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. We know good video poker opportunities are decreasing and many casinos are cutting down on the extra benefits like free play and comps. We still find more positive plays than we have the energy to do although our edge is certainly not as big as it used to be. The older we get the fewer hours we desire to spend in a casino.
Video poker has never been monetarily necessary for us, but we still enjoy the challenge of seeing how we can whittle down the expense of our favorite recreational choice and increase the fun extras to boot. And if we can only ”break even” in the future, you will probably still see us in casinos having fun, albeit maybe just not so often.
Speaking of the future in Las Vegas, here is a very insightful article that appeared in the Las Vegas City Life magazine, written by my fellow blogger here on the LVA site, David McKee. It is a great piece that will really make you think!