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Quick Fact – Oasis in the Desert

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Gambling at the slots in the Sands, Las Vegas, 1950s


Las Vegas spent $750,000 a year on advertising (about $7.5 million today).

The Chamber of Commerce promoted the town as: “An oasis for the harassed refugees from artificial restraints and laws of other states.

Photo from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries’ Digital Collections

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