TwoFeathersATL
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November 5th, 2015 at 6:44:55 AM permalink
Quote: ahiromu

Pays Jackpot $1.00, lol.

http://vintagelasvegas.tumblr.com/image/132047079409
^This picture of El Cortez is my favorite so far... ten pages in.



I only made it thru about ten pages as well, so far.
The cars are cool.
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1BB
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November 5th, 2015 at 7:01:38 AM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

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?



Back then and it had nothing to do with your hourly average. It did, many times have to do with your buy in, your relationship with the pit, or making a few larger bets. Do I have to tell you how attractive women made out? For the rest of us, play for an hour or so then ask for a comp. The pit bosses carried pads just for that reason and they rarely said no. Bonus: if you didn't want to give them your information, they wouldn't hound you for it. You still got the comp.
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MrV
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November 5th, 2015 at 8:48:10 AM permalink
Here's a link to the photo archives of UNLV.

Most are grouped by casino name.

http://gaming.unlv.edu/v_museum/photoarchive/
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beachbumbabs
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November 6th, 2015 at 5:34:18 AM permalink
Really enjoying that tumblr archive. I did note that there's a sort feature by casino available at the bottom.
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MidwestAP
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November 6th, 2015 at 6:05:46 AM permalink
Love this link! The only problem is I just used up an hour of my day, haven't come close to viewing everything, and I have a work deadline looming! Have to get back to the pics later.
SiegfriedRoy
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November 6th, 2015 at 6:14:27 AM permalink
Quote: MidwestAP

Love this link! The only problem is I just used up an hour of my day, haven't come close to viewing everything, and I have a work deadline looming! Have to get back to the pics later.



haha. I should have put a warning label...It does suck lots of time. I've spent close to 3 hours viewing everything.
JohnnyQ
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November 6th, 2015 at 2:43:06 PM permalink
I don't think this caption is 100 % correct, anyone care to guess ?

Las Vegas Strip c. 1978. The major intersection at Flamingo Rd, with Desert Inn (now Bellagio) in the lower left, Barbary Coast under construction in the center, Flamingo Capri’s Imperial Tower visible rear right, and Galaxy Motel on the lower right.

C'mon, the Bellagio and the Desert Inn are/were on opposite sides of the Strip, right ? And NOT right across from each other.
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November 6th, 2015 at 4:03:42 PM permalink
My first trip to Vegas wasn't until after the Desert Inn was torn down but even I know that:
it was on the site where the Wynn now stands. It was even remodeled at great expense not too long before Steve Wynn purchased and imploded it. The Bellagio and the Desert Inn coexisted for a while.
SiegfriedRoy
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July 19th, 2016 at 9:00:42 PM permalink
Question to all the folks who remember the "golden" days of Vegas. My friend and I were wondering, despite Vegas being a desert, why were lots of the LV themes Middle Eastern? Like Aladdin, Dunes, Desert Inn, Sahara, Sands. Was it a fad that was sexy back then? Just curious.
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July 21st, 2016 at 12:54:14 PM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

Question to all the folks who remember the "golden" days of Vegas. My friend and I were wondering, despite Vegas being a desert, why were lots of the LV themes Middle Eastern? Like Aladdin, Dunes, Desert Inn, Sahara, Sands. Was it a fad that was sexy back then? Just curious.



Short answer to your question is that it probably had a lot to do with the fact that Las Vegas itself was basically in the middle of the desert. A desert fantasy works pretty easily.

The subject of themes in Vegas is a probably whole topic unto itself, and I find it pretty fascinating, especially when the two themes are mixed up seemingly at random. The first resort built around a theme was Last Frontier Hotel, the second resort on the strip (1942). The name, architecture, decor were all built around a fantasy of the old west. Last Frontier opened an area called the "Last Frontier Village" next to the casino, which was supposedly a big influence on Disneyland.

Flamingo in the late 40s, followed by Riviera and Tropicana, seemed to skip the theme in favor of pure luxury – I think the Sands follows this model as well – but most of the 50s was very heavy into themes. These resorts with the middle eastern themes all came along in the 50s-early 60s.

Stardust was all about the space age. Even Last Frontier rebranded itself in the mid 50s in the modernist "New Frontier." This is where it gets funny: Last Frontier and New Frontier existed side by side for a decade. Stardust also went into Tiki culture so you have Easter Island moai status next to images of stars and planets /post/147611025409/ (Tiki popped up again in a half dozen other places around town.)

Caesars Palace in 1966 elevated the fantasy to another level, and most of the resorts in the last 50 years are still following this model.

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