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… »
Here is more information from a press release about the new Hard Rock “loyalty program.” I guess that is a better name than “players club” since you can earn points doing much more than just gambling! Read more… »
Posted on Mar 22, 2012 under Slot Clubs |
From a recent news release: American Casino & Entertainment Properties (ACEP), the parent company of
Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Aquarius Casino Resort (Laughlin), has announced an enhanced ace | PLAY™ card program. 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 Mar 12, 2012 under Taxes |
A new edition of Tax Help for Gamblers is now available, both as a paperback and an eBook. Go to ShopLVA before March 31 for a 50% discount on the softcover – $15 including shipping. The eBook is priced at $9.98.
Much of the basic information Marissa and I gave in the 1st edition Read more… »
Posted on Mar 08, 2012 under Memories |
In March of 1984 Brad and I took our first vacation together – a trip to Las Vegas, of course. I had been in Las Vegas years before, but just a short stop on a trip from Indiana to California. Brad had been in Reno for a few hours many many years before, on a bus layover on his trip back to Indiana after his Air Force years in Japan. But this 4-day visit would the first real casino-gambling visit for both of us. Read more… »
Posted on Mar 01, 2012 under Good Reads |
I would like to recommend a 2-part article by Frank Kneeland, recounting his interview with Dr. William G. McCown on the subject of “Problem Gambling Prevention.” Dr. McCown is considered one of the foremost researchers into pathological gambling in the country. Read more… »