Las Vegas: More Than a Gambling Hub Essay by Primo

Las Vegas: More Than a Gambling Hub
A focus on the U.S. city of Las Vegas and its features outside the gambling world.
# 8499 | 1,925 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 03, 2003 in Geography (General) , Tourism (General)

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This paper sheds light on the "land of temptation" known as Las Vegas. While the city has earned fame by being one of the biggest gambling centers in the world, still it is important to understand that the place has a lot to offer to those visitors too whose idea of fun doesn't include squandering money. This paper shows how Las Vegas turned into the fastest growing city of the United States both in terms of economy and population during the mid-1980s and but while the former brought huge investment into the city, the latter led to numerous problems which are commonly associated with a rapidly growing urban center. The paper focuses on all the things that keep Las Vegas in the news.

From the Paper:

"The city earned its reputation as a gambling town in the fifties and sixties when its ever-sprouting casinos attracted the not-so-decent crowd and it was believed that the city was good for those who wanted some adult fun on the weekends. But all that has changed now, not only has it become a major vacation resort, there are actually some people who would love to call this once-wicked town their home. One thing has remained unchanged though, the city with its Disney-like magic and lure and its almost surreal magnificence aims to attract adult visitors only. Just like Disney would lure the young kids to its magical world, similarly this land of vicious temptations is meant primarily for adults."

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