DJTeddyBear
DJTeddyBear 
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
  • Threads: 183
  • Posts: 10396
September 18th, 2010 at 12:07:47 PM permalink
Day ZERO

It's 23.5 hours until I land.

Will Las Vegas ever be the same?

---

While I PLAN to make daily log entries, I have a feeling that I'll be making them after-the-fact.

Although I WILL have my computer with me, there's too much other stuff to do while I'm in town. :)

---

For what it's worth, here's my tentative schedule, in case you want to meet up:

Sunday: PaiGowDan offered to pick me up at the airport, and we'll tear up the town together, until 7:00 when he starts his shift at his casino. After that, I expect to take a bus to the Imperial Palace, relax a little (read: Take a shower, before hitting the strip), then hit the strip. I don't know what direction I'll take, but I want to play Rapid Craps at Bill's so I can discuss it at the lunch.

Monday: Lunch at Hash House with the gang. No other specific plans for the day. Dan offered to drive me around. Then again, he made that offer over a month ago. Neither one of us mentioned it since, so I only hope his schedule hasn't changed. (We DID discuss the airport pickup yesterday.)

Tuesday & Wednesday: Convention all day. I don't know if they'll have evening activities, but they did last year, and I'll probably join in.

Thursday: Convention until noon. I may go to the lawyer's office in the afternoon. He'll also be at the lunch on Monday. His office is walking distance from the Imperial Palace. After that, just a little further is the Atomic Testing Museum. It's on my list as a possible. Closes at 5:00 though. No specific plans for the evening.

Friday: Meeting with a game distributor in the morning. Dan may drive me and be part of the meeting. No specific plans for after that, but I think I'll be on Freemont for the evening.

Saturday: My flight leaves at 1:00 - unless I reschedule. I'm gonna try at the ticket desk tomorrow...

No specific dates, but I want to visit Luxor before the floor caves in (ha ha), Excalibur, City Center, Ellis Island, and maybe some other stuff.

I'm not sure WHEN I'm gonna find time to gamble, ha ha!

---

If anybody wants to meet up, give me a call. 973-896-7905. Better yet, text me. Cell phones are hard to hear in a casino.

If you think you might simply bump into me, here's who to look for:
Admin note: removed image www.djteddybear.com/images/relay_walk.JPG Admin note: removed image www.djteddybear.com/images/head_shot_tuxedo.JPG
These photos are a little over a year old. My hair is a bit shorter, but they're basically me. Both of those were from the 2009 American Cancer Society Relay For Life event where I was the DJ. I tend to feel like Cher, changing my clothes several times, during this 19 hour event!
I invented a few casino games. Info: http://www.DaveMillerGaming.com/ 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁
EvenBob
EvenBob
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
  • Threads: 431
  • Posts: 24860
September 18th, 2010 at 1:44:46 PM permalink
I tend to feel like Cher>>>>

The resemblance to Cher IS uncanny...
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
inap
inap
Joined: Dec 12, 2009
  • Threads: 12
  • Posts: 154
September 18th, 2010 at 6:48:31 PM permalink
good luck! wish i could be there, but planning for around new years for now. not doing as much for new years the last few years so thought i'd try new years in vegas. heard it's crazy.
7craps
7craps
Joined: Jan 23, 2010
  • Threads: 18
  • Posts: 1977
September 18th, 2010 at 8:51:20 PM permalink
Hey DJ,
good luck to you in Vegas and with "HIA" Roulette.

I lived in Northern New Hampshire 2007 and 2008, I know, but I was in love at the time, and hit Foxwoods and Mo Sun casinos many times. You look familiar. We may have crossed paths. I never forget a face!
well maybe one or two.
winsome johnny (not Win some johnny)
DJTeddyBear
DJTeddyBear 
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
  • Threads: 183
  • Posts: 10396
September 25th, 2010 at 10:41:42 PM permalink
Vegas: Day -1 (Friday)

Yeah, I need to back track a couple days, to talk about airline problems.

If you recall, I got the royal run-around price-wise when I was researching. I prefer to fly out of Newark. Continental is the only airline that flies direct from Newark. But I could have saved around $150 if I flew Continental out of Philly, with one stop. At one time, one of my options out of Philly was with a stop in Newark!

Anyway, I settled on a flight, and made seat assignments. Then, within my 24 hour cancellation period, I found a return flight combination that saved $75. So I switched. I thought the agent had also given me a seat on the new flight, or at least retained the seat on the flight out, since that wasn't changing.

This past Friday (Day -2, get it?) I discovered that I didn't have seats assigned. So I go on the website to get them. There's only two seats open on both flights, they're middle seats, in the back of the plane. Yuck, but what can I do?

---

Day zero.

At 24 hours before take-off, I get an email allowing me to confirm my flight. So I do it, and I see a link to assign seats. For shits and giggles, I click on it. About half the seats are available. Maybe all the unsold PriceLine seats opened up? Whatever. I take a window 4 rows behind first class. Sweet.

---

Day 1 (Sunday)

Since front rows get on last, I sat around the terminal, not really paying attention to the number of people, until the line is gone. Ends up, I'm the next to last person to get on, and the plane is FULL! How is that possible? What happened to everyone's prior seat assignment that allowed me to switch yesterday?

I get on and there's a guy in my seat, but an empty seat in front of him. I mention that he's in my seat. We do a quick survey and there were two other guys in the wrong seats in that area, but it meant that we either all switch, or I take the open seat. There wasn't any double assignment. So I sat one row ahead of where I should have. No big deal.

The in-flight food was supposed to be just a snack. Not long after take-off, we got a regular breakfast - bowl of cereal, milk, mini muffin and a small banana. Nothing great, but certainly more than what I expected. A few hours later, they passed out packages of mini pretzel sticks.


PaiGowDan and his wife meet me at the airport before the luggage starts coming off the conveyor, and waits with me for my suitcase. We had to wait several minutes for it to even start, and at least 10 minutes for my suitcase. Very uncharacteristic for McCarren. It's usually much quicker.

We head to my hotel. Apparently Imperial Palace does not expect locals who know the back roads, to check in to the hotel. Dan took me the back way to IP - We got there without ever getting on the strip. It proved to be an impossible challenge to get from the back entrance to the front door where Dan wanted to drop me so I could check in.

For the record, from my trip last year, I know that the Sahara has two entrances. They have a main entrance on the strip, and a back entrance right next to the hotel check-in. Taxis can use either, but can't easily go from one to the other. I.E. A taxi heading up the strip will use the front entrance. A taxi heading from anywhere else will use the back entrance.

I later saw that Taxis using the back entrance at IP can bring their passengers NEAR the front entrance, but that's it. Most taxis therefore, come in off the strip.

We didn't know what to do, so after a couple aborted attempts, we ended up going to the parking garage together, then walking towards the front desk, which turned out to be a challenge to find - but only because we had never been there before, and the signs are a little vague.

We finally get there. There's about 8 people ahead on line with 7 clerks. Wendy's style line, which moves relatively quickly.

I have no intention of trying for an upgrade, but, because of the comments here, I ask to not get a Capri room. She rolls her eyes. I suddenly get the feeling that, although I won't get a Capri room, I'm not getting a good room either.

We go to my room and check it out. I didn't smell it, but Dan's wife said it smelled like a smoker used it. It was a non smoking room.

Basic room. Nothing fancy at all. One bed. Two nightstands, one small table and a small wall unit. It looks like it can hold a 36" TV. In it was a 19". No big deal. I'm not here to watch TV.
Click for Hi-Res
Click for Hi-Res
Click for Hi-Res
Click for Hi-Res
Click for Hi-Res

There's no fridge or safe. I wasn't expecting a fridge, but I thought I saw online that every room has a safe. I guess I have to hope that the maid doesn't rummage thru my stuff to find my laptop.

I go to get ice. The ice machine is very close to my room. OOPS. The ice machine doesn't work. Swell. There's an emergency exit nearby, so I got up one flight to get ice. The machine there is fine. I had the same problem last year. The machine on my floor at Sahara didn't work either!

I'm on the sixth floor. All the rooms have a balcony. If I went out and jumped, I'd fall about three inches to the roof of the meeting rooms section of the casino. Here's the view:
Click for Hi-Res

Oh! Here's a nice little gift left by the prior guest. Maybe that's why there was a smoke smell to the room!
Click for Hi-Res


The three of up hang a little, then go next door to Harrah's to find someplace to eat. We end up at KGB Burgers. The hostess is wearing a tuxedo type uniform. She asks us how many, then turns to take us to a table, and we see the rest of the outfit. She's wearing teeny black shorts with fishnet stockings and highheels. We weren't expecting that! Anyway, great burgers.

Sorry. I didn't have my camera with me...


We hang a little while, then Dan and his wife left. So I decide to go to the pool. I change then head downstairs to find the pool. I see one sign, but it is not followed by another sign, so I lose the trail. I notice a large display map and head towards it. It turns out this map is next to the elevator for the Hash House A GoGo. I find the pool on the map, but it takes me forever to figure out where it is in relation to where I am. The pool is on the second floor, and there weren't enough common points to connect the path. I eventially figure it out and head to the elevator I think I should take, but I'm unsure, so I ask a guard. He directs me to a little door near by on the wall opposite the elevator I thought to take. The door has "Pool" on it. It's actually a fire exit. But he says to go in, up one flight, then turn left. This turns out to be correct, but since that takes us in front of the elevator bank I was just at, except one flight higher. Why not suggest the elevator? Sure, it's faster just to run up one flight. But isn't this suppsed to be a hospitality business? If he said to take the elevator or stairs up one flight, that would have been different.

Apparently, that "short-cut" is one of the cool / fun thinks about IP. Check the floor outside that door!
Click for Hi-Res

The pool is OK. Nothing special, but they have 6 cabanas available, and about 200 lounge chairs. It's not too difficult to find an available chair. At 4:00 it's mostly in the shade, but it's a hot day, so it was actually nice. The water has a funny taste. There's a bar in one corner getting little action.

I talked with a guy who had never been to Vegas, and apparently, had not done any homework. I mentioned that some hotels have party pools and somehave topless pools, and he immediatly wanted to go there. He also thought that most of the casinos would be more or less the same as the IP casino. I told him he needs to walk up and down the strip more!

I also overhear other people talking about the odd route needed to get to the pool. One person says that there's an alternate route direct from the hotel without going thru the casino. Hmmm... I gotta look into this later.

After the pool, I head back to the room for a shower. The water pressure, at around 4:30 in the afternoon, is not great. I wonder how it is at 8:00am!

I then explore the IP casino. IP advertises "Dealertainers". These dealers work a special pit with one 12 position RapidRoulette, and 7 BlackJack tables, arranged with a small stage in the middle. Although I didn't play at those tables, I saw that the BJ was $15, 6:5, hit on soft 17. The closest BJ table away from this pit was maybe 20 feet away, $10, 3:2, stand on all 17. I have, so far, caught part of two performer's acts. One was Liza, and did a great job - and the table action came to a halt during her performance. Another was Christina Agulera. There was little loss in table action during her show. During my first day at IP, I saw 3 male Dealertainers. All were either Jake or Ellwood. I know this not only because it's somewhat obvious, but when they are dealing, instead of nametags, there is a small sign on the table showing their names, as well as the name of the person they are portraying.


I played some craps. $5. Field pays double for both 2 and 12. The junk in the middle all pays "FOR" I.E. The hardways pay 10 for 1 and 8 for 1. No big deal. I'm used to seeing 9 to 1 and 7 to 1. But some other stuff pays 30 for 1 or 15 for 1 for things I'm recall seeing elsewhere as 30 to 1 and 15 to 1. Is it me? I normally don't even play that junk, so I can't be sure...

After a while, I walk away, down, and head to the poker room. It's six tables. Three tables have action. Two are $2/$4 limit. The other is a tournament, with 5 players. I see that there are seven names on a list for $1/$2 no limit. I ask the floorperson, and she says that as soon as the tournament ends, she's opening it as $1/$2. I decide not to wait, and walk the strip.

I go next door to O'Sheas where I hear a lot of excitement at the craps table. I throw in $40 and place a bet just in time for the player to hit one of my numbers once, before busting out. Another player did equally bad. I head to the poker tables, expecting to not get a seat. They only have two tables, right on the strip, and they're both full.

I head to Flamingo where I know they have a larger poker room. There's about 15 tables, but only 6 are open. Fortunately, there's an open seat at $1/$2. I play for several hours, and leave up, but only slightly.

Then I head to Bills for RapidCraps. I'll write a full review in the RapidCraps thread, but, I don't think I have any desire to play it again. The short review is this: At times it was TOO rapid. At other times it was dreadfully slow. There ware rarely times that it was just right. Also, anyone who thinks that RapidCraps is a good learning tool for new craps players is out of their friggin' mind!

I dropped $90 at that stupid table, then decided to lick my wounds, and head to dinner then my room to call it a night.

I ended up at the food court in O'Sheas, and had a couple slices of pizza while watching a bunch of people play Beer Pong. Although I knew of the game, I had never seen it before. They have 8 Beer Pong tables, and 7 were being used. Interesting and fun. I almost wanted to play. I later learned that the beer for Beer Pong is free!

I get back to the IP, and decide to go on an Adventure in Discovery. I take my usual elevator to my room. The elevator is at one end of a long winding hallway. So I walk past my room to see where it goes.

"Winding" hallway is an understatement. It winds around from tower to tower, with some branches. Very easy to get confused. But as I'm walking, I see a bank of 4 elevators, with 2 elevators behind it. That's the same configuation as the elevators opposite the stairway to the pool. Hmmm. One mystery solved. I continue walking, and eventually get to another set of elevators near the end of the route.

I take it down to go to the casino level - which becomes an adventure in itself. The signs in elevator say level 2 is the casino. I get out at level two, and there's a typical plastic cut sign showing the room numbers and directions. Above that, in pen, is a note to go left to get to the casino. Check it out:
Click for Hi-Res

I go left, then come to a sign to take the escalator down. After that, I don't see another sign, so I take the next escalator down. Tnen I see a sign to take a different elevator up, then another sign to take a another escalator down. This is all, just a few steps apart! When I get off the last escalator, I recognize where I am (The very back near the parking garage), but also notice that I'm overlooking the first escalator I took!

Thinking my head may explode, I go directly to my room and call it a night.
I invented a few casino games. Info: http://www.DaveMillerGaming.com/ 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁
DJTeddyBear
DJTeddyBear 
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
  • Threads: 183
  • Posts: 10396
September 26th, 2010 at 4:33:55 PM permalink
Vegas - Day 2 (Monday)

I wake up at 5:50, and can't get back to sleep - a typical problem I get in a casino. By 7:00 I'm dressed and ready to go, and I'm scheduled to call Dan at 10:00 to arrange when he'd pick me up to go to the Wizard's Lunch.

So I head downstairs to play poker. Only one table with action, and it's $2/$4 Limit. The floorman tells me I can probably find $1/$2 next door at Harrah's. Sure enough, there's a few tables and an open seat. I seems every time I had something decent, I got rivered. I busted out at 9:55. Not happy, but at least the timing is perfect.

I go change, Dan picks me up so we can go to the Wizard's lunch. We had a great time. I wrote about it here: Wizard's Lunch thread.

I go back to the IP, and go to the pool - using the correct route and elevators to take me directly there. :) I'm swimming about 10 minutes when a cigarette butt floats by. OK. I'm done swimming. So I shower and call Ronnie. He was at the lunch and asked about hitting a couple casinos together. We meet and head to the Luxor. I want to check it out before it caves in. LOL. Nothing special, and table minimum at $10 or higher. We go to Exalibur - even though Ronnie said he doesn't want to go there - because he wants to play $5 craps and we figure we'll find it there. Sure enough, it's there. I throw down $100 in the middle of a roll. Ronnie wants to wait. This shooter is doing very well, but when he's finally done, I'm only up $32. I start to realize that craps and/or my strategy sucks. But we stick around until we each get out chance to roll about 4 rolls before a 7-out, which is exactly what we each did. Sigh.

While there, I notice a couple things about the layout: Like IP, it's showing payouts using "For" terminology, but the junk in the middle that I'm used to seeing at 30 to 1 and 15 to 1, are paying 31 for 1 and 16 for 1. So IP, at 30 for 1 and 15 for 1, IS being cheap. Also, at Excalibur, the field payed triple for 12.

We then look for a good BJ table. After a bit of scouting, we find one that's $10, 3:2. I forget if it was S17 or H17. It uses a continuous shuffler. After I busted out for another $100, Ronnie started to hit some good hands. He eventually won back his craps losses, and we called it a day, and split up.

I head back to the IP then look for dinner. I just want something quick & simple because there's a poker tournament starting soon. IP's Burger Palace sounds like it will fit the bill, but it's a challenge to find. The one map on the casino floor maked it seem simple. Just take the elevator (a DIFFERENT elevator bank than I had used or seen so far) or escalator, to the third floor. I look around, but I'm lost and finally ask. A guard points me in the right direction. It's on the complete opposide side of the room from where I was looking. And it was hidden behind a Big 6 wheel.

Burger Palace is nothing more than a snack bar. There's about 40 tables! And almost all of them are plastic booths, that are way too tight. Fortunately, there's a couple tables with chairs and I take one. Although I never specified how I wanted it cooked, it came out well done. But it was fairly tasty. And it came with unsalted fries. Damn good fries at that!

I then played the tournament. It had a total of 18 players, paying top two. I busted out in 7th place. Bedtime for sure.
I invented a few casino games. Info: http://www.DaveMillerGaming.com/ 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁
chook
chook
Joined: Jul 5, 2010
  • Threads: 5
  • Posts: 113
September 26th, 2010 at 5:05:54 PM permalink
Look forward to the next installment, DJ.
You can't trust a dog to mind your food.
DJTeddyBear
DJTeddyBear 
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
  • Threads: 183
  • Posts: 10396
September 26th, 2010 at 7:00:17 PM permalink
Quote: chook

Look forward to the next installment, DJ.

Thanks.

The next day won't be till tomorrow night.


---


Vegas Day 3.


I'm in the convention all day, followed by a dinner off-strip, and meet-up at Margaritaville.

In the morning I head out, and decide to take the elevators that I believe will take me closest to the monorail. While I am correct in my selection, I am again confused about exactly what to do when I get out of the elevator. But I do figure it out.

It occurs to me that the problem with the IP is the screwy elevator and escalator arrangement, the insufficent signs, and confusing map. Another problem is the IP's inconsistant use of tower names vs numbers, and the simple fact that they number the towers at all. After all, since the upper levels all connect, does it matter which tower is which?

This was confirmed when I returned after the convention to bump into a couple with luggage near the exit leading to the monorail. They just checked in and can't find their way to the elevator for their tower. Because of my Adventures in Discovery, I know that, except for a few rooms on the floors 1 thru 5, almost any elevator will do. They are on a high enough floor, so we head to the main elevator bank, where we discover why they didn't see the elevators for Tower 3. Check out this photo:
Click for Hi-Res

Apparently, the front bank is for Tower 1 & 2, while the back bank is for Tower 3! That back bank tends to not get used much, and is the "hidden" elevator talked about in some of the other IP threads.

Is it any wonder that these people missed their elevator? Is it any wonder that lot's of people are confused at IP? Why does the IP even specify a Tower number - specifically Tower 3 - when telling new check-ins where their rooms is located?

Note also the sign above the elevator, specifying Penthouse. That's the only elevator of the 4 that goes to the PH. I'm glad I'm not a high roller!

It's even worse for some rooms I found on the lower floors. There are about 25 rooms on the first floor that require using TWO sets of elevators to get to. I'm not sure if there are any other hidden rooms. I've grown tired of my Adventures in Discovery.
{Edit / Poststript: Yeah, there ARE additional rooms requiring multiple elevators. About 40 of them.}

Here's something else I noticed - a thirteenth floor!
Click for Hi-Res


Anyway, I shower, then head out to dinner. The restaurant, Buca DiBeppo, is located on Flamingo at Paradise. I don't have a good map to reference, but it seems like I should take the monorail to the Bally's stop if I'm planning on walking. The map I had wasn't accurate enough. The Flamingo stop is close to Flamingo Ave, as is Bally's stop. But the rail bends making the Bally's stop closer to Paradise. So I stay on until Bally's.

It turns out the Flamingo stop IS right on Flamingo Ave, but the Bally's stop is set VERY far past Flamingo Ave. So I hop on a Northbound monorail and get off at Flamingo. But there are no exits that will get me right to the street, other than emergency 'alarmed' exits. I end up walking all the way thru the Flamingo hotel to the front exit and taxi stand. Since there's no line, I give up and just hop a cab. This is when I realize that the 'close' restaurant is kinda far. The cabbie took me right there, but it was like an 8 minute ride and the fare is $9.10. Holy crap! And I got there one minute late. I'm glad I didn't walk.

The food at Buca DiBeppo is great. There's 26 of us, but they handled our big party without problems. The food is Italian, oversized servings, served family-style. Most of use passed and sampled everything. There wasn't a dish I didn't enjoy. Not too expensive either. $20 per person, with the guy who invited everyone covering the difference and tip. I'm not sure how much extra it was, but based upon the menu prices, if there was a lot he had to cover, it was because of the booze.

Dinner was 7:30 to 10:00. At the convention, one of the presenters invited everyone for a party at Margaritaville 8:30 to 11:30, on the third floor balcony.

Afterwards, a few of us headed into one guy's rental car and went to Margaritaville, getting there at 10:20. We are told we can't go up because it's closed. We get into a verbal confrontation because we know it's a private party, we're in the party, we know it ends at 11:30, etc. They do eventually let us up. A few minutes later, the guy that didn't want to let us up come to us to ask us who we are. It turns out to be a screw up - one of the other parties (I guess with a whale hosting) was waiting for four people, and they thought we were the 4 people. But we wer in, so they let us stay.

The bar turned on the lights to indicated that they were closed about 10 minutes later, but were still selling drinks for another 20 minutes when I decided it was past my bedtime. On the way out I told the guy at the rope, that if the invite was for a party 8:30 to 10:30, we wouldn't have given him a hastle at 10:20. Shouldn't they tell people who schedule parties what the hours are?

Whatever.
I invented a few casino games. Info: http://www.DaveMillerGaming.com/ 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁
teddys
teddys
Joined: Nov 14, 2009
  • Threads: 150
  • Posts: 5444
September 26th, 2010 at 8:22:56 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear


Burger Palace is nothing more than a snack bar. There's about 40 tables! And almost all of them are plastic booths, that are way too tight. Fortunately, there's a couple tables with chairs and I take one. Although I never specified how I wanted it cooked, it came out well done. But it was fairly tasty. And it came with unsalted fries. Damn good fries at that!

Glad you liked Burger Palace. IP is by far the most confusing casino hotel in the world. I just like wandering around there. Ralph Englestad was a nutjob along the lines of Sarah Winchester who just kept adding and adding to his montrosity. Last time I found an ad-hoc karaoke bar in the back and a completely empty sportsbook.

There is a very good Korean restaurant somewhere in there that I would have recommended if you were sick of burgers.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
DJTeddyBear
DJTeddyBear 
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
  • Threads: 183
  • Posts: 10396
September 27th, 2010 at 7:08:26 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

Glad you liked Burger Palace. IP is by far the most confusing casino hotel in the world. I just like wandering around there. Ralph Englestad was a nutjob along the lines of Sarah Winchester who just kept adding and adding to his montrosity. Last time I found an ad-hoc karaoke bar in the back and a completely empty sportsbook.

There is a very good Korean restaurant somewhere in there that I would have recommended if you were sick of burgers.

Confusing? It's not so bad - provided you put in the time to learn the layout.

Although I never saw that restaurant, I beleive it's on the fifth floor, above the third floor restaurants. I.E. If you can find the third floor, finding the fifth floor is easy.

At the Wizard's Lunch, Mike mentioned that the original owner (or was it architect?) was a Nazi (Nazi sympathizer?), which might explain why the layout of the upper floors resembles a swastika. He asked me if I thought there was any possibility to some truth to the rumor.

(Mike- Sorry if I mis-quoted you.)

The answer is an irrefutable NO! Urban legend aside, such a resemblance requires a LOT of imagination.

It is far easier to see that the IP is just a mass of disorganized expansions.
I invented a few casino games. Info: http://www.DaveMillerGaming.com/ 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁

  • Jump to: