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Tropicana opens Gambling & Gangsters Museum

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 7th July 2005 8:50pm
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Many interesting items can be found in the Gambling & Gangsters section of the museum. At the entrance, a video focuses on the Las Vegas Mafia and covers the rise and fall of mob influence and involvement. Several giant-size photos of well-known mobsters, such as Bugsy Siegel, Frank Rosenthal, and Al Capone decorate the walls. Bugsy’s death certificate and Los Angeles Times articles with interesting stories about the mob days of Vegas are also on display.

Several entertainers are represented in the museum too. Statues of three members of the Rat Pack - Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra - are displayed to symbolize their days of performing in the Copa Room at the Sands. Playing on a monitor nearby are scenes from the original Oceans Eleven movie.

Memorabilia items of other entertainers, such as Louis Prima, Judy Garland, Wayne Newton, Elvis Presley and Liberace are also on display, including a photo of the Beatles performing at the Convention Center.

[ Kick ass! - Ed ]



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