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    Hey Mickey! Hope all is well! I’ve been checking things out over here and decided to chime in.

    Not sure what the restaurant was then but it’s now Oscars at the Plaza.

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    Welcome Boz.

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    Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    Hey Mickey! Hope all is well! Iíve been checking things out over here and decided to chime in. Not sure what the restaurant was then but itís now Oscars at the Plaza.
    Hey, Boz! It's about time you showed up over here. Oscar's used to be the Center Stage. The last time I ate there was about 2004. To me it was the best price to quality ratio downtown. Damn good steaks for $20 a plate. And a nice view down Fremont Street. You can see in the screenshots the Fremont Street Experience wasn't built yet when they filmed Casino.

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    Nikki Santoro entering a sports/horse book. Can you name the book and do you know where it was located?
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    Thanks for the welcome Mick and KJ. It’s a never ending battle with liberals and others who never understand you get out of this life what you put into it. Always filled with excuses for how their life turned out or they had the better than you mentality that you could never get where they did and you need their help. It really is that simple when dealing with them.

    Love the old Vegas discussion, was just out last week and always find something new and interesting. I was at the new Teneya Creek Brewery on Bonanza , close to downtown and the Mission you have written about before. Anyways I never knew the vacant lot across the street was the former Moulon Rouge Casino. I have read a lot about it over the years but never knew that was the spot.

    Again Thanks for the welcome and I’ll try to keep it civil.

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    Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    It’s a never ending battle with liberals and others who never understand you get out of this life what you put into it. Always filled with excuses for how their life turned out or they had the better than you mentality that you could never get where they did and you need their help. It really is that simple when dealing with them.
    Here's the problem with that: we're animals, but not beasts.

    Beasts are subject to natural selection.

    People are not, due to "civilization."

    We don't cull the herd.

    Actually we do via war, but it is indiscriminate.
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    Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    Thanks for the welcome Mick and KJ. It’s a never ending battle with liberals and others who never understand you get out of this life what you put into it. Always filled with excuses for how their life turned out or they had the better than you mentality that you could never get where they did and you need their help. It really is that simple when dealing with them.

    Love the old Vegas discussion, was just out last week and always find something new and interesting. I was at the new Teneya Creek Brewery on Bonanza , close to downtown and the Mission you have written about before. Anyways I never knew the vacant lot across the street was the former Moulon Rouge Casino. I have read a lot about it over the years but never knew that was the spot.

    Again Thanks for the welcome and I’ll try to keep it civil.
    Yesh, Babs complains about "Trump's lies" but here's some lies she didn't seem to mind:

    "If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan you can keep your health care plan. This act will cut health care premiums by 30%."

    Yes, the Moulin Rouge was in a rough area. My first camp spot in Vegas was at the corner of Bonanza and MLK. Every night when the 9 PM bingo let out at the Western Casino I would walk over to Bonanza then walk west under the viaduct past the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and the Moulin Rouge to MLK. The Moulin Rouge was integrated back in the day. Frank Sinatra used to go there. But when I was camped out there in 1992 it was nothing but black folks. There was always talk of restoring the place to it's former self but it never happened.

    I qued up many a day at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission for a bowl of beans, milk and bread. You never had to ask what was on the menu. It was always the same.
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    Originally Posted by mickeycrimm View Post
    Nikki Santoro entering a sports/horse book. Can you name the book and do you know where it was located?
    Okay, so I'll give a little clue as to where the location might be. The link is the film clip out of the movie where Nikki Santoro walks into the book.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...7ox4IA0WLqqEO7
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    Okay, you can partially see the name of the book in this next screenshot. Leroy's was the last stand alone book in Las Vegas. It was on 1st street behind the Pioneer and across the street from the Golden Nugget. It was known for having the sharpest lines.
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    Originally Posted by mickeycrimm View Post
    Originally Posted by mickeycrimm View Post
    Nikki Santoro entering a sports/horse book. Can you name the book and do you know where it was located?
    Okay, so I'll give a little clue as to where the location might be. The link is the film clip out of the movie where Nikki Santoro walks into the book.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...7ox4IA0WLqqEO7

    I can see a reflection when he walks in of the lights at the old Westward Ho. So either he is there or across the street at the Rivera. I assume Iím very close.

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    Ok I did freeze it at the start and see Binions in the background and the GN. Those lights reminded me of the old Westward Ho lights that looked similar. I remember a “Ho Dog” from one of my first trips many years ago.

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    Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    Ok I did freeze it at the start and see Binions in the background and the GN. Those lights reminded me of the old Westward Ho lights that looked similar. I remember a “Ho Dog” from one of my first trips many years ago.
    I ate many a one pound hot dog for a buck at the Westward Ho. It was so rancid I had to cover it in condiments to cover up the taste.
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    Originally Posted by mickeycrimm View Post
    Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    Ok I did freeze it at the start and see Binions in the background and the GN. Those lights reminded me of the old Westward Ho lights that looked similar. I remember a “Ho Dog” from one of my first trips many years ago.
    I ate many a one pound hot dog for a buck at the Westward Ho. It was so rancid I had to cover it in condiments to cover up the taste.
    Speaking of which, I loved the $1.50 giant hot dog special at the Gold Spike Casino and the coins dropping into the pan from VP hits.

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    Slots A Fun had a huge hotdog for a while and Casino Royale still has a $1.99 Jumbo Dog at a small stand in the back.

    None are worth seeking out. Now the $2.50 Beer and Dog at Stage Door, that’s a treat.

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    Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    Slots A Fun had a huge hotdog for a while and Casino Royale still has a $1.99 Jumbo Dog at a small stand in the back.

    None are worth seeking out. Now the $2.50 Beer and Dog at Stage Door, that’s a treat.
    I remember swearing off jumbo hotdogs after eating one at Slots A Fun. Had a great time at the craps table though. Maybe the coolest location of any table I have ever played.

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    Originally Posted by tableplay View Post
    Originally Posted by mickeycrimm View Post
    Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    Ok I did freeze it at the start and see Binions in the background and the GN. Those lights reminded me of the old Westward Ho lights that looked similar. I remember a “Ho Dog” from one of my first trips many years ago.
    I ate many a one pound hot dog for a buck at the Westward Ho. It was so rancid I had to cover it in condiments to cover up the taste.
    Speaking of which, I loved the $1.50 giant hot dog special at the Gold Spike Casino and the coins dropping into the pan from VP hits.
    Yeah, I ate a lot of those dogs too. And we used to get a free one pound dog at Lady Luck once a week.
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    Mick, I read of your trips in the past year and they were incredibly interesting. Was there any thought of stopping back in Vegas to see the changes or is that of no interest to you? I know time is money but I think you would be surprised at some of the changes and other areas are probably the same as you remember them.

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    Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    Mick, I read of your trips in the past year and they were incredibly interesting. Was there any thought of stopping back in Vegas to see the changes or is that of no interest to you? I know time is money but I think you would be surprised at some of the changes and other areas are probably the same as you remember them.
    I like being a diamond in the rough instead of being surrounded by people that do the same thing I do. That's why I avoid Las Vegas. I'm not ruling out a visit though.
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