with a nice paint job it has no business being turned into a low rider.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Guess the Casino #11

LV Strip hotel.  Considered to be mid to high end.  Now starting to fall apart...

Parking garage.. tagging like this all over the place.  

Parking garage elevator.  Dirty, rundown, and busted up.  Sounds like deferred maintenance...

Some Random Pics from the LV Strip...

Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground.

Slow day for toke hustling movie characters...  Wonder what they are talking about?  It was only 105f when I took this photo.

I am going to make some assumptions here:  This is a bachelorette posse.  The girl without the purple tank top on is the bachelorette.

Interesting how one girl is on point and one girl is bringing up the rear.  I wonder if they are having a good time?  Note all have test tube drinks.

So what's the deal with the same color tank tops?  Is this some requirement of the future bride?  Are they worried about losing someone?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Las Vegas Smoker of the Week #22

Yet another car smoker, window down, polluting the air...  Henderson, early morning, Saturday.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Las Vegas Smoker of the Week #21

Yet again, another car smoker with their cancer stick hanging out the window...   Photo taken in Henderson on a Saturday, late morning.

More Junk in the Desert...

It's been awhile since I stumbled across a mess like this.  Amazing how people are too lazy and/or too cheap to dump this stuff at a proper location.  These dump outs are found all over the Las Vegas valley.

 To busy too donate a bed to charity?  Just dump it...

Got a bunch of concrete you need to dump?  No problem...

Las Vegas Car of the Week #25

"Camper shell Dualie"  Very strange...