Pokeraddict
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January 28th, 2015 at 3:16:50 PM permalink
https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1422411861&v=Je0ilG3YD9M&x-yt-cl=84924572

I'm not sure what they were thinking here, but I found it funny that they showed in the commercial exactly what was wrong with Vegas without probably knowing it by using 6-5 blackjack felts. Of the 20 blackjack tables at Stratosphere, 16 of them pay 6-5.
petroglyph
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January 28th, 2015 at 3:35:24 PM permalink
I like this one on the same page:http://youtu.be/E6YnAcOi8DI
AcesAndEights
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January 28th, 2015 at 3:49:18 PM permalink
I saw it remarked on twitter:
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Stratosphere launched "What happened to Vegas?" ad campaign, while at same time charging $18 resort fee, spreading 6-5 BJ and no 99%+ VP.

"So drink gamble eat f***, because one day you will be dust." -ontariodealer
aceofspades
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January 28th, 2015 at 3:50:48 PM permalink
The long version


Pokeraddict
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January 28th, 2015 at 3:52:03 PM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

I saw it remarked on twitter:



That is me. I went to visit to make sure that is still the case and it is. I'm writing an article on it but waiting to see if I get PR reply before publishing it.
Venthus
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January 28th, 2015 at 4:20:05 PM permalink
Maybe they're aiming for some kind of irony in their marketing plan. That kind of thing is in with the hipster crowd or something, isn't it?
DrawingDead
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January 28th, 2015 at 4:36:41 PM permalink
Is this running anywhere besides YouTube? I'm guessing it is for the local market, not so much for some tourist from Trenton or hanging with the cool kids with mom's uber-Platinum AMEX card at the mall in Torrance deciding where to go. It isn't exactly something the Convention and Visitor Authority would be down for. I like the content, if not the source.

If anything, I always thought of the Strat as an unintentionally satirical "monument" to a whacked-out huckster (though a popular guy and a nice enough fellow in-person I found) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Stupak ...besides being a handy substitute for a compass from pretty much anywhere in the valley. Do people know Stupak's creation was the original epic "Oops!" years before Harmon at City Center? When he built it and "saved money" by becoming his own general contractor they put the base of one of the three legs holding it up in the wrong place. Still is. Fixed up at least the appearance of the fundamental structural screw-up by making the base look sorta symmetrical with the addition of some glorified Styrofoam (a cosmetic product called something else in the building trades - but basically cosmetic non-load-bearing foam).
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Pokeraddict
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January 28th, 2015 at 4:50:57 PM permalink
I have seen all three ads in the Las Vegas local TV market. I don't know if they are running them in nearby markets where many of the tourists come from, like AZ and southern CA.
Beardgoat
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January 28th, 2015 at 5:25:32 PM permalink
I just followed you on twitter. Will look forward to the article
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January 28th, 2015 at 6:48:55 PM permalink
I remember hearing it while driving in my car. Not sure if it was an ad on the radio....or an ad on YouTube/Pandora.

First thing I thought of when I heard it was, "Don't they have almost all 6:5 BJ there?"

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