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"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

Sunday, August 29, 2010

"Long Haulers" in Action...

Today I went to play a poker tournament at the Mirage.  So I take the 215 west from Henderson to the 15 north and exit at Spring Mountain.  Nice and easy, door to door in 15 minutes.  While I am on the 215 I drive past the merge from the airport tunnel.  Of course, what do I see -- that's right, two cabbies long hauling unsuspecting tourists to the Strip.   If you would like to learn more about "long hauling" please refer to this previous post on the subject:

These long hauling cabbies are despicable how they prey on unsuspecting tourists and take them on a much longer route to the Strip as opposed to the most direct and shortest route of surface streets out of the airport.  Talk about taking advantage of people.  So here's a couple of photos of these "long haulers" in action.  Note the exits that they are taking.

"Lucky Cab" #2785 merges onto the 15 north from the 215 west after using the airport tunnel:

Note this cab exits at Russell and Frank Sinatra.  Most likely this is a drop off at Mandalay Bay, Luxor or Tropicana.  This is the worst of the long haul abuses as these hotels are literally 3 miles from the airport.

And here's a photo of the actual "longhauler" in all his glory with his "marks" sitting in the back of cab without a clue that they just gotten take for a ride.  The people in this cab probably just got the plane after a 13 hour plane flight from Europe.  Nice.  Welcome to Las Vegas...

And here is Desert Cab #4145 "long hauling" some unsuspecting tourists to Flamingo.  Nice.

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