Sunday, April 17, 2011

20 years in the oven. 20 years of excellence. D&E Casino

Hello Readers!

Exciting news this week…April 22nd marks the D&E Casino’s 20th anniversary!!!!!

Wow, this is kinda amazing for me in particular to contemplate. Given that I was present for the company’s inception, childhood, and later maturation… I feel extremely happy to announce this celebration and reflect on the past 20 years here.

For all of those that have never heard the inception story here she is:

The scene. Dashing Daniel and smashing Ellie were a striking duo that owned the party circuit with a panache that could not be rivaled by any James Bond character or old money debutante.

The Plot. Recently endowed with two crazy adorable and intelligent children named Jennifer and Holly, Dan told Ellie “Babe we gotta settle down a bit. For the little ones,” Knowing he was right, Ellie agreed and hung up her dancing shoes… The months progressed and Ellie felt an itch growing. It started on her ear, moved to the nose, the lips, progressed to the stomach, and finalized in the toes. Her agitation grew and upon many a fruitless visit to her local physician, she began to despair that her condition would never get better. Perhaps she would maintain this state for the rest of her life, tormented with an ever-present itch, perhaps……she was cursed to be FOREVER itchy.

Knowing the deep despair of his wife, Dan counseled Ellie to investigate alternative medicine, knitting, yoga, underwater basket weaving, and some new modes of recreation. Following many soggy baskets and toppled downward dogs, Ellie attended a Nordstrom’s fragrance fair…… A momentous decision in today’s tale. A momentous decision indeed. At the event she encountered a frantic woman. Eyes bloodshot from wepping, hair a mess, and clothes askew. The woman hovered over two blackjack tables.

“Oh woe is me;” cried the woman “What oh what shall I do? “The woman languished in her own self-pity. Sensing a friendly ear in Ellie, she continued “My reputation is ruined; I will be banished from my department.” After that the hysterical woman burst into a fit of wails and violent heaving.
“Wh-wh-what is the matter????” inquired Ellie “Please what can I do to help?”
“Nothing. Absolutely nothing,” stopping to wipe a torrent of tears from her eyes, a ray of hope entered her person “Unless, you happen to deal blackjack?”.
“I do,” pause “My husband and I host blackjack soirees on a frequent basis,”
Ellie proceeded to host a fabulous blackjack party that wowed all of the fragrance fair attendees and provided the impetus for a life changing proposition. The proposition of a company.

Next day, thinking cap on, Ellie approached Dan with the plan. The plan that dramatically affected the upbringing Holly and Jennifer. The plan that spawned D&E Casino.
The Climax. “Well Dan,” Ellie began “I have a plan.” “A plan?” he asked. “Yes, a plan. Let’s start company. A casino rental company.”
He smiled. She smiled.
The itch left her toes, receded from her belly, move off of her lips, the nose, and finally freed itself from her ears.

20 years later. The striking duo nurtures the child of that random evening. D&E Casino.

Celebrating 20 years,


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