Curlers are taking advantage of Las Vegas's entertainment offerings, and packing in the crowds at competition

The stands were full at the Orleans Hotel and Casino for mixed doubles action at the Continental...

The stands were full at the Orleans Hotel and Casino for mixed doubles action at the Continental Cup. (Chris Holloway, Katipo Creative)

Terry Jones, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:15 PM ET

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Unless you’re a curler.

If that’s the case, what happens in Vegas this week is going to be told around the world.

The 12 teams, nine of them in their last event prior to competing in the Sochi Olympics, began play for the Continental Cup here Thursday and can’t stop talking about the experience of being a curler and part of a Vegas show.

“It’s just insane, isn’t it?” said Scotland’s David Murdoch.

“It’s hard to believe. When I first heard, I thought ‘Great. But is anybody going to come and watch?’ Then we hear about it maybe being the biggest-attended event ever in the U.S. And that’s just incredible,” said the skip who won a world championship in Lowell, Mass. and lost a gold medal game to Kevin Martin in another at Grand Forks, N.D.


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