Did you know
- There are about 150 cruise ships operating around the world that have casinos on board.
- Nevada has been the No. 1 fastest-growing state in America for 19 consecutive years. Las Vegas itself has been the No. 1 fastest growing city for 19 consecutive years.
- To raise revenue, all 13 original colonies established lotteries. The proceeds helped establish some of the nation’s earliest and most prestigious universities — Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Princeton, and William & Mary. Lottery funds were also used to build many churches and libraries.
- The term “stateroom” comes from the days of the riverboats on America’s great rivers. The suites for the wealthy travelers and gamblers on those old paddle wheelers, were named after the various states of the union.
- In the 1930’s Monte Carlo casino was spending 5,000 francs each year on new croupier’s rakes, the old ones wore out by racking in players chips at roulette.
- Japan is the only country in the world with legalized betting on bicycle, motorcycle and motorboat races.
- The first recorded lottery with a monetary prize was in Florence, Italy in 1530.
- Vegas Vic, the enormous cowboy sign over Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is the world’s largest mechanical neon sign.