Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World and it is not even close (we are not talking about movies/music, we are talking about entertaining its visitors). Lavishly decorated hotels, big gambling casinos, night clubs, roller coasters, strip clubs, bars, restaurants and so much more… Las Vegas truly is “Sin City”.
19 Facts About Las Vegas
1. Founded on May 15, 1905 – Las Vegas is one of the youngest cities in the United States.
2. The city of Las Vegas has a population of over 651,319 people as of 2020. It is the largest city in the state pf Nevada.
3. Las Vegas has many nicknames: Lost Wages, Sin City, Disneyland for Adults, and The Lady.
4. The city attracts at least 40 million visitors every year.
5. Most conventions in the United States are held in the city of Las Vegas – approximately 22,000 per year. That is a lot of conventions!
6. Las Vegas is one of the brightest cities on Earth.
7. 20 of the largest hotels in the world are based in Las Vegas.
8. All the casinos and hotels combined have over 200,000 slot machines.
9. Las Vegas hosts over 300 weddings every single day.
10. Golden Gate Hotel & Casino is the oldest hotel in the city – since 1906 (before both World War 1 & 2).
11. The first Casino was officially licensed in 1931.
12. A lot of people have this confused but prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas.
13. The average gambler has a budget of $500 per trip to Las Vegas.
14. The state of Nevada’s annual gaming revenues are just over 10 billion dollars.
15. McCarran International Airport is the largest airport in Las Vegas.
16. The Venetian Las Vegas Hotel is the second largest hotel in the world.
17. The Stratosphere Las Vegas is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. It is 1,149 feet.
18. The Luxor Las Vegas’ Sphinx is larger than the original one in Egypt (the Great Sphinx of Giza). It stands at an impressive 101 FT high.
19. Officially opened in 1993, the Luxor Hotel & Casino is one of the coolest hotels in the world if not THE coolest, it looks like the pyramids of Giza. It used to be the biggest hotel in the world.