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Old 12-18-2007, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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And if you have enough points on your players card, you get priority in the communion line!
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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There was a minister several years ago that came to town to convince us all to do away with evil gambling. Just before he was laughed out of town he was reminded that if it weren't for gambling there wouldn't be a Las Vegas.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:11 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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There was a minister several years ago that came to town to convince us all to do away with evil gambling. Just before he was laughed out of town he was reminded that if it weren't for gambling there wouldn't be a Las Vegas.
I don't think that is true. Anyplace in the desert with water will always have a town. Without the tourist and gambling it might be 100,000 people.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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There are many mormons who run this county. I dont hear any of them preaching against gambling.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I think Las Vegas has the most chruches per capita i the US. Not sure if this is accurate but i've heard this stat before.

Dont know how true this blog is:


http://www.joebobbriggs.com/vegasguy/vg20020416.html (broken link)
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I think Las Vegas has the most churches per capita i the US. Not sure if this is accurate but I've heard this stat before.

Dint know how true this blog is:


http://www.joebobbriggs.com/vegasguy/vg20020416.html (broken link)
Sounds like a lot of inaccurate generalities to me. Did one of the non-resident Las Vegas haters write that? The author sounds like he's not from here.

It used to be true that we had more schools and churches per capita than any other town, but I doubt if that is still true with the mass influx of people overwhelming the construction of such institutions.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I don't think that is true. Anyplace in the desert with water will always have a town. Without the tourist and gambling it might be 100,000 people.
I doubt that Las Vegas would have 100,000 people if there was no gambling. It would probably look like Victorville though. How many do they have?
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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There are many mormons who run this county. I dont hear any of them preaching against gambling.
mormons....or morons????
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I doubt that Las Vegas would have 100,000 people if there was no gambling. It would probably look like Victorville though. How many do they have?
It would be like Needles or Bullhead City
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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It would be like Needles or Bullhead City
Not sure, but I think that by the time gambling was made legal in the 30s it was already more than that.
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