Golden Entertainment, Inc., to Bring Craft Beer Expertise and Craft Cocktails to The STRAT with BLVD & MAIN Taphouse and View Lounge

 

Golden Entertainment, Inc., to Bring
Craft Beer Expertise and Craft Cocktails to
The STRAT with BLVD & MAIN Taphouse and View Lounge
Stylish New Restaurant and Bar and Cocktail Lounge to Open this Spring

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod will introduce something fresh on tap with the openings of BLVD & MAIN Taphouse and View Lounge on the main casino floor next to the new, state-of-the-art William Hill Sports Book. Both spots will open in late March, just in time for NHL playoffs and college basketball finals.

 

“BLVD & MAIN will be the top spot in town to grab beers and a bite while catching the game, whether you live in Vegas or you’re on vacation,” said Steve Arcana, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Golden Entertainment, LLC, the parent company of The STRAT. “The craft beer offerings, including our own beers, are fantastic. Chef Johannes Bernau has meticulously crafted the menu to take pub cuisine to a new, upscale, cutting-edge standard.”

The design of BLVD & MAIN and View will honor the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District with pieces commissioned by local artists. The art has been curated by Kevin Barry Fine Art and includes original pieces by local artists Manny Avila, Liz Lagumina, Biscuit Street Preacher and Devin Valdivia.

 

The 6,000+-square-foot BLVD & MAIN will combine craft beer and elevated pub cuisine with a lively scene, complete with comfortable seating to settle in and catch any game or sporting event. Next door, the 3,000+-square-foot View Lounge will offer craft cocktails and small bites, introducing a stylish new hotel bar offering at The STRAT. BLVD & MAIN and View Lounge will offer flat screen televisions and convenient access to the William Hill Sports Book for betting.

 

BLVD & MAIN Executive Chef Johannes Bernau has developed a menu of progressive grill fare, including poutine, fries topped with Wisconsin cheese, chicken gravy and chives; buffalo fried oysters topped with bleu cheese crumbles; Brussels sprouts Caesar salad, tossed with apples, pine nuts, torn croutons and fresh herbs; a BBQ short rib sandwich with dill pickles and chipotle BBQ sauce; stone-fired flatbreads, including the ‘carnivore,’ topped with pepperoni, ground beef, corned bison, bacon, mozzarella and TBG sauce; and brick pressed organic chicken, beer brined and served with crushed fried potatoes, brocollini and natural jus. The dessert menu includes apple pie flautas, s’more cake, toffee cake and fondue for sharing.

 

BLVD & MAIN brewer, Dave Otto, has developed a signature beer to roll out for BLVD & MAIN’s opening: Jaywalker, a mild golden ale (5.2% alcohol by volume) with a touch of malt sweetness, low bitterness and a hint of “old world” hop aroma. Two of Otto’s other beers: Sean Patrick’s Irish Red and Hualapai IPA of Golden Entertainment’s PT’s taverns, will be among the two dozen beers on tap. Other local and regional craft beers include: CraftHaus Evocation Saison, Tenaya Creek Bonanza brown ale and Banger Brewing Morning Joe from Las Vegas; Pizza Port Swami’s IPA and Belching Beaver Mexican chocolate PB stout from San Diego; Odell’s 90 Schilling ale from Fort Collins, Colo.; and Golden Road Mango Court from Los Angeles.

 

The cocktails at BLVD & MAIN and View Lounge were created by Golden Entertainment’s Corporate Director of Beverage Jason Shullo. Shullo, who has led the beverage programs for some of America’s hottest restaurants and bars, developed a cocktail menu for BLVD & MAIN inspired by the tap house experience. Signature cocktails include the Especial Spritz, made with Absolut grapefruit vodka, strawberry puree and Aperol topped with Modelo Especial; and What She Said, made with Crown Royal vanilla, raspberries, lime sour, Pernod and Goslings ginger beer.

 

The cocktails at View Lounge include the Innocent Mistake, made with Sauza Hornitos, fresh lime sour, La Pinta pomegranate tequila and cantaloupe juice; the Quick Whit, made with freshly cut pineapple, ripe cold pressed watermelon juice, Sauza Hornitos Plata, lemon sour, wheat beer and two slices of jalapeno. Complementing the cocktails is a menu of bites, including smoked salmon flatbread made with crème fraiche, tobiko, chive and chili-garlic oil and chilled Maine crab rolls made with crisp pear, celery and lemon served in homemade herb focaccia.

 

About The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod:

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, formerly the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower, has introduced a full rebrand that embodies the revolution of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Located on the north Strip at the gateway to the Arts District at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the hotel offers 2,427 guest rooms, including the fully remodeled “Elevate” series rooms and suites, and an 80,000-square-foot casino. The SkyPod, located at the top of the iconic tower at 1,149 feet high, is comprised of Top of the World, serving award-winning cuisine in a 360 degree rotating dining room on the 106th floor; 107 SkyLounge, located on the 107th floor, the Observation Deck, 108 Eats by James Trees and 108 Drinks, located on the 108th floor; and thrill rides and attractions, located at the top of the tower, including: Sky Jump, Big Shot, Insanity and X-Scream. The main floor has recently introduced BLVD & MAIN Taphouse, View Lounge and STRAT Café & Wok, each offering chef-driven cuisine; and the William Hill Sports Book. The STRAT offers two resort-style pools, the 21-and-over Radius Pool, located on the rooftop of the 25th floor, open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and the Elation Pool, with three oversized spas and poolside café, open daily for all ages from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. A variety of shops and entertainment include MJ LIVE, a Michael Jackson tribute show; and L.A. Comedy Club, which showcases up-and-coming stand-up comics. Golden Entertainment, Inc.’s new, streamlined gaming rewards program, True Rewards, debuts at The STRAT in March. Free valet and self-parking are available anytime for all guests. More information is available at www.StratRising.com or by calling 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937). The STRAT is on social media at Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram and YouTube.

 

About Golden Entertainment, Inc.

Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates Golden Gaming, PT’s Entertainment Group and Golden Route Operations. Golden Gaming’s assets include 10 resort-casinos, including The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder in Las Vegas; Aquarius Casino Resort, Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino Resort and Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nev.; Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Md.; Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino, Gold Town Casino and Lakeside Casino & RV Park in Pahrump, Nev. PT’s Entertainment Group is Nevada’s largest tavern operator with more than 60 taverns, including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Company, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar. Golden Route Operations, one of the largest distributed gaming operations in the nation, operates more than 10,500 gaming devices in more than 1,000 locations across Nevada and Montana. The company as a whole operates more than 16,200 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,168 hotel rooms, and provides jobs for approximately 7,000 employees. More information is available on the company’s website: http://www.goldenent.com/.

 

About Kevin Barry Fine Art (KBFA):

Kevin Barry Fine Art (KBFA) is an award-winning international art consultancy with more than 25 years of experience with galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas. KBFA’s art consultants work to source artwork for interior designers, architects and art collectors to create pieces of modern and contemporary site-specific 2D, 3D and interactive works of art. More information is available at kevinbarryfineart.com.

 

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Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Kicks Off 2016 with New Casino Promotions

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Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Kicks Off 2016 with
New Casino Promotions

Also, recent changes on casino floor and new external lighting and signage
throughout the property


Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is excited to kick off 2016 with new, enticing casino promotions and fresh changes throughout the inside and outside of the property.

The casino floor has been repositioned to include a high limit slots area. Table games have also been brought back onto the main casino floor near the Furnace Bar. New lighting can be seen throughout the exterior of the property and additional signage has been placed at 3rd St and Ogden as well as on Downtown Grand’s self-parking structure.

New Casino Promotions:

Seniors are invited to take part in Downtown Grand’s GRAND SENIORS program taking place every Tuesday beginning January 5, 2016 for players age 60 and up. Benefits of this program include:
·     Monthly 60,000 point drawing, must be present to win

·     One weekly 60X points winner

·     6X points from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for players with senior ticket on their DOWNTOWN GRAND REWARDS card

·     Earn 60 points, get a free senior breakfast at S+O (set menu)

·     $0.60 hot chocolate at S+O

·     Free valet parking

Every Sunday in January, head to Downtown Grand for Smith Center Sundays. Players can receive entries for two free tickets to a January Smith Center performance when they earn 500 points playing slots. Tickets are based on availability.

Win up to $500 in free slot play beginning January 4, 2016 when you earn 5 points with Mystery Free Play Mondays.

Tuesdays through Thursdays, DOWNTOWN GRAND REWARDS players can earn up to 5X points with Mid-Week Point Multiplier Days.

The $10,000 Gift Card Giveaway will take place Fridays and Saturdays hourly between 7:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. beginning January 8, 2015. In honor of the Consumer Electronics Show, guests can win $100 gift cards to purchase electronics. One grand prize winner will win a $500 gift card at 12 a.m. midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Must be present to win.

Ongoing Promotions:

Due to popular demand, Downtown Grand is extending the Gamblin’ Getaway stay and play offer with rates starting at $29. Guests who book now will receive a 10% discount on rooms plus an additional $25 free slot play in the casino. This promotion is applicable for stay dates now to March 31, 2016*. Reservations can be made by calling toll free (855) 384-7263 or online at DowntownGrand.com.

Currently, the casino is offering players the chance to win big during the 250 GRAND SLOT TOURNAMENT. Guests will have multiple chances to qualify for this mega tournament, such as earning 1,000* points in one calendar month, winning the daily slot point challenge, winning a slot or video poker jackpot of $1,200 and above or winning the free weekly lucky name drawing. There will be twice monthly semi-final tournament prizes, as well as prizes for the top 10 tournament finalists, including the grand prize of $250,000.00 in cash and free play. The top 50 scores each month from the semi-final slot sessions will automatically win a spot in the GRAND FINALS taking place in December 2016, where 600 players will compete for finalist prizes, with one lucky winner taking home the GRAND PRIZE of $250,000 in cash and free play.

*New change to promotion

ABOUT DOWNTOWN GRAND HOTEL & CASINO
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand is situated on nearly seven acres that encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino and dining amenities. The property features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas.

Downtown Grand’s casino offerings include 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 new slot machines, table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Restaurants, bars and entertainment options include Stewart + Ogden, Art Bar, The Commissary, Furnace Bar and The Carson Room. Partnering venues include the award-winning Las Vegas steakhouse Triple George Grill, world famous Hogs & Heifers saloon and Pizza Rock, renowned as one of the best pizza restaurants in the city.

Downtown Grand features a rooftop pool experience with more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.

Downtown Grand has been recognized with a number of prominent accolades including “Best Downtown Hotel” and “Best Hotel Room Value” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, as well as the 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award. Most recently, Downtown Grand was recognized by Strictly Slots magazine’s “Best of Slots 2015” awards in multiple categories including Best Overall Casino, Best Slot Club and Best Casino for Reel Slots, and was also named Best in Downtown Las Vegas for Hotel, Suites, Staff and Pool by Casino Player magazine’s “Best of Gaming 2015”.

For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.

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20 Years After “Casino,” Ex-mobster Frank Cullotta Guides Vegas Tours

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NEW 2016 DATES ANNOUNCED FOR “CASINO” TOURS OF LAS VEGAS

Hosted by Former Mobster Frank Cullotta, Tour Visits The Mob Museum, Locations of
Key Movie Scenes

 New dates for 2016 have just been announced for Frank Cullotta’s “Casino” Tour of Las Vegas: January 20, February 24, March 23, April 20, May 18, June 22, July 20, August 24, September 21, October 19, November 23 and December 14.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the blockbuster movie “Casino,” which provided a fast-paced dramatization of an era in Las Vegas when organized crime controlled many of the city’s casinos. History buffs and film aficionados alike can join former mobster Frank Cullotta himself for a two-hour tour of the places where iconic scenes from “Casino” actually took place.

The tours begin at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, with a special private tour by Mob historian Robert George Allen. Following the visit to the Museum, guests depart on a bus tour that takes them to locations immortalized in history and in film, such as The Casino House, the site of the Frankie “Blue” death scene, Bertha’s robbery site and more. In addition, participants learn the true stories behind the events that transpired in the film.

Cullotta is the former enforcer of Las Vegas’ “Hole in the Wall Gang,” as well as a Chicago Outfit enforcer. The Hole in the Wall Gang was a burglary ring so named because of its practice of smashing holes through exterior walls and ceilings during its heists.

Eventually, Cullotta left his organized crime life behind, serving as a technical consultant on the set of “Casino” and appearing in several scenes as a hit man. Information about Cullotta appears in exhibits inside The Mob Museum, including in a video clip in which “Casino” writer Nicholas Pileggi describes Cullotta’s unique, firsthand knowledge of a murder scene depicted in the film.

According to Pileggi: “There would have been no ‘Casino’ movie—and probably not a good ‘Casino’ book—without Frank Cullotta.”

The remaining “Casino” tours in 2015 are scheduled to take place November 11 and December 9. To make reservations, call (702) 677-9015 or visit www.FrankCullottasCasinoTour.com.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. The Museum presents unbelievable stories about the Mob, its impact on Las Vegas history and unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in an eye-opening style via interactive exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and nearly 1,000 authentic artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

 

The Mob Museum Commemorates 20th Anniversary of “Casino” Nov. 7

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THE MOB MUSEUM PRESENTS THE REAL STORY BEHIND “CASINO,” A COURTROOM CONVERSATION, SATURDAY, NOV. 7, 7 P.M.

Panel Discussion Coincides with 20th Anniversary
of Film’s Release

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the release of Martin Scorsese’s award-winning film, “Casino,” The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, presents its next Courtroom Conversation: “The Real Story behind ‘Casino.’” The panel discussion among individuals with firsthand knowledge of the true events on which the movie was based will take place inside the Museum’s historic courtroom on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.

Organized crime’s control of the casino industry was waning during the 1970s, but the Chicago Outfit kept its grip on the Stardust, Fremont, Marina and Hacienda hotels. Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, a highly regarded sports betting expert, was the Outfit’s man in charge of the skim. Tony Spilotro was sent to the desert to protect Rosenthal as he skimmed millions of dollars of casino profits that were distributed to several Midwestern organized crime groups.

Spilotro caused more problems than he prevented. He demanded a “street tax” from the town’s criminals and set up a burglary ring that smashed holes in the walls and roofs of high-end homes, jewelry stores and other businesses and attracted intense scrutiny from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. In 1979, Spilotro ended up in Nevada’s Black Book, which prevented him from setting foot in a casino. In 1986, his body and that of his brother Michael were found buried in an Indiana cornfield.

Rosenthal, too, was a law enforcement target. He was denied a state gaming license because of his underworld ties, but he secretly operated the Stardust while holding a mid-level title. Rosenthal left Las Vegas soon after surviving a car bombing in October 1982. He was placed in Nevada’s Black Book in 1987 and died in Florida in 2008.

In “Casino,” the Ace Rothstein character, played by Robert De Niro, is based on Rosenthal, while the Nicky Santoro character, played by Joe Pesci, is based on Spilotro.

Panelists include:

  • Oscar Goodman, attorney for Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal and Tony Spilotro
  • Jeff Silver, State Gaming Control Board attorney during Spilotro/Rosenthal era
  • Marc Kaspar, retired FBI agent who pursued Spilotro for a decade
  • Deborah Richard, undercover FBI agent who infiltrated the Spilotro camp
  • Gwen Castaldi, television reporter during the Spilotro/Rosenthal era

Tickets for “The Real Story behind ‘Casino’” are available online here. The cost is $25; Museum Members receive a 10 percent discount. For more information, go to www.TheMobMuseum.org or call (702) 229-2734.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. The Museum presents unbelievable stories about the Mob, its impact on Las Vegas history and unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in an eye-opening style via interactive exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and nearly 1,000 authentic artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

 

Preferred Public Relations Selected as Agency of Record to Represent Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

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Preferred Public Relations Selected as Agency of Record to Represent
Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

 


Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino has chosen Preferred Public Relations (PPR) as its agency of record to handle public relations and promotional efforts.

Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand is situated on nearly seven acres that encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino, dining and nightlife amenities. Downtown Grand’s 3rd Street location is perfect for special events, live music venues and much more. The Pool Deck at Downtown Grand is Las Vegas’ only downtown rooftop natatorium, featuring outdoor gaming that includes three blackjack tables and tables for foosball, ping pong, corn hole and beer pong.

“We are ecstatic to represent a property that aims to reinvent and rejuvenate hospitality in downtown Las Vegas,” said Preferred Public Relations Founder, Michele Tell-Woodrow. “Downtown Grand is comprised of not only a stunning boutique hotel and casino but includes an entire urban block of highly-acclaimed restaurants, entertainment and more.”

About Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand is situated on nearly seven acres that encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino, dining and nightlife amenities. Recognized as “Best Downtown Hotel” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Downtown Grand features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. Reinvented from the bones of the historic Lady Luck Hotel & Casino, the exterior of Downtown Grand blends multiple storefronts with a brick and granite façade, along with an industrial chic interior featuring exposed brick and ornate fixtures.

Named “Best Casino” by Casino Player magazine, Downtown Grand offers 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 new slot machines, over 20 table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Downtown Grand’s variety of restaurants, bars and entertainment options include the award-winning Triple George Grill, Sidebar at Triple George, Stewart + Ogden, Art Bar, The Commissary, Mob Bar, Furnace Bar, Furnace Stage and The Carson Room, as well as renowned partnering venues Hogs & Heifers and Pizza Rock. Downtown Grand offers nightly entertainment, special engagements, concerts and the celebrated Grand Laughs Comedy Club. The only rooftop pool experience in downtown Las Vegas, Downtown Grand’s The Pool Deck boasts more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private lounge areas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.

Downtown Grand is just steps away from the world-famous Fremont Street Experience and The Mob Museum, within walking distance of Fremont East Entertainment District, and less than one mile from the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.

About Preferred Public Relations, LLC.
Preferred Public Relations is a full-service, award-winning public relations agency located at 2630 South Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, Nev., 89146. The agency opened its doors in 1999 and since has been hired to oversee and manage more than 400 grand opening events for new company launches. Preferred Public Relations implements strategic public relations campaigns to include branding promotions, grand openings and crisis communications. For additional information, please visit www.preferredpublicrelations.com, or call (702) 254-5704.

“Casino” Tours of Las Vegas to Mark 20 Years Since Film’s Release

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“CASINO” TOURS OF LAS VEGAS LAUNCH TO MARK 20TH YEAR SINCE
MOVIE’S RELEASE

Hosted by Former Mobster Frank Cullotta, Tour Visits The Mob Museum, Locations of
Key Movie Scenes

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the blockbuster movie “Casino,” which provided a fast-paced dramatization of an era in Las Vegas when organized crime controlled many of the city’s casinos. Beginning March 18, history buffs and film aficionados alike can join former mobster Frank Cullotta himself for a two-hour tour of the places where iconic scenes from “Casino” actually took place.

The tour will begin at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, with a special private tour by former FBI Special Agent Dennis Arnoldy and Mob historian Robert George Allen. Following the visit to the Museum, guests will depart on a bus tour that will take them to locations immortalized in history and in film, such as The Casino House, the site of the Frankie “Blue” death scene, Bertha’s robbery site and more. In addition, participants will learn the true stories behind the events that transpired in the film.

Cullotta is the former leader of Las Vegas’ “Hole in the Wall Gang,” as well as a Chicago Outfit enforcer. The Hole in the Wall Gang was a burglary ring so named because of its practice of smashing holes through exterior walls and ceilings during its heists.

Eventually, Cullotta left his organized crime life behind, serving as a technical consultant on the set of “Casino” and appearing in several scenes as a hit man. Information about Cullotta appears in exhibits inside The Mob Museum, including in a video clip in which “Casino” writer Nicholas Pileggi describes Cullotta’s unique, firsthand knowledge of a murder scene depicted in the film.

According to Pileggi: “There would have been no ‘Casino’ movie—and probably not a good ‘Casino’ book—without Frank Cullotta.”

The tours are scheduled to take place once monthly beginning March 18; future dates include April 22, May 13, June 10, July 15, August 12, September 9, October 21 and November 11. To make reservations, call (702) 677-9015 or visit www.FrankCullottaCasinoTour.com.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

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