7 Facts You Did Not Know About – The Vegas!

Las Vegas is a city full of twists, turns and surprises. It’s not just the casinos and the entertainment either: the city itself is full of surprising facts. Here are seven shockers that you probably didn't know about Las Vegas.

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Fact #1: The Misplaced Strip

Las Vegas is most famously known for its strip of casinos and world class hotels. Most commonly referred to as the Vegas Strip, it’s easily the most notorious few miles in the United States.
The surprise? The strip (the whole thing) isn’t actually in Las Vegas. It’s actually in the Township of Paradise, in Clark County. It’s simply named the Vegas Strip for convenience and for marketing.

Fact #2: “I’m Not Going to Gamble”

One of the most common lies told in Las Vegas is “I’m not going to gamble.” In a fairly comprehensive survey, researchers found that only 13% of the people who came to Las Vegas came to gamble. By the end of their stay
however, 87% ended up gambling.

Think you’re going to Vegas and don’t plan to gamble? It might be wise to set a budget for yourself, just in case.

Fact #3: Shrimp, Shrimp and More Shrimp

Last Vegas is the shrimp capital of the states. Though most people don’t think “shrimp” when they think Vegas, the reality is that Las Vegas consumes more shrimp than the rest of the United States combined.

In a single day, more than 60,000 pounds of shrimp is consumed by the denizens of Las Vegas. Some of it goes into shrimp cocktails, some into $0.99 cent shrimps and others into exotic and extravagant dishes.

Fact #4: Will You Marry Me?

Las Vegas is widely known for its impromptu weddings. People from all over the country come to Las Vegas to have fast, cheap and fun weddings. Though this comes as no surprise to people, some of the actual numbers can be quite shocking.

First, there are more than 310 weddings every day in Vegas. That means there’s about one person getting married every 5 minutes.

A marriage license in Vegas only costs $60, much lower than you’d find anywhere else in the country. There’s no waiting period and no blood test required. Churches and chapels have all kinds of standard packages and special deals you can choose from.

Fact #5: The Hangover

A lot of the movie “The Hangover” was filmed in Las Vegas. The lights, the insane nights, the strippers. But one of the most famous aspects of the movie doesn’t exist at all.

The hotel room where the cast first work up in, along with a live tiger and a mysterious woman, does not actually exist. Supposedly filmed in Caesar’s Palace, the room was actually constructed specifically to film the scene.

That said, all the scenes involving going up elevators or down stairs were actually shot in Caesar’s Palace. You can even find the door # used in the movie – Door #2452 – In the hotel.

Fact #6: The 15 Year Hotel Stay

The MGM Grand in Las Vegas has an incredible 5,690 room complex, with just about every amenity you can imagine. There are rooms starting in the $100 - $200 range, as well as rooms in the several thousand dollar range.

If you decided to stay a night in every room the MGM Grand has to offer, you’ll be spending around 15 years there.

Fact #7: The New Bellagio

The Bellagio hotel, one of the most famous hotels on the strip, equipped with one of the world’s most elaborate water shows, was first named after a town in Italy. When it was first purchased and renovated by billionaire Steve Wynn, he was going to call it the Beau Rivage. But after taking a vacation to Italy and having an amazing time in the city of Bellagio, be decided the town’s name would be more apt.

The kicker? Today, the Bellagio hotel has more rooms than the number of residents in Bellagio, Italy.
These are just some of the many surprising facts you probably didn’t know about Las Vegas. Every casino, every bar, every corner likely has some strange and eye opening story to tell. Even the streets you walk on likely have some unknown history. Want to learn more? Try asking a few of the locals about the little known facts of your area.

Author Bio – This is a guest post by Leah Boon from hotelandflightdeals.com. For some amazing last minute deals on cheap hotels or if you’re looking to make reservations for casinos, buffets and neon lights at Las Vegas hotels, do make it a point to visit their portal today.


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