Making the Most of a Trip to the Las Vegas Strip

Traveling to Las Vegas is something millions of people look forward to doing every year. The lights, the energy, the ability to play games that you love, and the people make Las Vegas Special. It’s a fun city where you will see interesting people, play games and hopefully win money and simply be entertained.

Those traveling to the area for the first time can make the most of their time by following a few simple tips.

Bring the Luck

First, hope that luck is on your side or consider bringing your lucky trinkets if you have them. This is a city where people win big and others don’t. There is so much to see and do, so if you find that luck is not on your side, take a break and go see a show. Sometimes all you need is a little break from the action. There is a beautiful Koi Pond at the Wynn Hotel that provides instant relaxation and the hotel is also known for their strong and generous free drinks for all visitors.

Play it Safe

If you want to hit the casinos but don’t gamble regularly, play craps. Of course, you can always stick with the slot machines because you’ll find you can spend as little as a penny, but if you want to play a table game consider craps. This is as close to a 50% chance of winning you’ll get when you gamble.

If you’re not sure how craps works, you go up to the table and you put money on the table, and someone will roll the dice. When you play craps, bet the pass line. You’ll know instantly if you win because people will start cheering. Those new to craps may find that a trip to O’Sheas is a good idea, as there are low stakes craps tables.

Avoid the Locals

Las Vegas is a tourist city, but there are locals that you will rub up against at the tables. If you sit down to play and the dealer greets all the other players by their first names, it is probably not the right table for you. The locals and the regulars are there to take money from tourists and are likely playing with a high level of skill. Don’t be afraid to ask for a table change. Many people make a good living simply taking advantage of less skilled tourists who come to play. The Venetian is a great place to play and is usually filled with other tourists who are also looking for a good time.

Act like a High Roller

High rollers enjoy some perks that the rest of us do not when they travel to the strip. The good news is that you can act like a high roller without spending like one. Las Vegas is busy, so it’s hard for casinos to really track how much people are spending. If you know that you have $500 to lose, consider getting the attention of the casino host by taking out a $5,000 marker. Your free drinks will come more often; you may be offered a free meal, free show tickets or even a free high roller hotel room. If you want to walk the walk of a high roller, a great casino to do this at is Mandalay Bay as they tend to be generous with room comps and other free goodies.

Glam it Up

If you want to stay in one of the newest and most striking hotels on the strip The Cosmopolitan is a great choice. It’s pretty, and it’s also where the pretty, rich and sometimes famous people stay and play. Not only is the hotel and casino beautiful, if you play at a table leading up to the Marquee, people watching will amazing. While pricy, The Cosmopolitan will give you the full Vegas experience from swanky hotel to stunning casino and the perhaps the best people watching on the strip.

The Las Vegas Strip is one of the most unique places in the world. Entertainment is at your fingertips every which way you turn. You can party like a rock star, gamble like a high roller, and relax like the rich and famous.