Las Vegas is for sure one of the fastest growing cities in the US. According to Museum of the, in the 1940s, the population of Clark County (including Las Vegas) was estimated to be 8,422 people and has since grown to over 2 million!

The city grew 200% between 1940 and 1950 and only in 1960 the population increased over 160% from 1950. Moreover, the population of Las Vegas grew by 70% between 1960 and 1980, when the rest of the country was growing at a rate of 14%. The amazing growing rate still visible today is a result of the great number of tourists coming each year and of the USA online casino market.

5 things you must know about Las Vegas in the golden times:

  • Elvis Presley married Priscilla at the Aladdin;
  • Elvis dedicated the song “Viva Las Vegas” to this fascinating place;
  • Here is where the Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford) performed for first time.
  • The 1966 opening of Caesars Palace featured singer Andy Williams and the Lennon Sisters, followed by a rotating roster of stars that eventually would include Diana Ross, Cher, Paul Anka, George Burns, Willie Nelson, and Julio Iglesias.
  • In 1974 The Jackson Family had their debut in a Las Vegas show at the MGM Grand Hotel.

Today, Las Vegas is still blooming, not only due to casinos and betting websites, but also because of the concerts and live music each night, musicals, theater plays, stand-ups, sports events, and exciting nightlife.

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