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Elvis Has Left the Building

By Gordon Hopkins

There is perhaps no individual name more associated with the lights and glitz and general debauchery of Las Vegas than Elvis Aaron Presley. While gambling pays most of the bills in Sin City, getting people to show up to throw away their money is the job of performers; the comedians, the dancers and, especially, the singers. Among those performers, no one was or is more successful at convincing the rubes that losing money is actually a good time than Elvis. Even 45 years after his death, Elvis remains the undisputed “King.”Elvis is literally an indispensable part of Las Vegas’ business plan. That is what makes this week’s...

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