Interesting facts Las Vegas

Many spent their days of glory in Nevada. But these three step out from the crowd, when they gave the name of the game.

Frank Rosenthal

He's the best sports gandlyaryst in the history of Las Vegas. He was called "King of Vegas", "Guru", or the fact that he is certain: a genius. He opened the first sports and race book in the Stardust Hotel & Casino. Every casino in Las Vegas copied his invention afterwards. In the 1970s and early 1980s, he led by four casino: Stardust, Fremont, Hacienda and Marina.

Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal inspired one of the leading book and movie "Casino" of heroes (played by Robert De Niro), though the story does not speak the whole truth, he says. You can find Frank at his own web page,

Steve Vine

In part, he studied with Frank Rosenthal. Finally, it is his "detroniravav". Now he & # 39; is the chairman of Mirage Resorts, which includes the largest MGM Grand hotel in the world. Part of his success is due to the name of Thomas E. Couples, known as the only banker at the time in a city that lent money to build a casino. Rosenthal himself describes him as "a very skilled mind".

George Wingfield

Two "kings" was preceded by George Wingfield, a major figure in the history of Nevada, since 1912. He was characterized as "owner and manager of Nevada." Two companies have extracted him the glory: mining and gambling. He moved to Nevada in the early 20th century. As an active politician he struggled to legalize gambling and divorce. In the same year it was approved by the famous six-weeks divorce law of gambling in Nevada. Ironically, now in Las Vegas every day issued 230 marriage licenses.

Gold mine of America

After South Africa Nevada to & # 39; is the largest gold producer in the world. Hotel Golden Nugget represented the largest gold nugget in the world, which weighs 61 pounds.

The most famous mine owner in the history of Nevada was George Wingfield. He also owned every bank in the state. Company Goldfield Consolidated Mines, which he ran together with senator (at that time) George S. Nixon, made them abodvumamilonerami.

The second "gold mine" of Nevada – gambling, since gaming activities were legalized in 1931. In 2003, gross revenue from gaming in Las Vegas was 7,673,489,000 dollars.

This "gold mine" closed its doors only one time in history: November 25, 1963, during a national mourning for the slain president George Kennedy. History does not repeat itself in the first days after September 11th. Indeed, the Americans in the polls on the subject saw Las Vegas as a place to escape the stress.

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