Thursday, April 20, 2006

Las Vegas Facts and Figures - Volume I

Welcome to my second installment on the City of Las Vegas. Here are some facts about the city that you may or may not have been aware of:

  • it would take a person approximately 288 years to spend a night in every hotel room in Las Vegas
  • estimates have indicated that Las Vegas casinos give away $1 billion of freebies per year just to get people through their doors (that's over 3 million per day!)
  • the Riveria was the first "high-rise hotel" on the Las Vegas Strip (it was nine stories tall)
  • the Las Vegas Strip is not actually located in the city of Las Vegas... the strip actually falls under the jurisdiction of Clark County
  • did you know that there is one operating slot machine in Las Vegas for every 8.1 residents
  • the electric bill for the beam from atop the Luxor is $51 an hour
  • the MGM Grand has 5,034 rooms
  • of the top 20 largest hotels in the world, 85% of them are in Las Vegas
  • approximately 250 marriage licenses are issued per day in Las Vegas
  • the Coldest Day recorded in Las Vegas was on Jan 13, 1963 at 8 Degrees F
  • the Warmest Day ever recorded in Las Vegas was on July 24, 1985 at 116 Degrees F
  • Las Vegas has the highest number of unlisted phone numbers of any U.S. city.
  • Annual visitors to Las Vegas, in millions 36.7
  • Number of people moving to Las Vegas annually 60,000
  • Price for a prime acre of land on the Strip, in millions of dollars 11
  • in 1998 - A 66-year-old Las Vegas resident hits a $27.58 million progressive Megabucks jackpot on November 15 at the Palace Station Hotel Casino. This was the worl'ds largest jackpot at he time.


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