Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Evening, Belle Isle Casino

The Belle Isle Casino lit at night, Casino reflections in a puddle--we've had LOTS of rain in the past few days, Casino reflections with a bench, freighter passing on the Detroit River as seen from the casino. The trees, which are quite large, give an idea of the size of it. Click images to view larger.


R&R in The Netherlands said...

Cool shots. I think it looks great when "deserted" though I hate to say that about any building. Loved the piano recital shots too (coming from old band geeks).

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, R&R. WOW! A comment today, hurray, you rock!

ro_pumpkin said...

i like the building .it's interesting and it doesn't really look like a casino .

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It's not a casino in the modern sense and I don't think any gambles there.

Thanks ro pumpkin!

Curly said...

Fantastic looking building, what was it before it became a casino?

from South Shields Daily Photo

Anonymous said...

I love the reflection shots, especially the third! Maybe because it's more personal. Great 'building' photograph too, it's very grand looking ... :)

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Beautiful reflections!

I just published my last post for this year. I'm leaving town tomorrow, will be back in mid Jan.

Happiest holidays and a very good 2008 to you and yours, Mary!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much Curly, Anonymous, Fenix. Happy Holidays to you.

I believe the Casino was built to be a "Casino" at a time when buildings were made more nicely than they are now. But I will try to find out.

Have a great trip Fenix.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Very understated casino.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Craig. :-D

Mousee said...

The war between traditional and online casino isn’t over as I think. There are some big companies like Neteller (as billing system) or PartyPoker (as the largest casino) who will continue to lobby in order to return their positions. I think that decrease in casino for sale’ business on the US market will be substituted by increase on the European and Asian market.

Anonymous said...

I simply love Online casino, I play every day and I keep coming back for more.
I am not a problem gambler because I earn enough money to be able to support
myself and continue my online gambling time. I truly enjoy the relaxation time I
get and the ease with which can use and access online casino's. I hate the
stigma that is associated with gambling online as I view it as a release, an
escape and real "me" time. If it were to become a problem then I have no doubt
that I could and would simply cut online casino from my daily vocabulary. As it
stands though, gambling is simply something I enjoy and the internet and online
play are just a good way to access casino's. Playing against the house means I
never have to worry or feel about actually taking money from someone else as it
is only the online casino that would be paying me off for my wins. Talking about
wins, I have had some great wins in my online gambling career – my biggest so
far is $5000 on roulette, on one spin. I am fit, happy, healthy and I love life
and the online casino is just part of my every day existence and escape.

Anonymous said...

Technology is ever increasing in the online world and Online businesses are
springing up every second to get on board the information super highway - "The
World Wide Web". We already have online auctions which have played a major role
in efficiency for everyday consumers to get bargain based products from all
areas of the world, but now we are faced with a new dilemma, Online Gambling and
online casinos. As a concerned member of the human race, I'm not sure that
Online gambling would be a legitimate business that benefits us as a society.
The big questions is, are the positives of online gambling greater than the

Casino, Pokies, Bingo, slots and gambling centers all around the world are
already the cause of many family breakdowns and financial woes. Now we're taking
it to the next level – going online for our gambling. With the rate of young
adults participating in global gaming communities, by the billions, Gaming
companies are encountering a massive profit / money making facility just by
traditional arcade game play – which is absolutely fine. However, now parts of
the world are investing heavily in developments of Online Gambling and Online
Casino software to target global hopefuls in chances of winning their Million
dollars or their Austin Martins. How are we to monitor companies that provide
online gambling facilities? In some countries under developed countries, hungry
scheming predators are lurking about waiting for the next 'big idea' in ripping
consumers and the wonderful world wide web offers to do that. Where else can you
build a money making machine that can directly be linked to an offshore business
account in the British Virgin Islands and be able to people off? Online Casinos
are a major threat to our global socio economics and are a nuisance to the
Online community and the community at large. If I want to gamble I'd spend my
money and go to Las Vegas, instead of typing in my Credit card details and stare
at my laptop hoping to win money. Say no to Online Gambling and Online Casinos.
I sure did.

Anonymous said...

The mathematics of online gambling are always against the individual. There
is no way that a professional gambler could ever say otherwise and yet how come
there are people that make money every day playing and gambling online every
day? Simply, they employ good strategies that work more in their favour than the
average person. The main goal of the professional gambler is to either target
weaknesses in online gambling or online casino's or play the other people off
and win their money. The professional gambler is not bothered by the winning or
the losing they simply focus on how they can win more and the best methods to
employ in order to get to their goal. Bet big to recoup loses is a good method,
a simple and yet effective method which can be employed on the roulette table by
betting on red or black in roulette. The method is simple, if you lose then
double up the bet and repeat until you win, then go back to the original amount
and then repeat until you are winning consistently. Another method on roulette
is taking a section of the wheel, like betting on a row of numbers next to each
other. That way if the wheel lands in a region consistently then there is
greater chance of it being on one of your numbers instead of on random text.

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