Tag Archives: Gambling

Sigma Derby: The Beloved Mechanical Horse-Race Game That’s Running Out Of Time

2013 Sigma Derby Tournament

One of Sarah’s favourite things in not only Las Vegas, but perhaps the whole world, is a busted old mechanical horse racing gambling game called Sigma Derby.

Unfortunately, over the years these games have slowly broken down and disappeared until the point where there’s only one known working one left situated at The D Las Vegas casino.

Sarah wrote about the game and the culture that’s developed around it in a piece for Atlas Obscura.

To read it go here.

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The Guy Who Gambled That Holm Would Win

Vegas Dave

Vegas Dave

Not a lot of people were picking Holly Holm to beat Ronda Rousey for the UFC bantamweight championship.

But a professional gambler named Vegas Dave did, and he came away with one of the biggest paydays anyone has seen from a MMA fight bet.

Sarah spoke to Vegas Dave about it for Fightland here.

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10 Music-Themed Slot Machines

Dolly Parton's slot

Dolly Parton’s slot

Hard as it may be to fathom, Sarah is also obsessed with things other than The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

One of these things is Las Vegas. And by extension, the fascinating, glittering gambling machinery that fuels the whole city.

She wrote about this machinery — specifically, the music-themed slot machines — for Paste Magazine.

Read the full story here.

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