• In Las Vegas, people seem to believe, the prosperity spawned by tourism and gaming can make them whole, financially and spiritually. Las Vegas now melds fun, work, and wealth, showing a path toward the brightest vistas of the post-industrial world. It is the first city of the twenty-first century.

    Hal Rothman, Mike Davis (2002). “The Grit Beneath the Glitter: Tales from the Real Las Vegas”, p.9, Univ of California Press