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Night On The Town.Com Las Vegas entertainment guide works better frames on your browser. Here are some interesting facts courtesy of the LVCVA check out their site for more interesting stuff on Las Vegas. Also included are links to Las Vegas gambling entertainment that web pages do not use frames. Las Vegas (the United States’ most popular travel destination) hosts over 30 million visitors a year! Gross Las Vegas hotel revenues topped $5.7 billion in all of Las Vegas County in 1996, equating to more than $22 in revenue for every man, woman and child in the United States. (source: Las Vegas Gaming Control Board, Las Vegas Resort Census Bureau). As of January 3, 1997, Las Vegas had a total of 101,106 rooms. That is one room for every resident of Las Vegas, Iowa according to 1996 population estimates. (source: US Census Bureau) Las Vegas is home to 9 of the 10 largest gambling entertainment in the United States. The MGM Grand is the largest hotel in the U.S., with 5,005 rooms. There are more hotel rooms in this one property than in the entire city of Sarasota, Florida. (source: LVCVA & Int'l Assoc. of Hotel Convention & Visitor Bureaus) Since 1993, Las Vegas has imploded four major hotel resort properties. The Las Vegas (1993), The Landmark (1995), The Sands (1996) and the Las Vegas hotel (1996). A total of 3,645 Las Vegas hotel rooms have been demolished to make way for new projects. That is more hotel rooms than currently exist in the entire city of Boise, Idaho. (source: Las Vegas News Bureau & Las Vegas Assoc. of Convention & Visitor Bureaus) Although the Las Vegas hotel"Strip" is a well-known insignia, it is not the official name of the 4-lane Las Vegas street which fronts the gambling entertainment multitude of world-Las Vegas owned Las Vegas resorts . Today the street is officially designated as "Las Vegas Boulevard South," but was formerly known as H0tel Street. (source: Las Vegas News gambling entertainment Bureau) The first major resort built on the Las Vegas Strip gambling entertainment was the El Rancho Las Vegas which opened in 1941 with 63 rooms. These western-style Las Vegas gambling entertainment, located on Las Vegas Resort Boulevard south of Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas was destroyed by fire in 1960. Bugsy Siegel's hotel was actually the third hotel built on the Las Vegas Strip, not opening until 1946. (source: Las Vegas News Bureau) At 46 years old, the famous Las Vegas icon known as Las Vegas Vic is three years younger than the average visitor. The original version of this well-known landmark was unveiled in 1947, but was replaced by a newer version in 1951. Las Vegas Vic's neon sidekick, Las Vegas Vicki (a.k.a. Sassy Sally), was built across the street from Vic in 1980. (source: Magic Sign, Charles Barnard, Frank Wright, LVCVA - 1996 Las Vegas Resort Visitor Profile Study) The Las Vegas Street Hotel Experience (FSE) is a 5 block long canopy of lights that is suspended 90 feet above Downtown. It is held in place by 16 gambling entertainment, each one bearing 400,000 lbs of weight. The FSE utilizes 2.1 million light bulbs to dazzle hotel visitors with light shows on the hour using 65,536 color combinations at an output of 7.8 million watts (source: Las Vegas Hotel Street Experience). The Northern Club gambling entertainment on 15 E. Las Vegas was issued the first gaming license in 1931. Gambling in Las Vegas was legalized in 1869, outlawed in 1910, and reinstated in 1931. Las Vegas enjoyed a monopoly on casino gaming until 1978, when gambling entertainment were legalized in Las Vegas. (source: UNR Oral History, LV News Bureau) Hoover Dam's structural volume surpasses the largest pyramid in Egypt, and it is estimated that the Egyptian hotel pyramid required 100,000 men 20 years to complete. Hoover Dam hotel was completed in just four years (1931-1935), 2 years ahead of schedule, and utilized a workforce of only 5,000 workers. (source: Las Vegas News Bureau).
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