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Old 08-26-2008, 03:02 AM   #1
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Binion's million dollar display is back

I found this in the news.

"The appearance of a $1 million display similar to the one that entertained millions of Las Vegas tourists from the 1950s until 2000 is the latest gimmick by Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel owner Terry Caudill to revive some of the spirit from the casino's heyday.

The money is encased in an acrylic pyramid on top of a poker table in the middle of the casino. Casino workers brought it out last week to the surprise of tourists who happened to be there when they installed the display.

"It was pretty wild," said Binion's general manager Tim Lager. "People were taking pictures with their phones."

Unlike the version of the stack on display from 1964 to 2000, the new display isn't made of rare $10,000 bills. It is $270,000 in $100 bills, $688,000 in $20 bills and $42,000 in $1 bills."
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:07 AM   #2
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kinda cool to bring back a taste of old LV ~ now we just need to see that big gold nugget
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:08 AM   #3
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Harrah's needed a place to store some of that November 9 money.
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lol at not having it all in hundo's.

what kind of moron redneck broke idiot would take a pic?

prob the same that thinks they can beat roulette..
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i'm assuming they got stoned and set the rare 10k bills on fire.
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Re: Binion's million dollar display is back

I heard Harrah's took them when they took the WSOP
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:01 AM   #7
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I swore I saw the same thing at the LV Hilton 2 years ago.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:25 AM   #8
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lol at not having it all in singles.
FYP.

Assuming each brick of money is 200 bills, that display is comprised of 13.5 bricks of 100s, 172 bricks of 20s and 210 bricks of 1s, for a total of 395.5 bricks. That means only 3.4% of the money is hundos. What's the point of even having hundos when they represent such a small percent of the total displayed bills?

A display of 5000 bricks of singles would be a sight to see.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:26 AM   #9
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"It was pretty wild," said Binion's general manager Tim Lager. "People were taking pictures with their phones."
This guy sounds like a barrel of laughs!
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:30 AM   #10
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You characters actually think that there are real bills in between the first and last in a bundle? What would be the purpose? That 'million' is mostly plain paper I'm willing to bet.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:56 AM   #11
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You might as well have a million dollars worth of quarters.

Get the 10K bills back or forget about it.

Cheapskates.
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FYP.

Assuming each brick of money is 200 bills, that display is comprised of 13.5 bricks of 100s, 172 bricks of 20s and 210 bricks of 1s, for a total of 395.5 bricks. That means only 3.4% of the money is hundos. What's the point of even having hundos when they represent such a small percent of the total displayed bills?

A display of 5000 bricks of singles would be a sight to see.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:29 AM   #13
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I have a picture of Amarillo Slim and myself standing in front of the million dollar display in 1978. It was another great Benny Binion idea. You could have a few picture postcards made free. Then you had to come back in a couple of hours to get your pictures. That meant two trips to the casino. I would always get postcards. They first had free photos in the Las Vegas Club in 1959. I still have one of those somewhere.

The old display had a giant, upside down Horseshoe with the bills. I'll bet even money that Ray Zee still has one of those picture postcards.
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I have a picture of Amarillo Slim and myself standing in front of the million dollar display in 1978. It was another great Benny Binion idea. You could have a few picture postcards made free. Then you had to come back in a couple of hours to get your pictures. That meant two trips to the casino. I would always get postcards. They first had free photos in the Las Vegas Club in 1959. I still have one of those somewhere.

The old display had a giant, upside down Horseshoe with the bills. I'll bet even money that Ray Zee still has one of those picture postcards.
You should dig the picture out and post it on here Johnny.
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:27 AM   #15
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that's a big stack, gotta burn that MF down heath ledger style.
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