August 04, 2016

Alas, if only it were real!

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Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Entertainment at 04:23 PM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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Playing Microsoft Casino is a bit strange now. It was published something like 15 years ago and it's one of the few timewasters I have that still work under Win 10.

And it contains advertising for Danny Gans and for Siegfried and Roy. Danny Ganz died in 2009, and Siegfried and Roy no longer perform after Roy was nearly killed by one of their lions. It's kind of eerie to see those.

The three casinos they feature are Treasure Island, Mirage, and the Bellagio, and when I used to visit Vegas I never went to any of those. I usually stayed at the Luxor. I tried the Rio Suites once, and the hotel was fine but the other guests there were horrible. The other guests at the Luxor were a lot nicer.

The three casinos in the game all used to belong to Steve Wyn but now they're MGM International. Apparently now MGM also owns the Luxor and, I presume, Excalibur and Mandalay Bay. I guess they own everything now.

Regardless, the game kind of preserves a moment in time in Las Vegas, but that time has well and truly come and gone. I don't know if that's good or bad. All I know is that it's unavoidable.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 04, 2016 09:23 PM (+rSRq)

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