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Over the course of a just over a hundred years, Las Vegas has gone from being a small railway stop on the Union Pacific line to the entertainment capital of the world & one of the most exciting cities on the planet, welcoming millions of visitors every year.

And through its relatively short history, the city has seen some pretty interesting things - and that's what I'm going to share with you.

*Welcome to Sin City Stories - The Fascinating, Bizarre and Sometimes Tragic History of Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada*

Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sin-city-stories/donations

Sin City Stories Jeff Walker

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Over the course of a just over a hundred years, Las Vegas has gone from being a small railway stop on the Union Pacific line to the entertainment capital of the world & one of the most exciting cities on the planet, welcoming millions of visitors every year.

And through its relatively short history, the city has seen some pretty interesting things - and that's what I'm going to share with you.

*Welcome to Sin City Stories - The Fascinating, Bizarre and Sometimes Tragic History of Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada*

Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sin-city-stories/donations

    Sin City Stories Volume 4: A Cunning Display Of Stunts

    Sin City Stories Volume 4: A Cunning Display Of Stunts

    The Las Vegas Strip attracts a lot of different types of people. Vacationers, gamblers, foodies, partiers...and daredevils. And there's one specific spot on the Strip that's been particularly appealing to those who make their living defying death:

    *The Fountains at Caesars Palace.*

    Since Caesars Palace opened in 1966, the usually-serene spot on Las Vegas Boulevard has played host to multiple brave - and crazy - people who've attempted to jump their motorcycles over the famed fountains.

    Some have succeeded while others have failed SPECTACULARLY.

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    • 22 min
    Sin City Stories Volume 3: The Fabulous Flamingo

    Sin City Stories Volume 3: The Fabulous Flamingo

    The Las Vegas Strip has its fair share of iconic hotels & resorts, perhaps none of which are more steeped in history and folklore than *The Flamingo*.

    Part of the Vegas landscape since the mid-1940's, it was the brainchild of a Los Angeles-based night club owner, restaurant owner & entertainment news publisher who wanted to build one of the most luxurious hotels & casinos that Las Vegas had ever seen.

    But that's not what legend & pop culture would have you believe.

    And, as you'll find out in this episode of *Sin City Stories* , sometimes the truth is way more interesting than fiction.

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    • 35 min
    Sin City Stories Volume 2: Inferno at the MGM Grand

    Sin City Stories Volume 2: Inferno at the MGM Grand

    Almost 40 years ago, the Las Vegas Strip was the site of what would become the third-worst hotel fire in modern US history and what remains as the worst disaster in the history of the state of Nevada.

    On an early morning in November of 1980, a small fire broke out in what was - at the time - the MGM Grand Hotel (now Bally's). The fire quickly spread, engulfing the casino level and sending thick black smoke & toxic fumes to the upper floors of the hotel. In the end, 85 people were killed and hundreds more were injured.

    But exactly what caused the fire and led to such widespread fatalities & injuries? And what changes were made to ensure that something like this would never happen again?

    That's what this episode of *Sin City Stories* is all about, as we take a deep dive into one of the more tragic moments in Las Vegas history.

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    • 29 min
    Sin City Stories Volume 1: Big Gambles & Epic Fails

    Sin City Stories Volume 1: Big Gambles & Epic Fails

    Las Vegas is a city all about gambling & taking risks...but it's not just the tourists who go there to gamble.

    Tens of BILLIONS of dollars have been shelled out over the last 30 years on the construction of mega-resorts, massive hotels and giant attractions intended to keep the Vegas economy moving forward - and to make a tidy profit for the investors behind the scenes.

    But in Las Vegas - as in life - not every gamble pays off.

    That's what this episode of *Sin City Stories* is all about as we take a look at 4 major projects on the Las Vegas Strip that failed miserably.

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    • 26 min
    Sin City Stories - The Trailer

    Sin City Stories - The Trailer

    Las Vegas is perhaps best known as a vacation getaway - a place where people go to escape reality. And for the longest time, that's what it was for me. But the more I visited & the more I learned about the city, I came to realize that there's way more to Vegas than just gambling, hotels, shows & partying.

    It's a city with an amazingly colourful past with dozens of cool stories - and that's where this podcast comes in!

    From failed construction projects to massive hotel fires to mob history, I'm going to take you on deep dives into all those stories...and more!

    *Welcome to Sin City Stories - The Fascinating, Bizarre and Sometimes Tragic History of Fabulous Las Vegas, NV*

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sin-city-stories/donations

    • 1 min

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Can’t Wait!

As a Vegas fanatic, I can’t wait for this show to officially start. Lots of great history in the city and it’ll be fun to listen to some of those stories told!

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