What is it about Las Vegas that draws us in? I was never very interested, until my Mom invited us to join her in December to celebrate her birthday. She is gone now, but we still return to the desert. But we do not visit for the glamour of the Strip, the big hotels and shows, or even the mega buffets. Why do we keep coming back?
With almost 150,000 hotel rooms, and nineteen of the twenty five largest hotels in the world, rooms can always be found.
There are over 3,000 blackjack tables here, but I rarely play. Nor have I played on one of the fewer than 250 baccarat tables. The average baccarat table makes $4 million annually. Go figure!
More than 60,000 pounds of shrimp are consumed daily in Vegas. Vegas also has the largest consumption of Big Gulps from Seven-Eleven.
Don’t look to buy a lottery ticket, it is still illegal here.
The Las Vegas Strip is 4.2 miles long, and does not reside in the city of Las Vegas! It resides in Paradise, of course.
You would never know it, but prostitution is illegal here.
The bright lights are not your bad dream, but over 15,000 miles of neon tubing in this gambling mecca.
Amazing that 500 couples a day get married here. It costs $55 for a marriage license.
The biggest slot machine payout here is $39 million on a hundred dollar machine. BTW, slots take in 60% of the casino revenue here.
If you weigh over 350 pounds, you get to eat free at the Heart Attack Grill. Good luck!
Many in Vegas think it is the 9th island of the Hawaiian chain. Hawaiians love to visit, and many move here.
Nevada legalized gambling in 1931.
Over 41 million people visit Vegas each year. Are you one of them?
Nevada has the highest percentage of divorced residents, and the highest rate of suicide of all U.S. cities.