Best of Gay Las Vegas – Fun Facts and Interesting Information

*  Las Vegas mega resorts are common today, but the first major resort
 built on the Las Vegas Strip was the El Rancho in 1941, with 110 rooms.
The hotel was destroyed by fire in 1960. In 1982 the former Thunderbird Hotel
was rebranded El Rancho Casino, creating some confusion.

* Over 36,000,000  people  visited  Las Vegas last year.

* Nearly 20,000 conventions are held in Las Vegas annually. 

*  Elvis Presley performed in 837 consecutive sold out shows at the Las Vegas Hilton Casino.

Allegedly…During the mid to late fifties Elvis’s lover was Nicholas Adamshock,
better known as Nick Adams, who started a movie career as a youngman and later peaked with his television series “THE REBEL.” Nick had been a friend, companion and roommate of James Dean, who also has been mentioned as having been more homosexual than heterosexual. In truth, Dean too was bisexual.

Many men claim they had sex with Dean and only one woman has
admitted she had sex with Jimmy when they lived together in
New York. Liz Sheridan, also known as “Dizzy” Sheridan,
(Seinfield’s mother on TV), wrote a book titled,
Dizzy & Jimmy: My Life with James Dean: A Love Story “.

*  The Riviera was the first high-rise hotel
on the Las Vegas Strip, it was nine stories tall.

* The strip took in $5.6 BILLION last year in gaming revenue
while the downtown area took in $524 MILLION.

* There are approximately  150,000 hotel/motel rooms in Las Vegas.

*  Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state. 
The highest point is at the 13,145 foot top of Boundary Peak.


*  The average Las Vegas Valley household consumes about 230,000 gallons of water a year.

*  The famous Las Vegas Strip is not located in the city of Las Vegas. 
The strip actually comes under the jurisdiction of Clark County.

*  All-time single concert box-office record occurred in Las Vegas. 
The show took place on New Years eve 1999 for the Barbra Streisand concert production, at the MGM Grand, it grossed $14,694,750.00 from 12,477 tickets sold.  Previous concert box-office record for a show was $13.4 million when Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras
at the Giant Stadium in New York on July 20, 1996.

*  In Nevada it is mandatory that video slot machines must pay a minimum of
75% back to the player, this amount is determined over the life of a slot machine.

*  There is one operating slot machine in Las Vegas for every 8 residents.

In 1990  SIEGFRIED AND ROY  were the highest paid entertainers in the country.
They were hired by Steve Wynn, then manager of The Mirage, for an annual guarantee of $57.5 million.
In 2001, they signed a lifetime contract with the hotel. The duo has appeared in
around 5,750 shows together, mostly at The Mirage.
Their long-running illusion and magic act closed October 3, 2003
(Roy’s birthday) after Roy was severely injured by Montecore,
one of the act’s tigers during a performance.

The BLUE MOON Resort  is the first  (and as of today)
 Las Vegas’ only Hotel exclusively for gay men.

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