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Did you know this about Las Vegas

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Did you know that Las Vegas is one of the brightest cities on earth, with neon lights blazing all over the city?  The giant neon cowboy Vegas Vic is one of the most significant symbols of Vegas. Join us here and learn some interesting facts you probably didn't know about Las Vegas.

  • 15 of the top 25 hotels of the world are located in Las Vegas.
  • The Stratosphere Las Vegas is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the nation.
  • Las Vegas casinos don't use dice with rounded corners.
  • At least 1,000 people live beneath Vegas in underground tunnels.
  • The Las Vegas Strip is the brightest place on Earth when looked at from outer space.
  • For the most part the Las Vegas strip is not within the city limits of Las Vegas.
  • The iconic golden windows of Mirage Hotel got their coloring from real gold dust.
  • The Wynn Las Vegas was the most expensive hotel and casino in the world when it opened first.
  • Over 60000 pounds of shrimps are consumed in Las Vegas every day.
  • Prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas.
  • There are over 15,000 miles of neon tubing in the city.
  • Gambling was legalized in 1931.
  • An acre of prime land on The Strip sells for about $3-6 million.
  • The MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is the largest hotel in the country and the 2nd largest in the world by number of rooms.
  • There are over 300 weddings per day in Las Vegas, making it the top wedding destination in the US.
  • Customers weighing over 350 pounds eat for free at the Heart Attack Grill restaurant in Las Vegas.
  • The city of Las Vegas celebrated its 100th birthday on May 15, 2005.
  • Golden Gate Hotel and Casino was the first hotel and casino to open in Las Vegas in 1906.
  • In 1957, topless showgirls debuted on the Las Vegas Strip in “Minsky’s Follies” at the Dunes.
  • More than 41 million people visit Las Vegas each year.
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