Kirk Kerkorian called 'gutsy' leader who helped shape Las Vegas

June 16, 2015 7:33 PM

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In the history of Las Vegas, Kirk Kerkorian's name will be mentioned alongside Bugsy Siegel, Howard Hughes and Steve Wynn as key visionaries who helped shape the nation's gambling mecca and tourist attraction.

With his passing Monday at the age of 98, Kerkorian was hailed by Las Vegas business leaders and gaming experts as a "gutsy" entrepreneur who became an instrumental force behind the transformation of the Las Vegas Strip.

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