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Man Flips Out At Craps Table, Has Outrageous Meltdown: VIDEO

A man is going viral for all the wrong reasons, and the footage is internet gold. As OutKick readers know, I'm a man who enjoys my trips to Las Vegas to hit the tables, engage in a little degeneracy and have a great time. However, not everyone is built for casinos and wild times. That leads us to a pair of videos blowing up the internet, and I can…
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Casino Heir Ted Binion's Death Sparks Arrest, Acquittal

Casino magnate Ted Binion was quintessential old Vegas. A wealthy heir to Binion's Horseshoe Casino, founded by his father Benny Binion, the 54-year-old loved to drink whiskey, palled around with friends with alleged ties to the mob, had a much younger girlfriend on his arm, and buried millions of dollars of silver in an underground vault in the…
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Casino Heir Ted Binion's Death Sparks Arrest, Acquittal
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Top 5 Most Played Online Games Of All Time

It turns out that people love playing online games. Whether it's free-to-play games, mobile strategy games, online gambling games or intense FPS games; people love downloading them and playing for hours on end. We've been treated to a host of great games over the years across loads of genres, but which ones are the most popular? After many hours of…
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The Neon Museum unveils restored signs from Flamingo casino

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - The Neon Museum is getting even brighter after adding several signs from The Flamingo casino, which have been restored and brought together to create one installation. That includes the hotel's historic 1976 pylon sign, which was inspired by sign designer Bill Clark, as well as two feather plumes, which were designed by Raul…
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Some Las Vegas-area casinos still have coin-operated slots

LAS VEGAS >> As Las Vegas becomes more modernized, there's a crowd of tourists looking for ways to experience the old days. Few things activate the senses like the sound and feel of playing coin- and token-operated slot machines. But those visitors can only go to a few places for that ambience. Here are the casinos that still operate some…
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Some Las Vegas-area casinos still have coin-operated slots
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Where to find coin-operated slots in Las Vegas

As Las Vegas becomes more modernized, there's a crowd of tourists looking for ways to experience the old days. Few things activate the senses like the sound and feel of playing coin and token-operated slot machines. But those visitors can only go to a few places for that ambiance. Here are the casinos that still operate some old-fashioned…
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Las Vegas mob homes that have sold in recent years

Las Vegas' history is filled with infamous stories of mobsters leaving their mark on the city throughout the years, and of course, they also need places to live while in Sin City. The history of the mob dates all the way back to the original casinos that were built in the 1940s, however three famous mobsters have left their mark through properties…
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Las Vegas mob homes that have sold in recent years
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Top 10 Places To Visit In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city in the Nevada desert known for its casinos, shows, and nightlife. It's ideal for adventurous adults seeking luxury and excitement. It's also known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" and is home to world-class shows, concerts, and performances. Famous Flamingo Resort and the Ferris Wheel | Shutterstock The Las Vegas…
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The Tropicana Las Vegas, a mob-era casino and Sin City landmark, closes after 67 years

LAS VEGAS - In the 1971 film "Diamonds are Forever," James Bond stays in a swanky suite at the Tropicana Las Vegas. "I hear that the Hotel Tropicana is quite comfortable," Agent 007 says. It was the Tropicana's heyday, a frequent haunt of the legendary Rat Pack, while its past under the mob cemented its place in Vegas lore. But after welcoming…
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The Tropicana Las Vegas, a mob-era casino and Sin City landmark, closes after 67 years
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Next Las Vegas Strip property heading for big change: The Mirage

The transformation of the Tropicana has begun, and the public said farewell last week to one of the Strip's historic gaming establishments. The next property headed for big change: The Mirage. You have to imagine that there will be a greater outcry of support for The Mirage than the Tropicana because its history is fresher in people's minds. The…
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Mob-era Las Vegas casino is officially closed

LAS VEGAS - From its lavish opening in 1957 on a Las Vegas Boulevard surrounded by wide-open desert, to its sleepier years amid a boom in megaresorts, the Tropicana Las Vegas has been a familiar landmark home to colorful events in a city known for constant reinvention. Now it's a jewel of Sin City's past. After 67 years, the Strip's third-oldest…
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Mob-era Las Vegas casino is officially closed
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Tropicana Las Vegas: Famed casino shutting down after 67 years

LAS VEGAS - In the 1971 film "Diamonds are Forever," James Bond stays in a swanky suite at the Tropicana Las Vegas. "I hear that the Hotel Tropicana is quite comfortable," Agent 007 says. It was the Tropicana's heyday. The lavish casino was a frequent haunt of the legendary Rat Pack, while its past under the mob cemented its place in Vegas…
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Iconic Tropicana Casino Closes in Las Vegas

Vegas landmark shuts down due to upcoming arrival of Oakland Athletics MLB franchise, which is set to relocate to Las Vegas on approximately nine acres of the casino's property. One of the most famous casinos in Las Vegas officially closed its doors on Tuesday. The Tropicana Casino, which opened back in 1957, is closing due to several factors, most…
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Famed Tropicana Las Vegas resort closing

One of Las Vegas' longest-standing and most historic hotels is shuttering its doors after nearly 67 years to make room for a new Major League Baseball stadium. Tropicana Las Vegas closed on Tuesday, just shy of its 67th. anniversary. Demolition is slated for October to make room for a $1.5 billion Major League Baseball stadium. The hotel, which…
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Tropicana Las Vegas hotel-casino closes after 67 years

LAS VEGAS - In the 1971 film "Diamonds are Forever," James Bond stays in a swanky suite at the Tropicana Las Vegas. "I hear that the Hotel Tropicana is quite comfortable," Agent 007 says. It was the Tropicana's heyday. The lavish casino was a frequent haunt of the legendary Rat Pack, while its past under the mob cemented its place in Vegas…
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Tropicana Las Vegas casino closing after 67 years

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In the 1971 film "Diamonds are Forever," James Bond stays in a swanky suite at the Tropicana Las Vegas. "I hear that the Hotel Tropicana is quite comfortable," Agent 007 says. It was the Tropicana's heyday. The lavish casino was a frequent haunt of the legendary Rat Pack, while its past under the mob cemented its place in Vegas…
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Tropicana Las Vegas casino is officially closed

LAS VEGAS - From its lavish opening in 1957 on a Las Vegas Boulevard surrounded by wide-open desert, to its sleepier years amid a boom in megaresorts, the Tropicana Las Vegas has been a familiar landmark home to colorful events in a city known for constant reinvention. Now it's a jewel of Sin City's past. After 67 years, the Strip's third-oldest…
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Tropicana Las Vegas casino is officially closed
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Tropicana Las Vegas resort's past mob ties explored as casino closes

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)- The Tropicana was one of the last Strip casinos from the Las Vegas mob era. Several mobsters and a casino executive were sentenced to prison during the 80s for running a skimming operation there. "According to his own testimony in federal court, former casino executive Carl Thomas worked for more than 20 years as a casino skimmer…
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Tropicana Las Vegas resort's past mob ties explored as casino closes
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Landmark Tropicana Las Vegas closes after 67 years

LAS VEGAS >> In the 1971 film "Diamonds are Forever," James Bond stays in a swanky suite at the Tropicana Las Vegas. "I hear that the Hotel Tropicana is quite comfortable," Agent 007 says. It was the Tropicana's heyday. The lavish casino was a frequent haunt of the legendary Rat Pack, while its past under the mob cemented its place in Vegas…
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Tropicana Las Vegas hotel closes its doors for MLB ballpark

The Tropicana hotel and casino in Las Vegas closed up shop on Tuesday, as developers plan to turn the storied resort into an MLB ballpark. Employees and managers shut the doors around 1 p.m. local time as the final guests checked out, local Fox affiliate KVVU reported. The casino floor closed at 3 a.m. Tuesday. Californian Will Ross was the last…
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Tropicana Las Vegas closing Tuesday ahead of planned demolition

One of Las Vegas' longest-standing Strip casinos is shuttering its doors for good. Tropicana Las Vegas is set to close Tuesday, just two days shy of its 67th anniversary. Once a crown jewel on the Strip, the aging property has struggled to stand out in recent decades amid a sea of megaresorts. A demolition is set to take place later this year to…
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A Vegas casino James Bond stayed at is being demolished for an MLB arena

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In the 1971 film "Diamonds are Forever," James Bond stays in a swanky suite at the Tropicana Las Vegas. "I hear that the Hotel Tropicana is quite comfortable," Agent 007 says. It was the Tropicana's heyday. The lavish casino was a frequent haunt of the legendary Rat Pack, while its past under the mob cemented its place in Vegas…
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One Mob-Era Casino Closes, Another Offers Old Vegas Prices

The Tropicana hotel-casino, a once-glamorous resort that first opened in 1957 on the Las Vegas Strip, is set to close permanently Tuesday. The Trop, as it is known locally, is one of the last Mob-linked properties on the Strip with original construction intact. Meanwhile, a small, longtime Las Vegas Strip casino, Slots-A-Fun, is returning not to…
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One Mob-Era Casino Closes, Another Offers Old Vegas Prices
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Closing for good on April 2, Tropicana Las Vegas leaves behind a legacy of showmanship and reinvention

The Tropicana is dead; long live the Tropicana. The storied hotel-casino closes its doors April 2, just two days shy of its 67th birthday, to make way for a Major League Baseball stadium and a new Bally's resort. Over the next year, the land the Tropicana now occupies will be cleared, with the intent that the organization currently known as the…
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Closing for good on April 2, Tropicana Las Vegas leaves behind a legacy of showmanship and reinvention
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CRIME HUNTER: Was dope death of Vegas gambling scion murder?

Benny Binion was one of the pistol-packing pioneers who transformed Las Vegas from a dusty outpost into the gambling mecca we know today. Don't have an account? Create Account Tough and colourful, Binion had been the crime lord of Dallas before shifting his operations to the Nevada desert. And he never hesitated to use murder as a convincer. For…
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Storied Tropicana closes soon to make way for Las Vegas ballpark

When the Tropicana resort was built on the Las Vegas Strip in 1957, it ended five years ofrapid resort growth in Clark County. The county hadn't yet tipped 100000 people, but 8 million people flocked to Las Vegas for fun each year. So starting in 1952, nine resorts went up: the Sahara, Sands, New Frontier, Royal Nevada, Showboat, Riviera, Fremont…
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Where Old Vegas is still alive today

The CNN Original Series "Vegas: The Story of Sin City" showcases the heart and history of one of America's most beloved and notorious cities in four immersive episodes. Tune in Sunday, March 3, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN. Leave it to Las Vegas to upstage Travis and Taylor, Usher and the most-watched Super Bowl ever. Sure, last month's game was…
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Where Old Vegas is still alive today
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How the Dazzling Las Vegas Strip Rose Up From the Desert

In 1829, a group of explorers led by Spanish merchant Antonio Armijo moved west toward Alta California through the arid Mojave Desert-the ancestral lands of the Southern Paiute people. A young scout named Rafael Rivera discovered a particularly verdant area full of grassland irrigated by a natural spring; this lushness soon inspired the place's…
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Iconic Las Vegas Casino, Tropicana, Shuts Down After 70 Years

The Tropicana Las Vegas, the emblematic casino that is connected like no other to the myth of Sin City, is shutting down its doors after almost seven decades. The legendary Nevada casino will be demolished in the Spring to make room for a $1.5 billion Major League Baseball stadium that will be home to the relocating Oakland Athletics. Bally's Corp.…
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Iconic Las Vegas Casino, Tropicana, Shuts Down After 70 Years
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Why is Las Vegas called Sin City?

The Super Bowl is coming to Sin City. Most know exactly where Sin City is located. And many probably know why the nickname has stuck in Las Vegas. Especially those who have visited the strip, made far too many trips to the ATM, and uttered the phrase, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." Las Vegas is the ultimate adult playground, an uncensored…
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Allen R. Glick: Casino mogul with La Jolla, Las Vegas, and mob ties

There's a lot more going on in La Jolla than beautiful beaches, historic homes, and hotels. Of course, there's a big military connection and a Bronze Star from Vietnam for one former resident, Allen R. Glick, a businessman who got tangled up with mobsters. Glick died at the age of 79, in August 2021, after a long fight with cancer, at his La Jolla…
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Allen R. Glick: Casino mogul with La Jolla, Las Vegas, and mob ties
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Las Vegas projects to watch in 2024

With two casino-resort openings and a Major League Baseball team announcing plans to relocate to Las Vegas in 2023, the new year has some big shoes to fill. But there are many significant projects in the early stages that could move forward in 2024. And, of course, we all want to know if projects such as the Atari Hotel will really happen. Here are…
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From ‘Oppenheimer’ to ’Obliterated’: A look at Las Vegas history in 2023

Historical features mean more in Las Vegas than in most other cities, perhaps because so few people actually know Las Vegas' history. Even though the city is relatively young, dating back to the auction of 1200 lots in the area known as Clark's Las Vegas Townsite in 1905, there haven't always been very many residents to witness it. Given that for…
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A Mobster Opened the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas

While the Flamingo Hotel was not the very first casino hotel on the Las Vegas strip, it remains there as one of the oldest and most iconic places to stay in Sin City. On December 26, 1946, mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel opened the Flamingo Hotel and had high hopes for the property. However, things took a turn for the worst for Siegel after opening…
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Top 10 Movies in Canada that Feature Casinos

There's somethingmagical about the casino experience that lends itself to the glamourand excitement we want from cinema. There have been dozens of moviesover the years that take advantage of the casino setting to enhancetheir stories and explore not only the elegance of the casino floorbut the darkness lurking behind it. If playing at an online…
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Hilton Hotels Returns To Las Vegas In A Big Way

Did Hilton return to Las Vegas, or did it never go away? The company's first glory days in the desert were in the 1970's, when Elvis Presley sold out the Las Vegas Hilton more than 600 times. Hilton was the first publicly traded hospitality company to come to Las Vegas, a pioneer (along with Howard Hughes) in replacing often Mob-affiliated casinos…
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Hilton Hotels Returns To Las Vegas In A Big Way
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Neon Museum set to restore three former Flamingo signs in Las Vegas

The Neon Museum is set to restore three signs that made up the iconic exterior of the Flamingo for more than 25 years. The three signs made up the bright pink and red exterior of the Flamingo and were at the property during the last quarter of the 20th century. The largest of the three signs is the main pylon sign that included pink and red plumage…
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Neon Museum set to restore three former Flamingo signs in Las Vegas
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LeoVegas Group named Operator of the Year at EGR Operator Awards 2023: A triumph for free spins casinos

LeoVegas Group, the highly regarded operator behind brands such as LeoVegas, Royal Panda, GoGoCasino and more, has been crowned Operator of the Year at the EGR Operator Awards 2023, bolstering their self-appointed position as'the King of Casino'. The 2023 EGR Operator Awards were held on 26 October at Grosvenor House in London, and were attended by…
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‘Tony The Ant’ Spilotro-Linked Las Vegas Home Up For Sale

Those looking for a new Las Vegas home with a link to one of the city's most infamous mob figures may want to contact a real estate agent. The home of John Spilotro, brother of mob boss Anthony "Tony the Ant" Spilotro, is now up for sale. Anthony served as the inspiration for Joe Pesci's character of Nicky Santoro in the 1995 film Casino. John…
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‘Tony The Ant’ Spilotro-Linked Las Vegas Home Up For Sale
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Luxurious 'Casino'-linked Las Vegas home of ex-mobster John Spilotro hits market for $550K

The luxurious home of a former Las Vegas mobster linked to the 1995 gangster film "Casino" is back on the market for $550000. The four-bed, three-bath stunner is currently owned by an unidentified dancer, but it once belonged to John Spilotro - the lesser-known brother of Tony "The Ant" Spilotro. The two brothers lived on the same block, according…
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Luxurious 'Casino'-linked Las Vegas home of ex-mobster John Spilotro hits market for $550K
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Ukraine look to Las Vegas as model for ousting Russians from gambling sector

Ukrainian officials seeking to oust Russian actors from its gambling industry are going to emulate the methods of the US authorities in the 1980s when they rooted out the Italian mob from the casinos of Las Vegas. Gambling was legalised in Ukraine after a 10-year ban shortly before the full-scale invasion in February 2022 and has since continued to…
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Crime and the City: Las Vegas ‹ CrimeReads

Let's go to Las Vegas with one of the great kings of the American hard-boiled Charles Willeford in his novel Wicked Wives (1956): 'Once the sun comes up in the desert it rises fast. It hung on the horizon like a solid neon pumpkin, beaming through our windshield. It grew warmer all the time. The closer we got to Vegas, the more numerous the…
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Top 7 Best Movies About Gambling

There are few themes that capture audiences as much as the thrill of gambling mania. Whether it's a tense poker game, a fast-paced bet or the drama of a casino heist, gambling movies have always appealed to audiences. They have a unique charm that can dive viewers into a world of excitement and risk, even if they are not gamblers themselves. These…
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Tupac Shakur's brawl video in Las Vegas casino just hours before murder shown in court

Las week, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Polica Department arrested Duane'Keefe D' Davis on a charge of murder with a deadly weapon with gang enhancement in the dead of raper and pop culture icon, Tupac Shakur. After nearly 30 years of searching for the person who is responsible for the rapper's death, Davis was finally found and more evidence is…
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Tupac Shakur's brawl video in Las Vegas casino just hours before murder shown in court
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Famous Movies That Had Slot Machines in Them

Slot machines have become an iconic part of casinos and gambling culture. As such, it's no surprise that slot machines have made appearances in many famous Hollywood movies over the years. Here is a look at seven popular movies that featured slot machines as part of the setting or plot. Martin Scorsese's classic Las Vegas mob film Casino is filled…
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More Than Casinos: Las Vegas is the Ultimate Family Friendly Destination

Las Vegas is a city renowned for its casinos, energetic nightlife and adult-oriented entertainment. However, beyond the glitz and glamour, Sin City offers a surprising array of family friendly attractions and activities that make it an ideal destination for all ages. There are a plethora of theme parks, mesmerizing shows and engaging museums. There…
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Tough Little Town: How The Mob's downfall in Las Vegas ushered in the resort era

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - After decades of the mob's influence in Las Vegas, the FBI and some local watchdogs said it was time for a change. In part two of our special report, "Tough Little Town," a look at the big names who played a big part in Las Vegas history - and what eventually led to the downfall of the mob. The Mob Museum's director of education,…
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Tough Little Town: How The Mob's downfall in Las Vegas ushered in the resort era
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Tough little town: How Las Vegas grew from dusty railroad stop to gambling mecca

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Las Vegas has grown from a railroad stop to a gambling metropolis in the desert in just 118 years. Some say The Mob could be credited for some of that growth. "The Mob did play somewhat of a positive role in the development of Las Vegas," said Geoff Schumacher, vice president of exhibits and programs at The Mob Museum. This tough…
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Tough little town: How Las Vegas grew from dusty railroad stop to gambling mecca
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Viva 'Las Vegas': How a show with a million-to-one shot hit the jackpot

James Caan is dying to get to his golf game. He's just wrapped his last scene of the day for his hit series, "Las Vegas," and is speedwalking across the community college auditorium, doubling today as a nightclub, when he's stopped in his tracks by something more powerful than a barrage of bullets. "All right, I'll hold the door," he says as a…
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Must See Movies Like Casino

What is your favorite gambling movie? There is a good chance that Casino, starring Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro, is near or at the top of your list. The 1995 mob drama is based on the real-life experience of the Stardust casino's executive and manager, Frank "Lefty' Rosenthal. Rosenthal, portrayed by De Niro as Sam "Ace" Rothstein, was an associate…
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How Old Do You Have to Be To Gamble In Las Vegas?

Your first trip to Las Vegas is an unforgettable experience. The billion-dollar casinos, the neon lights on Fremont, the crazy energy as you make your way up the most iconic boulevard in the world, the thrill of trying to beat the house in those temples of excess. But while Sin City may seem carefree and wild, there are a lot of rules just under…
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Is Card Counting Illegal in Las Vegas?

There is absolutely no reason to worry about being handcuffed in the middle of a blackjack pit in Las Vegas for counting cards. Counting cards in Las Vegas is not against the law. Not only is card counting not illegal in Las Vegas, there are plenty of old-timers on the strip that will tell you that it was people like Edward Thorpe, the grandfather…
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What to do in downtown Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Expressway intersects with Las Vegas just a few blocks north of Fremont Street, providing millions of visitors easy access to the downtown core each year. Although Las Vegas is a major gambling destination and the city is famous for its live shows, guests may be surprised by its range of entertainment options. Las Vegas casinos might…
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30 year mark since casino mogul, Steve Wynn's daughter was kidnapped

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - July marks 30 years since a high profile kidnapping case that rocked southern Nevada. The kidnapping of casino mogul, Steve Wynn's daughter. It was a crime that captured international attention. July 26, 1993, the daughter of one of the most powerful gaming executives on the Las Vegas Strip. Steve Wynn's daughter Kevyn Wynn was…
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30 year mark since casino mogul, Steve Wynn's daughter was kidnapped
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Big 10: A few words of advice for first-time casinogoers

For those betting beginners who are planning a night out at Danville's sparkling new Golden Nugget casino, we convened a panel of gambling experts, asking each for a few words of advice. 1. Give craps a try. FRANK LEGATO, editor of Nevada-based Global Gaming Business Magazine: "Table games generally have a house edge, with baccarat and craps…
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Casino Industry in the World of Pop Culture

Pop culture is an umbrella term for what's hip with the current generation. It encompasses a bunch of elements nowadays. Games, films and books, and comics make up pop culture, as they have done so in the past. But the kinds of elements will depend on the generation and additional generations. You can't put a cap on it as it keeps changing. Pop…
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Top 10 things to do in Las Vegas during the WSOP

During the prestigious World Series of Poker, which began last week and runs through late July, Las Vegas comes alive with anticipation and excitement. As an ardent player, you will be poised to immerse yourself in an unparalleled experience. It is entirely different than playing online or reading a U.S. casino blog to see what's happening…
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Blooming Business: Casino Review

Blooming Business: Casino is a casino tycoon game developed by Homo Ludens and published by Curve Games. I don't know what else to say here because what you see here is what you get. It's a casino management simulator. The campaign's story is that after gambling away your last dime, the Owlner of the casino (a casino owner who is also an owl) liked…
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Las Vegas, less than 5 hours from Baltimore, isn’t all gambling

The desert breeze blew past my shoulders as I basked in the glow of massive antique signs. The Neon Museum isn't far from Las Vegas' historic Fremont Street yet feels a world away, offering charmingly kitsch eye candy and historical appreciation minus the chaos and crowds. Among other tidbits I learned during my guided tour of the museum was that…
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Plaza Hotel & Casino to celebrate grand opening of 'Main Street Reimagination'

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) - The Plaza Hotel & Casino is set to celebrate the grand opening of the four venues that comprise its "Main Street Reimagination" with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 8, at 11 a.m. Officials said the Main Street Reimagination will transform its historic Main Street façade and porte-cochere…
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Chance of striking it lucky fades as Las Vegas chases high-rollers

There was a time, when the mob ran Las Vegas, that you could dine on steak and lobster for a few bucks, see a show for a few more, and though the house would probably win, there was a sporting chance of turning the tables on the casinos. Today, however, even losing your shirt in Sin City is becoming difficult for rank-and-file gamblers, if they are…
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Planning a trip to Las Vegas? Here are 4 museums worth gambling on

LAS VEGAS - The bartender at Las Vegas' brand new Punk Rock Museum popped open a can of Pringles, tipped all of the chips out into a plastic basket and then filled the can with a rum and Coke. The $14 drink (it comes with the chips) is called the Fletcher, named for its creator, guitarist Fletcher Dragge from the skate-punk band Pennywise. Welcome…
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Planning a trip to Las Vegas? Here are 4 museums worth gambling on
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Why Las Vegas' El Cortez hotel in 'Old Vegas' is the city's best stay

The El Cortez hotel's recent renovation shows how Las Vegas is finally celebrating its history, says Adam Bloodworth If you thought the Las Vegas Strip was nuts, try Downtown Las Vegas, which one local tells me has recently adopted the nickname of'Drowntown.' "Growing up here, everything is crazy," he says, his expression suggesting he's still…
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Why Las Vegas' El Cortez hotel in 'Old Vegas' is the city's best stay
Review Journal

Las Vegas is no longer a ‘value destination.’ But visitors keep coming

I always get a chuckle out of hearing longtime Las Vegas residents yearning for the days when the mob ran the city's casinos instead of corporations. Sure, it's disappointing to see the long list of perks that bring customers to resorts continually eroding. But at least you don't have to worry about being buried in a hole in the desert. Several…
Travel
Las Vegas is no longer a ‘value destination.’ But visitors keep coming
The Blast

'Breaking Bad' Stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul Take Over Las Vegas

The stars of the wildly popular AMC drama "Breaking Bad" , Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, couldn't think of a better place to spend their Friday evening, and where better to break bad than Sin City! The famous duo hit Circa Las Vegas for their close friend's wedding, but their celebration took place at none other than the resort's rooftop cocktail…
Industry
'Breaking Bad' Stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul Take Over Las Vegas
New York Post

Mexican Mafia members run profitable illegal LA casinos from behind bars

Illegal casinos in Los Angeles are cropping up everywhere from warehouses to homes and are largely benefiting incarcerated members of a prison gang called the Mexican Mafia, authorities say. Richard Velasquez, a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective, told the Los Angeles Times that casitas, Spanish for "little houses," are "everywhere, to be…
Incidents
Mexican Mafia members run profitable illegal LA casinos from behind bars
Los Angeles Times

Hidden, illegal casinos are booming in L.A.

One thing was clear from the body lying in the Boyle Heights street: The woman was no victim of robbery. Whoever pumped four bullets behind her left ear didn't touch the $1000 in her purse, the bills clutched in her left hand or the diamond ring on her right index finger. Detectives eventually would learn the woman was part of an underground…
Incidents
Hidden, illegal casinos are booming in L.A.
iGaming Business

Tip of the iceberg: tackling illegal gambling

The industry has an evil twin. Alongside the highly regulated legal online gambling market sits another, roughly comparable in size, that has proved resistant to efforts to reduce its scale and spread. This black market effectively gave birth to the'white' online sector, but offers none of its safeguards or benefits. Illegal operators rarely offer…
Incidents
Tip of the iceberg: tackling illegal gambling
On The Box

The greatest casino movies of all time

The tension of waiting to see if a number comes up or if a player has the best card hand switches perfectly onto the silver screen. Gambling movies have undoubtedly played a major role in popularising the industry, helping sites such as Cafe Casino attract a massive audience in recent years. With that in mind, read on as we look at what we believe…
Movies
The greatest casino movies of all time
solosophie.com

A 3 Day Weekend in Las Vegas Itinerary You’ll Want to Steal

If you're considering spending a 3 day weekend in Las Vegas, then keep this itinerary at hand and bookmark it for quick reference while you explore this unique destination in Nevada. Sin City is a thrilling destination for a weekend escape, a romantic break, or an all-friends adventure. Featuring the right amount of entertainment, gambling, and…
Travel
A 3 Day Weekend in Las Vegas Itinerary You’ll Want to Steal
Vegas Inc

Despite long odds for success, string of casino robberies continues to plague Las Vegas

Willie Sutton, one of the more notorious bank robbers in United States history, gave a simple answer when asked why he chose banks to knock off over his 40-year career: "Because that's where the money is." Now, almost a century since Sutton's criminal heyday, the same logic can be applied when trying to understand the motive behind people robbing…
Incidents
Despite long odds for success, string of casino robberies continues to plague Las Vegas
The Street

Notorious Las Vegas Venue Becomes Sin City's Latest Implosion

Las Vegas regularly attracts huge numbers of tourists eager to enjoy the city's super-sized penchant for visual shows. Visual entertainment in Las Vegas comes in many forms. These include major entertainment performances such as Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio Resort & Casino, which is operated by MGM Resorts International (MGM) - Get Free Report. Sin…
Incidents
Qrius

How to Choose your Real-Money Casino

The higher the number of choices, the greater the confusion. This isn't any far-fetched statement, because we have got an example. The current estimated number of real-money online casino available across the globe has got many players overwhelmed. But, fret not. There are ways to handle this situation. And the best one of them is following a…
Strategy Guide
PokerNews

Bin Weng Conquers Home Casino to Win Borgata's $5,300 The Return for $1 Million!

The final day of $5300 The Return at The Borgata in Atlantic City ended on Sunday night. The overwhelmingly successful event smashed the $3 million guarantee with a prize pool that reached $5538700 thanks to a massive turnout of 1142 entries. The exciting final table of action saw the final eight play down to a winner in about seven hours of…
Tournaments
Bin Weng Conquers Home Casino to Win Borgata's $5,300 The Return for $1 Million!
Net News Ledger

Casinos and Popular Culture

The term popular culture is a common one. When you're looking to describe it, the term encompasses various elements that all generations find popular. Sure, different generations have different views on things and they might not agree on some, but they like being entertained either by books, music, TV shows, plays, or films. Even video games bridge…
Industry
Casinos and Popular Culture
PokerNews

Poker Pro Wins $6.4 Million Pai Gow Jackpot at Flamingo Las Vegas

Thomas Evans Zanot, a Las Vegas poker player, now has a much larger bankroll after hitting a $6.4 million Pai gow jackpot at Flamingo Saturday night. Although it's only January, the hit will likely be one of the largest jackpots Las Vegas will see all year. In October, a gambler hit a $3.5 million Pai gow poker jackpot at nearby Harrah's, a Caesars…
Pai Gow
Poker Pro Wins $6.4 Million Pai Gow Jackpot at Flamingo Las Vegas
Film Threat

Revisiting the Greatest Gambling Movie Characters of All Time

Gambling has been one of the most popular pastimes since ancient times, and it's no wonder that this activity has also become a major source of inspiration for some of the greatest movie characters of all time. A good portrayal of a casino player on screen should be able to capture the thrill and excitement of gambling, while also conveying the…
Movies
Entertainment Focus

5 Best Casino Movies Of All Time

The romanticism, mystique, and lawlessness in the underbelly of the Nevada desert have made it a prime destination for filmmakers over the last 50 years. There are dozens of casino movies to choose from. Some of the greatest films of all time have focused on Las Vegas casinos. Nowadays you can play online casino and even crypto jackpot slots from…
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5 Best Casino Movies Of All Time
Nevada Public Radio

Separating fact from fiction: How much do you really know about the mob in Las Vegas?

Lake Mead is losing water, but as it does, people in Las Vegas and around the world are gaining something entirely different: a glimpse into the past. Since spring, several sets of human remains have been discovered in the receding lake. Many are thought to be drowning victims. But in early May, a man's body was found inside of a barrel and it's…
Incidents
Separating fact from fiction: How much do you really know about the mob in Las Vegas?
iGaming Business

Tilman Fertitta takes Las Vegas

In a city long known for bigger-than-life figures such as mobster Bugsy Siegel, reclusive tycoon Howard Hughes and casino mogul Steve Wynn, Tilman Fertitta is the newest big player on the Las Vegas Strip. The billionaire Texas businessman and owner of Fertitta Entertainment, which owns more than 600 restaurants, hotels, casinos and other…
Industry
Tilman Fertitta takes Las Vegas
Downbeach

LIGHT panel reflects on 45 years of casino gaming

ATLANTIC CITY - There may be some debate whether the arrival of casinos in Atlantic City 45 years ago has completely fulfilled its promise, but there's no doubt gaming has completely transformed the resort and will continue to do so in the future. That was the primary message from the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism…
Industry
LIGHT panel reflects on 45 years of casino gaming
Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

The rise of Sin City: How Vegas became a luxurious high-roller’s paradise

The gambling metropolis of Las Vegas is one of the most popular destinations in the world for high-rollers, and a playground for the rich and famous. Home to a plethora of extravagant luxury hotels, high-end casinos and a vibrant entertainment scene, it has often featured in Hollywood blockbusters thanks to its iconic haunts and endless supply of…
Finance
The rise of Sin City: How Vegas became a luxurious high-roller’s paradise
The Washington Post

FTX Is Where Gambling and Wall Street Collided

One of the sidelights to the the sudden collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried's $32 billion crypto empire is the gambling-related tweets by Sam Trabucco, the former co-head of Alameda Research, the trading arm of FTX. Trabucco claimed to have learned his craft trading cryptocurrencies at the blackjack and poker tables. This revelation has been treated as a…
Poker
Film Threat

Why Do Movies Depict Gambling So Wrong?

You are watching James Bond 007 playing blackjack in Licence to Kill (1989). He just won US$250000 but is now under the radar of some bad guys. That sounds chaotic, but is it so in reality? Numerous movies are based on real-life events, but they are usually known to add a bit of drama to ensure the audience doesn't leave their seats before the…
Movies
Why Do Movies Depict Gambling So Wrong?
The Movie Blog

The best gambling movies you can stream

Some of the tensest moments in cinema history have been in movies about betting-from the oldest to the most recent, it's always been a favorite subject of filmmakers. Today, the world of visual entertainment is dominated by streaming and this matches the increase in online gambling and movie-themed slots found at sites like Coincasinos. Knowing…
Movies
The best gambling movies you can stream
Yogonet

Clarion Gaming showcases historic Columbia 1-cent slot machine at G2E Las Vegas

Event organizer Clarion Gaming announced that with the help of The Mob Museum, and in order to promote its presence at G2E Las Vegas on stand 5538, they have secured the loan of a Columbia 1-cent slot machine. The artifact dates back to the mid-1930s and is part of the extensive collection of exhibits that are on show at the Museum. The organizers…
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Auralcrave

5 best casino films ever from Hollywood

Casinos provide an awesome experience that is unique from other forms of entertainment. The luxury adrenaline and rush surrounding it give a unique feeling and experience. Although technology has been tremendous and has eliminated the need to travel long distances to gamble, the fun remains unchanged. Nowadays, there are ample opportunities to have…
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5 best casino films ever from Hollywood