Las Vegas is a glittering tourist destination, with world-class gambling and entertainment. These five celebrities are strongly associated with Sin City.



Bugsy Siegel

publication date: Friday, September 28, 2012

category: Crime

clue: The murder business would never be as profitable as the tourist mecca he established.

explanation: Siegel was a mobster who developed Las Vegas into a gambling resort destination. Among his criminal activities was "Murder Inc.," a group of assassins for hire. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Tony Peters


Sheldon Adelson

publication date: Thursday, September 27, 2012

category: Business

clue: His big donations to Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney represent lines drawn in the sands.

explanation: Adelson made his fortune by buying the Sands and other resorts in Las Vegas. He became widely known in 2012 for his donations to Republican campaigns. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, and Sarah Kyle


Vanessa Rousso

publication date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

category: Competitions

clue: One of the most successful women in professional poker is considered a maverick for undressing for Sports Illustrated.

explanation: Rousso, known by the nickname Lady Maverick, was a poker champion and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, and Sarah Kyle


Criss Angel

publication date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

category: Illusions

clue: I believe his stage show is designed to freak your mind.

explanation: Angel starred in the stage show "Criss Angel Believe" and the TV show Criss Angel Mindfreak. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, and Sarah Kyle


Frank Sinatra

publication date: Monday, September 24, 2012

category: Music

clue: Among the hits he sang at Vegas casinos were "Fly Me to the Moon," "My Way," and "Come Fly with Me."

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, and Sarah Kyle


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