The Las Vegas Strip: A Brief Time Line
1931: Gambling becomes legal in Nevada.
1946: Bugsy Siegel opens the Flamingo.
1966: Caesars Palace opens, the first themed mega-casino.
1989: The Mirage opens with a man-made volcano.
1997: New York New York opens. First replica city.
1998: Bellagio opens. The design world takes note.
1999: The Venetian and Paris open. More fake cities.
2009: CityCenter opens.