Fremont Street Experience: Copycats, Fraudsters or Informants?

Fremont Street Experience, CircaFremont Street Encounter, June of this year.

In Downtown Las Vegas, there was an article released by Fremont Street Experience in April 2021. It caught my attention because it claimed to contain the ultimate guide to finding the best blackjack in the area. However, upon closer examination, I discovered that a significant portion of the information provided by an undisclosed local blackjack expert was far from accurate. This revelation left me pondering three potential scenarios that could explain this discrepancy. The first possibility was that Fremont Street Experience had simply copied our outdated content without giving credit where it was due, essentially plagiarizing our work. Another plausible explanation was that they were trying to deceive unsuspecting Las Vegas visitors by providing false information about the best blackjack options. This would be a disheartening example of a scam targeting tourists and tarnishing the reputation of the city. The third and most alarming possibility was that Fremont Street Experience might have been acting as a whistleblower, exposing an illegal gambling operation that was taking place in Downtown Las Vegas. However, without concrete evidence, it was impossible to determine which of these scenarios was the actual truth behind the misleading article.

Fremont Street Experience copied our content word-for-word

Upon closer examination of the now-eliminated article, the most striking issue that caught our attention was the assertion that Main Street Station was engaged in the act of dealing blackjack. However, after a thorough analysis, it became apparent that the blackjack-related details originated from our own sources, albeit dating back to 2018.

Included in one of our recent articles was an update regarding Circa. This particular information about Circa is publicly available, but acquiring it would necessitate a visit to all downtown casinos. We specifically focused on featuring the finest blackjack options exclusively found within the casinos operating under the Fremont Street Experience brand.

We addressed Fremont Street Experience regarding the plagiarized material and their initial action was to delete the mentioned article.

There are other possibilities, I suppose, but the series of coincidences that have occurred make me strongly believe that Fremont Street Experience plagiarized our content. This admission of guilt, which was our initial reaction, seemed quite telling. I must say, I don't have a habit of deleting true statements that I can easily back up with evidence.

Are they scammers?

Perhaps their intentions were not limited to plagiarism, but rather to deceive tourists in Las Vegas through a classic 'bait and switch' strategy.

Anyone who was familiar with the outdated information quickly realized that the enticing offer to play $3 blackjack in Downtown Las Vegas was nothing more than a cruel joke. The advertisement failed to mention the crucial detail that one would need a time machine to travel back to 2018 in order to enjoy those bargain games. If you were unfortunate enough not to possess a time machine, the only option left was to settle for the $10 games instead. It was a classic case of false advertising, luring unsuspecting gamblers with an irresistible deal that was simply unattainable in the present day. It served as a reminder to always stay vigilant and not be swayed by enticing promises that were too good to be true.

To me, it seems a little scammy that they conveniently forgot to include three Downtown casinos in their campaign. I mean, these casinos offer some of the best blackjack games in all of downtown Las Vegas, so it's quite sketchy that they would omit them. It's like they're trying to deceive people by not giving them the full picture. It just doesn't sit right with me, you know? It's important to be transparent and honest in any campaign, and this omission raises some red flags.

Perhaps the Fremont Street Experience had inadvertently unveiled an illicit gambling enterprise.

On the off chance that, as the lawyer suggests, they conducted their own investigation, the consequences become even more worrisome! In the event that the media corporation's assertions are accurate, it is imperative that the Nevada Gaming Control Board acknowledges the gravity of this information!

The blackjack expert, whose identity remains undisclosed, had valid reasons for choosing anonymity. This is because the article published by the Fremont Street Experience revealed that Main Street Station, during the pandemic-induced closure, was deliberately running unlicensed blackjack games. It's no surprise that the expert preferred to keep their name hidden, considering the illegal nature of the activities that were taking place in the casino.

It was quite a revelation to discover that the COVID testing tent, seemingly innocuous, turned out to be an illicit gambling den. Can you believe it? The individuals of Hawaiian descent, eagerly seeking COVID tests in order to return to their beloved island, were unexpectedly indulging in a thrilling game of blackjack while awaiting their test results. It leaves one wondering, why were the rest of us not extended the invitation to partake in a modest round of $5 blackjack? According to the Nevada Revised Statutes 463.0129, it appears that they were indeed entitled to engage in such activities.

It is my sincere hope that the content creation company of Fremont Street Experience gives immediate and earnest attention to the whistleblower's claims. It is truly alarming that illegal gambling activities are depriving both the state and the city of Las Vegas of their rightful gaming revenue! If there was no truth to these allegations, I doubt that the lawyer representing Fremont Street Experience would have made the statement, "The content you are referring to was thoroughly researched by FSE's marketing vendor and was created solely by them."

The confusion caused by the gaslighting has left me pondering over the authenticity of each situation. Consequently, I find it best to hand over the decision-making process to the reader, allowing them to determine whether the individuals in question are plagiarists, scammers, or narcissists. To facilitate this, we have initiated a Twitter poll within this discussion thread, enabling you to cast your vote and voice your opinion on the matter.

Presented below are the current findings:

Communication we were sent from legal representative of Fremont Street Experience: