The Stratosphere knows how to do iconic. In fact, to the untrained eye, it exists first as an icon, second as an amusement park and a distant third as a place to lose your money and sleep off your losses. So it was fitting that a sports competition that looked like a slick architectural installation came to the hotel-casino Sept. 19-23.
The 3WallBall World Championships drew fierce outdoor racquetball competitors to its aquamarine parking-lot playland to compete for $500 and a stay in a Stratosphere suite. Sometimes, though, it’s enough to play for the beauty of the game.