Vegas to Host Monopoly World Championship

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Money can make the difference when traveling to Las Vegas, but the dollar bills don't necessarily have to be real for some visitors to have fun. Come October, Caesar's Palace will host the 2009 Monopoly World Championship.

Forty-two of the world’s best players will go head-to-head October 21-22, for international bragging rights and $20,580 (the equivalent of the “bank” in a standard MONOPOLY game). The tournament will offer excitement for players and visitors as the best of the best vie for the title. The festivities are free and open to the public. Spectators are invited to walk around the competition arena for an up-close view of the action, or play their own game at one of the side tables and participate in game give-aways. The area will include an exhibit of artwork inspired by Monopoly from around the world.

Game updates will be available online at Monopoly.com, or via Twitter @MonopolyWorlds.