Originally Posted by H8DWINGS
Let us ignore all the silver mining in Nevada prior to Las Vegas becoming a popular tourist location for spending their money.
Pretty much all of the Comstock money went to San Francisco. San Fran was not built by the Gold Rush which was relatively minor and siphoned out many other ways. Comstock money built California, which is part of the reason Nevada became a State. Then the actual Mafia started a casino on a prop-plane refuelling station, that's Nevada.
Founded by La Cosa Nostra and enforced gambling loses via State Law.
Guess they don't teach Civics there, huh?