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progrocker
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June 15th, 2011 at 12:54:51 PM permalink
My goofy looking photo behind this display is one of my most treasured Las Vegas souvenirs. It's a good conversation starter at bars in downtown too, if I see a lady with the little folder the picture comes in sitting at the bar I always use that as an icebreaker.

The picture also comes with a nice sheet of coupons. I won 80 bucks while earning the needed points for the free shirt, and another 30 on the match play. I have a trip in July (with Vegas noob) and in September (with group of guys, many downtown noobs) and plan to take them both to Binion's because of this display. Mr. Martin is indeed correct that they're probably getting back their 1000/week lost interest and then some. Consider it a marketing expense.
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pacomartin
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June 15th, 2011 at 3:24:01 PM permalink
Here is my best guess as to the size of the pyramid. It assumes 200 banknotes per inch. The $4000 built into the display case may be additional money or it may be taken out of the top level of the pyramid.

level rows inches/row inches banknotes bill type pounds value $K
top 2 6.75 13.5 2,700 $100 5.9 $270
second 3 8 24.0 4,800 $20 10.6 $96
third 4 12 48.0 9,600 $20 21.1 $192
fourth 5 20 100.0 20,000 $20 44.0 $400
bottom 6 35 210.0 42,000 $1 92.4 $42
20 395.5 79,100 174.0 $1,000
ten2win
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June 15th, 2011 at 4:22:12 PM permalink

This is one of my FAVORITE pictures from our trip last month.

I LOVE hugging all that money!

And being with my Wife and Daughter!
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pacomartin
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June 15th, 2011 at 4:59:27 PM permalink

They need to get some fake bills that you can throw while standing behind the display for your photo.
FleaStiff
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June 15th, 2011 at 6:05:09 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Good point. So it's all real, just not all Benjamins.

Right. There is obviously a value to a display that is impressive. A casino would gain nothing by putting green blotting paper inside the stacks or something. Or making it a fake photo opportunity. Or a legitimately correct but unimpressive arrangement of the currency. Its an advertising gimmick and is probably a fairly good "draw" as an attraction in the area. Some think the photo beats out those key chains and fake dice or edge-trimmed card decks. Its a way of the casino getting momentos with their logo on it all over the various hometowns and perhaps into the various hometown newspapers.
zippyboy
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June 15th, 2011 at 6:21:32 PM permalink
Here is what a TRILLION Dollars looks like.
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pacomartin
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June 15th, 2011 at 6:45:04 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Right. There is obviously a value to a display that is impressive.





Personally, I would think it would be cooler to have it in a clear acrylic briefcase with all $100 banknotes, with a kevlar strap holding it down to the floor. That way you could pick it up an pose for a picture.
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June 15th, 2011 at 9:26:45 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

The new display is 79,100 banknotes:
$270,000 in $100 banknotes weighing 6 pounds
$688,000 in $20 banknotes weighing 76 pounds
$42,000 in $1 banknotes weighing 92 poundst.



How do you know this?

By the way, I had my pictures taken with the 1M (again) before WoVcon today. In my earlier estimates I figured the base was a square. However, when I got up close it was more of a rectangle of about 2x3 dimensions, with the long side facing the camera.

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Wavy70
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June 15th, 2011 at 10:17:26 PM permalink
At The Western you can get a picture with $83.57.
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waltomeal
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June 15th, 2011 at 10:53:12 PM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

Here is what a TRILLION Dollars looks like.


Nice. Or you could ask Monty Burns if he'll show you his trillion dollar bill...
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