Category Archives: Casino Myths

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They lost so you’re sure to win.  Ever hear about a person playing a losing slot machine and walking away only to see someone else sit down and win at the exact machine within a few minutes time?  Then here’s a myth that may just be random luck. Many gamblers are said to wander the…

Egyptian Curse?

According to several locals, deaths of local residents have been up since the Egyptian reproductions came to town. Many blame the reproduction of the Sphinx, while others claim it is the pyramids that bring the destructive curse. Whatever it is, isn’t good for the local residents of Las Vegas. With tales of bodies mounting, and…

Megabucks Curse

MYTH: Win the jackpot at the Megabucks slot machine and you face imminent death. FACT: This myth centers around a winner in 2000 who won nearly thirty-five million dollars. After hitting the jackpot, Cynthia Jay-Brennan was hit by a drunk driver weeks later. Contrary to belief, Cynthia was not killed. She was however left paralyzed…

No Clocks in Vegas

MYTH: There are no clocks in Vegas. FACT: This one is quite absurd, though there are not a lot of clocks in the casinos, there are a few so you’ll know what time the next Criss Angel show is. Although if you’re at a higher states table or a one armed bandit, you probably won’t…

Do Casinos Pump In Oxygen?

MYTH: Gamblers are kept awake and gambling by extra oxygen that is pumped into the casinos. FACT: While most people claim to be more awake in Las Vegas, it is probably due more to adrenalin than anything else. This myth possibly originated from Mario Puzo’s novel, “Fools Die”. In the novel, employees pump oxygen into…

I Think I Peed a Little

Casino diapers (or the Lisa Nowak maneuver) What’s that smell round 2. Here’s a myth that comes and goes and has IMHO been given new life thanks to astronaut Lisa Nowak.  In case you missed this piece of news, Lisa Nowak was the astronaut who was allegedly involved in a love triangle with a male…