Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.
Paul Newman, The Color of Money

On Saturday night, Nick and I ventured out to the newest casino in St. Louis, River City. The place was packed but we had a fun time exploring it and of course hitting the craps table. The casino opened just days before so there were, of course, a few little hiccups I noticed but otherwise it was lovely.

As I understand, the whole place was supposed to be reminiscent of the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. Very pretty inside, well lit and a nice atmosphere. Compared to other casinos in Missouri, it had a more classic feel. Less dark and modern, more bright and lively.

After a round of successful craps we got some pizza at the 1904 Beerhouse (complete with a live polka band) and it was delish.

Nick's excited!

Pretty main atrium - complete with Fleur-de-Lis!

The place was so busy!

Looking the other direction - casino floor behind the clock.
PS: I hate my camera. Takes lame low light photos.


My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Sounds like fun and successful is even better! I feel the same way about my camera.

Rachel H. said...

What a fun evening out...I'm looking forward to Grant and I getting out to do some fun things over the summer without the little one! :)

Angie said...

Oh how fun. You're the fist person I know whose been there. I love gambling. Do you know how to play craps? There is no way I'll ever be able to understand that game!

Sarah said...

DH went last week on opening day. He put a quarter in his first ever slot machine, pulled the level, and won $1000! Did you guys play at all? I still have to check it out.

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