In 1910, legislators actually passed a law that prohibited gambling throughout the state. Legalized gambling was later approved in 1931, paving the way for today's casinos.
Las Vegas is an entertainment capital, featuring a variety of dining establishments, bars, clubs and theaters. It's also a quickly growing community that's attracting a mix of young families, those interested in working for the local technology businesses, and people who want to find jobs in the tourism industry. A number of parks, swimming pools, universities and shopping areas provide plenty to do.
If you're looking to rent an apartment in Las Vegas, check out apartments in the following neighborhoods:
Las Vegas Strip in Silverado Ranch: South You'll find a mix of streets with established single-family homes, apartment complexes and master planned communities. If you hop on I-15, you'll be in the center of town after a short drive.
ParadiseThis district is home to UNLV and most of The Strip. That means you'll be close to all the action, and you'll always find plenty to do 24 hours a day. If you live here, you'll be closer to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, and there are a number of golf courses in the area. You might get a good view of Black Mountain.
North Las VegasOnce a distinct area from Las Vegas, the city has now spread out to encompass this district. Because it's close to Nellis Air Force Base, it attracts many military families and is a nice, quiet place to live except on race days at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Vegas StripThis neighborhood is a bit quieter than the central ones, and it offers easy access to Red Rock Canyon. Things are a bit more spread out, but you'll still find dining and shopping options nearby.