Posted March 31, 2014 by John Baintree in News

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Vegas

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Vegas
12 Things You Didn’t Know About Vegas

Read and retain for your next pub quiz – you never know when these gems will come in useful

What is the Las Vegas Strip – not another oddly named cut of best steak in America. The Las Vegas Strip is the single stretch of a road called Las Vegas Boulevard where most hotels are situated.

$560  - the average amount put aside by each person visiting Las Vegas for gambling is a mere $560.

Las Vegas in space – Las Vegas is the brightest object on the surface of the earth when viewed from space. The sheer brilliance of the glittering Vegas strip outshines all other man made lights on the planet/all of the Vegas neon

The world’s largest hotels ­– all things are bright and brash in Las Vegas but according to sources, 17 of the world’s 20 largest hotels are in Las Vegas, featuring the 6,852 roomed MGM Grand Las Vegas

Hanging offences – nothing to do with gambling but if you shoot a neighbour’s dog on your property you can be hanged. You have been warned.

When you’re in Vegas you’re not in Vegas – that’s because the majority of the Vegas strip is actually outside of the administrative area of Las Vegas, it is either in Paradise or Winchester.

Casinos operate 24/7 in Las Vegas - time really does stand still in Las Vegas. Not only are there no clocks on the walls in casinos, they also operate round the clock with food and drink on tap so you don’t need to go anywhere at all.

Las Vegas home form home for Hawaiians – Vegas is home to the largest community of Hawaiians outside of Hawaii. Strange when you think that the lifestyle is so opposite. Perhaps they come for a holiday and just can’t face returning to their tropical paradise?

The largest jackpot in Hawaii – March 21st, 2013 memorable for some one. On this day a slot machine at the Excalibur Hotel paid out an eye watering $40 million dollars, the biggest slot machine win ever.

Ocean’s Eleven ­– the original film starring Frank Sinatra was filmed in the Las Vegas Flamingo, owned by mobster Bugsy Siegel.

Legal gambling in Las Vegas for more than 80 years – the Great Depression saw state of Nevada needed additional revenues in the midst of the great depression and saw legalising gambling as a good source.

The Strip’s own working brewery – Ellis Island Casino & Brewery is the best working brewery on the strip. Dirt cheap deals at happy hour mean that the casinos own brew is available for just $2 a pint.