Big Rick Stuart
Virus? What virus? Thousands celebrate New Year's Eve in Las Vegas
Thousands of revelers were on the casino-lined Las Vegas Strip Thursday despite a plea from Nevada's governor that people reconsider their plans to go out and celebrate New Year's Eve amid the pandemic.
While shopping, gambling, drinking yard-long frozen cocktails and gawking at the sights and lights, most everyone who went out in Sin City was wearing a face mask, though some wore them only half-covering their face.
Las Vegas police said they too were unable to estimate what the turnout might be but guessed it could be as many as 200,000.