To steal a line from the movie, "Poltergeist"......
That's right, my friends: The Aces Casino Blog team is finally back from their 13-day sabbatical in Idaho, and, if you ask the management of the Orange County casino party leaders, the return is not a moment too soon. And, before we go any further, we'd like to give a shout-out of our heartfelt thanks to all of you out there that sent kind words and e-mails about how much you enjoy reading our irreverent, dopey blog each and every week while we were all on vacation.
You guys and gals are really fantastic, and we PROMISE you that your perseverance that got you through all of our blog re-runs in the last 14 days will be paid back "in spades" when we chronicle all of our wacky happenings while on the road to Idaho. You won't believe it, trust me. You KNOW that things happen when we're dragged out of our casino party comfort zone, and believe me, things happened. The BAD news? All of that craziness will be covered in subsequent editions of the Aces Casino Blog, later.
Now, The GOOD news -- When you drive to Idaho, you just HAVE to drive through Las Vegas, don't you? Uhhh, yep... And, if you're going to drag me to Mackay, Idaho for two weeks for some goofy fishing trip disguised as a family reunion, you KNOW that THIS orange county casino night guy is just going to HAVE to spend a little time in "Glitter Gulch" before I eventually move on to potato-land.
It's a given. Hey, I can write some of this off, can't I? I'm doing research for Aces Casino, the Los Angeles casino party company leaders. Some bloggers are takers. Not ME....I'm a giver. I'm stopping in Las Vegas to work, friends. Believe me. (Grin.) (Ed. Note: And, if you believe that, he has some desert property in Arizona to sell you.)
So, after dropping off the family at their hotel at the Orleans (they went to the movies, and didn't want me to go with. They say I add my own dialogue to the movie out loud, for all to hear. Guilty as charged.), I'm off to find some of the latest toys and games in Las Vegas. I sit down at one of the bars inside the hotel (the Alligator Bar, I believe), and quickly strike up a chat with a gentleman sitting next to me.
During this discussion, I discover he's a "local" (someone who lives in Vegas), so I ask him if he knows of any new additions to the casino gaming scene, and he informs me that there's a new slot machine over at Sam's Town called "Little Shop Of Horrors," a machine whose theme is directly based on the movie and/play of the same name. He tells me it's really something, so, upon hearing this, I down the rest of my drink, and head out to Sam's Town to see this new 3-D slot...
If THIS is the future of casino slots, the future is VERY bright, indeed. Now, remember, this Orange County casino party guy is "stuck in the 70's." I have always liked the true three-or-four-reel traditional slots, the mechanical marvels of the 20th Century. But, for an electronic display-type of machine, this thig is really something.