Tips for Winning

Gambling Guide

Casino Games Guide

Winning Strategies

Articles of Interest

South African players must leave this website

Sportsbetting

Betting Strategies

Best for Sports


Bovada For Sports Betting
Bovada!

Bingo and Lotto

Best for Bingo


Bingo Knights - Best online bingo
Bingo Knights!

Las Vegas Info

More of Interest

Advertisement


Cool Cat Casino
Amazing Service

Las Vegas History 1829 - 2006 by Tips for Winning

Read all about the fascinating history of a desert destination that has become the playground for millions of people and billions of dollars! Las Vegas is fascinating!

  • Las Vegas History 1929 - 1950
  • 1829 - Discovered by Spanish explorers
  • 1855 - First settlement by Mormons in Las Vegas
  • 1905 - Town of Las Vegas established by auctioning of land
  • 1911 - The City of Las Vegas is incorporated
  • 1926 - First commercial airline flight in Las Vegas History, Western Airlines
  • 1931 - Hoover Dam construction begins in Black Canyon
  • 1931 - Gambling is legalized in Nevada
  • 1935 - Hoover Dam dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt
  • 1941 - El Rancho Vegas opens on the Strip.
  • 1941 - El Cortez Hotel opens in downtown Las Vegas
  • 1942 - Last Frontier Hotel opens. (Later called New Frontier and Frontier.)
  • 1944 - The first Helldorado parade and rodeo is conducted
  • 1946 - Bugsy Siegel opens Flamingo Hotel. State levies first gaming taxes
  • Las Vegas History 1955 - 1977
  • 1955 - Gaming control strengthened
  • 1959 - Las Vegas Convention Center opens.
  • 1959 - The Nevada Gaming Commission is created
  • 1960 - El Rancho destroyed by fire
  • 1967 - Nevada allows publicly traded corporations to obtain gambling licenses
  • 1977 - Legislature allows Nevada-based casinos to operate casinos outside Nevada's borders
  • Las Vegas History 1980 - 1992
  • 1980 - Las Vegas celebrates 75th birthday
  • 1981 - Las Vegas celebrates Golden Anniversary of Gaming
  • 1989 - Mirage opens November 22, with 3,039 rooms
  • 1990 - Excalibur opens June 19, with 4,032 rooms
  • Las Vegas History 1993 - 1995
  • 1993 - Flamingo Hilton announces plans to raze Bugsy's suite and office
  • 1993 - Dunes Hotel sold to Steve Wynn's Mirage Inc
  • 1993 - North tower and Dunes sign imploded October 27
  • 1993 - ITT Sheraton Corp. purchases Desert Inn Hotel from Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corp
  • 1993 - Dunes Hotel imploded October 27
  • 1993 - Grand Slam Canyon Adventuredome opens August 23
  • 1993 - Luxor Hotel opens October 15 with 2,526 rooms
  • 1993 - Treasure Island Hotel opens October 27 with 2,900 rooms
  • 1993 - MGM Grand Hotel and Theme Park opens December 18, with 5,005 rooms and a 171,500-square-foot casino
  • 1993 - Nevada passes legislation for financing of "The Fremont Street Experience."
  • 1994 - Boulder Station Casino on Boulder Highway in Las Vegas open
  • 1994 - Plans to construct New York-New York Hotel Casino announced
  • 1994 - Sam's Town on Boulder Highway expands with the opening of a 650-room tower
  • 1994 - A 300-room hotel-casino named Boomtown opens on Blue Diamond Road at I-15
  • 1994 - Skywalks are built over the intersection of Tropicana Boulevard and the Las Vegas Strip
  • 1994 - McCarran Airport opens connector road system that tunnels under the east-west runways
  • 1994- The Fiesta, the first hotel-casino in North Las Vegas, opens with 100 rooms
  • 1995 - Vegas World closes February 1. Work begins on Stratosphere Tower and casino
  • 1995 - The first Hard Rock Hotel opens March 10
  • 1995 - Monorail begins running between MGM Grand and Bally's hotel-casinos on June 14
  • 1995 - Bill Bennett retires from Circus Circus Enterprises, then buys the Sahara Hotel-Casino
  • 1995 - ITT Corp. buys Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip
  • 1995 - Construction begins on Steve Wynn's 46-story, $1.7 billion 3,000-room Bellagio
  • 1995 - Circus Circus Enterprises buys Hacienda and surrounding 100 acres
  • 1995 - Downtown Las Vegas opens the $70 million Fremont Street Experience December 13
  • 1995 - Landmark Hotel imploded November 7
  • Las Vegas History 1996 - 2000
  • 1996 - Wayne Newton celebrates 25,000th Las Vegas performance
  • 1996 - Siegfried and Roy celebrate 15,000th Las Vegas performance
  • 1996 - Work completed on first tunnel under the Las Vegas Strip at Desert Inn Road.
  • 1996 - Stratosphere Tower, the tallest structure west of the Mississippi, opens April 30
  • 1996 - Hilton Hotels Corp. purchases Bally's Entertainment Corp. for $3 billion
  • 1996 - Caesars Magical Empire opens in Caesars Palace June 18
  • 1996 - Monte Carlo opens June 21
  • 1996 - The 1,100-acre Las Vegas Motor Speedway opens in September
  • 1996 - Building permits for the $500 million, 2,900-room Paris Las Vegas Casino Resort issued.
  • 1996 - Hyatt Hotel Corp. plans to build a 500-room hotel on the shores of Lake Las Vegas
  • 1996 - The Sands Hotel, after 44 years of continuous operation, is closed June 30
  • 1996 - Sheldon Adelson plans to build 6,000-room Venetian megaresort on the former Sands site
  • 1996 - Flamingo Hilton celebrates 50th anniversary
  • 1996 - Caesars Palace celebrates 30th anniversary
  • 1996 - Hacienda Hotel Casino imploded December 31 to make way for Mandalay Bay
  • 1997 - The Tropicana Hotel celebrates its 40th anniversary
  • 1997 - New York-New York Hotel Casino opens on the Las Vegas Strip January 3
  • 1997 - Hilton Hotels Corp. makes hostile takeover move against ITT Corp. The deal involves ownership of Caesars Place and The Desert Inn
  • 1997 - Construction of the Venetian Hotel and Resort begins
  • 1997 - Sunset Station Hotel-Casino opens June 10
  • 1997 - The Aladdin Hotel closes November 25 making way for a new gambling and hotel complex
  • 1997 - The Desert Inn Hotel Casino completes $200 million renovation and expansion
  • 1997- New owners change the name of the Boomtown Hotel Casino to Silverton
  • 1997 - Harley Davidson Cafe opens on the Las Vegas Strip
  • 1997 - Caesars Palace opens a new tower in December
  • 1997 - Harrah's Entertainment Inc. buys Showboat Inc. in a $1.154 billion deal
  • 1997 - The Frontier Hotel is sold to Phil Ruffin, a Kansas industrialist, for $165 million
  • 1997 - Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino opens new tower giving the resort a total of 2,556 suites
  • 1998 - Circus Circus announces that Mandalay Bay will be the name of the resort
  • 1998 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts buys ITT Corp. for $14.6 billion. The purchase includes Caesars Palace and The Desert Inn.
  • 1998 - The old Aladdin Hotel is imploded on April 27
  • 1998 - Bellagio, billed as the most expensive hotel in the world ($1.7 billion) opens October 15
  • 1998 - Las Vegas Convention Center' expansion, boosts its total space to 1.9 million square feet
  • 1998 - The Debbie Reynolds hotel-casino, is sold by auction to the World Wresting Federation
  • 1998 - Hilton Hotels Corp. spins off its gaming division to Park Place Entertainment Corp
  • 1999 - Harrah's Entertainment Inc. purchases the Rio Hotel-Casino Inc. for $888 million, Jan. 1
  • 1999 - MGM Grand Inc. takes 100 percent ownership of New York-New York Hotel & Casino
  • 1999 - Mandalay Bay Resort opens March 2 with 3,300 rooms
  • 1999 - Four Seasons Hotel opens March 2 with 424 rooms
  • 1999 - Phase I of the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino opens May 3 with 3,036 suites
  • 1999 - The Las Vegas Convention Center celebrates its 40th birthday
  • 1999 - Circus Circus Enterprises changes its name to Mandalay Resort Group
  • 1999 - The Resort at Summerlin opens July 15
  • 1999 - Paris Las Vegas Casino Resort opens September 1
  • 2000 - A $3 billion deal closes to sell Caesars Palace to Park Place Entertainment
  • 2000 - The Resort at Summerlin changes its name to The Regent Las Vegas
  • 2000 - MGM Grand Inc. purchases Mirage Resorts Inc., the largest corporate buyout in gaming history
  • 2000 - Steve Wynn buys the Desert Inn and closes it on August 28
  • 2000 - El Rancho (formally the Thunderbird, then the Silverbird) is imploded on October 3
  • Las Vegas History 2001 to 2006
  • 2001 - A 620-room hotel tower with a 9,000-seat arena plus a casino is planned by The Orleans
  • 2001 - A 1.8 Mln Sq Foot Convention Centre is planned for addition to the Mandalay Bay
  • 2002 - The Fremont Street Experience is enhanced with the addition of the Neonopolis Entertainment Centre
  • 2002 - Wynn Resorts issues a public IPO for the $1.85 billion Le RÍve Development
  • 2003 - The '40s themed "The Cannery" which cost $150 Mln, opens its doors
  • 2003 - Steve Wynn changes the name of Le RÍve to Wynn Las Vegas
  • 2003 - The new 1120 suite Tower, Thehotel, is opened by Mandalay Bay
  • 2004 - The famous Binion's Horseshoe is purchased by Harrah's
  • 2004 - MGM says they will be purchasing The Mandalay Resort
  • 2004 - Harrah's Entertainment Says they will purchase Caesars Entertainment
  • 2004 - Colony Resorts buys The Las Vegas Hilton for $280 million
  • 2004 - The Las Vegas Monorail at a cost of $654 Mln, opens to the public
  • 2005 - The Centennial year for Las Vegas. The official Centenial date was May the 15th and was celebrated with a huge birthday cake and a remake of the 1905 Land Auction that gave rise to Las Vegas
  • 2005 - Wynn Las Vegas opens on 28 April
  • 2005 - MGM Mirage announces plans for the Project CityCenter. This $5 Bln project will include 1650 Condo's and 4000 Hotel Rooms
  • 2006 - Boyd Gaming introduce Echelon Place, a 5300 developement, which will take the place of the Stardust at a cost of $4 Bln
  • 2006 - The Castaways, (formerly known as The Showboat), is imploded

Other Interesting Links:

  • EVERYTHING LAS VEGAS - Information - Shows - Tours - DISCOUNT COUPONS - Gambling Books - Gambling Software - Casino Cards - Las Vegas Pictures
  • Vegas Style Slots Casinos Online - You don't have to go to Vegas to experience the thrills and excitement. Play slots at Vegas style online casinos