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Artist Rebuilds Las Vegas Sign With Cards, Dice and Poker Chips

31 July 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- As reported by the Associated Press: "Take 500 decks of playing cards, 1,800 poker chips, 800 dice and more than a few tubes of Superglue. Add an artist who likes to stack things up and mix in some Vegas glitz.

"'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' or at least welcome to a life-size replica of the famous sign made out cards, dice and poker chips.

"Bryan Berg, perhaps best known for building a 25-foot castle out of playing cards, broke his no adhesive rule to build the sign for the World Series of Poker event.

"Berg called the sign, which is attached to a scaffolding of wood and weighs 400 pounds, a 'logistical nightmare.' It took about 450 hours to complete..."

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