Moby Dick on the Strip

You might know Moby Dick as a seminal 19th century American novel. Or, if your tastes run that way, a John Bonham drum solo vehicle. But it was also the name of a seafood restaurant at the Stardust that opened in the late 1950s.

There’s plenty more about casino restaurants (but, regrettably, not much about cetaceans) in Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling

Go here to read an excerpt from the book, or learn where to buy your copy.

Echelon groundbreaking

Boyd Gaming broke ground on Echelon Place today. Here’s the AP story, but I’ll cut and paste some stuff from two press releases I go this morning. First up: the Delano and Mondrian: Morgans Hotel Group Co. and Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced their development and design plans for the new Mondrian and Delano hotels …

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