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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... [more]

Vegas Wedding Surprise

Million Dollar Las Vegas Gondola Wedding. This is one of my favorites. Rumors have it, that a Las Vegas millionaire has given several happy couples very nice wedding presents at a certain casino. The story goes that the couple is getting married on a gondola at the Venetian Hotel. An older man approaches the Bride... [more]

What’s that Smell? Do I have a Dead Hooker in my Room?

What’s that smell? The most famous Las Vegas hotel myth is where, after checking into their hotel room, a couple complains about a foul odor. The hotel manager sends a maid who tries several products to remove the odor to no avail. The husband, tired of the incompetence of the hotel staff, begins to search... [more]

Is Roy Horn an IMPOSTER?

Some Magician! Here’s a myth that’s almost right up there with the ‘Paul is dead’ (Paul McCartney of The Beatles) myth. For years there has been a rumor that Roy Horn of the Siegfried & Roy magicians duo who have performed at some of the greatest Las Vegas hotels died some time ago in Europe... [more]

Elvis is Alive and Living in Vegas

Some say Elvis is alive and well living in Las Vegas. Could the King really be alive living on the strip? Of course there are thousands of Elvis impersonators in Vegas. What an ideal place to hide out if he is still alive and wanting anonymity. Where else could Elvis Presley walk the streets without... [more]

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All or Nothing- The Million Dollar Bet

All or nothing.  Here’s a myth about a foreign businessman that comes to a casino once a year with a million dollars in his briefcase. He bets all of the money on one roll of the dice at the craps table. Whether he wins or loses, he leaves immediately, only to return the following year…

Eye in the Sky

Look up and pray. There is a wonderful myth that above the casino floor is a room where a casino employee watches gamblers on video cameras, deciding which person should win the next jackpot using their ‘eye in the sky’ cameras. We’ve even heard of women flashing the cameras, hoping to get lucky playing the…

Holy Slots

Here’s one I’ve heard plenty of times. Slot machines are breaking down because people are pouring holy water into the coin slots for good luck, rusting the insides of the machines. Slot machines aren’t being anointed with holy water, (but maybe beer by accident). If someone did pour some kind of liquid into a slot…

Slots And God

 Here’s sort of a double-myth. Slot machines include a currency detector that validates the coin or money inserted to play. And that is entirely true. But the most recent myth that has come across my desk is that the slot machine industry is updating their dollar slot machines to only accept the new U.S….

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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…

All or Nothing- The Million Dollar Bet

All or nothing.  Here’s a myth about a foreign businessman that comes to a casino once a year with a million dollars in his briefcase. He bets all of the money on one roll of the dice at the craps table. Whether he wins or loses, he leaves immediately, only to return the following year…

Eye in the Sky

Look up and pray. There is a wonderful myth that above the casino floor is a room where a casino employee watches gamblers on video cameras, deciding which person should win the next jackpot using their ‘eye in the sky’ cameras. We’ve even heard of women flashing the cameras, hoping to get lucky playing the…

Holy Slots

Here’s one I’ve heard plenty of times. Slot machines are breaking down because people are pouring holy water into the coin slots for good luck, rusting the insides of the machines. Slot machines aren’t being anointed with holy water, (but maybe beer by accident). If someone did pour some kind of liquid into a slot…

Slots And God

 Here’s sort of a double-myth. Slot machines include a currency detector that validates the coin or money inserted to play. And that is entirely true. But the most recent myth that has come across my desk is that the slot machine industry is updating their dollar slot machines to only accept the new U.S….

Next!

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…