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Las Vegas Fun Facts

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

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Looking for some trivial, yet interesting information about Las Vegas to toss around while at the blackjack table? Strike up a conversation with these fun Las Vegas facts. We guarantee there is a fact or two that will either surprise you or delight you.

  • Year the first casino was licensed – 1931
  • Number of slot machines in Las Vegas – 197,144
  • Percentage of visitors from Southern California – 25
  • Percentage of visitors that come to Las Vegas mainly to gamble – 5
  • Percent of visitors who end up gambling during their stay – 87
  • Hours per day average visitor spends gambling – 3.9
  • Annual state gaming revenue, in billions of dollars – 9
  • Percent of Nevada’s general fund fed by gaming-tax revenue – 43
  • Average gambling budget per trip, in dollars – 559
  • Number of people moving to Las Vegas annually – 96,057
  • Average price for acre of land in the valley, in thousands of dollars – 161
  • Price for a prime acre of land on the Strip, in millions of dollars – 11
  • Number of hotel rooms – 124, 270
  • Average number of pillow cases washed daily at MGM Grand – 15,000
  • Average nightly room rate in dollars – 66
  • Average length of stay, in nights – 3.7
  • Number of conventions hosted annually – 3, 749
  • Average number of Vegas wedding per day – 315
  • Number of local golf courses – 37
  • Amount in miles of lighted neon tubing on the Strip & downtown – 15,000
  • Percent of county’s population over age 24 with college degree – 13.8
  • Percentage of population registered to vote – 42.2
  • Nevada’s population growth since 1990, in percentage – 83.3
  • State’s nationwide rank in gold production – 1
  • Cost of Nevada marriage license, in dollars – 35
  • Average cost of filing for divorce in Nevada, in dollars – 450

Source: 2007 Las Vegas Perspective

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