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Betting on Vegas

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Las Vegas is getting a little more sinful.

In another sign that we can once again gamble on the country’s economy two major Las Vegas resorts are being overhauled. Caesars entertainment is investing $223 million in The Quad. An aging 2,000 room hotel on the Las Vegas strip.

In addition to that the timeshare company Westgate resorts has purchased the building formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton. It plans on converting 200 of the nearly 3,000 rooms into time shares. The rest will remain open to regular hotel guests. The LVH was best known as the home away from home for Elvis Presley. His 58 show series broke Vegas attendance records and he set up his own penthouse in the hotel.  read more »

A King's Burial

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The king’s final resting spot is on the market; and for the right price it can be yours.

Next month celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien is selling Elvis Presley’s original tomb to the highest bidder. Its part of his “Music Icons” auction that will also include items from Keith Richards, Buddy Holly and John Lennon.

The tomb of the gyrating rock and roll star is located inside the granite and marble mausoleum at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee. Presley was laid to rest there alongside his mother when he died in August of 1977. Two months later both were re-buried at his Graceland home. The tomb has sat empty ever since.  read more »