Test your Vegas IQ: Carpet

Posted by on May 19th, 2009 and filed under Featured, Hotels. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Las Vegas casinos are famous for their brightly colored, flashy (and, some might even argue, tasteless) carpeting. Some people reason that the loud casino carpet patterns help mask the dirt that comes from thousands of people walking across it. Some have speculated that the choice of carpet is all a master plan by the casinos and that something about the crazy patterns actually encourages people to gamble.  

One morning, my colleague Kristine McKenzie and I headed down to the Las Vegas Strip to check out this phenomenon for ourselves. After losing all our lunch money at the slots (we just couldn’t seem to control ourselves) we returned to the VEGAS.com headquarters with several photos of the floor. Can you guess which Las Vegas casino each sample belongs to? Look out below for the answers:








ANSWERS: 1. Excalibur; 2. MGM Grand; 3. Slots O’ Fun; 4. Wynn; 5. Paris; 6. Planet Hollywood

Aleza Freeman

Yes, I’m from Las Vegas. But I’d like to clarify a few things: I don’t live in a hotel and I’m not a showgirl. I put my pasties on one nipple at a time, just like everyone else. I’m a regular girl who plunges off the side of ridiculously tall Las Vegas landmarks and writes about it for a living. I also ride roller coasters, hang at the spa, shoot holes in zombies and take art lessons from bottlenose dolphins. You know, normal stuff. My career as a journalist and copywriter has led me out of Vegas and around the world, but the 24/7 normality of Las Vegas sucks me back in every time. Am I oblivious to the plethora of slot machines everywhere I go? Sure. But that’s because I’m distracted by all the pretty lights. Follow me on Google+ and Twitter.

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