It’s October and Halloween is coming. The neighborhoods are all decorated. The streets and shops have dressed in orange and the expected night is getting closer and closer. Have you ever wondered what happens in a casino during the Halloween month or on the 31st? What scary things you might actually find?
I started surfing the net and discovered Aaron Todd’s list of the scariest things you might find, see or do during the month of fear.
1. Sky Jump at the Stratosphere
The Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower is a controlled free-fall from the 108th floor. It’s the only Sky Jump in North America, and the highest in the world.
7. The Bellagio Bandit
Casinos are often targets of idiots that decide to try to get rich quick through robbery instead of through the progressive slots. While the Bellagio Bandit himself isn’t likely to show up at a casino anytime soon (he’s serving 3-11 years in prison), it would be pretty scary for anyone involved to see a robbery take place in a casino.
6. Halloween slots
There are plenty of wagering options that include Halloween themes. And while there are slot machines in brick-and-mortar casinos with those themes, one of the best places to find them is online.
5. ATM fees
If you decide to visit a casino on Halloween (or any time for that matter), make sure you bring as much cash as you plan to gamble and/or spend. Because if you run out and decide to hit the ATM, you’re going to get socked with fees. Most ATMs in casinos charge $6 for withdrawing the first $100.
4. Elevators at the Imperial Palace
Okay, these aren’t really scary – they’ll get you to your floor safe and sound. But you might have to wait 45 minutes from the start of your journey to the end. And anything that can only manage to get you two feet a minute is a pretty scary wait time.
3. The working girls (and the gamblers) at sunrise
Most of the people you see in Las Vegas casinos at sunrise (other than the employees) are people who have been on all-night gambling benders and working girls looking for new “friends.” I’m not exactly sure which of these is scarier.
2. Madame Tussauds wax museum
If you want to see something really creepy this Halloween season, go to a wax museum. Madame Tussauds at the The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas is a great example. The wax models are eerily real.
1. Bachelorette parties
Bachelor parties have always been seen as wild, crazy outings where guys go nuts and do all the things they secretly want to do. Bachelor parties in Vegas have picked up an even crazier reputation, thanks in large part to the “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” campaign, and the film The Hangover. But the reality is, when it comes to bachelor parties in Las Vegas, they’re nothing compared to some of the bachelorette parties I’ve seen. For some reason, when women visit Sin City and one of their own is getting hitched, something switches off in their brains. Now that’s scary!”
Ready to hit Vegas to get scared? With most of these, what you may actually get is a laugh more than a scare, but it’s definitely worth the trip to hit casinos at this time of the year.