Sunday, May 29, 2011

Las Vegas Mob Experience

I mentioned the new Mob Museum in Las Vegas in my post about Crime and Police Museums on International Museum Day. What I didn't know was that there are actually two "mob museums' in Las Vegas. Battle of the Mobs? The one I mentioned is the Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, scheduled to open later this year. 

In the meantime, the Las Vegas Mob Experience is open at the Tropicana Hotel and is an interactive combination of skits that visitors take part in, as well as some serious mob history. The Las Vegas Mob Experience is endorsed by the daughter of infamous Chicagto kingpin Sam Giancana. Visitors are given a mob nickname, asked to do favors for a mob boss, and told to lie to a policeman in order to become a member of a mob family. This is advertised as 'interactive entertainment' rather than a museum. Open every day from 10 to 10.

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