Las Vegas has been the home of casinos and gambling in the United States for generations.
In May 2018 the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that limited all sports betting to the state of Nevada was overturned. Since the Supreme Court ruling that states can now decide to legalize sports betting at a state level, many have decided to take up the opportunity.
Within a year eight states had already legalized sports betting, including New Jersey, Mississippi, and New York.
Online casino betting has also expanded with a ruling in 2011 from the Department of Justice which allowed states to decriminalize online gambling activity.
Each state regulates online gambling in different ways and this resource of legal online casinos will help you identify what you can gamble on and where in the United States.
This has not changed how Las Vegas operates, though maybe has helped to highlight some of its other attractions.
Seven Magic Mountains
Located 20 miles south of the Strip, Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone has created seven 11-story-high rock towers in the wide-open desert painted in fluorescent and glowing colors. They represent the intersection between nature and the artificial and have been such a hit that the temporary installation in 2016 has remained.
Should this modern art spectacle not be enough, a further 20 minutes south you will find Whiskey Pete’s Hotel and Casino. Famous for being the resting place of the bullet-ridden Bonnie and Clyde “Death Car”.
The Grand Canyon
Sticking with the outskirts of the city, the Grand Canyon is a must see and one of the most impressive natural wonders the United States has to offer.
There are so many ways to experience the spectacle, from its different sides to river adventures and helicopter tours.
The Skywalk is located on the west, the north rim tours have the horse rides and guided trekking, the east offers Horseshoe Bend while the south rim offers the broadest range of tours from rafting, helicopter, biking, and airplane.
A 2-hour drive away from the strip, this is one of those sights that is worth the journey and one which will stay with you for a lifetime.
VIDEO: A look at the Grand Canyon
Burlesque Hall of Fame
Heading back into the city, there are sights and attractions for people of all walks of life. Burlesque has been a huge part of entertainment in Sin City for generations and its history is laid out for you here.
The extensive collection contains everything from old costumes to fliers for shows and playbills with the names of some of the biggest stars in their times.
Several thousand costumes are available to see while stage props and photographs of the shows are also available. The Burlesque Hall of Fame is a testament to the social impact the art had on the city and the near century long history it has.
One thing that is immediately thought of when you mention the city of Las Vegas are its neon signs and lights. Welcoming you into the city as well as guiding you to the most exciting casinos these signs have a strong history here.
The city’s Golden Age was built around neon signs which are all stored off the beaten track from tourist to see their heritage and understand their historical significance to Las Vegas.
Art lovers and fans of unique and pocket-sized fun will love Art-o-mats. Back in the day, cigarette machines were a huge part of every casino, restaurant, and diner in the city, but now they have been transformed into mini art vending machines.
For $5 you can pick up a sculpture, painting, or illustration from there Art-o-mats that were designed by Clark Whittington as a clever way to make use of all the old cigarette machines that fell out of favor as health warnings on smoking became better understood.
Something for the whole family here, as an entire mini-golf course has been set up completely dedicated to the rock band KISS.
13,000 square feet of mini-golf and KISS memorabilia for all to see always including pinball machines and trivia challenges while having a non-stop KISS soundtrack going on in the background.
For those with the unusual taste of coffin-shaped jewelry, furniture, and anything in between, make sure you check out Coffinwood.
Even if you’re not desperate for coffin shaped artifacts in your house, this mom-and-pop shop is something unique to Las Vegas.
Tour the family home fully decorated to the these, along with their hearse collection; and those with the bug you can also arrange to exchange vows in their wedding chapel.
All of these attractions are available to find alongside the wonders of the riding a gondola at the Venetian and partying at the some of the biggest and most exciting clubs in the country. The shows and concerts are not to be missed, with the biggest stars in the world performing.
Las Vegas is a bucket-list destination for anyone who hasn’t visited yet.