Editor's note: Nevada Democrats are kicking off 2016 primary voting for the West Coast today when they gather to caucus. They’ll meet in more than 200 schools, community centers and places of worship throughout the state’s roughly 1,700 precincts – and 6 caucus sites will be held at Las Vegas Strip casinos so housekeepers, blackjack dealers and others with weekend schedules can attend, according to the AP. And just like in Iowa, Democrats gather in groups divided by candidates and fight to get at least 15% of all people present (kind of like picking teams in gym class). The “team” with the most people wins. Twenty-three of the state’s 43 delegates are at stake today; 8 party leaders and elected officials are “superdelegates” and can vote how they choose, while 12 more are delegates “at large” and will be decided at the state convention. Voting begins at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET). We’ll be following the race all day, so be sure to keep checking in for the latest updates. - Shelley
The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, Nevada, internationally known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos along its route. The Strip is approximately 4.2 miles (6.8 km) in length, located immediately south of the Las Vegas city limits in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester. However, the Strip is often referred to as being "in Las Vegas". Most of the Strip has been designated an All-American Road, and is considered a scenic route at night. Many of the largest hotel, casino, and resort properties in the world are located on the Las Vegas Strip. Fifteen of the world's 25 largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 62,000 rooms.
One of the most visible aspects of Las Vegas' cityscape is its use of dramatic architecture and lights. The rapidly evolving skyline and constant modernization of hotels, casinos, restaurants, residential high-rises, and entertainment offerings on the Strip, have established it as one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the United States, and the world.