Tuesday, 1 March 2016


“Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.” - Wilson Mizner

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Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife and is the leading financial and cultural centre for Southern Nevada.

The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 29th-most populous city in the United States, with a population of 603,488 at the 2013 United States Census Estimates. The 2013 population of the Las Vegas metropolitan area was 2,027,828. The city is one of the top three leading destinations in the United States for conventions, business, and meetings. In addition, the city's metropolitan area has more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world, and is a global leader in the hospitality industry.

Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Established in 1905, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in that century (a similar distinction earned by Chicago in the 19th century). The city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films, television programs, and music videos. Las Vegas is generally used to describe not just the city itself, but areas beyond the city limits (especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip) and the Las Vegas Valley. The 6.8 km stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard known as the Las Vegas Strip is in the unincorporated communities of Paradise, Winchester, and Enterprise, located in Clark County.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. Las Vegas has more to offer the visitor than gambling.

  2. We always drive by Las Vegas on our way to Utah (Zion Nat. Park and Bryce Canon). Their high rises are much nicer (but probably also newer) than that of Los Angeles.

    Don't know if you are aware that I started a new meme called Seasons? The link is open Mon-Wed.( Pacific time) It's now Tue. around noon, so you still can link up - it's in my post this week Seasons-Curious about March. Hope to see you there sometime!

  3. When you say that Las Vegas was established in 1905, do you mean there was nothing there before that date? That it grew up de novo, out of the desert?

    1. in the year 1844 John C. Fremont arrived in the Las Vegas area, and his writings helped lure pioneers to the grassy plains. Eleven years later members of the LDS Church chose Las Vegas as the site to build a fort halfway between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, where they would travel to gather supplies. The fort was abandoned several years afterward. The remainder of this Old Mormon Fort can still be seen at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 110 acres (45 ha) of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would become the downtown area. In 1911, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city!

  4. Las Vegas actually means "The Meadows" in Spanish. And yes there are other things to do in Las Vegas except gambling, but you can't really ignore the gambling as it is EVERYWHERE! You can actually have great fun in Vegas if you're not a gambler!

  5. Las Vegas is my next vacation destination. I will be going there in May. I can't wait!