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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






Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How Far the Mighty Have Fallen...

Sorry about the image quality, but guess who is sitting at the table inside the Mirage hustling autographs?  Yes, you are correct, that's Pete Rose.  Charlie Hustle seems to make his way around to quite a few casinos in LV pitching his autograph for a few bucks.  Now I have no problem with the guy trying to support himself, but this looks ridiculous.  Note how no one is line -- mind you this was middle of the afternoon during Spring Break -- people all over the place.

To add further insult to this spectacle, Pete has this "associate" dressed in a Reds jersey chasing away anyone who even attempts to take a "free picture." He scampers back and forth chasing people away with cameras or blocking the view of anyone who tries to take a picture.  I got blocked repeatedly by this guy and this was the only shot I got out of about ten I tried to take.



2 comments:

  1. Did read about this on Tripadvisor.com, so it is true and you actually went out of your way after getting block by his entourage, nice job.

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  2. Saw him in some sports collector shop in the Forum Shop also...

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