JohnnyQ
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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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June 7th, 2021 at 7:15:33 PM permalink
Just remembered to post this short 1943 travel-log of :"Romantic Nevada"

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August 7th, 2021 at 6:36:05 PM permalink
I recently watched a movie I had never heard of before: The Grand. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grand_(film)
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The Grand is an improv comedy film directed by Zak Penn. The film has an ensemble cast including Ray Romano, Woody Harrelson, Chris Parnell, Werner Herzog, Jason Alexander, Dennis Farina, David Cross, Gabe Kaplan, Michael Karnow and Cheryl Hines along with several real Las Vegas poker stars.



Quote: DJTeddyBear

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


Anyway, in that movie, a lot of scenes use actual Vegas casinos. Woody Harrelson owns the Rabbits Foot casino, in which the Plaza is used as a stand in:
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August 8th, 2021 at 2:58:57 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

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


That picture is posted I believe on the third floor of Cosmo by the elevators. I always liked it. Took the picture earlier during this trip.

On the second floor of Cosmo between the Boulevard and Chelsea towers are many more such old Vegas B&W photos lining the hallways.
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August 8th, 2021 at 3:03:10 AM permalink
The Plaza Vegas...is there a movie that includes a plot involving someone thrown out the window at the Plaza?
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August 8th, 2021 at 7:24:57 AM permalink
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I think I've already posted these a few years ago - whatever - maybe some of the newbies didn't get to see them


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August 8th, 2021 at 7:59:16 AM permalink
Thanks for all those real memories. My parents started taking the family to Vegas from the time I was 6 yrs. old --
1947. I remember most of what you have posted here, and they were fond memories.

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August 8th, 2021 at 5:32:14 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

The Plaza Vegas...is there a movie that includes a plot involving someone thrown out the window at the Plaza?

That was in the movie I mentioned, The Grand.

It was Woody Harrelson that got thrown out. I’m not sure if it was before or after his father died, leaving him to inherit the casino.

BTW: ‘The Grand’ refers to a fictional(?) poker tourney played at the Golden Nugget. A lot of poker stars appeared in that game.
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August 8th, 2021 at 8:21:29 PM permalink
I first went to Vegas in the mid-70s but it wasn't until the late 80s into the 90s I started to become impressed with it. There was too much empty space on the Strip and when that started to get filled in with huge casinos it became far more impressive.
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