The Clown That Saved Las Vegas Hits A Major Milestone | Forbes

My latest Forbes post is a look back at Circus Circus, which just turned 50:

It’s ironic but fitting that Circus Circus, for years the top low-end casino on the Strip, shares a parent with Caesars Palace, which until the 1989 opening of The Mirage was undisputed in its reign atop the high-end. Jay Sarno was one of the most colorful—and persistently influential—characters in the history of a city with many colorful and influential individuals. Without him the current MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment would look very, very different.

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