10 Famous Crimes in The History

Introduction

Las Vegas is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Many people go to the city in to relax. In some quarters, those who visit this city to sample its delights may be considered degenerates. It is for this reasonthat famous crimes Las Vegas draw more attention than famous crimes elsewhere. The following is a list of ten of the famous crimes in Las Vegas. They are not in any particular order.

1. The Murder of Tupac Shakur

Tupac was shot in Las Vegas on 7th September 1996. He died six days later. This crime was made famous by Tupac’s profile as one of the most influential rappers in American history. Conspiracy theories surrounding the death also increased interest in it.

2.  The Hilton Arson

The Hilton in Vegas has a place in history of the city. It hosted big names such as Elvis Presley. This gave it a high profile among hotels. When it burned down killing eight people the incident made international news.

3. Bellagio Casino Robbery

Casinos are heavily surveilled and therefore difficult to rob. Antony Carleo, stole chips worth $1.5 million and got away before he was arrested.

4. Bamlet Murder

The culinary workers’ union 226 under the leadership of Al Bamlet was the most powerful union in Vegas. Bamlet was murdered in 1977 by hitmen he had hired to bomb a non-compliant hotel.

5. O.J. Simpson Memorabilia Robbery

Simpson had become infamous during his trial for the murder of his wife and her lover. He and five associates stole his memorabilia from two dealers. The robbery was captured on tape and it captures national attention.

6. Jessica Williams DUI

In this case an unpaired person was convicted for DUI. The conviction of Jessica Williams was based on the readings of her blood tests.

7. Tony Spilotro and the Hole in the Wall gang

Spilotro was a mafia enforcer who ran a high-end burglar gang on the side. During his trial for the robberies, the jury couldn’t reach a verdict. The lack of a verdict necessitated a retrial. Spilotro also had an affair with the wife of a Vegas mob boss. The mafia in Chicago unhappy with the visibility Spilotro was bringing them killed him. His story was made into the movie Casino in 1995.

8. Christina Lafave and the Tourists Rolex

Lafave stole an Australian tourist’s watch valued at $35000. The case made international headlines because she hid the watch in her vagina. This crime was committed in 204.

9. Kevyn Wynne Kidnap

The victim was the daughter of Steve Wynne, CEO of Treasure Island and Bellagio casino. To secure her release, Steve paid a ransom of $1.45 million. Perpetrators were arrested a few days later when one of them went to buy a Ferrari.

10. Ted Binion Murder

Ted Binion was first an object of public attention in 1967. A cab driver had tried to kidnap him. His father Benny Binion was an old time badass. He ordered the cab driver killed. 20 years later, Ted was found dead under mysterious circumstances. His best friend and girl friend were convicted for his murder. They were later released on appeal.

Conclusion

All cities in the world have their measure of crime. Other cities in the US and the world have had much more horrific crimes. There are also cities that have much higher crime rates than Vegas around the world. Many people, however, assume that Las Vegas has more incidences of crime. The moniker Sin City given to Las Vegas creates the impression that Vegas is most crime prone city. Sin City, however, refers to the prevalence of adult entertainment in the city.

Cool and Simple Card Tricks

Have you ever found yourself sitting at the bar with strangers wanting to make conversation and just not sure what to say? Ever wanted to be like the guy in the movies who knew how to impress every stranger he met. Keep a deck of cards in your pocket and you can be that guy! You will have new friends and a pocket stuffed with numbers wherever you go!

Trick 1: The magically returning card.

Step 1: Shuffle and cut the deck. Ask the viewer to help you out so that they are confident that you did not stack the deck.

Step 2: Here is the trick, it is all in the slight of hand. One must slide the top two cards off the deck, making it look like you have just taken the top card off the deck. Keeping the cards together, so it looks like you only have one card in your hand. Show the viewer the “card” you flipped, this is the bottom of the two cards.

Step 3: Return the cards to the top of the deck. Have the viewer take the top card and place it anywhere in the deck. Then magically tap the card that is now at the top of the deck. Voilà! This is the card that they saw and “stuck back in the deck.”

Trick 2: I can read your mind!

Step 1: Shuffle and cut the deck. Ask the viewer to help you out so that they are confident that you did not stack the deck.

Step 2: After the final shuffle one must notice the card at the bottom of the deck. Do this while you are talking up your magical abilities; make sure the viewer does not see this card or see you looking at it. With the cards face down in a stack, thumb through the cards. Ask the viewer to tell you when to stop.

Step 3: Here is the trick! Pull the cards towards you when they ask you to stop, slyly pull out the bottom card.. Make sure this card lands at the bottom of the top half of the cut deck. Do this without looking at the cards. Show the top half of the cut deck to the viewer. Tell them what the card they see is! They will be guessing how you did it for days.

Trick 3: Pick a card, any card! 

Step 1) Shuffle the deck. With the cards face down, spread the cards in a fan. Ask the viewer to choose a card.

Step 2) Ask the viewer to stare at the card and to try very hard to remember the card they chose. Ask them to picture it in their mind’s eye.

Step 3) Here is the trick. While they are staring at the card, cut the deck. Slyly take note of the card at the bottom of the top half of the deck. Ask them to place the card between the two cut halves.

Step 4) Flip the deck and fan-out the cards (face up). The card lying on top of the card you noted is their card. Try hard to look like you are searching the deck, looking for the card they chose, using your magic abilities. Then pick out their card.

Remember two important tips.

· To do these tricks effectively you must practice a lot. They key is mastering small hand movements. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much time.

· Be charismatic and funny, doing card tricks is all about distraction, a laughing person will never be able to see the trick coming.