Vegas Eye: Gives a new meaning to “Evil Eye”

Upon arriving at this establishment, might you wonder if this is really the best place to try your luck? Or perhaps this is the luckiest place in Las Vegas? It’s certainly a very notable gambling location! Perhaps you’ve tried your luck herein. If so, we want to hear about it!

Rubbing the top of this for luck could be painful!
Photo by Megan Edwards

1. What is the name of this place?
2. Who is the owner of this business?
3. How many published books were penned by the owner of this establishment?
4. What is the name of a twenty letter drink one could enjoy herein?

More about the Vegas Eye mystery photo game:

1) Anyone can play! If you think you know the location of the place or landmark pictured in the mystery photo(s) and can answer the accompanying questions, please post your responses as a comment below. Locations and landmarks are all located within a 35-mile radius of Las Vegas City Hall.

2) We invite you to contribute mystery photos to Vegas Eye and pose your own puzzle questions. If you’d like to contribute, please keep in mind that a good subject for a mystery photo should be unique in some way. There should be subtle but identifiable visual clues in the photo to help players solve the puzzle. Please send photos and puzzle questions to Vegas Eye at this address. (Please submit high resolution photos. Full-size images straight from your camera are best.)

3) If the players and contributors of this Vegas Eye game are unable to completely solve the questions posed by Vegas Eye, than Vegas Eye will be compelled to provide and post answers within a 30-day period of the original post. Participants in this Vegas Eye game will be awarded some level of bonus points for solving these puzzles within the thirty-day period. The calibration of the relative value of these bonus points is still be determined. However there have been two special honorees as the reigning super VE-Geo-Sleuths: October, 2012 Dave P, is the most active of the current puzzle sleuths and deserves special recognition for using geometry to triangulate the position of the photographer in this tricky VE puzzle. In October 2010, Tom Herbertson was able to deduce and otherwise figure out all of the mystery locations shown here and in 2011 Martin Veneroso has posted a number of detailed responses, like this one for the Las Vegas Strip pink elephant and this one which is seen by hundreds of people every day!

4) We invite you to subscribe to the Vegas Eye Mystery Photo feature so you’ll have the first shot at solving each week’s puzzle.


2 responses on “Vegas Eye: Gives a new meaning to “Evil Eye”

  1. Just a WAG here, but based on the decor I suppose that is Frankie’s Tiki Room, owned by P Moss (also owner of the Double Down Saloon).

    P Moss has penned at least four books (Liquid Vacation, Blue Vegas: Stories, Vegas Knockout, and Dead Ringer) and contributed to the Dead Neon collection.

    One of the entries on the Frankie’s drink menu is the Polynesian Pile Driver, a rum punch.

  2. If everyone’s WAGs were as good as yours, I’d be out of a job. Oh wait, I’m not getting paid for this am I? Yes, this is Frankie’s Tiki Room and that sculpture is found at the front door — or nearly so.

    Great job on this geo-sleuth on all accounts!


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