Las Vegas Quick Quiz

Test your Las Vegas IQ: November 2018

Challenge your Vegas knowledge by pondering the following questions:

QUESTIONS:

1) What attraction at The Bellagio Hotel-Casino is certified by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind?

2) How is Las Vegas informally referred to in Hawaii?

3) Who is credited with nicknaming Las Vegas Boulevard as “The Strip”?

4) When the 1960 Vegas movie classic Ocean’s 11, starring the Rat Pack, was first reported on in The Hollywood Reporter, what was the incorrect title the industry publication listed?

5) When and why was keno invented?

 

ANSWERS:

1) What attraction at The Bellagio Hotel-Casino is certified by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind?

The chocolate fountain, at 27 feet tall, with more than 500 feet of stainless steel piping and six pumps that circulate 2 tons of chocolate at 120 quarts per minute.

2) How is Las Vegas informally referred to in Hawaii?

As the Ninth Island of Hawaii, due to our large Hawaiian community.

3) Who is credited with nicknaming Las Vegas Boulevard as “The Strip”?

Police officer/businessman Guy McAfee, who named it after the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. McAfee, who headed the Los Angeles Police Department’s vice squad, also owned brothels and gambling saloons in the 1930s, and co-founded casinos in Las Vegas in the 1940s and 1950s.

4) When the 1960 Vegas movie classic Ocean’s 11, starring the Rat Pack, was first reported on in The Hollywood Reporter, what was the incorrect title the industry publication listed?

“Oceans of Loving.”

5) When and why was keno invented?

Keno was created more than 2,000 years ago in China. During the Han Dynasty (205-187 B.C.), the region was at war and villagers tired of funding the needed supplies and weapons. That’s when a man named Cheung Leung invented keno, which raised the money to keep the armies at war.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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