His slot machine makes your money disappear.
Considered by most to be the world's greatest illusionist — his repertoire filled with feats such as making airplanes and the Statue of Liberty vanish in front of live audiences — David Copperfield now has another line to add to his resume: He has his own slot machine.
Bally Technologies this week rolled out the Magic of David Copperfield at the Global Gaming Expo 2013. Crowds gathered around the machines to try their luck and strike a bonus featuring footage of Copperfield's spectacular magic.
VEGAS INC caught up with Copperfield today and talked with him about his journey to the face of a slot machine.
What's the G2E experience been like for you so far?
It's not the normal experience for me because I walked in and saw my face plastered around the room. I got treated right. It's nice.
But you're used to that, right?
But not in this kind of environment. In a new environment it's kind of interesting. I'm so used to seeing Michael Jackson and "The Wizard of Oz" and all the different games. But to have me on there is quite fun.
Is this a high point for you being an iconic Vegas figure?
(Laughs) You know, I think it's amazing seeing your brand presented in a unique way. They're really doing a great job with the machine. The technology of the interaction and the seat vibrating with the music. It's a very tactile experience. It's really great seeing your work interpreted in a new way and done well, and they did a good job.
What is your best Las Vegas memory?
There's been so many. But back in the day, Frank Sinatra asked me to do a show with him. And I did. The reason he asked me to do the show was because he wanted to know how I made the airplane disappear. So he got me in the corner with Jimmy Rizzo and said, "How'd you make that airplane disappear?" And even though he applied pressure, I did not submit. I wanted him to dream, and he did. He was a really good guy. He was a good sport.