Casino Commercial

Just sitting here listening to the television in the background while I read email and I hear this long advertisement for "The Man Cave" at the Fort McDowell Casino. Where men can be men … and they throw in a really shoddy joke about, “Don’t forget to ask your wife first.”

I guess gamblers would be a group that might be in a parent-child marriage dynamic, but I find it pretty off-putting.

Then to top all that baloney, at the end of it all they have a disclaimer saying: "Don’t forget to gamble responsibly."  

Isn’t responsible pretty much eliminated in the definition of gamble, gambling, gambler?

Sounds like an oxymoron to me.

"Vegas, for us it was like Lourdes for humpbacks." 
One of my favorite movie lines ever.
Robert De Niro as Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein in Casino. Directed by MartinScorsese, USA/France, 1995; 178m. Photo Credit: The Film Society ofLincoln Center / UNIVERSAL / THE KOBAL COLLECTION / CARUSO, PHILLIP.

"Vegas, for us it was like Lourdes for humpbacks." 

One of my favorite movie lines ever.

Robert De Niro as Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein in Casino. Directed by Martin
Scorsese, USA/France, 1995; 178m. Photo Credit: The Film Society of
Lincoln Center / UNIVERSAL / THE KOBAL COLLECTION / CARUSO, PHILLIP.
Bellagio Casino, Las Vegas Strip, “Lost Wages”, Nevada
Photographer’s Note:  In the lobby of the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the ceiling is made up of 2000 hand-blown glass flowers created by Dale Chihuly. His team of artists did the work under his direction as he can no longer blow glass himself.
Photo by Nikki Fancis 

Bellagio Casino, Las Vegas Strip, “Lost Wages”, Nevada

Photographer’s Note:  In the lobby of the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the ceiling is made up of 2000 hand-blown glass flowers created by Dale Chihuly. His team of artists did the work under his direction as he can no longer blow glass himself.

Photo by Nikki Fancis