onenickelmiracle
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February 2nd, 2013 at 1:31:28 AM permalink
This is a documentary on the casino, it is pretty sad. If anyone knows the blond prositute who made her first porno in the casino, let me know bc my other casino forum is dieing just to meet her.
http://vimeo.com/35557956
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
1BB
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February 2nd, 2013 at 4:59:47 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

This is a documentary on the casino, it is pretty sad. If anyone knows the blond prositute who made her first porno in the casino, let me know bc my other casino forum is dieing just to meet her.
http://vimeo.com/35557956



Not if this forum grabs her first for another "challenge." Was that Morgan Freeman at about 12:30 into the video?
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stoneynv
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February 2nd, 2013 at 7:20:51 AM permalink
hey, with rock bottom table limits at least you would be losing money slower.....I'm going
thecesspit
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February 2nd, 2013 at 8:20:40 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

This is a documentary on the casino, it is pretty sad. If anyone knows the blond prositute who made her first porno in the casino, let me know bc my other casino forum is dieing just to meet her.
http://vimeo.com/35557956



Thanks forsharing this. I never went there, now I didnt need to.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
thegov2k2
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February 4th, 2013 at 10:38:27 AM permalink
I still remember the only time I set foot in this casino, in 2006. I talked 2 buddies into walking down there with me at about 2 AM from the ElCo. We played $2 (I think) DD BJ for about an hour, each winning or losing about $20. When we walked up to the cashier to cash out, there was a sign behind the counter that said:

ATTENTION

Pennies will only be sold by the roll.

Thank You
The Management

To this day, that sign is a running joke among my group of friends.

After we left, I nearly was run over by a man in a motorized wheelchair when he burst through the side door at the El Cortez onto Fremont Street without looking. I actually had to jump out of the way or I would have been taken down. Definitely one of the most entertaining nights I've ever had in Vegas.
onenickelmiracle
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February 12th, 2013 at 1:17:15 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Not if this forum grabs her first for another "challenge." Was that Morgan Freeman at about 12:30 into the video?


Funny, there is a bit of a resemblance. Have fun with her. We'll just take a photo op and Q&A session after your T&A session is over.
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
mickeycrimm
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July 27th, 2013 at 9:55:10 AM permalink
Quote: thegov2k2

I still remember the only time I set foot in this casino, in 2006. I talked 2 buddies into walking down there with me at about 2 AM from the ElCo. We played $2 (I think) DD BJ for about an hour, each winning or losing about $20. When we walked up to the cashier to cash out, there was a sign behind the counter that said:

ATTENTION

Pennies will only be sold by the roll.

Thank You
The Management

To this day, that sign is a running joke among my group of friends.

After we left, I nearly was run over by a man in a motorized wheelchair when he burst through the side door at the El Cortez onto Fremont Street without looking. I actually had to jump out of the way or I would have been taken down. Definitely one of the most entertaining nights I've ever had in Vegas.



I laughed my ass off reading this thread. I think my experience at the Western is a little bit different than you kind folk's experience. I hitchhiked into Las Vegas in April of 1992. My last ride picked me up in Kingman and dropped me off at the Showboat. I walked up Boulder which turned into Fremont looking for a place to stash my gear. Do you think they even had one flower bush on that boulevard for me to stash my gear in? Hell no! I threw my gear away. When I got to the Western I thought "what a nice open air joint." I had $300 and change in my pocket. I sat down and played some $1 blackjack. The neighborhood was dangerous even back then. But I was a street thug so I didn't notice. I thought the joint was quite nice. I got a few beers in me and walked on up to the real joints. My $300 disappeared pretty quick. I still had the change. So I went back to the Western where a man's money lasted for a long time. At that point I was homeless in Las Vegas. But so what? I've been homeless in a lot of towns. I was a highly experienced homeless drifter at the ripe old age of 39. I had been back and forth from the outhouse to the penthouse to the outhouse all my life. Homeless in Las Vegas didn't scare me worth a damn.

The Western was the home of buck bingo. It only cost $1 to play bingo. There were five bingo sessions a day. 8, 11, 2, 7 and 9 PM. I didn't know it then but it was the first advantage play I ever worked. There would be 50 or 60 players, all paying $1. You got 2 three-ons and that was it. No one was allowed to buy extra cards. So everyone in the joint was playing with the same number of cards. But the payouts for the session averaged about $120, plus two Jackie Gaughan funbooks. Them funbooks were the nuts. Two breakfasts at the café in the El Cortez, two burgers and fries at the Plaza, and two dinners at Roberta's in the El Cortez.

I met Black Bart at the Western. He was a hard core casino hustler....and a compulsive gambler from hell....just like all the other down and out, loser, no account, broke ass, dumass, scufflin', tweakin', alky, drug addict, mother rapin', father stabbin' assholes that hung out at the Western. I was right at home. Black Bart taught me how to hustle credits. From that point forward it was game on. Backpack Phil told me I needed a load of stamps. "What the hell is that?" I asked. "Go down to the Welfare Office on Eastern and file for good stamps" he said. "Do you think they will give them to me?" I asked back. "Hell, yeah" he said "You're homeless, they have to expedite for you. You'll have a load of stamps in five days. Look, when you file at the Eastern Office, tell them you're camped out behind the Huntridge. If you give them the wrong address they'll send you to a different office. " I went down and filed for food stamps. Five days later I picked up $115 worth of food stamps at a check cashing place on Eastern. When I walked out the door a guy standing there offered me $60 for my load of stamps. I turned him down. You can call me anything but "late for dinner." Once a month I went down and picked up those stamps....and everytime that asshole was standing outside the office trying to buy my stamps.

The Western became my home. Well, not exactly. Center of Operations is more to the point. Me and my broke ass, no account friends. We played five bingo sessions a day. All you needed was $1 to play. Don't have any money to play the next session? Hit the convenience store out back and buy a twenty five cent piece of candy. Hand them a $1 food stamp. Get 75 cents in change. Then hit the convenience store down Fremont Street from the Western. Buy a twenty five cent piece of candy. Hand them a $1 food stamp. Get 75 cents in change. Now you have the money for the next bingo session. If you are out of food stamps then head on up to the Fremont Street casinos and do some credit hustling. It is imperative that you come up with $1 to play the next bingo session at the Western.

Of course, you are going to need accomadations while you are in Vegas. My first accomadations were at the Sleeping In The Weeds Motel. My campsite was on the corner of Bonanza and MLK. How would you kind folks like to make that walk at midnight? You walk up Fremont to Main Street. Hang a right and walk up to Bonanza. Turn left and walk up under the viaduct. Keep walking until you get to MLK. How would you like to be the only honky white boy making that road trip every night? Walking through a sea of drunken black folks when you pass the Moulin Rouge? I did it a thousand times. It helps to have a mean look on your face when you encounter them. Make 'em think you're a crazy bastard and they'll leave you alone.

With your exuberant income from food stamps, credit hustling and your occasional $15 bingo hits you are going to need some sharp threads. There was a Salvation Army Thrift Store underneath the overpass on Main Street. Five bucks for a change of clothes, then walk around the corner to the Bonanza Street Swimming Pool for a shower and a shave, $1.25. And then you are good to go. You look just like a tourist while you are out hustlin' credits.

What? Low on money today? No problem. After the 11 am bingo session, walk down to St. Vincent's for lunch. You've got plenty of time to make it back to the 2 pm bingo session. If you are still hungry, then after the 2 pm session walk over to the Las Vegas Rescue mission for a bowl of beans, milk and bread. They serve at 5 pm everyday. Reservations are not excepted so you have to cue up in the line early if you want to eat then get back to the 7 pm bingo session.

I will tell you more about the good old days and my fabulous, fabulous Fremont Street experience in the next post. But for now I need a drink. I'm headed down to the bar for some booze and music....and maybe a little conversation with my asshole friends. Take care.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
teddys
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July 27th, 2013 at 10:24:09 AM permalink
These are great stories. Thank you.
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Mooseton
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July 27th, 2013 at 5:24:33 PM permalink
Yes!! I love Mickey's stories. Glad to see he joined here.
$1700, 18, 19, 1920, 40, 60,... :/ Thx 'Do it again'. I'll try
mickeycrimm
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July 27th, 2013 at 6:13:06 PM permalink
Quote: Mooseton

Yes!! I love Mickey's stories. Glad to see he joined here.



Moose, it's not a story. It's the truth. I was there. I'm drunked up tonight so I won't comment any further. But thank you so much Moose.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm

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