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After the mob

That famous chapel

A Vegas wedding

The queen of weddings

Casino Cardboard

Not everyone in Las Vegas in early January is here for CES. Some are here for the gambling, taking in shows, partying, standing up in their limos as they take a ride down the famous strip.

Keeping them company is a hint of Vegas from yesteryear. Frank Cullotta, a former mafia hitman, said if he were younger and still in the mob, he'd be a master of tech.

"How do you think guys like us learned how to shut off alarms?" he said. "It was all done by computers."


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While most CES attendees flock to the Las Vegas Convention Center, a smaller number of Vegas visitors come to the famous Little White Wedding Chapel to get hitched. Celebrities that have gotten married there include Elvis, Michael Jordan and Britney Spears.

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Pierrette Burton and David Hayes came from Australia to get married.

What does Pierrette think the Facebook-owned virtual reality headset maker Oculus is? "Sounds like something used for ghost hunting."

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Charolette Richards, owner of the Little White Wedding Chapel, said the number of marriages per day at her chapel drops during CES week.

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For some people in Vegas, it was their first time seeing a virtual reality headset.

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