Las Vegas has always been a place that was associated with the Wild West. Even when East Coast mobsters embarked on a gaming expedition and opened some of the most historic casinos in US history, there was a feeling that the city represented more of the West Coast than the East.
In recent years, the city has started to shed that Wild West reputation. More recently, over the past few months, some new establishments have been opened, including a new casino resort, that bring Las Vegas into the modern era of casino gaming.
Las Vegas is known for its elaborate Strip, where the glitz and glamor of some of the most famous celebrities can be seen throughout. Just about twenty minutes north of the Strip resides Downtown Las Vegas, a place where, up until the past few years, had remained in the shadow of their glitzy neighbors to the south.