LAS VEGAS - One of America's favorite game shows, ‘Wheel of Fortune', has been on the family television since 1983. Co-host Vanna White attributes the show's longevity to the creativity its writers and stars bring.
"Thirty years have been great. Every show is different. You never know what (co-host) Pat (Sajak) is going to say. It's always a different puzzle. I always have a different dress on. I never wore the same dress twice in 30 years," she said.
White has donned more than 6,000 outfits during the show's run, but storage is never an issue.
"I would need a second house for that," she joked. "But no, I don't get to keep any of my clothes unfortunately."
The game has stayed traditional, while incorporating some changes. White now changes the letters with 52 touch screen monitors, instead of physically turning the letters.
Since 1988, ‘Wheel of Fortune' has taped on-location 61 times in 26 cities, including Las Vegas.
"It's been great. Las Vegas has been wonderful," White said. "We love this place. It's so exciting. It's fun. There's great food. There are great people. We just have a great time."
When she's not taping episodes of ‘Wheel of Fortune', you might find White at one of the valley's casinos.
"I love to gamble. What can I tell you? I love the sports books," she said. "It depends on the time of day. I mean, I like to watch the dogs run, the horses run. I like watching sports, football &, yeah, I love all that stuff."
After all these years, White says the number one goal of ‘Wheel of Fortune' is to give away a lot of money. The show has given away more than $200 million in cash and prizes during its run.
‘Wheel of Fortune' and ‘Jeopardy' begin airing at 6:30 p.m. Monday on Channel 8.