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The 7 Reasons Nothing Leaves Las Vegas

T.H.E ZR E ASO NS Nothing Leaves LAS VEGAS VACATIONING IN VEGAS IS AN AMERICAN RITE OF PASSAGE. LAST YEAR, SIN CITY DREW 39 MILLION FAMILIES, RETIREES, BACHELORETTES AND BROS-- AND THERE ARE 7 THINGS THEY COULD ALL TELL YOU NOW: IN SIN CITY, IT'S HARD TO FIND OTHER STUFF TO DO. 1700 LICENSED GAMBLING JOINTS 500 CHURCHES VEGAS' OFFERS 3X AS MANY PLACES TO GAMBLE THAN PRAY NEW YORK NEW YORK NEW YORK NEW YORK MGM GRAND TROPICANA Tropicana EXCALIBUR SAN FRANCISCO COMBINED 4 HOTELS AT THE LAS VEGAS BLVD AND TROPICANA HAVE MORE HOTEL ROOMS THAN ALL OF SAN FRANCISCO NOSEBLEED MAGIC TICKET: $141 MARRIAGE LICENSE: $65 IT'S 2X CHEAPER TO GET MARRIED IN VEGAS THAN TO BUY 1 TICKET TO SEE CRISS ANGEL IT'S THE BRIGHTEST PLACE ON EARTH. 15,000 MILES OF NEON TUBING 15,000 MI OF NEON TUBING LIGHT VEGAS' 4 MI STRIP THAT'S MORE THAN ENOUGH TO TRIM THE CONTIGUOUS U.S. IN NEON THE BEAM FROM THE LUXOR HOTEL CAN BE SEEN FROM THE AIRSPACE OVER L.A. ITS 48,300X BRIGHTER THAN THE TIMES SQUARE NEW YEARS BALL (625,000 LUMENS) YOU DON'T REALLY NEED TO LEAVE THE NV DESERT. VEGAS ORIGINAL HOTEL LUXOR'S PYRAMID IS 3/4 THE SIZE OF THE ORIGINAL GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA NEW YORK-NEW YORK CASINO'S 12 VEGAS' S EIFFEL TOWER Is 1/2 SIZE OF ORIGINAL REPLICA TOWERS OF THE NY SKYLINE NEARLY 1/3 OF ORIGINALS VEGAS CELEBRITY IS HEARTY AS CRAB GRASS. WAYNE NEWTON ELTON JOHN WAYNE NEWTON HAS SUNG 30,000 SOLO SHOWS IN VEGAS THAT'S 10X THE SHOWS ELTON JOHN HAS PLAYED OVER HIS ENTIRE CAREER BRRY CHRISTMAS $25 'BARRY CHRISTMAS' SWEATSHIRTS ARE ON BACK ORDER AT THE BARRY MANILOW STORE WEIRD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU CAN GET A DRINK- 5 INCLUSIVE $45 PASS TO 7 24 HOUR BUFFETS: THE MIRAGE RESORT SERVES 1.2M ALCOHOLIC DRINKS EVERYDAY THAT'S 20X THE MARTINIS IT'D TAKE TO PUT EVERY NFL PLAYER INTOA COMA (ASSUME 250LBS-32OZ GIN-.4 LETHAL DOSE) THE CITY CONSUMES 60,000 LBS OF SHRIMP EVERY DAY THAT'S ENOUGH SHRIMP TO COVER TIANAMEN, THE LARGEST SQUARE IN THE WORLD, IN 2 1/2 FEET OF SHRIMP IT'S A REAL CITY WHERE PEOPLE LIVE. 6. RESIDENT YEARLY VACATIONERS FOR EVERY RESIDENT THERE ARE 66 YEARLY VACATIONERS (39 MILLION TOURISTS, 583,000 POPULATION) CAESARS 2 IN 10 VEGAS RESIDENTS WORK FOR CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT OR MGM O $533,000 O $112,500 III--II----.. I -....- I..--- ... ..----I...... ...... 1 BELLAGIO GUEST ROOM COST MGM 4X MORE THAN THE AVERAGE HOME IN VEGAS ($533,000 COST PER ROOM TO BUILD BELLAGIO $112,500 MEDIAN HOME PRICE) VEGAS VACATIONERS LOOK AND RELAX MORE LIKE YOUR DAD THAN BRADLEY COOPER. 42+ 75% OF VEGAS VACATIONERS ARE 42 OR OLDER 37,000,000 HRS JANUARY 2012 JANUARY 6235 BETWEEN '06-'08 RETIREES OVER 65 SPENT 37M TOTAL HOURS GAMBLING THAT'S 4,223 YEARS STRAIGHT VACATIONING IN VEGAS ALSO APPEARS TO BE ADDICTING: 85% OF TOURISTS ARE RETURN VISITORS. AND FOR ALL ITS SPECTACULAR EXCESSES, VEGAS REMAINS ONE OF THE LAST BEST PLACES TO DO A FAMILY VACATION ON THE CHEAP. Brought to you by FRUGAL DAD SOURCES http://www.lasvegasfanclub.com/trivia.html http://www.crissangelshowtickets.com/ResultsTicket.php?evtid=1678146&event=Cirque+du+Soleil+-+Criss+ Angel+Believe http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/33.html http://www.oocities.org/shishusansar/interesting/07-newyear1.htm http://www.onlinenevada.org/luxor_hotel http://www.starz.bz/barrymanilow/product.cfm?product=2588 http://www.lasvegasdirect.com/topbuffet.html http://www.drben.net/ChinaReport/Beijing/Landmarks- Hotspots/TianAn_Men_Square/TiananMen-Main.html http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2011/09/a_year_in_the_l.php http://www.caribbeannewsdigital.com/en/noticia/las-vegas- tourism-industry-forecasts-39-million-visitors-end-year http://gaming.unlv.edu/reports/lvstrip_emp.pdf http://vegasclick.com/vegas/casinos-ownership.html http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Las_Vegas-Nevada/market-trends/ http://digitalcommons.library.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1595&context=thesesdissertations

The 7 Reasons Nothing Leaves Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is famed for its sin and sleeplessness. But really, the city remains one of America’s last affordable indulgences. Off-season rooms at Circus Circus drop to $23/night so it turns out cheap...

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