At Spinettis Gaming Supplies, we deal with a lot of customers who collect a variety of casino memorabilia from chips to dice to cards and everything in between. These collectors love talking about the past and the history of Las Vegas. Below are 10 interesting facts about Las Vegas that you probably never knew.
One: Golden Gate is where the first hotel opened in Las Vegas in 1906. It was actually called Hotel Nevada. It is also famous for having the first phone number in town.
Two: The Fremont Street Experience has the world’s largest video screen. A reported 17 million people see it every year. Old Vegas shines bright every night with the amazing light show that happens hourly from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM. The video screen is 1500 feet long and 90 feet wide. The speakers are 550,000 watts.
Three: Over 200,000 slot machines in Las Vegas. Millions from across the world take their shot every minute trying to win a jackpot. Some do. But as the saying goes, you have to play to win.
Four: 315 Weddings Per Day. Love is always in the air in Las Vegas. People are not just coming here to be lucky. They are also looking for love from Lady Luck too.
Five: 60,000 pounds of shrimp consumed daily. Seafood buffets, seafood restaurants, appetizers, Bubba Gump Shrimp on the Las Vegas Strip, shrimp is being consumed every minute here. Don’t forget the 24-hour restaurants as well.
Six: $60 per hour to operate the light beam at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. $1440 a day does not sound like a lot to operate such a unique part of the Las Vegas Strip that booms up into space.
Seven: The roulette wheel numbers equal a total up to 666. This is a pretty random Las Vegas fun fact from the casinos.
Eight: Bally’s Las Vegas uses one million rolls of toilet paper a year. With over 40 million people coming a year to Vegas, this really isn’t all that surprising. The turnover rate from one guest to another is frequent on the Las Vegas Strip and toilet paper is always needed.
Nine: If you were to combine all the rooms in MGM Grand, Tropicana, Excalibur and New York, New York, it would be more rooms than all of San Francisco. Vegas has big hotels.
Ten: Speaking of that, some of the world’s largest hotels are in Vegas. Is that really a surprise though with 40 million people who come here every year? As the saying goes, “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas.”
If you love these facts and are a big fan of Las Vegas, we recommend our Nowhere But Las Vegas DVD or BluRay. You can purchase below for only $9.99 clicking the correct picture for each one.
New Casino Chips Up For Auction on Ebay:
These two chips below are up for sale this week on Ebay. You can click the picture below of each to bid from Cal’s in the 1960s which was based in North Las Vegas.
Five WSOP Chairs Remaining:
We are down to our final 5 WSOP chairs. If you think that is something you are interested in, time is running out. We are currently selling each chair for $60 a piece. Please inquire for us regarding shipping charge for the chairs by calling us or emailing.
New Casino Deck:
We just got in decks from Club Fortune. They are located in Henderson, Nevada. We have never sold these before. Click on the picture below to purchase.
2016 WSOP Deck Cases:
We’ve sold a few of these over the last few weeks and are running. For $2 a deck, you will receive 144 WSOP decks with 72 decks in red and 72 in black. Click below to purchase the case: