Casinos are the lifelines of Atlantic City and Las Vegas. In fact, thanks to Las Vegas’s casinos a U.S. Travel Industry Association determined that 38% of everyone who lives in the United States has traveled to Las Vegas at some point. In 1996, 87% of its visitors participated in gambling in one form or another. The same year, 40 casinos on the Strip grossed $1 million or more in gaming revenue for the year. Of all the cities in the United States Las Vegas has grown at the most rapid rate. Those who gamble at casinos in Las Vegas have lost a collective $6 billion per year.
25% of the profits that a state makes on their casinos and lottery games are earned from gambling addicts.
In 1989 The Mirage became the first hotel and casino anywhere in the world to have security cameras trained on each of their game tables every minute of every day.
Macao, China is home of The Venetian Macao Casino Resort which holds a Grand Canal replica modeled after the real one in Venice Italy. The replica includes the Grand Canal’s Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square.
The United States has the world’s highest revenue from casinos. The next highest casinos revenues are in Asia/Pacific while the next highest after that is in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Canada and Latin America have the lowest casino revenues in the world.
Some areas that have casinos are not areas that most people would expect to have them. This includes South Africa’s Sun City Resort as well as casinos in Nepal, the Philippines, Japan and Chile.
While casinos in the United States allow casual dress, casinos in Europe have a dress code that gamblers are expected to follow at all times. Gamblers at the Monte Carlo casino are expected to enter in formal attire only.
When gambling was made legal in Las Vegas in 1931 local workers were building the Hoover Dam. In order to keep them away from the casinos now that gambling was finally legal the state built Boulder City, a town they used to house the Hoover Dam workers in. Gambling was outlawed in that particular city of Nevada and still is outlawed.
There are so many slot machines spread around Las Vegas that for every eight people in the city there is one slot machine.
Collectively the 50 casinos in Las Vegas that are the largest use as much electricity as over 1,000 homes in the U.S.
Downtown Las Vegas’s Fremont Street features a neon cowboy sign of Vegas Vic that is the largest mechanical neon sign anywhere in the world.
Las Vegas is more than just an entertainment city, according to a Nevada panel. The panel declared that the Las Vegas Strip is a scenic byway. The reason for this is because the panel feels that objects that represent some of the casinos, such as a pyramid, castle, sinking pirate ship and volcano enrich the culture of the city.