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Fact or Fiction?

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Fact or Fiction?

What are some of the Best Vegas Myths or Legends?

You know, Haunted Luxor, Area 51, Oxygen in the Casinos, Subliminal Messages, superstitions that work.....

Just thought I would make a fun new thread to get away from the "Heathers" (Old but good movie- google it if you want to know the plot) syndrom that's been happening.

So lets stop the bashing and lets get on with the "fun"... hey this may be even better than the haunted Vegas Tour and about $70 US less expensive!

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ooh, this is fun:)! I don't know any of the myths/legends, but I would love to hear about them!

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My favorite Vegas urban legend is about the couple where the man is playing a MegaBucks machine and has to go to the bathroom. He knows his wife likes to play, but she only plays $1 instead of the $3 that entitles you to the full jackpot if you line up the 3 Eagles. He tells her to sit in the seat "And don't play at all". She can't resist the urge, presses the "Play 1 coin" button and lines up the 3 Eagles on the second or 3rd pull. The payoff is $5000 instead of the $20 million 3 coins in would have paid. He walks up, sees his wife being paid by the attendant. Reaches back, hits her in the face, breaking her jaw and knocking her unconscious. Takes the $5,000 and leaves.

Reason this story can't be true. No man on the face of the earth spends the time in the bathroom needed for them to verify that the jackpot is for real.

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LOL, funny VM. Bzy1, smart and pretty. Great post.

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Ok, I have no clue if this is true or not, but I have heard enough Vegas stories over the years from family members to remember half of what I hear and screw up the rest.

Anyway, my uncle told me that Steve Wynn many years ago got his "seed" money from a brilliant plan he devised. He bought a parking lot next to Ceasars and started a rumor that he was going to build right next door the tallest casino and hotel in the world and that it would outshine Ceasars a million times over. No one believed him at first, so he continued the rumor making the new casino and hotel sound even more grand...still Ceasars didn't bite or seem to care. Then more rumors came forth with amenities never seen before.....and a bulldozer. As soon as the digging began, Ceasars offered Wynn a ton of money...and badabing- badaboom a parking lot was sold for an unheard of and undisclosed amount of money....and today Steve Wynn is the king of Vegas from an out of state bingo parlor and a parking lot.

Makes it all seem so easy, no?

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Gotta be pumping oxygen in the casino's. Can you say KABOOM when mr. smoker lights up.

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bzy1: That ain't a rumor, it's pretty much true. That's where Stevie W. got most of the cash to purchase the Golden Nugget and the rest is history.

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staunchsteve is right on! Just saw a documentary today on A&E called "House of Cards".........lots of interesting information/history/images including Steve Wynn's rise from a bingo caller........

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bz1: YES, it's true, and there's more to it than that. . Most know that Howard Hughes bought huge amounts of real estate during his time in Vegas. He bought dozens of famous resorts both on and off-strip, as well as square miles of desert scrub land on the edges of the city. A million people now live in beautiful suburbs in Summerlin, on property still owned by Hughes' Summa company. But in all the time Hughes lived in Vegas, he never sold a single square foot of property... with ONE exception. Steve Wynn was the only person that was able to convince Hughes the strip of land next to Caesars was worthless, and to sell it to him. As described above, Wynn parlayed that strip in to a fortune, which he used to buy a run-down Downtown hotel, the Golden Nugget, and transform it into a Strip caliber resort. And the rest, Mirage, Bellagio, Wynn, is Vegas history.