According to today’s LA Times, Hustler publisher and porn tycoon, Larry Flynt, “was negotiating” to buy off-strip Las Vegas casino, Ellis Island. Thank God the deal didn’t go through!

The Times described Ellis Island as “tiny.” I’d describe it as a dump. However, I mean that with true affection-having spent many a night there. Ellis Island is the last bargain rate casino even near the Vegas strip. It’s off the intersection of Flamingo and Koval near the Strip (right by the intersection where Tupac was shot in 1996.) 

You can still get a $3.99 steak dinner or a 99 cent breakfast at Ellis Island. Drinks and beers are still $1 there. I don’t think Ellis Island has raised their prices in 15 years.

I despise karaoke, but Ellis island is the ALL-TIME hot spot for Las Vegas HOT DRUNK CHICK KARAOKE. The last time I was there I had three drunk strippers with me (a blonde, a Russian, and a biker chick all to myself) to karaoke. Good times! I don’t suggest karaoke as a form of entertainment, but Ellis Island is definitely the place to go if you have to karaoke.

If Larry Flynt would have taken over Ellis Island it would have been a disaster. It would have turned one of the last remaining non-mega casinos in Vegas and turned it into a porn palace. There’s sleaze and then there’s SLEAZE.

When it comes to sleazy, I’ll take Ellis Island the way it is now.

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