Monday, March 29, 2010
This photo is for me a perfect reminder of what Las Vegas once was and what Las Vegas has become. The Frontier in a way symbolized "old Vegas." One of the first hotels on the Las Vegas strip, mafia control/influence, a mid range hotel that rewarded even the low end gambler, smoke filled, dark, nice in some ways but with a seedy side to it. Not much of the Frontier exists anymore in Las Vegas. Sure there are places like the Riviera, Sahara, and even Circus Circus that are much like the Frontier, but those places will meet their end in due course...
Monday, March 15, 2010
Up and down the Strip you will find a variety of people dressed in all sorts of costumes or doing some sort of entertainment. They cannot charge for their "services" but if you want a photo taken with one of them, you are expected to toke (tip).
This young lady is quite interesting. I am not sure what her "costume" is supposed to be -- Black Angel, maybe? Anyway, she tends to hang around MGM and seems to get quite a bit of attention, especially from drunk guys. If you know who she is, tell her to check out my blog. I would like to do a Q & A with her.
This next pic is of a guy on the pedestrian bridge over Flamingo Rd. I thought his sign was quite amusing. There are guys like him all over the place holding signs begging for money.
There are homeless people all over the Las Vegas Strip. They tend not to be as hostile and aggressive as in other large cities, but they will hit you up for money given the opportunity. This guy was sitting near MGM and just did not seem all too happy. Had that look on his face that he lost his last $20.
Friday, March 5, 2010
The following individuals are the first two inductees to the Blackjack Hall of Shame. They are both CEO's of two of the largest gaming companies in the world and think it is perfectly acceptable to rip off customers in their casinos with 6/5 blackjack.
New inductee to the Blackjack Hall of Shame: