A Popular Casino That Doesn’t Exist

las-vegas-1051381_960_720Have you ever thought you did something, but found out later that you really didn’t do it? It happens especially if you are over 60.  Sometimes, however, we believe something is true or that something really exists that really doesn’t. This is what we will talk about today. There is a popular casino that some may think they actually saw or stayed at that doesn’t even exist. Yes, really.

There is a casino name that many people know. Some folks may even think that this casino is or was real. They have read the name or seen it in a movie. It must be real. But, it isn’t.

Well, truth is, it never existed. There are many beliefs about Las Vegas that only exist because of the many movies that were filmed there. This is the case with the casino we now reveal.

We are talking about the Tangiers. This was the name of the casino featured in the movie Casino. It is also mentioned in some CSI episodes. The reason that a hotel name was invented instead of using a real one was for legal and liability issues. We see the same thing occur when an airline is used in a movie. The name of the airline is made up. I can’t remember ever seeing a movie when the airline was Delta, Southwest, or American. Instead it was a made up name.

CNN wrote an article on March25, 2015 that said this about the Tangiers:

Casino” was inspired by events at the Stardust but, for legal reasons, the name was changed in the film, a name that was then picked up for the TV show. Some folks assume it was torn down, when actually it never existed to begin with. Their full article is found here.

Read about the Tangiers and other things unknown about Las Vegas here.


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