Las Vegas is one of those places that many tourists place on their travel list, and it’s easy to understand why. While other tourist hotspots around the world are viewed as more sophisticated, Vegas offers everything imaginable all in a small area. You can become a fully-fledged foodie, hit the shops or try your luck at a casino. People want to be a part of it and have a taste of it, even if it’s just for a few days. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the number of visitors to this resort city increased to 3.3 million in March 2022. That’s nearly 50% more than the 2.2 million of March 2021.
Of course, one of the big draws for anyone who sets foot in Las Vegas is the number of casinos and the Strip. Below is a look at the concept of the high roller in Vegas casinos, plus a discussion of some of the other things you can do besides explore the casinos when in Vegas.
High rollers in Vegas
Vegas is the kind of place that makes you want to become a high roller so you can make the most of this playground for the rich. Casinos welcome lots of different customers through their doors, but they have a special penchant for the high rollers. These wealthy players have much larger bankrolls than the average player, take massive risks and bet astounding amounts of money. Some are professional gamblers and have their strategies down. Others are simply rich businesspeople who are out for a good time and aren’t too worried about losing.
As a result, the casinos really go out of their way to look after these well-off individuals. If you become a high roller yourself, you can expect to receive the red-carpet treatment. The casino will lavish free drinks upon you, dinner, and accommodation. They’ll provide you with exclusive offers and access to credit. You may even get free tickets to special events in the area. Casinos appreciate the vast amounts of money high rollers spend in their establishment and this special attention is a token of their immense gratitude.
Making the most of your time in Vegas
The casinos might be fantastic, but there’s more to Vegas than these glamorous institutions. Here are a few other ways you can get the best out of your time in “Sin City”:
Book a limousine
The Strip is just over four miles long, so it’s easy enough to explore and, with a little help from the trams and overground walkways that link hotels, get about from one end to the other. But you’re in Vegas, so why not cover the length of the Strip in style and book a limousine? You’ll find them outside the entrances of the hotels. Better still, if you hire a limo between four of you, this can be just as much as taking a taxi, so why not be that little bit more stylish?
See a concert or show at the Colosseum
Singer Celine Dion has earned a special place in Vegas hearts. One visit to one of her concerts and you’ll become a Celine Dion fan. The city didn’t have a bespoke music venue built for one artist until Caesar’s constructed the Colosseum. She performed there from 2003 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2018. These marathon stints placed Vegas well and truly on the showbiz entertainment map. Since then, Jerry Seinfeld, Madonna, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Rod Stewart and Mariah Carey have all graced the Colosseum stage.
Take a trip to the Grand Canyon
While you’re in Vegas, you should capitalize on your location and head out to the Grand Canyon, which is only 100 miles away. If you fancy driving, you can, but despite the proximity to Vegas and the fact you’ll conduct the journey mostly on interstate highways, the route is less direct and forces you to spend a grueling four to five hours on the road.
An easier option is to set aside a day for the trip and book one of the many tours available. Normally, you’ll depart from the Strip around 6 am on the coach and get back about 10 pm. Often, the coach will stop at the Hoover Dam, too, and also take you onto the famous Route 66.
Visit the Neon Museum
You can become knowledgeable on the history of Vegas before your visit but once you touch down, a visit to The Neon Museum is an unforgettable experience. It devotes itself to preserving that most quintessentially Vegas element: the neon sign. Vegas just wouldn’t be Vegas without them, and this museum has several different collections of signs in its galleries, gathered from such iconic places as the Liberace Museum, Stardust and Caesar’s Palace, as well as ground illuminated pieces. All help to tell the story of Vegas to the museum’s visitors, of which there are more than 150,000 per year. Some people even have wedding photoshoots taken at the museum, and some businesses book parts of the museum for commercial shoots.
Las Vegas is an amazing place to visit, especially if you’re a high roller that likes to play casino games, and the casinos will gladly welcome you through their doors. Outside of the casinos, you add to your trip by engaging in the experiences above.