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Its 4 am and i had some late night thoughts. I was on youtube and saw some jerry nuggets reprints reviews and they all thought it was a great idea of reprinting them. My question to all of y’all is, would a reprint of the wynn casino decks be a good or bad idea? I dont own any atm but i would love to try and see what the hype is abt.
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picture Hello all, Shipping in the US is ~5$. Open to negotiate prices and answer questions. Some discounts are available if multiple decks are purchased. Some duplicates are available as well. I have a lot of other opened/unopened decks that I was unable to include in the picture, but am also willing to sell. Feel free to ask away! Shipping only to CONUS :) ---------------------------------------- Black Cap Logos - 25$ Black Dot - 30$ Black Logos - 25$ OG Checkerboard (opened, like new) - sold Red Check - 25$ Yellow Check - 22$ Blue Check -15$ A1 D&D - 25$ 6006 - 25$ Headlong Into Eternity - sold Palm - 20$ FiveTwo - 22$ Sepal - 25$ Cubeline -15$ Entry 02 - 20$ Technique V1 - 12$ Wine Fontaine - sold Chinatown Fontaine - 25$ Chocolate Fontaine - 20$ Cardistry Con ‘18 - 12$ Cardistry Con ‘18 Limited Edition - 25$ Virts SS16 - 30$ Virts FW17 - 13$ Bee Watermelon Red - 25$ Smoke and Mirrors V6 - 40$ Red Wynns - sold Pink Madison Revolvers - 35$ Broken Borders V1 - 20$ Orbit V5 - 20$ Orbit V6 - 15$ Orbits V7 - 15$ Orbits V7 Parallel - sold Honeycomb Saturns - 40$ Squeezers - sold NDO Broken Borders - 15$ Manosanta Alphabets - 15$ Bloc American Pine - 15$ Bloc Rosewood - 17$ UPDATE here are all the random open decks I have lying around for anyone who may be interested. There are also a few new sealed ones for those interested in that. picture: https://imgur.com/yhwcZiE Cherry Casino v3 (used, 8\10 condition): 35$ Fontaine Carrots v1 (opened, like new): 20$ Ace Fulton Femme Fatal (in replacement tuck case, like new): 15$ Blue Checks: (sealed): 15$ Green Nationals: (used heavily, I'll just throw this in with something else if someone wants it): gone Red Nationals: (opened, 9/10): 5$ Bloc Marbles: (opened, like new): 20$ Clouded Paper: (opened, well used): 10$ Gemini Casinos Black (1 very used, 1 sealed): 5/15$ Monarchs: (opened, well used): 5$ Touch Origins: (opened, 8/10): 25$ CC19 Orange (sealed): 20$ Superfly Diablo (opened, 9/10): sold Superfly Stardust (opened, like new): 10$ Superfly Spitfire (opened, well used): 5$ Stripes: (opened, like new) 35$ Brush: (opened, well used): 10$ Palms: (opened, well used): sold FiveTwo: (opened, like new): 20$ Absolut Vodka: (opened, like new with a ding on the corner of the box): 25$ Ripndip Fontaines (sealed): sold Squeezers (sealed): sold Jazz Stripes (sealed): 10$ Blue seal Arrcos (sealed): 15$ Flora (sealed): 15$ Black Flora (sealed): 15$ Casuals v2 (sealed): 15$ Chiaroscuro (sealed): 10$ Prices are open to negotiation, and I would much prefer to get rid of the open decks in bulk for shipping costs reasons :)
After banning 'Star Wars' slot machines, Disney spends millions to change Florida gambling law to "protect" its theme parks and properties - including Galaxy's Edge
Today, I heard about recent efforts by Disney against the gambling industry. I thought you guys would be interested in hearing about it, as it also heavily involves Star Wars...and particularly, Disney's plans in 2019 for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and the Star Wars hotel, at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It also involves Disney's existing, popular offering "Star Wars Day at Sea", and other Star Wars-related plans for its cruises in 2019, which is parly based out of the Port of Miami in Miami, Florida, and Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida). The tl;dnr of it is as such: (broken down into smaller sections)
Before Disney purchased Lucasfilm, Lucasfilm had allowed the construction and use of character-themed slot machines, and other gambling aspects, as related to the Star Wars brand. This was presumably done for Lucasfilm to make money off of licensing fees and royalties.
Disney, after buying Lucasfilm in 2012, "phased out" (re: banned) Star Wars and Marvel slot machines at casinos, and online gambling games, after being "exposed" as [now] owning them by New York Times reporters Lizette Alvarez and Michael Snyder. They have done so to protect their "family-friendly" brand, of which they now consider Star Wars to be a part of.
Casino owners and online vendors were against the move, saying it would hurt their businesses by taking away some of their slot machines / online gambling games.
Casino owners in Florida, seeking to expand their business(es), formed pro-gambling-growth groups, designed to try and stimulate local economies and businesses by building new casinos across the state. This would presumably include in tourism-heavy areas, such as Orlando (of which Walt Disney World is a major feature) and Miami (which is a major port for Disney Cruise Lines).
Disney has now collaborated with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the latter of which is a major gambling monolith and owns the Hard Rock franchise, to try and pass law to change current Florida rules. The change would make it harder for people to build and open new casinos in, and around, their properties (including Disney's currently-in-production Star Wars Orlando theme park, Galaxy's Edge) by making it so that 60% of state voters would have to vote "Yes" on gambling and casino expansion in the future.
Disney has spent an estimated $17.5 million, in conjunction with the Seminole Tribe, since 2015 to combat gambling expansion in Florida. (Source) Disney donated $5 million to anti-gambling expansion efforts in April 2018, which the Seminole Tribe matched. (Source)
Disney also donated $400,000 to support the campaign of Florida governor candidate Adam Putnam, who supports Disney's anti-gambling expansion stance.
Disney has invested an estimated $1 billion in the construction of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. As the theme park is doing something never before done - building a land around an entirely new environment within the franchise, rather than an existing one - they are taking a huge financial risk. Their anti-gambling expansion efforts are also related to protecting their financial interests in Galaxy's Edge, as well as their planned Star Wars hotel and resort.
The Walt Disney Company is one of the most successful media conglomerate companies in the world. Just about everyone has heard of the Disney theme parks stationed in Florida, California, and abroad. Just about everyone has seen classic Disney films like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. Not everyone knows about Disney's relationship with the gambling industry, however, and it is a noteworthy one. Over the years, Disney has acquired the rights to several major entertainment companies and their licensed characters. In 2009, Disney bought the Marvel Entertainment company, creator of the famed Marvel comic books and a slew of popular superhero characters. In 2012, it purchased all rights to LucasFilm, the parent company that created the Star Wars brand. Disney announced its plans to phase out all Star Wars and Marvel-themed casino slot machines in the United States last fall. The multimillion dollar company has the power to do this, because it now owns all rights to these brands. According to a Disney spokeswoman, the character-themed slot phase-out is not a new decision. As part of Marvel's “integration” with Disney, she said the decision was made several years ago to let the machines gradually fade out through attrition. Only a few Marvel license agreements remain at this point, and they are set to expire within the next several years. Star Wars-themed slots will also trickle away, but it will take a few more years for that process to complete. [...] Disney wields a certain amount of power over casinos, both on land and online, because of these acquisitions. Instead of promoting Star Wars and Marvel characters via slot machines, the company prefers to use their likenesses in movies that serve to perpetuate the Disney brand. As the owner of LucasFilm, Disney has another trilogy of Star Wars films currently in the works. [...] Fans can expect to see Disney continue to advance their brands through avenues other than the gaming industry. Disney has made its opinion of the gambling industry known in Florida: It does not support the addition of more resort casinos to that area. Not only does Disney plan to phase out Marvel and Star Wars-themed slot machines, it also hopes to prevent the development of new casino resorts in the state. As it stands today, Orlando's Walt Disney World is the top tourist attraction on the globe. Over 50 million people visit the entertainment resort every year and partake of theme parks like Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios. From a business standpoint, it makes sense that Disney would not want another tourist draw infringing on its potential customer base in the Orlando area. Disney denies that self-interest is its main motivation for opposing new casinos. Andrea Finger, a spokeswoman for the company, said the corporation opposes casino expansion for “many reasons.” One of the primary reasons is the fact that Florida is a “family friendly” vacation spot; adding more casinos to the landscape would tarnish that. Finger lauded Florida's efforts in “research, innovation, and entrepreneurship” and indicated that adding more casino resorts would create an “inconsistent” atmosphere in the state. Finger made no statement suggesting that Disney is protecting its own interests by objecting to more casinos. This inference has been made, however, by critics based on the connection between Disney and its Marvel and Star Wars slot machines that recently came to light. Critics also cite the fact that increased Florida casinos might steal valuable convention contracts from the Mickey Mouse company. At this point, Disney hosts approximately 700,000 square feet of convention space in its Florida resorts. Disney's ownership of Marvel and LucasFilm slot machines was brought to the public's attention by New York Times reporters Lizette Alvarez and Michael Snyder. Critics immediately began shouting hypocrisy at the fact that Disney, a vocal gambling opponent, owns and profits from character-themed casino slot machines. The Times reporters asked Disney whether its ownership of the slots “undercut” its casino gambling stance. A spokeswoman responded that the company's affiliation with the casinos was only temporary, and that it would take a few years for current slot machine contracts to expire. [...] When Marvel and Star Wars-themed slots do eventually disappear from casinos, their absence will be a blow to the gaming industry. Casino patrons are drawn to the colorful games touting Spider Man, Darth Vader, and other exciting Hollywood characters. Until the machines are completely phased out, the characters will continue to entertain casino patrons both online and on land. The online gaming industry will definitely be affected by Disney's prohibition. The Spider Man Slot game, for example, is an enticing game for online gamblers that was introduced in 2012. Other Marvel-themed online slots include Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, Thor, and Wolverine Slots. The eventual loss of these games will leave a gaping hole in customers' palette of gaming choices. [Possibly in response to Disney's decision], a group called the Associated Industries of Florida launched a new pro-casino campaign. This group is lobbying for more casinos in the area as a means of promoting jobs and stimulating the local economy. Analysts expect the battle between Disney and pro-casino lobbyists to become more heated as politicians compete for voter support in the upcoming election. (Source) [However, Orlando isn't the only city that Disney is engaging in anti-casino efforts with.] The biggest challenger standing between [the city of] Miami and casinos is a mouse. Walt Disney World, the giant resort near Orlando whose four theme parks draw more than 45 million visitors a year, has made preventing "destination" casinos a top priority. And few, if any, businesses carry as much weight in Florida as Disney, which employs more than 60,000 workers, generates nearly $600 million a year in tax revenue — and doled out more than $2 million to political candidates and causes during the past election cycle. Some analysts say Disney — and, by extension, Orlando's entire tourism industry — has good reason to be wary of casinos. Though adult-oriented resorts in South Florida are unlikely to appeal to Disney's core audience of families with young children, they could siphon away travelers in narrower segments that are also important to the resort, from South Americans to conventions to weddings. "Disney has lots of little pockets or niches that they're really good at getting market share in. And it adds up," said Duncan Dickson, a professor at the University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management. "Disney doesn't want another Las Vegas anywhere close to them. Who needs the competition?" [Case in point, Disney also has Disney Cruise Lines, based in both Miami and Port Canaveral (Orlando).] Disney Cruise Line has revealed it will extend its popular "Star Wars Day at Sea" program through 2019, with the addition of nine cruises -- each of which will include a Star Wars-themed sea day, complete with special programming and restaurant menus. Family-friendly activities include Star Wars character meet-and-greets, movie nights (featuring new releases), Star Wars trivia, and a Jedi training show, where kids can learn lightsaber skills and battle Darth Vader. Throughout the day, restaurants and bars also will serve themed foods and cocktails. The sea day will end with a fireworks show and deck party, hosted by Star Wars heroes and villains. All cruises span seven nights and depart from Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida. (Source) [...] Disney has always opposed efforts to expand gambling, [citing it as being againts its "family-friendly" image]. The Walt Disney Co., one of the most brand-protective companies on the planet, does not want to jeopardize its kid-friendly reputation by any association whatsoever with casinos and the taboo images they often conjure. The company's cruise line is the only major operator to sail ships without onboard casinos, which are typically one of the biggest generators of on-board spending. "We've studied this issue carefully and remain opposed for many reasons," said Disney spokesman Mike Griffin, "including the fact that it is inconsistent with Florida's brand as a family-friendly destination, and with the efforts we've long supported to diversify Florida's economy through research, innovation, and entrepreneurship." The legislation to be considered in Tallahassee would authorize three "destination" casinos in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Each would boast a luxury hotel, shops, restaurants, convention space and casinos with every major game, from blackjack to roulette and craps. Any company awarded a casino license would have to spend at least $2 billion building the facility. Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts, both based in Las Vegas, and Genting, a Malaysian-based resort developer, are among the companies expected to seek licenses. Genting has already spent more than $300 million to buy bay-front property in downtown Miami and has announced plans for a $3.8 billion resort. All have promised they will create thousands of jobs in South Florida, making the deal attractive to lawmakers hoping to lower the state's 10.6 percent unemployment rate. Analysts say anyone that invests that much capital to build a resort also will have to spend lavishly to market the property. At a minimum, that will force Disney to ramp up its own spending on advertising, eroding its profit margins. "Anytime you've got to fight and compete with more marketing dollars, which you know these folks have in abundance, it makes Disney's job that much harder to battle against," said Vicki Johnson, a tourism-marketing expert in Orlando. More specifically, casinos could prove attractive draws in key markets for Disney. Executives at Genting, for instance, have said they would market heavily in Latin America. Latin America — particularly Brazil, its biggest country — has become one of Disney World's most valuable markets in recent years. This summer, even as overall attendance at the resort was about flat with a year ago, Disney officials said traffic from Brazil was up by a double-digit percentage. Though Disney doesn't disclose exact attendance numbers, national data show that visitation from Brazil is up 27% to more than 833,000 so far this year. And though Miami is the most popular destination for South American travelers, Orlando is growing more rapidly. Disney says its business from Brazil is predominantly family-leisure travel, the group least likely to be swayed by casinos. But some industry followers say lavish resorts, when combined with the boutique shopping already in Miami, might be enough to peel away some of that business, especially Brazilians with older children or none at all. "All of a sudden, it really cuts into their [Disney's] South American markets," Johnson said. Group meetings and conventions business is also a growing profit center for Disney, which has nearly 470,000 square feet of meeting space spread among its hotels. It also routinely picks up lucrative private parties and other business tied to shows using Orange County's massive, publicly owned convention center. Finally, allowing casinos in South Florida could lead to pressure to build more in other parts of the state. Already, some hoteliers in Orlando — led by Harris Rosen, owner of three major convention hotels — have made rumblings about bringing casinos to Central Florida. And officials at Port Canaveral — Disney Cruise Line's home port — are interested in casinos, too. "Once they get their foot in the door, what's next? Orange County is going to say, 'Well, if it's legal in Dade County, why isn't it legal here?' " said Dickson, the UCF professor. Disney has worked to enlist broader business groups to fight the casino legislation, most notably the Florida Chamber of Commerce, even though more than half of the businesses represented on the chamber's board of directors say they are neutral on the issue. And the opposition from Disney has put casino boosters on the defensive during the past few days. "Florida's identity cannot be changed because one casino or two destination resorts open in Miami-Dade County," said state Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, who is sponsoring the casino legislation in the Florida House of Representatives. "Florida will always be the Sunshine State," he added. "The dominant trademark of Florida will always be Disney World. I don't think they have anything to worry about when it comes to that." (Source) There have been multiple attempts to garner support in the state legislature for non-Native American casinos and other forms of gambling expansion in the state. Currently, the Seminoles control the ability of Florida to expand full-fledged casinos per their current compact. And the power of the Seminoles in the state is substantial. In order to change current law, there must be a constitutional amendment backed by the voters of Florida. There is one such opportunity on the ballot for the November 6, 2018 election. The Casino Gambling Initiative, if approved, would give voters the exclusive right to authorize casinos going forward, casinos being comprised of card games, slot machines, and other casino-style games. All ballot measures in the future would then require a citizen-initiated process by which a number of signatures of registered voters must be obtained for ballot consideration. Currently, however, the Seminoles reserve the exclusive right to offer blackjack, craps, and roulette in Florida, which would present a problem that would have to be addressed. The agreement with the Seminoles was signed by Governor Rick Scott in 2015, and is effective for 20 years. While this may end up in a legal fight, poker rooms are not an exclusive right of the tribe, and would not be an issue. If Amendment 3 passes in November by 60% or more of the popular vote, a new day may begin for casinos in Florida. This will also drastically increase the opportunity for poker rooms throughout the state. (Source) The US Supreme Court repealed the longstanding federal sports betting ban known as PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act). The landmark decision allows states to dictate their own sports wagering laws. That means sports betting could be coming to Florida casinos, should the legislature pass market regulations. But Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam said this week that if he’s elected, he would oppose such legislation. [Putnam also echoes Disney's reasoning.] “I’ve always been one who has said we don’t need to expand the footprint of gambling in Florida,” Putnam declared at a campaign stop. “It’s not who we are as a state. We’re a family-friendly vacation destination. We’re a small business-oriented state.” “If I lived in the middle of the desert in Nevada, [like Las Vegas], maybe I would grasp onto whatever straw or life raft somebody threw me,” he continued. “But we live in Florida, and we’ve got unlimited opportunities, and we don’t need to sell our state short.” (Source) Earlier this year, Disney also gave $400,000 to Florida Grown, a committee supporting Putnam's gubernatorial bid. [...] Disney officials would not agree to an interview, but in a statement, Jacquee Wahler, vice president of Walt Disney World Resorts, wrote, “We support candidates who understand issues important to our company, and demonstrate strong support for business and tourism in Florida.” (Source) [Meanwhile, Disney is busy constructing what it hopes will be its next big moneymaker: Galaxy's Edge, a Star Wars-themed land in Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Disney also plans to construct a Star Wars-themed hotel and resort adjacent to Galaxy's Edge.] The ongoing success of high-profile films, like the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, can play a big role in the theme parks ability to tap into new characters and storylines for rides and shows. Experts have said the success in theme park rides today are built on characters and properties that resonate with visitors outside the park. Thus new lands themed after popular franchises have proven to be a boon — like Disney's Star Wars and Frozen attractions, and Universal Orlando Resort's success with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. [So far this year], the theme parks division for the quarter saw a 13% increase in revenue to $4.87 billion, up from $4.29 billion for the same time last year. The division also saw a 13% increase in revenue for the first six months of the year to $10.03 billion, up from $8.85 billion for the year-ago period. According to the earnings report: "Results included a benefit from a shift in the timing of the Easter holiday relative to our fiscal periods. The current quarter included one week of the Easter holiday, whereas the entire Easter holiday fell in the third quarter of the prior year. Higher operating income at our domestic parks and resorts was primarily due to increased guest spending, attendance growth at Walt Disney World Resort and higher sponsorship revenue, partially offset by increased costs. Guest spending growth was due to increases in average ticket prices, average daily hotel room rates and food, beverage and merchandise spending. The increase in costs was primarily due to labor and other cost inflation, an increase in depreciation associated with new attractions and higher technology spending."(Source) [Driving this growth are Disney's planned new additions, including Galaxy's Edge, which is currently under construction ("labor costs").] Disney’s new Star Wars land won’t open until next year, but it is not too early to declare that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be the most ambitious theme park land ever built. The numbers alone might justify the claim. At 14 acres each, Disney’s twin Star Wars lands will be the largest the company has built at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts. Disney has not confirmed a budget for Galaxy’s Edge, but the project is believed widely within the industry to be costing at least one billion dollars. (Source)
We just spent a week in Vegas split between two hits and three hotels. This is my 6th time in Vegas, my fiancé’s 3rd time, and my friend’s 2nd time. We love the city. It is the only place like it on Earth. I love it, but this massive adult theme-park needs to be treated with respect and best approached with experience. So, I hope this report will help others. We were here last year, and although we had an amazing time, we did make some mistakes. This year’s trip was refined to near perfection. Flights (UK to Vegas). We’re from the UK. We flew direct with Virgin Atlantic. As far as I know VA are the only airline that flies direct from UK to Vegas. We used 80,000 airmiles to upgrade to Premium seats. When you’re sat on your arse for 11 and a half hours, the extra comfort, space, and legroom are well worth it. It also means the actual cost for the flight was super low compared to booking Premium seats without miles (£400 compared to around £1500). As it's a 747, I would recommend getting seats on the upper deck. As it is the top bulge of the plane, it only holds around 70 passengers. It feels exclusive, with faster service from the staff, shorter lines for the bathroom, and far less chance a child or baby will be sat near you. Jetlag. Something I didn’t take into account last time was the effect of jet lag. We paid for it. With the West Coast being 8 hours behind the UK, we tried a different tactic this time around. As soon as asses touched seats on the plane, we adjusted clocks to Vegas time. We respected the need to sleep by front-loading the flight with lots of booze and soon got our heads down. With those few hours of sleep, we were much better adjusted when we landed. ESTA. Immigration into the US can be a pain, but here’s a tip; if you’ve travelled to the US before with the same ESTA, you can use the automated passport scanners and skip the massive line. Food. We’re foodies. We’ve traveled the world and eaten at many Michelin Star restaurants. It’s our thing. It’s our passion. We had high hopes for Vegas food last year, but we came to the quick realisation Vegas can’t do quality. It's not surprising. The sheer volume of people that pound the strip means restaurants don’t really need to try to turn a profit. As I said above, Vegas is a theme-park. It supplies the fake and gaudy like no other, but on the flip side it can’t really do genuine or authentic. Last year we had to pay truly spectacular amounts of money before we got a properly impressive meal at é by José Andrés in the Cosmo. I can’t afford to do that again. So, this year we did things differently. We embraced the brash, the massive, and the crappy and ate like the locals. Finances. Vacations are my opportunity to live large. I look forward to them all year, and save for them with the intention to experience things way beyond my normal life. I want luxury. I want finery. I want to be treated like a rockstar, because these things just don’t exist in my day to day life. I spent a lot on this holiday, but that’s because I saved for it and budgeted hard for it. If you’re doing Vegas, then you have to do it right! Hotel 1: The Vdara. After the flight and immigration we got a cab to our first hotel; the Vdara. What a brilliant hotel. It doesn’t have a casino attached, so is less Vegas and less insane than many strip hotels, but I’ve been there and done that - so this was a beautiful, calm hotel for the start of our trip. We went for a Lake View Suite. Sounds fancy, and it was, but so much cheaper than an equivalent at one of the other big hotels. The room was massive, and modern. It also had a microwave and food preparation area with fridge separate to the mini bar. The Vdara also has a nifty room service robot that can deliver snacks and drinks to you autonomously. It is a novelty now, but it worked well and I can see it being rolled out to other hotels soon. As for location, the Vdara is right behind the Aria and the Bellagio. There’s a sneaky walkway to the Bellagio, or a short walk across the valet to the Aria. From either of these hotels you are straight onto the strip. Adventures. Day 1. First port of call was a walk down the strip to In-n-Out burger next to the High Roller. We don’t have In-n-Out in the UK so its a real treat. We walked the strip until well after dark, visiting Caesars, the Bellagio for coffee, and finally back to the Vice Versa bar at the Vdara. It is a quiet lobby bar with a calm outside section. We had a few drinks there and then off to bed. Day 2. Breakfast at Eggslut at the Cosmo. Expensive, but very tasty. Get the cookie. I has just the right amount of gooey inside and salt crust to make the perfect pud. Back to the Vdara for a workout at their OK gym and then relaxing at the pool. They do a bag check, but we just had water and coke so let us in. I think they were looking for booze. After our fill of the sun (still 30o C + in October) we made our way back to the Cosmo for a late lunch at Block 16. This is their new “street food” area with an excellent selection. We went for the sushi rolls at Tekka. Really good, and bigger than expected. They also have Asahi on draft. Again, a little expensive for the type of food but nice. Hopped in a taxi for a walk around the canals at the Venetian, then over the the Wynn for drinks at Parasol Down. We like drinking outside, and it was really relaxing sipping cocktails by the waterfall. I had a crab cheesy dip thing with breads that was surprisingly tasty. We headed back to the Vdara to get ready for our evening at the Luxor. It started with drinks at an Irish bar I forget the name of. It actually had genuine Irish staff and live music, so the fakery was better than most. A few pints later we went to see the Blue Man Group. Hilarious and a lot of fun. Well recommended. After BMG we wandered to the Mandalay looking for food, but their restaurants were all taken over by a massive convention. We hopped into a cab and made our way back to the Cosmo to Beauty and Essex for food. The restaurant was very cool. You enter through a secret door in a cheesy gift shop. You’re then lead to a dimly lit, intimate table by a pretty server lady. Food was only OK, but definitely not up to scratch for the price. However, the atmosphere was amazing. Day 3. Breakfast was a 15 inch pizza slice from Pin Up Pizza at Planet Hollywood. Horrible, greasy pizza, but the novelty was fun. We checked out and picked up our car from our Turo host, a Tesla Model X for the next leg of our trip; a week in San Diego. Amazing city. Go. Vegas Day 4. Hotel 2: The SLS. It was fight night. Hotels were stupidly expensive because of McGregor vs Khabib, so we stayed for one cheap night at the SLS. When we booked it it was still the W, but the SLS since took it over. The room was a Fabulous King, but I’m not sure that name is relevant anymore. Anyway, the hotel is still in a state of flux. The W side was dead. The bar was closed and the few remaining staff seemed to just be milling around. It was odd. The room was spacious, and had an interesting theme, but seemed a little empty given its square footage. It did have a mirror above the bed, though. Very Vegas. After the long drive from SD, we freshened up and got dinner at Bazaar Meats by José Andrés. This was my favorite meal in Vegas. José Andrés can actually be counted on for a great theme and good food. It wasn’t quite good enough for the price, but it was closer than any other restaurant we visited on this trip. The atmosphere and decor were incredible. A massive industrial fire pit grilling many meats greets you as you enter. The entire room is bordered by the various kitchens and preparation areas, and produce is proudly on show. There were some freakishly huge vegetables and a vast array of meat slabs all around. Of all the Vegas restaurants I’ve visited, the theming here was on point. After dinner, we stayed at the SLS for drinks around the casino watching the fight in the sports bar. Vegas Day 5. Hotel 3: The Cosmopolitan. We checked out of the SLS quickly, glad to be away from its strangeness. As if to confirm our ikky intuition, we passed a crime scene investigation outside, little orange cones all over indicating spent bullet casings. Welcome to America, motherfucker! We headed to our next and final hotel - the Cosmo. What an incredible place. By far and away my fave hotel on the Stip. In addition to the hotels this trip, I’ve stayed at the Stratosphere, Luxor, Aria, and Bellagio. This was better than them all. Even though it was around midday when we hit the check in desk, the concierge sorted us out with a room upgrade to an immediately available room. With three of us sleeping in one room, he wanted to ensure we were comfortable, so booked us into an unlisted suite with two bathrooms, a japanese soaking tub, and a massive balcony on the 55th floor overlooking the Bellagio fountains and the strip. That view was breathtaking, and the room was stunning. Only one minor issue - we found a diaper behind the sofa that housekeeping had missed from the last guest. We complained to the front desk and they sorted it with a $75 credit and resort fees refunded. Score! Lunch was at Secret Pizza. A good slice. Be aware they have more slices available than is on display. We went to Walmart to pick up booze and snacks. And a kettle. I’m English. I need my tea. Vegas hotels don’t have tea and coffee making facilities in the room, so a $15 kettle and some tea was a must. For the cost of three drinks at Starbucks, this is a good move for us Brits. The Cosmo room also had a little bar with additional fridge to the mini bar, so we packed that bitch with booze, mixers and fruit. After Walmart we picked our friend up at the airport and got her showered and dressed ready for dinner. A few drinks at the Chandelier bar in the Cosmo, then over to Jaleo by José Andrés. I’m sure you’re seeing a theme with our booked restaurant choices, but José is consistently good. Jaleo was no exception. The paella was a touch disappointing this time, but the other dishes were amazing. We drank a bit too much sangria, so kept the party going with drinks in Beauty and Essex. It may be a restaurant, but the little bar area also has seating for drinkers to watch the patrons come and go (and the pretty front of house ladies). It proved a great spot to people watch and enjoy their amazing cocktails. After too many drinks, we retired to the room and enjoyed the view with more drinks and snacks on the balcony. That experience was priceless. The twinkling view of the Vegas madness far below our own intimate little party felt very special. We got pretty messy loving that very special moment, and eventually found the bed. After all, our friend had been up for nearly 35 hours. Hardcore! Day 6. To work off the punishment to our livers the night before, we hit the Cosmo gym. It is OK, and actually has a good number of heavy dumbbells. Many hotel gyms I’ve been to stop at around 60lbs but the Cosmo went way up to 100lbs weights. There were only two benches though, so I can see it being a problem when busy. We got brunch at Lardo in the Cosmo Block 16 street food thingy. Great food, but three sandwiches, a coke, and one fries cost nearly $75! Fucking ridiculous. Street food prices these are not. After nursing my abused credit card, we headed to The Range 702. We’d booked the Triple Threat package where you get to pick three guns of your choice with 25 rounds each. I shot a Colt, a P90 and an M4. The girls both opted for two handguns and an AK47. The automatic rifles were quite an experience. Loud and violent. I have shot at The Strip Gun Club before and they were very attentive and let us take our time. Our shooting at 702 felt a little rushed in comparison. They have you shoot all your guns back to back, so for the girls especially they were a little beaten up after their sessions. It would be better to alternate shooters with each gun to give the wrists a rest, but hey, it was a noisy, blasty, shooty good time anyway. After the blasting we went back to the Cosmo to get ready for our evening. This is where we again paid for wanting to wing it and not book too many things. All dressed up, we headed to the Bellagio because we wanted some drinks at Hyde to watch the fountains as the sun went down. It was booked out by a conference party. So we went to try at Spago. Same story. Booked out by conference weenies. We tried back at the Cosmo at the Chinese Mexican called China Poblano, but again the same fucking story! Booked out by conference weenies. We said fuck it, went to the room, threw on our shorts and sneakers, and hit the strip for a dirty night. We walked the craziness with slushy margaritas and ended up at In-n-Out again. We had a burger and then went on a drunk hunt for pudding. Ok. Let me make one thing clear. If you cover a cupcake or doughnut or cookie in enough frosting to choke a donkey, then it will just taste like frosting. And it seems like that’s all you can get at the quick and easy places on the Strip. Our failed pud-hunt brought us to Caesars. I remembered the Gordon Ramsey restaurant did a sticky toffee pudding. Somehow we got seating for three, even though we looked like we’d just been kicked out of a pool party. I say somehow, but when we entered we could see why. Gordon Ramsay’s Pub and Grill is the perfect metaphor for Vegas. I’ve eaten at two of Gordon's Michelin starred restaurants in London and one that didn’t have a star. They are all exquisite. Decor, food, service and the general experience all live up to his reputation for perfection. London is possibly the best place on earth for fine food. Gordon has to be on top of his game to make it there. And he does. Vegas he does not. Vegas is about churning out vaguely thematically relevant crap to the clueless for huge profit. Gordon’s Pub and Grill is hilarious. The theme is old English pub in the middle of a Roman themed casino. With TVs. Lots of TVs. It’s as if someone described a pub down the phone to the designer it’s that bad. We had the corned beef poutine (not an English pub dish) and and the sticky toffee pudding (better). The poutine was terrible. Just fries with pastrami meat (not corned beef) and bad cheese. There was hardly any gravy. The pud was good though, but maybe that was because of a few sunk pints. It hit the spot and the size of it caused comment from the table beside us (who were eating burgers - sigh). Anyway, after done there, back to the room for more balcony drinks and that view. Day 7. A quiet one today. Using the room credit we got a daybed at the Cosmo pool. The cabana bed thing is a $200 minimum spend. The $200 lasted us all day. We managed to eat well, with breakfast, other nibbles, and a few drinks reaching $200. The pool is gorgeous and the attendants were very attentive (hence the name, I suppose). By the time we’d spent our credit, it was nearly dinner o’clock. Dressed up pretty, we headed to New York New York and got Shake Shack burgers. Tasty. Not quite In-n-Out good, but still better than anything in the UK. We played some giant jenga with some random people at one of the outside bars, then went to the Zumanity show. Zumanity was great fun. Very naughty, funny, and the acrobatics were impressive. Well recommended. The boobies on show and the sexy theme got us ready for our next stop - the Palomino Strip Club. My fiance and I had been to the Palomino the year before and we loved it. It is the only club in Vegas that does full nude and booze so it is a no-brainer to be number 1. Our friend had never been to strip club before, so that night was a special treat. We got a bottle service table at the runway with champagne and a stack of ones. It was spectacular pervy fun drinking, watching the girls, and chatting with them as they visited our table. We all got a few sofa dances and had a brilliant night. The girls were super attentive, really looked after my friend as it was her first time, and made us feel very special. We got a drunk burger at In-n-Out (our last - I promise) and somehow made it back to the room alive Day 8. Our last full day. After the craziness of the night before, we slept in. Brunch was at Mon Ami Gabi. Much like Gordon’s Pub, this place was a hilarious parody of a Parisian café. It was nice to sit outside and watch the Strip go by as I munched my lunch, but the food was pretty bad for the price. After brunch we walked up the Strip past the Mirage and then over to the Venetian. The girls did some hard-core shopping while I made stupid comments, made their lives difficult, and generally didn’t help. I don’t like shopping, OK. Because I’m a child, they soon gave up. Back to the room for our last bookings of the trip. Yay. After getting pretty, we hit the Skybar at the Waldorf Astoria (previously the Mandarin Oriental). Gorgeous views and really tasty cocktails. We hit up Lemongrass for dinner without a booking because the Aria was next to the Waldorf. We ordered way too much food, so got most of it boxed up. We dumped it at the room, and then grabbed a cab to the Wynn for our last big destination. We were on the guest list to see Afrojack at Intrigue. Great club. The line wasn’t too bad. About 30 minutes as they checked on everyone. My friend had a bit of an issue with her ID as it is an English driver's license, but she found a picture of her passport on her phone to confirm it was her. The girls both got two free drink vouchers and I got one (am I not pretty enough?). The club was just my thing. It was not massive, but still big. The large outside area around the fire fountains and the waterfall was perfect to escape the heat and craziness of the dance-floor. We stayed for far too long given we had a 9 hour flight to catch the next day, but it was worth it. An amazing last night in an amazing city. Of course when we got back in we ate the rest of the Chinese food on the balcony. Day 9. One last (expensive-ass) Eggslut, and we were on our way home. Thank you Vegas.
President Donald Trump issued a strong statement of support for protesters in Iran as a crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations. Police have arrested more than 450 people and there have been at least 20 deaths. (WSJ & Reuters)
Democrats in high-tax states are reportedly plotting to blunt the impact of the Republicans' newly passed tax bill. Officials object to the law's cap on state and local tax deductions, in particular, which were previously unlimited. (NY Times)
New year, new tax brackets. Here's where you stand (CNBC)
Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the central U.S. as 2018 began this week, breaking century-old records, icing over some New Year's celebrations and leading to at least two deaths attributed to exposure to the elements. (AP)
Powerful Hollywood women have formed an initiative called "Time's Up" to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue collar workplaces nationwide. It came after a number of sexual misconduct allegations against men in the entertainment industry. (NY Times)
Chicago, the nation's third-largest city, ended 2017 with 650 murders, 15 percent fewer than a year earlier. It's a sign of improvement as Trump has ridiculed Chicago officials for doing too little to stem the violence. (USA Today)
South Korea today offered talks with North Korea amid a standoff over the latter's weapons program. It came a day after Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations, but that his country would push ahead with "mass producing" nuclear warheads. (Reuters)
Kim Jong Un declares North Korea is a nuclear power, says 'button' is on his desk (AP) Immigration desk computers at various airports went down for about two hours Monday, which caused long lines for travelers coming into the U.S. Customs gave no explanation for the disruption and said travelers were processed using alternative procedures. (Reuters)
Abbott Labs – The drugmaker was upgraded to "overweight" from "neutral" at JPMorgan Chase, and also received upgrades from Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim. Analysts are encouraged by the prospects for Abbott's product pipeline.
Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts – These and other casino companies with operations in Macau could benefit, following news that gaming revenue in the Chinese territory rose 19 percent in 2017. That was the first annual revenue gain in three years.
Sears Holdings – Sears has not run any paid national television commercials since late November, according to The Wall Street Journal. The parent of Sears and Kmart has run no national TV ads since late November, compared to $8.4 million a year earlier for the Sears brand and $6.5 million for the company's Kmart division.
Apple – Apple is offering $29 replacement batteries immediately, a month earlier than planned. That comes after Apple's admission that iOS software may slow down older iPhones in order to prevent spontaneous shutdowns due to battery wear.
Alibaba – Alibaba's UC Browser is overtaking Alphabet's Google Chrome in some of Asia's fastest-growing markets, according to The Wall Street Journal. Users tell the paper that the Alibaba browser works better in companies where mobile service is spotty and low-end smartphone use is prominent.
Allstate – Allstate was downgraded to "underperform" from "market perform" at Keefe Bruyette & Woods, which also cut the price target on the insurer's stock to $93 from $103. KBW notes decelerating rate increases and auto segment profit margin pressures.
Walt Disney – Disney's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" stayed on top of the holiday weekend box office, ringing up another $68.4 million in North American ticket sales. That brings its domestic total to $533.1 million.
Sirius XM – The satellite radio operator's stock was downgraded to "underweight" from "neutral" at JPMorgan Chase, following the assessment of higher royalty rates beginning this year. JPMorgan feels the higher rates will impact profit margins and possibly subscriber growth rates.
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What is on everyone's radar for today's trading day ahead here at StockMarket?
I hope you all have an excellent trading day ahead today on this Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018! :)
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(LONG) The Ultimate Trip Report: 7.5 Action-Packed Days in Mid-October. Lots of Budget-Friendly Activities!
Just returned from the most epic week in Las Vegas with my husband! We budgeted about $1000 per person for the week, all expenses included. We went over by a couple hundred in the end. We planned a lot of activities and sightseeing in advance to avoid gambling too much out of boredom. We weren't very lucky at anything except blackjack, but we were able to leave Vegas at only $40 in the hole between the two us, which I consider a moderate success! And we weren't bored for a minute! Day 1 (Wed 10/19)
I flew from NC to Vegas on Frontier at $191 roundtrip after taxes and fees. It wasn't a luxurious experience, but I wasn't expecting it to be. I packed a medium-sized backpack within the "personal item" dimensions so I wouldn't have to pay a $35 carry-on fee. No employee measured (or even glanced at) my bag either way. My husband had a work conference in Vegas the following week and was allowed to bump his flight up a week, so his flight (Southwest) was already covered.
Rented a car from Enterprise via a third-party site called carrentals.com. We got a new Toyota Corolla for the week at $151 after tax (just under $22/day). Used a Lyft credit to pick the car up at the location off Las Vegas Blvd, since it was about 5 times more expensive to rent from the airport location. All totally worth it! We used the car a lot each day. I would definitely rent a car again if I returned to Vegas. Next time I would probably take more advantage of free valet parking on the strip.
Stopped by In-N-Out Burger for lunch. So good.
Grabbed a some shelf-stable groceries to keep in our room. We made sandwiches here and there for odd meals and when we were driving or doing outdoorsy things. Saved us some money on drinks, snacks, and breakfast as well.
Took a lap around Miracle Mile Shops to kill some time before check-in at 3. Pretty nice mall. Wanted to see the indoor rainstorm on the hour but never did locate it.
I had booked a room at Mandalay Bay for 2 nights at $77/night with a $75 dining credit on the hotel's website using a promo code I found on smartervegas.com. At check-in I asked if there were any upgrades available, and we were offered to upgrade to the Delano for an additional $30 a night. We went ahead and did it, because why not?
Before dinner, we grabbed drinks at Skyfall Lounge at the top of the Delano. We went during their happy hour, called "Sunset Hour," and watched a beautiful sunset over Vegas. Even the toilets had a view. I would recommend reservations--we had reservations and were allowed to sit at much better tables (on the balcony) than those without.
For dinner, we went to Wolfgang Puck's LUPO Restaurant to use the rest of our dining credit. I also had a credit for a free bottle of wine from the MyVegas app. This meal wasn't bad, but I didn't think it was delicious enough to justify how much it cost. I had a steak that I didn't think was a great cut, and my vegetables were over-seasoned and over-salted. The atmosphere was nice but somewhat boring. I probably wouldn't bother dining here again, personally. We had a reservation but didn't need it. The place was mostly empty.
After dinner, we saw Penn and Teller at the Rio. We got discounted tickets through Travelzoo at $46/person. Very good show. Penn and Teller came out front for pictures afterward. Teller talked to us!
Day 2 (Thurs 10/20)
Woke up to a window washer hanging outside the window.
Had a late brunch/early lunch at Ellis Island. No frills, good value and large portions.
Went on a free tour of a light art installation called Akhob by James Turrell hidden in a secret floor in the Louis Vuitton Store at the Shops at Crystals. This was such an awesomely strange experience! We had fun feeling like we were "in" on a secret, and the installation itself was also very cool. Reservations are definitely required for this one. They said they were booked out about a month.
Walked around CityCenter. The Shops at Crystals and Aria were beautiful and had many sights to see (water features, art exhibits, etc.). We wandered into Vdara as well, which looked very nice, but was not much to look at in terms of sightseeing.
Visited Bellagio. A definite must-see in Vegas. We watched our first fountain show (our first dose of "Uptown Funk"), walked through the garden conservatory, admired the Chihuly glass in the lobby, took a look at the chocolate fountain, and shared a cup of gelato.
Took a 30-minute ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel. I was lucky enough to nab a voucher for $25 for 2 for a daytime ride with open bar a couple months ago on Travelzoo (prices have gone way up since). We went right as the sun was setting and it was wonderful. The bartender was great and churned out drinks like a boss. She gave us shots to do together as a group at the top, and even made everyone drinks "to go" at the end. If you go, be sure to grab a spot on the side facing the strip (the close side when you walk in).
Had dinner at Gyu Kaku using a Livingsocial voucher I had gotten with a promo code. We had never been to a grill-your-own-meat place before. We got some kind of meat sampler. Everything was delicious. My husband was obsessed. Weirdly, the place was nearly empty, even around 7pm.
Wandered around Caesar's Palace and the Forum Shops. Worth a visit. Watched the fish in the big tank for a few minutes, then caught the 8pm Fall of Atlantis animatronic show. We had a good laugh at the plot of the show and lost it at the king's broken hand dangling and flopping around during his grand gestures. There must have been a screw loose. We thought it was totally hilarious, and it became a running joke of our trip.
Caught the 9pm Fire show at the Mirage. Very cool free attraction to see up close...you can hear the fire whirring and feel the heat whack you in the face.
Saw Cirque du Soleil Beatles LOVE show at the Mirage at 9:30. Yeah, okay, we overdid it. We were really tired at this point. I had gotten one free ticket through MyVegas so it was basically half price. We were too tired to really enjoy the show. It looked really cool, the costumes and props were spectacular, and the performers were talented, but we just never really got "into" it. We were jet-lagged and had trouble staying awake after our long day. We were in the back row of section 201, and while we could see pretty well, I think being just 3 or 4 rows closer (with a cup of coffee in my hand) would have been an improvement.
Day 3 (Fri 10/21)
Decided to head out of town for Fri-Sat to see Zion and Grand Canyon, to avoid the crowds and higher weekend hotel prices.
Stopped by Donut Bar in downtown on our way out toward Zion. These donuts in there were completely bonkers and we had trouble deciding which ones to get. They were very good. We got a couple extra for the next morning, but they were no good by the second day.
Drove to Zion National Park, parked on the side of the road in a stretch where there were some other cars already parked, and rode the bus to the last stop to hike the Narrows. We both felt this was one of the major highlights of the trip. The hike was exhilarating and a bit challenging without being too frustrating. We had the. best. time. We didn't bother renting any gear and we were totally fine. We wore $8 neoprene fin socks for scuba diving I bought on Amazon with some old beat-up sneakers. This worked great because our feet were warm, and we didn't get blisters because our shoes were already comfortably molded to our feet. A lot of other hikers seemed to be stopping for breaks because they were having trouble with blisters and/or cold feet. We scavenged for walking sticks down at the entrance to the narrows. I had read there were usually some left there from previous hikers. My husband found a scrap of 1x2 and I found a pool cue. They looked a bit silly, but you really just need them for feeling around in the water. I doubt the sticks they had for rent would really be a vast improvement.
Waited on a long line to get a bus back to the front of the park. A lady mentioned something about some kind of school holiday in the area, so maybe that's why there were so many people there.
Went back to our car to find a $50 parking ticket. Damn!
Drove up the scenic drive overlooking the park on the way out. It was a bit too dark to see very well at that point, but we got a bit of the view.
Drove to Page, AZ for the night. Stayed at Best Western - View of Lake Powell at $94/night. I don't stay at Best Western a lot, so I don't know what they are usually like, but this was much nicer than I expected for the price! It was situated atop a hill overlooking Lake Powell.
Day 4 (10/22)
Stopped by Wahweap Marina on Lake Powell to check out the views of the lake. It was very beautiful and serene here. Not too many people, either. Would be great if you have a boat.
Stopped for pictures of Glen Canyon Dam, the dam that forms the lake. Cool dam.
Drove to Horseshoe bend and hiked the short hike to the edge. Definitely worth a stop. Lots of photo ops. There were more people here than I expected, but plenty of rocks to climb on for everyone.
Had reserved a spot on a tour of Antelope Canyon, but skipped it because we had decided to sleep in somewhat late that morning. Maybe next time. Heard good things from other travelers.
Drove to Grand Canyon National Park and followed the route along the south rim, stopping at the various viewpoints (Desert View Watchtower, Navajo Point, Lipan Point, Grandview Point). It was a beautiful day to see the Grand Canyon. Ate a bag lunch at one of the overlooks. I was a bit sick with a cold and unable to hike long, but enjoyed some light walking along the Rim Trail starting at South Kaibab. If I come back in the future and I'm not sick, I'd like to do some more rigorous hiking. For our purposes on this trip, one day at the Grand Canyon was sufficient.
Rode a bus to one last viewpoint for sunset. I believe it was called Hopi Point. It was a bit crowded, but a very nice view.
Had some mediocre pizza at a place called We Cook Pizza and Pasta. I can't say I recommend it. It tasted a lot like frozen pizza. There really wasn't any restaurant in town we could find with decent reviews online except RP's Stage Stop, but that one closed at 5pm, so we had to settle.
Stayed at Best Western again-- Best Western Primier Grand Canyon Squire Inn, in Tusayan, at $106/night. We were able to upgrade to the newest building for free by signing up for Best Western Rewards. This was another pleasant surprise! Our room was very nice, and everything was brand new. The main building had a little bowling alley and arcade, where we ran into a couple from Ireland we had encountered already at Penn and Teller and Caesar's Palace in Vegas. What are the chances of that?
Day 5 (Sun 10/23)
Drove from Tusayan toward the Hoover Dam and pulled off at Williams, AZ for breakfast. This was an unplanned stop that we really enjoyed. Williams really plays up the Route 66 and "small town USA" nostalgia. We ate at Pine Country Restaurant simply because it looked popular. Our meal was very good. We enjoyed strolling down the main street for a little bit and popped in a few kitschy little gift shops.
Visited the Hoover Dam. We looked at the dam from the bridge, then looked at the bridge from the dam. It is a very impressive sight, and definitely worth pulling off the highway to see it. We impulsively decided to go on the dam tour after we chatted with some people finishing up the tour who gave it glowing reviews. It was a decent dam tour, but we probably could have done without the dam tour. It was interesting, but crowded and a bit anticlimactic, in my opinion.
Drove back to Las Vegas and checked into Excalibur. Definitely a step down from where we were, but not too terrible. The location was good, and the price was right. I booked two nights at $44/night with a $30 dining credit using a promo code from smartervegas.com, and the third night was free via MyVegas points. My research had indicated that the "Royal Tower" was newly renovated, so we requested a room in that tower at check-in. The lobby and hallways looked like they needed an update, but our room was pretty nice once we were in there. I had no major complaints, except that the TV gave us some trouble and Robert Irvine from "Restaurant Impossible" was peering into our window at all hours. We didn't hang out in the casino much because the service wasn't great. There were a lot of glasses and ashtrays laying around, and the machines had trouble reading vouchers. We did enjoy the $5 blackjack tables, which were a little bit harder to find elsewhere.
Went on a club crawl. This was unnecessary. I booked it through Groupon in advance, thinking it would save money on cover, but we were handed a lot of "free entry" passes from club promoters on the street to get into decent clubs, so we didn't really need it. It would be good to go this route if you had a group of all males, or if you were going out on a busy weekend night, or if you just wanted to meet a group of random people. In the end, we just ended up spending half the night trying to track down our group (of about 12 male accountants who already knew each other), which wasn't really worth it.
Day 6 (Mon 10/24)
Went to check out the older casinos downtown this day. Downtown was a bit more rough around the edges than the strip (as expected), but still worth the visit.
My schedule had an option have breakfast at The Beat, but we decided to sleep in instead.
Went to lunch at Carson Kitchen. It was raining, and everyone was kind of freaking out about how it was raining. The place was mostly empty, so we got a great seat at the counter where we could watch the chef working and see all of the food coming out. Everything we had was delicious. Everything we saw coming out looked like it would be delicious, too. Our waiter was good. He insisted we get the bread pudding, because it would change our lives. It did.
Walked to Fremont Street and played the vintage slots at The D. We enjoyed a bay of penny slot machines with some sort of Inferno/Devil theme and won a bit of money. We also played the vintage horse derby machine, which ate up a bunch of our money but was a fun time. There was a lot of screaming and cheering going on.
Popped into Golden Nugget and watched the shark tank for a bit. We were surprised at the number of sharks they fit in there. Very interesting to watch. Also looked at the giant gold nugget on our way out (it's just a giant gold nugget).
Ate dinner at Itsy Bitsy Ramen and Whiskey. We had a Groupon again. This place was virtually empty as well (maybe it was the rain?) but was also very good. My bowl of Ramen was big enough to swim in, and the broth was perfect.
Walked back to Fremont Street to watch the Fremont Experience light show at 7. It was some kind of weird alien show and the graphics weren't great, but the scale was impressive. The Slotzilla zipliners were fun to watch and added to the festiveness.
Went to Banger Brewing Company because I had a Groupon to use on a flight of beers and a couple pints. We had a reservation to go on their free tour earlier in the day, but missed it because we completely forgot about it. Oops. Either way, sitting at a table in the bar to drink our beer was a good little break from the sensory overload. We sat and played a couple board games while people-watching through the window.
Grabbed a couple of cocktails at The Golden Tiki. Groupon again. Just a fun little tiki bar. I had something with Dole Whip which was pretty good. It was the most busy place we had seen all day, but we were still able to find an empty table.
Went back to the strip to see the Cosmopolitan. This is a very impressive, glitzy hotel. If I were to describe it in one word, it would be "sparkly." We had fun looking for the Secret Pizza restaurant. We tried to not cheat too much in looking for hints online. We were on the guest list to go to Marquee, but were too tired to get dressed up and go to a club at this point.
Walked the middle part of the strip on foot. Walked farther north than we planned. Stopped in the Piano Bar at Harrah's and sang along with a few oldies. The pianist was entertaining and worked his own funny/dirty lyrics into the songs. Even more fun to watch was the crowd getting really into it. People from all walks of life belting out songs in unison. We didn't stay very long because there was nowhere for us to sit.
Day 7 (Tues 10/25)
Had lunch at Capo's Speakeasy. I got a voucher on Travelzoo for $30 worth of food for $15 with a sign up discount of $10 off. I figured for $5, I'd be happy with anything. You need a password to get in. Well, kind of. It's silly and fun. They were playing some hilariously over-the-top old mob movies on the TVs. The food was pretty good and portions were generous. I really, really liked the fries drizzled with sauce.
Visited the Wynn. It is a very pleasant place. Saw the flower sculptures, parasols, lake, and water features. We weren't here too long. Just wanted to check it out.
Visited the Grand Canal Shoppes. Watched the gondolas and some performers milling about. Got a piece of chocolate from a guy on stilts.
Visited the Palazzo. Admired the waterfall in the atrium. Visited the casino and won some money on a Britney Spears slot machine. Thus began our addiction to Britney Spears slot machines.
Showed up at to the Flamingo to see a show by a guy called Jeff Civillico. Turns out, his show is cancelled through the end of the year. No biggie. The tickets were cheap on Travelzoo. They said they had already sent refunds out. I must have missed the memo. Went to look at the live flamingos for a few minutes instead. This wasn't bad, but nothing spectacular. A bit smelly.
Went to Paris, walked around, and did a bit of gambling. Britney was good to us again. There was a live band playing on one side of the casino and some random exotic dancers on a bar in the middle.
Had dinner at Hexx with a Groupon (of course). We had a reservation and were sat out on the deck with a good view for people watching. Our food and service were very good. We had some fries that had a bunch of gravy and stuff on top that looked like a total mess but tasted really good.
Went to the top of the Eiffel Tower with a Groupon (duh) for $30 for 2. There was no line. We just had to wait for the elevator to come down. We got to the top a bit before 9pm. Of all the views of the strip we saw, this was probably my favorite. You're high enough to see everything, but low enough to hear the hustle and bustle and street performers below. The view of the Bellagio fountains from above is spectacular. We caught 2 full shows. We were even able to see the Mirage fire show again at 9.
Went back downstairs to the bar at Hexx for cocktails. I had a voucher for BOGO specialty cocktails from MyVegas. They were decent. We didn't really need them, though.
Went into Omnia at Caesar's Palace for a little while, mostly just to see it. Very cool atmosphere. Very crowded, even early in the night. Male to female ratio was off, if that's important to you, but that didn't matter to us.
Day 8 (Wed 10/26)
Had lunch at Tacos El Gordo. We had no idea how to order, but whatever tacos we ended up with were very good and authentic. The line wasn't too bad when we got there around 11:30. We ordered 6 tacos, but probably would have liked a couple more because they were small. The line was too long by the time we finished to bother getting more, though.
Popped into Peppermill Fireside Lounge nearby, just for a few minutes, out of curiosity. Very cozy, retro-looking little place with little fires at the booths in the lounge. The restaurant seemed to be popular at lunchtime.
Last stop was Treasure Island. There wasn't much to see here in terms of sightseeing except a pirate ship out front and few artsy pieces here and there, but we read it was one of the better casinos on the strip for low rollers like ourselves. We found a $5 blackjack table with a 3 to 2 payout. I hadn't seen many of those on the strip. I started with $20 and walked away with a little over $80. You know we hit those Britney slots one more time before we left, too.
I headed back to the airport to fly back home while my husband stayed for work the next day.
Thanks for reading! I might try to come back and add some pictures and links here as I get the chance. Feel free to ask me about anything we did!
HUGE collection sale! random decks (Jerry's nugget, private reserve, etc,..
Hey guys! I used to be big into cards but for a couple years now my collection has just sat collecting dust. Decided now would be a good time to try to get some of it sold to help fund my future schooling. Because packaging up and listing decks on eBay one by one would be absolutely brutally repetitive, i decided i would take another approach i used to see back in the day. MYSTERY BOX I have a bunch of decks, sealed, cracked open, and used. By purchasing a brick you will get 12 random decks that will range from casino decks to fontains and virtuosos. Please note: "Used" simply means i played with them when I was bored fidgeting with them. By no means does this mean i used the deck on a sticky kitchen table playing poker with a bunch of friends. YOU WILL NOT GET A POOP DECK, i promise you. I took very good care of my cards and always wash my hands before handling them because i tend to be OCD like that. Pricing! I remember paying $180 for a random brick on a Facebook group, but being out of the community so long i'm not sure of card values anymore.. I've decided to do pricing as follows: Brick(12 decks): $100Half brick(6 decks): $60 I am only offering a limited number of these. Once i'm sold out, i'm sold out. Sorry! Here's the 'pool' of all the decks you can get. (you are guaranteed to get some sealed decks) sealed: 2008 Election Democrat 2012 Olympics Silver Absinthe Alice in Wonderland White Antlers Green X2 Antlers Red Arcane Black Arcane Gold Arcane Red Arcane Red Artifice Blue Bee Watermelon Red Bee Watermelons Blue X2 Bicycle 130th Anniversary Blue Bicycle Ace of Spades Secret Weapon Bicycle Alchemy England Bicycle Expert Back Blue Bicycle Expert Back Green Bicycle Nautic Back Bicycle Rider Back Black X2 Boardwalk Papers Borderline Brazil 2014 X3 Cherry Casino X2 Chumash Casino Purple V5 Crown Luxury Blue Crown Red Curator D&d Aristocrat Reprint Blue D&d Aristocrat Reprint Red D&d Tahoe Reprint Blue Dealers Bordered Black Dealers Bordered Red X2 Dealers Scarlet Deck Starter Thick Lines Deckstarter Deckstarter Poetic Typography Exquisite Bold Fatboyeatallday Aztec Flesh & Bones Floral Playing Cards (onecanoetwo) Fontaine Blue Fultons Chinatown Signed by Dan and Dave (no Cellophane So Theres a Teeny Bit of Fraying on the Box) Futons Clip Joint Gatorback Green X19 Gatorback Red Hotcakes Red Hustlers Orange If an Octopus Could Palm Infinity Series Jaqk Cellar Black X3 Jaqk Cellar Blue Kings Black Kings X2 Les Printemps X3 Ltd Red Ltd White X2 Magic Castle 50th Anniversary Blue Signed by Someone (i Can’t Read It or Remember Who I Asked to Sign It Haha, Also No Cellophane) Magic Castle 50th Anniversary Red Magic Castle Blue Magic Castle Red Magic Con 2012 Signed by Dan and Dave Magic Con 2012 Magic Con 2014 Massa Mechanic Minimal 2014 X2 Moonshine X3 Ohio Stud Blue Ohio Stud Red X2 Pocono Modern Grey X2 Pocono Modern White X2 Prime X2 Rainbow Unicorn Rarebit Copper X2 Realtree Ap Green X2 Realtree Apc Pink X2 Reprint Mirrors Rounders Blue X2 Rounders Green Rounders Scarlet Scarlet Rounders Private Reserve X3 Skulkor X3 Sky Island Blue X2 Sky Island Red Smoke and Mirrors Box Set Smoke and Mirrors Private Reserve Smoke and Mirrors V6 Sultan Treasury Tahoe Repring Red Texan Palmetto Blue X4 Texan Palmetto Red X4 Timeless Triplicate Reprint Limited Edition Triplicate Reprint Red X2 Triplicate Reprint Second Edition Ultimate X2 Uspcc Tech Art Test Deck Blue V1 Artifice Black Club V1 Bicycle Black Ghost V1 Black Tiger Red Pips V1 Crown Green X6 V1 Fulton’s October V1 Hollingworth V1 Ignite V1 Noc Yellow V1 Pocono Modern V1 Rarebit V1 Vintage Plaid Blue V1 Vintage Plaid Red V1 Voyager X2 V2 April Fools V2 Black Club Artifice Gold V2 Ignite V3 Fatboyeatallday V3 Noc Blue Verve Red Vintage Gemaco Ceasers Palace Virtuoso Ss15 X3 Virtuosos Ss14 Voltige Red Voyagers Red X10 White Artifice Xcm Viper opened: 1990 Mlb All-stars 2012 Olympics Silver Absinthe Ace Fulton Orange Antler Green Antler Red Artifice Green X2 Ask Alexander Red Bee Edrenase Smith Back Black Bee Miracle Bee Smith Back Bee Squeezers Green Bee Stingers Red Bee Tech Art Blue Bee Uncanceled New York New York Casino Deck Teal Bee Watermelon Blue Bee Watermelon Red Bicycle Black Tie Bicycle Butterfly Bicycle Deco Blue Bicycle Everyday Zombies Bicycle Expert Back Blue Bicycle Expert Back Green Bicycle Expert Back Red Bicycle Gong Xi Fa Cai Bicycle Hemp Bicycle Irregular Bicycle Karnival Death Heads Bicycle Kings of Kings Bicycle Peacock Purple Bicycle Plume Blue Bicycle Rainbow Back Bicycle Sideshow Freaks Bicycle Stickman Bicycle Tactical Field (dark Box, Some Visible Wear) Bicycle Tragic Royalty Bicycle Twilight Bicycle Zebra Bicycle Zodiac Bicycle Zombie Bicycle Zombified Blue Artifice with Borders Blue Crown Boardwalk Papers Bohemia Blue Bohemia Red Carpathia White Cherry Casino Copper Rarebit Curator (never Even Shuffled but the Box is Somewhat Dirty Looking..) D&d Aristocrat Reprint Blue Exquisite Bold Fantastique Fatboyeatallday Aztec Fatboyeatallday Purple Fathom Flesh&bones Floral (onecanoetwo) Gatorback Green Gatorback Red Ghouls Note Gilded Ramblers Red Glitch Global Titan Gold Box Bee’s Blue Hotcakes Red Hustlers Orange Icon* Kings Black Kings Inverted Les Printemps Lions Den Ltd Blue Ltd Purple Madison Dealers Green X2 Madison Players Madison Steelers Magic Con 2014 Minimal 2014 Noc V3 Blue Og Steamboat Red Og Steamboats Blue Ohio Tally Ho Fan Back Blue Pocono Modern Grey Pocono Modern White Prime Pro Xcm Viper Red Crown Luxury Rounders Green Rounders White X2 Scarlet Rounders Smoke and Mirrors V5 Reprint Somewhat Old Studs Red Split Spades Blue Sultan Treasury Tahoe Reprint Blue Texan Palmetto Blue Texan Palmetto Red The Bicycle Red Deck Timeless Tokidoki Triplicate Read Ultimate Uncanceled 2006 Stardust Purple* Uncanceled Harrahs Purple United Cardists Uspcc Tech Art Blue V1 Bicycle Guardians V1 Black Club Artifice V1 Crown Blue V1 Crown Green X3 V1 Fultons October V1 Hollingworth V1 Pocono Modern V1 Smoke V1 Voyagers V2 April Fools V2 Black Club Artifice Vanda Gold Vintage Plaid 1st Edition Blue Vintage Plaid Red Vintage Uncanceled Ceasers Palace Red Virtuoso Ss14 Virtuoso Ss15 Virtuoso V1 (slight Wear on the Very Top of the Box Because of the Soft Material It’s Made From) White Knuckles Purple White Knuckles Red White Lions Series B Blue Wynn Brown Wynn Encore Wynn Red Yellow Doctor Leon Zen Pure used (the box might have a ding to it, and the cards show some wear. All decks will still fan smoothly and are still perfectly usable. don’t worry, i wouldn’t sell you a poop deck): 2001 Hoyle Blue Ace Fultons Casino Orange April Fools Rainbow Unicorn Aristocrat Blue Bee Stingers Red Bicycle 125th Anniversary Blue Bicycle Black Spider Bicycle Eco Edition Bicycle Mandolin Back Red Bicycle Pluma Orange Bicycle Red Dragon Bicycle Templar Knights Black Scorpion Boardwalk Papers Brazil 2014 Crown Deck Red (not Sure Which Edition, It’s Embossed..) Curator (never Even Shuffled but the Box is Just Dirty Looking..) Fathom V1 Fontaine Black Futons Clip Joint Golden Nugget Black and Yellow Hustlers Purple If an Octopus Could Palm Jerry’s Nuggets Red Magic Castle V2 Blue Magic Con 2012* Massa Noc V3 Noc V3 Red Noc Yellow Red Vanda Relatively Old Studs Blue Rounders White Smoke Reprint (brand New Cards, Tear in Box) Smoke and Mirrors V5 Thick Lines Uncanceled Chumash Casino Purple Wynn Blue (box Has About a 3rd of It Ripped off by My Gentle Niece, Cards Are Still Good Condition) Good luck to anyone who decides to buy some, and thank you in advance for helping pay for college! EDIT Price drop, Now $100 for the brick, $60 for half brick. (If this is against some sort of rule please let me know and i'll delete it immediately, thanks!)
Merck – The drugmaker earned an adjusted $1.11 per share for the third quarter, beating estimates by eight cents a share. Revenue did fall short of forecast, however. Merck reported a nearly tripling of sales for its cancer drug Keytruda, but also said a cyberattack during the quarter impacted its overall revenue.
J.C. Penney – The retailer cut its full-year forecast as it accelerates a revamping of its inventory, particularly in the women's department. It said that effort is already resulting in improved performance.
AbbVie – The drugmaker reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1.41 per share, three cents a share above estimates. Revenue was in line with expectations. The company also increased its quarterly dividend to 71 cents from 64 cents, a jump of 11 percent, and boosted its forecast for sales of its key rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira.
Colgate-Palmolive – The consumer products maker matched estimates with adjusted quarterly profit of 73 cents per share, while revenue beat forecasts. The company also raised its projected charges related to its restructuring program.
Amazon.com — Amazon reported quarterly profit of 52 cents per share, compared to the consensus estimate of three cents a share. The online retailer also saw revenue top forecasts, thanks in part to a very successful "Prime Day" as well as increased sales from the acquisition of Whole Foods earlier this year.
Alphabet – The Google parent came in well above the consensus estimate of $8.33 per share, reporting quarterly profit of $9.57 per share. The Google parent's revenue also came in above Street forecasts, with stronger-than-expected ad sales and bigger profit margins among the factors helping the bottom line.
Microsoft – Microsoft beat estimates by 12 cents with quarterly earnings of 84 cents per share, with revenue scoring a beat, as well. Microsoft saw increased demand for its cloud computing services during the quarter.
Aetna – CVS Health has made a more than $66 billion offer for the insurer, according to Dow Jones, or more than $200 per share. The report said the two sides have been in discussions about a deal for at least two months.
Intel — Intel reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1.01 per share, 21 cents a share above estimates. The chipmaker's revenue also exceeded analyst forecasts. Intel raised its full-year outlook on improved performance by its data center business.
Gilead Sciences – Gilead came in 14 cents a share above consensus forecasts, with adjusted quarterly profit of $2.27 per share. The drugmaker's revenue also beat estimates. Gilead's quarter was driven in part by strong sales of its HIV drugs, but investors are concerned about the performance of the company's hepatitis C treatments.
Expedia – Expedia fell 11 cents a share shy of estimates, reporting quarterly profit of $2.51 per share. The travel website operator's revenue also missed forecasts. Among the factors weighing on Expedia's performance: the quarter's hurricanes, as well as a weaker-than-expected quarter for majority-owned Trivago.
Wynn Resorts – Wynn reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1.52 per share, coming in nine cents a share above estimates. Revenue beat expectations, as well. The hotel and casino operator was helped by the continuing comeback in the Macau market, among other factors.
Mattel – Mattel missed forecasts by a wide margin, as the toymaker reported adjusted quarterly profit of nine cents per share compared to the consensus estimate of 57 cents a share. It also reported a revenue miss and suspended its dividend. Mattel was hurt – as was competitor Hasbro in its own recent earnings report – by the bankruptcy protection filing of toy retailer Toys R Us.
Huntsman – Huntsman and Swiss chemical maker Clariant have called off their planned $20 billion merger following opposition from activist investors who maintained that the combination of the two chemical companies would hurt shareholder value.
Western Digital – Western Digital forecast current quarter revenue below analyst estimates, although the hard disc drive and memory chip maker did beat estimates on both the top and bottom lines for its latest quarter on strong memory chip demand and higher prices.
Deckers – Deckers said it was unsuccessful in finding a potential buyer even after the footwear maker reached out to 90 potential deal partners. The maker of Ugg boots said it would focus on boosting its performance and enhancing shareholder value.
Align Technology – Align reported quarterly profit of $1.01 per share, beating the consensus estimate of 82 cents a share. The maker of the Invisalign invisible dental brace system also saw revenue exceed forecasts, with increased Invisalign sales across all its regions.
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HUGE collection sale! random decks (Jerry's nugget, private reserve, etc,..)
Hey guys! I used to be big into cards but for a couple years now my collection has just sat collecting dust. Decided now would be a good time to try to get some of it sold to help fund my future schooling. Because packaging up and listing decks on eBay one by one would be absolutely brutally repetitive, i decided i would take another approach i used to see back in the day. MYSTERY BOX I have a bunch of decks, sealed, cracked open, and used. By purchasing a brick you will get 12 random decks that will range from casino decks to fontains and virtuosos. Please note: "Used" simply means i played with them when I was bored fidgeting with them. By no means does this mean i used the deck on a sticky kitchen table playing poker with a bunch of friends. YOU WILL NOT GET A POOP DECK, i promise you. I took very good care of my cards and always wash my hands before handling them because i tend to be OCD like that. Pricing! I remember paying $180 for a random brick on a Facebook group, but being out of the community so long i'm not sure of card values anymore.. I've decided to do pricing as follows: Brick(12 decks): $100Half brick(6 decks): $60 I am only offering a limited number of these. Once i'm sold out, i'm sold out. Sorry! Here's the 'pool' of all the decks you can get. (you are guaranteed to get some sealed decks) sealed: 2008 Election Democrat 2012 Olympics Silver Absinthe Alice in Wonderland White Antlers Green X2 Antlers Red Arcane Black Arcane Gold Arcane Red Arcane Red Artifice Blue Bee Watermelon Red Bee Watermelons Blue X2 Bicycle 130th Anniversary Blue Bicycle Ace of Spades Secret Weapon Bicycle Alchemy England Bicycle Expert Back Blue Bicycle Expert Back Green Bicycle Nautic Back Bicycle Rider Back Black X2 Boardwalk Papers Borderline Brazil 2014 X3 Cherry Casino X2 Chumash Casino Purple V5 Crown Luxury Blue Crown Red Curator D&d Aristocrat Reprint Blue D&d Aristocrat Reprint Red D&d Tahoe Reprint Blue Dealers Bordered Black Dealers Bordered Red X2 Dealers Scarlet Deck Starter Thick Lines Deckstarter Deckstarter Poetic Typography Exquisite Bold Fatboyeatallday Aztec Flesh & Bones Floral Playing Cards (onecanoetwo) Fontaine Blue Fultons Chinatown Signed by Dan and Dave (no Cellophane So Theres a Teeny Bit of Fraying on the Box) Futons Clip Joint Gatorback Green X19 Gatorback Red Hotcakes Red Hustlers Orange If an Octopus Could Palm Infinity Series Jaqk Cellar Black X3 Jaqk Cellar Blue Kings Black Kings X2 Les Printemps X3 Ltd Red Ltd White X2 Magic Castle 50th Anniversary Blue Signed by Someone (i Can’t Read It or Remember Who I Asked to Sign It Haha, Also No Cellophane) Magic Castle 50th Anniversary Red Magic Castle Blue Magic Castle Red Magic Con 2012 Signed by Dan and Dave Magic Con 2012 Magic Con 2014 Massa Mechanic Minimal 2014 X2 Moonshine X3 Ohio Stud Blue Ohio Stud Red X2 Pocono Modern Grey X2 Pocono Modern White X2 Prime X2 Rainbow Unicorn Rarebit Copper X2 Realtree Ap Green X2 Realtree Apc Pink X2 Reprint Mirrors Rounders Blue X2 Rounders Green Rounders Scarlet Scarlet Rounders Private Reserve X3 Skulkor X3 Sky Island Blue X2 Sky Island Red Smoke and Mirrors Box Set Smoke and Mirrors Private Reserve Smoke and Mirrors V6 Sultan Treasury Tahoe Repring Red Texan Palmetto Blue X4 Texan Palmetto Red X4 Timeless Triplicate Reprint Limited Edition Triplicate Reprint Red X2 Triplicate Reprint Second Edition Ultimate X2 Uspcc Tech Art Test Deck Blue V1 Artifice Black Club V1 Bicycle Black Ghost V1 Black Tiger Red Pips V1 Crown Green X6 V1 Fulton’s October V1 Hollingworth V1 Ignite V1 Noc Yellow V1 Pocono Modern V1 Rarebit V1 Vintage Plaid Blue V1 Vintage Plaid Red V1 Voyager X2 V2 April Fools V2 Black Club Artifice Gold V2 Ignite V3 Fatboyeatallday V3 Noc Blue Verve Red Vintage Gemaco Ceasers Palace Virtuoso Ss15 X3 Virtuosos Ss14 Voltige Red Voyagers Red X10 White Artifice Xcm Viper opened: 1990 Mlb All-stars 2012 Olympics Silver Absinthe Ace Fulton Orange Antler Green Antler Red Artifice Green X2 Ask Alexander Red Bee Edrenase Smith Back Black Bee Miracle Bee Smith Back Bee Squeezers Green Bee Stingers Red Bee Tech Art Blue Bee Uncanceled New York New York Casino Deck Teal Bee Watermelon Blue Bee Watermelon Red Bicycle Black Tie Bicycle Butterfly Bicycle Deco Blue Bicycle Everyday Zombies Bicycle Expert Back Blue Bicycle Expert Back Green Bicycle Expert Back Red Bicycle Gong Xi Fa Cai Bicycle Hemp Bicycle Irregular Bicycle Karnival Death Heads Bicycle Kings of Kings Bicycle Peacock Purple Bicycle Plume Blue Bicycle Rainbow Back Bicycle Sideshow Freaks Bicycle Stickman Bicycle Tactical Field (dark Box, Some Visible Wear) Bicycle Tragic Royalty Bicycle Twilight Bicycle Zebra Bicycle Zodiac Bicycle Zombie Bicycle Zombified Blue Artifice with Borders Blue Crown Boardwalk Papers Bohemia Blue Bohemia Red Carpathia White Cherry Casino Copper Rarebit Curator (never Even Shuffled but the Box is Somewhat Dirty Looking..) D&d Aristocrat Reprint Blue Exquisite Bold Fantastique Fatboyeatallday Aztec Fatboyeatallday Purple Fathom Flesh&bones Floral (onecanoetwo) Gatorback Green Gatorback Red Ghouls Note Gilded Ramblers Red Glitch Global Titan Gold Box Bee’s Blue Hotcakes Red Hustlers Orange Icon* Kings Black Kings Inverted Les Printemps Lions Den Ltd Blue Ltd Purple Madison Dealers Green X2 Madison Players Madison Steelers Magic Con 2014 Minimal 2014 Noc V3 Blue Og Steamboat Red Og Steamboats Blue Ohio Tally Ho Fan Back Blue Pocono Modern Grey Pocono Modern White Prime Pro Xcm Viper Red Crown Luxury Rounders Green Rounders White X2 Scarlet Rounders Smoke and Mirrors V5 Reprint Somewhat Old Studs Red Split Spades Blue Sultan Treasury Tahoe Reprint Blue Texan Palmetto Blue Texan Palmetto Red The Bicycle Red Deck Timeless Tokidoki Triplicate Read Ultimate Uncanceled 2006 Stardust Purple* Uncanceled Harrahs Purple United Cardists Uspcc Tech Art Blue V1 Bicycle Guardians V1 Black Club Artifice V1 Crown Blue V1 Crown Green X3 V1 Fultons October V1 Hollingworth V1 Pocono Modern V1 Smoke V1 Voyagers V2 April Fools V2 Black Club Artifice Vanda Gold Vintage Plaid 1st Edition Blue Vintage Plaid Red Vintage Uncanceled Ceasers Palace Red Virtuoso Ss14 Virtuoso Ss15 Virtuoso V1 (slight Wear on the Very Top of the Box Because of the Soft Material It’s Made From) White Knuckles Purple White Knuckles Red White Lions Series B Blue Wynn Brown Wynn Encore Wynn Red Yellow Doctor Leon Zen Pure used (the box might have a ding to it, and the cards show some wear. All decks will still fan smoothly and are still perfectly usable. don’t worry, i wouldn’t sell you a poop deck): 2001 Hoyle Blue Ace Fultons Casino Orange April Fools Rainbow Unicorn Aristocrat Blue Bee Stingers Red Bicycle 125th Anniversary Blue Bicycle Black Spider Bicycle Eco Edition Bicycle Mandolin Back Red Bicycle Pluma Orange Bicycle Red Dragon Bicycle Templar Knights Black Scorpion Boardwalk Papers Brazil 2014 Crown Deck Red (not Sure Which Edition, It’s Embossed..) Curator (never Even Shuffled but the Box is Just Dirty Looking..) 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