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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

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

LV Strip Fashions...

A brief visit to the LV Strip the other day and I go these two photos...

I am going to guess that this gentleman is not an American.  I am going to guess South America -- possibly Brazil.  Anyone want to guess what country?

These two fellows normally would not warrant a photo or a blog post.  However, I could not resist a photo because of the identical backpacks they both were wearing.  Gucci backpacks?  Really?  Come on now...  I have no idea if these backpacks are real or imitation, but if they are real they retail online from Gucci for $990.  "Free shipping" is included...

Here's the link if you want to see for yourself:  Gucci Backpack


Guess the LV Casino #15

LV Strip hotel.  Low end joint.  Well past its former glory.  When I arrived at this hotel at 9am this is what greeted me in the parking garage.   Good luck.  JH

Friday, June 14, 2013

LV Smoker of the Week #25

Two car smokers.  Late afternoon.  Parked in a shopping center off Tropicana.  Temp: 105f

Guess the LV Casino #14

Hint: Not a LV Strip hotel.

This mess was present when I arrived at the casino at around 9am.  I will give this casino some credit for cleaning it up as I witnessed a hotel worker emptying the trash and clearing out the cigs at around 2pm.  Though I would speculate that this amount of garbage was left over from the previous night.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fremont St. Impersonator

As some of you know I am a big fan of the movie Casino and how Robert De Niro portrayed Sam "Ace" Rothstein (Sam Rosenthal).  So I am down at Fremont St. a few weeks ago visiting some friends and saw this impersonator.  Not only does this guy look like De Niro but he had the outfit, voice, and mannerisms down cold from the movie.  If he is ever out on Fremont St. again he is worth checking out and putting a few bucks in his tip cup!

If anyone has a link to this guy's website let me know and I will post it on here.  Thanks.  JH

His vanity plate on his Caddy....