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.com

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. If you can’t make it to Las Vegas, and their are other options like Canadian Online Casinos and USA online slots.

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. Australians will have the opportunity to play at online casinos in their preferred currency AUD.

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. One very popular game in the Las Vegas casinos is roulette and this is certainly something that we like to share with the world. Of course we cannot take everyone to Vegas but there is great online roulette that you can enjoy from your own home. Rouletteportalen.se is a website that we truly recommend for online casino players. 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.

If you are more of a poker type, then you’ve probably wondered where to play online poker for real money. See what PokerUpdate.com has to say about the leading poker sites in the world. 

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: May 18, 1985, Wet ‘n Wild opened on the Las Vegas Strip

May 18, 2017
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Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark Las Vegas Strip 1990’s

On this Date, May 18, 1985 Wet ‘n Wild opened at the North end of the Las Vegas Strip at 2601 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas Strip Wet ‘n Wild was a 27-acre water park located on the Las Vegas Strip next to the Sahara Hotel. If featured water rides: Willy Willy, Der Stuka / Bomb Bay / Blue Niagra, Royal Flush, Suntan Lagoon, Lazy River, Dragon’s Den (former Banzai Banzai), Surf Lagoon, Kids Park, Raging Rapids, Plaza Pool (former Bubble Up), Black Hole & Whitewater Slideways and Beach Club.

The park closed in September 2004 to make way for the now defunct and never completed Fontainebleau Resort.

Editor’s Note: From personal history, my roommate was a lead lifeguard from the opening date, problems that occurred included: the Lazy River had too many pumps running causing the river to flow too fast. The water slides had ran too fast, which lead to some patrons flying over the sides and landing on the ground below. additionalprotective sides had to be added to extend the height. The concrete walkways had to be acid washed every night, due the falls on the slick surface. I spent the opening summer there hanging out with lots of staff during and after work.

Wet 'n Wild Waterpark Las Vegas Strip 1990's

Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark Las Vegas Strip 1990’s

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Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark Las Vegas Strip 1990’s

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Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark Las Vegas Strip 1990’s

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Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark Las Vegas Strip 1990’s (Der Stuka)

 

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On This Date: May 15, 1905 Las Vegas Was Born

May 15, 2017
Las Vegas Map 1905

Las Vegas Town Site Map in 1905

On May 15, 1905, Las Vegas officially was founded as a city, when 110 acres (600 plots of land) in what would later become downtown, were auctioned to ready buyers.  In two days, the 110-acres bounded by Stewart Avenue and Garces Avenue and Main Street and 5th Street (now Las Vegas Boulevard) were sold.

Union Pacific Steam Train No 844 Visits Downtown Las Vegas

Union Pacific Steam Train No 844 Visits Downtown Las Vegas November 22, 2011

Map: http://digital.library.unlv.edu
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On This Date May 14, 2015 Blues Legend and Las Vegas Local B.B. King passes away

May 14, 2017
B.B King in 2009

B.B King in 2009 Photo by: Tom Beetz

On this date May 14, 2015, B.B. King passed away in Las Vegas. Born, Riley Ben King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), but known by his stage name B.B. King, was an American Hall of Fame blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. also,King had been a long time Las Vegas resident since 1975.

His biggest hit was “The Thrill Is Gone,” which won him the first of 15 Grammy awards. King was also known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing at more than 200 concerts per year on average into his 70s.  His famous guitar was named  Lucille which was a Gibson ES-355 “Lucille”.  B.B King was 89.

Photo by: Tom Beetz – http://www.flickr.com/photos/9967007@N07/6577873073

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Top Vegas Attractions Other Than Casinos

May 10, 2017

stratosphere las vegasThere stays a common disposition among the people for Vegas as they totally mix the place with gambling and gambling only. As a result of that those who do not have interests in gambling do not visit the place. But the truth is that Las Vegas is truly extraordinary and there are certain things that can be done other than Casino matters as well. Still if you are a casino lover then you can enjoy it online on the go with Betfair New Jersey.

Grand Canyon Visit
There happens to be a number of companies that offer the tour options to the Great Grand Canyon. There are the day trips as well as the joint helicopter rides also that you can have there. Other than that there are also options for staying there as well.

Visiting the Hike Red Rock
The wonderful Red Rock Canyon happens to be a much visit for you if you make a trip to Vegas. There are roads from Vegas to the Canyon and in case you are a lover of the mountain and canyons, this is the best place for you to visit.

Enjoy the Time At the Hoover Dam
You can pay a visit to the world famous Hoover Dam when you visit to Las Vegas. Only an hour’s distance from Vegas, the place is worth a visit because of its scenic beauty as well as the museum that was there. For the History lovers this is a great place to be at.

Wonderful View of the Lake Mead
Just by the side of the Hoover Dam you will find the Lake Mead where you can spend your time without any kind of nuance.  You can search online for more details of the place.

Have a Stay at the Boulder City
When you make a visit to the Hoover Dam you can also pay a visit to the famous Boulder City, its famous “Milos” restaurant and so on.

Mob Museum Visit
The past relics of bygone times when mob battles and crossfire between the criminals and law enforcements used to take place are present at the downtown Mob Museum.

Local Eateries
The dim restaurants of the Chinatown are also good places to gather up some experiences. With cheap and quality food items as well as fine atmosphere, these eateries are the perfect areas. Have a nice time with the world class cheap food items right here.

Pay a visit at the Fremont Street
The wonderful neon lit environment of the Fremont Street in the downtown part of Las Vegas is sure to stun you.  The dim and the glitz along with the small bars and good cheap drinks are the perfect options for your stay there. So far entertainment is concerned; there are great options as well. You can also see the shark tank of the golden nugget there.

Other than that there are the places like the Shadow Creek Golf Course’s rolling hills when you can play golf, the Neon Museum, where you can have a look at the artifacts and collections of the long gone times of the first casinos also. Then there are the places like the Bonnie Springs and the art hubs like First Friday as well. With all these places to visit and be at, your Las Vegas visit would be perfect in every respect.

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On This Date: May 9, 2006 Boardwalk Hotel & Casino Was Imploded

May 9, 2017
Boardwalk Hotel & Casino in 2004

Boardwalk Hotel & Casino in 2004

The Boardwalk Hotel and Casino was a Coney Island style hotel located on the Las Vegas Strip. It started out as the Holiday Inn on the Strip in 1968 and later became the Boardwalk Casino in 1988. In 1994, after acquiring the Holiday Inn hotel portion of the property, the hotel went public. Steve Wynn acquired the property in 1998, and finally the MGM Mirage in 2000.

The hotel and casino closed on January 9, 2006, and the main hotel tower was imploded on May 9, 2006, at 2:34 A.M. PST in order to prepare make way for CityCenter.

Photo By: Wikipedia
Date Taken: 2004

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