Las Vegas, gaming capital of the world
Known throughout the world for its beauty, luxury and over-sized buildings, the city of Las Vegas is also known for its sumptuous casinos. Nowadays many tourists make the journey to this mythical city just for its casinos with their luxurious rooms and their poker tournaments. From its beginnings in the 17th century as just a small Mormon encampment, many laws (mostly dealing with the legalities of cash games) have greatly contributed to its development and it has ended up being one of the most well known cities in the world. The city of Las Vegas always features on the calendar of the major poker tournaments like the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour.
Legalities and the importance of casino games in Las Vegas
Towards the end of the 19th century during prohibition, alcohol along with cash games was banned in America. However since the 1929 economic crisis affected the whole American economy, the government decided to legalise gaming in Las Vegas with the aim of creating more jobs and generating more income. This turnaround marked the birth of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Little by little American investors opened more and more luxurious hotels and casinos in the small Nevada valley. The “total experience” concept including dreamlike accommodation, original shows, a magical atmosphere, fireworks and above all poker and all casino games were the city’s leitmotif. Poker rooms and casinos in Las Vegas can only be frequented by those over 21 years of age as this is the rule in Nevada. There are amusement parks, circuses and all types of shows to amuse the young ones. By legalising cash games in Las Vegas, the government simply revived the Nevada economy. In fact the economy of this state depends heavily on tourist income and taxes on cash games.
The best casinos in the city of Las Vegas
The best casinos in Las Vegas are grouped into two distinct areas: the city centre called “Downtown” and the mythical boulevard called the “Strip”. Downtown mostly has the older casinos in the city and as for the Strip, all along it are hotel-casinos that are among the best in the world. Opened on the 26th of December 1946, the Flamingo was the first hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas is also known for its extravagance and its excesses. With about 7000 rooms the Venetian isn’t only the biggest hotel in Las Vegas but it is also the largest hotel-casino in the world. It is particularly appreciated by players because of its casino which has hundreds of slot machines and different casino games tables and also for its poker room. The latter which is equipped with the latest technological innovations allows players and spectators to follow live the games going on at all the gaming tables.
The Circus Circus hotel is ideal for a family holiday in Las Vegas. Even if the adults head straight for the casinos and poker rooms, the children certainly won’t have time to be bored with daily circus shows and a private amusement park. The Mirage hotel is particularly well known for its immense casino with up to 2245 slot machines and its superb poker room. Its enclosure for white tigers, its dolphin lake and its giant aquarium bring a wild and exotic touch to its decor. Each hotel- casino along the strip is an ideal place to play poker and other casino games and each one is well worth visiting.
News about Las Vegas Casinos
- Nevada’s Main Casinos Made over 1 Billion Dollars Loss in 2012 Nevada’s Gaming Control Board recently released its Gaming Abstract. The Gaming Abstract, which is compiled yearly looks at the financial situation of the state’s casinos which have a casino income of a million or more dollars for the previous fiscal year ending in June. In 2012 there were 265 Nevada casinos within this range. While ... Read More
- South Point Casino, Nevada first to be approved for a licence for online poker The South Point land based casino in Nevada hopes to become the first legal online poker room to operate within the state’s borders. Intrastate internet gambling is slowly moving forward in several states whereas it will be some time before the question of interstate online gambling across state boundaries is resolved. Nevada’s state Gaming Control Board ... Read More