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It lasted over 6 years. I worked there as Security a week after I turned 21 years old!

Within a year I was promoted to Corporal. And then a Sergeant. Was crazy I supervised a shift of about 40 officers a night, most all ex cops. So many good times and stories!
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A little off topic story that I just remembered. In 1999 I had just got Web-tv and was screwing around with it late in night and around 10 of 3 in the morning the whole house shook enough to crack my fireplace. That was the Hector Mine earthquake. A week later I saw a friend of mine who worked security at the Stratosphere. He quit after that. Scared the shit out of him. :oops:
 

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LOL! That was right after my time there, I worked about 94-97ish if I recall. Then I went across the street to the Desert Inn before it changed over. Was AMAZING working there! I got to see the old showroom, you could feel the history! The golf course. What was cool is that Sheraton, who owned Desert Inn, was buying up all the old houses on the golf course like in Casino where Ace lived and the plane landed on the course. So there was about 20 houses that we patrolled on our route on golf carts. So cool to go in there and just See and Breathe the iconic history in those houses. They still looked like they did in the 60's and 70's. So badass. I wish I could own one now, and decorate it vintage like back then!

One of the houses was fully furnished and stocked for the Casino Bosses, VP's to bang their Goomadas in while working, shower, nap etc. That one was off limits to us!
 

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The golf course is the Las Vegas Country Club where the FBI ran out of fuel tracking the early mob. They have placed a Cessna in one of the water hazards to commemorate the past. Some of the houses at LVCC have bullet proof glass. We looked at one place that had 25 pair cabling for about 20 phone extensions in a 2,500 ft house. It was used as a bookie joint.
Still looking to buy a place there.
 

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The golf course is the Las Vegas Country Club where the FBI ran out of fuel tracking the early mob. They have placed a Cessna in one of the water hazards to commemorate the past. Some of the houses at LVCC have bullet proof glass. We looked at one place that had 25 pair cabling for about 20 phone extensions in a 2,500 ft house. It was used as a bookie joint.
Still looking to buy a place there.

This brings back memories of 25 pair fans to 66 and 110 blocks. Technology!
 

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The golf course is the Las Vegas Country Club where the FBI ran out of fuel tracking the early mob. They have placed a Cessna in one of the water hazards to commemorate the past. Some of the houses at LVCC have bullet proof glass. We looked at one place that had 25 pair cabling for about 20 phone extensions in a 2,500 ft house. It was used as a bookie joint.
Still looking to buy a place there.
Thanks LL, that is knowledge I did not know! I also just looked at the house in the film is on the Las Vegas National golf course. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3515-Cochise-Ln-Las-Vegas-NV-89169/7091921_zpid/

I would love to own it at 795k! :)
 

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LOL! That was right after my time there, I worked about 94-97ish if I recall. Then I went across the street to the Desert Inn before it changed over. Was AMAZING working there! I got to see the old showroom, you could feel the history! The golf course. What was cool is that Sheraton, who owned Desert Inn, was buying up all the old houses on the golf course like in Casino where Ace lived and the plane landed on the course. So there was about 20 houses that we patrolled on our route on golf carts. So cool to go in there and just See and Breathe the iconic history in those houses. They still looked like they did in the 60's and 70's. So badass. I wish I could own one now, and decorate it vintage like back then!

One of the houses was fully furnished and stocked for the Casino Bosses, VP's to bang their Goomadas in while working, shower, nap etc. That one was off limits to us!
That reminds me of the Rancho area and taking Alta up towards the Meadows Mall. It always takes me back thinking about the old mobsters and doctors that lived in those houses. It's kind of funny, it's a less desirable neighborhood, but those homes are untouched.
 

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This is the whereabouts of what my great grandfather had homesteaded here in the valley. Couldn't get any El Pollo Loco back in the early 5
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Crapless craps I think they still offer that and Black jack where all dealer cards are dealt face up.

No second floor on the hotel. "Snake Eyes, No Two's to loose" was the promotion jargon.

Remember the big buy-in vacation casino gaming Promotion Stupak had? It was something along the line of for $395 you got several times that in gaming tokens he called chips and a room for a couple days, show tickets to see a washed up "headliner" that never was a headliner and comp'd access to a really bad buffet.

The gaming tokens were only good for one bet. If you won the hand or the roll of the dice the token was collected. Win or lose ya lost.

Some college kids figured out mathematically how to beat the deal by hedging the token bet with another token. Both bet tokens collected but the pay out was a net gain. They won thousands per vacation package.

Stupak tried to stop it, even not honor those that bought the vacation package and lost in court and got fined on top of that. Even the company that bought the place had to honor it. It was in litigation for decades.

Those kids went on to create the "Cheap-O Vegas" website that was later sold off.

Stupak was in hot water with the Nevada Gaming commission his entire casino career. He'd settle the complaints then go right back to doing it.
Here's an article on how/what they did with the tokens..

 

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Maybe get the admins to change this to Old School Vegas
 

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here is one with the plane in the pond . You have to zoom in though . The condos are interesting . The penthouse have there own little pool on the roofs
 

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The Rio over this past weekend. Watch from the very beginning, sound on:

That's why Caesars was gonna take it down to the ground, the cost to overhaul was estimated at 400M..then they found a buyer for 500M instead 🤷‍♂️
I had the luxury of staying in their Palazzo suites exclusively for years which was a hell of a good time 😎
 

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This is the whereabouts of what my great grandfather had homesteaded here in the valley. Couldn't get any El Pollo Loco back in the early 5 View attachment 978369
My great grandmother's house was just a few blocks from there, off St Louis on Canosa. When I was a kid, we would walk down to the Showboat and go bowling.
 

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My great grandmother's house was just a few blocks from there, off St Louis on Canosa. When I was a kid, we would walk down to the Showboat and go bowling.
I was actually so sad when they took the Showboat down. When I was a young kid I was in a bowling league and we would bowl there and Sam's Town. I'm a shitty bowler BTW
 

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Thanks LL, that is knowledge I did not know! I also just looked at the house in the film is on the Las Vegas National golf course. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3515-Cochise-Ln-Las-Vegas-NV-89169/7091921_zpid/

I would love to own it at 795k! :)
Some good friends of ours lived over on Geronimo Way. Supposedly their house was built for Shecky Greene back in Vegas' golden days.

I spent a lot of free time in Vegas in the late 90's, kind of a cool time to be there.
 

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friend sold Tony Spilotro's old house here is the article,

 

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Look at all of that empty land, and how much things have changed in the Las Vegas Valley. Even the hospital I was born in 1984 no longer exists...

I really like the lack of traffic lights on the strip every 10 feet!
 

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Here's an article on how/what they did with the tokens..

Here’s the kids that beat the system:

LVRJ/LV Sun:
In October 1990, the Nevada Gaming Commission filed a complaint against Stupak, alleging that he fraudulently promised customers vacation packages for Vegas World that consisted of free trips, gifts and complimentary gamingtokens.

Here’s the facts on Non glossed Stupacks History with it:
After losing a court battle with the Nevada Gaming Comission:
 
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