Old School Vegas

Here’s a great shot from 1959.

  

Today’s gamblers in Las Vegas

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Things have been changing for years in Las Vegas.With so many options on there for the gambling fan, Las Vegas is no longer the only viable option out there. This is true whether you’re a high roller or a casual one-armed bandit. For example, you can go to these sites if you’re a high roller, so now there are more options to meet your needs. Sure, high rollers love junkets to Las Vegas and all of the fringe benefits that go along with it. But many guys just love the rush of gambling and the thrill of winning, and now people can get that whether they go to Vegas or not.

Las Vegas is now selling the overall experience and entertainment just as much as they’re selling gambling. You can see that with new spots like the Cosmopolitan which is the latest hot spot where the beautiful people like to congregate. It can be fun as hell, but that also affects the gambling crowd. It seems like the casual gambler is much less educated these days, so the casino plays around with the table games offered. They haven’t messed with craps much, but games like blackjack are manipulated with the decks and the odds. Ignorant gamblers don’t know any better, so they’ll sit down at a one-deck game thinking they have an advantage, but not realizing that the altered blackjack payouts are screwing them.

This is less prevalent in the high roller areas, as those gamblers are usually much more educated. But the casinos have been messing with the formula on the casino floor for so long that they’re chasing away the guys who aren’t quite high rollers but will come to Vegas with a $1,000 bankroll. If you mess with them too much, you lose them to other outlets, like online options or the casinos around the country. It will be interesting to see how the gambling experience continues to evolve.

  

Popular casinos to visit in Las Vegas

When selecting a travel destination somewhere in the Western Hemisphere that provides casino gambling, most people pick the city of Las Vegas. With literally over a hundred casinos spread out over the city, there are many casino options for tourists. Some casinos stand out in comparison to others and area ideal venues to include in one’s travel itinerary.

Caesar’s Palace is definitely one of the top casinos found in Vegas. It is part of a large complex that includes a hotel and other buildings. Located right on the Vegas Strip, it is found between two other popular Vegas casinos, the Bellagio and the Mirage. Poker is definitely one of the top games played at Caesar’s Palace. In fact, it is the only Vegas casino that hosts a World Series of Poker event. Many visitors also flock to the slot machine when at Caesar’s. The reason for this is that the casino has had more million dollar prizes awarded from these slot machines than any other casino. Therefore, Caesar’s Palace is a popular choice for slot machine players. When visiting the casino at Caesar’s Palace, keep in mind that are other forms of entertainment attached to the casino. For instance, the Colosseum provides over 4000 seats for live entertainment. Since its opening, there have been numerous performances here by various artists.

One of the largest Vegas casinos is the MGM Grand. This casino has been part of Vegas’ casino landscape for over 40 years now. Given its long history, the casino has built up quite a reputation for itself. The casino floor measures a total of 171,500 square feet. Here, a special game is found known as Sigma Derby which may remind some of the online casino game of Royal Derby. However, Sigma Derby is a mechanized horse racing game. As many a ten people can make wagers on the five horses that are part of this race.

These grand hotel casinos are miles ahead of playing online. While the comfort of being at home is enjoyable for some, the full Vegas experience offers so much more.

  

It Takes Balls to Win in Las Vegas

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For anybody who has ever had the fortune of visiting Las Vegas, there’s a lot to be learned from walking the streets. For one thing, there’s a lot of walking to be done. The distance between hotel & casino resorts is staggering. And if you’re not wearing comfortable socks and shoes you’re going to be blistered beyond compare. But that’s not the half of it, because the real reason that you’re in Las Vegas is to win – hopefully at least your money back. For many first-time visitors to Sin City, it’s a spectacle to behold. The bright lights, glitz and glamour of Las Vegas is captivating, enthralling and dazzling. But once you’ve started playing at the casinos, you soon realise that your best friend in Las Vegas is your back pocket. And if your back pocket is a little light on cash, you won’t be feeling so great for too long. The realities of Las Vegas are perhaps best summed up in the words of the locals who prowl the streets in search of spare change from unsuspecting tourists. Many of these characters refer to Las Vegas as “Lost Wages.”

This begs the question: how do you make money in a city that was developed with the purpose of taking your money? The answer is simple: bingo. That’s right – bingo is a player friendly game they can be played at affordable wagers, enjoyed among friends and experienced in the casino metropolises that pepper the Vegas Strip. Some folks are calling bingo the best kept secret of Las Vegas. It appears that this trend has now caught on and many people are deciding to play bingo for cash at halls across the city and on the Internet. The traditional hall is less popular today than in the times of old. This is largely due to the meteoric rise in popularity of online bingo sites. One of these is Posh Bingo. As its namesake suggests, this site prides itself on elegance, class and sophistication – much like the grandiose establishments of Caesars Palace, the Bellagio, the MGM Grand, Treasure Island, the Mirage, the Stratosphere and other Vegas icons. It’s true what they say: it takes balls to win in Las Vegas – bingo balls!

  

Heat wave hits Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is hot right now in many ways. Pool season is underway, so the party atmosphere is definitely wild as tons of hotties and high rollers flock to Sin City to enjoy the festivities. Also, with the World Series of Poker getting underway, the town is loaded with poker players looking for that huge score, along with tons of side action in hotel rooms and the poker rooms around town.

However, Las Vegas is also experiencing a pretty intense heat wave along with the rest of the Southwest portion of the United States. Sure, it’s always hot in Vegas in the summer, but when it’s scorching like this it makes it a lot harder to really enjoy all of the fun.

If you’re there mostly to play all the casino games, then of course you can enjoy yourself with no problem by just staying in the casino. This is even easier if you’re staying at one of the new ones that are completely decked out like The Cosmopolitan, Vdara or Aria. But do you really want to go there only for the casino action when you can always have fun at home with sites like Canadian Casino Club? I guess it depends on your game of choice. If you love the slots or video blackjack you can have just as much fun in front of your computer. Of course the atmosphere of playing craps at 3:00 AM at a table loaded with high rollers and sexy tourist babes wearing next to nothing is hard to replicate online.

When the weather is like this I’m partial to postponing the trip until the weather cools a little in the fall months. Plus, right now there’s really only baseball as an option for sports betting, unless you’re really into the horses. If you wait until fall you can enjoy your casino games, the pool, and of course football season, where the sports book is a a real blast.

Again, you can make your own call, but I suspect we’ll be seeing fewer impulse Vegas trips, particularly drive trips, when the weather is this brutal.

  

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