Monday, September 2, 2013

Totally Nevada since the 1970's

I've been Totally Nevada since I was a kid in the 1970's. there were so many things to do (skiing, horseback riding, swimming at Lake Mead and Lake Tahoe, sneaking into the Sahara pool on the Strip, and wandering the casinos looking for loose quarters in the coin trays of slot machines, to name a few) I was always busy.

I played Keno with my dad overlooking downtown Reno from the Horseshoe restaurant, did the same from the coffee shop at Barney's at Lake Tahoe, and waited until he had put a few nickles in the slot machines at the Commercial hotel casino in Elko before wandering out of that coffee shop to pull the handles when I was just 10 or 11 years old.

I don't blame my dad for getting me started with gambling, I thank him. And after all, I was obviously getting fed, just like the slots were. And, he did teach me to play poker, but it was my Grandma Marge who taught me blackjack. Her dad was a riverboat gambler who failed to return to the family farm from a trip to New Orleans when she was my age.

On the other side of the family, my great-great-uncle managed to lose the family's fortune in Monte Carlo, causing the Baron and his daughters to move to the US. That's pedigree, not despair. Live and learn.

When I'm not writing about Nevada and casinos, I'm in the casino, and the only thing I see wrong with that is the smoke! Got a question? I'm smarter than I look.

Thanks for reading - Al W Moe


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Anonymous said...

I am writing an unauthorised biography on The Barclay Brothers - Sir David Barclay, Sir Frederick Barclay and Aidan Barclay since 2008. My research over the last year has been focused on their "Casino Interests". I have unearthed a lot of "Dirt". But I know there is more, much more?

1971 - 1979
Hyde Park Casinos Limited that owned - Park Lane Casino Club at 24 Hertford Street, London W1 (Directors / shareholders were David Barclay, Jack Solomons, Captain Leo Ponte, Norman Barrington Cork to name but a few - from 1975 Cyril Stern's Ladup Limited took control, but David Barclay retained some interest in Ladbrokes?

1978 - 1980
Maxim's Casino Club
David Barclay was partners with David "Spotty" Rowland

1980 -
Le Prive Club / Guardlot Limited
Attempted to apply for a gaming license at the Londonderry House Hotel in London

1989 - 1995
London Clubs International plc - LCI plc
The London clubs were raided in 1991 by the Police and Gambling Board Officials

I want to hear from anyone that worked at the above casinos or from the Gaming Board of Great Britain or Retired Police Offices that has information of past illegal activities.

1997 - 2014
The Ritz Club - The Ritz Hotel Casino Limited
Mr L. de Chanson
globalinvestorsresearch at

Thank you.

SOS said...

The above Anonymous poster is Lord De Chanson alias Mr Craig Tuck, alias Mr Roland Lybird is a convicted criminal and well known fraudster. In 1985 he was convicted of four cases of deception. In 1998 he was imprisoned for accounting irregularities. Business history: First bankruptcy 1990. A further bankruptcy in 2004 of Roland Lybird London Ltd. Current business venture: Global Investors Research, with registered business address The Flat, The Bakery, Sark, Channel Islands.

SOS said...

Lord de Chanson does not appear in Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage. But he tells people that this is his real name - it was changed from Craig Tuck by deed poll in 1992. In 1995, Craig Tuck was convicted of four counts of obtaining money by deception at Bradford Crown Court. This venture went bust, leaving publications where he had advertised, and others, out of pocket. In 1998, he was jailed for accounting irregularities.

Anonymous said...

Segments on Sir David Barclay and Ex-Bankrupt Sir Frederick Barclay casino interests that includes Aidan Barclay and The Ritz Hotel Casino aka The Ritz Club in London can be found at:

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