According to Wikipedia, the
free encyclopedia, there are several explanations for how the city of Brisbane, Queensland
got the name Bris Vegas (or Brisvegas). In general, it is a tongue-in-cheek
nickname given to Brisbane based on an ironic
comparison to the gambling capital of Las Vegas
in the USA.
The Bris Vegas nickname is usually a term used by out-of-town visitors on Brisbane's (perceived)