JohnnyQ
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Thanks for this post from:
Gialmere
May 22nd, 2020 at 6:56:31 AM permalink
Saw this today:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/heres-las-vegas-looked-were-222700866.html
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Gialmere
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May 22nd, 2020 at 9:50:37 AM permalink
Thanks! I love these kinds of pics. A few comments...

1955: I've never played swim up blackjack. Has anyone here actually experienced this? How is it done? Obviously you can't just pull your wallet out of your swim trunks. So okay, you charge it to your room. But then how does the table work? It can't be felt. Are the cards waterproof? I mean, even if they deal them face up with no touching you still have wet player hands dripping water everywhere right?

1983: Ah! Now there's the Vegas prices I love and remember. Adjusted for inflation a breakfast should now cost $1.49 right? Except nowadays you'll be lucky if the CNF fee alone is that low and never mind the actual bill. Thank you corporate America.
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JohnnyQ
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May 22nd, 2020 at 2:07:33 PM permalink
Yep, a stroll down memory lane ! I have also never played swim-up BJ, although did the Trop have it in the 90's ?

I don't think it was featured, but does anyone else remember the "Boardwalk" about mid-strip. I think it was a Holiday Inn, and we stayed there one year on a business trip.
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billryan
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May 22nd, 2020 at 7:11:20 PM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

Yep, a stroll down memory lane ! I have also never played swim-up BJ, although did the Trop have it in the 90's ?

I don't think it was featured, but does anyone else remember the "Boardwalk" about mid-strip. I think it was a Holiday Inn, and we stayed there one year on a business trip.



I was never in it, but it was somewhere across the street from the Coca Cola pavilion.
DJTeddyBear
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May 23rd, 2020 at 12:54:13 AM permalink
Swim up? I read somewhere that it was a publicity stunt. In that case, it was probably played with non-value chips.

This is craps, probably from that same day. Zoom in on the dealer’s visors to see the Sands logo.


On the other hand, some casinos advertise swim up gaming. It’s actually games set up near the pool on the patio. Golden Nugget LV has this. They occasionally have to put up with wet money, but otherwise it’s pretty dry.


By the way, cool photos, but don’t believe everything in that article.



Really? The author believes that’s a composite photo???

The original Aladdin stood where Planet Hollywood is now. It’s an actual photo. Aladdin was imploded as Bellagio neared completion — across the street!
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Gialmere
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May 23rd, 2020 at 8:13:03 PM permalink
Swim up blackjack is real enough. Here's the setup at Caesars...







Here's the setup at the Tropicana...



Here's the Hard Rock...

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June 7th, 2021 at 3:00:59 PM permalink
Any idea if Caesars Palace still has swim up blackjack? Are there any other casinos that offer it?
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June 7th, 2021 at 3:23:30 PM permalink
Tropicana had 2 blackjack tables in the pool when I went 3 years ago. I played for about 30 minutes. Of course 6:5 but you know wasn’t really taking it too serious. I put my wallet under my towel and put it against a wall. When the pit boss saw that she said just bring it over here and she kept it behind the chip rack or something like that. I just had a few hundred in there so not too worried about it. It was ok. I remember they don’t take a hole card, not sure why.
JohnnyQ
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June 7th, 2021 at 3:27:50 PM permalink
I like this one but am fond of old postcards:



1940 TI ? ? ?


Didn't BIFF end up with a Casino in "BACK to the FUTURE" part 2 or whatever:
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DJTeddyBear
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June 7th, 2021 at 7:07:05 PM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

Didn't BIFF end up with a Casino in "BACK to the FUTURE" part 2?

Yes. It’s the Plaza with a new marquee added in the movie’s post production.
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