Las Vegas Casinos

Despite all of its attractions, many of which are unfortunately overlooked by the overwhelming majority of people who visit, Las Vegas is ultimately best known for casinos and gambling. Nearly everyone who comes to Las Vegas on a vacation does so because they want to try out and experience the extravagant magnificence of the casinos which are present in the area, with each one bidding to outdo the other in splendour and decadence.

Most of the casinos in Las Vegas are combined with lavish resorts which enable gamblers to stay right on site. For those who have never visited Las Vegas before this can be a strange concept, as when most people want to visit a casino they have to travel to it from wherever they are staying. But in Las Vegas hotel guests are able to simply walk downstairs whenever they feel the urge to partake in a hand of blackjack or a spin of the roulette wheel.

On the strip, the concentration of so many casino resorts in such a small area means that gamblers are not limited solely to the casino in their hotel, but can easily walk down the street to others. In fact, one of the primary reasons for visiting Las Vegas at all is to experience the uncountable sensory delights that come with the many different themed casinos and resorts that are present. Any casino in the world allows you to gamble, but only in Las Vegas are there such opulent surroundings in which to do it.

There is no denying that Las Vegas is an expensive place, with everything there seemingly designed to make people part with their hard-earned money. This is not solely limited to the gambling aspect of a visit, as consumables such as food and drink are provided at inflated prices (most noticeably in the hotels situated on the Strip), but of course for many it will be playing in the Vegas casinos which will eat up most of their cash.

The choice of casino in which a person chooses to play will depend largely on the player and what they are looking for. Those there primarily for a holiday and are just going to gamble a small amount for a bit of fun will likely stick to the major Strip hotels, soaking up the ambiance and enjoying the surroundings. However the house advantage at these casinos is often high (how else did you think they paid for those extravagant decorations and features?) which results in very few players coming out ahead and leaving for home with more money in their pockets than they arrived with.

For this reason, professional gamblers and/or those wealthy individuals wishing to play for high stakes will categorically avoid the major casino names on the Strip. Games such as video poker have worse payout tables, blackjack is played with lots of decks which increases the house edge, European roulette wheels prove exceptionally hard to find etc. All of this means that those wishing to play roulette for high limits or try and maximise the preservation of their bankroll for as long as possible will instead head for casinos further out of the major tourist area. Better odds can be found at the original casinos on Freemont Street, or even further afield in the state of Nevada.