The Mob Museum launches Once Upon a Time in Vegas sweepstakes, limited-time exhibition to celebrate 25th anniversary of iconic film ‘Casino’

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LAS VEGAS – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, invites Mob history and film buffs to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Casino by entering the Once Upon a Time in Vegas sweepstakes for a chance to win a prize package valued at more than $8,000.

In addition, beginning November 13, a temporary exhibit will be on display at the Museum featuring artifacts, memorabilia and rare photographs from the iconic film. Guests will have the opportunity to see an array of movie props linked to the Tangiers hotel-casino the fictional stand-in for the real-life Stardust on the Las Vegas Strip–as well as an original movie script donated by Frank Cullotta, never-before-publicized images from the set contributed by former Mob defense attorney and City of Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and much more.

The aura and popularity of Martin Scorseses 1995 cinematic classic Casino continues to grow 25 years after its release. Considered one of the greatest Mob movies ever made, its colorful depictions of true events in Las Vegas during the 1970s and 80s evoke nostalgic memories for those who lived it.

Enter here for a chance to win this one-of-a-kind prize package that will transport one lucky winner and a guest back in time to this unforgettable era.

The Once Upon a Time In Vegas package includes: 

  • A VIP Mob Museum experience
    • Two Mob Museum Premier Passes
    • Whiskey tasting experience for two at the Museums Underground speakeasy and distillery
  • A 20-minute virtual meet-and-greet with Academy Award-nominated Casino screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi
  • A signed copy of Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Pileggi
  • A one-of-a-kind artist rendering of the iconic Casino promotional poster by British artist Charlie Tippell.
  • Two nights stay at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas
    • Dinner for two at Oscars Steakhouse inside the Plaza Hotel & Casino

“Casino” movie poster

Entries accepted until Nov. 12 at 12 p.m. PST. Must be 21 or older to enter. Winner will be responsible for all travel-related expenses. Click here to purchase Museum tickets to explore the temporary Casino exhibit.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the landmark movie, The Mob Museum will also be hosting a sold out event inside the historic courtroom on Nov. 19 titled The 25th Anniversary of Casino: Looking Back at the Mob Movie Classic with Pileggi,  Goodman and other special guests who were part of the film. At the intimate event, attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from the notable individuals on the making of Casino and ask any questions they have. Pileggi, will appear virtually, and Goodman will appear in person.

For more information about the Museum, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit

To ensure the safety of staff and visitors, all guests are required to wear face coverings. All personnel of The Mob Museum have a comprehensive public health operational plan to follow which can be found here.

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories from the birth of the Mob to todays headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisors Top 25 U.S. Museums, one of Las Vegas Weeklys Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History, one of National Geographics Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas, USA Todays Best Museum in Nevada and No. 1 in the 2020 10 Best Readers Choice travel awards for Best Las Vegas Attraction and one of its 12 Cant Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits, A Must for Travelers by The New York Times and one of 20 Places Every American Should See by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayors Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734, visit, or download the Museums free mobile app.


Source: The Mob Museum

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