Item 1: Single Mom Fundraiser (Play the audio)
Item 2: Sea Mountain Sighting!!
The bits of information surrounding the reopening of the famed Sea Mountain Spa location in Las Vegas keeps getting real. TVO stopped by the location in May and spoke with the construction manager. He would only say wryly that, “my job is to make Dewey’s visions come to life!”
I wished him good luck on that substantial assignment.
Now, in mid-June this Instagram notice went out. It says “Las Vegas >>>??? coming in just weeks lovers”
TVO will be there when they do open.
Item 3: Best of Las Vegas Awards
DeJa’Vu Adult Emporium – Editor’s choice for Best Adult Costuming
Item 4: New Adult Show at Scores
Item 5: Question of the Day
(courtesy of Las Vegas Advisor)
Why? Well, cell phones are potential cheating devices, so it stands to reason that the casinos would want to disable them on the floor. They can also compromise privacy (the old ban of taking photos in the casino) and the casinos don’t care for people photographing security areas or conducting loud phone conversations, which distract from the serious business of their patrons losing money.
By law, cell phones are banned in and around Nevada casino sports books. Some people believe that the ban has to do with the federal prohibition against transmitting gambling info over phone lines. But the real reason is messenger betting. Sports-betting syndicates used to station people in sports books around town and when they wanted to bet, for example, $50,000 on a game, they called up the “beards” at each book, who then bet the max the sports book allowed. By having 10 people, say, betting $5,000 each simultaneously, the syndicate could get down the $50K before the line moved in response to the big bet.
Sports books complained to the Gaming Control Board, which put into place a number of rules, including the ban on cell phones.
Of course, nowadays, with everyone carrying a phone and half of them staring at it no matter where they are, the books are much more relaxed about their use, except when one is near the betting counter. Then the book tends to get a bit antsy about them. Still, they remain illegal, so the ban can be, and often is, enforced anytime against anyone anywhere around the sports book and at the table games.
But as for jamming the signals, we have it on good authority that casinos don’t actively engage in the practice.
Chris Andrews, sports book director at South Point and author of two of our best books, Then One Day … 40 Years of Bookmaking in Nevada and Then One Year … History’s Craziest Year as Seen by a Las Vegas Bookmaker, tells us no.
“I don’t think we’re sophisticated enough to pull that off,” he admits. Besides, he notes, “There’s so much electrical equipment and metal in the buildings, it all interferes naturally with the signal. In certain points in South Point, I lose my signal.”
And now for the clincher. “Plus, you have to remember that all the executives are on their cell phones all day. I know at South Point, we’ve spent a ton of money to enhance the signal, not suppress it.”
Andrew Uyal, author of our excellent book The Blackjack Insiders, concurs. “I’ve never heard of casinos jamming signals. They’re big concrete and metal fortresses that tend to mess with the signal anyway. However, I am aware of signal boosters underground in our back-of-house areas.”
All in all, it looks like phone signals jammed by casinos is an urban myth.
Item 6: June 14, 2022 10:01 Las Vegas Fourth Worst (or Best) for Infidelity Again:
Ashley Madison, the infamous Canadian online-dating service for people who are married or in relationships (70 million users worldwide), has issued its list of “infidelity cities in the U.S.,” drawn from information in its database. Las Vegas placed fourth for the second year in a row. The top three switched places a bit: Atlanta at number three was first last year; Orlando was number three last year and ranked number one this year; Miami placed second both years. This year, Las Vegas was followed by Cincinnati, Boise, and St. Louis. Reno, ranked 20th last year, fell off the list, which was a relief.
Deja Vu Showgirls
Ken’s promotion is the original “$2 Tuesday” with well and call drinks, plus all domestic and imported beers, just $2 each all night long. Doors open at 6 pm and the $2 special is good all night (the club closes at 4 am).
LD now celebrates “Hookah Tuesday” every week. All hookahs are just $18 all day and all night.
They also have a “$2 Tuesday” promotion with well and call drinks, plus all domestic and import beer just two bucks each all night long. (Ultra premium liquors excluded.) All food $10. Also, on Tuesday nights, Hustler has a closeup magician, Rodney Reyes, in the house to entertain guests tableside.
Scores has an ‘industry night’ on Tuesdays. Drive yourself, Show your credentials at the door, and receive FREE ENTRY and HALF-OFF on drinks all night long!
This swanky club features a “Tequila Tuesday” special with all Tequila drinks and Tequila shots just $5 all night long. Locals (with NV ID) always get half-price drinks. T
Crazy Horse III
CH3 offers “Taco Tuesdays” every week. Freshly-made tacos are just $1 each, with your choice of pork, chicken or carne asada.
The Henderson club features “Tacos, Tequila & Tatas Tuesdays” promotion means that they’re serving $3 Taco’s, $3 off all Tequila drinks, and a new menu featuring Enchiladas and Fajitas.
Item 8: Girl of the Day