I've got my car, and my ride, and my wheels
(when I go to Vegas) That's right
I've got my drugs, and my stuff, and my pills
(when I go to Vegas) Alright
— Calvin Harris, "Vegas"
Current Nickname: The Funtime Family State For Families!
Old Nickname: The Prostitute State."
— John Hodgman, The Areas of My Expertise
"No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted.”
"The first thing he noticed was that Las Vegas seemed to have invented a new school of functional architecture, 'The Gilded Mousetrap School' he thought it might be called, whose main purpose was to channel the customer-mouse into the central gambling trap whether he wanted the cheese or not.”
"People who never even dreamed of gambling in a casino now think it's sanctioned by God. Throw in a couple arcade machines, even the little kids go home broke."
—The Pretender, "Curious Jarod"
"I don't want to spoil the ending of this movie, but there's no strategy to slot machines. They're like relationships — you throw your hopes and dreams into them until one of you is out of money and the other one is empty inside."
"Here in Vegas there's only one way to make sure you don't lose any money: the moment you step off the plane, you walk right into the propellers."
— Vic Fontane, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("His Way")
"Ah, my bread and butter. Thrill-seeking rich folk with a poor grasp of statistics and probability."
— Manny, Grim Fandango
"Well next week I'll be in one of my favorite cities, Las Vegas. It's a nice place, built upon mankind's genetic failure at simple mathematics."
— Rodney Caston