Jury Duty

Oct 05, 2018 Posted by Wizard

Serving on a jury in a criminal case is on my bucket list. I have always enjoyed courtroom TV shows and movies, especially when I learn something about the legal system. I'm a very rules-oriented pers

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Are You There God? It's Me, Mike

Sep 14, 2018 Posted by Wizard

The Wizard searches for answers to the big questions at Burning Man.

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Burning Man -- To Go or not to Go

Sep 12, 2018 Posted by Wizard

The Wizard gives the pros and cons for attending Burning Man and some advice for first-timers.

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Grand Canyon West Rim

Jun 14, 2018 Posted by Wizard

Mike takes on the Pink Jeep tour of the West Rim of the Grand Canyon.

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Mat Franco

Dec 21, 2015 Posted by Wizard

I first noticed Mat Franco when he did an amazing disappearing cell phone trick on the NBC show America's Got...

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ShowStoppers

Nov 14, 2015 Posted by Wizard

Steve Wynn's tribute to "show stopping" big musical numbers from famous musicals.

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SlotZilla

Oct 12, 2015 Posted by Wizard

Slotzilla is actually two ziplines that transport riders down Las Vegas' iconic Fremont Street. What other zipline in the world zooms riders past several casinos under a canopy of millions of...

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Voodoo Zipline

Sep 22, 2015 Posted by Wizard

The Voodoo Zipline is simple in its concept: a cable connects the tops of the two towers of the Rio in Las Vegas resulting in a zipline. Something similar to a two-person bench on a ski lift takes...

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Primm Valley Resorts

Jun 02, 2015 Posted by Wizard

Primm Valley Resort is by far the best place to gamble in Primm. It spreads 15 blackjack tables. Two of these blackjack games actually pay 3-2. The bet range is $10-$500 on these tables. ...

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Whiskey Pete’s Casino

Jun 02, 2015 Posted by Wizard

There is little reason to drop by Whiskey Pete's, even if Primm is your final destination. It has a small casino floor with games that most will find unplayable. There are four $5-$200 blackjack...

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Buffalo Bill’s Resort and Casino

Jun 01, 2015 Posted by Wizard

One would think that gambling in a remote town would be great to help draw players. That is not the case. The games spread in Primm are at best in line with the Las Vegas Strip. In many cases, it...

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Binion's Casino

Jun 01, 2015 Posted by Wizard

Binion's is located on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Many old school gamblers still call it The Horseshoe. That is because it was once known as Binion's Horseshoe. Benny Binion, a former...

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Cromwell Las Vegas

Jun 01, 2015 Posted by Wizard

Cromwell Las Vegas is one of the newest hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. It was once known as Bill's Gamblin' Hall. Before that, the property was owned by Boyd Gaming and called Barbary Coast....

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Ultimate eXpected Value

Apr 07, 2015 Posted by Wizard

For those unfamiliar, Ultimate X is a Video Poker game in which winning hands award multipliers that count towards the next hand. If you hit a Two Pair on Triple Play Double Double Bonus on the top...

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The Changing Face of Vegas

Mar 12, 2015 Posted by Wizard

The Riviera Hotel and Casino, known affectionately as, "The Riv," is a sprawling structure consisting of over 2,100 guest rooms and over 100,000 square feet of gaming space. Having gone through a...

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Downtown Summerlin

Oct 21, 2014 Posted by Wizard

Full disclosure — I hate shopping. Like most men, I'm simply perplexed why women seem to enjoy the process. So I am not the best candidate to write a review of a shopping mall. In fact, I am...

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High Roller

May 31, 2014 Posted by Wizard

The High Roller is the world's largest ferris wheel, at least as of this writing. It is located in the Linq shopping/dining area between the Flamingo and Quad casinos, across the Strip from Caesars...

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Gambling In Mexico

Jun 14, 2013 Posted by Wizard

Casinos seem to exist in an ambiguous legal void in Mexico. Not that gambling offerings are lacking. If by gambling you mean wagering money on events with random or uncertain results, there are...

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