Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Tahoe Sunset

Tahoe Sunset

Sometimes everything just works out. A lucky shot to be sure, but one that turned out pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.

I wonder if "Tahoe Sunset" could also apply to the casinos just across the stateline. The crowds are still big, but it's still not like the days when Tahoe and Reno were the only games in town for Northern Californians. Options abound for gamblers in the Golden State now, and I wonder how long those casinos are going to last.

The slot machines that you pulled by hand are long gone, as are the days of $1 blackjack and 50-cent craps. The lowest limit I found all weekend was $10, and even though I can afford it, playing for those stakes just isn't that much fun. So I ended up on machines where I didn't even know what I was doing to win, and it just didn't have the magic of those three bars across the middle line, followed by the ringing bell of a jackpot.

End of an era, indeed.

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