Flashback Friday: Boo Boo, Where’s Yogi?

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Trying to break the bank in Vegas proves to be extra challenging when Boo Boo, an 850-pound performing bear, is at the blackjack tables. Boo Boo thought Joyce Hutchings (left), really should have taken an extra card.

This photo was taken in 1969, when Boo Boo and five other bears, performed at Circus Circus. Circus Circus still has live circus acts, just not at the blackjack tables.

In case you were wondering, the hotel got Boo Boo to pose by spreading cookie crumbs all over the blackjack table.

Jennifer Whitehair

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Jennifer grew up believing everyone had slot machines in their convenience stores and celebrated Oct. 31 (Nevada day) with a day off from school. Jennifer has a background in journalism and worked as a reporter for newspapers in both Northern and Southern Nevada, before joining Vegas.com in 1996. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and other publications. She covers every part of Las Vegas for Vegas.com and loves tracking down vanishing pieces of historic and vintage Vegas. You can find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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