Back in My Day / The Matchbooks · June 15, 2020 1

Bring the kids to Vegas??

OLD Circus Circus matchbook, featuring a clown with a giant match!

Here’s an early, early Circus Circus matchbook. I wonder if the clown dude was a mascot at some time, or just a whim. There is a claim on the inside, “ONLY family casino in Vegas” – setting aside the fact that kids can’t gamble. Mostly they sit in the hotel room and watch TV.

We stayed there a few times because it’s cheap, and the big red bus service downtown and strip buses meet there, if there is still such a thing. I remember riding the city double decker downtown to get supplies, and I was not the only one lugging a case of Diet Dr. Pepper back. Go figure! People watching is the best.