A list of facts about Las Vegas can be quite boring, we thought, so we created our own. Most of these facts are born from truth, but some have a little twist to make you laugh and some we hope to see in other people's listicles in the future, after plenty of bad research by them :) Enjoy.
Translated to English, 'Encore' means, 'Come on Steve, build another one'
In 1980 nurses in a Las Vegas hospital were suspended for taking bets on when patients would die. One nurse lost her home when a patient came back to life.
Only 42% of Las Vegas residents are registered to vote - Mafioso do things their own way
The population of Nevada has grown by 83% since 1990 - everyone is a lot taller now
Prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas, damn!
Around 40 million people visit Las Vegas each year - and most go back home
The Golden Gate Hotel opened its doors in 1906 and is the oldest Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas - if you put your ear to the walls, you can hear it say, "I'm a hundred and ten, you know!"
Some hotels in Las Vegas don't have a fourth floor because in some Asian cultures the number 4 is too hard to say
Over 300 couples get hitched in Las Vegas every day - despite the warnings in terrible rom-coms
Only 5% of visitors to Las Vegas say they come mainly to gamble - liars! Almost 90% of visitors gamble at least once.
The golden windows of the Mirage hotel are colored by real gold dust. The brown windows of the Luxor are colored by...
The Palms Casino hosts a Kingpin suite with 22 functioning bowling lanes - heavy balls, holes, fingers - you get it...
Las Vegas has a large community of Hawaiians and is known as 'Hawaii's 9th island' - even though there are only 6 islands in Hawaii.
25% of visitors from Las Vegas come from California - the rest do not
Excalibur's Tournament of Kings rotates 30 horses in its production - on a huge turntable.
60,000 pounds of shrimp are consumed each day in Las Vegas, which is so shellfish
At $1.7b, the Bellagio was the world's most expensive hotel at the time - and now it isn't
Las Vegas has dimmed its lights in remembrance of passing dignitaries such as President Ronald Reagan, Bill Cosby, President John F. Kennedy, Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jared Fogle, President Nixon and George Burns.
Over 80% of Las Vegas residents claim to be religious - seems right, I see lots of people praying and crying on the sidewalks downtown
The first casino to hire female card dealers on the Las Vegas strip was the Silver Slipper - women have equal rights to be shouted at by gamblers!
The infamous Heart Attack Grill lived up to its name when a man actually suffered a heart attack, but he wasn't wearing a grill, so it didn't count
For every resident of Las Vegas there are 8 slot machines in operation, which is a truly useless statistic
The Flamingo Hotel was named after a showgirl with long legs - Fanny Flamingo
The Bellagio hotel has almost 4000 rooms - more than the number of residents vespas in Bellagio, Italy
The adventuredome is enclosed by 8,615 panes of pink glass - forcing parents to spend time with their kids in pink hue
A 'black book' exists of people who are banned from setting foot in any Las Vegas casino. An even bigger black book exists of people who are not.
The two canals in the Venetian hold over 300,000 gallons of water - and lots of fat tourists
Liberace played at the Hilton in the 1970's and was paid $300,000 per week - and spent $200,000 on sparkly things
In Spanish, Las Vegas translates to 'The Meadows', which is still appropriate to this day
The founder and CEO of FedEx rescued the company by gambling their last $5,000 on blackjack. He won $27,000 and was able to pay their $24,000 fuel bill, but not my costs when a TV they delivered arrived with a cracked screen.
Las Vegas plays host to 17 out of the 20 biggest hotels in the world (2016) - offers have been made to the other 3, but they won't move, they said.
Just over 4,000 conventions are hosted in Las Vegas each year - many businesspeople forget to attend them after a night on the strip
From outer space the Las Vegas strip is the brightest place on earth, apart from when the Kardashians are in town
Las Vegas has more unlisted phone numbers than any other city in the USA - the mafia don't like people to know where they live
The Caesars Palace suite used in the Hangover movie does not actually exist, but the poo the tiger did, does
Elvis Presley performed at the Las Vegas Hilton for 837 consecutive shows and because of the no windows policy at the Hilton, never realized he was right next to the strip all that time.
Purple is the preferred color for dabbers in Las Vegas bingo halls - to match the hair of most players
If a hotel allows gambling then the swimming pool will be open to the public, but you must keep your socks on if you are not staying there
It costs around $450 to file for divorce in Nevada - thats four white chips and a blue chip.
The very first casino license was issued in 1931 - and Wayne Newton was there
Nevada's prison population has doubled since 1990 - with many new prisoners either red or black
The MGM Grand washes 15,000 pillowcases each day - but there are 18,000 pillows!
For one person to spend a night in every Las Vegas hotel room it would take 288 years - for two people sharing a room, it would take the same time
If you are gambling in a Las Vegas casino, your drinks are free, but MGM parking is not
The average visitor stays 3.7 nights - but has only paid for 3.6
Over a third of thefts and cheating is committed by casino staff - and two thirds by ex-casino staff
The Plams hotel has two state of the art recording studios - and zero good music has been produced there
When the Wynn opened in 2005 it was the most expensive hotel in the world at $2.7 billion, but isn't now
The Sands hotel was blasted in 1996 to make room for the Venetian - this is where the term, 'sandblast' comes from
The Luxor beam can be seen 250 miles up on a clear night, and trash on the floor for days, unless you alert a staff member.
The famous Las Vegas sign has never been copyrighted - meaning many crappy souvenir shops
Around 1,000 people are thought to be living in Las Vegas' underground tunnels. They could stay in the Luxor free of charge, but choose the cleaner option
Casinos in Las Vegas never use dice with rounded corners - and almost always use six-sided dice
The Luxor's electricity bill for the beam of light is over $50 per hour, which they make up by using brooms instead of vacuums around the building.
Howard Hughes purchased the Desert Inn for $13m after being asked to leave. We've all had that one house guest that wouldn't take the hint, right?
On 6th September 1971, the first ever Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon took place
The giant Sphinx at the Luxor is taller than the original in Egypt - and definitely more cheesy
The Excalibur is the #1 buyer of Cornish Game Hens in the USA for its Tournament of Kings show. The horses have to eat, right?
The Bellagio Gardens and Conservatory displays 80,000 79,999 flowers (and my wife is happy)
The Rio hotel has a wine cellar that holds more than 50,000 bottles - no wine, just bottles
There is over 1.5m gallons of water used by Cirque du Soleil in "O" at the Bellagio - should have been called "H2O"
The largest amount of money won in Las Vegas is $39m at the Excalibur - from just $100! That's why they stopped cleaning the place so many years ago.
The bronze lion at MGM Grand is the largest bronze sculpture in the USA, because no one else has thought of something bigger
Tangiers Casino from the film 'Casino' never actually existed, although I told my wife I lost a fortune there one evening
The Stratosphere hotel is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the USA standing at a breathtaking 1,149 feet - but a crap casino
The average gambler spends 3.9 hours per day gambling, most of it on "just one last go"
Intended for a 2005 comeback, Michael Jackson planned to build a 50-foot robot to walk the Las Vegas desert, but didn't because he died
The water used in fountains and lakes at hotels is recycled from sinks, bathtubs and showers and is known as 'gray' water because of how many old people visit Vegas each year
Las Vegas has around 125,000 hotel rooms and most of them have beds
Mandalay Bay's main shark tank holds over 1 million gallons of water - and lots of shark poo
Mandalay Bay was nearly called Project Paradise, but is still too far down the strip for most poker players
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