Las Vegas Travel Blog› entry 23 of 30 › view all entries
As you wander round the numerous casinos there is an array of card and other games which you can bet on, most of which I had never seen or heard of before. Like craps - wtf, great to watch though. The MGM offered lessons for most of them for free so I decided to get my moneys worth and opted for a game I at least knew existed - poker! And it was great, the 'teacher' was really understanding as he took a class of 9 (3 Brits, 4 Yanks and 2 Germans) trough the basics. We used chips with no value so no one last out and by the end of it I actually understood the rules of Texas Hold’em however I was thoroughly confused with the betting systems, maybe that’s something for my next trip!
After all that concentration a few hours by the pool was needed.
There was still a few hotels we'd not visited yet. The mirage was first complete with a bit more winning on Roulette! Then onto the Palazzo and the Venetian. I couldn't help but laugh at this one, so many tourists say it's so beautiful and just like Venice. Now I've never been to Venice but I'm guessing it's very different than pretend bridges and moving fake skies over canals with blokes signing in Italian accents on Gondolas, I might be wrong but I'm guessing these people hadn't been either! There was also a three piece strings playing, they were very good despite playing the one cornetto song!
As we walked home we managed to catch the volcano show at the Mirage, not bad but nothing compared to TI or the Bellagio. I was then struck with an image which summed up Vegas, standing on the side of the road watching a pretend eruption, as police and fire engines flew past and in the background wedding bells, where else would that happen! You gotta love Vegas!