made it to metafilter
and the ensuing discussion included a link to this Vegas-specific
page. While we weren’t there to witness the demolition of the old Aladdin
Casino in person, things
got to sneak around the half-empty casino a couple of weeks beforehand. It was a thrilling experience. Acre upon acre of gaudy carpet, all the better to conceal cigarette burns, stiletto marks, lost quarters and spilt cocktails, were strewn with litter, stripped of the blinking lights and constant chatter of the slots. In one corner of the huge room, piles of old slot machines were stacked up, in another, the video recording devices and ceiling cameras from the surveillance system. More demolition, this time in Europe
, with movies too.