How do you pronounce the possessive form of Las Vegas? Example: Las Vegas' best radio station

Is it correct to put only an apostrophe after the 's' when writing the possessive form of this noun?

marked as duplicate by jimm101, J. Taylor, AmE speaker, John Lawler, Edwin Ashworth May 2 '18 at 22:39

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  • This is a common question on here. This will give you a start down this particular rabbit hole. Or you can search for s'. Not specific to Vegas but the same rules apply for other proper nouns ending in s. – Pam May 2 '18 at 18:12
  • I think the most relevant previous post on this site is probably Which singular names ending in “s” form possessives with only a bare apostrophe? (Even though "las vegas" is plural in Spanish, I doubt that the place name "Las Vegas" can be considered to be plural in English.) – sumelic May 2 '18 at 18:27
  • Are you sure you don't mean vegan? Can't find vegas in an English dictionary. – David May 2 '18 at 18:43
  • @David: "Vegas", with a capital V, refers to the City of Las Vegas (as well as some surrounding areas, in some contexts) – sumelic May 2 '18 at 19:33
  • @sumelic — Really! Sounds Spanish to me. Perhaps the poster should consult the city fathers. – David May 2 '18 at 20:52