East Coast Gambler

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East Coast Gambler

Stuff from the various places I write.
  • Where Not to Play (Hint: Sounds like Shmellis Shmiland)

    I’m not typically a negative person and I can find positives in a lot of places. This casino, however, is the exception to the rule. I have gambled here twice and the first time was an ok experience. The second time was a disaster. It was such a...
  • “Atlantic City is safe” Says the Deputy

    Let’s first pull some quotes from this article in the Press of Atlantic City titled “Violent crime rate higher in Atlantic City than in other casino cities” before looking deeper. The violent crime rate in Atlantic City is...
  • Las Vegas Hotels Have Most Bedbug Complaints in America

    First things first. I do not like bugs. I couldn’t even look at the picture that comes with the original article I found that says Las Vegas hotels have the most bed bugs in the good ole USA. Well, we can’t say we’re that surprised...
  • Top 3 Things To Do In Vegas

    I’m not sure if it’s the people I follow on twitter or if I’m just noticing it more, but I have seen a number of “Top X Things To Do In Las Vegas That Doesn’t Include Gambling .” I’m not going to censor myself...
  • Fergie Is Creepy

    First things first – I find wax museums and wax museum replica humans to be super creepy. I almost passed up on sharing this, but I figured if a wax figure of Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas creeped me out, maybe it will do the same to someone else...
  • Sand Bethlehem #1 in PA

    While Stiffs and Georges often points out that Sands Bethlehem isn’t doing great business for Las Vegas Sands corporation, the casino is now the #1 revenue producing casino in Pennsylvania . Last month Sands was the leading revenue-generating casino...
  • November 8, New Jersey Residents Vote For Legal Sports Betting

    November 8 is the big day in New Jersey where residents can vote to legalize sports betting . Government is urging people to get out and vote as if it will save the dying casino industry in Atlantic City . It won’t save casinos or the Atlantic City...
  • *Boredwalk* Empire Season 2 Has Arrived

    I was stoked for the premier of Boardwalk Empire on HBO last year. Unfortunately, that excitement was squashed pretty quickly as I was bored during the first episode. I gave it a chance hoping the show would develop into something interesting, but fter...
  • That Was Quick. Nikki Beach Done at Tropicana Las Vegas

    This weekend Tropicana Las Vegas ended it’s relationship with Club Nikki and Nikki Beach . This also included letting go, or reassigning the staff. Effective Friday night, the Tropicana has cut loose its Miami Beach-based nightclub, pool club...
  • Happy Birthday SugarHouse Casino!

    This weekend the SugarHouse casino in Philadelphia , PA celebrated its first birthday . Hooray. Where’s my piece of cake?! Of course, like the rest of the casino business not everything is A-OK. Though SugarHouse has no competition in the...
  • Atlantic 10 Tournament Leaving Atlantic City

    ESPN is reporting that the Atlantic 10 basketball tournament is leaving Atlantic City for Brooklyn in 2013. Given the current make up of the league I’m not sure how this makes any sense, given that there are no New York teams in the league. ...
  • Summer Never Ends In Las Vegas AKA Stacy Keibler Ain’t Ugly

    In case you thought pool parties stopped in Las Vegas when the official end of summer (AKA Labor Day ) passed, then you’re sadly wrong. The summer never ends in Las Vegas and Encore Beach Club brought out the “stars” this week with Stacy...
  • “You’d have to be stupid” to Visit Las Vegas in the Summer

    “You’d have to be stupid” to visit Las Vegas in the summer. This is what New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Wednesday while making a speech to help “save Atlantic City. ” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says...
  • Station Casinos Football Contests & Week One Picks

    A few years ago I realized that the only fun for me in fantasy football was the draft. I was egged into a couple fantasy leagues the past couple of years, but hardly paid attention. This year I finally cut fantasy football out of my life and I feel...
  • Guns n Roses Reunion At Super Bowl?

    As usual I went to sleep listening to ESPN radio. Last night the host, Jason Smith , mentioned something about a Guns n Roses reunion happening at the Super Bow l next year. I was almost motivated enough to get out of bed and research the rumor, but I...
  • Will Vegas Ever Get a Strip Arena?

    With news that there will be basketball in Las Vegas this summer (albeit not the traditional summer league) it got me once again thinking about the often proposed but never completed strip arena. Arenas have been proposed in a few different places...
  • POOF: Aladdin Diappears

    In light of the pending implosion of The Harmon , Vegas Inc. decided to list the Top 10 Vegas Strip Hotel implosions. I love implosions and figured this was a good excuse to visit the youtube archives. For the next couple of weeks I’ll grab video...
  • No Pee Pee In Your Linq Pod!

    I said that I wouldn’t expound about The Linq until Caesars Entertainment broke ground on the project in Las Vegas . Although I’m technically writing about The Linq, this isn’t so much about The Linq as it’s about the Ferris wheel...
  • Snooki from Jersey Shore Parties @ Hard Rock In Vegas

    This weekend grandmother of all pool parties, Rehab , had their dose of Jersey Shore celebrity. While Sammi Sweetheart was partying and judging a bikini contest at the Planet Hollywood Pleasure Pool , Snooki was hanging out with Tiesto at the Hard Rock...
  • New York City To Have Slot Machines By October

    New York City is getting closer to casino gambling. Aqueduct Raceway and Resorts World Casino , in Jamaica, NY have already received their first order of slot machines which will be installed by next month . The first of the new Aqueduct casino’s 5...
  • Seven Stars Insider – September Edition

    Here is the latest Seven Stars Insider newsletter. This is good information if you are a Harrah’s player and a Total Rewards card holder and has now been tailored for all levels of card holders. The newsletter doesn’t teach you how to “game” the...
  • Walk of Shame? Run of Shame?

    Over the weekend CNBC sports news reporter, Darren Rovell , posted a picture of Puma sneaker display promoting “Run Your Walk of Shame.” The “Walk of Shame” is nothing new, but this reminded me about a story on Vegas Chatter a couple of days ago on how...
  • RAO’s at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

    RAO’s , the famous tiny Italian restaurant from New York that is exclusive because of its size as well as its food has become a staple in the Las Vegas dining scene. In New York it’s nearly impossible to get a reservation but thanks to Caesars...
  • Sammi Sweatheart from Jersey Shore Parties in Vegas

    I had no idea about this, but Planet Hollywood has gotten into the pool party game. This week they was the first time I noticed they had something going on. They hosted a bikini contest with Sammi Sweeheart from Jersey Shore as their main celebrity...
  • BOOM: El Rancho Implosion

    In light of the pending implosion of The Harmon , Vegas Inc. decided to list the Top 10 Vegas Strip Hotel implosions. I love implosions and figured this was a good excuse to visit the youtube archives. For the next couple of weeks I’ll grab video of...