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The Ten Best Casinos in the World

When coming up with our list of the ten best casinos in the world, we took a number of different factors into account. Some of these factors included the reputation of the casino among players and the public at large, the variety of gaming options available, and the interior and exterior design of the casino. The location of the building, the…
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How Las Vegas Became a Gambling Mecca

Las Vegas was a small railroad town when Nevada formally established it in 1905. Five years after its founding, the U.S. census recorded only 800 residents. Yet by the 1950s, it was known as a gambling tourist haven, where visitors could see a show with celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. in between trips to the baccarat…
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City of Lights: Neon Museum aglow with Las Vegas history

LAS VEGAS - Planning a visit to Las Vegas? Add the Neon Museum to your sightseeing itinerary. It's a sure bet. A collection of vintage Las Vegas casino signs - Stardust, Dunes, Sahara - make up the glowing treasures on display at the mostly outdoor museum, located just a few blocks from Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. The museum started in…
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A peek into the past as Las Vegas' Sahara hotel celebrates 70 years

In the summer of 2011, Amy Raymer stood outside the Sahara Las Vegas, waiting for a chance to own a piece of history. It was an end of an era. The Sahara, one of the oldest properties on the Strip, was closing its doors. Raymer, a Las Vegas resident, was one of the hundreds to show up for its liquidation sale - despite the 100-plus-degree heat. The…
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The History of the Vegas Residency

The first thing that comes to mind when Las Vegas is spoken about is gambling. It is casinos that built sin city and its famous strip, yet this is not the only form of entertainment available. As well as theme parks and restaurants, Vegas has grown due to its huge multi-night concerts by the world's most famous stars. Known as residencies, we give…
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The History of the Vegas Residency
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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Strip Guests Asked to Keep the Kids at Home

While one Strip resort is doubling down on families, more are going 21+ and the city has a message for parents. The Las Vegas Strip became known as a gambler's haven in the 1940s after its first resort El Rancho Vegas opened and was shortly followed by other hotel casinos, such as the Flamingo. The Strip expanded in the 1950s and 1960s as more…
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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Strip Guests Asked to Keep the Kids at Home
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Las Vegas Strip Brings Back Classic Rock Act

The Las Vegas Strip has evolved over the years from hosting glitzy, if kitschy, performers like Donny & Marie, magicians Siegfried & Roy and pianist Liberace in the past to currently booking a parade of mainstream musical performers in long-term residencies. What hotel casino owners know is that it takes more than a gambling casino for visitors to…
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Vintage Las Vegas casino photos from the past

OLBG scoured historical archives to compile a list of 15 photographs that exemplify Las Vegas' short, colorful history. As far as major American cities go, Las Vegas is by far the newest. Unlike New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles (which were all booming metropolises well before the Civil War), Las Vegas wasn't officially founded until the 20th…
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Vintage Las Vegas casino photos from the past
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15 vintage photos from Las Vegas' past

As far as major American cities go, Las Vegas is by far the newest. Unlike New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles (which were all booming metropolises well before the Civil War), Las Vegas wasn't officially founded until the 20th century. When the railroad arrived in 1905, the small settlement quickly went from a dusty outpost to the gambling capital…
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15 vintage photos from Las Vegas' past
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CeeLo Green stars in new Las Vegas show ‘Boombox’ at Westgate Las Vegas

At this point in his prestigious career, CeeLo Green compares himself to the late host of "The Twilight Zone," and remembers hanging upside-down while playing the piano at the MGM Grand Garden. Both bear explanation as Green preps for the "Boombox" '90s revival at Westgate Las Vegas' International Theater. Taken in order: "The best way for me to…
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CeeLo Green stars in new Las Vegas show ‘Boombox’ at Westgate Las Vegas
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The Beatles playing Las Vegas in 1964 & their fascination with slot machines

On the 20th of August 1964, The Beatles played two back to back shows at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It was to be the first and last time that the band played in Sin City, on the second day of their North American tour. The summer of 1964 was arguably the height of so-called Beatlemania, and the frenzied atmosphere that followed the group was…
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The Beatles playing Las Vegas in 1964 & their fascination with slot machines
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Celebrating 75 years of documenting Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - It's a collection 75 years in the making. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority (LVCVA) has released images to the public documenting important moments in Las Vegas history - from casino openings to presidential visits. The images include the opening gala at Caesars Palace in 1966, a 1953 poolside image at the Sahara…
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Check out our summertime casino survival guide

Weekend getaways are a perfect way to shift perspective and recharge your internal batteries - which is especially true when you add the chance to return home wealthier than when you left. That's why we've put together this casino survival guide, to give you a look at the Southern California properties within easy striking distance as well as a…
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Highest paid residencies from Las Vegas history

Lady Gaga. Cher. Bruno Mars. Diana Ross. Usher. Bette Midler. Concert headliners have been bringing Vegas audiences to their feet since Liberace debuted at Hotel Last Frontier in 1944. With Liberace's success, Vegas saw a formula they could bank on. Crowds were as hyped about live performances as they were gambling at casinos. Soon to follow on…
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Highest paid residencies from Las Vegas history
Vegas Inc

Even before 'What Happens Here,' Vegas always understood how to market itself

What happens here, stays here, except when it's in a TV commercial, or on social media, or the subject of a film. That slogan has become legendary and ubiquitous since it began two decades ago as part of a "Vegas Stories" advertising campaign. Few remember "Vegas Stories," or much of the marketing of Las Vegas that came before, but the area has a…
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Even before 'What Happens Here,' Vegas always understood how to market itself
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The Craziest Gambling Stories You’ve Never Heard

The casino world has a propensity for harrowing tales of life-changing wins or staggering losses. We will cover the craziest gambling stories you never heard of but should have. From casino regulars racking up astronomic debts to players that risk their entire life savings on one roulette bet, these shocking examples sound more like cautionary…
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The Most Iconic Music Acts to Headline Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the world and has played host to some of the biggest music acts of all time. Continue below as we look more closely at the most iconic music acts to headline Las Vegas. There is one man who has to kick things off and his name is Frank Sinatra. When people think of Las Vegas, they still think…
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The Most Iconic Music Acts to Headline Las Vegas
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Top 3 Movies From the 2000s Set in Las Vegas

Hundreds of movies have been set in Las Vegas over the years, many of which have reached iconic status. Since the turn of the century, we have seen over 50 different movies released that have been set in Las Vegas and below you will find the top 3 moves from the 2000s set in the gaming mecca. We begin in 2001 and one of the most popular movies ever…
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Top 3 Movies From the 2000s Set in Las Vegas
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A low-key Las Vegas itinerary for art and culture vultures

I love its lopsided sense of scale and its commitment to nonstop indulgence. Like all good things, though, I can usually only manage Vegas in small doses. After a day or two losing dollars on roulette and drinking too many watered-down cocktails, I find myself looking for something … else. A way to recharge, or just find some respite from the…
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A low-key Las Vegas itinerary for art and culture vultures
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Northern Nevada gambling icon John Ascuaga dies at age 96

SPARKS, Nev. - John Ascuaga, the son of Basque sheepherders who became a northern Nevada gambling icon after he bought a small coffee shop with a few slot machines in Sparks in 1960 and turned it into a major hotel-casino he operated for more than a half century, has died. He was 96. Ascuaga was known for roaming the casino floor and greeting…
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Northern Nevada gambling icon John Ascuaga dies at age 96
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John Ascuaga, Nevada casino icon, dies at 96

John Ascuaga, the son of Basque sheepherders who became a northern Nevada gambling icon after he bought a small coffee shop with a few slot machines in 1960 and turned it into a major hotel-casino he operated for more than a half century, has died at age 96. Ascuaga was known for roaming the floor and greeting patrons personally at the casino he…
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John Ascuaga, Nevada casino icon, dies at 96
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John Ascuaga, a Northern Nevada gambling icon, dies at age 96

SPARKS - John Ascuaga, the son of Basque sheepherders who became a northern Nevada gambling icon after he bought a small coffee shop with a few slot machines in Sparks in 1960 and turned it into a major hotel-casino he operated for more than a half century, has died. He was 96. Ascuaga was known for roaming the casino floor and greeting patrons…
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John Ascuaga, a Northern Nevada gambling icon, dies at age 96