Las Vegas attracts over 100,000 tourists on a daily basis, with 75% of them staying at one of the many resorts on the strip. Majority of these people come to the Sin City to in one single vice – gambling – and having a good time of course! You talk about sports betting, poker tournaments, slot machines, these world-class casino resorts offer every gambling medium under the sun, to the interested people. Let’s talk about some of the most popular gambling options you can avail in Las Vegas today.
Online sports betting
The way Internet has disrupted the gambling industry over the past two decades, many of the conventional gambling establishments have also had to foray into the online sports betting and gambling world. In fact with plenty of reputed bookmaking services available on the internet today, a large majority of Vegas bets online. Placing their bets online means that sports bettors don’t need to wait in line at any of the land-based sports books in Las Vegas. They can also download the bookmaker’s app and comfortably wager money on the next big game, from within the comfort of their hotel room, or wherever they might be.
Omnipresent slot machines
You can’t miss out on the noisy slot machines right from the moment you land in Vegas. Soon after your flight arrives at the McCarran Airport, you will find a good number of slots at the airport itself! The Las Vegas strip boasts of 40,000+ slot machines in total, and players can wager anything as low as 1 penny to as high as $ 1000 per spin of these machines. What really attracts a great multitude of gamblers to these machines are their mega winners, bonuses and progressive jackpots. In 2003, an LA-based 25 year old software engineer who came to Vegas only to watch the NCAA basketball tournament hit a $ 38.7 million jackpot with a $ 1 bet!
If casino games of skill are your thing, you could test your talent playing at World Series of poker tournament held in Las Vegas. The best poker players from all over the world compete with each other to get their hands on around 100 championship bracelets here, starting from May till July each year. Other than that every Las Vegas resort has its own poker room where you can play for blind bets as low as $1. In fact, many of these poker rooms, including the ones at the Venetian and Caesars Palace are operational round-the-clock.
Betting with the land-based sports books
Almost all the Las Vegas casino resorts have dedicated sports book services, offering a wide range of tournaments and championships you can bet on. Majority of these sports books are operational from 9 AM in the morning till 10 PM at night, and offer complimentary beverages for anyone who bets often and/or high with them. If waiting in queue at a sports book is not your cup of tea, you could jump the line and log into your favourite online sports book, and bet on any market you want, anytime of the day/night, from anywhere!