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The Clown That Saved Las Vegas Hits A Major Milestone by David G. Schwartz

It’s a rare milestone in Las Vegas—the big 5-0.

Many of the Strip’s most famous names don’t last that long: the Sands, the Dunes, and the Hacienda were all imploded in their forties. The Riviera barely made it but then closed. But Circus Circus is cruising past its 50th birthday (October 18) with no signs of slowing down. Sure, it’s a great place for one of the least expensive rooms on the Strip and some family fun in Adventuredome, but the truly fascinating thing about Circus Circus is its long, surprising, and sometimes sordid history.


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