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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by Timfromohio, Oct 5, 2014.

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  1. Timfromohio

    Timfromohio Newbie

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    I've been goin' to Lost Wages before there even was an internet. In case you didn't guess it, I'm Tim, from ohio. I first went to LV in '81 on a spur of a moment side trip from Los Angeles. Came in on a greyhound bus. We stopped in Barstow. I remember seeing a rack there in the bus station with gobs of fun books and coupons. I stayed in a motel on a side street by the Tropicana. Golly, even this little motel had a little casino in the lobby! I was so ignorant, I pulled out my wallet to pay when a CW brought my drink order while I played a nickle slot.

    I miss the old Vegas. Mechanical slots, $2.99 dinner buffets, Westward Ho, Lady Luck money booth, hole in the wall slot parlors galore, strip resorts right ON the strip. The mega resorts have the personality of a suburban strip plaza.

    Having said that, I'll be comin' out there in November for visit #10. These cookie cutter midwest casinos/racinos just don't cut it. They each have their protected territory and treat their customers accordingly. I prefer the wide open, minimally regulated, all-American competition for my entertainment dollar. Free TR rooms and a rock bottom airfare helped too. I'm surely due to hit the big one, right?
     
  2. Ty

    Ty ?

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    Welcome to VMB. I've never played a mechanical slot machine, but i have heard they will wear your arm out.
     
    Christmas Trip. Sam's Town & MSS
  3. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    Welcome to the board......bet you could tell us some good stories from way back in the early 80's..... :)
     
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