When people think of Las Vegas, they think of a city filled with sin, fun, and excitement. Las Vegas is a city that is built for people to do whatever they want. Las Vegas has been called the “sin capital” of America but what is it about this city that makes it like this? What exactly makes it the sin capital?
Las Vegas was founded in 1905 as a railroad town. It was built to be a repair stop for trains traveling across Nevada. The city was originally named “Las Vegas,” which means “the meadows.” The name was given by Spaniards who traveled through and saw cattle grazing on grassland. The name stuck even after the Spanish left because many important stops were made at the growing town.
When the law and government moved to Las Vegas, they made sure to put a stop to gambling, drinking, and prostitution. All these things were frowned down upon in the small town but this would soon change. In 1931, a man named Bugsy Siegel opened up the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. The casino was built with mob money and offered gambling, restaurants, shows, and even women. The hotel was a big hit with people from all over America so other hotels began to rise around it. By 1945, there were more than 100 hotels in Las Vegas; most of them were small casinos or gambling halls but others were not so low key including a few movie theaters. But this was not enough to satisfy people’s need for excitement. Las Vegas soon became known as a place where people went to have fun, especially because of all the gambling that could be done there. Soon, Las Vegas was hosting big casino shows and becoming more and more like a western-themed amusement park every day.
As time passed, Las Vegas casinos became bigger and more extravagant; they began to offer luxury shopping opportunities, restaurants, and even swimming pools with imitation beaches. More tourists came to visit Las Vegas because of its appeal as an exciting city where anything goes. In 1989, one of the most famous hotels in Las Vegas, the “Hilton,” was made into a giant neon sign in honor of the 100th birthday of the hotel industry.
Las Vegas is a lot different than most cities; just about anything that can be thought of, no matter how crazy it is, can probably be found in Las Vegas. There are no rules or regulations about drugs or prostitution in Las Vegas. It seems that everything is fair game in the “sin capital” that is Las Vegas.
Las Vegas has been called the sin city of the U.S. because it allows people to do things there that they would not normally be able to do anywhere else. It is unusual that a city is so lenient toward things that are viewed as bad. The “sin city” of America draws millions of tourists every year because it is such an exciting place to visit. People travel from all over the world, just to see what Las Vegas has to offer.
Some people are able to leave Las Vegas without having gambled at all. However, the majority of tourists gamble while they are there. Gambling is one of the things that earn Las Vegas the title “Sin City”. Gamblers from all over the world come to Las Vegas to try their luck at winning big in one of the many casinos in town.
In order to gamble, a person must be at least 21 years old and have valid identification available. In order to receive a gambling license, an individual must be at least 18 years old and have lived in Nevada for more than six months. About half of the people that visit Las Vegas are tourists, and a quarter of those are from other countries, so it is also necessary to have a passport to enter and leave the United States.
Many types of games are played at one of the many casinos. Slot machines, video poker and keno are just a few of the more popular games. Card games such as blackjack and craps have always been very popular among gamblers. In order to gamble at any game, it is necessary to place money in front of you in an area called the “betting circle”. This money is used for betting purposes only and cannot be removed from the table when you walk away from your seat. The minimum bets for blackjack or craps are $5 and the maximum amount is $1000. Vegas slots machines vary in the minimum bets they allow; however, most are very low. The player inserts money into the machine at any time he or she wishes, but a maximum of 2 coins can be played at a time.
If you lose all of the money you brought with you to Vegas, there are still a lot of other things that can be done while visiting Sin City. There are tons to see and do in Las Vegas because it attracts so many tourists each year. Aside from gambling, people may choose to visit one of the many shows available in town. The shows range in acts from singing and dancing to the more risqué variety. The entertainment industry is another big part of Las Vegas and is known as a sexual theme. Because of the large number of adult shows, Las Vegas has become known as “the sex capital”.
Another popular thing to do in Las Vegas is taking a ride on one of the many famous rides available at hotels and casinos. Some rides cost more money than others, but they are all worth the price. Rides include the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, a water raft ride along the Colorado River, and a roller coaster in New York-New York.
Las Vegas is a great place for people to escape for a while and forget about their everyday problems. It is an exciting city that never seems to sleep because it is always busy. One of the things that make Las Vegas so unique, is the fact that people are allowed to gamble there legally. This allows people to leave their problems behind them and just have fun without worrying about getting into trouble or hurting someone else’s feelings.