Las Vegas -- The American Fantasy | 1999

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Geraldo Rivera reports on the latest generation gambling in and on Las Vegas. Las Vegas is the fastest growing city in America. It is a unique fantasy in the desert drawing millions of tourists each year and is a major ...more

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Geraldo Rivera reports on the latest generation gambling in and on Las Vegas. Las Vegas is the fastest growing city in America. It is a unique fantasy in the desert drawing millions of tourists each year and is a major resource for employment. Corporate America has moved into Las Vegas and created super casinos and some of the largest hotels in the world. Since the arrival of super casinos, union membership has tripled, making Vegas one of the few places in the country where union membership is on the rise. The payoff for these workers is affordable housing and benefits that have changed the ethnic landscape of the city. Rivera also reports on gamblers with dreams of striking it rich and problem gamblers whose lives were torn apart because of their addiction.

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