Without question, there are (at least) two things that the staff at Aces Casino Entertainment (The unchallenged leader in orange county casino night events on the west coast) just LOVES -- Las Vegas night casino events, and paid holidays.
So, it should go without question as that same staff was intrigued when our in-office calendar proudly shouted to the crowd that Tuesday, April 22 was "Earth Day." Unfortunately, intrigue turned to despair when it was announced that "Earth Day" wasn't considered an official Aces Casino Entertainment paid holiday. (Ed. Note: phhh, yeah, like Earth Day would be a PAID holiday. Dreamers.)
Well, since the idea of going to the beach on the company's dime was scuttled, it was decided that someone should actually look up this unusual holiday, and see how this orange county casino party company could do its' duty to properly celebrate "Earth Day."
Yeah, guess who THAT person was. You got it, the ol' "The Aces Casino Blog" guy himself.
First, before any search of the proper "Earth Day" celebration techniques could be discerned, it was decided that we'd take on something that our entire crew had been putting off for months now -- Donating some of our old TV monitors to a place like Good Will Industries, a place that was right down the street from us, and loved donations that they could refurb and turn a profit to help out the local charities.
That was mistake #1.
Now, let it be said that these TV monitors are in GREAT shape, and the only reason we're letting them go is because we don't need the additional inventory for our once-popular "Aces Race And Sports Book" video system. We could easily let go of about eight monitors, and still have enough video systems on hand to run two different setups of our simulated sports book at any venue in the future. (Ed. Note: You need to advertise the ARSB, as we call it here. Get crackin', that's job #2, when you're done with Earth Day.)
OK, so yours truly and one other team member take these monitors over to Good Will. Now, I'll admit it right now -- I've driven by this building on the way to work about 1000 times, but, to this moment, I'd never donated anything before, nor had I set foot inside this facility.
Needless to say, this was an eye-opening experience.
I thought that Aces Casino has a lot of moving parts at OUR facility. We drive around to the back of this place, and find that It's as big as Staples Center. It is HUGE. Who knew charity was so profitable?