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Men of Action: Bob Stupak, Mr. Las Vegas

WSOP Star was One of the Last Street Smart Vegas Wild Men

by Bob Pajich |  Published: Dec 25, 2013

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Jutting out of the earth more than a thousand feet into the air, the Stratosphere in Las Vegas will be one of the first things aliens fly by if they ever happen to get here. It’s easy to think that Bob Stupak had this at least in the back of his mind when he started daydreaming about building the Las Vegas landmark. Sitting in his office in his gaudy and gargantuan Vegas World, Stupak thought of himself as Captain Kirk, “the guy who has to keep the Enterprise moving forward,” he wrote in the foreword of one of two books he wrote, Yes You Can WIN!, in 1992. Vegas World even had a spaced-out theme with an astronaut floating up the side of one of the hotels, tethered to a roulette wheel. A life-sized replica of the ill-fated Skylab space station hung in the main lobby along with another astronaut. ...


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