Traditionally, the desert city has been synonymous - both on screen and off - with sin, tragedy and despair. But as this year's smash comedy The Hangover
, now out on DVD, highlighted, it's increasingly an arena for a new, Disneyfied version of vice. Paul MacInnes reports
There are lots of tigers in Las Vegas. But, try as you might, it's hard to coax one back to your hotel room. Mainly, they live in zoos; zoos like the one in the Mirage Hotel that's named after Siegfried & Roy, the German-born magicians who became inextricably linked to the beasts after a seven-year-old called Montecore bit Roy on the neck. Sometimes the tigers live in private homes. But, either way, they're not for hire. And you try lifting one out of its cage.
The sight of a roaring tiger in a bathroom at Caesar's Palace
is one of the most memorable moments in The Hangover