Vegas Fun Facts

Spanish explorers discovered Las Vegas in 1829; the area was first settled in 1855 by Mormons.

A Las Vegas marriage license costs $55.

The city was incorporated in 1911.

Gambling was legalized in Las Vegas in 1931.

Las Vegas averages 320 days of sunshine per year.

The MGM Grand opened in 1993 as the largest resort hotel/casino in the world, a distinction it still holds.

Each year, more than 100,000 couples purchase Las Vegas marriage licenses.

The Strip has a 9 p.m. curfew for unaccompanied children under age 18.

Wayne Newton gave his 25,000th Las Vegas performance in 1996.

The average high temperature for Las Vegas is 68 degrees F.

Las Vegas celebrated its centennial in 2005.

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