Casinos are the very heartbeat of Las Vegas, the city was built up from the gambling floors and tables upwards into the skyscraping modern desert metropolis it is today. If you're going to win big then Las Vegas is definitely the place to celebrate success. Whether you want to stroll in with the laid back cool of the Rat Pack, whispering sweet nothings to Lady Luck as she gives that river card a gentle nudge as you sip martinis and wait for the good times to roll or whether you're a casino newbie looking to learn how to play one of the many games on offer we can help you visit one of the many casinos on offer.
Vegas Casino Facts
- Differing in size you can visit a smaller gaming floor to one of the mega casinos that can stretch up to 100,000 square feet.
- The founder of FedEx, Frederick W. Smith, saved his company by gambling in Las Vegas. He took the company's last $5,000 to a casino and won $27,000 on blackjack, which covered the cost of the company's $24,000 fuel bill.
- 71% of visitors gamble during their stay.
- Mobster Bugsy Siegel named his casino, The Flamingo, after his long-legged showgirl girlfriend.
- The largest sum won on the Las Vegas slots was at the Excalibur. After putting in $100, a 25 year-old software engineer won $39 million, beating the odds at the time for 1 in 16.7 million.
- Las Vegas is home to over 150 casinos.
- Most casinos in Las Vegas will cash in chips from other casinos.
- In 2004, a British gambler, Ashley Revell, sold all of his possessions, including his home, clothes and car, flew to Vegas and bet it all on a single spin of the roulette wheel. He won! Pocketing $270,600.