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VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: Elvis Was a Straight-Up Racist – Mary J. Blige, Quincy Jones, Chuck D Weigh In on a Persistent Controversy

In 2002, hip-hop singer Mary J. Blige sang “Blue Suede Shoes,” a Carl Perkins song popularized by Elvis Presley, during the “Divas Live” special on cable network VH1. She later told the...

Corey LevitanJanuary 20, 2023

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: Las Vegas is in Imminent Danger of Running Out of Water

Because of its proximity to Lake Mead, from which it gets 90% of its water, most people assume that Las Vegas is the main city threatened by the reservoir’s alarmingly dwindling water...

Corey LevitanJanuary 13, 2023

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: A Casino Drained its Pool Because Black Singer Dorothy Dandridge Used It

The truth of racism’s shameful blight on Las Vegas history is bad enough. No embellishment is necessary. Yet, according to memes and articles posted regularly to social media and the internet, the...

Corey LevitanJanuary 6, 2023

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: The Mob Buried Hundreds of Bodies in the Desert

It's no myth that the mafia controlled the Las Vegas casino business from the mid-’40s until at least the late-’70s. The myth is that they buried hundreds of bodies in the Las...

Corey LevitanDecember 23, 2022

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: The Final Resting Place of Whiskey Pete

On Feb. 2, 1994, construction workers were grading the land for the light rail that today connects two casinos, Whiskey Pete's and Buffalo Bill's, across Interstate 15 in Primm, Nev. One of...

Corey LevitanDecember 16, 2022

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: Crooks Robbed a Potato Chip Truck Thinking it Had Casino Chips

“Never let the truth get in the way of a good story,” Mark Twain once said. According to one persistent Vegas myth, dim-witted bandits once robbed a Vegas Chips truck, thinking it...

Corey LevitanDecember 9, 2022

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: It’s Illegal to Take Photos in a Casino

Those signs depicting a camera with a red slash through it weren't placed inside casinos by police. Taking a photo in a casino isn't an activity you'll ever face a judge for...

Corey LevitanDecember 2, 2022

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: The ‘Ocean’s 11’ Casino Robbery is Possible

The robberies of casino cages at both Resorts World Las Vegas and the Gold Coast Casino in the past two weeks have brought back a favorite topic of Las Vegas speculation. Is...

Corey LevitanNovember 18, 2022

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: The Imperial Palace was Shaped Like a Swastika

A popular myth has resurfaced since the Linq Hotel replaced the Imperial Palace on the Las Vegas Strip in 2014 – that the latter was shaped like a swastika because its builder-owner...

Corey LevitanNovember 11, 2022

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: The Accidental Drunken Wedding

Kourtney Kardashian revealed on "The Kardashians" last week that she was “hot slob kabob” drunk when she married her fiancé, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, at Las Vegas’ One Love Wedding Chapel on...

Corey LevitanNovember 4, 2022

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