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Las Vegas Essential Info

Overview

Las Vegas is the largest city in the U.S. state of Nevada. Nicknamed the Entertainment Capital of the World, it is situated in the Mojave Desert of Southern Nevada. The city features many mega-hotel/casino complexes decorated with lavish care and attention to detail creating a fantasy-like environment. The casinos often have names and themes that evoke romance, mystery, and exotic destinations.

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Fun Facts

  1. It would take 288 years for one person to spend one night in every hotel room in Las Vegas.
  2. The Las Vegas Strip is the brightest place on Earth when looked at from outer space.
  3. Mobster Bugsy Siegel named his casino, The Flamingo, after his showgirl girlfriend, whose long legs garnered her the same name.
  4. Music legend Elvis Presley performed 837 consecutive sold out shows at the Las Vegas Hilton.
  5. The shrimp consumption in Las Vegas is over 60,000 pounds per day.

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