Saturday, April 23, 2011

Museum Update

Las Vegas Mob Exhibit Gets Whacked by Critics: "The Las Vegas Mob Experience, which opened in early April at the Tropicana Hotel, has on display 1,500 artifacts purchased from the estates of Meyer Lansky, Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel, Sam Giancana and other mobsters who gained notoriety in Las Vegas.

During the interactive portion, patrons are given credentials with a new mob nickname and spirited through a series of role plays where they become low-level bag men entrusted to deliver cash to an underboss."


Deb said...

You'd think Vegas would shy away from the less than savory elements of its past. Talk about trash yourself for a buck.

Brent McKee said...

Well look who they elected as their Mayor. Oscar Goodman was a Mob lawyer whose clients included Meyer Lansky, Lefty Rosenthal, and Tony "The Ant" Spilotro. Vegas revels in their unsavoury history because - they believe - it is history. It fits in with their self-image.

Karin said...

The spy museum in DC has a similar idea. You're assigned a spy ID, only it's not a real one.