7 Las Vegas Tech Trivia Tidbits

Amazing technology runs the city of excess -- check out some surprising details as you head to Interop.

Marcia Savage

April 8, 2016

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Everyone loves trivia, don’t they? Those little bits of information, usually useless, but endlessly intriguing. And when it comes to Las Vegas, there’s tons of trivia. There’s the well-known fact about the lack of clocks in casinos, and the lesser known fact that most of the famous Strip is actually outside of Las Vegas city limits, in the unincorporated town of Paradise in Clark County.

Many “facts” about the Sin City are widely circulated but largely unattributed, like how its millions of lights make it the brightest spot on the planet. Plus a lot of lore is associated with Vegas’ colorful past, such as gangster Bugsy Siegel naming the Flamingo casino after his showgirl girlfriend’s long legs. Then there's the story about when eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes overstayed his welcome at the Desert Inn and was asked to leave, so he bought the hotel. Hughes also is said to have ordered 200 gallons of banana nut ice cream while at the hotel, then deciding he preferred chocolate marshmallow ice cream.

As IT pros prepare to convene in the Nevada desert for Interop, we put together some Vegas trivia with a special appeal for IT nerds. Continue on to find out some techie tidbits about Vegas.

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Marcia Savage

Executive Editor, Network Computing

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