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Vegas Uncovered a guide to the Las Vegas Strip

Top 10 useless but interesting facts on Las Vegas

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Contrary to popular belief the Flamingo was not the first resort built on the Strip it was actually the third opening in 1946. The first hotel/casino was El Rancho which opened in 1941.

Las Vegas is home to all ten of the largest hotels in the United States. The MGM Grand is largest with over 5000 rooms! There are more rooms in MGM Grand than in the whole of Sarasota, Fl.

In 1869 Nevada was the first State to outlaw gambling, it was reinstated in 1931 and was the only State with legalised gambling until 1976 when New jersey legalised gambling in Atlantic City.

With NYNY, Excalibur, Tropicana and MGM Grand on its corners, the intersection at Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Blvd (The Strip) is the busiest in the whole of the United States.

The Strip (Las Vegas Blvd South) is not actually in Las Vegas its in Clarke County, it was originally build this side of the county line as taxes were lower.

More than 100,000 couples tie the knot in Las Vegas every year and until 2008 if you wished to get married in Las Vegas you only had to provide proof of age, you did not have to prove who you were !!

Between November and March Las Vegas gets cold really cold as low as 1F or 34F it has even been known to snow on the Strip !

The beam at the top of the Luxor is so bright you could use it to read a newspaper 7 miles into space!

Mandalay Bay hosts Shark Reef the largest predator only aquarium in the World, if the water was all taken out and put in 2 gallon buckets and placed side by side, the buckets would stretch from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.

July 9, 2008 - Posted by | bellagio, Casinos, Excalibur, flamingo, Holiday, Las Vegas, Luxor, Mandalay bay, MGM, MGM Grand, Mirage, Travel, Uncategorized, Vegas, Vegas Strip | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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