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Friday, January 30, 2009

VegasLinks Q&A Dave Schwartz From The Die Is Cast

Dave Schwartz is the man behind The Die Is Cast Blog and from his blog-" a writer, historian, and Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Schwartz’s areas of specialty include the history of gambling, casino surveillance and security, gaming and technology, and related issues."

To say David is qualified to partake in the VegasLinks Q&A is an understatement.

Name or Alias:
Dave Schwartz
Website URL to link back to:
http://www.dieiscast.com and http://gaming.unlv.edu

Best Hangover Food/Restaurant:

Hash House a Go Go
Best Romantic Spot For Dinner:


Best Vegas Burger -Money No Object:


Best Vegas Gourmet Burger:

Best Value Hotel Room:

Today, everywhere's a value

Best Upscale Standard Hotel Room:


Best Off Strip Day Excursion Or Adventure:

Turtlehead Peak climb at Red Rock

Best On Strip Adventure:

I'd say it's catching a shuttle down to Sam's Town to see "Sunset Stampede." Why anyone would want to waste their time looking at the Bellagio fountains when you've got bears, wolves, and shrieking eagles just five miles away is beyond me. Extra props to the wolves laser eyes scaring the poop out of everyone under six. The whole thing is really a meditation on the moral ambiguity of the gaming business.

Best Place To Drink And Hold A Conversation:

Carousel Bar at Circus Circus

Best Place To Get Your Groove On:

My groove is permanently on.

Must Visit Vegas Website Not Including Your Own:


Best Vegas Strip Joint:

never been to a Vegas Strip Joint, so my opinion doesn't matter

Best Vegas Show:


Best Vegas Upscale Shopping:
Forum Shops

Best Vegas Value Shopping:

Town Square

Most Overrated Restaurant:


Biggest Vegas Rip Off:

$25 "non-optional" resort fee at Green Valley Ranch

Best Way For A Tourist To Get To Mandalay Bay From The Airport:

a cab?

Best Way For A Tourist To Get To Wynn From The Airport:

a limo? Beats catching teh 109A to the SSTC and then getting on the Deuce

Best Vegas Secret That Everyone Should Know About:

Reading Room at Mandalay Bay--buy some cool books and support an independent book-seller.
Thanks for your responses- Joey

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