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Gambling In Las Vegas

by Mansi Gupta

The two letter noun that completely defines gambling is LAS VEGAS.  It has become the dream destination of all gamblers and holiday seekers.  The one place you can drain all the tension (and if unlucky all the money), is Vegas.  Set in the midst of the desert it makes an oasis worth reckoning.  Offering free drinks and luxurious ambiances the casinos of Las Vegas are nothing short of wonderland.  It’s so easy for a person to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the busy streets or overcrowded casino tables.  One must be careful while in Vegas as you may lose more then you plan to earn.

The gambling sees no rich or poor.  All you need is the willingness to spend the money you have, the daring to go for the risky bets and you never know, you could be the crowned king of gambling.  This is the philosophy of the true gambling paradise on earth.  The casinos are full of games to bet on.  There is a slot machine on every corner, in every shop and even at the airport.  There are sophisticated games with latest technology and there can also be the most famous card games to play.  For example; despite all the advances, games like blackjack and poker remain the most played.

Although the whole city and places around it are mushroomed with casinos and entertainment centres, some places are better than others.  In my opinion, the best Las Vegas has to offer can be found on the Fremont street.  It has been the street where you can find the most advertised items that Las Vegas has.  The Gold Spike Hotel (, Binion’s Horseshoe ( etc. are the major places to go and try your luck. 

Gambling majors like Steve Wynn have brought about a completely fantastic arena for the gamblers, by the name of Golden Nugget (  It has excellent accommodation and luxurious settings for the gambling lovers.


Gambling is not the exclusive domain of the rich and spendthrift.  With the increasing numbers of non-gambling tourists making it to Vegas every year, it has become imperative for the city to have places that offer cheap and amateur gambling.  You can make it to the El Cortez (, one of the most inexpensive casinos, then you can fulfil your dream of sitting on a poker table and yet not be robbed of your hard earned cash.  Most non-gambling tourists look for such places.

You may also decide to come out of Vegas with riches in both hands.  This requires a lot of skill and time to spend.  One has to survey the prospects and identify the one where the odds to win are the best and then intelligently (hopefully with some prior knowledge) bet on it.  All the time one is betting, temperament is one thing you can’t lose.  You have to be cool and play on.  Keeping in mind what you have with you and what are you willing to lose.  There is no point wondering what went wrong, the only advise for new visitors is that, in a place that offers free drinks for a person betting anything over 25 cents, better safe than sorry.

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