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GAMA Trip: Part 2

March 13th, 2012 by skippy

I arrived in Vegas on Sunday morning.  My first impression?  Bad location for the zombie apocalypse.  I’m staying at the Excalibur which is sort of like living inside the bastard step-child of a Dave & Buster’s and a Medieval Times, that was raised by chain smoking carnies I’m here to work however, so I am forced to ignore most of it, although I did allow myself a small gambling budget.

During the afternoon I wandered around a few Casinos and discovered there is a Star Wars slot machine.

Star Wars. Plus gambling. If there is one thing I have learned it’s that, ignoring 50% of the movies, Star Wars never lets me down.

My entire gambling budget later I was forced to conclude that Star Wars had indeed let me down.

While walking on the strip I learned that while prostitution is still illegal, that particular law is evidently not well enforced.  Periodically you find small packs of people handing out what I can only describe as “hooker trading cards”.  These cards are photos, along with vital statistics and phone numbers.  The people handing them out are wearing t-shirts with QR codes on them.  For those unfamiliar with QR codes, they are squarish black and white nonsense looking images that can be scanned by a smart phone and direct you to a website.  So it’s basically like checking out at a grocery store but instead of eggs and milk, you get a painful STD and and awkward conversation with your wife.

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11 Responses to “GAMA Trip: Part 2”

  1. Phelps Says:

    Oh, man. Excalibur. That is it’s on side-circle of hell. Staying there was second only to the time I made the mistake of staying at the Stratosphere and got a crack-infused room.

    If you are getting a car, stay at the Rio next time. If you aren’t, I would recommend the Riv or the Golden Nugget for about the same prices.


    Phelps reply on March 13th, 2012 9:44 am:

    On the other hand, I think they still have a Krispy Kreme tucked away in there.


    SKD reply on March 16th, 2012 1:17 pm:

    Reason enough to stay there.


  2. jmireles Says:

    Ummm…I’ll take “Painful STDs and awkward conversation with your wife” for $500, Alex…


  3. matt las vegas Says:

    Hey if you are still in town email me at matthewreadinglv@gmail.com. i would like to buy you a drink and meet the legend that made the skippy list.


  4. Phred Says:

    It was both a pleasure and an honor to meet you in person – thanks again for the drink ticket, and for the personal “Redshirts” demo!


  5. TheShadowCat Says:

    I was under the impression that prostitution is legal in Nevada.


    Eric reply on March 20th, 2012 2:02 pm:

    Not within the city of Vegas. Legal within the county surrounding Vegas though. There are no brothels in Vegas, but plenty just across the county line. Also you can order hookers the same way you order a pizza. Hence the cards.


    TheShadowCat reply on March 20th, 2012 3:17 pm:

    Ah, ok. I knew it was legal in the state of Nevada, but didn’t realize that it isn’t in in Vegas. Guess they don’t want competition for the casinos.


  6. Prodigal Says:

    It’s only legal in specific parts of Nevada, Shadowcat, and Las Vegas isn’t one of the places where that is the case. And “hooker trading cards” is what I called them when I discovered them during my trip to Vegas awhile back.


  7. Eric Says:

    The trading card distributors are aggressive. They saw me coming with my girlfriend (who is Asian) and they’d quick riffle through their deck so they can handle me the Asian cards. One of them even asked me what the nationality of my girlfriend was so he could hand me specific Asian ones and attempt to sell my girlfriend on the concept of a threesome. As one guy was handing me cards, his female partner was flipping through a booklet and asking my girlfriend “Well what do you think of her….?”

    I’m both impressed and horrified that one of the better attempts at customer service/sales I have ever seen in America comes from the hooker pushers.


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