|* Boulder City is one of only two towns in Nevada
where gambling is illegal, the other city being Panaca. Originally, this
town was created to house the workers on Hoover Dam.
* More than 7.5 million Las Vegas visitors use I-15 annually
* Las Vegas mega resorts are
common today, but the first major resort built on
the Las Vegas Strip was the El Rancho in 1941.
* Elvis Presley
performed in 837 consecutive sold out shows at the Las Vegas Hilton
* The Riviera was the first
high-rise hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, it was nine stories tall
* Nevada has more mountain
ranges than any other state. The highest point is at the 13,145
foot top of Boundary Peak.
* The first airplane to land in Las Vegas
occurred in 1920 and it was piloted by Jack Beckley and landed at
Rockwell Field which was located on what is now the Sahara Casino
* The average Las Vegas Valley household consumes about 230,000
gallons of water a year.
* The famous Las Vegas Strip is
not located in the city of Las Vegas. The strip actually comes
under the jurisdiction of Clark County.
* Grand opening of the D Las Vegas, formerly Fitzgeralds happened in
The new owner, Derek Stevens, says the "D" stands for Detroit, where he
* All-time single concert
box-office record occurred in Las Vegas. The show took place on
New Years eve 1999 for the Barbra Streisand concert production, at the
MGM Grand, it grossed $14,694,750.00 from 12,477 tickets sold.
Previous concert box-office record for a show was $13.4 million when
Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras at the Giant
Stadium in New York on July 20, 1996.
* In Nevada it is mandatory that
video slot machines must pay a minimum of 75% back to the player, this
amount is determined over the life of a slot machine.
Harrah’s Las Vegas Casino & Hotel was opened 1992. The
property opened July 2, 1973 as The Holiday Casino. The casino
sits on 17.3 acres and the Carnaval Tower reaches 35-story in height.
* There is one operating slot
machine in Las Vegas for every 8 residents.
* In Nyala, a man is forbidden from
buying drinks for more than three people.
* Everyone walking on the streets of Elko
is required to wear a mask.
* In Eureka, men are forbidden from
* The Stardust was the first
hotel/casino to add a sports book, the originator of this idea was none
less than Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal.
* The Las Vegas Chamber of
Commerce, founded in 1911, is the 4th largest Chamber in the United
* Nevada is the largest gold
producing state in the United States. Nevada is second in
the world behind South Africa.
* In September of 1960, United
Airlines began providing the first jetliner service to McCarran Airport.
* In 1864, the longest Morse
code telegram ever sent occurred in Nevada, it was the state
constitution being sent from Carson City to Washington D.C. in 1864.
* The only round courthouse in
the United States is in Pershing County Nevada.
* Seventeen of the top twenty
hotels in the world are located in Las Vegas. For exact room
* Construction workers on the
Hoover Dam in 1933 were treated to a new invention, the Hard Hat.
The Hard Hat was invented specifically for workers on the Hoover Dam.
* In 2007, Nevada has about 50,000 miles
of paved road.
* In 1957 at the Dunes Casino the first topless showgirls
debuted on the Las Vegas Strip in “Minsky’s Follies”.
* For you card players
enthusiasts . . . in a standard deck of cards the King of Hearts
is the only King without a moustache.
* Average annual temperature in
Las Vegas is 66 degrees F. The annual average daily humidity is 29%.
For a complete, month to month, weather forecast,
* Historically, on the average, approximately
230 marriage licenses are issued per day in Las Vegas
* In 1899, the first slot
machine was invented by Charles Fey. It was called the Liberty
* Governor Fred Balzar signed
into law the a bill legalizing gambling in Nevada, March 1931.
* The Wynn Casino and the Rio Casino do not have any elevator floors that start
with the number 4. This is because the #4 is not lucky in Chinese culture.
* On April 14, 1870,
construction of the Nevada State Capitol located in Carson City was
* The world's largest jackpot was won
in Las Vegas by a women at the Excalibur Casino. The jackpot totaled $39.7 million and it
occurred on March 2003.
* The largest single public
works project in the history of the United States was the Hoover Dam,
located about 40 miles from Las Vegas. Hoover Dam contains 3.25+
million cubic yards of concrete.
* The famous Mark Twain started
his writing career as a reporter for the Virginia City Territorial
* To over come the desert
summertime heat, camels were used as pack animals in Nevada as late as
* Carson City, Nevada is one of
the smallest state capitals in the United States.
* Many famous people have worked
in Nevada. Jack Dempsey was the bartender and the bouncer at the
Mispah Hotel and Casino.
* Another famous person who
worked in Nevada was Wyatt Earp. He maintained law and order in
the town of Tonopah, Nevada.
* The famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign was created in 1959.
* In 1938, saddled horses
were banned from inside casinos.
* Nevada is the seventh largest
state with 110,540 square miles, more than 85% of the land is federally
* Nevada is famous for many items and also famous for not having a state income tax.
Nine states, Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Texas,
Tennessee, Washington and Wyoming are
the only states without a state income tax.
* The beginning of the Las Vegas
Strip could be contributed to the Pair-O-Dice Club, in 1931, it was the
first casino to open on Highway 91.
* In 1959 marked the beginning of the longest running show in Las
Vegas, Follies Bergere at the Tropicana Hotel.
* First community college in Nevada opened in Elko in 1967, Great
* In 1909 the first block of Fremont Street was paved.
* The Cal-Neva Casino in Lake Tahoe has several reasons for being famous. First, Frank Sinatra
was once the owner and second, Cal-Neva is the only casino that you can
stand in both Nevada and California.
* More than five million people
have taken the heart-pounding ride of Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino's
Desperado roller coaster located in Primm, Nevada. Still one of North
America's top 10 coasters in height (209 feet), speed (85 mph), greatest
drop (225 feet) and track length (5,843 feet), Desperado has thrilled
passengers for more than seven years.
* Since 1993, Las Vegas has had fourteen casinos imploded to make way for progress.
* New York-New York, the
hotel-casino, has been the only Strip destination casino without a
marquee of its own.
* The Forum Shops at Caesars opened with 283,000 square feet in
May 1992. In August 1997 it was expanded to 500,000 square feet and a
third phase added another 175,000 square feet in October 2004.