SiegfriedRoy
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November 3rd, 2015 at 6:40:39 PM permalink
I just want to share this site with everybody. Unfortunately, I was not born during 90% of these photos, but I love all of these photos. My favorite subject in Vegas is the Rat Pack and the "good old" era in vegas. I'm sure some of you will get nostalgic and enjoy these photos.


http://vintagelasvegas.tumblr.com/
JohnnyQ
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November 4th, 2015 at 3:23:58 PM permalink
Great link, THANKS !
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GWAE
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November 4th, 2015 at 4:22:13 PM permalink
Tremendous link. Only complaint is I wish they were in date order.
EvenBob
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Thanks for this post from:
MidwestAP
November 4th, 2015 at 5:36:46 PM permalink
Seeing the pic from the mid 70's of the
Strip, it reminds me of why I always
stayed DT. The Strip was resort hotels,
you stayed in a hotel and played in
their casino, there was nothing else
to do. DT you had 12-15 joints to
play at in 3 city blocks. It was great
then and it's still great now.
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SiegfriedRoy
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November 4th, 2015 at 5:46:21 PM permalink
I am amazed by all the buffet prices. Would you say the food at restaurants were better back then or now?
EvenBob
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November 4th, 2015 at 6:07:07 PM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

I am amazed by all the buffet prices. Would you say the food at restaurants were better back then or now?



Far far better now, no comparison. The only
really good deal were the cheap breakfast
buffets, compared to now. They haven't changed
much, breakfast food hasn't changed.

For dinner, it was mostly American food at
the buffets. You didn't see a Mexican section,
and Chinese, and Italian, like you do now.
It was roast beef and ham and fried chicken and
meatballs and pork chops. Buffets in general
had half the food choices that they offer now.

It started changing in the late 80's and into
the 90's it really took off. In the 70's, as you
can see from the marquees in the pics, the
shows were mostly well known comics and
singers. You checked in about 5pm at a Strip
hotel, took a nap, gambled awhile, dinner, go
to bed. Next day it was breakfast, gamble
a bit, a couple hours by the pool under an
umbrella reading a book. A short nap, dinner
in a jacket and tie, gamble a bit, see the show
in your hotel, gamble some more, off to bed.
Check out on Sunday.

You never left the hotel, that was the point.
They had shops, everything you needed.
If you were lucky, in the mid 70's, it was
Sinatra or Dean or Bobby Vinton you were
seeing. Everybody played Vegas.
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Ayecarumba
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November 4th, 2015 at 6:10:48 PM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

I am amazed by all the buffet prices. Would you say the food at restaurants were better back then or now?



The food is much, much better now. I remember the food at the Circus Circus buffet looked like the prison slop you'd see on TV. Now, LV has five star joints, and celebrity chefs all over the place. You have to pay for it though. No more 99 cent Steak and Eggs...
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SiegfriedRoy
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November 4th, 2015 at 6:17:09 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

The food is much, much better now. I remember the food at the Circus Circus buffet looked like the prison slop you'd see on TV. Now, LV has five star joints, and celebrity chefs all over the place. You have to pay for it though. No more 99 cent Steak and Eggs...



your post reminded me of this scene from vegas vacation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtkpTrvwQ6c&list=RDKtkpTrvwQ6c#t=5
ahiromu
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November 4th, 2015 at 8:12:33 PM permalink
Pays Jackpot $1.00, lol.

http://vintagelasvegas.tumblr.com/image/132047079409
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SiegfriedRoy
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November 5th, 2015 at 6:41:44 AM permalink
I have a question for all the old timers. I know back in the days, they did not have players card and it was at the discretion of the pit boss. Would you say you were comp'd better back then or now?

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