Welcome to LasVegas360.com

July 3, 2011
Welcome to Fabulous  Las Vegas Nevada Sign

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign -photo taken: 2011. photo by: LasVegas360.asinoom

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk down the world famous Las Vegas Strip? Now is your chance to take a virtual stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard, one of the most exciting streets in the world. Start at the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign and continue down the entire length of the Strip with complete 360 degree panoramic views. Be sure to stop at some of the newest and best hotels in Las Vegas including Bellagio, Wynn, Encore, Paris, Mandalay Bay and The Venetian. if you like gambling, try your luck at the various gambling establishments across the valley. From the video poker machines in the local 7-11’s to the High Roller tables at Caesars Palace. Smaller places have an All Slots Casino catering to the slot machine crowds. There are local joints, like my favorite PT’s Pub to the glamorous Bellagio, Paris and Wynn, Resorts, there is something for everyone. Planning on gambling in Vegas? Visit winthebet.com for Las Vegas casino comps, tips and player information.

Did you know? If you choose to play slots online for real money you will have an option to choose either $ £ € to receive your payout in.

Continue to the downtown area of Las Vegas, and don’t miss our 360 degree tour of Fremont Street. This street was where it all began, from a small railroad stop at the turn of the century to one of the brightest streets in the world. Fremont street was one of the best places to cruise in a convertible car for decades but now the street has been closed off to traffic and it is a pedestrian paradise lined with kiosks, souvenir shops and of course plenty of casinos.  Up above an arched steel canopy lights up the night sky with an animated, electronic show that spans the entire four blocks of Fremont Street. Further down Fremont Street is the newly developing non-gaming sector of  “Fremont East District” lined with Bars, Coffee shops and places to eat, including newly opened Container Park.

Want to see Harrah’s, Caesar’s and all the famous casinos? Then take a virtual stroll down Boulevard South. It may get you tempted to come over and play for real, in which case you may want to first read up on the top games first, see this article on roulette games here or on slot machines here to get started. Or get your practice in beforehand with some play at one of the many online casinos which welcome U.S. players.

Las Vegas Strip Virtual 360° Las Vegas Strip Tour: Part I (Welcome Sign – Bellagio)

Virtual 360° Las Vegas Strip Tour: Part II (Caesar’s – Treasure Island) 

Virtual 360° Las Vegas  Strip Tour: Part III (Fashion Show Mall – Stratosphere)

Downtown Virtual 360° Downtown Las Vegas Tour here

Mount Charleston / Lee Canyon Virtual 360° Lee Canyon Tour

Google Map of the Strip with VR Photos

Las Vegas History

For more information on casinos and gambling in Las Vegas, you should definitely visit World Casino Directory’s guide to Las Vegas — they are one of the oldest and largest gaming sites on the internet.

Why go to Las Vegas to play poker when you can play poker for real money online at CarbonPoker.ag with thousands of players.

If you want to see what there is to do away from the casinos and bright lights take a panoramic peek at recreational areas like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Mt. Charleston and the quaint little town of Boulder City, the only town in the state where gambling remains illegal.  Las Vegas has something for everyone, shopping, food, entertainment, recreation at Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, and to get away from the heat, Mount Charleston offers hiking, camping, picnicking. There truly is something for everyone in Las Vegas from the glitz and glamor to the serene beauty of the Spring Mountains.

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On This Date: October 7, 1952, The Sahara Hotel & Casino Opened

October 7, 2015
Sahara Hotel & Casino

Sahara Hotel & Casino Opened on October 7, 1952

On October 7, 1952 The Sahara Hotel & Casino opened and was anchored on the north end of the Las Vegas Blvd. and Sahara Ave. It was the sixth resort to open on the “Strip”.  The Sahara remained in operation until May 16, 2011.  On May 16, 2011 the Sahara Hotel and Casino closed and reopened on August 23, 2014 as SLS Hotel

In late 1954, the hotel hired jazz musician Louis Prima to be their late night lounge act, one of the earliest ones on the Las Vegas Strip. A long list of headliners followed: included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Jack Benny, Paul Anka, and George Carlin to mention a few. The resort was the site of the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for many years, mostly in the 1970s, and for a brief time in the 1990s.

The hotel had 1,720 guestrooms and suites with a casino covering more than 85,000 sq. ft. after the SLS renovation there are now 1,600 rooms.

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On this Date, October 1, 1980 Bob Stupak’s Glitter Gulch opened on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas.

October 1, 2015

On this Date, October 1, 1980 Bob Stupak’s Glitter Gulch opened at 22 Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Sassy Sally Glitter Gulch

Sassy Sally atop the Glitter Gulch sign

In 1982 Herb Pastor acquired the Glitter Gulch Casino next door to his Golden Goose Casino and combined the two locations under the license of the Golden Goose operating it until 1991.

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On This Date: September 16, 2007 – O. J. Simpson was Arrested in Las Vegas for Robbery

September 16, 2015


O.J. Simpson LVMPD Booking Shot after being found guilty in 2008

O.J. Simpson LVMPD Booking Shot after being found guilty in 2008 (photo by: LVMPD)

On September 16, 2007, O. J. Simpson along with Clarence Stewart was arrested in Las Vegas, at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino and charged with numerous felonies (12 in total), including armed robbery.  Simpson and Stewart entered a hotel room and attempted to rob two sports memorabilia dealers at gun point. Simpson was immediately taken into custody and told the police that he was trying to reclaim his stolen possessions.

He was later found guilty and sentenced to 33 years imprisonment, with a minimum of nine years without parole. He is currently serving his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada.  This was also the same day that Simpson’s book about his ex-wife’s and Ron Goldman’s murder was published.

He’s not eligible for parole until late 2017.

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On This Date: September 9, 2013 Zappos Moves to Downtown Las Vegas

September 9, 2015

Zappos Cubicles allow for personalization

On this date, September 9, 2013, Zappos moves their headquarters into the old City Hall building in Downtown Las Vegas. Zappos original was from San Francisco, moved to Henderson, Nevada in 2004 and finally to Downtown Las Vegas.  Lead by Zappos CEO and guru, Tony Hsieh, who is considered in some circles as the Dalai Lama or Llama of DTLV.  Tony Hsieh, who also leads the Downtown Project, has been revitalizing downtown Las Vegas as a vibrant cultural and economic hotspot.


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Date: March 15, 2011

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On This Date: September 7, 1996 Tupac Shakur Shot in Las Vegas

September 7, 2015
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Rapper Tupac Shakur shot and later died in Las Vegas

On September 7, 1996, after attending the Bruce Seldon vs. Mike Tyson boxing match, rapper Tupac Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo Rd. and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he died six days later from his wounds.

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