Did you know that you won’t find clocks on any of the casino walls in Las Vegas? That pretty much sums up the hedonistic attitude of this city. Vegas has long been the place to go if you want to throw propriety to the wind and party with some of the wildest and wealthiest characters that the USA has to offer. But where do you find and befriend these so-called ‘high rollers’?
Book a table at Joël Robuchon
This sumptuous, royal purple draped restaurant is a magnet for big spenders and flamboyant characters who want to be seen. Located in the glamorous MGM hotel, this expensive restaurant boasts seafood as it’s speciality. It’s the only Robuchon restaurant in the world, which says plenty about Vegas importance on the culinary map. If the entrees are too pricey – then there’s always the In and Out Burger.
Party at 1Oak nightclub
Vegas is where Hollywood celebrities come to play and get paid. Kim Kardashian recently hosted a New Year’s Eve party at the new 10ak nightclub, for which we would wager she was paid a pretty penny. On any regular week, you can see performances by stars such as Wiz Khalifa, Fergie and Major Lazer. Prepare to spend the whole night rubbernecking to see who’s in the VIP – you might even try your luck at blagging your way in.
Room at Caesar’s Palace
The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at the MGM might be the priciest room on the Strip (at $40,000) per night, but the smartest choice for comfortable luxury is Caesar’s Palace. The most expensive suite here is $3,000 per night, keeping you in with a chance of meeting one of the Vegas big spenders whilst you scout the restaurant bar with your beady eyes. Caesar’s Palace is credited as being the hotel which defined Vegas luxury to the standards that we know today. You’ll be in good hands.
Now that you’ve pinpointed some of the key hotspots, all the usual rules apply. Just have fun, be friendly and be prepared to pay your own way. You never know, you could meet some really interesting characters in Vegas. The town isn’t all about gambling, contrary to the popular perception, and it’s possible to have a very good time without even stepping foot on the gambling floor. The Vegas experience is all about adventure and letting your freak flag fly.
- License: Creative Commons image source
Amanda ‘Money’ Clarke is a travel writer who penned this article hungover from a night at www.poker-blog.be