Category Archives: Dames

Dirty Las Vegas History

Whenever I’m in Vegas, I can’t help but envision its past… I’m not saying I want to be in the Las Vegas of the past; but visiting it in my mind is somehow very romantic… One way to safely be … Continue reading

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Feeling Lucky, Saint Patrick?

What could be luckier to wear on Saint Patrick’s Day than these? A pair of vintage green shamrock-shaped key chain tags from the long gone Nevada Club in Las Vegas. I’d so make them into a pair of earrings!

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If Only Voters Were As Serious As Gamblers About Presidential Elections

Yes, you can bet on presidential elections. And gamblers betting on the election have a pretty good history of predicting the next US president. Better than the bulk of polls and surveys, in fact. Experts say part of the accuracy … Continue reading

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Original Caesars Palace Paintings Up For Auction

On November 17, 11 paintings previously created for the Poker Room at Caesars Palace will be auctioned off. The 11 paintings by LeRoy Neiman are from the 1980 series The Girls of Caesars Palace and feature women in casino scenes. … Continue reading

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Housewives Playing Bridge

Suburban housewives playing a game of bridge; 1942 Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

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Gambling On The Real Game Of Thrones: Betting On The Royal Baby Bump

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard that Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are expecting their second child. In the UK, bookmakers have already gone about setting odds for this latest momentous event for William, the … Continue reading

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Trumping Through Tarot Cards: Collecting & History, Part One

Called Boris Kobe’s Tarot Cards*, these cards date from 1945, when Kobe, a Slovenian architect and painter, was a political prisoner at the Allach concen Source: www.collectorsquest.com Part Two is here: http://www.collectorsquest.com/blog/2007/09/06/trumping-through-tarot-cards-collecting-history-part-two/ See on Scoop.it – Games People Play

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Not According To Hoyle

Pretty much everyone who has an interest in playing cards has heard the expression “according to Hoyle“. Edmond Hoyle’s writings also included backgammon and chess, but Hoyle was best known for his written works on the rules and play of … Continue reading

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Jayne Mansfield At The Roulette Wheel In Vegas

Jayne Mansfield plays roulette in Vegas, 1958; photo by Frank Worth.

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March Madness Romance

I haven’t paid attention to basketball since the men wore shorts — I mean shorts, not the baggy capri pants they wear now. Back then, I was the nerdy girl who hand wrote the stats and charts for the the … Continue reading

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