In an attempt to lift the state out of the hard times of the Great Depression, the Nevada state legislature votes to legalize gambling. Located in the Great Basin desert, few settlers chose to live in Nevada after the United States acquired the territory at the end of the Mexican War in 1848.
Why does Las Vegas have so many casinos?
Gambling was finally legalized for good by the Nevada government. Also, this was the year in which construction began on the Boulder Dam, known now as the Hoover Dam. This brought many workers to the area who needed a way to relax at the end of the day, fueling a greater demand for gaming establishments.
Who owns most of Vegas?
The largest casino company in the world is Las Vegas Sands Corp who owns two resorts on the Vegas Strip as well as several other US casinos and many more throughout Asia.
Is it safe to walk Las Vegas Strip at night?
Generally speaking, the Strip is a pretty safe place, even at night. There are so many people out and it is very well lit, so it is risky for a criminal to commit a violent crime. The Strip also has a strong police presence. However, you should always be aware of your surroundings.