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RIP Darryl McEwen (Seven Stars Insider)

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by StevieNight, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. StevieNight

    StevieNight Low-Roller

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    Really sad news today that Darryl McEwen (7 Stars Insider and Mr AC) has passed away.

    Darryl was one of the best in the Vegas world, and I can’t think of many Vegas nerds that hadn’t come across his website and newsletter. I used to visit his website religiously when I was a CZR player.

    I felt he deserved a thread of his own as I know his website has been mentioned a number of times here on VMB over the years. I hope this is the right area of the message board to have shared this sad news on.

    There is a nice write up on Darryl here: https://atlanticcityweekly.com/arts_and_entertainment/mr-ac-casino-mcewen-dies-at-72-leaves-casino-media-legacy-behind-him/article_fe79254c-2b6b-11ec-b332-172b9652f12a.html

    RIP :cry:
     
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  2. FABismonte

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    Sorry to hear he passed. I gained a lot more insight from his sevenstarsinsider website than I did from any host at CET. He was part of the reason I pushed my play into Seven Stars. Of course, a lot of the benefits Darryl wrote about have disappeared.
     
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  3. dbrown

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    This is so sad. I became worried about him when he stopped updating his website. I then stumbled across his twitter (I think it was twitter) and saw him telling someone he stopped because it was taking up too much time. I hadn't thought twice about it until seeing this.
     
  4. hammie

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    Very sad news indeed, I really enjoyed his column in AC Weekly as well as his Seven Star Insider blog. I loved how he would post grammatical errors he found in Caesars Entertainment communications. May he rest in peace.
     
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  5. NewOrleansSlimm

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    met him a few times, I was one of his New Orleans contacts for what was going on here. while the site stopped updating, it was yesterday I believe it finally shut down. I know he was dealing with a brain tumor If I remember correctly.
     
  6. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Without a doubt, the most THOROUGH newsletters about all things CET. Guess it makes sense that he dropped it recently.

    RIP.
     
  7. LB9

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    I also found his insights helpful. Sad indeed, he will be missed.
     
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  8. dankyone

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    Sad news. His website had great info. He appeared to be a loyalist, but he was not afraid to ridicule CET when warranted as was so often the case.
     
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    I’ve met him several times and we exchanged emails. I considered him a friend. I’m sad, I knew that he had to be in a bad way to stop his writing and stopped posting on the site. He was already missed.
    Rest In Peace Darryl.
     
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  10. maxev

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    Very sad.

    I refreshed his Seven Stars Insider website daily before and after becoming Seven Stars, and he was always on top of getting timely and correct information out, much more than CET itself.

    We had many fun exchanges about CET, and I submitted a bunch of photos and tips more for him than the newsletter, but some would make it in. He snuck in my name once, which was a proud moment since he didn't tend to give people credit by name.

    He said he was going to do one final newsletter, but sadly it didn't happen.

    Here was the last thing I sent to him, knowing he always got a kick out of pointing out grammatical errors at CET -- they couldn't afford the extra "u."

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    RIP, Darryl.


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  11. bruceatf

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    We will all really miss Darryl , a true gentleman. I met him thru his insider, made comments and we became personal friends. When he visited akchin we always met him there and talked and eat for hours. Also would meet him in Vegas and on seven stars cruises.
    When we visited AC he would always meet with us , sometimes he would take us to another casino like the golden nugget and treat us to lunch. We would meet and dine with him and nick at Harrahs Philadelphia. He devoted some many hours and days trying to assist others both in the gambling world and outside. He advised me of his health situation over two months ago. Our hearts go out to nick. RIP friend
     
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  12. Tykob

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    That's very sad...I always enjoyed reading his 7* newsletter, which was WAY more helpful than anything CET ever provided.
    RIP, Darryl.
     
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    Very sad news. His newsletter was so helpful in navigating Caesars benefits. He was also quick to reply to questions.

    RIP
     
  14. hammie

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    Here is one I sent to Darryl, a detour sign for Caesars AC.

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  15. Flowers

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    Wow. How sad. I too benefitted greatly from his thorough and entertaining newsletter.

    Rest in peace,
     
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    RIP Darryl. :(
     
  17. AnitaCS

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    I was on the Seven Stars email list and realized a few weeks ago it had not been updated since July. I thought he must have been sick. So sorry to hear that. He was a wealth of information and covered every CET casino. Very said news. RIP.
     
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    My favorite story on Darryl is one year when he told me he was coming to Lake Tahoe for the 4th of July. I toold him to remember two things:
    1. No matter how warm and sunny the day is, bring a jacket because at 6500 feet nights get chilly.
    2. Remember that one drink at 6500 feet equals two at sea level.

    After the fireworks were over, he came by to thank me for the advice. He said his jacket felt good, and he felt sorry for the ones in shorts and t-shirts. He also said he should have paid more attention to #2. After a before dinner cocktail and wine with dinner, Nick woke him up to ask if he was still planning to go to the fireworks.

    RIP friend.
     
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