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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All around me are familiar faces / Worn out places, worn out faces / Bright and early for their daily races / Going nowhere, going nowhere - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdCLnwIkkps
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 dealerís visors to see the Sands logo.


On the other hand, some casinos advertise swim up gaming. Itís 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 itís pretty dry.


By the way, cool photos, but donít believe everything in that article.



Really? The author believes thatís a composite photo???

The original Aladdin stood where Planet Hollywood is now. Itís an actual photo. Aladdin was imploded as Bellagio neared completion ó 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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