AxelWolf
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April 12th, 2013 at 3:50:48 PM permalink
looking at all the slot cards reminded me I have some very rare slot cards possibly one of a kinds and Errors. I was wondering if any one knows if Steve Wells still collects Slot cards I think he's in Colorado noways dose anyone have information about how to contact him.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
JohnnyQ
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April 12th, 2013 at 6:06:42 PM permalink
I think the most interesting card I have squirrelled away somewhere
is from Westward Ho.

It doesn't have a magnetic stripe. Instead, there are blocks cut out
of it, I guess similar to the OLD OLD OLD computer keypunch cards
you had to submit as a batch job back in the day !
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Nareed
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April 12th, 2013 at 6:10:46 PM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

It doesn't have a magnetic stripe. Instead, there are blocks cut out
of it, I guess similar to the OLD OLD OLD computer keypunch cards



The first hotel electronic "keys" were also punch card jobs.
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s2dbaker
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April 12th, 2013 at 7:08:44 PM permalink
Quote: Beethoven9th

Wow, how old are those Palms cards anyway?

The top card is like a decade old, the bottom card is 2 or 3 years old.
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s2dbaker
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April 14th, 2013 at 1:47:51 PM permalink
Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV




The Bellagio card picture above was in use when The Bellagio was new and belonged to Steve Wynn. During the planning process of my first trip back to Las Vegas as an adult, I went on various web sites that sold discounted airline tickets and cheap reservations for hotels. Travelocity was new back then and Google Maps didn't exist yet. Not having been to Las Vegas as an adult, I did not know that there was a Las Vegas Strip much less that nearly all the hotels were on it. I looked at each picture of each resort on the travel websites and hoped that they would be somewhere nearby. When I listed them by price descending, The Bellagio was at the top. The pictures of The Bellagio didn't show any of the neighboring casinos so I thought it was like a village somewhere out of town and you had to drive miles and miles to get there. I stayed at the MGM that trip and when I saw The Bellagio in person for the first time with the dancing fountains I decided that I didn't care how much a room cost, I was going to stay there. The next trip I arranged to Las Vegas, I stayed at The Bellagio with a Lake-view room.

That second trip was better than the first. I don't even remember most of the first trip because I was so overwhelmed. Las Vegas is better after you've come to know Las Vegas.
Someday, joor goin' to see the name of Googie Gomez in lights and joor goin' to say to joorself, "Was that her?" and then joor goin' to answer to joorself, "That was her!" But you know somethin' mister? I was always her yuss nobody knows it! - Googie Gomez
tringlomane
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April 14th, 2013 at 1:59:26 PM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker


That second trip was better than the first. I don't even remember most of the first trip because I was so overwhelmed. Las Vegas is better after you've come to know Las Vegas.



Now making the first trip in the 2010s is quite overwhelming (mine was 2001 but I was too wasted to remember tons now). My g/f (her first) and I took about the entire length of our first trip (4 days) to really figure out how to efficiently use the pedestrian walkways!

Any more details about the trip staying at Bellagio?
s2dbaker
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April 14th, 2013 at 2:28:42 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

Any more details about the trip staying at Bellagio?

I have a sad story about a subsequent trip to The Bellagio. It was right after 9/11. Although I had to go to work all week, the stock market was closed and so that left me with a lot of time to surf those travel websites. If I recall, planes weren't even back in the air when I arranged to spend a weekend at The Bellagio that second or third weekend after 9/11, I just wanted to get out of New York. Back then I had a casino host and she was very happy to comp a weekend for me in a Lake-view room. I got to Las Vegas without incident but the place was a ghost town. I had The Bellagio and its staff all to myself. That was until they started laying people off in mid-shift. I lost a bartender at the sports book between drinks! My casino host wasn't around by the end of the weekend. It was a bit depressing. Getting home was difficult because McCarran Airport didn't have their stuff together for the new security requirements and the lines were enormous. I'm not certain, but I believe that's the last time I actually stayed at The Bellagio.

One thing I try to do every time I go to Las Vegas is visit Gelato way in the back of The Bellagio. I don't know why, but that little ice cream shop is my favorite.
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Beethoven9th
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April 14th, 2013 at 3:04:13 PM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

One thing I try to do every time I go to Las Vegas is visit Gelato way in the back of The Bellagio. I don't know why, but that little ice cream shop is my favorite.

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April 14th, 2013 at 5:19:24 PM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

Getting home was difficult because McCarran Airport didn't have their stuff together for the new security requirements and the lines were enormous.



I was in Vegas just a couple of months after 9/11 and couldn't believe the line-ups when it was time to leave. Both sides of the concourse in front of security were packed with people all the way back to the main concourse. I thought it would be hours to get through security but they did something absolutely right. They had a security traffic director at the front who am sure was a drill sargeant in a former life. He could make himself heard all the way to back without any mike. He put the fear of God into everyone "do it this way and do it right or you will be pulled from the line and start over at the back" . A few non-believers got pulled and sent to the back as well as anybody that beeped and the other several thousand people got ready, stayed organized and it only took about 1/2 an hour.
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April 14th, 2013 at 8:47:26 PM permalink
Quote: kenarman

I was in Vegas just a couple of months after 9/11 and couldn't believe the line-ups when it was time to leave. Both sides of the concourse in front of security were packed with people all the way back to the main concourse. I thought it would be hours to get through security but they did something absolutely right. They had a security traffic director at the front who am sure was a drill sargeant in a former life. He could make himself heard all the way to back without any mike. He put the fear of God into everyone "do it this way and do it right or you will be pulled from the line and start over at the back" . A few non-believers got pulled and sent to the back as well as anybody that beeped and the other several thousand people got ready, stayed organized and it only took about 1/2 an hour.



My first trip to Vegas was in Nov. 2001, and I really don't remember much issue. Maybe I forgot the drill sargeant there...lol Also maybe because we arrived that Thanksgiving and left that Sunday morning, so traffic was below average? I also hit quads at McCarran on the way out. I also hit back-to-back quads for the first time ever there last year as well. Oddities.

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