The $1.5 billion Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, which opened in 1999, is a hot-ticket hotel for tourists. The Venetian-themed resort covers 63 acres and has 3,036 rooms. In addition to the hotel and casino, the resort also has a huge indoor shopping mall and a spa.
Inside is a grand canal, for which $10 can buy a 15-minute ride with a gondolier singing arias for the awestruck.
(Philadelphia Inquirer Photo / Howard Shapiro)