1. Which casino was first to be built in Vegas?
Las Vegas is well known for having dozens of casinos. The first casino was built in 1946 by Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, a notorious gangster and it covered an area of 40 hectares. It cost him $6 million to build and during the grand opening, Jimmy Durante, a well-known singer and comedian entertained the guests as well as the Cuban bandleader Xavier Cugat. Nevertheless, due to bad weather and the fact that the gamblers had no place to stay at the hotel, the casino lost $300,000 in the first week of operation. [Read more…]