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Posted on Apr 28, 2012 under City News, Comments, Harrah's |
Wow! I’m surprised that almost no one else wondered about the wisdom of the “Drink Us Dry” promotion to celebrate the closing of O’Sheas Casino. I talked about this in my last blog entry and speculated that someone’s job might be on the line, perhaps even more than one.
Well, some wanted explanations of my viewpoint, so here goes: Read more… »
Posted on Apr 25, 2012 under City News, Harrah's, Non-gambling Promo |
When I read the following from a recent press release from Caesars Entertainment, I immediately thought to myself, “I can’t believe a casino employee at any level would think up such an explosive politically incorrect ad! Read more… »
First a message from Brad: He wants to send a big thank-you for all the best wishes that keep coming his way since he celebrated his 80th birthday in January. He says he’s not sure he will make it to 90, but he is certainly going to try since I have promised/threatened to kill him if he doesn’t!
Reaching this landmark birthday has, not surprising, seen Brad and me talking a lot about what Las Vegas will be like in the future for us personally, particularly our involvement in casino life. Read more… »
Posted on Mar 18, 2012 under City News, Non-gambling Activities |
Out with the old – in with the new. Here are some of the changes we have noticed recently in the casinos where we hang out. Read more… »
Posted on Oct 12, 2011 under City News, Good Reads |
Las Vegas Real Estate: “Investors still buying, but home prices keep dropping. ” We had been seeing the housing market here in Las Vegas sink lower and lower for 3 years, but had resisted the temptation to invest in any real estate no matter how much it seemed like a super bargain. Too old, we thought, to take on the hassle of being a landlord. However, this last July an opportunity came up that we just couldn’t refuse. Read more… »
Posted on Sep 11, 2011 under City News, Memories |
This is what I wrote in “Frugal Fridays,” the predecessor of this blog, after the attacks of 9/11/2001.
Last week I promised you that I would write about red-white-and-blue Las Vegas, a city with patriotic feelings as strong as anywhere else in the U.S.A. As I’ve been traveling all over our spread-out city since September 11, I have proudly seen the proof of that everywhere, Read more… »
Posted on Apr 06, 2011 under City News, Non-gambling Activities |
Well, not exactly – but recently we mingled with some of the relatives of notorious mob figures at the VIP Preview Party at the Las Vegas Mob Experience, a museum that has just opened in the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.
I am not a good person to review museums. Read more… »
Posted on Oct 25, 2010 under City News, Non-gambling Activities |
Vegas isn’t world-renown for the “arts,” by any stretch. However, there are many pockets of “culture” around if you look for them. One place to search is the Web site City of LV – Office of Cultural affairs. Read more… »
Posted on Jan 06, 2010 under City News, Harrah's, Hotel Information |
I’ve had a lot of e-mails in the last year complaining about Las Vegas casino hotel “resort fees,” particularly from people who felt they were “tricked” into paying for something they didn’t want and something they didn’t know about in advance. I had been meaning to write about this, but hadn’t got around to it yet when I saw an article in the Las Vegas Sun on the subject.
I sugest you read this article that reports on a new Harrah’s press release – and then read some very interesting reader comments that follow. You may find some new information that could save you money the next time you stay at a Las Vegas casino hotel!
Posted on Dec 20, 2009 under City News |
Another thing I lost, besides the spa which I talked about a couple weeks ago, when the Palms switched their points from comps only to free play, was the place to keep my acrylic nails in good shape. A friend recommended Tina at the Nails Place, 5255 S. Decatur, and she has been doing a great job, on my fingers and feet (and Brad’s nails too but he isn’t into having his toes babied!). The place isn’t fancy but the prices are very reasonable. They are open seven days a week. 889-6245
Tell Tina the Frugal Gambler sent you. No, I don’t get any monetary benefit from this, just the pleasure of helping a hard-working little lady.