Which Are The Craziest Facts About Las Vegas?

Las Vegas and the whole state of Nevada have been built around a story of wealth, hard work, violence, opulence and lots of new promises. We have all seen the movies and know quite a lot through them. Yet, it seems as if one never knows enough about it, especially because it continues to grow into a bigger city of fun, glamour, money, weddings, parties, best gambling locations to play your favorite casino games and all the entertainment of the world in that one place.

The crazy facts that we found about this great state and city are quite funny and in some cases even ridiculous. Take a look:

  • It would take 288 years for one person to spend one night in every hotel room in Las Vegas.
  • In 1931, the state created two industries, divorce and gambling. For many years, Reno and Las Vegas were the “divorce capitals of the nation.” More liberal divorce laws in many states have ended this distinction, but Nevada is still the gambling capital of the U.S.
  • In Las Vegas it is still “legal” to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property.
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  • In 1966, Howard Hughes begins his infamous stay at the Desert Inn. By 1968, Hughes purchases the Desert Inn after being asked to leave by Hotel management.
  • Bugsy Siegel named his Las Vegas casino “The Flamingo” for the long legs of his showgirl sweetheart, Virginia Hill.
  • Shrimp consumption in Las Vegas is more than 60,000 pounds a day — higher than the rest of the country combined!
  • About 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.
  • 85% of Nevada is federally owned including the secret Area 51 near the little town of Rachel.
  • You see the name Hughes on numerous locations and developments in Las Vegas. Howard Hughes bought up considerable Nevada property before he died in 1976, including the following hotels and casinos: Castaways, Desert Inn, Frontier, Landmark, Sands, Silver Slipper, and Harold’s Club.
  • It is illegal for any member of the legislature to conduct official business wearing a penis costume while the legislature is in session.
  • Hoover Dam, the largest single public works project in the history of the United States, contains 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete, which is enough to pave a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York.
  • In 1996, Wayne Newton celebrated his 25,000th performance while Siegfried and Roy celebrated their 15,000th performance.
  • In Reno, sex toys are illegal.

I’m pretty sure that you’re not that surprised from all of these facts, right? I mean, this place just doesn’t seem to surprise even the most innocent of minds. It’s a known fact around the world that you can expect anything from this state and city where absolutely everything has happened, currently happens and will happen!

Tonya Hollows

A wannabe professional poker and blackjack player. Incredibly positive and an overall rock n' roll kind of girl. She moved from Canada a few years ago to find new horizons, more related to her gambling skills. Ended up working as a casino hostess in Vegas and then became a full time writer for Palace of Chance.

  • Iamxgoddess Xgoddess

    Tonya do you still play blackjack professionaly?

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