Viva Las Vegas!

Sin City is a major entertainment center and business travel destination, known for its carefully cultivated image, gambling and nightlife.

The Bellagio's fountain show entertains visitors nightly. In the background is Bally's Las Vegas, left, and Paris Las Vegas, which has a 50-story Eiffel Tower replica in front. Over 37.5 million people visit Las Vegas each year. Ethan Miller / Getty Images
Located in downtown Las Vegas, this exciting pedestrian promenade is home to approximately 16 million lights, making it one of the largest LED screens in the world. Brian Jones / Las Vegas News Bureau
Casion visitors play slot machines at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller / Getty Images
An Elvis impersonator performs a slam dunk during the 2007 NBA All-Star Game on February 18, 2007, at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Jesse D. Garrabrant / NBAEGetty Images
Lights from passing vehicles are seen in front of the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller / Getty Images
Jamie Gold, right, of California and Paul Wasicka of Colorado go head-to-head on the final table of the World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio Hotel & Casino on Aug. 11, 2006, in Las Vegas. Gold outlasted more than 8,700 other poker players to win the top prize of $12 million. Wasicka won just over $6.1 million for finishing second. Ethan Miller / Getty Images
A Canon display is seen inside the Las Vegas Convention Center at the Consumer Electronics Show. Las Vegas is the nation's top business travel destination, with easy airline access, numerous hotel rooms, low rates, plentiful convention facilities and a wide range of dining and entertainment options. Karl Polverino / Zuma Press
Performers ride a Volkswagen Beetle across the stage during a preview of "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil" at the Mirage Hotel & Casino on June 27, 2006, in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller / Getty Images
The New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas recreates the Manhattan skyline, complete with replicas of the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. Courtesy of MGM MIRAGE
Kenny Chesney performs "Out Last Night" at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 5, 2009. Mark J. Terrill / AP
From left, Elvis Presley impersonator Norm Jones plays guitar as Bruce Barnett of Virginia Beach, Va., escorts his daughter Gayle to her wedding ceremony at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Graceland is the oldest wedding chapel in Las Vegas and offers ceremonies with or without Elvis impersonators. David Mcnew / Getty Images
The $25 million, newly redesigned volcano display in front of the Mirage Hotel & Casino features 150 choreographed FireShooters sending fireballs more than 12 feet in the air and a custom soundtrack created by Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. Ethan Miller / Getty Images for MGM Mirage
Hotels and casinos line the Las Vegas Strip. From thrilling roller coasters to erupting volcanos to art museums, Las Vegas' many attractions appeal to people of all ages and interests. Ethan Miller / Getty Images
David Diaz and Manny Pacquiao fight during the fourth round of the WBC Lightweight Championship at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 28, 2008, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won in a ninth-round knockout. Harry How / Getty Images
Rookie driver Shawn Langdon earned his first No. 1 qualifying position of his career at the NHRA Nationals at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on April 4, 2009, in Las Vegas. Richard Wong / NHRA via AP
The Juicy Couture retail store at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is seen before the grand opening February 5, 2009, in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller / Getty Images for Juicy Couture
Buyi Zama as “Rafiki” in the opening number “The Circle of Life” from THE LION KING Las Vegas. Joan Marcus / Disney
Visitors take a gondola ride at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller / Getty Images
Dina Buell, left, and Carla Giordano, both from California, dance at the pool at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during Rehab, the resort's weekly pool party, in 2005 in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller / Getty Images
Party goers gather for the grand opening of LAX Nightclub Las Vegas in 2007. Chris Weeks / WireImage
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres performs at a taping of ''Ellen's Even Bigger Really Big Show'' during The Comedy Festival at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in 2008 in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller / Getty Images
The Excalibur Hotel and Casino features a castle motif with newly refurbished hotel rooms. Courtesy of MGM MIRAGE
Visitors are silhouetted against the backdrop of The Bellagio's fountain show on the Las Vegas Strip. Ethan Miller / Getty Images