FHBM #434: I Want to be Whelmed

Las Vegas podcast #434 includes:

  • Motion opener
  • Vegas Internet Mafia 2014: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Early reviews of Britney’s show and O’Sheas
  • Plans surface for another arena that will never be built
  • Cosmopolitan is keeping Liberace’s stuff through February
  • Our Las Vegas wishes for 2014
  • Our sponsor, Viator
  • Call us at (702) 866-9494

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2 thoughts on “FHBM #434: I Want to be Whelmed

  1. Tim I know exactly what you mean by not being bowled over by the Strip these days. I thought I was the only one (led to believe that if you listen to the Vegas media) but now there’s at least two of us. It is hard to explain… all I can say is the new non-themed hotels (like City Center) have replaced the historical aspect of The Strip and the memories associated with the gone-but-not-forgotten properties. The properties don’t stand out like they used to. There doesn’t seem to be the same attention paid toward luring the gambler inside. The hotels have a sameness about them; they are all bent on promoting their shopping and food establishments. I just can’t get excited about those things like I can about 3-2 blackjack at a $5 table or 98% slots.

  2. It seems the approach in Vegas has become ordering a $18 hamburger, having a $20 cocktail at a fancy bar (unless you’re playing full coin, bad paytable VP) and heading out in the evening for a $250 bottle of booze.

    I dont know anyone who wants to do these things. However, I do know about 20 friends who will gladly go to Vegas and in an inebriated state, risk their hard earned cash $5 or $10 at a time on games where the house has an edge.

    Seems like if there were more of the latter, they’d make more money than the former

    Eh, what do i know?

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