NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
Stupak Passes At Age 67
September 28, 2021

Legendary gambler, entrepreneur and visionary, Bob Stupak, lost his battle with Leukemia Friday, ending his run as one of Vegas' most colorful and interesting characters.

Stupak, a long successful poker player with nearly $1,000,000 in tournament cashes, a World Series of Poker bracelet, World Poker Tour final table and several appearances on High Stakes Poker under his belt, was known more in the non-poker playing community for his larger than life personality, failed political aspirations and outlandish, often genius promotional strategies, which perhaps reached their pinnacle with his most famous brainchild, the 1,149-foot-tall Stratosphere Tower.

Also known as "Mr. Las Vegas" and "the Polish Maverick," Stupak was born into the world of gambling, with a father that ran an illegal craps operation in Pittsburgh year's before Stupak himself would open his own legal tables, in the self named Bob Stupak's Vegas World.

Along with the Tower, now forever a fixture of the Las Vegas Skyline, Stupak left behind three children, two sisters, and many great stories, all likely to long be remembered by the unique Vegas community that Bob Stupak helped shaped.


Story by Mark Anderson

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