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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

Saturday, October 8, 2011

If I only had my camera...

This incident happened at the Mirage about a month ago.  For past few weeks I have been thinking about how best to describe what I witnessed, so bear with me... 

First of all, I have a camera with me 99% of the time with me when I go out anywhere.  Either my point and shoot or my DSLR.  So, the one time I forget my camera I see what might be the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen since I have moved to Las Vegas.  I will do my best to describe what happened...

I get to the Mirage on a Friday night at around 6:30pm to play in their 7pm poker tournament.  I go buy in and since I have a few minutes to burn I stand by the roulette wheel in front of the cashiers cage and check out the scenery.  As usual, this part of the casino is very crowded with people gambling and people walking back and forth.  I am near the entrance to the Beatles Love show entrance.  For 7pm in Vegas the area is jam packed...

At this point I see this guy walking towards me about 75 yards away.  First of all let me describe this individual.  He looks like he's on the USA Olympic swim team.  He's about 25, 6-3, and completely ripped with a swimmer's body....  He so ripped that jaws are dropping on many women (many women with dudes, btw) So how do I know what this guy looked like?  Because this guy is walking through the Mirage wearing nothing but wearing those European "boy shorts" that gay guys like to prance around in.  That's all he's wearing...  He's barefoot to top it off.

But wait, there's more to the story...   This young man is incredibly drunk.  He cannot walk even close to straight.  He's staggering, he's bumping into people, and he's just totally wasted.  Of course he has a beer in his hand -- a nice 24oz can of something, Bud Light I think.

Now the for the best part: He's soaking wet, like he just stepped out the pool or hot tub.  So let's review what we are dealing with:  A dude completely drunk, about 25, ripped like a swimmer, wearing gay boy shorts, barefoot, soaking wet, totally wasted and walking through an upscale casino.

It gets better...  Two Mirage security guards see him and do nothing at all.  They just sit there laughing there asses off.  This dude proceeds to stagger through the casino until I can't see him anymore.  During this entire time not one Mirage security guard or manager could be bothered to approach him and find out what the hell is going on.

I know it's Vegas and crazy shit happens all the time.  But this one takes the prize as the most ridiculous thing I have seen since I have lived here.

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