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Sunday, July 15, 2007

New Frontier Says Goodbye to the Martellos

We have never had any sentimental attachment to the New Frontier Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. April and I have been there to play upon occasion and eaten there a few times, but we never went out of our way to spend a lot of time there. We'd always intended to see the bikini (sometimes topless) bull-riding or the mud wrestling at the Gilley's inside, but it was just one of many stops on our many trips to Vegas.

The Frontier, the hotel where Wayne Newton first headlined, is closing it's doors permanently on at midnight on Monday. This happens a lot in Vegas. The older hotels and casinos go away to make room for the new ones. Such is life.

We decided to stop in on Saturday, play a little, and enjoy some time there. Since this is the first landmark to say goodbye in the time we have lived here it seemed like the right thing to do.

Now I wonder why we didn't go there more often.

April and I played a few clots and had marginal luck. I broke even and I think she won a few bucks. We wandered a bit, toured the places again, and was about to head out when April decided to play a round of video poker.

She sat at a quarter machine, popped in $20.00and within a few short moments turned it into about $125.00 by hitting 4 of a kind and then a full house. While the quarters were dispensing (they still dispense coins on this machine...this place IS old!) the hopper emptied and a slot technician needed to be called. While we were waiting I decided to put in $5.00 in the machine next to April. Within about two minutes I hit the same winning hand that April had moments ago, 4 of a kind, and won $100.00.

We happily took our money, thanked the Frontier for welcoming us to Vegas and went on our merry way. We took a few snapshots of the sign out front and decided we're glad we went there to say goodbye.


Blogger golfwidow said...

Hooray! Something good's happening to someone I like. Go you guys.

4:56 AM

Blogger Bud said...

A most profitable goodbye indeed. Glad that happened to you guys!

4:57 AM

Anonymous sue said...

A sign of things to come...?

11:04 AM

Anonymous LisaBinDaCity said...

I love it. Good on you guys :-)

3:04 PM


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