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First Time In Las Vegas? Here’s Some Things You Need To Know!

If you’re planning your first trip to Las Vegas, then you must be excited to experience all Sin City has to offer. As a gaming enthusiast, you probably can’t wait to sample the variety of games on offer at some of the world’s most iconic casino venues. 

But don’t worry if you’re not, for although the city is renowned for being the casino capital of the world, there are also award-winning restaurants and shops, in addition to star-studded shows and attractions. 

As a once in a lifetime trip, you’re going to want to do it right, taking full advantage of the time that you have in Las Vegas. So, to help you to have the best trip possible, here’s a guide on how to do Sin City right and avoid making some rookie mistakes. 

Keep reading to find out more. 

1. The strip is longer than you might expect

If you take a look at the strip on a map then you’ll be forgiven for thinking that the hotels and casinos are all within walking distance of one another. In reality, the strip is four miles long and the walk from the MGM Grand to the Bellagio is a trek that you’d most definitely regret walking. 

To avoid spending your whole night walking from casino to casino, plan ahead and come up with a short-list containing the priority casinos that you want to visit. You could also take advantage of the city’s trams and the Las Vegas Monorail, as well as their cab services, to save your feet from all that walking. 

2. Beginner to casino gaming? Take some lessons

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If you’re a newcomer when it comes to classic casino games like Poker, Roulette or Blackjack, then you might want to consider taking some gaming lessons. And you’ll be in luck, since many casinos in Vegas host free lessons for visitors to learn the rules of the games, and get some top tips from some professional dealers. 

Alternatively, you could start playing some Slots online, as well as a variety of other games, including the table classics. Most games are really simple to get the hang of, but learning before you go will give you the confidence to try multiple games when you visit. 

3. Don’t spend all of your time at the strip

The strip is an iconic stretch of breath-taking casinos and hotels, but it doesn’t hold all Vegas has to offer. You’d be foolish to spend all of your time on the strip, since some of the most historic casino venues can actually be found on Fremont Street. 

Additionally, you could go to Neon Junkyard to find some of the city’s old signs or visit the National Park to take in some of Nevada’s natural beauty. 


There are so many opportunities when you visit Las Vegas! So why not try and be open to new things, plan your nights before you visit, and book a variety of experiences beforehand, to get the best deals and experience as possible. 

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