Vegas Eye: Interesting Approach to Tenant Improvements?

I was surprised that no one jumped in and solved the 171st puzzle… It was easily one of the easiest in the last several months…. This week we turn our attention to a back alley of some repute. Have you ever been here? There are several visual clues in this puzzle. Here’s hoping for a rapid resolution. Happy Sleuthing!

Not all building backgrounds are this interesting!
Photo by Mark Sedenquist

1. How many buildings can you identify in this photo? What can you say about each of them?
2. What is the slogan for the most prominent business in this photo?
3. There was a record penny keno jackpot paid near here — How much was it and when did it happen?
4. What is the significance of May 4, 1988?

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!

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4 responses on “Vegas Eye: Interesting Approach to Tenant Improvements?

  1. #4 That was the day of the PEPCON explosion in the south eastern part of the valley, in Henderson.

    That was the easy part of this one. I wonder if it’ll help with the rest….

  2. Dave,

    Yep, you figured out #4. So the inference is that this location is somewhere in Henderson… (well, maybe this is more of a hint).

    Actually, there are clues within the other question too.

    Happy Hunting!

  3. Um hmmmm.

    1) Technically, I think there were four buildings on this site — but yes, now they have been combined into one property.

    The property we’re referring to is the Emerald Island Casino located at 120 Market Street in Henderson, NV 89015

    2) Hmmm, I see that could apply — but what I was going for was “Nevada’s Only All Penny Casino”

    Yep on #3

    Excellent work once again!


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