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April 7th, 2012 at 9:08:59 AM permalink
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And, Doc, casinocity lists it as "the westin..."


Well that's clever(?) The Westin Casuarina is alphabetized -- not under "W", not under "C", but under "T".

I know that I have some difficulty in justifying how I alphabetize some of the casino names, but I don't think I have ever seen much of anything alphabetized according to a leading "The".

Thanks for clearing that up, rdw4potus.
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April 7th, 2012 at 9:21:50 AM permalink
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I'll bet you didn't know that the Griffin Detective Agency had an office there.


You are correct; I did not know that. Are you talking about back when the casino was the Maxim or some kind of office Griffin occupied since going through the bankruptcy?
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April 7th, 2012 at 12:23:13 PM permalink
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You are correct; I did not know that. Are you talking about back when the casino was the Maxim or some kind of office Griffin occupied since going through the bankruptcy?



This was at the Maxim during its heyday in the 80s. We played blackjack right under their noses with almost no heat. This was not the only casino to provide office space for Griffin back then.
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April 7th, 2012 at 2:13:30 PM permalink
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This was at the Maxim during its heyday in the 80s. We played blackjack right under their noses with almost no heat. This was not the only casino to provide office space for Griffin back then.

Card counters often tell stories of the Maxim having the best blackjack game in Las Vegas at any point in time past or present.
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April 7th, 2012 at 2:55:35 PM permalink
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April 7th, 2012 at 3:24:45 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

... but I don't think I have ever seen much of anything alphabetized according to a leading "The".


I may have mentioned it a couple dozen pages back...

There is a New Wave 80's group called, "The The".

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The Wiz' Hotel page lists the Casuarina. Any time I did a Google or Wikipedia search, it redirected to the Westin, which is what I used on the maps that I made.
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April 7th, 2012 at 3:58:17 PM permalink
I guess I would alphabetize the 80s group by the trailing "The" instead of the leading one. ;-)

In spite of my rambling comments about the Casuarina name in the initial post, my guess now is that the hotel is properly called the Westin Las Vegas while the casino inside is the Casuarina. It seems quite possible, especially considering the issue of a mortgage foreclosure, that the hotel and the casino don't belong to the same people. All of that sort of information seemed a bit obscured when I tried to find it on the web. I probably just don't know the right way to find such stuff.
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April 7th, 2012 at 8:55:45 PM permalink
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The Casuarina chip shown below does not mention "Westin" at all.



That's a really nice looking chip. I think I may take up collecting chips I like...

BTW two kind of related oddities:

1) I keep seeing the name as "Causarina"
2) In 2010 I waked from the Atomic Testing Museum to the Strip, making a stop at Terrible's, and for the life of me I can't recall even seeing the Westin/Casuarina.
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April 8th, 2012 at 6:39:00 AM permalink
Nareed:

(1) I have no explanation for that misspelling. Have you perhaps been teaching people how to type? ;-)

(2) You were probably walking to the strip on the south side of Flamingo and just didn't notice the hotel across the street. It is between Koval and Audrie, and on the south side of Flamingo there is just a big parking lot.
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April 8th, 2012 at 6:59:16 AM permalink
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(1) I have no explanation for that misspelling. Have you perhaps been teaching people how to type? ;-)



1)I haven't even been teaching anyone English, though many have asked me to.
2) My spelling usually has all the requisite letters, just not in the requisite order.
3) I meant when spelled right, I keep seeing it in my mind as "Causarina"
4) :)

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(2) You were probably walking to the strip on the south side of Flamingo and just didn't notice the hotel across the street. It is between Koval and Audrie, and on the south side of Flamingo there is just a big parking lot.



Maybe. I recall the famous Italian "hole in the wall restaurant," though. So it's possible I just wasn't paying attention.
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