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Vegas's New Look

The courtyard to the Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria

Photo: Thomas Loof

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.

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