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April/May Poll Question Results


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Overview

The biggest game in Vegas just might be the casinos themselves. The newest casino is always trying to outdo the last. This is evident by endless construction on the strip. There are still several “classics” on the strip but they are starting to really show there age and this economic downturn will, I’m sure, sink the last nail in the coffin for at least one. With this said please participate in this month’s poll

Question:

Tell me, in your humble opinion what Las Vegas Strip property should have a date with the wrecking ball and finally be put to rest? 

Choices                               Results

The Riviera                          12 votes

The Tropicana              13 votes      (Love the history, but , fix it up or tear it down)

The Imperial Palace         12 votes

Other                                       0 votes

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What is your favorite form of gambling?

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It goes without saying that when most people think of Las Vegas they think of gambling. Yah, yah, I know there’s plenty to do in Vegas without betting a dime. But undeniably, gambling is the overwhelming reason many people visit Vegas. So I was thinking, what is your favorite form of gambling while in Vegas? Vote for your favorite in this month’s poll. Have something to say? Fill free to vent in the comments below.

The Results are in!

Give me slots!                     50            63%    
Table games for me           10             13%    
Video poker all the way     10            13%    
Sports book fanatic            10             13%

To Theme or Not to Theme?

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The Las Vegas theming trend of the 80’s and 90’s is over and upscale luxury hotel casino’s is in. Current themed properties are going through de-theming. Excalibur no longer has the dragon/wizard show and has scaled down the castle theme throughout the casino. Even though I did see, on my last trip, a guy walking out of the casino with a Viking style hat on. The Luxor is also going through de-theming most of the themed decorations inside the Pyramid is gone. However, an Elvis themed hotel/casino was being thrown around in 2008, but with the Las Vegas economic downturn I think all talks have ended. Anyway, tell me what you think by participating in this month’s poll.

The February poll results are in!

Keep, but no more new themes.                                      30         75%

Keep and give me more themed casinos!                         10         25%

Remove themes all together and keep it that way.             0          0%