Interesting Facts Las Vegas

Many of them have spent days of glory in Nevada. But this three step came out of the crowd, because it gave the name of the game.

Frank Rosenthal

It is the best sports obstacle in the history of Las Vegas. Genius: He used to be called "Las Vegas King", "Guru", or anything he certainly is. He opened his first sports book and race, at Stardust Hotel & Casino. Each casino in Las Vegas later copied his invention. He used to run four casinos at the same time, during the 1970s and early 1980s: Stardust, Fremont, Hacienda, and Marina.

Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal says he inspired a leading figure in the book and film "Casino" (performed by Robert De Niro), although the story does not speak of the whole truth. You can find Frank on his web page

Steve Wayne
Partly, he apprenticed with Frank Rosenthal. He finally got rid of him. He is now Chairman of Mirage Resorts, which includes the world's largest hotel, MGM Grand. Some of his success is related to E. Parry Thomas, known as the only banker in town, at the time, who would lend money to build a casino. Rosenthal calls himself a "very clever mind."

George Wingfield
King George Wingfield, two key figures in Nevada's history, has preceded the two "kings" since 1912. Two companies got him glory: mining and gambling. He moved to Nevada at the beginning of the twentieth century. As an active politician, he struggled for gambling and divorce. The gambling was re-legalized in Nevada in 1931. In the same year, the famous divorce law was approved for six weeks. Ironically, at present, 230 marriage licenses are issued every day in Las Vegas.

American Gold Mine
After South Africa, Nevada is the world's largest gold producer. The Golden Nugget offers the world's largest gold mass found, weighing 61 pounds.

His most famous mine in Nevada's history was George Wingfield. It also owns every bank in the country. The Goldfield Consolidated Company Mainz, which was run with Senator George S. (at the time). Nixon, I made them millionaires.

The other "gold mine" in Nevada is gambling, where gaming activities were legalized in 1931. In 2003, the Las Vegas gaming revenue totaled $ 7,673,489,000.

This "golden mine" closed its doors only once in history: on November 25, 1963, for the national mourning of assassinated President George Kennedy. History did not repeat itself in the early days after 9/11. Indeed, in opinion polls on the subject, Americans saw Las Vegas as a place to escape tension.