First Slot Machine

The rol-a-top slot machine was first made in 1935 and until 1938 and was produced by Watling Manufacturing Co. It featured in a 1960 episode of Twilight Zone called Fever. Reproductions of this iconic machine are still made today!

 

 

Casino Suite – World’s Most Expensive Hotel Room

How’s this for a hotel room? High rollers are known for splashing the cash and there’s certainly no cheap stay in this Palm Springs Casino Resort. This Vegas Hotel room comes at a princely price of $100,000 per night. That rules most of us out, but for those it doesn’t they get to stay in a room designed by none other than Artist Damien Hirst.

The room features nods to many of the British artist’s art pieces. There are two bull sharks preserved in formaldehyde, along with the surreal touch of giant pills and butterflies. It’s colourful, pharmaceutical inspired mayhem. The room is also offered to those gambling $1,000,000 in the Palms Casino. How the other half live!

 

Casino Art

The Royal Flush LED wall art installation certainly has a touch of class to it and would be perfectly at home in a professional gamblers pad.

That’s Magic

Las Vegas isn’t only about flashing the cash in a casino, there are also a number of top shows, and performances from well shown musicians and the like. People go to Vegas to be entertained, and there is no shortage of residencies from the likes of Robbie Williams and Elton John. Cirque du soleil is another popular option. If you enjoy a casino connection in everything you do there are plenty of magic shows (featuring everything from card tricks to far more dramatic stunts). Popular magicians Penn and Teller have had a residency at the Rio Lav Vegas since 2001.

Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen

How neat is this. I certainly never tire of seeing face cards when I’m playing cards, but I can’t lie, I’d like to get my hands on an 11, 12 and 13 if only for the curiosity factor. In some countries such as France, packs of card featuring these cards are in fact the norm, as the cards are used in a game called 500 (aka bid Euchre)

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