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Downtown Casino Takes Biggest Bet Ever

Last updated: November 29, 2010 at 12:13 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Casinos. Comments Off on Downtown Casino Takes Biggest Bet Ever.

If you’re a fan of downtown Las Vegas and its history, you’ll love this item. The oldest operating casino in Vegas is the Golden Gate, and this classic hotel recently took its biggest bet ever as part of a taping of “The Buried Life,” a reality show on MTV.

Golden Gate

Downtown's Golden Gate, built in 1906, has seen it all.

The cast of “The Buried Life,” which follows four friends on a quest to complete their list of “100 things to do before you die,” bet $125,000 on roulette and won, then let it ride.

Nobody will “officially” say whether the whopping $250,000 bet won, but thanks to the wonders of the Interwebs, you can see the results. Spoilers follow!


The $250,000 was bet on black, but Lady Luck didn’t smile on the “Buried Life” guys, unfortunately.

Watch the Golden Gate take its biggest bet ever in the official The Buried Life episode tonight on MTV.

Bonus Golden Gate factoid: In 1907, the Golden Gate got Las Vegas’ very first phone number, the easy-to-remember “1.”

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