Old Las Vegas

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This is not  an old casino in Las Vegas. It is commonly known as a “locals” casino- for the locals who rarely travel to the strip. It is in Henderson NV, about 15 minutes from where we live. In a town where you can gamble the moment you get off a plane- while waiting to claim your baggage- we, the locals, can gamble even in our super markets. This town is dangerous

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43 thoughts on “Old Las Vegas

  1. Well, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it, Emilio ? I think Sydney is going to start to try catching up: we have one ginormous casino here (just down the road from me) and then the State Government accepted an approach from a bloke who runs one down in Melbourne to put up another. And that while the current one has a contract for being the only one till 2020. Marvellous how you can get around anything if you have enough money.

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    1. Well, you’ve stumbled across one of my least favorite topics- the moneyed class. Very interesting how they do tend to get away with more. I really think they are the aliens in our midst. We were visited millions of years ago and they assumed the outward appearance of everyday folk like you and me but refuse to live quite like us.

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    1. Not in the bathrooms, as far as I know, But, yeah! The airport, bars, restaurants, markets, drug stores…. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen with their shopping carts full of food who stop on their way out of the store to gamble a little. As the milk curdles, the frozen food melts….

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    1. Me, too! I had never seen it before. I was out playing around with some night shooting and came across this place on a side street behind another casino. The parking lot was full!

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      1. Well it was an interesting experience. We stayed at one of the local spots in the middle of summer. The Canadians almost melted in the cemetery. Hard to imagine that kind of heat here in more northern locals.

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        1. Yeah, we had spring for maybe the month of April with a few days of near 100 degree temperatures. Yesterday hit 100 by 1pm. Today we got out early to do some shopping before noon. Looks like summer is here.

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  2. Like the others, I very much like the appearance of this building. The faux stucco peeling off to reveal the faux stonework. Has an Old World feel, which of course lends to the name – Emerald Island.

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  3. It would sure be dangerous for me, given my love of hold-em. On the other hand, it would be great fun until I went broke and became homeless. Hopefully you would let me pitch a tent somewhere on your property.

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    1. Mike, you are always welcome at our home, as long as you bring Pumpkin. But the HOA (does anyone else know what that is? A Home Owners Association that makes sure we live according to their rules and regulations) would not let us pitch a tent. You’d have to come indoors. You ARE housebroken, I would assume!

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      1. If I lived in an HOA community they would end up arresting me for going off in a threatening way at one of their meetings.
        Housebroken? It Depends (get it?)

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  4. I really don’t understand gambling. It has zero attraction for me.
    … but I also find all the lights and noise that go with casinos rather disturbing.
    I guess I’m missing the gambling gene 🙂

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  5. dangerous indeed – and the colors in this photo are dangerously beautiful – I love the blue of the sky with the green of the lights – all anchored with the browns in the structure – 🙂

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    1. Thanks. But what in Henderson would give you the creeps? Unless you have an aversion to cookie cutter houses all lined up in a row. Or maybe it was old Henderson? Just off the 95 freeway? That’s where this casino is located. In downtown Henderson.

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      1. It was something about the cookie cutter houses. Tract homes are always a blight, but here it seemed like they were trying to tame the desert into suburbia. I didn’t see the downtown, so maybe I would have had a different reaction if I had.

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        1. You are exactly right, my friend. The first time I moved here I drove into my neighbors driveway and couldn’t understand why the garage door wouldn’t go up when I pressed on my remote.

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  6. I’ve been to Vegas AND to that Casino (my son lived out there for a summer and considered himself a local :)) Crazy place to visit; even crazier place to live! Wonderful photo. Love how you’ve processed it.

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  7. When you live here it doesn’t seem too crazy. Same type of people, the craziest and scariest drivers ever in one place, hustlers, people making a living in the sex trade…. Wait, let me go back….

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