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Old 07-11-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Willy702 View Post
Maybe we should all wallow in the doom and close the casinos. Would solve all the problems right?

Why should a visitor care what the locals are feeling? Why should they care their dealer is 3 months behind on their mortgage while the pit boss is walking away from his house? Why should they care if the cab driver isn't earning a "living wage"?
Wallowing is a waste of time. There is something to be said about the one dimensional view of "if the the casinos are doing well, nothing to worry about".
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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This says it all:

"Amazing how the casinos are doing so well when the city is drowning in foreclosure debt and crime. Corporate blood sucking is the norm now. Murders all over the strip. Our locals on the streets, homeless and at the end of their proverbial ropes. We have a Happy Granny for a mayor whose 'Gin Soaked' husband used to be mayor, and a Senator who by all accounts is the most hated person in the nation, politically. Unemployment is highest here and character is at it's lowest. People are paying hundreds of dollars just to walk into one of our 500 pretentious night clubs. They pay upwards of hundreds of dollars for a bottle of Vodka (not including tip) and no where to sit, ever. How can we run around blathering on about how gaming revenue is up when the locals are desperate just to stay alive. How embarrassing for us. Las Vegas is the w h o r e we pretend to be, and the LVCVA is our pimp."
Garbage comment on the Sun...pure garbage.

We are not drowing in foreclosures. We simply are working are way through them slowly...paying a price for a prior exuberance.

We are not suffering from a crime problem. Crime is down.

We don't have a murder problem on the strip or elsewhere.

Our Senator was liked enough to reelect him over a right wing dingbat.

Locals are in general getting by and it is getting better. Slowly but really.

And the strip is the engine that drives commerce. As it comes back the rest of the economy will come back with it.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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^Finally, we agree %100

if you want to see wallow, look at arizona
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Garbage comment on the Sun...pure garbage.

We are not drowing in foreclosures. We simply are working are way through them slowly...paying a price for a prior exuberance.

We are not suffering from a crime problem. Crime is down.

We don't have a murder problem on the strip or elsewhere.

Our Senator was liked enough to reelect him over a right wing dingbat.

Locals are in general getting by and it is getting better. Slowly but really.

And the strip is the engine that drives commerce. As it comes back the rest of the economy will come back with it.
This was just on the news

Las Vegas records 15th month with increase in visitors - VEGAS INC
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ ̡
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Originally Posted by Willy702 View Post
Maybe we should all wallow in the doom and close the casinos. Would solve all the problems right?

Why should a visitor care what the locals are feeling? Why should they care their dealer is 3 months behind on their mortgage while the pit boss is walking away from his house? Why should they care if the cab driver isn't earning a "living wage"?
In reality, nobody cares about anyone. Locals could care less about tourists and tourists dont give a crap about locals but both groups need each other more than ever. One group supports the other group whether they like it or not.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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In reality, nobody cares about anyone. Locals could care less about tourists and tourists dont give a crap about locals but both groups need each other more than ever. One group supports the other group whether they like it or not.
Symbiotic parasites?
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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You need me.

And millions more like me.

I have a good job....one that allows me to afford some luxuries.

I'm visiting at the end of the month for a guys trip. Five of us going for the weekend. 2 rooms at Golden Nugget. $110 a night per each room. Its nearly booked up already on what seems to be a busy weekend. Well be in downtown all weekend. 2 of us are likely to gamble over $1000 each on table games. The other three play very little. Everyone will be spending some money on food and alcohol.

I'm returning a few weeks after that to take my gf for her birthday. Got great rates on an gorgeous upgraded room in a otherwise bland mid strip casino. Less gambling this time. Much less. But tickets to two shows. Even at a discount those weren't cheap. Plans for nice meals. Plans for a little gambling. She gets treated to a spa treatment on her birthday. Again spending over $1K, likely $2K by the time I get through gambling.

Orleans just sent me the best offer they ever have. I typically haven't gambled as much in the past as I do now, so the offer was a shocker. Free rooms anytime(including holiday weekends), free food, free gaming play.

So I'll probably come again in September too. Only because they sent me that offer and I don't have to worry about spending any money other than gambling.

I tip ok, I spend, I have a ton of fun. But theres not quite enough of me to go around....not yet I guess.
There are plenty of you around and every place except the marquee places will give you a pretty good comp package as long as you play 4 hours a day, win or lose and keep the bets $25/hand or more. They just need to see that action one visit and the host will start calling a lot from a place like Orleans. You'll get the same from the Nugget as well, just be sure you get in 4 hours a day.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ ̡
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Symbiotic parasites?



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In a symbiotic mutualism(vegas), the clownfish(tourists) feeds on small invertebrates(gamble) which otherwise potentially could harm the sea anemone(locals), and the fecal matter from the clownfish(tourists) provides nutrients to the sea anemone(locals). The clownfish(tourists) is additionally protected from predators(?????) by the anemone's stinging cells(casinos), to which the clownfish is immune(?????).
Symbiosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I dont know....help me out with this. lol
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Originally Posted by las vegas drunk View Post
This says it all:

"Amazing how the casinos are doing so well when the city is drowning in foreclosure debt and crime. Corporate blood sucking is the norm now. Murders all over the strip. Our locals on the streets, homeless and at the end of their proverbial ropes. We have a Happy Granny for a mayor whose 'Gin Soaked' husband used to be mayor, and a Senator who by all accounts is the most hated person in the nation, politically. Unemployment is highest here and character is at it's lowest. People are paying hundreds of dollars just to walk into one of our 500 pretentious night clubs. They pay upwards of hundreds of dollars for a bottle of Vodka (not including tip) and no where to sit, ever. How can we run around blathering on about how gaming revenue is up when the locals are desperate just to stay alive. How embarrassing for us. Las Vegas is the w h o r e we pretend to be, and the LVCVA is our pimp."
Happy days are here again!
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Nebuchadnezzar
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So, visitations are up, occupancy is up, gambling revenue is up. When does hiring go up?
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