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Monopoly World Championships in Vegas

Last updated: October 19, 2009 at 2:45 pm. Posted by in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Casinos, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Monopoly World Championships in Vegas.

Players from 42 countries will take part in the Monopoly World Championships, Oct. 20-22, at Caesars Palace here in Las Vegas. Those countries include Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Turkey, China, Japan, Singapore and others.

The winner of the Monopoly World Championships will receive a prize of $20,580, the amount of Monopoly money that comes in every Monopoly game.

From what we hear, this is the first time the event has been held on American soil. Read more.

Of course there's a Sin City version of Monopoly!

Of course there's a Sin City version of Monopoly!

In honor of the Monopoly World Championships, we’ve slapped together some fascinating Monopoly facts. Here we go!

  • In Monopoly, the character that’s behind bars is named Jake the Jailbird.
  • Short Line, of Monopoly fame, wasn’t actually a railroad. It was a bus company.
  • A poll found that the most popular game token in Monopoly is the racecar.
  • In an average game of Monopoly, B&O Railroad is the railroad most often landed on.
  • There are 40 squares on a Monopoly board.
  • In the U.S. version of Monopoly, which Atlantic City street name is misspelled? Marvin Gardens. In Atlantic City, it’s Marven Gardens.
  • Every day, more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. treasury.
  • The Monopoly mascot’s original name was Rich Uncle Pennybags. His current name is Mr. Monopoly.
  • The name of the policeman in the “Go to Jail” square is Officer Malloy.
  • Monopoly has been made in 26 different languages.
  • When Fidel Castro took power in Cuba, he ordered that all Monopoly sets be destroyed.
  • Since 1935, more than 5.1 billion green houses have been made for Monopoly sets.

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