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Superstitions and Gambling Trip Rituals

Earlier I wrote about how I prepare for a gambling trip. There are a few trip rituals I have, too, which got me thinking about rituals and superstition in Las Vegas. When playing Pai Gow Poker, I always pick up my cards with my right hand and tap them 3 times before looking at them. I’ve seen other players squeeze out one card at a time. I always park on Level 7 at my local airport and avoid parking on Level 4 anywhere. I traditionally get a ‘Welcome to Las Vegas Martini’ once I get to my hotel regardless of the time. I always tip the cocktail server – even for coffee and water (I am a firm believer in Karma). Continue reading Superstitions and Gambling Trip Rituals

High Roller Chocolate Experience

The High Roller Observation Wheel is now offering a chocolate tasting experience in addition to the regular, happy hour and yoga offerings.

The Chocolate Experience is a tasting of Ethel M Chocolates while riding the High Roller. Guests will learn about the origins of 5 different chocolates and how they were created. They are also paired with your choice of Red or White wine.

Tastings are available every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with the final experience of the night taking place at 8 p.m.
Admission is $52 per person

Private cabins are available. A maximum of 15 guests per cabin.
Tickets are available at the High Roller Box Office or online. To make a reservation or for more information, call 702.322.0593.

 

 

48 Hours in Vegas Trip Report

On Monday, I posted about my planning process for this trip. This is how it all turned out. Warning: This is a long narrative post.

Monday morning after only a few hours of sleep I headed to the airport. I got there at 5am for a 6:25am flight on Southwest. I almost missed the flight due to surprisingly long security lines. Continue reading 48 Hours in Vegas Trip Report

Downtown Parking Trick

I enjoy going to Fremont Street, but I hate having to pay for parking and don’t want to be limited to just a few hours.  I used to park at the Golden Nugget. Now I park at Main Street Station.   You do have to pay when you park ($3 Sunday – Thursday;  $5 Friday – Saturday), but you can park all day and get the fee refunded. Continue reading Downtown Parking Trick