Gambling in Jail

Jul 14, 2011 Posted by JimMorrison

I recently did nearly 200 days in jail (40 days in county in Las Vegas and 155 days in county in Phoenix). The Wizard kindly asked me to write about my gambling experiences while locked up, so...

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Vegas Nightclubs 101

May 09, 2011 Posted by JimMorrison

Long lines snake through the casino. Gorgeous women in skimpy dresses. Celebrities walking the red carpet amidst the flash of cameras. TMZ, US Weekly, Access Hollywood etc. mention the names on a...

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Feb 27, 2011 Posted by Wizard

Welcome to 'The Wizard of Vegas' site and please know we are glad you are here. This article is designed for new visitors to the site, or 'newbies' as they have become known in internet terms. The...

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Neon Boneyard

Feb 11, 2011 Posted by Wizard

Have you ever wondered what happens to old casino signs when they get replaced or the casino is demolished? Before I first drove past the grounds of the Neon Museum, I would have assumed they were...

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Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

Nov 05, 2010 Posted by Wizard

Before anyone writes me, let me first address the name of the bridge. The official name is the "Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge." I respect that as the official name, but with no...

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Red Cap

Mar 18, 2010 Posted by Wizard

Red Cap, a.k.a. Turtlehead Jr., is a short but sweet hike/scramble in the Red Rock National Conservation Area. The rock formation may look prohibitively steep in the picture above, but it is not as...

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Mar 16, 2010 Posted by Wizard

I've got a lot of interests, and most of them are pretty tomboyish. When I have free time, you'll probably find me trekking up a mountain, setting up a tent somewhere off the beaten path and...

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Getting Around

Mar 14, 2010 Posted by Wizard

Over the years, the resort corridor of Las Vegas (i.e. the strip between Stratosphere and Mandalay Bay) has become more and more pedestrian friendly. Footbridges are the most obvious and most...

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Table Game Etiquette

Jan 27, 2010 Posted by Wizard

There are many general and specific rules for good table game etiquette. These rules will be directed at people who have very little or no experience gambling at table games at all. These rules...

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Jan 02, 2010 Posted by Wizard

by Michael Shackleford • January 2, 2010

Turtlehead Peak offers novice and occasional hikers a challenging day hike. More experienced hikers may find it rather easy, but still...

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Little Darlings

Dec 21, 2009 Posted by Wizard

Little Darlings is a totally nude gentlemen's club located south of downtown Las Vegas, northwest of the strip. By law, the club is dry. I visited with a friend on a Thursday evening, on December...

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Glitz To Natural Bliss

Sep 21, 2009 Posted by Wizard

Is it possible to go from the glitz and glamour of the Vegas strip to pure natural bliss in less than an hour? It certainly is, and I personally experienced it. I stripped off my modeling make up,...

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Aug 26, 2009 Posted by Wizard

Sometimes it seems like people view tipping as a four-letter word. For some reason it makes them uncomfortable, awkward, or maybe they're just cheap. It's hard to know how much to tip a service...

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Le Village Buffet

Jun 10, 2009 Posted by Wizard

When my husband and I moved to Las Vegas five and a half years ago, we began a quest to eat at all of the strip buffets. We told people that we wanted to test them all out so when friends and...

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