Las Vegas was founded in May 1905. In 1941 the first large hotels with (Spielcasinos) gambling casinos were built. Since then Las Vegas has grown to become the largest city in Nevada and a major tourist attraction.
Staying in Las Vegas can be quite cheap as the rooms are usually not expensive. It’s hard, however, to (der Versuchung widerstehen) resist the temptation of spending lots of money in one of the gambling casinos.
Grammar Exercise on the Text
Simple Past or Past Progressive
We use the simple past for situations and actions in the past. By using the simple past, we only express the fact that something happened some time ago. If we want to put emphasis on the duration or course of action, however, we use the past progressive. For further information, check out our grammar section: → Simple Past / Past Progressive