Gambling. Hmm. The only way to bring home a small fortune from Las Vegas, - is to bring a large fortune with you. Be aware that everything, - and I mean everything, - is set up and geared to seperate you from your money. Examples: You will never see a clock anywhere in a casino. You will never be able to see outside when in the casino. It is always late evening in the casino, no matter what time it is. Cashiers are really hard to find. The idea is that while you are wondering around looking for one, - something else will draw your attention, - like the money burning a hole in your pocket. The city has an effect on your cerebral cortex, - it makes you initially stupid. Your decision making facilities go in the toilet. Remember that you are out of your comfort zone, - initially a fish out of water, and the flash and bells and whistles are bombarding your brain. Consider this: 75% of all money lost in Vegas, - is lost on the first day!!!
My advise, - and I do know this, - when you get to Vegas, book in to your hotel, clean up, have a nice dinner, see a nice show, get drunk and party, and go to bed. The next day, after breakfast ( brunch, really.....), go strolling, and - now that your brain has adjusted and acclamated to the town, - gambling is much more of an enjoyment, - particularly knowing that you recognized their ways, and counteracted. This does not guarantee a winning trip, but you are way ahead.
Nothing in Las Vegas is CHEAP!!
I do miss Vegas a whole lot..The people are very friendly and the city has so much energy to give. But, make sure you bring enough money with you to have the fun you want to have. I recommend that anyone coming with $400 or less in their pocket spend most of their time on Fremont Street. Where everything is cheaper and your money can go a long way.... Stop at the Golden Gate Hotel to get their famous Football full of Beer or whatever you have the taste for, for only $6.00. The way the city lights look at night especially when your flying over the city coming into the airport at night!
Binions Horseshoe Downtown. ...
Binions Horseshoe Downtown. Great place to gamble, great steaks, affordable prices for food in the Coffee Shop and they used to take a FREE picture of you in front of the Million Dollars. I'm not sure if they still do. Gambling.
Walk down the strip at night...
Walk down the strip at night from the Mandalay Bay Hotel at one end past the Luxor pyramid, New York skyline in miniature and the exploding volcanoe at the Mirage ending
at Treasure Island resort to see the pirate battle. Loved the climate. Constant sunshine, but very strong between noon and 3 pm. Be careful. Sitting by the pool with a cocktail, listening to the children playing in the pool.
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