Saturday, July 28, 2018

360 Vegas POV: Casino E-3

In this installment of 360 Vegas POV, we continue our analysis of Martin Scorsese's movie Casino by analyzing the scene when Andy Stone asks Ace to run the Tangiers as well as the introduction of Ginger, Ace's future wife. 
So far we've been able to establish that..
  • Ace's car bombing happened in 1983 which does not match with when it happened to Lefty in 1982. 
    • However the car bombing scene is a flash forward to the climax of the film, so all we've really learned is that eventually Ace and Lefty's timelines will break from one another
  • The bombing happened at a Tony Romas but located at what we know today as Main St Station Hotel & Casino, not at the real location at 602 E Sahara Ave
  • The Strip has been reconfigured, significantly in some cases, however we've not seen anything to compromised the integrity of the geographic infrastructure, 
    • ie, the movie hasn't shown us anything that couldn't theoretically exist in the existing footprint for the strip
  • The Tangier's is one of the tallest hotel/casinos in Las Vegas, existing where Cromwell does today on the north east corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo road
  • The Flamingo is about a decade further along in it's evolution than the real property was in 1973
  • The Dunes has been reduced in size and relocated to the north west corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo rd, where the Augustus Tower at Caesars Palace exists today
  • Caesars 3rd expansion tower, the Fantasy Tower, exists 6 years before it did in reality and was relocated along with the Centurion Tower closer to the Vegas strip
  • The Frontier and Stardust have been relocated south west of the curve in Las Vegas Blvd and the Convention Center is located where Bally's Grand Bazaar is today