Want to spice up your holiday? Why not pay a visit to Las Vegas? Vegas seem like a place for never ending fun. In fact, it really is. A trip to Vegas will definitely leave a deep impression in your life. Vegas is definitely a place to look forward to. “The City of Sins” is primary known for its shopping, luxury hotels, fine dining, wild night life and casinos. Apart from that, the city is also known as The Entertainment Capital of the world and is the 29th most populous city in the United States. Besides the wild parties, Las Vegas is also famous for sightseeing.
The Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam are just some of the places tourist must not miss out when visiting Las Vegas. Being the top 3 places for business meetings and convention in the US, Vegas has more triple ‘A’ Diamond Hotels than any other city in the world. With its first class hospitality and facilities, Vegas is definitely one of the top tourist destination with global presence and recognition.
Las Vegas History
Las Vegas has a long history dated back to 1911 where it was first incorporated as a city. Gambling in Las Vegas was initially illegal in 1910 with many illicit casinos opening for business. However, things started to change in 1931 where gambling was finally legalized. At that point of time, organized crime had already set its roots throughout the city.
The building of Boulder Dam (later renamed as Hoover Dam) set another history as the massive development brought in thousands of workers to the site and showgirl venues started to open up on Fremont Street.
The famous city was founded by railroad workers and ranchers but it was its greatest asset, the casinos, which brought the city to global fame. Las Vegas truly embrace the Old West-style freedoms which is gambling and prostitution. During 1940s, illegal money from drugs and racketeering built casinos and money was laundered within them.
In between 1966 and 1989, the great Howard Hughes and Steve Wynn brought Las Vegas to the next level by buying and opening mega resort. Over the next two decades, the city never stop developing and the transformation has made it a global tourist attraction like what it is today.
Up till now, entertainment and casinos remain as the major attraction and employment for the famous city. With annual visitors of 42 million, the size of the city’s extravagant resorts grew bigger and more lavish as ever before.
Las Vegas Luxury Casinos and Hotels
Nowadays you might not visit a casino to play games because of the advancement of online bettting sites. In many ways the online platform offers many advantages over a land base casino. Anyhow, it can’t be deny that casinos is indeed the major contributor for Vegas development, growth and success. Casino is still the real deal in Vegas. Here are some of the top casino in Vegas and apparently these casinos had also appear in many Hollywood top movies as well.
In 1960s, the standard of luxury is set by Caesars Palace. Even with the fierce competition from other mega resorts built recently, Caesars continue to strive on and remain its status as a must visit destination of the ‘Sin City’. Nightclub ‘Pure’ is also the hottest club on the Strip for party people with different preferences.
The Bellagio on the other hand is considered as Steve Wynn’s masterpiece. It quickly became the symbol of Vegas’ luxury after its construction in 1990s. The casino in Bellagio also have one of the best poker rooms in Las Vegas. Other must visit luxury hotels and casino like the Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Wynn Encore and Cosmopolitan are also frequent by tourist visiting Las Vegas.
Will Las Vegas be the next holiday destination for you? If you haven’t decide, please do consider it, seriously. However, for those will be there and is on your way there, my only advice for you is ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’. Cheers.