Bob Stupak, best known for building the Stratosphere, passed away at age 67 from Lukemia.
Stupak was a Vegas icon who loved publicity. In 1989 he placed a $1 million Bet on the Super Bowl and won. Bob was also very charitable, when it came to the city of Las Vegas.
The Stratosphere will be one of Bob’s legacies. I remember when the news broke that the Stratosphere’s one leg was shorter than the other and it would cost millions to fix. Bob, was determined to see his dream of the Stratorsphere come true and leveraged some of the casino to have it fixed so progress could continue.