Have you ever been in Las Vegas?

boulder casino - One of the Casino's in Las Vegas.
@babyfuzz (1079)
Philippines
November 11, 2008 5:42pm CST
My recent part time job involves mainly about Casinos in Las Vegas. Because of this, I'm exposed to great constructions, attractive neon lights, humongous swimming pools, fountains, different poker tables, fine hotel suites, and other luxurious stuff that I only see in pictures. These made me dream of setting foot in Las Vegas... have you ever been in Las Vegas? If not, do you also dream of experiencing that luxurious life?
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@sacmom (14314)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I've been to Vegas only once in my life. It was back in '89 when I was 14 years old, so obviously I wasn't there to go gambling! LOL I went to my dad's wedding. He married my stepmom at one of those cute little chapels that are there in Vegas. The wedding was pretty small. If I remember right for the groom's side there was only my dad, my sister, and myself. For the bride's side there was my stepmom, her two sons, and a few other people on her side of the family. But when it came to the reception, that was a different story! Though it wasn't held in Vegas so I'll save that for another time.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Wow.. So how did you find Las Vegas? Yeah, I saw those cute little chapels on one of the pictures. The hotels in Las Vegas have it all, from chapels to reception, restaurants, bars, swimming pools, spa, bowling center... Why do you think they got married there? How are your "parents" now? Would you go alone or with them or with your partner? What would you wanna try if you'll be going back to Las Vegas? ^^v thanks for sharing.
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@sacmom (14314)
• United States
14 Nov 08
Heck if I can remember! LOL It was a long time ago. Though I do remember being fascinated with all the beautiful lights. I don't know why they decided to get married there, nor did I ever ask. They are still married, the last I heard. However I never lived with them when my parents divorced. I lived with my mom. I haven't seen my dad in a few years, though we do communicate through emails and such. If I was to go to Vegas again it would most likely be with my husband and kids. I'd love to see the white tigers again...
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
White tigers? Waah! I love tigers... though I'm scared of them, I wanna look at them and hopefully hug them, hehe.. Yeah, I think you're very young that time when you step foot on Las Vegas. I asked hubby if he wants to go Las Vegas and said no.. Jeez.. I think I won't be able to go there, then. Good luck to you and your husband and kids. Send me postcards of those white tigers. ^^v
@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 08
I went to Las Vegas a very long time ago. It was back in 1990. My friend and I were students and we decided to drive to Las Vegas from California. It was along drive. When we got to Reno, it was already dark and from afar, with all the lights, we though that we had reached Las Vegas but we could not believe it as based on the map that we had, we should be driving further. At that time we had no idea that Reno was like a smaller version of Las Vegas. By the time we entered Reno, then only we realized that we were not there yet. We took a short break and then continued our drive to Las Vegas. By the time we got there it was already 11pm. However, with all those lights all over the place, Las Vegas was as bright as a sunny day but without the heat of the sun. We were impressed with the lightings and the designs and decoration of the hotels that were done solely for the purpose of getting the attentions of potential customers. We went to a few of the casinos just for the experience of being in there and not for gambling as we were students and the money that we had was just enough for some food, gas and motels. Nevertheless, it was one of my greatest experiences in life and I would cherish that forever. Cheers!
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Wow.. lucky you are, Beruang. ^^v I wished I was with you during those days.. but I was like 6 years old that time, hehe... I cannot say nor ask anything more for you've discussed everything already... don't forget next time to tag me along to Las Vegas and even Reno too! I also enjoy long drives. ^^v
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@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
14 Nov 08
Well, you have the experience of working there and that is really awesome too. I am not sure whether I will ever be back to the US again. Things are not the same anymore after 9/11 and now the financial crisis that has been crippling the US economy. But, if I am going to Vegas again, you are always welcome to tag along.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
Haha thanks for remembering me to tag along.. I haven't been in Las Vegas much less out of the country.. My part time job is in the internet and just to collect pictures of Casinos in Las Vegas.. I knew about Las Vegas from movies. My part time job gave me a closer look inside and outside the streets of Las Vegas. ^^v
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
12 Nov 08
I have never been to Las Vegas but I have heard lots of great things about it! To be honest I have never been further than Europe! An old friend of mine once won a competition to go to Las Vegas with her beau and they actually got married over there! Now that's a marriage and honeymoon and dream holiday all in one!! I am quite a gambler so I would enjoy the casinos for sure, I also heard they have fruit machines absolutely everywhere including the toilets! I think it is very expensive, maybe one day I will visit.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
Really? What kind of games do you play? I've been hearing a lot about poker.. Is it really fun to play? Have you seen the movie, 21? Is that really possible? How much are you spending in gambling? I'm glad that your friends are able to visit Las Vegas. I hope their marriage will last long. I mean, I'm very gullible, and the things I hear about Vegas is not good regarding relationships... fake marriages, and what not. Fruit machines? haha! That's awesome.. what are they doing in the toilets? lol
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 08
I don't like poker to be honest, I do love fruit machines, a bit too much and I have to be careful what I spend on them, the most important thing is that if you win to walk away and don't waste it! So many people get lucky and start putting the money back and losing it all! If you set yourself a limit and don't go over that limit then it can be entertainment, it's when you spend too much and gamble money you can't afford, it does get addictive and you need strong willpower to be able to say NO MORE and walk away. I adopt this and have had small wins, I do lose as well but it's money I have put aside for entertainment and have had the enjoyment of spending it. I don't smoke, and I don't drink so I don't waste money on that.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
Yes, I believe in keeping aside money for fun and entertainment and savings for the most important things in life. At least you can keep your head straight, because easy money is easily spent. ^^
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Yes several times when I was little, but of curse I was to young to really enjoy it fully, but I remember it was a beautiful place me and my family went there a lot and it was usually night time when we arrived there and there was so many lights and interesting things to see, I would love to go back and visit it again now that I'm an adult.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Wow.. I bet your family has lot of money to spare.. next time, tag me along hehe! How young were you when you visited Las Vegas? What did you do? Maybe there are new entertainment now. They say it's a good place for the whole family too, and not only for gamblers. At first I thought Las Vegas are for gamblers only. It was just this time that I realized that it's fun for everybody. ^^v
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
13 Nov 08
My parents do ok but I wouldn't call them rich,we were in vegas mostly for business reasons so we didnt have much time for fun, but now that I'm older I can go back and enjoy the full experience of vegas.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
I see. Anyway, good luck in your pleasure trip, apples. ^^v Send me some pictures from Las Vegas, okay? ^^v
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I used to live in LV - it was great then, but sadly it has changed in the last 10 years nad is just not what it used to be. It used to be hotels and casinos' now it is spas and resorts. They took away the sound of the slot machines and gone money-less and went to paper receipts that hte machine gives you and you take them to cash in. NO more nickels falling into the aluminum buckets and that enthralling coin sound. The lights on the marques athat use to light up the strip are gone - now there's a volcano, a pirate ship and asome water shows -but those big huge all encompassing lighted casino fronts are gone. They emploded the StarDust and Frontier this last year and those were the last of the originals. My husband is currently there working on a huge mega resort and CITY - he is doing the plumbing and piping on the swimming pools and spas - they have indoor swimming pools on every couple of floors of hte high rise - no more do the pools stay on the ground. One even has real palm trees planted and real sand for that ocean beach effect. I have no desire to go back and have my wonderful memoories of that great city killed off by this new construction. And the strip is FULL of new construction so it takes away from the ambiance too! Lot of construction going on there, and now with the economy thing - much of the building is closed and hte unfinished is just sitting there - not to pleasant to see! The 99¢ eats are gone - use to be you could get a 99¢ hot dog or hamburger, 99¢ shrimp cocktail, 99¢ strawberry short cake, 99¢ margarita and so many more things -$2.99 steak meal - gone they are. Now the buffets are the draw card - Youll spend $15 -$10 for a meal but you get so much food, so many different kinds of food, food you never knew existed - they are really great. I recommend the "World Buffett" at the Rio. To cool for words!
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
Aw.. from what you said, I see that you don't like spas and other entertainment that blossomed in Las Vegas... You only want Las Vegas to be pure casinos. I also like the sound of slot machines, although I hardly see one in actual. Paper receipts are much cheaper. I also enjoy nickels/coins falling into the buckets, their very challenging to catch. No more lights? what are marques? Aw.. you don't like those water shows? Volcanoes sound very educational. Pirate ship sounds interesting. I like pirate stories. Wow! Swimming pools on every couple of floors! That's something! I wanna see those pools. I also want to try out spa. I haven't been in one. I bet spas in Las Vegas look classy. Aww.. I'm sorry to hear that you dig the original Las Vegas. I know how sad it can be because I'm a very sentimental person. I didn't know that they're having a major construction there. Thanks for the update! I think construction sites are not pleasant to see. I've heard about the shrimp cocktail and made me wonder how it tastes. Aw.. strawberry shortcake.. $10 for a meal! Oh my... Thanks for the tip about World Buffet in Rio. ^^ Hope I can get a taste of that.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
Aw.. Edit: They're very challenging.
@neededhope (1086)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I have been thru Las Vegas but I didn't go in any hotels or casinos. Actually my husband and I use to drive over the road and we had to pick up a load in Las Vegas. And it is truly amazing seeing all the lights. I really wanted to stop a day and really enjoy it and maybe even see some shows. My friend and I have desided once we lose the weight to are goal weight we are going to Las Vegas for are reward. I quess it's just something to keep us focused.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Yes, that's a good reward I bet.. What kind of load are you talking about? Anyway, yeah, only looking at the bright lights even from afar fascinates me. When my father had a car before, I always join him when he goes outside during the night so I can look at the colored neon lights in the city. ^^v
• United States
13 Nov 08
I actually think we were picking up some type of car parts. I don't remember exactly. The lights were distracting me from working. But I can't wait to go back there someday.
@kyliexo (71)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I have never been to Las Vegas but have had a few opportuntiies to go. My parents just today were offering to send me for my birthday, but I can't think of any one person I'd want to go with me that is over 21. I would love to go, but I want to go when it is really exciting to me and I can fully enjoy it.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
You can bring me with you, hehehe! Well all you have to do is enjoy it. No one will enjoy it for you. It's all in you! I think that's a very precious gift. Your parents are so sweet. Take care! Don't forget to send some postcards.. or better yet, upload some pictures here in myLot with all those dazzling dancers and playboy girls. haha~!
• United States
1 Nov 09
You don't have to go all the way to Las Vegas to have the same fun. Macau is much closer, and they have some pretty big casino/hotels there if not bigger, just not as many.
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@GardenGerty (105254)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Casinos do not appeal to me. I do not gamble or play games of chance. I would love the swimming pools, fountains and luxurious hotels, though. I would be more likely to enjoy the landscape around Las Vegas than the inside of the casinos.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
I'm no gambler too. I only like the views like those huge fountains! I also dig the different fancy restaurants, steakhouses, bars, hotel suites... ^^v
@BBaller (180)
• United States
1 Nov 09
There are many other activities other than gambling, but if you are just going to hang out around the pools, there are other better places to go than Vegas. But for other entertainment and shows, Vegas is rival by none.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
27 Nov 08
FOrgot to mention - when we lived there, the Palace Station was a casino that had a promo to "cash your pay check here!" The thing was they'd give you $5 in quarter tokens if you cashed your pay check there. The point being, that nowyou have all that money in your hands and hopefully alot of it would be dropped on the tables and slot mahines as you walked out! Well, every pay day I'd go cash my check, get my $5 and play till the $5 was gone, then I'd go on home! I won many times - just a few bucks, but it was profit as none of my dollars went to win it - no loss! I also go on mailing lists for coupons that they promote to locals - BOGO or even free period. So I seldom cooked - we'd go eat nearly for free!
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
I'm familiar with Palace Station. It's one of my topics in my "part time job".. Wow, that's cool. At least you don't have to cook and enjoy free service. Wish there are promos like here where we are so we won't worry about the next meal. lol
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
15 Nov 08
A long time ago I was visiting the US, a group of us went to Las Vegas. I was young then and it was all overwhelming and no doubt has become more so in the intervening years. We have very few casinos here in Australia although there are many cubs (as well as some hotels) with poker machines. These places are not as luxurious as the casinos of course and not nearly as many flashing lights plus the government has legislated about lighting etc. The thing is that with these gambling venues, people tend to get "sucked in" and always think they are going to win,. Sadly the real winners are always the Club or hotel owner and certainly the Government because they get an enormous amount of taxes from these places. Yes it would be nice to be a winner and we can always dream of the things that we don't have but I am sure that on the wholeour life is good as we are now. I don't want to change my family, where we live, our friends and freedom for a vast amount of money ... a little extra maybe but that is in. In the meantime we enjoy what we have in this life. Good luck and hopefully one day you will be able to experience the luxurious life, even it is just for a brief visit for a short amount of time.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
Yes, oldboy. I would love to visit and experience Vegas even for a very short time. I only want to look at them, and not spend a single cent. I'm no big spender and Las Vegas is definitely not my kind of life. I don't enjoy gambling as well. The house always win. I don't know how these people who gamble like there's no tomorrow can spend that amount. I mean, when I lose a single penny I tend to ruminate about it, where and why did I put it... What's that about the legislation about lighting.. That sounds new to me. ^^v
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Nov 08
i have been in Las Vegas only once many yeas ago. I am sure is much more now that used to be. It is a lots of wealth and games for sure. It is shinny luxury and maybe not healthy luxury. It is an illusion of better life. I rather spend time in nature.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Yeah, I believe it's worth spending time in nature than living in Las Vegas. I love nature and animals too.. I just want to experience even once in my life that city with bright lights and amazing entertainment of all sorts. I'm no big spender just like what I've said on the past responses. I don't even know how I can go to Las Vegas with the amount I'm earning. Las Vegas is just fantasy.. I just want to visit Las Vegas and not live like that. ^^v
@gauthami (137)
• New Zealand
12 Nov 08
Hi i havent been to las vegas.but i love to go to usa..its my dream may be next year my dream comes true..it was so exciting.i dreamt to go to Las vegas becoz of tatoos and peircing..i like that luxurious life ...
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Oh. really? There are also piercings and tattooing in Las Vegas? Wow.. It's like a whole lot goin' on there. Good luck to you. May your dream come true. Where are you from, gauthami? India? Where in USA do you wanna go? Aside from piercing and tattoo, what do you think you can do in Las Vegas that would really make you happy? ^^v
@pabremer (43)
• Brazil
12 Nov 08
Las Vegas is a very luxurious city but I really don't thing about it. I think there are beautiful places more important than Las Vegas, like the Amazonian Forest (it's a very beautiful place, but no one care about it). This luxurious life is desired by a lot of people, but it's not the most important thing to desire. Think about it.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Yeah, I know.. I'm not that big fan of gambling.. I only want to go there just to experience it. I'm a nature lover and loves to go to parks and zoos. I'm just amazed on how a city like Las Vegas can be put up in the middle of the desert. I'm not a fan of living luxuriously, maybe because of my upbringing. I would love to go hiking and look at century old trees.. I'm not saying that going to Las Vegas is the only thing that I wanna do. thanks for sharing about Amazonian Forest. Have you been there, pabremer?
@samijo719 (1054)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I have only been to Vegas once. We live about 4 hours away from there. And for my 21st birthday this past summer my mom bought us a room at Harris for my gift. It was alot of fun we just for the weekend and didnt even get to do everything but it was definatly a fun experience!!
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Wow, samijo! That was a wonderful gift for you! What did you do there exactly? Can you share it with me so I can have a glimpse of Las Vegas through your experience. ^^v
@gicolet (1704)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Been to Las Vegas twice. The first time was with my whole family, the second time was with my husband (wedding anniv.) to watch Bette Midler's show. Las Vegas is a fun place to be but you have to save up a lot of money for the trip. It's worth it though.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Wow.. That's cool.. How much did you spend for the whole trip? I also wanna go there with my boyfriend and our baby someday. You're lucky to have the money and opportunity to go there... twice! Right now, I can only enjoy sight seeing from the pictures here in the net. But I'm not really that enthusiastic to go right now. I'm more of curious. ^^v
@dhatam7 (258)
• India
12 Nov 08
I have never visited Las Vegas, but would certainly like to visit it once in my lifetime. In India here, we have got less casinos & the one which are there are not as fabulous as the casinos in Las Vegas.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Really? Do you like gambling? I don't even know 1 casino game.. I mean, I know them by their names, but I haven't played any. The casinos in Las Vegas are exquisite! You can tell that a lot of money is invested. I hope you'll get your chance to visit Las Vegas. ^^v
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
12 Nov 08
What is your part time job about?? That seems interesting ^_^ I have not been to las vegas b4, and i have seen from the movies, it's very nice and huge city.. Plus, according to my frenz whom ahve been there, it's a gambler's heaven.. Everywhere in the streets, jackpot machines can be found at every corner, and it's like a city that does not goes to sleep.. lol =D If given the chance, i will like to visit las vegas too ^_^
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
12 Nov 08
I do not gamble. Neither will I wish to get involved in any work related to gambling. But I had the chance of visiting Las Vegas many years ago while on a holiday to the US. It's a wonder how a brightly lit thriving gambling city can flourish in the midst of the dry Mojave Desert. I remember it was very hot in the day there. There were hotels, casinos and entertainment outlets everywhere, and it was an experience being inside some of these casinos. I watched a broadway show at Ceasar's Palace, and it was really entertaining and professionally done. I also remember Las Vegas as one place on earth where one can get married easily on one day, and have that marriage annulled or a divorce the next day. Ask Britney Spears...she can certainly testify to that. Las Vegas is such an entertaining place to be that I will wish to go back there for a holiday if I have the chance.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Tag me along to Las Vegas, lexus, when you have the chance. hehe Las Vegas being in the middle of a desert adds to my curiosity. How hot is it in Las Vegas anyway? I would love to see the broadway show that I only watch on TV.. yeah, the dancers look so professional. Maybe I would love to get married there just for fun, hehe
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
12 Nov 08
Hi babyfuzz, no, I am not attracted to casinos stc. Saw a few in my younger days but really do not long to see Las Vegas. I would love to see the Rocky Muuntains and so many other places in the USA. I've mostly gone to Boston and down to Maine, New York and Miami, plus North Carolina where my daughter is living. It's a big world out there and I know that I won't see it all but I am glad for waht I have seen. Have a wonderful day
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
Wow, cynthiann.. you're quite a traveler. I've never been really far from my place much more out of the country. I think we all would want to experience in this world, and traveling and visiting other tourist spots is one of them. I'm also a nature lover and would want to go hiking, fishing, sky diving, bungee jumping someday... But I'm afraid of heights, haha! In my list I also wanna try to live luxuriously... even for a moment. I'm no big spender, so I don't think I can go to Las Vegas especially if the money will be coming from my own pocket. Thanks! ^^v
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I have never been there before but I would love to go some time. I would have to save up some money to sepnd there though. that could take quite a while with the economy the way it is.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
Okay, then stephcjh.. let's plan a trip together.. hehe! I think I can only go there if somebody will tag me along. It would take me years just to save for a ticket. I don't even have a passport to begin with. That's a lot of paperwork. Geez..