Tourism has been the major industry since gambling was legalized in Nevada in 1931. With its resort facilities, night entertainment, and casinos, Reno is a year-round vacation spot and convention center. It became famous for the quick divorces and marriages that take place there under Nevada's liberal laws. The city's activity has resulted in its slogan the biggest little city in the world.
When the Nevada State Legislature legalized unlimited gaming in Nevada in 1931, the Reno/Tahoe area became a mecca for people hoping to strike it rich in the casinos. With nonstop entertainment 24 hours a day, the casinos are hard to beat as crowd-pleasing, main attractions.
They range in size from giants, like tri-property Circus Circus–Silver Legacy Resort Casino–Eldorado Hotel/Casino complex in downtown Reno, to smaller, locally oriented establishments, such as the Rail City Casino in Sparks. Some visitors literally never see the light of day during their entire visit to the area, as the dizzying array of casino amusements becomes their main focus. With the exception of the circus acts at the Midway Stage at Circus Circus and the automated mining machine and laser show at Silver Legacy, the amenities of the casinos are explored in the chapters on Hotels and Motels, Resorts, and Casino Nightlife.
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