Author Home Author Archives Search Articles Subscribe
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Newsletter Signup
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Related Links
Related News
Recent Articles
Best of Howard Stutz

Gaming Guru

Howard Stutz

Stratosphere Tower welcomes 40 millionth visitor

23 April 2014

LAS VEGAS -- The Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower welcomed its 40 millionth visitor Monday and the guest turned out to be a British tourist making his first ever trip to Las Vegas.

Just after 10:30 a.m., James Kennedy of Birmingham, England, was greeted by Stratosphere General Manager Paul Hobson at the entrance to the 1,149-foot-tall tower with balloons, an entourage of Stratosphere employees and cameras.

Hobson presented Kennedy with a Stay & Play Getaway at the hotel-casino valued at $2,500.

The Stratosphere opened in April 1996, providing visitors with a panoramic view from the tallest freestanding observation tower in the country. The Tower is the tallest structure in Las Vegas and the tallest building West of the Mississippi River.