Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fun facts

Las Vegas is not a place full of those lovely 1970's Chevrolet "supercars" but actually means "the meadows."  Sounds so peaceful.

Actually, many of you may have never actually been to the City of Las Vegas, NV.  Even if you stood next to that cute little sign near the airport.  The southern city limits are Sahara Avenue so, unless you've been downtown or at least out to the Stratosphere, you are likely out of luck.

Where you probably have been is Paradise, a township of Clark County Nevada that comprises almost all the major hotel/casinos.  I don't know.  Some days it may feel like Paradise but not all.

With all those hotels, you'd think there was a lot of competition in Las Vegas.  But, with the exception of the Tropicana, Cosmopolitan, Treasure Island, Casino Royale and the Riviera, every hotel on the Strip is owned by one of 4 major companies.  If you take out  the Wynn/Encore and the Venetian/Palazzo, the rest are owned by 2 major companies.   (MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment)

Almost 40 million people visit Las Vegas each year.  Most are repeat visitors.  Only 16% of Vegas Visitors are "virgins."