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My dad was a defense lawyer and he was very connected in Vegas back in the '70s and '80s because of his close friendship w Morris Shenker, (Jimmy Hoffa's lawyer who ran the Dunes casino), he also knew "Lucky" Rosenthal, who DeNiro's character in Casino was based on along with many other players. Oscar Goodman, another defense lawyer who became the mayor of LV, was his good friend.

To say that my dad could get a good hotel room comped in Vegas would have been an understatement. He never went, not even once. The only time he used his juice was to get his secretary and her husband tickets to see Elvis at the last minute for his comeback in Vegas. My dad thought it was "a schit hole" and I agree. I would add that the more they build it up and try to make it fancy, the more of a dump it is, to me. There is absolutely no enticement that could make me live there...none.

If it went out of business, it would be like America wiping its ass and flushing the paper.
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