THIEF! The Gutsy, True Story of an Ex-Con Artist
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
THEN & NOW
Then: In 1947 there were only 3 casino/hotels on the Las Vegas Strip (named after another famous strip—Sunset Strip in L.A.) They were the El Rancho Vegas, the Last Frontier, and Bugsy Siegel’s infamous Flamingo. The Flamingo boasted a 200-room capacity at a cost of $6 million and Bugsy Siegel’s life.
Now: With more than 38 million visitors descending annually on Las Vegas, the choices of Strip casino/hotels exceeds 27 multi-million and billion dollar establishments.