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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






Thursday, August 19, 2010

People of the Las Vegas Strip #2

Just some more photos I have taken of people on the LV Strip.  Of course I must provide commentary as I see fit!

I guess these outfits serve a purpose in the desert heat?  I know Muslims (I am assuming these women are Muslims) are not supposed to drink alcohol or gamble -- but they do come to Las Vegas in droves.  I guess for shows, shopping, dining, etc.?  Interesting.


There are lots of beggars on the LV Strip.  What is interesting is many of these beggars are young and do not look homeless.  Most of them are fairly clean also.  This young lady had the word "FUCK" written in large letters on her jeans -- not visible in the photo.


The next picture was taken a block from the Strip.  Guy on the left is having a conversation with the guy on the right who is passed out.  The guy on the left was yelling and cussing at the guy on the right -- I heard everything he was saying while sitting in my car waiting to turn left at a light.  It was not pretty.


Here is "old Elvis" -- he tends to hang out by the north entrance of the Flamingo.  He really does not look like Elvis -- but he does have a pretty good "Elvis" costume.  I don't know if he works for a casino or is just another street "performer."


I guess the Michael Jordan "gear" is popular again.  Not sure what is going on here from a fashion sense.  Maybe he's some sort of die hard Bulls fan?


This guy just looks very mean.  Most people are happy when they come to LV.  Apparently not this fellow.  Maybe he just got busted out at the Flamingo 6/5 blackjack pit?


FYI -- All photos in this post were taken by and are the property of Jimmy Hoofa.



1 comment:

  1. Jimmy,
    Just read your Q&A and and amaze at your discipline not to play more at the blackjack tables just for yourself, not as a group, and with smaller bets. You mentioned winning thousands with your friends as a group in some of your blogs, but I guess it is better AP when with a group.
    Heading there today for 3 days and from your photos the previous post, I would not mind seeing the Elvis's but not the folks hanging out at bus stops as I will be using some of those stops.
    Love your blogs.


    Huy

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