VIVA Las Vegas? Y2K and the money? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Anyone thought of the Vegas issue? Not the post in Dr. Norths site, (regarding the foulup of Vegas's tourist calender) but in the respect of the SLOT MACHINES! I watched a show recently on Discovery on the history and production/maintainence of the "one-armed-bandits" The slots of today are HIGHLY computerized and date-dependant for the money records. Wonder if Y2K compliance is an issue? Wonder what happens if there is a fatal-logic internal calender flaw? Wouldn't that be a sight? One Hundred thousand slots paying off all at once? Viva Las Vegas!

-- Billy-Boy (, September 14, 1999


Tough Luck for Vegas! They can afford it. Just try to make sure you are standing at the huge 10 million dollar slot machine when the clock rolls!

-- @ (@@@.@), September 14, 1999.

Without airplanes flying in & out of McCarren, or w/o affordable gasoline for that looooong drive across the desert, Vegas is doomed. It won't matter if their slots work or not.

Anyone planning to be there for New Years...?

-- standing (on@seven.teen), September 14, 1999.

Barbara Streisand scheduled to give performance there on New Year's Eve. Tickets $500 - 2500. Lot of money to lose if the lights go out.

-- lparks (, September 14, 1999.

Water is going to be the problem for Vegas.

At least it will be, when the booze runs out.


-- Liberty (, September 14, 1999.

LOL....don't worry about the slot machines. The casino owners became y2k compliant in 1993. Almost all of the larger hotel/casinos have installed their own power systems, water storage tanks, etc. The only question is whether the card keys for the hotel rooms will work.

A Las Vegas resident....

-- Lynn Ratcliffe (, September 14, 1999.

"The only question is whether the card keys for the hotel rooms will work."

Uhhh... See my remark above about the airport & the cheap gas.

Without its hourly influx of willing suckers & their money, Vegas dies, no matter how well-prepared it may be.

As in: What if they gave a craps game & nobody came.

-- standing (on@seven.teen), September 14, 1999.

Without its hourly influx of willing suckers & their money, Vegas dies, no matter how well-prepared it may be.

Not to mention the fact that any water storage tanks at a hotel would be depleted within a few days. After that, everybody dies of thirst. Not a pretty sight.

-- (, September 14, 1999.

"After that, everybody dies of thirst. Not a pretty sight. "

Maybe.... But I've heard that LV is built on top of a vast underground lake. Dig three feet & you hit water. Builders run into problems with that, recent case, the Bellagio had foundation problems that delayed its opening. I think water may not be a problem for them.

I could be wrong, though. Maybe our LV resident can fill us in on exactly HOW his city will expire... As long as it's after October, when my next trip is planned.

-- standing (on@seven.teen), September 14, 1999.

What's the Vegas odds-line on Y2K? (Vegas books will make/take bets on almost anything.)

-- A (, September 14, 1999.

great question multi-A!!! You know, that will probably be a good gauge as to how bad it will be. If therez no bets, then therez either a really BIG problem, or its a sure thing....

-- Billy-Boy (, September 14, 1999.

"Vegas books will make/take bets on almost anything."

True. But.... They're pretty savvy about taking bets where it's impossible to collect if you win.

-- standing (on@seven.teen), September 14, 1999.

As concerns water in the deserts of Nevada, the pioneers found themselves at times with abundant water, which was good. The alkaline levels in that water, however, made that water not so good. J. Henry

-- John Henry (, September 14, 1999.

I can't believe it! I made a comment about The Las Vegas Y2K problem on this Forum a week ago and it got deleted! Lake Mead is about 20 miles from "Lost Wages" and is very clean water. Those who stay in Vegas, will not die from thirst.

But those headed for home could run out of gas in the desert because of closed gas stations and thousands could die from thirst in the desert!!! A WEEK AGO THIS STATEMENT GOT DELETED!!! WHY??????

-- freddie (, September 14, 1999.

Lynn: Do Las Vegas showgirls like to mudwrestle?

-- King of Spain (, September 14, 1999.

Just moved 60 miles outside of Vegas 9 months ago. Will not be a pretty site in that town if more than a 3. Cut off even 20% of the tourist trade and the house of cards comes down. Town overbilt now. Lot of people living hand to mouth.

Pretty far walk to Lake Mead to get a drink. Where I am now, have a 100 ft well with good water. Lower in some parts, but in Vegas city limits, against the law to have your own well, you must be on the city supply. If the machines go crazy at midnight, you won't get paid. They don't pay for machine malfunctions. Try your luck with the atm's like on the commercials.

-- Bill (, September 15, 1999.

Almost forgot, yes KOS some of the showgirls do mudwrestle and they are good. Ya better practice before taking them on.

-- Bill (, September 15, 1999.

I live in vegas,y2k is a joke here,local media ran one story on casino machine,s video poker, they showed a tech that laughed when the reporter asked about y2k and machines,it is this easy on jan 1 turn the machine off and turn back on, thats it,your compliant.Other than that I have not heard any of the resorts talk about this problem.There will be well over a million visitors for newyears,and if your thinking of coming good luck the city has been sold out for months,houses are renting for $6,000+ for 3 nites not inc deposit.WE do have a very big lake mead,and the colorado river,so water is not a problem.I dont think y2k will be that bad for this reason,there are several just opened,and still under construction resorts,where they spent billions to make,these guys are on top of every thing.It doesn,t make sense.If there is a problem no one is worried about it here,And we have the bigest resorts in the world, with very wealthy and savvy owners.

-- G Bailey (, September 15, 1999.

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