The gold mine of America
After South Africa, the state of Nevada is the largest gold producer in
the world. Golden Nugget Hotel displays the world's biggest gold
nugget ever found, that weights 61 pounds.
The most famous mine owner in the history of Nevada was George
Wingfield. He also owned every bank in the state. Goldfield
Consolidated Mines Company, that he ran together with senator (at that
time) George S. Nixon, made them both multi-classics.
The other "gold mine" of the state of Nevada is gambling, since gaming
activities were legalised in 1931. In 2003, the gross gaming revenue in
Las Vegas was $7,673,489,000.
This "gold mine" closed its doors only one time in history: on November
25th 1963, for the national mourning of the assassinated
president George Kennedy. History didn't repeat itself in the first days
after September 11. In fact, Americans asked in surveys on this subject
saw Las Vegas as a place to escape the tension.
Iulia Pascanu writes for http://www.bestlasvegashotels.info/ where you can find
more information about the most famous Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos.
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