Oh my! Vegas is a strange place. While every hotel/casino has a unique theme, they all have the same beautiful BUT unrelenting vomit inducing carpets (well if you've had a few too many drinks-which is rather popular to do here) in EVERY casino, slot machine, slot machine, slot machine (surprised they didn't have them in the bogs as well), more carpets, smoke, slot machine, SMOKE, and more slot machines, more carpets, slot machines and slot machines, and LOTS of smoke. Did I mention the smoke already.
Not my idea of a holiday destination really (we were here for a conference). Having worked as a croupier in casinos in England I don't see the glam side of gambling nor have any interest in gambling (loved dealing blackjack and roulette though :) Not into shopping either, so that pretty much leaves me out lol! From a cultural standpoint and as an insanely curious person it is Americana at its worst and at its best and quite fascinating. My fave person, and oh I so wanted to get his photo, was the 60'ish barber in our hotel who sported a lemon yellow nylon suit and Elvis hair. He was Mr. Vegas personified. I tried to convince hubby to go in and get his hair cut so I could have an excuse to go in and take a photo but hubby had fears of walking out with an Elvis do LOL!
Just an observation: When I was dealing back in the UK we all wore evening dresses and were in our 20's, so I was mildly surprised to see that most Vegas dealers wore generic uniforms and the age seemed to range between 30 to 60 years old.
We stayed at the Riviera, home of the crazy girls, ahem! Not sure what is so crazy about being topless in a las vegas show, but there ya go! It's Vegas baby!