Celebrities like stockpiling Oscars, they party, they hang out at strip joints, yes Mr Bieber we know and they Miley likes to swing on a ball. The hard-core party animals are Gary Bussey and Charlie Sheen, and there are several others. Some like loud music, others drinking and boogying and since the 1950s Las Vegas became the home away from your mansion-type of place. The casinos did not mind the crowds coming to get a glimpse of the stars, neither the large amounts thrown onto the roulette and blackjack tables. The A list of casino visitors includes big names Martin, Monroe, Styles, Sinatra, Anderson, Sheen and Affleck.
Celebrity Rat Pack of the 1950s
The name rat pack is associated with a crowd of celebrities that made Las Vegas theirs, they entertained, they performed and the relaxed in the casinos. The 1950s rat pack was made up of stars like Errol Flynn, Bacall and Bogart.
Spur-of-the-Moment Surprise Las Vegas Shows
It seems that every decade had a unique rat pack and the crew of the 1960s included icons such as Sammy Davis, Sinatra and Dean Martin. How it worked is that if one of the pack-members were performing in Las Vegas, the rest would follow, most of the time they would decide to surprise the audience with a spur-of-the-moment show. The rat pack was almost more in Vegas than at their mansions, and in 1984 Dean Martin got one of the casinos to allow the dealer to deal form her hand. The casino got into significant trouble as that is against the state law. It was only a matter to time before one of the rat pack decided to open a casino, and the brave one was Frank Sinatra. He was a considerable blackjack enthusiast and had a casino called Cal Neva based on the Lake Tahoe shores. Unfortunately, this casino closed in 2010.
Las Vegas versus Bad Boy Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen loves all-night partying, he is high blackjack roller, and he is famous for placing sports bets. Sheen is many things, but dull is not one of them, he is controversial, and maybe you could call him certifiably crazy. Most call him the bad boy of Hollywood as he uses his charms to get away with anything and everything. His real-life is similar to the role he plays in Two and a Half Men. He is rich and loves beautiful women and having a great time.
Batman Goes Poker Wild
The one that joins the bad boy genre is Ben Affleck, another regular in Las Vegas. He is Batman, and he loves playing at one Vegas casino in particular, which is the Las Vegas Palm. It is his all-night venue where he enjoys no-limit poker; some call this guy a bit of a card counter. Whether the claim is true or false, he did get into a bit of trouble over it and was banned from several casinos, who suspected card counting.