Nestled in the Nevada desert is Las Vegas.
Hotels, casinos, nightclubs, and restaurants all vie for space among the neon and glitz in this city of sin. A lot of people don’t like Vegas – the party, the expensive resorts, the fancy see and be seen atmosphere, not for everyone.
When you hear the name Las Vegas, the first thing that springs to mind are the casinos, where gambling is king. Gambling began in Las Vegas before the 1930s and was controlled by the mafia. Later, with the legalization of gambling, hotels were able to control casinos, which then became a vital part of the economy in this glittering city.
Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and officially incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated American city founded within that century. Population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, and between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century
In 1980, one of the most tragic events in Las Vegas history occurred inside the original MGM Grand resort. A raging fire engulfed one of their hotel towers that caused the horrifying death of 85 people.
The building was eventually rebuilt, sold, and renamed Bally’s Las Vegas in 1985. Guests who stay in the refurbished North Tower claim they have experienced the overwhelming smell of smoke and the sounds of people screaming from down the hallway, making Bally’s one of the scariest haunted hotels in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas isn’t known for its nostalgia, particularly when it comes to real estate. In a city where building implosions are a cause for celebration, the architecture and the design of the city are in constant flux.
Unless you’re getting a caravan and going to explore the desert which certainly offers things to do on a grand scale, you won’t get much of a difference of a city like Dubai.
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