Las Vegas Quick Quiz

Test your Las Vegas IQ

QUESTIONS:

1)     What inspired the inventor of the slot machine to create it?

2)     When was gambling illegal in Las Vegas?

3)      What was envisioned as the original name and theme of Mandalay Bay hotel-casino?

4)     What is the name of the Spanish telenovela that was set in Las Vegas?

5)     What Las Vegas street misspells the name of a famous mobster?

ANSWERS:

1)     What inspired the inventor of the slot machine to create it?

Boredom. Nineteenth-century mechanic Charles Fey, of San Francisco, noticed his customers growing bored while waiting for him to finish repairs, so he created what came to be known as the One-Armed Bandit. Historians still debate whether he invented it in 1887 or 1895. 

2)     When was gambling illegal in Las Vegas?

From 1910 until 1931, when a law was passed making it legal again. 

3)      What was envisioned as the original name and theme of Mandalay Bay hotel-casino?

 “Project Paradise,” a Hawaiian-themed resort.

4)     What is the name of the Spanish telenovela that was set in Las Vegas?

Telemundo’s Reina de Corazones, which translates to Queen of Hearts, in which a woman suffers an accident that causes her to forget the past eight years of her life — including being the owner of the most famous bridal atelier in Las Vegas.

5)     What Las Vegas street misspells the name of a famous mobster?

Bugsy Siegal Circle (it should be “Siegel”).

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