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Urgent: What´s the meaning of "Lounge Lizard Heaven"?

Posted by Bruce Kahl on July 02, 2003

In Reply to: Urgent: What´s the meaning of "Lounge Lizard Heaven"? posted by mirela on July 02, 2003

: I´de be really grateful if anyone could tell me the meaning of Lounge Lizard Heaven

: Here´s the context in which the expression appears:
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: "Once known as the last stop before lounge lizard heaven, Vegas is now a mecca for entertainers and other major events."
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: What does it exactly mean?
: Thanks in advance,

: Mirela
: Rosario, Argentina

Las Vegas is a city in the state of Nevada here in the US of A.
At one time Las Vegas was a run down, crime infested area of cheapo, run-down hotels, saloons and crooked gambling establisments populated by transients, hookers and gangsters from New York and Kansas City.
The people who frequented and worked at these places are/were called "lounge lizards", another name for a sleazy person.
Now Las Vegas is a family tourist destination with the entertainment now more like a Disney theme park.
So "Longe Lizard Heaven" was a description of Las Vegas before it's renaissance.