Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

May 21, 2017 at 1:32 pm 6 comments

Slot Machines

Location: McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada
 
It was around noon when I arrived at the McCarran International Airport to catch my connecting flight to Baltimore. For somebody who hadn’t been there before, the place was quite a spectacle to behold with rows after rows of slot machines enticing you with the usual come-on.

I guess it should be expected in Sin City. It’s part of its colorful heritage. Still, I found it a little odd considering that when you’re at the airport nothing could be farther from your mind than entertaining these one-armed bandits. Whether you’re arriving on a vacation, going home after losing your inheritance at the casinos, or just passing through, your main concern is getting out of there as quickly as possible.

To prove my point, I took the above picture of the slot machines around the departure gate. As you could see, there were hardly any takers. Just having a slow day, perhaps? I bet, that’s the best the owners of these machines could hope for.

As I boarded my flight, I thought of coming back to Las Vegas if only to take on these one-armed bandits. It’ll be cool to beat them at their own game before they become history.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. stenoodie  |  May 21, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Nice entry. I never thought of this as a contender for “heritage”. Good job!

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  May 21, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      stenoodie:

      thanks. just thought of putting a different take on the challenge. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. Heritage: History | What's (in) the picture?  |  May 21, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    […] Musings of a Random Mind Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage […]

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    • 4. plaridel  |  May 22, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      chris:

      thanks for the pingback! much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 5. Christine Goodnough  |  May 26, 2017 at 7:59 am

    There goes your shirt, plus an arm and a leg! 🙂
    May be wise to take a different route and avoid temptation…seeing they’re pretty good at their game.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  May 26, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      christine:

      yes, i know those slots at the airport are better avoided. i heard that they’re recalibrated for maximum profits.

      Reply

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