From the very first time I visited Las Vegas, I thought it was a rather curious and weird place. So, instead of calling it “Lost Wages”, I think it should be called Las Weirdos. Let’s see why.
Vegas had nearly 150,000 hotel rooms. It would take 340 years to spend one night in each room!! The average rate is $150 a night.
Nineteen of the largest 25 hotels in the world are in Vegas!
The four hotels at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. has more rooms than all of San Francisco.
The famous Strip is not located in Las Vegas. The Strip is in an unincorporated part of Clark County.
Head downtown if you want to cee the Brain Center.
Las Vegas is home to one of the largest Mormon populations. Casinos like to hire Mormons because they are honest.
There are over 300 blackjack tables in Vegas, and less than 250 Baccarat tables. Baccarat tables makes NINE times as much as the blackjack tables.
Prostitution is not legal, but you would think otherwise. But what about all those escort ads and strip joints?
Would you believe more than 60,000 pounds of shrimp are consumed daily in Vegas?
In a gambling state, the lottery is not legal.
The Wynn is the largest and most profitable casino in Vegas.
Vegas has nearly 200,000 slot machines.
On an average day, 315 couples get married here.
The average gambler spends $541 on each visit.
Nevada makes $11.9 billion from gambling.
Twenty six percent of visitors are from Southern California.
The average age of a Vegas visitor is 44.3 years. Millennials makes up 38%.
In fairness to all of these “facts”, please realize Las Vegas is home to over 3.09 million. And while I thought Vegas was nothing but casinos, showgirls, headliners, and desert, my friends in Vegas have taught me otherwise. It is a strong and vibrant community, particularly away from the casinos. And it has almost everything a traveler could want, except for an ocean. Oh wait, it has Oceans 11!!!!