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Gambling on Love

Valentine’s Day is the most popular wedding day in Clark County, Nev., home to Las Vegas and Laughlin. Couples usually get their marriage license the day before; on Feb. 13 last year, the county issued 611. And business is good year-round.

Total annual marriage licenses in Clark County, Nev.

1986: 63,674

1987: 67,588

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1988: 72,475

1989: 75,002

1990: 76,060

1991: 74,655

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1992: 79,235

1993: 86,608

1994: 99,310

1995: 101,755

1996: 104,927

Source: Clark County Clerk’s Office


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