Just Call Me Marc: Mayor of Sahara!

After Sahara closed I noticed that it was still open for check in on foursquare.  Being the jokester that I am, I decided to randomly check in with some witty commentary every now and again.  I was sitting a traffic light in front of the Sahara when I checked in last Friday and I became Mayor of Sahara on Foursquare .  Everything about becoming Mayor was silly, but I could do it from my couch (anywhere really) and that made me laugh a little.  Actually, I laughed more than I should.

Social Media can be a great tool for marketing, but foursquare has positives and negatives with anyone being able to check in anywhere from anywhere at any time.

Sure, it’s great to be able to check in somewhere when your home if you’ve forgotten so you can let your friends know where you’ve been, leave a tip, etc.  It’s also kind of silly in the example I’m showing here.

Further, foursquare can be used and abused.  Think about Caesars relationship with Topguest where you can get 50 points every time you check into one of their Las Vegas properties.  If I was sinister, I could check into five Caesars properties, every day and earn 250 Total Rewards points from my couch.  In the grand scheme of things this isn’t much, but over a year that adds up.

I was just having fun with Sahara, but if you wish to ride the roller coaster – the answer is no!

OMG! Hotel Check-In, Diamond Member!

This Diamond Member check in video was sent to me by Maria R last night via twitter.  This sounds like about half of the people I encounter checking in who pull the “Don’t you know who I am?” card on people.

Personally, I just want a room and the quickest way to get to the Diamond Lounge so I can snack and drank it up.

Introducing Your Las Vegas Sin!

Until last week, I never heard about the Lingerie Football League.  Now that I’ve heard of it I have three thoughts:

  1. I’ll look.
  2. I don’t really care.
  3. I’ll look again. Why not?

Next year the Lingerie Football League expands into Las Vegas and three other markets.

Lingerie Football League (LFL) officials are excited to announce LFL Football will be coming to Green Bay, Wisconsin in Fall 2011. Green Bay will be joining the already announced Cleveland Crush and Las Vegas Sin, along with one more market for the 2011 expansion teams.

Well, how about that?  Women in underwear playing football.  That’s fun.  I’ll have ticket info when it’s available.  Why not?!  Enjoy!


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Criss Angel Magic Kit

I was flipping channels one night and saw a commercial for the Criss Angel Magic Kit.  I had a chuckle as the commercial was very campy and almost looked like a parody of a real commercial.

There are plenty of people that like Criss Angel, judging by the longevity of his show at Luxor in Las Vegas.

I like sports, not magic so I’m not going to judge beyond this hokey commercial. Evidently he dated Holly Madison, so that’s cool.

If you want to wow your friends at an upcoming Halloween party – getcha Mindfreak on by clicking the image below.