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5 Interesting Las Vegas facts:
- You may have noticed the coconut aroma that permeates the air in the Mirage and Mandalay Bay, or the old-lady perfume smell in the Venetian. When asked if they pump this scent through the air system, the answer from the employees is always “no”. Well, a little research has revealed that they are lying to us. Aroma Systems Inc. manufactures the devices that do just that.
- In the Chinese culture, the number four is considered bad luck. High-rolling whales from China are very important to the gambling industry in Vegas. With this in mind, Wynn Las Vegas and Rio have no tower floors that start with four. The elevators count 38, 39, 50, 51 etc.
- When the Stratosphere tower was under construction, somebody in charge thought they had made a rather large error as the curvature of the north east leg appeared to be wrong. They compensated for the error and continued pouring concrete (altering the original curve) until they realized there never was a problem. Now the incorrectly corrected leg was going too straight. Another adjustment was made to get it back into alignment. This is easily visible today.
- The movie “Casino”, is based on the history of Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal of the Stardust. In the movie the Riviera was used for the interior shots and the Landmark’s porte-cochere was used for the exterior shots. Frank Rosenthal was played by Robert De Niro and his name was changed to Sam “Ace” Rothstein in the film. Frank Rosenthal died on 10/14/08 and until then, he maintained a website where he answered readers questions.
- The Bellagio, Caesars Augustus tower and Treasure Island all have an architectural feature designed to trick the eye into seeing the buildings as smaller (thus closer) than they really are. Each window covers four rooms on two floors. Wynn Las Vegas uses the same trick, in that there are two floors between each white stripe.