What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Who hasn’t heard this infamous gambler’s motto? The Nevada based Sin City is almost lawless and thousands go there every year to give in to their wildest whims. So: What really happens in Vegas?
We’ve searched every corner of the world wide web to find the most candid Vegas insights and secrets. Bet O’clock has put together an exclusive pick of crazy Vegas stories and not an inch of them is fabricated. The Hang Over gave us a one idea of the city, here is our take…
Secret no.1 – The Casino’s are spying on you
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas is how the saying goes.
Although your Vegas antics never leave the city, when you are part of the loyalty scheme at a top casinos, your secrets are certainly shared with the staff.
Adam’s Tanner’s book “What Stays in Vegas” reveals a very different side of this giddy city of fun.
According to his research, everything bought within a casino is diligently recorded.
That includes anything from hookers to a refreshing glass of fresh orange juice after a ragged night out.
Customers are tracked down to the penny at Caesars and then given free gifts when they have had a bad day on the floor.
There is nothing reckless about running a Casino.
You may be gambling but the managing director keep a firm grip on the prize.
Secret no.2 – It’s not just for Youngsters
Bill Simmons tells the story of his trip to Vegas, in his 40’s.
The verdict: what happens in Vegas to wild cats in their 20’s can totally still happen to older veterans re-visiting their college years.
Bill certainly had a few unfortunate adventures on the Casino floor.
For Bill, the trip to Vegas was like a flashback to his youth. Him and his group of friends raided cocktail bars and hit the casinos hard.
Emboldened by the atmosphere of the city, Bill decided to have a cheeky cigarette bought by his friend.
He admits that this was the very first cigarette he touched in 2009.
Unfortunately, he took his first tentative puff with a mouth full of water and the shock to his system provoked him to sneezed abruptly.
All over an appalled dealer.
Furious, the dealer refused to accept their apologies and wiped her damp arm down with the uttermost disdain….
Sneezing in your 40’s in the Sin City can be a dreadful faux pas.
Read the rest of Bill’s self hilarious self-deprecating tale here
Secret no.3 – FedEx would be Bankrupt without Vegas
Vegas is not all about spying and miscalculated sneezing.
There are chances to take away huge wins.
Rumor has it that the CEO of FedEx saved the failing company’s future with a few well placed roulette spins.
Most company’s want to portray their success as the result of hard work and rigorous calculations, but we all know that on some level every business venture is a gamble.
Fred Smith took that very literally. After being denied the required bank loan to save his company, the CEO decided to try his luck in a Vegas casino.
Thankfully Mr Smith took $5000 to a blackjack table and came back with $24,000.
The future of our postal service could have been very different without this Vegas gamble. Check out the full story on Huffington Post
Secret no.4 – Insight from a Vegas Bouncer
Those who work at the front door of Vegas clubs, will be able to give true insight into what happens in Vegas.
Usually, all the tales of Vegas are told by groups of Bachelors who feel invincible in Sin City.
After seeing group after group of drunken boys with matching t-shirts, Alton G, sees the city for what it is.
It has a magical power to make anybody feel like they are invincible and have limitless funds to spend.
Vegas is both a place that is tremendously empowering and simultaneously exploitative.
In this city everyone lives for a single night, whereas for Alton G, this is his every day job.
He is able to to witness the madness with a clear head and many years of experience.
The most surprisingly thing is that Alton G maintains that his manager is very strict about bouncers accepting money at the door.
That said, $50 is the standard rate to skip the queue.
Nothing is ever truly straight edge in this Nevada utopia.
Secret no.5 – Facebook is the President of the World
If you’re a Vegas resident, you will know that underneath all the glamour and the gamblers a very unique man roams the street of Vegas.
There is man who parades the street of Sin City on a daily basis with a t-shirt saying “Facebook is the president of the World”
In a city of which is known for its lack of morality, this man has decided to dedicate his whole life to a cause he believes in.
We reckon that man will be wandering those streets for years to come.
Care to place a wager on that?
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