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Knowing Vegas

Knowing Vegas: What happens when someone wins big at McCarran Airport?

Home to the third longest airport runway in the United States, McCarran International Airport also is home to something airports outside of Nevada don’t have — slot machines inside the airport.

Knowing Vegas: What happens to old casino chips?

Millions of casino chips have been taken out of Las Vegas resorts this year by tourists and local visitors. Hundreds of thousands more expire when a casino, like the Las Vegas Club, closes.

Knowing Vegas: Why isn’t gaming allowed in Boulder City?

In all of Clark County’s roughly 40 combined cities and unincorporated communities, only one area is gaming free. Why is gambling illegal in Boulder City?

Knowing Vegas: Why isn’t the Strip in Las Vegas?

If you go to school at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, fly into McCarran International Airport or party on the Las Vegas Strip, you’re technically not in Las Vegas — you’re in Clark County.

Knowing Vegas: What’s the most expensive meal in Vegas?

If you’re looking for some of the most well-known, expensive meals in Las Vegas, you’ll have to specify how far you want your dollar to go and for what.

Knowing Vegas: What’s the oldest building in Las Vegas?

If you think the historic Huntridge Theater or the Moulin Rouge was the first building in Las Vegas, you’re wrong. Way wrong if you thought it was the Flamingo.

Knowing Vegas: What actually counts as Downtown?

Between the unincorporated areas of Paradise and Winchester and master-planned communities like Anthem and Summerlin, the borders around the Las Vegas Valley get pretty confusing, but Downtown Las Vegas’ borders really depend on who you ask and in what context.