Archive — Gambling in Nevada

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The Las Vegas Strip (Photo by Lasvegaslover via Wikimedia Commons)

Today is the 84th anniversary of the legalization of gambling in the state of Nevada.

Here are three things you may not know about gambling in Nevada.

• In part, you have civil engineering to thank for the casinos of Las Vegas.

The legalization of gambling coincided with the construction of the Hoover Dam, 30 miles away.

• It’s not legal everywhere in the state.

Gambling is not legal in the cities of Panaca and Boulder City.

• A lot of people never go to Las Vegas on their trip to Vegas.

The Strip and McCarran Airport are in the unincorporated community of Paradise, Nevada.

Our question today:

What is the name of the world’s largest hotel, in terms of total guest rooms? A hint: it’s on the Las Vegas Strip.


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