5 facts about the world famous Las Vegas Strip Associated Press
The Bellagio fountain spraying in sync with music during one of its afternoon shows in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)

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Here are five facts about the world famous Las Vegas Strip.

  1. It was established in 1905 as the world’s entertainment and gambling capital.
  2. In 2016, it set a visitation record with 42.3 million tourists.
  3. It’s the brightest spot on the planet, thanks to countless casino and hotel lights.
  4. Nevada’s state legislature legalized gambling in 1931.
  5. Visitors account for 96 percent of hotel room spending Clark County, Nev., where Vegas is located.
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