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October 25, 2014

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5 Things:

Thinking about shuffling cards, meth and more!

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The Flare Bar at the Silverton

Just say no School started two weeks ago, and already two school officials have been arrested for possession of meth. If CCSD wants to fix education, hiring sober staff seems a good place to start.—Sarah Feldberg, editor

“Valet Full.” Riviera has managed a virtual impossibility: A full valet, but an empty casino. At the opening of Greg London’s Icons, media members watched the casino’s entertainment vehicle, but they had to park their own.—John Katsilometes, contributing writer

Driven to fail Apparently the safest place to be in Nevada is ... Reno. In Allstate’s annual ranking of safe drivers, Reno was 11th on a list of 200. Las Vegas? Uh, 144th. Guess they don’t have texting up north.—Ken MIller, associate editor

Living lodge I never thought I would enjoy a casino attached to a Bass Pro Shops, but the Silverton’s antler chandeliers are actually kind of charming—as are the dollar drinks on Thursdays.—April Corbin, web content editor

Vegas shuffle According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Vegas casinos have started using pre-shuffled shoes at Baccarat tables to combat what the casinos see as “cheating.” Why can’t we just teach our dealers to shuffle cards thoroughly?—Rick Lax, staff writer

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