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Things You Didn't Know About Vegas

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022, 4:00 pm


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1.Wayne Newton's Vegas Performances

Wayne Newton is one of the most prolific entertainers in Las Vegas. His name is so synonymous with the city that he's even nicknamed, Mr. Las Vegas. In 1994, Newton performed his 25,000th solo show in the city. In addition to that, the road that serves as the main terminal of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is named Wayne Newton Boulevard in his honor.




2.Vegas' Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace, which is now known as The Quad Resort and Casino, opened in Las Vegas in 1959. Back when it was The Imperial Palace, it was the nation's first off-airport airline baggage check-in service. Now, the casino and 2,640-room hotel is one of the hottest places to frequent on the Las Vegas strip.



3.Buying Drinks in Las Vegas

Sharing means caring, but in Las Vegas being selfish with your alcohol is the best thing. In Las Vegas, people are not allowed to buy drinks for more than three people besides themselves at one given time. So if you're headed to Vegas with a large group of people, it would be best to hit the bar scene in groups of four.





4.Las Vegas Weddings

Getting married at a courthouse or church has slowly become a thing of the past. At least 150 couples get married every day in Las Vegas. All a couple needs to get married in Vegas is a valid ID, a SSN, proof of age and fifty dollars for the marriage license.



5.Las Vegas Shrimp Consumption

If you're visiting Las Vegas, shrimp will be the No.1 food offered. Over 60,000 pounds of shrimp are consumed in Las Vegas on a daily basis, that's almost as much as in the entire United States. In Vegas, shrimp is primarily eaten as hors d'oeuvres in the form of shrimp cocktail.





6.The flamingo Hotel and Bugsy Siegel

Sometimes a mobster should just stick to his day job. Bugsy Siegel, the notorious mobster, was responsible for putting Las Vegas on the map as a gambler's dream come true. He decided todabblein the hotel business, but his venture fell flat. Siegel spent large sums of money trying to furnish his hotel, Flamingo. The hotel's name wasinspired by his showgirl girlfriend, who had extremely long legs.



7.Paula Anka's Illegal Vegas Performance

Vegas is not the place for kids or teens, but that rule seems to only apply to the non-famous adolescents of the world. When legendary singer Paul Anka first performed in Las Vegas, he was too young to even be allowed in a casino.He was one of the first pop singers to perform at the Las Vegas casinos.




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8.Vegas Vic

The world is filled with several neon signs, but none are as great as Vegas Vic. The large neon cowboy was built on the exterior of The Pioneer Club, over Fremont Street, in Las Vegas back in 1951 . To this day, Vegas Vic is the world's largest mechanical neon sign. Vegas Vic has been shown in several motion pictures over the years.



9.Las Vegas Slot Machines

New York Is overrun by rats and roaches, and Las Vegas Is flooded with slot machines. There is roughly one slot machine for every two and a half residents of Las Vegas. One reason for building so many slot machines is due to their addictive nature. Slot machines are one the most popular ways to gamble.



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10.Las Vegas Has Stellar Hotels

People visiting Las Vegas won't ever have to worry about spending the night in a roach motel. Las Vegas is one of the top vacation spots and the city has the hotels to match that rep. It is a known fact that 18 of the top 25 largest hotels in the world are located in Las Vegas.



11.No clocks in Las Vegas Casinos

Casinos are the best place to kill time, especially since there's no way to view the time on the grounds. There are no clocks in any of the Las Vegas gambling casinos. This tactic is used to separate consumers fromthe outside world, which will make them want to spend hours upon hours gambling and spending money.




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12.Las Vegas strip Shines Bright

Stars aren't the only things that shine bright at night. The Las Vegas strip is the brightest place on earth when viewed from space. This bit of information was discovered by the International Space Station. Oddly enough, the strip's lights are the only lights that travel from the Earth up to the sky.



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