Las Vegas, Nevada
The Casinos

With all the new, and constantly changing, shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment venues available in and near Las Vegas these days it's easy to forget about the casinos. Still, they are the cause of its existence and the center of attraction for most visitors.

Vegas doesn't have many of the old-time icons left to offer the visitor today. Even the venerable Sahara finally gave up the ghost in mid-2011. But many new ones have sprouted up in just the past decade. Even those as old as 40 years have undergone major renovations in the past few years, to compete and to keep that youthful spirit ever fresh.

MGM Grand

You don't have to go all the way to the west coast to go to Hollywood. Considered by most to be the granddaddy of modern Vegas, the MGM Grand casino complex has been constructed to resemble a huge movie set, a bit like James Bond meets Beau Geste on steroids. Even with the 16,000 seat auditorium and dozens of restaurants, there's still plenty of room for gaming. Whether you're an old-timer who still wants to play keno or you're a young stud, or perhaps stud-ette with an itch for high stakes poker, you won't walk away disappointed. Empty-pocketed, maybe, but not disappointed.

Paris Las Vegas

Now, the MGM Grand is a fine place, but for the real James Bond feel to your gaming fun, check out one of the newer kids on the block. With its re-creations of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre, Paris Las Vegas is fairly easy to spot...even with one eye closed  Don't strain your eyes, however, as you need to save your eagle eye to spot that ace that just went to your left. Also be sure to save some money after all the Baccarat to spend on a lady at Le Cabaret where the Euro bands entertain, or drop by the Chateau Nightclub and Gardens for the latest acts and events.


After a visit to Paris, only a place like Egypt will be able to look exotic. The Luxor is a 360ft/110m high glass pyramid that gleams and shimmers in the desert sun like a mirage. Get yourself worked up for some hot action with the dice as you face off with the fez.

There's an Olympic-sized pool to cool off in after a hot night's gambling, and you will find it has every kind of game imaginable to heat you up. Apart from the thousands of slot machines, hundreds of poker tables, roulette wheels and the like, there's a virtual gaming room. A very unreal experience...really!

Mandalay Bay

From Paris, by way of ancient Egypt, continue your adventure around the world and travel to the tropics where you can enjoy some of the jazz featured at Mandalay Bay. Between Broadway shows in the 12,000 seat theater, you can enjoy some fine roulette. Be sure to bet on black, since you want to avoid being in the red after a few hours playing at house odds. When you're done you can drown your sorrows or celebrate your winnings with a cool drink at the bar near the sandy beach.

Caesars Palace

Despite all the Johnny-Come-Latelys, Caesars remains the Las Vegas king. Around for decades, Ceasars Palace still offers some of the hottest tables, the coolest dealers and the sexiest waitresses in town. Get ready to roll the dice amid the splendor of the Imperial Roman decor, then relax in the spa and gloat. Be sure to drop by Cleopatra's later for some dancing or enjoy a show in the Omnimax Theater.
Whether you like Texas Hold 'Em or European-style roulette, or just want to punch a dollar, or two, into a slot and watch the wheels spin, the casinos in Vegas have something for you. Be nice to the dealers, though. Despite their hospitality and family-friendly facade, the hotels and casinos of Las Vegas still hire large, serious looking gentlemen as managers to keep everyone polite.

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