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    • • LV's McCarran International (LAS) is the 8th busiest Airport in the U.S. and number 23 in the world, with 41.7 million passengers
    • • 79 percent of McCarran's departures and 82 percent of arrivals are on time, the average departure delay is 52 minutes and arrival delay is 50 minutes, and cancellations are at 0.6 percent
    • • McCarran Airport is only two to four miles southwest of most Las Vegas Strip hotels
    • • Metered taxi fares to major hotels on the Strip cost approximately $15–$25. A consolidated car-rental center is three miles from the terminal and is accessed by shuttle bus. ScottyVegas always rents a car.
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How Well Do You Know The Las Vegas Strip Properties?

Anyone who frequents Vegas knows casinos come and casinos go seemingly overnight. Keeping track of which ones are still standing can be tough. So are you up on what casinos are still standing? Do you think you could name/type all the strip properties within 10 minutes? Well test your knowledge with this fun little quiz.

All you have to do is click this link, then after the window/site opens, click the green “Ready? Click to Start” button then just type in all the casino/hotel names in the text box. You don’t have to type the properties in any particular order. Once you type a correct name the name will appear over its spot on the strip.

I finished in less than 3 minutes, probably would have done it faster if I could spell better. Oh well, give it a try yourself and feel free to post your time in the comments below.

Good luck, have fun, and enjoy!

Thanks Valerie for bringing this link to my attention.

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Did You Know?

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  • The three rides on top of the Stratosphere; Big Shot, Insanity, and X-Scream are the highest in the world
  • The Roller Coaster that once stood atop the Stratosphere tower was closed in December of 2005
  • The Stratosphere is the tallest free-standing observation tower in the U.S
  • Elvis made his first appearance in Las Vegas at the New Frontier Hotel in the spring of 1956.
  • May 1, 1967, Elvis Presley and Priscilla Anne Beaulieu are married in a private ceremony at the Aladdin Hotel.
  • Dec 2-12, 1976 Elvis appears at the Hilton for a two-week engagement. It turns out to be his final Las Vegas appearance
  • 80% of all visitors are return visitors and average two trips per year
  • 44% of all visitors arrive by air while 43% arrive by auto
  • 89% of all visitors gamble with an average gambling budget of $500
  • Many of the first hotels on The Strip opened in the 1950’s such as The Desert Inn, The Sands, The Riviera, The Dunes, Hacienda, Tropicana, Royal Nevada,
    Moulin Rouge and The Stardust.
  • After the Hoover Dam was completed it took 6.5 years to completely fill Lake Mead
  • The average Las Vegas low temperature in January is 33 degrees Fahrenheit
  • The Luxor’s atrium could hold nine Boeing 747s stacked on top of each other.
  • A 3-ton section of the Berlin Wall, covered with original graffiti, can be seen in a men’s restroom at Main Street Station. It was bought from the German government for 17,500. http://www.urinal.net/main_st_sta/
  • The only casinos in Las Vegas that allow you to take photographs inside are Four Queens, Excalibur, and Harrah’s.
  • A 1910 law made it illegal to gamble in Las Vegas. In 1931, a gambling bill was approved that made gambling legal again.
  • The Dunes, demolished in 1993, was the first resort to feature topless showgirls in a show called Minsky’s Follies.
  • The Golden Gate Hotel and Casino opened in 1906, making it the first hotel and casino to open in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • The legal age to gamble in the state of Nevada is 21
  • Las Vegas is the 11th largest school district in the U.S
  • The legal age to consume alcohol in Las Vegas is 21