Summer vacation is almost over, but the podcasts continue … slowly. In this episode, Jason rants at Boyd Gaming and its [insert expletive here] B-Connected program. Plus, we drink a special Angel’s Envy and enjoy an Alec Bradley Blind Faith cigar.
Our annual summer vacation starts with an homage to Cuba, thanks to some Havana Club 7-year rum and a tasty hand-rolled cigar, courtesy of Roy. Jason also had a cigar — an Alec Bradley Project 40 Experimental Series stick. We wrap it up with a review of the Michigan commercial gaming review, courtesy of the American Gaming Association.
We take a week off from drinking due to Dry January, we smoke the AJ Fernandez New World cigars and we discuss certain online gaming terms for legal clarification.
We review a really disappointing cocktail and then talk about what we think is going to happen to the gaming community in 2016.
Jason and Tony perform their annual tradition of ringing in the new year with a predictions show. Plus, they review the Backwoods Bastard barrel-aged ale from Founders Brewing Co.
Jason and Tony talk the psychology of casinos. Tony reviews the Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill and Jason covers the Rocky Patel Decade Cameroon. Tony wraps it up with the Sparkles Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail.
Jason and Tony review the lessons they learned from last week’s swing through the Southeast Michigan casino market, then Jason reviews the Partagas Homage Benji 62 (toro) cigar. Jason teaches Tony about butane burping. The Archdukes of Alcohol sip a Dark & Stormy cocktail while Tony shares some other uses of dark rum. Good times, good times.
Tony explains the dynamics behind why casino gaming revenue is down but non-gaming revenue is up, then Jason shares the value (and contents!) of a traveling cigar kit. Then the boys reminisce about what they like to drink, and why they enjoy it.
Tony and Jason discuss the difference between “active” and “passive” gaming, then Jason shares his experience with the San Luis Rey churchill before he schools Tony in the federal regulations governing American whiskeys.
Tony discusses the slot machine “Megabucks,” then Jason and Tony discuss Tony’s new humidified locker at his local smoke shop. Then the guys share their opinions on the Glenfiddich 18-year single-malt Scotch whisky — third in a series of three taste-testings of this label.