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Las Vegas Interesting Facts

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Many had their heyday in the state of Nevada. But these three stages of the crowd, as it gave the name of the game.

Frank Rosenthal

It’s the best sports handicapper in the history of Las Vegas. Formerly known as the “King of Las Vegas”, “guru” or something that is undoubtedly a genius. He opened the first race and sports book at the Stardust Resort & Casino. Every casino in Las Vegas copied his invention afterwards. It allows you to run four casinos at a time, during the 1970′s and early 1980: Stardust, Fremont, Hacienda and Marina.

Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal inspired one of the main characters in “Casino” book and movie (directed by Robert De Niro), although the story does not tell the whole truth, he said. You can find Frank at his own website

Steve Wynn, in part, served his apprenticeship with Frank Rosenthal. Finally, “dethroned” him. He is currently chairman of Mirage Resorts, the world’s largest hotel, the MGM Grand included. Part of its success is linked to the name of E. Parry Thomas, known as the only banker in the city is giving at this time, the money to build a casino. Rosenthal is described as “a very clever mind.”

George Wingfield The two “kings” were preceded by George Wingfield, a major figure in the history of Nevada since 1912. Previously, it was characterized as “the owner and operator of Nevada” are two companies brought him fame: … Mining and money, he moved to Nevada in the early 20th century, as an active politician, he fought to legalize gambling and divorce. Gambling was legalized in Nevada in 1931 again. In the same year the famous divorce law passed six weeks. Ironically, nowadays, 230 marriage licenses are issued every day in Las Vegas.

American Gold Mine in South Africa, is the state of Nevada, the largest gold producer in the world. Golden Nugget Hotel displays the world’s largest gold nugget ever found, weighing 61 pounds.

The owner of the mine of the most famous in the history of Nevada was George Wingfield. He also owned every bank in the state. Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company, which he and Senator (then) George S. Nixon is both billionaires.

The “gold mine” of the state of Nevada is the other game and gaming activities were legalized in 1931. In 2003, gross gaming revenues in Las Vegas º $ 7,673,489,000

Closed this “gold mine” has its doors once in history, 25 November 1963, the national mourning for the assassinated president George Kennedy history is not repeated in the first. After 11 days of September. In fact, Americans asked in surveys on this topic, see Las Vegas as a place to escape the tension.

MGM Mirage to build a city on Las Vegas Strip

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Plans for the hotel include room 4000 and the casino, three boutique hotels with 400 rooms, 1,650 condominiums and 550,000 square feet of retail space, restaurants and entertainment venues.

The “Project City Center,” as MGM officials call on the site of 66 acres between Bellagio and Monte Carlo, the Las Vegas instead. The hotel is now part of the waterfront area.

The project will be developed in phases. The first phase, from 2010 is expected to create over 7,000 construction jobs and 12,000 permanent jobs. This is an opportunity most jobs in the history of Las Vegas.

In comparison, the “Project Downtown” is the size of Rockefeller Center in New York, SoHo and Times Square combined.

The history of Las Vegas began a hundred years ago, with an auction of the land. With MGM Mirage laying down the cards for future project, the next question is to ask: How long will it take until a competitor, a similar system?

“We hope they do, but I doubt it,” said Jim Murren, president and chief financial officer of MGM Mirage. The idea is one thing. It is much more important to have access to such investments, and a suitable place. Today, one morning in the Las Vegas Strip is estimated at 20 million. The estimated project cost is $ 4 billion.

“Project City Center” is the theme seems to be more complex construction in Las Vegas has, and a new era in the history of Sin City. It is now clear that Las Vegas is a city in the United States. “This lifestyle change,” said MGM Mirage Chairman and CEO Terry Lanni.

In the next 18 months, MGM Mirage is in the world for a builder and partners for residential and hotel search.